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01 Mar

NCCAT Summer Registration Open Now

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities in June, July and August to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

27 Feb

NCCAT Teams Up to Offer Solar Eclipse Training for Educators

CULLOWHEE—The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) will partner with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) from April 10–13 to offer “Total Solar Eclipse Training” to K–6 educators from across the state.

On August 21, a portion of the western part of the state will experience a total solar eclipse for approximately two and a half minutes. Prior to the “Great American Eclipse,” 15 teams of two teachers apiece will be offered valuable information and insight into this rare celestial phenomenon.

21 Feb

NCCAT Helps Teachers Catch Up With Their Students on Digital Learning

CULLOWHEE—Teachers will acquire new skills for incorporating digital learning into their classroom during the professional development program “Catching Up With Your Students: Digital Learning” April 24–27 in Cullowhee.

20 Feb

Burke County Educators Work on Teacher Leadership with NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—A team of Burke County educators worked on creating more teacher leaders in the district during a specialized program from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

For four days in Cullowhee, the 21 educators took part in a variety of efforts to help teacher leadership flourish in the district. The Teacher Leadership Institute program is a new offering designed to respond to the needs of school districts.

16 Feb

Regional Teacher of the Year Anthony Johnson Visits NCCAT

Isenberg Elementary School teacher Anthony Johnson had a very positive first experience at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

Johnson is the 2017 Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year.  He attended “Moving From Consumers To Creators: Empowering The Digital Generation” at Cullowhee this year. He has taught elementary and middle school for the last 14 years, including 13 years in Rowan-Salisbury Schools.

Join us for the program "Taking the Angst Out of Testing" in Cullowhee.
07 Feb

Taking the Angst Out of Testing with NCCAT

Join us for the program "Taking the Angst Out of Testing" in Cullowhee. Act now to be part of this program. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will present this opportunity for educators in April. Love them or hate them, standardized tests are not going away anytime soon.

26 Jan

Join NCCAT in March or April!

CULLOWHEE—High-quality teaching is important for student success. Explore elements of effective professional development and collaboration critical for growing and supporting great teachers by attending a North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching program at the Cullowhee or Ocracoke campus.

NCCAT, a nationally recognized leader in professional development, covers lodging, meals and conference materials. Travel and substitute teacher cost are not covered. Act now to make sure you have a place in these programs.

March programs include:

11 Jan

NCCAT Announces Honored Educator Scholarship Application Process Now Open

CULLOWHEE—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.

03 Jan

Middle School Educators Work on Reading Comprehension During Time at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Helping students comprehend what they read was a key part of a weeklong program “Literacy In The Middle Grades: Reading Proficiency” at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

21 Dec

Math Professional Development Opportunity with NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—A special professional development program designed for high school math teachers will be available January 23–26 from the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

“Math I: Reaching Out To Struggling Learners” takes place in January in Cullowhee. It is program number 14286.

Struggling learners often need concrete and visual experiences to develop understanding as they move seamlessly between linear, quadratic, and exponential functions and in creating equations.

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