One of LEARN NC’s partners, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, risks losing its funding if the recently proposed state budget passes. NCCAT provides residential professional development seminars for new and experienced teachers at two campuses: one in Cullowhee and one in Ocracoke. Seminars last for five days and enable participants to have hands-on experiences that they can then apply to their work in the classroom, providing time for them to reflect individually and collectively in both formal settings such as workshops and informally over shared meals. Educators return to their classrooms energized and excited to put what they’ve learned into practice.
To support NCCAT and encourage legislators to continue to fund it, sign NCCAT’s petition or visit Who Represents Me? at the NC General Assembly website to find contact information for your legislators.