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February 4, 2022 to February 6, 2022

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    Join other initial candidates for a weekend of facilitated support and collaboration as you work on components two–four of your National Board certification submission. Participants are expected to have a draft of at least one component prior to attendance. Best practices for completing components will be shared.

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February 7, 2022 to February 11, 2022

  • As teachers, it is our responsibility to give the next generation of global citizens the tools they need to understand climate change issues. Join The Science House, Catawba College, and the NC State Climate Office in Ocracoke for an exciting week delving into the science of climate change. We will be utilizing tools and protocols developed by scientists to look at changes occurring on the island due to the pressures of a shifting climate. These tools can be used to help you build and implement an engaging, inquiry-based unit to deepen student learning of climate science wherever you may teach in NC.Explore the island s delicate ecosystems to collect and analyze data, connect with climate and environmental scientists, and enhance your teacher toolbox!

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February 9, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Attend all four and earn an NCCAT Math Badge K-5 or attend individual sessions to deepen understanding of effective math instruction.

    This class will focus on core instruction models. Intentional work with planning math instruction that focuses on developing learning targets, identifying pre-requisite skills, and formative assessment will be hallmarks of this badge. These components will lead to teachers exploring math workshop models to facilitate core instruction during this badge course.

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February 10, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Attend all four and earn an NCCAT math badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of effective math instruction.

    This class will focus on conceptual teaching and building number sense. Best practices for using the Conceptual-Representation-Abstract model will be shared along with routines for building students’ number sense. We will delve into manipulative work and consider approaches to introducing students to new math concepts. Strategies and resources for integrating number talks in your math block will also be explored.

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February 14, 2022 to February 18, 2022

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    Designed for teachers in grades K–3. Discover new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that deepen comprehension and extend student learning. This in-depth, interactive program will focus on the power of the teacher as the mentor model in exploring multiple tools for unlocking thinking in the classroom—through the process of uncovering your own writing life. Strategies will include the use of journal responses, writing as inquiry across the content areas, and the power of authentic interactions with poetry and prompts.

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February 21, 2022 to February 25, 2022

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    Student choice is a powerful way to engage students and ignite learning.  Join this session to learn about how the Flex model of Blended Learning can provide students with choices about how they read, discuss, and analyze texts in collaborative learning groups.  Participants will collaborate with colleagues to write an implementation plan and develop resources to use with students.  This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 6-12.

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February 21, 2022 to February 24, 2022

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    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. This program is designed specifically for teachers who teach art, music, and physical education in the elementary grades.

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    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, curating digital content, formative assessment, and coding. The program will also incorporate hands-on experiences with inexpensive technology that could be used to enhance instruction. Participants will explore these digital tools as students to best determine how to use them effectively as teachers, then leave NCCAT with a virtual toolbox of new techniques to take back to the classroom.

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February 25, 2022

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    NCCAT will hold a six-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 six 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. This program is intended for teachers and coaches in the kindergarten through fifth-grade classroom.

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February 28, 2022 to March 2, 2022

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    We know that success with math concepts begins with strong number sense, so how do we build fluency in the elementary grades? This program will explore K-5 number sense routines that support students’ conceptual understanding and fluency. Teachers will learn research-based routines that can be integrated in their math blocks such as choral counting, number talks, and reasoning routines. Come ready to learn new practices and refresh the math routines you are currently implementing while collaborating with colleagues from across NC. This program is designed for teachers in grades K-5.

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February 28, 2022 to March 4, 2022

  • What is an entrepreneur? How do Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Business, Finance, and Marketing teachers help students explore connecting their creative interests to entrepreneurship? We will learn about career opportunities in a small tourist town and talk to business owners to learn how their entrepreneurial spirit launched their businesses. We will connect how learning local environments plays an important role in a successful business. Throughout the week, teachers will create a cross curricula project to utilize in their classrooms that addresses curriculum standards. Teachers will also learn how to engage and develop the entrepreneurial spirit with their students in a way that brings classroom skills to life.

