Opportunities for all Maine Educators
MCLA offers conferences, workshops, and problem-solving opportunities for all Maine educators. Our 2017-18 learning opportunities are focused on proficiency-based instruction.
Certifying Guiding Principles Proficiency. April 2, 2018 Freeport Hilton, 9:00 — 3:00; $175 MCLA members; $185 non-members.
A day for district/high school teams to evaluate readiness for Guiding Principles certification. Based on the current proficiency-based diploma statute and what we expect the next version of Chapter 134 rules will require, including: clear Guiding Principles descriptors; evidence collection and evaluation; formative feedback, and additional student support. Register by March 23, 2018 with the paper registration form or online.
May 14 & 15, 2018, Thomas College, Waterville. Building a Proficiency-Based Education System so all Students can Learn.
May 14 is specially designed for school and district administrators to explore four key elements of proficiency-based education, identify progress, and problem-solve challenges at the school and district levels. Explore the four elements we’ll use with these links:
- A learner-centered culture that enables and supports clear student learning targets, evidence collection, and intentional instruction.
- Transparent learning targets with an appropriate level of rigor.
- Evidence of rigorous learning collected and fairly evaluated.
- Instruction intentionally designed to support learners to reach targets.
May 15 is open to any educator who wants to learn about the tools and strategies necessary to implement each of the four elements, and to those who’ve participated in one of MCLA’s Planning Proficiency-based Instruction and/or Personalized/Independent Learning sessions who want to check progress and problem-solve local implementation challenges.
Registration information in March!
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.
The next round of regional meetings for members are scheduled for:
- March 5, 2018, Auburn Public Library, 9:00 — 12:00.
- March 6, 2018, UTC, Bangor, 9:00 — 12:00.