• Bulletin Board 

    Professional Development Opportunities

    Summer STEM Courses at Notre Dame of Maryland University

    The fee for all programs is $1350.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD STUDY (ENV562): Learn to engage students in meaningful watershed experiences as defined by the Maryland Partnership for Children in Nature. Studies will be aligned with local curricula, the Next Generation Science Standards, and Maryland’s Environmental Literacy Standards. Daily activities include canoeing, hiking, and stream studies. For more information, contact Joe Davis at JDavis17@ndm.edu.

    June 25–29, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Various trails, streams, and creeks in the Baltimore area

    STEM INSTITUTE (ENV561): A week of workshops focused on interdisciplinary, hands-on learning. Each day focuses on engaging projects using guides from and presentations by the Department of Natural Resources and the National Oceanic, Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For more information, contact Dr. Juliann Dupuis at jdupuis@ndm.edu.

    July 23–27, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University

    METHODS FOR TEACHING STEM IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM (PRE K-2) (EDST505): Learn to engage early childhood students in STEM-based experiences. Studies are aligned to Maryland State STEM standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Daily activities include hands-on cross-curricular and thematic connections to literacy, art, and environmental education from a STEM-centric perspective. For more information, contact Ashley Demski at andemski@bcps.k12.md.us

    July 9–13, 8:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University

    INTRODUCTION & EXPLORATION OF DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY, & ENGINEERING: CONTENT & INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES (EDST-501): Gain an understanding of Design, Technology, and Engineering (DTE) as educational content areas. Through instruction and direct experience, participants will participate in learning activities based on the DTE problem-solving process and will address a variety of learning styles through the construction of operating models, products, systems, and environments that demonstrate solutions to problems. For more information, contact Dr. Juliann Dupuis at jdupuis@ndm.edu

    June 25-29 8:30-4:00
    Location: Notre Dame of Maryland University

    Expires: July 7, 2018

    Comprehensive Literacy Summer AU Courses (session dates updated on May 17)

    These courses meet the Comprehensive Literacy 2AU course requirement for accelerated pathway movement.

    Developing and implementing a classroom independent reading program in secondary ELA and content area classes (2 AU): A blended learning course designed to explore issues and implementation of supported independent reading for students across the content areas in grades 6-12.

    • In-person dates: June 25, and July 2 and 9

    Methods of teaching the adolescent reader (2 AU): A blended learning course designed to deepen participants’ knowledge of literacy best practices and pedagogical concepts for secondary teachers.

    • In-person dates: June 26, and July 3 and 10

    Sessions are three weeks long and will each meet for one full day per week, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 200 E. North Avenue. There will be online requirements of the class, in addition to in-person attendance. These courses are available to all teachers in grades 6-12 and can work for all content areas and grade levels, including special educators.

    Registration is currently open on the Professional Growth System (PGS) and closes on Monday, July 2, 2018.

    For questions, contact Melissa Loftus at mloftus@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Expires: July 22, 2018

    Paid PD Opportunity for Biology Teachers

    Biology and environmental science teachers are invited to register for professional development workshop at Carrie Murray Nature Center/Leakin Park on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21. The sessions will be led by NorthBay and will support Unit 6 in Biology by focusing on conducting a stream assessment with students, and on developing and implementing action projects. 

    Teachers who successfully complete both days will receive:

    • A stipend of $30/hour for 16 hours
    • Support for their classes from NorthBay, consisting of staff for stream assessments (1 day) and for action project implementation (1 day), and as-needed discussion about inquiry projects
    • Free transportation to a local stream for two classes per teacher during the 2018-19 school year
    • All equipment for students to complete the stream assessment (except wading boots)

    Note: Teachers must pay $50 to confirm their registration. This will be refunded upon successful completion of the course.

    For more information, email Joshua Gabrielse at jmgabrielse@bcps.k12.md.us.

    Expires: June 15, 2018

    Applications open for 2018-19 New Leaders cohort

    Since 2000, New Leaders has developed dynamic school and teacher leaders who have impacted student achievement across the country. Emerging Leaders is part of a continuum of leadership programs that New Leaders offers to provide the training, coaching, framework, and experience to build capacity for instructional leadership as a teacher leader. Emerging Leaders is integrated into daily work – teaching critical skills to develop a team of teachers and drive student achievement gains.


    • Master’s degree
    • Four years teaching experience
    • Placement in a school-based role/access to a teacher team
    • Valid Maryland teaching certificate

    Start your application today by registering on the Applicant Portal.

    For more information about the Emerging Leaders program and the admissions process, read this document or email Recruitment Director Karley Davis at kdavis@newleaders.org.