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Through multiple means of data collection, we have listened to the needs of North Carolina educators regarding literacy, digital learning, STEM, differentiated instruction, beginning teachers, and more. Not only did we continually strive to stay abreast of educator needs, but we also continued to hone the craft of instructional delivery via modeling of best practices.

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities from September through January to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

Registration for these programs is open now. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Programs are available to North Carolina educators at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online, and with NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. For more information visit our calendar of programs.

From our literacy-focused programs to digital learning, to STEM, math, and science, we have plenty of offerings designed to help teachers to positively impact student learning across our state.

What teachers say about attending NCCAT:

Early Grades Literacy: “After our EOG review I decided to let the students do a questioning activity AFTER reading a text. They had to think of 2 to 3 questions and be prepared to discuss the questions thoughtfully. It was the BEST activity we’ve had all year.  The students had a great discussion and wanted to continue with a new text tomorrow.”

Digital Learning: “This professional development gave me a plethora of resources to use to help students engage on the internet in meaningful ways. I enjoy resources that allow all students to participate, as it helps bring quieter/more reserved students into the class more fully. I also am incredibly excited about helping students to start engaging more fully and think more critically about the information they are taking in. It allows me to differentiate learning and break down tasks for each student.”

Beginning Teacher Support: “It’s been going extremely well compared to last semester. I have spent a lot more time on procedures and community building, and it seems to be working...the students know my quiet signal and have been self-policing. I haven’t found myself having to repeat instructions as often. The seminar at NCCAT truly made me feel so much more confident in my abilities going into this year, and I think it has been noticed by my students and my colleagues. No thoughts of quitting in the first four days!”

Reaching Reluctant Readers: “Not only did I get the basics of what I wanted to get, but I got concrete ideas that I can put in place right away. I came here wondering what am I going to do to reach these boys. But now I’m leaving with information about practices and grant possibilities for resources. I feel empowered to help them now, thanks to coming to NCCAT.”

Click here for NCCAT's Calendar of September programs

Click here for NCCAT's Calendar of October programs

Click here for NCCAT's Calendar of November programs

Click here for NCCAT's Calendar of December programs

Click here for NCCAT's Calendar of January programs


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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. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.

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