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Teacher Development

Deborah Piper, Coordinator                                                                       Ann Stuckey, Supervisor
Natasha Romesburg, Program Assistant                        Judy Bisasky, Administrative Secretary


Teacher Development
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Jefferson Building – Lower Level
Baltimore, MD 21204
Phone: 443-809-0363
Fax: 410-296-3025

The Office of Teacher Development supports teachers from pre-service preparation through induction to mastery and teacher leadership opportunities. Deborah Piper serves as the Coordinator for this office.

INTERNS
‚ÄčBaltimore County Public Schools partners with local institutions of higher education (IHE) through the Professional Development Schools (PDS) Program. These collaborative partnerships prepare pre-service teachers and other professionals and use a strategic planning process to provide professional learning opportunities for interns, mentor teachers, and IHE faculty. Interns can be placed in schools that are not professional development schools. IHE placement coordinators may contact the Office of Teacher Development directly to request internship placements for prospective candidates. Colleges and Universities should submit the Baltimore County Public Schools Internship Application to the Department of Organizational Development. Please follow the procedures for intern access to the BCPS One LMS for Professional Development Schools (PDS) and non-Professional Development Schools.

NEW TEACHERS
The BCPS New Teacher Induction Program provides comprehensive support to newly hired teachers. New teachers are invited to participate in summer orientation, a daytime fall seminar, and after school workshops throughout the school year. Workshops are differentiated by teaching level (elementary, middle and high school) and content. Stipends are offered for activities that occur outside of the duty day. Consulting Teachers in the Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program managed by the BCPS's Office of Staff Relations provide support for new teachers without prior teaching experience throughout the school system. For more information, visit the New Teacher Resource Portal.

ALL TEACHERS
‚ÄčThe Office of Teacher Development organizes workshops, events, courses and programs for professional growth and to earn credits needed for recertification, salary advancement, or additional endorsements.

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are organized by BCPS Offices.  CPD courses are free to BCPS employees and retirees, and sessions are offered summer, fall and spring. 
  • Cohort Programs provide permanent employees in active service access to high quality professional growth opportunities in areas of critical need. Cohorts are advertised each spring and programs generally start in the fall. Cohorts include direct billing, which means BCPS is directly billed for tuition costs up to the rate of individual tuition reimbursement. Cohort participants pay only the published out-of-pocket costs for each course.
  • College and University Programs are available on a wide variety of topics and many offer discounted tuition to BCPS employees. The employee must pay all associated costs. Employees may request tuition reimbursement for which they are eligible by following the process managed by the BCPS Office of Certification.
  • Workshops on mentoring, coaching, action research, and group facilitation enable teachers to build the skills needed to collaborate and support their peers.
  • Professional Study Day, offered during the first week back for teachers, provides a full day of professional learning about curriculum and program updates.
  • Online Graduate courses are offered through the BCPS Goucher College Partnership.

Workshop descriptions and registration information can be found on the Online Registration System through BCPS One.

RESOURCE CENTERS
Resource centers for families and schools provide instructional resources and services that support student achievement in homes, schools, and communities. The resource centers often collaborate with offices to provide services for parents and serve as office locations for Consulting Teachers as needed. For a small fee, equipment, materials and support are provided for all stakeholders.

Campfield Early Learning Center

Middlesex Elementary

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