Talent Development Programs
Welcome to the Office of Talent Development. Our new phone number is 301-749-5238, Please click here for a full staff listing and extensions.
We are pleased to offer a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities to enhance your performance and satisfaction as a professional educator.
Spring Continuing Professional Development Courses (CPD). Registration opens December 11, 2015. Click here to view the catalog.
PGCPS Leadership Programs
The following programs and contact information in the department include:
Aspiring Leaders Program for Student Success (ALPSS)
In 2012, The National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) and the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) entered into a strategic partnership to develop and conduct a program, which prepares aspiring principals to lead PGCPS schools to excellence. That program, named Aspiring Leaders Program for Student Success (ALPSS) has become the cornerstone of a strategically aligned system of principal recruitment, selection, training, support and practicum experiences.
Basic criteria for acceptance are to be a current Prince George’s County assistant principal for a minimum of 2 years with no unsatisfactory evaluations on record. Prior principals are not eligible for this program. Candidates must possess both Administrator I and II certification, submit a total of 3 references. One must be from their Instructional Director or Associate Superintendent. The second from their current principal and the third may be a personal reference. A writing sample and video entry is required.
Assistant Principal Induction Program (APIP)
The APIP is a two year program where novice assistant principals/administrators will engage in varied experiences. The primary purpose is to grow leader who have aspirations to become a school principal. The program provides effective pre-service and professional learning opportunities that are aligned with the Prince George's County Public Schools' Leadership Standards in an effort to sustain a pipeline to the principalship in order to improve teaching quality and student achievement district-wide.
Framework for Teaching (FfT) Training
As you are aware, Prince George’s County Public Schools has adopted the Framework for Teaching (FfT™) observation tool. Since its inception, FfT has created opportunities for administrators and teachers to have collaborative conversations around classroom instruction. What’s more, teachers are becoming more reflective around their practice. Also, the observation process has provided a way for teachers to receive feedback based on factual evidence captured during the classroom observation.
Check ERO for upcoming trainings.
Teacher Mentor Program (TMP)
The Teacher Mentor Program (TMP) provides a variety of supports and resources to new teachers to assist with the successful transition into Prince George’s County Public Schools. TMP mentors provide mentoring, coaching, and modeling of best practices throughout the induction period.
Continued Professional Development Program (CPD)
The Continuing Professional Development Program assists employees seeking a Standard Professional Certificate or renewal of their certification. Courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer of each year. Information on class times, sections, and locations as well as registration are on-line through Electronic Registration Online (ERO). If you have any questions or need more information, please call for further assistance. Registration for Summer 2015 classes will open Thursday, April 2, 2015
Click here for full listing of courses.
National Board Certified Teacher Program (NBCT)
The NBCT program, provides support to National Board Certified teachers, as well as current and potential NBCT candidates. The NBCT program is a recruitment and support program for National Board Certification and a leadership development program designed to build mentoring, coaching, and the leadership skills of current National Board Certified teachers. Primary goals of the NBCT program are to increase the number of PGCPS Nationally Board Certified teachers and capitalize on the expertise of current National Board Certified teachers and to assist with improved teacher quality and student achievement. The Office of Talent Development also partners with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards® to offer Candidate Support Training for mentors and teacher leaders in the school system. Vested partners in the project include the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Prince George’s County Educators Association (PGCEA). Teachers interested in pursuing National Board Certification should download the application below.
For questions regarding the National Board Certification process please email email@example.com.
Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP)
For new teachers to PGCPS, the first opportunity to participate in professional development is the Professional Educator Induction Program (PEIP) which provides training on teaching standards, curriculum guidelines, best practices, and other related topics. To ensure a successful tenure in PGCPS, PEIP continues throughout the school year. Modules are differentiated by grade, content, program and/or level. Note that none of these modules carry a stipend. Inquiries may be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Leaders Network (SLN)
This program will establish communities of practice for public school principals to work together, to solve real problems, and create change, school-by-school, so that all children in under-resourced communities graduate with college- ready skills. Their work focused on three topics relevant to school leaders: 1. the role of the principal as instructional leader, 2. communicating the principal’s complex role to the community, and 3. mentoring.
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Part I. The Leadership Immersion Institute – This institute provides principals and other administrators effective strategies on how to integrate best practices in mentoring and adult learning with participants’ experiences. Part II. National Principals Mentor Certification Program - Principals who choose certification will follow the institute with a nine-month Mentor-in-Training (NAESP) internship. Interns, under the caring and watchful eye of a trained coach, choose a protégé, engage in effective listening and questioning strategies, and provide guidance and support to new principals. Interns interact with coaches and other trainees through electronic bulletin boards, chats, and threaded discussions, as well as periodic portfolio submissions. Principals who complete both the institute and the internship are awarded national certification as a principal.