NCDPI Online and Other PD Opportunities

Online Professional Development Opportunities

For a full description of  online courses available within the NCEES professional development tool, please visit www.rt3nc.org. 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 (http://my.ncedcloud.org ).  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.

Register now for the 2017 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA)

Champions for Student Success – March 20-22, 2017
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC, 27407
The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement features a gallery of professional development and information sessions for educators, policy makers, innovators and community members with an interest in innovative practices to improve educational outcomes for students of today and tomorrow. You can review the sessions by strand here.
Through strategically orchestrated focus and concurrent sessions as well as engaging and relevant keynote speakers, participants will be able to experience professional development that will support the vision of the State Board of Education to graduate every student ready for postsecondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.
Each year, district, school and community leaders meet at CCSA to hear from experts, meet with their peers, share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and reflect on their own practices. The conference promises to:

  • Connect you with expert leaders and practitioners from North Carolina and around the world.
  • Expand your knowledge base of best practices for 21st century educators.
  • Explore the connection between school culture and student achievement.
  • Renew your resolve to develop and promote excitement for learning.

The CCSA Conference is open to educators, administrators, and education stakeholders. Registration after February 1, 2017 is $200.00.

Click HERE to register.

 

Workshop: Leading With Character

Do you want to change the climate and culture of your school? Are you seeking strategies to enhance your character development efforts? Join NCDPI for a FREE Workshop!

Participants will:

  • Learn how to use the 11 Principles of Effective Character Education as a tool to evaluate your school, district and/or community climate.
  • Understand how State and National Schools of Character have implemented effective initiatives and practices.
  • Develop a “Plan of Action” for your school/district using the 11 Principles of Character.org.

When: April 4-5, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: 301 N. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina Room 150

Register Now!

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017. Attendees will receive a certificate for 6 contact hours each day, which may be submitted for CEU credit. It’s strongly encouraged that schools bring teams of educators from your school and/or district to develop your “Plan of Action.” Please contact Justyn Knox at Justyn.Knox@dpi.nc.gov or 919-807-3835 for additional questions.

 

North Carolina Beginning Teacher Coordinators’ Convening

The North Carolina Network to Transform Teaching (NT3) cordially invites you to attend a North Carolina beginning teacher coordinators’ convening.

This is the first convening for leaders who support induction programs across the state sponsored by the North Carolina Network to Transform Teaching statewide initiative. During this convening, you will learn about the importance of introducing the National Board certification body of knowledge (BoK) to novice teachers and much more. Research suggests that novice teachers are more likely to remain in the profession when provided a clear pathway for professional growth. An agenda for this convening can be located here. Registration for this exciting event can be found below.

North Carolina NT3 is funded by the US Department of Education through a SEED grant with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in partnership with the NC DPI, NCAE, and the NCAE NBCT Caucus-Network. The program work aims to make accomplished teaching the norm for every student in every school every day by supporting the teaching continuum from early career through professional teaching, National Board Certification, and teacher leadership. Detailed information about the Network to Transform Teaching can be located here.

When: April 4, 2017 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Where: NCAE Center, 700 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC

Who should attend? Districts may send a single representative, but a team of 4 or less is recommended. Your team can consist of anyone who supports novice teachers in your district. For example,

  • Induction program coordinators
  • BT coordinators
  • Mentors
  • Administrators
  • other

What is the cost? This event is free of charge with advanced registration. Food during the event and one hotel room will be provided. Participants will need to cover their substitute and mileage costs.

  • A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Districts will be provided one hotel room once registered. (One night stay and tax will be funded.) Should you need additional rooms contact Beth Edwards, edwardsbeth63@gmail.com.

Click here to register today! Registration closes on March 24, 2017

 

WRESA/NCASA Summer Leadership Conference 2017

Registration is now open for the Summer Leadership Conference 2017 scheduled for June 25-27 at the US Cellular Center 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.

Registration and Hotel Information

Pre-Conference Session:

Differentiated Instruction with Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

Approximately 30 Breakout Sessions

Networking Events in Asheville

Keynote Speakers

 

NCCAT Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers, is offering educators a number of professional development opportunities in the coming months. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Programs are available at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online and with NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. For more information visit www.nccat.org and click on the Programs tab.

 

 

 

Register now for the 2017 Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement (CCSA)

Champions for Student Success – March 20-22, 2017
Sheraton Greensboro Hotel & Koury Convention Center
3121 West Gate City Boulevard
Greensboro, NC, 27407
The Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement features a gallery of professional development and information sessions for educators, policy makers, innovators and community members with an interest in innovative practices to improve educational outcomes for students of today and tomorrow.
Through strategically orchestrated focus and concurrent sessions as well as engaging and relevant keynote speakers, participants will be able to experience professional development that will support the vision of the State Board of Education to graduate every student ready for postsecondary education and work, prepared to be a globally engaged and productive citizen.
Each year, district, school and community leaders meet at CCSA to hear from experts, meet with their peers, share ideas, brainstorm solutions, and reflect on their own practices. The conference promises to:

  • Connect you with expert leaders and practitioners from North Carolina and around the world.
  • Expand your knowledge base of best practices for 21st century educators.
  • Explore the connection between school culture and student achievement.
  • Renew your resolve to develop and promote excitement for learning.

