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February, March NCCAT Registration Open Now

Teachers can expand their skills during NCCAT professional development programs. February and March registration is now available.

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities throughout February and March to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

Registration for these programs is open now. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Programs are available to North Carolina educators at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online and with NCCAT fellows visiting school districts. For more information visit www.nccat.org.

A few of the programs offered are:

14336 • DESIGNING PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN DIGITAL FORMAT—CULLOWHEE

When: February 6–9

What: It’s time to start thinking outside the box! Teachers often think projects take too much time to plan or don’t know how to align them with curriculum. Project Based Learning units (PBLs) are an effective and enjoyable way to learn that allow students to work as a team, reflect, ask questions, build confidence, work with a purpose, problem solve, and learn time management. Investigate what essential questions, unit questions, and content questions will enable you to develop your own PBL unit. Return to your classroom with a PBL unit you create that will excite and engage your students as they claim ownership of their learning.

14337 • LEADERS FOR ELEMENTARY LITERACY INSTRUCTION: COACHING THE COACH—OCRACOKE

When: February 6–9

What: Research indicates literacy coaches have a direct impact on literacy instruction and student achievement in today’s schools. Coaches use their role in the schools to enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support. This can oftentimes be an overwhelming and daunting task. This program will offer inspiration, guidance, training, modeling of strategies, and evidence based practices for the 21st century elementary literacy coach.

14355 • LITERACY INSTRUCTION AND STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: STRATEGIES FOR INSTRUCTING ALL STUDENTS—OCRACOKE

When: March 20–23

Designed for teachers of the elementary grades.

What: 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.

14358 • GOOGLE TOOLS IN SCHOOLS—CULLOWHEE

When: March 27–30

What: Whether or not your school or district has adopted a Google Chromebook environment, if your LEA infrastructure allows for the use of Google Tools and/or Apps, the “Googlesphere” can be an immense help. It can aid in engaging students, keeping in touch with parents, automating feedback and assessment, sharing documents, and more. Hone your skills with the Google Chrome Browser, with Google Apps, with Android Apps, and with Chrome OS so that you can engage your students using freely available tools on almost any platform.

 

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About NCCAT

Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202.

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