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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 Programs

A Special Juneteenth Seminar: Labor, Race, and the Search for Freedom in North Carolina

June 17, 2023 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm | In-Person in Chapel Hill or Virtual Attendance Available

FREE for K-12 & Community College Teachers! Attending educators can request .3 CEUs

The history of work and laboring people in North Carolina has been entangled with ideas and social systems that placed Black workers in the most vulnerable and disadvantaged positions. How did racial ideologies and social practices shape the lives of our state’s Black workers and their struggle for equal rights and freedom from the era of enslaved labor to the era of the 20th-century Civil Rights movement? This seminar honors the legacy of Juneteenth commemorations with the insights of two historians whose work examines the complex intersection of labor, racism, and the quest for equality in modern North Carolina. While this seminar is designed for the general public, K-12 & community college educators are encouraged to attend and can register for FREE. Details and registration at:


North Carolina & the Fire of Freedom

Tuesday, August 15 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Raleigh, NC

***Lunch, 1.0 CEUs & a stipend of $75-$200 (pending distance) provided***

The common narrative of the American Revolution is typically recounted as a battle for freedom of thirteen American colonies from oppressive British rule. However, an equally compelling part of the history is the role of Black people during this period, both in terms of their contributions to both sides of the fight, as well as their own parallel struggle for personal and legal freedom and rights – a struggle that has continued throughout our state’s history. In this seminar hosted by Carolina K-12 & NCDNCR, the first in a series as part of the America 250 initiative, we will begin to examine how the spirit of liberty in Black communities has always been present in North Carolina. The day will begin with the consideration of Black North Carolinians during the period of the Revolutionary War with UNC-CH professor, Dr. Antwain Hunter. We will then explore how the spirit of freedom has been represented throughout all periods of our state’s history, with a discussion of the newly constructed Freedom Park, which elevates the voices of some of North Carolina’s most prominent freedom fighters. Dr. Sonny Kelly will also debut his new piece that celebrates the long history of Black veterans in North Carolina, from the Revolutionary War to present.

Our day will also include a tour of the State Library of NC and the State Archives of NC, time to explore Freedom Park and/or the NC Museum of History, access to resources for teaching these topics and themes back in the classroom, as well as time to engage with colleagues from around the state.

Lunch, 1.0 CEUs (with the completion of pre-readings), and a travel stipend will also be provided. Stipends will be determined based on your distance from downtown Raleigh:

  • $75 – traveling 5 – 80 miles round trip
  • $125 – traveling 81 – 175 miles round trip
  • $200 – traveling over 176 miles round trip (to help cover the cost of a hotel room)

To view the agenda, CLICK HERE. Space is limited to 30 participants.


Are You (Or Do You Know Any) OUTSTANDING Teachers of NC History?

Each year the Historical Society of North Carolina presents an award for an outstanding teacher of North Carolina history. Applications are due August 20. The awardee receives a $150 prize & will be presented with a plaque at the fall meeting of the Society. The form and a list of criteria may be accessed 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