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NOTE: Please provide your email when asking a registration or technology question so we can respond with the requested information. We appreciate your patience as we continue to deliver professional development during these times.

Please check back regularly for availability of NCCAT Online courses.




Please see the table below for courses and availability.


Who is eligible?

  • North Carolina currently licensed teachers.


Is there a charge for NCCAT Online?

  • There is no charge for NCCAT Online courses.


How much credit can I earn?

  • NCCAT Online courses are self-paced modules. Depending on the course, participants can earn 5, 10, or 15 contact hours.
  • We recommend educators check with their school district to verify acceptance of contact hours from the NCCAT Online courses towards CEUs.
  • Certificates will be emailed by the end of the quarter for those who successfully complete the course.


How do I enroll?

  • Click here to register for an account, followed by selecting the courses you wish to enroll in. 
  • If you already have a MyNCCAT account, please enter your first and last name, followed by your email address. The application will redirect you to check your email for a link to complete registration.


When will new courses be offered?

  • NCCAT’s online courses will reopen for registration January 1st, 2021.

How do I access my Canvas password through myNCCAT?

  • After registering for your course(s), you will receive an email from [email protected], providing you the relevant information. 
  • Check your spam/junk folder regularly, as it is common for these type of emails to go in there. 

What do I need to do if I have questions/problems?

  • For technical assistance with your Canvas course, please submit an IT ticket within Canvas.
  • For questions regarding your enrollment, please contact Teacher Services at [email protected].
  • For questions regarding the specific course, please contact your instructor. 

When will I receive my certificate for completed courses?

  • Certificates will be sent out at the end of the quarter.


Courses With Current Availability

Course Name

Course Description

Contact Hours

15606: Strengthening the Role of the School Library Media Coordinator

The school library is the information hub and often the technology support of the school. From the view of a school library media coordinator, this essential role and work are evident in the daily practices of a school. The challenge is to inform our school community of how vital this work is to student success. Collaboration is a way to both advocate for the school library media center and forms lasting partnerships. This course will challenge participants to focus on how collaboration can strengthen the role of the school library media coordinator and advocate for the school library program.



Courses Currently Full

Course Name

Course Description

Contact Hours

15589: Online Discussion Tools for the Classroom (FULL)

It’s time to rethink how to engage students in classroom discussions. Learn how to make classroom discussions more exciting by engaging students with digital tools to brainstorm ideas, share responses, and involve everyone. Discover digital tools that can be used without having to create student accounts. It is time for students to be active in their learning and stay engaged!


15590: Using Choice Boards to Differentiate Literacy Instruction (FULL)

Meeting the diverse learning needs of readers and writers within a classroom is a daunting task. One approach to differentiating literacy instruction is through the use of choice boards, which can help teachers structure literacy tasks while providing students with choice. Come learn how to use choice boards for differentiated literacy instruction.


15591: Interactive Read-Alouds (FULL)

Stressed about maximizing your literacy block time? Making the most of instructional tasks throughout the day can seem daunting. Reading aloud to students is a time-honored tradition that has a valuable place in the daily schedule. Learn the importance of this activity and how to boost student engagement and reading skills.


15592: Redefining Student Learning Through Technology- An Intro to SAMR (FULL)

Curious about ways you can use technology to take student learning to deeper levels? Technology provides teaching and learning opportunities that would not be available in the absence of technology. Join this course for an introduction to a framework that can support teachers in redefining what’s possible in the classroom.


15593: Getting Organized Online (FULL)

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of great web content that you come across on a daily basis? Are you looking for the tools and processes that can help you organize your digital self? You’ve come to the right place. Come explore tools and processes that can help you organize the digital chaos that you encounter on the web.


15594: The Role of Questioning in the Classroom (FULL)

Today, literacy is about making sense of engaging reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Questions provide the opportunity to interact with print and non-print text to figure out the deeper meaning of what is being read. The role of questioning is essential to any classroom. When the instruction is organized around meaningful questions, students are engaged and understanding becomes more focused. Learn how to use questioning strategies to enhance reading and advance critical thinking. By planning around essential questions, teachers are allowing students to tackle content, increase their comprehension and academic skills, and take ownership of their learning. Come learn how to create essential questions in order to make your students succeed inside and outside the classroom.


15595: Pre-PBL- What Any Teacher Thinking of Project-Based Learning Needs to Know (FULL)

Want to incorporate project-based learning in your classroom but not sure how to get started? Project-based learning is an individual or group activity that goes on over a period of time, resulting in a product, presentation, or performance. It typically has a timeline and milestones, and other aspects of formative evaluation as the project proceeds. This course will discuss PBLs and provide resources for you to get started.


