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Upcoming Programs: Complete List

May 18, 2020 to May 21, 2020

  • Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will empower coaches to be ready 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.


May 18, 2020 to May 22, 2020

  • Designed for teachers of grades K—3

    In order for students to become globally competitive, it is imperative students receive a good foundation in literacy instruction. With new challenges facing teachers each day, this task can be daunting. Examine key aspects of the Read to Achieve legislation to ensure alignment in your classroom and school with research-based strategies and best practices. See how to “fit it all in” by integrating literacy across the curriculum. Learn how to effectively maintain a progress monitoring assessment schedule. Use data to develop engaging lessons that foster a love for reading while still teaching foundational skills. Develop a reading and writing environment that is welcoming and inviting to students of all developmental levels.


June 8, 2020 to June 11, 2020

  • 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.


June 8, 2020 to June 12, 2020

  • 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.


June 15, 2020 to June 18, 2020

  • This program is for teachers who teach math in grades K-5.

    We know that success with math concepts begins with strong number sense, so how do we build number fluency in the elementary grades? This program will explore the number sense progressions for the elementary grades including counting, addition and subtraction, and fractions to foster strong number sense. In addition, we will develop strategies that build students’ number fluency and reasoning skills when solving math problems. Strategies included in the program are facilitating number talks, and the three reads strategy, along with other classroom tips for developing students’ math fluency.


  • 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.


June 15, 2020 to June 19, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in K-3.
    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.

June 29, 2020 to July 2, 2020

  • 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.


  • Modeling Instruction provides professional development in secondary science through a research-based, reform-oriented pedagogy. Modeling helps correct the many weaknesses of the lecture-demonstration method found in many classrooms, including the fragmentation of knowledge, student passivity, and the persistence of naive beliefs about the physical world. Scientists learn by doing; they construct and deploy models of the real world and test their ability to predict new phenomena. The student-centered Modeling classroom focuses on turning students into scientists to replicate this process. This program will introduce teachers to the instructional methods and units in Modeling Biology.


  • 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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