• Professional Development Opportunities

    Home Base - RCS is now using the Home Base Professional Development system to manage all professional development sessions. You can access the Home Base Professional Development system from your NC EdCloud Dashboard and selecting the True North Logic icon. 
    NCDPI Professional Development Opportunities - You can also find a full list of NCDPI courses by viewing this site. NCDPI offers online professional development opportunities in both self-paced and instructor lead formats. 
    Friday Institute Course Offerings - Participate in a unique professional learning experience by enrolling in a MOOC-Ed course fron the Friday Institute. 
    Piedmont Triad Education Consortium-The Piedmont Triad Education Consortium (PTEC) is a collaboration of fifteen K-12 public school districts and seventeen higher education institutions in central North Carolina. Rockingham County is a member of this wonderful consortium. Consortium members have created a climate in which the strengths of each agency have joined together to become the power of one committed educational community. Professional development opportunities provided by PTEC are free to member districts. Please click here for the PTEC Calendar of Events listing.
    RCS Online Professional Development Offerings - RCS offers a variety of opportunities for staff members to increase their professional knowledge, improve their practice, and earn continuing education credit. Please click here for a full list of current RCS online offerings.
    Micro-Credentials/Badges- Earn a digital badge in recognition for your skills and accomplishments. Badges are currently available from both RCS and Digital Promise. Click here to learn more. 
    NCCAT Online - In addition to face-to-face programs, NCCAT now offers free online professional development for all educators. Check out their course listings here.
    Digital Learning Credit Opportunities for Administrators - Please view a list of activities approved for administrator digital learning credit here
    Google Educator Certification - Complete training and earn your Google Certified Educator badge (from Google). There are multiple courses and badges levels available to choose from. Each of the certification exams has a small fee: $10-$25. Upon successful completion you will receive a Google Certified Educator badge. You can also receive Digital Learning Competency credit for earning certifications.  (Amount of credit varies based on certification earned.)
    Apple Teacher - Free, self-paced professional learning from Apple allows you to build skills and earn recognition for your integration of iPads in the classroom. Upon successful completion and attainment of badges, you may also receive Digital Learning Competency credit. (Amount of credit varies based on certification earned.) 
    Capella Univeristy: Free PD For Teachers - Capella University offers more than 20 free, self-paced courses for educators. Example topics include: personalized learning, understanding competency-based instruction, classroom device management, and much more.  
    NCDPI Global Educator Digital Badge - Learn how to earn this special educator designation by viewing this page
    For more professional learning opportunities, check out the NCDPI PD Newsletters