Professional Development

If you are searching for innovative and stimulating staff development experiences, look no further! Designed for teachers, our exciting workshops combine historical content with innovative classroom applications.

Please check with your district professional development coordinator for information about continuing education credits.

In-House Teacher Workshops

On site workshops are occasionally offered. We'll post more information on this page once we schedule additional workshops.

Online Educator Workshops

These distance-learning programs are geared just for educators and for those interested in earning continuing education credits (up to forty contact hours). Access the workshops anytime during the program dates. You must have access to a computer with an Internet connection to participate in these courses.

The cost per workshop is $40, or just $35 for Associates. Each program is limited to thirty participants, so register early. 

For more information, call 919-807-7965, e-mail sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov or review our Online Workshop FAQs.

Upcoming Online Educator Workshops include:

Civil War Stories from North Carolina

From the battlefield to the home front, this program will provide you with the resources to incorporate the history of the Civil War in North Carolina into your curriculum. Probe Civil War resources and develop applications for the classroom.

Dates: June 1 - July 15, 2017

Registration Deadline: Open

North Carolina Geography

Explore the Tar Heel state’s geography throughout its history. Background material and interactive activities will provide you with resources to integrate North Carolina geography into your curriculum.

Dates: July 15 - September 1, 2017 

Registration Deadline: Open

Legends of North Carolina

Was Blackbeard really so bad? What became of Virginia Dare? Explore the fascinating history of these and fourteen other North Carolina legends and learn how and why their stories have changed over time.

September 1 - October 15, 2017

Registration Deadline: Open

American Indians in North Carolina, Past and Present

How many American Indians lived in the land we call North Carolina before colonists arrived? How many live here today? Explore the native peoples who are and have been a major contributor to the story of North Carolina. 

Dates: October 15 - December 1, 2017

Registration Deadline: Open

Brother Can You Spare a Dime? The 1930s in North Carolina

What was life like for Tar Heels during the Great Depression? How did people manage during hard times, and how did North Carolina’s leaders respond to the years-long crisis? Learn about some of the people and events that shaped North Carolina during the 1930s. 

Dates: December 1, 2017-January 15, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open

Civil Rights in North Carolina: A Change is Gonna Come

Throughout their history, North Carolinians have protested unjust treatment by society and government. They have opposed oppression and pushed for change, but change has not come quickly or easily. And though great strides have been made, the effort continues for full equality for all. 

Dates: January 15 - March 1, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open

Women in North Carolina History

Discover how women have influenced North Carolina’s history. Learn how to integrate women’s history into your curriculum using stories, primary documents, the Internet, and other resources.

Dates: March 1 - April 15, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open

Spring Break!

April 15-June 1, 2018

Antebellum North Carolina

What images come to mind when you think about antebellum North Carolina? Do you picture Scarlett O’Hara flirting with her beaux against the backdrop of a lush plantation landscape? Few, if any, North Carolinians living in the antebellum era would have recognized this scene as one out of their daily lives. Discover what life was like for people living in North Carolina before the start of the Civil War. 

Dates: June 1 - July 15, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open

Civil War Stories from North Carolina

From the battlefield to the home front, this program will provide you with the resources to incorporate the history of the Civil War in North Carolina into your curriculum. Probe Civil War resources and develop applications for the classroom. 

Dates: July 15 - September 1, 2018

Registration Deadline: Open