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2021SUMMER: 18-10-06
In this hybrid course, administrators/teachers from all grade levels and content areas will explore the elements of blended learning. The course scaffolds the participant’s growth toward becoming an effective advocate and facilitator for blended learning in his/her school community. Assignments include the planning, delivery, and assessment of a Blended Learning Leadership Plan. This course is designed to be an advanced-level course in blended learning. Participants should have some familiarity and/or experience with blended learning. More
Dates Dates: Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates (Wednesdays): 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, and 8/4
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 1 open seat left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
2021SUMMER: 19-00-01R
This course is designed to support educators who are ready to take a deeper dive into virtual learning. Topics span from building relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, planning instruction and designing engaging tasks, incorporating assessment and quality feedback, to collaboration in an online classroom. We will explore ways to integrate all of these components into our LMS, Schoology. Educators who are interested in refining and updating their skills and strategies to advance learning online should take this deep dive! Required text: The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12 by Douglas Fisher. More
Dates Dates: Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates (Mondays) - 8/2/21, 8/16/21, 8/30/21, 9/13/21, & 9/27/21
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 10 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
2021SUMMER: 17-10-06R
This course will cover a variety of inclusive topics. Participants will develop a background of inclusion based on legislature and history of inclusion movement. Participants will have the opportunity to work with curriculum modifications and adaptations pertaining to students with a wide range of disabilities. Behavior intervention strategies as well as peer support and facilitating social interactions will be reviewed. Communication, collaboration, and a variety of teaching techniques to enhance the inclusion process will be discussed. (Recertification course) More
Dates Dates: Hybrid 7-1-21 to 7-29-21 - Virtual Synchronous: 7/1, 7/2, 7/6, 7/7, 7/20, 7/21, 7/27, 7/28, & 7/29 / Asynchronous: 7/3, 7/8, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, & 7/22
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
2021SUMMER: 20-10-12
This course provides engaging instruction, activities, and resources to equip teachers to meet the diverse needs of students in today’s society. During this course participants will be introduced to 9 fundamental financial literacy concepts and develop ways to integrate those topics into their teaching, across a PreK-12 classroom. This four-week coursework consists of 10 modules broken into virtual live sessions and asynchronous digital playlists that encourage independent learning and collaboration within the professional community. The course aims to equip the teacher’s with the knowledge and skills needed to procure students with the financial skills needed to successfully transition into the real world. Participants will be able to think critically through financial decisions and make informed decisions by focusing on the understanding of the basic principles associated with money and how they can be intertwined with class content. Teachers will be able to reflect on values, circumstances and assumptions associated with money as they apply the concepts they learn to their own classroom curriculum. They will demonstrate their learning by creating cross-curricular content that blends Common Core Standards or other essential standards from their existing curriculum, with a Maryland Financial Literacy standard. There will be grade-specific breakouts to discuss how financial topics can be used in a variety of age and ability level classrooms. More
Dates Dates: Virtual Synchronous Meeting Dates (Tuesdays) - 7/6/21, 7/20/21, & 8/3/21
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 4 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
LETRS: Admin (2021Fall) 20-68-07C
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY More
Dates Dates: Online Fall 2021 to Spring 2022
Credits Credits: 1 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 32 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 38 seats
LETRS 5&6 (2021FALL) 19-68-27C
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Fall 2021
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 28 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 130 seats
LETRS 7&8 (2022SPRING) 19-68-27C
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Spring 2022
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 130 seats
LETRS 1&2 (2021FALL)19-68-27C
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Fall 2021
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Class Size Class size: 175 seats
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LETRS 3&4 (2022SPRING) 19-68-27C
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Spring 2022
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 175 seats
LETRS 1&2 (2021FALL) EDUC599A
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Fall 2021
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 40 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
LETRS 3&4 (2022SPRING) EDUC599A
FOR FCPS EMPLOYEES ONLY - Registration is for a two-part series. (MSDE - 6 credits) Using the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional development course by Voyager Sopris, learners will engage in a comprehensive online learning experience designed to provide educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student within any good reading program. The course contains: In-depth knowledge based on the most current research regarding what, when, and how language skills need to be taught; Ways to assess student language development for prevention and intervention; and Guidance on how to plan and balance word recognition and comprehension instruction. The online learning format consists of activities to reinforce concepts, videos of expert teaching, and practical ways to apply learning to the classroom every day. In addition, a local course facilitator will offer ongoing feedback, progress monitoring, and support throughout the course. More
Dates Dates: Online - Spring 2022
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 43 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
2021SUMMER: 19-21-02
Participants will analyze MSDE Design Principles for secondary content area reading and explore the interactive nature of the reading process. A variety of strategies will be introduced in the areas of motivation and text structure. Participants will develop an understanding of vocabulary and concept development in content area reading. Strategic instruction will be designed using appropriate reading materials to achieve content area goals. A variety of assessment methods for content area literacy will be used to plan instruction and communicate with students, parents and colleagues. (Recertification course) More
Dates Dates: Asychronous - 7/1/2021 to 8/26/2021
Credits Credits: 3 MSDE Credit Hours
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Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 16 seats
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