The 9th Annual CRTL Conference 2024

The Maritime Conference Center
Linthicum Heights, Maryland

Thursday, April 18th and Friday, April 19th

Pre-conference, Wednesday April 17th

CRTL: Just Education

Conference features:

Two conference keynotes, workshops, and panels. Plan now to join your peers for a vibrant, informative discussion around Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning. For educators and others whose work has a focus on culturally relevant pedagogy. Two and 4-year colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and students are welcome to attend.

Maritime Conference Center AuditoriumMaritime Conference Center Room Reservations: We are back at the Maritime and have reserved a block of rooms for guests at the Maritime Conference Center Hotel. Visit or call the hotel at 410.859.5700 to make reservations. 

Maura Hill, Conference Chair

Andre Ifill, CRTL Train-the-Trainer Institute

Penny Sorrick, Conference Administrator

Paul C. Gorski

Friday, April 19th

Founder, Lead Equity Specialist and Research Director
Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange

Paul is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has 25 years of experience helping educators, nonprofit workers, and others strengthen their equity efforts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. He also is the research director of the Equity Literacy Institute, conducting and collaborating on research and other scholarship related to maximizing the transformative potential of equity efforts. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books on various aspects of educational equity including Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap and Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education (with Seema Pothini). Paul spent nine years on the board of directors of the National Association for Multicultural Education and five years on the board of the International Association for Intercultural Education. He earned a PhD in Educational Evaluation at the University of Virginia. He was a teacher educator at several universities for 15 years. He is also a father, a published poet, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and the biggest fan of Buster, his cat.

Adrianne Washington

Adrianne Washington

Thursday, April 18th

Dean of Special Education Programs
The Community College of Baltimore County

Adrianne Washington is the Dean of Special Academic Programs at the Community College of Baltimore County. She oversees the Honors Program and Library Services. Adrianne holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work and a master’s degree in social work with a specialization in Management and Community Organization. She is one of the leading institutional experts on high impact practice implementation and has made significant contributions to reimagining Honors education at CCBC and at the national level. Adrianne has won several awards for both teaching and student engagement including Teacher of the Year (2017), Advisor of the Year (2018), Outstanding Recent Alumnae from her alma mater, Hood College, in Frederick, Maryland (2019), the Trustee Emeritus Sheldon and Jamie Caplis Achievement in Teaching Award (2021) and most recently, the AACC Dale Parnell Distinguished Faculty award (2022).

Conference Registration Fees

General Conference

Two Days
$ 300
  • Early Bird
by Feb 1

One Day

Thursday or Friday
$ 250


Retirees, 65+
$ 175
  • One Day - $80

General Conference

Two Days
$ 350
  • One Day - $250
After Feb 1

Non-CCBC Students

Two Days
$ 175
  • One Day - $80

Pre-Conference Institute

Wednesday, April 17
$ 150
  • Full Day of Training

CCBC Students

One or Two Days
$ 0
  • CCBC Student Registration is paid for by the CRTL Foundation