The Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland is proud of their long standing tradition of providing quality professional development to educators in our state. Our conferences have focused on sharing the "Best Practices" for educating our students and developing leadership skills. This year we are excited to continue our mission of providing powerful professional development through collaboration with professional organizations in our state. Common Ground 2015, a professional development event for educators in Maryland and beyond, will provide educators engaging opportunities to gain quality information regarding best practices in the areas of leadership, instruction and technology. It is our goal that every participant leaves this event with strategies to implement in their classroom and school immediately. CEASOM, in collaboration with nine professional organizations in Maryland and the Maryland State Department of Education, stand together to bring this professional development consortium to support our educators in Maryland.
The Common Ground 2015 professional development event will take place April 30 - May 1, 2015 at the Ocean City Convention Center, Ocean City, Maryland. Over 80 sessions will be offered and more than 100 exhibitors will be available for conference participants.
Request for Proposals is now OPEN as is registration. This is an event you don't want to miss! Go to the conference website at http://www.commongroundmd.org for updated information.
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Ocean City Convention Center.
It will be held on Wednesday, April 30th through Thursday, May 1st, 2014.
John Lang, III and Nicole Paylor are the co-chairs of the conference.
Two-day (May 1-2) Early Bird Registration is $190.00 and one-day is $135.00. Early Bird Registration closes January 30, 2014. Purchase orders will be accepted for group registrations as well as school checks and credit card payments on-line. Selected presenters will receive a discounted registration for the conference. Deadline for submitting a proposal is December 31, 2013. Registration information and information about submitting a proposal can be found on-line at http://www.commongroundmd.org.
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
Information can be found on the conference website at http://www.commongroundmd.org.
As part of registration, an afternoon ice cream break will be available on May 1 and in the morning of May 2 there will be coffee and fruit available in the exhibit hall. The Leadership Luncheon (by invitation only) will take place on May 2. For an additional charge of $20.00, box lunches will be available May 1 and 2. this year we are also offering a Welcome Seafood Buffet on Thursday evening at the Clarion Resort Hotel which will serve as the conference headquarters The cost is $45.00. Please visit the registration website for information on meal options.
A "Basket Chance" will be once again offered to support scholarship programs for aspiring leaders and teachers. This year there will be a "chance" on both days!
The conference headquarters is the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel offering a special discounted rate of $89.00 to Common Ground attendees which will be honored through May 4. This is a fantastic deal as that is Spring Fest Weekend in Ocean City. Register on line from our conference website http://www.commongroundmd.org. Remember to mention you are attending Common Ground to get the discounted rate!
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
It will be held on Sunday, April 21st through Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013.
Dr. Judith Flood, MSET and Dr. Carol Williamson, CEASOM are the Co-chairs.
Registration is closed. Please go to www.regonline.com/commonground2013MD for information.
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
The expanded "Market Space" will include over 125 exhibitors. There will also be a "book store" available to purchase professional publications on educational topics.
If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please contact Joanne McConnell at EdEvents firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Common Ground registration site.
Common Ground 2013 is a high quality professional development event for educators in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region, This is the second year nine professional organizations and the Maryland State Department of Education are collaborating to provide a unique opportunity for our educators. This year REL Mid-Atlantic will also be a conference parner providing quality research on educational topics. Last year's event was attended by more than 2500 educators and leaders.
This event provides an opportunity for educators from all over the state to share researched based best practices and expand their knowledge and skills to successfully meet with the challenges of Leadning and Learning in the Digital Age of Common Core Standards and Race-To-The-Top initiatives. Join us at Common Ground 2013!
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center.
It will be held on Tuesday, April 17th through Thursday, April 19th, 2012.
Dr. Karen Salmon, CEASOM
Dr. Judith Flood, MSET
Registration: The early bird registration fee for two days (April 19 & April 20) will be $150.00 (no longer available). Regular Registration - $175.00. On-site Registration - $200.00. One day registration $125.00 in advance and $140.00 on-site. Full time education student with ID - $75.00.
