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Strategies in STEM: Engaging Students in Academic Discourse

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee NC

Join us September 23 in Cullowhee for this program. Students in the 21st century classroom need multiple opportunities to interact with content and their peers in meaningful and impactful ways. By utilizing academic discourse strategies, educators become facilitators of the curriculum while students increase ownership of their own learning. This Focus Friday session will provide low-prep, easy to use strategies that educators can implement in any lesson to support positive student interactions.

Virtual Math Collaborative with NCCAT coming in July

Join NCCAT for this two-day collaborative virtual event to learn new math instructional strategies on July 27-28. An array of one-hour sessions focused on data-driven identified needs for math will be provided. Come strengthen your math instructional toolbox and leave ready to kick off the 2022-2023 school year with fresh ideas for your math classroom.

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Visions for Teaching Writing for Grades 3-5 at NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee NC

Join us July 19-21 in Cullowhee for this program. If our pupils are to be successful in school and in all aspects of their lives, they must learn to write. What is needed to learn to write? Our students must receive adequate practice and instruction in writing because writing does not develop naturally. A basic goal for North Carolina elementary teachers is to teach our pupils to write effectively and flexibly. An important ingredient in supporting a vision for teaching writing is to apply methods with a proven track record of success.

Connection Complete! Empowering the School, Home and Community Literacy Partnership

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee NC

In this session, led by NCCAT partner PBS North Carolina, participants will explore ways to empower their learners literacy foundation through true collaboration. The home to school connection can create a true “double dose” for our young scholars. Participants will walk away with resources, techniques and a framework for strong literacy instruction and home and community collaboration.

Join us Aug. 26 in Cullowhee. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Shifting the Paradigm: Student-Centered Instructional Coaching

The work of instructional coaching is a dynamic part of school communities. Supporting coaching cultures where students are at the center is an essential part of this work. Join NCCAT to embrace the components of student-centered coaching. Throughout the week, we will learn coaching moves that create opportunities for professional growth, putting student learning at the forefront.

Visions for Teaching Writing for Grades 3-5 at NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

If our pupils are to be successful in school and in all aspects of their lives, they must learn to write. What is needed to learn to write? Our students must receive adequate practice and instruction in writing because writing does not develop naturally. A basic goal for North Carolina elementary teachers is to teach our pupils to write effectively and flexibly. An important ingredient in supporting a vision for teaching writing is to apply methods with a proven track record of success.

NCCAT presents BTOY award at Orange County Meeting

NCCAT was honored to be at the Orange County Schools Board of Education meeting for the presentation of the NCCAT Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award to Xavier Adams. NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble and Deputy Executive Director Dr. Karen Sumner presented the award at the meeting. Student Ethan Horton talked about the positive impact Mr. Adams has on students. More on the award https://bit.ly/3kT2DUl

Coming to NCCAT - Creating Math Communities And Connecting Learners

Now more than ever, students need classroom cultures that value their strengths. Join this seminar to learn strategies that build cultures of active care and engage students in mathematical thinking. We will reflect on our current classroom structures and learn new avenues to empower math learners. Sessions will focus on building mathematical identities, engaging students in learning, and authentic problem-solving. Time will be included for teachers to reinvent their syllabus for the upcoming school year. This session is intended for math teachers in grades 4-9.

NCCAT presents beginning teacher award at Greene County School Board Meeting

NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble and Deputy Executive Director Dr. Karen Sumner had the honor of presenting Meghan Chinn with her North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year runner up award at the Greene County Schools NC School Board Meeting. Ms. Chinn is a Greene County Middle School Chorus/General Music teacher with Greene County Schools. Congratulations! Thank you for all you do.

This Week on Education Matters: Highlighting NCCAT BTOY winners

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Prudential Beginning Teachers of the Year winners will be featured in the "This Week on Education Matters" program this week. They will be introducing the 2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year, Xavier Adams as well as one of his students and the beginning teachers of the year from the inception of the program in 2020.