Workshops

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 2018-19 National Board workshops is below. Please click the date below to register. To learn more about our National Board Workshop presenter, Dr. Glennda McKeithan, click here.

2018-19 National Board Workshop schedule:

December 15, 2018 - ONLINE - Click HERE for details. If you are local and would like to attend in person at the PENC office, click HERE to register. (Click the date to register for online only!)

February 23, 2019 - Alamance-Burlington Schools Administrative Offices - Professional Library, Burlington, NC - Click HERE for details.  

March 23, 2019 - Eastern Wayne High School, Goldsboro, NC - Click HERE for details. 

April 13, 2019 - East Wake Academy, Zebulon, NC - Click HERE for details. 

*National Board Materials: These materials will be provided in person at the workshop you attend after verification of payment receipt. 

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

To purchase materials, please click this link paypal.me/teamPENC
In the notes section of your payment please make sure to include this REQUIRED information:

  1. Your full name
  2. The date of the workshop you attended/are registered for

*PENC workshop materials are available for purchase to attendees before, during and following our presentations. Please respect that these materials are intended for your use only and not for distribution to others. Please also note (as stated in the materials themselves), these comments/suggestions are intended to support you and supplement the materials that are freely available from the NBPTS website. 


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 www.helpsprogram.org. Registration will open 1-2 months prior to the workshop date.

2018-19 HELPS Small Group Workshop Schedule: 

September 15, 2018 - PENC Office, Raleigh, NC - Click HERE for details.

October 20, 2018 - UNCC, Charlotte, NC - Click HERE for details.

February 16, 2019 - Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC - 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.

More information and 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.