Maryland State Department of Education - May 9
Teachers of Promise Program
The Teachers of Promise Program (TOP) and Institute began in 2007 as an outgrowth of the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program, a program of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The goals of this program are to encourage our best and brightest college students to teach in Maryland and to provide a transition from student to first year teacher. The program capitalizes on the expertise of Teachers of the Year and other award-winning educators by matching them with promising pre-service seniors from Maryland colleges and universities. These are students that demonstrate high academic achievement and teaching skills as evidenced by their grades and student teaching.
Mentors and protégés work together online during the spring and summer transition period until the new teachers are placed in their schools. The Teachers of Promise Institute has grown considerably over the years and currently 22 colleges and universities participate. The program includes a one-day Institute, supported by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the Maryland Independent Colleges and University Association (MICUA), Maryland State Education Association (MSEA), and SMART Technologies. Institute costs are therefore covered for all participants.
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Powerful Connections: Research, Policy, and Practice
The Data Summit aims to connect education professionals from across Maryland to share implementation experiences, latest research, and local initiatives. Participants will hear from local, state and national leaders on ways to bridge research, policy, and practice and the power of using data to enhance education for every student.
Who should attend?
Anyone involved in education data or decision making—from pre-K through postsecondary—will find sessions to enhance their skills and knowledge. Research and evaluation coordinators, institutes of higher education, superintendents, school and central office administrators, accountability coordinators, career and technology education specialists, curriculum specialists, early childhood specialists, special education specialists, and local education agency data specialists will all and workshops of value.
Edcamp Maryland - Registration Now Open!
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Apply to be an EGATE School!!!
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MSDE Online Courses
Summer Online Course Booklet: http://bit.ly/Summer2016catalog
Registration for MSDE online courses will run from April 4-May 25. All courses offer CPD credit. These asynchronous online courses allow for learning in a flexible way. For more information, click here.
Registration still open for Peer Coaching Collaborative
Maryland Collaborative Model for Peer Coaching (MdCMPC)
Career Research and Development (CRD) 3rd Annual Summer Teacher Training Institute
June 27-28, 2016
Put Some STEAM in Your STEM
Leading national experts from science, art, law and policy will present "PUT SOME STEAM IN YOUR STEM! A New Multidisciplinary Workshop on Teaching Climate Change” on June 27, 2016 at the idyllic Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center in Jefferson, Maryland (west of Baltimore or about a 1 hour drive northwest of Washington, DC). The 1-day workshop is sponsored by Honoring the Future, a nonprofit climate education project that has partnered with the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and college, high school and middle school programs to create inspiring educational programs on climate change: www.honoringthefuture.org
Here is a link to the webpage with more information about the workshop: Teachers & Climate Change | Honoring the Future
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent the form. (It’s a simple, 1 pager). Registrations are due no later than May 25, 2016, but early applications are encouraged to ensure space. The $50/person registration fee includes lunch and all workshop handouts.
Letters about Literature (LAL) Writing Contest
Opportunities for Teachers from the University of Maryland
The two professional learning opportunities below are being facilitated by Maria Salvadore, who has served on and chaired various book award committees, including the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, and the Caldecott Committee. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, a reviewer for School Library Journal and Capitol Choices, and a former member of ALA’s Notable Children’s Book Committee.
Maryland Association of School Business Officials
The 64th Annual ASBO MD&DC Spring Conference in Ocean City.
The committees have been working hard to plan a conference that is full of learning opportunities – 48 top quality, thought-provoking education sessions; an expanded exhibit floor with opportunities to learn about the latest products and services offered by our valued business partners; dynamic General Session speakers; and keynote speakers Sam Glenn and Willow Sweeney. There will be networking opportunities to catch up with colleagues and to meet new ones.
For more information: http://asbo.org/content.php?page=Spring_Conferenece
Reading Summit for Educators
July 14th, 2016
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The Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) has finalized its spring and summer Educator Workshops schedule!
DHF’s Maker Workshops for Educators are designed to introduce educators to emerging technologies so that they can help their students to be creators, and not just consumers. The knowledge gained in the workshops can be applied to a variety of age groups and across content areas from math and science, to english and technology. Teach storytelling and entry level coding after Interactive Games for Educators, learn how to collect and analyze data about the surrounding world using simple electronics and networks in Internet of Things (IoT) for Educators or help your students visualize and start making in three dimensions (and bring home a 3D printer for your school) in 3D Printing for Educators*. Prepare your students for a creative, technical world, and have fun learning how to do it! Workshops generally take place Friday evening and Saturday during the school year, and are held mid-week during the summer. To view workshop details, dates, and registration, please visit http://bit.ly/DHFevents1
*This workshop, along with our Making for Educators is approved for MSDE CPD credit.
Learning Forward Award & Scholarship
Application Due: May 20, 2016
Application Due: May 15th
The goal of the Dr. Edna May Merson Scholarship of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland is to encourage and provide support for those working toward Administrator I Certification. The scholarship is named in honor of the first Executive Director of CEASOM.
Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to those professionals pursuing advanced course work/programs at institutions of higher education. Up to two scholarships per year will be awarded. Applications must be submitted in time to reach our organization before the deadline. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Complete applications must include the form, two letters of reference, official transcripts, and educational goal essays.
For the 2015-2016 year an honorable mention scholarship in the amount of $500.00 was awarded thanks to profits received from our Common Ground 2015 Conference. It is hoped we will be able to continue this practice in future years.
To apply for the scholarship: http://www.ceasom.org/scholarships/