Professional Development & Training

Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS) System/Released Item Review

On November 13-15, 2018, the Department in conjunction with FocalPointK-12 will be conducting three, one day sessions in Presque Isle, Bangor/Brewer and Portland areas.

During each morning session, attendees will be provided an overview of MAARS with a focus on confidential reporting elements. Please note, in order for participants to engage fully in this session, participants should ensure necessary permissions to access MAARS have been granted and provided from the District Assessment Coordinator (DAC).

Afternoon sessions will focus on English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics eMPowerME and Science released items and specifically the impact on curriculum and development review to instructional practice.

For all sessions, registration opens at 8:30am. Location information will be provided when you choose your session using the link provided

November 13 - Presque Isle
November 14 - Bangor/Brewer
November 15 - Portland


Hosted by: Janette Kirk
Special Presenter: Department of Education / FocalPointK-12

Cost: Free

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Maine DOE and Thomas College Learning Lab

Maine DOE and Thomas College will host a learning lab focused on teaching and learning with technology on Wednesday, November 14th from 9am—1pm. Two local educators will model a technology-enhanced learning experience with students that other educators can observe. These educators can choose to either join a group of fourth graders engaged in an inquiry-based learning process about circuits or join a group of middle school students who are engaged in a design thinking and 3D printing activity. Educators will then talk with presenters about the design of the learning experience, and will wrap up the day by creating a learning activity to use with their own students.

All Maine Educators are welcome to register and are encouraged to come as a school team. We just ask that participants are part of a district in Maine and have completed the Maine DOE fingerprinting process as part of their employment in that district. Registration is free, lunch will be provided, and educators will earn four contact hours.

Sample Agenda:
8:30am: Welcome and Introductions
9am: Model Lesson—experience a technology enhanced learning activity
Option 1: 4th grade lesson—inquiry-based learning with circuits
Option 2: 7th or 8th grade lesson—design thinking and 3D printing
10:15am: Break
10:30am: Lesson deconstruction—learn how the activity was designed
11am: Lunch
11:30am: Design/Planning Time—design your own activity
12:45pm: Closing / Wrap
1:00pm: End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen, Digital Learning Specialist
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

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School Supports
Interactive Reading Workshop with Guided Reading

This session is for the participants that attended the October 22 session. This will be an Interactive Reading Workshop with Guided Reading


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Darlene Bassett

Cost: Free

Date(s): November 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: University of Maine, Machias



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School Supports
Principal/Lead Teacher Training

This session is for the principal and lead teacher chosen by the principal to attend training on observation, evaluation, and coaching Guided Reading.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Darlene Bassett

Cost: Free

Date(s): November 20, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: U Maine Machias



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Love to Code / STEAM Professional Learning Workshop - Register by Friday, November 16th!

Maine educators are invited to participate in a professional learning workshop that supports the integration of technology across multiple content areas with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) as well as computer science, coding, and computational thinking. By using arts and craft techniques to teach circuits and programming, the workshop will introduce ways to engage learners of diverse backgrounds and interests in designing and building their own technologies and getting excited about STEAM!
Click Here for More Info



Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen, Digital Learning Specialist
Special Presenter:

Cost: $15 (includes light breakfast, lunch, and Love To Code Kit)

Date(s): December 1, 2018
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: RiSE Center, University of Maine, Orono



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Assessment
2018/19 MSAA / PAAP Teacher Training

