The information below is not related to requirements for Induction, but involves answers to general questions that often arise from new teachers.
Scroll down to the bottom for a number of great (and free!) resources that can be used to boost engagement in your classroom.

Professional Development


There are many Professional Development opportunities available to teachers in our school district. Use the links below to find and enroll in Professional Development opportunities in this district, like ESOL, Reading Endorsement, ESE, or GK Prep courses.




FDLRs PowerSchool

Alt. Cert. Program


The Alternative Certification Program (ACP) is a program the county offers for new teachers who have college coursework required on their Statement of Eligibility. View the tutorial to find out more about this program and if it might be right for you and then use the links below for more information about the program.



Website Dates

Curriculum Guides


View this tutorial for information on how to access and use the district Curriculum Guides. There is also information in this tutorial about how to join the Microsoft Teams group for the content area you teach.






CGs

Evaluations


Each year, teachers go through the evaluation process with their school administrator. You can go here to access Talent Ed, the evaluation platform and the CAST rubric that is used for these evaluations.


Talent Ed Cast Rubric

IPDP


The Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) is a process that all teachers (both new and veteran) go through every school year. Click on the links below for templates and to learn more about this process.


PPT Rub. Ex. Blank

Online Resources


At the links below you can access information about online resources like CPALMs (where you can access information and resources for content standards), DCPS Blended Learning (for those that have online learning platforms) and Test Item Specs (for those that teach a tested content).

BlenLearn CPALMs TestSpecs

Plickers


Plickers is a free, interactive tech tool that uses printable “paper clickers” instead of clicker devices.



Plickers

Kahoot


When using Kahoot, questions and answer alternatives are displayed on the shared screen, while students answer on their devices.



Kahoot

Quizizz


Quizizz uses free, self-paced quizzes to review, assess, and engage—in class and at home.





Quizizz