Career & Education Development

In our rapidly changing world, career development is a life long journey.

To meet the needs of all youth, we all need to examine educational practices and strategies, understanding the need to prepare K-12 students to experience and explore a variety of roles within their communities and recognizing our graduates will choose to enter the workforce in different ways. 

COVID-19 Extended Learning Coordinator Spotlights 

 Virtual Professional Learning

Career and Education Development specialist Diana Doiron and Middle School Career and Technical Education Specialist Meg Harvey are hosting virtual professional learning sessions where participants can earn 1 contact hour. Contact Diana or Meg for the zoom link and password for each session. 

June 9, 2020, 2pm Connecting K-5 Learning to Student Aspirations 

Strong relationships matter. Come hear how 2 Maine school districts are embracing the  benefits of educators building relationships within and outside of school and the positive impact this has for students. In South Portland, grades 2-5 students discover connections among learning targets, their community, and ideas for their future self. In Auburn, grade 5 students explore the connections among community college programs and careers and grade 6 students explore the hierarchy of career pathways within local manufacturing facilities. Presenters: Gretchen McCloy, Director of Community Partnerships, South Portland Schools and Jim Horn, Aspirations Specialist, Auburn Schools

June 10, 2020, 10 am Engaging Partner: Junior Achievement’s Support of Grades 6-12 Learning

This session will engage and invite participants to consider the Junior Achievement experiential learning opportunities for grades 6-12 students. Presenters: Michelle Anderson, President, Junior Achievement of Maine and Diane Nadeau, Assistant Superintendent of Scarborough Schools

June 12, 2020, 9 am, Engaging Partner: Junior Achievement’s  Support of Grades K-5 Learning

This session will engage and invite participants to consider the Junior Achievement experiential learning opportunities for grades K-5 students. Presenters: Michelle Anderson, President, Junior Achievement of Maine; Ben Harris, Assistant Principal of Bonny Eagle Middle School; and Jodi Mezzanotte, Assistant Superintendent of South Portland Schools

June 16, 2020, 9 am, High School Career and College Explorations

Sheree Inman designs learning experiences to open students’ minds to possibilities for their future and structures learning in ways that foster students learning more about themselves as they develop employability skills, understand trends for tomorrow’s jobs, and develop decision-making skills that weigh options for making the right decisions for themselves.

Presenter: Sheree Inman, Career Prep Teacher, South Portland High School