Learn. Grow. Share. Join approximately 1,200 education colleagues from across the state and surrounding areas for the fifth annual Common Ground, Maryland’s top professional development event of the year. Thought-provoking speakers, hundreds of inspiring sessions, and demonstrations of the latest products and services will provide you the 21st century know-how you need.
Together, fifteen non-profit educational organizations, including Maryland ASCD, are focused on creating an unforgettable learning experience rich in innovative ideas, best practices, and sharing what works. Don’t miss this opportunity to join your fellow educators and be teaching, leading, and learning in the digital age!
Quality Instruction ~ Quality Leadership ~ Quality Schools
Teaching and Learning in a Digital Environment
Leading in a Digital Environment
Systems, Processes, & Programs for Quality Schools
Innovation in Education
Common Ground 2018 Keynote: Angela Maeirs
Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world.
Her work in 78,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to address world heartbreak. And organizations across all industries are finding new ways to ignite the genius of their employees, successfully addressing a $15 trillion employee engagement problem.
Angela earned a BS in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and Master Degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership. She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. Angela is widely recognized as one of most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1% and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.