Professional Development & Training

Child Nutrition
ServeSafe Class

Class begins at 8:00am Bring photo ID, pen or pencils with erasers.

Either bring lunch or menus from surrounding restaurants will be available for ordering.

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


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: 102.00

Date(s): June 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Skowhegan Area High School 61 Academy Circle Skowhegan, ME



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Federal Programs
WIDA Purposeful Lesson Planning: Portland

This two-day learning opportunity will enhance participants' lesson planning processes. Specifically, participants will focus on creating contexts for meaningful language use within settings that integrate content and academic language learning. Throughout this process, participants will explore elements of the WIDA Standards Framework in depth as they design instruction that promotes students' content learning and language development. This workshop is designed for general classroom teachers and English language specialists who share instructional responsibility for language learners.


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Social Studies
Forum 2018 LAST CALL: Disciplinary Literacy in the Social Studies Classroom

Are you interested in learning more about DISCIPLINARY LITERACY in the social studies classroom? Join the Maine DOE Social Studies Specialist on Monday, June 24th in Augusta for a full day workshop. This FREE workshop will walk teachers through current research about disciplinary literacy in social studies, provide resources to examine current practices, and provide time and support for the creation of your own unit that can be used in the upcoming school year. Teachers are encouraged to bring members of your department/district and use the day to update current units of instruction with research based best practices.

This session ran in August of 2018 and is being offered one more time before Forum 2019: Assessment in the Social Studies Classroom begins. The day will run from 8:30am-4:00pm with time allowed for lunch. Lunch will not be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or plan for grabbing a quick bite to eat. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training. Complete this Google form to register.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cross Building 111 Sewall Street Room 103 Augusta, ME 04330



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Department of Education
2019 Maine School Wellness Summit (POSTPONED, DATES TBD)

The Maine School Wellness Summit is a two-day professional development event focused on worksite wellness and healthy schools for staff and students. Embedded in the agenda are keynote presentations on personal wellness and life-work balance, workshop sessions to educate and promote staff wellness, health school environments and student wellness. Also included are engaging leadership skills development, action planning; and expanding resources to support and promote schoolsite health promotion and wellness.


Hosted by: Susan Berry
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): June 25, 2019 - June 26, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location: Bates College



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Transportation
Maine Regional School Trnsportation Safety Conferences


Hosted by: Maine Association for Pupil Transportation
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free for Maine school bus drivers

Date(s): June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Presque Isle Middle School, Presque Isle, Maine



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Facilities
Maine School Facilities Annual Custodial and Maintenance Conference


Hosted by: Educational Plant Maintenance Association of Maine
Special Presenter: Special Guests, Turner Building Science, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Department of Agriculture Maine Department of Education.

Cost: Free for Maine school facilties and custodial staff

Date(s): June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Waterville High School, Waterville, Maine



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Transportation
Maine Regional School Transportation Safety Conference - Downeast


Hosted by: Maine Association for Pupil Transportation
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free for Maine school bus drivers

Date(s): June 27, 2019 - June 27, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Narragaugus Junior/Senior High School, Harrington, Maine



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Federal Programs
Scaffolding Learning Through Language: Orono

Audience: This workshop is designed for educators with all levels of experience with the WIDA Standards Framework, including those new to WIDA tools and resources. Description: This two-day workshop provides educators with a fresh look at how to engage multilingual learners in rigorous content area learning with a balance of challenge and support. The purpose of the workshop is to encourage educators to consider classroom practices that move multilingual learning forward and upward together within the content of meaningful experiences where learning is mediated through language. Participants will explore how rigorous, well-sequenced curriculum contributes to rich classroom interactions that mediate learning and move students toward independent success. Topics that educators will explore are a) valuing students' resources for learning, b) developing a strong community of learners, and c) engaging students in rigorous curriculum.

In this workshop, educators will: Connect workshop learning to a shared experience Engage in making meaning together through readings, videos, and discussions Draw on and build on their own experiences Reflect on their classroom practices.

Participants will be able to: Develop an understanding of scaffolding practices based on prior knowledge, new learning, and shared experience. Build awareness of macro- and micro-scaffolding practices that apprentice students into language use for content area learning. o Consider how students' resources can support learning. o Recognize the importance of establishing a collaborative community of learners that moves forward and upward together. o Examine ways to engage students in exploring language use for content learning. Develop a vision for Scaffolding UP in your context.


