Maine CLA
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.

Contact: Heidi McGinley, Director director@mainecla.org

Nominate a Champion!

Nominations for Maine’s Curriculum Leader of the Year close April 15, 2015

Maine’s Curriculum Leader of the Year has successfully served as a curriculum leader (designated curriculum director, assistant superintendent, or teacher leader) in public education for at least five years, is an MCLA member, and is a champion of curriculum, instruction, and assessment policies and practices that enhance learning both in and outside the district. Download the complete selection criteria, nomination, and selection process. Contact director@mainecla.org for more information.

NGSS Adoption

A majority of those responding to MCLA’s NGSS adoption poll are already using NGSS and 60% have chosen some of the NGSS as graduation standards. All but two of the respondents supported NGSS adoption, most because you think NGSS are “well-constructed and emphasize common practices and complex thinking skills that cross content areas and disciplines”. MCLA summarized the poll data in its testimony when the adoption bill was heard by the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on March 16. Download the poll results.