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2023-2024 Home Base Professional Development

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For the 2023-2024 school year, the Home Base Team is providing a variety of professional development to PSU leaders and educators. Below you will find the schedule of live events as well as links to some pre-recorded webinars. Use the tabs below to view the PD offering for each of the Home Base Products. If you have any questions, please contact the Home Base Team.

2023-24 Home Base Professional Development

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2023-24 Canvas Professional Development Sessions

Date & Time Title & Registration Link Description
Tue, Nov. 21, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Canvas 101

This session will provide a general overview of the Canvas platform. Users will explore the basics of course content creation, finding existing resources, and how to share materials they curate. (All)
Tue, Dec. 12, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Accessibility in Canvas

This session will outline the importance of accessibility for all learners within the LMS Canvas. Users will experience tools and strategies within Canvas and other resources to ensure their courses are accessible. (All)
Tue, Jan. 9, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Canvas for Elementary

In this session, we will explore Canvas for Elementary. Participants will see how they can set up their homeroom and subjects within Canvas to provide a more student-friendly learning environment. (All)
Tue, Feb. 13, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons
Tue, Mar. 12, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Canvas Course Design

Canvas Course Design
Tue, May 14, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Course Cleanup

Course Cleanup

 

2023-24 EBSCO/Britannica Professional Development Sessions

Date & Time Title & Registration Link Description
Mon, Nov. 6, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscriptions:
EBSCO Publication Finder with a  Focus On Magazines
Explore, find, and share full-text magazines found in EBSCO. Find magazines in PDF and HTML formats. Discover both professional and student-oriented publications. Participants will learn to choose databases for searching according to student grade level.
*Participants will need to be able to log in to NCEdCloud to access resources
(Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.)
Tue, Dec. 12, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscriptions: Why Google when you can EXPLORA! EBSCO’s Explora is an engaging interface designed to support student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
*Participants will need to be able to log in to NCEdCloud to access resources
(Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.,)
Tue, Jan. 9, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscription: Reference Centers EBSCO’s Reference Centers provide subject-based interfaces for Middle and high school students.
*Participants will need to be able to log in to NCEdCloud to access resources
(Designed for Middle and High School Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.)
Tue, Feb. 13, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscriptions:
Britannica School
Britannica School:  Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other learning resources. Look for people, places, and things. Watch and learn with videos, images, animations, geography tools, animal kingdom, and biographies.
*Participants will need to be able to log in to NCEdCloud to access resources
(Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.)
Tue, Mar. 12, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscriptions Webinar: EBSCO 
You Bring the Theme!
You Bring the Theme! Are there any EBSCO questions you still have? Would you like to share how you are using EBSCO? Ask questions, share best practices, and/or tell your EBSCO story!
(Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.)
Tue, Apr. 9, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Digital Subscriptions Webinar: Britannica 
You Bring the Theme!
You Bring the Theme! 
Are there any Britannica questions you still have? Would you like to share how you are using Britannica? Ask questions, share best practices, and/or tell your Britannica story!
(Instructional Staff, including but not limited to, Teachers, SLMC, ITFs, Coaches, etc.)
 

2023-24 Learning.com Professional Development Sessions

Title & Recording Link Description
Lesson Planning for Success Using the Easy Tech Learning Cycle Learning.com creates a curriculum to follow the learning cycle of instruction, practice, application, and assessment. After attending this webinar, you will be able to identify the learning components by their type and how they flow in a lesson plan.
Be Safe and Kind Online With kids spending more time than ever in digital spaces, it’s essential for all students to learn the foundational skills to navigate the internet in a safe and responsible way

2023-24 NCEES Professional Development Sessions

Date & Time Title & Registration Link Description
Thu, Nov. 9, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Reports: Staff Evaluations, Dashboard and Quick in NCEES

Administrators, you need reports. Participants will learn about reports available in Staff Evaluations, Staff Dashboards and how to create a local library of NCEES Quick reports to support your PSU evaluation and professional development reporting needs. Includes how to schedule the system to run your Quick reports. (NCEES District Administrators, Site Administrators/Principals)
Tue, Nov. 21, 2023, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Reports: Ad-Hoc Reporting and Export to PDF in NCEES

NCEES District Administrators, learn how to create raw data and graphical reports with Ad-Hoc reporting. DA’s will learn how to publish ad-hoc reports for Site Administrators (Principals) to run that include field level filter choices. Includes how to schedule the system to run your Ad-Hoc reports. We’ll also learn how to create and run Export to PDF reports that generate an individual PDF on each of your staff. Good for BT Audits and End or Year Summary Evaluation records. (NCEES District Administrators)
Tue, Jan. 23, 2024, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Manage Local PD-CEUs in NCEES

