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Meeting Notice: NCCAT Board of Trustees Meeting at Ocracoke

MEETING NOTICE: NCCAT Board of Trustees Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2023 9:00 am The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will convene their next regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m., in person at the NCCAT Ocracoke campus, located at 2 Irvin Garrish Hwy., Ocracoke, NC 27960

Making Work-Based Learning Work for You in the CTE Classroom in May at NCCAT

276 Cullowhee, NC

Successful transition into the workforce force depends on the right training and credentials, but how do we ensure that students have the skills they need to do the job?  This program in May at NCCAT will explore North Carolina’s career development continuum that scaffolds students’ work-based learning opportunities in elementary, middle and high school.

STEM Schools of Distinction program at Ocracoke in May

Is your school interested in using the NC STEM Schools of Distinction Rubric for school improvement or to receive the STEM School of Distinction designation?  During this planning institute schools will review the overarching principles of the Rubric, consider what each principle means in the context of their individual school, assess the school’s readiness, draft a strategic plan and develop next steps for school improvement or to apply for the NC STEM Schools of Distinction.

SAMR in Action program this May at NCCAT in Cullowhee

276 Cullowhee, NC

SAMR is a helpful framework for mindfully integrating technology. The acronym stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Participants in this seminar will learn approaches for Modifying and Redefining lessons through technology as they rewrite lessons with the support of colleagues. This program is appropriate for teachers grades 3-12.

NCCAT Beginning Teacher of the Year runner-up loves teaching

276 Cullowhee, NC

Kirby Forbes, a second-year math teacher at Lee County High School in the Lee County School system, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2023 Empower 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 March 9th.

Cabarrus County School teacher NCCAT 2023 Empower NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

276 Cullowhee, NC

Natalia Mejia, a teacher at CC Griffin STEM Middle School in Cabarrus County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2023 Empower 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 March 9th.

NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship Applications open

276 Cullowhee, NC

Honored Educator Scholarships (HES) provide an opportunity for selected teachers to attend an NCCAT seminar of their choice. An HES covers all costs associated with participation in a five-day NCCAT seminar, including program materials, instruction, food, lodging, transportation, and substitute teacher. The honored educator also receives $250 for use in the classroom. Applications for 2023 are currently being accepted. The application period will close on April 30.

SAMR in Action program this May at NCCAT in Cullowhee

276 Cullowhee, NC

SAMR is a helpful framework for mindfully integrating technology. The acronym stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition. Participants in this seminar will learn approaches for Modifying and Redefining lessons through technology as they rewrite lessons with the support of colleagues. This program is appropriate for teachers grades 3-12.

NCCAT at Buncombe County Schools for Coaches Academy

NCCAT visited Buncombe County Schools recently as Chief Academic Officer Dr. Bonnie Bolado led instructional coaches in professional development during the Buncombe County Schools Coaches Academy. Would you like NCCAT to come to your district or school? NCCAT offers a variety of K–12 school-based programs available to public schools and districts across the state of North Carolina.

Bringing Learning to Life Through Movement at NCCAT Cullowhee

Join NCCAT April 24-27 for "Bringing Learning to Life Through Movement" in Cullowhee. A wealth of research supports the hypothesis that physical activity can boost comprehension, retention, and self-regulation in students of all achievement levels. Teachers who build movement into their lessons have students who are more engaged. Teachers will learn a variety of strategies for integrating instruction with physical activity, but not at the expense of intellectual rigor.

Expanding your Tech Toolbox: Getting the Most out of Digital Learning in April with NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723

Digital learning is a broad category encompassing digital resources and technology to enhance and differentiate instruction. However, the number of available options can be overwhelming. Participants in this course will gain experience with free, high-quality tools for video and audio production, blended lessons, curating digital content, and assessment. Participants will expand their toolboxes by practicing with 1 or 2 high-quality tech tools for each topic area.

STEM programs in April and June open for registration now

Make plans to join NCCAT for three exciting STEM Professional Development programs in April and June. NCCAT's instructional programs reflect the broad range of unique professional development topics for public school teachers and other educators. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate state standards.

Polk County School Board celebrates William J. Miller NCCAT Scholarship

During a regular meeting, the Polk County Board of Education recognized the full funding of the William J. Miller NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship Monday, February 13.  The William J. Miller Honored Educator Scholarship has been created to honor Mr. Miller, who retired after a distinguished career in Polk County Schools as a teacher, coach, principal, administrator, and superintendent.