Professional Learning for Families, Staff and Students

Welcome to the professional learning webpage for students, staff, and families. Here you will find professional learning opportunities to usher in our virtual opening of schools and beyond. The opportunities are focused around the following key areas: Technology; Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment; Pedagogy; Social-Emotional Well-Being and Coaching for Engagement/Success; Accessibility Tools for Instruction & Home; Equity; Health & Safety; and Onboarding, Induction, Mentoring, Communication & Collaboration. The professional learning opportunities are grounded equity and social-emotional learning to ensure that equitable environments are established in our virtual and traditional learning spaces. Our goal is to update the professional learning opportunities throughout the year so please continue to visit this web page. If you are interested in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for the fall semester (FY 2021) you can register through the Professional Development Online (PDO) system. The fall semester runs from October 2020 through January 2021.


Office Legend

OTI = Office of Technology Integration

SFSE = Student Family Support & Engagement

CIP = Curriclum & Instructional Programs

SE = Special Education

DHOH = Deaf & Hard of Hearing

HIAT = High Incidence Accessible Technology

DGPGS = Department of Professional Growth Systems

DPSPRS = Division of Prekindergarten Special Programs, & Related Services

PEP = Preschool Education Program


For Staff:
Asynchronous Learning Opportunities

Technology

Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or  Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Self-paced and Live Webinar sessions on Instructional Technology; End of Marking Period Training on Gradebook ES, MS, HS OTI Instructional Technology Profession Learning Opportunities  
Navigating Nearpod (recorded SLMP PD) ES, MS, HS OCIP Recording #1
Recording #2
(can watch in any order)
Vendor recordings exploring the many digital resources MCPS provides to schools.  ES, MS, HS  (as noted on the spreadsheet) OCIP Link Here

Curriculum Training

Audience Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Staff StudySync: Initial Training (Summer 2020) MS OCIP Session 1 Recording - Password: 6T!KD$&3 Session 2 Recording - Password: 5s+#@BW$ This course occurred via live Zoom in June 2020.
Staff StudySync: The Instructional Routine & Support Resources MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Using Blended Learning Models to Support Implementation MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Making the Most of StudySync Novel Studies MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Using Blasts to Promote Student Choice and Community MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Effective Instructional Strategies in StudySync MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff Enrichment opportunities that support the Benchmark Advance curriculum and access teacher resource documents for each unit.  ES CIP Asynchronous
Self Enroll Code: https://mcpsmd.instructure.com/enroll/BM87YC
Staff For Elementary GT Liaisons
MCPS gifted and talented identification process, and enriched and accelerated instructional programming opportunities.
ES CIP Asynchronous
See GT Liaison Memo or contact Elise Antoine via Outlook.
Staff For Middle School AEISTs Accelerated and Enriched Instructional Support Teacher (AEIST) Canvas course with information, resources, and professional development materials. MS CIP  Asynchronous 
See AEIST Memo or contact Kathryn C Williams via Outlook.
Staff Recognizing, Serving, and Supporting 2e Students in the Virtual Setting (New to 2e) ES and MS CIP Asynchronous 
Link to Video (new)
Link to Video (experienced)
Staff Executive Functioning Support for Teachers of Twice-Exceptional (2e) Students ES and MS CIP Asynchronous
Self Enroll Code: https://mcpsmd.instructure.com/enroll/WG9XW8
Staff  AP/IB  HS CIP Asynchronous
https://mcpsmd.instructure.com/enroll/9LK43F
IB Mid-Atlantic Networking Sessions  
AP Webinars and Online Sessions
Staff Career and Technology Education Tech Ed and Computer Science HS CIP Asynchronous Varies by course

