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 114 - edTPA Writing Lessons Plans
 

In this session, we will discuss the requirements of the edTPA learning segment including, but not limited to: central focus, academic language, the format of lesson plans, consideration of Tasks 2 and 3 in design, and inclusion of knowledge of students.

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 119 - edTPA 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: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 123 - edTPA - Task One Boot Camp
 

Please bring materials needed for drafting lesson plans and/or commentaries.

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 1.0

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 video.

Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Time 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 120 - edTPA - Responding to and Understanding Commentary Prompts
 

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 18, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
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 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Ricks Hall 118
Audience: Agricultural education, CTE education
Instructor/contact: Dr. Travis Park
Credit: 1.0

PD 124 - edTPA - Tasks Two and Three Boot Camp
 

Please bring materials to work on commentaries for Tasks 2 and 3.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Poe 420
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 1.0

PD 125 - edTPA - Formatting and Submitting your edTPA
 

Come in and let us walk you through how to submit your edTPA in SAGE and Pearson.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Poe 218
Instructor: Matt Reynolds
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