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June 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 1-5.

    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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  • Explore disciplinary literacy and what it means to read, write, speak, listen and think critically within any content area. Through the use of online tools, such as online sticky notes, journal writing and mind maps, investigate literacy within the disciplines. These tools will assist your students in becoming more resourceful. Create new lessons or update current ones with digital tools that will make your lessons come to life and deepen your students’ knowledge of disciplinary literacy.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades NC PreK–K.

    This program will dive into ways to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) into the NC PreK and Kindergarten classroom. Learn what STEAM looks like developmentally and discuss the importance of introducing it to young students. Explore hands-on STEAM lessons that can easily be integrated into standards, content domains and goals while keeping in mind program accreditation.

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June 17, 2019 to June 21, 2019

  • 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 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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June 24, 2019 to June 27, 2019

  • Designed for teachers recently moved to or beginning to teach in the exceptional children’s classroom.

    Understanding the ins and outs of the exceptional children’s classroom is a must for successful navigation of this critical teaching role. In this introductory program, teachers will develop their skills by learning effective strategies for teaching students with exceptional needs, writing Individual Education Plans, facilitating parent meetings, and collaborating with colleagues. Examine the NC Standards to maximize understandings of the content taught at each level. We will focus on inclusion and resource classroom settings. This program is not geared to teachers utilizing the NC Extend 1 Standards in their classrooms.

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June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019

  • Educators have a responsibility to effectively integrate new technologies into the curriculum, preparing students for a literacy future we have yet to imagine. Discover how to create learning experiences that take your students from being consumers to creators of digital content. Help your students evaluate and analyze appropriate resources most beneficial to their success as creators. In this hands-on, make-and-take program, you will use free/inexpensive digital tools to create project examples that can be incorporated into your classroom. You will use multiple apps in conjunction (app-smashing) to create a final product. Seamlessly integrate applications to make standards-based learning fun and interactive. Come with tasks, projects, and ideas for your classroom that involve creation rather than consumption.

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July 8, 2019 to July 11, 2019

  • Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Looking for tools to add to your collection to better reach a digital generation? Level-Up Learning is for you! We'll dive into new tools, revisit old favorites, and explore ways to leverage digital tools for learning. We'll explore everything from maker education to games and gamification to connect you with fresh ideas for building engaging learning experiences for your students.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 3–12.

    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.

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July 8, 2019 to July 12, 2019

  • Invitations will be emailed to system level Teachers of the Year in March 2019

    North Carolina’s 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year are invited to join us to examine educational leadership and positive responses to institutional change. Engage in the study and discussion of leadership principles, personal leadership traits, teacher leadership in schools, group dynamics and other aspects of leadership. Discover how to continue your growth as an educational professional. Look into your leadership strengths and areas of growth by focusing on challenges inside and outside the educational realm. Join in our dialogue about how teachers can spread their enthusiasm for learning to other members of the school community.

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July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    Teaching reading skills in English/Language Arts classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, reluctant, struggling and disengaged students are not assured enough opportunities to read throughout the school day. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information about a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills using materials that are relevant to their students. Participants in this program will review ideas about how to incorporate reading skill lessons into their curriculum so that they are enticing to struggling, reluctant, and disengaged learners.

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  • 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, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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July 22, 2019 to July 25, 2019

  • Designed for Teachers, Media Specialists, Instructional Technology Facilitators, and Instructional Coaches

    Teachers, media specialists, and instructional technology facilitators recognize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) identifies the relationship between technology, content, and pedagogy. The purposeful blending of them is critical to enhancing instruction. We will discuss the relationship between the classroom teacher, media specialist and instructional technology specialist when it comes to using the TPACK model to develop strong teaching practices. Together we will look at the Follett Destiny library system and ways to incorporate digital research into classroom lessons. Participants will explore a variety of other digital resources and investigate ways pedagogy and content interweave with technology to best support student learning.

