The Fourth Annual Conference on Acceleration in Developmental Education

Sponsored by the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)
The Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland

Due to demand, we have opened a new Workshop on Beginning ALP at your school on June 6th, beginning at 3 pm in the Veterans Room. There will be limited space available, so please call or register now! We have also added several more spaces in the Integrated Reading and Writing Workshop on June 6th. Please register quickly before these fill!

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) is pleased to host its 4th annual conference on Acceleration, June 7 and 8, 2012, in Baltimore, MD with 1-day pre-conference workshops on June 6th in writing, reading, and math for those considering adopting Acceleration on their campuses.

The conference will be held at the beautiful and historic Tremont Hotel in Baltimore. Be sure to give the Tremont our conference code: ALP 2012!

The conference rate at the Tremont was until May 7th. However, the Tremont has kindly agreed to extend the rate as long as rooms are available. You must, however, call during regular business hours and ask for the ALP 2012 rate! When you call, you may be told that it the Tremont is sold out. If so, we would like to suggest two other fine hotels very nearby: The Quality Inn Downtown (110 St. Paul St.) or Hotel Monaco Baltimore (2 North Charles St.).

Plenary Speakers

We have 2 amazing plenary speakers lined up, Dr. Martha J. Kanter and Dr. Gail O. Mellow!

As under secretary of education, Dr. Martha J. Kanter oversees postsecondary education, adult and career-technical education, federal student aid, .nd five specific White House Initiatives. From 2003 to 2009, Kanter has served president of De Anza College and as chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation, serving more than 45,000. She is the first community college leader to serve in the under secretary position. Thursday, June 7: 9:00 – 9:40



Dr. Gail O. Mellow has served as President of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens since 2000.  Dr. Mellow co-authored Minding the Dream: The Process and Practice of the American Community College (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).  For the past two years, Dr. Mellow has directed a national faculty development project, Global Skills for College Completion (GSCC), a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project in which LaGuardia, League for Innovation in the Community College, and Knowledge in the Public Interest, developed a breakthrough curriculum and on-line platform to improve instruction in the teaching of developmental math and writing. Friday, June 8: 9:00 – 11:15