Professional Development Center

Located on the campus of Lake Clifton High School

2801 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
443-642-5973; Fax: 410-338-1015

Where “New understandings help new ideas flourish!”

Professional Development Opportunities at the Center

The following opportunities exist for professional development. Please read each document carefully. Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad SeminarGoucher College APSI Schedule Summer 2016 (1)Goucher InfoLibrary of Congress 2016 Summer Teacher Institutes

Purpose of the Center

The BTU Professional Development Center was established in 1987 as a union operated venue to provide professional development for teachers and PSRPs based upon their assessed perceptions of needed assistance to help them meet the educational needs of their students. To accomplish this, the center provides an environment in which both groups will grow professionally and intellectually through formal and informal interactions with peers, and in structured education experiences, workshops, seminars, conferences, and small and large group activities. The center offerings are designed to provide professional and educational growth opportunities outside of the regular school day hours. Workshops, AU courses and credit-bearing courses are offered throughout the school-year.

Carla McCoy, Director,
Wanda Dew, Administrative Assistant,
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

Take Advantage of your Professional Development Center

  • Courses and workshops (Dates and descriptions coming soon)
  • Prepare bulletin board and classroom visuals
  • Gather professional resource materials
  • Request laminating services (cost: $.25 per foot)
  • Request copy services (black and white $.03, color $.08 per sheet)
  • Request poster size reproductions ($2.75 – $3.25)

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) Professional Development Center is to provide opportunities for teachers and paraprofessionals to enhance their professional and educational growth in order to increase their abilities to more effectively meet the needs of the diverse population of the students they teach.