MCCE Mentor and New Teacher support 
Teaching Computer Science in a Blended Classroom (Register here
Staff Career and Technical Education (Foundations Trades) HS CIP Asynchronous Electude Virtual training
OSHA-10 Teacher Certification https://www.oshamidatlantic.org/virtual-instructor-led-training/
NCCER Training https://www.nccer.org/news-information/events?category
Staff World  Languages MS/HS CIP Asynchronous Link to Suggested Sessions
Administrators, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers,  Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Staff Development  Paraeducators Elementary ELA Instruction Professional Learning Library 
Topics: ELA Grading and Reporting, Virtual Literacy Block Guidance, ELA Assessment
ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to participate in any/all of the available asynchronous opportunities listed.
Administrators, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers,  Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Math Content Coaches/Reps, Staff Development  Paraeducators Elementary English Language Development (ELD) Instruction Professional Learning Library
Topics:  ESOL Grading and Reporting, Synergy, Benchmark ELD, Eureka ELD, 1st and 2nd Year Cohort, Office Hours
ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to enroll in this resource course.
Staff (Administrators, Math Content Coaches/ Representatives, Staff Development, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers, Special Educators,  Paraeducators) Elementary Mathematics: Eureka Math Preparing to Teach Eureka Math in a Virtual Environment, Components of the Eureka Math Block in the Virtual Environment, Addressing Gaps in Student Learning, Math 5/6 PLC, and quite a bit more! ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to view and enroll in these resources.
Staff Customizing the Eureka Math curriculum for Pre-K Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Pre-K SE/DPSPRS (PDO Course #89483)  This course occurred live  on August 13 and 14, 2020. Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas. 
Staff Customizing the Eureka Math curriculum for Pre-K Students with Significant Disabilities  Pre-K SE/DPSPRS (PDO Course #89481) This course occurred live  on August 10 and 12, 2020.Recording is posted in the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas. 
Staff Adapting Eureka Preschool Curriculum Instruction and Materials for Pre-K students who are Visually Impaired  Pre-K SE/Vision Services  (PDO Course #89472) This course occurred live  on August 17, 2020. Asynchronous course will be available on November 4 - section 122770
Staff Literacy & Nearpod- Developing lessons for the virtual environment.  Pre-K SE/PEP (PDO Course #89525)  Live 8/26/2020 and 8/28/2020. Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas. 
Staff  Pre-K Eureka Math and Boom Cards Lessons  Pre-K SE/PEP (PDO Course #89526)  Live 8/26/2020 and 8/28/2020. Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas. 
Staff -  PEP full day teachers and paraeducators Enhancing Math Instruction for PreK Students with Disabilities   Pre-K  SE/PEP PDO course # - 89628 October 15 - Recording will be posted by Nov 4 on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas  December - TBD February - TBD  April - TBD
Staff -  PEP Pilot and Inclusive  special educators and paraeducators Enhancing Math Instruction for PreK Students with Disabilities   Pre-K  SE/PEP PDO course # - 89629 October 15 - Recording will be posted by Nov 4 on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas  December - TBD February - TBD  April - TBD Recordings to be posted in the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas
Staff Read Naturally Live ES OSE Course 87630 Asynchronous 
All Elementary Staff A Goldmine of Online Services - Elementary ES OCIP Link to Recording Here 
All Secondary Staff A Goldmine of Online Services - Secondary MS, HS OCIP Link to Recording Here 
Staff (For Library Media Staff Members: Destiny Library Collections, Go Virtual  PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
Staff (All Library Media Staff:) Destiny Library Deep Dive (SPT-10, Oct. 8, 2020) PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
Staff (All Library Media Staff) Destiny Discover - Your DIGITAL School Library  PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
PreK Staff Online Literacy Resources for PreK PreK OCIP Link to Recording
Secondary Staff Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Headlines  MS, HS OCIP & Common Sense Education Recorded Session Link
Password: W^j6Efe7
SLIDES LINKED HERE 
Elementary Staff Digital Citizenship and Distance Learning  ES OCIP & Common Sense Education  Recorded Session Link Password: 1Qf=%5jj
SLIDES HERE   
All Staff Britannica School & ImageQuest for Virtual Learning ES, MS, HS  OCIP & Britannica Staff Recording Link Here
 
All Staff Welcome to TeachingBooks!  If you are new to Teachingbooks, this is a resource for you!  ES, MS, HS [purchased for all schools/all levels] OCIP & Teachingbooks. Net Link Here
All Staff Distance Learning with Teachingbooks.net ES, MS, HS [purchased for all schools/all levels] OCIP & Teachingbooks.net Session Recording  
All Staff Getting Started with Sora, the Student Reading App ES, MS, HS OCIP & Overdrive Staff Recorded Session Here
All Staff The Data Don't Lie: How a Culturally Relevant Makerspace Lesson Increased Student Achievement ES, MS, HS OCIP (presented by a media specialist and teacher at SSIMS) LINK TO RECORDED SESSION HERE 
Link to Presentation Slideshow
All Staff -  Especially two-way immersion ES schools and schools with a Spanish language program Light Up Language Learning with FactCite Lingo ES, MS, HS OCIP & Lincoln Library  Recorded Session Here 
Staff Supporting Emergent Multilingual (ESOL) Students  MS, HS OCIP- NEO session PDO 89514

Central Curriculum

Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Studying Skillful Teaching, Promoting Student Learning, Motivation and Achievement 
Courses are currently underway.  Registration for the winter/spring 2021 semester will be posted on PDO on October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Admin and teacher-level staff DPGS PDO Course # 50218
Student learning Objectives (SLOs) Principal Training New and Experienced Principals (ES, MS, HS) DPGS PDO Course # 89451
Planning for Blended Learning MS, HS OCIP- NEO Session Link to Course

Social Emotional Well-Being and Coaching for Engagement/Success

Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons (Part one, and Part two) SEL Overview
  • SEL lesson delivery
  • Integration and delivery of SEL into day-to-day lessons
  • Creating customized SEL’s for classroom delivery
 
ES, MS, HS SFSE
  • Part One:  What is SEL? Implementing Social Emotional Learning (SEL's) Lessons during COVID 19:  Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89531
  • Part Two: Implementing SEL lessons: Building Relationships and Identifying student needs:  Asynchronous PDO Course Number 89532
Verbal De-escalation strategies ES MS, HS SFSE
  • Verbal De-escalation strategies:  Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89533
A Cry for Help:  Recognizing social-emotional signs and symptoms in students in a virtual environment ES, MS, HS SFSE
  • A Cry for Help:  Recognizing social-emotional signs and symptoms in students in a virtual setting Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89534
Trauma Informed Teaching (Part one and two) ES, MS, HS SFSE
  • Part One Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89478
  • Part Two Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89529
Mindfulness for Educators- Mindfulness Curriculum Training and Personal Practice
  • Mindfulness SEL lessons
  • Mindfulness Coaching
PDO and Course Description- click here
ES, MS, HS SFSE
  • Mindfulness Curriculum Training Course Number: 89475
  • KP Mindfulness Day Course Number: 89523
 
