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Nominate a Champion!

MCLA is accepting nominations for the 2019 Curriculum Leader of Year (CLOY) through April 26, 2019. The Curriculum Leader of the Year: Has successfully served as a curriculum leader (designated curriculum director, assistant superintendent, or teacher leader) in public education for at least five years. Is an MCLA member at the time of nomination. Is a proven champion of curriculum, instruction, and assessment policies and practices that enhance learning both within and outside the district,… Continue Reading Nominate a Champion!

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When Teachers Believe, Students Achieve — The Power of Collective Efficacy

MCLA’s focus on high impact practices that increase student learning continues on December 13 and 14, 2018 at the Augusta Civic Center with our two-day institute on collective efficacy, led by Jenni Donohoo. “Collective teacher efficacy is greater than three times more powerful and predictive of student achievement than socioeconomic status. It is more than double the effect of prior achievement and more than triple the effect of home environment and parental involvement.” (The Power… Continue Reading When Teachers Believe, Students Achieve — The Power of Collective Efficacy

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Leading Learning After PBD

40 Districts Share Their Status The topic of MCLA’s September 2018 regional member meetings was Leading Learning in the Aftermath of PBD Repeal. Members from 40 districts described the status of local diplomas and proficiency-based education. Eight are continuing their work with no changes in either diploma requirements or proficiency-based practices. Five are experiencing significant parent opposition to local continuation. These vocal parents equate proficiency with standards-based grading and often refer to proficiency-based education as… Continue Reading Leading Learning After PBD

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