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Learning for the 21st Century

Join the Maine Department of Education as we explore knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for 21st century careers as well as the intentional actions of educators that support students' skill and will to fuel their learning. During these day-long workshops, participants will delve into the principles of formative assessment as they examine strategies for building units of instruction that integrate multiple content areas. Sessions will be led by teams of the Departments content specialists. Units will integrate combinations of world language, social studies, visual and performing arts, science, English language arts, health education and physical education, and mathematics. Units will also incorporate strategies for technology integration and family engagement.

Structure of the Day: School districts are strongly encouraged to attend as teams of three or more people. Teams will gather at the beginning of the day for a panel presentation and discussion. Then, team members will attend breakout sessions where they will experience integrated lessons and units incorporating the principles of formative assessment drawn from Hattie, Fisher and Freys (2018) Developing Assessment Capable Learners text. Finally, at the end of the day, teams will reconvene to share, process, and apply what they experienced in the breakout sessions, as well as have opportunity to connect with other teams to gather additional ideas.

Team Configuration: Teams may include PK-12 educators, administrators, instructional coaches, and special education instructors. Schools are encouraged to include representation from multiple grade levels and all content areas when forming teams and to divide up team members across breakout sessions. The time at the end of the day will be more productive if participants attend as part of a team, but if an educator attends without a team, accommodations will be made to group single participants for sharing and planning. When registering participants, be sure to gather information about which breakout session each will attend. Session descriptions are included below.

Registration Cost: $75/team of 3 or $30/ person. Individual registrations are accepted but teams are strongly encouraged. Register by June 28, 2019. Credit or debit cards are necessary for registration. Cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. A morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants will earn 6 contact hours.

PK-5 Breakout Session Selections

Session 1: Laying a Foundation for Future Learning Wendy L. Ostroff describes curiosity as being aware and open, checking things out, experimenting and interacting within ones surroundings. Come explore with us ways to create the conditions for curiosity in the PK-5 classrooms. Together, specialists in Career and Education Development, Early Childhood Learning, Physical Education, and World Languages have designed learning experiences to pique curiosity about inventors, inventions and innovations and how they change daily life. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Jean Zimmerman (Physical Education), Lavinia Rogers (World Languages), Nicole Madore (Early Childhood), and Diana Doiron (Career and Education Development).

Session 2: Mimicking Animals Humans have imitated and mimicked animal characteristics for as long as man has walked the earth. In this strand we will explore how humans use strategies inspired by nature to solve health and safety problems, then to communicate those out while embracing strategies that are proven to advance student learning and develop assessment capable learners. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Danielle Saucier (English Language Arts), Susan Berry (Health Education), and Shari Templeton (Science).

Session 3: Putting the You in Comm_nity It takes a community to raise a child and this includes making sure that students understand that they are part of a bigger world. Take a look at what it means to be part of a community through the eyes of early childhood, visual and performing arts, and social studies as we explore an integrated approach to instruction that focuses on helping students take ownership in their own learning. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Joe Schmidt (Social Studies), Nate Menifield (Visual and Performing Arts), and Sue Reed (Early Childhood).


Hosted by: Office of Learning Systems--Lee Anne Larsen & Beth Lambert
Special Presenter: All Maine DOE Content Specialists

Cost: $30 per person or $75 for a team of 3 educators

Date(s): July 9, 2019 - July 9, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ramada Inn--Lewiston490 Pleasant StreetLewiston, ME 04240



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Learning for the 21st Century

Join the Maine Department of Education as we explore knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for 21st century careers as well as the intentional actions of educators that support students' skill and will to fuel their learning. During these day-long workshops, participants will delve into the principles of formative assessment as they examine strategies for building units of instruction that integrate multiple content areas. Sessions will be led by teams of the Departments content specialists. Units will integrate combinations of world language, social studies, visual and performing arts, science, English language arts, health education and physical education, and mathematics. Units will also incorporate strategies for technology integration and family engagement.

Structure of the Day: School districts are strongly encouraged to attend as teams of three or more people. Teams will gather at the beginning of the day for a panel presentation and discussion. Then, team members will attend breakout sessions where they will experience integrated lessons and units incorporating the principles of formative assessment drawn from Hattie, Fisher and Frey's (2018) Developing Assessment Capable Learners text. Finally, at the end of the day, teams will reconvene to share, process, and apply what they experienced in the breakout sessions, as well as have opportunity to connect with other teams to gather additional ideas.

