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STEM Schools of Distinction program available this fall at NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses

Is your school interested in using the NC STEM Schools of Distinction Rubric for school improvement or to receive the STEM School of Distinction designation?  During this planning institute schools will review the overarching principles of the Rubric, consider what each principle means in the context of their individual school, assess the school’s readiness, draft a strategic plan and develop next steps for school improvement or to apply for the NC STEM Schools of Distinction. The institute will include whole group discussion to learn from best practices across the state and individual school team planning. 

"Classroom Tips: Trauma-Affected Student Support" NCCAT program open for applications now

Apply now to be part of "Classroom Tips: Trauma-Affected Student Support" at NCCAT Cullowhee in August. Participants will explore trauma-informed classroom management techniques and proactive approaches to behavior management, de-escalation strategies, and creating trauma-sensitive routines and rituals. Participants will also learn and practice strategies to build resilience in their own lives and in turn how these practices can be implemented into the classroom environment. Lodging accommodations are available for Thursday evening before the Friday program upon request.

NCCAT 2024 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

276 NCCAT Dr | Cullowhee, NC 28723
The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) is proud to announce the selection of twenty-four exceptional teachers as finalists for the NCCAT 2024 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year Award. One outstanding educator will be named the NCCAT 2024 Burroughs Wellcome Fund NC Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year at an award ceremony scheduled for October 3, 2024, at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Carolina University.

NCSTA Hosts Western Science District Meeting at NCCAT

The North Carolina Science Teachers Association (NCSTA) held its Western Science District Meeting June 14th at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) in Cullowhee. This event aimed to acclimate science teachers in the Western District to the new science standards and resources available to support them. Throughout the day, participants interacted with each other and representatives from local organizations dedicated to supporting science educators in North Carolina.

16731-002 STEM School of Distinction at Ocracoke

2 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960

Is your school interested in using the NC STEM Schools of Distinction Rubric for school improvement or to receive the STEM School of Distinction designation?  During this planning institute schools will review the overarching principles of the Rubric, consider what each principle means in the context of their individual school, assess the school’s readiness, draft a strategic plan and develop next steps for school improvement or to apply for the NC STEM Schools of Distinction. The institute will include whole group discussion to learn from best practices across the state and individual school team planning.  

Who should attend:  School teams of three to five (including a required administrator). Schools which currently have a STEM focus or have previously applied for the STEM School of Distinction designation will benefit the most from this institute. For register, email Akua Carraway at [email protected].

Join NCCAT for "Creating Readers/Thinkers Across Content Areas" Residential Program

Are you looking to deepen comprehension in your upper grades' classroom? Do you want to enhance your teaching strategies with evidence-based literacy practices? Join us for the "Creating Readers/Thinkers Across Content Areas" residential program, hosted by the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), from August 12-15 in Cullowhee. This engaging session is designed specifically for educators teaching grades 4-8. We will highlight evidence-based literacy practices that align with the development of students’ comprehension skills.