Systemic Professional Development
The systemic professional development day for teachers on Friday, January 31, will focus on developing teacher capacity for writing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). All teachers (except for those in ESOL, French and Spanish) will participate in the full day training provided at their home schools. School-based sessions will be facilitated by the school’s SLO ambassadors with support from principals and assistant principals.
April 4th, 2014 is the next Systemic Professional Development day. Teachers will have the opportunity to register for the appropriate session(s) in late February - March. Reminder emails will be sent to teachers when registration opens.
SY 2013 - 2014
Registration is Now Available
Registration for AU-approved courses, and other trainings being offered throughout the 2013-2014 school year, is now available.
Please click the buttons below to view the course guide and registration instructions.
Additional opportunities will be added very soon, and throughout the year, as they become available.
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:
o Providing opportunities that mirror the district’s academic priorities of rigor, engagement, and effective intervention.
o Providing continuous development through a cycle of learning, implementing, reflecting and sharing over an extended period of time.
o 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 Office of Teacher Support and Development, Casey Thomas, at CMThomas03@bcps.k12.md.us.
Please note: All proposal submissions for AUs must be received 7 weeks prior to the start of the course to allow the Office of Teaching & Learning and the JGP to review the proposal beforehand.
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.