PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

At MCNC, professional development is a core belief, with our PD work centered on reflective practice. We believe that school staff should participate in ongoing, embedded professional development focused on student success. MCNC professional development helps new teachers understand and implement the goals of the MCNC community. MCNC professional development is researchbased, datadriven, and collaborative, taking place through on-site residencies and with the help of on-site and virtual expert coaches who work with school administrators and staff in developing a college preparatory program. Staff at MCNC schools exhibit high levels of satisfaction and engagement with their professional development opportunities.

 

What Professional Development Looks Like at MCNC Schools:
  • Meeting time for professional teacher groups/learning communities is built into the school’s weekly schedule. Working in small groups, teachers focus on  instructional practice and offer mutual assistance.
  • Each staff member has a written professional development plan based on personal and school needs.
  • Teachers regularly review each other’s teaching and student work.
  • Staff apply new knowledge and skills to their work in a continuous cycle of improvement.
  • Teachers engage in peer review to develop democratic governance and teacher empowerment.
  • 2021 Virtual Professional Development Offerings for Member Schools:

Based on a school’s specific needs MCNC can develop a unique, targeted professional development program. This professional development program can be delivered in writing, online, or in person.

MCNC has a talented staff and an extensive network of consultants who are experienced in developing individualized professional development programs. 

Our first series of professional development programs are limited to MCNC member schools in good standing.

Past Topics: 

1.    Virtual Professional Development Sessions with Abeda Khanam

  • Building Resilience in our Time – December 15 & 22
  • Adult Mental Health First Aider Certification Training – January 5, 12 & 19
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification Training – January 7, 14 & 21
 
Upcoming Events:

1.    Virtual Professional Development Sessions with Carlton Jordan

  • Attaining Student Agency through Shifting the Curricular Lens // March 18 – 4:00-6:00pm EST 


    The pandemic, social protests of 2020, and virtual education have revealed to all inequities around race, class, and gender. As the nation prepares to open up again, we in education know we cannot return to what was. We have to prepare the students we teach to fully occupy the spaces they inhabit with engaging activities that develop reading, writing, problem solving, and thinking skills. 

    This session will engage participants in history and English language arts close reading and notetaking activities unlike those generally employed in classes. Participants will experience curricular layering as a means of ensuring students see all people as worthy of sharing the history and ELA curricular landscapes. Participants will consider the impact of curricular erasure on people of color as an honest step in students displaying agency and seeing themselves and teachers see them as belonging in the academic community, their cities, and this country. (Link to register below)

  • Learnings from the Pandemic: Imagining Math and Science Instruction on the Other Side // March 25 – 4:00-6:00pm EST


    The chaos wrought by the pandemic and virtual education has revealed to all inequities around race, class, and gender. As the nation prepares to open up again, we in education know we cannot return to what was. We have to prepare the students we teach to fully occupy the spaces they inhabit with engaging activities and strategies that model how best to learn and study math and science.

    Participants in this session will employ metacognitive strategies based on current and emerging research combined with current technology tools in order to deliver engaging math and science instruction that promotes student achievement.  

  • Register for March 18 Language Arts and Social Science workshopClick here
  • Register for March 25 Math and Science workshopClick here

     

 
 

Individualized Professional Development for MCNC Schools:

Based on a school’s specific needs MCNC can develop a unique, targeted professional development program. This professional development program can be delivered in writing, online, or in person. MCNC has a talented staff and an extensive network of consultants who are experienced in developing individualized professional development programs. 

Our first series of professional development programs are limited to MCNC member schools in good standing.

If you’re interested in securing Professional Development for your school please fill out the application below and indicate on application what you are interested in.

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