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January, 2017

From some students, winter break is not a vacation at all

NCCAT's Dr. Deb Teitelbaum with a reminder in this blog post that for some students, winter break is not a vacation at all. ...

"Make an effort to be the calm, trustworthy, reliable adult they absolutely need at this time. 

As Eric Jensen wrote, “If yelling worked, the kids from the worst families would be the best behaved.”

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04 Jan

NCCAT alumn brings world's fair to Rowan County Early College Students

We are glad to see the article below about the work of NCCAT alum Theresa Pierce, who has been to NCCAT four times, and is a former Phil Kirk Honored Education Scholarship recipient.


From the article ...


"SALISBURY — Friday, Dec. 2 was unusually quiet in the Hanford-Dole Elementary library — until the World’s Fair arrived.


Monthly Tool Talk - Wonderopolis

By Elizabeth Joyce/NCCAT faculty

Wonderopolis is a resource for students who are curious and use their imagination to discover new things. This site is great for building vocabulary, exploring informational texts, and discussing new things.

Click here for video on Wonderopolis.

Second Annual Math Summit Registration Deadline Approaching

Great opportunity from our friends at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

As a reminder, the deadline to register for the second annual Math Summit is Monday. Jan. 9. The Summit, which is scheduled for Jan. 31, focuses on high school mathematics by offering a full day of training for teachers of NC Math 1, 2 and 3. Please remind your curriculum leaders of this upcoming registration deadline.

09 Jan

Sciren Coast Networking Event for Teachers in Eastern NC

We appreciate hearing from the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) on work they are doing to partner with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores to bring local scientists from around Eastern North Carolina to share their research with teachers in the form of classroom activities.

This event will be the evening of February 16th at the Aquarium at PKS, and check-in will begin at 5:45PM. It is free for teachers, and pizza will be provided! 

Click here for more information.

10 Jan

Join us for Equipping Your Classroom For Reading Success

Reading, as the old saying goes, is fundamental. However, not all public school students have access to the variety of materials necessary to build a strong reading foundation. Research grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials to aid in literacy instruction. Explore multiple means of acquiring literacy-related donations and discover open-access materials online. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources.

Click here for more on this NCCAT program! Join us! 

12 Jan

EdCampSTEM WEST takes place January 21, 2017

Good luck to our friends at #EdCampSTEM West! More about the event below ...

The EdCamp STEMWest organizing team is excited to share with you plans for an Edcamp with a STEM focus. This Edcamp has everything that you expect from an Edcamp; dynamic conversations with dedicated educators; relevant sessions created by and lead by the participants; cutting edge pedagogy that will inspire you and motivate your students. Join us for a morning filled with learning focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

17 Jan

NCCAT annual report available online

The NCCAT annual report is online now. Thank you to everyone who made last year a success and we are looking forward to 2017!

You can view it now by clicking here.

23 Jan

Happy National Reading Day!

Happy National Reading Day! Thank you to all the teachers who work with NCCAT to improving reading around the state.

Click here for our schedule of programming!

26 Jan

Five of nine regional teachers of the year have NCCAT connections

Congratulations to all of the nine teachers from across North Carolina who have been selected as the state's regional Teachers of the Year and will now compete for the title of of 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The winner succeeds the 2016 Teacher of the Year, Bobbie Cavnar, a high school English and journalism teacher at South Point High in Gaston County. Part of the honor includes a trip to NCCAT.

Those who have attended or are about to attend NCCAT are:

- Northeast: Amy Parker, Hertford Grammar (Perquimans County Schools)

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