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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Spring 2018 Courses

Registration NOW OPEN for summer semester.

Please see the course catalog for additional online course offerings offered by MSDE.

For questions regarding courses listed on MSDE's Professional Learning Online Courses Page please directly contact: onlinepd.msde@maryland.gov

Gifted and Talented

Early Talent Development
Provider: MSDE
Dates: June 20, 2018- August 21, 2018
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #12-00-27R
Course Fee: $ 225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This online course addresses the needs of early childhood educators (Grades PreK-2) who seek to nurture and challenge every child's potential for higher level thinking, creativity, and problem solving. This course is particularly relevant for educators in schools that are implementing or exploring the implementation of the MSDE Primary Talent Development (PTD) Early learning Program, Pre-K- 2.
Registration April 9-May 31
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Instruction & Pedagogy

Digital Portfolios for Enhancing Learning
Provider: MSDE
Dates: June 20, 2018- August 21, 2018
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-45
Course Fee: $ 225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with an in-depth understanding of how to develop ePortfolios while building content knowledge and exemplifying best practices in education. Participants will be required to evaluate and select digital portfolio tools that can be used in their school and to create a student digital portfolio action plan to be implemented in their class. Participants will also develop a strategy for the creation of a teacher digital portfolio to document growth in education.
Registration April 9-May 31
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Online Teaching in Maryland

Online Teaching in Maryland (OTM)
Provider: MSDE
Dates: June 20, 2018- August 21, 2018
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-05R
Course Fee: $ 225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This updated online course prepares participants to facilitate online courses for students and other educators. Readings, hands-on activities, asynchronous and synchronous discussions, role-playing activities, and other activities support learning the pedagogy behind successful online learning, teaching, and assessment. Practice in the course's "Sandbox" helps participants apply their knowledge and utilize the course features of the Learning Management System.
Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants have had at least one online experience.
Registration April 9-May 31
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Service Learning

A Quick Course in Quality Service Learning
Provider: MSDE
Dates: June 20, 2018- July 31, 2018
Credit: 2 MSDE CPD Credits #11-00-26
Course Fee: $ 175 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: Service-learning can be a dynamic instructional strategy that can help transform classrooms into real-life learning labs. Explore how you can use this methodology to teach existing course content, improve students' academic engagement and performance, and make your community stronger.
Registration April 9-May 31
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov