Course Syllabus

Course Description and Purpose

ELA Instructional Practices is directed to those interested in learning more about how the Instructional Practices can provide a structure for Professional Learning Community professional learning and growth. 

Please direct content questions to: the NCDPI ELA Team.

Contact Hours/Certification of Completion

This Canvas course takes approximately 20 hours to complete. NCDPI does not offer literacy credits and/or CEUs for this work; please contact your local district regarding any CEU credits.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will review the 12 Instructional Practices.
  2. Participants will identify a PLC structure that utilizes the Instructional Practices.
  3. Participants will apply a PLC structure that utilizes the Instructional Practices.

Course Learning Checklist

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Alignment to NC Professional Teaching Standards

Standard 2: Teachers establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of Students

  • Teachers adapt their teaching for the benefit of students with special needs.

Standard 3: Teachers know the content they teach.

  • Teachers align their instruction with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • Teachers know the content appropriate to their teaching speciality.

Standard 4: Teachers facilitate learning for their students

  • Teachers plan instruction appropriate for their students.
  • Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.

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Course Completion Policy

NCDPI does not offer literacy credits and/or CEUs for this work; please contact your local district regarding any CEU credits.

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Technology Requirements

See our Participation & Computer Requirements for details.

Help & Support

For help and support regarding content in this course, contact the NCDPI ELA Team. For technical help and support, contact Canvas support.


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