Thinkport. Think education. Think Maryland.
Home |  Log In |   |  Register
 
Search  
Log In:
Thinkport Tools:
My Calendar My Calendar
My Web Site My Web Site
Lesson Builder Lesson Builder
Student Activity Builder Student Activity Builder
Project Builder Project Builder
You are here:

Additional MSDE Courses

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY

NEW!
Common Core English Grade 10 for Teachers (Revised)
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – June 3
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #13-00-15
Course Fee:$225 plus non-refundable registration fee
Description: The nine learning modules in this 3-credit course take participants from the basics of understanding the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Grade 10 to developing a CCSS-infused lesson. Throughout the course, you will use a variety of tools to build your understanding about CCSS integration, including discussion forums, videos and interactive resources. After building your foundation of understanding, you will identify one unit of study for your grade and design and create a well-structured, engaging and rigorous literary task analysis to use in your classroom.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

GIFTED & TALENTED

Early Talent Development
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 31- May 12
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #07-00-14
Course Fee: $220 plus non-refundable $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: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: jpaynter@msde.state.md.us

INSTRUCTION & PEDAGOGY

Assessment for Administration and Instruction: Tech Literacy Standard 4
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 20 – April 17
Credit: 1 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credit #12-00-08
Course Fee:$100 plus non-refundable $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 other such as parents and the larger community. This course helps educators meet MSDE Tech Literacy Standard 4.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

Information Access and Evaluation (Tech Literacy Standard 1)
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 20 – April 17
Credit: 1 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credit #12-00-07
Course Fee:$100 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: In this introductory course, participants will demonstrate an understanding of accessing, evaluating, processing and applying information effectively based on the national Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. Participants will identify, locate, retrieve, and differentiate among a variety of electronic sources using technology, evaluate information critically and apply information in order to solve problems or answer questions.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

Integrating Technology into Instruction: Tech Literacy Standard 5
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 20 – May 5
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-12
Course Fee:$150 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: In this course, participants design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate technology in curriculum-related instruction to support understanding, inquiry, problem-solving, communication or collaboration. Educators will learn how technology can meet the needs of diverse learners and be used to support the various levels of Bloom's Taxonomy (BT). A variety of tools helps participants build their understanding of technology integration including videos, journals, group discussions, and other interactive resources.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

MATHEMATICS

NEW!
Learning to Teach Algebra I Common Core
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – June 23
Credit: 4 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #13-00-17
Course Fee:$250 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: This 4-credit online course is designed to help teachers improve their ability to create appropriate learning experiences for students enrolled in Common Core Algebra I. Participants will reflect on ways to increase student proficiencies with the Standards for Mathematical Practice and ways to help students make connections to prior learning. Participants also will create learning experiences that both 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 Common Core Algebra I. While this course may sharpen the participants' mathematical knowledge, the main goal is for participants to reflect on the content of Common Core Algebra I and on effective ways to teach the content.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

ONLINE LEARNING & TEACHING

Online Teaching in MD
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – June 3
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits # 09-00-05
Course Fee:$225 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: This online course prepares participants to facilitate online courses for students and for 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.
Prerequisite: Participants must be highly qualified teachers and must have successfully completed at least one online course.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

NEW!
Helping Students Navigate in a Digital World (Tech Literacy Standard 3)
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – May 2
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits # 13-00-30
Course Fee:$150 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: This new, expanded version of the 1-credit course Digital Citizenship features updated information on helping students stay safe online. It also helps participants to improve their understanding of the digital divide and other ethical and legal issues related to technology. Classroom procedures for managing an equitable, safe and healthy environment for students are covered, too.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

PEDAGOGY & INSTRUCTION

Integrating Technology into Instruction: Tech Literacy Standard 5
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – May 2
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-12
Course Fee:$150 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: In this course, participants design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate technology in curriculum-related instruction to support understanding, inquiry, problem-solving, communication or collaboration. Educators will learn how technology can meet the needs of diverse learners and be used to support the various levels of Bloom's Taxonomy. A variety of tools helps participants build their understanding of technology integration including videos, journals, group discussions, and other interactive resources.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Adapted PE: Successful Inclusion Strategies
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – June 3
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #11-00-28
Course Fee:$225 plus non-refundable $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 teachers with instructional strategies and modifications for physical education which will promote effective inclusion of students with disabilities.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

Helping All Students Succeed in PE—and the IEP Process
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – June 3
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 non-refundable $25 registration fee
Description: The first in MSDE's series of 3 online courses for physical education and special educators! This course will help participants 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 February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

Teaching in the Separate Adapted PE Classroom
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – May 2
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #12-00-01
Course Fee:$150 plus non-refundable $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 physical education. By examining the organizational strategies and modifications, participants will learn to plan appropriate instruction for students in the separate adapted physical education class--and to help their students locate opportunities beyond the classroom for participation in lifetime/leisure activity.
Registration opens February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

SERVICE-LEARNING

A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning
Provider: MSDE
Dates: March 18 – May 6
Credit: 2 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #11-00-26
Course Fee:$200 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 February 25: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send questions about this MSDE course to: onlinepd@msde.state.md.us

 

 

U.S. Department of Education Star Schools Program