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18 Oct

Wells Fargo Awards Grant to Help NCCAT Literacy Programming

CULLOWHEE—Wells Fargo Corporate Giving has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Development Foundation of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Inc. (NCCAT) to support professional development literacy programs for North Carolina teachers.

The grant will help cover the cost for teachers attending NCCAT’s programs “Reading, Writing and Ready by Third Grade: Early Grades Literacy Instruction” and “Reading Foundations Training.” Dorcas Masson, NCCAT Development Associate, led a team effort to write the grant.

04 Oct

NCCAT Early Visionary Meets Executive Director

CULLOWHEE—Jean Powell, the woman whose vision created the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, recently met with NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble.

Dr. Womble met with Powell and her family members on Sept. 28 in Wilmington. He was speaking to the New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society Retired Physicians Section about NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers.

23 Sep

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, Sept. 30, at NCCAT in Cullowhee.

19 Sep

Curriculum Leaders from Across North Carolina Attend NCCAT Conference

CULLOWHEE—More than 100 participants joined the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers, for the first NCCAT Curriculum Leaders Conference Sept. 7–9.

16 Sep

EdCampWNC Back for a Fifth Time at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—EdCampWNC returns to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for a fifth time Saturday, Oct. 15.

In April EdCampWNC drew more participants than any previous events with 100. 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.

02 Sep

NCCAT Website Search of Programs Upgraded

Recent updates to The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching website make it possible to search all programs.

NCCAT’s instructional programs reflect the broad range of unique professional development topics for public school teachers and other educators. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards. NCCAT is a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers.

26 Aug

Integrating Primary Sources in the Middle and High School Curriculum through Digital Learning

OCRACOKE—Primary sources, such as photographs, manuscripts, maps, and government documents, are now digitized. Educators can easily access and use them to enhance digital learning for their students. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers, will be presenting “Integrating Primary Sources in the Middle and High School Curriculum Through Digital Learning” at Ocracoke October 11–14.

24 Aug

Flipping instruction without flipping out with NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—“Schoolwork at home and homework at school” is one of the many definitions of a flipped classroom. Explore the history, styles, and benefits of flipping your classroom, including practical, hands-on ways to create, curate, and differentiate video content with the program “Flipping Instruction Without Flipping Out: The Digital Learning Classroom.”

The program takes place in Cullowhee at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers.

02 Aug

Make a Canvas Connection with NCCAT

Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one-stop learning and course management. Canvas is a trusted, open source LMS which provides a new way of teaching, learning and thinking.

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers, is offering several programs the next few months taught by Canvas certified trained educator Elizabeth Joyce to help educators understand this technology tool better. The program is titled “The Canvas Connection.”

27 Jul

Wake County Teacher Has Hands-On Learning Experience at NCCAT

Knightdale kindergarten teacher April Zolnierowicz came away from the “Mission Possible: Covering Social Studies and Science Content Using Literacy” with even more than she had imagined to take back to her classroom in Wake County. The program presented by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for North Carolina teachers, took place in Ocracoke in June.

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