The MSAA workshop will provide TAs an overview of the MSAA testing System, including: Updates, Important Documents, System Access and Navigation, Training Requirements, Responsibilities, Student Profile Completion, Administering the Test, Features and Accommodations, Assistive Technology, and how to Close a Test. Student eligibility and test security will also be addressed. The PAAP workshop will provide an overview of the 2018-19 PAAP Handbook and User Guide, including: how to navigate the PAAP system to develop a student list, how to choose grade appropriate testing items for individual student portfolios, how to choose an appropriate Level of Assistance, score and submit a PAAP portfolio, and common teacher errors. Teacher registration in the Task Bank will also be available. Follow the instructions below to register at the link provided. Venues are as follows:
  • 12/4/18 Presque Isle Hampton Inn 768 Main Street Presque Isle, ME 04769
  • 12/5/18 Orono Black Bear Inn 4 Godfrey Drive Orono, ME 04473
  • 12/6/18 Augusta Governor Hill Mansion 136 State St Augusta, ME 04330
  • 12/7/18 Saco Ramada Inn 352 North St Saco, ME 04072
Instructions to register:
  1. Select Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) from the drop down menu and click Enter.
  2. Choose a training session to attend by clicking on the session name. Available sessions include:
    • Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA) Mathematics and ELA/Literacy
    • Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP) for Science Only
  3. Complete the form by entering all required information.
  4. Click Register.
  5. You will then be routed to a confirmation page. This page contains the date, time and location of the training session(s) registered for. Please keep this page for your records.
NOTE: Should you want to attend both MSAA and PAAP training sessions, you will need to register for both sessions separately. First click on an MSAA session and register for the morning training, and then go back and click on a PAAP session to register for the afternoon training.

Hosted by: Measured Progress
Special Presenter: DOE & Measured Progress

Cost: Free

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School Supports
TLN Meeting

This is only for principals that have a MOU with the State DOE/ School Supports


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: State School Support Team

Cost: Free

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Beyond Compliance: B-13 Transition Training Part 2

This training will identify and discuss various services and resources that will assist in enabling children with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their post-secondary goals as well as provide attendees the opportunity to collaboratively create an exemplary transition plan based off a provided case study of a 17-year-old student with autism. It is intended for those districts that have received transition plan training in the past, have exhibited compliant transition planning over time, and feel as though they can continue to meet the high-level of compliance without receiving the Part 1 transition training (compliance) as a refresher. For those districts that have staff new to special education or feel as though their staff would benefit from professional development geared towards compliance, that training will continue to be made available.


Hosted by: Julie Pelletier
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 19, 2018
1:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location: Marquardt Building32 Blossom LaneAugusta, ME



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Beyond Compliance: B-13 Transition Training Part 2

This training will identify and discuss various services and resources that will assist in enabling children with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their post-secondary goals as well as provide attendees the opportunity to collaboratively create an exemplary transition plan based off a provided case study of a 17-year-old student with autism. It is intended for those districts that have received transition plan training in the past, have exhibited compliant transition planning over time, and feel as though they can continue to meet the high-level of compliance without receiving the Part 1 transition training (compliance) as a refresher. For those districts that have staff new to special education or feel as though their staff would benefit from professional development geared towards compliance, that training will continue to be made available.


Hosted by: Julie Pelletier
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Marquardt Building32 Blossom LaneRoom 118Augusta, ME



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Technology
#DigCit4ME Challenge and Workshops - South Portland

The Maine Department of Education will be facilitating a series of opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning related to digital citizenship, as well as interacting in the digital world in healthy and safe ways.

· Part one of the series is an online game, which is called the #DigCit4ME Challenge. Only participants who register for part two of the series (the in-person workshop) will be able to play the game. The game serves as a prerequisite to the workshop.

· Part two of the series is an in-person workshop, which is open to all educators to attend. Educators are encouraged to attend in school teams. There are a number of opportunities to attend a workshop in January. More information is below.

· Part three of the series is an opportunity for health education and physical education educators to engage in this learning at the spring Health/Physical Education Conference.

In-person workshops

In January, there will be in-person regional #DigCit4ME Workshops. Participants will develop a better understanding of the Cross-Curricular Framework for Digital Citizenship from Common Sense Media and the connection to the Maine Learning Results Health Education and Physical Education standards and content areas. Educators will be able to create relevant learning experiences for students to help them incorporate this knowledge and these skills into their daily lives.

