Conferences-iconConferences & Presentations

Storytelling in the Sciences and Humanities Symposium

The National Humanities Center, in partnership with the Lloyd International Honors College and the Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative at UNC-Greensboro, is presenting the Storytelling in the Sciences and Humanities Symposium on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Designed to inspire cross-disciplinary discussions, panelists will share examples of how storytelling impacts their work as both humanists and scientists.

Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Summit 

The 15th annual Teacher Leadership Summit is scheduled April 27-29, 2018 in Nashville, TN. At the Summits, educators from around the nation will work to collaborate, problem-solve and develop plans to put their own teacher leadership ideas into action. Educators can submit an idea for the Summit regardless of where they live, but travel costs are not covered, so please keep that in mind when you apply.

NCCTM’s Annual Spring Leadership Conference

Join us for NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics for its Annual Spring Leadership Conference 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Radisson High Point.

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

2018 Educators of Excellence Institutes

New England

Participants will experience the rocky New England coast and the high peaks of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Educators will spend five days at Shoals Marine Laboratory (Appledore Island, ME) and three days hiking between Mt. Washington Observatory and AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch (White Mountains, NH). Dates: June 20–28, 2018. (Mandatory pre- and post-trip sessions will be held in Raleigh on April 14 and November 3, 2018.)

Tropical Ecology

Participants will experience several tropical habitats including coral reefs, mangrove swamps, and rain forests. The daily program will include practical field experiences, basic local natural history, and easily duplicated techniques for teaching natural sciences. Dates: July 24–August 1, 2018. (Mandatory pre- and post-trip sessions will be held in Raleigh on April 21 and November 3, 2018.)

Rx for Science Literacy: The What, Where, How and Why of Health Science Research

This introductory workshop is based on NCABR’s comprehensive Rx for Science Literacy curriculum manual, which provides an overview of the biomedical research process.

Monday, March 19, 2018
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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.

Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom

How can North Carolina educators build stronger bridges in their classrooms and communities to support diverse populations of learners? Through plenary talks and small group breakout sessions, K-12 and community college educators at World View’s spring seminar will explore issues of cultural respect and equity, learning what barriers need to be removed and what strategies can be implemented to recognize the potential for all learners.

A Seminar for K-12 and Community College Educators
March 20-21, 2018
The Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill, NC

East Asia: Traditions, Trends, and Transformations

East Asia is extraordinarily diverse and complex: culturally, ethnically, geographically and economically. In spite of rapid transitions due to globalization and geopolitical forces, East Asia maintains some of the world’s oldest cultural traditions. East Asia’s complexity, diversity and shifting role in global affairs present numerous opportunities for learning. Through plenary talks and small group sessions, K-12 and community college educators will explore East Asia’s history, culture, diversity, contemporary affairs and changing role in the world. Participants will discover and experience strategies and resources for integrating these issues and topics into the classroom or learning environment.

A Seminar for K-12 and Community College Educators
March 21-22, 2018
The Friday Conference Center, Chapel Hill, NC

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.

awards-iconAwards, Fellowships & Grants

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

This year’s awards will honor mathematics and science (including computer science) teachers working in grades K-6. Nominations close on April 1, 2018. Applications for teachers of grades K-6 are now open. Applications must be completed by May 1, 2018.

2018 Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education

NCABR is accepting nominations for its K-16 Distinguished Teaching Award in STEM Education, which is designed to recognize higher education faculty and educators at the elementary, middle and high school levels who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The deadline to nominate an educator is March 30, 2018.

2018 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes

Enter DAILY for your chance to win $10,000 for STEM at your school! This is your chance to get the STEM technology and resources you need to “fab” your lab. Connect with us on social media and tell us what would be on your wish list! The Sweepstakes closes at 5 p.m. ET on April 27, 2018.

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

Ag-Discovery Camp: Investing in the Future of Plant Science

Ag-Discovery at NC State University is an outreach program to help students learn about careers in plant science. Students live on campus in dorms, learning field and laboratory research techniques from university professors and practicing entomologists, botanists, and plant pathologists working for the U.S. Government. Plant sciences include entomology (the study of insects), plant pathology (the study of plant diseases), botany (the study of plants), and agronomy (the science of soil management and production of field crops). The camp is June 18-29, 2018.

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.

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.