NCCAT summer registration now open for educators

Published 6:05 pm Tuesday, February 16, 2016

From the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

CULLOWHEE — North Carolina educators have plenty of opportunities throughout the summer to attend the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers.

Registration for the summer programs is open now. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Programs are available to North Carolina educators at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online and with NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. For more information, visit 

A variety of programs will be offered, including a focus on the topics below:


Digital learning

Students live in a digital world, with the ability to contact anyone, anywhere, anytime. How can one catch up with them? We’ll introduce attendees to digital learning and find common ground with their students.


Participate in sessions packed with hands-on activities that reinforce essential literacy skills of students. Encourage literacy through science, the arts and social studies.

Beginning teachers

Strengthen one’s knowledge base and classroom expertise in one’s first three years of teaching.

Support and planning teams

We offer educators an opportunity to meet at Cullowhee or Ocracoke in a residential setting devoid of distraction to create and advance departmental-, school- or district-wide projects. Teachers, administrators, central office personnel and district coordinators are welcome.


Program titles include: “Mission Possible: Covering Social Studies and Science Using Literacy,” “Using National Park Resources to Enhance Literacy Across the Curriculum,” “The Canvas Connection,” “Technology Tools to Enhance STEM” and “Motivating Disengaged Students.”

NCCAT served more than 100 school districts in the state last year. For more information on available programs visit our program calendar at



Increasing teacher effectiveness is fundamental to improving public education. NCCAT provides teachers with new knowledge, skills, teaching methods, best practices and information to take back to their classrooms. For more information about NCCAT’s professional development programs, visit or call 828-293-5202.