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March, 2015

02 Mar

Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

From - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 - Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people.

Click here to link with tools to use for educators.

02 Mar

Photos from #‎EdCampQC‬

NCCAT presenter Glenn Gurley took part in ‪#‎EdCampQC‬: EdCamp Queen City in February. He tells us it was an excellent experience and passes along photos we're happy to share on our Facebook page of the event. Great job by all involved!

Click here to see more photos.

03 Mar

NCCAT alumna receives grant to purchase Chromebooks

NCCAT alumna Kelly Cannon, a 6th grade teacher at Newton-Conover Middle School, recently received a grant to purchase Chromebooks. From The Compass ...

04 Mar

NCCAT alum honored as Teacher of the Week by WRAL-TV

Congratulations to Sarah Bratton, a third-grade teacher at Sycamore Elementary School in Raleigh, who is WRAL's Teacher of the Week on Match 4, 2015.

We're excited to see Sarah continue to do great things in the classroom.Thanks to all her and North Carolina teachers for what they do.

Click here to view the video.

04 Mar

Edutopia: 7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day

Are you ready for Pi Day? Edutopia can help in this blog post - 7 Classroom Resources for Pi Day.

From Edutopia ...
Pi Day is coming on March 14, and the annual celebration offers a great opportunity for students to explore pi and math-related concepts! (Pi Day 2015 is extra special too, thanks to the aligning of the calendar.) Of course, there are plenty of great teaching resources online to help your class celebrate Pi Day, so we thought we'd help you sort through them all.

05 Mar

March Madness & Reading - A great combination

March Madness is coming up. Teams and fans across the country will be watching to see which squad comes out on top in this single-elimination College Basketball tournament that ends with a national champion.

We're glad to see a North Carolina school district using this time to promote reading. Rowan-Salisbury School district has a list of basketball themed reading ideas.

Some include ...

Elementary Books
Basketball by Karen Durrie

Very easy text and photographs present some basic facts about basketball.

09 Mar

#Read4Fun chat each Sunday night

There is a interesting new chat for educators - #Read4Fun on Sunday nights after 7 p.m. The chat is hosted by Sean Gaillard, Principal of Wiley Magnet Middle School-STEAM, along with @jen___williams, @Dr_LMR, and @crockow8. March's challenge to the group is do 15 minutes of reading for fun a day.

Click here for a link to Storify of the Chat from Sunday night.

10 Mar

Resources for mentoring new teachers

Teachers are in a critical profession and demanding one, especially in the early years. One-third of the teachers in the United States leave the profession after three years and nearly half leave by the fifth year. To quell this loss of talent in North Carolina schools, NCCAT conducts professional development programming designed for our state’s beginning teachers.Beginning teachers who have attended NCCAT programs in their first, second, or third year have a higher retention rate than that of the state or the nation.

11 Mar

Part of building a hub for games and learning in North Carolina

NCCAT is proud to be partnering with the Institute of Play to bring some special offerings to North Carolina teachers.

12 Mar

Congratulations to Kelly King from West Henderson High School!

Congratulations to Kelly King from West Henderson High School in Henderson County for being named NCCAT’s Slater Family Honored Educator Scholar for 2015-2016! Mrs. King is at NCCAT this week participating in “Bring Your Own Technology: Digital Learning.”

This scholarship will cover all costs associated with Mrs. King’s participation, including program materials, instruction, food, lodging, travel, and a substitute.

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