Team Configuration: Teams may include PK-12 educators, administrators, instructional coaches, and special education instructors. Schools are encouraged to include representation from multiple grade levels and all content areas when forming teams and to divide up team members across breakout sessions. The time at the end of the day will be more productive if participants attend as part of a team, but if an educator attends without a team, accommodations will be made to group single participants for sharing and planning. When registering participants, be sure to gather information about which breakout session each will attend. Session descriptions are included below.

Registration Cost: $75/team of 3 or $30/ person. Individual registrations are accepted but teams are strongly encouraged. Register by June 28, 2019. Credit or debit cards are necessary for registration. Cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. A morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants will earn 6 contact hours.

6-12 Breakout Session Selections Session 1: To Tell the Truth: Using Decision-Making to Your Advantage As the rate of change in the world increases faster than ever imagined, students need to be able to think on their feet, process new information, and make good decisions. Come explore with us ways to support students to think critically about the world around them by examining how Career and Education Development, Health Education, and Social Studies could use problem solving to develop decision-making skills that are necessary for success both in and out of the classroom. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Susan Berry (Health Education), Joe Schmidt (Social Studies), and Diana Doiron (Career and Education Development).

Session 2: Graphical Literacy, S'il Vous Plait World Languages, Mathematics and Science all build upon knowing how to read and interpret data found in a variety of graphical formats. We will utilize graphs to tell a story and to explore the intersections between content areas while practicing proven strategies that move the needle on student learning. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Lavinia Rogers (World Languages), Michele Mailhot (Math), and Shari Templeton (Science).

Session 3: STRENGTH AND STAMINA: SUPPORTING ASSESSMENT CAPABLE LEARNERS In Visual & Performing Arts, Health & Physical Education, and English Language Arts

Building learning strength requires a growth mindset to set goals that are challenging and reachable. Building leaning stamina involves persistence, problem solving, planning, and practice. VPA, HPE, and ELA specialists will provide support for evaluating learning to set growth goals and model strategies for building stamina while focusing on the students overall experience throughout the school day, the school year, or the education pathway. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Jean Zimmerman (Physical Education), Morgan Dunton (English Language Arts), and Nate Menifield (Visual and Performing Arts).


Hosted by: Office of Learning Systems--Lee Anne Larsen & Beth Lambert
Special Presenter: All Maine DOE Content Specialists

Cost: $30 per person or $75 for a team of 3 educators

Date(s): July 10, 2019 - July 10, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Ramada Inn-Lewiston 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston, ME 04240



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Social Studies
Even U Can DBQ!

Document Based Questions (DBQs) combine many essential elements of social studies education and allow for students to become the "expert" who lays out and defends their argument. On Thursday, July 18th, join Libby Bischof, Ph.D (Professor of History and Executive Direct, Osher Map Library) and Joe Schmidt (Social Studies Specialist, Maine Dept. of Education) on the USM campus at the Cohen Center, Glickman Library, as they explore how DBQs can be created and used to support student learning in your classroom.

This FREE workshop is intended for teachers with a wide variety of experience with DBQs as the session will support the use and creation of DBQs to fit the needs of YOUR classroom. Teachers will be provided with an opportunity to develop a question that is connected to what you teach, as well as the resources, and skills necessary to create your own DBQ. Time will be set aside in the afternoon to work on a DBQ that you can use when the school year resumes! Teachers are encouraged to bring members of your department/district and use the day to create a series of DBQs. The day will go from 9:00am-4:00pm. Lunch will be provided as well as light refreshments in the morning. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training. Complete this Google form to register.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): July 18, 2019 - July 18, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cohen Center - Glickman Library University of Southern Maine 314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101



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Learning for the 21st Century

Learning for the 21st Century

Join the Maine Department of Education as we explore knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for 21st century careers as well as the intentional actions of educators that support students' skill and will to fuel their learning. During these day-long workshops, participants will delve into the principles of formative assessment as they examine strategies for building units of instruction that integrate multiple content areas. Sessions will be led by teams of the Departments content specialists. Units will integrate combinations of world language, social studies, visual and performing arts, science, English language arts, health education and physical education, and mathematics. Units will also incorporate strategies for technology integration and family engagement.

