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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 all past virtual programs here.

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

including Freedom Rider David Dennis and a tribute to Bayard Rustin by CJ Suitt!

On May 4, 1961 thirteen Black and white civil rights advocates boarded a Greyhound bus in Washington, DC, bound for New Orleans. Riding side by side, on interstate highways through the Jim Crow south, they sought to test the 1960 US Supreme Court decision that segregation of interstate transportation facilities was unconstitutional. From May to December 1961, over 400 women and men courageously challenged segregation, despite the danger refuting white supremacy presented at the time.

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, join the Orange County Community Remembrance Coalition, in collaboration with Carolina K-12, for a FREE virtual program to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides.

Our featured speaker will be David J. Dennis, JD, who was among the fearless and determined Freedom Riders, who will recount some of his experiences on the bus, and also his work as Co-director of Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Mississippi Director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and a Coordinator of the Mississippi Freedom Summer. Mr. Dennis will share the virtual stage with scholars Dr. Freddie L. Parker, Dr. William Sturkey, facilitated by young leaders Derrick Davis (UNC-CH student) and Joyah Horton (NAACP Youth Council.)

In addition to elevating this important history, the program will also explore the ways in which the struggle for civil rights continues, featuring discussion with local activists Braxton Foushee, LaTarndra Strong, Jerdene Alston, and Ajamu Dilahunt-Holliway, well as local “artivists” Cortland Gilliam and Jerry Wilson of Black Out Loud. In addition, Chapel Hill Poet Laureate CJ Suitt will deliver a special tribute to Bayard Rustin.

The Freedom Riders encountered mob violence, fire bombings, and police brutality. Nevertheless, they persisted in their fight for justice. Their actions influenced and changed the landscape of race relations, civil rights and human rights in the United States. Please join this Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides by registering for free, HERE.

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The event is free and open to the public. Community members, families and youth, and K-12 teachers are all encouraged to attend. (Attending K-12 teachers can receive CEUs and accompanying lesson plans will be provided. Teachers are encouraged to invite their students to attend as well.) For further information, contact

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