Terrapin Teachers participated in the university-sponsored event held on April 28, 2018. Students shared “real-life” experiences about teaching with parents and prospective UM students who expressed an interest in teaching. The day was filled with fun and laughter. There was a line of students and parents wrapped around our tent who were interested in winning Terrapin Teachers swag. To spin the “Wheel of Goodies,” participants had to answer math or science-based questions correctly. The level of difficulty increased based on the participants' level of education. Winners walked away with Terrapin Teachers swag that included t-shirts, water bottles, notebooks, stickers, pens, and drawstring bags.
On December 14, 2016, the Terrapin Teachers program was the recipient of the “Make a Difference” award from the Office of Community Engagement. The purpose of the award is to recognize those who have helped the Office of Community Engagement achieve its goals to connect the University with the wider and diverse surrounding community. It is bestowed to community partners, supporters, and University departments, units, faculty, staff, and students. The Terrapin Teachers program was awarded for our commitment to connecting the program with many of the school in Prince George's County as we continue to strive for academic excellence in our surrounding schools.