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 6668 - Worldview & Your Students-Fireside Chat w/ Local Principal
 

Fuller Elementary principal Dr. Stanford will join us to talk about how our worldviews paint our experiences in the classroom. Also joining us is a preservice teacher and SAY education adviser, Jordan Stanford, Dr. Stanford's daughter. The two will have open an open discussion about what future teachers can expect about their diverse students. Dr. Stanford will also talk to us about how she creates an equitable environment in her school and her expectations of teachers.

Date: Monday, March 8th, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: SAY, Teaching Fellows, First-Year Students, Pre-service teachers
Contact/Instructor: Lindsey Hubbard
Credit: 0.5

PD 6656 - College of Education Field Experience Panel
 

Learn about future field experiences with College of Education staff and students.

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/95245146601?pwd=UnJBR0ppRUF3aWd1WTAzRmtpWEZJdz09

Date: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: for first and second-year students who are preparing for fieldwork through ED 204 or ELM cohort classes.
Instructor/Contact: Christin Taylor
Credit: 0.5

PD 6666 - Versus: Preparing and Producing Meaningful Discourse on Current Event Topics
 

This two-part session will focus on presenting participants with strategies that engage students in, at times, controversial current event topics through meaningful discourse. Participants will investigate the challenges and tactics when preparing themselves to facilitate these discussions. They will then review debate and discussion protocols that help to maximize engagement and increase student learning. Finally, participants will be asked to practice developing their own structured discussion or debate that fits the needs of their profession.

This session will be presented in two parts. Attendees would have to register for each session separately to receive the Zoom link details. Attendance at both events is not required.

Registration details:

Part 1: https://go.ncsu.edu/cedpgujameseohankinspart1
Part 2: https://go.ncsu.edu/cedpgujameseohankinspart2

Session PD 6666 001:
Date: Monday, March 15th, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location Online
Audience: Undergraduate & Graduate students, current teachers, community members
Instructor/contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 0.5

Session PD 6666 002:
Date: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate & Graduate students, current teachers, community members
Instructor/contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 0.5

PD 719 - How Going Abroad Helped me as an Educator
 

Come listen to a great panel of College of Education Faculty and Staff who have had a study abroad, teaching abroad, and/or other global learning experiences. They will share their experiences with you and speak about the impact it has on them personally and professionally. You will also have a chance to ask your questions so don't miss this opportunity.

Date: Monday, March 15th, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: CED Students
Instructor/contact: Ajaya Jonas
Credit: 0.5

PD 6666 - Versus: Preparing and Producing Meaningful Discourse on Current Event Topics
 

This two-part session will focus on presenting participants with strategies that engage students in, at times, controversial current event topics through meaningful discourse. Participants will investigate the challenges and tactics when preparing themselves to facilitate these discussions. They will then review debate and discussion protocols that help to maximize engagement and increase student learning. Finally, participants will be asked to practice developing their own structured discussion or debate that fits the needs of their profession.

This session will be presented in two parts. Attendees would have to register for each session separately to receive the Zoom link details. Attendance at both events is not required.

Registration details:

Part 1: https://go.ncsu.edu/cedpgujameseohankinspart1
Part 2: https://go.ncsu.edu/cedpgujameseohankinspart2

Session PD 6666 001:
Date: Monday, March 15th, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location Online
Audience: Undergraduate & Graduate students, current teachers, community members
Instructor/contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 0.5

Session PD 6666 002:
Date: Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate & Graduate students, current teachers, community members
Instructor/contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 0.5

PD 887 - NCCTM General Body Meeting: Alternative Assessments
 

Join us to hear from Dr. Bevin Maultsby of the NC State Math Department to learn how she incorporates project-based assessments into math courses.

Date: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: anyone interesting in teaching mathematics, K-12
Contact/instructor: Dr. Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 6667 - Don Lock Symposium
 

Join us for the third annual Don C. Locke Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium as National Academy of Education President Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., delivers the symposium’s keynote address.

