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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Spring 2019 Courses

Registration NOW OPEN for spring semester.

Please see the course catalog for additional online course offerings offered by MSDE.

For questions regarding courses listed on MSDE's Professional Learning Online Courses Page please directly contact: onlinepd.msde@maryland.gov

Online Teaching & Learning

Online Teaching in Maryland
Dates: February 20-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: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

CFIP Supporting Data Dialogue in the Classroom-Focused Improvement Process (Advanced)
Dates: February 20-May 14
Credit: 4 MSDE CPD Credits #16-00-04
Course Fee: $250 plus non-refundable $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.
Note: Although you can complete this course as an individual teacher, participants will benefit from enrolling with a cohort of teachers from the same school.
Registration: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Service Learning

A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning
Dates: February 20-April 2
Credit: 2 MSDE CPD Credits #16-00-30R
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: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Technology

Digital Portfolios for Enhancing Learning
Dates: February 20-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 e-Portfolios while building content knowledge and exemplifying best practices in education. Participants will be required to evaluate and select digital portfolio tools that can be used in their school and to create a 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 education.
Registration: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov