Professional Development Calendar

The Maine Department of Education maintains this training calendar to share online and in-person professional development opportunities that could be of value to Maine educators. This listing is not intended to represent a full compilation of available professional development.

Only Maine DOE staff members may submit a professional development event to this calendar.

Click on an event's name below to see all the details for that event, including location, date and time, presenter, description and contact information.


Event Date
Event Description Host Location
September 27, 2018 NWEA - Delving into the DATA

NWEA

DELVING INTO THE DATA

This session will provide an overview and better understanding of the specific features included in the NWEA program and best how to use the RIT score to assist with instruction. In addition, we will review how to use Class Reports, the Learning Continuum, Student Goal Setting information and profiles for overall data analysis to assist with targeted instruction, small group and whole class instruction. This session will be interactive for a group of educators using the NWEA to help drive their instruction. There will be time allotted throughout the session for individual and/or group teamwork. You will need your charged computer, NWEA user ID and Password, and availability to the most recent NWEA results.

Data Strategies & Management Calais Elementary School
September 28, 2018 Child Nutrition-Summer Partners Meeting

Summer participants meeting

Other (see Event Description) Burton Cross Office Building
September 28, 2018 CACFP Annual Training

We ask that institutions send no more than two people.

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) will be discussing Personal Development. Other topics being covered; Civil Rights and Meal Pattern. Please bring examples (labels or printed photos of labels) of whole grain rich items and yogurt that meet the new requirement and are well received by the children. Please include where you purchased the items, approximate cost and the name of your organization.

Other (see Event Description) Augusta Civic Center
October 1, 2018 Guided Reading

Series has four sessions where you will learn the components of Jan Richardson's Guided Reading, Learn to implement it into current practice, get hands on experience, and plan steps to implement, network with peers

Student Interventions & Support U Maine Machias
October 2, 2018 Guided Reading

This is a session for the Lead Teacher and Principal from Cohorts 1 and 2 that were part of the training started in the spring of 2018. Don't forget your laptop

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Machias
October 3, 2018 Chronic Absenteeism: Impact & Universal Strategies

Chronic absenteeism, missing 18 days or 10% of the school year, can be a critical warning sign that students are academically at-risk. This interactive session will focus on the impact of chronic absenteeism and universal strategies to address chronic absenteeism

Student Interventions & Support Bangor Savings Bank - Augusta
October 4, 2018 Chronic Absenteeism: Impact & Universal Strategies

Chronic absenteeism, missing 18 days or 10% of the school year, can be a critical warning sign that students are academically at-risk. This interactive session will focus on the impact of chronic absenteeism and universal strategies to address chronic absenteeism

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Machias
October 10, 2018 Chronic Absenteeism: Impact and Universal Strategies

Fall Session Topic: Chronic Absenteeism: Impact and Universal Strategies Chronic absenteeism, missing 18 days or 10% of the school year, can be a critical warning sign that students are academically at-risk. This interactive session will focus on the impact of chronic absenteeism and universal strategies to address chronic absenteeism

Student Interventions & Support Husson College - Westbrook
October 10, 2018 Guided Reading

Registration is at 8 with training beginning at 8:30. The second session for those who attended the Sept. 18th Guided Reading session. This will deal with Assessment for Guided Reading. Nov. 1 will be your next session

Student Interventions & Support Somerset Middle School
October 11, 2018 Desmos: More than an online graphing calculator...

Jenn will take participants through activities from a student perspective, setup teacher accounts, and select activities to use the very next day.

Mathematics,Technology Jeff's Catering
October 12, 2018 Desmos: More than an online graphing calculator...

Jenn will take participants through activities from a student perspective, setup teacher accounts, and select activities to use the very next day.

Mathematics,Technology Keeley's Banquet Center
October 15, 2018 NWEA - Delving into the Data

This day will consist of an overview and better understanding of the specific features included in the NWEA program and best how to use the RIT score to assist with instruction. In addition, we will review how to use Class Reports, the Learning Continuum, Student Goal Setting information and profiles for overall data analysis to assist with targeted, small group and whole class instruction. This session will be interactive for a Team of educators, preferably including the building administrator. There will be time allotted throughout the session for individual and/or group teamwork, including an afternoon team work session. You will need your charged computer, NWEA user ID and Password, and availability to the most recent NWEA results. Contact hours available.

Data Strategies & Management Jeff's Catering
October 16, 2018 Attendance Matters: Connecting for Student Success

Description of Training (50 words or less): Continuing the Conversation on Attendance with updates on national, state and local policies, a presentation on innovative practices impacting students at-risk or chronically absent, an Overview on the topic of anxiety, its impact and steps to support students. Ending with a discussion of effective strategies to support youth in your school and community.
There is no cost but registration is required to ensure there is enough room and materials for everyone. Please note that some locations fill quickly and we may have to create a waiting list. So register now!

