February 7, 2013: Summer Leadership Conference - Registration and Call for Proposals Now Open

Register Now for Summer Leadership Conference 2013 - The Summer Leadership Conference 2013,Collaborating for Success, will be held June 23-26 at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville. The NCSSA Superintendents' Retreat will be a part of the conference and will begin on Sunday, June 23. Conference information, hotels, online registration and Call for Presentations information can be found at www.wresa.org. John Hodge, President/Co-Founder of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, Paul Bloomberg and Ray Smith from The Leadership and Learning Center, and Justin Karkow from Discovery Education are the keynote speakers. There also will be updates from the NCDPI, a legal update and a State Board of Education update. If you have questions, please contact Jan Webster (jwebster@wresa.org; 828/418-0011 ext. 21 or Vicki Wilson (vwilson@wresa.org; 828/418-0011 ext. 22).


February 5, 2013: Gearing up for CCSA

CCSA Website Features Welcome Message and Update on Speakers

The Collaborative Conference on Student Achievement is just around the corner! New information has been added to the site to help participants prepare to learn and share innovative ways to accelerate student academic growth and achievement.

-Are you ready to hear “A Message of Hope” about “Creating a Climate of Success for all Students?” Review the list of inspirational and informational speakers who will be attending the conference.

-Check out Freeman Hrabowksi’s welcome message to conference participants.

To view the latest updates about the conference, or learn more about registration and accommodation availability, visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/academicservices/conference.



February 5, 2013: Upcoming Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Professional Development Offerings through NCDPI


North Carolina Teacher Standards and Evaluation Process: Facilitated Course for Teachers

Due to overwhelming demand, two more sections of the six week, facilitator-led online course designed for teachers North Carolina Teacher Standards and Evaluation Process are now open for registration. This course, provides an in-depth look at the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and will help teachers understand their role in the new evaluation process as well as deepen their understanding of the six professional teaching standards.

The course is available at no cost to North Carolina teachers and will be facilitated by DPI professionals. It will take approximately 20 hours to complete over a period of six weeks, and teachers will earn 2 CEUs upon completion. The course is completely online, with participants having the ability to work flexibly, though there will be weekly deadlines and the course will start and end on scheduled dates.

The course is hosted by LearnNC. Teachers can go to [[%25%25track%20%7bhttp:/www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/7698%7d%25%25|http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/7698]] to register for the course. (If clicking on the link does not take you to the site, please cut and paste the above URL address into the web browser address window). Registration is now open for the January and February sections. There is a limit of 35 participants per section.

Next start dates:

Feb 4, 2013 (Section Full: Registration closed)

Feb 18, 2013

April 8, 2013


Online Professional Development Modules: Information Page


There's now a single source for information about online professional development modules created by NCDPI. Go to [[@%25%25track%20%7bhttps:/by2prd0310.outlook.com/owa/redir.aspx?C=GnWNxAVM5EiDz70eSu-tCueT_RDI0c8IB06zmjM9mbOO2TJv-qFR0uDwEf7CxLsENOIYg8vaIcw.&URL=http%3a%2f%2frt3nc.org%7d%25%25|http://rt3nc.org]] for an overview of options for teachers and administrators, descriptions and links to modules, and instructions on registration. You'll also find an implementation guide with detailed suggestions for using these modules in LEAs, with or without a professional learning community, online or face-to-face.


Webinar: Phase 2 Professional Development Online Modules: Exploring the possibilities

This webinar will give you an overview of the Phase 2 online professional development modules that were released by NCDPI on June 30 2012. We will discuss various ways that these modules can be implemented to best serve your needs, at an individual, school or district level.

The webinar will provide an opportunity to:

· Learn about the modules currently available

· Explore flexible implementation methods

· Review strategies that can be used to facilitate learning face to face and online

· Ask questions and give feedback



The webinar will be offered on the following days:

February 12, 1:30-2:30 pm.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

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February 20, 10:00-11:00 am.

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

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October 1, 2012: NCAEE 9th Annual Conference - November 4-6 @ Koury Convention Center


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August 17, 2012: Survey for Curriculum Leaders





August 17, 2012: Building Bridges for Success: 62nd Conference on Exceptional Children

Building Bridges for Success, the 62nd Conference on Exceptional Children will be held November 14-16, 2012 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. For more information and to register, visit http://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/conferences-profdev/annual-conference


August 14, 2012: DPI Content Sessions Descriptions

Over the course of the 2012-13 school year, NCDPI will be sending content specialists to our RESA to provide professional development for districts and charters. Please note the descriptions below of these upcoming sessions. Visit the Northwest RESA website to register.

