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 109 – edTPA Orientation and 101 (Online)
 

In this session, we discuss the requirements of edTPA.

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93934553489 Meeting ID: 939 3455 3489

Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 0.5

PD 114 ON - Writing Lesson Plans (Online)
 

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 the inclusion of knowledge of students.
https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93934553489 Meeting ID: 939 3455 3489

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 0.5

PD 123 - Task One Boot Camp (Online)
 

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.
https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/91904843555 Meeting ID: 9190484 3555

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor: Arine Lowery
Credit: 1.5

PD 119 ON - 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.

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93934553489 Meeting ID: 939 3455 3489

Date: Monday, February 1st, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 0.5

PD 120 ON - Responding to and Understanding Commentary Prompts (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.

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93934553489 Meeting ID: 939 3455 3489

Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 0.5

PD 121 ON - Planning to Video (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.

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/93934553489 Meeting ID: 939 3455 3489

Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 0.5

PD 124 - Tasks Two and Three 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 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!

https://ncsu.zoom.us/j/91904843555 Meeting ID: 919 0484 3555

Date: Saturday, February 20th, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Online
Audience: College of Education Students
Instructor/contact: Arine Lowery
Credit: 1.5