Systemic Professional Development
Principals and Administators, click here for instructions on how to access the
professional development enrollment/attendance report on the Principal's Dashboard.
The 2012-2013 Professional Development Course Guide is Now Available
Please click the button below to view the guide
For a listing of MSDE CPD Credit courses offered through Thinkport.org, visit http://www.thinkport.org/courses.tp
Baltimore City Public Schools is committed to providing professional development that supports teachers’ professional growth. Just as City Schools students grow through learning experiences in and out of school, so do our teachers. By engaging in their own ongoing learning, our teachers improve their practice and serve as role models for students.
Each professional development offering at City Schools meets the district’s priorities and standards of high quality, by:
· Providing opportunities that mirror the district’s academic priorities of rigor, engagement, and effective intervention.
· Providing continuous development through a cycle of learning, implementing, reflecting and sharing over an extended period of time.
· Connecting to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, specifically professional learning that is:
o DIRECTLY aligned with the Common Core is driven by the standards with content embedded
o INDIRECTLY aligned with the Common Core is driven by the content with the standards
o TRAINING which supports a product, program, or certification, but is not necessarily connected to the Common Core
To read City Schools' professional development guide, Supporting Professional Growth, Building Student Achievement: A Guide to Ensuring High-Quality Professional Development Opportunities, please click here.
For more information on Achievement Units please click here.
For a glossary of terms relevant to City Schools Professional Growth please click here.
If you are interested in developing a professional development opportunity for AU approval please review the AU Course Creation Guide below, and contact the Director of Teacher Support and Development, Jarrod Bolte, at JBolte@bcps.k12.md.us.
Click here to access the Professional Growth System, where you can register for opportunities and track your learning history. Once you have logged in select "Professional Growth System" to access the system.