Professional Development & Training

Lenses on Learning: Leadership for Elementary Mathematics in Presque Isle
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Mathematics
Lenses on Learning: Leadership for Elementary Mathematics in Presque Isle

A 3-part series for a K-8 team of 2 members (1 administrator and 1 math teacher) to strengthen your instructional leadership and supervision practices in mathematics. Come strengthen your pedagogical and content knowledge in mathematics to engage students in active learning. Begin to develop a shared school vision of rigorous, accessible, and equitable mathematics teaching and learning. Dates: 11/19/19; 1/21/20; 3/17/20


Hosted by: Michele Mailhot
Special Presenter:

Cost: $180.00 per team, credit card required for registration fee

Date(s): November 19, 2019 - March 17, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Presque Isle, Northeastland Hotel, 436 Main Street




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2109-20 MAARS Workshop
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Assessment
2109-20 MAARS Workshop

FocalPoint K12 in conjunction with the Maine Department of Education Assessment Team will be holding a workshop for the Maine Assessment and Accountability Reporting System (MAARS). Topics will include an overview of the MAARS system, information on User Account management, and New Features for this year.

Venue information

November 19, 2019

Abromson Community Education Center 88 Bedford St Portland, ME 04101

November 20, 2019

Wells Conference Center 131 Munson Road University of Maine Orono, ME 04469

November 21, 2019

Grand Ballroom - Aroostook Room 181 Main St University of Maine - Presque Isle Presque Isle, ME 04769

Each session is scheduled from 9am to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.


Hosted by: Eric Buckhalter
Special Presenter: Maine Department of Education / FocalPointK12

Cost: Free

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Foundations of Schoolsite Health Promotion
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Foundations of Schoolsite Health Promotion

During the Foundations of Schoolsite Health Promotion video meeting members of the Schoolsite Health Promotion Program Planning Committee will: review components of a successful school Health Promotion and Wellness Team, discuss strategies for establishing and maintaining a school Health Promotion and Wellness Team, and review qualities of a Wellness Team leader.


Hosted by: Susan Berry
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): November 19, 2019
3:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Location: Webinar




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Lenses on Learning: Leadership for Elementary Mathematics in Brewer
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Mathematics
Lenses on Learning: Leadership for Elementary Mathematics in Brewer

A 3-part series for a K-8 team of 2 members (1 administrator and 1 math teacher) to strengthen your instructional leadership and supervision practices in mathematics. Come strengthen your pedagogical and content knowledge in mathematics to engage students in active learning. Begin to develop a shared school vision of rigorous, accessible, and equitable mathematics teaching and learning. Dates: 11/20/19; 1/22/20; 3/18/20


Hosted by: Michele Mailhot
Special Presenter:

Cost: $180.00 per team, credit card required for registration fee

Date(s): November 20, 2019 - March 18, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Brewer, Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Way




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Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC)
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World Languages
Virtual Professional Learning Community (PLC)

Ever asked yourself "Am I doing this right?" Virtual PLC is an opportunity for teachers to connect with other teachers across the state to discuss student work and conduct lesson studies. World Language teachers who teach in isolation and those who are the only teachers of their language are welcome to join us.


Hosted by: Lavinia Rogers
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): November 20, 2019 - May 15, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: zoom link will be provided




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Procurement Reviews,Webinar
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Child Nutrition
Procurement Reviews,Webinar

Webinar


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): November 25, 2019
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online




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Social Studies Teacher Leader Cohort,
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Social Studies
Social Studies Teacher Leader Cohort,

As the 2019-2020 school year gets into full swing, I would like to extend an opportunity for teachers to learn more about best practices in social studies. I am forming a learning cohort of up to twenty social studies teachers to develop exemplar social studies lessons based on research based best practices.

The group will meet in person four times during the school year with the meetings spread around the state (two in Augusta, one in the Portland area, and one in the Bangor area). The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 3 in Augusta with follow-up meetings to take place through the rest of the school year. The December meeting will focus on extending your own learning around social studies at your grade level and beginning to think about developing a new lesson or unit for your classroom. The next two follow up meetings will consist of additional learning before the group undergoes a peer lesson plan development time and a review process with your lesson plan prior to you implementing the lesson with your students. The last spring meeting will be a time to share what worked and what did not work and look for ways to move the group forward as educational leaders in Maine,

If selected for the group, I am asking that you agree to: participate in all meetings this school year get a commitment of support from your district to provide you the time off and subs needed to participate Create an exemplar unit of study with supporting video documentation

Your district will also have to provide a $50 registration fee to cover all of the costs of meals and beverages that are not covered through the federal grant. In return, each teacher will get a minimum of $200 in materials to bring back to his/her district, a reimbursement of travel costs, a stipend to cover work outside of the meetings and your normal work day, and the opportunity to collaborate with peers from around the state and possibly the nation as part of your professional learning.