Mental Health Awareness Week (variety of topics to watch).   ES, MS, HS SFSE www.MCPSmentalhealth.org
Asynchronous learning
MCPS and community resources to support their staff and how to find them (since staff likely go to their supervisors for help, first) ES, MS, HS SFSE Community Resource Guide
Mindful Moments Video Series
Addressing mindfulness strategies to support adult and student well-being
All SFSE Mindful Moments

Accessibility Tools for Instruction

Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Accessibility 101: Selecting and Creating Accessible Materials (E-TIPS)  Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89194 Asynchronous
Using Accessible Tools (E-TIPS)  ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89195 Asynchronous
Provisioning Accessible Books (E-TIPS)  ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89197 Asynchronous
Delivering Accessible Video Instruction (E-TIPS) ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89199 Asynchronous

Equity/CRT

Topic School Level Coordinating Office PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or Link to Registration/Materials for parents and students
Equity Matters Dialogues Pre-K, ES, MS, HS EIU Ongoing (search PDO)
How to talk about race Pre-K, ES, MS, HS EIU How to Talk About Race
How to Be an Antiracist Pre-K, ES, MS, HS EIU Module: How to be an Antiracist
Voces: Session 1 All EIU VOCES Series: Identidad
Cycle of Socialization All EIU Cycle of Socialization
Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Virtual Learning Environment  All EIU Learn More
Fostering Hope in Turbulent Times All EIU Fostering Hope in Turbulent Times
EIU: Courageous Conversations about Race Online Course All EIU 86941
Cultural Proficiency and Implicit Bias Professional Learning for Employees New to MCPS All EIU 87612
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Instruction  MS, HS OCIP- NEO Session PDO 89511

For Staff:
Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning Opportunities

