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 114 - edTPA Writing Lesson Plans
 

During this Thursday work session, candidates will work on developing, peer
editing, and revising lesson plans for their edTPA products.

Date: Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 420
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 714 - Pizza and Study Abroad: China Study Abroad Info Session
 

Want to study abroad in China this summer? Come to this info session to learn about a new summer 2019 course--China: Exploring Culture and Education. This study abroad opportunity to China <https://go.ncsu.edu/cedchina> is a 3-credit Maymester 2-week study abroad program.

It is open to all undergraduates and graduate students with an interest in education. The program will travel to Beijing, Shanghai, and SuZhou, and will give you opportunities to explore the cities and teach in China.

The study abroad application deadline is quickly approaching: 2/15/2019. Please come hear about the opportunity with Dr. Spires (haspires@ncsu.edu), Dr. Lee (cchen32@ncsu.edu), and Ajaya Jonas (atjonas@ncsu.edu). Pizza will be served!

Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019
TIme: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 400H (METRC Conference room)
Contact/instructor: Dr. Chrystal Lee (cchen32@ncsu.edu)
Credit: 0.5

PD 119 - edTPA Planning for Assessment
 

In this session, we will discuss Task 3, assessment. Specific topics
include: how to design and assessment for edTPA, how to give feedback, and
using assessment to guide further instruction.

Date: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30
Location: Poe Hall 420
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 123 - edTPA Bootcamp 1
 

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 task 1 in detail. 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, January 26th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Daniels 218
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 121 - edTPA Planning to video
 

In this session, we will discuss the requirements and rubrics for Task 2
and analyze sample videos and their effectiveness. Guests from METRC will
address technical concerns of the video.

Date: Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 420
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 120 - edTPA Writing Commentaries
 

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: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 420
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 819 - Mathcounts
 

Wanted to give all of our MathCounts volunteers a heads up on the date for our competition! Many thanks to those dedicated people that have served in the past, and we look forward to seeing you again. MathCounts is a national math enrichment, coaching and competition program that increases enthusiasm for and enhances achievement in middle school mathematics throughout the United States. Help MathCounts provide students in your community with a fun and exciting avenue to build strong problem solving, analytical thinking and teamwork skills.

This year we have approximately 25 schools registered so far with over 200 participating students. The contest is sponsored locally by PENC, Professional Engineers of North Carolina. If you would like to volunteer your time at this special event, your help would be very much appreciated. Volunteers will be provided free morning refreshments, a pizza lunch and a MathCounts Tee Shirt.

Further details: http://www.penc.org/PENC/Outreach/Mathcounts/PENC/Content/Mathcounts.aspx?hkey=d502057b-b02e-4ffc-b0db-4e8e83415177

We need help with:

  1. Proctoring during the exams (observing the students, and handing out papers and pencils) (8:30am – 12:00 noon)
  2. Grading the exams (you will be given an answer key!) (9:30 am-12:15pm)

Do not reply to this email, but contact Mary Jo Lee, the volunteer coordinator at mjlee@ch-engr.com. Please let her know which category you would like to participate in. Any help is welcome and appreciated. Thank you!

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Athens Drive High School
Contact/instructor: Angela Wiseman
Credit: 1.0

PD 124 - edTPA Bootcamp 2&3
 

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 task 2 and 3 in detail. 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, February 9th
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Daniels 218
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 6601 - Experiences in Experiential Learning
 

Come join us to engage in a presentation about experiential learning, how
to incorporate it into your future classroom, and hear a student’s
reflection on her experiential learning experience this summer. Some topics
of discussion will include how to develop lesson plans, how to adapt
lessons and the importance of incorporating academic and non-academic
lessons into your classroom.

Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
TIme: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: Undergraduate Students in the Elementary Education program
Contact/instructor: Nicole Renwick
Credit: 0.5

PD 585 - Junior Teacher Education Panel presented by SSAC
 

Join us for a panel discussion of Juniors in all CED majors to talk about
their experiences in the classroom. This event is designed to help first
and second-year students develop a better understanding of what is required
of CED field experiences.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location Poe Hall 420
Audience: Freshmen and Sophomores
Contact/instructor: Amanda Beller
Credit: 0.5

PD 125 - edTPA Submitting your edTPA
 

This session is designed to help candidates with submitting their edTPA
portfolio.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 420
Audience: seniors CED, MAT students
Instructor/contact: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5