Professional Learning - Mathematics


Maine Department of Education encourages and supports the continuous learning of all Maine educators. How schools implement mathematics standards is entirely a local decision, however, the Department offers these professional learning opportunities, initiatives and programs that educators may find helpful as part of our commitment to Maine's learners. Through in-person events, webinars and other digital events, Maine DOE provides affordable learning opportunities. Department specialists are available for consulting with Maine schools.

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities:

The table below provides a list of the current available professional learning opportunities for the school year 2021-2022.  Each event has multiple training dates available to better accommodate your schedules.  Please take note of the dates you are registering for.  Some offerings are series of dates; please plan to attend all the dates in the series.  The table will be updated as more opportunities become available.  For any questions about the professional learning opportunities listed below or for additional professional learning needs please email Michele Mailhot or Jen Robitaille.

Event/Cost

Description Contact Hours Dates/Time Registration Link

Early Mathematical Diagnostic Interview (EMDI) 

(no cost)

The goal of this Series is to provide you with experiences, information, and resources to guide you in the areas of diagnostic assessment, identifying students' mathematical needs, and developing knowledge of instructional strategies that have an impact on students' mathematical learning.  We will focus on the Early Mathematics Diagnostic Interview for grades PK-5. Time will be spent on the EMDI tool, assessment, and scoring, as well as many routines, strategies, and learning trajectories for elementary mathematics. Please plan to attend all 4 virtual dates. 

For more information, email Jen Robitaille at jennifer.r.robitaille@maine.gov.

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Winter Series 

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 PM, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, and 3:30-7:00 PM Jan. 11

EMDI

Winter Series Registration

Spring Series 

Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 PM, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, and 3:30-7:00 PM May 4

EMDI

Spring Series Registration

the Math Pact: Achieving Instructional Coherence Within and Across the Grades 

(no cost)

This 5-part virtual professional learning opportunity is specifically designed for a team/sub-team of a school leadership team consisting of 4-6 members (which includes at least one administrator) to support the development and implementation of a mathematics whole school agreement.  This opportunity will utilize the book series the Math Pact: Achieving Instructional Coherence Within and Across Grades by Karen Karp, Barbara Dougherty, and Sarah Bush, which will be provided to your team at no cost.  Please plan for your team to attend all 5 virtual dates. 

For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov.

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Series A 

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, and Nov. 17

the Math Pact

Registration closed

Series B 

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, and Nov. 18

the Math Pact

Registration closed

Series C 

Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Mar. 30, Apr. 12, April 27, May 11, May 25

the Math Pact

Series C Registration

Series D 

Thursdays 3:30-5:30 PM, Mar. 31, Apr. 14, Apr. 28, May 12, May 26

the Math Pact

Series D Registration

The Mathematics Standards: A Vertical Articulation 

(no cost)

This one 3-hour virtual session will provide an overview of the standards review process and the K-12 vertical progression of concepts within the 4 strands (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebraic Reasoning, Geometric Reasoning, and Statistical Reasoning) of Maine’s Learning Results. 

For more information, email Michele Mailhot at michele.r.mailhot@maine.gov or Jen Robitaille at jennifer.r.robitaille@maine.gov

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October 27, 2021

(Wednesday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The Math Standards Registration

January 12, 2022 

(Wednesday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

May 5, 2022 

(Thursday) 

Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm 

 

Recorded Professional Learning Opportunities:

DOE Mathematics YouTube Channel - Check out the recorded professional learning sessions that cover content and best practices for mathematics instruction PK-12.  Click here to view the recorded sessions.

Recorded Office Hours and Card Sorts of Standards Progressions

Topic
Overview of Process and Standards Format (Recording)
Quantitative Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
Algebraic Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
Geometric Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)
Statistical Reasoning Strand (Card Sort Activity)

 

District Support Opportunities:

Districts/schools or organizations/groups will be able to request virtual support by contacting one of the department specialists to discuss available options to suit your needs. Due to capacity of the department specialists, there will be an expectation of a minimum of 15 participants (grades K-5), 10 participants (grades 6-12), and 10 participants (administrators). Districts/schools are encouraged to reach out to neighboring districts to participate to reach the minimum numbers needed.

Districts/schools may be required to cover the cost of workshop materials and travel expenses of the department specialist for in-person support. You may use your district funds associated with professional development to cover these fees.

Priority for support will be given to districts/schools identified as Tier III and Tier I under Maine’s accountability system.