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19 Oct

Tamara Houchard named NCCAT Senior Content Specialist

An educator with a wide variety of educational experience has joined the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) faculty.

15 Oct


Looking for a new app or digital tool? Find out more in this NCCAT faculty tip.

13 Oct

NCCAT Faculty Literacy Tip for October with Gin Hodge

To help students to decode more complex, multisyllabic words, teach them a word analysis strategy.

11 Oct

NCCAT faculty Math tip for October with Dr. Bolado

Student discussion strengthens understanding of mathematical concepts.

06 Oct

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. 

04 Oct

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.

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Who is eligible?

●      North Carolina currently licensed teachers.

Is there a charge for NCCAT Online?

●      There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses.

29 Sep

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.

14 Sep

Light Your Future: Differentiated Instruction in a Digital Environment

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.

10 Sep

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.

02 Sep

Yancey County teacher receives NCCAT Educator Scholarship

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. 

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