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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

Upcoming Opportunities


Apply to Have a Pedagogical Essay or Lesson Plan Published by NCLR!

The North Carolina Literary Review (NCLR) accepts pedagogical submissions on an ongoing, year-round basis. If you have a great lesson plan that centers on teaching North Carolina based literature or authors, consider submitting it for publication! Each October, when the fall issue is released, NCLR will share links to the resources chosen. Details regarding submissions are available at


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, high-quality events, materials, meals, etc. To ensure spaces and resources do not go wasted due to last minute cancellations or “no-shows,” we rely on your partnership to communicate any change in plans.

Typically, if your application is accepted to an event, you will receive notice via e-mail and a response is required within 3 business days. (***Please make sure you have added the domain “” to your safe senders list, & always check your spam/junk/promotional folders. Failure to receive/reply to your acceptance e-mail within 3 business days can result in your spot going to the next teacher on the list.***)

If a spot is offered to you, certain events may require you to provide a credit card number within three business days via phone (919-962-1544) to secure your space. (Please do not e-mail your credit card information.) YOUR CARD WILL NOT BE CHARGED and NO HOLD is placed on your card to participate in our FREE events.

In the event that a cancellation is unavoidable, we request that you cancel at least 1-2 weeks in advance of the event start date to allow us the time to fill your spot.

Then why do you need to provide a credit card number if it’s FREE? We are committed to providing services to hardworking teachers for free, but failure to cancel, last minute cancellations, and “no shows” result in extreme waste and prevents wait-listed teachers from attending. Thus, failure to cancel/participate may result in a $75 “no show” fee applied to your credit card (except in the case of emergencies or sudden illness.) This charge is ONLY applied for a registrant who does not cancel their registration and/or does not show up. (This charge is not applied in the cases of unavoidable emergencies and sudden illness.) We take your privacy very seriously; all credit card information is kept in a locked safe and then shredded after the training date.

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.
  • After adding seminars to your cart, complete the registration information and click the “this guest is a teacher/educator” option.
  • Review your order and then proceed to the payment site. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Diner’s Club for online payments.
  • 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.
  • Scholarships do not apply to virtual weekend seminars.
  • 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. 

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