Opportunities for all Maine Educators
MCLA offers conferences, workshops, and problem-solving opportunities for all Maine educators. Our learning opportunities are focused on high impact practices at the classroom, school, and district levels.
December 11, 2019 Starting or Transforming an Instructional Coaching Program
Join us if your district doesn’t yet include coaches and you’re wondering how to get started, or if you’ve got coaches and want to focus coaching for greater impact on students, teachers, and school culture.
Leaders: Julie Wright and Coaches and Curriculum Leaders from Co-Op member districts
- Understand the characteristics of effective coaching programs.
- Understand the characteristics of effective relationships between administrators and coaches
- Clarify the purposes and goals of instructional coaching in your district.
- Explore strategies to make the transition.
- Use a self-assessment/planner to connect purposes and goals to roles and practices.
November 4 & 5, 2019 Engaging Learners & Enhancing Learning With The New Science and Social Studies Standards
Monday 11/4: Engaging Learners & Enhancing Learning: Science k-12
Presenters: Maine DOE and MMSA Representatives
As of April, Maine officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as our learning results in science. What are the key shifts for teachers, students, and instructional leaders? What does that mean for your district curriculum and strategic plans as you transition to the new standards? How can districts leverage nationally recognized high-quality resources to support these shifts? In this workshop, educational leaders will be introduced to the key innovations of the NGSS and will engage with examples of what these shifts look like in classrooms. Participants will leave with a toolkit of resources to support strategic planning in order to make this change initiative a success for districts, schools, teachers, and students.
Tuesday 11/5: Engaging Learners & Enhancing Learning: Social Studies k-12
Presenter: Joe Schmidt, Maine DOE
What is the outcome we want for our students in social studies? We will look at the best practices that support student growth and understanding. This will include participating in social studies based disciplinary literacy, inquiry, and assessment while looking at how this leads to a progression of learning through a student’s K-12 career around content and skills. Time will be spent discussing the revised social studies standards and how the revisions are being supported. The last part of the day will be devoted to allowing participants to exploring resources, examining the standards, or working in groups to look at implementation of what was learned during the day.
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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:
December 2, 2019: Auburn School Department, 9:00-12:00
December 3, 2019: Bangor United Technologies Center, 9:00-12:00
March 9, 2020: Auburn School Department, 9:00-12:00
March 10, 2020: Bangor United Technologies Center, 9:00-12:00
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