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18 May

NCCAT Focus Friday Looks at Developing Oral Language in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classrooms

CULLOWHEE—The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching hosted nearly 50 educators for “Focus Friday: Developing Oral Language in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Classrooms” on May 11th.

18 May

Engaged group for "Motivating Disengaged Students" in Cullowhee

From NCCAT faculty member Dr. Ernest Johnson after this week in Cullowhee ....

16 May

The Physically Active Academic Classroom program at NCCAT

How many of us have endured the drudgery of the “sit ‘n’ git” workshop and sworn silently that we would never inflict the same fate on our students? This promise represents not only good humor, but also good pedagogy. A wealth of research supports the hypothesis that physical activity can boost comprehension, retention, and self-regulation in students of all achievement levels.

14 May

Canvas in the Elementary Classroom

We enjoyed reading this blog post "A Radical Shift in Thinking: Canvas in the Elementary Classroom" from the Canvas blog. Kristin Patrick,a Technology Integration Coach Indiana talks about her journey to become a regular Canvas user. 

Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management

From the blog ...

08 May

NCCAT Fall Registration Open Now

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities from September through January to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

14754 • Strengthening Instruction in Early Grades Literacy-Ocracoke

Monday, January 28, 2019 to Friday, February 1, 2019

2 Irvin Garrish Highway, PO Box 1540, Ocracoke, NC 27960

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 insure 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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14752 • Google Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, January 28, 2019 to Thursday, January 31, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers with 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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14751 • Reading Resources: Equipping your Classroom for Reading Success-Cullowhee

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Friday, January 25, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Reading, as the old saying goes, is fundamental. However, not all public school students have access to the variety of materials necessary to build a strong reading foundation. Research grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials to aid in literacy instruction. Explore multiple means of acquiring literacy-related donations and discover open-access materials online. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources.

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14750 • Integrate Coding Skills into Your Curriculum-Cullowhee

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Friday, January 25, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Computer science drives job growth and innovation throughout our economy and society. According to Code.org: computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in STEM fields, making Computer Science one of the most in-demand college degrees. Most students, however, do not have the opportunity to learn coding. You can help change this by inspiring students to learn more about computer science. Learn how to code, how to integrate coding into your curriculum, and the basics in robotics.

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14749 • Flipping Instruction: The Digital Learning Classroom-Ocracoke

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 to Friday, January 25, 2019

2 Irvin Garrish Highway, PO Box 1540, Ocracoke, NC 27960

“Schoolwork at home and homework at school” is one of the many definitions of a flipped classroom. Explore the history, styles, and benefits of flipping your classroom, including practical, hands-on ways to create, curate, and differentiate video content. With help from experienced teachers and educational technologists, each participant will identify what elements of their curriculum could be flipped and will have the opportunity to create a ready-to-roll video lesson with ideas for assessment and follow-up activities. We’ll look at the possibilities created by flipping, including time for project-based and mastery learning. Come gain the confidence, tools and skills to flip your curriculum and create a more responsive, active, social, and creative classroom.

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