Other (see Event Description) United Technologies Center Bangor
October 16, 2018 Creating Trauma Sensitive School

Session #1: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Using Relationships to Promote Growth & Learning

Schools across the country are adopting a �trauma-sensitive� approach in order to effectively educate students who have been exposed to adverse experiences. Neurodevelopmental impacts resulting from childhood adversity hinder a student�s ability to engage in the academic setting and manifest as disruptive, and often unsafe, behavior in the classroom. Creating �trauma competent� schools has become an imperative for educators who work to ensure safety and promote learning for ALL students. The field of �social neuroscience� draws from vast disciplines to explain how we have evolved in the context of interpersonal relationships through attachment and group cohesion, and how we have subsequently developed the capacity to shape the brains of those with whom interact and connect. This presentation will describe how educators can use our knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology to create classrooms and student relationships that maximize growth and learning. Participants will understand their role in creating trauma-competent systems and be able to employ trauma-sensitive principles, practices, and procedures to address the impact of trauma on learners and increase their students� ability to succeed in the school environment.

Professional Development,School Change,Student Interventions & Support Elks Lodge - Brewer
October 16, 2018 Growth Mindset - Train the Trainer

SESSION ONE (2 days) In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting: ● Techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information ● What mindsets are and how they impact daily life ● Why educators mindsets are a key factor for students ● How to identify fixed and growth mindsets ● Why mindsets play a critical role in student motivation, achievement, and success ● How the brain learns and why this is important ● How to help students adopt a growth mindset

Professional Development Ft. O'Brien School Machiasport
October 17, 2018 Guided Reading

This is the 2nd session of the Guided Reading group that started on 9/11/2018. Assessment for Guided Reading is the focus. Don't forget your laptop

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Presque Isle
October 17, 2018 Chronic Absenteeism: Impact & Universal Strategies

Chronic absenteeism, missing 18 days or 10% of the school year, can be a critical warning sign that students are academically at-risk. This interactive session will focus on the impact of chronic absenteeism and universal strategies to address chronic absenteeism

Student Interventions & Support Hampton Inn - Presque Isle
October 17, 2018 Attendance Matters: Connecting for Student Success

Continuing the Conversation on Attendance with updates on national, state and local policies, a presentation on innovative practices impacting students at-risk or chronically absent, an Overview on the topic of anxiety, its impact and steps to support students. Ending with a discussion of effective strategies to support youth in your school and community.
There is no cost but registration is required to ensure there is enough room and materials for everyone. Please note that some locations fill quickly and we may have to create a waiting list. So register now!

Other (see Event Description) Career Center
October 17, 2018 Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Session #1: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Using Relationships to Promote Growth & Learning

Schools across the country are adopting a �trauma-sensitive� approach in order to effectively educate students who have been exposed to adverse experiences. Neurodevelopmental impacts resulting from childhood adversity hinder a student�s ability to engage in the academic setting and manifest as disruptive, and often unsafe, behavior in the classroom. Creating �trauma competent� schools has become an imperative for educators who work to ensure safety and promote learning for ALL students. The field of �social neuroscience� draws from vast disciplines to explain how we have evolved in the context of interpersonal relationships through attachment and group cohesion, and how we have subsequently developed the capacity to shape the brains of those with whom interact and connect. This presentation will describe how educators can use our knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology to create classrooms and student relationships that maximize growth and learning. Participants will understand their role in creating trauma-competent systems and be able to employ trauma-sensitive principles, practices, and procedures to address the impact of trauma on learners and increase their students� ability to succeed in the school environment.

Student Interventions & Support Augusta State Armory
October 17, 2018 Growth Mindset - Train the Trainer

This is day 2 of the training for those that attended yesterday at Ft. O'Brien School. In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting: ● Techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information ● What mindsets are and how they impact daily life ● Why educators mindsets are a key factor for students ● How to identify fixed and growth mindsets ● Why mindsets play a critical role in student motivation, achievement, and success ● How the brain learns and why this is important ● How to help students adopt a growth mindset

Professional Development Ft. O'Brien School Machiasport
October 18, 2018 : Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Session #1: Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Using Relationships to Promote Growth & Learning

Schools across the country are adopting a “trauma-sensitive” approach in order to effectively educate students who have been exposed to adverse experiences. Neurodevelopmental impacts resulting from childhood adversity hinder a student’s ability to engage in the academic setting and manifest as disruptive, and often unsafe, behavior in the classroom. Creating “trauma competent” schools has become an imperative for educators who work to ensure safety and promote learning for ALL students. The field of “social neuroscience” draws from vast disciplines to explain how we have evolved in the context of interpersonal relationships through attachment and group cohesion, and how we have subsequently developed the capacity to shape the brains of those with whom interact and connect. This presentation will describe how educators can use our knowledge of interpersonal neurobiology to create classrooms and student relationships that maximize growth and learning. Participants will understand their role in creating trauma-competent systems and be able to employ trauma-sensitive principles, practices, and procedures to address the impact of trauma on learners and increase their students’ ability to succeed in the school environment.

