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  

New educators who do not yet have BCPS email accounts can find important information about induction and teacher support on this Web page.

New Educator Orientation (NEO)
This year the three-day event will occur online with both synchronous and asynchronous components. New educators will have an opportunity to complete the learning modules during the August 24-28 time period.

  • MODULE 1: School-based Orientation - Begin your orientation by participating in an asynchronous course to learn about our Learning Management System, school policies and procedures, and the ESOL program. Participate in a synchronous meeting facilitated by one of your school colleagues to discuss content and ask questions. Please contact your principal/office head prior to August 24 to confirm your participation.
  • MODULE 2: System Orientation - Continue your orientation by participating in an asynchronous course to learn about:
    • system initiatives from the Superintendent 
    • culturally responsive practice
    • classroom management or program management
    • professional conduct
    • educator evaluation 
    • BCPS Offices
    • employee benefit Partners
  • Participate in a synchronous meeting facilitated by an experienced practitioner to make connections, discuss the content, and get your questions answered.
  • MODULE 3: Curriculum and Content Orientation - Finish your orientation by participating in an asynchronous course to learn about curriculum and content. Participate in a synchronous meeting facilitated by an experienced practitioner to make connections, discuss the content, and get your questions answered.
  • 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 onboarding 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 analyze best practices around responsive classroom instruction 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, will be offering a series of workshops to support new and newly hired teachers. Please monitor the BCPS News Hub for additional information.

Fall and/or Spring Seminar
Non-tenured teachers are invited to attend a seminar one day in the fall and/or spring. Participants benefit from a choice of sessions which may include standards-based planning, developing a positive classroom climate, teacher growth and evaluation, maintaining a professional certificate, integrating technology, formative assessment strategies, building partnerships with parents, differentiated instructional strategies, and managing stress and handling conflict. Interested participants should look for registration directions in the BCPS News Hub.

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.

Staff Development Teachers 
Staff Development Teachers in identified schools provide professional development opportunities including coaching to all teachers.

Peer Advisor Program
The Peer Advisor Program is specifically designed to support teachers new to BCPS who have prior teaching experience and are not eligible for PAR (Peer Assistance and Review) support. Peer Advisors are teachers who have successfully completed the Peer Advisor Training  and might provide support by identifying strategies to support a positive classroom environment, co-planning, facilitating learning walks and reflecting on best practices that might be implemented, analyzing student work, reviewing post observation data to reflect and plan next steps, setting goals for a coaching conversation or a classroom visit.



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