Draft Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:30am – Digital Citizenship Framework from Common Sense Media with Maine’s Health Education and Physical Education Standards
10:30am – Resources to build educator knowledge, to share with families, to use in classrooms
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Goals and expectations for afternoon
1:15pm – Planning time in small groups
2:45pm – Sharing time
3:05pm – Announcements and directions to continue with online game
3:30pm - End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 8, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: South Portland High School637 Highland AveSouth Portland ME 04106



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Technology
macOS Mojave Update for MLTI Training

Please join the Apple MLTI team for a training session that will cover the process to deploy the Install macOS Mojave app, and install the upgrade by policy using Jamf Pro. The policy can be triggered by Self Service or scheduled for a date & time you specify. Please be sure to bring a 32GB (or larger) USB 3.0 flash drive and a spare MLTI MacBook Air.


Hosted by: Michelle Lilienthal
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

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School Supports
Growth Mindset_Train the Trainer follow up session

In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting:

  • Additional techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information
  • Troubleshooting training challenges and celebrating successes
  • How to teach students to productively learn from mistakes
  • How to teach students the skills of perseverance and grit

Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Sue Bergman, Learning is Contagious

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: U Maine Machias



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ServSafe Test Only

REGISTRATION ENDS 12/31/2018

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): January 16, 2019
12:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Burton Cross BuildingRoom 541111 Sewall StreetAugusta, ME



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Technology
#DigCit4ME Challenge and Workshops - Auburn

The Maine Department of Education will be facilitating a series of opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning related to digital citizenship, as well as interacting in the digital world in healthy and safe ways.

· Part one of the series is an online game, which is called the #DigCit4ME Challenge. Only participants who register for part two of the series (the in-person workshop) will be able to play the game. The game serves as a prerequisite to the workshop.

· Part two of the series is an in-person workshop, which is open to all educators to attend. Educators are encouraged to attend in school teams. There are a number of opportunities to attend a workshop in January. More information is below.

· Part three of the series is an opportunity for health education and physical education educators to engage in this learning at the spring Health/Physical Education Conference.

In-person workshops

In January, there will be in-person regional #DigCit4ME Workshops. Participants will develop a better understanding of the Cross-Curricular Framework for Digital Citizenship from Common Sense Media and the connection to the Maine Learning Results Health Education and Physical Education standards and content areas. Educators will be able to create relevant learning experiences for students to help them incorporate this knowledge and these skills into their daily lives.

Draft Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and Introductions
9:30am – Digital Citizenship Framework from Common Sense Media with Maine’s Health Education and Physical Education Standards
10:30am – Resources to build educator knowledge, to share with families, to use in classrooms
12:00pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Goals and expectations for afternoon
1:15pm – Planning time in small groups
2:45pm – Sharing time
3:05pm – Announcements and directions to continue with online game
3:30pm - End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 16, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Auburn Middle School38 Falcon DriveAuburn Maine 04210



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Technology
macOS Mojave Update for MLTI Training

Please join the Apple MLTI team for a training session that will cover the process to deploy the Install macOS Mojave app, and install the upgrade by policy using Jamf Pro. The policy can be triggered by Self Service or scheduled for a date & time you specify.

Please be sure to bring a 32GB (or larger) USB 3.0 flash drive and a spare MLTI MacBook Air.


Hosted by: Michelle Lilienthal
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Register Now
School Supports
Growth Mindset_Train the Trainer

In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting:

  • Additional techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information
  • Troubleshooting training challenges and celebrating successes
  • How to teach students to productively learn from mistakes
  • How to teach students the skills of perseverance and grit

Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Sue Bergman, Learning is Contagious

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Jeffs Catering: 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer



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School Supports
Growth Mindset_Train the Trainer follow-up session

In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting:

    Additional techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information
  • Troubleshooting training challenges and celebrating successes
  • The connection between critical thinking and growth mindset
  • What parents and guardians should know about growth mindset

  • Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
    Special Presenter: Sue Bergman, Learning is Contagious

    Cost: Free

    Date(s): January 18, 2019
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Location: Jeffs Catering



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School Supports
Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis: The Primary Role of Educator Resilience and the Ethical Imperative of Self-Care

