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July 6, 2020 to July 9, 2020

  • What if rather than hearing your students say, “I’m not good at math,” (or science) you could hear them say “math is my favorite class!”?  This session is for high school math and science teachers ready to learn how to use the elements of authentic Project Based Learning as a catalyst to restore the joy, wonder, and excitement of these subjects, while also enabling an increase in rigor and student depth of knowledge. Participants will work in a collaborative environment to develop a working knowledge of the elements of High Quality PBL, including how to leverage school and community resources to make the learning more applicable and relevant to things students care about. Come to NCCAT with one or more project ideas that will be transformed into a single, standards-based project that is ready for launch in your school.

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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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July 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

  • 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 intensive, 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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July 13, 2020 to July 16, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in grades K-5.

    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 students’ mathematical reasoning. Utilizing the eight mathematical practices, the routines learned in this program will empower teachers to help students scaffold word problems, develop deeper understandings of quantities, and make connections to big ideas in math. Join this program to vertically collaborate with colleagues from across the state and develop new instructional routines to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills. This program is intended for math teachers in grades K-5. The program will include cumulative K-12 sessions as well as grade span breakout sessions. 

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  • Designed for teachers in grades 6-12.

    We know mathematics is more than just computing numbers; it is about reasoning to problem solve. 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 students’ mathematical reasoning. Utilizing the eight mathematical practices, the routines learned in this program will empower teachers to help students scaffold word problems, develop deeper understandings of quantities, and make connections to big ideas in math. Join this program to vertically collaborate with colleagues from across the state and develop new instructional routines to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills. This program is intended for teachers who teach math in grades 6-12. The program will include cumulative K-12 sessions as well as grade span breakout sessions. 

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July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020

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

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July 20, 2020 to July 23, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in grades 3-8.

    Come be inspired by the power of graphic novels!  When he called comics the “gateway drug to literacy,” Art Spiegelman (author of Maus) echoed what many educators see firsthand: graphic novels have tremendous power to engage and support even the most reluctant readers. What graphic novels should you read aloud? How do you read a graphic novel aloud when so much of it is held in the pictures? How can graphic novels showcase what so many children tend to miss in prose: symbols, motifs, mood, and theme? We will explore misconceptions about graphic novels and provide guidelines to successfully use graphic novels in the classroom. Finally, we will examine examples of how graphic novels can be integrated into English/language arts, history, science, and math lessons.

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  • Discover ways to differentiate in a digital environment.  Strategies, scenarios, tips, tricks, and practices will be shared to increase student engagement.  Participants will be given an opportunity to understand how differentiating with technology can help them create student personalized learning profiles.  We will explore how to use technology to teach to different learning styles so that retention is easier.  Technology will be used so that teachers can connect with every student and build stronger relationships that promote learning. 

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July 27, 2020 to July 31, 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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July 27, 2020 to July 30, 2020

  • Designed for grades 6-12

    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 31, 2020

  • Please join NCCAT for an opportunity to network and collaborate about math instruction on July 31, 2020. Teachers, instructional coaches, district leaders, and school leaders are invited. This event will include learning about relevant math instructional strategies, and collaboration on current math topics with colleagues in round table discussions. A general session as well as multiple breakout sessions will be included as leaders from across NC share their expertise, and stakeholders from across grade spans have opportunities to engage in meaningful professional learning. Additionally, opportunities to make plans for partnering with NCCAT for professional learning and coaching in your district will be available. If you would like to attend this event, please fill out the link found here to reserve your spots. To allow opportunity for participants to attend from across the state, up to four individuals can register from each district. 

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August 3, 2020 to August 7, 2020

  • As the English Learner population in North Carolina continues to increase, effective teachers must adapt their instruction to meet the needs of this diverse and dynamic group of students. This program will focus on understanding who English Learners are and identifying and meeting their unique needs in the regular classroom. We will explore common classroom teacher concerns, myths surrounding the second language acquisition process, factors that impact that process, the best research-based instructional practices, and the modification of classroom instruction and assessment. Teachers will work to apply these principals to their own lesson plans for immediate classroom application and implementation.

