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Superintendent's Conference Follow-Up - Standards Based Education
Informational Letter: 12
TO: Superintendents of Schools
Thank you for your continued interest in Maine’s transition to a standards-based system of education and our work with the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition. This week we engaged 100 more participants for the 2009 Maine RISC Summer Institute to deepen their understanding and build action plans for this exciting work.
As promised at the Superintendents' Conference in Bar Harbor, Rich DeLorenzo, Co-Founder of the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, will be returning to Maine in September from the 10th to the 18th for a series of statewide events that are currently being planned. These events will provide the opportunities you requested in order for regions and districts to go deeper into the Model to gain increased awareness and understanding.
At the Superintendents’ Conference the idea of bringing conversations about standards-based education to the regional level surfaced. To that end, we have organized a series of meetings for groups to explore, go deeper and actually have customized interactions with stakeholders for the next steps.
The schedule is as follows:
Performance-Based Systems Workshop for Administrators – Designed for educational leaders who have previously attended RISC workshops
WHEN: Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:30am – 4:30pm
WHERE: Holiday Inn Portland West, 81 Riverside Street, Portland
2009 Maine Re-inventing Schools Coalition Fall Symposium
WHEN: Sunday, September 13, 2009 4:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Road, South Portland
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Open for regional work with Superintendents and their shareholders. I would like suggestions as to how to best utilize Rich’s knowledge and skills to build capacity for this work in your region.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2009
WHERE: Regions To Be Determined by Superintendent Responses
Please e-mail your ideas or suggestions for regional collaborative work to Tammy Morrill at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at 12:00 noon. We will try to accommodate as many ideas as possible.
Meeting with the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs
WHEN: Friday, September 18, 2009
WHERE: Burton M. Cross State Office Building, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta
If you are interested in attending any of the meetings, please know that they are inclusive and you are most welcome. The groups gathering for September 10-11 are a little more ahead in the planning/implementation process, while the meetings scheduled for September 13,14,15 are for a broader awareness of the work.
I realize that the September dates may present a challenge with schools just getting started, but wanted to make the opportunity available to those who may be able to participate. It is also important to note that the Winter Institute dates are being determined and will provide, yet, another opportunity. In the meantime please visit the Maine Department of Education website with the latest resources on Standards Based Education at
Thank you again for your continued interest in this exciting work to deliver on the promise of Maine’s Learning Results.
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