Outline of the state of Maryland

Professional Development for Cultural Competency

Professional Development for Cultural Competency

State law encourages districts to provide professional development for school personnel on cultural competency.

Maryland Code 6-123 Teacher collaborative grant program

(b) Program established. --

  • (1) There is a Teacher Collaborative Grant Program.
  • (2) The purpose of the Program is to:
  • (i) Provide funds for collaboratives to develop state-of-the-art professional education for prospective and current teachers that reflects international and national best practices; and
  • (ii) Award grants to multiple collaboratives in various regions of the State that will develop model professional development programs that can be replicated in local school systems throughout the State.
  • (3) The Department shall administer the Program in consultation with the Maryland Higher Education Commission. (4) A professional development program developed under the Program shall provide training and education in one or more of the following:
  • (i) Culturally responsive pedagogy, content knowledge, and best practices in teaching diverse students and communicating with diverse student families, including individuals of all races, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities;
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