Mission

  • Craven County Schools will provide our schools and educators with relevant, appropriate, and data driven professional learning to deepen implementation of instructional initiatives for continuous school improvement.

Professional Learning

  • Professional learning is an intensive and collaborative means of learning to earn or incorporatively maintain professional credentials such as academic degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. Craven County Schools is dedicated to providing effective, appropriate, and engaging professional learning for our educators. 

    Prior approval is necessary to comply with state regulations, which require an LEA to determine the appropriateness of awarding renewal credit for a specific activity in advance of the activity. Prior approvals also help avoid misunderstandings regarding qualifying activities and reduce the possibility of an employee paying to enroll in an activity for which renewal credit will not be awarded. Prior approval is completed via Google Form located in the Resource Links. 

Activities

  • District Activities
    Prior approval is required for all professional learning that is occurring within Craven County Schools. This may be initiated by the professional learning division or school based professional learning coordinators. In order to do this, a District Activities Request form must be completed and participants registered within SeaSystem. Upon completion of the activity rosters must be submitted to Melody Howell for cross reference verification. Failure to do so may prevent participants from receiving credit. Requests submitted after the event risk not being approved. 

    Out of District Activities
    Prior approval is required for all professional learning that is occurring outside of Craven County Schools. This may be initiated by the professional learning division or school based professional learning coordinators. In order to do this, an Out of District Activities Request form must be completed and participants registered within SeaSystem. Upon completion of the activity rosters must be submitted to Melody Howell for cross reference verification. Failure to do so may prevent participants from receiving credit. Requests submitted after the event will not be approved. 

    Independent Learning
    Prior approval is also required for any online modules, college courses, independent trainings, out of county conferences, and/or independent studies that an employee wishes to count towards their license. In order to do this, employees will need to complete the Independent Studies Request.  Failure to do so may prevent participants from receiving credit. Requests submitted after the event risk not being approved. Depending on the context, the Professional Learning Coordinator may require additional information (e.g., course syllabus).  

    After completing the course, the participant will need to submit the appropriate documentation (e.g., grade slip, certificate, etc.) to Melody Howell in order to have CEU’s posted.

     A copy of the CCS Professional Learning Process chart is included in the Resource Links. 

Contact

  • Ashlee DeCamp  
    Professional Learning and
    School Initiatives Coordinator
    Ashlee DeCamp
    p. 252-514-6308