Professional Learning Opportunities

Newsletter published by CCPS Staff Development


Many of the professional learning opportunities below can be used as artifacts for Domain 4. Consider some of the possibilities below.

Scroll through this newsletter for both credit and non-credit bearing learning opportunities, workshops, classes, scholarship opportunities and other professional learning announcements. Man

Click on the link below to check out Professional Learning Opportunities being offered in Carroll County. Easily navigate to courses, workshops, or seminars you are interested in by browsing through the topics under 'Select Course Clusters'.


NEW COURSES....Just Added...Seats still available!

Reading in the Content Area Part I - Feb 23rd – May 3rd, 5 pm – 7:30 pm, 3 CPD credits

Reading in the Content Area Part II- Feb 25th – May 5th, 5 pm – 7:30 pm, 3 CPD credits

Framework for Understanding Poverty - April 30th & May 7th, 8 am – 4 pm, 1 CPD credit

Click on the Following Link for Details: https://ccpsportal.ccps.wan/professionaldevelopment/default.aspx

MSDE Spring 2016 Course Catalog

Registration is now open for online courses offered through MSDE, Maryland Public Television, and McDaniel College.

To view the Spring 2016 catalog, click on the link below:

MSDE Approved Courses for Teachers

CCC is offering the following courses starting the first week of February 2016. The courses meet MSDE Teacher re-certification and conditional teacher certification requirements.

Contact Susan Seis for information:

EDUC 130-65, Introduction to Special Education

EDUC 201-01, Process and Acquisition of Reading

EDUC 203-75, Reading in the Content Areas/Part 2

EDUC 206-65, Materials for Teaching Reading

EDUC 220-65, Assessment in Education

PSYC-210, Human Development through the Life Span

Edcamp Maryland 2016 - Registration is now OPEN!

Registration for Edcamp Maryland is now open. On February 15th, MSDE is hosting 4 locations across the state to support teachers in discussion, collaboration, and networking. YOU are invited to attend one of these Edcamps. Space is limited.

Register at:

What is EdCamp? How can it help me professionally grow?

Click on the grey box below to see a short video about the power of Edcamps.

Financial Literacy in the Elementary Class

Wednesday, February 17

Register at:

Technology Tuesday

Join the Maryland English/Language Arts team Tuesday afternoons to explore how Technology and ELA can be used together in the classroom with students.

To register click here:

MATH WEBINARS - Every Week in March at 4:00

Using Technology to Support the Learner-Centered Mathematics Classroom

Tuesday, March 1

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Using Close Reading Strategies to Solve Math Word Problems

Wednesday, March 9

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Questioning and Discussion Techniques in the Elementary Math Classroom

Wednesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 23

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What does the PARCC Assessment Ask Students To Do? How Can you help your students to be better prepared for the test format?

Wednesday, March 30

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PARCC Resources and Updates

Understanding the Score

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Wilhelm Scholarship

Any full-time teacher in the Carroll County Public School System may be nominated for one of three $300 scholarships towards continuing education that will a direct impact on classroom instruction.

Click on the link below for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity from McDaniel

CCPS Staff Development

Jeff Alisauckas, Supervisor Teacher & Leadership Development

Jamie Weaver, Coordinator Teacher Induction