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August 4, 2020 to August 7, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in grades 4-8.

    Effective core instruction begins with understanding students’ needs along with a classroom structure that provides time for targeted instruction. This program will explore how the math block can be designed to provide differentiated core instruction and best practices to effectively group students based on learning needs. Avenues for helping students develop strong number sense will be integrated, as well as resources for providing Tier 2 interventions. Join this program to vertically collaborate with colleagues, develop new ideas for structuring your math classroom, and explore resources to meet the needs of all students in our classrooms. This program is intended for math teachers of grades 4-8.

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  • Designed for Beginning Teachers in grades K-3.

    This layered professional development opportunity will focus on essential topics to empower beginning teachers in their journey as educators. During this interactive and engaging professional development, participants will gain knowledge on the science of reading, how it informs instruction, and the impact it can have on student learning and achievement. We will explore the five components of reading (phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension), and focus on equipping teachers to provide explicit, systematic, and cumulative instruction in foundational reading skills. Classroom management strategies, routines, and procedures to maximize instructional time during the literacy block will be embedded. Reflection, discussion, support, and collaboration are the building blocks of this learning opportunity. Participants will leave with inspirational learning experiences in their hearts, and instructional resources in their hands which will propel them into a great new school year.

     

August 10, 2020 to August 12, 2020

  • 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, contests and competitions, focus reading groups, and the latest websites and blogs to boost literacy achievement. Discover solutions to capture the attention of reluctant readers and examine strategies that motivate students to sustain reading in the classroom and at home.

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August 10, 2020

  • We know students struggle with problem-solving, so how do we create protocols and lessons in our classrooms that empower students to persevere and reason mathematically? This one-day program will provide teachers with instructional strategies that allow opportunities for authentic problem-solving and engages students in the Standards of Mathematical Practice. In addition, teachers will collaborate with colleagues from across the state, explore new resources, and prepare lessons to immediately take back to their classrooms.

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August 11, 2020

August 13, 2020

August 31, 2020 to September 3, 2020

  • 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.

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  • 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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September 1, 2020 to September 4, 2020

  • Designed for teachers of grades 5–8.

    As our students transition to Reading to Learn, we are often unsure how to support those who struggle with comprehension. Knowing how to identify reading deficiencies and provide necessary interventions is unknown territory for many late elementary and middle school teachers. Learn how to drill down and assess individual gaps in reading skills and the intervention strategies to help students become better readers.

    Focus on vocabulary strategies for building students’ word knowledge and access to difficult texts. Explore close reading and comprehension strategies for empowering students to think deeply about text.

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September 8, 2020 to September 11, 2020

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

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  • Designed for teachers in grades 3-5.

     

    Start your year by examining classroom-ready tips to get young readers interested and excited about reading. Learn the value of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in today's classroom. Discover strategies for your literacy tool kit useful for motivating students to be interested and dedicated readers all year long.

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  • 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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September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

  • 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 embed emerging technology tools and content-rich literary practices to foster global competence and connections. Using research-based, responsive practices and authentic inquiry, teachers will develop lessons to support real-world application of the NC Social Studies Course of Study.

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September 21, 2020 to September 24, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in grades K-3.

     

    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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  • 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 some of the potential roadblocks of implementation can be addressed before you leave.

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September 28, 2020 to October 2, 2020

  • If you are struggling to get boys to read, you’re not alone! Boys consistently score lower than girls on most indicators of reading proficiency. Exploring the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls provides many clues about the reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture the attention of your struggling male readers. Working within small groups of like-minded teachers, you will research and examine a wide variety of strategies you can take back to your classroom to boost literacy achievement among boys.

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September 28, 2020 to October 1, 2020

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

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