MSDE Approves CPD Course for Educators
The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has approved a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course for educators who successfully implement their school system’s Continuity of Learning (COL) plan. Educators can earn up to six MSDE CPD credits.
MCPS will allow up to three of these new MSDE CPD credits earned to be applied toward future salary advancement, and up to six MSDE CPD credits earned to be applied toward certificate renewal.
Educators interested in earning these credits must register no later than Friday, July 3 on PDO (course #89355). Choose the appropriate section based on your 2019-2020 school year assignment.
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- Central Office/MCPS Non-School Site
By Saturday, Aug. 1, educators must submit hours earned—up to 90 hours of teaching time and/or professional development hours—verifying implementation of the MCPS COL plan. The written documentation (work schedules, PDO transcript with hours earned, work logs, etc.) can be sent via Google survey (link provided when you register for the course) or by mail to the CPD Unit, Department of Certification & Staffing/OHRD, Suite 2300, Rockville, MD 20850.
Please include your name and employee ID in the submitted documentation (sample). Documentation can include any of the following:
- Professional development hours available as of March 30, 2020 that were completed in preparation for teaching students virtually;
- Professional development hours available as of March 30, 2020 that were completed during implementation; and
- The learning schedule effective April 2, 2020, in order to demonstrate implementation of the MCPS COL verifying equity of learning via teaching/recording virtual lessons, maintaining classroom websites, promoting student engagement, providing office hours or assignments promoting COL, and providing clear feedback to students/families.
The CPD Unit will review all of the hours submitted and award credits earned as follows:
15 hours = 1 CPD credit
30 hours = 2 CPD credits
45 hours = 3 CPD credits
60 hours = 4 CPD credits
75 hours = 5 CPD credits
90 hours = 6 CPD credits
For example, if an educator submits 50 hours of verified activities, the educator will earn three CPD credits. MCPS will allow up to three MDSE CPD credits earned to be applied toward future salary advancement and up to six MSDE CPD credits earned to be applied toward certificate renewal.
On August 1, 2020, the CPD course will close and educators will receive a CPD grade slip for records after all documents have been reviewed.