This 3-hour induction session is designed for beginning teachers or teachers new to North Carolina. The purpose of this training is to provide an overview of the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Process, the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and ratings. You can access the North Carolina Teacher Evaluation Manual here.

Backchannel Conversation:

Donna Albaugh, M.Ed., M.S.A.

Professional Development Consultant...........


Jody Cleven, Ph.D.

Professional Development Consultant............


Heather Stewart, M. Ed.

Professional Development Consultant..........




Activity #1: Welcome to The North Carolina Evaluation Process for Beginning Teachers.

As you arrive, please take a few moments to complete the self assessment by clicking on the answer of your choice to each of the nine questions below.

Introduction (5 minutes)

21st Century Framework (10 minutes)

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Activity #2: As you view the video below, use the"Add Idea" button at the bottom of the Tricider question to add "big ideas" throughout the video.

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Framework for 21st Century Learning: A Vision for 21st Century Student Success====21st Century Learners have the actions, attitudes, and skills that allow them to communicate, collaborate and create effectively.====

Well developed 21st Century Learners have specific capacities in:

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Research and Information Fluency

  • Technology Operations and Concepts

Effective 21st Century Educators offer authentic, relevant learning experiences that support the development of these skills.

As you explore the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, you will find that these practices and expectations for students are interwoven into the standards set forth for North Carolina teachers.


Understanding the Standards (30 minutes)

Activity #3 - Standards Self-Assessment


a) Take five minutes to review the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards.

As you read about each standard, reflect on your personal strengths and areas for improvement. Using a notecard at your table, rate yourself in order of the standard with which you feel most knowledgeable to the standard with which you are the least comfortable.

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b) Make your way to the poster with the standard of your greatest strength. Share with others in your Standard Group why you have chosen this standard as your strength. On the top of the poster, each participant should graffiti write experiences, expertise, or other reasons each thinks this standard is his/her strength.

c) Make your way to the poster with the standard that is your second greatest strength. Read the information already on the poster. Repeat the steps in "b" above by discussing with colleagues your rationale for ranking this standard your second strongest. Then, add any additional thoughts to the top of the poster.

d) Now, move to the poster that you chose as your weakest standard. Read the comments other participants have added to the poster. Discuss with colleagues why you think this standard offers you the most potential for growth. At the bottom of the poster, add reasons why you are least comfortable with this standard.

Activity #4 - Sample Behaviors and Personal Commitment (10 minutes)

On the reverse side of your note card where you ranked your level of strength with each standard, take a few moments to think about areas for improvement.

Reflect on the group conversations, your own self-assessment, and the standards themselves.

Take five minutes to write a personal commitment for the 2012-13 school year.

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Teacher Evaluation Process (30 minutes)

Activity #5: Questions about Process (5 minutes)

During the next five minutes, review the presentation slides above. Access our our shared Google document to list any questions you have about the Teacher Evaluation Process.

Ratings (15 minutes)

Activity #6: Ratings Quiz (5 minutes)

Spend a few moments taking this short quiz to measure your understanding of Ratings. Feel free to review the presentation for support.

Online Tool (15 minutes)

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Click on the image above to log in to the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System Demo Site.

Username: teacherdemo1
Password: 123456

*Users may choose from usernames from teacherdemo1 to teacherdemo12.

Activity #7 Revisit Personal Commitment (5 minutes)

Revisit the personal commitment you made earlier on your note card. Review your commitment.

Is there anything you would like to add or a second commitment you would like to make based on today's training.

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Post-Assessment (5 minutes)

Friday Institute Survey (5 minutes)

Please take a few moments to complete this survey:



McREL Demo Site
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Educator Effectiveness Webpage
NC Education Modules

“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training.”