Past Webinars

Townhall Webinar Series – Advocacy

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Is your PTA Advocacy Committee looking for ways to get to know your elected officials and help them learn more about your school? If so, join NCPTA Lobbyist Ashley Perkinson as she discusses step-by-step tips on putting together an Elected Officials Go to School event at your school.

In addition to information on getting started with your Elected Officials Go to School event, Ashley will also discuss important 501(c)(3) guidelines for PTAs during election season.


NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Audience – All PTA Members

The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process supports the partnership between students, families and educators from kindergarten through third grade—as teachers meet children where they are in aspects of their development.

Starting at the beginning of each year and continuing throughout the normal classroom experience, teachers observe children to understand their unique capabilities and adapt instruction and curriculum to best develop each student to his or her potential. Using the NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process, teachers know each child, set goals, provide personal attention, chart progress and make adjustments—giving students, families and teachers the structure they need for shared success.

The NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process grows with children year to year, sets them on their own course, and surrounds them with the personal attention and resources needed to achieve at the highest level.


Town Hall Webinar Series

 “All Things Convention and Finishing Your PTA Year Strong”

Thursday, May 12, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Audience – All PTA Members

Please join us for another exciting NCPTA Town Hall Webinar!  All PTA members are invited and encouraged to attend.  We welcome everyone!  Leaders, parents, teachers, administrators, community members, folks thinking about leadership – everyone!  We want to talk with you – our membership!  We will discuss All Things Convention for the first half and then transition to a conversation about Finishing Your PTA Year Strong!

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Have you ever considered attending the Annual NCPTA State Convention, but didn’t know what to expect or if it would be worth your time?  Join us as we walk you though the weekend.  Ask questions and hear about the great things planned!  You don’t want to miss this exciting pre-convention hype!
Target Audience – All PTA Members

Man Running Reaching Finish Line7:30-8:00 – Finishing Your PTA Year Strong
It is that time of year when we work tirelessly to finish the school year strong.  What if your strong finish has a great impact?  What if finishing strong is really the key to next year’s success?  Join us as expert PTA leaders from across the state share tips to help you prepare for an amazing 2016-2017 school year!  We will discuss financials, elections, board of director elections and membership.  Please join us!


Town Hall Webinar Series

 “Heart of PTA = Advocacy & Action for Kids from ALL levels – Local, State and Federal”

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7:00pm – 8:00pm

PTAs, administrators, teachers, support staff and volunteers throughout North Carolina are doing phenomenal things that impact children each and every day!

Learn how to:

  • Highlight and showcase the tremendous strides your PTA, families and school are making with children,
  • Demonstrate to elected officials what happens when PTA, school and families partner together to ensure that every child succeeds.
  • Connect and collaborate with elected officials about what your school, teachers, families and every child need to succeed!

Hear about:

  • Current education topics and discussions affecting North Carolina’s children and what you can do leading up to the start of the NC General Assembly’s short session from Ashley Perkinson, NCPTA’s general counsel and lobbyist.
  • “Elected Officials Go To School” program
  • National PTA’s Legislative Conference and NPTA’s Public Policy Agenda from Bill Garmon, NCPTA’s Federal Legislative Chairperson.

You will learn first-hand about how to take action to help kids in North Carolina!


Town Hall Webinar for All PTA Members Featuring

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STOP UNDERAGE DRINKING.

 

 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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Calling all Elementary, Middle and High School PTA local unit leaders, Parents, Teachers & Families!

Did you know North Carolina has an underage drinking problem? 

Exposure to drinking and the pressure to drink aren’t things that suddenly pop up in high school. Some children in North Carolina have their first exposure to alcohol outside the home while they’re still in elementary school; for most, it’s common to hear about incidents involving alcohol in their middle-school years.

Kids in North Carolina know it is a problem. What about the parents?

The vast majority of North Carolina’s youth — 94% — say underage drinking is a problem.
More than half of them think it’s a serious problem.

The bad news? Less than half of North Carolina parents share that view.

The Bottom Line: Teens aren’t prepared to deal with the risks of alcohol on their own.

What can parents do?

Please join NCPTA & TALK it OUT to learn how to start the conversation, stay involved, ask the 5Ws and find out how you as a parent can make a difference — the difference — in whether or not your child stays alcohol-free.


Townhall Webinar for All PTA Members

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Thursday, January 28, 2016
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All PTA members are welcomed to join NCPTA as we discuss all things nominating.  Learn how to get involved at any level.  Learn how PTAs recruit new leadership.  Be the first to see our new Nominating Toolkit!  Ask questions and share your challenges and your successes.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity.


