Professional Learning for DPS Educators

DPS Professional Learning Catalog 

(Find and register for PL)

Save the Dates for SPLASH: Summer Professional Learning to Support High Expectations

Thanks to the generous grant by MacKenzie Scott, DPS is excited to announce SPLASH 2023: Summer Professional Learning Academy to Support High Expectations.   This is a chance for CERTIFIED STAFF to engage in deep learning around Math, Literacy, Culturally Responsive Teaching and equitable practices.  10-month Certified staff will be paid for up to 4 days of learning as well as an additional planning day to help them internalize the learning and improve instruction.   

Click on this link to go to our SPLASH page and find schedules, instructions for registration and more!

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 

Resources for PLCs: Deep Dive Planning Templates

Popular Sites for Free Professional Learning 


North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching

Professional Learning for Core Curriculum Adoptions


K-3 Math

American Reading Company

Elementary Literacy 

HMH Into Reading

Elementary Literacy


ELA 6-12

Professional Learning for Digital Learning Tools


Kyte Learning


Edmentum Courseware



Microsoft Office 365 / Teams

Mastery Connect



PowerTeacher Pro

Edmentum Study Island

Professional Learning Supports

Equity Affairs

Multi-Tiered System of Support

Research & Accountability

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)


Professional Learning for Coaches / Mentors/ Beginning Teachers

DPS Professional Learning Calendar

Register for Sessions in the DPS PL System App

Learn more about the HITS: High Impact Teaching Strategies