The North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions (NC TWC) survey is an anonymous statewide survey of licensed school-based educators to assess teaching conditions at the school, district and state level. First administered in 2002 as part of the Governor's Teacher Working Conditions Initiative, it is conducted biennially.
The results of this survey are one component of the on-going process for collaborative school and district improvement plans. Results are also used as artifacts in the educator and administrator evaluation instruments in our state.
For the past 12 years, the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey has been the microphone used to amplify teachers’ voices concerning their schools and districts. NCDPI invites teachers to participate in a contest to create a fresh, new brand that represents how important the teacher’s voice is in shaping educational policies and improving working conditions across the state.
Any licensed, school-based educator is eligible to participate. An entry is a design that includes a tagline and artwork to “brand” next year’s survey. The artist / designer may choose to include, but not limited to, the following text within or around the image area: “8th Iteration”, “NCTWCS”, "Anonymous", "Valuable Feedback", "Statewide." To submit an entry for the 2016 NCTWCS Branding Contest, send your entry as a PDF or a *JPEG or TIF file (*300 dpi, 5x7 size or larger) to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 2, 2015. In the body of your email, include the following information:
Name (FIRST, LAST): ______________________________
Best Contact Phone: ______________________________
NOTE: By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to the following statement:
Any licensed, school-based educator is eligible to participate. The selection committee will be looking for one dynamic image to represent the initiative for all promotional materials. The winner will receive special recognition, including space on the NCTWCS official website. NCDPI reserves the right to include other pertinent text to be used for promotional purposes. The artist/designer must certify that the submission is their original work and give permission for this work to be reproduced for purposes of publicizing the 2016 NCTWCS. The winner's entry then becomes the property of the NCDPI, which will retain permission and all legal rights to the artwork selected, including all reproductions and photographic rights. Permission is required.
The New Teacher Center (NTC) works collaboratively with a variety of stakeholder groups representing teachers, superintendents, community and business to conduct the survey. NTC is a nonpartisan group with a mission to support the development of an effective, dedicated and inspired teaching force. NTC also has vast experience conducting similar surveys across the country. For more information about NTC’s work across the country with teaching conditions surveys, please click here.