Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) is set to launch its first Professional Learning Conference, to be held on November 24 and 25 in various HCPS locations. All teachers, educational evaluators, therapists and other employees covered under the HCEA negotiated agreement will attend both full days of the conference. Other HCPS support staff will attend sessions on one of the two days.
HCPS will welcome university instructors; vendors; and other local, state and national educators to share their knowledge and expertise during the two-day conference. More than 500 interactive presentations have been offered to HCPS employees in an online course catalog. The quantity and quality of the session offerings demonstrates the school system’s commitment to providing valuable professional development. Teachers and support staff were able to design an individualized schedule of sessions during the conference that best aligns with the needs of their students and their professional interests.
This Professional Learning Conference is a groundbreaking endeavor in that it features an exemplary array of in-depth sessions focusing on content, cultural proficiency, innovative uses of technology, and differentiated approaches to instruction for teachers and staff working with students Pre-k through 12th grade. The keynote sessions are designed to be inspiring, and the workshops and sessions are being presented in a variety of formats to meet the needs of teachers’ learning styles and provide them with a wealth of opportunities for professional networking.
In addition, the various vendor fairs and the Graduate Fair provide added opportunities for teachers to expand their knowledge and expertise.
HCPS is incredibly proud to be at the forefront of nationwide efforts to promote and support teachers and instructional support staff.