NCDPI – RESA PD CALENDAR
Providing a Statewide System of Support for Professional Development in NC
Through the NC Race to the Top (RttT) Grant, The NC Department of Public Instruction provides a cadre of leaders who develop and deploy yearly professional development opportunities to NC educators across the state. Regional Professional Development Leaders serve as professional development resource developers, workshop leaders, and professional learning community coaches; Curriculum and Instruction and Information and Technology experts from NCDPI will provide specific opportunities for participants to delve deeper into understanding the new Common Core State and NC Essential Standards.
Professional development is afforded to lead teachers, principals/administrators, Central Office Administrators, LEA and Charter School professional development leaders, and university and college staff in educator preparation programs on various topics such as the NC Standard Course of Study, the NC Educator Evaluation System, Data Literacy, 21st Century Skills, and Strategic Planning of local Professional Development.
About the PD Calendar
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s Professional Development Initiative (PDI) builds on already strong regional and statewide professional development programs and resources to provide a comprehensive, targeted, seamless, and flexible system for all educators. This initiative will pinpoint professional development needs at the LEA and Charter School level and assess the degree to which current resources exist in the State to meet those needs. Where resources do not exist, DPI will develop or broker them on behalf of the LEAs.
In partnership with the Regional Education Service Alliances (RESAs), NCDPI can host professional development sessions in each of the eight regions of the state. The RESAs are responsible for providing locations, registration and certificate of completion. Please refer to the contact information below to register for the trainings on the calendar.
Accessing the 2012-2013 PD Calendar
The Professional Development Calendar uses Google Calendar. For more information on Google Calendar, click here: http://tinyurl.com/cjuutxz.
You can access the Google Professional Development Calendar in three ways:
- By Region (click on the appropriate link to the region on the map below)
- By Title of Session (click on the title of the appropriate sessions below)
- By Role you represent in your LEA or school (click on the Role below)
PLEASE NOTE: If you sync dates on your personal calendar with the Google Calendar, it will not alert you if there are changes or updates made to the session. Please recheck the calendar before traveling if you are going to an event that did not send out a confirmation email. Thank you.
The audience is designated for most of the training sessions on the PD Calendar. Refer to the descriptions of each session and the intended audience to register for the training opportunities.
The audience is designated for most of the training sessions on the PD Calendar. Refer to the descriptions of each session below and the intended audience to register for the training opportunities.
- Common Core and NC Essential Standards PD
Content-specific trainings that include developing strategies for implementing the NC Standard Course of Study in each of the content areas, including Information and Technology and Guidance.
- Fidelity Support Sessions
Facilitated follow up training sessions for district and charter school Summer Institute leadership teams that are designed to gather information on their progress with their implementation plans as well as provide continued support for their district leaders.
- EVAAS PD
Trainings that will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the Educator Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) in order to prepare them for making productive data-based decisions in their school or district. Participants will review reports and various analysis tools available through EVAAS.
- NC Educator Evaluation System PD
A variety of sessions that offer a deeper understanding of the Teacher and School Executive Evaluation standards and evaluation process, the Online tool, inter-rater reliability and end-of-the year reporting.
- Creating a 21st Century Classroom PD
Trainings that provides an overview of the Framework for 21st Century Learning. Through hands-on activities, participants will identify 21st century skills in a classroom setting and participate in brainstorming ideas for inclusion of 21st century skills across all disciplines. In addition, the Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge model (TPACK) will reinforce the importance of evaluating technology use and effective integration.
- ACT or PLAN Trainings
Trainings that provide best practices for the use of data from PLAN and ACT assessments to improve student success through teaching and learning tied to ACT's College and Career Readiness Standards. Topics include: how to optimally use the data from the student and school-based PLAN and ACT reports to improve classroom instruction, understanding the structure and content of each assessment in PLAN and the ACT with hands-on activities, and a review of resources from ACT to use in developing instructional strategies.
- Common Core and NC Essential Standards PD for IHEs
Training designed for IHE faculty teams to focus on the transition from the current Standard Course of Study to the new Common Core State and NC Essential Standards for all content areas in order to implement the new standards in teacher preparation programs.
The audience has been determined for most of the training sessions on the PD Calendar. Refer to the description below to review the opportunities available according to the role you represent in your district or school.
- Professional Development targeted for Lead Teachers is designed for NC teachers who have been selected or designated by the LEA or school to represent their local training teams. These are teachers who are experienced coaches, lead trainers, designers and facilitators. The workshops offered are intended to ensure that every teacher in NC has a thorough understanding of the standards and can implement them to improve student outcomes.
- Professional development targeted for Administrators will provide training to new and veteran principals, assistant principals and district or school instructional leads focusing on management and coaching of teachers under the new standards.
- Professional development targeted for District Leadership Teams is intended to extend the training and support from the 2011 and 2012 Summer Institutes trainings. Each local Professional Development Leadership team has up to 18 designated team members that represent each content area or serve as school, district or professional development leads. Training on the NC Standard Course of Study for each content area (Common Core and NC Essential Standards) is included in this area.
- Professional development targeted for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs/Colleges and Universities) will build collaboration and understanding of the new standards for School of Education faculty that will ultimately impact North Carolina’s teacher and leader preparation programs.
How to Register
Registration is coordinated through the RESAs in collaboration with the RttT Regional PD Leads and your local contact person. Your RttT Coordinator or Contact Person for your local Summer Institute Leadership Team is the first point of contact to reserve your seat at any of the trainings listed above. Contact information for the RESAs and the RttT Professional Development Leaders is listed below.
These trainings are open to all NC Local Education Agencies, Charter Schools and Private Schools who receive federal funding. If you are not employed by NC or represent one of the entities mentioned above and would like to register for the Professional Development on the Google Calendar, please contact the RESA directly.
We greatly appreciate your feedback. After any PD session, please take a moment to take the post-training survey developed by the RttT Evaluation Team at http://go.ncsu.edu/ncdpi-resa_survey.
Directory and Resources
Regional Education Service Alliances
- Northeast RESA. Director: Dr. Leon Holleman. 252.473.1033. email@example.com.
- Southeast Education Alliance. http://www.southeasteducationalliance.org/. Director: Linda Lowe. 910.296.0228. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Central Carolina RESA. http://www.ccresa.net/. Director: Dr. Neil Pedersen. 919.882.5951. email@example.com.
- Sandhills Regional Education Consortium. http://www.srec.ccs.k12.nc.us . Director: Jim Simeon. 910.693.9910. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Piedmont-Triad Education Consortium. http://www.ptecnet.org/. Director: Dr. Larry Coble. 336.712.3393. email@example.com.
- Southwest RESA. http://www.swresa.net. Director: Dr. Ric Vandett. 828.302.0293. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Northwest RESA. http://www.nwresa.org/. Director: Dr. Joe Sinclair. 336.667.2191. email@example.com.
- Western RESA. http://www.wresa.org/. Director: Dr. Jan Webster. 828.418.0011. firstname.lastname@example.org.