Structure of the Day: School districts are strongly encouraged to attend as teams of three or more people. Teams will gather at the beginning of the day for a panel presentation and discussion. Then, team members will attend breakout sessions where they will experience integrated lessons and units incorporating the principles of formative assessment drawn from Hattie, Fisher and Freys (2018) Developing Assessment Capable Learners text. Finally, at the end of the day, teams will reconvene to share, process, and apply what they experienced in the breakout sessions, as well as have opportunity to connect with other teams to gather additional ideas.

Team Configuration: Teams may include PK-12 educators, administrators, instructional coaches, and special education instructors. Schools are encouraged to include representation from multiple grade levels and all content areas when forming teams and to divide up team members across breakout sessions. The time at the end of the day will be more productive if participants attend as part of a team, but if an educator attends without a team, accommodations will be made to group single participants for sharing and planning. When registering participants, be sure to gather information about which breakout session each will attend. Session descriptions are included below.

Registration Cost: $75/team of 3 or $30/ person. Individual registrations are accepted but teams are strongly encouraged. Register by June 28, 2019. Credit or debit cards are necessary for registration. Cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. A morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants will earn 6 contact hours.

PK-5 Breakout Session Selections

Session 1: Laying a Foundation for Future Learning Wendy L. Ostroff describes curiosity as being aware and open, checking things out, experimenting and interacting within ones surroundings. Come explore with us ways to create the conditions for curiosity in the PK-5 classrooms. Together, specialists in Career and Education Development, Early Childhood Learning, Physical Education, and World Languages have designed learning experiences to pique curiosity about inventors, inventions and innovations and how they change daily life. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Jean Zimmerman (Physical Education), Lavinia Rogers (World Languages), Nicole Madore (Early Childhood), and Diana Doiron (Career and Education Development).

Session 2: Mimicking Animals Humans have imitated and mimicked animal characteristics for as long as man has walked the earth. In this strand we will explore how humans use strategies inspired by nature to solve health and safety problems, then to communicate those out while embracing strategies that are proven to advance student learning and develop assessment capable learners. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Danielle Saucier (English Language Arts), Susan Berry (Health Education), and Shari Templeton (Science).

Session 3: Putting the You in Comm_nity It takes a community to raise a child and this includes making sure that students understand that they are part of a bigger world. Take a look at what it means to be part of a community through the eyes of early childhood, visual and performing arts, and social studies as we explore an integrated approach to instruction that focuses on helping students take ownership in their own learning. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Joe Schmidt (Social Studies), Nate Menifield (Visual and Performing Arts), and Sue Reed (Early Childhood).


Hosted by: Office of Learning Systems-Lee Anne Larsen & Beth Lambert
Special Presenter: All Maine DOE Content Specialists

Cost: $75/team of 3 or $30/ person

Date(s): July 24, 2019 - July 24, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Jeff's Catering15 Littlefield RoadBrewer, ME 04401



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Learning for the 21st Century

Join the Maine Department of Education as we explore knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for 21st century careers as well as the intentional actions of educators that support students' skill and will to fuel their learning. During these day-long workshops, participants will delve into the principles of formative assessment as they examine strategies for building units of instruction that integrate multiple content areas. Sessions will be led by teams of the Departments content specialists. Units will integrate combinations of world language, social studies, visual and performing arts, science, English language arts, health education and physical education, and mathematics. Units will also incorporate strategies for technology integration and family engagement.

Structure of the Day: School districts are strongly encouraged to attend as teams of three or more people. Teams will gather at the beginning of the day for a panel presentation and discussion. Then, team members will attend breakout sessions where they will experience integrated lessons and units incorporating the principles of formative assessment drawn from Hattie, Fisher and Frey's (2018) Developing Assessment Capable Learners text. Finally, at the end of the day, teams will reconvene to share, process, and apply what they experienced in the breakout sessions, as well as have opportunity to connect with other teams to gather additional ideas.

Team Configuration: Teams may include PK-12 educators, administrators, instructional coaches, and special education instructors. Schools are encouraged to include representation from multiple grade levels and all content areas when forming teams and to divide up team members across breakout sessions. The time at the end of the day will be more productive if participants attend as part of a team, but if an educator attends without a team, accommodations will be made to group single participants for sharing and planning. When registering participants, be sure to gather information about which breakout session each will attend. Session descriptions are included below.

