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Professional Development News and Updates for the North Area




CANCELLED Summer Teacher Leadership Workshops 2017 CANCELLED
NCDPI staff are excited to bring back Summer Teacher Leadership workshops this summer focusing on building teacher leadership capacity by using data and critical analysis. These workshops will highlight Student Surveys, EVAAS, NCEES, professional development resources, and state policy – including licensure updates and a discussion of equity in light of ESSA.
We understand that many educators would like to attend these workshops and in the past, we have had to close registration due to capacity limitations of some locations. To ensure that we are able to serve as many teachers as possible, we are not offering these workshops to school administrators this summer.
Workshop dates and locations are noted below. Please register here for the time and location you would like to attend. If you have any questions, or if any administrators would like to discuss other ways of obtaining this information, please contact Paul Marshall with NCDPI Educator Human Capital Policy and Research.



2nd Annual Beginning Teacher Summit

The NC Regional Education Facilitators are hosting free summer professional learning for beginning teachers. The 2nd Annual Beginning Teacher Summit, Continuing the Journey: Beginning Teachers Elevating the Profession, is fast approaching. There will be a session held in North Wilkesboro on June 13th, and in Winston-Salem on June 22nd. Registration is from 8:30-9:00, and the sessions will run from 9:00-3:00. For additional information, and to register, please click on a link below.

http://btsummit.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Northwest
Please contact Dr. Monica Shepherd with any questions about the Northwest session.

http://btsummit.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/Piedmont-Triad
Please contact Mrs. DeAnna Foust-Platt with any questions about the Piedmont-Triad session.


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April PD Newsletter


March PD Newsletter



February, March, and April Professional Development Session Descriptions and Registration Links

Formative Assessment: Stone Center, North Wilkesboro


Data Literacy / Teams: Stone Center, North Wilkesboro


Healthful Living: Stone Center, North Wilkesboro(repeat of Randolph County session)


Formative Assessment: Randolph Community College

Data Litearcy / Teams: WSFC Education Buliding, Winston-Salem


February PD Newsletter

EVAAS Sessions for North Area - Feb. 21st and Repeated March 14th

Educator Effectiveness, in collaboration with SAS, present EVAAS sessions for the North Area. These stand-alone sessions are designed to meet a variety of levels. It is not necessary that you attend all three sessions. However, the “Leading with EVAAS” and “EVAAS 201” sessions will be most beneficial if you have prior introductory experience with EVAAS.

EVAAS in a Flash—Spring 2017

The first half of the day, presenters from SAS will facilitate EVAAS in a Flash for teachers, principals, and central office staff. The second half of the day will feature area school districts sharing their strategies and tips for using EVAAS. Registration is limited and we will maintain a waiting list. Registration deadline is February 14th for the Winston Salem session and February 28th for the North Wilkesboro session.

Your registration status – registered or waitlisted – will be indicated in the response you’ll receive when you register.

Date and Location:

o 2/21/17 Winston Salem Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road Winston Salem, NC 8:30 - 2:30

o 3/14/17 Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro, NC 8:30 - 2:30

Register for EVAAS in a Flash


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.


Assistant Principal READY— Registration Now Open
The details are being finalized for Assistant Principal READY! It’s time to mark your calendars and register to participate. Be on the lookout for meeting agendas and wiki addresses. The sessions will run from 8:30-3:30. f you are unable to attend in your home region, please consider attending in the alternate region. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frances Harris-Burke or Dr. Mandy Taylor.
__Click here to register.__ | __bit.ly/northareapd__ and click on Assistant Principal READY link to view the agenda.
Piedmont-Triad: Monday, September 26 at WSFCS 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston Salem
Northwest: Wednesday, October 5 at the Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro


Northwest Area Spring Events
These sessions will be held at the Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro, NC.

