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

MCLA Fall Opportunities

Maine CLA Fall Conference – 2014

Practical Proficiency

Designed by MCLA members for school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and school board members.

October 27 and 28, 2014
Auburn Hilton Garden Inn

Complete Conference information and registration materials…

 

Professional Learning in September:

Finding Leverage, September 15, Augusta.

Assessing Proficiency, September 29, Augusta.

Complete information and registration materials on the Professional Learning page…

Kids Unfazed by the SBAC Pilot

“Kids across the board were unfazed by taking the test – it was the adults that were stressed.”

Southern Maine curriculum leaders and technology coordinators met on May 9 to debrief the SBAC pilot process. They reported a few technical issues, but had more concerns about teachers’ preparation to proctor the test.

Clear and practical training and information for teacher proctors wasn’t available in the pilot. Pilot districts recommend that all teachers take the practice test and urged the Maine Department of Education to develop “pared-down, clear instructions” and protocols for teacher proctors, including how to administer the performance tasks, videos of proctor best practices, and local processes to ensure test fidelity and student fairness in administration. Continue Reading Kids Unfazed by the SBAC Pilot