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July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019

  • 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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July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grade level K–3

    Foundational skills are critical to early literacy education. Examine literacy initiatives and discover the best practices for developing a welcoming and enriching reading and writing environment for the early childhood classroom. Create engaging read-aloud experiences and support emergent reading and writing. Learn teaching strategies that link literacy and play, develop phonological and print awareness, and embed literacy instruction in the basic activities of early learning.

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July 30, 2019 to August 2, 2019

  • A digital educator uses technology to enhance their students' learning practice. In this program, educators will become familiar with a wide spectrum of tools and practices to help change their classroom into a digital learning environment. A partial list of digital resources will include BreakoutEdu, Virtual Reality, Twitter, CoSpaces, Edpuzzle, Educreations, and Google Suites. Create a digital learning environment that is personalized for each student with project-based learning. Using these digital resources, you will learn how to create and plan for learning that is blended, interactive, and flexible for student-centered instruction. Leave with plans on how to implement student-centered instruction in your classroom or school.

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  • A strong foundation for reading often requires access to a variety of high-interest materials. Come ready to load your literacy tool kit with information about grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials for enhancing literacy instruction. You will learn about successful funding opportunities other teachers have used to secure literacy-related donations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discover open-access materials and to prepare small grants to enhance your literacy instruction. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources with reluctant readers.

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August 5, 2019 to August 8, 2019

  • Designed for lateral entry beginning teachers

    Open to lateral entry 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, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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August 5, 2019 to August 9, 2019

  • Writing instruction is not only important but also vital for today’s students. Finding the time to teach writing in the elementary classroom, however, can prove challenging. Teachers will explore the various purposes for writing, the writing process, and strategies to integrate writing in other content areas. Additionally, teachers will investigate creative strategies to motivate students to write.

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August 12, 2019 to August 15, 2019

  • Whether or not your school or district has adopted a Google Chromebook environment, if your LEA infrastructure allows for the use of Google Tools and/or Apps, the “Googlesphere” can be an immense help. It can aid in engaging students, keeping in touch with parents, automating feedback and assessment, sharing documents, and more. Hone your skills with the Google Chrome Browser, with Google Apps, with Android Apps, and with Chrome OS so that you can engage your students using freely available tools on almost any platform.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    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 review and evaluate strategies for motivating disengaged students and will prepare you to implement them upon your return to the classroom.

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August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019

  • 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, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019

  • STEM implementation can begin with a teacher leading a 30-minute STEM activity and progress to a student PBL investigation that may take weeks to accomplish. Navigating this implementation can be a challenge. This program is for teachers ready to design their own STEM curriculum. Teachers will explore common misconceptions and examine four common frameworks of STEM lessons (Problem-Based Learning, Project-Based Learning, Place-Based Learning and Case-Based Learning). Not only will you participate in examples of student led PBLs, but also create your own PBL/CBL(s) for your specific content areas. Coaching and collaborative planning ensure that potential roadblocks of implementation can be addressed before you leave.

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September 16, 2019 to September 19, 2019

  • Our students live in a digital world with the ability to contact anyone, anywhere, anytime. How can we catch up with them? Enter this world and acquire skills needed to navigate the ebb and flow of the digital age. Learn to facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools. Empower all students by developing technology-enriched learning experiences. Gain confidence and skill in accessing information as you integrate technology seamlessly into your curriculum. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. Capitalize on your students’ excitement and guide them on a safe, legal, and ethical journey into the digital universe.

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  • Explore how teachers and students with no prior knowledge can use the Maker Movement to become inventors and designers. Teachers will learn the basics of the Maker Movement and how to integrate hands-on creative lessons into their standards to reach the needs of all students. We will explore green screen projects, basic robotics, coding, design theory, 3D printing, building and making, STEAM projects, and much more!

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  • Designed for teachers of grades K–8.

