Workshops

Oct 19

Using Movement in the Academic Classroom

personDr. Deb Teitelbaum, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Robust body of research supports the impact of physical movement on cognitive function. Teachers who integrate movement throughout their instruction find their students are more attentive, more engaged, and less prone to misbehave. Unfortunately, most teachers feel such pressure to cover content that they feel they cannot fit movement into their day. Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of activities that simultaneously allow movement while addressing content. Teachers of all grades and all content are encouraged to attend. Please note, however, that this material is not intended to improve cardiovascular or muscular fitness.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Teachers










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Oct 24

Making Sense of Numbers and Operations : Grades 3-5

personSheila Brookshire

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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This training integrates the notions of number, operations and meaning. Standards for mathematical content, teaching, learning, and practices require that teachers provide students with opportunities to think deeper and make connections among concepts. Through inquiry-based instructional techniques that model best educational practices, teachers will investigate topics in these strands, use problem solving and modeling
Making Sense of Numbers and Operations allows us to investigate and discuss mathematics while focusing on:
• Tasks that elicit conceptual understanding as well as procedural fluency
• Analysis of student work
• Vertical Progression of Standards
• Number talks


Presenter: Sheila Brookshire,
Buncombe County Schools Math Instructional Coach, retired
Former Secondary NCCTM Vice-President for the Western Region, Conference Program Co-chair and State Vice President for Middle School
NBPTS certified, member of NC Teacher Leadership Network, lead teacher for the ARMS Project, Trainer for NC Teacher Academy and the MELT program at ASU

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 math

Target Audience:

3rd-5th grade teachers, curriculum coaches and specialists










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Oct 26

STEM across the Curriculum in Middle School

personSherrie Hines, ARMS and MVP Lead teacher and Maggie Murphy, Alleghany County Schools

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Participants will learn how to plan and deliver interdisciplinary units capitalizing on ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Teachers will walk away with resources and websites that you can utilize immediately in grades 6-8. Time will be give to create a STEM unit with (IDU) an interdisciplinery focus. Project based learning and hands on activities will enhance teacher instruction and increase student production.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 STEM credits

Target Audience:

Middle School Teachers










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Oct 30

Makey Makey Invention Literacy

personGina Barrier, Director, Northwest Satellite Office, The Science House, NCSU and Michelle Benigno, Director, Mountain Satellite Office, The Science House, NCSU

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Bring a device with internet connectivity and a USB port. Registration is limited to 3 participants per Member LEA until October 16. At that time, we will confirm any open slots on a first come basis regardless of LEA (district restrictions removed October 16th).

https://youtu.be/PouWbbb9Geg
https://vimeo.com/60307041

Makey Makey is perfect for the classroom. Students can invent projects that combine the tactile materials of the classroom with the coding projects they're creating on the computer to bring their creations to life.
With the Makey Makey, students can make any conductive material act as the input device for a computer. Because it comes pre-programmed, students with no coding experience can use it and learn to experiment with it as they start to learn coding. Science House in Lenoir has a set of 10 Makey Makeys that teachers can check out for free along with laptops.
Makey Makey believes that the Maker Movement is more than just robots, 3D printing, or STEM, or even building things. It allows students to become hardware engineers and solve real-world design challenges by providing a landscape that fosters curiosity and creates vibrant learners.
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We'll explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing your own inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others.
It's a one day (5 hour) workshop - participants walk away with a Makey Makey and certificate of completion. The cost of the workshop and the Makey Makey ($85) is covered by NWRESA.
Bring a device with internet connectivity and a USB port.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, workshop 9:00-3:00 (must be on time and stay the entire time!) Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 STEM credits

Target Audience:

teachers, curriculum coaches, STEM K-12










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Oct 31

Politics and Education: State and Local Levels

personDr. Don Martin, High Point University, Retired Superintendent, County Commissioner

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Dr. Don Martin served as superintendent of schools in four districts in two states during his 33 year career as a superintendent. After retiring four years ago, he joined the Educational Leadership Faculty at High Point University. Three years ago he was elected as a County Commissioner in Forsyth County. His presentation will focus on politics at the local and state level and will blend theory and practice as it relates to successfully navigating political challenges. Participants will be able to practice their political skills through simulated problem-solving.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents










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Nov 02

Digital Learning for District Leadership Cohorts

personNCDPI/Friday Institute

location_onWilkes Community College

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150

Description:

Open only to District approved personnel

Build skills, knowledge and resources to successfully implements the Digital Learning Competencies
Lunch included
Registration will be done by NCDPI

http://dtl-region7.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home

Time:

8:00 registration begins
9:00-3:30 Event times

Cost:

$0 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

administrators


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Nov 02, 2017.


