North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association

Conference Information

2014 Conference Information


The NC Public Charter Schools Association proudly presents the 2014 North Carolina Charter Schools Conference July 30- Aug. 1 at the beautiful Hilton Wilmington Riverside along the Cape Fear River in historic  Wilmington. We are expecting 500 passionate educators, administrators, board members, parents, students, valued business members, legislators, and other stakeholders to make this the largest and most exciting charter event in our region! The event’s focus will be recognizing our growth and opportunity and be called “Waves of change, oceans of opportunity!” View our 2013 Conference Magazine, click here.

2014 conference logo #2The conference will include:

  1. Top speakers include Darrell Allison of PEFNC,  Kara Kerwin from the Center for Education Reform, A. L. Collins, Vice Chair of the State Board of Education, and the CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees. Invited speakers include NC Gov. Pat McCrory and others…
  2. 48 quality breakout sessions (see list below) with top rated presenters, covering Advocacy, Governance/Leadership, Instruction, and Operations (our “Call for Presentations” closed February 28).
  3. Special “in-house” training or “board retreat” options for a limited number of member schools that register early.
  4. Charter Champions Awards
  5. Hospitality Suite open for attendees and vendors!
  6. Great restaurants a short walk away or the Ruth’s Chris Steak House in the hotel and the other local attractions.
  7. Super Hilton Wilmington Riverside rates for summer/beach area at $129 through June 29th . Book your room below!
  8. Networking with your peers.
  9. Charter application training the 31st
  10. Core Knowledge training the 31st
  11. Digital learning Lab
  12. Deals for services and products from our trusted and valued business community. Businesses click here to sponsor.
  13. “Rock by the River Party” with Spare Change Party Band Thursday night
  14. $1,000 “Closing Cash” drawing Friday afternoon!

 and much more…

Registration here

Book your hotel room here!

Association members $149  Non-members $199

Part of the 550 lunch attendees at conference 7-15-13

Some of the educators and administrators at the 2013 conference in Greensboro

Spare Change

Spare Change Party Band

Breakout Presentations

Diving Deeper into Students’ Text Understanding
Keep Your Eye on The Prize, Best Practices for Student Engagement
Leading Your Team to Greatness
Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know
Section 504; That’s Not Really Something We Need to Worry About, Right? Understanding the Requirements of Section 504 in Charter Schools
Writing a Successful Charter School Application
Your Teaching Journey …Lessons along the Way
Online Learning – a session for skeptics
Forming Partnerships for Educational and Financial Benefits
Thinking Maps and the Common Core
Establishing and Engaging Quality: The Critical Role of a Board of Directors
Principal Panel
You Have Your Charter. Now What?
Building Math Skills: Ways the Work!
Virtual Learning Lab for K-12
The Power of Collaborative Classroom Conversations
Building Stakeholders Through Service Learning
Upfitting your building for technology
Classroom Management Techniques Kids Don’t Want You to Know About
Unpacking the Educational Program: Creating a process to implement, monitor, and evaluate the Educational Program
Building STEAM with Project-Based Learning
21st Century Human Resource Management in Schools: Linking Critical HR Functions to Organizational Success
Governing for Greatness
Innovative Technology and the Inquiry Process
Fundamentals for Starting off on the Right Foot
Best Practices in Problem Solving and Planning for an Excellent Charter School
Critique: Making critique a habit of mind that infiltrates the classroom in all subject areas.
What You Always Wanted to Know About Starting a Charter School but No One Ever Told You
Technology funding for Charters using E-Rate
NC Write
LEARN NC: Inquiry-based Professional Development
K-3 Assessment: Your Voice is Vital
Charter School Legal Update and Practice Points
Avoid the Dirty Dozen E-rate Mistakes
Getting Down to Business
Spaces that inspire teaching and learning
The Four C’s of Successful Teaching
MAP – an assessment to measure true growth
Online and Blended Learning – Changing the definition of “going to school”
Core Knowledge Breakout Session
Legislative Update and Discussion
Troops to Teachers