Opportunities for all Maine Educators
MCLA offers conferences, workshops, and problem-solving opportunities for all Maine educators. Our 2018-19 learning opportunities are focused on high impact practices at the classroom, school, and district levels.
Student-Centered Coaching. September 18 & 19, 2018, Thomas College, Waterville, with Julie Wright, Diane Sweeney’s east coast consultant.
Designed especially for teachers serving in a coaching capacity. During this two-day conference participants will learn more about student-centered coaching, a model for coaching that maintains a laser-like focus on students, is driven by data, and is established within a culture of learning. By focusing on coaching on student learning — rather than on fixing teachers — a coach can make a measurable impact on both student learning and teaching practice.
Learn more and register on the conference page. Or download the flyer and paper registration form or register online.
Supporting Instructional Coaching. October 12, 2018, Auburn Hilton, with Julie Wright and Maine instructional coaches.
Designed especially for school and district administrators to explore how instructional coaching and coaching programs build a culture of learning in schools and districts. Participants will understand the principles of student-centered coaching, explore roles and responsibilities, and assess current coaching program practices that can build a culture of learning and improve student learning.
The Power of Collective Efficacy. December 13 & 14, 2018, Lewiston Ramada Inn, with Jenni Donohoo.
Collective efficacy has the strongest influence on student learning of any strategy identified by John Hattie (effect size of 1.57). When educators believe in their combined ability to influence student outcomes, there are significantly higher levels of academic achievement (Bandura, 1993). Designed for superintendents, curriculum leaders, and teacher leaders, this two-day experience will delve into the concept of collective efficacy and provide concrete strategies to work toward it.
MCLA Member Opportunities
MCLA also offers opportunities open only to its members, including regional member meetings, policy discussions, and curriculum, instruction, and assessment problem solving sessions.
Regional member meetings are scheduled for September and December 2018 and March 2019:
September focus in Bangor and Auburn — Leading proficiency-based learning in the current climate. Curriculum leaders from four districts will use MCLA’s four elements of proficiency-based education to facilitate a group discussion of challenges and successes.