School briefs

July 01, 2002

Registration is open for the 2002 Maryland State Conference on Gifted and Talented Education to be held in Ocean City on Friday, Oct. 11.

The keynote speaker will be Joseph S. Renzulli from the University of Connecticut.

A variety of sessions will be available for teachers, administrators and parents of gifted students.

Registration materials are available from the Maryland State Department of Education Web site at or Howard County Public Schools Web site at For information, contact Virginia Barnard at 410-313-6800.

Teachers' job shadowing experiences geared to help students

A $41,574 Western Maryland Career Connections Consortium grant is being used by Washington County Public Schools and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission to help teachers in Washington County learn about workplace needs and skill applications to benefit students.

"Most teachers have only ever been exposed to educational work settings," said Supervisor of Career Technology Education Arnold Hammann, who co-wrote the grant last year while principal at Washington County Technical High School.


The project provides teachers with a three-day job shadowing experience and time to create lesson plans based on their experiences.

The on-the-job experiences were made available to 39 teachers from Washington County Public Schools, Hagerstown Business College and Hagerstown Community College. The Washington County Economic Develop Commission recruited 24 businesses to provide mentors and job shadowing experiences between June 7 and June 15.

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