Professional Learning for DPS Educators

Welcome to the Professional Learning opportunities page! This site is a one-stop-shop for all professional learning needs and opportunities for Durham Public Schools teachers. Our goal is to empower teachers to transform classrooms, grow as educators, learn new teaching strategies, and build professional learning communities for collaboration.

Professional Learning Core Beliefs: Professional Learning, informed by research and data, creates a community of highly effective educators who collaborate and reflect on their practice, use high quality instructional materials and implement high leverage strategies that yield increased instructional performance and equitable outcomes for all DPS students.

Our Vision: “Igniting Effective Teaching & Learning Everyday for Every Child.”

Professional Learning is written into every goal in DPS's Strategic Plan

Click above to learn more about our Professional Learning Department staff

Submit your CEUs and get more information here

Learn more about the HITS: High Impact Teaching Strategies

Resources for PLCs

Canvas Course

Want to learn more about professional learning teams? Click here for a free, asynchronous course. You can take the entire course or explore different stages and pages at your own pace.

Accelerated Learning

Accelerated Learning is an approach that gives students laser-focused instruction on the specific skills and content that they need in order to learn the new grade-level material at hand. (from Carnegie Learning)

STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT ACCELERATED LEARNING

  1. Ensure student social emotional well-being and sense of belonging

  2. Pre-Teach complex content to create conceptual familiarity

  3. Use the HITS: Multiple Exposures and Structured Lessons

  4. Scaffold students UP towards full access to the most complex part of the standards


Popular Sites for Free Professional Learning

NCCAT

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Professional Learning for Core Curriculum Adoptions

Eureka

K-3 Math

American Reading Company

Elementary Literacy

HMH Into Reading

Elementary Literacy

StudySync

ELA 6-12

Professional Learning for Digital Learning Tools

Canvas

Kyte Learning

Zoom

Edmentum Courseware

Google

Seesaw

Microsoft Office 365 / Teams

Mastery Connect

Clever

iReady

PowerTeacher Pro

Edmentum Study Island

Professional Learning Supports

Equity Affairs

Multi-Tiered System of Support

Research & Accountability

Professional Learning for Coaches / Mentors/ Beginning Teachers

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