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.

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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 220
Audience: Student teachers
Contact/instructor: Sarah Cannon
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.

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 220
Audience: Student Teachers
Contact/instructor: Sarah Cannon
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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 220
Audience: Student teachers
Contact/Instructor: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5

PD 121 – 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.

Thursday, September 7,2017
TIme: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 220
Audience: Student Teachers
Contact/Instructor: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5

PD 122 – Licensure Application session

Learn the requirements and how to apply for your teaching license online in the DPI Licensure System.

Session 001:
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: POE Hall 417
Instructor: Bonita Apperson
Audience: Seniors, Graduates, MAT or Student teachers
Credit: 0.5

Session 002:
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: POE Hall 417
Instructor: Bonita Apperson
Audience: Seniors, Graduates, MAT or Student teachers
Credit: 0.5

Session 003:
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time:11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: POE Hall 417
Instructor: Bonita Apperson
Audience: Seniors, Graduates, MAT or Student teachers
Credit: 0.5

PD 123 – edTPA Task 1 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 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!

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location POE Hall 532
Audience: Student Teachers
Contact/Instructor: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5

PD 124 – edTPA Task 2 and 3 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 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!

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Daniels Hall 218
Audience: Student Teachers
Contact/Instructor: Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5

PD 525 – African Americans in Education: Past, Present, Future Rotating Roundtable Event

Please join the Multicultural Young Educators Network, the Black Graduate Student Association, the CED Office of Graduate Student Support Services, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for a rotating panel discussion led by graduate students. Panelists will discuss their paths to graduate school and share their personal journeys to higher learning through their lived experiences as African American students and students of color. Any undergraduate student who is interested in learning more about the graduate school experience and pathways to graduate school are encouraged to attend.

To pre-register for the event, please visit:
http://go.ncsu.edu/aaineducationroundtable

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: NIN 1911 Building, room 129
Audience: undergraduate students
Instructor/contact: Regina Gavin Williams
Credit: 1.0

PD 537 – Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

The Women’s Center in partnership with the GLBT Center and the College of Education will facilitate a discussion on the book, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, by Monique Morris. The book is a call to action around the inequalities of Black girls within K-12 education. Describing the real experiences of Black girls Morris describes the school to confinement pipeline, exposing the high risk situations which affect the life trajectory of Black girls after being pushed out of school; setting them on the path to incarceration as well as physical and economic insecurity. From a critical race theory perspective, we will provide an overview of the book and facilitate a discussion of what we can do as educators, counselors, and higher education professionals to alleviate the pushout of Black girls in education.

Facilitators: Angela Gay, Women’s Center; Andy DeRoin, GLBT Center; Whitney McCoy, Doctoral Student

**This book is available for online reading through NCSU Libraries but not a requirement to attend the session.

Friday, November 17th
Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm.
Location: POE Hall 512
Audience: Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff
Contact/Instructor: Regina Gavin Williams
Credit: 0.5

PD 538 – New Orleans Cultural and Language Immersion Trip Experience: A Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion about the New Orleans Cultural and Language Immersion Trip hosted by the College of Education this summer. On the trip, 8 scholars were able to jump into the culture of New Orleans, as well as visit schools in the area. It allowed the students to gain new perspectives on the education system and how culture plays a role into it. Come and take part in experiencing a glimpse of this trip from the perspective of these scholars.

Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Poe Hall 120
Audience: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty/staff
Instructor/contact: Regina Gavin Williams
Credit: 0.5

PD 539 – Social Justice in Our Communities Symposium

Join community leaders and the College of Education faculty, staff and students to discuss themes and topics brought to the forefront by the NC State common read, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The panel presentation and discussions will center around race and equity in education and our broader world.

Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Park Shops
Audience: All NC State College of ED Students
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 0.5

PD 540 – ELL Strategies for K-12 Educators Working with Hispanic/Latinx Students

Please join the Multicultural Young Educators Network for the program, “ELL Strategies for K-12 Educators Working with Hispanic/Latinx Students”. Our guest speaker is Ms. Susan Zárate, who is an English as a Second Language (ESL) high school teacher, and she will discuss the challenges Hispanic/Latinx students who are English Language Learners (ELL) face in K-12 classrooms. She will also share best practices on how educators can support these students.