Formative AssessmentTarget Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators, Central Office Leaders, and Teacher Leaders
When: April 10, registration is free and starts at 8:00. The session is from 8:30-3:30. Lunch is on your own.
Click here to register for this session.
The focus for this day long event is to review lesson planning and discuss the use of Formative Assessment process. The day will include:
Review of Lesson Plan design
Define Formative Assessment process
Identify best practices for formative assessment process
Guided practices using summative strategies



Healthful Living Professional Development—in Northwest
Target Audience: K-12 Health and Physical Education classroom teachers
When: Mon, April 24, 8:30am – 3:30pm (Registration starts at 8:00. Session starts at 8:30.)

Click here to register.

There is no registration or participation fee to attend this session. Lunch will be on your own.
Description: Led by Burt Jenkins, NCDPI Healthful Living Consultant, participants will learn about group and individual games that creatively meet multiple objectives within the Physical Education Essential Standards. There will be an opportunity to learn about regional partners who offer free resources and materials. Examples of regional partners are DHHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch and Active Routes to School. The ASW process will also be discussed during this session.
Please bring a beach towel to this session.



Data Literacy and Data Teams
Target Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators, Central Office Leaders, and Teacher Leaders; teams suggested
When: April 25, 8:00-2:00; Registration is free and starts at 7:30 and the session is from 8:00-2:00. Lunch will be on your own.
Click here to register for this session.

The focus for this session includes the following:
Define the components of a Data Team
Generate "best practices" for using strategies to implement data teams
Define Data Literacy
Explore ways Data teams utilize different types of data


Piedmont-Triad Area Spring Events

Data Literacy and Data Teams
Target Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators, Central Office Leaders, and Teacher Leaders; teams suggested
When: April 6, 8:00-2:00. Registration is free and starts at 7:30 and the session is from 8:00-2:00. Lunch will be on your own.
Where:
Winston Salem Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd., Winston Salem
Click here to register for this session.
The focus for this session includes the following:
Define the components of a Data Team
Generate "best practices" for using strategies to implement data teams
Define Data Literacy
Explore ways Data teams utilize different types of data


For the events listed above, registration is also available on the News and Updates page of the North Area Wiki and on the Educator Effectiveness PD Calendar. Please contact Dr. Frances Harris-Burke or Dr. Mandy Taylor with any questions.


Formative Assessment

Target Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators, Central Office Leaders, and Teacher Leaders
When: April 20, 8:30-3:30. Registration is free and starts at 8:00. The session is from 8:30-3:30. Lunch is on your own.

Where: Randolph Community College
Click here to register for this session.

The focus for this day long event is to review lesson planning and discuss the use of Formative Assessment process. The day will include:
Review of Lesson Plan design
Define Formative Assessment process
Identify best practices for formative assessment process
Guided practices using summative strategies





February Professional Development Session Descriptions and Registration Links

Healthful Living
In Piedmont-Triad on Mon, February 6, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm at Corporate Training Center in the Continuing Education and Industrial Center of Randolph Community College. Building address: 413 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro, NC.
Registration for Feb. 6th in Asheboro:
__https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMypBuzj9r-Wp4mGNPuviD85ttG_U5UpAQw1sxKLTJTnkqOw/viewform__

In Northwest on Mon, April 24, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm at The Stone Center. Building address is 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro, NC. Registration will begin in March.
There is no fee for this session.Description: Led by Burt Jenkins, NCDPI Healthful Living Consultant, participants will learn about group and individual games that creatively meet multiple objectives within the Physical Education Essential Standards. There will be an opportunity to learn about regional partners who offer free resources and materials. Examples of regional partners are DHHS Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch and Active Routes to School. The ASW process will also be discussed during this session. Please bring a beach towel to this session. Target Audience K-12 Health and Physical Education classroom teachers
Assistant Principal READY The focus for the AP READY will include ways to Build Knowledge to Inspire Change. A keynote speaker - Principal of the Year - will open our session. There will be breakout sessions to build leadership skills, opportunities for networking, continued conversations about Digital Teaching and Learning Competencies and NCEES. AP READY Piedmont-Triad Winston Salem Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd., Winston Salem February 27, 20178:00-3:00 Registration: __https://goo.gl/forms/8xsJf7vtZUdKvVXG3__ AP READY Northwest Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street, North Wilkesboro March 27, 20178:30-3:30 Registration:__https://goo.gl/forms/yO9962874L5iuWxX2__

