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 119 - edTPA Assessment (In-Person & Online)
 

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, January 21st, 2020
TIme: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 218
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 123 - Task One Boot Camp (In-Person)
 

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

Date: Saturday, January 25th, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: SAS Hall 1102
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 1.5

PD 121 - Planning to Video (In-Person & Online)
 

In this session, we will discuss the requirements and rubrics for Task 2 and analyze sample videos and their effectiveness. We will address technical concerns regarding video recording.

Date: Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 218
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

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

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, February 4, 2020
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Poe Hall 218
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 0.5

PD 124 - Tasks Two and Three Boot Camp (In-Person)
 

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

Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: SAS Hall 1102
Contact/Instructor: Matt Reynolds
Credit: 1.5

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

NCCTM is hosting a book club around the book Limitless mind: Learn, lead and live without barriers by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has studied the impact of beliefs and bias in education. Her book shares key strategies for unlocking our learning potential.

You may borrow or purchase a book from NCCTM ($20). See Dr. Edgington (502J) or Dr. Anderson (502D) for book pick up.

2/10 - Introduction- Ch 2
2/24- Ch 3
3/16- Ch 4-5
3/30- Ch 6
4/13- Conclusion
(feel free to attend any/all sessions that you are able)

You will be able to sign up in SAGE for PD 887 A (1-2 sessions, 0.5 credits), or PD 877 B (3-4 sessions, 1.0 credits) or PD 877 C (all sessions, 1.5 credits)

Dates: Mondays 2/10, 2/24, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 878 - Connections outside of the Classroom: Planning Exceptional Field Trips.
 

Discovering the logistics associated with planning effective, enjoyable, and educational field trips. Ms. Holley will discuss best practices and mistakes/pitfalls to avoid and will lead us through her process of bringing high schoolers to NanoDays at NC State.

Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: POE Hall, room 120
Audience: All CED students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Shumaker Jeffrey
Credit: 0.5

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

NCCTM is hosting a book club around the book Limitless mind: Learn, lead and live without barriers by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has studied the impact of beliefs and bias in education. Her book shares key strategies for unlocking our learning potential.

You may borrow or purchase a book from NCCTM ($20). See Dr. Edgington (502J) or Dr. Anderson (502D) for book pick up.

2/10 - Introduction- Ch 2
2/24- Ch 3
3/16- Ch 4-5
3/30- Ch 6
4/13- Conclusion
(feel free to attend any/all sessions that you are able)

You will be able to sign up in SAGE for PD 887 A (1-2 sessions, 0.5 credits), or PD 877 B (3-4 sessions, 1.0 credits) or PD 877 C (all sessions, 1.5 credits)

Dates: Mondays 2/10, 2/24, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

NCCTM is hosting a book club around the book Limitless mind: Learn, lead and live without barriers by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has studied the impact of beliefs and bias in education. Her book shares key strategies for unlocking our learning potential.

You may borrow or purchase a book from NCCTM ($20). See Dr. Edgington (502J) or Dr. Anderson (502D) for book pick up.

2/10 - Introduction- Ch 2
2/24- Ch 3
3/16- Ch 4-5
3/30- Ch 6
4/13- Conclusion
(feel free to attend any/all sessions that you are able)

You will be able to sign up in SAGE for PD 887 A (1-2 sessions, 0.5 credits), or PD 877 B (3-4 sessions, 1.0 credits) or PD 877 C (all sessions, 1.5 credits)

Dates: Mondays 2/10, 2/24, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 6621 - Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global: Students and Teachers as Agents of Change
 

PGU participants will engage in a two-hour session during which they will learn about the underlying theory, process, and content of PBI Global. Instructional materials for designing and implementing a globally-focused inquiry-to-action project with middle grade and high school students will be shared.

