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November, 2014

03 Nov

What does Quest-Based Learning look like in Class?

What does class look like in Quest-Based Learning? Here's a video to answer that question from a students perspective.

Click here to watch the video.

NCCAT is offering a free online course to help you bring this to your students. To sign up visit

05 Nov

Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement conference

Proposal submission deadline for the Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA) in Greensboro has been extended to November 15. Click here for information on how to submit a proposal.

This conference will be held in March. Here's a bit more about it from DPI website ...

06 Nov

NCCAT asks for your help in work for NC teachers

Like many alumni of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), I have witnessed a number of changes in pre-K–12 education in my career. But no matter how many changes I face, I am very proud to share with my fellow teachers and alumni that my commitment to teaching, improving my abilities to engage my students to become lifelong learners, remains steadfast.

10 Nov

Coming up - Digital Tools To Support Early Grades Literacy

Join us for an exciting program coming up in Cullowhee with NCCAT ...


12 Nov

How have you used time at NCCAT in the classroom?

It is always a great honor to hear how educators take what they've worked on here at NCCAT back into classrooms across the state of North Carolina. We hear these stories each day and can't get enough of them honestly.

14 Nov

What is EdCamp? Find out Saturday

This Saturday NCCAT is excited to host EdCamp WNC. Many educators have experienced EdCamp before, but some have not. We're glad by working with our partners to bring this type of professional development to Western North Carolina.

17 Nov

NCCAT Spring Registration is open now!

Professional Development Opportunities at NCCAT Cullowhee and Ocracoke this spring!

Digital Learning
Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Web 2.0, text messaging, Instagram, video conferencing, music downloading, video games, and online social networking communities-our students live in a digital world, with the ability to contact anyone, anywhere, anytime. How can we catch up with them? We'll introduce you to Google Tools. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and find common ground with your students. Learn how to flip your classroom effectively.

18 Nov

Gamification resource to share

We've talked before about Gamification here at NCCAT. We are very happy to offer an online course soon that has filled with educators ready to learn. Students are motivated due to personal choice and meaningfulness, real-time feedback, the ability to collaborate or compete, and over time, they learn stay persistent in learning due to prior successes.

NCCAT Director of Programming Dr. Jonathan Wade passed along this Gamification resource on his Twitter feed @NCCATWade.

19 Nov

State Superintendent June Atkinson named president of Chief State School Officers

Congratulations to State Superintendent June Atkinson on this recent honor. More from a North Carolina Department of Public Instruction media release ...

"NC State Superintendent June Atkinson was named president of the Council of Chief State School Officers on Friday during the Council’s 2014 Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting in San Diego, Calif. Atkinson served as the Council’s president-elect over the past year.

20 Nov

NCCAT alumna helps welcome home father from deployment

We were happy to read a recent story by the Wilmington StarNews welcoming home Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Peterson. It was great to see this man who serves our country welcomed home by his daughter Aleeya Sampson. We were not surprised to see NCCAT alumna Beverly Ladd helped with setting this reunion up at Pine Valley Elementary School.

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