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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.”

17 Nov

Morehead City Primary School Teachers Share Digital Tools Learned at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE (November 17, 2015)—Three Morehead City Primary School teachers were already using tools they learned about at NCCAT—even before going back to the classroom. And they plan to keep integrating technology into their Carteret County school.

Lee Taylor, a third-grade teacher; Amanda McCall, a third-grade teacher; and Chantel Williams, a second-grade teacher, all took part in “There's an App for That! Digital Programs Across the Curriculum.”

03 Nov

Burke County Teachers Connect to Create Classroom Resources

CULLOWHEE (November 3, 2015)—Two sets of Burke County teachers have created resources their schools and students can benefit from right away thanks to work done at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development.

27 Oct

NCCAT Board of Trustees Schedules Meeting

CULLOWHEE (October 27, 2015)—A meeting of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will be held in Raleigh from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10.

21 Oct

Womble Selected as NCCAT Executive Director

CULLOWHEE (October 21, 2015)—The Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) has selected Dr. M. Brock Womble as its next Executive Director. Womble has more than 22 years of experience in education in a variety of state, local and national leadership roles.

15 Oct

EdCampWNC Returns to NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Educators from across North Carolina will gather at the campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for EdCampWNC on Oct. 24.

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