It’s an election year and there are many matters on the line for our students, schools, educators, and communities. You feel it every day, you see it and your vote is your voice—you must use it.
In North Carolina, schools are directly impacted by those who are elected in the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gubernatorial, and Lt. Governor. While PENC neither endorses nor contributes to political campaigns, we do encourage every professional educator to learn as much as possible about them. PENC encourages you to consider the qualifications of each candidate carefully, and make an informed decision about each candidate before casting a ballot. With that goal in mind, we are going to make it easier for you to find this information so that you can #VoteYourVoice. Visit our website and social media for answers to FAQs, voter registration look up links, and more. We hope this information will be valuable to you as you decide which candidates to support in the primaries and the general election this year. Share your resources and knowledge with us using the hashtag #VoteYourVoice so we can share it with fellow educators!
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SAVE THE DATE
- Educators, please take a few minutes to participate in the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey that takes place March 2-31, 2020. View the flyer below for more information and visit http://asqnc.com/
- We hope to see you at the 33rd Annual Conference for the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children. View the flyer below for more information.
National Board Workshops
We will be offering numerous FREE National Board Workshops throughout this membership year. The schedule for 2019-20 National Board workshops is below. Please click the date or register button below to register. To learn more about our National Board Workshop presenter, Dr. Glennda McKeithan, click here.
2019-20 National Board Workshop schedule:
March 14, 2020 – Eastern Wayne High School – Click HERE for details.
April 4, 2020 – Greensboro College School of Education –Click HERE for details.
HELPS Literacy Workshops
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 www.helpsprogram.org. Registration is open below.
2019-20 HELPS Workshop Schedule:
February 22, 2020 – One-On-One Training, Raleigh, NC Detailed flyer
March 7, 2020 – One-On-One Training, Raleigh, NC Detailed flyer
March 28, 2020 -One-On-One Training, Goldsboro, NC Detailed flyer
Please visit www.pencweb.org/workshops for more information.
Scholarships & Grant Opportunities
We are now accepting applications for the following scholarships and grants offered by PENC! Apply today!
- NCCAT Subs on Us Grants: PENC 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 $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. The deadline to submit applications is June 26, 2020.
- National Board Scholarships: PENC is offering four scholarships of $250 each to members who are currently working in pursuit of their initial or renewal National Board Certification. Inital |Renewal The deadline to submit applications is June 19, 2020.
Young Artists Competition – ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS!
PENC (Professional Educators of North Carolina), a professional association that serves as THE Voice for educators in policy-making, the forum for developing professional relationships and the advocate for improving the learning environment for every educator and student, is currently accepting electronic entries for its 9th annual Young Artists Competition. The goal of this project is to highlight the hard work of North Carolina’s teachers and their students.
Six works of art will be selected as the winning entries by a PENC panel of judges. The pieces will be duplicated for display in our Raleigh office, on the PENC website and may be used in future publications. The six winning entrants will receive an award of $50.00 and a certificate of achievement from PENC. The teachers will be presented with a certificate, gift bag and gift certificate for art supplies at the fall 2019 Executive Board Meeting. PENC is looking forward to the wonderful work from all around our great state.
The Young Artists Competition is open to all North Carolina Educators and from all disciplines. For more information, submission guidelines, etc please visit https://pencweb.org/young-artist-competition/. Deadline for submissions is 5 pm Friday, May 29, 2020.
For more information and to view the 2019 Young Artist winners and highlight reel, click HERE.
Download the Young Artist Competition submission form to use with your art entry DOWNLOAD HERE.