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January, 2016

04 Jan

Pine Valley Elementary School teacher and NCCAT alumna Kelly Crowley earns honor

We're happy to see Kelly Crowle honored recently!

From the Wilmington StarNews ...

07 Jan

Brunswick County School team visits NCCAT

Glad to have a group from Brunswick County Schools with us for a Solution and Planning Teams program. This group will be working on creating quality written comprehension questions that align with the standards as well as the creation of a rubric for each and every question they create, so that when they return, they have a complete set of progress monitoring books along with a question and rubric for each.

11 Jan

Classroom management blog post

Don't just manage the symptoms in your classroom. Get at the root cause by asking yourself hard questions.

12 Jan

NCCAT alumna among NC Regional Teachers of the Year

NCCAT alumna Leah Hayes of South Newton Elementary is among the nine teachers selected to represent their education districts and charter schools as the state's regional Teachers of the Year. These teachers will also be invited to visit us at NCCAT. Congrats to them all!

Click here for more on the announcement.

13 Jan

Monthly Tool Talk - Symbaloo

Symbaloo can be used as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) for students. Symbaloo is a website where you can store all of your bookmarks online, so that you can have quick access to them. It stores them all into one convenient place. You can create what they call webmixes, by topic or use, for a unit study, or links to different types of media such as WebQuests and videos, that you want your students to visit. There are free versions of Symbaloo and SymbalooEDU.

14 Jan

NC Reading Conference Scheduled for March

From NCDPI ...

The 47th NC Reading Conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on March 13-15. This year's conference offers sessions by NCDPI staff, nationally recognized professional speakers and authors, college professors, classroom teachers and specialists. Sessions include:

19 Jan

Jackson County Commissioners visit NCCAT

Glad to have the Jackson County Commissioners with us today in Cullowhee along with Southwestern Community College President Dr. Don Tomas, Jackson County School Superintendent Dr. Michael Murray and local news media members.

21 Jan

Follow along with Google Apps in the Classroom in Ocracoke

Ike Smith, the director of Instructional Support Services for Watauga County Schools, is doing a great job sharing about the Ocracoke program "Google Apps in the Classroom" going on right now on Twitter with the hashtags 

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