Information Overload?!#%!? Crafting & Executing a Thoughtful PTA Communications Plan In The Social Media Age

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
12 – 1 p.m.
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This one hour webinar training will provide tips, tricks and best practices to help you effectively communicate your PTA’s mission, values, programs and fundraising needs to enhance your visibility and “LIKE-ability” to your stakeholders and school community.  Members, leaders & friends of the North Carolina PTA are welcome.  One of many statewide workshops and trainings sponsored by the North Carolina PTA, our state’s oldest and largest volunteer organization.

Presented by: Cameron Graham, MPH, a consultant for numerous statewide organizations on strategic development, including communications, fundraising and public health projects.


Smart from the Start Grant Spotlight

Monday, November 30, 2015
9:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate the end of Healthy Lifestyles month by hearing from Cumberland and Wake PTA Councils about their experiences with the Smart from the Start Grant from National PTA. Be the first to hear about the new Just ASK! Healthy Schools Grant from NCPTA!


Local Unit Town Hall Webinar with NCPTA

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7 – 8:15 p.m.

Calling all local unit leaders, all positions…

Please join us for our second Local Unit and NCPTA Town Hall Meeting.  We had a very positive and energetic first call and we look forward to talking with you all again!  We will discuss the 990, the nominating committee, and Reflections.  You don’t want to miss it!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
7 – 8:15 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation, encouragement and fun. NCPTA is here to help all local units succeed in his/her work to make every child’s potential a reality. Leading a non-profit is a big responsibility. Let us support you by providing you with relevant resources to do what has to be done, a networking opportunity to hear what other schools/leaders are doing, and time to engage with advocates leaders across the state!


Fats: Good vs. Bad

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

We’ve all been told to eat good fats at some point in our adult life, but how can we eat those good fats, if we don’t know what they are? Join me as I discuss the difference between good fats and bad fats in our diets!


Technology & Fitness

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

As technology has advanced, so had the ability to use technology while we engage in physical activity. In this presentation, I will be going through how technology has changed from the past to present, and what is transpiring in the future.


Physical Activity for Children

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

Obesity rates for children in the United States is relatively high. With this series, I will be discussing what we as a society can do to decrease obesity rates in children through education, physical activity and a strong support system.


Social Media and Health

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

With the growing buzz about social media, one can ponder how is social media helping and or hindering my health? Join me as I go through various social media outlets and their effects on health.


Mental Wellness

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

Most people focus their state of health by their physical appearance, but the physical is just a portion of our health. Mental wellness is something that must be attended to be in a state of good health. Be apart of this discussion about ways to improve mental wellness as well as overall well-being.


Decline of Dieting: Lifestyle Changes

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
5 p.m.

Presented by Camille Jones, NCPTA Intern

The era of fad diets my be over; hopefully they are. With new research that is out, it shows that Americans are moving toward “lifestyle changes”. But how much of this is true? Join me as I explore this topic deeper.


Overcoming Obstacles to Parent Involvement

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
12:00 p.m.
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Presented by April Evans, NCPTA Board of Directors

What kind of barriers are there to parent involvement? Learn about common problems and solutions. Ask about your own school and hear what other PTAs are doing!


End of Year Financial Bootcamp

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
9:30 a.m.
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Presented by Sarah Martin, Treasurer, NCPTA

Getting nervous about those end of year financials? Relax and join Sarah Martin, NCPTA Treasurer for a session focused on the end of year financial responsibilities of PTAs and PTA officers.


Clean Air: Practical Ideas to Help Kids Breathe Easier

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10 a.m.
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Presented by Hilary Merlin, American Lung Association

What are the major types, sources, and health impacts of air pollution? Why are children especially vulnerable? What can your school do to protect children? Join Hilary Merlin from the American Lung Association to see how you can help all kids!


Overcoming Obstacles for Healthier Schools

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12 p.m.

Presented by Kelly Langston, Action For Healthy Kids

What kind of barriers are there to creating healthier schools? Join Kelly Langston of Action for Healthy Kids to learn about common problems and solutions. Ask about your own school and hear what other PTAs are doing!


Grants: Tips for Writing Successful Applications

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
10 a.m.

Presented by Marianne Weant, Director of Health Programs, NCPTA

How can your PTA use grants to support our mission? Join Marianne Weant, NCPTA’s Director of Health Programs to explore current opportunities and the key components of a great proposal.


NC School Report Cards and School Grades

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
12 p.m.
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Presented by Diane Dulaney, School Report Card Coordinator, NC Department of Public Instruction

Now that the latest School Report Cards are available for parents, you may have questions about how to find particular details or about how to use all of the features of the School Report Card. School Report Card Coordinator Diane Dulaney and key staff from the NC Department of Public Instruction’s Accountability Services division will be on hand to answer your questions and hear your comments about the new School Report Cards format.


