Spring 2016 PD Webinars

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Join us for free online professional development opportunities!

Throughout the Spring 2016 semester, the Educator Effectiveness division at the NC Department of Public Instruction will provide free webinars on a variety of topics ranging from Home Base and the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Information about each of the webinars is provided below. Register for your webinars today!

January 2016

Home Base PD System: Creating a Self-Paced Course – Moodle

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4532419294847082241



Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

Participants will consider scenarios for this type of course using Moodle, learn how to create the course, and learn about the course approval process.


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System Office Hours: Topic – Creating Self-paced Courses

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 3:30-5:30pm

This is an online event.

Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8729078156696063745


Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).

Webinar Description

Online help and discussion sessions.

In an effort to improve understanding and implementation, topics are flexible and based on previous webinars. Participants will receive updates and individualized support.


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

OCT: Manager Role Webinar

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2-3pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience:

OCT Participants


Description:


This webinar will walk LEA facilitators through the Manager account role of Observation Engine. Facilitator's will have access to reports and be able to monitor their observers’ progress through the OCT.


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


Registration URL:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/674817936730033410

Contact:


Kimberly Simmons

kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Office Hours: Topic - Moodle

Tuesday, Jan. 26th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5403957082208496897


Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

Online help and discussion sessions.

In an effort to improve understanding and implementation, topics are flexible and based on previous webinars. Participants will receive updates and individualized support.



Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

February 2016

OCT: Scoring Study #1 Data and Facilitator Support

Monday, Feb. 8th, 4-5pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience:


OCT Participants


Description:


Part 1 of this webinar will provide OCT participants with an overview of the Scoring Study #1 results including a calibration discussion highlighting areas of alignment and non-alignment. Participants will learn possible reasons for lack of calibration and concrete strategies for increasing personal accuracy on calibration. A personal plan for prioritizing the OCT lessons in order to increase calibration will be reviewed.


Part 2 will support OCT leads facilitating the OCT. We will identify barriers and successes as we dig deeper into the craft of evaluation and the improvement of inter-rater agreement.


Registration Link:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4263554616508740097


Contact:

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Reporting

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

Participants will examine basic reports and ad-hoc reports.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8007859002014626561


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

Coaching Conversations for Improved Practice

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 9-11am

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Principals and Assistant Principals.


Webinar Description

In this time of significant importance for the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES), it is critical that principals provide teachers with coaching feedback to support their growth. This interactive webinar takes a look at the reasons we avoid difficult conversations with our teachers. Administrators build their skills using the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process to provide specific and constructive feedback to teachers. Participants will learn specific techniques for facilitating relevant coaching conversations and follow-up using the three P’s (promote, probe and push) of supporting improvement. A note guide and additional resources will be emailed to registered participants on the day of the webinar to support participant learning.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/409602642783115


Contact

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Characteristics of an Effective Online Instructor

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description


The purpose of this webinar is for participants to better understand online course facilitation. Guest speakers will share information, tools and resources. The discussion will be followed by a question/answer session. Guest Speakers: Geetanjali Soni, Educator Effectiveness; Tericia Eller, Educator Effectiveness; Deborah Goodman, Digital Teaching and Learning.



Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3032651349700343809


Contact

Geetanjali Soni - geetanjali.soni@dpi.nc.gov

Tericia Eller - tericia.eller@dpi.nc.gov

Deborah Goodman - deborah.goodman@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Organizational Tools for District Administrators

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

The purpose of this webinar is to highlight features of the system related to managing credits for teachers. The Transfer Credit Manager, transcript/certificate system, and face-to-face training registration processes will be covered.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3724941253943492865


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

March 2016

OCT: Check-in Webinar

Tuesday, March 1st, 4pm

This is an online event.

Intended Audience: OCT Participants



Please register for OCT Check-in Webinar on Mar 01, 2016 4:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3607820177828870402

Information will include updates, support information and resources based on participation and performance.

