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Join NCCAT for Math Professional Development in 2018

Teachers can pick from several math professional opportunities now being offered by NCCAT.

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching is offering several programs to help mathematics teachers develop teaching methods that better enable mathematics students to learn. For more on NCCAT programs visit

NCCAT conducts programs for pre-K through 12th-grade North Carolina certified teachers. North Carolina certified educators who may be eligible are: school administrators, counselors, library media specialists, lead teachers, and mentors. Dedicated to enriching the professional lives of our state’s public school teachers, NCCAT provides support for the entire spectrum of their teaching career.

14580 Math Foundations

February 5–9: Cullowhee

Foundations of Mathematics equips classroom teachers with the foundational knowledge needed to provide all students with appropriate mathematics instruction. The method uses evidence-based instructional strategies, assessments to guide instruction, appropriate selection of direct instruction programs, and progress monitoring of students. This program helps teachers understand how to make strong mathematical connections to explain the procedures used in mathematics. It will ensure you are able to help your students demystify and conceptualize mathematics. Your students will find a new love of mathematics when you allow them to reason about the math rather than just “do” the math.

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14582 Developing Engagement and Understanding in Middle Grades Math

February 12–15: Cullowhee

During the middle grade years, students transition from concrete to abstract understandings. Developing understanding, not simply rote memorization of concepts, is imperative in these grades. Learn how to create contexts for math concepts that lead students to deep understandings of the why and how of middle grades standards. We will use the new NC Standards, which will be implemented in 2018–2019. Explore the multiple avenues you can use to create lessons that require students to persevere in problem-solving while culminating understanding throughout the lesson progression. Learn creative ways to manage your math class so re-teaching can take place for individualized instruction, and formative assessment can happen routinely. Develop a differentiated math classroom that engages students of all skill levels in lessons and activities that create meaning and application.

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14585 Reading and Writing in the Elementary Math Classroom

February 19–22: Cullowhee

Designed for elementary math, ELA, or self-contained teachers of grades 3–5.

Students who struggle with the abstract and symbolic nature of mathematics may benefit from leveraging their reading and writing skills to analyze, evaluate, and solve complex problems. In this program, teachers will engage in a series of activities that combine reading and writing skills with mathematical inquiry. They will then have time to create or revise lessons that integrate these areas. Teachers of younger or older students may benefit, but activities will be geared to the upper elementary grades.

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14603 Task, Tools, and Talk to Support Math Literacy in the Upper Elementary Grades

March 26–29: Cullowhee

As our students develop as mathematicians, we often wonder if we are best supporting them along that pathway. Learn how to facilitate activities that promote deeper understanding of the mathematical practices that are the foundation of the 21st century classroom. Discover engaging tasks that involve collaboration and problem solving. Explore creative classroom-friendly activities that build mathematical fluency. This program will offer multiple opportunities to collaborate and to understand more clearly the correlation of math standards across grade levels.

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14614 Making Math Meaningful: Arts Integration for the Elementary Math Classroom

April 23–26: Cullowhee

There is new research and a renewed focus across the nation on the value that the arts have in education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes the arts as a part of a well-balanced education for every student. But what can this mean for elementary math instruction? While most teachers are aware that children exposed to dance, drama, music and visual arts do a better job at mastering content in the non-art subject areas, many feel ill-equipped at designing arts-integrated math experiences. Investigate strategies for engaging your students in deep and meaningful processes as they creatively explore connections between the arts and the non-arts content. Construct lesson plans and gather ideas and resources for enhancing your math instruction. Come build your toolbox of instructional strategies that support arts integration. This program is presented by A+ Schools of North Carolina.

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For the full NCCAT professional development calendar click here.

For more information about NCCAT programs please contact Teacher Services by calling 828-293-5202 or email [email protected].



Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.

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