Educators are faced with the seemingly insurmountable job of maintaining academic excellence, protecting the welfare of students, and, now, healing traumatized brain with ever dwindling resources and supports. In the past several decades, we have witnessed an explosion of research about the fundamental interconnectedness of human beings and we have a deep understanding of the critical role that teachers and school systems play in not only the cognitive, but also the social and emotional development of children. Given the high incidence, as well as the known contagion effects of traumatic exposure, educators run the risk of developing secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and ultimately burnout if they are not equipped with the knowledge and tools of self-care. Participants will develop a sophisticated understanding of educator �self-care� and will explore the necessity of reflective practice for educators as the primary mechanism for caring for self. They will work collaboratively with other educators to create a plan for implementing self-care procedures in their own lives/schools.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 22, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge:108 Odlin Rd, Bangor
108 Odlin Rd Bangor


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School Supports
Chronic Absenteeism: Strategies to Engage Parents and Students

Session Description: There are multiple factors that can lead to chronic absenteeism. Families can be strong partners in preventing the problem and creating solutions. This interactive session will focus on parent and youth perspectives as well as effective strategies to engage student and families in addressing absenteeism using an asset-based approach.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Susan Lieberman, Director, Count ME In

Cost: Free

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School Supports
Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Follow-up Session: Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis: The Primary Role of Educator Resilience and the Ethical Imperative of Self-Care

Educators are faced with the seemingly insurmountable job of maintaining academic excellence, protecting the welfare of students, and, now, healing traumatized brain with ever dwindling resources and supports. In the past several decades, we have witnessed an explosion of research about the fundamental interconnectedness of human beings and we have a deep understanding of the critical role that teachers and school systems play in not only the cognitive, but also the social and emotional development of children. Given the high incidence, as well as the known contagion effects of traumatic exposure, educators run the risk of developing secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and ultimately burnout if they are not equipped with the knowledge and tools of self-care. Participants will develop a sophisticated understanding of educator �self-care� and will explore the necessity of reflective practice for educators as the primary mechanism for caring for self. They will work collaboratively with other educators to create a plan for implementing self-care procedures in their own lives/schools


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 23, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge - 397 Civic Center Dr., Augusta



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School Supports
Strategies on Engaging Parents and Students

Examples of strategies to engage both parents and children in wanting to attend school.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Susan Lieberman, Director, Count ME In

Cost: Free

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School Supports
Chronic Absenteeism: Strategies to Engage Parents and Students

Session Description: There are multiple factors that can lead to chronic absenteeism. Families can be strong partners in preventing the problem and creating solutions. This interactive session will focus on parent and youth perspectives as well as effective strategies to engage student and families in addressing absenteeism using an asset-based approach.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Susan Lieberman, Director, Count ME In

Cost: Free

Register Now
School Supports
Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Follow-up Session: Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis: The Primary Role of Educator Resilience and the Ethical Imperative of Self-Care

Educators are faced with the seemingly insurmountable job of maintaining academic excellence, protecting the welfare of students, and, now, healing traumatized brain with ever dwindling resources and supports. In the past several decades, we have witnessed an explosion of research about the fundamental interconnectedness of human beings and we have a deep understanding of the critical role that teachers and school systems play in not only the cognitive, but also the social and emotional development of children. Given the high incidence, as well as the known contagion effects of traumatic exposure, educators run the risk of developing secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and ultimately burnout if they are not equipped with the knowledge and tools of self-care. Participants will develop a sophisticated understanding of educator �self-care� and will explore the necessity of reflective practice for educators as the primary mechanism for caring for self. They will work collaboratively with other educators to create a plan for implementing self-care procedures in their own lives/schools.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge-Portland 1945 Congress St. Portland
Elks Lodge-Portland 1945 Congress St. Portland


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#DigCit4ME Challenge and Workshops - Fort Kent

The Maine Department of Education will be facilitating a series of opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning related to digital citizenship, as well as interacting in the digital world in healthy and safe ways. 

  • Part one of the series is an online game, which is called the #DigCit4ME Challenge. Only participants who register for part two of the series (the in-person workshop) will be able to play the game. The game serves as a prerequisite to the workshop.
  • Part two of the series is an in-person workshop, which is open to all educators to attend. Educators are encouraged to attend in school teams. There are a number of opportunities to attend a workshop in January. More information is below.
  • Part three of the series is an opportunity for health education and physical education educators to engage in this learning at the spring Health/Physical Education Conference.

