North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Division of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
Professional Development Opportunities
English/Language Arts:
Using Infographics in the ELA Classroom to Support Instruction, 3:30 – 4:30 pm on March 24, 2015
ELA staff will be presenting at the CCSA Conference, March 30-April 1, 2015.
To register:
Cultivating Effective Reading Habits: Close Analytic Reading integrates and further develops many of the
elements that are needed to support each student in meeting the standards. This K-12 professional
development focuses on practicing essential literacy components through close reading instruction.
Creating Deep Readers Through Read Alouds: NCDPI consultants will explore the importance of
purposeful read alouds. Participants will deepen their understanding of a focused read aloud and will
explore exemplar lessons.
Global Education
Global Educator Digital Badge Process:
Webinar training for teachers and principals on the new Global Educator Digital Badge Process is
available for viewing. If you have a Mac, please take note of the comment in red on the wiki page.
See for more information.
Global Ready Schools:
Training on the application process for the new Global Ready Schools Designation will be forthcoming
later in March.
Healthy Schools:
2015 North Carolina Family Life Institute
Evening of June 14 – June 26 (with middle weekend off)
NC School Health Training Center, Appalachian State University
Since the early 1990s, the NC Family Life Institute (FLI) has prepared educators in reproductive health
and sexuality education. The Institute is a two-week graduate-level study that may be taken for 7.5 CEUs
or 6 semester hours of graduate or under graduate credit (or not-for-credit). Competitive scholarships
are available to help with registration, tuition, and housing. Contact Genele Byrd at
for more information.
National PE Institute
July 27-29, 2015
UNC Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina
The National Physical Education Institute provides participants with the “Best-of-the-Best” in terms of
technology, instructional tools, and researched-based information on how to develop a K-12 curriculum
aligned with student assessment,
Principles to Action: This PD focuses on NCTM's publication "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics
Success for All." Participants will learn about the actions required to ensure that all students learn to
become mathematical thinkers and are prepared for any academic career or professional path that they
choose. Principles to Actions sets forth a set of strongly recommended, research-informed actions for all
teachers, coaches, and specialist in mathematics.
School Counseling:
Regional trainings continue to be held, in collaboration with the NC School Counselor Association, in all
eight regions for school counselors and administrators who oversee school counseling. Those remaining:
o Region 3— March 26, 2015
o Region 5— March 17, 2015
o Region 7— March 23, 2015
o Region 8— March 20, 2015
Professional development for school and district administrators on the school counselor evaluation
content. Contact Cynthia Floyd, School Counseling Consultant,
Daily Lesson Planning & the Formative Assessment Process: (June and July dates)
This four-day workshop will give participants a new perspective on standards-based unit development
and new tools for the work that lies ahead. Participants will use a sample standards-based unit planning
framework to guide professional collaborative conversations among vertical team members that will help
them determine the criteria for developing common high quality units of instruction.
Registration must be completed by the LEA Curriculum Specialist. Space is limited to 50 participants per
session. Each district leader must contact Marilyn Johns via email ( to reserve
space for a 5-member team. Registration will be completed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more
information call (919) 807-3929.
Regions 2 & 4, and Pitt County -- June 16-19 (Host Wayne County School)
Region 7
-- June 16-19 (Host Winston-Salem/Forsyth Schools)
Regions 3 & 5
-- July 14-17 (Host Vance County Schools)
o Regions 6 & 8
-- July 14-17 (Host Henderson County Schools)
o Region 1 except Pitt
-- July 21-24 (Host Bertie County Schools)
Social Studies:
Since September, the K-12 Social Studies team has been working with Dr. Lorin Anderson, one of the
editors of A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of
Educational Objectives, to develop a handbook that will assist social studies educators with better
understanding of how to align their instruction and assessments with the Essential Standards. The
Spring RESA sessions will provide a preview of the document.
Each session begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. The target audience is C&I Directors, Lead
Teachers, Curriculum Specialists, and social studies teachers. To register for one of the sessions, contact
your RESA directly.