New Teacher Resource Portal

Ann Stuckey, Supervisor                                                        Judy Bisasky, Administrative Secretary

Teacher Development
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Jefferson Building – Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-6490
Fax: 410-296-3025

While most information relevant to employees is located on the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Intranet, new teachers who do not yet have BCPS email accounts can find important information about induction and teacher support on this Web page.

New Teacher Orientation

  • August 20, 2019 participate in all-day professional growth activities at your assigned school/location
  • August 21 and 22, 2019 attend an orientation experience at Perry Hall High School including:
    • welcoming remarks
    • culturally responsive practice session
    • curriculum content sessions
    • classroom management session
    • professional conduct session
    • teacher evaluation session
    • ESOL session
    • BCPS Offices and Benefit Partners
    • lunch and networking
  • Registration information is provided to new hires through the onboarding process and to new teachers who missed the prior New Teacher Orientation via email. New teachers who are eligible to attend but have not received information through on boarding or email should contact our office for assistance.

New Teacher Induction Course ​
Unraveling the Mysteries of the CIA (Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment) is a free three credit Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. Participants will meet once a month from October through June to explore culturally responsive instruction, effective classroom management strategies that promote student achievement, and student engagement. They will use state and national standards to design long-range and differentiated instructional plans that focus on enduring learning.

After School Workshops for Non-Tenured Teachers ​
Non-tenured teachers are invited to attend workshops as part of the New Teacher Induction Program. The Department of Organizational Development, in collaboration with content offices within the Division of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Student Support Services, is offering a series of workshops to support new and newly hired teachers. Additionally, one teacher leader from each school (as determined by the principal) is invited to accompany non-tenured teachers. A list of workshops held between September 2019 and May 2020 is now available.
Workshops will be offered from September 2019 through May 2020. Times, topics, and locations will vary. Attendees will be paid an hourly stipend for attending.

Interested participants must register for the workshops by logging into BCPS One, selecting the Professional Learning tile, and then selecting the Registration System tile. Workshops are titled "New Teacher Induction Workshops" and can be found in the Workshops – Registration Catalog.

Fall and/or Spring Seminar ​
Non-tenured teachers are invited to attend a seminar one day in the fall and/or spring. The seminar is typically held at the Loyola Graduate Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Participants benefit from a choice of sessions which may include using data and digital content, maker learning, developing a positive classroom climate, domain 4, maintaining a professional certificate, managing intense student behaviors, creating a learner-centered environment, integrating technology into instruction, formative assessment strategies, preparing for parent conferences, differentiated instructional strategies, and managing stress and handling conflict. Interested participants should look for registration directions in the weekly bulletin.

PAR Program (Peer Assistance and Review)
Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) is a nationally recognized program that was designed to improve teacher quality, to increase teacher retention and to ultimately increase student achievement. The PAR Program is a collaborative initiative among TABCO, the Teacher's Association of Baltimore County, CASE, the Counsel of Administrative and Supervisory Employees, and Baltimore County Schools.  PAR is a collaboration between labor (teachers) and management (administrators). In this program, Consulting Teachers (CTs) provide the consistent support necessary to empower teachers new to BCPS without prior teaching experience to positively influence student successes.

STAT Teacher ​
There is one STAT Teacher in every school who provides professional development opportunities including coaching to all teachers.

Office of Organizational Development logo