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
Over 100 Exhibitors
If you are interested in being an exhibitor, please contact Joanne McConnell at EdEvents; email@example.com
Exhibitor site is www.regonline.com/cg2012
Requests for Proposals is closed! Over 140 concurrent sessions are scheduled Go to www.msetonline.org/commonground2012 for more information about sessions.
Online registration is available at www.MDPDDays.org.
Preconference events, April 18, 2012, have separate registrations. Cost for each half-day workshop is $50.00.
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, MD.
It will be held on Sunday, October 17th through Sunday, October 17th, 2010.
Mrs. Stacey Kopnitski
Dr. Karen Salmon
Dr. Peter Carpenter
- The Conference will be held at the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, MD.
- The Conference theme will be “Leadership Skills to Increase Student Achievement.”
- The Conference will be a one-day event.
- There will be a keynote speaker during the breakfast session.
- There will be 12 concurrent sessions on the topics of Teacher and Principal Evaluation, Arts Integration and STEM, and Aligning School Culture to Student Learning.
- Two concurrent sessions will be reserved for “Superintendents Only.” The two sessions will be on the topic of the Superintendents’ choosing and most likely will be led by the keynoter.
- There will be a panel presentation for all conference participants on the topic of national and state Legislative and Legal Issues.
- There will not be a general Call for Proposals. All concurrent session presenters will be invited.
- The Conference registration fee ($130) will remain at the 2008 and 2009 one day Conference rate for the registrants with “invitational” status.
- An allotted number of slots (invitational) will be given to each school district and CEASOM member organization similar in number to last year. These participants must be registered by September 13, 2010 to receive the “invitational” registration rate of $130.
- After September 13, 2010 the spaces not used by school districts and member organizations will be “opened” to school districts and member organizations desiring additional slots and to others. The “open” registration rate is $160.
Hard copies of the Pre-Conference Brochure and Registration Materials will not be sent by US Mail as in previous years.
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis, Maryland.
It will be held on October 18th and 19th, 2009.
Ms. Denise Hershberger and Mrs. Stacey Kopnitsky assisted by Mr. Jon O’Neal
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Across from the Annapolis Mall).
It will be held on October 26th and 27th, 2008.
Tom Weible and Denise Hershberger
Committee Members: Stacey Kopnitski, Hanne Mawhinney, Colleen Seremet, and Karlie Everett
2008 Invitational Conference Fact Sheet
****Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended to October 3, 2008****
Dates: October 27, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
& Hours October 28, 2008 - 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Annapolis Hotel, 173 Jennifer Road, Annapolis,
Maryland 21401 (Across from the Annapolis Mall)
Year: 28th Annual Invitational Conference
Attendance: 350 educators from all school districts in Maryland,
from the Maryland State Department of Education
(MSDE), and from member organizations are invited to
attend this conference. These educators represent the
leaders in education in Maryland, and usually are
central office administrators, building principals,
officers, and executive directors
Registration: School districts, the MSDE, and professional
organizations are given an allocated number of
attendance slots. They invite their participants
and generally pay their registration fee.
Format: One speaker opening the conference, an open dialogue
session for all conference participants, 24 concurrent
sessions, and a reflection activity to end the conference
Conference The conference provides an opportunity for educators
Mission: from all over the state to exchange research, ideas, and
information about education and to showcase the best of
the best practices
Conference The Best of the Best Practices: Achievement Gap,
Theme: Leadership, and the Learner in the 21st Century
Contact: Karlie Everett, Executive Director
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
All available vendor spaces are taken. Please call Karlie Everett to discuss any interest in supporting this event.
1. The Conference will be held at the Sheraton Annapolis Hotel.
2. While the Conference theme will continue to be the Best of the Best Practices, the three strands for this year will be Achievement Gap, Leadership, and the Learner in the 21st Century.
3. There will be a speaker during the opening breakfast session. There will not be a speaker during either of the luncheons.
4. There will be 6 one-hour concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday. There will be 6 ninety-minute concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday. (24 concurrent sessions)
5. While there will be a Call for Proposals, some concurrent session presenters will be invited.
6. There will be a one-hour Open Dialogue session for all conference participants on Monday. Participants will choose to attend a session on one of the conference strands for this year. Participants will be engaging in conversations led by a facilitator. Participants will offer and learn ideas and strategies that support the conference strands based on the knowledge and experiences of the group.
