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21 Sep

Principal of the Year Speaks to Teachers at Ocracoke

OCRACOKE—Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year Jason Griffin made a presentation during the “Teacher Leadership Institute: Teachers of the Year” program in July at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

North Carolina’s 2016–2017 Teachers of the Year joined NCCAT, a national leader in professional development for teachers, in Ocracoke to examine educational leadership and positive responses to institutional change.

15 Sep

“Leaders Taking Learning to New Heights” at NCCAT Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders

CULLOWHEE—Educators from across North Carolina took part in the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Fall Conference for Curriculum Leaders Sept. 6–8.

The theme of the conference was “Taking Leaders of Learning to New Heights.” Curriculum Leaders were provided the opportunity to meet with peers and attend a variety of relevant and timely academic sessions in a collaborative setting.

07 Sep

NCCAT Presents “Reaching Reluctant Readers: Bringing Boys To Books”

CULLOWHEE—The statistics are consistent: young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills. In many instances, the reading scores of boys bring down the reading scores for the entire school.

Join the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for “Reaching Reluctant Readers: Brining Boys to Books” in Cullowhee, Oct. 9–12.

30 Aug

EdCampWNC Promotes Learning and Sharing by Teachers at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—EdCampWNC returned to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for a sixth time Saturday, August 26.

EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional conference with a set schedule determined months ahead of the event. This professional development model has an agenda that is created at the start of the event by the participants to fit their needs. Participants are encouraged to attend sessions that are best for them.

24 Aug

Northwest Halifax Teacher Talks About NCCAT Experience

Srinivas Pannela of Northwest Halifax High received the Marjorie T. and John S. Britt Honored Educator Scholarship to attend NCCAT this year. We appreciate his words about his time at NCCAT and what he will do with it in his classroom. Thank you to Mr. Pannela for all he does in education!

From Srinivas Pannela

22 Aug

Teachers Experience Teachable Moment at NCCAT During Total Solar Eclipse

CULLOWHEE—Teachers from across North Carolina took part in the “Once In A Lifetime: Astronomy and Experiencing The Total Solar Eclipse” program at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

The final part of the program found teachers being able to look skyward and see the Great American Eclipse that reached totality around 2:35 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2017, at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus.

08 Aug

North Carolina Teachers of the Year Deepen Leadership Skills at Ocracoke

OCRACOKE—North Carolina Teacher of the Year Lisa Godwin, an Onslow County kindergarten teacher, was among participants in the “Teacher Leadership Institute: Teachers of the Year” North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching program July 10–14 at Ocracoke.

Godwin joined North Carolina 2016–2017 Teachers of the Year from across the state to examine educational leadership at NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

28 Jul

Karen Sumner Named Chief Academic Officer at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Karen Sumner, Elementary Coordinator for the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and veteran educator, has been named Chief Academic Officer at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Before working with WRESA, Sumner served as a Regional Education Facilitator with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Karen Sumner served as an Instructional Coach in Henderson County Schools after teaching high school English both there and in New Hanover County.

26 Jul

Summer Math Camp Returns to NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—The Smoky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle (SMMTC), a professional learning community for mathematics teachers in Western North Carolina, gathered for its third annual Summer Math Camp July 10–14 at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

18 Jul

Registration open for new courses now at NCCAT Online

CULLOWHEE—Educators have new course offerings available online with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

NCCAT Online is freely available to all North Carolina licensed educators at no additional cost to you or your district. NCCAT Online Courses are short, self-paced modules where participants can earn 3, 5, or 10 contact hours, depending on the number of assignments participants are asked to complete.

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