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June 11, 2019 to June 14, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 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.

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  • Explore disciplinary literacy and what it means to read, write, speak, listen and think critically within any content area. Through the use of online tools, such as online sticky notes, journal writing and mind maps, investigate literacy within the disciplines. These tools will assist your students in becoming more resourceful. Create new lessons or update current ones with digital tools that will make your lessons come to life and deepen your students’ knowledge of disciplinary literacy.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades NC PreK–K.

    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 while keeping in mind program accreditation.

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June 17, 2019 to June 21, 2019

  • Elementary teachers may find that “fitting it all in” is impossible! Using informational text and technologies, elementary teachers will discover that not only is it possible to “fit it all in” it is fun! Examine the North Carolina Essential Standards and make connections to the ELA and Writing Standards. Investigate text sets and the role they play in integrating multiple contents. Create engaging cross-curricular instructional units with culminating projects for assessments.

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June 24, 2019 to June 27, 2019

  • Designed for teachers recently moved to or beginning to teach in the exceptional children’s classroom.

    Understanding the ins and outs of the exceptional children’s classroom is a must for successful navigation of this critical teaching role. In this introductory program, teachers will develop their skills by learning effective strategies for teaching students with exceptional needs, writing Individual Education Plans, facilitating parent meetings, and collaborating with colleagues. Examine the NC Standards to maximize understandings of the content taught at each level. We will focus on inclusion and resource classroom settings. This program is not geared to teachers utilizing the NC Extend 1 Standards in their classrooms.

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June 24, 2019 to June 28, 2019

  • Educators have a responsibility to effectively integrate new technologies into the curriculum, preparing students for a literacy future we have yet to imagine. Discover how to create learning experiences that take your students from being consumers to creators of digital content. Help your students evaluate and analyze appropriate resources most beneficial to their success as creators. In this hands-on, make-and-take program, you will use free/inexpensive digital tools to create project examples that can be incorporated into your classroom. You will use multiple apps in conjunction (app-smashing) to create a final product. Seamlessly integrate applications to make standards-based learning fun and interactive. Come with tasks, projects, and ideas for your classroom that involve creation rather than consumption.

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July 8, 2019 to July 11, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 3–12.

    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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July 8, 2019 to July 12, 2019

  • Invitations will be emailed to system level Teachers of the Year in March 2019

    North Carolina’s 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year are invited to join us to examine educational leadership and positive responses to institutional change. Engage in the study and discussion of leadership principles, personal leadership traits, teacher leadership in schools, group dynamics and other aspects of leadership. Discover how to continue your growth as an educational professional. Look into your leadership strengths and areas of growth by focusing on challenges inside and outside the educational realm. Join in our dialogue about how teachers can spread their enthusiasm for learning to other members of the school community.

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July 15, 2019 to July 18, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    Teaching reading skills in English/Language Arts classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, reluctant, struggling and disengaged students are not assured enough opportunities to read throughout the school day. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information about a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills using materials that are relevant to their students. Participants in this program will review ideas about how to incorporate reading skill lessons into their curriculum so that they are enticing to struggling, reluctant, and disengaged learners.

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  • 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. Through experiential learning, teachers will explore pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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July 22, 2019 to July 25, 2019

  • Designed for Teachers, Media Specialists, Instructional Technology Facilitators, and Instructional Coaches

    Teachers, media specialists, and instructional technology facilitators recognize the benefits of technology in the classroom. Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) identifies the relationship between technology, content, and pedagogy. The purposeful blending of them is critical to enhancing instruction. We will discuss the relationship between the classroom teacher, media specialist and instructional technology specialist when it comes to using the TPACK model to develop strong teaching practices. Together we will look at the Follett Destiny library system and ways to incorporate digital research into classroom lessons. Participants will explore a variety of other digital resources and investigate ways pedagogy and content interweave with technology to best support student learning.

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July 22, 2019 to July 26, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades K–8

    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 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grade level K–3

    Foundational skills are critical to early literacy education. Examine literacy initiatives and discover the best practices for developing a welcoming and enriching reading and writing environment for the early childhood classroom. Create engaging read-aloud experiences and support emergent reading and writing. Learn teaching strategies that link literacy and play, develop phonological and print awareness, and embed literacy instruction in the basic activities of early learning.

