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Professional Development

If you are searching for innovative and stimulating staff development experiences, look no further! Designed for teachers, our exciting workshops combine historical content with innovative classroom applications.

Please check with your district professional development coordinator for information about continuing education credits.

In-House Teacher Workshops
Teaching Hard History: Slavery, Reconstruction and Lasting Legacies

Dates: October 10-October 12, 2019

Register here!

Teachers in grades 8 – 12 are invited to join Carolina K-12 and the NC Museum of History for a FREE three-day workshop, “Teaching Hard History: Slavery, Reconstruction & Lasting Legacies.” The agenda will provide a mixture of historical content, including the realities of slavery, Reconstruction, lynching, and Jim Crow, as well as discussion of pedagogical skills, techniques, and protective measures teachers can employ when addressing “hard history” and potentially controversial current events. Since race (though often ignored in K-12 curriculums) is central to exploring American history, culture, and modern issues, specific time will be provided for teachers to explore the complicated subjects of identity, race, racism, and white privilege – as well as the ways these topics intersect with the history of inequity in education. In a time when everything, from discussions of our past to debates of our present, feels particularly fraught with discomfort and controversy, attending educators will also have the opportunity to explore their challenges (and even fears) of teaching in today’s often polarized classrooms. Learn more about the agenda.

Online Educator Workshops

These distance-learning programs are geared just for educators and for those interested in earning continuing education credits (up to forty contact hours per workshop). To review what types of credit are available for each workshop, click here. Access the workshops anytime during the program dates. You must have access to a computer with an Internet connection to participate in these courses.

The cost per workshop is $40; $25 for Associates with Education Memberships and for NCDNCR Employees. Each program is limited to thirty participants, so register early. 

For more information, call 919-814-7028, e-mail sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov or review our Online Workshop FAQs.

Upcoming Online Educator Workshops include:

 

Civil War Stories from North Carolina

From the battlefield to the home front, this program will provide you with the resources to incorporate the history of the Civil War in North Carolina into your curriculum. Probe Civil War resources and develop applications for the classroom.

Dates: September 1-October 15, 2019

Registration Deadline: Closed

American Indians in North Carolina, Past and Present

How many American Indians lived in the land we call North Carolina before colonists arrived? How many live here today? Explore the native peoples who are and have been a major contributor to the story of North Carolina.

Dates: October 15 - December 1, 2019

Registration: Open

Brother Can You Spare a Dime? The 1930s in North Carolina

What was life like for Tar Heels during the Great Depression? How did people manage during hard times, and how did North Carolina’s leaders respond to the years-long crisis? Learn about some of the people and events that shaped North Carolina during the 1930s.

Dates: December 1, 2019-January 15, 2020

Registration Deadline: Open

Civil Rights in North Carolina: A Change is Gonna Come

Throughout their history, North Carolinians have protested unjust treatment by society and government. They have opposed oppression and pushed for change, but change has not come quickly or easily. And though great strides have been made, the effort continues for full equality for all.

Dates: January 15 - March 1, 2020

Registration Deadline: Open

Women in North Carolina History

Discover how women have influenced North Carolina’s history. Learn how to integrate women’s history into your curriculum using stories, primary documents, the Internet, and other resources.

March 1-April 15, 2020

Registration: Open

 

Spring Break

April 15 – May 20, 2020

 

African American Life and Culture in North Carolina History

What is the African American experience of North Carolina? How has it changed over time? Discover how African Americans formed and maintained community over time and learn of their many contributions to our state’s history.

Dates: May 22-June 22, 2020

Registration: Open

Legends of North Carolina

Was Blackbeard really so bad? What became of Virginia Dare? Explore the fascinating history of these and fourteen other North Carolina legends and learn how and why their stories have changed over time.

Dates: July 15-September 1, 2020

Registration: Open