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Join NCCAT for professional development in April

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

NCCAT features several exciting professional development opportunities this April. Apply now to ensure a position. Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. Program cost, meals and lodging are all covered. Challenging formats, combined with professional learning communities, shape the NCCAT offerings. All programs incorporate relevant state standards.

Flex Your Reading Instruction program in Ocracoke

Teachers from across North Carolina joined us for "Flex Your Reading Instruction" in Ocracoke. Student choice is a powerful way to engage students and ignite learning. Session participants were able to learn about how the Flex model of Blended Learning can provide students with choices about how they read, discuss, and analyze texts in collaborative learning groups. Participants collaborated with colleagues to write an implementation plan and develop resources to use with students.

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.


Visions for Teaching Writing in NC classrooms with NCCAT

276 NCCAT Drive, Cullowhee 28723

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.

Success from the Start registration for January open

Open to teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching, this program supports motivated beginning teachers by strengthening their knowledge base and classroom expertise. Teachers will develop their craft by understanding how to teach to the depth of their standards and differentiating for multiple levels of learners. Beginning educators will also have the opportunities to refine their teaching philosophies and class expectations.

NCCAT faculty members part of effort to lead NC into the future with Rethink Education

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) faculty members Ms. Elizabeth Joyce and Dr. Mandy Taylor are part of an educational effort to lead the development of effective instructional approaches and content that teachers can use when schools must close for unforeseen disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NCCAT Differentiation & Digital Tools - Dr. Mandy Taylor

At times, students need support when engaging in grade-level texts. Providing scaffolds is one way to make grade level texts accessible for students. 

An accomplished educator with deep roots in North Carolina Dr. Mandy Taylor has recently joined the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) faculty. Dr. Taylor has been named Senior Content Specialist. Taylor joins the NCCAT faculty, which served all school districts in North Carolina last year. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices, and information to take back to the classroom.