• Professional Development

  • Philosophy

    We believe that every employee has the ability to make a lasting impact on a student's success.  We are dedicated to providing Professional Development to all employees to cultivate their content knowledge, pedagogical practices, and leadership skills. Professional Development will be content focused, collaborative, job-embedded, ongoing, engaging, supported with coaching, and reflective resulting in improved student outcomes. 


    Professional Development in WS/FCS will consist of a system that strengthens pedological practices and deepens employee’s understanding of content, which increases the impact of those practices on student achievement. Our priority is to help employees grow through a comprehensive system of support strengthened by our coaching model, evidence-based professional development opportunities, and collaborative partnership to recruit and retain a highly effective and diverse workforce to ensure excellence for all.  

    High Quality PD is a professional development that can:

    1. improve and increase teachers’ knowledge of the academic subjects the teachers teach, and enable teachers to become highly qualified if they are teaching in a federal core content area;
    2. be sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive and lasting impact on classroom instruction and teachers’ performance in the classroom;
    3. be based on, aligned with, and directly related to North Carolina Standard Course of Study;
    4. be structured on scientifically-based research demonstrated to improve student academic achievement or substantially increase the knowledge and teaching skills of teachers;
    5. be sponsored by school divisions, colleges, universities, organizations, associations, or other entities experienced in providing professional development activities to teachers and instructors;
    6. be delivered by individuals who have demonstrated qualifications and credentials in the focus area of the professional development;
    7. support the success of all learners including children with special needs and limited English proficiency;
    8. provide training for teachers in the use of technology so that technology and technology applications are effectively used in the classroom to improve teaching and learning in the curricula and federal core academic subjects in which the teachers teach;
    9. promote the use of data and assessments to improve instruction; and
    10. be reviewed for high quality and evaluated after completion to determine if the intended results were achieved





  • Employee Information for Professional Development, click icon.

    image link to the Kick Up professional development system

    "Look Up My CEU History", click icon.

    Look Up CEU History

    How to submit out-of-district professional learning credit, click icon.

    How to submit out of district pd