Professional DevelopmentFor general questions regarding professional development for Duplin County Schools, please contact:Senior Administrator for STEAMA Curriculum and Instruction/PD(910) 296-6600To access and participate in free online professional development through the North Carolina Educator Effectiveness System (NCEES), click on the Professional Development tab of the NCEES website. From there, search and enroll in one of the many high quality self-paced or instructor-led online courses. Please submit a PD Request in Professional Growth for prior approval before completing a course in order to receive CEU credit. Online courses in NCEES are only available to current certified employees with access to Home Base.For more information, click here.
The Friday Institute offers ongoing professional development. Click here to learn more.The Friday Institute is also offering daily professional development webinars during the COVID-19 school closure.Please submit a PD Request in Professional Growth for prior approval before completing a course in order to receive CEU credit.UNCW Seeks Teacher Feedback About Teaching OnlinePlease click here if you wish to complete a survey about your online teaching experiences.Additional Online Professional Development Opportunities
These are offerings provided by other organizations such as NC Friday Institute and DPI. Please make sure to complete a PD request in Professional Growth for these online learning opportunities, so that you can upload your certificate once complete. Please select Out of District PD (Online PD/Face-to-Face) for the Activity Format.
Social & Emotional Learning:
Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) for Educators by NC Friday Institute - Our team at the Friday Institute, along with a group of experts, researchers, and practitioners, developed this course with the goal of helping you build your own foundational understanding of how social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are essential to, and inseparable from, student learning. In doing so, you will build your own SEL skills, see examples of how others are teaching these skills, learn strategies to apply to your classroom, and share ideas with your colleagues in your school, your community, and around the globe. CEU Credit - 25.0 hours
MTSS Self-Paced Modules now available via NCEES. Log into NCEdCloud. Select Unified Talent icon. Click on Professional Development tab and then type only the number of the Module that you are looking for. For example: type “1.1”
1.1 (Establish Readiness)
1.2 (Essential Elements of Core Support)
1.3 (Analyze Core Support)
2.1 (Establish Readiness to Build an Intervention System)
2.2 (Literacy Intervention System)
2.3 (Math Intervention System)
2.4 (Social Emotional-Behavior-Attendance Intervention System)
3.1 (Readiness: System Requirements of Beliefs, Knowledge, Tools, and Skills for SLD Eligibility)
3.2 (Defining a System of Evaluation and Eligibility)
3.3 (Design and Delivery of Specially Designed Instruction)
3.4 (Assessing Readiness and Planning for Implementation)
To access the certificate of completion for an online course, you will find those directions using this link. It often takes the system 24-48 hours after completion to generate the certificate. CEU Credit - Each module is 1.0 hour
Social-Emotional Learning Professional Development - This course is developed by NCDPI.
UNC World View - Podcast- Connecting Conversations: Episode 1 - Empathy and Well Being during COVID-19
- NCCAT Online - NCCAT offers a variety of online courses on a variety of topics via Canvas. Courses have capacity limits. Click here to learn more and check out the course catalog.
Teaching Math With Technology - NC Friday Institute - Technology is an essential component of today's workplace and is a ubiquitous component of our society. Technology can be a useful tool to support students' engagement in and learning of mathematics. Designed for middle and high school pre-service and practicing teachers, this course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools and around the world, instructional practices that utilize technology to support students' mathematical learning. CEU Credit - 20.0 hours
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - 100 Days of Professional Learning - Join NCTM as we celebrate our Centennial with 100 Days of Professional Learning - live, free webinars presented by selected speakers from the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting program that was to be held in Chicago. Each webinar will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern time on 100 selected days from April 1 leading up to the October NCTM 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition in St. Louis. A variety of speakers and topics are geared to meet all grade bands and interests.
Desmos is offering webinars and resources to support teachers for remote learning. Whether you’re a new or frequent Desmos user, we have webinars that can support your development. Sign up for an upcoming webinar or view one of the recordings. We've curated collections of activities that are well suited to asynchronous, distance learning for middle school grades and high school courses. Click link for more information and to register for webinars
Teaching Foundational Reading Skills - NC Friday Institute - The Teaching Foundational Reading Skills MOOC-Ed will help you more effectively prepare your students in grades K–3 with the skills they need to become successful readers. This is a critical challenge for elementary school teachers: In 2015, only 36 percent of fourth-graders scored at or above the proficient level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Reading competency at fourth grade strongly predicts future success in school, since reading becomes increasingly central to learning in all content areas as students advance to higher grades. CEU Credit - 30 hours
NC Museum of Natural Sciences Teacher Education team is excited to announce a new series of online workshops to bring you some of our favorite activities for exploring the natural world right in your own backyard. We've launched a series of free professional development mini-workshops. Each session includes a short introductory video and follow-up assignments to get outdoors and explore your "nature neighborhood!" You can receive credit towards CEUs or EE certification (Criteria 2). And we've made all of our resources available for you to borrow/adapt/modify for your students and families.
