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NCCAT Offers “Daylong Programs” to Start Off the New Year Right

Teacher Assistants are welcome to apply to the Daylong Programs. Applicants must be employed full-time in North Carolina public schools.

CULLOWHEE (December 16, 2014)—North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, will once again offer “Daylong Programs” at the Cullowhee campus in January to help teachers meet one of the challenges of a busy school year—leaving the classroom to participate in professional development.

Throughout January four “Daylong Programs” are being offered by NCCAT. All daylong sessions begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Teacher Assistants are welcome to apply. Applicants must be employed full-time in North Carolina public schools. NCCAT hosted the "Daylong Programs" for the first time this September and found they were successful in meeting the needs of teachers at the start of the school year.

Dates and information for the daylong programs:

Early Grades Literacy and Poverty
Monday, January 12
Thursday, January 15
The majority of teachers are middle-class, Caucasian, and female. Using the first of Stephen Covey’s seven habits, “seek first to understand, then to be understood” teachers will investigate some of the fundamental differences between people raised in the middle class and those who live in generational poverty. They also will learn several teaching techniques to help students organize their thinking and writing and interact with each other more positively. The agenda for each “Early Grades Literacy and Poverty” daylong program is the same. Sign up for only one. Teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas are encouraged to attend.

Digital Learning Resources for Secondary Schools
Wednesday, January 14
This after-school session (3-5 p.m.) will focus upon the best research-based practices for integrating digital apps and web-based resources into the 6-12 classroom. Special focus will be given to device-based platforms; polling applications; sources for vetting apps and websites; and overcoming obstacles to digital learning. Teachers who pre-register will be able to guide the direction of the sessions by responding to pre-course polling.

Digital Learning Resources for Elementary Schools
Tuesday, January 20
This after-school session (3-5 p.m.) will focus on the best research-based practices for integrating digital apps and web-based resources into the K-5 classroom. Special focus will be given to device-based platforms, polling applications; sources for vetting apps and websites; and overcoming obstacles to digital learning. Teachers who pre-register in a timely fashion will be able to guide the direction of the sessions by responding to pre-course polling.

Hands-on Literacy Activities
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Monday, February 23
In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell tells us that to become expert at anything requires about 10,000 hours of practice. Unfortunately, our struggling readers will never make that investment of time if they hate what they are asked to do. Participants in this daylong program will learn how to transform worksheets, fluency practice, and other solo efforts into engaging activities that still reinforce essential literacy skills. The agenda for each "Hands-on Literacy Activities" daylong program is the same. Sign up for only one. Teachers at the K–5 grade levels are encouraged to attend.

Applicants who are employed full-time in North Carolina public schools may sign up with an electronic registration form. Visit http://www.nccat.org/programs/daylong-programs.
For more information on this or other programs contact Teacher Services: 828-293-5202, 800-922-0482 or email [email protected].

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