Info for Educators

Our goal: Reaching 100,000 NC teachers and 1 million students

Through extensive offerings in distance education and special programs, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics partners with communities and regions across the state and beyond to advance student learning and outcomes. By listening to the needs of local education agencies, NCSSM has provided technical assistance for building future-ready classrooms, offered multiple forms of summer program content, and developed custom curricula for schools and teachers across the state.

Professional Development

K-12 Educator Professional Development

NCSSM’s Division of Extended Learning provides free professional development opportunities and trainings for K-12 public school teachers throughout NC. We offer customizable sessions, workshops, Professional Learning Communities, book studies, conference sessions, and more. These opportunities vary from 45-minute presentations to multi-day events and can be offered virtually or in-person at NCSSM-Morganton, NCSSM-Durham, and in Home Districts. 

Teaching Contemporary Mathematics Conference

For more than 30 years, the Teaching Contemporary Mathematics Conference has brought together high school and college math educators from across the country for an exchange of dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to mathematics education. With sessions focused on mathematical concepts and courses for high school and college students, instructors will explore new activities, technological resources, and effective practices for engaging all learners! Topics relate to Statistics, Algebra II, Advanced Functions and Modeling, Precalculus, and Calculus. 

Distance Learning

NCSSM provides NCSSM Connect distance education courses to schools across North Carolina. NC public high school students at participating schools can take tuition-free, honors-level and AP NCSSM courses via interactive video conferencing.

Classroom Resources

Ryden AI Program

The Ryden AI Program works to ensure students understand how to merge humanity with artificial intelligence and know how to use artificial intelligence to solve complex problems.

AI for Teachers

The Ryden AI Program is excited to be the founding sponsor of AI for Teachers, a website dedicated to sharing free curriculum resources to integrate AI knowledge throughout K-12 learning.

Upcoming Events


Midterm Performing Arts Showcase (Morganton)

March 9, 2024

The Barn at NCSSM-Morganton


Mid-Semester Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concerto Concert (Durham)

March 10, 2024

NCSSM-Durham (ETC Auditorium)


Spring musical: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Durham)

March 15 – 17, 2024

NCSSM-Durham (ETC Auditorium)


Candice Chambers

Teacher Development Specialist