7. Sessions will end at 3:45 p.m. on Monday. This is 45 minutes earlier than last year.
8. The Conference will end at lunch on Tuesday with a Reflection activity.
9. There will be no door prizes.
10. Conference registration fees will remain at 2007 Conference rates.
Date and LocationThe conference will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Hunt Valley Inn.
It will be held on October 28th and 29th, 2007.
Ms. Nancy Carey, MSDE & Dr. Thomas Weible, UM/EDL
School districts, the MSDE, and professional organizations are invited to attend. They invite their participants and generally pay their registration fees.
Guest rooms are being held for CEASOM Conference attendees at a reduced rate for Sunday, October 28, 2007 and Monday, October 29, 2007. You should call the hotel directly and specify that you are with CEASOM for this reduced rate. All room charges are the responsibility of the attendee.
Group Room Rates: $156.00 single rate/$156.00 double rate.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 13%) in effect at the time of check-in.
Reservations: Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling 1-800-228-9290 before the designated cut-off date. They must identify themselves as members of CEASOM. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed by a major credit card. Guests are responsible for their own guest room, tax, and incidental charges upon checkout.
Identification Required: To provide the best possible security for all guests, a valid state or government issued picture identification is required for check in.
Cancellations: Cancellations must be made by 6 p.m. on the date of arrival. Failure to do so will result in charging the credit card one night’s room and tax.
Cut-Off Date: Reservations must be received on or before 5 p.m. on September 28, 2007.
Registration fees cover all meals and program materials. Please send the registration form and list of participants with a check to cover the registration to:
Dr. Karlie Everett, Executive Director, CEASOM
410-268-8656 (Telephone) 410-268-6526 (FAX) firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Fee Information:
$160 per person before
$185 per person after
$130 per person for one day registration (Because of fixed costs associated with preparing
program materials, attendance slots cannot be shared.)
Other Registration Information:
Registration deadline is
Reunds are not possible after
Please register through your organization or school district.
Registration forms have been mailed on July 18, 2007 to each county/organization. In addition you can find the registration form linked to this page.
Exhibit & Sponsor Information
Contact Karlie Everett at email@example.com for more information.
C ● E ● A ● S ● O ●M
Invitational Leadership Conference
October 29 &30, 2007
The Council of Educational Administrative
& Supervisory Organizations of Maryland
Marriott’s Hunt Valley Inn
245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031
The Best of the Best Practices
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2007
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. OPENING SESSION— Seated Breakfast— hosted by Macmillan
SPEAKER: Eleanor Renée Rodriguez
10:30 a.m. Exhibit Time
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
12:15 p.m. LUNCHEON
SPEAKER: Nancy Updegraff — sponsored by Harcourt, Inc.
Reading in the United States and in the World
2:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
3:00 p.m. Exhibit Time — Snack— hosted by Voyager Expanded Learning
3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
4:30 p.m. Reception— hosted by Scholastic Education Group
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
9:30 a.m. Exhibit Time
9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
10:45 a.m. Exhibit Time
11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions (8)
12:15 p.m. LUNCHEON— Crab Cake Luncheon— hosted by Harcourt, Inc.
MODERATOR: Dr. Edward Root, Former President of the Maryland State Board of Education
The conference registration gift will be provided by Johnson Controls, Inc.
ELEANOR RENÉE RODRIGUEZ . . . . . . .Opening Session, 9:00 a.m.
Eleanor Renée Rodriguez, the coauthor of What Is It About Me You Can’t Teach?: A guide for the Urban Educator, has served in a wide range of positions at all levels of public education, from substitute teacher to superintendent. As an educational consultant, she emphasizes effective instruction for students with special needs. Her mission is to eliminate the achievement gap and to help educators provide instruction that ensures achievement for all students.
DR. NANCY UPDEGRAFF . . . . . . . .Luncheon, Monday, 12:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Harcourt, Inc.
