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CULLOWHEE (January 6, 2015)—A meeting of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the Public School Forum Building in Raleigh.
We hope you have a very happy Holiday Season, and we've got some great ways to hit 2015 running with professional development with us in Cullowhee or Ocracoke or Online. NCCAT’s vision is to help North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that every student becomes engaged, self-motivated, and successful. NCCAT helps to retain the most caring, highly qualified, and skilled teachers necessary to positively impact the quality of public education in North Carolina.
CULLOWHEE (December 16, 2014)—North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, will once again offer “Daylong Programs” at the Cullowhee campus in January to help teachers meet one of the challenges of a busy school year—leaving the classroom to participate in professional development.
CULLOWHEE—The 2013–14 North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching annual report has been released. NCCAT remains focused on impacting students, supporting teachers, and responding to state initiatives. NCCAT served more teachers in 2013–14 than in fiscal year 2012-13.
In 2013–2014, NCCAT served more than 100 school districts in North Carolina. In the center’s history, NCCAT has served every county and district in the state of North Carolina.
Responding to a request from North Carolina educators we were pleased to host EdCamp WNC on Nov. 15 in Cullowhee. It’s exciting for me as a life-long educator when I think about the 54 teachers and administrators who took part of their weekend after long hours during the week, to explore how to use digital learning to improve education for the children of our state.
CULLOWHEE—More than 92 educators applied to take part in EdCamp WNC, Nov. 14 on the campus of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development.
EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional conference with a set schedule determined months ahead of the event. This professional development model has an agenda that is created at the start of the event by the participants to fit their needs. Participants are encouraged to attend sessions that are best for them.
CULLOWHEE (November 18, 2014)—Twenty-one teachers from across North Carolina used Google tools to create, edit and share documents and to collaborate with colleagues after taking part in “Google Tools in Schools” Nov. 3-6. The program was held at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development.
Professional Development Opportunities at NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke this spring!
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers. Established by the state legislature in 1985, NCCAT provides a year-round curriculum of courses. NCCAT is a place where teachers “advance teaching as an art and a profession” through a wide range of experiential study and learning opportunities
The NCCAT Research and Development Teams program offers educators an opportunity to meet in a residential setting devoid of distraction to create and advance departmental, school, or district-wide projects. These projects might consist of new programming, research, planning, or curricula.
Gather a team together to create or refine your own innovative approaches to early grades literacy or digital learning. Early grades literacy or digital learning projects will be given preference. All projects will be considered.
NCCAT offers a continuum of professional development unlike any other in the nation, including programs for beginning teachers, interdisciplinary seminars for experienced teachers, and site-based instructional support, including relevant state standards, and leadership training.
Never in our nation’s history has ability to produce and comprehend written information been more necessary. Unfortunately, literacy instruction is as difficult as it is essential. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, has several courses coming up in November and December to help with the topic of literacy instruction.
Teachers will expand their knowledge in order to improve their students’ reading and writing skills in a variety of courses designed to help with literacy instruction.
CULLOWHEE (October 16, 2014)—GoGo Labs, Inc. announced that it will partner with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) to provide North Carolina public school teachers with online training in quest-based digital learning.
NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development for teachers, will host the online training in GoGo Labs’ 3D Game Lab environment from November 17 through December 5, 2014.
CULLOWHEE—North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development for teachers, in cooperation with the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation, will present a program Sept. 19-21 to explore the ethical responsibilities and rights of educators in North Carolina.
The NCCAT program will examine law that supports and protects students and teachers, and will explore avenues for avoiding and managing conflict between teachers, parents, students, administrators and school staff.