Registration Cost: $75/team of 3 or $30/ person. Individual registrations are accepted but teams are strongly encouraged. Register by June 28, 2019. Credit or debit cards are necessary for registration. Cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event to be eligible for a refund. A morning snack and lunch will be provided. Participants will earn 6 contact hours.

6-12 Breakout Session Selections Session 1: To Tell the Truth: Using Decision-Making to Your Advantage As the rate of change in the world increases faster than ever imagined, students need to be able to think on their feet, process new information, and make good decisions. Come explore with us ways to support students to think critically about the world around them by examining how Career and Education Development, Health Education, and Social Studies could use problem solving to develop decision-making skills that are necessary for success both in and out of the classroom. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Susan Berry (Health Education), Joe Schmidt (Social Studies), and Diana Doiron (Career and Education Development).

Session 2: Graphical Literacy, S'il Vous Plait World Languages, Mathematics and Science all build upon knowing how to read and interpret data found in a variety of graphical formats. We will utilize graphs to tell a story and to explore the intersections between content areas while practicing proven strategies that move the needle on student learning. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Lavinia Rogers (World Languages), Michele Mailhot (Math), and Shari Templeton (Science).

Session 3: STRENGTH AND STAMINA: SUPPORTING ASSESSMENT CAPABLE LEARNERS In Visual & Performing Arts, Health & Physical Education, and English Language Arts

Building learning strength requires a growth mindset to set goals that are challenging and reachable. Building leaning stamina involves persistence, problem solving, planning, and practice. VPA, HPE, and ELA specialists will provide support for evaluating learning to set growth goals and model strategies for building stamina while focusing on the students overall experience throughout the school day, the school year, or the education pathway. Presented by Maine DOE Specialists Jean Zimmerman (Physical Education), Morgan Dunton (English Language Arts), and Nate Menifield (Visual and Performing Arts).


Hosted by: Office of Learning Systems-Lee Anne Larsen & Beth Lambert
Special Presenter: All Maine DOE Content Specialists

Cost: $30 per person or $75 for a team of 3 educators

Date(s): July 25, 2019 - July 25, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Jeff's Catering 15 Littlefield Road Brewer, ME 04401



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Maine Emergency Operations Plan Summit for Schools


Hosted by: Maine DOE Grant for School Emergency Management (GSEM) Project
Special Presenter: Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International
Presenter's Bio: https://safehavensinternational.org/about-us/our-team/michael-dorn/
Cost: Free for Maine schools

Date(s): August 5, 2019 - August 5, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Northern Maine, location to be confirmed



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School Safety
Maine Emergency Operations Plan Summit for Schools: North


Hosted by: Maine DOE Grant for School Emergency Management (GSEM) Project
Special Presenter: Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International
Presenter's Bio: https://safehavensinternational.org/about-us/our-team/michael-dorn/
Cost: Free for Maine schools

Date(s): August 5, 2019 - August 5, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Northern Maine, location to be confirmed



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Science
Reinvigorate Your Science Classroom

This professional learning opportunity comes in two phases: 1. A book study on Visible Learning in Science via Zoom 2. Two days of face-to-face training in Augusta with Peter McLaren, national expert and member of the NGSS writing team, and Shari Templeton, DOE science specialist, on August 6th & 7th. Participants will utilize A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning as they learn how to repurpose and plan lessons that align to the new standards.


Hosted by: Shari Templeton
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

No Registration Required
Science
Reinvigorate Your Science Classroom

This professional learning opportunity comes in two phases: 1. A book study on Visible Learning in Science via Zoom 2. Two days of face-to-face training in Augusta with Peter McLaren, national expert and member of the NGSS writing team, and Shari Templeton, DOE science specialist, on August 6th & 7th. Participants will utilize A Vision and Plan for Science Teaching and Learning as they learn how to repurpose and plan lessons that align to the new standards.


