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Join NCCAT for Put a Spin on Introducing New Information

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.


Join NCCAT for professional development in April

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.


276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.

Intentional Vocabulary Instruction with NCCAT in April

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.

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

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.

Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Ocracoke

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

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.

Introduction to the Science of Reading with NCCAT in April

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.


Orange County teacher named NCCAT 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

CULLOWHEE – Xavier Adams, an Orange County High School teacher in Orange County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential 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 17, 2022.

NCCAT Math Badge series starts with Core Instruction Models

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Exciting to have teachers from across North Carolina with us for Math Badge 1: Math Core Instruction Models in Cullowhee today. Math Badge 2: Strategies for Conceptual Teaching and Building Number Sense will take place tomorrow. NCCAT is holding a four-session series exploring best practices for K-5 math instruction. The instructional components shared in this series lead to strong classroom structures that embrace mathematical thinking and honor students’ instructional needs. Thank you to these teachers for being with us.