Courses

Prepare to be amazed. You will have your eyes opened to the amazing world of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop can't simply be called "image-editing software" - there are manipulations, special effects, and powerful photography tools that will let you create anything you can imagine. Through a series of written and video tutorials complemented with hands-on exercises, you will learn the basic skills needed to produce high quality artwork for print, interactive PDFs, and web graphics. Each module presented will include links to video and written content that you will be able to use with your students as you teach InDesign in your classroom. The projects have downloadable assets that may be helpful as you plan your classroom lessons.

Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

NO exceptions.

This course provides training in Adobe Illustrator CC, the industry-standard vector program for graphics professionals. In this course, the key features of Illustrator will be covered, including how to use the core drawing and shape tools, the transformation features, page layout, text, layers, perspective and 3-D drawing, exporting and printing files. Through a series of written and video tutorials complemented with hands-on exercises, you will learn the basic skills needed to produce high quality artwork for print, multimedia, and web graphics.

Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

NO exceptions.

This course provides training in Adobe InDesign CC, the industry-standard page layout program. On the surface, InDesign is very user-friendly; setting up documents and creating basic page layouts is simple and straight-forward. As you spend time with the software, you realize how powerful and expansive the options really are. You have tremendous amount of control over every single tool, if you want to go that deep. In this course, the key features of InDesign will be covered, including a section on typography, managing image placement, exploring grids and alignment, text wrap and effects, and how to build styles.

Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

NO exceptions.

Adobe Premiere is a powerful video editing software package, that is capable of producing broadcast-quality and high-definition video. It allows you to import video, audio and graphics in a wide variety of formats. Throughout this course you will explore the basic tools needed to edit video and create a project to promote tourism in North Carolina.

The course MUST be completed in order to receive you certificate .

Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

NO exceptions.

Dreamweaver is used by novices and professional web designers to build visually appealing and easy-to-navigate webpages. With the presence of multiple built in pop-up menus and templates, it is very easy to create a professional looking webpage. From a designer perspective, the interface is similar to other Adobe products, so the first time you sit down with Dreamweaver, you already feel quite at home with the software. This course will teach you the basics of Dreamweaver and the capstone project will include a personal website or a website for a company of your choice.

Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

NO exceptions.

The Annual Gifted Education Conference at ECU.
As part of our Quality Enhancement Plan and our mission to serve the people of eastern North Carolina, East Carolina University is pleased to provide a venue for K-12, community college, and college/university educators to explore the teaching of writing across institutional boundaries. We envision the symposium providing a space for engaged, locally specific conversations and for the development of practical instructional resources.
East Carolina University's Center for Applied Psycho-physiology offers coursework in biofeedback principles and practices as well as two hands on labs delivered over two semesters (9 months). The didactic course covers the fundamentals of EMG, SC, Skin Temp, EEG, and HRV.

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. Online coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Greensboro, NC. This will also the last day to register for this course (BFIT).

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. Online Coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on April 5, 2017, in Greensboro, NC. This will also the last day to register for this course (FACS).

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. Online Coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on March 29, 2017, in Greensboro, NC.

The last day to register is March 15, 2017.

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. Online Coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on March 9, 2017, in Greensboro, NC. This will also the last day to register for this course (MEE).

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work.Online Coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on April 26-28, 2017, in Greensboro, NC. April 19, 2017 will be the last day to register for the course.

Career and Technical Education
2017 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. Online Coursework to be completed between 3/1/2017 & 4/28/2017. The face to face meeting will be held on April 2, 2017, in Greensboro, NC. This will also the last day to register for this course (TED).

Career and Technical Education
2016 Online New Teacher Induction Program


Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


The objectives of this module are:
  • 1.01 Understand how CTE Professional Learning communities provide resources and foster effective collaboration via NCCTE Moodle.

  • 1.02 Understand Revised Bloom's Taxonomy and alignment.

  • 1.03 Understand how national, state and program area standards impact CTE curriculum.

  • 1.04 Understand how program area credentials contribute to an effective CTE program.

  • 1.05 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific pacing guides and lesson plans using a blueprint and other appropriate resources including Curriculum User Guides.


  • Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

    The course MUST be completed by September 1, 2016 in order to attend the face-to-face portion of the module training. NO exceptions

    Career and Technical Education
    2016 Online New Teacher Induction Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


    The objectives of this module are:
  • 1.01 Understand how CTE Professional Learning communities provide resources and foster effective collaboration via NCCTE Moodle.

  • 1.02 Understand Revised Bloom's Taxonomy and alignment.

  • 1.03 Understand how national, state and program area standards impact CTE curriculum.

  • 1.04 Understand how program area credentials contribute to an effective CTE program.

  • 1.05 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific pacing guides and lesson plans using a blueprint and other appropriate resources including Curriculum User Guides.


  • Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

    The course MUST be completed by September 1, 2016 in order to attend the face-to-face portion of the module training. NO exceptions

    Career and Technical Education
    2016 Online New Teacher Induction Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


    The objectives of this module are:
  • 1.01 Understand how national, state and program area standards impact CTE curriculum.

  • 1.02 Understand how CTE Professional Learning Communities provide resources and foster effective collaboration.

  • 1.03 Understand how program area credentials contribute to an effective CTE program.

  • 1.04 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific pacing guides.

  • 1.05 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific lesson plans using a blueprint and other appropriate resources.


  • Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

    The course MUST be completed by September 1, 2016 in order to attend the face-to-face portion of the module training. NO exceptions

    Career and Technical Education
    2016 Online New Teacher Induction Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


    The objectives of this module are:
  • 1.01 Understand how national, state and program area standards impact CTE curriculum.

  • 1.02 Understand how CTE Professional Learning Communities provide resources and foster effective collaboration.

  • 1.03 Understand how program area credentials contribute to an effective CTE program.

  • 1.04 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific pacing guides.

  • 1.05 Understand how to plan and develop CTE specific lesson plans using a blueprint and other appropriate resources.


  • Payments MUST be submitted and received in our office BEFORE you start the online module work.

    The course MUST be completed by September 1, 2016 in order to attend the face-to-face portion of the module training. NO exceptions

    Participants will explore the diverse world of multicultural children's literature and its role in the classroom. Participants will learn what multicultural literature is, why it is an important resource to provide for all students, resources they can use to find high-quality texts, and how they can incorporate these books in their teaching both to facilitate students' literacy development and increase their cultural understanding of the world around them. This module requires that participants have access to children's literature through a school or community library in addition to internet resources. Participants will create annotated bibliographies and lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.
    Participants will become familiar with research-based principles for teaching gifted readers. Participants will learn to recognize the characteristics of gifted readers and explore options for providing instruction for these students in either regular or special settings. Specifically participants will explore the use of both small group settings and the reader's workshop setting to provide adequately challenging instruction of text through the use of higher-order thinking questioning, rigorous curriculum design, and the use of themes and big ideas. Participants will apply these principles in the design of a unit or lesson on a particular text that can be used in their classroom.
    The 10-hour New Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator (CDC/SPC) Induction training is designed as a training session for those who have taken or are taking the Career Development Facilitators course through NC Workforce Training and Development Center. This two-day program will allow participants to gain basic knowledge of their position as Career Development and Special Populations Coordinators within their local schools/LEAs.
    The 10-hour New Career Development Coordinator/Special Populations Coordinator (CDC/SPC) Induction training is designed as a training session for those who have taken or are taking the Career Development Facilitators course through NC Workforce Training and Development Center. This two-day program will allow participants to gain basic knowledge of their position as Career Development and Special Populations Coordinators within their local schools/LEAs.
    The ECU/PCS AIG camp is an annual summer camp for Pitt County AIG students. This camp began in 2005 and has grown each year. We will host 120 gifted students for this year's camp which will be held June 26-29, 2017 at Creekside Elementary. Along with PCS master teachers, ECU faculty and students will offer a week of rigorous enrichment for your child.
    Participants will explore the combination of character education and literature in the classroom. Participants will learn what character education is and how literature and standards can be a resource for integrating this important topic into their classroom. Additionally, participants will learn about the benefits of Read Aloud lessons with character education, explore the importance of questioning in examining texts, and review resources that can be used to find high quality texts.
    Participants will explore what fluency is and how it impacts reading proficiency. They will learn the true definition of fluency and the criteria that defines a fluent reader, the developmental stages of a fluent reader, and how to develop and foster fluency in reading. Participants will also learn different ways that fluency can be assessed and methods that can be used for teaching for fluency and practicing fluency. Participants will have the opportunity to observe videos and explore websites with lesson ideas that they can use in their own classroom.
    Participants will explore how Purposeful Annotation can enhance reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Participants will learn what Purposeful Annotation is, why it is an important strategy to provide for all students, and how you can incorporate this best practice in your classroom.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers


    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Career and Technical Education
    2017 Online New Teacher Program


    Induction Program for Provisionally Licensed Career and Technical Education Teachers




    NOTE: Payment is required prior to access being granted to begin module work. The last day to register and pay for the course is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. The deadline to complete all course work is January 27, 2017.

    Here we are 12 years into the new millennium but we are still talking about the 21st Century and the changes that need to be made, so why is that? Change takes time and adopting new pedagogy and daily practices takes a new level of comfort that isn't present for many of us. So how do we get there? In this module, participants will examine their current stage of development in the transformation to 21st Century classroom and their own change process while gathering ideas for implementing new technology strategies into current pedagogy. This module, which is geared toward novice technology users, will include activities to help participants find new tools to bring engaging multimedia lessons to their students that met them were they are, as well as help build a personal learning network to provide support and inspiration for moving forward.
    Our digital world is rapidly changing and new technologies are being developed every day. With this comes a change in literacy and how our students are reading. As many schools turn to one-on-one computing, students are interacting with digital texts more frequently. In this module participants will look at online versus print text and strategies they can use to help students successfully comprehend no matter the format.
    Participants will explore best practices in literacy in order to best meet the needs of students that may not be making expected growth in the classroom. Participants will learn how to analyze reading behaviors and target instruction that will boost academic performance of low achieving students.
    We are in the midst of preparing for the 10th Annual ECU Gifted Education Conference held in Greenville, North Carolina, and we would like to invite you to participate as a vendor at our conference. For the past nine years we've hosted sold out conferences and we look forward to continuing that tradition this year.
    Reading in the content areas is extremely important. In this module, we will work on developing the essential knowledge and skills needed to facilitate vocabulary teaching and learning in content areas (math, science, social studies, physical education and health). The module will help participants learn strategies to help students in K-12 grades succeed in vocabulary learning and develop the ability to design and implement appropriate content area vocabulary instruction. Participants will be asked to create content area related vocabulary lesson plans that they can use in their classrooms.
    Participants will focus enhancing vocabulary instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn how to identify appropriate vocabulary for instruction in a variety of texts. Many vocabulary activities and strategies for implementation will be given.