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Participants will be provided CTE middle grades strategies and resources that can be incorporated in lesson planning, instructional delivery, and student activities to introduce new information. Participants will have the opportunity to create lesson plans incorporating these new strategies and resources.
Join NCCAT for Put a Spin on Introducing New Information in the Middle Grades CTE Classroom in May.
NCCAT features several exciting professional development opportunities this April. Apply now to ensure a position. 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. Program cost, meals and lodging are all covered. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards.
CULLOWHEE – Speaker of the House of Representatives Tim Moore has appointed two members to the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state's teachers.
NCCAT is proud to announce scholarship awards for five outstanding teachers to attend a Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland this summer. The five scholarship recipients stood out from among 45 teachers who applied. They will be awarded these scholarships from the NCCAT Development Foundation’s Holocaust Endowment Fund. A decision about the trip will be made later as world events allow.
Words bring texts to life. Vocabulary is key to comprehending and enjoying what we read. This session will engage participants in exploring systematic vocabulary instruction. Participants will explore morphology, learn how to select words for study, and develop a plan for vocabulary instruction in their classroom. This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.
Join us April 5th in Cullowhee. This program is for teachers in grades 4-9. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.
Join NCCAT in April for program "It’s Time: Empowering Problem-Solvers" in Cullowhee. Now more than ever, it is time to empower our math learners with strategies that honor students’ strengths and propel problem-solving forward. In this session, we will discuss student-centered practices that move learning beyond simply finding the “correct answer.” We will learn strategies for problem-solving instructional routines as well as protocols to facilitate tasks in the math classroom. Authentic problem-solving needs engagement, supports, and encouragement.
To promote reading fluency, incorporate repeated reads focusing on decoding, then phrasing, and lastly reading smoothly with expression. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck discusses reading fluency here and shares that the foundation of fluency is accuracy. NCCAT Early Grades Literacy Specialist Gin Hodge shares this tip.
Exciting program going on at NCCAT Ocracoke now - "Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit." What is an entrepreneur? How do Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Business, Finance, and Marketing teachers help students explore connecting their creative interests to entrepreneurship? We will learn about career opportunities in a small tourist town and talk to business owners to learn how their entrepreneurial spirit launched their businesses. We will connect how learning local environments plays an important role in a successful business.
There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how our students learn to read than ever before. Please join us as we spend a day looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.
Join us for "Introduction to the Science of Reading" in Cullowhee on April 5th.
How can charter school teachers build networks of support for schools, staff, and students? With each charter school operating as an independent LEA, how do we form communities with other charter school educators to share best practices and increase community support? Join us for the NCCAT Charter School Connections Conference to find out.
We had so many special moments during the NCCAT 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Week, including this one. 2022 finalists Brooke Bentley of Wilkes County Schools had been to NCCAT even before she was born.
CULLOWHEE – Xavier Adams, an Orange County High School teacher in Orange County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Exciting to have teachers from across North Carolina with us for Math Badge 1: Math Core Instruction Models in Cullowhee today. Math Badge 2: Strategies for Conceptual Teaching and Building Number Sense will take place tomorrow. NCCAT is holding a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Thank you to these teachers for being with us.