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School to School Sharing

Share youR strengths. Fill a need.

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STIPENDS:

  • A stipend of $500 will be given to selected schools that are providing a one-time learning opportunity of 4 hours or less.

  • A stipend of $1,000 will be given to selected schools offering a full day offering or an offering that includes a follow-up learning opportunity or other follow-up activities, like check-ins or school visits.

    Note, there are no designated use of funds required. The funds will be released upon submission of the Reporting Form after the training is offered.

Purpose:

  • Share resources and information resulting from programs developed at public charter schools

  • Forge partnerships with other public charter and non charter public schools implementing key successful programs, projects and/or practices

Criteria:

  • Must be a Maryland Public Charter School

  • Preference for schools offering topics identified as highest priority. To determine priority focus areas, click here.

  • Some form of demonstrated expertise in the topic

  • Clear learning objectives and a plan for how to effectively deliver content and engage participants

Details:

Workshops/trainings should…

  • Be interactive, engaging, and consider best practice approaches to adult learning

  • Allow time for participants to engage and interact with one another

  • Be prepared with whatever technology or materials will be used and let participants know how best to prepare in advance

  • Not include “infomercials” or a particular vendor, consultant or product

  • Among other norms, promise confidentiality for participants

    MAPCS staff and consultants are available as resources for promoting the opportunity at your school, and/or for advising on content and approach.

Deadlines:

Time frame: Between September 1, 2019 - January 2020

First round proposal submission deadline: September 30, 2019

Notification of approval: October 15, 2019

Reporting due up to one month after training is offered. A select number of schools will be chosen of those who apply. See Reporting Form for format.

Questions:

Contact Stephanie Simms at stephanie@mdcharters.org


ADDITIONAL Professional Development Opportunities

Sponsored by Maryland public charter school operators. Open to all school professionals.

 

Baltimore Teacher Network

Offers a Teacher’s Resource Center  including drop-in office hours and workshops.

City Neighbors Foundation

An Annual Progressive Education Summit as well as custom workshops to meet your specific needs.

The Children’s Guild

Monthly Workshops and an annual conference through the Upside Down Organization.

 

Annual National charter schools conference

Orlando, Florida | June 21 - June 24, 2020

The National Charter Schools Conference is the premier conference for current and aspiring charter school leaders. This conference is about being part of a movement, learning from the best in the field, and learning from each other. Meeting peers that struggle with the same issues you do—or have solutions to offer you—is an incredible learning experience.


ADDITIONAL Opportunities for public charter school professionals to present workshops on their own topics

Open to all teachers.

City Neighbors Foundation

Progressive Education Summit. An annual conference, typically in January.

The Children's Guild

NAREN TranZed Conference. An annual conference October 16th & 17th. Call for presenters is now open - click to apply.