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July 30, 2019 to August 2, 2019

  • A digital educator uses technology to enhance their students' learning practice. In this program, educators will become familiar with a wide spectrum of tools and practices to help change their classroom into a digital learning environment. A partial list of digital resources will include BreakoutEdu, Virtual Reality, Twitter, CoSpaces, Edpuzzle, Educreations, and Google Suites. Create a digital learning environment that is personalized for each student with project-based learning. Using these digital resources, you will learn how to create and plan for learning that is blended, interactive, and flexible for student-centered instruction. Leave with plans on how to implement student-centered instruction in your classroom or school.

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  • A strong foundation for reading often requires access to a variety of high-interest materials. Come ready to load your literacy tool kit with information about grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials for enhancing literacy instruction. You will learn about successful funding opportunities other teachers have used to secure literacy-related donations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discover open-access materials and to prepare small grants to enhance your literacy instruction. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources with reluctant readers.

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August 5, 2019 to August 8, 2019

  • Designed for lateral entry beginning teachers

    Open to lateral entry teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching, this program supports motivated beginning teachers by strengthening their knowledge base and classroom expertise. Through experiential learning, teachers will explore pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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August 5, 2019 to August 9, 2019

  • Writing instruction is not only important but also vital for today’s students. Finding the time to teach writing in the elementary classroom, however, can prove challenging. Teachers will explore the various purposes for writing, the writing process, and strategies to integrate writing in other content areas. Additionally, teachers will investigate creative strategies to motivate students to write.

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August 12, 2019 to August 15, 2019

  • Whether or not your school or district has adopted a Google Chromebook environment, if your LEA infrastructure allows for the use of Google Tools and/or Apps, the “Googlesphere” can be an immense help. It can aid in engaging students, keeping in touch with parents, automating feedback and assessment, sharing documents, and more. Hone your skills with the Google Chrome Browser, with Google Apps, with Android Apps, and with Chrome OS so that you can engage your students using freely available tools on almost any platform.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    Students are engaged when they are involved in their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in their accomplishments. Solving student engagement issues is complex. What works in one class may be a failure in the next, with every year presenting new challenges for engaging students in various lessons. This program will review and evaluate strategies for motivating disengaged students and will prepare you to implement them upon your return to the classroom.

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August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019

  • 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. Through experiential learning, teachers will explore pedagogical concerns including differentiated instruction, classroom management, formative and summative assessment, the effect of poverty on achievement and behavior, class procedures and expectations. Come prepared to build professional competence and confidence, improve student achievement, and reinforce your commitment to this critically important profession.

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September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019

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

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September 16, 2019 to September 19, 2019

September 16, 2019 to September 20, 2019

  • Designed for teachers of grades K–8.

    Today’s students use phones, tablets, computers, video games, etc. as ways to get information. Information does not always link to understanding! What types of strategies do teachers use to include this type of information sourcing? Are literacy strategies the same for traditional text as they are for digital text? Discuss the digital divide and the complexities involved with nontraditional text. Investigate strategies for digging deeper into digital text. Explore a variety of digital tools you can use to make literacy instruction and learning more authentic and relevant.

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September 23, 2019 to September 26, 2019

  • Designed for current Canvas users.

    Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. For this training, teachers who are currently using Canvas in their districts will create modules, pages, lessons, assessments, and discussions. Learn to create a professional-looking course with buttons and banners. Design an ePortfolio for professional use and have time to collaborate with other Canvas users. This program will provide time to design their courses and get ideas and feedback from other NC Canvas users.

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  • Designed for teachers of grades 4–12

    The statistics are consistent: young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills. In many instances, the reading scores of boys bring down the reading scores for the entire school. Explore the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls. 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 designed for boys, contests and competitions, focus reading groups, and the latest websites and blogs to boost literacy achievement. Discover solutions to capture the attention of reluctant male readers.

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September 23, 2019 to September 27, 2019

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

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September 30, 2019 to October 3, 2019

  • It is no surprise that students in the upper elementary and middle grades have different instructional needs. This is the time when they change the most. Meeting these needs in the math classroom can be challenging and overwhelming. This program will demonstrate to teachers how to utilize the math workshop framework as an avenue to reach these varied learning needs. Teachers will learn how to create new delivery methods and class structures to differentiate for students by modifying lessons they already use. Development of critical thinking tasks that address the rigor of the Common Core and meets students at their level will be explored to strengthen teachers’ expertise.

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September 30, 2019 to October 4, 2019

  • Designed specifically for teachers who teach art, music, and physical education in grade levels 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.

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