Many Ways to Help
There are many ways to contribute to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The Development Foundation of NCCAT Inc. supports instructional programs, scholarships, and funds for North Carolina’s public school teachers.
The NCCAT Annual Fund receives contributions teachers who have participated in NCCAT seminars, trustees, foundation board members, faculty and staff members, and other friends of education. Donations to the Annual Fund are used to support all programs at NCCAT and help provide the margin of excellence for these programs.
NCCAT’s Seminars represent the core of NCCAT’s professional development programs. Two funds support the many types of seminars that NCCAT provides: Diversity, Heritage, and Culture; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
NCCAT’s Beginning Teacher Program provides critical support for “NCCAT Connections,” a comprehensive yearlong induction program for beginning teachers and “Connect to Your Future: Celebrating Success in the Classroom,” a five-day residential seminar for teachers in their second or third year of teaching. Both programs are designed to reinforce essential skills for good teaching, reduce teacher attrition, and strengthen instructional practices in the classroom.
NCCAT’s National Board support seminars provided teachers with a focused environment to create the performance-based assessment portfolios required for National Board Certification. The certification process is designed to strengthen teachers’ skills and positively impact student learning.
NCCAT’s Honored Educator Scholarship Program provides an opportunity to recognize great educators by establishing scholarships in their names. These scholarships make it possible for NCCAT to serve more teachers by supplementing the annual state allocation. Each named scholarship will be awarded annually to a North Carolina teacher, who will also receive a $250 cash award for a classroom project.
NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Program provides support for NCCAT to offer an off-site seminar in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and provides support for NCCAT’s “Gathering of Holocaust Educators” seminar.