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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

15579 15579 Reading Beyond the Walls to Boost Student Achievement
Children today spend less time outdoors than ever before — and it may be detrimental not only to their physical health, but also to their cognitive development. Current research shows that students in schools with more “greenness” in their surroundings reported higher scores on standardized testing in English and math. We will examine research on the “nature deficit disorder” and will develop and share plans for connecting literacy and nature. Come join us as we explore the rationale for exposing students to nature and strategies for connecting literacy activities, nature joournaling in particular, to green spaces in and around our public schools.
Session ID: 15579 Reading Beyond the Walls to Boost Student Achievement
Dates: Oct 7, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
Instructional Hours: 25.0
Registration End Date:
Oct 9, 2020 12:00 AM
Comments: Designed for teachers in grades 3-8.
This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.