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NCCAT Summer Registration Now Open

NCCAT is like a learning resort for teachers.  At NCCAT, teachers become learners about subjects that interest them.  You are encouraged to attend seminars outside of your content area that you have always wanted to learn about.  Get pampered with delicious meals, great company, and amazing views.  Think about learning and relaxing at NCCAT this summer.  Click here to check ... Read More »

Creating an Academic Mindset Among Your Students

We throw lots of lingo around in education.  We use words like “formative assessment,” “growth mindset,” and “academic language.”  We speak in acronyms, and we engage in a lot of professional development on “research-based strategies.”  Teachers, like students, need differentiation.  The Teaching Channel has just compiled a series of 58 videos that address creating an academic mindset among students.  Click ... Read More »

Grant Writing Workshop Rescheduled for February 24

The Grant Writing Training scheduled for February 17 at NCMS has been rescheduled for February 24.  Please take a moment to complete this form if you would like to attend.  Even if you already signed up to attend, please re-register through the link so that we can have an accurate count for dinner.  Read more about this opportunity below. Amy ... Read More »

EdCamp WNC is Back – Better than Ever!

Join amazing, innovative NC educators for a relaxing yet energizing day of professional conversations and fellowship at NCCAT on Saturday, April 18.  There are a few free rooms left for those who would like to stay on Friday night.  Rooms are provided free of charge by NCCAT on a first come first served basis!  NCCAT has generously agreed to provide Saturday ... Read More »

NCDPI and WIDA Provide Training on Differentiation for English Learners

The NC Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with WIDA is providing training on Differentiation for English Learners. Differentiation for English Learners PD March 12-13, 2015  (CLAYTON, NC) ELD Standards in Action: Differentiation Workshop English language learners need instruction that is differentiated for their diverse proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate on how to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing WIDA tools ... Read More »

NC Museum of Art & The Big Picture Educator Enrichment Program Offer Professional Development

Check out these amazing free and inexpensive opportunities for professional development. Workshop: Slow Art: Learning through Immersive Experiences Saturday, March 7 10:15 am–4:15 pm East Building, Conference Center, Level C $15 Members, $20 Nonmembers (includes lunch)* Have you heard about Slow Art? The visual arts encourage deceleration and the forging of deep connections. Join us as we slow down and ... Read More »

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Announces Free MOOC-Ed for Teachers and Educational Leaders

Outside view of Friday Institute

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education is excited to invite you to take part in a Learning Differences MOOC-Ed beginning February 9, 2015 and ending on March 22, 2015. Click here to learn more about the course or to register. This FREE six-week long course will explore the habits of mind and problem-solving tools that a ... Read More »

NCCS Leaders and Teachers Get Hands-On Support With EVAAS

On January 12, 2015, Paul Marshall, a consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, met with high school administrators, the North Newton SIT team, the middle school faculty, and site-based and district leadership for four EVAAS sessions that occurred throughout the day.  Mr. Marshall shared insights into how EVAAS works, different reports that can be used to improve ... Read More »

Professional Development at Your Fingertips

Differentiation has been a key educational concept for years, and one thing is for certain, teachers need and deserve differentiation just as much as students do. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has worked hard to develop self-paced and instructor-led professional development that is accessible through Home Base that are no cost to NC educators who have a Home ... Read More »

State Board Approves Global Educator Digital Badge for Teachers

The State Board of Education approved the Global Educator Digital Badge for Teachers policy at the October 2, 2014, SBE meeting.  Beginning in January 2015, a candidate for the Global Educator Digital Badge should work with his or her supervising administrator to create a professional development plan focused on embedding global education in instruction.  Candidates for the badge will be ... Read More »