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Second NCCAT Literacy Leaders Conference brings leaders from across North Carolina together

Literacy Leader Conference attendees talking with each other.

More than 80 educators from across North Carolina attended the second North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Literacy Leaders Conference in Cullowhee Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2022.

The three-day conference featured general session presenters, breakout sessions and collaboration to help Literacy Leaders take steps to support literacy instruction in North Carolina.

Presenters and topics included:

Annual Growth – Catch Up Growth – Connecting the Dots: Amy Rhyne, Director of Office of Early Learning, NCDPI and Kelley Bendheim, OEL Implementation Coordinator, NCDPI

Leading Instructional Change: Kimberly Vaught, Principal of Allenbrook Elementary in CMS

After Dinner Story Time with Lester Laminack: International Author and Professor Emeritus at WCU

Write Now: Getting Real With Literacy in the Secondary Classroom: Dr. Rebecca Harper, Literacy Professor

Student-Focused Coaching: Helping Every Teacher Succeed: Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, International Researcher and Author

LETRS PLC Process: Mary Derfel and Kelly Pratt, OEL Consultants, NCDPI

“Every session of this conference provided something I can take back to our district and take action to help students,” said Karen Binns of Randolph County School.