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NCCAT offering School-Based Programming Services

NCCAT understands that every school situation is different.

While many schools find our campus-based trainings to be very effective, we realize that, by providing onsite training at your school or district facility, our School-Based programming will

- Be more convenient

- Have an immediate impact on a larger number of your teachers

NCCAT has faculty members available to assist with planning and facilitation in the center of the state, too.

Davidson County Schools Work with NCCAT and North Carolina Educators Ahead of Chromebooks Rollout

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

CULLOWHEE (February 24, 2015)—Educators gathered together at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching January 26–29 in Cullowhee to learn more about Google Chromebooks—ahead of the rollout of the devices in Davidson County Schools.

Instructors from Martin County and Transylvania County, which have had similar rollouts of the devices, were on hand to share tips and answer questions. Greg Cline, chief technology officer for Davidson County Schools, says the school system has a three-year plan for dispersing the small laptops.

NCCAT strengthens focus on Digital Learning

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Following a 2014 that saw major initiatives in digital learning the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Digital Learning is focused on creating more online resources for educators.

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching continues to respond to the state initiative of improving digital learning with the appointment of a Senior Digital Learning Specialist.

Begin 2015 with professional development at NCCAT

We hope you have a very happy Holiday Season, and we've got some great ways to hit 2015 running with professional development with us in Cullowhee or Ocracoke or Online. NCCAT’s vision is to help North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that every student becomes engaged, self-motivated, and successful. NCCAT helps to retain the most caring, highly qualified, and skilled teachers necessary to positively impact the quality of public education in North Carolina.

NCCAT Offers “Daylong Programs” to Start Off the New Year Right

Cullowhee, North Carolina

CULLOWHEE (December 16, 2014)—North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, will once again offer “Daylong Programs” at the Cullowhee campus in January to help teachers meet one of the challenges of a busy school year—leaving the classroom to participate in professional development.

2013–2014 NCCAT Annual Report Available Online

Cullowhee, North Carolina

CULLOWHEE—The 2013–14 North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching annual report has been released. NCCAT remains focused on impacting students, supporting teachers, and responding to state initiatives. NCCAT served more teachers in 2013–14 than in fiscal year 2012-13.

In 2013–2014, NCCAT served more than 100 school districts in North Carolina. In the center’s history, NCCAT has served every county and district in the state of North Carolina.

A Message from NCCAT Executive Director Richard Thompson

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Responding to a request from North Carolina educators we were pleased to host EdCamp WNC on Nov. 15 in Cullowhee. It’s exciting for me as a life-long educator when I think about the 54 teachers and administrators who took part of their weekend after long hours during the week, to explore how to use digital learning to improve education for the children of our state.

NCCAT Hosts EdCamp for Area Educators

Cullowhee, North Carolina

CULLOWHEE—More than 92 educators applied to take part in EdCamp WNC, Nov. 14 on the campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development.

EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional conference with a set schedule determined months ahead of the event. This professional development model has an agenda that is created at the start of the event by the participants to fit their needs. Participants are encouraged to attend sessions that are best for them.

NCCAT hosts "Google Tools In Schools" program

Cullowhee, North Carolina

CULLOWHEE (November 18, 2014)—Twenty-one teachers from across North Carolina used Google tools to create, edit and share documents and to collaborate with colleagues after taking part in “Google Tools in Schools” Nov. 3-6. The program was held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development.

NCCAT Spring Registration is open now for educators

Cullowhee, North Carolina

Professional Development Opportunities at NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke this spring!

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers. Established by the state legislature in 1985, NCCAT provides a year-round curriculum of courses. NCCAT is a place where teachers “advance teaching as an art and a profession” through a wide range of experiential study and learning opportunities