North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
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16005 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: An Integration of Literacy, STEM, and More
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: An Integration of literacy, STEM, and more!
Grades: 5 - 8

When 14 year-old William s home in Malawi experienced a terrible drought, his family was left with nothing to eat or sell. Without food or the ability to go to school, William explored his town s library. With perseverance and grit, he came up with an idea that would change the lives of his family and town forever.
Using the memoir of William Kamkwamba in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, this session will explore integrating literacy, STEM, a dash of history, and social-emotional learning into the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for grades 5-8! Come join us as we learn about William and the inventiveness of the human spirit.

Session ID: 16005 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: An Integration of Literacy, STEM, and More
Location: Ocracoke
Dates: Jan 31, 2022 - Feb 4, 2022
Instructional Hours: 30.0
Registration End Date:
Jan 21, 2022 12:00 AM
Comments: For grades 5-8. This is a face-to-face program at our Ocracoke campus.

Applying to NCCAT

Who is Eligible? North Carolina certified pre-K through 12th grade teachers who are employed in North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, are eligible to attend NCCAT programs. (This may include school administrators, counselors, library media specialists, lead teachers, and mentors.) 

Please check with your principal prior to applying to be sure your travel/substitute teacher costs will be covered by your school.

What is Provided? NCCAT provides your food, lodging and programming. Teachers and/or their districts are responsible for travel and substitute teacher costs.

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Questions? Please contact NCCAT Teacher Services by phone 828-293-5202 or email