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Scroll down to see all our available trainings and workshops. For virtual events, any educator is welcome to apply, including pre-service teachers, K-12 teachers, community college and university faculty, and community educators.

  • Click here to inquire about CEUs for attending our virtual programs live.
  • Carolina K-12 offers virtual modules that teachers can complete on their own schedule for CEUs – click here to explore the modules currently available.
  • View recordings of past virtual programs here.

If you have questions regarding the posted events, contact Paul Bonnici at 919.962.1544 or

NO FEAR: The Extraordinary Life & Talent of Nina Simone | Thurs. Feb. 17 (6-7:15 pm) via Zoom

A FREE virtual program as part of Carolina K-12’s William Friday Virtual Education Initiative

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me:  no fear.”

Prodigy. Pianist. Songwriter. Singer. Activist. Nina Simone. Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina on February 21st, 1933, Nina Simone is an icon of American music and one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century. Her activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s earned her the title of “Singer of the Black Revolution.”

Join Carolina K-12 for the next installment of the William Friday Virtual Education Series to explore the incredible life and career of Nina Simone, as well as her place in every classroom, from history to ELA to music. Acclaimed musician and Dr. Lenora Helm Hammonds will discuss Nina Simone’s life and music, from Nina’s early years growing up in North Carolina as a musical prodigy to her activism in the Civil Rights Movement.

Additionally, In special appreciation of our state’s PreK – 12 teachers, and in acknowledgement of the extraordinary times educators are currently managing, 60 attendees will receive a FREE copy of the new, award-winning children’s book, “Nina,” to be mailed post-event. A lesson plan for teaching about Nina Simone by Carolina K-12 will also be provided.


 This event is funded by the North Caroliniana Society and presented by Carolina K-12.

 *A copy of “Nina” will be mailed to the first 60 PreK-12 educators who 1.) attend the entire virtual event, 2.) submit a short evaluation afterwards, & 3.) are currently working in a North Carolina public, charter or private school or preschool. (A link for the evaluation will be shared during the live virtual event, where teachers will submit their mailing address. Copies are limited and will be distributed in the order of evaluations received (up to the first 60.) Please allow 2-3 weeks after the event for books to arrive.


Virtual CEUs

CEUs are provided for all programming, including virtual programs. Click here for more information on requesting CEUs for virtual programming.


Cancellation for Carolina K-12 Trainings

Carolina K-12 is dedicated to assisting teachers by providing free trainings, materials, participant meals, etc. Carolina K-12 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.

Attend Carolina Public Humanities’ Adventures in Ideas Seminars at a Discount & Receive a $75 Stipend Post-Attendance!

In addition to the free teacher trainings offered by Carolina K-12, educators can also register to attend an Adventures in Ideas seminar offered by Carolina Public Humanities (CPH). 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 CPH. Check out the listing of Adventures in Ideas seminars offered by CPH, here.

If you see an Adventures in Ideas seminar you would like to attend, take the following steps to apply for the 50% discount:

  • Register using our online shopping cart. Select the “this guest is a teacher/educator” option when completing your registration form.
  • Call us at 919.962.1544 to register over the phone

Please note:

  • Teachers are eligible for one $75 travel stipend per semester. The 50% discount can be applied to multiple Adventures in Ideas seminars. These discounts and travel stipends to not apply to any other CPH events.
  • Funding restrictions do not allow us to award scholarships to substitute or retired teachers. CPH’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.
  • Scholarships are not needed for any event hosted by Carolina K-12, which are free of charge to teachers. Scholarships are only needed for CPH’s Adventures in Ideas seminars.

Teachers who attend CPH’s Adventures in Ideas seminars can apply for a $75 stipend via the Daisy Edmister Fund!

Visit the Daisy Edmister Fund site for more information. 

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.

Custom Trainings

Carolina K-12 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