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Requests for NC DPI ECD Professional Learning should come from an LEA Administrator.  If you are interested, or in need of Professional Learning , please contact your local LEA Administrator.   The link is provided below, so that you will know what information is required from the LEA Administrator.
Individual Practitioners should not use this link to request Professional Learning sessions.
DPI is working to complete the PL catalog, the link will be posted on the DPI website.

Requesting NC DPI ECD Professional Learning

Exceptional Children Conference

The NC DPI EC Annual Conference is held each year in Greensboro.  Information on the upcoming EC Conference and previous conferences can be found on the EC Annual Conference Page of the NC DPI website.


NC DPI Summer Institutes

2020 Summer Institute Recorded Professional Learning


NC DPI Statewide Meeting of Related Services Representatives


Integrated IEP Development

This half-day course focuses on practical strategies to develop more student-centered IEP goals and progress monitoring to collaborate with all team members to improve student achievement and function throughout the school day.

To request this PD in your area, please have your EC Director complete a request form.


Movement Based Instruction

Movement Based Instruction Understand the role of movement in learning. Experience movements that help the brain and body work together. Acquire resources and ENTHUSIASM for implementing movement in classrooms. Design bank of movement-based instructional strategies.

This course provides an overview of the theoretical underpinning, evidence base, and ideas for movement-based learning activities in schools. Content and resources will cover strategies for use with students across grade and ability levels. Participants will engage in sample activities throughout the day and have opportunities to plan their own, additional, movement-based teaching methods using the NC SCoS as a guide.


Medicaid in Education

This course provides an overview of school-based Medicaid programs, including administrative claiming, fee-for-service, cost reporting, and documentation. Content can be tailored to meet the needs of a given audience.


Additional Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

These are offered for your information, they are not necessarily endorsed or co-sponsored by DPI.  Please see additional information.

If you would like to add an event to share, please contact Amy McLemore amy.mclemore@dpi.nc.gov

  • NC Healthy Schools

    January 2022 Healthful Living Professional Development

    WSCC Connection: School Counselors and Health Educators January 12th   3:30 – 4:30 Just as it takes a whole village to raise a child, it takes the whole school to educate a child. To do that best, we must collaborate to promote the success of the whole child. The Healthful Living Essential Standards and Guidance Essential … Continued

  • North Carolina 6th Annual Inclusion Summit

    North Carolina 6th Annual Inclusion Summit (NC6AIS)

    The Annual Inclusion Summit brings a wide variety of disability inclusion stakeholders together to discuss current practices and future innovations. Thus, we invite participants and presenters from among educators, school administrators, related service providers, individuals with disabilities and their families, employers of individuals with disabilities, community-based service providers, vocational support service providers, researchers, policymakers, and … Continued

  • 2021 WI Statewide School-Based OT/PT Conference

    Wisconsin School-based OT/PT Conference

    This year, NC OT & PT practitioners can register for the Wisconsin School-based OT/PT Conference (there is a cost). “The 2021 WI Statewide School-Based OT PT Conference will be held in a virtual, on-demand format again this year—but with a twist! In addition to the on-demand sessions, we have some fun, engaging programming planned, such … Continued

  • 70th Annual Conference

    70th DPI Conference on Exceptional Children (and Institutes)

    NC DPI ECD is planning the 70th Conference on Exceptional Children as a face-to-face conference Nov 17th (Institutes)- 18th (Conference, all day) & 19th (Conference half day) in the Koury Center in Greensboro, NC. Please review the attached announcement, confer with your administration and register EARLY as registrations will be limited due to COVID-19 precautions. … Continued

  • ReImagine 2021 Call for Proposals. Free virtual Back t School Conference for school based OTs and PTs.

    Call for Proposals: ReImagine 2021

    Planning is underway for the second annual ReImagine school occupational and physical therapy conference to be held virtually throughout the month of September. Last year, we introduced this exciting collaborative learning event that involved over 5000 participants from all around the globe including the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, Europe (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Malta … Continued

  • Understanding Communication in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    The NCDPI Autism Team is pleased to offer a 2-hour live webinar on November 19, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with Perry Flynn, NCDPI Consultant for Speech Language Pathology. We will be exploring communication skills, pragmatics, communication differences in students with ASD, and effective collaboration with speech language pathologists (SLPs) to support improved … Continued

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    Student-Directed Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Bringing Person-Centered Practices to Schools and Beyond

    NC DPI is not endorsing or promoting this webinar. This notice is provided for your information. The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) presents this upcoming webinar: Student-Directed Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Bringing Person-Centered Practices to Schools and Beyond Register for the webinar on Tuesday, October 27 at 3:00 – 4:30 pm … Continued

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    2020 Color of Education Virtual Summit

    A Month of Convenings The 2020 Color of Education Summit will be held virtually, and will consist of weekly events during the month of October.

  • Summer Institute PD Available

    For those interested in the Summer Institute sessions that they were not able to attend or those that would like to review the content again, you may now watch the recorded sessions. No CEUs are available for these recordings. All sessions are available at the link below: 2020 Summer Institute Recorded Professional Development

  • 10th Annual Regional Transition into Adulthood Conference

    What happens next? Post-secondary Education, Work? A Journey toward Independence: Positive Outcomes for Youth With Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities Sessions will be held throughout the month of October 2020 Monday’s 12pm-1:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm Thursday’s 12:00pm-1:30pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm Registration will be required to attend!

  • Duke Autism Speaker Series

    2020-2021 Autism Speaker Series – Duke

    Oct. 7, 2020 – Chris Chatham, PhD, & Kevin Sanders, MD, Roche,“Challenges in Developing Novel Interventions for Autism at the Global Scale” Nov. 4, 2020 – Darren Hedley, PhD, La Trobe University, “From Employment to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Reflecting on Five Years of Research with Autistic Adults” Dec. 2, 2020 – Fred Shic, PhD, University of Washington, “Visual Attention in ASD: Explorations … Continued

  • N.C. Assistive Technology Expo October 16th

    The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) will be hosting a One-day Virtual Vendor Fair. The virtual platform will be Zoom powered by the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh, NC. This virtual vendor fair is intended for individuals with disabilities, family members/caregivers, employers, local/state/national resources providing supports to individuals, senior living providers, students, … Continued