Technology

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
Staff Self-paced and Live Webinar sessions on Instructional Technology; End of Marking Period Training on Gradebook ES, MS, HS OTI Learn More
Staff Navigating Nearpod (recorded SLMP PD) ES, MS, HS OCIP Recording #1Recording #2 (can watch in any order)
Staff Vendor recordings exploring the many digital resources MCPS provides to schools. ES, MS, HS (as noted on the spreadsheet) OCIP Link Here
Staff (new to StudySync) StudySync: Instruction in a Virtual Environment MS OCIP Synchronous via ZoomPart
1: Oct. 27 or 29Part
2: Nov. 10 or 12English
and ESOL Teachers 89655
Special Education Teachers 89667ALO
Special Education Teachers 89668
Staff StudySync: Initial Training (Summer 2020) MS OCIP Session 1 Recording - Password: 6T!KD$&3
Session 2 Recording - Password:
5s+#@BW$
This course occurred via live Zoom in June 2020.
Staff StudySync: The Instructional Routine & Support Resources MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Using Blended Learning Models to Support Implementation MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Making the Most of StudySync Novel Studies MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Using Blasts to Promote Student Choice and Community MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff StudySync: Effective Instructional Strategies in StudySync MS OCIP Session Recording
Staff Enrichment opportunities that support the Benchmark Advance curriculum and access teacher resource documents for each unit. ES CIP Asynchronous Self Enroll Code: Enroll
Staff For Elementary GT Liaisons>MCPS gifted and talented identification process, and enriched and accelerated instructional programming opportunities. ES CIP Asynchronous See GT Liaison Memo or contact Elise Antoine via Outlook.
Staff For Middle School AEISTs Accelerated and Enriched Instructional Support Teacher (AEIST) Canvas course with information, resources, and professional development materials. MS CIP Asynchronous See AEIST Memo or contact Kathryn C Williams via Outlook.
Staff Recognizing, Serving, and Supporting 2e Students in the Virtual Setting (New to 2e) ES and MS CIP Asynchronous Link to Video (new)Link to Video (experienced)
Staff Executive Functioning Support for Teachers of Twice-Exceptional (2e) Students ES and MS CIP Asynchronous Self Enroll Code: https://mcpsmd.instructure.com/enroll/WG9XW8
Staff AP/IB HS CIP Asynchronous Enroll
IB Mid-Atlantic Networking Sessions
AP Webinars and Online Sessions
Staff Career and Technology Education
Tech Ed and Computer Science
HS CIP Asynchronous Varies by course
MCCE Mentor and New Teacher support
Teaching Computer Science in a Blended Classroom
(Register here)
Staff Career and Technical Education (Foundations Trades) HS CIP Asynchronous Electude Virtual training
OSHA-10 Teacher Certification https://www.oshamidatlantic.org/virtual-instructor-led-training/
NCCER Training https://www.nccer.org/news-information/events?category
Staff World  Languages MS/HS CIP Asynchronous Link to Suggested Sessions
Administrators, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers, Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Staff Development  Paraeducators Elementary ELA Instruction Professional Learning Library
Topics:
ELA Grading and Reporting, Virtual Literacy Block Guidance, ELA Assessment
ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to participate in any/all of the available asynchronous opportunities listed.
Administrators, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers,  Special Educators, Reading Specialists, Math Content Coaches/Reps, Staff Development  Paraeducators Elementary English Language Development (ELD) Instruction Professional Learning Library
Topics:  ESOL
Grading and Reporting, Synergy, Benchmark ELD, Eureka ELD, 1st and 2nd Year Cohort, Office Hours
ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to enroll in this resource course.
Staff (Administrators, Math Content Coaches/ Representatives, Staff Development, ESOL Teachers/Coaches, Classroom/Focus Teachers, Special Educators,  Paraeducators) Elementary Mathematics: Eureka Math Preparing to Teach Eureka Math in a Virtual Environment, Components of the Eureka Math Block in the Virtual Environment, Addressing Gaps in Student Learning, Math 5/6 PLC, and quite a bit more! ES OTLS-CIP Staff members should use this link to view and enroll in these resources.
Staff Customizing the Eureka Math curriculum for Pre-K Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities Pre-K SE/DPSPRS  (PDO Course #89483) This course occurred live on August 13 and 14, 2020. Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas.
Staff Customizing the Eureka Math curriculum for Pre-K Students with Significant Disabilities Pre-K SE/DPSPRS (PDO Course #89481)This course occurred live on August 10 and 12, 2020.Recording is posted in the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas.
Staff Adapting Eureka Preschool Curriculum Instruction and Materials for Pre-K students who are Visually Impaired Pre-K SE/Vision Services (PDO Course #89472)
This course occurred live on August 17, 2020. Asynchronous course will be available on November 4 - section 122770
Staff Literacy & Nearpod- Developing lessons for the virtual environment. Pre-K SE/PEP (PDO Course #89525)
Live 8/26/2020 and 8/28/2020.
Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas.
Staff Pre-K Eureka Math and Boom Cards Lessons Pre-K SE/PEP (PDO Course #89526) >Live 8/26/2020 and 8/28/2020. Recording is posted on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas
Staff -  PEP full day teachers and paraeducators Enhancing Math Instruction for PreK Students with Disabilities  Pre-K SE/PEP PDO course # - 89628
October 15 - Recording will be posted by Nov 4 on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas
December - TBD
February - TBD
April - TBD
Staff -  PEP Pilot and Inclusive  special educators and paraeducators Enhancing Math Instruction for PreK Students with Disabilities  Pre-K SE/PEP PDO course # - 89629
October 15 - Recording will be posted by Nov 4 on the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas
December - TBD
February - TBD
April - TBD
Recordings to be posted in the PEP Professional Development Site in Canvas
Staff Elementary iReady Reading and iReady Math Intervention ES OSE iReady Math
Course 89688
November 5
November 11
December 8
December 9
December 15
iReady
Reading Course 89691>
Staff Really Great Reading ES OSE Course 88690 12/10
Course 89463 11/9
Staff Read Naturally Live ES OSE Course 87630 Asynchronous
All Elementary Staff A Goldmine of Online Services - Elementary ES OCIP Link to Recording Here
All Secondary Staff A Goldmine of Online Services - Secondary MS, HS OCIP Link to Recording Here
Staff (For Library Media Staff Members: Destiny Library Collections, Go Virtual PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
Staff (All Library Media Staff:) Destiny Library Deep Dive (SPT-10, Oct. 8, 2020)> PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
Staff (All Library Media Staff) Destiny Discover - Your DIGITAL School Library PK-12 OCIP Link to Recording Here
PreK Staff Online Literacy Resources for PreK PreK OCIP Link to Recording
Secondary Staff Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Headlines MS, HS OCIP & Common Sense Education Recorded Session Link
Password: W^j6Efe7
SLIDES LINKED HERE
Elementary Staff Digital Citizenship and Distance Learning ES OCIP & Common Sense Education Recorded Session Link
Password: 1Qf=%5jjSLIDES HERE
All Staff Britannica School & ImageQuest for Virtual Learning> ES, MS, HS OCIP & Britannica Staff Recording Link Here
All Staff Welcome to TeachingBooks! If you are new to Teachingbooks, this is a resource for you! ES,MS, HS [purchased for all schools/all levels] OCIP & Teachingbooks. Net Link Here
All Staff Distance Learning with Teachingbooks.net ES, MS, HS[purchased for all schools/all levels] OCIP & Teachingbooks.net Session Recording
All Staff Getting Started with Sora, the Student Reading App> ES, MS, HS OCIP & Overdrive Staff Recorded Session Here
All Staff The Data Don't Lie: How a Culturally Relevant Makerspace Lesson Increased Student Achievement ES, MS, HS OCIP (presented by a media specialist and teacher at SSIMS) LINK TO RECORDED SESSION HERE Link to Presentation Slideshow
All Staff - Especially two-way immersion ES schools and schools with a Spanish language program Light Up Language Learning with FactCite Lingo ES, MS, HS OCIP & Lincoln Library Recorded Session Here
Staff Supporting Emergent Multilingual (ESOL) Students MS, HS OCIP-NEO session PDO 89514

