Professional Learning

MCPS Professional Learning

The mission of MCPS Professional Learning is for all staff to engage in continual professional growth opportunities that will enable them to provide a safe and innovative learning environment that inspires, engages, and challenges all students.  Learning opportunities will be aligned to the division goals and the needs indicated by staff in the PD Needs Assessment.

MCPS Professional Learning

MCPS Self-Paced Schoology Courses

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#MCPSAlwaysLearning

The PD Hub provides a variety of learning opportunities that are organized into pathways and include PD on Demand, Resources, and Teacher Spotlights.

Digging into Keys to Instruction

This self-paced course is an exploration of the MCPS Keys to Instruction. The four keys include Gale Virtual Library, PBLworks, Learning-Focused, and Ellevation.

Foundations of a PLC

This course will provide you with information regarding effective team collaboration, the functions of a team, and the characteristics of an effective professional learning community. The course is set up into four modules that are organized into folders. Each module contains videos, articles, reflection activities, and/or discussion posts.

Getting Googley with It

This in-depth course provides you with all the How-To information regarding Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Draw, Google Forms, and Google Jamboard. Each topic is broken down into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels.

Inclusive Practices: Maximizing the Potential of All Students

In this course, you will learn about increasing inclusive practices within the classroom. The module includes inclusive practices terminology, activities relating to the myths surrounding inclusive practices as well as activities about enhancing your collaborative teaching experience. This course is good for all teachers and includes information pertaining to English Language Learners, students with disabilities, and advanced and gifted learners.

MCPS How to Ellevation

This course provides detailed instructions on how to leverage Ellevation as an instructional tool to enhance differentiated instruction. There are videos and activities to guide the exploration of the various components of Ellevation.

MCPS How to Google

This course provides information on Google, a free suite of easy-to-use tools that provide a flexible and secure foundation for learning, collaboration, and communication.

MCPS How To Nearpod

Nearpod is the premier platform for embedding student activities and assessments into an interactive presentation. This MCPS self-paced Schoology course is geared towards all levels of Nearpod users. Start in a module that best fits your interests/level of knowledge.

Are you an avid Nearpod user?  Become a Nearpod Certified Educator!

MCPS How To Remind

This course provides information about Remind; a communication platform that helps educators reach students and parents.

MCPS How To Schoology

This course provides the basic information about Schoology, the Learning Management System (LMS) used by MCPS.

MCPS How to WeVIDEO

This course provides information on WeVideo,  the online video editor used by MCPS

MCPS How to ZOOM

This course provides information on Zoom,  the video conferencing platform used by MCPS.