Curriculum Corner

Updates from Vicky McCann, ADW Director for Curriculum

Summer Institute 2019 On-Site Classes

for Non-public School Teachers and Administrators in Maryland

​$60 non-refundable fee per week-long classes, which will be eligible for 3 MSDE credits for recertification.

$15 for short half-day PreK class.

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Week 1: June 17 to 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Pius X Regional School, Bowie

  • Creating Engaging Environments that Support Social/Emotional Growth

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 credits. Syllabus coming soon Textbook

  • Inclusion: Accessible Education for All

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 credits.​ No Textbook. Syllabus

  • Making it Meaningful with Multimedia: Teaching with Creativity No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 credits.​

  • Using STEM in the Classroom to Develop Problem-Solving Skills No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 credits.​

  • Your School Is Going 1:1, Are You Ready? No Textbook. Syllabus

    • June 17 to 20, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 3 credits.​

​Also held at St. Pius X Regional School in Bowie will be 8 short training classes geared towards preK teachers. These trainings are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education – Office of Child Care Credentialing and provide participants with Core of Knowledge Hours.

  • Becoming Curious: Strengthening Communication Skills

    • Monday June 17, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • ​Early childhood educators at every level of care engage in conversations with children, families, and coworkers on a regular basis. These conversations range from funny and light to more serious or even confrontational. This training is designed to provide teachers with strategies that they can use to enhance their interactions with others. Participants will explore how curiosity plays a role in communication and will work through a series of activities designed to build curiosity in the context of communication.

  • Developmental Delays

    • Monday June 17, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This training provides participants with knowledge and strategies for teaching children with developmental delays. Participants review characteristics of typical child development from birth through five, discuss “red flags,” developmental screening tools, developmental delays and adaptations to assist children with developmental delays. Through interactive simulations, participants will gain an understanding of the challenges children with developmental delays face and have an opportunity to develop accommodations they can utilize in their classrooms.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices

    • Tuesday June 18, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training provides participants with an overview of developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and shares practical strategies for creating inviting environments for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Learning centers are an effective way to create an ideal classroom environment. Participants will learn how to use classroom learning centers and have opportunities to teach each other about these areas. This training provides many tips for creating fun and engaging learning opportunities for children.

  • Creating a Social Connection: Learning to Write Social Stories to Help all Children Be Successful in a Variety of Settings

    • Tuesday June 18, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training will provide participants with a complete introduction to the concept of Carol Gray's Social Stories. Social stories were originally created for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in order to increase their ability to take in "social information," also known as pragmatics or pragmatic language. Social stories are also beneficial to all children because of their sentence structure, content and use of pictures and so participants will learn how social stories can be beneficial to all children in their care. Participants will first learn about, and then practice writing, the different types of sentences that are often included in social stories and then write a complete social story about an activity or skill that will impact a child or children in their care.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Art

    • Wednesday June 19, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This training teaches participants how to implement a developmentally appropriate art curriculum and how to create an environment where art is an integral part of the day. It explores visual arts, how to implement a variety of art experiences for children of all ages, and the educator’s role in facilitating creative art activities and engaging children in conversations. It also provides strategies for involving parents in art activities at school and in the community.

  • Building Early Literacy through Expressive Arts

    • Wednesday June 19​, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This training builds participants’ knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the expressive arts can enhance children’s literacy. Participants learn specific and practical strategies for promoting literacy skills through movement, play, music and visual arts. These strategies will assist teachers in creating learning environments which promote knowledge acquisition, creativity and positive self-esteem for all children, including those with special needs.

  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice for School Age Children

    • Thursday, June 20, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This interactive training provides participants with an overview of developmentally appropriate practices, as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and shares practical strategies for creating a curriculum for school age and mixed age groups of children of all developmental ages and stages. Participants will learn how to implement individualized lessons that employ developmentally appropriate practices. This training provides many tips for creating fun and engaging learning opportunities for children. Setting up learning/interest areas appropriate and engaging for school age children and mixed age groups will be shared. Turn any type of area from a classroom to a cafeteria into an engaging age appropriate environment.

  • Building Classroom Communities

    • Thursday, June 20, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. $15 registration fee.

    • This training addresses the various components involved in creating a supportive classroom community. In such a classroom environment, teachers and children come to know and care about each other and develop mutual regard and concern for each other, so that everyone can learn and grow. The training explores the three major leadership styles and their impact on a classroom, and it demonstrates how to utilize essential skills for building positive relationships between all staff and children. Throughout the training, the elements of a caring classroom community are identified. It ends with practical strategies to create a personalized action plan for building a classroom community in your current classroom.

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St. John the Evangelist School, Severna Park

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Next Generation Teaching & Learning No Textbook.Syllabus

    • A hybrid class that will meet onsite Monday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and Thursday, June 20 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. All other time will be online. 3 credits.​

Online Classes

Session 1: June 17 to 27, 2019

  • Blended Learning - Station-Rotation Model
  • Assessment for Reading Instruction
  • Google Apps in Education
  • Methods of Reading Instruction
  • Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area Part 1
  • Using Science Inquiry in the Classroom
  • Using Student Assessment Choice to Motivate Student Learning
  • Utilizing Today’s Technology in the 21st Century Classroom
  • Utilizing Today’s Technology in the Non and Emergent Reader Classroom

Session 2: June 24 to July 5, 2019

  • Internet Resources, Safety and Ethics
  • Using Learning Targets to Guide Student Success
  • Google Apps in Education
  • Materials for Reading Instruction
  • Methods of Teaching Reading in the Content Area Part 2
  • Processes and Acquisition of Reading
  • Meeting the Needs of the Highly Abled
  • Using Technology in the STEM Classroom
Register for the Summer Institute

Wondering what ACTIVITIES are in Frontline Professional Learning Management System (PLMS)?

Resources are now available on the ADW Teacher Site: https://sites.google.com/site/adwteacher/professional-development/framework-for-teaching


1) Interactive PDF - Clicking each component will list the corresponding activities in Frontline PLMS.

2) Entire Activity Catalog - Perfect for printing and placing in your faculty lounge.

3) How-To video for principals on how to pre-register faculty in an activity

4) How-To video for principals and teachers on how to find and take an activity

Maryland STEM Festival

The Maryland STEM Festival runs from October 10th through November 11th. The theme is Space and Flight. Their official poster is attached to use and distribute. If you would like hard copes of the poster to hang and or their bookmarks in the fall, please reach to Phil Rogofsky, Director, at mdstemfest@gmail.com.

Holocaust Education Opportunity: Big Sonia

ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office is proud to announce a free professional development opportunity for educators interested in deepening their skillset related to Holocaust education.


On June 18th, 2019 from 9:00AM-3:00PM, ADL is proud to offer a Holocaust Education Summer Institute featuring a variety of educational resources and tools to provide meaningful, engaging lessons on the Holocaust. During this institute, attendees will view Big Sonia, a film about Sonia Warshawski, one of the few remaining Holocaust-survivors in Kansas City who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. In addition to viewing the film, participants will be trained in Echoes & Reflections—a curriculum developed by ADL, the USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem—three world leaders in Holocaust education. This free and engaging curriculum helps educators navigate the lessons and history of the Holocaust to deliver accessible and dynamic lessons for their students.


Please see this flyer to learn more about this opportunity. This program will be held at ADL’s Regional Office in Downtown Washington, DC. For educators outside the greater Washington, DC area, travel reimbursement is available. Registration is on a first come first serve basis, so please reserve your seat today! Please email mmagner@adl.org to confirm your registration by Friday, June 14th.

MSDE Thinkport Online Courses

Classes offered by Thinkport.org.