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

16035 Design, Implement, and Unlock Creativity

Consider the rapidly changing world we live in. To thrive in the future students will need to be adaptable and flexible. Design Thinking is a problem-solving framework that can help students develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.  All of those skills are necessary in problem-solving.  Creating a design thinking environment in your school and classroom can be messy and challenging.  It also requires us to think differently about how we teach and learn.  In this session, teachers will have an opportunity to experiment with multiple tools that can assist them in designing lessons that support design thinking.  At the same time, administrators will be working to help create a school culture that supports this type of learning.  This course requires a teacher and administrator to attend from the same school. Let’s change the face of education together. 

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. To ensure that you receive any and all emails from NCCAT, please add to your email address book.

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