Please see the application as well as a FAQ to help with any questions you may have. The deadline for applying is October, 26 2019 with selected teachers being notified by October 30. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at joe.schmidt@maine.gov or (207) 624-6828.


Hosted by: Joe Schmidt
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 3, 2019 - December 3, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cross Building - Augusta




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Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-12 Text Study Series
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English & Language Arts
Teaching Literacy in the Visible Learning Classroom, Grades 6-12 Text Study Series

Visible Learning for Literacy is based on the work of Dr. John Hattie who analyzed data from thousands of studies to determine the strategies, actions, and influences that result in significant impact on student learning. Dr. Doug Fisher and Dr. Nancy Frey have interpreted Hatties work for the middle and high school classroom. The 3- session series will examine the topics and strategies presented in the text and model application in the learning environment.


Hosted by: Morgan Dunton
Special Presenter:

Cost: $50

Date(s): December 3, 2019 - January 21, 2020
12:08 AM - 12:15 AM
Location: St. Joseph's College, Raymond




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2019 MSAA / PAAP Administration Training
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Alternate Assessment
2019 MSAA / PAAP Administration Training

The MSAA and PAAP trainings will be held on December 5th at the Black Bear in in Orono and at the Abromson Center on the USM campus in Portland on December 6th. The training in Portland will be recorded.

Seating for 100 people will be available for MSAA. Seating for 60 people will be available for PAAP. Please note: teachers experienced with PAAP need not attend. Lunch will be provided for those that attend the PAAP training.

Registration will be open from October 11th - November 25th.

MSAA training registration

PAAP training registration


Hosted by: Department of Education
Special Presenter: DOE & Cognia

Cost: Free

No Registration Required
Wellness Team Action Plans for Success
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Wellness Team Action Plans for Success

During the Wellness Team Action Plans for Success video meeting members of the Schoolsite Health Promotion Program Planning Committee will: provide information on how to develop an action plan for a school Health Promotion and Wellness Teams, review components of a school Health Promotion and Wellness Team action plan template, and provide examples strategies for each component of the action plan.


Hosted by: Susan Berry
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 12, 2019
3:30 AM - 4:30 AM
Location: Webinar




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Webinar - Common Review Findings
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Child Nutrition
Webinar - Common Review Findings

Common review findings found during National School Lunch Program Administrative Reviews.


Hosted by: Child Nutrition
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 16, 2019
1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location: Online




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CACFP New Applicant Training,New Applicant Training
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Child Nutrition
CACFP New Applicant Training,New Applicant Training

CACFP New Applicant Training

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

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

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

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


Hosted by: Child Nutrition-CACFP
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): December 17, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location: Deering Building1st Floor, Room 10190 Blossom LaneAugusta, ME




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Roundtable: Maine Seal of Biliteracy
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World Languages
Roundtable: Maine Seal of Biliteracy

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Maine Seal of Biliteracy and have your questions answered


Hosted by: Lavinia Rogers
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

Date(s): January 14, 2020 - January 14, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: zoom link will be provided




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Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS)
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Federal Programs
Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS)

Multi-Tiered Support System (MTSS) is a comprehensive framework that blends academic and behavioral supports. This professional development will provide educators a common understanding of an integrated MTSS that blends Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavior Intervention Strategy (PBIS). This project builds on the success of several Maine schools and offers ongoing statewide technical assistance. Throughout the sessions, essential components of the MTSS framework will be explored. This knowledge gained, along with supporting tools, will aid teams in developing their own MTSS framework. This process will respond to the academic and behavioral needs of all students. We are asking each participating school to have teams of three or four, one of which MUST be a principal. The principal will be required to attend the FIRST session for two days and the LAST session of one day in May. Session 1 January 15 & 16, 2020 Jeff's Catering, Brewer

Session 2 2/6 Jeff's - Brewer 2/7 CMCC - Auburn 2/13 UM Machias

Session 3 3/5 Jeff's - Brewer 3/6 CMCC - Auburn 3/10 UM Machias

Session 4 4/7/20 Jeff's - Brewer 4/8/20 CMCC - Auburn 4/10/20 U Maine Machias

Session 5 5/15 Jeff's - Brewer


Hosted by: Teri Peaslee
Special Presenter: Amy Peterson-Roper, Marsha Cottrell, Shelly Simpson - School Leadership Coaches

Cost: $125 per person. Must have a credit card to register

Date(s): January 15, 2020 - May 8, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: The first two day session being held on January 15 & 16, 2020 is at Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer. The 3 sessions following that will be regional and in Brewer, Auburn, and Machias. Details will be given at the first session or you can ref




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Maine Winter Wellness Summit
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Maine DOE
Maine Winter Wellness Summit

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

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

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

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

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

15 Contact Hours Available for Full Conference.

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


Hosted by: Susan.Berry
Special Presenter:

Cost: Free

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


Location: The Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine




No Registration Required