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Upcoming Programs: Complete List

April 6, 2020 to April 9, 2020

  • Designed for teachers wiwth access to Google Classroom.

    Google Classroom combines Drive, Docs, and Gmail for creating and collecting paperless assignments. Teachers can manage assignments, communicate with students, and “flip” instruction, all in one convenient place. Instant feedback can be provided, and students’ progress can be tracked in order to improve performance. Learn how to use Google Classroom to organize your lessons and begin creating assignments using Google Apps.

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  • Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will empower coaches to be ready for this ever-changing profession. Coaches will articulate their coaching beliefs and learn strategies to strengthen relationships. We will focus on having critical conversations and establishing productive Professional Learning Communities with students’ success in mind.

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April 14, 2020 to April 17, 2020

  • Digital learning is a broad category that encompasses the use of digital resources and technology to enhance and differentiate instruction. The number of available options, however, can be overwhelming. Participants in this session will gain experience with free, high-quality tools for video and audio production, blended lessons, curating digital content, formative assessment, and coding. The program will also incorporate hands-on experiences with inexpensive technology that could be used to enhance instruction. Participants will explore these digital tools as students to best determine how to use them effectively as teachers. Leave NCCAT with a virtual toolbox of new techniques to take back to the classroom.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 4―12.

    The statistics are consistent: young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills. In many instances, the reading scores of boys bring down the reading scores for the entire school. Explore the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls. Identify reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture and keep the attention of your struggling readers. Experience a variety of instructional methods such as text selection designed for boys, contests and competitions, focus reading groups, and the latest websites and blogs to boost literacy achievement. Discover solutions to capture the attention of reluctant male readers.

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  • A wealth of research supports the hypothesis that physical activity can boost comprehension, retention, and self-regulation in students of all achievement levels. Teachers who build movement into their lesson designs will have students who are less disruptive and more engaged. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies for integrating instruction with physical activity, but not at the expense of intellectual rigor. Armed with a collection of techniques you can use immediately, design and create your own physically and mentally active lessons.

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April 20, 2020 to April 23, 2020

  • This program is for teachers in grades K-8

    We know STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic, but just how important is it that we integrate STEM into our classrooms? The short answer is that our world depends on it. According to the Smithsonian STEM Imperative, 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled this year, and it is projected to grow by 13% over the next 10 years. As teachers, we have an important role to inspire and teach our students the skills they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world. While focusing on the standards, learn how to STEMify your classroom to enhance student’s innovative thinking.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 3—6

    Fraction work doesn’t have to be just another set of rules; students can experience true understandings of fractions. This program will help teachers develop strategies for teaching fractions that go beyond the rules. Teachers will collaborate to vertically align and make sense of problem-solving with fractions for conceptual understanding. Hands-on time with manipulatives and models will be included to explore these strategies. In addition, teachers will experience how to use whole number properties when teaching fractions to develop deeper connections.

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April 20, 2020 to April 24, 2020

  • Designed for teachers of elementary grades.

    Today’s classrooms are filled with diverse students who have unique learning needs. Students identified with special needs have specific learning goals as mandated by their IEPs. This program is designed for elementary teachers who would like to enhance their repertoire of literacy strategies to meet the various needs of all students in their classroom, including students who are identified with special needs. Teachers will investigate various exceptionalities and explore ways to accommodate and modify literacy assignments and instruction to meet their specific learning goals.

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April 27, 2020 to April 30, 2020

  • Explore disciplinary literacy and what it means to read, write, speak, listen, and think critically within any content area. Through the use of online tools such as online sticky notes, journal writing, and mind maps, investigate literacy within the disciplines. Create new lessons or update current ones with digital tools that will make your lessons come to life and deepen your students’ knowledge of disciplinary literacy.

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  • Educators have a responsibility to effectively integrate new technologies into the curriculum, preparing students for a future we have yet to imagine. Discover how to create learning experiences that take your students from being consumers to creators of digital content. Help your students evaluate and analyze appropriate resources most beneficial to their success as creators. In this hands-on, make-and-take program, you will use free/inexpensive digital tools to create project examples that can be incorporated into your classroom. You will use multiple apps in conjunction (app-smashing) to create a final product. Seamlessly integrate applications to make standards-based learning fun and interactive.

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April 27, 2020 to May 1, 2020

  • Extreme weather events offer multiple opportunities to create engaging lessons across grade levels and the curriculum. Real-time media coverage of devastating storms like Dorian, Florence, Maria, and Irma create the ideal catalyst for motivating student interest in science, literacy, technology, and social studies lessons. Hear accounts from Outer Banks residents who have experienced hurricanes firsthand and see evidence of damage caused by recent storms. Partner with science, literacy, and digital learning experts to explore how extreme weather events are the perfect curriculum storm for creating lessons that will enhance K–12 instruction.

