Professional Development

Effective teachers commit to furthering their own learning as well as their students’ learning. Practicing educators take part in regular professional development opportunities in order to be effective and engaged teachers. The College of Education fosters this career-long commitment to learning and professional development by requiring our undergraduate students seeking initial licensure to complete a series of Professional Growth Units, or PGUs.

All undergraduate students in licensure majors who entered NC State in fall 2011 or later must complete a minimum of 4.5 PGUs prior to graduation. All MAT students must complete a minimum of 2 PGUs prior to graduation. It is recommended that all undergraduate students complete a minimum of 1.5 PGUs per year and MAT students complete a minimum of 1.0 PGU per year. You cannot complete all of your PGU requirements in one academic year.

The College holds a variety of professional development events each semester that offer PGU credit. Qualifying events lasting 45 minutes to one hour earn 0.5 PGU, with longer events earning additional PGU credit. The maximum number of PGUs a student can earn for a single event is 1.5. We expect students to have completed a variety of opportunities within their required PGUs. Therefore, attending the same PGU experience every year will not be accepted. For example, all PGUs coming from conference attendance will not be accepted.

This semester’s events are listed below.

Please check back frequently as new events will be listed as they become available.

 

Register through SAGE

 

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 694 - Build Better Problem Solvers with Computational Thinking
 

Problem-solving skills are essential for success in the digital age.
Research shows that explicitly teaching computational thinking in K-12
classrooms improves problem-solving skills. Computational Thinking is a set
of problem-solving and thinking skills that can be applied to many
disciplines, including math. In fact, you probably use many of these
strategies in your classwork and daily life. Learn how computational
thinking connects to math practices to give your students an advantage in
problem-solving.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: TBD
Audience: All teacher candidates
Instructor/contact: Laura Fogle and Cyndi Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 637 - National FFA Convention Teacher Workshops
 

Participants will attend one or more teacher professional development workshops at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Topics include science integration, CASE, inquiry learning, and content areas.

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Audience: Agricultural education and related contents
Instructor/contact: Dr. Travis Park
Credit: 1.0

PD 631 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members,
caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human
services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age
12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in
crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who
regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental
health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and
teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis
and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression,
substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior
disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

You have to attend both sessions in order to get the credits! You do not
get credits if you attend 1 session!

Dates: Friday, October 26, 2018, and Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 120
Audience: All students
Instructor/contact: Sarah Carrier
Credit: 3.0 if finished both sessions!

PD 691 - Global Read Aloud - Picture Book
 

The Global Read Aloud is an event occurring around the world! Students from
elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools read the same book(s)
and then participate in online discussion and class activities. Come to
METRC and join us for the read aloud(s) and then participate in a
discussion. To earn credit for this PGU, you must attend two read alouds
(see schedule below) and one online discussion - dates for the discussion
will be announced at each read-aloud.

https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2018/03/30/and-the-winners-are-global-read-aloud-choices-2018-gra18/

Schedule:
* Mon, 10/1 3:40-4:10 My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
and Julie Flett
* Weds, 10/10 12:20-12:40 Wild Berries by Julie Flett
* Mon, 10/15 3:40-4:10 You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith and Danielle
Daniel
* Weds 10/24 12:20-12:40 A Day with Yayah by Nicola I. Campbell and Julie
Flett
* Mon 10/29 3:40-4:10 When We Were Alone by David Alexander Robertson and
Julie Flett

Date and Time: See above
Location: METRC
Audience: All students
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 1.0

PD 692 - Global Read Aloud - Middle and High School
 

The Global Read Aloud is an event occurring around the world! Students from
elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools read the same book(s)
and then participate in online discussion and class activities. Come to
METRC and join us for the read aloud(s) and then participate in a
discussion. To earn credit for this PGU, you have some options:
1. Attend one read-aloud of Refugee by Alan Gratz in METRC and participate
in an online discussion (dates will be given at the read-alouds)
2. Attend two read-alouds of Refugee by Alan Grats (schedule below)
For more information on the Global Read Aloud and the selected books -->
https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2018/03/30/and-the-winners-are-global-read-aloud-choices-2018-gra18/
You can check out a copy of Refugee from METRC or online from our eBook
system - https://ced.ncsu.edu/metrc/collections/books/

