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Discover NCCAT Science Professional Development

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The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is thrilled to announce a lineup of dynamic science professional development programs designed to ignite innovation and excellence in education.

These science programs at NCCAT offer educators a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on learning, discover best practices, and collaborate with top instructors and fellow teachers from across the state. With a focus on enhancing teaching methodologies and aligning with the New North Carolina Science Standards, these programs empower educators to create meaningful and impactful learning experiences for their students.

The programs include:

Teaching Science in Phenomenal: This program introduces phenomenon-based learning, a research-based pedagogical approach that allows students to interact with science content in profound ways. Participants will explore phenomena aligned with the 8 Science and Engineering Practices, enhancing their ability to engage students and promote deep learning. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Science and Engineering Practices and the New Science Standards: As we enter the installation phase of the new North Carolina Science Standards, the 8 Science and Engineering Practices lifted by the National Research Council are identified as the anchor for this shift. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Breathing New Life into Your Science Lessons: Updating with Science and Engineering in Mind: Participants in this session will work collaboratively with other science educators to learn more about the new science standards and update existing lessons to ensure that students are engaged in rich and relevant learning. This session will also highlight resources and strategies for teachers who may be short on time for science! CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Why Attend?

  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in science education and curriculum standards.
  • Enhance your teaching methodologies and student-centered learning approaches.
  • Equip yourself with practical strategies and tools to address the evolving needs of science education.
  • Network and collaborate with like-minded educators to exchange ideas and solutions.

Don't miss this opportunity to transform your teaching and make a difference in the lives of your students!

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About NCCAT: The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) provides high-quality professional development programs for educators in North Carolina. NCCAT offers a wide range of programs designed to enhance teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and excellence, NCCAT empowers educators to reach their full potential and positively impact the lives of students across the state.