Central Curriculum

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
Staff Studying Skillful Teaching, Promoting Student Learning, Motivation and Achievement Courses are currently underway.  Registration for the winter/spring 2021 semester will be posted on PDO on October 15 at 4:00 p.m. Admin and teacher-level staff DPGS PDO Course # 50218
Staff Observing and Analyzing Teaching I Courses are currently underway.  Registration for the winter/spring 2021 semester will be posted on PDO on October 15 at 4:00 p.m. Admin and teacher-level staff that serve as certified observers DPGS PDO Course # 85963
Staff Observing and Analyzing Teaching for Aspiring Administrators Courses are currently underway.  Registration for the winter/spring 2021 semester will be posted on PDO on October 15 at 4:00 p.m. Prospective admin that plan to enter the AP pool within a year or less DPGS PDO Course # 53093
Staff Observing and Analyzing Teaching II
(Courses  are currently underway.  Registration for the winter/spring 2021 semester will be posted on PDO on October 15 at 4:00 p.m.)
Admin and teacher-level staff that serve as certified observers DPGS PDO Course # 85964
Staff Observing and Analyzing Teaching Update Admin and teacher-level staff that serve as certified observers DPGS PDO Course # 88517
Staff Observing and Analyzing Teaching Recertification Admin and teacher-level staff that serve as certified observers DPGS PDO Course # 52101
Staff Student learning Objectives (SLOs) Principal Training New and Experienced Principals (ES, MS, HS) DPGS PDO Course # 89451
Staff MCEA: CPD NB01: National Board Candidates Support Courses: Component 2 Teachers DPGS PDO Course # 88487
Staff MCEA: CPD NB02: National Board Candidates Support Courses: Component 3 Teachers DPGS PDO Course # 88488
Staff MCEA: CPD NB03: National Board Candidates Support Courses: Component 4 Teachers DPGS PDO Course # 88489
Staff MCEA: CPD NBCT Renewal: Continuing Growth, Leadership and Achievement Teachers DPGS PDO Course #(coming soon)
Staff Using Sign Language as Part of Multi-modal Communication Plans for Preschool Special Education Students Pre-K SE/D/HOH (PDO Course #89462) This course occurred on August 13, 2020 DELETE
Staff Intermediate Sign Language for all MCPS Teachers (CPD course) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS CPD/SE/D/HOH CPD Course- October-December 2020 IN SESSION
Staff: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) Teachers Effective Tools for Distance Learning with Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/DHOH November 17, 2020 March 9, 20204:30-6:00 pm
Staff: DHOH Classroom Teachers DHOH Teacher PLC and Collaboration ES,MS, HS SE/DHOH Course# 89619
Nov 10  #122240
Dec 8  #122241
Jan 12 #122242
Feb 9 #122243
Mar 9 #122244
Apr 13 #122245
May 11
Staff Special Education Updates (Required)  ES, MS, HS OSE Course #89676
Nov: #122654
Dec: #122655
Jan: #122656
Feb: #122657
Mar: #122658
Apr: #122659
May: #122660
Staff Pre-K Special Education Updates and Collaboration Pre-K SE/PEP Course #89700
November 17 - 122766
December 10 - 122768
January
February
March
April
May
Staff - New Pre-K General and Special Education Teachers and Parent Educators Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Pre-K CIP/SE November 10 and 11
Staff Pre-K Special Education New Teacher Workshops Pre-K SE/DPSPRS Course #89704
December 15
January 26
February 23
3:45-4:45 pm
Staff Orton Gillingham Methodologies ES, MS HS OSE Course 87603 October 12-16 November 15-20 December 7-11
Staff Initial training Unique Learning Systems for new ALO teachers ES, MS, HS OSE 88718
Staff New Teacher Workshops ES, MS, HS OSE Course 89474
Oct 14: 4-6 PM
Dec.8: 4-5:30
Other dates TBD
Staff Learning Center and Alternate Learning Outcomes PLC’s ES, MS, HS OSE Course#: 89654
Sect#:
Nov 12: 122530
Dec 8: 122531
Jan 14: TBD
Staff Planningfor Blended Learning MS,HS OCIP-NEO Session Link to Course

Social Emotional Well-Being and Coaching for Engagement/Success

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
Staff Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons (Part one, and Part two) SEL Overview SEL lesson delivery Integration and delivery of SEL into day-to-day lessons Creating customized SEL’s for classroom delivery ES, MS, HS SFSE Part One:
What is SEL? Implementing Social Emotional
Learning (SEL's) Lessons during COVID 19: 19: 
Asynchronous PDO Course Number: 89531