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May 1, 2020

  • Housing available for Thursday night

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series to enable teachers to earn an NCCAT Literacy Badge. Attend all five and earn a badge or attend individual sessions of your choice. In order to promote student understanding of concepts of print, alphabetic knowledge, application of the alphabetic principle, and basic conventions of our writing system the foundational skills for reading must be understood and taught in depth by our teachers. The five sessions will comprise a study of the building blocks of literacy for success in beginning reading. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    (May 1; 15251) Robust vocabulary―The listening, speaking, reading and writing components needed for beginning reading success.

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May 4, 2020 to May 7, 2020

  • The NC Math Standards emphasize developing conceptual understandings through modeling and application. With this understanding, teachers need to renew their math craft with opportunities for collaboration and strategic planning. Develop strategies for student success by delving into the NC standards and instructional frameworks, learning new critical thinking skills, and exploring resources.

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  • Prerequisite: Must have a MakerSpace in your classroom or school. This is a level 2 program.

    Many schools are jumping on the Maker Movement bandwagon and are creating MakerSpaces and Maker Carts for students and teachers to use. However, often times we put things in place and then ask ourselves, now what? In this program, teachers will have an opportunity to explore what is next for our MakerSpaces while keeping an equitable lens in mind. We will focus on how to create an environment that allows all students to work collaboratively in order to create innovative projects that are tied to content standards.

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May 4, 2020 to May 8, 2020

  • Children today spend less time outdoors than ever before—and it may be detrimental not only to their physical health, but also to their cognitive development. Current research shows that students in schools with more “greenness” in their surroundings report higher scores on standardized testing in English and math. We will examine research on the “nature deficit disorder” as we develop and share plans for connecting literacy and nature. Developing green spaces for learning often requires additional resources. There will be time to research and evaluate several small grant opportunities for addressing these needs as we explore the rationale for exposing students to nature. Our overall aim is for participants to discover strategies and resources for connecting literacy activities to green spaces in and around their schools.

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May 11, 2020 to May 14, 2020

  • Discover and participate in literature circles, create a blog, and learn about the importance of discussion in the classroom through book talks and Paideia seminars. We will explore how to advance and deepen understanding of text and how to promote the critical interpretation of diverse ideas. The North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the North Carolina Digital Learning Competencies will serve as the underpinning for all activities.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 6–12.

    It can be a struggle for career and technical education teachers to find appropriate resources to engage their students when designing their courses to fit the 16 Career Clusters and 79 related pathways that are a part of the CTE essential standards. Join CTE experts as we investigate digital resources, community partnerships, and strategies that provide enhanced instruction across the multiple curriculums in this field. Create lessons that enrich and extend these standards. Explore the policies and best practices of CTE education and how they can help launch students for success in a broad range of occupations and career specialties.

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May 11, 2020 to May 15, 2020

  • As the English Learner population in North Carolina continues to increase, effective teachers must adapt their instruction to meet the needs of this diverse and dynamic group of students. This program will focus on understanding who English Learners are and identifying and meeting their unique needs in the regular classroom. We will explore common classroom teacher concerns, myths surrounding the second language acquisition process, factors that impact that process, the best research-based instructional practices, and the modification of classroom instruction and assessment. Teachers will work to apply these principles to their own lesson plans for immediate classroom application and implementation.

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May 15, 2020

  • Housing available for Thursday night

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series to enable teachers to earn an NCCAT Literacy Badge. Attend all five and earn a badge or attend individual sessions of your choice.In order to promote student understanding of concepts of print, alphabetic knowledge, application of the alphabetic principle, and basic conventions of our writing system the foundational skills for reading must be understood and taught in depth by our teachers. The five sessions will comprise a study of the building blocks of literacy for success in beginning reading. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    (May 15; 15258) Comprehension—The essence of reading—and the purposeful strategies needed to ensure readers have the tools for making meaning every day.

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    CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON ALL LITERACY BADGE SESSIONS

May 18, 2020 to May 21, 2020

  • Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will empower coaches to be ready for this ever-changing profession. Coaches will articulate their coaching beliefs and learn strategies to strengthen relationships. We will focus on having critical conversations and establishing productive Professional Learning Communities with students’ success in mind.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

May 18, 2020 to May 22, 2020

  • Designed for teachers of grades K—3

    In order for students to become globally competitive, it is imperative students receive a good foundation in literacy instruction. With new challenges facing teachers each day, this task can be daunting. Examine key aspects of the Read to Achieve legislation to ensure alignment in your classroom and school with research-based strategies and best practices. See how to “fit it all in” by integrating literacy across the curriculum. Learn how to effectively maintain a progress monitoring assessment schedule. Use data to develop engaging lessons that foster a love for reading while still teaching foundational skills. Develop a reading and writing environment that is welcoming and inviting to students of all developmental levels.

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