A decade or so ago, we were awarded our first evaluation project for the U.S. Department of Education’s Teacher Quality and Partnership (TQP) grant with a large university. Fast forward, we are into our 4th evaluation project and well into the year 4 of the current TQP grant with Frostburg State University and their three school district partners in Western Maryland.
These past two days, we were at the Turf Valley Resort (Ellicott City, MD) for the annual National Leadership Conference for the funded FSU’s Maryland Accelerates grant.
Over 100 educators and policy makers from across the state discussed matters related to teacher recruitment, preparation, and retention in the state of Maryland; efficacy of microcredentials, teacher leadership, place-based education, parental engagement, student assessments and teacher evaluations, growth mindset, and engaged in several team building and wellness/self care activities.
The resort excelled in its culinary delights and provided a really nice setting for the leadership conference. Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of the golf course, the Turf Valley Resort not only set the stage but also elevated the event.