In-person workshops

In January, there will be in-person regional #DigCit4ME Workshops. Participants will develop a better understanding of the Cross-Curricular Framework for Digital Citizenship from Common Sense Media and the connection to the Maine Learning Results Health Education and Physical Education standards and content areas. Educators will be able to create relevant learning experiences for students to help them incorporate this knowledge and these skills into their daily lives.

Draft Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and Introductions

9:30am – Digital Citizenship Framework from Common Sense Media with Maine’s Health Education and Physical Education Standards

10:30am – Resources to build educator knowledge, to share with families, to use in classrooms

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Goals and expectations for afternoon

1:15pm – Planning time in small groups

2:45pm – Sharing time

3:05pm – Announcements and directions to continue with online game

3:30pm - End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 25, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: University of Maine at Fort Kent



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Professional Standards Webinar

Professional Standards Webinar


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 28, 2019
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online



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Technology
#DigCit4ME Challenge and Workshops - East Machias

The Maine Department of Education will be facilitating a series of opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning related to digital citizenship, as well as interacting in the digital world in healthy and safe ways. 

  • Part one of the series is an online game, which is called the #DigCit4ME Challenge. Only participants who register for part two of the series (the in-person workshop) will be able to play the game. The game serves as a prerequisite to the workshop.
  • Part two of the series is an in-person workshop, which is open to all educators to attend. Educators are encouraged to attend in school teams. There are a number of opportunities to attend a workshop in January. More information is below.
  • Part three of the series is an opportunity for health education and physical education educators to engage in this learning at the spring Health/Physical Education Conference.

In-person workshops

In January, there will be in-person regional #DigCit4ME Workshops. Participants will develop a better understanding of the Cross-Curricular Framework for Digital Citizenship from Common Sense Media and the connection to the Maine Learning Results Health Education and Physical Education standards and content areas. Educators will be able to create relevant learning experiences for students to help them incorporate this knowledge and these skills into their daily lives.

Draft Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and Introductions

9:30am – Digital Citizenship Framework from Common Sense Media with Maine’s Health Education and Physical Education Standards

10:30am – Resources to build educator knowledge, to share with families, to use in classrooms

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Goals and expectations for afternoon

1:15pm – Planning time in small groups

2:45pm – Sharing time

3:05pm – Announcements and directions to continue with online game

3:30pm - End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

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Technology
#DigCit4ME Challenge and Workshops - Bangor

The Maine Department of Education will be facilitating a series of opportunities for educators to participate in professional learning related to digital citizenship, as well as interacting in the digital world in healthy and safe ways. 

  • Part one of the series is an online game, which is called the #DigCit4ME Challenge. Only participants who register for part two of the series (the in-person workshop) will be able to play the game. The game serves as a prerequisite to the workshop.
  • Part two of the series is an in-person workshop, which is open to all educators to attend. Educators are encouraged to attend in school teams. There are a number of opportunities to attend a workshop in January. More information is below.
  • Part three of the series is an opportunity for health education and physical education educators to engage in this learning at the spring Health/Physical Education Conference.

In-person workshops

In January, there will be in-person regional #DigCit4ME Workshops. Participants will develop a better understanding of the Cross-Curricular Framework for Digital Citizenship from Common Sense Media and the connection to the Maine Learning Results Health Education and Physical Education standards and content areas. Educators will be able to create relevant learning experiences for students to help them incorporate this knowledge and these skills into their daily lives.

