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14680 • Differentiated Instruction: Making it Work in the Elementary Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Differentiated instruction is one of those terms, like “rigor” or “fidelity,” that many people use but few understand. Grounded in the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson, who insists that all learning tasks should “respect the learner,” this program will provide guidance in how to adjust instruction so that all students are appropriately challenged and highly engaged. Participants are asked to bring a growth mindset and a steadfast belief that all students can learn. Teachers will refine current practices to differentiate lesson plans that reach every student. We will explore flexible grouping and lesson and unit plan goals to maximize student learning.

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14679 • Content Ready Digital Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, September 17, 2018 to Thursday, September 20, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

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. These tools will assist your students in becoming more resourceful by taking ownership of their learning. Create new lessons or update current ones with digital tools that will make your lessons come to life.

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14677 • Using STEM to Enhance Literacy-Ocracoke

Monday, September 10, 2018 to Thursday, September 13, 2018

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

The world of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—provides a rich environment that motivates children to want to learn more. Children often prefer reading about spiders and dinosaurs to fictional characters. STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Maximize classroom time by integrating literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines. Experience lessons that give students a desire to read, promote problem solving, and model strategies to cultivate reading comprehension. Join us as we make messes, break things, and create minds-on STEM learning environments.

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14675 • Reading, Writing, and Ready by Third Grade: Early Grades Literacy Instruction-Ocracoke

Monday, August 20, 2018 to Thursday, August 23, 2018

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

Designed for elementary grades teachers.

Literacy instruction is as difficult as it is essential. This program will provide early grades teachers with a complement of research-based tools and strategies to help answer some of their more burning questions: How do I teach close reading to students who don’t yet know the alphabet? What level of writing can I attain from children who are still learning to spell? How do I simultaneously provide enrichment for advanced readers and remediation for delayed readers? How can I integrate reading and writing instruction into all other subject areas? Finally, what does this instruction look like in the classroom and how are student engagement and learning measured in this process?

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14674 • Google Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, August 20, 2018 to Thursday, August 23, 2018

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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14673 • Success From the Start: How to Survive and Thrive Your First Three Years in the Classroom-Ocracoke

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Friday, August 17, 2018

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

Open to teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching, this program supports motivated beginning teachers by strengthening their knowledge base and classroom expertise. Through experiential learning, teachers will explore pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, brain-compatible teaching, assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, and classroom management. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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14671 • Reaching Reluctant Readers: Bringing Boys to Books-Cullowhee

Monday, August 13, 2018 to Thursday, August 16, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers in grades 412.

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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14670 • The Maker Mindset-Ocracoke

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

The Maker Movement empowers regular people to become inventors, engineers, and designers. A current trend in education uses the Maker mindset to encourage students of all ages to build, design, program, solve problems, collaborate, and innovate. Learn to plan lessons that teach the Maker mindset and pull in content as diverse as engineering, reading, and math. In this hands-on session you’ll explore how you might use Maker activities in your classroom to promote learning, to foster engagement, and to build innovation and creativity in your students. Topics include: design, 3D printing, building, invention, robotics, programming, electronics, app smashing, and more!

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14669 • Connecting Literacy and Digital Learning: Chronicling our Stories-Cullowhee

Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

In the past, people preserved their cultures and traditions through oral retelling of stories. Today, these stories are preserved in print and digital formats and come to life when they are read by students as legends, myths, folklore, and folktales. While these genres preserve the past, what are the stories we would share today and how would we share them? Students have a story to tell and with today’s technology a plethora of platforms are available to communicate these stories. Teachers will investigate how to use texts from the past as mentor texts for students to write their own story. Participants also will explore various digital tools to provide a 21st century method of preserving, communicating, and sharing these stories today.

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14667 • Writing Instruction in the Elementary Grades-Cullowhee

Monday, July 30, 2018 to Thursday, August 2, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Writing instruction is not only important but also vital for today’s students. Yet finding the time to teach writing in the elementary classroom can prove challenging. In this program, teachers will explore the various purposes for writing, the writing process, and strategies to integrate writing in other content areas. Additionally, teachers will investigate creative strategies to motivate students to write.

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