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March 1, 2022

March 7, 2022 to March 9, 2022

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    How can charter school teachers build networks of support for schools, staff, and students? With each charter school operating as an independent LEA, how do we form communities with other charter school educators to share best practices and increase community support? Explore how teachers can better advocate for their specific school and charters in general and how to develop your own leadership style to help support school initiatives. Learn best practices in connecting students to digital learning and student leadership development through exploring personalized, project-based and flipped learning. Discuss ways to model these practices in your schools. Using a “make and take” model, participants will have time to develop a communication or networking plan, digital lessons, and project-based modules to share with your school.

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March 10, 2022 to March 13, 2022

  • The Gathering is open to teachers who have participated in NCCAT’s “Teaching the Holocaust” program. Participation in comparable intensive Holocaust education programs will be considered.

    NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Program works to promote Holocaust education in North Carolina public schools. It is important to continue our efforts to promote student understanding of the ways in which our individual and collective actions shape the direction of the present and the world of the future. Join fellow alumni of our Holocaust education program as we explore teaching the Holocaust through writing and literature with various genres, including personal narrative/memoir, biography, poetry, music, art, and film. This program will help teachers focus on the power of individuals’ personal stories as an effective vehicle for teaching about the Holocaust, so they may involve students in appropriate and powerful study of this difficult topic.

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March 14, 2022 to March 18, 2022

  • This session is intended to provide training on the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in your school or district. This is a Train the Trainer model, and will focus on Core (Tier 1) and Supplemental (Tier II), with a brief look at Intensive (Tier III) interventions. During this working session, you will create a bank of knowledge and a game plan for systematically strengthening a positive environment for your students and staff.

    This program is intended for PBIS/behavior coaches K-12.

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March 15, 2022 to March 17, 2022

  • Is your school interested in using the NC STEM Schools of Distinction Rubric for school improvement or to receive the STEM School of Distinction designation?  During this planning institute schools will review the overarching principles of the Rubric, consider what each principle means in the context of their individual school, assess the school’s readiness, draft a strategic plan and develop next steps for school improvement or to apply for the NC STEM Schools of Distinction. The institute will include whole group discussion to learn from best practices across the state and individual school team planning. 

    Who should attend:  School teams of three to four (including a required administrator). Schools which currently have a STEM focus or have previously applied for but not received the STEM School of Distinction designation will benefit the most from this institute.   Placement decisions will be determined by the facilitators.  Please direct questions to Lisa Rhoades at [email protected]

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March 15, 2022 to March 18, 2022

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    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. This program is intended for classroom teachers in the kindergarten through fifth-grade classroom.

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March 21, 2022 to March 24, 2022

March 21, 2022 to March 23, 2022

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    Consider the rapidly changing world we live in. To thrive in the future students will need to be adaptable and flexible. Design Thinking is a problem-solving framework that can help students develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.  All of those skills are necessary in problem-solving.  Creating a design thinking environment in your school and classroom can be messy and challenging.  It also requires us to think differently about how we teach and learn.  In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to experiment with multiple tools that can assist them in designing lessons that support design thinking.  At the same time, administrators will be working to help create a school culture that supports this type of learning.  This course requires a teacher and administrator to attend from the same school. Let’s change the face of education together. 

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March 21, 2022 to March 25, 2022

  • As our students develop as mathematicians, we often wonder if we are best supporting them along that pathway. Learn how to facilitate activities that promote deeper understanding of the mathematical practices that are the foundation of the 21st century classroom. Discover engaging tasks that involve collaboration and problem solving. Explore creative classroom-friendly activities that build mathematical fluency. This program will offer multiple opportunities to collaborate and to understand more clearly the correlation of math standards across grade levels. This program is intended for math teachers in grades 3-8.
     

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March 25, 2022

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    NCCAT will hold a six-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 six 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).  This program is intended for teachers and coaches in the kindergarten through fifth-grade classroom.

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March 28, 2022 to April 1, 2022

  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is the umbrella under which all educational practices fall. What have we learned from the experts over the past decades, as well as from disrupted learning during the pandemic? How can we as secondary teachers strengthen our whole-child vision and approach authentically? And how can we change OUR professional practices to ensure positive and thriving student behaviors?

    This program is intended to offer the big picture - major actions that will yield big impact, latest research to create optimal teaching behaviors, and practical implementation suggestions and resources. Plan to leave with ideas, resources, and a game plan for your classroom and school team. This program is intended for 6-12 teachers.