Draft Agenda

9:00am – Welcome and Introductions

9:30am – Digital Citizenship Framework from Common Sense Media with Maine’s Health Education and Physical Education Standards

10:30am – Resources to build educator knowledge, to share with families, to use in classrooms

12:00pm – Lunch

12:45pm – Goals and expectations for afternoon

1:15pm – Planning time in small groups

2:45pm – Sharing time

3:05pm – Announcements and directions to continue with online game

3:30pm - End


Hosted by: Amanda Nguyen
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Husson CollegeCenter for Family Business 1 College Circle Bangor, ME 04401



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School Supports
Chronic Absenteeism: Strategies to Engage Parents and Students

Session Description: There are multiple factors that can lead to chronic absenteeism. Families can be strong partners in preventing the problem and creating solutions. This interactive session will focus on parent and youth perspectives as well as effective strategies to engage student and families in addressing absenteeism using an asset-based approach.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Susan Lieberman, Director, Count ME In

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 4, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Bangor Savings Bank 4 Senator Way, Augusta
Snow date is 2/11/2019


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School Supports
Chronic Absenteeism: Strategies to Engage Parents and Students

Session Description: There are multiple factors that can lead to chronic absenteeism. Families can be strong partners in preventing the problem and creating solutions. This interactive session will focus on parent and youth perspectives as well as effective strategies to engage student and families in addressing absenteeism using an asset-based approach.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Susan Lieberman, Director, Count ME In

Cost: Free

Date(s): February 6, 2019
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Husson College, County Road, Westbrook
snow date 2/7/2019


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School Supports
TLN Meeting

Only schools currently working with a School Leadership Coach are invited to attend. This meeting has a snow date of March 8th.


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: State School Support Team

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 1, 2019
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Jeff's Catering - 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer



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School Supports
The Fundamentals of Trauma Sensitive School Implementation

The Fundamentals of Trauma-Sensitive School Implementation: Principles, Practices & Action Planning In this session, school teams will identify interventions that are priorities for implementation and plan for their role out. Teams will be introduced to a broad array of potential trauma-competent intervention domains (Relationship Building & Wellness, Classroom Approaches, Specialist Interventions, Family & Community Engagement, and District Leadership) and how they can be implemented at the whole-school, focused group, and individual support levels. Additionally, school teams will engage in prioritizing areas for intervention, and will be led through a process, informed by implementation science, to identify and adequately plan for intervention. Teams will have access to technical support, including tools and resources, for implementation of their selected interventions, and will identify metrics for trauma-competent fidelity and to measure progress moving forward


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge: 108 Odlin Rd, Bangor
Odlin Road, Bangor


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School Supports
The Fundamentals of Trauma Sensitive School Implementation

The Fundamentals of Trauma-Sensitive School Implementation: Principles, Practices & Action Planning In this session, school teams will identify interventions that are priorities for implementation and plan for their role out. Teams will be introduced to a broad array of potential trauma-competent intervention domains (Relationship Building & Wellness, Classroom Approaches, Specialist Interventions, Family & Community Engagement, and District Leadership) and how they can be implemented at the whole-school, focused group, and individual support levels. Additionally, school teams will engage in prioritizing areas for intervention, and will be led through a process, informed by implementation science, to identify and adequately plan for intervention. Teams will have access to technical support, including tools and resources, for implementation of their selected interventions, and will identify metrics for trauma-competent fidelity and to measure progress moving forward


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge, 397 Civic Center Dr., Augusta



Register Now
School Supports
The Fundamentals of Trauma Sensitive School Implementation: Principles, Practices & Action Planning

The Fundamentals of Trauma-Sensitive School Implementation: Principles, Practices & Action Planning In this session, school teams will identify interventions that are priorities for implementation and plan for their role out. Teams will be introduced to a broad array of potential trauma-competent intervention domains (Relationship Building & Wellness, Classroom Approaches, Specialist Interventions, Family & Community Engagement, and District Leadership) and how they can be implemented at the whole-school, focused group, and individual support levels. Additionally, school teams will engage in prioritizing areas for intervention, and will be led through a process, informed by implementation science, to identify and adequately plan for intervention. Teams will have access to technical support, including tools and resources, for implementation of their selected interventions, and will identify metrics for trauma-competent fidelity and to measure progress moving forward


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee : teri.peaslee@maine.gov
Special Presenter: Cassie Yackley, Psychologist

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 7, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Elks Lodge 1945 Congress St. Portland
1945 Congress St.
Portland, ME

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Farm to School Cook-off

Grab your aprons, its show time! The Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition team is holding its Annual Farm to School Cook Off in the Spring of 2019 and we are recruiting teams to participate! A school nutrition team member and student duo from each district/school will compete to prepare one breakfast and lunch meal. Each meal must be planned with two local ingredients that are grown, raised, caught or manufactured in Maine as well as one USDA food. Our challenge ingredients are still TBD for breakfast and lunch. A student, school nutrition director and professional chef will evaluate the dishes based on presentation, taste, creativity and feasibility to be used in a school nutrition program.

