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Maryland Teacher Professional Development

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Register NOW for Online Course The Gifted Learner!
Register Soon for Summer Courses!

Time is running out to register for the spring section of MSDE's great online professional learning course The Gifted Learner! This three-credit course starts May 5 and ends June 22. To register, go to https://msde.blackboard.com and click on Registration Instructions in the upper right corner.

If summer is your favorite time to take engaging courses, it’s time to check out the list of 28 great online professional learning courses that MSDE and MPT have lined up for this summer.

Even better, check out the seven new courses in this group that MSDE is running as its Summer Specials. These courses are available to certified Maryland public school educators for the low price of just $25 each—you pay only the non-refundable registration fee! Each course focuses on making the instructional shifts in a specific content area and grade band that are required by Maryland’s new College and Career-Ready Standards. Funding that makes the reduced course cost possible for our seven Summer Specials comes from our state’s federal Race to the Top grant.

Check out all of MSDE's and MPT's summer courses by clicking on this link now, or by clicking in the upper right corner of the MSDE Blackboard® Learn welcome page at https://msde.blackboard.com. Either way, you are one click away from viewing the combined MSDE and MPT (Thinkport) list of Summer 2014 Online Professional Development Courses.

Hint: Note the specific date that registration opens for the course/s you want most—and set a reminder alarm on your phone for that date! Once it arrives, simply return to https://msde.blackboard.com, credit card at hand, and click on Course Registration to access the easy-to-follow directions.

Online Teacher Professional Development Contact:
Sheila LoCastro, Instructional Technology Specialist
Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunities

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Contact Information
Cecilia J. Roe
Director of Instructional Assessment and Professional Development
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0574
Email:  croe@msde.state.md.us
Heather Lageman, Teacher Effectiveness Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:  410-767-0892
Email:  hlageman@msde.state.md.us
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