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

15862 K-12: Understanding Poverty and Building Cultures of Care in our Classroom
Understanding that poverty does not define a student is critical when establishing classroom culture and we know now more than ever the importance of caring for our students’ social-emotional health. Based on the work of Gorski (2017), this session will build awareness about the research of families experiencing poverty and demystify poverty as a deficient culture. Additionally, using the work of Hemphill (2020) and Sprenger (2020), we will explore strategies that promote the social-emotional health of students and build cultures of care in our classrooms. Throughout the day, participants will have opportunities to collaborate about this critical topic with colleagues from across NC. This session is intended for any K-12 teacher, instructional coach, or school leader.
Session ID: 15862 K-12: Understanding Poverty and Building Cultures of Care in our Classroom
Location: Cullowhee
Dates: Aug 6, 2021
Instructional Hours: 6.0
Registration End Date:
Aug 4, 2021 12:00 AM
Comments: For grades K-12. This is a face-to-face program at our Cullowhee campus.