NCCAT

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

NCCAT Online

Who is eligible? - North Carolina public school educators with an active NC teaching license.

Is there a charge for NCCAT Online? - There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses.
 
How much credit can I earn? - NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5 or 10 contact hours. We recommend educators check with their school district to verify acceptance of contact hours from the NCCAT Online courses towards CEUs. Certificates will be emailed by the end of the quarter for those who successfully complete the course.
 
How do I enroll? - Please consult Canvas Catalog to enroll in a course and view course descriptions. Participants may enroll in more than one course.
 
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Upcoming Programs: Complete List

September 3, 2020

  • Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m.

    We know ongoing formative assessment is more critical than ever in math instruction, so how do we make the most of these assessments to guide our instruction? Join this program to explore different assessment strategies that help us make informed decisions about next steps in math learning. We will explore guidance for best practices in this unprecedented time to ensure students are receiving rigorous instruction and learn strategies for checking students’ learning needs with a variety of formative assessments. This program is intended for math teachers and instructional coaches in grades 3-8.

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September 8, 2020 to September 11, 2020

  • Note: Virtual course.

    Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will prepare coaches for this ever-changing profession. Coaches will articulate their coaching beliefs and learn strategies to strengthen relationships. We will focus on having critical conversations and establishing productive Professional Learning Communities with students’ success in mind.

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  • Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Looking for tools to add to your collection to better reach a digital generation? Level-Up Learning is for you! We'll dive into new tools, revisit old favorites, and explore ways to leverage digital tools for learning. We'll explore everything from maker education to games and gamification to connect you with fresh ideas for building engaging learning experiences for your students.

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September 14, 2020

  • Time: 3:15-4:45 p.m.

    Now more than ever we know the importance of routines for students in math instruction. Building students’ number sense should still be an integral part of the math block, even if it has to look a little different. Whether you are new to number talks or looking for resources to refresh your number talks, join this program to learn this strategy and explore resources for number sense. This program is intended for math teachers and instructional coaches in grades K-5.

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September 21, 2020 to September 25, 2020

  • Our students often wonder about their place in the world and why knowing their history matters to them. Teachers need specific tools and knowledge to make history relevant, especially as our classrooms become increasingly diverse and global. Participants will learn how to embed emerging technology tools and content-rich literary practices to foster global competence and connections. Using research-based, responsive practices and authentic inquiry, teachers will develop lessons to support real-world application of the NC Social Studies Course of Study.

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September 21, 2020 to September 24, 2020

  • Designed for teachers in grades K-3.

     

    Literacy instruction is as difficult as it is essential. This program will provide early grades teachers with a complement of research-based tools and strategies to help answer some of their more burning questions: How do I teach “close reading” to students who don’t yet know the alphabet? What level of writing can I attain from children who are still learning to spell? How do I simultaneously provide enrichment for advanced readers and remediation for delayed readers? How can I integrate reading and writing instruction into all other subject areas? What does this instruction look like in the classroom and how are student engagement and learning measured in this process?

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  • STEM implementation can begin with a teacher leading a 30-minute STEM activity and progress to a student PBL investigation that may take weeks to accomplish. Navigating this implementation can be a challenge. This program is for teachers ready to design their own STEM curriculum. Teachers will explore common misconceptions and examine four common frameworks of STEM lessons (Problem Based Learning, Project Based Learning, Place Based Learning and Case Based Learning). Not only will you participate in examples of student led PBLs, but also create your own PBL/CBL(s) for your specific content areas. Coaching and collaborative planning ensure that some of the potential roadblocks of implementation can be addressed before you leave.

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September 28, 2020 to October 2, 2020

  • If you are struggling to get boys to read, you’re not alone! Boys consistently score lower than girls on most indicators of reading proficiency. Exploring the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls provides many clues about the reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture the attention of your struggling male readers. Working within small groups of like-minded teachers, you will research and examine a wide variety of strategies you can take back to your classroom to boost literacy achievement among boys.

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September 28, 2020 to October 1, 2020

  • Our physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing are interconnected. Through experiential lessons learn about the latest research on the connection between our environment and our genetics. Participants will study light, circadian rhythms, genetics, body systems, macromolecules, and more found in science standards grades 3—12. Literacy, science, and social studies will be featured in our activities as we discover how to make science standards applicable to our students’ lives.

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  • Supporting the practices of instructional coaches is critical in NC schools. This program will prepare coaches for this ever-changing profession. Coaches will articulate their coaching beliefs and learn strategies to strengthen relationships. We will focus on having critical conversations and establishing productive Professional Learning Communities with students’ success in mind.

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW