• Archive of Professional Development Opportunities for 2015-16

    Baltimore Urban Debate League's "It's Debatable: Structured Argumentation Skills and Strategies"

    Sign up for this 2AU course to learn practical strategies, activities, and techniques for bringing argumentation and debate into your classroom. Open to all! See the flyer for dates and location. Email with questions. (Expires: February 23, 2016)

    Live From The Sun - An Educator Workshop ($100 stipend)

    Learn about the Sun, its patterns and motions in the sky using the Kent County High School Planetarium. Create models that explain the Sun’s patterns and the reasons for seasons, and model the scale of the Solar System. View the Sun safely through portable solar telescopes and borrow one for your classroom. Hear the latest NASA missions exploring the Sun.

     Kent County High School – Worton, Maryland

    Saturday, April 9, 2016

    9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    This NASA-funded workshop will provide demonstrations of classroom activities, take-home materials provided by NASA, lunch and a $100 stipend for each participating educator. This workshop is presented by the Maryland Science Center and made possible through a grant from NASA. To register, email Jim O’Leary at the Maryland Science Center and provide your name, school name and address, school district, phone number, grade and subject taught. The workshop is open to teachers at all grade levels. (Expires: April 9)

    Advanced Placement Symposium

    Baltimore County Public Schools is hosting an AP Symposium this summer on August 4 at Loch Raven High School in Baltimore County. This symposium has been developed with the intention of including teachers and administrators from City Schools as well as Howard and Anne Arundel counties. The half-day symposium (8:30 AM – 12:00 PM) includes key note speaker Jacob Clifford, the CEO of AP Boot Camp, and features break-out sessions which should prove of interest to teachers of the following classes: AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Calculus, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, and AVID. Additionally, sessions on Building an AP Culture, Maximizing AP Learning Potential, and Building an AP Program using AP Potential will be offered.
    Please use the link to register and note that as out-of-district participants, individuals will need to create a new account – the directions are provided on their website as well as attachment to this announcement. Clarifying questions can be directed to Ms. Heather RC Wooldridge. For additional questions, please contact Dennis Jutras in Teaching and Learning by phone, 443-642-4084, or email. (Expires: August 4, 2015)