Mathematics
Fall RESA 2012
To drive math instruction in school districts, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Math Consultants will be modeling the effective use of the book, Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional Shifts That Raise Student Achievementby Steven Leinwand. Participants will receive recommendations regarding the use of this document to lead LEA book studies, the book, and a Facilitator’s Guide. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Spring RESA 2012
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Math Consultants will continue to model the use of book studies to lead district wide efforts in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Participants will receive information regarding the book prior to the session. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

English Language Arts
Fall RESA 2012
Are Your Lessons Aligned to the Common Core?
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ELA Consultants will coach participants as they apply an alignment rubric to lessons and units. Discussion will focus on how to use the alignment process with teachers. Resources that can assist with alignment will be provided. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Spring RESA 2013
Writing Instruction and the Common Core
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ELA Consultants will engage participants in effective writing strategies using mentor texts. Be prepared to read like a detective and write like an investigative reporter! All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Arts Education
Arts Education leaders for K-12 dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts will receive continued training on the NC Arts Education Essential Standards, focusing on more in-depth teaching and assessment strategies in conjunction with full implementation of the standards during the 2012-13 school year. Areas of focus include developing proficiency and providing evidence of student learning in the arts. There will be opportunities for collaboration and sharing of implementation strategies and plans as well as updates on policy and legislation impacting arts education. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

World Languages
Proficiency 201 will focus on the sharing of resources and activities that can be used locally to help educators teach to build proficiency and assess proficiency in the classroom, formatively and summatively. Participants will engage in language program specific adaptations of the research-based materials, online training resources, and assessment tools. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

ESL
ESL leaders will receive continued training on the 2012 Enhanced WIDA ELD Standards, focusing on integration with the ELA CCSS and more in-depth teaching and assessment strategies. Areas of focus include Vocabulary Usage, Language Forms and Conventions, Linguistic Complexity, connections between the ELA CCSS and WIDA ELD Standards, The 4 Language Domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing, use of formative assessment and data driven instruction. There will be opportunities for collaboration and sharing of implementation strategies. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Healthful Living
Healthful Living leaders for K-12 Health Education and Physical Education will receive continued training on the North Carolina Healthful Living Essential Standards, focusing on more in-depth teaching and assessment strategies in conjunction with the full implementation of the standards during the 2012-13 school year. Areas of focus include providing evidence of student learning in Health Education and Physical Education and integration in Healthful Living. There will be opportunities for collaboration and sharing of implementation strategies as well as updates on policy and legislation impacting Health Education and Physical Education. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Science
In this workshop, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Science Consultants will lead participants to delve into A Framework for K-12 Science Education. Participants will learn about the framework and its three dimensions as well as how it can be utilized to support the Science Essential Standards in North Carolina. Participants will also receive strategies and resources for the integration of literacy, technology, and 21st century skills in the science classroom. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Social Studies
This two-day training session will assist social studies educators in developing their local curriculum around rigorous, meaningful and engaging units of instruction to support the new K-12 Social Studies Essential Standards. During the workshop, participants will collaborate to design a sample unit that can be used with other social studies educators in their district or school. Ultimately, this training session will help social studies educators make more informed decisions about what students should understand, know, and be able to do according to the NC Social Studies Essential Standards. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.

Guidance
This one day training will provide participants with strategies to implement the NC Guidance Essential Standards using the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model. All new participants to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Content Sessions should review previous training materials posted at http://www.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/ before attending this session.



June 11, 2012: Engaging Parents in Schools and Student Learning Webinar


Parent engagement has long been regarded as critical to students’ success in school. Many schools and districts, however, have struggled to involve parents and encourage them to become more directly immersed in their children’s education. Some schools and districts have managed to address these issues by taking distinctive approaches to engaging parents, such as setting flexible schedules for school activities so that adult caretakers with work commitments can participate, and arranging seminars to strengthen parents’ academic skills in subjects like math and reading. Our guests will discuss why parent engagement matters, and why schools and districts struggle with it. They will also point to promising practices that schools and districts are using in this area—and how schools can move beyond these practices to develop systems that support the engagement of families and communities in students’ education.
Guests:
  • Steven Sheldon, professor and research scientist, Center for Social Organization of School, Johns Hopkins University
  • Karen L. Mapp, lecturer on education, Harvard University
This webinar will be moderated by Sean Cavanagh, assistant editor for Education Week.
Register now for this free live webinar.
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Webinar Date: Thursday, June 21, 2 – 3 p.m. ET

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June 11, 2012: NC Museum of Art -- Concept Connection: Environment - June 21-22 (9:30-3:30)

Investigate how artists use the outdoors as material, subject, and inspiration to help us see and experience the environment in new ways. Gallery discussions, excursions in the Museum Park, and hands-on activities will consider how art and science intersect in the natural world. Participants earn 1 CEU. $40, includes lunch.* Registration required. To register, go to http://artnc.org/programs.

*Pairs of teachers from the same school representing different subject areas (such as science and visual arts) who register together receive a discounted rate of $25 each. For more information, to register in tandem with a colleague, or to inquire about a scholarship, contact Camille Tewell at (919) 259-1475 or camilletewell@gmail.com.


June 7, 2012: Robotics Workshop Slated for July 16-20 at ASU

Robotics Workshop