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22 Jun

Person County teacher builds skills during NCCAT "Foundation of Math" program

Helena Elementary School third-grade teacher Jamie Williammee recently told The Courier-Times about her time at NCCAT for the "Foundations of Math" program. “I attended five full days of intensive instruction and learned the importance of using precise math language within the classroom,” she said. “This training also provided an understanding of the basic principles of effective teaching and how to apply the understanding in my own math instruction.”

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18 Jun

Edutopia - 7 Real-World Math Strategies

Here are some great tips from Edutopia ... Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the importance of making practical, relevant connections in math. We asked our audience of educators: How do you use the real world to teach math? We’ve collected some of the most interesting answers, ways teachers are connecting math to the everyday lives of their students.
04 Jun

NCETA's Outstanding English and Literacy Teacher Awards

The North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA) is requesting your nominations for the annual Outstanding English Teacher and Outstanding Literacy Teacher Awards. These awards seek to recognize excellence in literacy instruction and the teaching of English Language Arts. The deadline to submit nominations is June 15, 2018.

30 May

NCCAT presents the 4 Cs of the Google Classroom

Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity—the 4 Cs—are critical components of the digital learning competencies that support and enhance student learning and success for our global society.

21 May

Teachers of NCCAT - Ginger Flynn

Where do you get your best ideas?  What inspires you?

My best ideas come from colleagues, especially fellow NCCAT participants. All great ideas come from others... really! When I visit NCCAT, everyone discusses their best. Their best lessons, techniques, etc. are the answers to my questions. Being in that environment, you are given the time to reflect and decide how that can be used in your room.

Ginger Flynn

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.

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