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Additional MSDE Courses

Please email enrollment requests/questions for these courses to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

English Language Arts
Practical Application of ELA Methods (Intermediate) 3-5
Dates:  February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #15-00-11
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank assessment fee
Description: This online course is designed to assist teachers in re-examining and revising lessons through the lens of the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards (MCCRS) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In this course, you will explore the standards in the PreK through 2 grade band. You will learn how the MCCRS scaffold the skills students need to be successful readers, speakers, and writers across elementary primary ELA instruction, and you will see connections among those standards and the literary selections typically taught in Grades PreK, K, 1 and 2.
Registration:December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Middle School English Language Arts/Literacy
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-19
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Grade 10 English Language Arts/Literacy
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-21
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank assessment 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 Mary- land 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Grade 11 English Language Arts/Literacy
Dates:  February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-22
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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 (MCCRS) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).  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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Instruction and Pedagogy

CFIPSupporting Data Dialogue in the Classroom through the Classroom-Focused Improvement Process
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #15-00-01
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This course is an introduction to the Classroom-Focused Improvement Process (CFIP) and is recommended for school-based educators. CFIP is a school-based data analysis process that empowers teachers to make data-based decisions that will increase student learning. Course outcomes focus on understanding the underpinnings of the protocol, the steps in the process, and Implementation insights. Instructional materials include analysis of current school data processes, completed CFIP templates, and embedded videos of Maryland educators using and commenting on the CFIP process.
Registration: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Mathematics

Elementary Mathematics: Fractions
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-18
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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 (MCCRS), the corresponding Framework, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), 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: December 1—February 3:
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)
Dates: February 17—May 10
Credit: 4 MSDE CPD Credits #13-00-17
Course Fee:  $250 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Middle School Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Dates:  February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE Continuing Professional Development Credits #14-00-20
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank assessment 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: December 2—February 11:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Online Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching in MD (OTM)
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits # 14-00-05R
Course Fee:  $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank assessment 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 and utilize the course features of the Learning Management System.
Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants have had at least one online experience.
Registration: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Physical Education

Helping All Students Succeed in PE—and the IEP Process
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #11-00-25 (This course also offers 3 AU credits)
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Adapted PE: Successful Inclusion Strategies
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #11-00-28
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Teaching Physical Education to Challenging Populations
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #15-00-31
Course Fee: $225 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. This course is intended for physical education teachers and other school personnel who have an interest in increasing their knowledge regarding adapted physical education. The course content provides teachers with instructional strategies for teaching challenging populations, such as students on the autism spectrum and those with multiple disabilities, in physical education.
Registration: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Science

Supporting Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards in the High School Biology Classroom
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit:  3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-34
Course Fee: $225 plus a $25 nonrefundable registration fee including a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Service Learning

A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning
Dates: March 2—April 12
Credit: 2 MSDE CPD Credits #11-00-26
Course Fee: $175 plus non-refundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Social Studies

Supporting the Common Core Standards in the High School Government Classroom
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit:  3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-13
Course Fee: $225 plus a $25 nonrefundable
registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This 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: December 1—February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

STEM

Digital Portfolios for STEM
Dates: February 24—April 26
Credit:  3 MSDE CPD Credits #14-00-45
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This course is designed to provide K-12 educators with an in-depth understanding of how to develop STEM-centric portfolios while building content knowledge and exemplifying best practices in STEM education.  Participants will be required to evaluate and select digital portfolio tools that can be used in their school and to create a STEM-centric student digital portfolio action plan to be implemented in their class. Participants will also develop a strategy for the creation of a teacher digital portfolio to document growth in STEM education and proficiency in the STEM Standards of Practice.
Registration: December 1-February 3:
https://msde.blackboard.com
Please email enrollment requests/questions to:
msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

 

 

 

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