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 19, 2016 - Eastern Wayne High School, Wayne County

December 10, 2016 - Crain's Creek Middle School, Moore County

February 18, 2017 - William Peace University, Wake County

March 18, 2017 - East Rutherford Middle School, Rutherford County 

April 8, 2017 -  William Peace University, Wake County

April 29, 2017 - East Rutherford Middle School, Rutherford County

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 - February 11, 2017 - Wayne Community College, Wayne County

HELPS One on One - April 1, 2017 - William Ellis Middle School, Davie County

HELPS Small Group Intensive (ONLY if completed HELPS 1:1) - June 16, 2017 - United Way of the Greater Triangle, Wake 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.

November 5, 2016 - Voyager Academy, Durham County - *This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the coming months. Stay tuned for details.*

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.