Nov 07

5 Practices to Promote Mathematical Discourse

personSheila Brookshire

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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5 Practices to Promote Mathematical Discourse identifies instructional practices, adapted from Stein and Smith’s 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions, that help teachers achieve learning objectives through use of their student work as the launching point for student discussions. The goals are to:
• See the connection between meaningful mathematical discourse and student learning
• Develop an understanding of each of the 5 practices
• Connect the 5 practices to facilitate mathematical discourse
• Examine tasks by doing math
Teachers will engage in these five instructional practices to provide experience in achieving high-demand learning objectives by using student work as the beginning for student discussions in which 1) important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, 2) contradictions are exposed, and 3) understandings are developed or consolidated—essentials for all math teachers!
Stein and Smith’s 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions is based on research that has established the importance of learners’ construction of their own knowledge (Bransford, Brown, and Cocking 2000)
About Presenter Sheila Brookshire:
Buncombe County Schools Math Instructional Coach, retired
Former Secondary NCCTM Vice-President for the Western Region, Conference Program Co-chair and State Vice President for Middle School
NBPTS certified, member of NC Teacher Leadership Network, lead teacher for the ARMS Project, Trainer for NC Teacher Academy and the MELT program at ASU

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 math

Target Audience:

3rd- 8th grade teachers, curriculum coaches and specialists










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Nov 14

Reaching Reluctant Readers: Bringing Boys to Books

personDr. Ernest Johnson, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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The statistics are consistent: young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills. In many instances, the reading scores of boys bring down the reading scores for the entire school. Explore the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls. Identify reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture and keep the attention of your struggling readers. Experience a variety of instructional methods such as text selection designed for boys, contests and competitions, focus reading groups, and the latest websites and blogs to boost literacy achievement. Discover solutions to capture the attention of reluctant male readers and examine strategies that motivate boys to sustain reading in the classroom and at home.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

Teachers K-5










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Nov 15

A Workshop for Aspiring School Leaders: What’s on the...

personDr. Bill Gummerson, ASU, Presenter

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Description:

Repeat from June 2017

At some point in a classroom teacher's career, one ponders if they should leave the classroom to become an assistant principal or eventually a principal. This workshop examines how a potential candidate for school leadership should go about making the decision to become a school leader, how to prepare for the challenges that will occur, and how to apply for and select a particular school. Once there, how do the challenges of school leadership differ from those that a teacher encounters in the classroom? This workshop covers: developing the administrator resume and cover letter, matching your personal philosophy to a particular school district, as well as determining if you are the "right fit" for the job. Qualities that promote being an effective school leader will also be examined. In addition, a four-step method for solving administrative problems at the school level will be taught and practiced using case studies. The workshop will include some lecture but employ participant discussion and case studies based on common problems that assistant principals and principals face as leaders in the schools.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Aspiring school leaders










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Nov 30

Writing in the Elementary Grades

personAmy Jo Spencer, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Writing instruction is not only important but also vital for today’s students. Yet finding the time to teach writing in the elementary classroom can prove challenging. In this program, teachers will explore strategies to integrate writing in other content areas. Additionally, teachers will investigate creative strategies to motivate students to write.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

K-5 Teachers










All Fields Required


Dec 01

Reading for Meaning: The Role of Questioning

personAmy Jo Spencer, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Elementary teachers will explore the role questioning plays as a research-based strategy in literacy instruction. They will discover ways to foster student questioning, as well as participate in creating and analyzing questions to support literacy instruction.