Student Interventions & Support Elks Lodge
October 22, 2018 Guided Reading

The is the 2nd session of the group (Cohort 3) that started on Oct. 1, 2018, and this session will focus on Assessment for Guided Reading. Don't forget your laptop.

Student Interventions & Support Fort O'Brien School - Machaisport
October 23, 2018 Growth Mindset - Train the Trainer

In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting: ● Techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information ● What mindsets are and how they impact daily life ● Why educators mindsets are a key factor for students ● How to identify fixed and growth mindsets ● Why mindsets play a critical role in student motivation, achievement, and success ● How the brain learns and why this is important ● How to help students adopt a growth mindset

School Change Jeff's Catering
October 24, 2018 Growth Mindset - Train the Trainer

This is day 2 of the training of the new group (Cohort 2) Description is:SESSION ONE (2 days) In this session trainers will learn, discuss, and practice presenting: ● Techniques and strategies to engage adult learners, help them to process content, and retain and apply information ● What mindsets are and how they impact daily life ● Why educators mindsets are a key factor for students ● How to identify fixed and growth mindsets ● Why mindsets play a critical role in student motivation, achievement, and success ● How the brain learns and why this is important ● How to help students adopt a growth mindset

School Change Jeff's Catering
October 24, 2018 Guided Reading

This is for the teachers who attended the Sept. 21 Review for GR Teachers. Observations of Guided Reading Techniques. Be in the library at Pembroke School by 8:15. Group will observe Beckery in 5/6 classroom. Debrief and discuss. lunch. then observe Rosie in 7/8 classroom. Debrief and discuss. Ending at 2:30. Lunch will be provided. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS A PEANUT/TREE NUT FREE ZONE

Student Interventions & Support Pembrook Elementary School
October 25, 2018 Growth Mindset - Train the Trainer

This is for the Cohort 1 that met in the summer of 2018. 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

School Change Jeff's Catering
November 1, 2018 Attendance Matters: Connecting for Student Success

Continuing the Conversation on Attendance with updates on national, state and local policies, a presentation on innovative practices impacting students at-risk or chronically absent, an Overview on the topic of anxiety, its impact and steps to support students. Ending with a discussion of effective strategies to support youth in your school and community.
There is no cost but registration is required to ensure there is enough room and materials for everyone. Please note that some locations fill quickly and we may have to create a waiting list. So register now!

Other (see Event Description) Bangor Savings Bank Offices
November 1, 2018 Guided Reading

This is the 3rd session for classroom teachers that started this training on Sept. 18th. It is an Interactive Reading Workshop with Guided Reading

Student Interventions & Support Somerset Middle School
November 2, 2018 Transformational Leaders' Network

Only Priority School Leaders are invited to attend.

Leadership Jeff's Catering
November 6, 2018 Guided Reading

This is for teachers that have attended the Sessions on 9/11 and 10/17. This is an interactive Reading Workshop with Guided Reading.

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Presque Isle
November 14, 2018 Guided Reading

This is the 4th session on the components of Jan Richardson€™s Guided Reading and will focus on coaching - you should bring a lead teacher and or principal with you.

Student Interventions & Support Somerset Middle School
November 19, 2018 Guided Reading

This session is for teachers that have attended Oct 1 and 22 sessions. This 3rd session is an Interactive Reading Workshop with Guided Reading.

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Machias
November 20, 2018 Guided Reading

This meeting is for the Team Leader and the Principal to learn how to support teachers and implement use of the Guided Reading

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Machias
November 29, 2018 Guided Reading

This meeting is for the Team Leader and the Principal to learn how to support teachers and implement use of the Guided Reading.

Student Interventions & Support University of Maine, Presque Isle
December 4, 2018 Guided Reading

This session is for the Lead Teacher and Principal Training.

Student Interventions & Support Somerset Middle School
December 14, 2018 Transformational Leaders' Network

Only former priority school leaders are invited to attend

Student Interventions & Support Jeff's Catering
January 22, 2019 : 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.

Student Interventions & Support Elks Lodge
January 23, 2019 Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Follow-up Session #2: 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

Student Interventions & Support August Armory
January 24, 2019 : Promoting Learning in the Midst of Crisis

Follow-up Session #2: 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.

Student Interventions & Support Elks Lodge - Portland