Phone: 704-786-0125 ext. 40517
Degrees and Certifications:
M.Ed Middle Grades and Secondary Education - UNCC B.A. History/Secondary Education - UNCC Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator CCHS Teacher of the Year - 2019/2020
Mr. Daniel Maxwell
Welcome to my webpage!
I teach AP European History and American History and serve as an Advisor for Central's Peer Mentor Partnership with AT Allen Elementary. My goal as an educator is to make meaningful educational experiences available to each of my students and create the opportunity for all students to learn and develop important life skills along the way. I look forward to working with you this year.
In addition to being a proud member of the Viking family, I also serve as an Adjunct Professor with the UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education where I completed both my undergraduate and graduate studies. Go Niners! Go Vikings!
Information for Mr. Maxwell's Courses
Parents and students, you can find course information by selecting your course (American History II or AP European History) in the tabs on the left margin, then viewing the Course Syllabus file. For a brief overview of where to find important course information like the syllabus and Canvas access for students and parents, view this Welcome Video.
Parents: Please complete this brief survey to provide me with important information prior to the 2020/2021 school year.
2020/2021 Course Information
Parents and students, all information regarding online learning will be communicated through Canvas. Canvas will be accessible for students and parents on Monday, August 17th, 2020. All course communication will be announced through and stored in the 'Announcements' tab of your course, and all assignments will be posted in Canvas. PARENTS: For instructions on how to access Canvas, please refer to the information on the bottom of this page. STUDENTS: You should be checking your Cabarrus County Schools Email Account AND Canvas daily, all Canvas Announcements will also forward to your school email account if your notifications are on. If you have a smartphone, I recommend downloading the Canvas (for students) App and turning your Notifications on - this will ensure you instantly see all course announcements. Information for turning on Canvas Notifications can be found in the Course Welcome Video's posted in your course Canvas page.
Fall 2020 Schedule:
First Block: Planning
Second Block: American History II
Third Block: American History II
Fourth Block: AP European History
Online Office Hours
Office Hours are provided so you can ask questions and get answers directly. To request an office hour appointment, send me an email and we will schedule your Office Hours meeting through Microsoft Teams.
Prospective AP European History Students
If you are interested in taking the Senior AP Combo (AP Literature/European History) feel free to contact me anytime. Taking the Senior Combo is one of the best ways you can increase your chances of acceptance into competitive universities by demonstrating your desire to pursue a rigorous academic schedule during your senior year.
AP European History Students
CollegeBoard has worked hard to create a vast array of resources that are now accessible for the 2019-2020 school year. To access these resources in the 'AP Classroom' online system, use the following link (the link is also available in Canvas). Our course Join Code can be found written on the board at the back of the class.
Canvas - Learning Management System
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that Cabarrus County Schools will be using this school year. I use Canvas extensively to create courses where all materials are readily accessible to all students. Canvas is similar to many other LMS's (Moodle, Blackboard, etc.) that are used in colleges around the nation to improve organization and provide students with electronic access to instructional resources. Instructions for parent and student access to Canvas can be found below.
Students - Go to https://cabarrus.instructure.com and enter your school computer username and password (click Login)
Parents - Refer to the Document Tab (Left Side of Page) and download the Canvas Instructions for Parents File
Important Canvas Note - While Canvas does store and show grades, it does not show every grade that students receive. PowerSchool should still be monitored to view student grades.