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Friday Institute, BB&T room
Audience: Middle and high school teacher candidates across all disciplines
Contact/Instructor: Marie Himes
Credit: 1.0

PD 6612 - Mathematics Field Day at Centennial Middle School
 

NCSU students will host a Mathematics Field Day at Centennial Middle School. Students will lead a station activity and will interact with the Centennial Middle School students. Students can sign up for one of the time slots. Transportation is provided between POE HAll and Centennial Middle School.

Date: March 27th, 2020
Time: 7:00 - 2:30
Location: Centennial Middle School, Centennial Campus
Audience: Student interested in teaching middle school or in teaching mathematics
Instructor/contact: Dr. Erin Krupa
Credits: 1.0

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

NCCTM is hosting a book club around the book Limitless mind: Learn, lead and live without barriers by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has studied the impact of beliefs and bias in education. Her book shares key strategies for unlocking our learning potential.

You may borrow or purchase a book from NCCTM ($20). See Dr. Edgington (502J) or Dr. Anderson (502D) for book pick up.

2/10 - Introduction- Ch 2
2/24- Ch 3
3/16- Ch 4-5
3/30- Ch 6
4/13- Conclusion
(feel free to attend any/all sessions that you are able)

You will be able to sign up in SAGE for PD 887 A (1-2 sessions, 0.5 credits), or PD 877 B (3-4 sessions, 1.0 credits) or PD 877 C (all sessions, 1.5 credits)

Dates: Mondays 2/10, 2/24, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

NCCTM is hosting a book club around the book Limitless mind: Learn, lead and live without barriers by Jo Boaler. Dr. Boaler has studied the impact of beliefs and bias in education. Her book shares key strategies for unlocking our learning potential.

You may borrow or purchase a book from NCCTM ($20). See Dr. Edgington (502J) or Dr. Anderson (502D) for book pick up.

2/10 - Introduction- Ch 2
2/24- Ch 3
3/16- Ch 4-5
3/30- Ch 6
4/13- Conclusion
(feel free to attend any/all sessions that you are able)

You will be able to sign up in SAGE for PD 887 A (1-2 sessions, 0.5 credits), or PD 877 B (3-4 sessions, 1.0 credits) or PD 877 C (all sessions, 1.5 credits)

Dates: Mondays 2/10, 2/24, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Poe Hall 512
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 648 - NanoDays 2020
 

Join us in sharing cutting edge science and engineering with middle and high school students from across North Carolina. Using cool demos (like the lotus effect or the invisibility cloak) we help students learn about advancements in nanotechnology. Students are needed to help lead lab tours and conduct demonstrations.

Lab tours will be given on April 24th from 9-noon (come for as long as you are available) and the demonstrations will be given at the National Science Olympics events on May 15th (10-5 and you can come for part of the event). You can choose to do one or both NanoDays events. (Be sure to confirm the time and location a day or two prior to the event).

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2020 (Lab Tours)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MRC Building Centennial Campus
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Gail Jones
Credit: 0.5 - 1.5 (depends on the hours)

Date: Friday, May 15th, 2020 (National Science Olympics Event)
Time: 10:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Coliseum
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Gail Jones
Credit: 0.5 - 1.5 (depends on the hours)

PD 648 - NanoDays 2020
 

Join us in sharing cutting edge science and engineering with middle and high school students from across North Carolina. Using cool demos (like the lotus effect or the invisibility cloak) we help students learn about advancements in nanotechnology. Students are needed to help lead lab tours and conduct demonstrations.

Lab tours will be given on April 24th from 9-noon (come for as long as you are available) and the demonstrations will be given at the National Science Olympics events on May 15th (10-5 and you can come for part of the event). You can choose to do one or both NanoDays events. (Be sure to confirm the time and location a day or two prior to the event).

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2020 (Lab Tours)
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: MRC Building Centennial Campus
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Gail Jones
Credit: 0.5 - 1.5 (depends on the hours)

Date: Friday, May 15th, 2020 (National Science Olympics Event)
Time: 10:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Reynolds Coliseum
Audience: CED students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Gail Jones
Credit: 0.5 - 1.5 (depends on the hours)

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