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February, 2015

02 Feb

Help with literacy instruction from NCCAT

Let NCCAT help you meet the challenges of literacy instruction with these upcoming programs. Meeting the diverse learning needs of readers and writers within a classroom is a daunting task. Make plans now to join us ...

03 Feb

Digital Learning with NCCAT

What can a Digital Learning program with NCCAT do for you? It helped Virginia Spaventa a teacher at Frank Morgan Elementary learn how to create "electronic homework" for her students. Click here to see Virginia talk about the program. We hope we'll see you soon!

A list of programs coming up ...

05 Feb

Ways to celebrate Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Just thought we would let you know if you didn't that the first week of February is Children's Authors and Illustrators Week. The website http://www.readwritethink.org/ has some tips to promote literacy during this week. As the site says, "Encourage a lifelong love of reading with your students by participating in events such as author and illustrator visits to your school, storytelling, literary presentations, writing workshops, and more."

06 Feb

WCU groups to spread cultural awareness with in-school presentations

Passing along to Western North Carolina teachers from our friends at Western Carolina University ...

Teachers and administrators from K-12 schools across Western North Carolina will have a chance to schedule in-school presentations on international cultures for their students as a reorganized outreach program gets started back up in Western Carolina University’s Office of International Programs and Services.

09 Feb

Great work at #edcampacs!

Teachers did some super work at #edcampacs recently in Asheville. The event took place Friday and was a chance for Asheville City Schools educators to learn together.

Click here to see the work from different educator Twitter feeds.

Thanks to these educators for the time and effort they put into this. NCCAT hosted an EdCamp in November and we'll be announcing another soon.

10 Feb

Hope Street Group State Teacher Fellowship Program in North Carolina

Passing along this information from NCCAT alum and NC teacher Ben Owens ...

10 Feb

@ThatMathLady keeps learning going on Twitter

Amanda Casto, a teacher at Druid Hills Academy in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, might be better known as that @ThatMathLady to educators on Twitter.

Once Casto joined Twitter, there was no turning back as she found a great way to connect with other teachers and keep learning going.

"It has been amazing to me how many connections I've made and people I've been able to interact with because of Twitter," Casto said. "It is something that grew organically and put me in touch with ideas and educators that have been so helpful in my career as an educator."

12 Feb

School-Based Programming Services available from NCCAT

NCCAT understands that every school situation is different.

While many schools find our campus-based trainings to be very effective, we realize that, by providing onsite training at your school or district facility, our School-Based programming will

- Be more convenient

-Have an immediate impact on a larger number of your teachers

NCCAT has faculty members available to assist with planning and facilitation in the center of the state, too.

13 Feb

Register Now for NC Reading Conference

Don't miss the 2015 NC Reading Conference scheduled for March 15-17 at the Raleigh Convention Center. This year’s conference focuses on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and North Carolina Essential Standards, evidence-based practices in literacy education, integration of standards, and practical strategies for all students. Hear speakers like Kelly Gallagher and Jan Richardson, as well as many NC and other award-winning authors. Teachers can earn up to 1.5 reading CEUs.

16 Feb

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

From edutopia ....

Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at least one story to share, and for some teachers, teaching a tough kid is a daily challenge. It seems that no matter what teaching techniques you try to pull out of your educator hat, nothing changes their behavior.

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