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Teacher Renewal

Earn teacher renewal and professional development credits at CVCC.

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Get an introduction to expressions and vocabulary for basic conversation with special focus on travel to a Spanish speaking country or general phrases. Textbook Required-Spanish in 10 Minutes a Day-6th Edition-purchase at CVCC Bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon.

January 12 – March 2, 2017 6p-8p TH $70 Contact hrs.: 16 = 1.6 CEU- CVCC, EC

Sign Language

Designed for the beginning signers, this introductory class will prepare students to communicate with the deaf/hearing impaired at a limited social level. Students will focus on mastering the basics of fingerspelling, basic vocabulary, and facial expressions using the American Sign Language (ASL). A book is required: Joy of Signing—approximate $20.00
February 7 – March 28, 2017 6:30p-8:30p Tues $70 Contact hrs.: 16 = 1.6 CEU - CVCC, EC


Raising the Bar on Vocabulary Instruction—Grades 4-12

Come learn how to make introducing new words a natural part of your classroom. Learning new vocabulary increases reading comprehension, improves writing and strengthens communication skills. This workshop will guide you through the process of helping students learn new words and use them in reading, writing, and speaking. Participants will learn vocabulary strategies, ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into lessons, and how to pick appropriate words for students.
February 9–March 9, 2017 5:30p-7:30p Tuesday $60 Contact hours: 10 = 1.0 CEU - CVCC, EC

Making Guided Reading and Guided Math a REALITY through Daily 5

Children PK-2 need to move, learn through play and move-yes we do! We know large group moments are needed and we know small, guided group gives quality attention to support and challenges needed but in classrooms with high numbers and less support, how do we visually make this happen? Centers with Daily 5 (Independent Reading/Buddy Reading, Writing, Computers, Word Work) is an option! We will discuss the why and really concentrate on the how to make our classrooms engaged, supportive of standards, supportive of the teacher in so many directions, and absolutely supportive of our children. This class will briefly discuss the why, proven observations in the classroom, the how to bring it all together in management and organization (visually and hands-on for teachers) and some fun ideas for fillers within the center themselves.
February 13-March 13 Monday 6p-8p CVCC, REP $60 10 contact hours=1.0 CEU CVCC, REP

African-American History: A trip to Selma, Alabama

This course covers African-American history from the Colonial period to the present. Topics include African origins, the slave trade, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, the civil rights movement and contributions of African Americans. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of African Americans. February 22 and March 15 will be a classroom setting at the Catawba County Historical Museum in Newton, NC. The trip will be starting on March 1 and return on Sunday, March 5, 2017.

**The registration includes hotel accommodations, museum entry and transportation. Food is the responsibility of the individual 
February 22–March 15, 2017 5:30p-7:30p Wednesday $475 Contact hours: 40 = 4.0 CEU


Anti-Bullying Workshop for Teachers

In this ten-hour workshop, this workshop equips teachers and participants with a formal process to identify, observe, and report aggressive behaviors within the classroom. It offers a unique view into the 21-day Anti-bullying program called Unusual Pairing—Friends for Life designed to provide insight into how bullying can be reduced in schools and communities, while promoting behaviors of respect and honor. This workshop discusses the interactive and hands-on approach designed in the program for the collaboration of teachers, parents, community volunteers, and professional services.
March 2–March 30, 2017 6p-8p Thursday $60 Contact hrs.: 10 = 1.0 CEU - CVCC, EC


History of North Carolina 

In this four-week course, we will study the geographical, political, economic, and social conditions existing in NC from America’s discovery to the present. Topics include native and immigrant backgrounds, colonial and Reconstruction periods, party politics, and race relations. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in North Carolina.
March 7–March 28, 2017 6p-8p Tuesday $55 Contact hrs.: 8 = .8 CEU - History Museum Newton, NC


Creating Virtual Reality Expedition

Teachers will explore Google Expeditions and determine what constitutes a quality expedition that is aligned to content and literacy standards. Participants will be introduced to Virtual Reality software and create an expedition to use with students.
March 7 – April 4, 2017 6p-8p Tuesday $60 Contact hours: 10 = 1.0 CEU* - CVCC, EC
(*0.5 Literacy CEU, 0.5 Technology CEU)

Multimedia Editing & Production

Explore the world of multimedia—taking photos, texts, sound, video and animation and turning them into a video story that can be shared on YouTube or other social media outlets. Learn skills and get hands-on training in shooting video, developing and editing a video story, and publishing the video to share with others. This class will provide a broad understanding of multimedia concepts and design principles whiles focusing on today’s most dynamic interactive media.
March 16-April 20, 2017 6p-8p Thursday $70 Contact hrs.: 12 = 1.2 CEU - CVCC, REP


Rigorous Literacy for All Students-Grades 4-12

Participants will learn research-based literacy strategies to incorporate into all content area lessons and to meet literacy standards in all subject areas. These strategies will help a range of students from the most struggling to the advanced reader grow. This workshop will help you plan engaging lessons to improve reading and writing in all content areas.
April 25–May 23, 2017 5:30p-7:30p Tuesday $60 Contact hours: 10 = 1.0 CEU - CVCC, EC


For additional information, please contact the Continuing Education Department at 828-327-7037 or email Cheri Toney at