Nancy Updegraff is a specialist in teacher training and grant writing. As a part of the Triple "T" program of the University of Chicago—Trainers of Teacher Trainers, Nancy developed training modules for urban school districts. Nancy’s original research dissertation was a comparison of techniques for increasing vocabulary development of children in urban schools. Nancy has been working with the State of Louisiana with recovery schools in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She has worked with the ministry of education at Beijing Normal in China.
SUPERINTENDENTS’ PANEL . . .. . .Luncheon, Tuesday, 12:15 p.m.
Dr. Edward Root, former president of the Maryland State Board of Education, will lead and moderate a panel discussion consisting of school superintendents who will share information regarding the best of best practices in their school districts.
DR. JAN HASBROUCK . . . . . Maryland Ballroom IV, Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Macmillan. Dr. Jan Hasbrouck is an educational consultant, researcher, trainer, and author in the field of reading fluency, coaching and consultation, and assessing and teaching struggling readers.
DR. ROBERT PASTERNACK . .Maryland Ballroom III, Monday, 3:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Voyager Expanded Learning. Dr. Robert Pasternack is a former Assistant Secretary of Special Education in the U.S. Department of Education.
DR. KAREN BURKE . . . . . . . .Maryland Ballroom III, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m.
Sponsored by Scholastic, Inc. Dr. Karen Burke is returning at the request of conference attendees. This year Dr. Burke will discuss "Writing in the Trait-Based Classroom: A Focus on Comprehension and Composition."
LORI MCDONALD . . . . . . . . . . Salon A, Monday, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Gourmet Learning. Ms. Lori McDonald will address effective differentiated instruction for elementary school teachers who teach reading, and in a second session will address effective differentiated instruction for middle school teachers who teach reading.
NEW THIS YEAR!!
OPEN DIALOGUE: . Maryland Ballroom IV, Tuesday, 9:45–11:00 a.m.
Engaging Collegial Discussion on Current Issues and Trends
Based on previous conference evaluations — A Concurrent Session
Share, learn and grow from conference attendees during an open space forum designed around topics generated from the floor.
Monday October 29, 2007
A Collaborative Model for Student Success in Reading
MD's Educator Information System (EIS): Through the Looking Glass and What Can Be Found There
Strategic Monitoring/Intervention Process: Preparing for High Stakes Testing with a High Degree of
Recipe for Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary School
Teach With It! Learn With It! Get With It!
Training School-Based Professionals to Build Relationships with Families
Integrated Arts in Cecil County Public Schools
Making the Invisible, Visible
Debunking the Five Biggest Myths of Data Analysis
The ASCD Whole Child Campaign: Our Children Deserve It. Our Future Demands It
What's Going on in Reading/English Language Arts in Maryland?
Recipe for Differentiated Instruction in the Middle School
Creating Community through Technology in the Classroom
Creating a Climate for Learning: Using the Developmental Asset Framework
LEP and Bilingual International Parent Programs At Its Best: Howard County Model
Building Capacity Through Literacy Leadership
Making the Difference in Student and Teacher Performance
Creating an Inclusive Environment through Interagency Collaboration
A New Page in Mentoring
Tuesday October 30, 2007
Coaching: The Best of the Best in Professional Development
Walkthroughs: Individual Classrooms—Whole School Reform
Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Two Great Practices that Work
Cultural Proficiency—Engaging Your Staff
Embedding Service-Learning Into Tested Curricula
Differentiated Instruction Using Performance Matters
Maryland Economic Development & H.S. Computer Game Development Programs
Writing in the Trait-Based Classroom: A focus on Comprehension and Composition
New Teacher Induction
Teaching Adult Learners: As Trainers
Is Your School Fraud Prone or Fraud Proof
iKids, Digital Natives, Millennials, and Instructional Pedagogy
Cultural Proficiency: A Systemic Approach to Meeting the Needs of All Students
Best Practices for Finding the Best Fit for the Job
The Leadership Brain
Leaders for Now and the Future
Roll Out: An Evolving Plan for Disseminating Staff Training for Continuous Improvement
The AP Audit: Taking it to the Next Level