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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.

11 Apr

NCCAT alum named North Carolina Teacher of the Year

NCCAT alum Eugenia Floyd, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Floyd was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

11 Apr

Registration open for "A Blended Learning Experience"

Blended learning offers teachers the opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning. Teachers can partner with their students to assess, track, and reflect on learning. With integrated face-to-face and online learning experiences, students can dive deeper into a book and see connections to other subject areas.

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