As part of the Race to the Top grant, MSDE conducted 11 regional Educator Effectiveness Academies during the summer of 2011.
Outcomes for the Academy in 2011
Academy Participant Responsibilities
Staff members attending the academies with their principal agree to plan and organize, in collaboration with the principal, professional development activities during the year that will assist all staff members in developing a working knowledge of the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Framework. Members of the school team also agree to participate in on-line follow-up sessions. In future years, academy outcomes will expand to include effective use of Maryland's Instructional Improvement System as described in the Race to the Top application. This includes information regarding new summative assessments to be developed by the PARCC consortium, effective use of formative assessment tools, and the Instructional Improvement System. The composition of school teams in future years will also be determined by the principal.
Master teachers will facilitate academy sessions which will group participants by content area and grade level (elementary, middle, high) in classes of approximately 25. School principals will engage in activities in collaboration with their teachers in addition to job-alike sessions. Time will be provided for school team planning.
READING/ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
ELA Summer Academy Materials
CCSS Appendix A: Designing High School Mathematics Courses
Math Summer Academy Materials
STEM Summer Academy Materials
GENERAL ACADEMY INFORMATION
Academy Opening (Power Point)
School Team Materials
Transition Plan (Word Doc)
Rubric for School Professional Development Plan
Curriculum Structure (Affinity) Activity PowerPoint (PDF) and Cards
MSDE will post documents/activities used during the academies in early August. However, please note that following each academy, MSDE will provide the district point-of-contact for academy logistics in each LEA copies of these materials in electronic format that can be used, if necessary, for professional development work taking place prior to August.