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February 8, 2021 to February 10, 2021

  • Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will prepare coaches for this ever-changing profession. Coaches will articulate their coaching beliefs and learn strategies to strengthen relationships. We will focus on having critical conversations and establishing productive Professional Learning Communities with students’ success in mind.

February 8, 2021 to February 12, 2021

  • Expand your literacy tool kit with strategies for motivating young reluctant readers. In this program, we will explore three powerful motivations that drive student reading: (1) interest, (2) dedication, and (3) confidence. An interested student reads because they enjoy it; a dedicated student reads because they believe it is important, and a confident student reads because they can do it. This program will examine classroom-ready tips to get young readers interested and excited about reading. Learn the value of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in today s classroom and discover strategies for your literacy tool kit.

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February 12, 2021

  • For grades K-5

     

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on Phonological Awareness. Phonological Awareness  is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system (Ehri, 2004; Rath, 2001; Troia, 2004).  There are several well-established lines of argument for the importance of phonological skills to reading and spelling.

     
    Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.
     
    • Fri. Feb 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. Feb 19 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. Feb 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

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  • We know now more than ever the importance of caring for our students’ social-emotional health. Join NCCAT virtually on February 12, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to explore strategies that encourage the social emotional health of students and build cultures of care in our classrooms. Based on the work of Hemphill (2020) and Sprenger (2020), we will learn ways to acknowledge our students’ needs and build trust and care in our classrooms. Throughout this session, participants will have opportunities to collaborate about this critical topic with colleagues across NC and discuss implementing these strategies in their classrooms. This session is intended for any K-12 teacher, instructional coach, or school leader.

February 15, 2021 to February 18, 2021

  • Canvas, North Carolina's Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. Teachers will become familiar with the features of Canvas, such as the settings, notifications, and a variety of tools in building a course. Participants will learn how to create modules, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and content pages. Participants will also learn how to develop rubrics to use while grading assignments in SpeedGrader. This program will show you how to get started in Canvas. Participants can build in a Canvas course while getting ideas from the instructor and each other. Make sure you have access to Canvas within your district so that you can create a course or edit one. Come with an open mind and be ready to learn! It's Canvas time!

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February 16, 2021

  • We know counting is far more than rote memorization and the instructional strategies we use in the early grades is critical for students’ foundational number sense. Join NCCAT for this virtual session to learn strategies for teaching students in the early grades to count conceptually and understand numbers as quantities. We will explore learning progressions and strategies for virtual and in-person instruction. This program is intended for teachers and instructional coaches in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade.
     

February 16, 2021 to February 19, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Ocracoke campus.

    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. Participants will delve into current Science of Reading research to support learning around the essential components of reading instruction. Our work will include discovering the tenets of structured literacy to ensure all children have access to effective reading instruction. Please join us as we spend quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

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February 19, 2021

  • For grades K-5

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading.

    This class will focus on phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves.

    Most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.

    • Fri. Feb 12 Virtual 2 hours (3-5 p.m.)

    • Fri. Feb 19 Virtual 2 hours (3-5 p.m.)

    • Fri. Feb 26 Virtual 2 hours (3-5 p.m.)

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February 22, 2021

  • For teachers in grades K-5. This is a virtual program.

    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 time looking into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

February 24, 2021

  • For grades 3-8. This is a virtual program.

    Join NCCAT on February 24, 2021 from 3:30 to 4:30 to learn and share strategies for engaging students in problem solving. This virtual collaborative roundtable will include a strategy shared by the NCCAT facilitator, followed by roundtable discussions focused on problem solving in the math classroom. Come ready to share your best practices and resources, as well as learn new ideas from colleagues across NC. There will also be an opportunity to share your input for NCCAT’s upcoming programming. This collaborative roundtable is designed to bring NC colleagues together to share and learn from one another centered on problem-solving in the math classroom. This session is intended for teachers and instructional coaches who teach math in grades 3-8.

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February 26, 2021

  • For grades K-5

     

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on Phonological Awareness. Phonological Awareness  is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system (Ehri, 2004; Rath, 2001; Troia, 2004).  There are several well-established lines of argument for the importance of phonological skills to reading and spelling.

    Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions

    • Fri. Feb 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. Feb 19 VIrtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. Feb 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

     

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March 1, 2021 to March 5, 2021

  • The world of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—provides a rich environment that motivates children to want to learn more. Children often prefer reading about spiders and dinosaurs to fictional characters. STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Maximize classroom time by integrating literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines. Experience lessons that give students a desire to read, promote problem solving, and model strategies to cultivate reading comprehension. Join us as we make messes, break things, and create minds-on STEM learning environments.

March 12, 2021

  • For grades K-5

     

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves. Most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.

     
    Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.
     
    • Fri. March 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 19 VIrtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

March 19, 2021

  • For grades K-5

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves. Most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.

     
    Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.
     
    • Fri. March 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 19 VIrtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

March 22, 2021 to March 25, 2021

  • Designed for Teachers in grades K-5.

    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 quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

March 26, 2021

  • For grades K-5

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on phonics. Phonics instruction teaches children how to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that is essential for them to read unfamiliar words by themselves. Most words are in fact unfamiliar to early readers in print, even if they have spoken knowledge of the word. Having letter-sound knowledge will allow children to make the link between the unfamiliar print words to their spoken knowledge.

     
    Must attend all 3 synchronous virtual sessions.
     
    • Fri. March 12 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 19 VIrtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

    • Fri. March 26 Virtual 2 hours (3 - 5 PM)

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

April 9, 2021

  • NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom. Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading.



    This class will focus on fluency. “Reading fluency has long been acknowledged as an essential skill that readers must develop to facilitate comprehension and motivate engagement in the act of reading” (Hasbrouck, 2019).



    Due to pandemic concerns the full day seminar will be offered as three virtual sessions. You must commit and attend all three virtual sessions.



    • Fri. April 9 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

    • Fri. April 16 VIrtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

    • Fri. April 30 Virtual 2 hours (3:00 - 5:00 PM)

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April 23, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face all day program at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on fluency. “Reading fluency has long been acknowledged as an essential skill that readers must develop to facilitate comprehension and motivate engagement in the act of reading” (Hasbrouck, 2019).

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

May 7, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on vocabulary. Research is very clear on the importance of vocabulary to reading comprehension. In fact, “Vocabulary is the largest determinant of comprehension of language” (Biemiller 2015).  

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

June 4, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at NCCAT Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom.

    Attend all five and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

     

    This class will focus on comprehension. “Reading comprehension is the act of understanding and interpreting the information within a text. It results from efficient decoding and the ability to understand language” (Gough & Tunmer, 1986).

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