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May, 2015

04 May

Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

From Edutopia ...

It’s hard to believe that the Google Hangouts (GHOs) feature has only been around since May of 2013! For many innovative K-12 and higher education teachers, GHOs have become a tool that we can't live without. They allow us to connect with others around the world for impromptu meetings, live podcasts, global edcamps, and school-wide professional development.

04 May

Thank you for NCCAT Annual Fund support

We would like to thank all those who have donated to the 2014-2015 Annunal Fund campaign. The effort helps support NCCAT programming, and in particular, to raise money to pay for substitute teachers. As of April 23, 2015, the campaign stands at a net amount of $16,455.61 or 183 days of subs ($90/day).

Contribute today and help us reach our goal of $30,000—show your support for NCCAT programs for North Carolina teachers! 

Click here for more on how to donate.

04 May

Tips on finishing the school year strong

The days are getting closer to the end of school. Steven Weber offers some tips on how to finish strong in the final few weeks. Steven is the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.

From a recent blog by Steven ....

05 May

Thank you to teachers today and every day!

Each day teachers around North Carolina and other school staff work hard for the children of our staff. We get the opportunity at NCCAT to work with them and we are thankful. Today and every day we say thanks to teachers!

Click here for a link to more on Teacher Appreciation Day.

06 May

Congratulations to the 2015-16 Kenan Fellows Program members!

We were excited to hear about the new Kenan Fellows Program members for 2015-16. We're looking forward to meeting them in person at NCCAT this summer. Here's more in a release about the announcement from Kenan Fellows Program below.

NC Teachers Selected for Prestigious Industry-Education Internships 

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Kenan Fellows Program ─ a K-12 education initiative at N.C. State University ─ has selected National Teacher Appreciation Day to announce its annual teacher internship awards. 

07 May

Pitt County Principal named Principal of the Year

Pactolus School Principal Steve Lassiter has been named the 2015 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year. Congratulations to him and the other finalist for the great work they do for North Carolina children every day.

08 May

Coming up soon - Engineering Design: Literacy Through Problem Solving

August will be here before we know it and we hope you will make plans to join us for this program ...

13948 - Engineering Design: Literacy Through Problem Solving in Cullowhee

11 May

Allison George Named 2015 Gerry D. Howell A+ Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Allison George, a math teacher at RJ Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem! She was named the 2015 Gerry D. Howell A+ Educator of the Year. Allison has attended NCCAT as a Kenan Fellow.


12 May

NCCAT alum writes article on unique professional development plan

Ben Owens is an alum of NCCAT. We've been excited and proud to watch his work as a Hope Street Group National Teaching FellowRecently he wrote an article titled: "Professional development for teachers, by teachers" for

14 May

Family tradition at NCCAT

Many teachers who come to NCCAT for our beginning teacher programs share stories of how and why they went into education. Northern Guilford High School teacher Luke Barnes is glad after time in the business world he returned to what has been the family business.

Both Barnes mother and father were educators. When he graduated from Appalachian State in 2011 with a degree in Business Management and accepted a sales job, it appeared his direction would be different. But Luke realized teaching and coaching were his passions.

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