PENC offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, covering such topics as National Board Certification, Literacy, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, and Professional Development.

National Board Workshops

We will be offering numerous FREE National Board Workshops throughout this membership year. The tentative schedule for 2016-17 National Board workshops is below. Registration will open 1-2 months prior to the workshop date; please click the date below to register. To learn more about our National Board Workshop presenter, Dr. Glennda McKeithan, click here.

November 18, 2017 - ONLINE - Click HERE for details.

December 9, 2017 - Crain's Creek Middle School, Moore County

February 24, 2018 - Alamance County (location TBD)

March 2018 - Eastern Wayne High School, Wayne County (date TBD)

April 14, 2018 - William Peace University, Wake County

May 5, 2018 - Rutherford County (location TBD)

HELPS Literacy Workshops

The Helping Early Literacy with Practice Strategies (HELPS) Program is an easy-to-use reading program that has been demonstrated in numerous, published research studies to improve students’ fluency and comprehension. HELPS can be implemented one-on-one or in small groups, and is shown to be effective when used for only 10 minutes per day, three times per week. To learn more about HELPS please visit Registration will open 1-2 months prior to the workshop date.

HELPS One on One & Small Group Combo - October 14, 2017 - Cato Education Building, UNC Charlotte, Mecklenburg County - Click HERE for details

Increasing Student Engagement with Reading in the Home and at School

Learn how to empower families to effectively improve their children's literacy skills with fun, research-supported, and easy-to-use activities. The activities can be used by teachers, as well as by parents in the home. They are designed for children from birth to 6th grade, to support the development of strong reading skills. Registration will open 1-2 months prior to the workshop date; please click the date below to register.

2018 dates coming soon.

Retirement Planning Conferences

The Department of State Treasurer Retirement Systems Division conducts free retirement conferences year-round for members of the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System. These conferences are held throughout the entire state. For more information and to view upcoming Retirement Planning conferences, visit the Department of State Treasurer website.