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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 bonnici@unc.edu.


American Slavery: Freedom Seeking, Resistance and Resilience

Tuesday March 9, 2021 | 5pm – 6:30 pm

Dr. Hasan Jeffries wrote in his preface to “Teaching Hard History” that “the saga of slavery is not exclusively a story of despair; hard history is not hopeless history.” While the study of American slavery is filled with complex and difficult narratives of injustice and oppression, it is not a one-dimensional story of “victims.” Rather, enslaved people through their own agency fought to maintain their dignity, identity, culture, and fought for both overt and subtle forms of freedom as best they could. From choices as complex and dangerous as running away, to lamenting and communicating with community via song, to preserving and passing on traditional foodways, this FREE, VIRTUAL panel will explore the myriad of ways enslaved people exhibited resistance, resilience and fortitude. Panelists include:

  • Dr. Freddie Parker | Emeritus of American History, NC Central University, and author of Stealing a Little Freedom: Advertisements for Slave Runaways in North Carolina, 1791-1840
  • Mary D. Williams | Singer & Scholar of African American Music
  • Joanna Sierks Smith | Scholar of Foodways & Associate Director of State Outreach for Carolina Public Humanities
  • Moderated by Christie Norris, Director of Carolina K-12 at UNC-Chapel Hill

This program is relevant to K-12 teachers, community college and university affiliates, international students, and anyone from the general public with interest in learning more about the topic. CEU’s are availalbe for participating K-12 teachers.

This program is sponsored by East Carolina University’s Office of Global Affairs and Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities and Carolina K-12 programs.

***Suggested pre-reading: “Teaching Hard History,” by Dr. Hasan Jeffries: https://www.splcenter.org/20180131/teaching-hard-history#preface

REGISTER HERE


The Long Civil Rights Movement: From Emmett Till to Black Lives Matter
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2021 | 5 pm – 6:30 pm

While the Civil Rights Movement is considered by some to be a movement of the 1950s-1960s, in actuality, the fight for equity and justice started from the early days of America’s founding and continues today. In this program featuring scholar and performer Dr. Sonny Kelly, we will take a tour through time, from Crispus Attucks to Emmett Till to Ahmaud Arbery, and consider how black lives have always mattered – but mattered to different people in different ways, and for different reasons. Interweaving excerpts from his plays THE TALK and (newly completed) HAUNTED, Dr. Kelly will lead us in considering various points in the long and ongoing struggle for civil rights that deserve our attention, as we work to reframe and reclaim our shared history in order to pave a more equitable and inclusive future. After the presentation and performance excerpts, we will end with a discussion based on questions posed by attendees.

This program is relevant to K-12 teachers, community college and university affiliates, international students, and anyone from the general public with interest in learning more about the topic. Attending K-12 teachers are eligible for CEUs.

This program is sponsored by East Carolina University’s Office of Global Affairs and Ledonia Wright Cultural Center, and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Public Humanities and Carolina K-12 programs.


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 cnorris@unc.edu.