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Middle Level Education in Maine - Professional Development Opportunities

 

Bright Futures Statewide Webcasts

Other Opportunities

 

 

Statewide Webcasts Facilitated by Jill Spencer and Chris Toy Recorded Sessions 

This was an opportunity to learn more about the Bright Futures Report.  You’re invited to listen to the recorded sessions and the statewide conversation about middle grades teaching and learning.  The webcasts were facilitated by Chris Toy and Jill Spencer once a month from December 2009-June 2010. 

Each webcast explored several of the 12 Core Practices and have an accompanying “meeting plan” that school leaders can use or adapt to facilitate faculty meetings, conversations, or study groups looking at the Core Practices.

The topics and web links are listed below. 

If you have questions please contact argy.nestor@maine.gov

 

Topics, Supporting Materials, and Recordings:

 

Introduction to Bright Futures

• Introduction to Bright Futures

Meeting Plan for Introduction to Bright Futures (PDF)

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Introduction to Bright Futures Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: Curriculum and Instruction

• Accessible, relevant, challenging, and integrative curriculum

• Effective research-based instructional practices

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: Curriculum and Instruction (PDF)

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Curriculum and Instruction Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: 21st Century Literacies

• Instructional practices anchored in 21st century literacies

• 1:1 learning technologies integrated throughout the curriculum

Bright Futures: 21st Century Literacies PowerPoint / PDF

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: 21st Century Literacies (PDF)

Handout 1: Collaboration / Handout 2: Creativity

Handout 3: Problem Solving / Handout 4: Research (All handouts: JPG)

Helpful Links (PDF)

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the 21st Century Literacies Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: Learning Processes/Leadership

• Learning processes characterized by creativity and innovation

• Courageous, collaborative, democratic leadership

Bright Futures: Learning Processes/Leadership PowerPoint / PDF

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: Learning Processes/Leadership (PDF)

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Learning Processes/Leadership Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: Environment/Organizational Structures

• A safe, caring, inclusive climate

• Structures that maximize sense of community, support meaningful relationships, and optimize curriculum delivery

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: Environment/Organizational Structures (PDF)

Bright Futures: Environment/Organizational Structures PowerPoint / PDF

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Environment/Organizational Structures Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: Co-Curricular Programs/Professional Development

• Diverse and comprehensive co-curricular programs

• Professional development that models effective teaching and learning

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: Co-Curricular Programs/Professional Development (PDF)

Bright Futures: Co-Curricular Programs/Professional Development PowerPoint / PDF

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Co-Curricular Programs/Professional Development Webinar (Flash*)

 

Bright Futures: Involving Parents/Knowledgable Staff

• Parents are actively involved as partners

• Staff are knowledgeable about young adolescents and enjoy working with them

Meeting Plan for Bright Futures: Involving Parents/Knowledgable Staff (PDF)

Meeting Tool: So You Think You Know the Young Adolescent!?! PowerPoint / PDF

Bright Futures: Involving Parents/Knowledgable Staff PowerPoint / PDF

Click here to view/listen to a recording of the Involving Parents/Knowledgable Staff Webinar (Flash*)

 

 

 


Other Professional Development Opportunities

 

Maine Association for Middle Level Conference

October 25 & 26, 2012: Sugarloaf USA

FMI http://www.mamleonline.org/conference.php 

 

 

 

Updated 8/16/12 -pb

 

 

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