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Writing in the Secondary English Classroom program from NCCAT Registration Open

Writing well allows students to process and organize their thoughts and feelings and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. Writing well is also one of the most difficult skills to teach, and many find the task overwhelming. The grading alone taxes the commitment of even the best of our profession. In this program, we will examine ways to write and how best to introduce various writing techniques to your students while providing useful, timely feedback.

2021-22 Kenan Fellows begin year at NCCAT in Cullowhee

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

NCCAT was honored to host the 2021-22 Kenan Fellows at our Cullowhee Campus as they came together for the first time June 21-26. The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership offers a wide variety of immersive summer work experiences for K-12 public and charter school teachers in North Carolina. The summer internship is the centerpiece of the program and is supported by a series of professional learning institutes designed and facilitated by a faculty of Kenan Fellows alumni.

NCCAT host orientation for first Call Me MiSTER cohort

NCCAT was honored to host the first Western Carolina University Call Me MiSTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) orientation in Cullowhee. The purpose of the program is to increase the pool of available male teachers of color in the Western Carolina region and across the state of North Carolina. The first orientation took place June 18th at the NCCAT campus in Cullowhee.

NCCAT part of The Belk Foundation Summer Grants

Thank you to The Belk Foundation for their support of NCCAT with grant funding to help bring national expertise to state education leaders at the fall Curriculum Leaders Conference and Literacy Leaders Conference led by NCCAT. A $40,000 grant will support a program to bring national expertise to state education leaders at the fall Curriculum Leaders Conference and Literacy Leaders Conference.


Regional Teacher of the Year values NCCAT experience

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

Nicole Rivers is a 15-year veteran educator who has regularly attended professional development courses at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. The 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Sandhills Regional Teacher of the Year does not hesitate when asked what she would tell North Carolina teachers about attending NCCAT.

Second NCCAT Whichard scholarship makes professional development opportunity available for teachers in Clay and Durham Counties

The Honorable Willis P. Whichard continues his long-time support of teachers with the establishment of another fully funded North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching Honored Educator Scholarship.

Apply now - All Kids Can Write (And You Can Too)! in Ocracoke

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Designed for teachers in grades K–3. Discover new ways to turn reading strategies into writing opportunities that deepen comprehension and extend student learning. This in-depth, interactive program will focus on the power of the teacher as the mentor-model in exploring multiple tools for unlocking thinking in the classroom—through the process of uncovering your own writing life. 
Strategies will include the use of journal responses, writing as inquiry across the content areas, and the power of authentic interactions with poetry and prompts.

Apply now to join 2021 NCCAT Virtual Math Collaborative

Join NCCAT for this two day virtual event to learn new instructional strategies and engage in round table sessions to discuss critical math topics. Sessions will be presented to strengthen your math instructional toolbox including: Differentiation, English Language Learners strategies, problem-solving routines, digital learning, problem-based learning, vertical alignment, and reading in the math classroom. Sessions will be available for all grade levels. Leave ready to kick off the 2021-2022 school year with fresh ideas for your math classroom.