READY Principals
READY Principals
Principal Ready Sessions: Spring 2017

Spring dates for the annual Principal Ready sessions starting early February and extending through April are set. Each region will host a session that is planned by Educator Effectiveness’ statewide service support teams in collaboration with principals from each zone.
Participants are free to choose the date that best fits their schedule. Principals are not required to attend the session in his/her home region if another date works better.
Participants will engage in an analysis of their 2015-16 school data including the PLC process. Service Support Team members will facilitate specific sessions based on regional principal feedback and data collected by service support teams.
Session information may be found on the NCEES wiki. To register, click here.



January PD Newsletter

The Planning Committee for the 12th Annual Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit is Accepting Proposals

The Librarian to Librarian Networking Summitis designed to encourage K-12 school media coordinators and library science students preparing to become media coordinators to communicate with each other, and the educational community at large, in order to promote the essential role they play in student academic success. The sessions, covering a wide variety of topics, will be primarily comprised of roundtable discussions facilitated by experts in the profession. Summit attendees will be given an opportunity to attend sessions of their choice. This year’s summit will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

If you would like to serve as a facilitator for the 2016 summit, complete the online Facilitator Proposal Form. Proposals received by Monday, January 16, 2017, will receive full consideration. Acceptance notifications will be emailed by Monday, January 23, 2017. If you have not been contacted by this date, please contact Dan Zuberbier at zuberbierd14@ecu.edu or 252-328-0406. If your proposal is selected, the registration fee for you and one co-facilitator will be waived.

We are requesting individuals to "facilitate" and not "present" since the primary purpose of the Summit is for attendees to network with colleagues and discuss current professional topics in a roundtable setting. Responsibilities of the facilitator include:
  • Guiding session discussion and learning
  • Providing interactive activities when possible
  • Answering questions
  • Recommending resources
  • Providing handouts if appropriate.

Sessions are 75-minutes long, with the first session beginning at 10:00 AM. A limited number of instructional sessions will also be accepted. To view sessions and facilitator biographies from previous summits, visit our Previous Networking Summits web page.




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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Registration Deadlines extended for September PD
We want to make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to attend these
FREE Professional Development Opportunities from ESL at NCDPI
Demystifying Writing - September 12 or 19, 2016
ESL at NCDPI is excited to offer a one (1) day course on Demystifying Writing to kick off your school year. This is a condensed version of the 3 day offering at the EL Support Conference and is designed to enhance educators’ abilities to meet the unique writing needs of ELs as indicated in ACCESS data and classroom performance. It will address the shifts from print-based reading and writing to digital literacy practices. In this session, 21st Century learner skills, such as keyboarding, will be included as part of the writing process. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Demystifying Writing - Central - September 12, 2016 Register
Demystifying Writing - West - September 19, 2016 Register
ExC-ELL - September 26-29, 2016
This full 3-day course will offer literacy development (Vocabulary, Reading, Writing) for K-12 ELs via Margarita Calderon's Expediting Reading Comprehension for English Language Learners (ExC-ELL) program. Location: NCDPI, Raleigh, NC. Click to Register
LinguaFolio - September 28-29, 2016
This interactive course will explore authentic assessment with a focus on LinguaFolio, an innovative portfolio assessment instrument designed to support individuals in setting and achieving their goals for learning languages. Participants will learn various ways to use the portfolio, explore the FREE on-line LinguaFolio Training Modules and experience the electronic version of the portfolio. Location: Clayton, NC Click to Register

There is no charge for the courses. Participants are responsible for their own expenses including travel, food, and classroom coverage,if applicable. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Go to the Professional Development tab of the ESL wiki for more PD offerings.
Contact ivanna.anderson@dpi.nc.gov with questions




September Professional Development Newsletter now available.

