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Upcoming Programs: Complete List

January 4, 2021 to January 8, 2021

  • Virtual Session: Getting Started with Canvas

    This session is for teachers with access to Canvas.

    Canvas, North Carolina s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. Teachers will become familiar with the features of Canvas, such as the settings, notifications, and a variety of tools in building a course. Participants will learn how to create modules and a variety of items such as discussions, assignments, quizzes, and content pages. Participants will also learn how to develop rubrics to use while grading assignments in SpeedGrader. If you have Canvas and want to use it more effectively, this is the course for you!

    This online course will show you how to get started in Canvas and will provide virtual group meetings to discuss Canvas features. Participants can build in a Canvas course while getting ideas from the instructor and each other. All virtual meetings will be recorded so participants can rewatch the demonstration.

    Make sure you have access to Canvas within your district so that you can create a course. Come with an open mind and be ready to learn! It's Canvas time!

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

January 8, 2021

  • Time: 9-11 a.m.

    When establishing classroom cultures, understanding that poverty does not define a student is critical. Based on the work of Gorski (2017), this session will build awareness about the research of families experiencing poverty and demystify poverty as a deficient culture. We will explore the principles of equity literacy and discuss how these principles can improve our classrooms and schools. Additionally, participants will have opportunities to collaborate about this critical topic with colleagues from across NC. This session is intended for any K-12 teacher, instructional coach, or school leader.

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January 19, 2021 to January 22, 2021

  • Designed for teachers in grades 3-8

    This program will help you to expand your literacy tool kit with strategies for motivating 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 readers interested and excited about reading. You will learn about the value of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in today s classroom and discover strategies for using graphic novels and writing to motivate your reluctant readers.

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January 19, 2021 to January 21, 2021

  • 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 collaborate with colleagues from across the state and develop new instructional routines to strengthen students’ critical thinking skills. This program is intended for teachers in grades 2nd-8th who teach mathematics.

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January 25, 2021 to January 29, 2021

  • It’s time to start thinking outside the box! Teachers often think projects take too much time to plan or don’t know how to align them with the curriculum. PBLs are an effective and enjoyable way to learn which allows students to work as a team, reflect, ask questions, build confidence, work with a purpose, problem solve, and learn time management. Investigate what essential questions, unit questions, and content questions will enable you to develop your own PBL unit using digital tools. Return to your classroom with a PBL unit you create that will excite and engage your students as they claim ownership of their learning.
     

January 26, 2021

  • We know the value of collaboration. We also know it is not effective just to meet. So how do we make PLCs meaningful and ensure it impacts student learning? Join NCCAT for this one-day professional learning session focused on implementing collaborative protocols that create opportunities for PLCs to be focused and intentional. We learn a PLC framework that puts student learning at the forefront of PLC conversations. Additionally, we will learn two collaborative protocols for vertical alignment and data analysis, providing structure for these conversations to be productive, while honoring teachers’ perspectives. Time will be included for reflection and collaboration with coaches from across NC. This program is intended for instructional coaches, and any teacher leader who would like to improve collaborative time at their schools whether in-person or virtual.
     

January 27, 2021 to January 29, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This program is face-to-face at our Cullowhee campus.

    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.
     

January 28, 2021

  • Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m.

    We know assessment is a key element for making sound instructional decisions, so how do we use the data to plan rigorous instruction for all students? Join this session to learn best practices for identifying students’ learning needs and addressing instructional gaps that are critical for success in your grade-level. We will explore the joint guidance published from NCTM and NCSM to consider planning routines that we can use to move forward with math instruction this school year. This virtual program is intended for teachers in grades 3-8.

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February 5, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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 Phonological Awareness. Phonological Awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system (Ehri, 2004; Rath, 2001; Troia, 2004). There are several well-established lines of argument for the importance of phonological skills to reading and spelling.

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February 8, 2021 to February 10, 2021

  • 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.

February 12, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a virtual program. 

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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 Phonological Awareness. Phonological Awareness is critical for learning to read any alphabetic writing system (Ehri, 2004; Rath, 2001; Troia, 2004). There are several well-established lines of argument for the importance of phonological skills to reading and spelling.



    • Fri. Jan 15 Virtual 2 hours

    • Fri. Jan 22 Virtual 2 hours

    • Fri. Jan 29 Virtual 2 hours

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  • For grades K-5. This is a virtual program.

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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.



    • Fri. Feb 12 Virtual 2 hours

    • Fri. Feb 19 Virtual 2 hours

    • Fri. Feb 26 Virtual 2 hours

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February 15, 2021 to February 18, 2021

  • Canvas, North Carolina's Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. Teachers will become familiar with the features of Canvas, such as the settings, notifications, and a variety of tools in building a course. Participants will learn how to create modules, discussions, assignments, quizzes, and content pages. Participants will also learn how to develop rubrics to use while grading assignments in SpeedGrader. This program will show you how to get started in Canvas. Participants can build in a Canvas course while getting ideas from the instructor and each other. Make sure you have access to Canvas within your district so that you can create a course or edit one. Come with an open mind and be ready to learn! It's Canvas time!

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

March 5, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

April 16, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

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

    This class 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).

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

May 7, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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 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).

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

June 4, 2021

  • For grades K-5. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

    NCCAT will hold a five-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 five 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).

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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