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March 29, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Attend all four and earn an NCCAT math badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the necessities of effective math instruction.

    This class will focus on interventions and small group instruction. Opportunities to work with students in small groups can deepen math understandings and build fluency. In this badge session, we will learn small group strategies based on priority math concepts. Facilitation best practices, resources, and progress monitoring techniques will be shared to meet students’ diverse learning needs.

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March 30, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Attend all four and earn an NCCAT math badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the necessities of effective math instruction.

    This class will focus on problem solving. Join this badge session to learn strategies that embrace the eight mathematical practices. We will explore instructional approaches for engaging in problem-solving while empowering students to move forward with math tasks. Scaffolding strategies and instructional routines will be shared along with resources.

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April 5, 2022

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    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 a day looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

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    Words bring texts to life.  Vocabulary is key to comprehending and enjoying what we read.  This session will engage participants in exploring systematic vocabulary instruction.  Participants will explore morphology, learn how to select words for study, and develop a plan for vocabulary instruction in their classroom. This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.

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April 8, 2022

April 11, 2022 to April 14, 2022

  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is the umbrella under which all educational practices fall. What have we learned from the experts over the past decades, as well as from disrupted learning during the pandemic? And how can we change OUR professional practices to ensure positive and thriving student behaviors?

    This program is intended to offer the big picture - major actions that will yield big impact, latest research to create optimal teaching behaviors, and practical implementation suggestions and resources. Plan to leave with ideas, resources, and a game plan for your classroom and school team. This program is intended for K-5 teachers.

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  • With the sunsetting of Google Expeditions and apps like Google Poly, how can we continue to place the power of virtual reality into the hands of students? What if learners could create virtual reality projects to experience our state, local and national parks as well as historical sites? Join NCCAT to collect digital artifacts at sites near NCCAT’s campus on self-selected field trips using your smartphone, iPad and free apps. Together, we will create virtual reality projects that foster engagement, critical thinking, and creativity, and engender something unique to this instructional strategy: empathy and a connection to the beauty and history of our state. These interdisciplinary VR experiences will be aligned to your learning objectives and can be used immediately with your students leveraging the technology you may already have in your classrooms and media centers, like Google Cardboard, goggles, or a simple link. This program is designed for K-12 educators, school counselors and anyone eager to take learners on adventures.

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    How do we encourage students to think as mathematicians? This program, based on the book Routines for Reasoning, will explore a range of routines that can be used in the classroom to facilitate mathematical reasoning. Utilizing the eight mathematical practices, the routines learned in this program will empower teachers to scaffold word problems, develop deeper understandings of quantities, and make connections to math models. Join this program to strengthen your problem-solving strategies and collaborate with colleagues from across NC. This program is designed for teachers in grades 3-8.   

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April 25, 2022 to April 27, 2022

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    Reading doesn’t stop when students leave their English Language Arts classrooms.  During this session participants will explore before, during, and after reading strategies to strengthen content area reading.  The role of vocabulary and writing to learn will be incorporated into reading strategies as well.  Participants will develop a flexible plan for supporting student engagement in content-area reading.  This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.

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April 26, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a six-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 six and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading.

    This session 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).

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April 27, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a six-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 six 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). This program is intended for teachers and coaches in the kindergarten through fifth-grade classroom.

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May 2, 2022 to May 5, 2022

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    The work of instructional coaching is a dynamic part of school communities. Supporting coaching cultures where students are at the center is an essential part of this work.  Join this program to embrace the components of student-centered coaching. Throughout the week, learn coaching moves that create opportunities for professional growth, putting student learning at the forefront. Sessions will include models for co-teaching moves, providing strengths-based feedback, and mindfulness strategies for teachers. Time will be spent collaborating with coaches from across NC, learning new ways to connect with teachers and their classrooms. This program is intended for K-12 instructional coaches. 