15596: Getting Started with Canvas (FULL)

Teachers who are new to Canvas will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Canvas, a learning management system, to change the course home page, set up notifications, and create a grade book. Teachers will also learn how to use modules, customize course navigation, upload files and images, and create assignments. Teachers will create content pages that instruct students about the course curriculum, create quizzes for assessment, and make an announcement to keep students informed about daily activities.


15597: The Canvas Mindset (FULL)

Teachers who are using Canvas will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Canvas, a learning management system, by creating a discussion, adding an external tool, and adding videos to a content page. Teachers will use an advanced grade book feature and add events and assignments to the Canvas Calendar. Teachers will also learn how to populate the Syllabus, create Group Assignments, build a rubric, and access Quiz Analytics.


15598: Running With Canvas (FULL)

Teachers who are currently using Canvas with their students will learn how to create outcomes and rubrics, use the Collaboration feature via Google Docs, and design lessons with the Peer Review features. Teachers will use the advanced grade book features, add events and assignments to the Canvas Calendar, use Canvas Conversations and Conferences with students, and design professional looking content pages.


15599: Blended and Personalized Learning (FULL)

Simplified, blended learning consists of integrated face-to-face and online learning experiences with some element of student control. Reflecting on this definition, which components of blended learning are strengths of your instructional approach? Which components offer opportunities for growth? As you explore blended instructional strategies throughout this course, use your reflection to help you identify changes in practice that can help you implement each element of this definition.


15600: The Writer’s Corner: Reading and Reflecting for the Classroom Teacher (FULL)

It’s time to rethink how we approach writing in the classroom. As educators, we, too, need to embrace the writer within. This course allows teachers to learn different approaches to get students thinking, writing, and sharing ideas. Teachers will be engaged in writing activities that foster creativity and engagement.


15601: Differentiation for the Classroom (FULL)

Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether it is differentiating content, process, products, or the learning environment, teachers are using ongoing assessment and flexible grouping to make instruction successful for all students.In this course, participants will review Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, multiple intelligences, and strategies to use in the classroom to meet diverse learners needs. Get ready to explore more information and learn from other NC teachers about differentiation in the classroom.


15602: Canvas Leader Course- Part 1 (FULL)

Why should you, as a district or school leader, take the time to learn and use Canvas? Although there are many reasons, three common benefits of using Canvas as a leader are to: understand how Canvas can enhance student learning, model usage for teachers, and provide professional learning opportunities for faculty.


15603: Canvas Leaders Course- Part 2 (FULL)

This course is to make your move from planning to creating. We want you to rethink how PLCs are currently conducted with staff/district members and be a model for change. Instead of spending time drafting a plan with your PLC, it's time to get creative. It's time to utilize resources, create common assessments, and design instructional resources and activities to take your team to the next level.


15604: Getting Started With Google Classroom (FULL)

Teachers who are new to Google Classroom will demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Classroom to create, distribute, and grade assignments in a paperless manner. Classroom allows for information, resources, and files to be easily shared between teachers and students. Google Classroom combines Google Drive for assignment creation and distribution. It uses Google Docs, Sheets, Drawings, Forms, and Slides for communication and Google Calendar for scheduling. Teachers can monitor the progress for each student and comment on student work. By creating a Google Classroom and posting assignments, discussions, and quizzes, teachers will be able to interact with their students in an engaging manner and in a one-stop platform to assist with workflow.


15605: Literacy and Diversity (FULL)

English teachers, literacy coaches, and librarians: this is the course for you! Ever wonder if you are supplying materials that meet the needs of ALL students and showcasing global awareness? This course is designed to get educators thinking about the books we choose for our schools and what those selections say to our students. During this course, you will learn ways to analyze your reading selections, find resources to guide diverse collections, and learn about various book awards that highlight different ethnicities, cultures, genders, and colors. This course will also highlight the importance of graphic novels in the classroom as a way to reach dormant readers. While there are discrepancies in the publishing industry, it is our job as educators to demand diverse books for our PreK-12 students, and this course is the first step in learning more.


15607: Getting to Know Your Google Apps for Education (FULL)

This course will explore the tools in your Google Apps for Education account while working with staff or students. Participants will learn how to use Google tools.


15608: Google Tools for Distance Learning (FULL)

This course will explore tools in your Google Apps for Education account that you can use to get organized, communicate with others, and share information with students, staff, and guardians.


15609: Supporting Students as Problem Solvers in the Math Classroom (FULL)

This course focuses on how to engage students in authentic problem-solving. Strategies and resources are shared that provide opportunities for students to think critically and persevere in problem-solving. This course is best aligned for teachers who teach students in grades 3-8.


15610: Supporting Student SEL in a Digital Environment (FULL)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which students and educators obtain and effectively apply the knowledge, viewpoint, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions. SEL helps us set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.This course will help participants promote the inter-relationships between classrooms, schools, families, and communities. Participants will be more aware of socia-l emotional learning and how to incorporate these competencies into their classrooms.



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