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Upcoming Programs: Complete List

June 20, 2022 to June 24, 2022

  • The five components of effective literacy instruction are of particular importance to our English Language Learners including Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Writing is also a key component and is one avenue for meaningful use of language. English Language Learners can often participate in writing activities, even when their speaking skills are limited. Elementary ESL teachers will explore these components while collaborating with colleagues and a district ESL coach to learn how to help their pupils improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills based on reading science. This program is intended for ESL teachers and coaches in kindergarten through fifth-grade.

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June 27, 2022 to July 1, 2022

  • A wealth of research supports the hypothesis that physical activity can boost comprehension, retention, and self-regulation in students of all achievement levels. Teachers who build movement into their lesson designs will have students who are less disruptive and more engaged. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies for integrating instruction with physical activity, but not at the expense of intellectual rigor. Armed with a collection of techniques you can use immediately, design and create your own physically and mentally active lessons. All teachers from pre-K through 12th-grade are encouraged to attend.

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    Registration availability: Closed

June 27, 2022 to June 30, 2022

  • 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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July 6, 2022 to July 8, 2022

July 11, 2022 to July 14, 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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  • Do you either have an underutilized makerspace or are you thinking of developing a makerspace at your school? This program will provide middle and high school teachers the opportunity for a deep dive into design thinking and authentic PBL to grow a “maker culture.” We will model an active learning environment where you will explore, tinker, create, and fail forward by learning how to use and apply various makerspace tools, resources, and equipment to replicate in your own school or classroom.  This course is for grades 6-12.

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July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022

  • 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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July 19, 2022 to July 21, 2022

  • How can we close “learning loss” gaps and help students gain confidence and success in math?  Join us as we learn how experiential, learner-centered strategies such as Project Based Learning (PBL) can create environments of deep learning and engagement that work for all students. Using the Design Thinking framework, we will explore what PBL looks like in the math classroom and shift from “doing projects” to authentic PBL. Participants will design a project that can be taken back to their classrooms. Join us as we co-design an experiential teaching and learning culture that helps all students find success, confidence, relevance, and joy in the math classroom. This program is intended for math teachers in grades 6-12.

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  • All children are writers but teachers must work actively alongside the child to move their writing skills to a higher level of competency. This seminar will help teachers observe a child’s writing and how to engage with them to provide that extra “nudge” to take their writing to the next level. We will examine the developmental stages of young writers and prepare primary teachers to know their students as writers. We will also look into the relationship between reading and writing and the importance of oral language in building strong young writers. Join NCCAT to learn important skills to apply when teaching your students how to thrive and grow into successful writers in the kindergarten through second-grade classroom. 

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July 27, 2022 to July 28, 2022

  • Join NCCAT for this two day collaborative virtual event to learn new math instructional strategies. An array of one hour sessions focused on data driven identified needs for math will be provided. Come strengthen your math instructional toolbox and leave ready to kick off the 2022-2023 school year with fresh ideas for your math classroom.

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August 2, 2022 to August 5, 2022

  • If our pupils are to be successful in school and in all aspects of their lives, they must learn to write. What is needed to learn to write? Our students must receive adequate practice and instruction in writing because writing does not develop naturally. A basic goal for North Carolina elementary teachers is to teach our pupils to write effectively and flexibly. An important ingredient in supporting a vision for teaching writing is to apply methods with a proven track record of success. Join NCCAT to learn about research-based best practices for teaching writing to our third through fifth graders.

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  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is the framework where 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 offers the big picture -  major actions that will yield a big impact including optimal teaching behaviors,  practical implementation, suggestions and resources. Plan to leave with ideas, resources, and a game plan for your classroom. This program is intended for teachers in grades 6-12.

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August 8, 2022 to August 12, 2022

  • 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.  This course is for grades K-12.

