Professional Development & Training

Webinar - NOI
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Child Nutrition
Webinar - NOI

A review of NOI for school food service.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 27, 2020
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online




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ServSafe Test Only
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Child Nutrition
ServSafe Test Only

Registration deadline is January 14, 2020

Arrive early, testing begins promptly at 2:00. Bring photo ID (you will not be able to take the exam if you do not have your ID), pens or pencils, erasers. Once test has begun no late arrivals will be allowed to take the exam.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering BuildingRoom 106Augusta




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Maine Winter Wellness Summit
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Maine DOE
Maine Winter Wellness Summit

Get a mid-winter boost for yourself, your school and/or your Wellness Team by attending this can't-miss, fabulous event! Two nationally acclaimed speakers will open each day with keynote presentations that will engage, educate, motivate and inspire! Murray Banks is a motivational speaker and world champion athlete with roots in teaching school. Murray lives life with a passion for health and well-being. This year he will share the importance of positivity on ones health and well-being using hilarious images, imaginative videos and poignant classroom and personal stories.

George Manning returns to the Wellness Summit with more learnings, tools, and resources for life! George will provide knowledge and skills from more than 40 years teaching and consulting. He will engage the audience with his enchanting personality and stories focused on life, work and the pursuit of balance.

The Winter Wellness Summit Focus is on mental wellness for staff and students. Exceptional keynote and breakout sessions along with wellness activities will provide: Inspiration and motivation that will positively impact lives both personally and professionally Current and pertinent health promotion knowledge and skills Strategies that can be put into action right away to support and enhance personal wellness, school climate, and a healthy and safe school environment Experience indoor and outdoor wellness activities And so much more!

The Goal of the Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Program is to prepare and empower program participants to create healthy, positive and safe schools for all school personnel and students by promoting policies and environmental practices that support healthier schools, boost personal health and well-being, positively impact school climate and culture, and improve academic achievement.

Conference Registration and Room Reservations with The Samoset is expected to open by November 14. Registration through December 27 is $125/person for two days, meals included Registration after December 27 is $145/person for two days, meals included The special conference room rate at the Samoset will be only $122/night plus applicable taxes for double occupancy! Attendees are responsible for room reservations and payment. To receive this rate, reservations must be made through a special link that will be sent along with the Winter Wellness Summit registration.

15 Contact Hours Available for Full Conference.

This is the rescheduled 2019 Maine School Wellness Summit, postponed from June 25 & 26, 2019. The Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Program Planning Committee is looking forward to seeing you there!


Hosted by: Susan.Berry
Special Presenter:

Cost: $145.00

Date(s): January 30, 2020 - January 31, 2020


Location: The Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine




No Registration Required
Book Study: Enacting the Work of Language Instruction by Eileen Glisan & Richard Donato
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World Languages
Book Study: Enacting the Work of Language Instruction by Eileen Glisan & Richard Donato

The program creates opportunities for teachers to enrich their practice by engaging in professional reading and reflection with colleagues. The ultimate aim is for teachers to use this as an opportunity to reflect on their practice and strengthen our community through collaboration. About every 2-3 weeks, teachers will read the pages assigned and then engage in a conversation with the group via zoom.


Hosted by: Lavinia Rogers
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 1, 2020 - May 29, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: zoom links will be provided




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Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Ellsworth
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Mathematics
Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Ellsworth

In this 3-day series of Pre-K-5 mathematics professional learning designed to strengthen mathematical pedagogy and content, educators will learn about the administration of the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI), a diagnostic assessment used to identify students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics, and learn how to analyze the results to plan for instruction. Dates: 2/4/20, 2/5/20, and 4/9/20 Location: Big Cat's Events Center, 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605


Hosted by: Jen Robitaille
Special Presenter:

Cost: $90.00

Date(s): February 4, 2020 - April 9, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Big Cat's Events Center, 163 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605




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Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Presque Isle
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Mathematics
Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Presque Isle

In this 3-day series of Pre-K-5 mathematics professional learning designed to strengthen mathematical pedagogy and content, educators will learn about the administration of the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI), a diagnostic assessment used to identify students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics, and learn how to analyze the results to plan for instruction. Cost: $90 per person Dates: 2/6/20, 2/7/20, and 4/10/20 Location: Northeastland Hotel, 436 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769


Hosted by: Jen Robitaille
Special Presenter:

Cost: $90.00

Date(s): February 6, 2020 - April 10, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Northeastland Hotel, 436 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769




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Culinary Training-CACFP-Utilizing Leftovers
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Child Nutrition
Culinary Training-CACFP-Utilizing Leftovers

Leftovers. Need we say more?

You have them, but what do you do with them?

Would you like some new ideas to save money and reduce food waste by using leftovers?

Join us for our February culinary training Utilizing Leftovers with guest Chef Keith Giles.

Chef Giles will discuss food safety and proper storage of leftoversand then he will teach you new, creative and delicious ways to utilize your leftovers for both breakfast and lunch.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition-CACFP
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 7, 2020
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Culinary ClassroomDeering Building90 Blossom LaneAugusta




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2020 Math and ELA/Literacy Assessment Administration Training Workshops
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Assessment
2020 Math and ELA/Literacy Assessment Administration Training Workshops

In preparation for the 2020 Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPowerME) and 3rd year of high school assessment administration (SAT), the Department, in collaboration with Cognia, eMetric and College Board, will be holding half-day regional training sessions.

