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Join NCCAT in April for program "It’s Time: Empowering Problem-Solvers" in Cullowhee. Now more than ever, it is time to empower our math learners with strategies that honor students’ strengths and propel problem-solving forward. In this session, we will discuss student-centered practices that move learning beyond simply finding the “correct answer.” We will learn strategies for problem-solving instructional routines as well as protocols to facilitate tasks in the math classroom. Authentic problem-solving needs engagement, supports, and encouragement.
To promote reading fluency, incorporate repeated reads focusing on decoding, then phrasing, and lastly reading smoothly with expression. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck discusses reading fluency here and shares that the foundation of fluency is accuracy. NCCAT Early Grades Literacy Specialist Gin Hodge shares this tip.
Exciting program going on at NCCAT Ocracoke now - "Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit." What is an entrepreneur? How do Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Business, Finance, and Marketing teachers help students explore connecting their creative interests to entrepreneurship? We will learn about career opportunities in a small tourist town and talk to business owners to learn how their entrepreneurial spirit launched their businesses. We will connect how learning local environments plays an important role in a successful business.
There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how our students learn to read than ever before. Please join us as we spend a day looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.
Join us for "Introduction to the Science of Reading" in Cullowhee on April 5th.
How can charter school teachers build networks of support for schools, staff, and students? With each charter school operating as an independent LEA, how do we form communities with other charter school educators to share best practices and increase community support? Join us for the NCCAT Charter School Connections Conference to find out.
We had so many special moments during the NCCAT 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Week, including this one. 2022 finalists Brooke Bentley of Wilkes County Schools had been to NCCAT even before she was born.
CULLOWHEE – Xavier Adams, an Orange County High School teacher in Orange County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Exciting to have teachers from across North Carolina with us for Math Badge 1: Math Core Instruction Models in Cullowhee today. Math Badge 2: Strategies for Conceptual Teaching and Building Number Sense will take place tomorrow. NCCAT is holding a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Thank you to these teachers for being with us.
North Carolina continues to lead the nation with National Board-certified teachers and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is happy to help teachers achieving this goal that impacts state students with a quality teacher in their classrooms.
Participants will delve into current Science of Reading research to support learning around the essential components of reading instruction. Our work will include discovering the tenets of structured literacy to ensure all children have access to effective reading instruction. Please join us as we spend quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading. This program is intended for classroom teachers in the kindergarten through the fifth-grade classroom.
Exciting virtual programs available in April with NCCAT. Sign up now for these programs that can be taken anywhere, anytime. The sessions general last around an hour. NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated, and successful. NCCAT works to support teachers and impact students. April programs are: Embracing Math Vocabulary and Meta Cognitive Strategies.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will convene a virtual meeting on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, at 4:00pm. The Board will meet to discuss the 2021-2022 budget and related matters. The Board will conduct a closed session for confidential matters.
NCCAT will sponsor five (5) teacher spots to attend the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland, scheduled for June 19-26, 2022. Most expenses for the trip, including flights, lodging, some meals, and all activities will be included. Selected participants would return with significant expertise in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Education. Preference will be given to English and social studies high school educators. Application can be found at this link.