    Today’s students use phones, tablets, computers, video games, etc. as ways to get information. Information does not always link to understanding! What types of strategies do teachers use to include this type of information sourcing? Are literacy strategies the same for traditional text as they are for digital text? Discuss the digital divide and the complexities involved with nontraditional text. Investigate strategies for digging deeper into digital text. Explore a variety of digital tools you can use to make literacy instruction and learning more authentic and relevant.

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September 23, 2019 to September 26, 2019

  • Designed for current Canvas users.

    Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. For this training, teachers who are currently using Canvas in their districts will create modules, pages, lessons, assessments, and discussions. Learn to create a professional-looking course with buttons and banners. Design an ePortfolio for professional use and have time to collaborate with other Canvas users. This program will provide time to design their courses and get ideas and feedback from other NC Canvas users.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    The statistics are consistent: young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills. In many instances, the reading scores of boys bring down the reading scores for the entire school. Explore the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls. Identify reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture and keep the attention of your struggling readers. Experience a variety of instructional methods such as text selection designed for boys, contests and competitions, focus reading groups, and the latest websites and blogs to boost literacy achievement. Discover solutions to capture the attention of reluctant male readers.

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September 23, 2019 to September 27, 2019

  • Digital learning is a broad category that encompasses the use of digital resources and technology to enhance and differentiate instruction. The number of available options, however, can be overwhelming. Participants in this session will gain experience with free, high-quality tools for: video and audio production, blended lessons, games in education, curating digital content, formative assessment, and coding. The program will also incorporate hands-on experiences with inexpensive technology that enhance instruction. Participants will explore these digital tools as students to best determine how to use them effectively as teachers. Leave NCCAT with a virtual toolbox of new techniques to take back to your classroom.

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September 30, 2019 to October 3, 2019

  • It is no surprise that students in the upper elementary and middle grades have different instructional needs. This is the time when they change the most. Meeting these needs in the math classroom can be challenging and overwhelming. This program will demonstrate to teachers how to utilize the math workshop framework as an avenue to reach these varied learning needs. Teachers will learn how to create new delivery methods and class structures to differentiate for students 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’ expertise.

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September 30, 2019 to October 4, 2019

  • Designed specifically for teachers who teach art, music, and physical education in grade levels K–5

    What is literacy? How does literacy cross all content areas? How can I integrate literacy strategies into my class when I don’t teach reading? All teachers share the responsibility of ensuring our students are literate and prepared for college and careers. In this program, teachers will investigate ways to integrate literacy instruction into their content area by collaborating, exploring and creating literacy activities and/or lessons that they can take back and employ with their students.

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October 7, 2019 to October 10, 2019

October 7, 2019 to October 11, 2019

  • In years past, the school librarian was expected to build well-rounded library collections and to be an effective circulator and manager of resources. Today’s library media specialist takes an active role in instructional programs, serving not only as program administrator and information specialist, but also as teacher, instructional partner, and resource specialist. Focus will be on strategies library media specialists can use to develop a collaborative teaching role that supports literacy across the curriculum. We will also explore technology tools and digital resources that can be used to improve students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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October 14, 2019 to October 17, 2019

  • Children today spend less time outdoors than ever before—and it may be detrimental not only to their physical health, but also to their cognitive development. Current research shows that students in schools with more “greenness” in their surroundings report higher scores on standardized testing in English and math. We will examine research on the “nature deficit disorder” and will develop and share plans for connecting literacy and nature. Come join us as we explore the rationale for exposing students to nature and strategies for connecting literacy activities to green spaces in and around our public schools.

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  • Explore ways to help students produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. Through the use of a variety of web tools, discover what it means to connect with your students online. These tools will help tools help your students organize their writing, give peer feedback, and develop their writing "voice." Learn to create lessons that will utilize student writing to demonstrate learning, deepen content knowledge, and improve communication skills. Increase critical thinking in your classroom by establishing a positive atmosphere that encourages students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills.

