If you have questions regarding the posted trainings, contact Paul Bonnici at 919.962.1544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2013 Trainings
1. Carolina Voices- The Diverse History and Cultures of the Tar Heel State
The NC Museum of History, Raleigh
August 13-14, 2013
North Carolina history teachers are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium (www.civics.org) and the NC Museum of History (http://www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/) for two exciting days exploring the distinct character and rich cultural heritage of the Tar Heel State. Abounding with stories of people who have fought for a better way of life, stood up for their rights, and made numerous accomplishments in the face of adversity, North Carolina represents a tapestry of diverse and distinctive people. Throughout this two day event, attending teachers will explore the history of groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in our state, as well as examine the regional and social diversity that makes North Carolina so unique. Participants will broaden their content knowledge during presentations from scholars from area universities, interacting with field experts on topics ranging from the dialects and languages of North Carolina (from Outer Banks Hoi Toider speech to the Smoky Mountains Highland speech), to the history and heritage of enslaved Africans and African Americans and their foodways, to how immigration is changing the face of North Carolina, and so much more! Participants will also spend time touring “The Story of North Carolina,” the NC History Museum’s acclaimed exhibit that traces life in North Carolina from its earliest inhabitants through the 20th century. More than 14,000 years of the state’s history unfold through fascinating artifacts, multimedia presentations, dioramas, and hands-on interactive components.
Teachers will also participate in and receive sample lesson plans on the topics and themes covered throughout the two days, designed for easy implementation in 8th grade social studies, as well as dialogue with one another regarding ideas, resources and best practices for teaching North Carolina history.
In addition, teachers will learn about the wealth of resources available to them for teaching about North Carolina’s past and present from organizations such as LEARN NC (http://www.learnnc.org/) and the NC Department of Cultural Resources (including the State Library, the Archives, NC State Historic Sites, National History Day, and the Freedom Roads project.)
Offering a snap shot of some of the most compelling topics to share with students about this state, North Carolina history teachers do not want to miss this exciting opportunity!
Participants will receive:
- Access to historical experts and scholars of North Carolina history & culture
- Lesson plans and pedagogical training from the NC Civic Education Consortium & LEARN NC
- Special access to the exhibits and resources at the NC History Museum
- 1.2 Renewal Credits
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks both days
- Single occupancy hotel accommodations:
- One night’s single occupancy hotel accommodations in Raleigh (for participants residing more than 50 round-trip miles from the NC History Museum)
- Two night’s single occupancy hotel accommodations for participants residing more than 300 round-trip miles from the NC History Museum)
Date: August 5 & 6, 2013
Location: Asheville, NC
Generously Supported by the North Carolina City and County Management Association
Every day, local government touches the lives of North Carolinians and provides the services essential for functional communities, growing businesses, and healthy families. It is local government that supplies water to our faucets, collects our trash, moves traffic through our downtowns, and cuts the grass in our parks and ball fields. It is also local government that delivers care and counseling to those facing difficult times and responds with qualified personnel to life’s emergencies.
Participants in this seminar will learn first-hand the role of local government in North Carolina and then explore pedagogical strategies for teaching young people about how local government in North Carolina works. Highlights of the Seminar will include: meeting with elected and appointed local government officials, “behind-the-scenes” field trips to various city and county facilities, and MUCH MORE!
Participants will receive:
- Lesson plans aligned to the NC Essential Standards
- 2.0 renewal credits
- A FREE, single occupancy hotel room for the evening of 8/5 (for participants residing more than 50 miles from the training location)
- Meals – lunch and dinner on 8/5; breakfast and lunch on 8/6; snacks throughout
- One-on-one access to various elected and unelected officials and city and county staff.
- “Special Access” field trips to various sites around the city and county.
For additional details and registration information, click here.
3. The 2013 Warren Nord Seminar - The Fight for Freedom: From Slavery to Civil Rights
June 19-20, 2013
UNC-Greensboro Alumni House
THIS TRAINING IS FULL. TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITLIST, EMAIL PAUL BONNICI AT email@example.com
North Carolina’s social studies teachers are invited to join the NC Civic Education Consortium (www.civics.org) for two engaging days exploring the rich history of African Americans and their fight for freedom and civil rights throughout slavery and Jim Crow. Learn about the remarkable stories of those who struggled against overwhelming odds to gain their rights and liberty, a fight that many argue continues today. Throughout this intensive two day exploration, teachers will broaden their content knowledge during presentations from scholars from area universities, dialoging with field experts regarding topics such as the resistance of those enslaved, emancipation, segregation, the fight against Jim Crow, and much more. Participants will also tour the International Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro, which offers an engaging and educational journey through the challenges African Americans faced and the victories won throughout the struggle for equality. In addition, teachers will receive a copy of the newly published young adult novel Crow, a book about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riots as seen through the eyes of a young boy, as well as meet the author, Barbara Wright, to discuss the book and the history it is based upon. A Consortium created curriculum for implementing the book in the social studies or language arts classroom will also be provided. Teachers will also participate in and receive sample lesson plans on the topics and themes covered throughout the two days, designed for easy implementation in the middle and high school classroom, as well as dialogue with one another regarding ideas, resources and best practices for teaching this complex history. For those who cover slavery, civil rights and African American history in their classrooms, this two day event is not to be missed!
