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New Educator Orientation NEO - 2017 -Under CONSTRUCTION.

Contact Information

Phone: (301) 217-5100

Gail Epps
Instructional Specialist
gail_epps@mcpsmd.org

Geetha Kumar
Secretary
geetha_m_kumar@mcpsmd.org

Building Our Future Together

The New Teacher Induction program is excited to announce special summer training opportunities for educators new to MCPS. These are specifically designed to introduce new educators to the MCPS curriculum and the latest on-going assessment methods. New educators will be given strategies to create a positive classroom environment, to address diversity, and to integrate students of all abilities and learning levels (including English Language Learners) in classroom instruction. The 2016 NEO will be held the week of August 15 - 19. Educators hired by MCPS for the 2016-2017 school year and/or educators hired after August 14, 2015, are encouraged to attend.

Registration 

New Educator OrientationNEO Registration is completed online through the MCPS Professional Development Online (PDO) System. 

REGISTRATION PERIOD: JULY 1 - AUG 10, 2016. 

PDO Directions pdf for NEO Curriculum day registration.

Key Links & Supports

2016 Calendar

New Educator Orientation (NEO)

Educators hired by MCPS for the 2016-2017 school year and/or educators hired after August 14, 2015, are encouraged to attend.  In fact, 95% of the new educators who attended NEO in the last four years recommend that you attend!

August 15 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Curriculum Session 

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.  This session will be held at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, MD, and Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. In order to park for this event, refer to the Venues and Parking Locations for ALL teachers on Curriculum days(PDF)

Educators in specialty areas, please refer to the Contacts – Specialty Areas(PDF)for the name and phone number of a contact person in your specialty to answer your questions, if any.

Daily Schedule – All Levels(PDF)

August 16 (Contact your specific school/site for duty hours)

Pre-Service Day 

New educators report to your school/sites. Please ask your school's administrative secretary for the New Teacher Pre-Service Payment Form and sign it in order to get the stipend of $120 for August 16, 2016.

August 17 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Curriculum Session

Spend the day with exemplary MCPS educators learning the 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. This session will be held at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, MD, and Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. In order to park for this event, refer to the Venues and Parking Locations for ALL teachers on Curriculum days(PDF)

August 18 (7:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Information Fair & Workshops

All new educators are invited to attend the Information Fair & Workshops at Montgomery Blair High School.  Representatives from MCPS and outside vendors will be on hand to showcase their programs and services at an open house for new employees.  Staff will be available 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 in your hiring packet.  FORMS MAY BE RETURNED AT THE INFORMATION FAIR. In order to park for this event, refer to the Venues and Parking Locations for ALL teachers on Information Fair Day(PDF) 

Information Fair flyer(PDF) 

There will be sessions about the Montgomery County Education Association’s (MCEA) contract and the Professional Growth System.  You will also be able to choose two workshops.  Topics will include classroom management; employee benefits; special education; MCPS online; technology; organization & time management; co-teaching, and more. Registration period for workshops is August 10 - August 17. Registration ends at 12:00 noon on PDO on August 17 (listed as NEO: Information Fair Workshop)

August 19 (7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Special Education Session 

ONLY new Special Education teachers report for an additional day of training on Friday, August 19, at Montgomery Blair High School.  For questions, contact Rochelle Testa or Lisa Davisson, Department of Special Education Services, 301-517-5019.

PDO directions for Special Education Day registration.

NEO Registration is completed online through the MCPS Professional Development Online (PDO) System.  REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 1, 2016, and runs through Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

 

Questions???

You can find answers for many common questions at Frequently Asked Questions(PDF) Please check this link first. If you cannot find the answer to your question, you can then call the New Teacher Induction Program at (301) 217-5100, between 9:30 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

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