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    Registration availability: Closed

August 15, 2022 to August 17, 2022

  • Join NCCAT to learn strategies for monitoring comprehension, summarizing, and using text structure.This session will focus on designing direct instruction along with planning guided and independent practice opportunities. We will explore ways to develop students’ comprehension skills using various genres in the upper grades classroom.  This session is designed for ELA teachers in grades 7-12.

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August 15, 2022 to August 18, 2022

  • 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.  This course is for grades K-12.

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August 17, 2022

  • Now more than ever, students need classroom cultures that value their strengths. Join this seminar to learn strategies that build cultures of active care and engage students in mathematical thinking. We will reflect on our current classroom structures and learn new avenues to empower math learners. Sessions will focus on building mathematical identities, engaging students in learning, and authentic problem-solving. Time will be included for teachers to reinvent their syllabus for the upcoming school year. This session is intended for math teachers in grades 4-9.

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August 29, 2022 to September 1, 2022

  • 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 NCCAT to embrace the components of student-centered coaching. Throughout the week, we will 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 high impact instructional strategies. 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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  • Join NCCAT to explore the components of the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) and create compelling inquiry opportunities for students. We will focus on developing supporting questions, gathering and evaluating sources, and using evidence to develop claims in the social studies classroom. This session is designed for social studies teachers in grades 6-8.

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September 6, 2022 to September 9, 2022

  • The practice of formative assessment involves providing ongoing student feedback  and adjusting the teaching approach in response to students’ needs. During this program, we will explore how to meet the goals of formative assessment. There are strong practices we can embed in our everyday instruction, and intentional ways we can use the formative outcomes to plan well-designed supports for our students. Please bring a unit of study (or two!) that could benefit from a powerful boost of formative assessments to maximize your students’ learning. This program is intended for K-12 classroom teachers.

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September 9, 2022

  • Standards-Referenced Grading is an equitable grading system helping to determine what students know while empowering them to be active participants in their learning. This one-day program will explore the four main components of Standard-Referenced Grading. Participants will prioritize standards, write proficiency scales, and analyze formative assessments to scaffold and accelerate learning. Whether you are wanting to learn more about prioritizing standards or are ready to implement standards-referenced grading, join this program to learn more. While this program will focus on math standards, other subjects will be explored as needed. This program is intended for teachers, instructional coaches, and school leaders in grades K-8.

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September 19, 2022 to September 23, 2022

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    Opportunities to work with students in small groups creates new math understandings and builds fluency. Join this program to focus on essential components of small group instruction including facilitating math running records and strategies to develop conceptual understanding and fluency. This comprehensive program will explore workshop models and include how to create math playlists and choice boards so students can make the most of their time in the workshop block. Time will be included for teachers to collaborate and develop lessons for their classrooms. This program is intended for teachers and instructional coaches in grades K-5.

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September 19, 2022 to September 22, 2022

  • 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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  • 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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September 23, 2022

  • Students in the 21st century classroom need multiple opportunities to interact with content and their peers in meaningful and impactful ways. By utilizing academic discourse strategies,educators become facilitators of the curriculum while students increase ownership of their own learning. This Focus Friday session will provide low-prep, easy to use strategies that educators can implement in any lesson to support positive student interactions.Participants will leave with an academic discourse toolkit that will support student discussion, critical thinking, and collaborative learning.

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September 26, 2022 to September 29, 2022

  • Join NCCAT to explore the components of the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) and create compelling inquiry opportunities for students. We will focus on developing supporting questions, gathering and evaluating sources, and using evidence to develop claims in the social studies classroom.This session is designed for social studies teachers in grades 3-5.

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  • MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is the framework where 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 offers the big picture -  major actions that will yield a big impact including optimal teaching behaviors,  practical implementation, suggestions and resources. Plan to leave with ideas, resources, and a game plan for your classroom. This program is intended for K-5 teachers.

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September 26, 2022 to September 30, 2022

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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. This course is for grades K-12.

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February 20, 2023 to February 24, 2023

  • 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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