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The NC Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that Summer Institutes 2014 will take place in all eight regions across the state of North Carolina.

Regions 1, 2, 5, and 7, July 7-8

Regions 3, 4, 6, and 8, July 9-10
The overarching goal of the 2014 Summer Institutes is to provide educators across the state with meaningful professional development that will take them to the next level in READY implementation (Common Core, New Assessments, Educator Effectiveness, Home Base and more). We will accomplish this by:
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  • Strengthening relationships among local school districts as they continue to plan and execute specific activities and initiatives around Race to the Top work;

  • Assisting local school districts in assessing progress with their PD plans; pinpointing challenges that remain; and refining goals that will keep them moving forward in this effort;

  • Identifying how the NCDPI can provide resources to address the needs of local school districts in taking the lead and crafting their plans for sustainability as Year 5 of RttT approaches; and,

  • Effectively capturing and sharing new knowledge derived from best practices among colleagues statewide.
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Summer Institutes 2014 will feature sessions created and presented by LEAs and charters. These sessions entitled, “Implementation Innovations” or “I2” will serve as the cornerstone for this year’s Institute. The I2 sessions represent authentic practices from the field that have proven to be successful in moving the district or charter forward.

The LEA Leadership Teams lead and guide Professional Development in your district. The 18 member Leadership Teams will be decided by the LEAs with the following considerations:
  • Past Leadership teams for consistency
  • Representation of district-level administrators

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April 15 - May 15: Registration opens for Summer Institutes 2014

May 1-15: DPI Trainer/Volunteer/Facilitator

Registration Period

July 7-10: Summer Institutes 2014

Click here for more information about registration!

AGENDAEach Summer Institute has been customized to fit the needs of those who work in that region. While the content and some aspects of the agenda are different, there are a few sessions that are the same throughout the state:

General Session
  • Opening to Institutes to prepare participants for two-day institute
Implementation Innovation (I2)
  • Examples of successful, replicable, beneficial best practices from districts and charters
Job-Alike Session
  • Problem-solving session for participants who share the similar work tasks
Facilitated Team Time (one session per day)
  • Sessions for leadership teams to plan for upcoming school year
DPI Updates
  • Top area of concern addressed by the Department of Public Instruction

The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing digital environment, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive digital resources for the purposes outlined on this wiki.‍‍