Professional Learning

Ready for Proficiency-based Diplomas?

September 25, 2017, Thomas College

MCLA is hosting Ready for Proficiency-based Diplomas? A self-assessment, learning, and planning day on September 25 in the Summit Room at Thomas College in Waterville. The day is especially designed for high school and district teams from districts without curriculum leaders and those who want to evaluate readiness to certify proficiency for the class of 2021. Curriculum leaders and high school administrators from eight Maine districts will offer mini-sessions and consultation. Teams will use a structured self-assessment format to identify what’s next in certifying proficiency.

Register by September 20, 2017 — Registration: $150

Download the paper flyer and registration form or register online.

Proficiency-based Instruction

November 6 & 7, 2017 Freeport Hilton [Register by October 27, 2017]

OR

December 7 & 8, 2017, Bangor Sheraton [Register by November 29, 2017)

Register for one of our two updated instructional strands:

Strand 1 — Planning Proficiency-based Instruction, led by administrators and teachers from South Portland and RSU 14.

Strand 2 — Personalized/Independent Learning, led by administrators and instructional coaches from Auburn and RSU 2.

Download the paper flyer and registration form or register online.

High Impact Proficiency-based Instruction

November 6 & 7, 2017 Freeport Hilton [Register by October 27, 2017]

Designed for educators who have already attended Strand 1 and/or Strand 2. Invitations with more information and registration links were sent to previous participants.

Regional MCLA Member Meetings

Auburn:

October 13, 2017, 9:00 — 12:00, Auburn Public Library. We’ll continue our discussion of Career and College Readiness and use a design thinking process to begin to draft state policy options for standards, proficiency, and proficiency-based diplomas.

December 4, 2017, 9:00 — 12:00, Auburn Public Library. A continuation of proficiency-based state policy options.

March 5, 2018, 9:00 — 12:00, Auburn Public Library. Topic to be identified by members.

Bangor:

October 2, 2017, 9:00 — 12:00, UTC, Bangor. We’ll continue our discussion of Career and College Readiness and use a design thinking process to begin to draft state policy options for standards, proficiency, and proficiency-based diplomas.

December 11, 2017, 9:00 — 12:00, UTC, Bangor. A continuation of proficiency-based state policy options.

March, 2018, 9:00 — 12:00, UTC, Bangor. The March date and the topic will be identified by members.

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Photo Credits: Photo of teacher conference licensed by Creative Commons by US Department of Education.