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29 Jan

New Dates for Upcoming NCCAT Programs

CULLOWHEE (January 29, 2016)—Dates have changed for future opportunities at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming. Join us for high-quality professional development designed for use in any classroom.

15 Jan

Registration Open for #edcampWNC in April

CULLOWHEE (January 15, 2016)—For the fourth time EdCampWNC will be held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development. The event will take place Saturday April 23 in Cullowhee.

05 Jan

Experience NCCAT This February

CULLOWHEE (January 5, 2016)—February at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching is a perfect month for a first-time experience or to join us again. Program topics include Differentiated Learning, Digital Technology, Using Data, Engaging Parents, Teacher ePortfollos, Social Studies, Literacy Instruction, and much more.

NCCAT models best practices for application to the classroom. The high-quality professional development offered at our campuses in Cullowhee and Ocracoke has had direct impact in schools:

22 Dec

NCCAT Announces Honored Educator Scholarship Application Process Now Open

NCCAT's Honored Educator Scholarship (HES) program pays tribute to outstanding educators and individuals by providing scholarship funds in their names. Scholarship funds can be named in honor of classroom teachers, coaches, administrators, school board members, or community volunteers—anyone whose teaching or influence in public education has made a positive difference in the lives of others. Each fully endowed scholarship is awarded annually to a North Carolina teacher based on criteria determined by the scholarship benefactor.

14 Dec

BB&T Charitable Foundation Supports Teacher Leadership Institutes

CULLOWHEE (December 14, 2015)—The BB&T Charitable Foundation of Winston-Salem awarded $15,000 for a second year to support the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s Teacher Leadership Institutes (TLIs).

11 Dec

NCCAT Board Chairman and Future Executive Director Visit Cullowhee Campus

CULLOWHEE (December 11, 2015)—North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Board of Trustees Chairman Linda Daves and future Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble visited the western North Carolina campus Dec. 8–9.

Daves and Womble talked with staff at a meeting on campus, visited with teachers from across the state of North Carolina who were on campus attending two programs during the week and met with Western Carolina University Chancellor David Belcher during their visit.

03 Dec

2014–2015 NCCAT Annual Report Available Online

CULLOWHEE (December 3, 2015)—The 2014–2015 North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching annual report has been released. NCCAT remains focused on impacting students, supporting teachers, and responding to state initiatives. NCCAT more than doubled the number of teachers served from two years ago.

Click here for a PDF of the annual report

01 Dec


In early November, the North Carolina Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa’s first cohort of Emerging Leaders gathered together in Cullowhee at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

Twenty of North Carolina’s top leaders spent a day and a half learning about change leadership. Melissa Nixon, Director of Title I Guilford Public Schools, wrote a blog about the experience.

24 Nov

NCCAT Solution and Planning Teams Provide Time and Space

CULLOWHEE (November 24, 2015)—The NCCAT Solution and Planning Teams program offers educators an opportunity to meet in a residential setting devoid of distraction to create and advance departmental, school, or district-wide projects. These projects might consist of new programming, research, planning, or curricula. Early grades literacy or digital learning projects will be given preference. All projects will be considered.

20 Nov

NCCAT Program Builds Active Kids and Active Readers

CULLOWHEE (November 20, 2015)—Sarah Lowell knows if she could have moved more in school she would have learned more.

“I was one of those kids who would have loved school if I had been able to move and learn,” said Lowell, a former physical education Teacher of the Year in North Carolina. “School was torture for me, up until high school, because of not being able to move. Now the research is there that proves kids will retain information better and learn more if moving.”

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