NCCAT features several exciting professional development opportunities this April. Apply now to ensure a position. Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. Program cost, meals and lodging are all covered. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards.
Teachers from across North Carolina joined us for "Flex Your Reading Instruction" in Ocracoke. Student choice is a powerful way to engage students and ignite learning. Session participants were able to learn about how the Flex model of Blended Learning can provide students with choices about how they read, discuss, and analyze texts in collaborative learning groups. Participants collaborated with colleagues to write an implementation plan and develop resources to use with students.
Applications for 2022 are now being accepted. Please complete your application by April 30, 2022. Honored Educator Scholarships (HES) provide an opportunity for selected teachers to attend an NCCAT seminar of their choice. An HES covers all costs associated with participation in a five-day NCCAT seminar, including program materials, instruction, food, lodging, transportation, and substitute teacher. The honored educator also receives $250 for use in the classroom.
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 pupils 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.
How can digital tools support writing instruction in secondary classrooms? Participants will explore integrating technology into each step of the writing process. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across NC to create a unit of writing to implement in their classrooms, including strategies for providing feedback to students. This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.
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.
CULLOWHEE – Curriculum Leaders from across the state joined the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming, for the fifth NCCAT Curriculum Leaders Conference Sept. 15-17 in Cullowhee.
North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) faculty members Ms. Elizabeth Joyce and Dr. Mandy Taylor are part of an educational effort to lead the development of effective instructional approaches and content that teachers can use when schools must close for unforeseen disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
At times, students need support when engaging in grade-level texts. Providing scaffolds is one way to make grade level texts accessible for students.