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02 May

NCCAT Partners for Learning Event About Solar Eclipse

CULLOWHEE—Teachers took part in a program in April that equipped them with learning tools for hosting community events during the upcoming solar eclipse event. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s “Total Solar Eclipse Training” program was a partnership with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) at NCCAT, a recognized national leader for professional development programming for teachers.

24 Apr

Beginning Teacher Programs Coming Up with NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Beginning Teachers have several upcoming opportunities to join the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader for professional development programming for teachers.

21 Apr

NCCAT Fall Registration Open Now

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities from September through January to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

19 Apr

NCCAT Board of Trustees Schedules Meeting

CULLOWHEE—A meeting of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at SAS Institute in Cary.

17 Apr

NCCAT Alumna, Mountain Faith Band, and NFL Star Promote Literacy Programs

CULLOWHEE—Sandra McMahan has always felt a strong desire to teach and bring the joy of learning to others in any form possible.

“I taught stuffed animals as a child,” McMahan said with a smile. “Nothing drives or excites me more than to see how excited a little one gets when they write their first story or begin to read on their own. It’s a powerful motivation for me to find ways to encourage kids to not lose that excitement about learning.”

07 Apr

NCCAT Hosts WRESA STEM Tech Conference

CULLOWHEE—One hundred teachers from across western North Carolina attended the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) STEM Tech Conference at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

31 Mar

New Courses at NCCAT Online in April

CULLOWHEE—New Online courses are available starting April 1 from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

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.

28 Mar

Mitchell County Educators Examine Teacher Leadership with NCCAT

OCRACOKE—During a Teacher Leadership Institute program 12 members of a Mitchell County Schools team focused on creating more teacher leaders while at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

The four-day program in Ocracoke allowed educators the chance to work on efforts to help teacher leadership in the Mitchell County district. The new offering is designed to respond to the needs of school districts.

24 Mar

Miller Joins NCCAT Staff

CULLOWHEE—William (Bill) Miller, a former superintendent of Polk County Schools, has been named Educational Planning and Development Consultant at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

22 Mar

NCCAT Offers Learning Opportunity Focused on Motivating Disengaged Students

CULLOWHEE—The complex, multi-faceted issue of student engagement will be addressed from April 18–21 during the program “Motivating Disengaged Students.” The professional development offering will be held at the Cullowhee campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

“Motivating Disengaged Students” will cover classroom-specific techniques and motivational tactics that teachers may incorporate into their own customized classrooms.

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