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NCCAT part of The Belk Foundation Summer Grants

Thank you to The Belk Foundation for their support of NCCAT with grant funding to help bring national expertise to state education leaders at the fall Curriculum Leaders Conference and Literacy Leaders Conference led by NCCAT. A $40,000 grant will support a program to bring national expertise to state education leaders at the fall Curriculum Leaders Conference and Literacy Leaders Conference.

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Regional Teacher of the Year values NCCAT experience

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Nicole Rivers is a 15-year veteran educator who has regularly attended professional development courses at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Sandhills Regional Teacher of the Year does not hesitate when asked what she would tell North Carolina teachers about attending NCCAT.

Second NCCAT Whichard scholarship makes professional development opportunity available for teachers in Clay and Durham Counties

The Honorable Willis P. Whichard continues his long-time support of teachers with the establishment of another fully funded North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Honored Educator Scholarship.

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

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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.

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.

NCCAT presents - Using STEM to Enhance Literacy

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723
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.

NCCAT presents - FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

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.

NCCAT Opens Summer Professional Development Program Registration

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.

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.