The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Professional Development effort builds on already-strong regional and statewide professional development programs and resources to provide a comprehensive, targeted, seamless, and flexible system for all educators. This effort will pinpoint professional development needs at the LEA and school levels and assess the degree to which current resources exist in the State to meet those needs. Where resources do not exist, DPI will develop or broker them on behalf of the LEAs. 

DPI is also providing a cadre of regional Professional Development Leaders to serve as professional development resource developers, workshop leaders, and professional learning community coaches.  Additionally, content specific experts from DPI will provide specific opportunities for participants to delve deeper into understanding the new Common Core State and NC Essential Standards. Professional development will be provided for teachers, principals/administrators, LEA professional development leaders, and university and college staff in educator preparation programs.

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Yvette Stewart - Race to the Top Coordinator for Professional Development