NCDPI Online PD Opportunities

Online Professional Development Opportunities

For a full description of  online courses available through NCDPI, please visit Courses are added monthly so bookmark this link! They offer self-paced and instructor-led modules.

  • To register for this and other NCDPI online modules, log into NC EdCloud ( ).  Click on the Truenorthlogic icon, which takes you to  Home Base: NC Educator Effectiveness (NCEES); then on the Professional Development tab.
  • Follow these directions listed under the Professional Development News: This system offers high quality self-paced professional development as well as instructor-led online courses. There are current upcoming opportunities and a link to all the online modules and descriptions.  You can also click Show All under the catalog search bar to list all available opportunities or you can  search by course names.
  • NOTE: These NCDPI courses are considered outside CMS professional development and do not automatically post on your CMS transcript. Upon successful completion, you will need to access the certificate of completion and then submit a credit request in MyTalent. You will be able to upload your certificate to the entry.

Online Professional Development Opportunities

Spring 2017, Session 1 – Instructor-facilitated Online Courses

Mark your calendars! Our first spring session of facilitated online courses will be open for registration soon. Below is the list of instructor–facilitated online courses being offered by Educator Effectiveness, NCDPI for the Spring, 2017 Session 1. (Remember, that unlike these facilitated courses, our self-paced modules are always open for enrollment.) Our facilitated courses provide the opportunity to interact with peers and an instructor along with high-quality professional development.  They combine the flexibility of working from anywhere at any time, and the benefits of working with a cohort of peers.


Implementing Action Research in the Classroom which is a 14-week course will start on Monday, January 9, 2017. The remaining courses will start on Monday, Feb 6, 2017. Registration for these courses will open December 19, 2017. Registration is limited to 35 participants per section.

Implementing Action Research in the Classroom 14-weeks, 4 CEUs
Building and Sustaining Professional Development 6 weeks, 0.5 CEU
Connecting with our 21st Century Learners 5 weeks, 1.0 CEU
Digital Literacies in the K-12 Classroom 7 weeks, 1.5 CEUs
Introduction to Data Literacy 5 weeks, 1.0 CEU
Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, Part 1 5 weeks, 0.5 CEUs
North Carolina Teacher Standards and Evaluation Process 6 weeks, 2.0 CEUs
Responsibilities of the 21st-Century Educator 7 weeks, 1.0 CEU
Seize the Data Part 1 7 weeks, 2.0 CEUs
Universal Design for Learning 1: UDL in the Everyday Classroom 6 weeks, 1.5 CEUs


*Additionally, we will also offer a session of Effective Digital Strategies for Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Classroom: A PD MOOClet. Duration: 6 Weeks (20 hours)

Credits:  2 CEUs    Maximum registration: 250, minimum registration 100

Please note that this course is structured differently from the traditional instructor-led courses above. This course is designed for active, collaborative learners who are self-driven, motivated, flexible and enjoy sharing information and resources. There is less-instructor interaction and relies heavily on participant interaction. It focuses on using digital tools and strategies to support teaching and learning and enriching individuals’ knowledge through developing communities of practice across the state.  In this course, we will look at the 4Cs – Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration; keystones for the 21st century classroom. This MOOClet:

•             Is learner-centered, focusing on participants’ professional needs in different disciplines and grade levels
•             Focuses on participants as creators of content as much as they are “consumers” of content
•             Involves extensive peer-to-peer communication
•             Includes a larger number of students than a typical facilitator-led course and less facilitator feedback.

These courses are available at no cost to North Carolina educators and will be facilitated by DPI professionals. The courses are completed entirely online. Participants are expected to meet all weekly deadlines in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given.  For a description of the courses and associated CEUs, and on information on how to register, visit our website

Contact Dr. Geetanjali Soni at  if you have any questions.


Summer Leadership Conference 2017

Registration is now open for the Summer Leadership Conference 2017 scheduled for June 25-27 at the US Cellular in Asheville. We have a new venue in downtown Asheville and will be using many downtown hotels for accommodations.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference are Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Dr. Connie Kamm, and Lt. General Robert Van Antwerp (Ret.). The NCSSA Superintendents’ Retreat also will be a part of the conference and will begin on Sunday, June 25, at the Hyatt Place in Asheville.

Conference information, hotels, online registration and a tentative agenda are available online.

Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement Registration and Presenter Proposal Form Opens December 1

The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement is open to all teachers, student services personnel, principals, assistant principals, superintendents, parents, school administrators, school board members, university and college faculty/staff/administrators, community and business representatives. Participant registration and presenter proposals will open on the CCSA website on December 1, 2016. The conference will be in Greensboro March 20-22, 2017.

$175.00  –  Before February 1, 2017
$200.00 – After February 1, 2017

For more information contact: 919.835.6133 or

NC Triangle Tech for Schools Summit

The Digital Teaching and Learning Division is pleased to invite NC digital teaching and learning leaders to a special (and free!) event on Friday, February 10th, 2016 as part of EdSurge’s Research Triangle Tech for Schools Summit. P21, VIF, and EdSurge have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and DigiLearn to tailor the event to our education leaders from throughout the state. Please share this “Save the Date” message and the event flyer with other district-level digital learning leadership.

Who Should Attend: Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum, Instruction or Technology and individuals that play a pivotal role in selecting and implementing instructional technology

  •        Engage in small group sessions with leading edtech companies selected based on your district priorities
  •        Take part in thoughtful conversations around critical issues such as data management, evaluating tech & building partnerships
  •        Meet & share your experiences with peers from other schools & districts

When: Friday, February 10th, 2016 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where: Haw River Ballroom 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

Register here:

More info at EdSurge website.


Resources to Support Revised High School Math Courses Online

As we begin the 2016-17 school year, please remember that there are resources in support of the revised high school math courses available on the NCDPI math wiki.