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15 Jun

Teachers Connect in Cullowhee and Ocracoke with Technology

CULLOWHEE—From the mountains to the sea came to life at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching when two faculty members used technology to connect teachers in Cullowhee and Ocracoke.

NCCAT Senior Digital Specialist Elizabeth Joyce and her “Designing Project Based Learning in Digital Format” group in Cullowhee and NCCAT Senior Literacy Specialist Amy Jo Spencer and her “Literacy Strategies For 21st Century Teaching and Learning” program in Ocracoke in May conducted an online Paideia discussion using a poem by Robert Frost.

08 Jun

Once in a Lifetime: Astronomy and Experiencing the Total Solar Eclipse at NCCAT

Get ready for the most widely anticipated astronomical event of the century! On Monday afternoon, August 21, 2017, all of North Carolina will experience a partial solar eclipse. Join the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for a special program “Once in a Lifetime: Astronomy and Experience the Total Solar Eclipse” in Cullowhee August 20–21.

05 Jun

Explore How NCCAT Can Help You with Canvas

Canvas, North Carolina’s Learning Management System (LMS), is your place for one stop learning and course management. Engage students by creating blended lessons using Canvas and a variety of Web tools by attending NCCAT. Canvas certified instructor Elizabeth Joyce teaches the courses.

 

22 May

NCCAT’s R. Phillip Haire Honored Educator Scholarship has Reached Full Endowment

The R. Phillip Haire Honored Educator Scholarship has reached full endowment and will begin providing annual support for a North Carolina public school teacher to attend a professional development program at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, beginning academic year 2017–2018.

18 May

NCCAT Remembers Jean Powell

CULLOWHEE—Jean Paul Powell, a distinguished educator who first proposed the idea of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. She was 98.

A visitation will be held from 7–8 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at Crumpler Funeral Home, 131 Harris Avenue, Raeford. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Scotia Village, 2200 Elm Street, Laurinburg. A graveside service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Clinton City Cemetery. The family will receive friends also after the service at the gravesite.

09 May

EdCampWNC Returns to NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—EdCampWNC returns to the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a national leader in professional development, for a sixth time Saturday, August 26th.

EdCamps, which began in 2010, are not like a traditional conference with a set schedule determined months ahead of the event. This professional development model has an agenda that is created at the start of the event by the participants to fit their needs. Participants are encouraged to attend sessions that are best for them.

05 May

Video Series Explains Quiz-Quiz-Trade Teaching Tool

CULLOWHEE—Quiz-Quiz-Trade is the Swiss army knife of teaching tools. Teachers can use it for mastery, for higher order thinking, for practicing social skills and students of every age love it.

NCCAT faculty member Dr. Deb Teitelbaum has created videos that show teachers learning the technique and using it to practice some vocabulary they just learned. The video links are below.

Click here for Quiz-Quiz-Trade I: The Basics

02 May

NCCAT Partners for Learning Event About Solar Eclipse

CULLOWHEE—Teachers took part in a program in April that equipped them with learning tools for hosting community events during the upcoming solar eclipse event. The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching’s “Total Solar Eclipse Training” program was a partnership with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) at NCCAT, a recognized national leader for professional development programming for teachers.

24 Apr

Beginning Teacher Programs Coming Up with NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Beginning Teachers have several upcoming opportunities to join the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader for professional development programming for teachers.

21 Apr

NCCAT Fall Registration Open Now

CULLOWHEE—North Carolina educators have several opportunities from September through January to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

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