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
Location: POE Hall 512
Audience: undergraduate students, graduate students
Instructor/contact: Regina Gavin Williams
Credit: 1.0

PD 541 – A Small Act

We will be hosting a documentary screening of the film “A Small Act” and have a group discussion after the film. The documentary is about a woman, Hilde Back, who donated money for a Kenyan boy, Chris Mburu, to finish secondary school. Chris grew up and attended Harvard Law School and became a human rights activist for the United Nation. To give back to his village, he started a nonprofit organization after Hilde Back and is helping fund top students’ school fees for secondary school. The remarkable film shows how one kind gesture can have a ripple effect in the world.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 512
Audience: Undergraduate students
Instructor/contact: Fumi Agboola
Credit: 1.0

PD 542 – Social Justice Book Chat

Bring your favorite social justice book(s) and join our Leaders for Change for a discussion about social justice issues! The discussion will be in Talley 5105, October 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. There will also be books given to guests as well.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Talley 5105
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students
Instructor/contact: Fumi Agboola
Credit: 1.0

PD 543 – Native Voices: A Student Panel and Quiz Bowl

Native Voices is a collaboration between the College of Natural Resources and the College of Education. The program will consist of two parts: a panel and a quiz bowl. The panel will be held from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm, and will consist of NC State students that culturally identify as Native Americans. The purpose of this panel is to raise awareness about cultural issues, the educational experiences, as well as the overall presence of Native Americans at NC State. Following this panel, there will be a quiz bowl which will last from 5:15pm-6:00 pm. Prizes and snacks will be provided!

This program is designed to increase cultural knowledge about Native Americans and raise awareness about Native American students at NC State.

Please RSVP at the following link by 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 if you would like to attend: http://go.ncsu.edu/nativevoices

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Park Shops 210
Audience: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff
Instructor/contact: Regina Gavin Williams
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 sessiosns on Oct. 27 AND Nov. 3 to get the credits. It’s not possible to attend only one session. *

Friday, October 27 and Friday, November, 2017
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: POE 120
Audience: Juniors and Seniors
Instructor/contact: Sarah Carrier
Credits: 1.5

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.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Audience: Agricultural education and related contents
Contact/Instructor: Travis Park
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 agricultural education curriculum, and participate in professional association business and activities.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: tbd
Audience: Agricultural education
Contact/Instructor: Travis Park
Credit: 1.0

PD 661 – NC State Triangle High Five

Dr. Robert Q. Berry: President-Elect of the National Councilof Teachers of Mathematics, Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education/University of Virginia, and a former middle school mathematics teacher. His research focuses on equity issues in mathematics education, with a particular emphasis on the expereienced of African-American boys in school mathematics. He also engages in research on mathematics teaching practices in elementary classrooms.

Session 1: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Session 2: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 am
Location: Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union
Audience: Elementary and secondary teachers
Contact/instructor: Valerie Faulkner
Credit: 0.5

PD 663 – Working with Students in Foster Care

Teachers will undoubtedly have students in foster care or other transient living situations early in their careers. These students often go unnoticed in the classroom and represent unique instructional and classroom management issues. This panel discussion will feature current and former students who were in these situations as well as teachers and parents who have dealt with these issues first hand to help shed light the issues faced and provide strategies for working with students who face these struggles.

Wednesday, September 20
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Poe Hall 106
Audience: Pre-service teachers, teacher educators, student teachers, MAT
Students
Contact/Instructor: Daniel Kelly
Credit: 1.0

PD 664 – Project WILD

Project WILD is a wildlife-focused conservation education program for K12 educators and their students.

Project WILD is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world. A national network of State Wildlife Agency Sponsors ensures that Project WILD is available nationwide and is training educators in the many facets of the program. Emphasizing wildlife because of its intrinsic value, Project WILD addresses the need for human beings to develop as responsible citizens of our planet.

From the tiny minnow to the majestic grizzly, wildlife and humans are integrally connected. Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.

Friday, September 29th
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Poe 120
Audience: Juniors and Seniors
Contact/Instructor: Sarrah Carrier
Credit: 1.5

PD 665 – Author Event: Rick Riordan

An extremely popular children’s/middle grade author, Rick Riordan is coming to the McKimmon Center at NC State on October 4. Rick will be doing a program and taking questions. You can order books in advance from Quail Ridge Books http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/rriordan17 Tickets are expected to sell out but we have reserved some for College of Education students. Get your ticket by signing up for this PGU.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: McKimmon Center
Audience: All educators
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credits: 0.5

PD 666 – STEM Education Day

Undergraduate students will assist in presenting sessions to K-12 students and their parents that showcase activities and resources available at NCSU for preparing STEM teachers. Students will assist K-12 students in completing activities (e.g., folding origami, building polyhedra, making slime, etc) and discuss the relationships between the activities and STEM education.

Date: Saturday, September 23
Time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Poe Hall and the Court of the Carolinas
Audience: Undergraduate students in STEM Education
Instructor/contact: Karen Hollebrands
Credit: 1.5

PD 672 – Meet My Future: Bridging the Opportunity Gap in Rural Areas

Rural areas are facing poverty, job and market loss, lower educational attainment, and population decrease. This affects schools, workforce development, and student futures. Many students are never exposed to diverse careers and may not have the opportunity to engage with many professionals. Ashley will discuss ways we can bridge the opportunity gap in rural areas through her program, Meet My Future (www.meetmyfuture.com).

Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Location: Park Shops 200
Audience: Any student interested in rural education
Instructor/contact: Ashley Lawson
Credit: 0.5

PD 668 – Family Literacy at Marbles!

This is a two-part opportunity. Students interested in family engagement and early literacy will have the opportunity to plan and facilitate family literacy events at Marbles Kids Museum. The first part will be a meeting on October 10th at Marbles, to learn from their outreach staff about the great community programs aimed at preparing children for school. Students will help plan several hands-on literacy activities and “stations” for a Literacy Day on Saturday, February 2nd at the museum. On February 2nd, students will implement the literacy activities with museum visitors from 11 am – 1 pm. Students have to attend both sessions to get the credits.

Session 001: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Marbles Children’s Museum, Raleigh
Audience: Any undergraduate education students or MAT students interested
in family/community engagement, early literacy, and/or museum education.
Instructor/contact: Jill Grifenhagen
Credit: 0.5

Session 002: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Marbles Children’s Museum, Raleigh
Audience: Any undergraduate education students or MAT students interested
in family/community engagement, early literacy, and/or museum education.
Instructor/contact: Jill Grifenhagen
Credit: 1.0

PD 669 – Solving the Puzzle-Teaching Students with Autism in Gen Ed (2 part series)

In NC, 1 in 58 students will have an autism spectrum disorder. Are you ready? In these sessions, we will learn how to differentiate standards-based lessons to meet the needs of students with autism and implement evidence-based practices in the classroom to address common challenges. Participants will have opportunities for real-world problem-solving while developing skills and resources to apply to your future classroom.

Students have to attend both sessions!

Date: October 19 & October 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Location: October 19: POE 228, October 26: SAS 2229
Audience: Undergraduate education majors-freshmen, sophomores, juniors,
seniors
Instructor/contact: Malinda Pennington
Credit: 1.0 if you attend both sessions!

PD 670 – Author Event: David Osborne, education policy expert

Join New York Times bestselling author David Osborne for a conversation about his latest book, Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century Education System. Osborne directs the Reinventing America’s Schools project at the Progressive Policy Institute where he is a senior fellow The conversation will be guided by Education NC policy analyst Molly Osborne. Molly was a 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts in New Orleans before earning her master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. David’s career in public service inspired Molly to become a teacher and continue to work in education today

Date: October 10th, 2017
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Audience: open to the public
Instructor/contact: Kerri Brown Parker
Credit: 0.5

PD 671 – Participate

Participate strives to be a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that empowers learners to engage with the world around them. We promise to support educators as they actively participate in learning communities, ignite change and create impact on a global scale. We do this through our Participate platform – an online professional learning ecosystem – that provides educators free personalized opportunities to learn and collaborate with one another.

In this PGU offering, students will dive into the Participate platform and begin architecting their own unique learning experiences including organizing and sharing lessons and activities. This interactive, hands-on learning experience will showcase the different professional learning tools that more than 30,000 educators continue to use and benefit from. This is an ideal session for those who are student teaching or who will be student teaching in the spring.

Participants will need to bring their laptops! Space limited to 50 people.

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Park shops 200
Audience: Current Student Teachers or Spring Student Teachers
Instructor/contact: Drinda Benge
Credit: 0.5

PD 812 – NCCTM General Body Meeting- Student Teacher Panel

Please join us to hear from previous student teachers in math education as they share about their student teaching experiences.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
Location: Poe 320
Audience: All MED students
Instructor/contact: Cyndi Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 838 – NCCTM: Math Curriculum Night

Join us to learn more about and experience two math curricula. Connected Math Project (CMP3) is a middle grades math curriculum that encourages proof, reasoning and discovery. Math Visions Project (MVP) is a high school curriculum that is rigorous, cohesive, and focused. It incorporates high leverage math tasks in addition to traditional problems and exercises. Earn .5 PGU for attending one presentation, or 1 PGU for attending both presentations. If you want to attend both sessions please enroll in session 001 and 002 in SAGE.

Date: Tuesday, September 26
Session 001: 7:00 – 7:45 pm
Session 002: 7:45 – 8:30 pm
Location: Poe Hall 320
Audience: anyone interested in middle grades and high school mathematics.
Instructor/contact: Cyndi Edgington
Credit: 0.5 per session

PD 839 – NCCTM: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Math Classroom

Join us to hear from Ms. Katey Long and Ms. Lindsay Rice from Davis Drive MS as they share strategies for incorporating culturally responsive teaching in the math classroom.

Date: Tuesday, October 24
Time: 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Poe Hall 320
Audience: all students interested in culturally responsive teaching.
Instructor/contact: Cyndi Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 840 – SNCAE: Google Classroom workshop

In this workshop, students will learn how to use Google Classroom to best benefit them and their students once they enter the classroom. At the end of the workshop, options for certification will be discussed.

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: POE Hall 210
Audience: Undergraduates of the College of Education
Instructor/contact: Monica Smith
Credit: 0.5

 

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