Sandra McMahan is an educator and an NCCAT alum. She is also the mother of members of the tremendous band Mountain Faith, which has appeared on "America’s Got Talent" among other honors. The group and Sandra have a wonderful new program that is working to help students write creatively and discover the importance and benefits of quality writing. More about it at the link below.
Thank you to these teachers from across North Carolina for being with us for "Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Beyond the EOG." Teachers are engaging in and crafting their own language arts activities that engage both the child and the budding adult in each of their students. Activities will address reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening skills. We appreciate these educators being with us and look forward to keeping in touch!
NCCAT is honored to have Burke County Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam and a team from Burke County with us in Cullowhee for a Teacher Leadership program. Thank you to them for being with us this week!
Congratulations to all these principals, especially Jason Griffin and Mary Hemphill, who have attended NCCAT programs. Thank you to all North Carolina principals for all you do! Always let us know if we can help.
Congratulations to all of the nine teachers from across North Carolina who have been selected as the state's regional Teachers of the Year and will now compete for the title of of 2017 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year. The winner succeeds the 2016 Teacher of the Year, Bobbie Cavnar, a high school English and journalism teacher at South Point High in Gaston County. Part of the honor includes a trip to NCCAT.
Those who have attended or are about to attend NCCAT are:
- Northeast: Amy Parker, Hertford Grammar (Perquimans County Schools)
Good luck to our friends at #EdCampSTEM West! More about the event below ...
The EdCamp STEMWest organizing team is excited to share with you plans for an Edcamp with a STEM focus. This Edcamp has everything that you expect from an Edcamp; dynamic conversations with dedicated educators; relevant sessions created by and lead by the participants; cutting edge pedagogy that will inspire you and motivate your students. Join us for a morning filled with learning focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
Reading, as the old saying goes, is fundamental. However, not all public school students have access to the variety of materials necessary to build a strong reading foundation. Research grant opportunities for purchasing books, digital devices, and other materials to aid in literacy instruction. Explore multiple means of acquiring literacy-related donations and discover open-access materials online. Finally, participate in the sharing of strategies for the effective use of these resources.
We appreciate hearing from the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) on work they are doing to partner with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores to bring local scientists from around Eastern North Carolina to share their research with teachers in the form of classroom activities.
This event will be the evening of February 16th at the Aquarium at PKS, and check-in will begin at 5:45PM. It is free for teachers, and pizza will be provided!