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Special Called Virtual Meeting of NCCAT Board of Trustees

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. – The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will convene a virtual meeting on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022, at 4:00pm.  The Board will meet to discuss the 2021-2022 budget and related matters.  The Board will conduct a closed session for confidential matters.

Announcement: Applications now being accepted for the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland

 NCCAT will sponsor five (5) teacher spots to attend the Holocaust Educator Seminar in Poland, scheduled for June 19-26, 2022. Most expenses for the trip, including flights, lodging, some meals, and all activities will be included. Selected participants would return with significant expertise in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Education. Preference will be given to English and social studies high school educators. Application can be found at this link.

Martin County teacher receives NCCAT Scholarship

Congratulations to Paige Hart of Rodgers Elementary School in the Martin County Schools NC district on receiving the NCCAT Eugene and Jean Rogers Honored Educator Scholarship. It allows the Martin County Teacher of the Year to attend an NCCAT program of his or her choice. The scholarship covers all costs associated with your participation in an NCCAT program including: instruction; food and lodging on the NCCAT campus; program materials; travel to and from the campus from the teacher’s home and payment for the substitute teacher while they attend NCCAT.

Teachers, educators please help us update

NCCAT is working on updates to our website. We'd love to hear from NC teachers and educators about ideas they have to help us make it the best experience possible. Please email us your thoughts about the site and NCCAT experience to [email protected]. We'd appreciate you including where and how long you've been an educator, if you have ever attended NCCAT and how you heard about NCCAT. Thank you for helping us with our important job of impacting students and supporting teachers in North Carolina. Thank you!

Honored Education Scholarship Application Process Open

Applications for 2022 are now being accepted. Please complete your application by April 30, 2022. 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.


Apply now to join NCCAT February Professional Development Programs

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CULLOWHEE - February registration is open for 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. Click here for the February Calendar.

NCCAT Literacy Badge starts Jan. 28th - apply today

NCCAT will hold a six-session series focused on a research-to-practice exploration of the foundational skills in early literacy starting January 28th. Effective instruction in these fundamental components holds the key to life-long learning for every child in your classroom. Attend all six and earn an NCCAT literacy badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the building blocks of beginning reading. 

NCCAT 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

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Twenty-seven teachers from across North Carolina have been selected as finalists for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2022 Prudential NC Beginning Teacher of the Year Award in honor of their dedication, innovation, and ability to inspire students to achieve.

Visions for Teaching Writing in NC classrooms with NCCAT

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If our pupils are to be successful in school and in all aspects of their lives, they must learn to write. What is needed to learn to write? Our pupils must receive adequate practice and instruction in writing because writing does not develop naturally. A basic goal for North Carolina elementary teachers is to teach our pupils to write effectively and flexibly. An important ingredient in supporting a vision for teaching writing is to apply methods with a proven track record of success.

Using Digital Tools to Support Writing Instruction with NCCAT

How can digital tools support writing instruction in secondary classrooms?  Participants will explore integrating technology into each step of the writing process.  Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across NC to create a unit of writing to implement in their classrooms, including strategies for providing feedback to students. This program is designed for language arts teachers and instructional coaches in grades 4-9.

NCCAT Math Badge Open Now For Participant Registration

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NCCAT is pleased to offer our K-5 Math Badge Series for North Carolina teachers and coaches interested in strengthening math instruction in their classrooms and schools. Can’t wait to see you at NCCAT! Attend all four and earn an NCCAT math badge or attend individual sessions to deepen your own understanding of the necessities of effective math instruction.