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Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities from NCCAT

nccat logoThe North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) offers high-quality professional development designed to help educators in all content areas and grade levels. NCCAT provides lodging, meals and program cost. Participants are responsible for travel and substitute teacher reimbursement. Following are some upcoming opportunities educators may find of interest:

“The Canvas Connection”

Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System, is your place for one-stop learning and course management. Create modules, lessons, assessments, discussions, and portfolios. Have your grade book, course information, feedback, and student analytics all in one place. Three programs offered this spring:

Jan. 19-22 in Cullowhee

April 11-14 in Ocracoke

May 10-13 in Cullowhee

“I Have Literacy Data: Now What?”

Discover ways to use literacy data to plan for individual, small and whole group instruction while examining strategies to differentiate instruction to meet all students’ needs. Explore ways to manage data for each student.

Jan. 12-15 in Ocracoke

“Jot it Down! Literacy Narrative Writing For Students With Learning Differences and Disabilities”

Literacy narratives are firsthand narratives about reading or composing in any form or context. Create and integrate literacy narratives to bring back to your classrooms.

Jan. 26-29 in Ocracoke

“Building An Inclusive Classroom: Creating Differentiated Learning Using Digital Technology”

Teachers will engage in a variety of strategies and create differentiated activities for use in their classrooms. Explore various technology-based teaching tools.

Feb. 2-5 in Cullowhee

For more information, please visit NCCAT’s website

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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