Our mission is to support curriculum leaders and to champion curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices and policies that enhance learning.
The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association’s (MCLA) Board of Directors and its members work together by:
- Promoting and providing professional learning.
- Influencing policy and decision making.
- Advancing the use of effective practices.
- Developing and fostering partnerships with organizations consistent with our mission.
- Supporting opportunities for networking and sharing.
MCLA’s Vision 2020
The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association is a recognized expert voice on effective learning practices and their applications in schools and districts. State and local policy makers view MCLA as a non-political source of information and guidance, and seek its participation in the development of state education policy. MCLA’s board, members, and stakeholders develop thoughtful responses to proposed education policies and propose additional approaches necessary to enhance learning in Maine. The Association will:
- Provide high quality, user-friendly technology to promote two-way communication.
- Sponsor rich professional development in conferences, subcommittees, special interest groups, and webinars.
- Fund local action research projects and disseminate results.
- Mentor new curriculum leaders.
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Contact: Heidi McGinley, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll use the wisdom and experience of the participants to identify issues associated with each of seven essential implementation components and develop concrete options and approaches to address them. Options, strategies, pot holes, and tips will be captured and disseminated. Registration deadlines, fees, and more information.
Join the Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association on March 14, 2014 from 9:00 – 12:00 for Choosing a Tracking and Reporting System: Deciding How to Decide at the Senator Inn and Spa on Western Avenue in Augusta. Registration fee of $75 per person covers meeting space and morning refreshments.
Discussion leaders are John Armentrout, Director of Information Technology, KIDSRSU (RSU 2) and Heidi McGinley, MCLA Director. John’s been involved with the Maine Department of Education in reviewing proficiency-based tracking and management systems. He’ll help participants clarify local criteria for choosing a system.
- Use a set of essential PBE components to identify current management system needs.
- Be aware of the state of the art in management systems.
- Develop clear local decision making criteria.
Download a paper registration form.
Register here by March 7.
Contact Heidi McGinley for more information email@example.com
Join MCLA on March 31 for Helping Stakeholders Understand Standards: Communicating about Proficiency-based Diplomas. This experience is designed for curriculum leaders, principals, and superintendents and will be led by Nora Carr, President of the National School Public Relations Association and Chief of Staff in the Guilford County, North Carolina Public Schools. The registration deadline is March 17, 2014.
Learn more and register multiple participants online on our Professional Learning page.