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January 17, 2018 e-News


In This Issue...

  1. The Voice Fall/Winter 2017
  2. Upcoming Workshops
  3. Scholarship and Grant Opportunities - Deadlines Approaching!
  4. Updates from DPI - Persevering Through the NBCT Journey
  5. Added Member Benefits from AMBA
  6. Get Involved!

Please feel free to forward this newsletter to your colleagues!  

The Voice Fall/Winter 2017 

The Fall/Winter 2017 edition of The Voice is here! Click the image below to read this issue in full to learn about opportunities for school visits from AMBA, the importance of building relationships, see our Young Artists Competition winners and learn more about scholarship and grant opportunities from PENC.

Upcoming Workshops

We have several upcoming opportunities for you to attend a National Board or HELPS Workshop. You can register by clicking the available dates below.

National Board Workshops are FREE to all educators, so please feel free to pass this along to your colleagues, school administrator and central office coordinator for staff development.

          • February 24, 2018 at Alamance-Burlington Schools Administrative Offices, Burlington, NC - click here for details
          • March 17, 2018 (TENTATIVE) at Eastern Wayne High School, Goldsboro, NC - please check back for details and registration

HELPS Literacy Workshop - 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 fee: $15 - PENC Members and $45 - Non-Members. Click HERE to join or renew to receive member pricing.

Please visit for more information.

Scholarships and Grant Opportunities-Deadlines Approaching!

We are now accepting applications for all of the following scholarships and grants offered by PENC! Many of these scholarship and grant opportunities have a submission deadline of January 31, 2018, so APPLY TODAY! Applications and deadline information can be found on our website at

          • NCCAT Subs on Us Grants: PENC now offers grants to cover the cost of a substitute teacher for up to five school days while members attend a program at NCCAT.
          • New Teacher Grants: PENC awards up to sixteen $250 grants for members in their first three years of practice who demonstrate a need for instructional supplies that will have a direct impact on student learning.
          • School Leadership Scholarship: PENC offers one $1,000 scholarship to a PENC educator level member who is pursuing their Masters degree in School Administration.
          • Professional Development Scholarships: PENC offers four scholarships of up to $250 each to members who plan to pursue professional development opportunities.
          • National Board Scholarships: PENC offers two scholarships of $500 each to members who are pursuing their initial National Board Certification.
          • Scholarships for Children of PENC Members: PENC offers up to four scholarships of $500 to applicants who graduate from a high school or GED program, and are enrolled as a full-time college student by the fall semester of the calendar year in which they earn the scholarship.

Updates from DPI - Persevering Through the NBCT Journey

Disappointed in your National Board scores? Not sure what to do? You aren't alone. Join our webinar to talk through the score calculator, common misconceptions, and advice for interpreting your feedback. This webinar will be led by several NBCTs, including some who had to retake components to certify. This webinar will be recorded and emailed to everyone who registers afterward. The link to attend the meeting and an informational survey (so that we can plan for your needs) will be emailed before the event.

Register here:

NC National Board District Coordinators Meeting – April 17, 2018

North Carolina #1 in Country for Number of Nationally Certified Teachers

Added Member Benefits from AMBA

PENC has partnered with AMBA to offer you the very best in member benefits. This year, AMBA has expanded their offerings, so be sure that you have created an account to take advantage of these benefits. Click HERE for details and instructions on how to register for an account if you have not yet done so. For more information and details on additional discounts and deals offered from AMBA and other PENC partners, click HERE.

Get Involved!

Each One Reach One

If EACH ONE of us strives to REACH ONE new member, we could double our membership in just one year – double the impact and double the strength of our voice!

In the coming year, we challenge you to recruit one new member in order to receive a discount ($27 for Educators, $14 for Support) on your membership. Click here to learn more about our new initiative. 

Partner Level Membership & Member Representatives

Become a Member Representative! Member Reps serve as a voice for PENC within their schools by distributing materials provided by PENC, sharing upcoming opportunities, and working towards earning a FREE membership as a Partner Level member by referring 3 members. For more information, please contact the office at 919-788-9299 or email Bill Medlin at [email protected]. An added bonus of agreeing to become your school's PENC Member Representative is that it can be included on Standard 1 of the Teacher Evaluation System/Teachers Demonstrate Leadership. (Teacher Effectiveness Manual pgs. 7-8)

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