Lessons Learned from Virtual Learning at #MACoCon

young girl in front of a laptop computerMACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities.

When COVID-19 hit, schools quickly pivoted to virtual learning, relying on new and innovative ways to teach and reach children. While schools plan to reopen as normal in the fall, the changes made to accommodate COVID-19 safety will continue to shape education.

Lessons Learned and Ways Forward with Virtual Learning

The COVID crisis reshaped our image of schooling in the short term – but what about in the long term? Will remote learning remain a major part of ongoing education programs, even in “normal” times? Can we leverage scarce teaching resources through remote learning to expand the reach of specialized instruction? How can we overcome concerns with motivation and participation in remote learning environments? What tools can help us promote equitable access and outcomes for our students? And, as Maryland launches its own ambitious vision for educational expectations through the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, how can we incorporate these lessons learned? Join this discussion of educators and leaders to contemplate next steps ahead.


  • Mohammad Choudhury, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools
  • Cheryl Bost, President, Maryland State Education Association
  • Patricia Saelens, Ed.D, Superintendent, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
  • Gabrielle Webster, Chief Executive Officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Date/Time: Saturday, August 21, 2021; 10:15 am – 11:15 am

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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