This hands-on training webinar will cover in depth how to manage a local NCEES PSU PD Office within NCEES PD component to create all types of Learning Opportunities. It will touch on the Attendance Mobile App, will touch on PD Playlists and Transfer Credit Manager. (Professional Development Leads, PD Administrators)
Thu, Feb. 8, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Utilizing PD Playlists and Transfer Credit Manager

Participants will learn how to create and utilize PD Playlists of courses in the NCEES Catalog. Participants will learn about Transfer Credit Manager to allow staff to submit credit earned outside of NCEES for approval. (Administrators, Professional Development Leads, NCEES DAs, NCEES PD Office Administrators)
Thu, Feb. 29, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

End of Year Principal Evaluation Processes (1 hr)

Participants will gain a better understanding of the End-of-Year process for administrators/principals. Topics to be outlined include reviewing the End-of-Year Principal evaluation process, completing End-of-Year Summary Evaluation. Includes a quick overview of the EOY Teacher/Support Staff plan processes. (Superintendents/Directors (evaluators of Principals) Principals, APs, Evaluators)
Thu, Feb. 29, 2024, 4:00 - 5:00 PM

End of Year Teacher & Staff Evaluation & PDP Processes (1 hr)

Participants will gain an understanding of the process for completing the Professional Development Plan End-of-Year Review and EOY Evaluation Processes. Teachers will explore the steps leading to the Summary Evaluation Conference, how to complete the signatures acknowledging the summary evaluation and how to provide a written response and artifacts. (Teachers and Support Staff. Evaluators and Observers of Teachers/Support Staff)

2023-24 PowerSchool Professional Development Sessions

Date & Time Title & Registration Link Description
Mon, Feb. 19, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 3&6 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 3 and 6 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, Feb. 20, 2024, 1:30 - 3:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 4&5 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 4 and 5 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, Mar. 4, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 1&8 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 1 and 8 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, Mar. 5, 2024, 1:30 - 2:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 2&7 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 2 and 7 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, Mar. 18, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 3&6 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 3 and 6 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, Mar. 19, 2024, 1:30 - 3:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 4&5 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 4 and 5 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, Apr. 1, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 1&8 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 1 and 8 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, Apr. 2, 2024, 1:30 - 2:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 2&7 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 2 and 7 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, Apr. 15, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 3&6 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 3 and 6 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, Apr. 16, 2024, 1:30 - 3:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 4&5 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 4 and 5 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, May 6, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 1&8 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 1 and 8 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, May 7, 2024, 1:30 - 2:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 2&7 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 2 and 7 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Mon, May 20, 2024, 10:00 - 10:45 AM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 3&6 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 3 and 6 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 
Tues, May 21, 2024, 1:30 - 3:15 PM SIS Tea w/Tessa Series- Regions 4&5 Opportunity for SIS Admins in Regions 4 and 5 to join together for a Q&A session. Follow the link to join the Teams meeting on the designated date and time. 

 

2023-24 Asynchronous PowerSchool Professional Development Opportunities

Title & Link Description

Discipline Data Reporting

This Canvas course contains the 2022-2023 Discipline Data Webinar Series and links to Additional Resources and Documentation to support schools and PSUs in North Carolina in the accurate reporting of discipline data. 

Dropout Data Reporting

This Canvas course contains a recorded Dropout Data Reporting Webinar for reporting 2021-2022 dropout data and links to Additional Resources and Documentation to support schools and PSUs in North Carolina in the accurate reporting of dropout data. 

2023-24 Schoolnet Professional Development Sessions

Date & Time Title & Registration Link Description
Mon, Nov. 20, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Data Dive!

Schoolnet Data Dive (Data Reporting) 
Audience: All

Mon, Dec. 11, 2023, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

TEI

TEI in Schoolnet
Audience: All
Mon, Jan. 8, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring (Co-Authoring) 
Audience: All

Mon, Jan. 22, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Admin Training

Schoolnet Admin Training - 
Audience: Administrators, District Leaders
Mon, Feb. 12, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Basics Refresher Schoolnet Basics Refresher (Repeat of August Session)
Audience: All
Mon, Mar. 18, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Formative Assessments & Station Rotation Formative Assessments and Station Rotation
Audience: All
Mon, Apr. 15, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM TEI (Repeat of December Session) TEI in Schoolnet (Repeat of December Session)
Audience: All
Mon, May 13, 2024, 3:30 - 4:30 PM Item Banks Item Banks 
Audience: All