(District office, 200 E. North Ave., Room 212, Baltimore, MD 21202)
The Office of Teacher Support and Development strives to transform school culture and the workforce through a research-based comprehensive teacher development and induction system that values proactive, long-term development, cycles of reflection and co-investigation with outstanding teachers, and classroom based learning that meets the changing needs of all teachers.
Cycle of Teacher Support and Development
Learn: Teachers learn new techniques and instructional strategies.
Implement: Participants implement new techniques and instructional strategies.
Reflect: Participants reflect on their new techniques and instructional strategies by considering outcomes and next steps.
Share: Staff present their work to peers and leaders.
Feedback: At all points of professional development, participants receive meaningful feedback from their facilitator.
Click here to read City Schools' professional development guide, Supporting Professional Growth, Building Student Achievement: A Guide to Ensuring High-Quality Professional Development Opportunities.
If you are interested in creating a professional development opportunity for Achievement Unit (AU) approval please contact the Office of Teacher Support and Development at PD@bcps.k12.md.us
. For more information about the various ways to earn AUs, please visit the BTU Pathways and Achievement Units page