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 2017-18 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.

April 14, 2018 - Alamance-Burlington Schools Administrative Office, Professional Library - Click HERE for details

May 5, 2018 - Rutherford County (location TBD)

*National Board Materials:

$15 Members
$25 Nonmembers

To purchase materials, please click this link
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
  3. Email address you would like the materials sent to

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.

Our next HELPS Small Group training will be held in Raleigh on June 11th at the PENC office. Details and registration to come, please check back.

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.