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.

 

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PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

An Evening with Pat Mora
 PD 6608 - An Evening with Pat Mora
 

Join us for an evening with Pat Mora. The author, poet and founder of Children’s Day/Book Day (El día de los niños, El día de los libros) will deliver a keynote address, participate in a Q&A and hold a book signing. The keynote address is titled "ZING! Creative Literacy Leaders" and you can find Pat Mora's books in METRC and online in the METRC ebooks.

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 6:15 PM (arrive 4:45 PM)
Location: Friday Institute
Audience: Future Teachers
Contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 0.5

PD 120 - Responding to and Understanding Commentary Prompts (In Person)
 

This session is designed to help candidates break down the edTPA prompts to determine exactly what is being asked of them. We will discuss how to use this analysis to guide edTPA responses in all three task commentaries.

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
TIme: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 220
Audience: CED Students
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 690 Teach Ag Day
 

Teach Ag Day is the national celebration of teaching agriculture at the middle and high school levels. Students will interact with high school and middle school teachers to learn more about the profession of teaching agriculture. They will also collaborate with other agricultural education students across the US to identify and discuss pressing issues in agricultural education.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: RTP
Audience: Agriculture Education Students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Park
Credit: 1.0

PD 120 ON - Responding to and Understanding Commentary Prompts (Online)
 

This online session is designed to help candidates break down the edTPA prompts to determine exactly what is being asked of them. We will discuss how to use this analysis to guide edTPA responses in all three task commentaries.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/512964500
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 124 - Tasks Two and Three Boot Camp
 

Do you want to participate in all of the edTPA sessions, but you just can’t commit so many evenings? If so, the edTPA Boot Camp is for you! At this session, we will discuss each task in detail, how to respond to commentary prompts, and will have special guest stars from METRC to answer your video questions. We will also provide space for you to start planning your portfolios with opportunities to “talk it out”. Come jump start your edTPA!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Daniels 218
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 1.0

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 6610 - TIME with NaShonda Cooke
 

NaShonda Cooke, Special Education teacher at Carroll Magnet Middle School for Leadership and Technology and featured in TIME Magazine, travels across the state telling her story of what it's like to be a teacher and teacher advocate in America. She shares her perspective with candor and passion when it comes to her students and works as an educator. She is currently involved with the NCAE and has been appointed to Gov. Roy Cooper's Teacher Advisory Commission.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: TBD
Audience: Pre-service teachers, graduate students, faculty/staff
Contact: Tiffany Wiggins
Credit: 0.5

PD 871 – NCCTM General Body Meeting: Coding in the Math Classroom Using Spheros
 

Spheros are programmable "robots" that engage students in the basics of computer coding and computational thinking at all grade levels. In this session, you will learn how coding and computational thinking connect to mathematical practices, and you will have the opportunity to try some coding activities with Spheros that you can use with your future students.

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: TBD
Audience: All college students interested in teaching mathematics K-12
Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 545 - Exploring Language Diversity in America "Talking Black in America"
 

Dr. Jeffrey Reaser, who is a part of the Language & Life Project, will facilitate a discussion which focuses on the documentary, “Talking Black in America” and the use of AAVE. This session will focus on language diversity and inclusion, as an equitable practice that benefits all students in today’s classrooms and provide practical ways to acknowledge and integrate language diversity, as future teachers.

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: Pre-service teachers, graduate students, faculty/staff
Contact: Tiffany Wiggins
Credit: 1.0

PD 555 - Celebrating The Voices of Our People: Nuestras Verdades
 

Join the student authors of Juntos NC in celebrating Latinx Heritage Month on October 1st at 7 pm in the Fishbowl Forum at DH Hill! This celebration will feature readings from the Juntos Hispanic Literacy Group's newest book, The Voices of Our People: Nuestras Verdades, book signing, and light refreshments. This event is held in partnership with the NCSU Libraries, the Literacy and Community Initiative, Juntos NC, and the Multicultural Affairs Office.

Please RSVP here by September 27th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKY7fmDMhrPKhnTpvgKEsq1qmly6k8qD87InZfE3u8RhKYHw/viewform

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: DH Hill Library, Fishbowl Forum
Audience: Open to Public
Contact: Kelsey Virginia Dufresne
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 6609 - Ed Talks: A Celebration of K-12 Education
 

Join us as local leaders and celebrities deliver short TED-style talks about the importance and impact of their K-12 education in their lives. Also help us celebrate nearly a dozen NC State College of Education alumni who have received national, state and district-wide awards in 2018-19.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Stuart Theatre in Talley Student Center
Audience: All CED students
Contact/Instructor: Tiffany Wiggins
Credit: 1.0

PD 631 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training provides training about various mental health challenges as well as their role as teachers and strategies for dealing with these situations. Youth Mental Health First Aid training will support participants in their interactions with peers and provide strategies they may use in their future classrooms. This total of 8 hour training will be held on October 25 and November 1 from 10:00-2:00. Participants must attend both 4-hour sessions to earn the certificate of completion and also to earn 3 PGUs (participants cannot earn 1.5 PGUs by attending only one session). This PGU fills up quickly so reserve your space.

Date: Session 1: 10/25/2019, Session 2: 11/1/2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall 120
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/Contact: Dr. Carrier
Credit: 1.5 per session

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
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: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Audience: Agricultural education, CTE education
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Park
Credit: 1.5

PD 631 - Youth Mental Health First Aid
 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training provides training about various mental health challenges as well as their role as teachers and strategies for dealing with these situations. Youth Mental Health First Aid training will support participants in their interactions with peers and provide strategies they may use in their future classrooms. This total of 8 hour training will be held on October 25 and November 1 from 10:00-2:00. Participants must attend both 4-hour sessions to earn the certificate of completion and also to earn 3 PGUs (participants cannot earn 1.5 PGUs by attending only one session). This PGU fills up quickly so reserve your space.

Date: Session 1: 10/25/2019, Session 2: 11/1/2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Poe Hall 120
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/Contact: Dr. Carrier
Credit: 1.5 per session

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 639 – NC Agriculture Teachers Association fall inservice meetings
 

Participants will attend a fall NCATA regional inservice meeting to interact with agriculture teachers, learn about updates to the agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Date: various dates, contact Dr.Park
Time: various times, contact Dr. Park
Location: various, contact Dr. Park
Audience: Agricultural Education, CTE Education
Contact: Dr. Park
Credit: 0.5

PD 6607 – NCATA Mid-Winter Conference
 

The NCATA Mid-Winter Conference is a day-long professional development for agriculture teachers. Topics relate to instruction, classroom management, SAE, and FFA.

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: TBD
Audience: Agricultural Education Students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Park
Credit: 1.5

PD 676 NC Agriculture Teachers Association and CTE Summer Conference
 

Agricultural Education and CTE students will attend the annual conference of the NCACTE and NCATA in Greensboro, NC. Participants will complete professional development related to curriculum, leadership, and CTE/Ag content areas.

Date: Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Koury Convention Center Greensboro, NC
Audience: Agricultural Education Student teachers ONLY
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Park
Credit: 1.5