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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 Designed for teachers, our exciting workshops combine historical content with innovative classroom applications.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

On site workshops are occasionally offered. We'll post more information on this page once we schedule additional workshops.

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 919-807-7965, e-mail sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov or review our Online Workshop FAQs.

Upcoming Online Educator Workshops include:

 

Antebellum North Carolina

What images come to mind when you think about antebellum North Carolina? Do you picture Scarlett O’Hara flirting with her beaux against the backdrop of a lush plantation landscape? Few, if any, North Carolinians living in the antebellum era would have recognized this scene as one out of their daily lives. Discover what life was like for people living in North Carolina before the start of the Civil War. 

Dates: June 1 - July 15, 2018

Registration Deadline: Closed

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: July 15 - September 1, 2018

Registration Deadline: Closed

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: September 1 - October 15, 2018

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, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open

North Carolina at Home and in Battle during World War II

Learn how World War II affected North Carolinians and how the state's men, women, and children contributed to the war effort at home and abroad.

Dates: December 1, 2018-January 15, 2019

Registration Deadline: Open

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: January 15, 2019-March 1, 2019

Registration Deadline: Open

North Carolina Geography

Explore the Tar Heel state’s geography throughout its history. Background material and interactive activities will provide you with resources to integrate North Carolina geography into your curriculum.

Dates: March 1, 2019-April 15, 2019

Registration Deadline: Open

 

SPRING BREAK!

April 15-June 1, 2019

 

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.

June 1, 2019-July 15, 2019

Registration Deadline: Open

Antebellum North Carolina

What images come to mind when you think about antebellum North Carolina? Do you picture Scarlett O’Hara flirting with her beaux against the backdrop of a lush plantation landscape? Few, if any, North Carolinians living in the antebellum era would have recognized this scene as one out of their daily lives. Discover what life was like for people living in North Carolina before the start of the Civil War.

Dates: July 15, 2019-September 1, 2019

Registration: Open