PENC offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, covering such topics as National Board Certification, Literacy, Financial Planning, Retirement Planning, and Professional Development.
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. To learn more about our National Board Workshop presenter, Dr. Glennda McKeithan, click here. Initial and renewal information is located within registration. Please click the ‘register now’ button or date below to register.
2019-20 National Board Workshop schedule:
April 4, 2020 – *Please note, this workshop will now be a webinar—registrants, please contact your presenter, Dr. McKeithan.
*National Board Materials: These materials will be provided in person at the workshop you attend after verification of payment receipt.
To purchase materials, please click this link paypal.me/teamPENC
In the notes section of your payment please make sure to include this REQUIRED information:
- Your full name.
- The date of the workshop you attended/are registered for.
- The email address you would like the electronic materials to be sent to.
*PENC workshop materials are available for purchase to attendees before, during and following our presentations. Please respect that these materials are intended for your use only and not for distribution to others. Please also note (as stated in the materials themselves), these comments/suggestions are intended to support you and supplement the materials that are freely available from the NBPTS website.
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. Click the ‘register now’ button or date below to register.
2019-20 HELPS Workshop Schedule:
*Please note, the HELPS workshops have been postponed until further notice. Please keep an eye out for future dates.
Increasing Student Engagement with Reading in the Home and at School
Learn how to empower families to effectively improve their children’s literacy skills with fun, research-supported, and easy-to-use activities. The activities can be used by teachers, as well as by parents in the home. They are designed for children from birth to 6th grade, to support the development of strong reading skills. Registration will open 1-2 months prior to the workshop date; please click the date below to register.
Retirement Planning Conferences
The Department of State Treasurer Retirement Systems Division conducts free retirement conferences year-round for members of the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System. These conferences are held throughout the entire state. For more information and to view upcoming Retirement Planning conferences, visit the Department of State Treasurer website.