PD Opportunities

Are you looking for Professional Development for your Continuing Education?

The following links are PD opportunities:


  • Online Digital Teaching & Learning Professional Development

Title: Digital Teaching & Learning Virtual Academy

Contact: Jerry Williamson (Jerry.Williamson@dpsnc.net)

Description: An online course instructed by DPS Digital Teaching & Learning using Google Classroom. Participants will learn the skills and technologies required to demonstrate the North Carolina Digital Learning Competencies (DLC's) and teach the North Carolina Information and Technology Essential Standards (ITES). Join the DPS Digital Teaching & Learning Virtual Academy Google Classroom with the join code r4vpy8x.

End Date: 5/13/2020

CEUs: .1 to 2 Digital Learning Competencies (based on assignments completed)


DPS DTL Professional Development Playlists

Contact: Jerry Williamson (Jerry.Williamson@dpsnc.net)

Description: A “playlist” in education is a form of blended learning that takes a digital document and creates a roadmap to a learning objective. The playlists you find here will help you build your digital teaching and learning skills. Take as much time and use any resource you need to master the content.

  • Google Drive- Essential Skills for Team Members
  • Gamify Learning with Google Forms
  • MasteryConnect for Formative Assessment PD Playlist
  • MasteryConnect for Principals PD Playlist

End Date: 5/13/2020

CEUs: .025 to 2 Digital Learning Competencies (based on assignments completed)

Access Here

DPS Byte Size Technology Challenges

Contact: Jerry Williamson (Jerry.Williamson@dpsnc.net)

Description: Mastery-based learning modules for digital skills! Participants can select any challenge(s) they would like to complete.

End Date: 5/13/2020

CEUs: .025 to 2 Digital Learning Competencies (based on assignments completed)

Access Here

Digital Teaching & Learning Virtual Academy

Contact: Jerry Williamson (Jerry.Williamson@dpsnc.net)

Description: An online course instructed by DPS Digital Teaching & Learning using Google Classroom. Participants will learn the skills and technologies required to demonstrate the North Carolina Digital Learning Competencies (DLC's) and teach the North Carolina Information and Technology Essential Standards (ITES). Join the DPS Digital Teaching & Learning Virtual Academy Google Classroom with the join code r4vpy8x.

End Date: 5/13/2020

CEUs: .1 to 2 Digital Learning Competencies (based on assignments completed)

Enroll Here

Title: Google Certified Educator (Level 1)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Study the EDUCATOR LEVEL 1 Fundamentals Training materials. Contact Mr. Wahlen a few days before you plan on taking the exam. He will provide you a voucher code. When you're comfortable with the material, take the certification exam. Your exam will be ready to take within 24 hours of registration.

- 180 minutes, no pauses

- $10 exam fee (waived with voucher code)

Start Date: 8/1/2019

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 1.2 Digital Learning Competencies

Session Title: Google Certified Educator (Level 2)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Study the EDUCATOR LEVEL 2 Advanced Training materials. Contact Mr. Wahlen a few days before you plan on taking the exam. He will provide you a voucher code. When you're comfortable with the material, take the certification exam. Your exam will be ready to take within 24 hours of registration.

- 180 minutes, no pauses

- $25 exam fee (waived with voucher code)

Start Date: 8/1/2019

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 1.2 Digital Learning Competencies

Session Title: Clever Academy (Teacher Cadet - Level 1)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Interested in learning more about Clever and how you can use it with your students in your classroom. Become Clever certified and take your knowledge to the next level. Sign up on Unified Talent Section # 23600, then navigate to http://clever.academy to start your self-paced course and earn your badge.

Start Date: 1/1/2020

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 0.1 Digital Learning Competencies

Session Title: Clever Academy (Teacher Coach - Level 2)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Interested in learning more about Clever and how you can use it with your students in your classroom. Become Clever certified and take your knowledge to the next level. Sign up on Unified Talent Section # 23601, then navigate to http://clever.academy to start your self-paced course and earn your badge.

Start Date: 1/1/2020

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 0.1 Digital Learning Competencies

Session Title: Clever Academy (Teacher Captain - Level 3)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Interested in learning more about Clever and how you can use it with your students in your classroom. Become Clever certified and take your knowledge to the next level. Sign up on Unified Talent Section # 23602, then navigate to http://clever.academy to start your self-paced course and earn your badge.

Start Date: 1/1/2020

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 0.1 Digital Learning Competencies

Session Title: Clever Academy (Teacher Champion - Level 4)

Ron Wahlen (Ronald.Wahlen@dpsnc.net)

Interested in learning more about Clever and how you can use it with your students in your classroom. Become Clever certified and take your knowledge to the next level. Sign up on Unified Talent Section # 23603, then navigate to http://clever.academy to start your self-paced course and earn your badge.

Start Date: 1/1/2020

End Date: 5/15/2020

CEUs: 0.1 Digital Learning Competencies

(CLEVER ACADEMY SESSIONS ARE SELF PACED COURSES). In order to receive 1 hour Digital Learning, you must go to http://clever.academy to take the course, pass the exam and earn the badge.