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10 May

NCCAT presents BTOY award at Orange County Meeting

NCCAT was honored to be at the Orange County Schools Board of Education meeting for the presentation of the NCCAT Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award to Xavier Adams. NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble and Deputy Executive Director Dr. Karen Sumner presented the award at the meeting. Student Ethan Horton talked about the positive impact Mr. Adams has on students. More on the award
09 May

Coming to NCCAT - Creating Math Communities And Connecting Learners

Now more than ever, students need classroom cultures that value their strengths. Join this seminar to learn strategies that build cultures of active care and engage students in mathematical thinking. We will reflect on our current classroom structures and learn new avenues to empower math learners. Sessions will focus on building mathematical identities, engaging students in learning, and authentic problem-solving. Time will be included for teachers to reinvent their syllabus for the upcoming school year. This session is intended for math teachers in grades 4-9.

06 May

NCCAT alumna earns Music Teacher of Excellence honor

This week, the CMA Foundation recognized NCCAT alumna and Hidden Valley Elementary (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools) music teacher Margaret Maurice as a 2022 Music Teacher of Excellence.

03 May

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from NCCAT!

NCCAT appreciates all teachers do every week and especially this week - Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you North Carolina teachers for always being their for students. We see you and we are thankful for you. We're here to help! Visit and signup for our programs at

26 Apr

NCCAT presents beginning teacher award at Greene County School Board Meeting

NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble and Deputy Executive Director Dr. Karen Sumner had the honor of presenting Meghan Chinn with her North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year runner up award at the Greene County Schools NC School Board Meeting. Ms. Chinn is a Greene County Middle School Chorus/General Music teacher with Greene County Schools. Congratulations! Thank you for all you do.

25 Apr


The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will hold a Board of Trustees meeting April 29th in Ocracoke starting at 8 a.m. 

21 Apr

Apply now for NCCAT Online courses

NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5 or 15 contact hours. There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses. Apply and complete courses today to help with licensure needs. Join NCCAT for high-quality professoinal anytime, anywhere you can. NCCAT Online is part of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching mission to support teachers and impact students across the state.


20 Apr

This Week on Education Matters: Highlighting NCCAT BTOY winners

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Prudential Beginning Teachers of the Year winners will be featured in the "This Week on Education Matters" program this week. They will be introducing the 2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year, Xavier Adams as well as one of his students and the beginning teachers of the year from the inception of the program in 2020.

14 Apr

Success from the Start: How to Survive and Thrive Your First Three Years in the Classroom

Open to teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching, this program supports motivated beginning teachers by strengthening their knowledge base and classroom expertise.

14 Apr

Say "Hello Summer" with professional development

Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development. Join us at Ocracoke or Cullowhee!

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