And the Nominees Are . . . PTA Nominating Committee 101

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10 a.m.
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Feeling overwhelmed about getting your nominating committee pulled together? Join this webinar to learn how to work effectively as a nominating committee to support your PTA’s leadership transitions. All levels of PTA leaders and board members, especially those new to the work of the nominating committee, should participate in this nominating refresher to gain tips for a smooth process.


Be There Dad

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
12 p.m.
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Presented by Jeffrey Usher, Founder, Be There Dad, In Partnership with the Charlotte/Mecklenburg PTA Council

Involving men in schools and PTAs is critical to the development and learning experience of the 21st century student. The most common reason men state for not being involved in their child’s school and PTA is that no one has asked them.

The Mecklenburg County PTA Council has created a structure for engaging men using a process called “Be There Dad.” This program creates a point of entry where men are asked and encouraged to become engaged and involved in the lives of their children and their schools. This one-hour webinar will tell their stories of successes and enlighten you about how your PTA can increase male involvement at your school.


Making the Case for School Wellness

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015
10 a.m.
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Presented by Kelly Langston, Action For Healthy Kids

Before telling your school community what to change, you have to give them the “why.” Learn how to build awareness, support, and momentum for creating healthier school environments by talking about the obesity crisis and the connection between health and learning, by reviewing current school customs and by sharing best practices and success stories. Learn how to answer common questions and concerns about your school wellness initiatives.


The Smart Snacks Overview

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
10 a.m.
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The Smart Snacks Overview webinar, hosted by the School Nutrition Policy Fellow at National PTA, will inform North Carolina state and local leaders on successfully implementing the Smart Snack guidelines.

The webinar will discuss what the guidelines are as well as how some schools are implementing the guidelines successfully. Existing resources and information about future resources from National PTA and other organizations regarding these new guidelines will be provided. We look forward to having you join our webinar on improving child nutrition through the Smart Snacks guidelines!


PTA Basics

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015
9 a.m.
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Presented by Sarah Martin, NCPTA Treasurer

Are you a new member or officer or starting a new PTA? This introductory webinar will walk you through the basics of everything PTA! Join Sarah Martin, NCPTA Treasurer and veteran leader to learn everything you need to know to start off on the right foot.


Community Engagement

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
11 a.m.
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Presented by Marilyn Payne, Executive Director of the Rockingham Education Foundation

How can you engage your community to support your PTA? This webinar will be all you need to know about potential community resources and how they can help make every child’s potential a reality. Join Marilyn Payne, the Executive Director of the Rockingham County Education Foundation, to talk about community engagement!


Active Routes to School

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
1 p.m.
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Join Danielle Hewson, Susanne Schmal, and several ARTS regional coordinators for a webinar to learn more about walking and bicycling to school and how you can support these activities at your school. In North Carolina, where nearly one in three children ages 10-17 is overweight or obese, only 4% of students walk or bicycle to school.


 NCPTA Legislative Priorities Webinar

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
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North Carolina PTA believes that every child’s potential should become reality. It is this goal that has helped to shape the NCPTA advocacy and legislative priorities including sufficient funding for public schools, support for teachers and administrators, parent involvement, accountability, and health and wellness.

If you are interested in learning more about these NCPTA priorities, the Association’s anticipated work to support these priorities in the upcoming 2015 General Assembly Long Session, and how you can support these efforts, join NCPTA attorney and lobbyist Ashley Perkinson for the NCPTA Legislative Priorities webinar.


PTA Advocacy Activities During Election Season Webinar

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
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The November elections are right around the corner, and you may be wondering what advocacy activities are appropriate for PTAs during this election season. You want to be involved but you also want to know the rules. If this sounds familiar, our PTA Votes webinar may be for you.

PTAs can and should advocate but are prohibited as 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activities or endorsing political candidates. Join NCPTA attorney and lobbyist Ashley Perkinson for a PTA Votes webinar on PTA advocacy activities during election season.


10 O’Clock Treasury Topics Series

Join NCPTA Treasurer Sarah Martin to explore a series of topics related to building strong financial policies and practices for your PTA unit. Find out what your bylaws require of your Treasurer, Board and your entire association. Over the course of this series, we’ll discuss ways to help your PTA get financial matters in line for a great year ahead. Feel free to register for individual webinars or join us for the whole series.

Get your PTA finances set up for success from the start of the school year.

