Conferences-iconConferences & Presentations

NC School of Science and Mathematics Teaching Contemporary Mathematics Conference

The Mathematics Department of North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is pleased to announce its annual two-day conference on the teaching of contemporary secondary mathematics and beyond. The program will include ideas for precalculus, calculus, and statistics that incorporate technology, realistic applications, mathematical modeling, and student involvement. The conference will be Jan. 26-27, 2018 at the school.

EdCamp Bull City

Join EdCamp Bull City on Jan. 27, 2018 for a morning of learning, networking and fun on the campus of Durham Academy. EdCamps are professional development opportunities by teachers, for teachers. Share what you know with others while soaking up the latest exciting ideas in education.

2018 Emerging Issues Forum

Registration is open for the 2018 Emerging Issues Forum, kidonomics: Investing Early in Our Future, on Feb. 5-6, 2018, in Raleigh. Join leading national and local experts in business, early childhood, economic development, education, finance and government, nonprofit and workforce development for “hands-on” information and tools on how to design, implement – and fund – childhood initiatives that can make a difference in your local communities.

NCTIES Conference 2018

NCTIES annual conference has been scheduled for Feb. 28-March 2, 2018 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

2018 NC Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference 

The 2018 NC Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference on March 4-6, 2018  in Greensboro will feature a series of over 150 breakout sessions on best practices, successful strategies, model lessons, and other areas of interest to middle-level educators. While much of our audience is composed of teachers, there are many administrators, supervisors, professors, and other interested middle school stakeholders in attendance.

Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference (CCES)

Starting in 2018, the Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA) and the Home Base Symposium have merged to become the Connecting Communities of Education Stakeholders Conference (CCES). The new Conference builds capacity for continued growth and success for all learners. The theme will be “Fostering Innovation Across the State.” The conference is March 11-15, 2018 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.

2018 Space Port Area Conference for Educators

Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Date: July 11-13, 2018
Contact: space@amfcse.org

Save the date for the 2018 Space Port Area Conference for Educators, or SPACE, taking place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This conference is for K-12 educators who are U.S. citizens teaching in the United States. Experience stimulating presentations from astronauts and NASA science and engineering experts; tour Kennedy and surrounding facilities. Get ready-to-go lesson plans and creative ideas to infuse your classroom with STEM and multifaceted, space-related content.

Save the Date: SYNERGY 2018

The theme will be “Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today Through Expanded Learning.” The conference will be April 25-27, 2018 at the Greenville Convention Center.

Save the Date: NC Science Teachers Association & National Science Teachers Association Charlotte Area Conference

Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2018


  • Illuminate Literacy Through Science
  • Amp Up Science Instruction
  • High-Voltage Science Strategies
  • Beyond Standards

workshops-iconWorkshops, Seminars & Programs

SciREN Coast Lesson Plan Workshop

Work with educators to learn how to turn your research into a fun, engaging K-12 lesson plan on Jan. 20, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Duke University Marine Lab Auditorium.

Chatham Education Foundation’s Literacy Program SOAR

The Foundation’s literacy tutoring program, SOAR, is recruiting volunteer tutors to provide FREE specialized one-on-one literacy tutoring to select 1st and 2nd graders at Virginia Cross Elementary School in Siler City and North Chatham Elementary School in Chapel Hill who has been identified as behind grade level. Commitment is for just 45 minutes twice a week between 3-6 p.m.

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

AIAA Foundation Classroom Learning Grants

The AAIA Foundation supports and promotes aerospace learning through its Classroom grant program. Grants are provided to support hands-on, in-class lesson plans and activities. Grants are available up to $250. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2018

2017 Rosenthal Prize for Innovation and Inspiration in Math Teaching

The Rosenthal Prize, from the National Museum of Mathematics, recognizes “hands-on math teaching in upper elementary and middle school classrooms.” One grand prize winner receives a $25,000 cash prize; five additional monetary awards are available for runners-up. Opens in January.

Digital Wish Lesson Plan Grants

Have an innovative technology-based lesson plan you want to share? Submit your lesson plans to Digital Wish for a chance at receiving one of 50+ classroom technology grants. All of your uploaded lesson plans can then be shared with colleagues and educators across the country. Up to 50 technology grants will be available in the U.S. Deadline is rolling; 15th of every month.

students-iconStudent Programs

NC State University Geology Department Open House
Interested in exploring the variety of geoscience research conducted at NC State? Geoscientists in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences are hosting an open house to make their labs and workspaces accessible to high school students on Nov. 30, 2017.

IBM Digital Business Group Summer 2018 Internship

The Digital Business Group internship is designed to give high school/pre-college students the opportunity to develop the skills, experiences, and networks that are critical to launching a career in the STEM field.

2018 EngineerGirl Writing Contest

Every year, the EngineerGirl website sponsors a contest dealing with engineering and its impact on our world. This year’s theme is “Engineering and Your Community.”
All students – girls AND boys – in grades 3-12 can enter for a chance to win up to $500! The deadline to enter is Feb. 1, 2018.

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.