We’re adding new topics weekly, but thus far the workshop topics include:
- Creating a Nature Journal – Create your very own nature journal with household materials and get tips to start the practice of nature journaling. CEUs = 2 hours
- Using Your Senses – Practice making more detailed observations by focusing on all of your senses. CEUs = 1 hour
- Looking Closely – Take advantage of one of the most simple yet powerful tools to observe the world around you: a magnifying glass! CEUs = 2 hours
- Parts of a Flower – Review the parts of a flower and then apply your knowledge as you observe the flowers in your yard. CEUs = 2 hours
- Citizen Science Adventure: Nature’s Notebook – Learn how to collect data on the plants and animals for the Nature’s Notebook citizen science project.
These programs are in a Google Classroom called NCMNS Teacher Education. To join, you'll need to use a gmail account that is not part of a G Suite (your school system or business email probably won't work), go to http://classroom.google.com [classroom.google.com], click the + button to join a new class, and use classroom code hh6xeuv to join our classroom.
Here’s a few additional tips to get you started:
- Use the "Classwork" tab to see the different topics - each one has several steps to walk through to complete the workshop.
- Read the first post on the "Stream" tab and follow the directions to make sure you don't get an onslaught of emails once you join the Classroom.
- When you've finished a workshop, use the Summary document at the end to reference all the materials from the workshop - from here you can download everything to borrow/modify!
- We hope these activities and resources will be useful tools to help you take a big breath of fresh air in these challenging times!
Teaching Computers Science Discoveries Course - Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) is an introductory computer science curriculum for students in Grades 6 through 10 that takes a wide lens on computer science by covering topics such as programming, physical computing, web development, design, and data. The curriculum inspires students as they build their own websites, apps, games, and physical computing devices. CSD is designed to be taught as two single-semester courses or a year-long introductory course. All curriculum resources and tutorials are free and available at Code.org. CEU Credit - 20.0 hours
Teaching the Beauty & Joy of Computing Curriculum - NC Friday Institute - The Teaching the Beauty and Joy of Computing (BJC) Curriculum Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) provides professional development and support for teachers of the BJC high school computer science curriculum. CEU Credit - 25.0 hours
*Each webinar is typically an hour long and can earn you 1.0 hours of CEU credit.
NC Friday Institute Webinars - The Friday Institute and DPI have partnered to offer a variety of webinars for teachers.
NCWISE Owl Webinars - Webinars to learn more about the digital content that is available for free to NC teachers.
Canvas Webinars - Check out past recorded webinars and future webinars on our learning management system.
Schoolnet Webinars - Check out past recorded webinars and future webinars on how to use Schoolnet to support instruction.
PBS Virtual Professional Learning Webinars - PBS is offering a variety of webinars that are available on-demand on a variety of topics.
Framework for K-12 Science Education Webinar Series - Our Webinar Series for 2018-2019 focused on the National Research Council’s (NRC) publication A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. The purpose of the series was to become familiar with the vision, purpose, and goals for science education. In the series, we investigated the three key dimensions of the Framework, implications for teaching and learning, and the relationship between the Framework and standards.
Canvas Training Webinars - These webinars are accessible via the Canvas LMS system under the Help tab. Canvas has provided multiple webinars to help teachers with remote teaching as well as basic course set up.
Hill Learning Center - There's still time to take advantage of one complimentary online course registration before the offer expires on May 31, 2020. Simply select the course you'd like to take from the list below, register using the COVID-19 Complimentary Registration price type, and you'll be sent an email with instructions to get started. Choose one course from the list below:
Hill Learning Center Micro-Credentials - Micro-credentials support competency-based, research-backed professional learning by offering digital badges for demonstrated proficiency in specific knowledge and skills. In partnership with NC State’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Hill has developed six micro-credential stacks that are relevant to anyone seeking to develop and demonstrate proficiency in teaching core foundational reading skills: Foundations of Reading, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Text Comprehension. Click here for more info.
CanvasCon that was scheduled to be held in Nashville, TN is now available to participants as a virtual conference online and for free on October 15th starting at 8:00 am. You will learn all about our Canvas LMS and best practices for designing courses and engaging students. Click here to register.
Social Studies and English Language Arts educators for grades 7-12. NCDPI, in collaboration with the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, will host a seminar on Reconstructing the South: Documents and Debates in American History on Thursday, June 18, 2020. All registered participants will receive a link for the seminar approximately one week prior to the event. The opportunity to participate in the seminar is open to teachers that teach any of the classes listed below:
- 7th grade ELA
- 8th grade SS
- 8th grade ELA
- English I-IV
- American History I
- American History II
This online seminar is limited to 20 participants. Register for this seminar.
NCLearnsTogether - #NCLearnsTogether, a live, virtual conference FOR educators BY educators. Connect and learn from North Carolina teachers who are successfully using virtual/distance learning tools and strategies. With 90+ sessions over 2 days, there will be something for everyone. May 27-28. Click here to sign up.