The 2019 regional cook- offs will take place as follows:

  • March 21, 2019: Lake Region Vocational Center
  • March 22, 2019: Bath Regional Career and Technical Center
  • March 26, 2019: Eastern Maine Community College

Teams will be placed in a regional cook-off that is in the same geographic location as much as possible. The top team from each regional cook-off will compete at the final cook-off. The final cook-off date and location is to be determined. Contest details and rules will be provided once participation has been determined. If you are interested in this fun opportunity please complete and scan the information below to stephanie.stambach@maine.gov, by Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Contact Stephanie Stambach for more information and for questions.

Participant Names_________________________________________

Team Name____________________________________

District/School___________________________________

Email and Phone Number______________________________________


Hosted by: Stephanie Stambach
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 21, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Lake Regional Vocation Center1879 Roosevelt TrailNaple, ME 04055



No Registration Required
Farm to School Cook-off

Grab your aprons, its show time! The Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition team is holding its Annual Farm to School Cook Off in the Spring of 2019 and we are recruiting teams to participate! A school nutrition team member and student duo from each district/school will compete to prepare one breakfast and lunch meal. Each meal must be planned with two local ingredients that are grown, raised, caught or manufactured in Maine as well as one USDA food. Our challenge ingredients are still TBD for breakfast and lunch. A student, school nutrition director and professional chef will evaluate the dishes based on presentation, taste, creativity and feasibility to be used in a school nutrition program.

The 2019 regional cook- offs will take place as follows:

  • March 21, 2019: Lake Region Vocational Center
  • March 22, 2019: Bath Regional Career and Technical Center
  • March 26, 2019: Eastern Maine Community College

Teams will be placed in a regional cook-off that is in the same geographic location as much as possible. The top team from each regional cook-off will compete at the final cook-off. The final cook-off date and location is to be determined. Contest details and rules will be provided once participation has been determined. If you are interested in this fun opportunity please complete and scan the information below to stephanie.stambach@maine.gov, by Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Contact Stephanie Stambach for more information and for questions.

Participant Names_________________________________________

Team Name____________________________________

District/School___________________________________

Email and Phone Number______________________________________


Hosted by: Stephanie Stambach
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 22, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Bath Regional Career and Technical Center800 High StreetBath, ME 04530



No Registration Required
Farm to School Cook-off

Grab your aprons, its show time! The Maine Department of Education, Child Nutrition team is holding its Annual Farm to School Cook Off in the Spring of 2019 and we are recruiting teams to participate! A school nutrition team member and student duo from each district/school will compete to prepare one breakfast and lunch meal. Each meal must be planned with two local ingredients that are grown, raised, caught or manufactured in Maine as well as one USDA food. Our challenge ingredients are still TBD for breakfast and lunch. A student, school nutrition director and professional chef will evaluate the dishes based on presentation, taste, creativity and feasibility to be used in a school nutrition program.

The 2019 regional cook- offs will take place as follows: -March 21, 2019: Lake Region Vocational Center -March 22, 2019: Bath Regional Career and Technical Center -March 26, 2019: Eastern Maine Community College

Teams will be placed in a regional cook-off that is in the same geographic location as much as possible. The top team from each regional cook-off will compete at the final cook-off. The final cook-off date and location is to be determined. Contest details and rules will be provided once participation has been determined. If you are interested in this fun opportunity please complete and scan the information below to stephanie.stambach@maine.gov, by Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Contact Stephanie Stambach for more information and for questions.

Participant Names_________________________________________

Team Name____________________________________

District/School___________________________________

Email and Phone Number______________________________________


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): March 26, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Eastern Maine Community College354 Hogan RoadBangor, ME 04401



No Registration Required