Who Should Attend
This is definitely not just for Treasurers. We also recommend this webinar series for PTA presidents and all PTA board members. All of these leaders have fiduciary responsibility for your PTA unit. If you have a PTA Financial Review Committee in place, they would also be ideal candidates for participation in the learning series.

Roadmap to Successful PTA Budgets
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
10 – 11 a.m.
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Best Practices in PTA Cash Management
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
10 – 11 a.m.
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Examining the Financial Review Committee and Your PTA 990
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
10 – 11 a.m.
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Strengthening Family and School Partnerships

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.

Join the discussion to build stronger family-school partnerships using the National PTA Standards as a framework for success.


Learning Standards and Curriculum for NC Students

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.

Join NC State Superintendent June Atkinson for a presentation about the changes to learning and accountability in our NC classrooms. Myths and facts, rigor and relevance, standards and curriculum, and assessments will be some of the topics.

And the Nominees Are . . . PTA Nominating Committee 101

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.

Feeling overwhelmed about getting your nominating committee pulled together? Join this webinar to learn how to work effectively as a nominating committee to support your PTA’s leadership transitions. All levels of PTA leaders and board members, especially those new to the work of the nominating committee, should participate in this nominating refresher to gain tips for a smooth process.


Playground Design: Best Practices for Outdoor Learning

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m.

Is your PTA working on a new playground or improving your school’s grounds? Join us for a conversation about how outdoor spaces are designed to promote physical activity and learning! We’ll talk about current best practices for your school’s outdoor learning environment and how you can make an impact for less money than you think.


PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014
Noon – 1 p.m.
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Join the discussion to build stronger family-school partnerships using the National PTA Standards as a framework for success.


NC READY Report: Changes & Future Steps

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Noon
What Parents, Teachers & Schools Should Do Next
Dr. Rebecca Garland, Chief Academic Officer, NCDPI
Vanessa Jeter, Director of Communication and Information Services, NCDPI
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What are NC’s Career and College Readiness Standards?
Should They Matter to Me?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.
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Join us for an overview of NC’s revised Standard Course of Study presented by John Denning, state director of K-12 & Postsecondary Alignment Initiatives. Discussion will focus on the adoption of the state’s new Career and College Readiness Standards. The work of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts offers students, parents, teachers and communities an opportunity to think more clearly about the issues of career and college readiness. Participants will learn about the historical context of events that have shaped the adoption of the standards and explore the reasons why they impact all of North Carolina.


Wondering How to Write an Effective Grant Proposal?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.
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Join NCPTA as we talk through the key steps of successful grant writing and share examples of winning PTA answers to common questions.


Advocacy Tips and Nonprofit Guidelines Webinar

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
1 to 1:45 p.m.
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PTA members care deeply about policies impacting children and PTAs are uniquely positioned to share information and engage elected officials in conversations about current issues and policies. The ability and power to provide a strong unified voice for children is one of the most cherished aspects of PTA.

PTAs can and should advocate but are prohibited as 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activities or endorsing political candidates.

Join Ashley Perkinson, NCPTA attorney and lobbyist, September 6 at 1 p.m. for a webinar discussion on advocacy tips and nonprofit guidelines.


Tips for PTA Officers

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013
Noon to 1 p.m.
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Are you a new PTA officer or a veteran leader who would like to hear some best practices from units around the state? Sarah Martin, NCPTA board member, will share tips on how to start things right and enjoy a successful year. Join us as we focus on how to get your unit up and running.

We will cover the following leadership topics:
  • Budgeting
  • Communicating
  • Decision-making
  • Partnering with your principal and community
  • Program planning

It’s a lot to fit into an hour, but this webinar will give you a basic outline to start conversations with your board members and build your unit’s plan of work. You may even want to view the webinar in conjunction with other officers from your unit.


Advocacy Tips and Nonprofit Guidelines Webinar
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
1 – 2 p.m.

Register Today!

PTA members care deeply about policies impacting children and PTAs are uniquely positioned to share information and engage elected officials in conversations about current issues and policies. The ability and power to provide a strong unified voice for children is one of the most cherished aspects of PTA.

PTAs can and should advocate but are prohibited as 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activities or endorsing political candidates.

Join Ashley Perkinson, NCPTA attorney and lobbyist, September 6 at 1 p.m. for a webinar discussion on advocacy tips and nonprofit guidelines.


BCBSNC Foundation Physical Activity Equipment Grant Cycle Overview and How to Apply
Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
Noon

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PTA Legislative Update Webinar
Feb. 22, 2013
1 p.m.

North Carolina PTA lobbyist Ashley Perkinson will share news from the North Carolina General Assembly’s long session and also give tips on effective ways to advocate. Learn more.