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Join NCCAT for "Creating Readers/Thinkers Across Content Areas" Residential Program

Are you looking to deepen comprehension in your upper grades' classroom? Do you want to enhance your teaching strategies with evidence-based literacy practices? Join us for the "Creating Readers/Thinkers Across Content Areas" residential program, hosted by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), from August 12-15 in Cullowhee. This engaging session is designed specifically for educators teaching grades 4-8. We will highlight evidence-based literacy practices that align with the development of students’ comprehension skills.

NCCAT Presents Recipe for Problem Solving K-5 in September at Cullowhee

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The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is excited to announce an upcoming professional development program, "Recipe for Problem Solving K-5," scheduled for September. This innovative training is specifically designed for K-5 teachers and will be led by esteemed research scholars from the William and Ida Friday Institute for Education Innovation. The "Recipe for Problem Solving K-5" program aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to computational thinking and practical teaching strategies.

Union County educator awarded NCCAT HES Scholarship

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is proud to announce that Jennifer Mitchell, an Honors and AP English teacher at Cuthbertson High School in Union County Schools, has been awarded the NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship (HES) for the 2023-2024 academic year. Ms. Mitchell is the recipient of the Belk Foundation HES for 2023-2024. She recently participated in the "Unlocking Advanced Learning Differentiation with NC Literacy Instruction Standards" program at NCCAT Cullowhee, which was led by NC DPI presenters Crissy Brown and Kelly Schultz.

MEETING NOTICE: NCCAT Board of Trustees Meeting Tuesday, May 28, 2024 in Cullowhee

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee will convene a meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus, located at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Capital Project. The meeting will be available live at nccat.org.

Join NCCAT for Recipe for Problem Solving K-5

This training, led by research scholars from the William and Ida Friday Institute for Education Innovation, will provide K-5 teachers with a comprehensive introduction to computational thinking and practical teaching strategies. Participants will explore the fundamentals of computational thinking, coding, and age-appropriate programming tools to integrate into their classrooms. By the end of the training, teachers will feel confident in writing lesson plans integrating computational thinking to teach creative and engaging lessons integrating the NC content standards, NC K-5 computer science standards, and the NC Digital Learning Standards for Students.

Wilson County Schools Educators Awarded NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarships

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is proud to announce that two educators, April Sherrod and Lisa Hendricks, have been awarded NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarships for 2023-2024. April Sherrod, a 7th-grade math teacher at Forest Hills Middle School, has been named the recipient of the Elsie Brame and Norma Henderson Leonard Hunt HES for 2023-2024. Lisa Hendricks, a Health Sciences teacher at James Hunt High School, has been honored with the Mabel Roberson McIntyre HES for the same period.

NCCAT Fall Registration Open Now: Opportunities for North Carolina Educators to Enhance Teaching Expertise

North Carolina educators are invited to take advantage of professional development opportunities offered by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) from September through December. NCCAT provides educators with a platform for collaboration and growth. Lodging, meals, and materials are provided free of charge, making these programs accessible to educators across the state.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from NCCAT! Thank you!

NCCAT extends warm wishes to all teachers for a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This week, we're taking the opportunity to express our gratitude through comments from our staff on social media, thanking teachers for their dedication and hard work. At NCCAT, we believe in appreciating teachers every week, along with this special celebration. Thank you to all educators for your tireless efforts to inspire and educate.

NCCAT announces five teacher scholarship awards for Holocaust seminar in Poland

NCCAT is proud to announce scholarship awards for five outstanding teachers to attend a Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland this summer.  The five scholarship recipients were selected from among 127 teachers who applied. They will be awarded these scholarships from the NCCAT Development Foundation’s Holocaust Endowment Fund.

NCCAT Celebrates Samantha Shaw as Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Runner-Up

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) proudly recognizes Samantha Shaw, an English teacher at Carrboro High School City Schools, as the runner-up for the (NCCAT) 2024 Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year award. The accolade was bestowed upon Shaw during a recent gathering at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education.

MEETING NOTICE: NCCAT Board of Trustees Meeting Friday, April 26, 2024 in Cullowhee

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will convene a meeting at 9:00 am on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the NCCAT Cullowhee campus, located at 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the meeting is to update the Board members on NCCAT’s progress.

Discover NCCAT Science Professional Development

Are you ready to elevate your science teaching to new heights? Join us for an exciting professional development science opportunities at NCCAT. These science programs at NCCAT offer educators a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on learning, discover best practices, and collaborate with top instructors and fellow teachers from across the state. With a focus on enhancing teaching methodologies and aligning with the New North Carolina Science Standards, these programs empower educators to create meaningful and impactful learning experiences for their students.

Inspiring Excellence in Math Education! NCCAT in schools

NCCAT Senior Math Specialist Emily Myers and other faculty have been working across North Carolina in empowering teachers and transforming math education. Did you know NCCAT can come to your school? NCCAT offers a variety of K-12 school-based programs to public schools and districts across the state. Onsite and virtual trainings in schools or districts have an immediate impact on a large number of teachers. To find out more visit https://tinyurl.com/bdd8b49u

Shanna Good Awarded NCCAT Lynda Petty Honored Educator Scholarship for 2023-2024

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is proud to announce Shanna Good, a Math and ELA Teacher at Trinity Middle School in Randolph County Schools, as the recipient of the NCCAT Lynda Petty Honored Educator Scholarship for the 2023-2024 period. The NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship covers all expenses related to participation in an NCCAT program, including program materials, instruction, food, lodging, transportation, and substitute teacher costs. Additionally, the honored educator receives a $250 grant for use in their classroom. Applications for the 2024-2025 NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarships are currently open until April 30th.

NCCAT Online Courses Begin in April – Register Now for Professional Development

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is excited to announce the launch of NCCAT Online Courses starting April 15th. These self-paced modules offer valuable professional development opportunities for North Carolina licensed teachers, with participants able to earn either 5 or 10 contact hours depending on the course. Register now! Don't miss this opportunity to expand your professional development and enhance your teaching skills with NCCAT Online.