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August, 2014

04 Aug

Coming soon #nccatchat

We're excited to let you know about a new way to connect with us and other teachers - #nccatchat. In August, NCCAT will host four Twitter chats. Hope you can join us! Here is more information on the date and time, topic, hashtag and moderator(s):

Monday, 8/18, 8:00 p.m.;Establishing a productive classroom culture; #nccatchat; Dr. Deb Teitelbaum (@DebTeitelbaum) , Lead Fellow NCCAT and Tiffany Poole Carter (@tpizzie1), Social Studies teacher in Rowan-Salisbury Schools

05 Aug

Glenn Gurley: Mobile Device Document Camera Stands

Glenn Gurley is a great presenter we've been fortunate to have at NCCAT. Glenn is always coming up with great ideas. Here is one for a low cost document camera stand for mobile devices. More about it at Glenn's blog ...

Thanks for sharing this Glenn!

07 Aug

Governor signs state budget, returning NCCAT to recurring status

Governor Pat McCrory signed the state budget today which includes the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching as a recurring item. You have helped us continue our mission of quality professional development for North Carolina educators.

Thank you so much for your efforts and time on behalf of NCCAT. We were grateful that at least one educator in every county in the state signed an online petition of support created by Charlotte alumni Donald Nagel. And we know many of you wrote to and called Legislators and the Governor. It made a difference.

11 Aug

Good tips for back to school time

It's that time - back to school. Some may already have headed back. Here are some useful tips from BuzzFeed. 37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks Start the year out right. Click the link below for the tips and share your tips with us here. Have a great school year!

13 Aug

Video - Tiered Instruction for first grade mathematics

We’re excited to share a video today on Tiered Instruction for first grade mathematics.Thank you to Andy Ambrose, a first grade teacher in Moore County, for making this video with NCCAT Lead Center Fellow Deb Teitelbaum. Andy took part in our Differentiating Instruction program earlier this month in Cullowhee. Are you interested in participating in an NCCAT course on Differentiating Instruction? Check out for more information on “Differentiating Instruction for Early Grades Literacy and Beyond” in December.

18 Aug

Welcome back to school!

We wish you a happy beginning to the school year and hope you will visit us at NCCAT this year. There are plenty of great resources available like this story from Edutopia - Click here for a list of 7 questions to ask parents to begin the new year.

Again have a great year and let us know your plans or tips for the new year with a comment below.

19 Aug

George R. Brinson Honored Educator Scholarship presentation

Kudos to Joshua Gaskill on being named District Teacher of the Year and receiving the George R. Brinson Honored Educator Scholarship this morning at Pamlico County Schools.

NCCAT honored retired superintendent of Pamlico County Schools, George R. Brinson, on June 13, 2012, with the presentation of an Honored Education Scholarship in his name. At the time, Lisa Lachman, president of the Pamlico County Education Foundation, stated, "Mr. George and the word 'education' are synonymous."

20 Aug

Durham Public School blog highlights Honored Educator Scholarship winner

Thank you to the Durham Public school blog for highlighting Fayetteville Street Elementary’s Tomika Altman-Lewis recently received the Simon Terrell Honored Educator Scholarship through the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Congrats Tomika! Click here for the blog post.

23 Aug

Legal answers for teachers

Every year, a significant number of teachers leave the profession because of ethical and legal issues. In some cases, the departure is due to a misunderstandin​g. In other cases, it is due to a lack of knowledge about specific standards. And sometimes, it is a result of deliberate illegal or unethical behavior on the part of a student or a teacher.

25 Aug

Good news - more #nccatchat on the way!

Thank you to all of the educators who joined us for the first round of #nccatchat. We're happy to say more chats are on the way! This Wednesday we are glad to have Elizabeth Beck Wiggs (@e_wiggy),Instructional Coach in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, moderating with the topic sharing of best practices.

Join us for #nccatchat! Click here for a Storify from the chat on how to Create and maintain a positive, productive classroom.

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