Morning sessions will include eMPowerME administration content, and afternoon sessions will include SAT administration content. The intended audience for the sessions is District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), Technology Coordinators (ITCs), School Test Coordinators (STCs), and/or SAT Test Site and Services to Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinators.

  1. Morning sessions (9:00 am -12:00 noon) will focus on Grades 3-8 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (eMPowerME) online assessment. The morning sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and one other designated participant (such as Technology Coordinators or School Test Coordinators) with a limit of TWO registrants per district. Should additional space become available, districts will be notified and contacted in the order in which requests were received. Content includes: New Features for 2020 administration; Portal Overview; User Management; Kiosk Overview; and Live Demonstrations.
    1. Afternoon sessions (1:00 pm -3:30 pm) will focus on 3rd year of High School Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (SAT) paper assessment. The afternoon sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), high school SAT Test Center Supervisors and/or SAT SSD with a limit of THREE registrants per district. Content includes: Overview of SAT 2020 administration; Key Dates for Schools; Training for Coordinators; Materials Shipment Process.

Hosted by: Nancy Godfrey
Special Presenter: Cognia, eMetric, College Board

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 12, 2020
12:09 AM - 12:15 AM
Location: Black Bear Inn & Conference Center 4 Godfrey Dr, Orono, ME 04473




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2020 Math and ELA/Literacy Assessment Administration Training Workshops
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Assessment
2020 Math and ELA/Literacy Assessment Administration Training Workshops

In preparation for the 2020 Maine Educational Assessments (MEA) for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy for grades 3-8 (eMPowerME) and 3rd year of high school assessment administration (SAT), the Department, in collaboration with Cognia, eMetric and College Board, will be holding half-day regional training sessions.

Morning sessions will include eMPowerME administration content, and afternoon sessions will include SAT administration content.

  1. Morning sessions (9:00 am -12:00 noon) will focus on Grades 3-8 Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (eMPowerME) online assessment.

The morning sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs) and one other designated participant (such as Technology Coordinators or School Test Coordinators) with a limit of TWO registrants per district. Should additional space become available, districts will be notified and contacted in the order in which requests were received. Content includes: New Features for 2020 administration; Portal Overview; User Management; Kiosk Overview; and Live Demonstrations.

  1. Afternoon sessions (1:00 pm -3:30 pm) will focus on 3rd year of High School Mathematics & ELA/Literacy (SAT) paper assessment.

The afternoon sessions are intended for Maine District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), high school SAT Test Center Supervisors and/or SAT SSD with a limit of THREE registrants per district. Content includes: Overview of SAT 2020 administration; Key Dates for Schools; Training for Coordinators; Materials Shipment Process.


Hosted by: Nancy Godfrey
Special Presenter: Cognia, eMetric, College Board

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 13, 2020 - February 13, 2020
12:09 AM - 12:15 AM
Location: University of Southern Maine Abromson Center 88 Bedford Street Portland, Maine 04104




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Culinary Training-Breakfast
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Child Nutrition
Culinary Training-Breakfast

Looking for new breakfast ideas? Join us on February 21stfor our culinary training focused on breakfast. We will take a look at new and trending breakfast ideas for you to implement in your breakfast program. This is a great opportunity to discuss and share tips on how to efficiently serve breakfast in a fast paced environment.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Culinary ClassroomDeering Building90 Blossom LaneAugusta




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Webinar - Special Provisions
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Child Nutrition
Webinar - Special Provisions

Webinar


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 24, 2020
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online




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Special Provisions CEP and Provision II
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Child Nutrition
Special Provisions CEP and Provision II

Want to learn about Special Provisions? In this training we will discuss Provision II and the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). We will go over the requirements, necessary documentation and timelines.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 3, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Deering Building Room 101 90 Blossom Lane Augusta




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Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Lewiston
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Mathematics
Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Lewiston

In this 3-day series of Pre-K-5 mathematics professional learning designed to strengthen mathematical pedagogy and content, educators will learn about the administration of the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI), a diagnostic assessment used to identify students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics, and learn how to analyze the results to plan for instruction. Cost: $90 per person Dates: 3/10/20, 3/11/20, and 4/29/20 Location: The Green Ladle, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240


Hosted by: Jen Robitaille
Special Presenter:

Cost: $90.00

Date(s): March 10, 2020 - April 29, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: The Green Ladle, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME 04240




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CACFP New Applicant Training
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Child Nutrition
CACFP New Applicant Training

School Districts that are currently participating in or wish to participate in the CACFP After School Program do not have to attend.

This training is mandatory prior to participation in the CACFP. We recommend that you plan to have both the person who will be responsible for administering the CACFP and the person who will be responsible for preparing meals and snacks attend the training. Please note, due to the complexity of CACFP rules and regulations, you will be required to attend this New Applicant Training again if you are unable to participate in the CACFP within 6 months of attending the training.

