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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.

08 Mar

Clay County Teacher Cadet program members visit NCCAT

NCCAT was honored to host a group from Hayesville High School Monday March 7th.

04 Mar

Math PD: "It’s Time: Empowering Problem-Solvers" in Cullowhee

Join NCCAT in April for program "It’s Time: Empowering Problem-Solvers" in Cullowhee. Now more than ever, it is time to empower our math learners with strategies that honor students’ strengths and propel problem-solving forward. In this session, we will discuss student-centered practices that move learning beyond simply finding the “correct answer.” We will learn strategies for problem-solving instructional routines as well as protocols to facilitate tasks in the math classroom. Authentic problem-solving needs engagement, supports, and encouragement.

04 Mar

Intentional Vocabulary Instruction with NCCAT in April

Words bring texts to life.  Vocabulary is key to comprehending and enjoying what we read.  This session will engage participants in exploring systematic vocabulary instruction.  Participants will explore morphology, learn how to select words for study, and develop a plan for vocabulary instruction in their classroom. This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.

Join us April 5th in Cullowhee. This program is for teachers in grades 4-9. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.

03 Mar

Literacy tips with NCCAT faculty member Gin Hodge

To promote reading fluency, incorporate repeated reads focusing on decoding, then phrasing, and lastly reading smoothly with expression. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck discusses reading fluency here and shares that the foundation of fluency is accuracy. NCCAT Early Grades Literacy Specialist Gin Hodge shares this tip.

02 Mar

Math tips with NCCAT faculty member Dr. Bonnie Bolado

Fluency is not simply memorization, rather it is about growing understanding through strategies.

01 Mar

Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Ocracoke

Exciting program going on at NCCAT Ocracoke now - "Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit." What is an entrepreneur? How do Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Business, Finance, and Marketing teachers help students explore connecting their creative interests to entrepreneurship? We will learn about career opportunities in a small tourist town and talk to business owners to learn how their entrepreneurial spirit launched their businesses. We will connect how learning local environments plays an important role in a successful business.

21 Feb

Introduction to the Science of Reading with NCCAT in April

There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how our students learn to read than ever before. Please join us as we spend a day looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading.

Join us for "Introduction to the Science of Reading" in Cullowhee on April 5th.


19 Feb

NCCAT Charter School Conference in March

How can charter school teachers build networks of support for schools, staff, and students? With each charter school operating as an independent LEA, how do we form communities with other charter school educators to share best practices and increase community support? Join us for the NCCAT Charter School Connections Conference to find out.

18 Feb

Mother, daughter share NCCAT, NC education connection

We had so many special moments during the NCCAT 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Week, including this one. 2022 finalists Brooke Bentley of Wilkes County Schools had been to NCCAT even before she was born.

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