Contact:

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

NCEES Process: End of Year for Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, March 8th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

New principal, assistant principal, and teacher users and experienced principal, assistant principal, and teacher users who desire a refresher.


Webinar Information

This webinar will provide you with an opportunity to review the process for completing the Professional Development Plan End-of-Year Review. Teachers will also explore the steps leading to the Summary Evaluation Conference, how to complete the signatures acknowledging the summary evaluation and how to provide a written response and artifacts.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/772567814924761345


Contact

Khalia Spivey - khalia.spivey@dpi.nc.gov

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Office Hours

Tuesday, March 15th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description


Online help and discussion sessions.

In an effort to improve understanding and implementation, topics are flexible and based on previous webinars. Participants will receive updates and individualized support.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6599551732601122305


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Course Dashboards and Course Approval System

Tuesday, March 22nd, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Powerusers working with district-created courses.


Webinar Description


Participants will explore how to use the course dashboards to manage implementation of the PD System within a district. This will include the Course Approval system.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2422081547680186369


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Office Hours

Tuesday, March 29th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

Online help and discussion sessions.

In an effort to improve understanding and implementation, topics are flexible and based on previous webinars. Participants will receive updates and individualized support.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2062315845513851137


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

April 2016

Home Base PD System: Exploring the Marketplace

Tuesday, April 5th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

The purpose of this webinar is to showcase the ability for LEAs to access professional learning from vendors outside the NC Professional Development System.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8095316355911571457


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Let Us Hear from You!

Tuesday, April 12th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

The purpose of this webinar is to showcase upcoming courses from NCDPI and discuss district created courses. How have you implemented your ideas? What obstacles have you faced using the system and, how have you addressed those obstacles? Please contact mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov if you would like to share your experiences.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/453874370100933377


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

NCEES Process: Dashboards and Reports

Tuesday, April 19th, 3-4pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

New principal, assistant principal, and teacher users and experienced principal, assistant principal, and teacher users who desire a refresher.


Webinar Description

This webinar will provide you with an opportunity to review the process for accessing and creating several types of reports within the online evaluation tool, including Heat Maps, Evaluation Complete Reports, and the reports provided within the online platform. Creating, publishing, scheduling and exporting ad-hoc reports will also be addressed.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4731280265895099905


Contact

Khalia Spivey - khalia.spivey@dpi.nc.gov

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

NCEES Process: End of Year for Principal Evaluations

Thursday, April 21st, 9-10am

This is an online event.

Target Audience

New principal, assistant principal users and experienced principal, assistant principal users who desire a refresher.


Webinar Description

Administrators will also explore the steps leading to their end-of-year consolidated performance assessment as well as the steps to the Summary Evaluation Conference. Additionally, how to complete the signatures acknowledging the summary evaluation, how to provide a written response and artifacts, and how to assess and complete next year’s goals will be explored.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6046065275273389569


Contact

Khalia Spivey - khalia.spivey@dpi.nc.gov

Kimberly Simmons - kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

Home Base PD System: Office Hours

Tuesday, April 26th, 3:30-4:30pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience

Local PD trainers who will train new users on the PD System (i.e. Professional Development Coordinators, District Administrators, Lead Classroom Teachers, etc.).


Webinar Description

Online help and discussion sessions

In an effort to improve understanding and implementation, topics are flexible and based on previous webinars. Participants will receive updates and individualized support.


Registration Link

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5619253553555435009


Contact

Mandy Taylor - mandy.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

May 2016

OCT: Wrap Up Webinar

Thursday, May 19th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Target Audience:



OCT Participants


Description:


Please register for OCT Wrap up Webinar on May 19, 2016 4:00 PM EDT at:


https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7333300923780603650


The final webinar will examine areas of improvement in calibration across the entire group of evaluators who participated in the two pilot scoring studies. It will also explore how reports provided by Observation Engine can be used to customize professional development and support collaborative learning opportunities in your LEA.



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


Contact:


Kimberly Simmons

kimberly.simmons@dpi.nc.gov

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