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We appreciate all the work being done by educators being done by North Carolina educators to ready for Back to School. NCCAT is here to help with a variety of professional learning opportunities. September will feature several professional development opportunities at the NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses. Programs like Unlocking the Secrets to Student Engagement, Canvas: Time to Design, Teaching Writing in the High School English Classroom, and more. NCCAT Online registration is open, too. Residential, online or visiting your school we have professional development that supports teachers and impacts students. Join us!
Coming September 11-15 at NCCAT Ocracoke - "Teaching Writing in the High School English Classroom." In this seminar, we will examine how to introduce various writing techniques to your students while providing useful, timely feedback that doesn't overwhelm the student or teacher. We will also examine ways to find a balance between utilizing available technology and getting students to write off screen. Participants will practice producing different modes of writing, receiving and giving feedback, and collaborating on best practices for supporting teenage writers. This program is intended for classroom teachers and coaches in grades 9-12.
Teaching the Holocaust: Resources and Reflections (Washington, D.C.) November 12 - 17, 2023. Apply now.The aim of this program is to gain an understanding of the precursors, events, and consequences of the Holocaust and to grapple with the problem of how best to convey this history and the meaning that it can have in the lives and civic practices of our students. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the exhibits and other resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.
September with NCCAT will feature several professional development opportunities at the NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses. Programs like Unlocking the Secrets to Student Engagement, Canvas: Time to Design, Teaching Writing in the High School English Classroom, Unlocking Advanced Learning Differentiation with NC Literacy Standards and more. Also check out NCCAT Online. There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses. NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5 to 15 contact hours.
Navigate and utilize digital literacy to understand grade-related science topics and expand their critical thinking skills. Participants will explore the nature of science and author and personal bias, address common scientific misconceptions and take-home templates and protocols to assist in guiding these conversations with students. Learn how to strengthen understanding of grades 5-12 science standards by weaving together hands-on lessons, research analysis and problem-solving. This session is also appropriate for all ELA, Humanities, and media teachers.
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee Meeting will convene a meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus, located at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Capital Project.
Coming September 11-15 in Ocracoke. In this seminar, we will examine how to introduce various writing techniques to your students while providing valuable, timely feedback that doesn't overwhelm the student or teacher. We will also examine ways to balance utilizing available technology and getting students to write off-screen. Participants will practice producing different modes of writing, receiving and giving feedback, and collaborating on best practices for supporting teenage writers.
Join NCCAT for Canvas: Time to Design September 5-8 in Ocracoke. Canvas is a useful tool whether it’s for fully online courses or to create modules for a blended teaching approach, but who has the time and support to craft great Canvas resources? This program will give teachers exactly that - the time and support needed to accomplish their Canvas design goals. Teachers will learn best practices for building lessons, assignments, discussions, and modules, while being supported in their work. Come with ideas for lessons that need an online component.
Is your school interested in using the NC STEM Schools of Distinction Rubric for school improvement or to receive the STEM School of Distinction designation? Join us in September in Cullowhee for "STEM Schools of Distinction." During this planning institute, schools will review the overarching principles of the Rubric, consider what each principle means in the context of their individual school, assess the school’s readiness, draft a strategic plan and develop the next steps for school improvement or apply for the NC STEM Schools of Distinction. The institute will include group discussions to learn from best practices across the state and individual school team planning.
Unlocking the Secrets to Student Engagement is a one-week program designed for K-5 educators who are looking for new ways to captivate their students' attention and motivate them to learn. Through a combination of hands-on workshops, collaborative discussions, and engaging sessions, teachers will explore a range of topics related to student engagement, including the importance of building positive relationships, using technology and multimedia to enhance learning, and promoting active participation through student-centered activities. By the end of the program, teachers will walk away with a toolkit of instructional strategies and resources that they can implement in their classrooms to engage their students and inspire a love of learning.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 3 p.m. via in-person and Zoom. The meeting may be accessed at the following link: https://www.nccat.org/, The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee will convene a meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, via zoom and at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Capital Project.
Please join NCCAT for The Maker Mindset in Cullowhee August 14-18. A current trend in education uses the maker mindset to encourage students of all ages to build, design, program, solve problems, collaborate, and innovate. Learn to plan lessons that teach the maker mindset and pull in content as diverse as engineering, reading, and math! In this hands-on session you'll explore how you might use maker activities in your classroom to promote learning, foster engagement, and build innovation and creativity in your students. Topics include: design, 3D printing, building, invention, robotics, programming, electronics, app smashing, and more! This program is open to teachers in grades 3-12.
Join NCCAT for "Let's Up Your Physical Education Game" this August in Ocracoke. Physical education plays an important role in the overall educational process. An effective program can help boost academics for the entire school. While games have played a central role in modern day physical education, we should remember that less than 25% of adults will actively participate in sports as adults. This program will introduce a wider range of healthy lifestyle activities that students can experiment with, learn to enjoy and play, and potentially continue throughout their lives. This session is designed for K-12 physical education teachers who want to learn new and exciting ways to up their classroom “game.”
Please join NCCAT in August for "Building Thinking Classrooms in Secondary Mathematics" in Ocracoke. Now more than ever, middle and high school students need math classroom structures that honor their strengths and promote mathematical thinking. Join us as we explore highly effective teaching practices that get students up out of their seats and engaged in thinking mathematically. Sessions for this program will examine selecting math tasks, strategies for engaging learners in mathematics, and formative assessments. This program is open to math teachers in grades 5-12.
Join NCCAT August 7-10 in Cullowhee for - Environment and Genetics: The Science Connection. Our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being are interconnected. Through experiential lessons learn about the latest research on the connection between our environment and our genetics. Participants will study light, circadian rhythms, genetics, body systems, macromolecules, and more found in science standards grades 3-12. Literacy, science, and social studies will be featured in our activities as we discover how to make science standards applicable to our student’s lives.