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Beginning Teacher Support Resources

NC DPI Online Professional Development Modules Available through Home Base

The Professional Educator: An Ethics Guide for North Carolina Teachers State Board policy TCP-C-014 defines the code of ethics for all North Carolina educators. The purpose of this code of ethics is to set standards of professional conduct. This module reviews these standards for all teachers. This is also an essential tool for beginning teachers’ and lateral entry teachers’ growth and development. (1.0 CEU)

NC Teacher Evaluation: Understanding the Process This module explores the steps of the NC Educator Evaluation Process, including self-assessment, goal-setting, observations and conferencing, planning professional development, and summary evaluations. (0.5 CEU)

NC Professional Teaching Standards: The demands of 21st-century education have required new roles for teachers in their classrooms and schools. The North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards define what teachers need to know and do to teach students in the 21st century. This module explores the teacher standards, their elements, and the rating scales for each element. (1.0 CEU)

Developing and Maintaining a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom: This module offers strategies that will enable teachers to shape the management of their classrooms by building relationships with students, establishing procedures, and planning lessons. Beginning teachers who have completed a teacher preparation program as well as those who are entering the profession via alternative routes will benefit from this module. It will also help veteran teachers who would like to refresh their management techniques. (1.0 CEU).

The 21st Century Mentoring Module:  The NC 21st Century Mentoring module provides mentors with the 21st century skills and knowledge needed to support beginning teachers. This module is built around the North Carolina Mentor Standards which are aligned with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards and provides direction in how mentors can support beginning teachers in each of the teaching standards. The module was designed to provide the official training required of all mentors in North Carolina. LEAs may use this module to train mentors who have never been trained or to retrain mentors who were trained prior to 2010 when the new NC Mentor Standards were adopted. All North Carolina students deserve effective teachers. North Carolina 21st Century Mentoring Module helps mentors in implementing best practices for guiding beginning teachers to reach their fullest potential. (1.0 CEU).

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