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October 21, 2019 to October 24, 2019

  • Our students often wonder about their place in the world and why knowing their history matters to them. Teachers need specific tools and knowledge to make history relevant, especially as our classrooms become increasingly diverse and global. Participants will learn how to enbeded emerging technology tools and content rich liberary practices to foster global competence and connections. Using reach-based, responsive practices and authenic inquiry, teachers will develop lessons to support real-world application of the NC Social Studies Course of Study.

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  • We know STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a hot topic but, just how important is it that we integrate STEM into our classrooms? The short answer is that our world depends on it. According to the Smithsonian STEM Imperative, 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled this year and it is projected to grow by 13% over the next 10 years. As teachers, we have an important role to inspire and teach our students the skills they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world. In this program we will focus on how to STEMify our classrooms to enhance our students innovative thinking while focusing on the standards.

     

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October 28, 2019 to October 31, 2019

  • We know we need to differentiate for students in order to meet the varying needs of learners, but how do we feasibly accomplish this? This program introduces the frameworks of differentiated instruction and explores avenues of how to make it happen in the classroom. We will examine classroom structures that lend themselves to differentiation and learn strategies to effectively differentiate in the secondary classroom.

     

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  • Take the indoor classroom outside and bring STEM to life. Using various tools such as GooseChase, Geocaching, iNaturalist, and others, learn to use the “outside” as your main STEM tool. Discover how to integrate STEM into social studies, ELA, and science curriculum. Help students acquire and synthesize knowledge through experiential learning. Design lessons using STEM tools and curriculum that fits your grade level and content area.

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October 28, 2019 to November 1, 2019

  • Literacy instruction is as difficult as it is essential. This program will provide early grades teachers with a complement of research-based tools and strategies to help answer some of their more burning questions: How do I teach “close reading” to students who don’t yet know the alphabet? What level of writing can I attain from children who are still learning to spell? How do I simultaneously provide enrichment for advanced readers and remediation for delayed readers? How can I integrate reading and writing instruction into all other subject areas? What does this instruction look like in the classroom and how are student engagement and learning measured in this process?

     

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November 4, 2019 to November 7, 2019

  • Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity—the 4 Cs—are critical components of the digital learning competencies that support and enhance student learning and success for our global society. Google Classroom teachers can integrate the 4 Cs into their instruction when they incorporate a variety of Google Apps for Education and digital tools in their lesson design. What are the best “Apps” and “tools” to use? How can you embed the digital competencies in lessons using Google Classroom? In this program, Google Classroom teachers will build their repertoire of skills by learning about and using a variety of Google Apps for education and tools that foster seamless communication, encourage collaboration among students, promote critical thinking, and, support student creativity—the 4 Cs.

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November 4, 2019 to November 8, 2019

  • 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 classroom. Become familiar with grants and other sources you can use to acquire resources. We also will explore strategies for involving parents in multicultural literacy programs.

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November 10, 2019 to November 15, 2019

  • Designed for educators teaching students in 6th through 12th grade. 200-word essay required for placement (see below for details).

    The aim of this program is to gain an understanding of the precursors, events, and consequences of the Holocaust and to grapple with the problem of how best to convey this history and the meaning that it can have in the lives and civic practices of our students. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the exhibits and other resources of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Participants will meet our bus at predetermined locations across the state and then journey together to Washington for this intensive week. Under the guidance of museum staff and teacher fellows, we will study in the museum which has earned an international reputation for the quality of its contents, presentations, architecture, and technology. This program is for educators involved or interested in teaching about the Holocaust to students eleven years of age and older. (Two participants to a room. Participants must be physically able to walk up to 1 mile over level ground, stand for extended periods, and ride for up to 8 hours on an excursion bus without detriment to their health.)

    Five days of substitute teacher cost are covered (sixth day of trip is a Sunday). Applicants must exhibit a seriousness of interest in the subject matter as expressed in an essay that is reviewed by NCCAT staff as part of the application process. Please complete the essay using the comments section of the application.