Part Two:
Implementing SEL lessons:
Building Relationships and Identifying student needs:  Asynchronous PDO Course Number 89532>
Staff Verbal De-escalation strategies ES MS, HS SFSE Verbal De-escalation strategies:  Asynchronous PDO Course Number:  89533
Staff A Cry for Help:  Recognizing social-emotional signs and symptoms in students in a virtual environment ES, MS, HS SFSE A Cry for Help:  Recognizing social-emotional signs and symptoms in students in a virtual setting Asynchronous PDO Course Number: 89534
Staff Trauma Informed Teaching (Part one and two) ES, MS, HS SFSE Part One Asynchronous PDO Course
Number:  89478
Part Two Asynchronous PDO Course Number: 89529
Staff Mindfulness for Educators- Mindfulness Curriculum Training and Personal Practice
Mindfulness SEL lessons
Mindfulness Coaching PDO and Course Description- click here
ES, MS, HS SFSE Mindfulness Curriculum Training Course Number: 89475
KP Mindfulness Day Course Number: 89523
Staff: Teachers working in Autism Resource Services Student Engagement, Executive Functioning, and FBA/BIP Development and Implementation MS, HS SE/Autism Course #89661 November 10- 122559 December 8 - 122727 January 12- 122728 February 9 - 122729 March 9 -122730 April 13 - 122731 May 11 -122732 4:00-5:00
Staff: Teachers working in Aspergers Programs Student Engagement, Executive Functioning, and FBA/BIP Development and Implementation MS, HS SE/Autism Course #89652 November 10- 122512 December 8 - 122513 January 12 - 122514 February 9 - 122515 March 9 - 122516 April 13 - 122518 May 11 - 122519 4:00-5:00
Staff: Teachers working in the Comprehensive Autism Preschool Program (CAPP) Student Engagement, Instructional Programming and Supporting the Behavioral Needs of Students Pre-K SE/Autism Course #89663 November 10-122560 December 8- 122734 January 12- 122735 February 9 - 122736 March 9 - 122737 April 13 - 122738 May 11 - 122739 4:00-5:00
Staff: Teachers working in Elementary Autism Programs - ALO Student Engagement, Instructional Programming and Supporting the Behavioral Needs of Students ES SE/Autism Course #89664 November 10- 12256 December 8 - 122740 January 12- 122741 February 9 -  122742 March 9 - 122743 April 13 - 122744 May 11 - 122745 4:00-5:00
Staff: Teachers working in Secondary Autism Programs - ALO Student Engagement, Instructional Programming and Supporting the Behavioral Needs of Students MS, HS SE/Autism Course #89666 November 10 - 122563 December 8 - 122746 January 12- 122747 February 9 -122748 March 9 -122749 April 13 - 122750 May 11-122751 4:00-5:00
Staff Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (Part 1) ES, MS, HS OSE PDO Course 89527
Staff, Students, Families Mental Health Awareness Week (variety of topics to watch). ES, MS, HS SFSE www.MCPSmentalhealth.org Asynchronous learning
Staff PREPaRE Workshop 1 , 3rd Edition: Comprehensive School Safety Planning; Prevention Through Recovery ES, MS, HS SFSE PDO:  88689
Staff PREPaRE Workshop 2, 3rd Edition: Mental Health Crisis Intervention: Responding to an Acute Traumatic Stressor in Schools ES, MS, HS SFSE
Staff Behavior Threat Assessment Teams ES, MS, HS SFSE PDO Course 87159
Staff and Families Youth Mental Health First Aid ES, MS, HS SFSE PDO Course 88514 (Sections TBD)
Administrators MCPS and community resources to support their staff and how to find them (since staff likely go to their supervisors for help, first) ES, MS, HS SFSE Learn More
Staff: PEP Pilot and Inclusive special educators and paraeducators Supporting the Development of Social-Emotional Skills in Pre-K Students with Disabilities Pre-K SE/PEP Course #89703 November 5, 2020January 2021
Staff: PEP full day teachers and paraeducators Supporting the Development of Social-Emotional Skills in Pre-K Students with Disabilities Pre-K SE/PEP Course #89701 November 5, 2020January 2021

Accessibility Tools for Instruction

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
Staff Making Everyday Curriculum Materials Accessible (CPD course) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS CPD/SE/HIAT PDO Course# 87696 October-November 2020 IN SESSION
Staff Assistive Technology Tools and Strategies to Support Executive Functioning in the Classroom (CPD course) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS CPD/SE/HIAT PDO Course #88634 October-December 2020 IN SESSION
Staff Accessibility 101: Selecting and Creating Accessible Materials (E-TIPS) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89194 Asynchronous
Staff Using Accessible Tools (E-TIPS) ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89195 Asynchronous
Staff Provisioning Accessible Books (E-TIPS) ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89197earAsynchronous
Staff Delivering Accessible Video Instruction (E-TIPS) ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89199 Asynchronous
Staff Grammarly-Teaching Editing One Piece at a Time ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89699November 5 12:30 pm
Staff Equatio- Making Math Digital and Accessible ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT PDO Course #89698 November 9 12:00 pm

Equity/CRT

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
Equity Matters Dialogues Pre-K, ES, MS, HS EIU Ongoing (search PDO)
How to talk about race Pre-K, ES, MS, HS EIU Learn More
How to Be an Antiracist Pre-K,ES, MS, HS EIU Learn More
Voces: Session 1 All EIU Learn More
Cycle of Socialization All EIU Learn More
Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Virtual Learning Environment All EIU Learn More
Fostering Hope in Turbulent Times All EIU https://rise.articulate.com/share/rQOZr1uwQzDr_xijeck5IxWa_FWdi3Wn
EIU: Courageous Conversations about Race Online Course All EIU 86941
 Cultural Proficiency and Implicit Bias Professional Learning for Employees New to MCPS All EIU 87612
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Instruction MS, HS OCIP-NEO Session PDO 89511

