Conferences-iconConferences & Presentations

2020 Teacher Leadership Summit
Teach to Lead is organizing its 19th Teacher Leadership Summit in San Juan, on March 27-29, 2020. As with previous “open topic” Summits, the Puerto Rico Teacher Leadership Summit will bring teacher leaders and other stakeholders together to collaborate, problem-solve, and develop action plans to benefit students and school communities. The deadline for idea submissions for the San Juan Teacher Leadership Summit is Feb. 10, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
Synergy Conference 2020
The Synergy Conference 2020 will convene April 29 – May 1, 2020, at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. This year’s conference is themed: FUTURE IN FOCUS. Register by Feb. 16, 2020, for the discounted rate.  

2020 NCTIES Conference

NCTIES Conference will cover provides a multitude of professional development opportunities. Teachers, coaches, and administrators will develop strategies to boost digital age learning and how technology improves outcomes for all learners. This year’s conference will be March 4-6, 2020 at the Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.

NC Association for Middle Level Education Conference

This annual conference offers an excellent opportunity for teachers, administrators, university professionals, and other educational decision-makers from across North Carolina to connect. The conference will be March 15-17, 2020 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

NC Council for Exceptional Children Conference

The 33rd Annual Conference will be Feb. 26-28, 2020 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton
Greensboro Airport. Dr. Michael Wehmeyer will deliver the keynote address.

workshops-iconWorkshops, Seminars & Programs

Rx for Science Literacy

Your Environment, Your Health

The one-day workshop will be on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park. It will explore findings from the NIEHS Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY), which examined the health of workers and volunteers who responded to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The What, Where, How and Why of Health Science Research

The one-day workshop on Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park. It will feature an overview of NCABR’s comprehensive Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual plus updates from biomedical scientists and physicians about the real-world applications of biomedical research.

World View’s Spring Programs for K-12 Educators

Global Conflict and Peacebuilding K-12 Global Education Seminar
March 24-25, 2020
The Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill

K-12 educators will gain relevant information and innovative approaches to teaching about global conflict and peacebuilding. Educators will be introduced to key themes, diverse resources and strategies for exploring these topics in the classroom. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020  Click here to register.

Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives K-12 Workshop
April 24, 2020  
NC Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill
Learn about food, food systems and how food is used to express culture and identity in our state and globally. Includes curriculum resources. For K-12 educators of all disciplines. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020  Click here to register.

Global Education Teacher Leader Institute K-12 Leadership Program
June 15-17, 2020
Chapel Hill

Educators are invited to apply to the Teacher Leader Institute to further their own knowledge and understanding of global issues and to develop global competencies that support global education initiatives in their classroom. The application period will open in January. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020 Click here to for more details.

Friday Institute’s MOOC-Ed: Massive Open Online Courses for Educators

MOOC-Ed is a project of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at the NC State College of Education. Built on research-based models of effective professional development, professional learning communities, and online communities of practice, MOOC-Ed courses focus on authentic, project-based learning, collaboration, and peer-supported learning, rather than tests and grades that are needed in other types of MOOCs.

awards-iconAwards, Fellowships & Grants

Governor’s Educator Discovery Award 

The Governor’s Educator Discovery Award is a $1,000 stipend provided to K-12 educators who are interesting in pursuing a professional development opportunity of their own choosing.

The opportunity can include workshops, conferences, or additional certifications.

Educators must be able to connect the experience to work-based learning and detail how it will be integrated into their classroom curriculum and shared with their colleagues.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Please share this information with educators in your network.

NCMA Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching

Applications are open for NCMA’s Fellowship for Collaborative Teaching, which offers year-long support in art integration strategies to pairs of NC K-12 Educators. Participating teachers become part of a collaborative community, attend on-site and online professional development sessions, and plan and implement integrated lessons in their classrooms. The application process is open to pairs of teachers who teach at the same school. A statement of support from your principal is required. The application period for the 2020-2021 school year is open and closes on April 30, 2020.

Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program
The Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program is a yearlong professional learning opportunity and short-term exchange for elementary, middle, and high school educators from the United States to develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy.
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards
SSEP supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in creative, hands-on STEM activities for K-12 students and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF’s home state of North Carolina. These awards provide up to $60,000 per year for three years. The application deadline is April 15, 2020.

NIEHS STaRS Experience

High school science teachers are encouraged to apply for the 2020 NIEHS Science, Teachers and Research Summer (STaRS) Experience in Research Triangle Park. STaRS is a two-week professional development (PD) program in July that is designed and conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The program will run from Monday, July 6, to Friday, July 17 (excluding Saturday and Sunday), from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. each day. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.

NC Governor’s Educator Discovery Award

NC educators are encouraged to apply for the second cycle of the Governor’s Educator Discovery Award, which will provide a stipend of up to $1,000 for PreK-12 traditional public and public charter school educators to pursue a professional development experience of their choosing. Teachers can use the grant award to attend a workshop or conference that deepens their subject area knowledge, such as a coding workshop for computer science teachers, or a session on how to create a project-based learning experience for students.

NC Bright Ideas Grants

Each year, electric cooperatives across NC award more than $600,000 in Bright Ideas education grant funding for innovative classroom projects. Learn more or apply at 

Formlabs 3D Printing Grants

Are you part of an educational institution that is working on a project at the cutting edge of technology and research? The Formlabs Education Grant is an opportunity for educational labs to receive a Form 2 for their research facility by sharing a project that will benefit from the use of a 3D printer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and grants will be awarded at one lab or educational facility per quarter.

students-iconStudent Programs

“Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest

NC Clean Energy Technology Center is sponsoring its 2nd Annual “Keep Our Air Clean” Student Art Contest this March, where students residing in North Carolina from kindergarten through college can submit their artwork focused on the theme of actions that individuals and families can take to reduce the amount of air pollution from vehicles. The official link and email to submit photos will be posted this March.

2020 Student STEM Enrichment Program

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has opened its application for the 2020 Student STEM Enrichment Program (SSEP) grant awards. SSEP supports diverse programs with a common goal: to enable primary and secondary students to participate in creative, hands-on STEM activities for K-12 students and pursue inquiry-based exploration in BWF’s home state of North Carolina. These awards provide up to $60,000 per year for three years. The application deadline is April 15, 2020.

NC Council on Economic Education’s Academic Competitions

For more than 40 years, the NC Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) has sponsored a number of academic competitions focusing on economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship for North Carolina students in primary and secondary schools designed to support and enhance the economic education experience. All competition winners are invited to attend regional awards banquets in the spring where their accomplishments are celebrated with their parents and teachers, as well as a number of educational leaders and prominent business leaders. Visit their website to see a list of the competitions.