Welcome to the Halifax Social Studies Professional Development Wikispaces Introduction, Information & Resource Page

Wiki Purpose

This wiki has been established as a central location for those teachers within the Halifax County Schools who are participating in professional development with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's K-12 Social Studies consultants.

This wiki has three primary purposes:
  1. To provide an customized location for Halifax Social Studies educators that provides information, instructional tools and resources based upon an individualized plan of action designed for the use of educators in this LEA.
  2. To provide a collaborative workspace for Halifax Social Studies educators to be able to find announcements, participate in discussions and to upload the work of teachers within their LEA participating in this year of on-going profession growth centered around the development of concept-based units and conceptually designed classroom teaching and learning plans.
  3. To archive any and all face to face or virtual professional development session materials and PowerPoint presentations.

Wiki Description

As the Social Studies educators within the Halifax school system make pedagogical shifts in how they design curriculum, plan classroom teaching and learning plans, deliver instruction and assess student learning they will work with the social studies consultants from NCDPI to understand the new standards, the process for developing units of instruction and design conceptually based classroom lessons which include necessary components that help ensure complete alignment.

Professional Development Sessions

Session Type
Session Date
Initial (District Institute)
Face to Face
August 7-9, 2013
DPI Follow-Up
Face to Face
October 9, 2013

NCDPI/Halifax Links