The North Carolina
Association of Teacher Assistants

NCATA

SUPPORTING TEACHER ASSISTANTS

The North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants promotes
the important role of teacher assistants in the public schools,
provides professional training opportunities, and works to
improve salaries and employment security.


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Members benefit from

* invaluable PEER NETWORKING

* focused LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY

* critical NEWS & INFORMATION

* annual CONFERENCE & EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

* opportunities for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

* opportunities for RECOGNITION and AWARDS.


2017 Workshop Handouts

THURSDAY AFTERNOON Group Workshops for All

Open the World of Reading with Phonemic Awareness
Presenter: Brian Smith
Grade Levels: K-1
Focus: Reading Strategies
Handouts: Phonemic Awareness Handout.pdf

Exploring Pathways for Teachers Assistants to Becoming a Licensed Teacher
Presenter: Dr. Lane Wesson
Focus: Career Advancement
Handouts: http://gardner-webb.edu/academic-programs-and-resources/colleges-and-schools/education/index 

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS

F1-101
Bully In School - It's Not Just for Children
Presenter: Sharon Carey 
Grade levels: All
Focus: Bullying
Handout: Bully in School.pdf

F1-102
They (your legislators) are back! And we are here to update you on what is new on Jones Street!
Presenter: Lynn Edmonds
Focus: Important Legislative Updates 
Three Handouts: price.pdfpink slip flyer.v5.pdfMarch 1 TeachIn.feb.27yb (1).pdf

F1-103
Discovering Differentiation & Math Motivators for Our Diverse Learners

Presenter: Dia Collins 
Grade Levels: Middle and High School
Focus:  
Math Strategies, Behavior Problems, Teaching cultural diversity, Technology to use with your students
Handout: Discovering Differentiation _ Math Motivators for Our Diverse Learners - April 2017.pdf

F1-104
Is It Dyslexia and, if it is, How to Help

Presenter: Brian Smith 
Grade Levels: Grades K-1, Grades 2-5, Grades 6-8
Focus: Exceptional Children, Dyslexia in the regular classroom
Handout: Characteristics of Dyslexia (1).pptx

F1-105
H.E.L.P.S. - Reading Interventions

Presenters: Dru Davis
Grade Levels: Grades 1-4
Focus: Reading Fluency and Comprehension
Handout: http://www.helpsprogram.org/

F1-106
Making a Difference: Reaching, Teaching, and Engaging Children of Poverty

Presenter: Regina Hyde
Grade Levels: Grades K-1, 2-5, 6-8
Focus: Children of Poverty
Handout: Making a Difference.pdf

F1-107
The Wondrous World of Google

Presenters: Lauren Pilcher and Leah Reynolds
Grade Levels: All
Focus: Technology for you to use, Technology to use with your students, new ideas in education, 21st Century Skills
Handout: Leah Reynolds Handouts.pdf

NOTE: Attendees should bring an internet-accessible device with them to this workshop.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

S2-201
Enrichment Activities in the Social Studies
Presenters: Celeste Lennon and India Russell 
Grade Levels: Middle school, 6-8
Focus: Art, Social Studies

Handout: 

S2-202
Handling Student Behavior Problems

Presenter: Diana Washington 
Grade levels: All
Focus: Music, Behavior Problems, Conflict Management
Handout:

S2-203
We Dig Math - Strategies for Providing a Strong Foundation of Mathematics Skills

Presenter: Brian Bettis 
Grade Levels: Grades K-1, Grades 2-5
Focus: Math Strategies, Small Group Instruction
Handout:   https://goo.gl/pII1bv

S2-204 
Who needs magic when you have these strategies?

Presenters: Luana and Daniel Palimetakis 
Grade Levels: All
Focus: 
Reading Strategies, Math Strategies, Science, Social Studies, Writing, Behavior Problems, Small group instruction
HandoutPalimetakis.pdf

S2-205
What's on the Horizon for Children of Poverty?

Presenter: Pam Sutton (S2-205)
Grade levels: Grades K-1, 2-5
Focus: 
Reading Strategies, Exceptional Children, Behavior Problems, Children of Poverty, Small group instruction
Handout: Link to handouts

S2-206
New Normals – Teaching Cultural Diversity
Presenter: Erika Richmond 
Grade Levels: Grades 2-5, Middle school (6-8) , High School (9-12)
Focus: Teaching Cultural Diversity
Handouts: Link to handouts

S2-207
Discover A Brave New World Using Educational Technology

Presenter: Stacy Morgan
Grade Levels: All
Focus: Technology for you and your students
Handout: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1974392

NOTE: Attendees should bring an internet-accessible device with them to this workshop.

North Carolina Association of Teacher Assistants
PO Box 334
Welcome, NC 27374
Phone Toll Free: 1.800.979.2077
Fax: 1.800.979.2077

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