Principal READY - Registration Now Open
NCDPI is partnering with stakeholder organizations for the fall PREADY series to share information about several initiatives relevant to the current needs of school leaders. Please attend to hear from NCDPI consultants, the Friday Institute, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Office, and the New Teacher Center. Sessions include learning more about the state’s Digital Learning Plan to support administrators in transitioning to digital-age learning, national research on how National Board Certified teachers can be better utilized as Teacher Leaders. In addition to these sessions, Service Support Teams will offer regional-specific content based on evaluation surveys. If you are unable to attend the session in your region, please feel free to attend a session in another region. Sessions in both regions will run from 8:30-3:30.

Hickory - Crowne Plaza - Wednesday, October 19
Greensboro - Embassy Suites - Thursday, November 17

__Click here to see each date and location and to register.__ | __http://ncees.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/NCEES+Wiki__

Assistant Principal READY— Registration Now Open
The details are being finalized for Assistant Principal READY! It’s time to mark your calendars and register to participate. Be on the lookout for meeting agendas and wiki addresses. The sessions will run from 8:30-3:30. f you are unable to attend in your home region, please consider attending in the alternate region. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Frances Harris-Burke or Dr. Mandy Taylor.
__Click here to register.__ | __bit.ly/northareapd__ and click on Assistant Principal READY link.
Piedmont-Triad: Monday, September 26 at WSFCS 4801 Bethania Station Road, Winston Salem
Northwest: Wednesday, October 5 at the Stone Center, 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro


August Professional Development Newsletter now available.


NCDPI Summer 2016 Professional Development & Information Sessions
Spread the News!
The Office of Early Learning is offering a K-3 Formative Assessment Process webinar series for instructional leaders.
The first webinar is July 19th at 1:30 PM.
https://www.smore.com/kgchs

Coaching Strategies for Mentors - As of 7/11/16 - Registration still openMentors and those who work with beginning teachers sometimes find the need to have difficult conversations concerning classroom management, instructional strategies, content, and assessment. Often, these are tough conversations to approach when trying to protect fragile relationships with new teachers. This professional development opportunity will allow mentors to learn coaching strategies to strengthen the support (and delivery of that support) offered to beginning teachers. Although the content is geared toward mentors of beginning teachers, the same strategies may also benefit academic coaches, teacher leaders, and/or instructional facilitators who work with peers in coaching relationships.

If you'd like to attend but can't attend on the day in your region, please join us for the other session.

Northwest Session - July 18th, Ashe County High School; 9-2:00 | Click here to register.

Piedmont-Triad Session - July 25th, Boardroom of Randolph County Board of Education; 9-2:00 | Click here to register.


The State Board of Education at its June meeting unanimously approved revised high school mathematics standards for NC Math 1, 2, and 3, the key high school-level math courses required of all students. These new standards will go into effect in the fall of 2016. As part of our support and implementation plan, we are providing regional summer information sessions.


2016 Summer Information Sessions for each region listed below:
Districts are asked to register a team of 5-7 educators (ex. math lead teachers, district curriculum leaders, math coaches, math coordinators, etc.). The agenda in the morning session is devoted to both general and specific changes in standards and courses along with the new resources that are available to aid in the implementation of revised standards. The afternoon agenda is high school math content specific.

Please use the links below to register. The times and specific locations are located on the Eventbrite registration page. Please contact Susan Hart at susan.hart@dpi.nc.gov or 919-807-3846 with any questions.
2016 Summer Information Sessions for HS NC Math 1-3
Region
Date and Location
Registration Link
1
Tuesday, July 26th Plymouth, NC
http://region1-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
2
Thursday, June 30th Jacksonville, NC
http://region2-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
3
Monday, June 27th Raleigh, NC
http://region3-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
4
Tuesday, June 28th Bladenboro, NC
http://region4-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
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Tuesday, June 21st Asheboro, NC
http://region5-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
6
Monday, June 20th Charlotte, NC
http://region6-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
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Tuesday, July 19th Morganton, NC
http://region7-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/
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Tuesday, July 12th Waynesville, NC
http://region8-2016hsmathinfosession.eventbrite.com/



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Join us for a day of professional learning about the Digital Learning Competencies (DLCs). This July, your district will be able to bring a team that will dive deeper into the DLCs. Your district team, of 5-8 members, might consist of a professional learning coordinator, an administrator, an instructional technology facilitator or an instructional coach, along with teacher leaders. Resources and support will be provided for redelivering professional learning to educators in your district. The registration form will be forthcoming.

