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 563 - Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (A Discussion)
 

Join us for a virtual discussion about Dr. Monique Morris's award-winning book and documentary, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. This discussion will explore issues that impact Black girls and the role of pre-service and beginning teachers in supporting students.

This will be a virtual session. Registration for this session is below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld-mtrj8rhBuEG1Tqlnqimq96Uzxkow

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members
Instructor/Contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 1.0

PD 887 (1-5 sessions)
 

Moved to online meetings

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: Online
Audience: All CED Students
Instructor/ Contact: Dr. Edgington
Credit: depends on how many sessions you attend (0.5 - 1.5)

PD 6631 - Resumes and Interviewing Skills for Pre-Service Teachers
 

Join us as a representative from NC State's Career Center facilitates a discussion about crafting resumes and effective interviewing skills.
This will be a virtual session. Registration for this session is below:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcemrrz4qzFW9723H8gVN6-AmSTQ2xw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate and Graduate students
Instructor/Contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 1.0

PD 6633 - Classroom Management for Beginning Teachers Discussion (Virtual)
 

Join us for another professional development session this semester, where experienced teachers at various levels will share their expertise regarding classroom management.

This will be a virtual session. Registration for the session is below:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://ncsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/upAtf-2urDMvXu6mk0vEEhBQ12zG4muOoQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students, current educators, faculty members
Instructor/contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 1.0

CANCELED: PD 648 - NanoDays 2020
 

Canceled

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)

CANCELED: PD 648 - NanoDays 2020
 

Canceled

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