Thinking About Becoming a Teacher?
MCPS is hosting its first Higher Education Partnership Fair from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event is targeted to supporting staff who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in becoming certified to teach.
The fair will feature many MCPS partners and agencies to provide information and answer questions. Among them will be: Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery College, Towson University and the University of Maryland, College Park. In addition, MCPS staff and partners will be on hand to discuss certification, financial aid, tuition reimbursement and workplace English. The event will be held at Shady Grove Middle School, 8100 Midcounty Highway in Gaithersburg.
Registration for Supervising and Evaluating Performance Courses Begins Oct. 15
Supervising and Evaluating Performance (SEP) is a course designed to enhance the leadership skills of supervisors and managers who write evaluations for SEIU and MCBOA members. The foundational belief of the course is the importance of supporting professional growth for all employees.
Course content includes looking at core competencies and standards, observing and conferencing with employees, using professional growth tools such as improvement plans and the Performance Improvement Process, and writing evaluations using a variety of sources of data over time.
The course lasts four days, with an additional day specifically for MCBOA members who supervise other MCBOA members. Note: Participants must currently be in supervisory positions to participate in this course. Registration is recommended and will be available on PDO (course #53003) beginning on Thursday, Oct. 15. If you have any questions, email Kathryn Esmay.
Hood College Offering Leadership Cohort Program
MCPS and Hood College have teamed up to offer a Leadership Cohort Program which will provide two tracks to completion: a 36-credit Master of Science in Educational Leadership program, and an 18-credit Certification Preparation program for those who hold a master’s degree in a related education field. The program is open to certified teachers who will have three or more years of teaching experience by the time of program completion.
An interest meeting is scheduled for 5–6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Center for Skillful Teaching, 283 Muddy Branch Road in Gaithersburg. More information is available with this Hood College flyer.