Piedmont-Triad Region: July 11th @ UNC-Greensboro
Northwest Region: July 12th @ ASU


Please contact Deborah Goodman (deborah.goodman@dpi.nc.gov) or Jill Darrough (jill.darrough@dpi.nc.gov) with any questions.

NC Global Education
NC Global Education

Global-Ready Schools/Districts Applicants and Global Educator Digital Badge Candidates

The Department of Public Instruction in partnership with three of the Regional Education Service Alliances (RESAs) will be offering two Global Education Professional Development Workshops this summer. For more information contact Special Assistant for Global Education, Helga Fasciano at 919-807-3864 or helga.fasciano@dpi.nc.gov.

Click here to learn more and access registration.




Instructor-led online modules are now open for registration and start June 20th.

Visit rt3nc.org to see available modules and check back to learn when registration for the second summer offerings begins.




Visit the NCDPI Calendar for additional opportunities: http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/calendar/


Regional Summer 2016 Professional Development Opportunities
Coaching Strategies for Mentors - As of 7/11/16 - Registration still open
Mentors and those who work with beginning teachers sometimes find the need to have difficult conversations concerning classroom management, instructional strategies, content, and assessment. Often, these are tough conversations to approach when trying to protect fragile relationships with new teachers. This professional development opportunity will allow mentors to learn coaching strategies to strengthen the support (and delivery of that support) offered to beginning teachers.

Northwest Session - July 18th, Ashe County High School; 9-2:00 | Click here to register.

Piedmont-Triad Session - July 25th, Boardroom of Randolph County Board of Education; 9-2:00 | Click here to register.


Co-Teaching - SESSION FULL - Anyone registering after 7/8/16 will be added to the wait-list.

August 4, 2016 | Click here to register
Who: Up to 5 member district team (EC, ELL, AIG, two general educators)
What: Co-Teaching Strategies Training
When: August 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Yadkin County (specific location TBD)
Description: In this session, a district team will have the opportunity to:
· be introduced to the six types of co-teaching strategies,
· identify best practices for using co-teaching in the classroom,
· strategize tips for scheduling co-teaching in the master schedule,
· discuss the alignment of the NC Teaching Standards and the co-teaching models; and
· generate a follow-up and coaching plan for district–wide implementation of co-teaching.



June Professional Development Updates

May Professional Development Updates


April 12, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce its fifth annual NCDPI Student Leadership Institute (SLI). This four-day institute for rising fourth through twelfth graders is designed to prepare students to take active roles in their schools and communities through service-learning.

The institute will take place on the beautiful campus of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, NC from June 13 through 16, 2016. Institute facilitators will engage participants in active, minds-on, hands-on learning that will assist students and their adult mentors with developing the skills needed to engage in service experiences that are aligned to the curriculum.

For eligibility requirements and application, visit: http://charactermattersnc.com/ncdpi-student-leadership-institute/ . The deadline to apply is Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm.

