The Department encourages experienced educational leaders who embody the Characteristics of Potential Maine LDP Participants listed below to apply.
Characteristics of Potential Maine LDP Participant
A belief in and commitment to improving instruction and increasing student achievement
- Experience (five years) in a leadership role at the school, district, or state level and background as a classroom teacher. Ideal candidates include, but are not limited to, principals, assistant principals, deans, instructional coaches, Title I directors, ESEA coordinators, special education directors, English Learner directors, department leaders, assistant superintendents, instruction and curriculum directors, and superintendents
- Excellent communications skills; able to effectively facilitate professional development for peers
- Demonstrated skills in mentoring and coaching
- Experience as a successful practitioner—able to translate concepts to actions, theory to practice, and programs to craft
- Able to participate in the entire NISL program and become certified as a Maine LDP facilitator
- Likely to live and work in Maine for the next five years
Expectations of Maine DOE and Selected Maine LDP Participants
- Plan and coordinate all training sessions with NISL.
- Support the planning for and future delivery of regional training throughout the state.
- Costs: Pay for all training costs and materials for participants, except travel and hotel accommodations Note: If a candidate does not complete the training, the district will be required to repay the training costs.
Potential Maine LDP Participants
- Complete and submit a program application to the Department of Education by August 5, 2019.
- Be available to participate in a one-hour interview with NISL and the Maine Department of Education at the Cross-Office Building in Augusta upon request.
- Have the full support of their sending district in meeting all program and future training requirements.
- Successfully complete all required training sessions.
- Commit to paying travel and lodging expenses for NISL participants for the duration of the training program.
|Application period||May 28 - August 5, 2019|
|Interviews||July 11- August 9, 2019|
Facilitator Candidates: July 31, 2019 (Half Day)
Participants: August 12, 2019
|Session 1||August 14 and 15, 2019|
|Session 2||September 19 and 20, 2019|
|Session 3||October 17 and 18, 2019|
|Session 4||November 13 and 14, 2019|
|Session 5||December 12 and 13, 2019|
|Session 6||January 16 and 17, 2020|
|Session 7||February 13 and 14, 2020|
|Session 8||March 12 and 13, 2020|
|Session 9||April 16 and 17, 2020|
|Session 10||May 14 and 15, 2020|
|Session 11||June 1 and 2, 2020|
|Session 12||June 25 and 26, 2020|
|Facilitator Training 1||July 22, 23, and 24, 2020|
|Facilitator Training 2||August 3, 4, and 5, 2020|