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14 May

Math Professional Learning Sessions Available Now

Kick off the 2021-22 school year with NCCAT math professional learning. A variety of sessions are being offered throughout the summer that are innovative and timely for our NC math classrooms. Fill your instructional toolbox this summer with these great virtual and in-person offerings.

11 May

Apply now - All Kids Can Write (And You Can Too)! in Ocracoke

Designed for teachers in grades K–3. Discover new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that deepen comprehension and extend student learning. This in-depth, interactive program will focus on the power of the teacher as the mentor-model in exploring multiple tools for unlocking thinking in the classroom—through the process of uncovering your own writing life. 
Strategies will include the use of journal responses, writing as inquiry across the content areas, and the power of authentic interactions with poetry and prompts.
06 May

Apply now to join 2021 NCCAT Virtual Math Collaborative

Join NCCAT for this two day virtual event to learn new instructional strategies and engage in round table sessions to discuss critical math topics. Sessions will be presented to strengthen your math instructional toolbox including: Differentiation, English Language Learners strategies, problem-solving routines, digital learning, problem-based learning, vertical alignment, and reading in the math classroom. Sessions will be available for all grade levels. Leave ready to kick off the 2021-2022 school year with fresh ideas for your math classroom.

04 May

May professional development with NCCAT Available Now

Looking for professional development? NCCAT has programs with openings available now. NCCAT provides North Carolina teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best prarctices and information to take back to their classroom.

28 Apr

NCCAT presents - Using STEM to Enhance Literacy

The world of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—provides a rich environment that motivates children to want to learn more. Children often prefer reading about spiders and dinosaurs to fictional characters. STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications.
27 Apr


Develop an understanding for the critical science approach in counseling and mental health. Learn how to integrate the critical science systems of action into classroom instruction to help students develop the critical thinking skills to find resolutions to the mental health perennial problem.

20 Apr


CULLOWHEE – The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will have a regularly scheduled meeting Friday, April 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. at the NCCAT Ocracoke Campus, 2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocarcoke, NC 27960.

19 Apr

NCCAT Opens Summer Professional Development Program Registration

CULLOWHEE – Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a position in programs. If any changes in the program schedule are necessary, NCCAT will immediately communicate these changes to participants.

In meeting the need for teacher professional development, NCCAT offers programs at both our Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online, and through visitation of school districts throughout North Carolina.

15 Apr

Macon County Teacher Named NCCAT 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

CULLOWHEE –  Emilee Higdon, a High School English teacher at Union Academy of Macon County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The award was presented for the second time with finalists from across the state in attendance.

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