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 Designed for teachers, our exciting workshops combine historical content with innovative classroom applications.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
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 The agenda will provide a mixture of historical content, including the realities of slavery, Reconstruction, lynching, and Jim Crow, as well as discussion of pedagogical skills, techniques, and protective measures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.
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
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
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
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