Professional Development

Professional Development

CTE Summer Conference

CTE Summer Conference

Plans are taking shape for our premier professional development event, the 2020 NCCTE Summer Conference. This conference is for NC educators who are passionate about Career and Technical Education and who recognize the importance of CTE in our state and in our nation's future. For years, we have helped educators interface to exchange professional solutions to become better instructional leaders. The 2019 conference had over 2,150 participants in attendance. With hard work and a dedicated conference committee, our conference is poised for another very successful event in 2020.

Benefits for Attendees:

  • Networking with like-minded educators who are committed to providing the best education and career training to youths and adults
  • Accessibility to an endless portfolio of opportunities for sharing ideas, curriculum, and student achievement strategies to stay informed, prepared and motivated in your pursuit of excellence
  • Receiving creative and practical ideas and strategies through workshops, speaker presentations and networking opportunities that can be implemented immediately upon your return to school
  • Commitment to the research to take your classes from ordinary to extraordinary
  • Learning the importance of building sustainability into your classroom curriculum that meet the needs of industry and the standards they must demand for employment

Build the Relationship and Reap the Rewards

  • Use the conference as a conduit to educational reform that brings life, human resources and needed skills to our economy
  • Professional development opportunities in one spot that capitalizes on good old fashioned personal communication that gives greater opportunity to educational delivery that is intense, complete and relevant because of two-way communication with educational and industry leaders
  • Celebration of Educators of the contributions of Career Technical Education by sharing “what works” in CTE Classrooms and Industry
  • Discover how Educators, Business and Industry Learn, Connect and Grow and discover innovative solutions, share best practices and network at one of CTE’s highly regarded events




New Teacher Induction Program

New Teacher Induction Program

CTE New Teacher Induction Program 

The CTE division of NCDPI is offering three modules to meet the NCDPI‐sponsored staff development requirement for provisionally licensed CTE teachers.

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Resources, Work-based Learning, and Support
  • The CTSO Experience

These modules are especially designed for provisionally licensed Career and Technical Education teachers, but all new CTE teachers are encouraged to participate as each module has been carefully crafted to insure success in today’s CTE classroom. Modules consists of online coursework and/or a face‐to‐face (F2F) workshops. 

All three courses must be completed within the first three years of teaching*

*Note: Local rules may be stricter. Please check with your CTE Director concerning registration information and local policies and procedures. 

NC CTE Section Chief, Special Projects

Felicia Gray-Watson



North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) is the official Home Base application used by public and charter schools of North Carolina for storing and managing educator effectiveness.  NCEES offers components designed to support the ongoing professional growth of K-12 educational leaders and teachers. This tool includes educator evaluation and professional development.

Professional Development through NCEES is designed to help equip educators with the tools and skills they need to improve student achievement. These online modules and courses are designed to offer flexible delivery and pacing, to model best practices in online learning design and instruction, and to provide a means of collaboration and discussion among educators across the state. Professional development is offered in both self-paced and instructor-led formats. To enroll:

  1. Log into the NCEES system using your IAM/NCEdCloud username and password

  2. Click the Professional Development tab

  3. Search for a course by title or list all courses 

  4. Select the course you wish to register 

  5. Click on the available section

  6. Click register