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New Educator Orientation NEO - 2017 (Please check back for updates closer to the event date)

 

Contact Information 

Dr.Gail Epps
Instructional Specialist

 

Geetha Kumar
Secretary

geetha_m_kumar@mcpsmd.org

Phone: (301) 217- 5100

 

Building Our Future Together

The New Teacher Induction program is excited to announce plans for the 2017 New Educator Orientation (NEO). Educators hired by MCPS for the 2017-2018 school year and/or educators hired after August 18, 2016, are strongly encouraged to attend.  NEO is specifically designed to introduce educators to the MCPS curriculum and the latest on-going assessment methods. In addition, educators will learn how to create and maintain a positive classroom environment, honor diversity, and integrate students of all abilities and learning levels (including English Language Learners) in classroom instruction. Data from the last four years indicate that over 95 percent of attendees recommend NEO for new educators.

NEO will be held over three days from August 16 to August 18, 2017. The general sessions will occur at two sites on August 16 and August 17, 2017 from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. New special education teachers will attend a third day of training on the Special Education Day (August 18, 2017) from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. NEO attendees will receive a daily stipend. All educators are requested to park in the parking lot of the school where they are attending NEO. See the Frequently Asked Questions(PDF) for more details.

Note: Specialty area educators, such as school counselors and therapists often have separate arrangements made for NEO programming. Follow directions from the supervisor/coordinator in your specialty area. Click Contacts – Specialty Areas(PDF) for a contact person. Media specialists should refer to the Details section below for more information.

Registration 

 You may register for NEO using the MCPS Professional Development Online (PDO) System between July 3, 2017 and August 11, 2017.

New Educator OrientationNote: Special education teachers should register for the general sessions of NEO and then register separately for the third day of Special Education training. See link below.

PDO Directions pdf for NEO Curriculum day registration

 PDO Directions (PDF)for Special Education Day registration 

If you need help registering, please contact the New Teacher Induction office at (301) 217-5100 between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday - Friday after July 3, 2017

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Details 

Media Specialists:

August 9-10 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at College Gardens Elementary School Media Center, 1700 Yale Place, Rockville, MD 20850

Please register on PDO before August 9, 2017 by using the section number: 107017. Chromebooks will be available for use, but specialists can bring their own device if preferred. Please bring your own lunch on both days. Coffee and treats will be provided and vending machines will be available in the staff lounge.

Elementary (Grades preK - 5)/Specialty* Area Educators:

August 16 (7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874  

All new educators are invited to spend the day with MCPS educators learning MCPS curriculum. Representatives from payroll, insurance & retirement, staffing, and other areas will be available in the afternoon to explain important MCPS policies and resources, help you understand your rights and benefits, answer your questions, and help you complete the forms that you received through the Onboarding portal. FORMS MAY BE RETURNED TO THE REPRESENTATIVE after completion on the same day.  Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

August 17 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD 20874

 Spend the day with exemplary MCPS educators learning MCPS curriculum by grade and/or subject area as well as innovative practices in teaching and learning that are applicable to students of all abilities and learning levels. Please bring your own lunch.  Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Secondary (Grades 6 - 12)/Specialty* Area Educators: 

August 16 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

Spend the day with exemplary MCPS educators learning MCPS curriculum by grade and/or subject area as well as innovative practices in teaching and learning that are applicable to students of all abilities and learning levels. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

August 17 (7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

All new educators are invited to spend the day with MCPS eductors learning MCPS curriculum. Representatives from payroll, insurance & retirement, staffing, and other areas will be available in the afternoon to explain important MCPS policies and resources, help you understand your rights and benefits, answer your questions, and help you complete the forms that you received through the Onboarding portal.  FORMS MAY BE RETURNED TO THE REPRESENTATIVES after completion on the same day.  Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided.

Educators in Specialty* Areas (including Special Education Educators), please refer to the Contacts – Specialty Areas(PDF)for the venue that you have to attend, and to find the name, and phone number of a contact person in your specialty to answer your questions, if any.

 

Special Education Educators:

August 18 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871 

ONLY new Special Education teachers report for an additional day of training on Friday, August 18.  For questions about the additional day of Special Ed. training, contact Jacqueline Loso Hongladarom or Jessica Gould at 301-279-3837. Please bring your own lunch. Coffee, tea and water will be provided. 

Questions??? 

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) first. If you have questions that are not addressed there, please call the New Teacher Induction Program at (301) 217-5100, between 9:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. Monday through Friday after July 3, 2017.

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