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Two Math badge opportunities are coming to NCCAT this February. Math I Badge 1: Core Instruction Practices is on February 14 at Cullowhee. Math I Badge 2: Rigor and Representations is on February 15 at Cullowhee. The Math Badge journey focuses on helping educators bring the best practices for math instruction to life in their classrooms. Participants who earn the NCCAT Math Badge will apply their new learning in various settings, including classroom instruction and coaching.
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) would like to share a preliminary draft for adding and renovating the NCCAT Ocracoke campus. An opportunity for community input will occur on Friday, January 27, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the NCCAT Ocracoke campus building.
NCCAT's instructional programs reflect the broad range of unique professional development topics for public school teachers and other educators. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards. Seminar faculty model best practices for application to the 21st-century classroom. Find out more about February programs now.
Join NCCAT for Charter School Connections in February! How can charter school teachers build support networks for schools, staff, and students? Explore how teachers can better advocate for their specific school and charters and how to develop your leadership style to help support school initiatives. Learn best practices in connecting students to digital learning and student leadership development through exploring personalized, project-based, and flipped learning. Discuss ways to model these practices in your schools.
NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee Meeting
Monday, January 23, 2023
A virtual and in-person meeting
The meeting may be accessed at the following link: https://www.nccat.org/
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee will convene a meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023, via Zoom and in-person at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Capital Project.
North Carolina educators, due to required maintenance to ensure great performance moving forward, our phone systems will be down starting Tuesday. We'll update on social media and our website when the phone system is back operational. Our website www.nccat.org will still be up and running, so we hope you will make plans for professional development and apply.
NCCAT's instructional programs reflect the broad range of unique professional development topics for public school teachers and other educators. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards. Seminar faculty model best practices for application to the 21st-century classroom. NCCAT supports teachers and impacts students across North Carolina. Apply now for a variety of programs in February. NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated, and successful.
Applications for NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship for 2023 are currently being accepted. The application period will close on April 30. Honored Educator Scholarships (HES) allow selected teachers to attend an NCCAT seminar. A HES covers all costs associated with participation in a five-day NCCAT seminar, including program materials, instruction, food, lodging, transportation, and substitute teacher. The honored educator also receives $250 for use in the classroom.
NCCAT Ocracoke Campus Long‐Range Facility Planning Committee Meeting
Friday, January 6, 2023
The meeting may be accessed at the following link:
Twenty-seven teachers across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Empower Beginning Teacher of the Year Award for their dedication, innovation, and ability to inspire students to achieve. One of these talented educators will be named the 2023 NCCAT Empower Beginning Teacher of the Year. The award will be presented on March 9, 2023, at the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus.
Normally NCCAT is buzzing with teachers collaborating about ideas for their classrooms. December 19th was a special holiday treat as about 20 kindergarteners from our good friends and Cullowhee neighbors Jackson County Public Schools, NC Fairview School visited us for a time of read-alouds, making things, and testing digital tools all designed to add to the joy of learning.
More than 80 educators from across North Carolina attended the second North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Literacy Leaders Conference in Cullowhee Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2022. The three-day conference featured general session presenters, breakout sessions and collaboration to help Literacy Leaders take steps to support literacy instruction in NC.
A new year is coming and it means new professional development opportunities from NCCAT. Topics include digital learning, early grades literacy, secondary literacy, differentiated instruction, math, teacher leadership, STEM and more. A complete upcoming schedule can be found at https://www.nccat.org/programs
A celebration of the Beulah Padgett Whichard Honored Educator Scholarship took place on November 28, 2022, at the Clay County Board of Education Meeting in Hayesville, NC. This scholarship was established in honor of the late Beulah Padgett Whichard, who was a native of Clay County and taught in Clay and Durham County Schools for 30 years. The Honorable Willis P. Whichard, a retired college law school dean, retired judge, and former legislator, established this scholarship in honor of his mother.