Professional Development

Executive Director of Professional Learning and System Evaluation 
Jed Stus
Central Support Services
549 North Race Street
Statesville, NC  28677
704-924-2025
Fax: 704-872-2553
jed_stus@iss.k12.nc.us

OSP/Data Manager, Professional Learning 

Jamie Davidson
Central Support Services
549 North Race Street
Statesville, NC  28677
704-924-2046
Fax: 704-872-2553
jamie_davidson@iss.k12.nc.us

Licensure Specialists
Katie Bowie
(Last Names A-L)
704-924-2045
katie_bowie@iss.k12.nc.us

Shelia Gaines
(Last Names M-Z)
704-924-2030
sgaines@iss.k12.nc.us

For technical assistance contact one of the Digital Teaching & Learning Coaches:

Don Lourcey        don_lourcey@iss.k12.nc.us
Jackie Parker       jparker@iss.k12.nc.us
Susan Pope           sjpope@iss.k12.nc.us

Licensure Renewal Guidelines

Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) & Professional Learning Hours  = 1 CEU = 10 hours of Professional Learning

CEU Requirements for Licensure Renewal as of 4/5/18.

Teacher, Student Services and School Administrators must earn at least 8.0 renewal credits during each five-year renewal cycle that meet the following requirements:

Teachers Grades K-5

  • 3 CEUs in Academic Subject Area – Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standards 3 and 4

  • 3 CEUs of Literacy - As defined in GS 115C-296 ​as “evidence-based assessment, diagnosis, and intervention strategies for students not demonstrating reading proficiency. Oral language, phonemic and phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension shall be addressed in literacy-related activities leading to license renewal.”

  • 2 CEUs of​ ​Digital Learning Competencies

Teachers Grades 6-12

  • 3 CEUs in Academic Subject Area - Aligned to NC Professional Teaching Standard 3 and 4

  • 2 CEUs​ ​Digital Learning Competencies

  • 3 CEUs General Credits

Student Services Personnel

  • 3 CEUs that align with the expectations of the North Carolina Standards for their professional discipline area.

  • 2 CEUs addressing the​ ​Digital Learning Competencies

  • 3 CEUs General Credits

School Administrators

  • 3 CEUs that align with the expectations of the North Carolina School Executive Standards 2, 4, and 5, focused on the school executive’s role as instructional, human resources, and managerial leader.

  • 2 CEUs ​Digital Learning Competencies

  • 3 CEUs General Credits

National Boards Certification

  • Educators completing the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process may earn all 8 CEU for completion of the process and certification. Those who are in the national board renewal cycle may earn 2 CEUs (1 CEU-Academic and 1 CEU-Digital Learning Competencies).

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Learning Opportunities to Earn CEUs

Site-based and Virtual Professional Learning Communities

  • Type and quantity of CEUs are captured on School Umbrella by principal or designee. Individuals must register for their school umbrella in​ ​Time Keeper​ and sign in in-order to receive CEUs

Professional Learning Communities facilitated by Secondary Content Coaches

  • Individuals must register for their PLC in​ ​Time Keeper​ and sign in in-order to receive CEUs. The facilitator of the PLC or designee manage attendance in LINQ

Early Release Professional Development

  • Elementary: type and quantity of CEUs captured on school umbrella
  • Secondary: type and quantity of CEUs identified in course description). Individuals must register in​ ​Time Keeper​ and sign in in-order to receive CEUs. Facilitator of course or designee manage attendance in LINQ

District sponsored professional learning courses offered at district or school sites

  • Type and quantity of CEUs identified in course description. Individuals must register in​ ​Time Keeper​ and sign in in-order to receive CEUs. Facilitator of course or designee manage attendance in LINQ

Out of District Professional Learning

  • Visit the Out-of-District Workshop Submission Process tab above.

Home Base Online Professional Learning Modules in NCEES

  • Access NCEd Rapididentity > TNL Icon > Professional Development tab > Browse Focus Area Aligned Courses for formal or self-paced courses or use Course Search function to locate and then register for a course. 
  • Visit the Out-of-District Workshop Submission Process tab above​ to have your CEUs entered in your CEU transcript.

 NCCAT Available Professional Learning Options (Digital Learning/Literacy Modules)


Anytime, Anywhere, At Your Own Pace

iQuest Online Professional Learning Developed by I-SS staff

Digital Promise​ (Free)

Growing with Canvas​ (self enroll Canvas course)

NCEES - Professional Development Tab > bottom left select Digital Literacy or Digital Tools for self-paced virtual courses

Schoolnet 2018-19 Webinars


Conferences

NCTies

Register for District Workshop

Register for a Workshop (Participant)

  •  From Staff tab on I-SS home page Select TimeKeeper
  •  Log in as you normally would
  •  Click on Workshop Registration from menu on left
  •  In the “Available Workshop “section Click on Descriptions to get workshops in alpha-order then Scroll to find the title of your workshop. You can also search by date of the workshop. There are no course numbers at this time
  •  Click on title
  •  At the bottom of the web page click “Register”, then Click “Yes”
  • You can un-register if you wish with Un-register button at bottom of web page
  •  Log out at top of page or be timed out
  •  Time Keeper  has a rather short cycle time and you will be timed out if not interacting with platform

Contact: Jamie Davidson at jamie_davidson@iss.k12.nc.us  or 704-924-2046

Digital Learning Competencies

Out-of-District Workshop Submission Process

Out of District Workshops Submission Process

 Finance Department's prior approval/reimbursement process has not changed.

 Workshop template submission and documentation process has changed.

 Submission of workshop template and Certificate of CEUs take place after the workshop is completed:

  •    Log in to TimeKeeper as you normally would
  •    Click on CEUs from menu on left
  •    Click on View/Submit CEUs for approval link
  •    Click  + Add New

Complete the following fields and upload CEU certificate

  • Completion Date : Enter  the date the workshop ends
  • Course Code:  Leave Blank 
  • Location:  Enter where the workshop was held
  • Type of Credit:  Leave Blank
  • Course Types:  Leave Blank
  • Description:  Enter  the title of the workshop
  • Facilitator :  Enter Out-of-District
  • Credits:  Enter  total of hours awarded for this  workshop
  • Credit Breakdown:  Enter the  total hours beside the type of credit  received for this workshop
  • Supporting Document  
    •   Description:  Enter title of workshop
    •  Click on upload file button
    •   Search for the uploaded certificate
    •    Click Save