What: 2021 Don C. Locke Multiculturalism and Social Justice Symposium
When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, | 4:30-6 p.m.
Featured Speaker: Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D.
Title of Talk: This is Us! Educating Post Covid/Post Civic Unrest America — Tragedy or Opportunity?
Where: Via Zoom
Registration: Those who register will receive a link to participate in the Zoom gathering a few days before the event. The symposium will also be live-streamed on the College of Education's YouTube channel.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSemI5Mf2XMzbolT9cxkIn7CxW1JRMJkZGy0gkAdLdCE_4FOMg/viewform?gxids=7628

PD 6642 - Mental Wellness for Future Educators
 

Come learn and discuss mental wellness and self-care with fellow future educators. (https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/7960512312)
This PGU will be offered once on each day listed below. It is not a series, but a duplication of the event.

Section 6642 003:

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Online (https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/7960512312)
Audience: College of Education students
Instructor: Amanda Beller
Credit: 0.5

Section 6642 004:

Date: Thursday, March 25th
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor: Amanda Beller
Credit: 0.5

PD 6665 - "Cultivating Genius" Book Talk
 

You’ve heard of culturally responsive pedagogy and multicultural education, but have you explored Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy? This new framework is another way to conceptualize what it means to be an equitable practitioner in today’s schools. Join NC State faculty and instructors to discuss and experience Dr. Golnecsar “Gholdy” Muhammad’s pivotal work, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy. At this interactive workshop, you will discuss an excerpt of Muhammad’s book, and use multimodal texts (i.e. songs, images, poems, videos, etc.) to explore the themes of the text.

Please sign up by Thursday, March 25 to access the reading.

Date: Monday, March 29th, 2021
Time: 4:00 5:15 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Sarah Cannon
Credit: 0.5

PD 6657 – Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom
 

Facilitator: James O'Neal

Description: Classroom culture is the foundation of how students receive their education. Before students learn anything, they want to be welcomed. In this session we will go over ways to (a) increase student engagement (b) increase student success (c) reduce teacher bias.

Students should register in advance to receive a Zoom link: https://go.ncsu.edu/cedpgujamesoneal

Date: Monday, March 29th, 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty/staff
Contact: Iwinosa Idahor
Credit: 0.5

PD 404 - DLC General Guidance Session
 

If you need help understanding a step in a specific DLC or if you have general questions about the DLC process, you can come to this guided work session. Laura B. Fogle from METRC will be available to answer questions and provide general guidance. She will provide an overview of each of the three DLCs: Citizenship, Content & Instruction, and Data & Assessment. Then she will walk through the process for completing each of the DLCs outside of a course.

DLC requirements vary depending on your graduation year. Contact Professional Ed (professionaled@ncsu.edu) if you are unsure of what you need for your license.

NOTE: If you are completing a DLC as part of a class this semester, you should consult your instructor about the requirements and timelines for that DLC.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/99682865216?pwd=aGNaWmZzT2IvblplZzVQVjRoeEpIUT09

Meeting ID: 996 8286 5216
Passcode: 669138

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Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: Candidate3 Teachers who need help with the DLC process
Contact/Instructor: Laura Fogle
Credit: 0.5

PD 886 - Applying For YOUr First Teaching Job
 

Join us for this Q&A style PGU featuring a panel of experienced principals from different grade levels and schools across the state!
We will be discussing questions such as: What should I put on my resume? What questions will they ask me? What questions should I ask? Where and when do I look for teaching jobs? How do I make a good first impression?
Speakers are Mary Bohr, Michael Williams, and Jamilah Bullock.
Hosted by NSTA

Date: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Online (https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/92551273888)
Audience: CED Students, Pre-service teachers
Contact/Instructor: Ally Gagnon
Credit: 0.5

PD 888 - NCCTM General Body Meeting: Student Teacher Panel
 

We will hear from four Math Ed student teachers to learn about their experiences preparing for and during their student teaching. They will share the highs, lows, and everything in between!

Date: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: All MAth Education Students
Contact/Instructor: Dr. Edgington
Credit: 0.5

PD 6655 -Technology Student Association State Judging
 

The North Carolina Technology Student Association (NCTSA) will hold its 42nd Annual State Conference on April 25-27, 2021 virtually. The State TSA officers and the State Technology, Engineering, and Design Education staff invite and encourage all affiliated chapters to attend and participate to make this the best conference yet.

Students interested in judging can sign up with the following link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1uYAf6KqaVHkSBqIVMMJHF9WQYmc-xavyoBm_1fuSIdI-NQ/viewform

Date: Sunday, April 25th - Tuesday, April 27th
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: TDE and GC students
Instructor/Contact: Kevin Sutton
Credit: 1.5