Onboarding, Induction, Mentoring, Communication & Collaboration

Audience Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course # for Staff
Date Available or
Link to Registration/Materials
New Staff Creating Conditions for Success through the Lens of Equity Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
For Identified Schools Becoming an Engaging, Equitable and Electric Online Educator (BEEEE) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS  PDO Course # 89606
Probationary Teachers Planning for Meaningful Instruction Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Probationary Special Education Teachers Planning for Success Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Probationary Teachers Title I Early Career Teacher Induction- Mastery Teaching for Equity Pre-K, ES DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Probationary Teachers NTT-01 All DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Teachers who are interested in becoming a mentor TOT-06 All DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Teachers who are interested in becoming a mentor TOT-02 All DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Teachers who are interested in becoming a mentor Mentor Forums All DPGS PDO Course # (In progress)
Supporting Services Staff Future Leaders: Preparing for Promotion (AM session) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO# 64469(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff SPT10: Future Leaders: Preparing for Promotion Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO# 87377 (Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Communicating Effectively in a Diverse World Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO# 89408 (Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Effective Writing Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO# 50713 Online
(November 30 - December 18)
Supporting Services Staff Leveraging Personalities and Communication in the Workplace Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 89403(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Getting Organized Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 51496 Online (November 12)
Supporting Services Staff Business English Grammar Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 50702(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Managing the Stress of Change Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 89560Online (November 17)
Supporting Services Staff Managing Change During Tumultuous Times Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 89563Online (November 18)
Supporting Services Staff Professionalism in the Workplace Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 89582Online (December 18)
Supporting Services Staff Self-Care: The Key to Balance and Wellness Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 88466 (Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Praxis Core: Reading, Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 87028(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Praxis Core: Writing Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 86532(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Praxis Core: Math Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 86020(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff 7 Habits of Highly Effective Supervisors Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 85167(Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)
Supporting Services Staff Building Resilience: how to find greater calmness, strength and hope during challenging times Pre-K, ES, MS, HS DPGS PDO # 89404 (Winter/Spring Dates: TBD)


For Families

Technology Training

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course #
for Staff
Student Account Information ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
How to log in to key applications (myMCPS Classroom, Zoom, ParentVUE) ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Navigating myMCPS Classroom ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Navigating ParentVUE
  • Setting up parent/student portal account
  • Accessing myMCPS Classroom via StudentVUE/ParentVUE
 
ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Additional courses ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
How to Sign In to A Chromebook All SFSE  

Curriculum Training

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course #
for Staff
Understanding Eureka Math ES CIP Resources on the Parent Resources page in the Eureka Math myMCPS classroom for use by schools
Understanding Benchmark Advance & Navigating the Benchmark Universe Platform ES CIP  
Understanding the instructional block ES, MS, HS CIP  
Understanding LearnZillion MS CIP  
Understanding StudySync MS CIP  
Navigating NWEA/MAP platform ES, MS, possibly HS CIP/OTI  

Social Emotional Well-Being and Coaching for Engagement/Success

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course #
for Staff
Mealtime Routines and Positive Behavior (For parents of students pursuing Alternate Learning Outcomes in discreet special education programs) ES, MS, HS SE/Extensions October 6 or 8, 2020
7:00-8:00 pm
Applying for and Obtaining Community Supports (For Families of students on Alternate Learning Outcomes in discreet special education programs) ES, MS, HS SE/Extensions September 29 or 30, 2020- 6:30-8:30 pm Meeting ID
meet.google.com/qhx-wnct-qif
Phone Numbers
(US)+1 260-297-0045
PIN: 428 107 077#
 
Supporting Parent Communication with Their Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) - Sign Language Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/D/HOH Synchronous and Asynchronous- Staff are working individually with families in their program to arrange schedules
Supporting Parent Communication with Their Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HOH) - Cued Speech Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/D/HOH Synchronous and Asynchronous- Staff are working individually with families in their program to arrange schedules
Mindful Moments Video Series

Addressing mindfulness strategies to support adult and student well-being
All SFSE Learn More
Waymaking Video Series

Addressing social emotional supports and student well-being
All SFSE Learn More
Parent Academy

Webinars, Virtual Chats, Video-Clips

Providing Families with tips, strategies and resources to support student well-being learning at home
All SFSE Learn More
Supporting Families with Their Students Experiencing Anxiety ES, MS, HS SE  
Executive Functioning Skills for Virtual Learning (For Families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in diploma-bound services) ES, MS, HS SE/Autism August 24, 26, 27
(Sessions will be 4 PM to 6 PM on the following dates 8/27,9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24) all other sessions will be from 7 PM to 9 PM)
Flexible Thinking Skills for Virtual Learning  (For Families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in diploma-bound services) ES, MS, HS SE/Autism September 1, 2, 3, 2020
(Sessions will be 4 PM to 6 PM on the following dates 8/27,9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24) all other sessions will be from 7 PM to 9 PM)
Building Independence for Virtual Learning  (For Families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in diploma-bound services) ES, MS, HS SE/Autism September 8, 9, 10, 2020
(Sessions will be 4 PM to 6 PM on the following dates 8/27,9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24) all other sessions will be from 7 PM to 9 PM)
Supporting Development of Social Skills and Navigation of Social Situations in the Virtual Learning Environment  (For Families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in diploma-bound services) ES, MS, HS SE/Autism September 14, 15, 17, 2020
(Sessions will be 4 PM to 6 PM on the following dates 8/27,9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24) all other sessions will be from 7 PM to 9 PM)
Supporting Your Child’s Self-regulation Skills during Virtual Learning (For Families of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in diploma-bound services) ES, MS, HS SE/Autism September 22, 23, 24, 2020
(Sessions will be 4 PM to 6 PM on the following dates 8/27,9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24) all other sessions will be from 7 PM to 9 PM)
Structuring the Home Environment for Successful Virtual Learning  (For Families of students in CAPP, elementary and secondary Autism programs) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/Autism For CAPP/ES - August 25, 26, 27, 2020
For MS/HS - August 24 and 25, 2020
All sessions are 6:30-8:30 pm
Strategies for Engagement and Student Fluency with Technology to Increase Participation in Virtual Learning (For Families of students in CAPP, elementary and secondary Autism programs) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/Autism For CAPP/ES -September 1, 2, 3, 2020
For MS/HS -August 31 and September 1, 2020
All sessions are 6:30-8:30 pm
Addressing Challenging Behaviors during Virtual Learning and in the Home Environment (For Families of students in CAPP, elementary and secondary Autism programs) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/Autism For CAPP/ES -September 8, 9 10, 2020
For MS/HS - September 7 and 8, 2020
All sessions are 6:30-8:30 pm
Increasing Functional Communication for Virtual Learning and Success in the Home Environment (For Families of students in CAPP, elementary and secondary Autism programs) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/Autism For CAPP/ES- September 15, 16, 17, 2020
For MS/HS - - September 14 and 15, 2020
All sessions are 6:30-8:30 pm
Self-care in the Home Environment (For Families of students in CAPP, elementary and secondary Autism programs) Pre-K, ES, MS, HS SE/Autism For CAPP/ES - September 22, 23, 24, 2020
For MS/HS -September 21 and 22, 2020
All sessions are 6:30-8:30 pm
Overview of accessibility tools in MCPS Gr 3 - 12 SE/HIAT Coming soon - early September
Using speech to text Gr 3-12 SE/HIAT Coming soon - early September
Text-to-speech as an accommodation and a learning tool ES, MS, HS SE/HIAT Coming soon - early September
Accessibility tools for ALO students ES, MS, HS SE/InterACT Coming soon - mid September Asynchronous

