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29 Mar

Research-tested benefits of breaks

Edutopia with an article on how regular, short breaks will help students focus. To learn more join us for "The Physically Active Academic Classroom" in May at NCCAT. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies for integrating instruction with physical activity, but not at the expense of intellectual rigor. Armed with a collection of techniques you can use immediately, design and create your own physically and mentally active lessons.

27 Mar

Wake County teacher receives Luz Frye NCCAT Scholarship

Congratulations to Laura Griffith on receiving the NCCAT Luz M. Frye Honored Educator Scholarship! Ms. Griffith is the Spanish teacher for all grades at Fuguay-Varinia Middle School in Wake CountyThis scholarship was established in honor of Luz Frye who taught Spanish in Wake County for thirty years.

27 Mar

Swain County Teacher receives Deitz NCCAT HES scholarship

Congratulations to Trudi Gunter of Swain County Middle School in Swain County on receiving the Boyce T. Deitz NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship. This scholarship honors a native of Jackson County, Boyce T. Deitz, who graduated from Sylva-Webster High School and attended Western Carolina University. Upon graduation, he gained immediate local respect by returning to Sylva-Webster to coach.

22 Mar

NC Science and Engineering Fair Summer Workshops

The North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair is presenting summer workshops entitled “How to Guide Student STEM Research.” Here is more about the program:

Attention: Grades 3-12 Teachers & Administrators

Plan to attend a 1-day Student Research & Science Fair Workshop.

There is a $15 registration fee, but all attendees receive a $65 stipend for participation.

21 Mar

Reflections on NCCAT FLL Start-up Teams AKA An Open Letter to the Wind….

Beyond fond childhood memories of my brother’s selfishness and the occasional opportunity to design, create, and build when he was away, I have no interest in Legos. Yet, surprisingly enough, life comes full circle, I find myself unwittingly nose-deep in all that is FLL, and there is no escape.

And just as my childhood Lego experience taught me about sharing (or lack-there-of), creativity, curiosity, and frustration, so does my adult Lego experience.

19 Mar

Teachers attend "Using Data, Diagnosis, And Differentiation" in Ocracoke

Great job by these teachers in Ocracoke for "Using Data, Diagnosis, And Differentiation." This program provided support for them in their analysis of student data to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in their students. Thank you for being with us!

06 Mar

Teachers working hard in Cullowhee

Power needed to be out for some work during “Integrate Coding into Your Curriculum” and “Nonfiction Texts in Secondary ELA," but it didn't stop the hard working teachers with us in Cullowhee for the program. The work is done and the learning continues.

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