Framework for Teaching (FfT)
NEW - Would you like to learn more about the FfT observation process and how to effectively complete the entire process in a shorter period of time? If so, the Office of Talent Development (OTD) is pleased to offer an FfT On-Line course for Principals and Assistant Principals. The FfT on-line course is composed of seven series that will assist administrators with digging deeper into the FfT observation process. The course is seven weeks in duration, October 15-December 7, 2012. Registration is done through ERO via SRN 9255213301. At the close of ERO registration, each participant will receive a complete course outline. Once you are enrolled in the course, each participant will be asked to log onto the educational impact website via www.educationalimpact.com and complete activities in each series weekly.
Please make every effort to register via ERO for the on-line course. Please contact Dr. Michael Brooks, Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Elzora Bellamy-Watkins, Specialist at email@example.com or 301-749-4600 should you have any questions related to FfT on-line courses.
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.
Teacher Mentor Program (TMP)
The Teacher Mentor Program (TMP) provides a variety of supports and resources to Resident Teachers. TMP mentors work with Resident 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 compressed training cycle of the program.
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 Spring 2013 will open Monday, December 3, 2012. Click here for full listing of courses.
2012-2013 Professional Growth Catalog Click here for full listing of offerings.
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 contact the office.
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. Registration is through the Electronic Registrar Online (ERO). Upon completion of the core modules, participants are eligible to earn one (1) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). This credit may be applied to the renewal of the five-year Maryland professional certificate. Note that none of these modules carry a stipend. Inquiries may be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information and directions to various training locations please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/talentdevelopment.
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.