The CCSA Conference is open to educators, administrators, and education stakeholders. Registration before February 1, 2017 is $175.00. Registration after February 1, 2017 is $200.00.

Click HERE to register.

 

Get Tech-Savvy at Home Base Symposium – Register Now for Feb. 22-23 Conference
Register today to Plug In & Connect at this year’s Home Base Symposium in Greensboro Feb. 22-23!

Learn something new with more than 100 sessions offered, including  “Catching the Canvas Wave”, “Accessing NC School Report Cards Online,” “Google Spreadsheets and Data Manipulation,” “Using Twitter to Plug In & Connect with other Educators,” “Discipline Data Reporting,” “Navigating LEP/EL Data in Powerschool” and much more. Topics in every strand are geared to a wide range of skill levels.

Don’t forget to bring your own device.  Follow us on Twitter @NCHomeBase and check out the NC SIS Website for more information.

Who should attend? Every user of the Home Base Suite of Applications (PowerSchool, Schoolnet, Truenorthlogic, Canvas and NCEdCloud).
•         Home Base Coordinators
•         School-based Administrators
•         Charter School Directors & Administrators
•         Technology Directors
•         Schoolnet Leaders
•         HR/Personnel Staff
•         PowerSchool Coordinators
•         School Data Managers
•         Canvas Administrators
•         Testing Coordinators
•         Curriculum & Instruction Staff
•         Instructional Technology Staff
•         School Counselor
•         Lead Teachers

Online registration and fee details are located on the NC SIS website’s Symposium page.

 

Beginning Teacher Summits Call for Proposals

Continuing the Journey: Beginning Teachers Elevating the Profession

The Regional Education Facilitator team is seeking proposals for our second annual Beginning Teacher Summit, to be held summer 2017, at the following dates and locations:

 

Northeast – June 20 – Edenton

Southeast – June 15 – Jacksonville

North Central – June 21 – Zebulon

Sandhills – June 19 – Pembroke

Piedmont Triad – June 22 – Winston-Salem

Southwest – June 20 – Charlotte

Northwest – June 13 – North Wilkesboro

West – June 15 – Cherokee

We invite proposals that:

  •        Address the needs of beginning teachers through practical professional development.
  •        Provide an opportunity for beginning teachers to establish a network of support.
  •        Outline best practices in the support of beginning teachers.
  •        Reflect the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.
  •        Align with the requirements of State Board Policy TCP-A-004.
  •        Support beginning teacher growth and leadership opportunities.
  •        Impact the retention of novice teachers.

Highlighted topics may include:

  •        Classroom management
  •        Teacher leadership
  •        Parent communication
  •        Professionalism
  •        Differentiation
  •        Content area best practices

Sessions will be 60 minutes each.

Note:  There is no registration fee for this summit; however, travel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter or the LEA/Charter.

Please click on this link to submit your proposal: http://goo.gl/KBxgB0

Proposals are due February 13, 2017.

 

WRESA/NCASA Summer Leadership Conference 2017

Registration is now open for the Summer Leadership Conference 2017 scheduled for June 25-27 at the US Cellular Center 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.

Registration and Hotel Information

Pre-Conference Session:

Differentiated Instruction with Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

Approximately 30 Breakout Sessions

Networking Events in Asheville

Keynote Speakers

 

Webinar on ELA Standards Scheduled for District Curriculum Leaders

District curriculum leaders responsible for implementation of content standards are encouraged to attend a Feb. 27 webinar from 10 – 11 a.m. on English Language Arts draft standards.

Learn about potential changes to the standards, challenges for implementation, and supports the ELA team has planned. Curriculum leaders who are a part of the Curriculum Leaders Collaborative (CLC) East and West cohorts have/will receive this content at the third CLC session, but all are welcome to join the webinar.

Join NCDPI K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Director Tiffany Perkins and the ELA team by registering online. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

NCCAT Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

The North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT), a recognized national leader in professional development programming for teachers, is offering educators a number of professional development opportunities in the coming months. Applicants are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot. Programs are available at the Cullowhee and Ocracoke campuses, online and with NCCAT faculty visiting school districts. For more information visit www.nccat.org and click on the Programs tab.

 

NCEES Webinar: Teacher Standard 5 – Reflect on Practice

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Target Audience: Teachers / Administrators

Webinar Description

Element exploration and dissection will provide clearer insight into evidences and data needed for proficiency.

Registration Link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3675684240534362115