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Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Summer 2019 Courses

Registration NOW OPEN for summer 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 in Maryland
Dates: June 19 - August 20
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 April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Practical Application of ELA Methods (Primary) K-2
Dates: June 19 - August 20
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 April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

A Quick Course in Quality Service-Learning
Dates: July 19 - July 30
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 April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Early Talent Development
Dates: June 19 - August 20
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits #12-00-27R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This course familiarizes educators with the characteristics and needs of young gifted students with the goal of recognizing and documenting early evidence of advanced learning behaviors, particularly in historically underrepresented student groups. Early childhood educators will be introduced to strategies for challenging every child and nurturing students' potential for higher-level thinking, creativity, and problem-solving. The course is aligned with the Maryland State Department of Education's Primary Talent Development Early Learning Program, PreK-2.
Registration April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Elementary Mathematics: Fractions Part A
Dates: June 19 - August 20
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 the foundational concepts of fractions in the Grades 3-5. 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 April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Digital Portfolios for Enhancing Learning
Dates: June 19 - August 20
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 April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov

Adapted PE: Successful Inclusion Strategies
Dates: June 19 - August 20
Credit: 3 MSDE CPD Credits # 16-00-43R
Course Fee: $225 plus nonrefundable $25 registration fee with a 3% bank processing fee
Description: This course helps physical education teachers increase their knowledge and skill set regarding adapted physical education programs. The course content provides participants with instructional strategies and modifications for physical education which will promote effective inclusion of students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
Registration April 8—May 30: https://msde.blackboard.com
Please send enrollment requests/ questions to: msdeblackboard.msde@maryland.gov