Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference

Conference to share effective instructional strategies of the Literacy and Mathematics Design Collaborative frameworks. 

North Carolina attendees at the July 2017 conference: 69 >

Go Alliance Academy

Strives to increase the postsecondary education and career success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development in college and career readiness to school counselors, teachers, principals, career coaches and college access advisors. 

Go Alliance Academy Representative: Cynthia Floyd, School Counseling Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction >

High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference

Annual conference for thousands of school leaders, teachers and counselors from middle grades, high schools and technology centers across the country.

North Carolina attendees at the July 2017 conference: 235 >

Learning-Centered Leadership Program

Works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to lead school reform to ensure that students are ready for college and careers. This program offers training, guidance and technical assistance.

North Carolina attendees at the 2017 Annual Leadership Forum: 3

The LCLP is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to prepare principals to lead schools in rural districts. The Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools program will prepare 20 aspiring school leaders across 11 partner school districts in the North Carolina Piedmont region. >

Literacy and Math Professional Development

SREB is partnering with states on a large-scale effort to help districts and schools adopt, spread and sustain effective literacy and math teaching strategies to meet their state’s college- and career-readiness standards.

The Literacy Design Collaborative framework empowers language arts, science and social studies teachers to build meaningful assignments aligned to their state’s college- and career-readiness standards. Teachers take ownership of their professional growth, and students take ownership of their learning.  

“Their ability to express their understanding of very complex materials in writing is far greater than I ever anticipated.” — Atoniea Boykins, career management teacher at East Rutherford High School in Bostic

The Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching framework uses formative assessment lessons — part assessment, part instruction — to help teachers know whether their students understand material they have been taught. Teachers learn to adapt assignments and engage students so they understand the hows and whys of math.

“I thought I was doing a good job, but I felt like something was missing. When I started the FALs, I thought ‘Oh, my gosh! This is what I was looking for!’” — Claudia Rodriguez, mathematics teacher, North Asheboro Middle School

During the 2017-18 school year, this SREB professional development reached North Carolina educators in 215 schools.

North Carolina teachers, principals and trainers who participated in training and coaching: 2,590

 “Students find it disheartening when they are taught information with no idea of why they are learning it. Give them a goal, however, and you get to watch everything click into place.” — Katrina Zimmerman, science and technology teacher, Turrentine Middle School in Burlington


In 2017, South Stanly High School in the Stanly County School District, was honored with the Outstanding LDC-MDC School Award.

In July 2016Esther Hollingsworth-Shaw of Hoke County High School won the Outstanding MDC Teacher Award. Tammie Williams of Roanoke Rapids High School won the 2016 Outstanding LDC-MDC School Principal Award from SREB. >