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NCCAT five-session Literacy Badge begins in February

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy.

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

Attend all five sessions and earn an NCCAT Literacy Badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

15648: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 1 Phonological Awareness Virtual – Feb 12, 19, and 26

This class will focus on Phonological Awareness. Phonological Awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system (Ehri, 2004; Rath, 2001; Troia, 2004). There are several well-established lines of argument for the importance of phonological skills to reading and spelling.

Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.

• Fri. Feb 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

• Fri. Feb 19 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

• Fri. Feb 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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15650: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 2 Phonics 

Virtual – March 12, 19, and 26

This class will focus on phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves. Most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.

Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.

• Fri. March 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

• Fri. March 19 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

• Fri. March 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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15651: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 3 Fluency 

Cullowhee – April 23, 2021

This class will focus on fluency. “Reading fluency has long been acknowledged as an essential skill that readers must develop to facilitate comprehension and motivate engagement in the act of reading” (Hasbrouck, 2019).

CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

 

 

Participants may choose to attend the Fluency Literacy Badge in Cullowhee on April 23 OR attend all three virtual sessions below:

 

 

15722: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 3 Fluency 

VIRTUAL – April 9, 16, and 30

 

• Fri. April 9 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. April 16 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. April 30 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Fluency Virtual Sessions (all 3 required).

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15653: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 4 Vocabulary 

Cullowhee May 7, 2021

This class will focus on vocabulary. Research is very clear on the importance of vocabulary to reading comprehension. In fact, “Vocabulary is the largest determinant of comprehension of language” (Biemiller 2015).  

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

Participants may choose to attend the Vocabulary Literacy Badge in Cullowhee on May 7 OR attend all three virtual sessions below:

 

 

15723: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 4 Vocabulary 

VIRTUAL – May 14, 21 and 28

• Fri. May 14 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. May 21 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. May 28 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Vocabulary Virtual Sessions (all 3 required).

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15654: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 5 Comprehension Cullowhee June 4, 2021

This class will focus on comprehension. “Reading comprehension is the act of understanding and interpreting the information within a text. It results from efficient decoding and the ability to understand language” (Gough & Tunmer, 1986).

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

 

 

Participants may choose to attend the Comprehension Literacy Badge in Cullowhee on June 4 OR attend all three virtual sessions below:

 

 

15724: NCCAT Foundational Skills Literacy Badge Part 5 Comprehension VIRTUAL – June 4, 11, and 25

• Fri. June 4 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. June 11 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

• Fri. June 25 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

CLICK HERE TO APPLY for the Fluency Virtual Sessions (all 3 required): 

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Great News! The Literacy Badge will be offered this summer in Cullowhee on the following dates. We have added a Writing to Read component. 

Wednesday, June 16:         Phonological Awareness

Thursday, June 17:              Phonics

Wednesday, July 21:           Fluency

Thursday, July 22:               Vocabulary

Wednesday, August 4:        Comprehension

Friday, August 5:                  Writing to Read

 

For more information on these and other NCCAT programs, please contact NCCAT Teacher Services at [email protected].

 

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