For questions about the institute or the application, please contact one of the following:
Bernadette Cole: Bernadette.Cole@dpi.nc.gov - 919-807-3847; Fay Gore: Fay.Gore@dpi.nc.gov ; or Nakisha Floyd: Nakisha.Floyd@dpi.nc.gov



April Professional Development Updates

March Professional Development Updates


Problem Solving Network Session


March 24, 2016 - Scaffolding Support/Strategies for New Teachers
This online meeting will be held form 3:30-4:30.
Host - Seth Brown, Beginning Teacher Coordinator, Pitt County Schools
Click Here to Register
Click here to learn more about the PSN



Co-Teaching Professional Development


April 5 Co-Teaching in Piedmont-Triad Area - 8:30-4:00
Where: Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC
Registration Link: __http://goo.gl/forms/Vo3jTYzLsJ__

April 6 Co-Teaching in Northwest Area - 8:30-4:00
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/rB4ApAZ3Rw
Where: West Concord Staff Development Center; 509 West Concord Street, Morganton, NC 28655

Who: Up to 5 member district team (EC, ELL, AIG, two general educators)
What:Co-Teaching Strategies Training
Description: In this session, a district team will have the opportunity to:
· be introduced to the six types of co-teaching strategies,
· identify best practices for using co-teaching in the classroom,
· strategize tips for scheduling co-teaching in the master schedule,
· discuss the alignment of the NC Teaching Standards and the co-teaching models; and
· generate a follow-up and coaching plan for district –wide implementation of co-teaching.


Save the Date - Assistant PrincipalsApril 25th Assistant Principal READY for Northwest
8:30-4:00
Stone Center, 613 Cherry St, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/jNxtA0eE5n

April 29th Assistant Principal READy for Piedmont-Triad
8:30-4:00
WSFC Schools Education Building, 4801 Bethania Station Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27102
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/jNxtA0eE5n



February Professional Development Updates

January 11, 2016

Problem-Solving Network - Join the Conversation - Small District/Charter School Solutions
February 3, 2016 - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

During this online and interactive session, Dr. Kim Morrison, the Chief Academic and Innovation Officer from Mt. Airy City Schools, will describe a few dilemmas facing small districts and charter schools today. These include personnel and how to use personnel most effectively, using funds efficiently, creating PLCs across districts for singleton classes, and innovative ways to deliver more courses for high school. Based on the needs of the participants in attendance, some or all of these topics will be discussed further by participants asking clarifying and probing questions and then exploring possible solutions. Educators from across the state, including central office staff, administrators, and teachers, are encouraged to attend this session to help develop and discuss solutions to common problems for small districts and charter schools. Participants should be prepared to speak during the webinar so please be sure your computer has speakers and a microphone.

Participants can register for this hour long webinar by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10d3isqmMbLrb54meorTbT_429RpD2RlcOXtdY3BzfuU/viewform


January Professional Development Updates



December 28, 2015
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NCACE 2015 Title I Updates
Information from the NC Association of Compensatory Educators. Follow-up Information for Priority and Focus Schools is in the power-point. It answers the questions about what are the requirements for these schools.



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Click here to learn more and register for the Symposium.,
Early Registration ends Jan.22nd.

December 4, 2015


December Professional Development Updates
-Includes
  • Middle Grades Math Summit (first-come, first-serve registration)
  • Home Base Symposium call for proposals


December 1, 2015

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Click here for information, registration, and proposal submission.



November 6, 2015


Co-Teaching
Davidson County

November 3, 2015
November PD Updates Newsletter

Home Base Personalized Learning: Schoolnet and the PD System information


October 28, 2015

Problem-Solving NetworkThe problem solving network provides the opportunity for educators across North Carolina, who are facing similar issues and challenges, to collaborate on solutions.
During virtual sessions, participants will:

  • listen as a district or charter school representative details an educational dilemma
  • actively engage in a virtual discussion using prompts
  • collaborate on solutions as a network
  • provide feedback about the process and content

Link to Host a Dilemma



October 27, 2015


Observation Calibration Training (OCT) –It Works!
DPI is providing school administrators with an online platform to improve their skills as a classroom observer using the NCEES rubric. Participants will be able to watch classroom videos, observe instruction, rate teachers, and receive immediate feedback as to the recommended ratings. As a pilot, school administrators from across the state showed significant improvement in observation skills from the beginning to the end. The more Lessons observers completed, the more their scoring improved. For a complete description of this exciting professional opportunity for school administrators, please visit theObservation Calibration Training (OCT) Page or email Kimberly Simmons at kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov.