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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Northern

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


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 6, 2019
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Presque Isle High School 79 Blake Street Presque Isle Use the Griffin Street Entrance



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School Safety
Maine Emergency Operations Plan Summit for Schools


Hosted by: Maine DOE Grant for School Emerency Management (GSEM) Project
Special Presenter: Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International
Presenter's Bio: https://safehavensinternational.org/about-us/our-team/michael-dorn/
Cost: Free for Maine schools

Date(s): August 8, 2019 - August 8, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Southern Maine, to be determined



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School Safety
Maine Emergency Operations Plan Summit for Schools: South


Hosted by: Maine DOE Grant for School Emerency Management (GSEM) Project
Special Presenter: Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International
Presenter's Bio: https://safehavensinternational.org/about-us/our-team/michael-dorn/
Cost: Free for Maine schools

Date(s): August 8, 2019 - August 8, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Southern Maine, to be determined



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Child Nutrition
Back to Basics SY20

Day 1, 8-12-19

Registration will start at 8:00. The conference will begin at 8:30.

Topics being covered Overview of SNP Meal Pattern Production Records Special Dietary Needs Food Safety & Sanitation USDA Foods Afterschool Snack FFVP

Day 2, 8-13-19

Registration and breakfast will start at 7:30. The conference will begin at 8:00.

Topics being covered: Determining Student Eligibility Approving Applications Verification Process Smart Snacks Business of School Lunch Navigating NEO Annual Agreement and Paperwork Professional Standards & Tracking Tool


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: 90.00

Date(s): August 12, 2019 - August 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Child Nutrition Office 90 Blossom Lane Room 101 Augusta



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Social Studies
Forum 2019 - Assessment in the Social Studies Classroom

Are you interested in learning more about ASSESSMENT in the social studies classroom? Join the Maine DOE Social Studies Forum 2019 in August with sessions in Augusta, Bangor, Portland, and Presque Isle.

This FREE workshop will walk teachers through current research about assessment in social studies, provide resources to examine current assessment practices, and provide time and support for the creation of some assessments that can be used in the upcoming school year. Teachers are encouraged to bring members of your department/district and use the day to update current units of instruction with research based best practices.

Each day will run from 8:30am-4:00pm with time allowed for lunch. Lunch will not be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or plan for grabbing a quick bite to eat. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 13, 2019 - August 13, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Maine Historical Society 489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101



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Social Studies
Forum 2019 - Assessment in the Social Studies Classroom

Are you interested in learning more about ASSESSMENT in the social studies classroom? Join the Maine DOE Social Studies Forum 2019 in August with sessions in Augusta, Bangor, Portland, and Presque Isle.

This FREE workshop will walk teachers through current research about assessment in social studies, provide resources to examine current assessment practices, and provide time and support for the creation of some assessments that can be used in the upcoming school year. Teachers are encouraged to bring members of your department/district and use the day to update current units of instruction with research based best practices.

Each day will run from 8:30am-4:00pm with time allowed for lunch. Lunch will not be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or plan for grabbing a quick bite to eat. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 14, 2019 - August 14, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 111 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330



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Department of Education
New School Nurse Orientation Registration

If you have hired or will be hiring a new nurse for your school over the summer, be sure to include THIS workshop in their new hire work plan. The New School Nurse Orientation is a specialized program designed to help nurses transition into the educational setting which is very different than the hospital, urgent care, or other medical settings. Some of the topics included in the newly revised sessions include a review of the School Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, certification requirements, resources, a review of Maine's Nurse Practice Act, medication administration policies in schools, screening requirements, concussion management, communicable diseases, and much more. The 2-day session in August will be followed by additional virtual support sessions via zoom, the first scheduled for September 26.

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Hosted by: Emily.poland@maine.gov
Special Presenter:

Cost: $60 for both days to cover the cost of lunch and materials

Date(s): August 14, 2019 - August 15, 2019


Location: Bangor Savings Bank, 5 Senator Way, Augusta Maine
2nd Floor Conference Room


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Social Studies
Forum 2019 - Assessment in the Social Studies Classroom

Are you interested in learning more about ASSESSMENT in the social studies classroom? Join the Maine DOE Social Studies Forum 2019 in August with sessions in Augusta, Bangor, Portland, and Presque Isle.

This FREE workshop will walk teachers through current research about assessment in social studies, provide resources to examine current assessment practices, and provide time and support for the creation of some assessments that can be used in the upcoming school year. Teachers are encouraged to bring members of your department/district and use the day to update current units of instruction with research based best practices.

