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08 Aug

North Carolina Teachers of the Year Deepen Leadership Skills at Ocracoke

OCRACOKE—North Carolina Teacher of the Year Lisa Godwin, an Onslow County kindergarten teacher, was among participants in the “Teacher Leadership Institute: Teachers of the Year” North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching program July 10–14 at Ocracoke.

Godwin joined North Carolina 2016–2017 Teachers of the Year from across the state to examine educational leadership at NCCAT, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

28 Jul

Karen Sumner Named Chief Academic Officer at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Karen Sumner, Elementary Coordinator for the Western Region Education Service Alliance (WRESA) and veteran educator, has been named Chief Academic Officer at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Before working with WRESA, Sumner served as a Regional Education Facilitator with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Karen Sumner served as an Instructional Coach in Henderson County Schools after teaching high school English both there and in New Hanover County.

26 Jul

Summer Math Camp Returns to NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—The Smoky Mountain Math Teachers’ Circle (SMMTC), a professional learning community for mathematics teachers in Western North Carolina, gathered for its third annual Summer Math Camp July 10–14 at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

18 Jul

Registration open for new courses now at NCCAT Online

CULLOWHEE—Educators have new course offerings available online with the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

NCCAT Online is freely available to all North Carolina licensed educators at no additional cost to you or your district. NCCAT Online Courses are short, self-paced modules where participants can earn 3, 5, or 10 contact hours, depending on the number of assignments participants are asked to complete.

07 Jul

Opportunities Coming Up for Beginning Teachers at NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—Beginning Teachers have an opportunity in August to join the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader for professional development programming for teachers.

29 Jun

Kenan Fellows Visit NCCAT

CULLOWHEE—For the tenth year, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching's western campus hosted the Professional Learning Summer Institute for the incoming cohort of Kenan Fellows from June 19–23.

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.

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