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NCCAT presents - Using STEM to Enhance Literacy

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723
The world of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—provides a rich environment that motivates children to want to learn more. Children often prefer reading about spiders and dinosaurs to fictional characters. STEM activities help students build vocabulary, incorporate problem-solving skills, and analyze complex text with real-world applications.

NCCAT presents - FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES COUNSELING AND MENTAL HEALTH

2 Irving Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Develop an understanding for the critical science approach in counseling and mental health. Learn how to integrate the critical science systems of action into classroom instruction to help students develop the critical thinking skills to find resolutions to the mental health perennial problem.

NCCAT Opens Summer Professional Development Program Registration

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

CULLOWHEE – Summer registration is open at The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a position in programs. If any changes in the program schedule are necessary, NCCAT will immediately communicate these changes to participants.

In meeting the need for teacher professional development, NCCAT offers programs at both our Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online, and through visitation of school districts throughout North Carolina.

Macon County Teacher Named NCCAT 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year

CULLOWHEE –  Emilee Higdon, a High School English teacher at Union Academy of Macon County Schools, was named the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2021 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year in a special ceremony at the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the campus of Western Carolina University Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The award was presented for the second time with finalists from across the state in attendance.

NCCAT alum named North Carolina Teacher of the Year

NCCAT alum Eugenia Floyd, a fourth-grade teacher at Mary Scroggs Elementary School in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, was named the 2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year during an awards luncheon today at the Umstead Hotel in Cary. Floyd was selected from a field of nine finalists representing the state’s eight education districts and charter schools.

Join NCCAT to study Ecosystems and Environmental Science

As teachers, it is our responsibility to give the next generation of global citizens the tools they need to understand science issues. Join The Science House, Catawba College, and the NC State in Ocracoke for an exciting week delving into science. We will be utilizing tools and protocols developed by scientists to look at changes occurring on the island.

NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship Applications open

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching  (NCCAT) is happy to announce the opening of the 2021-2022 NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarship application.  The Honored Educator Scholarship Program pays tribute to outstanding educators and individuals whose teaching or influence in public education has made a positive difference in the lives of others.  For a list of scholarships available to North Carolina Teachers, visit https://www.nccat.org/programs/honored-educator-scholarship-application.