Office of Professional learning

MCIU Learns

MCIU offers professional learning opportunities as a service to Educators. Workshops, trainings and courses featuring best practices and the latest research in education are intended to provide practical skills and information that promote professional growth and student success.

The Office of Professional Learning also helps districts respond to PDE initiatives, coordinates county-wide student events, facilitates group purchases and spearheads the creation of online learning options. 

The Office of Professional Learning is honored to work with amazing educators and leaders throughout Montgomery County and the Commonwealth. Our MCIU Learns website ( is a collaborative space showcasing MCIU’s professional learning initatives including information from our school districts, teachers, school leaders, and guest speakers.

Professional learning catalog

Enroll in one of our professional learning courses to expand your knowledge as an educator.

leadership councils and networks

Join a leadership or networking council to engage with fellow educators to serve your school community.

consortium & partnerships

We’ve aligned with vendors that will benefit our constituent school districts, schools, and students.

student events

County-wide programs and events to enhance experiences for students in Montgomery County.

montgomery virtual program

MVP is a flexible online learning platform that can support a variety of district, school, and student goals.

advanced placement® summer institute

Four-day institutes designed to meet the needs of new and experienced Advanced Placement teachers.

esl program specialist certification

MCIU offers a PDE approved 18 credit (6 graduate courses) ESL Program Specialist K-12 Certification.

wilson accredited partnership

MCIU is part of the national network meeting the rigorous standards of excellence in the delivery of training and implementation of Fundations®, Just Words®, and Wilson Reading System® (WRS).

Dr. Donna M. Gaffney

Dr. Donna M. Gaffney

Director of the Office of Professional Learning


Administrative Assistant:
Holley Moyer

Dr. Michael Webb

Dr. Michael Webb

Assistant Director of the Office of Professional Learning

Program Contacts

Brandon Langer

Program Administrator of Instructional Technology

Stephanie Schwab

Program Administrator of STEM

Amber Molloy

Program Administrator of Literacy

Christy Ruth

Program Supervisor of Montgomery Virtual Program

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