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/hOFBxNNouM



October 22, 2015


TWC Contest for Teachers
For the past 12 years, the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey has been the microphone used to amplify teachers’ voices concerning their schools and districts. NCDPI invites teachers to participate in a contest to create a fresh, new brand that represents how important the teacher’s voice is in shaping educational policies and improving working conditions across the state. If you are interested in submitting your idea, please go to http://ncteachingconditions.org/ for detailed instructions. The winner becomes a featured part of the marketing campaign promoting the survey. The contest begins Monday, October 26th and ends Monday, November 2, 2015.

October 20, 2015 - Principal READY
North Area Principal READY agendas now posted on the NCEES wiki and linked below.
November 18 - Greensboro

November 19 - Hickory

Click here to register for Principal READY. Registration closes October 30th.
Scroll down this page for location details.


October 15, 2015

NCEES for Charter Schools - North Area




October 12, 2015
Literacy Credit Now Available in Home Base PD System
Preparation for Foundation of Reading Licensure Exam provides an excellent resource for teachers wanting to refresh their knowledge on the foundations of reading development and comprehension. For a full description of the course, please visit www.rt3nc.org. This self-paced module is worth 1.0 Literacy Credit.



October 6, 2015


Click here to download the October PD Updates


Click here to register for Principal READY. Registration closes October 30th.
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The 2014-15 Educator Evaluation System data, new legislation, Analysis of Student Work (ASW), and student surveys are topics covered in these sessions. Participants will interact with various data points including EVAAS and student growth data using a PLN framework. Breakout sessions are differentiated and focus on needs of principals in each region based on feedback shared with Service Support Teams. Breakout descriptions are in the October PD Updates.



Presidential Awards program launches 2015-2016 nominations for K-6 teachers
Do you know an exemplary math or science teacher? Nominate them for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) today! #PAEMST will honor outstanding K-6 grade teachers; don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to honor our nation’s greatest educators! http://bit.ly/1ggrugE



NCEES for Charter Schools - North Area


October 15, 2015
9:00-12:00 PM


Target Audience: New administrators or administrators who would like a NCEES refresher.

Description:
Participants will learn about NCEES System Set-Up and Role Assignments. Next participants will choose one of two concurrent sessions: Getting Started in the NCEES Online Tool or Completing Teacher Observations in the Online Tool. The day will conclude with a session about Using the NC Educator Evaluation Rubric to Support Teacher Growth.


Location:
The Point: College Prep & Leadership Academy
5700 Riverdale Drive
Jamestown, NC 27282


Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/0eX9ewvvSp

September 17, 2015

Click here to download the September PD Updates



Home Base User Groups - Piedmont-Triad & Northwest Areas

When: Tue, September 29, 10am – 4pm
Where: 613 S Cherry St, Wilkesboro, NC 28697, USA
Target Audience: The audience for the user groups is: LEA/Charter-Level lead contacts for each of the of Home Base components. Please designate a representative for PowerSchool, Schoolnet, and TNL (3 representatives for each district/charter school).

Note this information is going out to SIS, HR and Technology Directors. Please make sure there is local coordination to send the appropriate representatives. This person will be responsible for bringing information and training items back to their district. If possible, please have three representatives that will attend each meeting throughout the year so that you have consistent representation attending the breakout sessions for each of the main components of Home Base (PowerSchool, Schoolnet,and TNL).

Description: For the 2015-16 school year, DPI will be hosting regional (2 regions per meeting) Home Base User Groups throughout the year to allow for information sharing and collaboration among users. The goals of the user groups are to: ● Foster positive, productive field-based relationships with stakeholders. ● Communicate product-specific information to LEA personnel ● Elicit feedback from the field to inform state-level decision makers. ● Provide collaborative time/problem solving/networking. ● Provide coordination between different DPI-Based groups that serve end users of Home Base Products.

Registration Link: http://goo.gl/forms/osBKyXG5RO


Contact: Kayla Siler
kayla.siler@dpi.nc.gov
919-807-3824