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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Spring 2017 Courses

Please email enrollment requests/questions to msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov 


Grade 11 English Language Arts/Literacy

Dates: February 28—May 2

Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-22

Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25

Description: This course assists Grade 11 English Language Arts and reading teachers to plan and deliver effective instruction in their classrooms. It helps them redesign lessons through the lens of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Universal Design for Learning. As part of the course requirements, participants learn about the reading and writing standards for English 11 and how to make the vital instructional shifts for text complexity, close reading, text-dependent questioning, analytic writing from sources, writing argument, and vocabulary instruction.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


Early Talent Development

Dates: February 28—May 2

Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #12-00-27R

Course Fee: $250 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 July 25-September 14:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


CFIP—Supporting Data Dialogue in the Classroom through the Classroom-Focused Improvement Process (Advanced)

Dates: February 21—May 16

Credit: 4 MSDE CPD Credits #16-00-04

Course Fee: $250 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee

Description: This course is an introduction to the Classroom-Focused Improvement Process (CFIP) and is recommended for school-based educators. CFIP is a school-based data analysis process that empowers teachers to make data-based decisions that will increase student learning. Course outcomes focus on understanding the underpinnings of the protocol, the steps in the process, and implementation insights. Instructional materials include analysis of current school data processes, completed CFIP templates, and embedded videos of Maryland educators using and commenting on the CFIP process. Note: Although you can complete this course as an individual teacher, participants will benefit from enrolling with a cohort of teachers from the same school.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


Learning to Teach Maryland College and Career-Ready Algebra I (ADVANCED)

Dates: October 26-December 6

Credit: 4 MSDE CPD Credits #13-00-17

Course Fee: $250 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee

Description: This 4-credit online course is designed to help teachers improve their ability to create appropriate learning experiences for their Algebra I students. Participants reflect on ways to increase student proficiencies with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and to help students make connections to prior learning. Participants also create learning experiences that adhere to the principles of UDL and help students to develop procedural skills, conceptual understanding, and the ability to model with mathematics. Registrants should possess a working knowledge of the mathematics included in Maryland College and Career- Ready Algebra I Standards. While this course may sharpen the participants' mathematical knowledge, the main goal is for participants to reflect on the content of Maryland College and Career-Ready Algebra I and on effective ways to teach the content.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


Online Teaching in Maryland (OTM)

Dates: February 28—May 2

Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-05R

Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank assessment 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. P r er equis it e: It is recommended that participants have had at least one online experience.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


Helping All Students Succeed in PE—and the IEP Process

Dates: February 28—May 2

Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #16-00-40R (This course also offers 3 AU credits for Baltimore City educators)

Course Fee: $125 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee

Description: The keystone course of MSDE's series of 3 online courses for physical education and special educators! This course helps participants increase their knowledge of adapted physical education, with special focus on federal and state legislation, assessment tools for determining whether a student qualifies for adapted physical education, and goal-setting and report writing.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning

Dates: March 14—April 25

Credit: 2 MSDE CPD Credits #16-00-30R

Course Fee: $175 plus non-refundable $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 November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov


Digital Portfolios for STEM

Dates: February 28—May 2

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 STEM-centric portfolios while building content knowledge and exemplifying best practices in STEM education. Participants will be required to evaluate and select digital portfolio tools that can be used in their school and to create a STEM-centric 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 STEM education and proficiency in the STEM Standards of Practice.

Registration November 30—January 25:
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Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov