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14747 • Reading for Meaning: The Role of Questioning-Cullowhee

Monday, January 14, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers of grades K–5.

Good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading to make sense of text. Questions provide the opportunity to interact with the text and figure out the deeper meaning of what is being read. How do teachers model good questioning strategies? How do teachers pose questions that foster critical thinking? What types of questions help readers understand confusing parts of a book? Learn how to use questioning strategies to enhance reading comprehension for all students.

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14746 • Immersive Digital Learning in the English, History, and Science Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, January 14, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers of grades 6–12.

Imagine a classroom where digital learning is already immersed into every aspect of the curriculum. Educators today have so many components to consider when creating a lesson, including: content, assessment, collaboration, and digital technology. Learn how to create a learning space where digital tools are seamlessly integrated. Investigate a variety of digital tools and see example lessons for the English/language arts, history, and science classrooms. Inspire your students to become more engaged by creating an immersive digital learning environment.

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14745 • Success From the Start: How to Survive and Thrive Your First Three Years in the Classroom-Ocracoke

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Friday, January 11, 2019

2 Irvin Garrish Highway, PO Box 1540, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Open to teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching, this program supports motivated beginning teachers by strengthening their knowledge base and classroom expertise. Through experiential learning, teachers will explore pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, brain-compatible teaching, assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, and classroom management. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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14744 • Multicultural Issues in Childrens Literature-Cullowhee

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Friday, January 11, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Our public schools are encountering a multicultural diversity challenge. Minority students (and all students) need to see positive verbal and visual images of children like themselves in the books they read. When children see themselves in books they are motivated to read more books and read more often. It can increase self-esteem and make them feel part of the larger society. Reading literature about people from other cultures can increase sensitivity to those who are different from themselves, improve their knowledge of the world, and help them realize that although people have many differences, they also share many similarities. Learn to identify and evaluate books and online literacy resources that you can use to build a positive multicultural classroom. Become familiar with grants and other sources you can use to acquire multicultural resources.

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14743 • Exploring Life Science Using the Engineering Design Cycle-Cullowhee

Monday, January 7, 2019 to Thursday, January 10, 2019

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

It’s easy to see how engineering applies to robots, but how does it apply to the life sciences? Use the engineering design cycle to study ecology, molecular biology, genetics, and other life sciences. Build aquatic traps, design solutions to civil rights issues, model cell processes, and get messy all while integrating literacy strategies! Investigate how to adapt these concepts for your classroom use. Geared toward the middle grades, the concepts can easily be scaled up or down to fit your classroom needs.

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14742 • Visual Literacy and the Digital Learning Competencies in the Art Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, December 17, 2018 to Thursday, December 20, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for art teachers.

Visual literacy relates to the language of art—how it is organized, and how it is used to communicate as a language of its own. It relates to all aspects of becoming “art literate,” including an understanding of how the Elements of Art and Principles of Design are used for personal expression and for communication through art. In art, visual literacy encompasses the application of creative thinking skills while solving artistic problems. In this program, art teachers will learn how to encompass the use of digital resources to enhance instruction of visual literacy and safety in the art classroom. Art teachers will explore a variety of digital tools in order to create Hyper Docs, ePortfolios, and video/audio products.

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14741 • Equipping Gifted Learners for Success-Cullowhee

Monday, December 17, 2018 to Thursday, December 20, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Equipping gifted learners to succeed requires both attention to challenging them academically and understanding their social-emotional needs. Come learn multiple classroom strategies for differentiating curriculum and developing a growth mindset in gifted learners. Understand the connection between underachievement and perfectionism, and how to meet the needs of twice exceptional learners. Focus will be on analyzing standards, creating KUDs, developing pre-assessments, and selecting appropriate differentiation techniques. This program is appropriate for any classroom teacher.

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14740 • Mission Possible: Uncovering Social Studies and Science Content Using Literacy-Ocracoke

Monday, December 10, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018

2 Irvin Garrish Highway, PO Box 1540, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Elementary teachers may find that “fitting it all in” is impossible. Using informational text and technologies, elementary teachers will discover that not only is it possible to “fit it all in” it is fun! Examine the North Carolina Essential Standards and make connections to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, ELA and Writing Standards. Investigate text sets and the role they play in integrating multiple contents. Create engaging cross-curricular instructional units with culminating projects for assessments.

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14739 • English III and IV: Shakespeare, Satire, Speeches, and Style-Cullowhee

Monday, December 10, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

The revised English Language Arts NCSCoS for juniors and seniors focuses on fine-tuning students’ recognition and use of language’s persuasive and aesthetic powers. In this program, we will examine several highly complex texts—dramatic, oratorical, fiction and non-fiction. We will consider not only how to teach these texts but also what the texts teach us about how words can be used to persuade, entertain, soothe, and otherwise manipulate. Teachers also will receive dedicated time and assistance to create or revise units and lesson plans for their texts and students.

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14738 • Creating and Sustaining Mathematical Understandings with Math Workshop Framework-Cullowhee

Monday, December 10, 2018 to Thursday, December 13, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers of grades 4–8.

It is no surprise that students in the upper elementary and middle grade years have different instructional needs. After all, this is the time when they change the most! Meeting those complex needs in the math classroom can be challenging and overwhelming. This program will show teachers how to utilize the math workshop framework as an avenue to reach those varied learning needs. Teachers will learn how to create new delivery methods and class structures to differentiate for students in their tween years by modifying lessons they already use. Development of critical thinking tasks that address the rigor of the Common Core and meets students at their level will be explored to strengthen teachers’ craft.

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