North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
276 NCCAT Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

15810 Grades 4-9 Creating Math Communities and Connecting Learners
Now more than ever, students need classroom cultures that value their strengths as learners and human beings. We know math classrooms should be places where all students are empowered to think as mathematicians on a daily basis, so how do we create these communities for students in our care? Join NCCAT to learn innovative strategies that build classroom cultures of active care and engage students in mathematics thinking. We will delve into the work of Krall (2018) and Jansen (2020) to reflect on our current classroom structures and learn new avenues to empower students. Sessions will focus on building classrooms focused on care, thinking and problem-solving, and study skills. Time will be included for teachers to write or revise their syllabus for the upcoming school year and put these new strategies to practice. Join us to create classroom cultures that teach the mindsets of mathematicians. This session is intended for math teachers in grades 4th through 9th and instructional coaches who work in secondary schools.

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

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