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13 Apr


The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Friday, April 15th, 2022, at 4:00pm.  This is a special called meeting for the Ocracoke Long Range Committee to discuss potential vendors for Architectural services at NCCAT’s campus in Ocracoke, NC. 


06 Apr

Union County teacher receives NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship award

Congratulations to Shelley Gordon (left) a teacher in Union County Public Schools. She received the NCCAT Honored Educator Mary D. McDuffie Scholarship. Great job! This scholarship was established in honor of the late Dr. Mary McDuffie who began her 35-yearlong career in education as a history teacher.

05 Apr

Hello Summer at NCCAT! Summer Registration Open Now

CULLOWHEE – Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development.

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29 Mar

Gathering of Holocaust Educators held at NCCAT

Teachers from around North Carolina for joining us for the "Gathering of Holocaust Educators." NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Program works to promote Holocaust education in North Carolina public schools. It is important to continue our efforts to promote student understanding of the ways in which our individual and collective actions shape the direction of the present and the world of the future.

28 Mar

NCCAT new organization leadership roles announced

CULLOWHEE – Two experienced educators have new roles at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble announced.

22 Mar

Iredell-Statesville Schools educator receives NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship

Congratulations to Kinsi King of South Iredell High School in Iredell-Statesville Schools on receiving the NCCAT Richard L. Thompson Honored Educator Scholarship.The scholarship provides travel and money to use in the classroom. NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated, and successful.

18 Mar

Join NCCAT for professional development in April

NCCAT features several exciting professional development opportunities this April. Apply now to ensure a position. Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. Program cost, meals and lodging are all covered. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards.

18 Mar

Join NCCAT for Put a Spin on Introducing New Information

Participants will be provided CTE middle grades strategies and resources that can be incorporated in lesson planning, instructional delivery, and student activities to introduce new information. Participants will have the opportunity to create lesson plans incorporating these new strategies and resources.

Join NCCAT for Put a Spin on Introducing New Information in the Middle Grades CTE Classroom in May.


15 Mar

Two new members appointed to NCCAT Board of Trustees

CULLOWHEE – Speaker of the House of Representatives Tim Moore has appointed two members to the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state's teachers.

14 Mar


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 stood out from among 45 teachers who applied. They will be awarded these scholarships from the NCCAT Development Foundation’s Holocaust Endowment Fund. A decision about the trip will be made later as world events allow.

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