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17 Feb

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

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.

09 Feb

NCCAT Math Badge series starts with Core Instruction Models

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.

08 Feb

National Board initial candidates work with NCCAT

North Carolina continues to lead the nation with National Board-certified teachers and the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is happy to help teachers achieving this goal that impacts state students with a quality teacher in their classrooms.

04 Feb

Join us for new NCCAT virtual day sessions in April

Exciting virtual programs available in April with NCCAT. Sign up now for these programs that can be taken anywhere, anytime. The sessions general last around an hour. NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated, and successful. NCCAT works to support teachers and impact students. April programs are: Embracing Math Vocabulary and Meta Cognitive Strategies.

04 Feb

Deeper dive into the Science of Reading program with NCCAT

Participants will delve into current Science of Reading research to support learning around the essential components of reading instruction. Our work will include discovering the tenets of structured literacy to ensure all children have access to effective reading instruction. Please join us as we spend quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading. This program is intended for classroom teachers in the kindergarten through the fifth-grade classroom.

31 Jan

Special Called Virtual Meeting of NCCAT Board of Trustees

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will convene a virtual meeting on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, at 4:00pm.  The Board will meet to discuss the 2021-2022 budget and related matters.  The Board will conduct a closed session for confidential matters.

31 Jan

Digital Tools Tip from NCCAT faculty member Dr. Taylor

Building Tier 2 academic vocabulary is essential for students’ learning across disciplines.

26 Jan

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

 NCCAT will sponsor five (5) teacher spots to attend the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland, scheduled for June 19-26, 2022. Most expenses for the trip, including flights, lodging, some meals, and all activities will be included. Selected participants would return with significant expertise in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Education. Preference will be given to English and social studies high school educators. Application can be found at this link.

16 Jan

Martin County teacher receives NCCAT Scholarship

Congratulations to Paige Hart of Rodgers Elementary School in the Martin County Schools NC district on receiving the NCCAT Eugene and Jean Rogers Honored Educator Scholarship. It allows the Martin County Teacher of the Year to attend an NCCAT program of his or her choice. The scholarship covers all costs associated with your participation in an NCCAT program including: instruction; food and lodging on the NCCAT campus; program materials; travel to and from the campus from the teacher’s home and payment for the substitute teacher while they attend NCCAT.

13 Jan

Creating and Fostering the Entrepreneurial Spirit with NCCAT program in Cullowhee

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? Find out in the upcoming NCCAT program in Cullowhee.

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