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MEETING NOTICE: NCCAT Cullowhee Campus Building Project Committee Meeting

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723

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, March 18, 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.

NCCAT March professional learning opportunities available

In March, North Carolina educators have several opportunities including literacy-focused programs to digital learning to STEM, math, science and more. All residential programs include free lodging, meals and materials. Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. Join us! Educators are the reason we are here!

Elevate your teaching with NCCAT Summer Programs

Calling all North Carolina educators! Summer registration is now open for The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a renowned national leader in professional development. Programs are available at both the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online, and through NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. NCCAT is dedicated to providing professional development to meet the unique needs of North Carolina teachers. Residential programming offers the added benefits of free lodging, meals, and materials, creating a collaborative environment for NC educators.

Haywood County teacher named NCCAT 2024 Empower North Carolina Beginning Teacher of the Year

Abigail Bentley, a teacher at Pisgah High School in Haywood County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2024 Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday February 15th.

NCCAT 2024 Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award in Cullowhee tonight

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723
The NCCAT 2024 Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award process was developed to honor beginning teachers and to retain teachers who show promise as excellent teachers and education leaders in North Carolina public schools and public charter schools. One of these talented educators will be named the 2024 NCCAT Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year after being selected by a panel of judges. They will participate in a week for professional development at NCCAT February 12-16, 2024. The award will be presented on February 15, 2024, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee.

Elevate your Science Teaching Game with NCCAT experience!

Calling all passionate science educators in North Carolina! NCCAT is your gateway to a world of cutting-edge knowledge, skills, and teaching methods. Dive into high-quality professional development that transforms classrooms and empowers students! Programs coming in March and April explaining the new North Carolina Science Standards. Explore the exciting Science programs lined up at NCCAT, where innovation meets education. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning, discover best practices, and collaborate with top instructors and fellow teachers from across the state.

Pamlico County teachers receive NCCAT George Brinson Honored Educator Scholarships

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) proudly announces Katie Hardison and Stacy Nelson, educators from Pamlico County Schools, as the recipients of the prestigious NCCAT George Brinson Honored Educator Scholarships. This esteemed scholarship recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contributions of educators who embody the spirit of George Brinson, an ardent advocate for public schools. Educators interested in applying for the Honored Educator Scholarships can visit the NCCAT website at http://tinyurl.com/2p9zf6e5 for more information and to submit their applications.

Comprehension at the Core: Creating Readers and Thinkers Across the Content Areas

Want to deepen comprehension in your upper grades' classroom? This session - Creating Readers and Thinkers Across the Content Areas" in Ocracoke - highlights evidence-based literacy practices aligned to the development of students’ comprehension skills in grades 4-8. Join us as we explore strategies to improve understanding through connections to the Science of Reading, and an emphasis on integrating fluency, vocabulary, and writing into your content area.

Science teaching tips and advice to positively impact students with NCCAT

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723

NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices, and information to return to their classrooms through high-quality professional development. The ultimate result is improved performance and achievement by North Carolina's students. NCCAT has several exciting Science programs coming up. Free lodging, materials, and meals are part of the NCCAT residential experience while learning from top instructors and collaborating with teachers from across the state. "Teaching Science is Phenomenal" and "Preparing the Ambitious Science Teacher: Igniting Inquiry and Critical Thinking" coming up soon. Apply now!

Announcement: Applications now being accepted for the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland 2024

NCCAT will sponsor five (5) teacher spots to attend the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland, scheduled for June 16-24, 2024. Most expenses for the trip, including flights, lodging, some meals, and activities will be included. Selected participants would return with significant expertise in the fields of Holocaust and Genocide Education. Preference will be given to English and social studies high school educators. Application deadline is February 16, 2024, at 11:59pm. Selected teachers will be notified by February 26, 2024. Please direct any questions to Karen Sumner at [email protected].

Ensure NC students are prepared for success with NCCAT program

Join us at NCCAT Ocracoke later this month for "Supporting the N.C. Portrait of a Graduate Competencies in the STEM Classroom" in January. Participants will walk away with tangible strategies that can be quickly implemented in the STEM classroom! The Portrait ensures that North Carolina students are well equipped for the broadest range of postsecondary opportunities, be it college, career, or military. The Portrait shows that student academic success matters, but so does a student’s ability to adapt, to collaborate, to communicate, to think critically, to show empathy, to learn, and to take personal responsibility.

February one day program at NCCAT for school counselors

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723

Come join us this February for this interactive and inspiring one day training, specifically geared towards counselors, school psychologists, and any other mental health coaches in the school system. School counselors play a vital role in supporting students in our schools this day will equip them with knowledge, skills, and strategies. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms through high-quality professional development. The ultimate result is improved performance and achievement by North Carolina’s students.

Comprehension at the Core: Creating Readers and Thinkers Across the Content Areas at NCCAT Ocracoke

Ocracoke, North Carolina
Want to deepen comprehension in your upper grades classroom? Join NCCAT for "Comprehension at the Core: Creating Readers and Thinkers Across the Content Areas" at NCCAT Ocracoke in February. This session highlights evidence-based literacy practices aligned to the development of students’ comprehension skills in grades 4-8. Join us as we explore strategies to improve understanding through connections to the Science of Reading, and an emphasis on integrating fluency, vocabulary, and writing into your content area.