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14604 • English III and IV: Shakespeare, Satire, Speeches, and Style-Cullowhee

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to Friday, April 6, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

The revised English Language Arts NCSCoS for juniors and seniors focuses on fine-tuning students’ recognition and use of language’s persuasive and aesthetic powers. In this program, we will examine several highly complex texts—dramatic, oratorical, fiction and non-fiction. We will consider not only how to teach these texts but also what the texts teach us about how words can be used to persuade, entertain, soothe, and otherwise manipulate. Teachers also will receive dedicated time and assistance to create or revise units and lesson plans for their texts and students.

14603 • Task, Tools, and Talk to Support Math Literacy in the Upper Elementary Grades-Cullowhee

Monday, March 26, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

As our students develop as mathematicians, we often wonder if we are best supporting them along that pathway. Learn how to facilitate activities that promote deeper understanding of the mathematical practices that are the foundation of the 21st century classroom. Discover engaging tasks that involve collaboration and problem solving. Explore creative classroom-friendly activities that build mathematical fluency. This program will offer multiple opportunities to collaborate and to understand more clearly the correlation of math standards across grade levels.

14602 • Google Tools in Schools-Cullowhee

Monday, March 26, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

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.

14601 • Citizen Science: Interactive STEM for Active Engagement-Ocracoke

Monday, March 26, 2018 to Thursday, March 29, 2018

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

Join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and NCCAT as we look at ways to enhance students’ environmental literacy through participation in citizen science projects. Get outdoors and explore North Carolina’s coastal ecology as we use the unique and beautiful ecosystems of the Outer Banks as a field laboratory to collect data. Become familiar with some of the many online citizen science databases and learn ways to use the data you and other citizens collect in your classroom. Participate in simple activities that incorporate technology, math, graphing, data analysis, and writing while introducing tools that will help you develop your own lessons and programs using citizen science data.

14599 • Reading Resources: Equipping Your Classroom for Reading Success-Cullowhee

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.

14598 • Moving from Consumers to Creators: Empowering the Digital Generation-Cullowhee

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Thursday, March 22, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Educators have a responsibility to effectively integrate new technologies into the curriculum, preparing students for a literacy 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. Come with tasks, projects, and ideas for your classroom that involve creation rather than consumption.

14597 • LEGO Robotics: A Quick-Start Program for New Robotics Coaches-Cullowhee

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Enthusiasm for the North Carolina FIRST LEGO League (NCFLL) is sweeping the state. Teams of children in grades 4-8 compete by programming and designing LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to complete missions on a table-top playing field. The teams also engage in research projects about real-life issues such as recycling and hydrodynamics. This program will give you the tools you need to start or maintain a LEGO Robotics team at your school. We have hands-on sessions for team logistics, robot programming, leading research projects, and finding support. Learn how you can become a part of this fun and exciting STEM opportunity!

14596 • Immersive Digital Learning in the English, History, and Science Classroom-Cullowhee

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers of grades 6–12.

Imagine a classroom where digital learning is already immersed into every aspect of the curriculum. Educators today have so many components to consider when creating a lesson, including: content, assessment, collaboration, and digital technology. Learn how to create a learning space where digital tools are seamlessly integrated. Investigate a variety of digital tools and see example lessons for the English/language arts, history, and science classrooms. Inspire your students to become more engaged by creating an immersive digital learning environment.

14595 • Using Data, Diagnosis, and Differentiation-Ocracoke

Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018

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

Designed for elementary grades teachers.

Many elementary literacy assessments group students and provide differentiated activities based on each student’s needs. While this is extremely helpful, how do elementary teachers use data from assessments that don’t provide this information? This program will provide support for you in your analysis of student data to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in your students. Gain understanding of Rates of Improvement (ROI) while you investigate the student needs in your classroom. Discuss literacy goals and objectives that are S.M.A.R.T.

14594 • Gathering of Holocaust Educators-Cullowhee

Thursday, March 8, 2018 to Sunday, March 11, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Program works to promote Holocaust education in North Carolina public schools. It is important to continue our efforts to promote student understanding of the ways in which our individual and collective actions shape the direction of the present and the world of the future. Join fellow alumni of our Holocaust Education Program as we explore teaching the Holocaust. This program will help teachers focus on the power of individuals’ personal stories as an effective vehicle for teaching about the Holocaust, so they may involve students in appropriate and powerful study of this difficult topic. The Gathering is open to teachers who have participated in NCCAT’s “Teaching the Holocaust” programs or in comparable intensive Holocaust education programs.

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