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NCCAT Summer 2013 Seminar: Writing from Sound to Sea: Awakening Creativity by the Shore: July 15-19

July 15–19, 2013 — Ocracoke

Please join the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching for this Summer 2013 seminar. The seminar includes immersion in hands-on study and learning with colleagues from across the state. NCCAT covers program costs, including seminar expenses, meals, and lodging. Teachers are responsible for travel to and from the center and for the cost of the substitute teacher. See individual seminar descriptions for details.

NCCAT conducts seminars for pre-K through 12th-grade teachers, school administrators, counselors, and library media specialists. Other educators who are eligible for renewal seminars are: curriculum specialists, lead teachers, mentors, school nurses, school social workers, and school psychologists. Applicants must have completed three years of teaching in North Carolina and be employed full-time in North Carolina public schools.

Find this NCCAT seminar and other Summer 2013 seminars and how to register at and/or download an application.

13644 • Writing from Sound to Sea: Awakening Creativity by the Shore

What place does creativity have in our classrooms? How do we create opportunities for our students to reach toward the top of the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of higher order thinking skills where “creating” has been elevated in importance? Join us on the Outer Banks as we try to answer these questions while enhancing our understanding of the natural environments of Ocracoke and Portsmouth islands. Discover how the ever-changing face of the sea, the eternal nature of the tides, and the dynamic windswept beaches and marshes inspire creativity. Observe the natural life of these islands and surrounding waters while you document your experiences and discuss creative ways to develop these entries. Learn how the sea has inspired writers throughout the centuries to create some of the world’s greatest literature. What is this attraction to water that can launch us into deep reflections of ourselves and the world around us? Hone your observation and writing skills, and incorporate them into the classroom.

Programming, food, and lodging during the seminar are provided. Travel and substitute reimbursement are not provided by NCCAT.