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.
Supporting Instructional Coaching. October 12, 2018, Auburn Hilton, with Julie Wright and Maine school and district administrators. Registration deadline September 24, 2018.
Reflections on the day from participants: “This opportunity was incredibly timely for my district. The quality of the program was excellent.” “Great resources!’ “Very, very informational!” “Got clarity around the principal-coach collaboration by using a student-centered lens.” “Thank you for opening my eyes to the importance of instructional coaching.”
Messaging Plus: Helping Stakeholders Understand How Students Learn. November 5, 2018, Freeport Hilton, with Nora Carr, nationally-recognized school public relations expert and Chief of Staff of the Guilford County NC public schools.
Register by October 26, 2018 online or download the flyer and paper registration form.
MCLA members $100, non-members $175
3:15 — 4:30 on November 5 — Important MCLA annual member meeting. Topic — Helping state policy makers understand education policies that enhance learning.
Designed for school and district administrators. Educational leaders have more information about how to support student learning than we’ve ever had. At the same time, we’re working in an era of “fake news”, issue-oriented Facebook pages, increased Freedom of Information Act requests, and community distrust of information sources. Clear messages about what we want to do to support student learning are easily ignored or misinterpreted when stakeholders don’t know why those actions are needed. Learn how to quickly communicate a key message and deepen stakeholder understanding at the same time.
When Teachers Believe, Students Achieve: The Power of Collective Efficacy. December 13 & 14, 2018, 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 learning in the aftermath of PBD repeal.
- Bangor, September 11, 9:00 — 12:00, UTC.
- Auburn, September 24, 9:00 — 12:00, Auburn Public Library