Sunday, February 23, 2014
The #NCed team is excited to present a session at this year's NCTIES conference. Our session is called "Connect with #NCed", and our goal is to help educators get connected and expand their learning networks. All resources for the session can be found on our blog on the NCTIES tab. Some of these 25 NC educators to follow on Twitter are planning to make a guest appearance at the session. We're looking forward to connecting face-to-face with many members of our PLNs! If you have any questions for the #NCed team or are planning to attend NCTIES 2014, leave us a comment below.
Monday, February 3, 2014
NC educators >> Apply for these upcoming NCCAT seminars to collaborate and connect with other North Carolina educators. After spending a few days at NCCAT, you'll be refreshed and re-energized to return to your classroom with new knowledge, new skills, and new connections.
Feb. 12-14 – Digital Learning Across the Curriculum in Cullowhee: Our students live in a digital world, with the ability to contact anyone, anywhere, anytime. How can we first catch up with our students and then help them channel their connectivity into the pursuit of knowledge? This program will help you acquire the skills necessary to navigate the digital age, to develop technology-enriched learning experiences, and to facilitate the effective use of current and emerging digital tools. Gain confidence and skill in accessing information as you seamlessly integrate technology into your curriculum. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility. Capitalize on your students’ excitement and guide them on a safe, legal, and ethical journey into the digital universe.
Feb. 19-22 – Using Data Wisely: Formal and Informal Assessment in Cullowhee: An increased focus on accountability is leaving many teachers feeling uncertain and afraid. Many teachers view assessment data merely as an external measure by which others can judge their value. Once we understand what the data says, we can take ownership of it and use it as a tool to inform ourselves and strengthen our practice. In addition to learning how to interpret your formal assessment scores, you will learn how to create your own reliable classroom assessments. You’ll walk back into your classroom with a number of tools that you can immediately use to improve instruction and to understand your students’ needs more fully.
Visit www.nccat.org to apply.