Participants will receive:
- Access to historical experts and authors
- Lesson plans and pedagogical training from the NC Civic Education Consortium
- 1.4 Renewal Credits
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks on Wednesday& Thursday; dinner on Thursday.
- Single occupancy hotel accommodations:
- One night’s single occupancy hotel accommodations in Greensboro (for participants residing more than 50 round-trip miles from UNC-G.)
- Two night’s single occupancy hotel accommodations for participants residing more than 300 round-trip miles from UNC-G)
Cancellation for Consortium Trainings
The NC Civic Education Consortium is dedicated to assisting teachers by providing free trainings, materials, participant meals, etc. The Consortium does not require a deposit or fee to attend our trainings; therefore, we ask that registered participants needing to cancel do so at least one week prior to the training date. Please understand that participants who do not cancel their spot in a timely fashion prevent teachers on the waiting list from participating.
In addition to the free teacher trainings offered by the Consortium, educators can also register to attend the numerous seminars offered by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values (the Program.) While these lectures are designed for a general audience and will not include pedagogical training, they are an excellent way for teachers to broaden their content knowledge in various subjects as life-long-learners.
Scholarships covering 50% of the tuition are available for all Adventures in Ideas seminars for currently employed full-time teachers, librarians, and administrators in K-12 public and private schools and community colleges. These teacher scholarships for general seminars are made possible by generous donors to the Humanities Program. Check out the listing of general programs offered by the Program in the Humanities & Human Values here.
If you see a general program you would like to attend, take the following steps to apply for the 50% discount:
- If filling out the paper registration form, complete and sign the “Attention Teachers” portion of the form and enclose payment for the remainder of the tuition (that is, the full tuition less the 50% discount) and optional meals. If registering online, please follow the instructions listed on our registration page.
- Funding restrictions do not allow us to award scholarships to substitute or retired teachers. The Program’s “first time participant’s discount” or a “three or more discount” may not be combined with a teacher scholarship.
- Should you need to cancel your participation, $30 is non-refundable. Reservations for optional meals may be cancelled up to noon two business days before a seminar.
- Applications without a signature or payment cannot be processed and will be returned.
- Please note that scholarships are not needed for any event hosted by the Program’s Civic Education Consortium, which are free of charge to teachers. Scholarships are only needed for the Program in the Humanities & Human Values’ general programs.
Teachers who attend PHHV’s general seminars also have the chance to win a travel stipend via the Daisy Edminster Fund!
The Daisy Edmister Teacher Support Fund, established by Mr. Russell Edmister, honors the memory of his mother, Daisy M. Edmister. The Fund offers a limited number of $50 awards to currently-employed, full-time, K-12 and community college teachers who attend our seminars. These stipends will be awarded expressly to help teachers defray their costs of travel, lodging, and the payment of substitute teachers. At each of the Program’s general seminars, one name of an attending educator will be randomly drawn to receive the $50 award. (Please note that awards are not offered at Civic Education Consortium events, since they are free of charge.) Educators and librarians are eligible for one stipend per semester. For more information, please call 919.962.1544.
NEW: Scholarships for Teachers at Raleigh Charter High School
Thanks to a generous gift from Novie Beth Ragan Gad, whose children are graduates of Raleigh Charter, both full and part-time teachers at Raleigh Charter High School are eligible to receive a scholarship to any Humanities Program seminar. Funds will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the seminar. For information, please call 919.962.1544.
The Consortium also offers customized trainings for individual schools, school districts, and extra-curricular programs (i.e., 4-H, Youth Councils, etc.) We can also organize a professional development retreat for your group at UNC-Chapel Hill. Costs vary. To learn more about our customization options, as well as our trainings for after school and youth leadership programs, please contact Christie Hinson Norris at 919.843.9387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional Development Spotlight
From Segregation to Civil Rights: A Journey through North Carolina’s History
On January 14th, 2008, the NC Civic Education Consortium hosted a training for North Carolina history educators on teaching about our state’s diverse past.