FCPS Collaborates on National Educational Case Study

FCPS Collaborates on National Educational Case Study

Frederick County Public Schools and the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL), at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Md, collaborated to produce an educational case study that may have national significance.

The purpose of the study is to provide a replicable model of how the science of teaching and learning is changing educator practice on a large scale, and in a school system that shares many of the challenges of similar districts throughout the United States. FCPS’ work in Mind, Brain, and Education Science (MBE) and the use of research-informed practices has attracted the attention of other public-school districts in the U.S., as well as from education researchers around the world.  

The CTTL, a school-based, teacher-led non-profit founded in 2011, has trained, collaborated with, and/or shared its resources with more than 30,000 teachers at public, private and charter schools internationally through its professional development tools with a vision of a world where every teacher understands how every student’s brain learns.

“Mind, Brain, and Education Science is not one of those new education initiatives,” FCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Mike Markoe said. “It is just common sense backed up with research. Teachers are seeing other instructors be more successful because they are using Mind, Brain, and Education strategies. They want to know what those teachers are doing that they may not be doing, and it has had a contagious, organic impact within our schools.”

In addition to the collaborative work with the CTTL, FCPS has become a model school system for MBE Science, highlighted by the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Pew Charitable Trust and EdSurge.

*Click here to view the case study. Click here for more information about The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.