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September, 2015

02 Sep

September Calendar of Events at NCCAT

We've got plenty of professional development coming up in September. Here's a quick look at some of the events.

- Reading for Meaning: The Role of Questioning at Ocracoke

- Developing Reading Comprehension in the Early Grades.

Click here for September Schedule.

02 Sep

North Carolina teacher flips classroom from 3,000 miles away

Andrew Thomasson, who teaches English at Forestview High School in Gastonia and 

04 Sep

Buncombe County District Teacher of the Year honored from Ocracoke

Congratulations to Lila Downs Morel and other Buncombe County Schools district Teachers of the Year! Lila joined the announcement from Ocracoke where she and others were taking part in an North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Research and Development Teams program.

08 Sep

Mitchell & Wake County groups spend time at NCCAT

Teams from Mitchell County and Wake County we're with us in Cullowhee recently for Research & Development Teams programs.

10 Sep

Orange County, Newton-Conover, RESA and NC DPI groups at NCCAT

We're happy to have several teams of educators in Cullowhee working on projects this week. The teams are:

The Expedition School, Orange County

Project based planning in a multi-age classroom

A project-based, STEM focused school, The Expedition School's goal is to complete four quarters of curriculum based, researched, hands-on projects for their multi-age classes.


RESA, Statewide

Regional Beginning Teachers Summit Preparation

11 Sep

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school visits NCCAT

Happy to have Sedge Garden Elementary with us in Cullowhee working in collaborative teams to create curriculum maps for the 2015-16 school year. The curriculum maps will focus on the integration throughout all content areas. Reading components will include phonological awareness, phonics, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and speaking/listening.

14 Sep

Peer-to-peer professional learning opportunity in Western North Carolina started by NCCAT alum

NCCAT alum Ben Owens is working with Dr. David Strahan at Western Carolina University to enhance teacher collaboration and professional learning throughout Western North Carolina. Below is a letter about the work from Ben.

15 Sep

Wake County educator praises NCCAT Online

Kim Davis, Instructional Technology Facilitator at Heritage Elementary School/Rolesville Middle School in Wake County, had some good words about an NCCAT Online program.

"Thanks so much for offering online courses! My teachers are asking for more access to professional development from home. I am passing along everything I get from NCCAT."

Click here for more on NCCAT Online.

18 Sep

Congratulations to East Forsyth High School teacher on Presidential Award of Excellence

Glad to see Julie Riggins of East Forsyth High School honored recently with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2013 by going to Washington for this visit.


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