Please register each person from your institution who will be attending the training.

Topics include: Income Eligibility Forms Food Meal Components Food Buying Guide Portion Menu All Meal Patterns Milk Substitutes Dietary Restrictions CN Labels Record Keeping Point of Service Meal Counts Claims Reimbursement Rates New Meal Pattern Handouts


Hosted by: Child Nutrition-CACFP
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 10, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering Building Room 101 90 Blossom Lane Augusta, ME




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Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Saco
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Mathematics
Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) - Saco

In this 3-day series of Pre-K-5 mathematics professional learning designed to strengthen mathematical pedagogy and content, educators will learn about the administration of the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview (EMDI), a diagnostic assessment used to identify students' strengths and weaknesses in mathematics, and learn how to analyze the results to plan for instruction. Cost: $90 per person Dates: 3/12/20, 3/13/20, and 4/30/20 Location: Hampton Inn, 48 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072


Hosted by: Jen Robitaille
Special Presenter:

Cost: $90.00

Date(s): March 12, 2020 - April 30, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Hampton Inn, 48 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072




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Experienced Summer Training
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Child Nutrition
Experienced Summer Training

This training is for Summer Food Service Program Sponsors who have recently operated the program. It is mandatory that Summer Food Service Program Sponsors receive training in order to qualify to operate the program. The training will include an overview of program regulations.

Registration begins at 8:30am


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 26, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering BuildingRoom 10190 Blossom LaneAugusta




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ServSafe Class and Exam
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Child Nutrition
ServSafe Class and Exam

We are pleased to announce a very special opportunity for institutions operating the CACFP!

For a limited time, each institution operating the CACFP is eligible for one FREE ServSafe Manager Class/Exam for one of their staff!

If you have a staff member who is registered for the January class, please do not register anyone else. We are keeping a list of who the institutions that have participated.

ServSafe is a nationally recognized food safety training and certification program administered by the National Restaurant Association. The program is accredited by ANSI and the Conference for Food Protection.

By attending the ServSafe Manager Class and passing the exam, your staff member will learn valuable food safety knowledge and earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, which is valid for a period of 5 years!

This opportunity, valued at over $100, was made possible through a grant from the USDA.

Class begins at 8:00am

Bring photo id, pen or pencils with erasers

You must provide an email addressas certificates are sent viaemail.

Test will begin at approximately1:30pm-2:00pm

Bring a lunch or menus fromsurrounding restaurants will beavailable for ordering.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition-CACFP
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 27, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering BuildingRoom 10190 Blossom LaneAugusta




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ServSafe Test Only
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Child Nutrition
ServSafe Test Only

Registration ends March 13, 2020

Arrive early, testing begins promptly at 2:00. Bring photo ID (you will not be able to take the exam if you do not have your ID), pens or pencils, erasers. Once test has begun no late arrivals will be allowed to take the exam.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: 51.00

Date(s): April 1, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering BuildingRoom 106Augusta




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Experienced Summer Training-Bangor
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Child Nutrition
Experienced Summer Training-Bangor

Registration begins at 8:30am

This training is for Summer Food Service Program Sponsors who have recently operated the program. It is mandatory that Summer Food Service Program Sponsors receive training in order to qualify to operate the program. The training will include an overview of program regulations and highlight areas where additional training is needed.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): April 2, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Dennis Paper & Food Service101 Mecaw RoadHampden, ME




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Regional Summer Training-Machias
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Child Nutrition
Regional Summer Training-Machias

Registration begins at 12:30

This training is for Summer Food Service Program Sponsors who have recently operated the program. It is mandatory that Summer Food Service Program Sponsors receive training in order to qualify to operate the program. The training will include an overview of program regulations and highlight areas where additional training is needed. Tips for program promotion and a guest speaker from Full Plates, Full Potential will be joining to discuss grant opportunities.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): April 9, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Maine Veteran's Home 32 Veteran's Way Machias Training will be held in the Multi-purpose room. To get to the Multi-purpose room, to go up Court Street towards Downeast Community Hospital and enter by the big black water tower. Follow the drive and s




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New Summer Sponsor Training
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Child Nutrition
New Summer Sponsor Training

Registration begins at 8:30

This training is for new Summer Food Service Program Sponsors who would like to operate the program. It is mandatory that all Summer Food Service Program Sponsors receive training in order to qualify to operate the program. The training will include a detailed overview of program regulations, tips for successful operations, and ample opportunity for questions. There will be a break at noon for participants to have lunch on their own. Experienced sponsors are also welcome to register for this training if they would like to have a more detailed training


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): April 16, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition OfficeDeering BuildingRoom 10190 Blossom LaneAugusta




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Experienced Summer Training-Aroostook
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Child Nutrition
Experienced Summer Training-Aroostook

Registration begins at 12:30

This training is for Summer Food Service Program Sponsors who have recently operated the program. It is mandatory that Summer Food Service Program Sponsors receive training in order to qualify to operate the program. The training will include an overview of program regulations and highlight areas where additional training is needed.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): May 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Presque Isle High SchoolHall of Fame Room16 Griffin StreetPresque Isle




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