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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.

19 Apr

NCCAT Board of Trustees Schedules Meeting

CULLOWHEE—A meeting of the board of trustees of the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at SAS Institute in Cary.

17 Apr

NCCAT Alumna, Mountain Faith Band, and NFL Star Promote Literacy Programs

CULLOWHEE—Sandra McMahan has always felt a strong desire to teach and bring the joy of learning to others in any form possible.

“I taught stuffed animals as a child,” McMahan said with a smile. “Nothing drives or excites me more than to see how excited a little one gets when they write their first story or begin to read on their own. It’s a powerful motivation for me to find ways to encourage kids to not lose that excitement about learning.”

07 Apr

NCCAT Hosts WRESA STEM Tech Conference

CULLOWHEE—One hundred teachers from across western North Carolina attended the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) STEM Tech Conference at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a nationally recognized leader in professional development.

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