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Current Best Practices in School Library Media - Part 2
 
The newly adopted Maryland School Library Media Standards for Learners, Librarians, and Libraries detail practices to empower School Library Media Specialists to transform teaching and learning. They enable school librarians to influence and lead in their schools, systems, and the state and to develop plans that meet today's educational landscape for learners, school librarians, and school libraries. The book study is designed to guide participants in a more in-depth investigation of current practices in School Library media services. Through reading, discussion, and journaling, participants will gain familiarity with how these standards support teaching and learning. In addition, each week, participants will examine a Shared Foundation in-depth and will submit an activity to demonstrate their learning.

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Familiarity with the Maryland School Library Media Standards for Learners, Librarians, and Libraries is necessary to ensure success in this course.

Required text:
National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. ALA Editions, an Imprint of the American Library Association, 2018. The cost for the text is separate from any cost for the course.

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Dates Dates: February 23 - March 29 - The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 19 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Early Talent Development
 
Note: There are limited seats in this course therefore, before you register, please consider the time commitment that is involved. Participants are expected to login to the course 4-5 times per week and spend approximately 5 hours on coursework each week.


Early Talent Development is a three-credit CPD course that marries two fields of study, early childhood and gifted education. Research and application of theories will yield participants' expertise in developing and assessing the strengths of every child, including students with diverse needs and students of under-served populations. Sharing strategies will give way to revealing children's potential, such as creative, critical thinking, questioning, and problem-solving. In addition, participants will increase observation skills while learning the needs of a primary-age gifted student.

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Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 11 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Elementary Mathematics: Fractions Part B
 
This course will provide teachers from grades 3-5 the opportunity to plan and deliver effective instruction utilizing UDL strategies and the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards in the domain for Number and Operations Fractions. This course builds on the concepts and understandings found in Fraction Fundamentals-Part A.

NOTE: Fraction Fundamentals: Part A is not a required pre-requisite for this course.



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Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education
 
Note: There are limited seats in this course therefore, before you register, please consider the time commitment that is involved. Participants are expected to login to the course 4-5 times per week and spend approximately 5 hours on coursework each week.


Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education is a four-credit CPD survey course that addresses gifted and talented education history, theories, pedagogy, identification tools and processes, and instructional models. The course also provides participants with a glimpse into the unique learning characteristics and the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students, including twice exceptional students and students in historically underrepresented groups.
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Dates Dates: February 16 - May 10. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 6 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Helping All Students Succeed in PE and IEP
 
Helping All Students Succeed in PE and the IEP Process is intended for physical education teachers and other school personnel interested in increasing their knowledge regarding adapted physical education. This course will focus on federal and state legislation, assessment tools for determining whether a student qualifies for Adapted Physical Education, along with IEP goal-setting and reporting. More
Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
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Middle School Ratios & Proportional Relationships
 
This in-depth course assists middle school mathematics teachers in planning and delivering effective instruction on ratios and proportional relationships in their Grades 6-8 classrooms. This 45-hour online course is designed to enhance content knowledge and instructional practice for teaching the Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards for Mathematics (MCCRSM), focusing on the Ratio and Proportional Relationships domain and standards from other domains that support Ratio and Proportional Relationships. More
Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Online Teaching in Maryland (OTM)
 
This newly updated online course prepares participants to facilitate asynchronous online courses for students and other educators. Readings, hands-on activities, discussions, role-playing, and other activities support learning the pedagogy behind successful online learning, teaching, and assessment. In addition, practice in the course's "Sandbox" helps participants apply their knowledge and utilize the course features of MSDE's Learning Management System.

PREREQUISITE: It is recommended that participants have had at least one online experience.
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Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Social and Emotional Learning for Maryland Educators
 
Note: There are limited seats in this course therefore, before you register, please consider the time commitment that is involved. Participants are expected to login to the course 4-5 times per week and spend approximately 5 hours on coursework each week.


The course aligns with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework for social-emotional learning. CASEL is a widely-recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning. Participants will build a foundational understanding of how social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are essential to and inseparable from student learning. In addition, participants will explore examples of how others implement SEL, learn strategies to apply in your classroom, and share ideas with colleagues throughout the state of Maryland.
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Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
Transforming Teaching in a Virtual Blended Environment
 
Note: There are limited seats in this course therefore, before you register, please consider the time commitment that is involved. Participants are expected to login to the course 4-5 times per week and spend approximately 5 hours on coursework each week.


Transforming Teaching in a Virtual Blended Environment is a 3-credit asynchronous class designed to prepare Maryland educators to facilitate virtual blended learning courses for students. Participants will examine best practices for facilitating asynchronous and synchronous learning through various project-based learning activities that extend over nine weeks and develop an action plan for a virtual blended course based on the principles and knowledge gained from the course content.
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Dates Dates: February 23 - April 26. The online courses are asynchronous. The start and end dates represent the first and last date of the semester, not the meeting dates.
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Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 20 seats
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