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Education Briefs

Local Educators Attend NCCAT

Several area educators attended programs held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for the state’s teachers.

Participating educators from Rowan-Salisbury schools included Stephen C. Lundgren, Dawn M. Hunter and Glenn S. Snowden of Charles Erwin Middle School; and Angelia C. Fleming of North Rowan Middle School.

Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. NCCAT conducts a wide variety of high-quality professional development for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers. For more information about NCCAT visit www.nccat.org or call 828-293-5202.

Cannon School will host open house Jan. 9

Cannon School will host an Admission Open House on Saturday, Jan. 9, for families seeking to explore educational opportunities for students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. The event begins at 1 p.m. on Cannon’s 65-acre campus at 5801 Poplar Tent Road.

Visiting families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, learn more about the admission process and hear from teachers, students and leaders about what learning looks like in the life of a Cannon student.

Interested families may register to attend at www.cannonschool.org/openhouse.

For parents unable to attend, Cannon also offers “Walk-in Wednesdays” to accommodate busy schedules. The Admission Office provides campus tours each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, no appointment necessary. Interested parents may also contact the Admission Office at 704-721-7199 to arrange an individual tour.

 

Council on International Educational Exchange offers study abroad program

The Council on International Educational Exchange is offering scholarships for local students to participate in its Global Navigator summer study abroad programs. Scholarships are merit- and need-based.

CIEE offers 45 Global Navigator programs in 22 locations around the world, including six new destinations for 2016 in Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ghana, South Africa, and Thailand. Students can choose from three program options, including Language & Culture, Service & Leadership, and Global Discovery.

Interested students must fill out an online program and scholarship application by Feb. 1 in order to be considered. Scholarships can range from 10 percent to 100 percent of the program tuition. Interested students may apply at https://www.ciee.org/high-school-summer-abroad/scholarships/.

 

 

 

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