Washington County Public Schools

Professional Learning Opportunities

Centralized Professional Learning

Weekly one hour professional learning sessions for 20 WCPS teachers. The location of these sessions will be at the Center for Educational Learning (CES) from 4:15 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. on Wednesdays.

October Sessions

November Sessions

December Sessions

January Sessions

February Sessions - Engagement with Poverty in Mind

February/March Sessions for iTeams


May Sessions

Summer Workshops and MSDE Courses for WCPS

Semester and annual classes that are representative of system needs and required courses for teacher certification. Courses will be advertised in August, January and May.

Summer MSDE Courses - open on May 1

Twitter chats

Bimonthly one hour Twitter Chats are held on the first and third Tuesdays from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Join us to discuss current topics in leading and learning. Everyone is welcome! #wcpsmdchat

October Sessions

November Sessions

December Sessions

January Sessions

February Sessions

March Sessions

April Sessions

May Sessions

Modules (NEW AT WCPS)

Training modules will be accessible by all WCPS employees via the portal. The majority of these modules will support accessing and maximizing devices and programs.

Click here to view modules

New Teacher Induction Program

Bimonthly and monthly trainings hosted for new teachers by county mentors at four locations with a focus on the Framework for Teaching.

New Teacher Induction Website

Supervisor Led Professional Learning

Supervisors and Content Specialists will focus on content specific professional learning throughout the year. Click on the month to see what opportunities are available.


Math Webinar Series from MSDE

Physical Education Professional Development from PE Central

Collaborative Planning

Sessions for collaborative planning are designed by teachers in coordination with principals, content specialists, or supervisors to meet the needs of planning and implementing new or existing curriculum that align to to CCRS. Participants will need to commit to all sessions. Please contact Joni Burkhart burkhjon@wcps.k12.md.us if you are interested in starting a collaborative planning session.

ICP Session - Four sessions are being formed for ICP teachers to connect, collaborate and backward map for ICP. Please contact Jen Aydelotte at aydeljen@wcps.k12.md.us

ERO Registration

All registration for Professional Learning Opportunities will be done through the Electronic Registration System (ERO). This system will help help teachers to register and to track professional development. The system will indicate your registration status or if you have been placed on a wait list.

Link to ERO

Screenshots to troubleshoot registration issues

Maryland State Department of Education

Check out the professional learning resources and opportunities that are available from MSDE.

MD Website Information