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Mount to Host Teach Significantly Conference

More than 400 teachers and school leaders from Archdiocese of Baltimore PK-12 schools will come to Mount St. Mary’s University on Saturday, March 2 for a day of professional development. The Teach Significantly conference, presented by the Archdiocese of Baltimore Department of Catholic Schools and the university, features more than 20 Mount professors and administrators as session presenters.

teach-significantly.jpgSessions for teachers as well as administrators, nurses, counselors and instructional aides will cover many current topics including safety and security best practices, uses of technology (including Minecraft) in the classroom, guiding youth in a digital world, myths and truths about standardized testing, instructional strategies in the “fake news” era and STEM integration. Mount President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., will give the keynote address titled "Our Journey Together in Developing the Next Generation of Ethical Leaders."

"Through the Teach Significantly conference, the university is helping with the professional development of PK-12 Catholic educators in the area," President Trainor said. "Dean of the Division of Education Barb Marinak, Director of the Center for Catholic School Excellence Elizabeth Monahan and the committee that organized this conference have devoted many hours of preparation, and it shows. Thanks also to the many faculty members who are presenting sessions on topics from teaching the Catholic novel to exploring entrepreneurship in the high school business program."

Mount St. Mary's presenters include Dean of the Division of Education Barbara Marinak, Dean of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics Kraig Sheetz, Dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business Michael Driscoll and Professors Laura Corbin Frazier, Ernest Solar, Stacey Brown-Hobbs, Joshua Hochschild, Mary Johnson, Christina Yoder, Brendan Dooley, John Trammell, Edward Egan, Emil Berendt, John Larrivee, Alejandro Canadas, Andrew Calis, Carol Hinds, Layton Field, and Msgr. Anthony Frontiero.

The program, funded by sponsors, is free to all school teams. Sponsors are Bricks 4 Kids, Discovery Education, LabLearner, McGraw Hill Education, Mount St. Mary's University, Scholastic, The BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism at Mount St. Mary's University, The Language Project and T Mobile. The conference includes vendor booths and door prizes and giveaways.