Accessibility Tools for Instruction

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
Using text to speech and speech to text and word prediction with curriculum materials MS, HS SE/HIAT

For Students

Technology Training

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
PDO Course #
for Staff
Student Account Information ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
How to log in to key applications (myMCPS Classroom, Zoom, ParentVUE) ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Navigating myMCPS Classroom ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Navigating ParentVUE
  • Setting up parent/student portal account
  • Accessing myMCPS Classroom via StudentVUE/ParentVUE
 
ES, MS, HS OTI Parent Webinar Series
Engaging in live sessions with Zoom ES, MS, HS OTI Back to School Conference

Curriculum Training

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
Understanding Eureka Math ES CIP
Understanding Benchmark Advance & Navigating the Benchmark Universe Platform ES CIP
Understanding the instructional block ES, MS, HS CIP
Understanding LearnZillion MS CIP
Understanding StudySync MS CIP

Social Emotional Well-Being and Coaching for Engagement/Success

Topic School
Level
Coordinating
Office
Socially Relevant Social and Emotional Discussions for Students! ES, MS, HS DPGS

For SEL Independent Professional Learning

Topic Resource(s) Summary
Social/Emotional Learning in the (Online) Classroom

Webinars

 
1. CASEL 1.  CASEL, The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning offers weekly webinars on various SEL topics as well as general information about SEL Competencies, Approaches, Impact, and SEL as a Lever for Equity.
2. “Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) at a Distance&rdquo 2. This webinar from edWeb includes “strategies and activities to transition SEL from the face-to-face setting to remote learning.” It also addresses building relationships with students and families and sustaining the learning community in a virtual setting.
Reopening and The First Week of School

Webinars

1. “Tier 1 Social, Emotional and Behavioral Supports to Restart Learning During a Crisis”

1. This webinar from edWeb describes effective Tier 1 Social-Emotional and Behavior (SEB) supports and how to implement them as well as the evidence base for such supports.

Articles/Books

1. “5 Tips for Supporting Students Socially and Emotionally During Distance Learning

1. This article from Understood.org provides five practical ways to “support students socially and emotionally even if they’re not physically in [the] classroom every day.” It is the last article in a Back to School for Educators series about building relationships and includes links to other helpful information. Another helpful article is  “How to Begin Positive Relationships With Families: 8 Tips to Try” which is the third article in the series.

2. “Creative Ways Teachers Are Building Classroom Community Online

2. WeAreTeachers shares some creative ideas for creating community and building relationships in an online setting. This article features specific ideas and includes examples from teachers.

3. “Five Ways to Build Community in Online Classrooms

3. Though written in 2018, this article from Faculty Focus offers some fundamentals for building community digitally, such as communicating openly and often, encouraging interaction, and “bring[ing] the outside in.”

4. “Top 13 Ways To Create Community In Online Classes & Courses

4. This article discusses “why creating a community for your online course is important and several ideas for how to go about establishing and growing your course community” with strategies to get your students motivated, involved, and interacting with you and each other.

Collections

1. Virtual Community Building 1. This guide is an assortment of ideas to build community under various categories such as collaboration, celebrations, games, and more and includes both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities.

2. Engaging Students Remotely

2. This is a helpful infographic featuring short explanations of various applications and programs teachers can use to get students engaged virtually. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it provides a good starting point both in terms of tools teachers can use and general ideas for how teachers can engage students.

Other

A. Articles

How Student Agency Can Ease the Pain of Remote Learning and Teaching

A1 Learner agency is “characterized by the ability for students to set and pursue their own learning goals.” This article discusses how fostering learner agency can be beneficial for both students and teachers, and includes some ideas on how to leverage that agency.

B. Guides

MSDE Guide for Emotional Well-Being

B1. This is an MSDE Educators’ Guide including information and resources regarding trauma, substance abuse, suicide help, domestic violence, and other factors affection emotional and mental health.