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NCCAT presents beginning teacher award at Greene County School Board Meeting

NCCAT Executive Director Dr. M. Brock Womble and Deputy Executive Director Dr. Karen Sumner had the honor of presenting Meghan Chinn with her North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year runner up award at the Greene County Schools NC School Board Meeting. Ms. Chinn is a Greene County Middle School Chorus/General Music teacher with Greene County Schools. Congratulations! Thank you for all you do.

This Week on Education Matters: Highlighting NCCAT BTOY winners

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Prudential Beginning Teachers of the Year winners will be featured in the "This Week on Education Matters" program this week. They will be introducing the 2022 Beginning Teacher of the Year, Xavier Adams as well as one of his students and the beginning teachers of the year from the inception of the program in 2020.

Apply now for NCCAT Online courses

NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5 or 15 contact hours. There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses. Apply and complete courses today to help with licensure needs. Join NCCAT for high-quality professoinal anytime, anywhere you can. NCCAT Online is part of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching mission to support teachers and impact students across the state.


Say "Hello Summer" with professional development

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development. Join us at Ocracoke or Cullowhee!

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2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will meet virtually on Friday, April 15th, 2022, at 4:00pm.  This is a special called meeting for the Ocracoke Long Range Committee to discuss potential vendors for Architectural services at NCCAT’s campus in Ocracoke, NC. 


Gathering of Holocaust Educators held at NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Teachers from around North Carolina for joining us for the "Gathering of Holocaust Educators." NCCAT’s Holocaust Education Program works to promote Holocaust education in North Carolina public schools. It is important to continue our efforts to promote student understanding of the ways in which our individual and collective actions shape the direction of the present and the world of the future.

Iredell-Statesville Schools educator receives NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship

Congratulations to Kinsi King of South Iredell High School in Iredell-Statesville Schools on receiving the NCCAT Richard L. Thompson Honored Educator Scholarship.The scholarship provides travel and money to use in the classroom. NCCAT helps North Carolina teachers grow in knowledge, skills, compassion, and professionalism so that students become engaged, self-motivated, and successful.

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.