Professional Development & Training

Child Nutrition Regional Training-Downeast
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Downeast

Topics include: Child Nutrition Updates, How to Credit Recipes, Production Records, Interactive Meal Pattern Activity


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 21, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Elm Street School 38 Jacksonville Road East Machias



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Child Nutrition Regional Training-Westbrook
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Child Nutrition Regional Training-Westbrook

Topics Include: How to Credit Recipes, Production Records, Interactive Meal Pattern Activity, Child Nutrition Updates, Civil Rights, Knife Skills, cooking demos with Chef Sam, CACFP At-Risk; Kitchen Ergonomics and more!

To register, contact Mary Emerson at emersonm@westbrookschools.org


Hosted by: Mary Emerson
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Westbrook Middle School471 Stroudwater StreetWestbrook



No Registration Required
SCH301 Configuring The Bus For Purchase (Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System: Bus Purchase Module)
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Transportation
SCH301 Configuring The Bus For Purchase (Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System: Bus Purchase Module)

School staff learn how to use the Maine Bus Purchase Module to save time creating and placing a new school bus order. In particular, learn how to configure a school bus order to enter unique dealer negotiated options that your school seeks to add to the basic school bus specification and how to review and place orders online. The Maine Bus Purchase Module is part of the Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System that is a resource for schools to simplify and inform the bus purchase process.


Hosted by: Pat Hinckley
Special Presenter:

Cost: FREE

Date(s): August 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Live online - to register send an email to pat.hinckley@maine.gov



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Harvest of the Month Webinar
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Child Nutrition
Harvest of the Month Webinar

This webinar will introduce the Harvest of the Month Program to school districts interested in participating.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

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Webinar Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Training
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Child Nutrition
Webinar Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Training

FFVP training


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): September 4, 2019
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online



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Child Nutrition-CACFP-Food Safety in Child Care
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-CACFP-Food Safety in Child Care

This food safety training is for child care employees using the four key concepts of the USDA Fight BAC program Clean, Separate, Cook, Chill.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter: Institute of Child Nutrition

Cost: Free

Date(s): September 12, 2019 - September 12, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Child Nutrition Office90 Blossom LaneDeering Building, 1st FloorAugusta



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Child Nutrition-ServSafe Class and Exam
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-ServSafe Class and Exam

Class begins at 8:00am

Bring photo id, pen or pencils with erasers.

You must provide an email address as certificates are sent via email.

Test will begin at approximately 1:30pm-2:00pm

Bring a lunch or menus from surrounding restaurants will be available for ordering.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: 102.00

Date(s): September 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Office Deering Building Room 101 90 Blossom Lane Augusta



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Child Nutrition-Verification Training
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-Verification Training

Verification training will go over the procedures that will help you through the annual Verification process with as little difficulty as possible.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): September 17, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Office Deering Building Room 101 90 Blossom Lane Augusta



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Child Nutrition-Review Training
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-Review Training

This training will go over what is needed for an Administrative Review and the process to complete the review. This year's training will include new software that will be used to make the Administrative Review more efficient.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): September 17, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Office Deering Building Room 101 90 Blossom Lane Augusta



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Infant Meal Pattern and Best Practice
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Child Nutrition
Infant Meal Pattern and Best Practice

Infants Meal Pattern Requirements (3 hours)

This training features the updated requirements for serving infants based on their growth and development. Through this two-hour training, participants will explore each update to the infant meal pattern, as well as provide tips and strategies for implementation.

Optional Best Practices (1 hour)

This training features information and strategies for implementing the CACFP's optional meal pattern best practices. Through this one-hour training, participants will explore each practice, as well as tips and strategies for implementation.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter: Institute of Child Nutrition

Cost: Free

Date(s): September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Maine Ice Vault 203 Whitten Road Hallowell



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Child Nutrition-CACFP New Applicant Training
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-CACFP New Applicant Training

This training is for participants who plan on operating a program within the next 6 months. We recommend that you plan to have 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 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): September 19, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Child Nutrition Office Deering Building Room 106 90 Blossom LaneAugusta



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Transformational Leaders' Network
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School Turnaround Team
Transformational Leaders' Network

The (TLN) Transformational Leaders' Network is a 5 part series of day long sessions designed to improve your leadership capacity to help reach your school's improvement goals. The TLN is intended for principals, assistant principals, and curriculum coordinators. The kickoff for this initiative took place with a 3 day session in June. We are seeking additional participants for the coming school year. By registering you are requesting an application to be considered in joining the TLN group in your area for this academic year. Registering guarantees you an application NOT inclusion into this opportunity. All the details will be sent to you once you have been accepted for the training.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: School Turnaround Leadership Coaches

