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Additional MSDE Courses

SOCIAL STUDIES – Fall Special (Maryland public school educators only)

Supporting the Common Core Standards in the High School Government Classroom
Provider:  MSDE
Dates:  October 1 – December 9
Credit:  3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits
Course Fee:  $25 nonrefundable registration fee
Description: This new course will take participants from the basic understanding of the content covered in the Government course, to exploring in depth the disciplinary literacy standards.  Participants will use a variety of multi-media and collaborative tools to build understanding.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

BIOLOGY – Fall Special (Maryland public school educators only)

Supporting Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards in the High School Biology Classroom
Provider:  MSDE
Dates:  October 1 – December 9
Credit:  3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits
Course Fee:  $25 nonrefundable registration fee
Description:  This new course is designed to support teachers as they move from an overview of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) and the NGSS to the development of a standards-infused plan. Throughout the course, participants will use a variety of tools to help build understanding of instructional strategies. These tools include but are not limited to discussion forums, videos and other interactive resources.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY

Middle School English Language Arts/Literacy
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-19
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This course helps middle school English language arts and reading teachers plan and deliver effective instruction in their classes. It helps participants redesign lessons through the lens of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Universal Design for Learning. As part of the course requirements, participants learn about the reading and writing standards for English Grades 6-8 and how to make the vital instructional shifts for text complexity, close reading, text- dependent questioning, analytic writing from sources, writing argument, and vocabulary instruction.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Maryland College and Career-Ready English Grade 10 for Teachers ADVANCED
Provider: MSDE
Dates:   October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #13-00-15
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This rigorous course takes participants from the basics of understanding the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) for English Grade 10 to developing a MCCRS- infused lesson. Throughout the course, participants will use a variety of tools to build their understanding of MCCRS integration, including discussion forums, videos and interactive resources. After building a foundation of understanding, participants identify a Grade 10 unit of study and
design and create a well-structured, engaging, rigorous literary task analysis for their students.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-21
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This course assists English language arts and reading teachers to plan and deliver effective instruction in the Grade 10 classroom. It helps participants redesign lessons through the lens of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Universal Design for Learning. As part of the course, participants learn about the reading and writing standards for English Grade 10 and how to make the vital instructional shifts for text complexity, close reading, text-dependent questioning, analytic writing from sources, writing argument, and vocabulary instruction.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Grade 11 English Language Arts/Literacy
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-22
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This course assists Grade 11 English language arts and reading teachers to plan and deliver effective instruction in their classrooms. It helps them redesign lessons through the lens of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards and Universal Design for Learning. As part of the course requirements, participants learn about the reading and writing standards for English 11 and how to make the vital instructional shifts for text complexity, close reading, text-dependent questioning, analytic writing from sources, writing argument, and vocabulary instruction.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

MATHEMATICS

Elementary Mathematics: Fractions
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-18
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This in-depth course assists elementary mathematics teachers in planning and delivering effective instruction on fractions in their Grades 3-5 classrooms. Participants closely examine the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards, the corresponding Framework, and Universal Design for Learning, and then redesign lessons through that lens. In addition, participants analyze and develop assessment items to check for student understanding and guide instructional practice.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Middle School Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Provider: MSDE
Dates:   October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-20
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This in-depth course assists middle school mathematics teachers in planning and delivering effective instruction on ratios and proportional relationships in their Grades 6-8 classrooms. Participants closely examine the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards, the corresponding Framework, and Universal Design for Learning—and then revisit materials they currently use. In addition, participants analyze and develop assessment items to check for student understanding and guide instructional practice.


Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Learning to Teach Maryland College and Career-Ready Algebra I ADVANCED
Provider: MSDE
Dates: September 24 – December 16
Credit: 4 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #13-00-17
Course Fee: $250 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This 4-credit online course is designed to help teachers improve their ability to create appropriate learning experiences for their Algebra I students. Participants reflect on ways to increase student proficiencies with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and to help students make connections to prior learning. Participants also create learning experiences that adhere to the principles of UDL and help students to develop procedural skills, conceptual understanding, and the ability to model with mathematics. Registrants should have a working knowledge of the mathematics included in Maryland College and Career-Ready Algebra I.  While this course may sharpen the participants' mathematical knowledge, the main goal is for participants to reflect on the content of Maryland College and Career-Ready Algebra I and on effective ways to teach the content.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

GIFTED & TALENTED

Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credits: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-28R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This online course provides information on the basic characteristics and unique educational needs of students who may be both gifted and have a variety of learning differences or disabilities. Such students, referred to as twice exceptional,may be gifted students with learning disabilities (GT/LD) or gifted students with health impairments such as ADHD or neurological/social differences such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Required course text: Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties 2ndedition, Weinfeld, R. (2013) et al.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

The Gifted Learner
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credits: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-23R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description:  This survey course in gifted education provides an overview of the unique, brain-based      learning characteristics of gifted students K – 12 and the instructional models that address their needs in core academic areas and the arts.
Required Course Text:  Sousa, D.A. (2009). How the Gifted Brain Learns, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Early Talent Development
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credits: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-27R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This online course addresses the needs of early childhood educators (Grades PreK-2) who seek to nurture and challenge every child’s potential for higher level thinking, creativity, and problem solving.  This course is particularly relevant for educators in schools that are implementing or exploring the implementation of the MSDE Primary Talent Development (PTD) Early Learning Program, Pre-K – 2. 
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING

Online Teaching in MD
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits # 14-00-05R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This updated online course prepares participants to facilitate online courses for
students and other educators. Readings, hands-on activities, asynchronous and synchronous discussions, role-playing activities, and other activities support learning the pedagogy behind successful online learning, teaching, and assessment. Practice in the course’s “Sandbox” helps participants apply their knowledge.
Prerequisite: Participants must be highly qualified teachers and it is recommended that they have successfully completed at least one online course.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

INSTRUCTION & PEDAGOGY

Assessment for Administration and Instruction: Tech Literacy Standard 4
Provider: MSDE
Dates: September 24 – October 14
Credit: 1 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credit #12-00-08
Course Fee:  $100 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This course provides participants with valuable information on how to research and analyze data to promote instructional and school improvement. Participants will use appropriate technology to share results and solutions with others such as parents and the larger community. This course helps educators meet MSDE Tech Literacy Standard 4.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

SERVICE LEARNING

A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning
Provider:  MSDE
Dates:  October 1 – November 18
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits CPD#11-00-26
Course Fee:  $175 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description:  Service-learning can be a dynamic instructional strategy that can help transform classrooms into real-life learning labs. Explore how you can use this methodology to teach existing course content, improve students’ academic engagement and performance, and make your community stronger.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Adapted PE: Successful Inclusion Strategies
Provider: MSDE
Dates:  October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #11-00-28
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: The second in MSDE's series of three online courses for physical education teachers! This course helps physical education teachers and other school personnel increase their knowledge regarding adapted physical education. The course content provides participants with instructional strategies and modifications for physical education which will promote effective inclusion of students with disabilities.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Helping All Students Succeed in PE—and the IEP Process
Provider: MSDE
Dates: October 1 – December 9
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #11-00-25
(Note: This course is also approved for 3 BCPSS AU credits.)
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: The keystone in MSDE's series of 3 online courses for physical education and special educators! This course helps participants to increase their knowledge of adapted physical education, with special focus on federal and state legislation, assessment tools for determining whether a student qualifies for adapted physical education, and goal-setting and report writing.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Teaching in the Separate Adapted PE Classroom
Provider: MSDE
Dates: September 24 – November 11
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-01
Course Fee: $175 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee
Description: This course is the third in MSDE's series of three online courses for K-12 physical education teachers, special education teachers, instructional specialists, and curriculum specialists. After completing this course, teachers will know the types of disabling conditions of students typically found in the separate adapted physical education class and be able to identify students who require placement outside of general PE. By examining the organizational strategies and modifications, participants will learn to plan appropriate instruction for students in the separate adapted PE class-- and to help their students locate opportunities beyond the classroom for participation in lifetime/leisure activity.
Registration opens August 15:  https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:  msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

 

 

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