Schedule:
Tue 10/2 12:30-1:30 Pgs 1-55
Fri 10/12 11:00-12:00 Pgs 56-92
Th 10/18 12:30-1:30 Pgs 93-146
Fri 10/26 11:00-12:00 Pgs 147-196
Tue 10/30 12:30-1:30 Pgs 197-252
Fri 11/9 12:30-1:30 Pgs 253-end

Date and Time: See Above
Location: METRC
Audience: All students
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 1.0

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 713 - Project-Based Inquiry Global: Creating a Global-Ready Classroom
 

Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global is a collaborative inquiry process in
which student teams investigate a global issue related to the UN
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this process, students read,
write, and create across time, space, and culture. In addition to their
scholarly research, students take action to make a difference in relation
to their project's global theme. This session will share the importance of
creating a global-ready classroom, one approach to developing a
global-ready classroom, i.e., PBI Global, and global education resources
with future educators.

Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Friday Institute, BB&T room
Audience: Any level of teacher prep student
Contact/Instructor: Hiller Spires & Marie Himes
Credit: 1.0

PD 339 - Craft a Computer
 

Crafting meets computing as you build a working computer from a kit. When
you’re finished, play a game on the newly built laptop! In the classroom,
students in grades 3 and up can develop confidence and gain experience
problem solving using these kits.

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: METRC
Audience: All teacher candidates, no previous experience required
Capacity: 20
Contact/instructor: Laura Fogle
Credit: 1.0

PD 631 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members,
caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human
services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age
12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in
crisis.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who
regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental
health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and
teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis
and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression,
substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior
disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.

You have to attend both sessions in order to get the credits! You do not
get credits if you attend 1 session!

Dates: Friday, October 26, 2018, and Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 120
Audience: All students
Instructor/contact: Sarah Carrier
Credit: 3.0 if finished both sessions!

PD 338 - Maker Monday Manipulatives
 

Join us to learn new methods of hands-on learning. These sessions will
provide you with the basics to design and be a maker! Design and make
manipulatives for your future classroom! Download pre-made designs and put
your own twist on them with a few quick edits. After saving your design,
you can stay and print or come back and print during one of our 3D printing
sessions. You will use free software and open source Web sites, where you
can find and print thousands of designs.

*To earn credit for this PGU, you need to attend at least one design
session and one printing training session.*

Design Sessions (limited to 12)

- September 24th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- October 1st 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- October 15th 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives
- November 5th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- November 19th 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- December 3rd 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives

3D Printing Sessions

- Mondays 12 noon
- Thursdays 11 am
- Fridays 11 am, 12 noon

Location: METRC
Audience: CED students, faculty or staff
Instructor/contact: Laura Fogle
Credit: 1.0

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 340 - Robot Playlab - Play and experiment with robots for K-12
 

“Drive” Sphero and “talk” with Dash, while problem-solving and creating.
Learn how you can use a variety of robots with elementary and secondary
students to empower learning across all curricular areas. Free apps and
low-cost robots mean this tech is showing up in classrooms everywhere. This
is your chance to play and learn! No previous experience needed.

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: METRC
Audience: All teacher candidates
Capacity: 25
Contact/Instructor: Laura Fogle
Credit: 0.5

PD 667 - TEECA East
 

The students will participate in a regional conference with other
Technology, Engineering and Design programs from the northeastern region of
the United States. The students will participate in leadership activities,
special sessions regarding professionalism, and will compete against the
other Universities in problem-solving events.

Date: Thursday, November 8 - Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM on 11/8/2018 - 12:00 PM 11/10/2018
Location: Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center Rehoboth Beach,
Delaware
Audience: TDE Students
Contact: Nolan Fahrer
Credit: 1.5

PD 692 - Global Read Aloud - Middle and High School
 

The Global Read Aloud is an event occurring around the world! Students from
elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools read the same book(s)
and then participate in online discussion and class activities. Come to
METRC and join us for the read aloud(s) and then participate in a
discussion. To earn credit for this PGU, you have some options:
1. Attend one read-aloud of Refugee by Alan Gratz in METRC and participate
in an online discussion (dates will be given at the read-alouds)
2. Attend two read-alouds of Refugee by Alan Grats (schedule below)
For more information on the Global Read Aloud and the selected books -->
https://theglobalreadaloud.com/2018/03/30/and-the-winners-are-global-read-aloud-choices-2018-gra18/
You can check out a copy of Refugee from METRC or online from our eBook
system - https://ced.ncsu.edu/metrc/collections/books/

