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NCCAT faculty members part of effort to lead NC into the future with Rethink Education

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) faculty members Ms. Elizabeth Joyce and Dr. Mandy Taylor are part of an educational effort to lead the development of effective instructional approaches and content that teachers can use when schools must close for unforeseen disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NCCAT Online Registration Open Now With Free Courses

NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5 or 10 contact hours. There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses.

Programs are available in several different content areas.

Visit following link to apply - https://www.nccat.org/programs/nccat-online

Who is eligible?

●      North Carolina currently licensed teachers.

Is there a charge for NCCAT Online?

●      There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses.

NCCAT alumni named 2021 NC Space Education Ambassadors

Five North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching alumni are among the 13 teachers selected as the second class of the North Carolina Space Education Ambassadors (NCSEA) program. Proud of our NCCAT alumni in this group!

Lisa Godwin, Bryan Hickman, Kimberly Mawhiney, Christine Mitchell, and Jean Pelezo all previously attended NCCAT programming.

Light Your Future: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital Environment

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

In this session, we will discover ways to differentiate in a digital environment.  Strategies, scenarios, tips, tricks, and practices will be shared to increase student engagement.  Participants will be given an opportunity to understand how differentiating with technology can help them create student personalized learning profiles.  We will explore how to use technology to teach to different learning styles so that retention is easier.  Technology will be used so that teachers can connect with every student, and build stronger relationships that promote learning.

Making Number Talks Work in the K-5 Classroom - Online

Now more than ever we know the importance of routines for students in math instruction. Building students’ number sense should still be an integral part of the math block, even if it has to look a little different. Whether you are new to number talks or looking for resources to refresh your number talks, join NCCAT virtually from 4:00-5:30pm to learn this about this strategy and explore resources. This program is intended for math teachers and instructional coaches in grades K-5.

Yancey County teacher receives NCCAT Educator Scholarship

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Congratulations to Sara-Elizabeth (Sallie) Senseney (right) of Mountain Heritage High School in the Yancey County school district. She received the Marjorie T. and John S. Britt NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship! Ms. Senseney attended "Supporting Instructional Coaches to Lead the Way" at our Cullowhee campus. 

Beginning Teachers: Ready, Set ... Reset With NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

The first few months of a school year can cause disillusionment for any teacher, but especially for novice educators. During this Focus Friday Session, beginning teachers will examine their current teaching practices in regards to classroom management and identify ways to engage students in learning. In addition, beginning teachers will use data from administrative evaluations and classroom assessments to improve student performance. Come find ways to reset your focus, manage responsibilities, and create joy in the day-to-day art of teaching.

NCCAT Faculty Math Tip and Schedule - Dr. Bonnie Bolado

Dr. Bonnie Bolado, Senior Math Specialist, came to NCCAT after holding a variety of positions in education and serving as a professional development presenter for various educational organizations. Check out a math tip from Dr. Bolado, and apply today to join her for some of the special upcoming Math professional development at NCCAT!

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Differentiating Instruction with Choice Boards and Digital Tools

Join NCCAT to combine two powerful practices, differentiation and digital tools, to create engaging lessons for students in your classroom. This program will explore a framework that ties content, teaching, and digital knowledge together to create standards-aligned choice boards. Participants will learn digital tools to strengthen differentiation, focusing on using choice boards in the classroom. Return to your classroom ready to engage and empower students to take ownership of their learning. 

This program is designed for teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.

Pre-K and Kindergarten: Math and Literacy for Early Childhood Learners

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Strengthen your math and literacy teaching strategies for early childhood learners. Join NCCAT for a collaborative program focused on best practices for literacy and math in the pre-K and kindergarten classrooms. Sessions will include conceptual strategies for counting, building number sense, alphabetic knowledge, and phonological awareness. These sessions will focus on foundational skills for reaching our beginning learners in both math and reading.