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  • With the sunsetting of Google Expeditions and apps like Google Poly, how can we continue to place the power of virtual reality into the hands of students? What if learners could create virtual reality projects to experience our state, local and national parks as well as historical sites? Join NCCAT to collect digital artifacts at sites near NCCAT’s campus on self-selected field trips using your smartphone, iPad and free apps. Together, we will create virtual reality projects that foster engagement, critical thinking, and creativity, and engender something unique to this instructional strategy: empathy and a connection to the beauty and history of our state. These interdisciplinary VR experiences will be aligned to your learning objectives and can be used immediately with your students leveraging the technology you may already have in your classrooms and media centers, like Google Cardboard, goggles, or a simple link. This program is designed for K-12 educators, school counselors and anyone eager to take learners on adventures.

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May 9, 2022 to May 12, 2022

  • This session is intended to provide training on the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in your school or district. This is a Train the Trainer model, and will focus on Core (Tier 1) and Supplemental (Tier II), with a brief look at Intensive (Tier III) interventions. During this working session, you will create a bank of knowledge and a game plan for systematically strengthening a positive environment for your students and staff.
    This program is intended for PBIS/behavior coaches K-12.

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    Our physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing are interconnected. Through experiential lessons learn about the latest research on the connection between our environment and our genetics. Participants will study light, circadian rhythms, genetics, body systems, macromolecules, and more found in science standards grades 3—12. Literacy, science, and social studies will be featured in our activities as we discover how to make science standards applicable to our students’ lives.

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May 9, 2022 to May 13, 2022

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    With growing demands on both teachers and students, the role of library media specialists and instructional technology facilitators as instructional support is more important than ever. These individuals serve as program administrators, teachers, instructional partners, and resource specialists. By working together, teachers in these roles can further their reach and enhance student learning. In this session, focus will be on strategies that media specialists and instructional technology facilitators can use to develop a collaborative teaching role that supports traditional and digital literacy across the curriculum. We will also explore technology tools and digital resources that can be used to grow students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and program advocacy.

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May 13, 2022

  • NCCAT will hold a six-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 six 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 the connections between writing and reading. Writing directly benefits students reading skills. If you have students write about what they ve read or learned you will dramatically improve reading comprehension. There is a reciprocal relationship between reading and writing. Engagement and instruction in one results in improvement in the other. This program is intended for teachers and coaches in kindergarten through fifth-grade.

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May 16, 2022 to May 20, 2022

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    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 and how to apply it in your Spanish dual language classroom. Please join us as we spend quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading in your elementary Spanish dual language classroom. This program is intended for Spanish Dual Language teachers in kindergarten through fifth-grade.

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May 16, 2022 to May 19, 2022

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    High quality core instruction includes differentiation strategies.  What are the options for differentiation when instruction must be flexible enough to meet the needs of students in face-to-face and virtual settings?  In this session, learn about playlists, menus, choice boards and hyperdocs and how each one can support differentiated instruction in a blended learning environment. This program is designed for teachers and instructional coaches in grades 6-12.

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    When teachers know and begin to understand how the brain learns, they can better serve their students, thus increasing positive behavior and academic performance. Understanding the science behind how we are hard wired to learn is empowering for educators. There is a strong relationship between the brain, SEL, and learning. The frontal lobe houses the structures where most brain activity occurs when people care about each other, trust each other, and want to be friends. It is also home to our executive control function, where we make decisions, process information, and learn. Through a combination of interactive lecture, practical activities, and meaningful movement; you will leave with the skills, understanding, and knowledge needed to become an awesome brain-based educator.

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May 23, 2022 to May 26, 2022

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    Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will prepare coaches for this ever-changing profession. Throughout the week, coaches will learn strategies to strengthen relationships with teachers, facilitate meaningful collaboration, and give effective feedback. Sessions will include best practices for having critical conversations and establishing productive professional learning communities with students’ success in mind. Join NCCAT to learn and collaborate with instructional coaches from across NC. This program is designed for K-12 instructional coaches.

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June 13, 2022 to June 17, 2022

  • This session is intended to provide training on the implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in your school or district. This is a Train the Trainer model, and will focus on Core (Tier 1) and Supplemental (Tier II), with a brief look at Intensive (Tier III) interventions. During this working session, you will create a bank of knowledge and a game plan for systematically strengthening a positive environment for your students and staff.
    This program is intended for PBIS/behavior coaches K-12.

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