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01 Jul

Chile couple find surprise of NCCAT professional learning helpful to teaching career

Valeska Arriagada and Felipe Santibanez have found much of teaching is the same in the United States since coming from Chile. The husband and wife educators found similarities dealing with students and seeing them grow in knowledge.

28 Jun

2021-22 Kenan Fellows begin year at NCCAT in Cullowhee

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.

18 Jun

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.

15 Jun

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.


08 Jun

Regional Teacher of the Year values NCCAT experience

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.

03 Jun

Meaningful Math Professional Learning with NCCAT

Are you looking for relevant math professional learning this summer? If so, join NCCAT to engage in meaningful learning while collaborating with colleagues from across NC. Whether joining virtually or in-person this summer, we have programs to fit your learning needs.

28 May

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.

25 May

NCCAT Scholarship applications open until June 30th

Applications for NCCAT Honored Educator Scholarships open until June 30th! Several opportunities to provide substitute teacher reimbursement, teacher reimbursement, teacher travel and money for classroom use.

Scholarship funds provide:

14 May

Math Professional Learning Sessions Available Now

Kick off the 2021-22 school year with NCCAT math professional learning. A variety of sessions are being offered throughout the summer that are innovative and timely for our NC math classrooms. Fill your instructional toolbox this summer with these great virtual and in-person offerings.

11 May

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

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.

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