Workshops

Sep 26

NCEES for New Leaders

personDr. Mandy Taylor and Fran Harris-Burke

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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During this session designed for new administrators or those that seek a deeper understanding of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System, participants will review the teacher evaluation process and analyze the elements and descriptors for the NC professional teaching standards. A sample observation will be conducted in order to practice marking descriptors and collecting evidences on the rubric. Additional time will be spent discussing coaching strategies and reviewing the workflow in the online tool. Participants will individually choose focus areas and make a plan for professional growth at the end of the session. Registration is from 8:00-8:30. Session is from 8:30-3:30. Lunch is on your own. Register at:
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Time:

8:30- 3:30

Cost:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.6

Target Audience:

New administrators


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Sep 26, 2017.


Sep 27

Understanding and Working with At-Risk Students

personDr. Deb Teitelbaum, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Children who live with continuous instability - poverty, abuse, parental drug or alcohol addiction, etc. - may engage in behaviors that seem highly dysfunctional in the relatively stable environment of the classroom. Teachers often label these students defiant and then exacerbate the problem by allowing an adversarial relationship to develop between themselves and the students. If we understand the origin and rationale for negative student behaviors, we can address problems at the source. This workshop is recommended for experienced teachers in schools with high poverty rates and persistent behavior problems. New teachers may wish to attend “Beginning Teacher Basics,” which will cover much of the same material but also allow ILTs to network with each other.

Time:

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

Cost:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Experienced teachers in schools with high poverty rates and persistent behavior problems


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Aug 29, 2017.


Oct 10

Beginning Teacher Basics

personDr. Deb Teitelbaum, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Before any meaningful learning can occur, teachers must create a stable, respectful, collegial environment in their classrooms. Teachers whose backgrounds are markedly different from their students’ may find it more difficult to do this than they expected. This workshop aids initially licensed teachers in understanding the causes of classroom chaos and taking actionable steps to remedy it. Teachers will also build their professional support network by interacting with others in NWRESA. Note: See description for Understanding and Working with At-Risk Students.

Time:

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

Cost:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Teachers of all subjects and grade levels in their first three years


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Oct 10

Helping Gifted Students Grow

personElizabeth Joyce, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse, with each student having his or her own unique instructional needs. In light of these challenges, how do teachers ensure they are appropriately growing their gifted students? Come learn how to adapt and extend classroom-learning experiences to better address the academic development of your gifted students. Focus will be given to incorporating central concepts into the curriculum, implementing the tools of inquiry and creative thinking, achieving depth and complexity within content areas, embracing acceleration in the classroom, and utilizing multiple digital resources and digital strategies.

Time:

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

Cost:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Teachers


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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:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

Teachers


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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:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

Teachers K-5


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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:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5

Target Audience:

K-5 Teachers


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Dec 01

Reading for Meaning: The Role of Questioning

personAmy Jo Spencer, NCCAT

location_onHoliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro

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Description:

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:

$95 without membership

$0 with membership

Renewal Credit:

0.5 reading credits

Target Audience:

K-5 Teachers


Registration has not yet opened for this workshop. Check back on Aug 29, 2017.