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Workshops for Teachers

Exploring Plant Genetics

July 13, 2022

Central Crops Research Station, Clayton, NC

This one-day workshop will provide teachers with visits and interactions in the Central Crops Research Station fields with faculty and graduate students involved with research on different varieties of corn, soybeans, and sweet potatoes. The morning will be filled with discussions, site visits, and activities exploring the research happening at the Central Crops Station. The afternoon will be spent in the classroom doing hands-on activities related to the research and can be implemented in your classroom. 

Synthetic Biology Teacher Workshop

July 25-29, 2022

Thomas Hall, NC State University's Central Campus, Raleigh, NC

This five-day-long workshop is for current high school biology teachers or pre-service science education majors (juniors or seniors) who plan to teach high school biology. This professional development opportunity will provide hands-on training in basic recombinant DNA technology and synthetic biology.

Get Out: Using the Outside as Your Main STEM Tool – NCCAT Cullowhee

August 8 - August 12, 2022

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Ocracoke: 2 Irvin Garrish Highway, PO Box 1540, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Learn new and exciting ways to incorporate the outdoors and STEM into your classroom.

Mountain Satellite Office: STEM to Your Doorstep (K-12)

September 6, 2022 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Join us to explore various types of probes, technologies, and software to enhance STEM in your school. We will also explore how to integrate STEM into your specific curriculum. Participants are eligible to check out the equipment for free.

Using STEM to Enhance Literacy (NCCAT Cullowhee)

September 19-22, 2022

Located at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Maximize classroom time by integrating literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines.

Literacy and STEM (Part I)- Mountain Office

September 26, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications. Integrate literacy with the natural connections of STEM disciplines.

MORE Literacy and STEM (Part II)- Mountain Office

September 27, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM.The day will be a combination of STEM learning experiences infused with literacy strategies. Can be taken as a stand alone or follow up to Part I.

EVEN MORE Literacy and STEM (Part III)- Mountain Office

September 30, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

During this session, we continue to focus on how to maximize classroom time and student learning by integrating literacy and STEM. The day will focus on infographics and how to enhance student’s non-literary text comprehension. Can be taken as a stand-alone or follow up to Part I and Part II.

Biotechnology and Genetics

October 5, 2022

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759

Engage in hands-on activities that include PCR, gel electrophoresis, and pipetting practices that directly translate to STEM careers.

Shifting from a Sage on the Stage to a Guide on the Side: Classroom Management Techniques for the Science and STEM Classroom

November 14-17, 2022

Located at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

In the learner role this week, participants will experience a variety of collaborative, engaging, and minds-on strategies.  We will compare and contrast "old school" methods with more inquiry-based pedagogy. 

Shifting from a Sage on the Stage to a Guide on the Side: Classroom Management Techniques for the Science and STEM Classroom

January 30-February 3, 2023

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

n the learner role this week, participants will experience a variety of collaborative, engaging, and minds-on strategies.  We will compare and contrast "old school" methods with more inquiry-based pedagogy. 

Scientific Literacy: Navigating Digital Media in Science – NCCAT Cullowhee

February 27-March 2, 2023

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee: 276 NCCAT Dr Cullowhee, NC 28723

Through literacy tools and activities, learn how to help students navigate and utilize digital literacy to understand grade-related science topics and expand their critical thinking skills.