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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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14736 • MTSS Best Practices-Cullowhee

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Designed for teachers of grades K–8.

MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is the umbrella under which all educational practices fall. It has two main pillars: RtI (Responsiveness to Instruction/Intervention) and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports). These two areas incorporate all academic and behavioral learning. What have we learned from the experts over the past decades? What does the research tell us about optimal teaching behaviors that equate to maximum learning outcomes? How can we change our behavior to ensure positive and thriving student behaviors? This program is intended to offer the big picture—the major areas that will yield the biggest impact, some of the latest research, as well as practical implementation suggestions and resources. Plan to leave with ideas, resources, and a game plan for your classroom and possibly your school!

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14735 • Achieving Against the Odds: Focus on Reading-Cullowhee

Monday, December 3, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Today’s diverse students enter school eager to become successful in classrooms originally designed for culturally homogeneous populations. Students are expected to learn from teachers who are often not from the same cultural, ethnic/race or social-class. Unsurprisingly, student performance in reading and other subjects is often low while student dropout and teacher burnout rates are high. This program guides participants to explore and document their experiences in motivating at-risk students to become effective readers. In addition to sharing successful strategies for improving reading skills, participants will examine barriers children encounter along the pathway and how these barriers affect them. Additionally, participants will learn strategies for supporting higher order thinking skills while encouraging self-motivation, personal responsibility, and perseverance.

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14733 • Writing in the Secondary Classroom-Cullowhee

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Thursday, November 29, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Writing well allows students to process and organize their thoughts and feelings and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Writing well is also one of the most difficult skills to teach, and many find the task overwhelming. The grading alone taxes the commitment of even the best of our profession. In this program, we will examine ways to write and how best to introduce various writing techniques to your students while providing useful, timely feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to practice writing, receive and give feedback, and collaborate on best practices for supporting adolescent writers.

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14732 • Project Based Learning in Digital Format-Cullowhee

Monday, November 26, 2018 to Thursday, November 29, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

It’s time to start thinking outside the box! Teachers often think projects take too much time to plan or don’t know how to align them with curriculum. Project Based Learning Units (PBLs) are an effective and enjoyable way to learn that allow students to work as a team, reflect, ask questions, build confidence, work with a purpose, problem solve, and learn time management. Investigate essential questions, unit questions, and content questions that will enable you to develop your own PBL unit. Return to your classroom with a PBL unit you create that will excite and engage your students as they claim ownership of their learning.

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14731 • NC PreK: Oral Language is Reading Readiness-Cullowhee

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

In order to support children’s success in early elementary grades, we need to understand best practices for developing young minds. Utilizing multiple means of instructional delivery, we will explore aspects of daily schedule, classroom community, executive functioning, developmentally appropriate best practices, growth mindset, and authentic assessment. We will develop schedules and procedures for growing a community of growth oriented young learners. We will practice and view models of authentic assessment designed to support personalized learning for all readiness levels. Participants will utilize new knowledge of executive functioning and developmentally appropriate practice to develop lessons that support choice and growth.

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14730 • Motivating Disengaged Students-Cullowhee

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Students are engaged when they are involved in their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in their accomplishments. Solving student engagement issues is complex. What works in one class may be a failure in the next, with every year presenting new challenges for engaging students in various lessons. This program will use a collaborative classroom process to address questions with how to create a classroom culture and how to create classroom instruction that facilitates self-motivation, personal responsibility, and perseverance. Participants also will review and evaluate motivational strategies for engaging students.

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