Cost: Nothing to register but if accepted there will be a one time $125 fee to cover cost of food

Date(s): September 26, 2019 - May 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: BY REGIONS ONCE REGISTRATION ENDS



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SCH301 Configuring The Bus For Purchase (Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System: Bus Purchase Module)
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Transportation
SCH301 Configuring The Bus For Purchase (Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System: Bus Purchase Module)

School staff learn how to use the Maine Bus Purchase Module to save time creating and placing a new school bus order. In particular, learn how to configure a school bus order to enter unique dealer negotiated options that your school seeks to add to the basic school bus specification and how to review and place orders online. The Maine Bus Purchase Module is part of the Maine School Bus Bid and Purchase System that is a resource for schools to simplify and inform the bus purchase process.


Hosted by: Pat HInckley
Special Presenter:

Cost: FREE

Date(s): September 27, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Live online send an email to pat.hinckley@maine.gov to register in advance



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Maine Farm to School Local Procurement Training
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Child Nutrition
Maine Farm to School Local Procurement Training

Is your school participating in Maine Harvest of the Month or wanting to access Local Produce Fund dollars? Are you already incorporating local, seasonal food in your cafeteria, but ready to increase your capacity?

Join us for this special PreConference Training to learn the ins and outs of local food procurement for your school cafeteria.

This workshop is designed for School Nutrition Directors, Kitchen Managers, Business Managers, and others responsible for school food purchasing. Local procurement rules are different from overall procurement guidelines. This free half-day training is sponsored by the Maine Farm to School Network and supported by a USDA Farm to School Training Grant. Join Martine Cherry, USDA Procurement Specialist, and Abbie Nelson, NOFA-VT Farm to School Specialist and for an engaging, hands-on workshop. This will be one of the final trainings of Abbies career, so take advantage of the opportunity of learning from her expertise while you can!

Build your network of support and connect with other school food directors who are engaged in similar initiatives.


Date(s): October 3, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kennebec Valley Community College Alfond Campus 677 Skowhegan Road Clinton



No Registration Required
Maine Farm to School Conference
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Child Nutrition
Maine Farm to School Conference

Convening farm to school stakeholders from across the state and beyond for a day of learning, best practice sharing, and networking. The conference is held during Farm to School Month in October, draws about 150 people, features local foods for snacks and meals, and is held in venues that feature farm to school in action. Breakout sessions will cover the many cross-sector aspects of Farm to School including procurement, classroom lessons, food and wellness policy, school garden management, network development, and more.


Hosted by: Stephanie Stambach
Special Presenter: Bertrand Weber
Presenter's Bio: Director of Culinary and Wellness Services at Minneapolis Public Schools
Cost: 60.00

Date(s): October 4, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Kennebec Valley Community College Alfond Campus 677 Skowhegan Road Clinton



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Funding and Financial Reporting - Dollars & Sense - Brewer
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Finance
Funding and Financial Reporting - Dollars & Sense - Brewer

Learn how to interpret the State Calculation for Funding Public Education Financial Report (ED279), gain insights into data impacting EPS, and learn how to use the information to better inform decisions in your SAU. This annual finance training and workshop includes AM training and a PM workshop. The AM training session provides attendees information on the data impacting the ED279 while the afternoon workshop session provides time, with support from Maine DOE finance and data staff, to review FY21 data.


Hosted by: Deb Lajoie
Special Presenter:

Cost: 30.00

Date(s): October 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Ramada Inn Conference Center - Lewiston Maine



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Child Nutrition-ServSafe Test
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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition-ServSafe Test

Registration Deadline - October 1, 2019

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): October 16, 2019
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Child Nutrition Office Deering Building Room 106 90 Blossom Lane Augusta



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Funding and Financial Reporting - Dollars and Sense - Lewiston
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Finance
Funding and Financial Reporting - Dollars and Sense - Lewiston

Learn how to interpret the State Calculation for Funding Public Education Financial Report (ED279), gain insights into data impacting EPS, and learn how to use the information to better inform decisions in your SAU. This annual finance training and workshop includes AM training and a PM workshop. The AM training session provides attendees information on the data impacting the ED279 while the afternoon workshop session provides time, with support from Maine DOE finance and data staff, to review FY21 data.


Hosted by: Deb Lajoie
Special Presenter:

Cost: 30.00

Date(s): October 22, 2019 - October 22, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Jeff's Catering - Brewer



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