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NCCAT offers a variety of K–12 school-based programs available to public schools and districts across the state of North Carolina.

Effective July 1, 2016, a nominal fee shall apply.

Onsite and virtual trainings at your school or district have an immediate impact on a larger number of teachers and are:

  • Convenient
  • Research-Based
  • Affordable

NCCAT faculty members plan, and facilitate the following school-based programs:


Dr. Bonnie Bolado, Senior Math Specialist, NBCT

Email Dr. Bolado at [email protected]

Making Number Sense Happen (Grades (K-8)

This program focuses on resources and strategies for building students’ number sense and conceptual understanding honoring students’ need to explore with concepts while moving towards fluency. There are two half-day sessions that can be offered with this program including: Facilitating Number Talks and Vertical Progressions for Conceptual understanding.

Small Group Strategies: Building Conceptual Understanding and Fluency (Grades K-5)               

This session will build teachers’ toolboxes with math strategies for small group instruction. Strategies presented will build conceptual understanding and fluency skills and can be facilitated in small groups as core instruction strategies or interventions based on students’ needs. Manipulatives and models will be integrated throughout the professional learning. These strategies will be based on concepts from the NC Standards for the grade spans, K-2 and 3-5. 

Accelerating Learning: Honoring Students’ Strengths (Grades K-8)

Fall of 2021 will be a fresh start for our students. How do we ensure our teaching practices honor students’ needs and accelerate students to grade level learning? Based on the book, Rebound (2021), and recent NCTM research, this session will focus on strategies that empower students to access grade level learning. This session will inspire teachers with new strategies that will engage students and remind us of the power of class structures focused on students’ strengths.


Gin Hodge, Senior Early Grades Literacy Specialist

Email Ms. Hodge at [email protected]

Introduction to the Science of Reading (K-5)

There is a clear science to teaching reading. Due to advancements in cognitive science, we know more about how our students learn to read than ever before. Please join us as we spend quality time looking closely into best instructional practices that support the Science of Reading. 

Phonological Awareness (K-2)

Phonological awareness (PA) involves a continuum of skills that develop over time and are crucial for reading and spelling success. They are central to learning to decode and spell printed words. Phonological awareness is especially important at the earliest stages of reading development — in kindergarten, first and second grades. Explicit teaching of phonological awareness in these early years can eliminate future reading problems for many students. 

Vocabulary (K-5)

If our pupils are to be successful in school and 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. Join us to learn about research-based best practices for teaching writing in kindergarten through fifth grade.


Mandy Taylor, Senior Content Specalist

Email Ms. Taylor at

Digital Tools and Differentiating Instruction - Grades 4-8

Differentiation is a key element of high-quality core instruction.  Digital tools can be utilized to differentiate instruction.  This school-based session can be customized, based on school needs.  Each session will include a brief overview of differentiation and the framework guiding technology integration before delving into differentiation strategies and the digital tools that could be paired with the strategies.


Integrating Reading into Content-area Instruction - Grades 4-8

Using resources developed by NC Department of Public Instruction, create a framework for supporting students as they read academic texts in Science and Social Studies classrooms.  Explore and plan before, during, and after reading strategies to integrate reading into content-area instruction. 

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For more information about scheduling a school-based program, please contact Dr. Karen Sumner, Chief Academic Officer, at 828-293-5202 or email [email protected]


Information and Scheduling

For more information about scheduling a school-based program, please contact:

Karen Sumner

Chief Academic Officer


email [email protected]


Click here for NCCAT's School-Based Programming form.

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