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Applying to NCCAT

Who is Eligible? North Carolina certified pre-K through 12th grade teachers who are employed in North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, are eligible to attend NCCAT programs. (This may include school administrators, counselors, library media specialists, lead teachers, and mentors.) 

Please check with your principal prior to applying to be sure your travel/substitute teacher costs will be covered by your school.

What is Provided? NCCAT provides your food, lodging and programming. Teachers and/or their districts are responsible for travel and substitute teacher costs.

How Do I Submit an Application? Select the events you wish to apply for in the shopping cart below.

How Do I Know If I've Been Accepted? Once we have received your completed application, we will email notification of your placement status to you as well as your principal/director.

Questions? Please contact NCCAT Teacher Services by phone 828-293-5202 or email

15378 15378 Engaging Readers with Graphic Novels

Come be inspired by the power of graphic novels! When he called comics the "gateway drug to literacy," Art Spiegelman (author of Maus) echoed what many educators see firsthand: graphic novels have tremendous power to engage and support even the most reluctant readers. What graphic novels should you read aloud? How do you read a graphic novel aloud when so much of it is held in the pictures? How can graphic novels showcase what so many children tend to miss in prose: symbols, motifs, mood, and theme? We will explore misconceptions about graphic novels and provide guidelines to successfully use graphic novels in the classroom. Finally, we will examine examples of how graphic novels can be integrated into English/language arts, history, science, and math lessons.

No classes are being offered at this time for this course.