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A Unique Professional Development Event That Will Change How You Think about Leading and Learning in the Digital Age! Fourteen non-profit educational organizations have planned a HUGE professional development event and you are invited! Over 200 sessions with outstanding presenters with strategic topics will Wow you with High Impact challenges for leaders and educators! Over 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors will Amaze you with new tools for the 21st Century global education community. Over 3,000 of your colleagues, friends, business associates, and leaders will Be There in the same place at the same time. Share real face time. 

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Wednesday, April 24 • 10:15am - 11:15am
800 Education Change - Maryland Leads the Way

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Maryland is resolute in offering an education that is equitable, efficient, and excellent – ensuring that all students graduate from Maryland high schools college- and career-ready; providing all students with
access to effective teaching and learning opportunities; and aligning the work of the Maryland State Department of Education in a cohesive, inclusive manner to ensuring the most beneficial technical assistance to internal and external constituents. While Maryland is ranked number one in the nation in education for the fifth consecutive year, the State continues to face similar challenges felt across the country. We still have achievement gaps among groups of students. 



With the implementation of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, the
new Student Progress Index (SPI) will now provide students, teachers, and
leaders with an accountability system that includes targeted areas of strength and needed improvement, or tangible benchmarks on which schools focus. To ensure continuous improvement, Maryland is revising its preK-12 State
curriculum, assessments, and accountability system; building a statewide
technology infrastructure; redesigning its educator evaluation model; as well
as, transforming low-achieving schools.

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Lillian Lowery

State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education
Excellence, Equity, Efficiency — the three areas Maryland’s newly appointed State Superintendent of Schools said she is capitalizing on for every student, teacher, and administrator throughout the State. In April 2012, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed Dr. Lillian M. Lowery to take the helm of the nation’s number-one ranked State school system on July 1, 2012. In assuming her new role as Maryland State... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 1