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16210 Building Relationships: Learning and The BRAIN !! - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

 

When teachers know and begin to understand how the brain learns, they can better serve their students, thus increasing positive behavior and academic performance. Understanding the science behind how we are hard wired to learn is empowering for educators. There is a strong relationship between the brain, SEL, and learning. The frontal lobe houses the structures where most brain activity occurs when people care about each other, trust each other, and want to be friends. It is also home to our executive control function, where we make decisions, process information, and learn. Through a combination of interactive lecture, practical activities, and meaningful movement, you will leave with the skills, understanding, and knowledge needed to become an awesome brain-based educator. This course is for grades K-12.

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16193 Facilitating Small Group Instruction in the Math Classroom - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

 

Opportunities to work with students in small groups creates new math understandings and builds fluency. Join this program to focus on essential components of small group instruction including facilitating math running records and strategies to develop conceptual understanding and fluency. This comprehensive program will explore workshop models and include how to create math playlists and choice boards so students can make the most of their time in the workshop block. Time will be included for teachers to collaborate and develop lessons for their classrooms. This program is intended for teachers and instructional coaches in grades K-5.

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16188 Enhancing Student Learning Through a Collaborative Media/Technology Program - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke

With growing demands on both teachers and students, the role of library media specialists and instructional technology facilitators as instructional support is more important than ever. These individuals serve as program administrators, teachers, instructional partners, and resource specialists. By working together, teachers in these roles can further their reach and enhance student learning. In this session, focus will be on strategies that media specialists and instructional technology facilitators can use to develop a collaborative teaching role that supports traditional and digital literacy across the curriculum. We will also explore technology tools and digital resources that can be used to grow students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and program advocacy.  This course is for grades K-12.

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16185 Using the Outside as Your Main STEM Tool - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke

Take the indoor classroom outside and bring STEM to life. Using various tools such as GooseChase, Geocaching, iNaturalist, and others, learn to use the “outside” as your main STEM tool. Discover how to integrate STEM into social studies, ELA, and science curriculum. Help students acquire and synthesize knowledge through experiential learning. Design lessons using STEM tools and curriculum that fits your grade level and content area.  This course is for grades K-12.

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16171 The Physically Active Academic Classroom - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

A wealth of research supports the hypothesis that physical activity can boost comprehension, retention, and self-regulation in students of all achievement levels. Teachers who build movement into their lesson designs will have students who are less disruptive and more engaged. 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. All teachers from pre-K through 12th-grade are encouraged to attend.

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15351 - Visual Literacy and the Digital Learning competencies in the Art Classroom - Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Visual literacy relates to the language of art—how it is organized, and how it is used to communicate as a language of its own. It relates to all aspects of becoming “art literate,” including an understanding of how the Elements of Art and Principles of Design are used for personal expression and for communication through art. In art, visual literacy encompasses the application of creative thinking skills while solving artistic problems. In this program, art teachers will learn how to encompass the use of digital resources to enhance instruction of visual literacy and safety in the art classroom. Art teachers will explore a variety of digital tools in order to create Hyper Docs, ePortfolios, and video/audio products.

15350 - Introduction to Modeling Biology - Cullowhee

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723

Modeling Instruction provides professional development in secondary science through a research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy. Modeling helps correct the many weaknesses of the lecture-demonstration method found in many classrooms, including the fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and the persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Scientists learn by doing; they construct and deploy models of the real world and test their ability to predict new phenomena. The student-centered Modeling classroom focuses on turning students into scientists to replicate this process. This program will introduce teachers to the instructional methods and units in Modeling Biology.

15349 - Effective Online Design - Cullowhee

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723

The widespread adoption of Learning Management Systems and 1:1 laptop initiatives means teachers have opportunities to blend the best of traditional instruction and online learning. Professional learning in online lesson design and blended teaching strategies helps teachers plan and build engaging online lessons designed to enhance traditional instruction. Teachers in this program will develop lessons created to stand on their own, either for initial learning or for quick recovery. Participants will learn the evolving best practices for online learning and put that learning into practice by creating effective lessons to engage student learners.

15345 - STEAM in the PreK/K Classroom - Cullowhee

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723

This program will dive into ways to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) into the NC PreK and Kindergarten classroom. Learn what STEAM looks like developmentally and discuss the importance of introducing it to young students. Explore hands-on STEAM lessons that can easily be integrated into standards, content domains and goals.

15344 - Making Number Sense Happen - Cullowhee

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee, NC 28723

This program is for teachers who teach math in grades K-5.

We know that success with math concepts begins with strong number sense, so how do we build number fluency in the elementary grades? This program will explore the number sense progressions for the elementary grades including counting, addition and subtraction, and fractions to foster strong number sense. In addition, we will develop strategies that build students’ number fluency and reasoning skills when solving math problems. Strategies included in the program are facilitating number talks, and the three reads strategy, along with other classroom tips for developing students’ math fluency.