How can I...
…access the modules?
Modules and mini-modules are available through HomeBase and can be accessed by logging in with your existing username and password. You can then enroll in the module of interest. Content for some self-paced modules is located on external websites; for these, information will be provided in HomeBase. Some modules are also available as instructor-led professional development; see HomeBase for schedules, availability, and requirements.
Modules at NC Education are being moved to HomeBase. The last day to enroll in a module at NC Education is June 30, 2014, and the last day to complete a module is September 3.
…implement the modules in my LEA?
“Self-paced” modules don’t have to be done alone! They can be implemented in a variety of ways. We recommend professional learning communities (PLCs), whether online, offline, or in a hybrid format, but teachers can use the modules for self-directed learning. The Implementation Guide offers suggestions for managing each of these options.
…teach a local section?
Districts and charter schools with access to HomeBase can teach their own sections of most full-length modules. Access to Moodle will be provided, but the LEA must provide a trained and qualified instructor for each section. Only learners enrolled by the LEA in question will be enrolled in that section of the module.
For more information, contact Geetanjali Soni, Instructional Design Team Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Things to remember
- There is no cost to school districts or educators to take these modules. Any public LEA or charter school in North Carolina, as well as any IHE (college or university) or private school that accepts federal grant funding, may use the modules.
- All materials needed to complete the modules are provided online. You must have reliable connectivity. Technology requirements are listed at the beginning of each module.
- These modules will be available throughout the school year. You may begin at any time. Each module requires a different amount of time for completion. Please refer to the descriptions of specific modules below for approximate completion times.
- Since these are non-facilitated courses, collaboration with other educators will need to take place within your district or region.
- Educators who complete a module may print a Certificate of Completion for their records and to present to the Staff Development Contact within their school for CEUs. Final award of CEUs must be approved by the local education agency (school district or charter school).
Complete descriptions of modules and detailed suggestions for implementing them in your LEA are provided in the Implementation Guide.
A chart of module alignments to North Carolina’s standards for professional educators is available.
If you have questions, please contact Geetanjali Soni, Instructional Design Team Lead, at email@example.com.
Instructional Design Team / Educator Effectiveness
- Dr. Geetanjali Soni, Team Lead
- Cynthia Brower
- Tericia Eller
- Andrew Horne
- Dr. Donna Morrow
- Joy Thomas
- Dr. David Walbert
- Beth Ann Williams