Each day will run from 8:30am-4:00pm with time allowed for lunch. Lunch will not be provided so participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch or plan for grabbing a quick bite to eat. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 15, 2019 - August 15, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: University of Maine FFA Room - Memorial Union China Rd, Orono, ME 04473



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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Western

The Western Maine Regional Training is being offered in conjunction with The Franklin County School Nutrition Workgroup's School Foodservice Summit. The Summit begins at 7:30am and is open to anyone who would like to earn professional development hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the style of a mini food show with multiple food brokers. Summit topics include recipe crediting, kitchen first aid, culinary skills, working with spices, meal or no meal, food safety refresher, civil rights, and child nutrition updates. Space is limited. The sessions offered by Maine DOE will take place from 12:15-2:30 concluding the day-long event.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 15, 2019
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mt. Blue Campus 129 Seaman Road Farmington



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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Farmington

The Western Maine Regional Training is being offered in conjunction with The Franklin County School Nutrition Workgroups School Foodservice Summit. The Summit begins at 7:30am and is open to anyone who would like to earn professional development hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided in the style of a mini food show with multiple food brokers. Summit topics include recipe crediting, kitchen first aid, culinary skills, working with spices, meal or no meal, food safety refresher, civil rights, and child nutrition updates. Space is limited. The sessions offered by Maine DOE will take place from 12:15-2:30 concluding the day-long event.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 15, 2019
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Mt. Blue Campus 129 Seaman Road Farmington



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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Central

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


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 19, 2019
12:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Child Nutrition Office 90 Blossom Lane Augusta Room 101



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Social Studies
The DBQ Project - Elementary Binder Training

The DBQ Project is coming back to Maine! This FREE professional development opportunity will take place in Augusta on Monday, August 19th and will feature their Elementary level binder of Document Based Questions (DBQs). The training is limited to the first FIFTEEN (15) school teams that register. A "team" consists of 2-3 educators from a single elementary school that has AT LEAST two teachers from different grades levels in the same building. A third participant is not required, but priority will be given to teams that include a third participant. The third participant can be another teacher of a same or different grade level, a curriculum coordinator, or a building administrator. Each team will receive an elementary school binder from The DBQ Project (Value $375). If you have questions about potential teams, please contact Joe Schmidt (joe.schmidt@maine.gov) directly.

The professional development day is designed to get teachers new to the DBQ pedagogy excited about the process. It is also reinvigorating for those teachers already steeped in DBQ experience. Includes an overview of The DBQ Project 6-Step Method where teachers go through all the steps in a lively, interactive session. Emphasizes the elements of a powerful DBQ essay and introduces teachers to writing supports they can use to promote strong, evidence-based writing. Participants also spend time analyzing student work and norming student essays using The DBQ Project rubric.

The day will go from 8:30am-4:00pm with lunch provided. A certificate for seven contact hours from the Department of Education will be awarded upon completion of the training. Complete this Google form to register.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 19, 2019 - August 19, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cross Building Room 103 111 Sewall Street Augusta, ME 04330



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Child Nutrition
Child Nutrition Regional Training-Western/Central

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


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
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Cost: Free

Date(s): August 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Skowhegan Area High School 61 Academy Circle Skowhegan



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Summer Literacy Conference - Small Group Strategies

The Maine Department of Education invites you, as a Maine educator, to take advantage of a great opportunity to join the Maine DOE's Elementary Literacy Specialist, Dee Saucier and School Turnaround Literacy Coach, Darlene Bassett for a two-day summer professional learning event. DOE will cover the costs for the conference registration and required texts. Contact hours for the conference and for literacy sessions throughout the year may be used for recertification. Educators should bring one literacy lesson plan and running record for an individual child, he/she has taught during the 2018-19 school year. What are the objectives of the sessions?
1. learn how to implement the Assess-Decide-Guide framework in balanced literacy for your students, 2. learn the elements of text complexity and how it impacts your instructional decisions, 3. understand the foundations of guided reading as a small group,
4. learn the components and purposes for today's guided reading, 5. learn how to take elements of the Assess-Decide-Guide framework and apply them to other forms of small group instruction, and 6. come away with a plan of action to begin implementing small groups. REGISTER BY Friday, July 5, 2019!


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Special Presenter: Darlene Bassett, Turnaround Team Literacy Coach and Dee Saucier, Maine DOE Literacy Specialist

Cost: Free

Date(s): August 20, 2019 - August 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Cross Office Building in Augusta



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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
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
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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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): January 8, 2020
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Westbrook Middle School 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook



No Registration Required