Beginning teacher support is always an integral part of preparing for the upcoming school year. With the implementation of a new curriculum, a relatively new evaluation system, and pedagogical shifts in instruction, you may draw on the following resources to support your work.

NC Evaluation Support


NCEES Wiki: The North Carolina Educator Evaluation Wiki has been created to help users become more familiar with the policies and practice of the use of the online evaluation tool. Users will be able to locate upcoming and archived webinars, SBE policies, tutorials and additional resources.

NC Professional Teaching Standards Module: This module provides an in-depth look into the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards. Within the modules, Standards One, Two, Three, and Five will take approximately one hour to 90 minutes to complete. Standard four will take two hours to complete. It is estimated that it will take up to seven hours to complete the entire module. Users are welcome to complete the entire module or target specific standards for study. It is at the discretion of each LEA/Charter to determine how the module is to be completed. (Users are required to use their NC Education username and password to access the module.)

Sample Teacher Behaviors, aligned to the Teacher Evaluation Rubric



North Carolina Standard Course of Study Support


NCDPI Collaborative Workspaces: This wiki was designed to house materials to support LEAs and Charters as they learn and implement the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Use this wiki to access high-quality materials and presentations from Summer Institutes and regional trainings, support documents, resources, and websites.

NC Understanding the Standards Module: This module provides a look into the North Carolina content standards for each subject area. Users are welcome to complete the entire module or target specific areas for study. It is at the discretion of each LEA/Charter to determine how the module is to be completed. (Users are required to use their NC Education username and password to access the module.)


Pedagogical Support


Teaching Channel Common Core Video Series: "Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America's schools." The mission of Teaching Channel is to revolutionize how teachers learn, connect, and inspire each other to improve the outcomes for all K-12 students across America.

Vision of the Common Core: This engaging video by the School Improvement Network focuses on how the Common Core provides opportunities to meet the various needs of our diverse students to provide them a full range of options for their future.

Twitter for New Teachers: Learn about resources, trainings, and other information specific to new teachers by entering #ntchat in the search bar or on the Discover tab in Twitter.


General Support


The Do's and Don'ts of Teaching: This short article by Gary Rubenstein in the May 2012 edition of Educational Leadership provides 10 concise tips for teachers entering the profession.

What Makes a Teacher Effective: This summary of key research findings on teacher preparation provides insight to both new teachers and other educators about what teachers need to know and be able to do to support student growth and achievement.

Setting and Achieving High Expectations: In this 2-minute video from The Teaching Channel developed in partnership with Common Sense Media, consistency, relationships, and classroom management are discussed.

Urban Teacher Residencies: "The urban teacher residency (UTR) model represents a powerful response to the longstanding challenges of how to recruit, prepare, and retain bright and capable teachers for high-needs urban schools. Chicago’s Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) and the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) demonstrate promising approaches to attracting a new pool of talented and diverse recruits, preparing them to be successful in urban classrooms, and keeping them in high-needs schools and subjects."

The Challenges of Supporting New Teachers: "In this interview with Educational Leadership, Linda Darling-Hammond describes the kind of preparation and support new teachers need to survive their critical first years in the classroom."



“The resources provided during the course of the NCDPI Summer Institute 2012 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 the Summer Institute.”