Schedule:
Tue 10/2 12:30-1:30 Pgs 1-55
Fri 10/12 11:00-12:00 Pgs 56-92
Th 10/18 12:30-1:30 Pgs 93-146
Fri 10/26 11:00-12:00 Pgs 147-196
Tue 10/30 12:30-1:30 Pgs 197-252
Fri 11/9 12:30-1:30 Pgs 253-end

Date and Time: See Above
Location: METRC
Audience: All students
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 1.0

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 850 Get Your Dream Job
 

Join SNCAE for a presentation from Jason Kennedy, a recruiter with Wake
County Public School Systems, on how to navigate public school job fairs
and recruitment.

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 216
Audience: Undergrad students, geared to juniors and seniors.
Instructor/contact: Monica Smith
Credit: 0.5

PD 338 - Maker Monday Manipulatives
 

Join us to learn new methods of hands-on learning. These sessions will
provide you with the basics to design and be a maker! Design and make
manipulatives for your future classroom! Download pre-made designs and put
your own twist on them with a few quick edits. After saving your design,
you can stay and print or come back and print during one of our 3D printing
sessions. You will use free software and open source Web sites, where you
can find and print thousands of designs.

*To earn credit for this PGU, you need to attend at least one design
session and one printing training session.*

Design Sessions (limited to 12)

- September 24th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- October 1st 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- October 15th 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives
- November 5th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- November 19th 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- December 3rd 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives

3D Printing Sessions

- Mondays 12 noon
- Thursdays 11 am
- Fridays 11 am, 12 noon

Location: METRC
Audience: CED students, faculty or staff
Instructor/contact: Laura Fogle
Credit: 1.0

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 122 - Licensure session/application
 

Applying for your teaching license after graduation December 2018.
All students must apply through the NC DPI license system. We will discuss
signing up for access, license requirements and the application process.

Session 001: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Session 002: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TIme: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 417
Audience: Undergrad and MAT graduates
Instructor/contact: Bonita Apperson
Credit: 0.5

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 338 - Maker Monday Manipulatives
 

Join us to learn new methods of hands-on learning. These sessions will
provide you with the basics to design and be a maker! Design and make
manipulatives for your future classroom! Download pre-made designs and put
your own twist on them with a few quick edits. After saving your design,
you can stay and print or come back and print during one of our 3D printing
sessions. You will use free software and open source Web sites, where you
can find and print thousands of designs.

*To earn credit for this PGU, you need to attend at least one design
session and one printing training session.*

Design Sessions (limited to 12)

- September 24th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- October 1st 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- October 15th 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives
- November 5th 12:00-1:00 - Science Manipulatives
- November 19th 12:00-1:00 - Social Studies/Language Arts Manipulatives
- December 3rd 12:00-1:00 - Math Manipulatives

3D Printing Sessions

- Mondays 12 noon
- Thursdays 11 am
- Fridays 11 am, 12 noon

Location: METRC
Audience: CED students, faculty or staff
Instructor/contact: Laura Fogle
Credit: 1.0

PD 849 - ELMO Volunteer Mentorship Opportunity
 

Students from the ELMO student organization will volunteer to serve as
mentors for children in enrolled in the afterschool program of Cardinal
Charter School in Cary, NC. This opportunity will be weekly on Tuesdays
from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM at Cardinal Charter School and starts 9/4/2018 and
will end on 12/4/2018

Date: Every Tuesday between 9/4/2018 - 12/4/2018
TIme: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Cardinal Charter School, Cary, NC
Audience: ELMO student volunteers
Instructor/contact: Laura Romeo
Credit: 1.5

PD 122 - Licensure session/application
 

Applying for your teaching license after graduation December 2018.
All students must apply through the NC DPI license system. We will discuss
signing up for access, license requirements and the application process.

Session 001: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Session 002: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TIme: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 417
Audience: Undergrad and MAT graduates
Instructor/contact: Bonita Apperson
Credit: 0.5