Time:

Registration at 8:30, Workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

K-5 Teachers










All Fields Required


Jan 30

Digital Learning for District Leadership Cohorts

personNCDPI/Friday Institute

location_onWilkes Community College

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150

Description:

Open only to District approved personnel

Build skills, knowledge and resources to successfully implements the Digital Learning Competencies
Lunch included
Registration will be done by NCDPI

SNOW Dates: February 5
If it snows on Feb 5, February 15, 2018

http://dtl-region7.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home

Time:

8:00 registration begins
9:00-3:30 Event times

Cost:

$0 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

administrators


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Jan 30, 2018.


Feb 20

Vocabulary and Word Study K-2

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of students' comprehension of texts. The reading of complex texts requires that students have rich vocabularies. Research has also shown that vocabulary terms should not become isolated lists to memorize, rather words should be interwoven throughout the day. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a multitude of strategies for expanding students’ vocabulary. Please bring a charged laptop and 1-2 of your favorite classroom read aloud books.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, workshop 9:00-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

K-2 teachers, Curriculum specialists










All Fields Required


Feb 22

Vocabulary and Word Study, Grades 3-8

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of students' comprehension of texts. The reading of complex texts requires that students have rich vocabularies. Research has also shown that vocabulary terms should not become isolated lists to memorize, rather words should be interwoven throughout the day. This workshop is designed to provide participants with a multitude of strategies for expanding students’ vocabulary. Please bring a charged laptop and 1-2 of your favorite classroom read aloud books.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30, workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

teachers and curriculum specialists, grade 3-8










All Fields Required


Mar 13

Reading Instruction Within the Content

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Research shows that teacher integration of literacy based instructional strategies facilitates student learning across all content areas. Using content-specific information, it is through literacy skills that students acquire and retain content knowledge and abilities. A multitude of practical literacy strategies and ways to weave these into daily content area instruction will be shared. Please bring a charged laptop.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

teachers, curriculum coaches, 3rd- 8th grade










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Mar 20

Connect, Share, Grow for Coaches (SLMCs, ITFs, ICs)

personNCDPI/Friday Institute

location_onWilkes Community College

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150

Description:

Build skills, knowledge and resources to successfully implements the Digital Learning Competencies
Lunch Provided
Registration will be done by NCDPI

http://dtl-region7.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/home

Time:

8:00 registration begins
9:00-3:30 Event times

Cost:

$0 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Instructional Coaches, Instructional Technology Facilitators, School Library Media Coordinators


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Mar 20, 2018.


Mar 20

Anchor Charts 101 for 3-6

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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You’ve seen them on Pinterest, on teacher blogs, but how do you create them? This workshop will examine the what, why, when, where, and how of creating and using anchor charts in your classroom to enhance your instruction and student learning experiences. We will focus on the research behind visual literacy and the connection between the use of anchor charts in reading instruction. Participants will analyze the critical components of effective literacy anchor charts. Please bring a charged laptop.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Literacy credits

Target Audience:

teachers, curriculum specialists grades 3-6










All Fields Required


Mar 22

Anchor Charts 101 for K-2

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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You’ve seen them on Pinterest, on teacher blogs, but how do you create them? This workshop will examine the what, why, when, where, and how of creating and using anchor charts in your classroom to enhance your instruction and student learning experiences. We will focus on the research behind visual literacy and the connection between the use of anchor charts in reading instruction. Participants will analyze the critical components of effective literacy anchor charts. Please bring a charged laptop.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Literacy credits

Target Audience:

teachers and curriculum specialists, grade k-2










All Fields Required


Apr 03

The Writing Workshop the “Write” Way –...

personDr. Lora Drum, LRU Ed. Dept., NCAEE Board Region 7 Director, and retired Elementary Curriculum Specialist

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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This workshop will provide participants with strategies to prepare for writing instruction and integrate writing across the content areas into everyday instruction. We will revisit the NC ELA Writing Standards along with resources for providing effective writing instruction. Each participant will walk away with a toolkit of ideas and activities to start off the new school year "write"! Please bring a 70 sheet spiral bound composition notebook for a writer’s journal and a charged laptop with you to this training as we will be exploring many online resources.

Time:

Registration begins at 8:30
Workshop 9-3:00
Lunch on your own

Cost:

$115 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 Literacy

Target Audience:

teachers, curriculum coaches, grades 4-6










All Fields Required