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NCCAT Board of Trustees Committee Meeting Scheduled for Oct. 8

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

CULLOWHEE – The North Carolina Center of Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) Board of Trustees will have a committee meeting Thursday, October 8, 2020 at noon in a special called virtual and in-person committee meeting from the NCCAT Cullowhee Campus, 276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723. The purpose of the committee meeting is to discuss planning for the future. Members of the public may view the meeting live at www.nccat.org 

 

One day Math programs from NCCAT available in October

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) will be offering two one day Math trainings in October. These virtual programs offer live, facilitaor-led sessions to inspire and meet teacher needs. Act today to reserve your position in free professional development programs Oct. 20 and Oct. 22. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. 

New NCCAT registration system makes applying quicker, easier

As of July 2020, NCCAT has moved to a new Student Management System called Orbund, which will make applying for our programs much easier.  It will make applying for our programs much easier. Information in this article will help users with the new system. The new system also allows teachers to keep up with upcoming NCCAT programming.

K-2 FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS program registration open

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

CULLOWHEE - One of the most important jobs of a Kindergarten through Second Grade teacher is to support students as they unlock the code to the written language. A robust body of research points to the fact that explicit foundational skills instruction is crucial for students as they learn to read and write. Join us to find the literacy practices that improve student learning outcomes for our emerging, novice and decoding readers. We must be teaching the foundations so every child can read.

Gates County Superintendent appointed to NCCAT Board of Trustees

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee NC 28723

CULLOWHEE – Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Dr. Phillip Barry Williams to the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for our state’s teachers.

Representing Educational Region 1, Dr. Williams resides in Hobbsville where he is Superintendent of Gates County Public Schools, a position he has held for the past 10 years.

Getting Boys Hooked ON Books presented by NCCAT

2 Irvin Garrish Hwy, Ocracoke, NC 27960

If you are struggling to get boys to read, you’re not alone! Boys consistently score lower than girls on most indicators of reading proficiency. Exploring the social, psychological, and developmental reasons why boys lag behind girls provides many clues about the reading materials you can use in your classroom to capture the attention of your struggling male readers.

Professional development opportunities in September

276 NCCAT Drive Cullowhee NC 28723

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching has several upcoming opportunities for professional development this September. Free high-quality professional development designed to help as school starts in the fall. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms.

A variety of programs are available from digital learning, literacy, science and social studies.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

Interactive website of resources available from NCCAT BTOY Group

Assisted by NCCAT faculty member Darcy Grimes, last year’s NCCAT Beginning Teachers of the Year finalists collaborated recently to discuss distance learning teaching and how to help new teachers cope with the uncertainty of what the upcoming school year will look like.
 
The result was an interactive website for new teachers. Full of K-12 resources, this website is a hub for best practices in virtual learning. Visit the website at https://bit.ly/BTOYway.
 

Early Grade Literacy specialist joins NCCAT faculty to support statewide professional development needs

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

In striving to meet North Carolina’s current and future needs in early grades literacy, The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching has hired Early Grades Literacy Specialist Gin Hodge to support teachers in incorporating early grades literacy learning into their instruction.

NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers, responded to an expressed statewide need for professional development in the area of early grades literacy.