Literacy Professional Development

Opportunities for Learning and CEU's 2015-16

New Licensure Requirements

As you may know, the state of North Carolina has revised the license renewal requirements for a Standard Professional II License. Standard Professional II licenses are valid for five years. To renew a SPII license, expiring June 30, 2016 and beyond, 8.0 CEUs per 5-year renewal cycle are required including the specific requirements as listed below:

All K-8 Teachers: 3 Literacy CEU's, 3 Academic CEU's

All 9-12 Teachers: 3 Academic CEU's

K-12 Student Support Personnel: 3 Academic CEU's

School Based Principals/APs/Curriculum Coordinators: 3 School Admin CEU's

Below are some opportunities you might not know about. For any PD outside of the KCS system, you will need to submit a certificate of completion and a paper evaluation for the course to Sherry Walter at Central Office. If it less than 10 contact hours (1.0 CEU), you will need to use a PD log to record the individual workshops/modules and submit an evaluation when they total 10 hours.

Literacy PD Opportunities

Online Professional Development Modules from NCDPI

NCEES (in the NC Ed Cloud) offers many online modules for teachers to complete at their own pace. Click here to see a full listing. Choose from mini-modules, self-paced modules, and instructor-led courses. Register for these modules/courses by logging into your NC EdCloud account, clicking on NCEES, and then the "Professional Development" tab. Search or browse for your course. Modules for literacy CEU's include the following:

The Reading and Writing Connection (1.0 CEU)

Literacy Strategies in the Math Classroom (1.0 CEU)

Preparation for Foundation of Reading Licensure Exam (1.0 CEU)

Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Part I (0.3 CEU)

Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Part II (1.0 CEU)

The WIDA English Language Development Standards (2.0 CEU)

KCS Professional Development Opportunities

Individual schools may be offering school-level professional development sessions focused on literacy. Check with your building level coach and administrators, and check the online PD system to see what might be available.

In addition, our Early Release Day Professional Development includes .5 literacy credit this year. Be sure to register and complete the evaluation at the end of the year.

KCS is considering scheduling Literacy PD on optional workdays or Saturdays. Please click here to let us know what topics you would be interested in learning more about and what days you would prefer.

Greater Cabarrus Reading Association Events

Making Thinking Visible Book Study Discussion: Monday, January 18th from 7:00-9:00pm at Afton Village Wine Room. Teachers earn 2 hours for discussion, 4 hours for reading, and 3 hours for follow-up practice.

The GCRA Spring Conference will be held on Saturday, April 16th at Cannon School.

Questions about GCRA? Contact Sara Newell at Kannapolis Middle School:


Professional Development

contact Cara Wolford

K-12 Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator


contact Sherry Walter

Human Resources