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MCLA Coaching Co-Op October 21 Supporting Instructional Coaching Registration Open

Supporting Instructional Coaching with Julie Wright and Co-Op Members 10/21/19 9:00-3:00 The Auburn Hilton Register by 10/1/19 Co-Op Members  $75 NonMembers $150 Instructional coaching can be the most effective professional development teachers experience. Coaching can change classroom practice, build a positive school and district learning culture, and significantly increase student achievement. But hiring coaches and putting them to work doesn’t automatically yield these results. We’ll use Diane Sweeney’s student- centered coaching model and best practices… Continue Reading MCLA Coaching Co-Op October 21 Supporting Instructional Coaching Registration Open

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Julie Meltzer Named 2019 Curriculum Leader of the Year

Julie Meltzer, Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction for the Mount Desert Island Regional School System (AOS #91) is Maine’s 2019 Curriculum Leader of the Year. “I’m truly honored to join the group of curriculum leaders recognized in Maine. I’m honored to have them as my colleagues. I don’t know another group of people so focused on teaching and learning practices,” Julie said. Julie is a passionate advocate for the learning and development of all… Continue Reading Julie Meltzer Named 2019 Curriculum Leader of the Year

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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 August 5 & 6, 2019 at the Freeport Hilton with our second two-day institute on collective efficacy, led by Jenni Donohoo. Reflections on the two days from December 2018 participants: “This was one of the most valuable professional development events I’ve been to in a long time. The design and facilitation of the two days was incredibly powerful.” “Now I see there is… Continue Reading When Teachers Believe, Students Achieve — The Power of Collective Efficacy

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