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November 12, 2019 to November 15, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of K–5

    We know that students success with math concepts begins with strong number sense. How do we build number fluency in the elementary grades? Explore the number sense progression for the elementary grades and develop strategies for building number fluency. Learn how to facilitate number talks along with additional classroom strategies for conceptual understanding.

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  • The widespread adoption of Learning Management Systems and 1:1 laptop initiatives means teachers have opportunities to blend the best of traditional instruction and online learning. Professional learning in online lesson design and blended teaching strategies helps teachers plan and build engaging online lessons designed to enhance traditional instruction. Teachers in this program will develop lessons created to stand on their own, either for initial learning or for quick recovery. Participants will learn the evolving best practices for online learning and put that learning into practice by creating effective lessons to engage student learners.

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November 18, 2019 to November 21, 2019

  • 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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  • 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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November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2019

  • Designed for teachers in grades K–3

    Many elementary literacy assessments group students and provide differentiated activities based on each student’s needs. While this is extremely helpful, how do elementary teachers use data from assessments that don’t provide this information? This program will provide support for you in your analysis of student data to diagnose strengths and weaknesses in your students. Gain understanding of Rates of Improvement (ROI) while you investigate the student needs in your classroom. Discuss literacy goals and objectives that are S.M.A.R.T.

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December 2, 2019 to December 6, 2019

  • 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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December 9, 2019 to December 13, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    Teaching reading skills in English/Language Arts classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, reluctant, struggling and disengaged students are not assured enough opportunities to read throughout the school day. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information about a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills using materials that are relevant to their students. Participants in this program will review ideas about how to incorporate reading skill lessons into their curriculum so that they are enticing to struggling, reluctant, and disengaged learners.

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December 16, 2019 to December 20, 2019

  • Designed for Instructional Coaches.

    Instructional coaches have a direct impact on instruction and student achievement in today’s schools. Coaches use their role in the schools to enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support. This role can be an overwhelming and daunting task. This program will offer inspiration, guidance, training, strategies, and evidence-based practices for the 21st century instructional coach.

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January 6, 2020 to January 10, 2020

  • 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. Teachers will develop their craft by understanding how to teach to the depth of their standards, and differentiating for multiple levels of learners.  Beginning educators will also have the opportunities to refine their teaching philosophies and class expectations.  Within this seminar, teachers will identify their most immediate needs for their classrooms, and time will be spent exploring solutions to those needs.

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January 13, 2020 to January 17, 2020

  • As a teacher, what are your strengths, in and out of the classroom? What are your leadership skills, in and out of the classroom? Standard 1 of The North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards requires that teachers demonstrate leadership that extends beyond their own students. If ambitious, creative, effective teachers could remain in the classroom while still finding means to have impacts on their schools, districts, or communities, the entire educational system would benefit. Teacher leaders will examine their work settings and their roles in them. Teachers will develop means to integrate intellectual growth and leadership skills, as well as explore ways to have continued impacts, in and out of the classroom. They also will step out of their comfort zones for a day of engaging with the US Coast Guard to examine their teamwork and leadership models and hear from leaders in other professions.

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January 21, 2020 to January 24, 2020

  • Reading, as the old saying goes, is fundamental. However, not all public school students have access to the variety of materials necessary to build a strong reading foundation. Research grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials to aid in literacy instruction. Explore multiple means of acquiring literacy-related donations and discover open-access materials online. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources.

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January 27, 2020 to January 31, 2020

  • Google Classroom combines Drive, Docs, and Gmail for creating and collecting paperless assignments. Teachers can manage assignments, communicate with students, and “flip” instruction, all in one convenient place. Instant feedback can be provided and students’ progress can be tracked in order to improve performance. Learn how to use Google Classroom to organize your lessons and begin creating assignments using Google Apps.

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