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Setting Sail: 2009 MLTI Summer Institute


July 29 - 31, 2009, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine Maine


Resources from the 2009 Summer Institute


Keynote Chris Lehman: Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need


Aligning Resources to the Maine Learning Results

Presenter: Jim Burke


Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Multimedia products of interviews

Presenter: Sarah Sutter


SCRATCH : Really? But I don’t teach computers

Presenter: Sarah Sutter


Take a walk with your camera and join Digital Earth Watch (DEW): Environmental Monitoring by Students and Citizens through Remote Sensing and Digital Photography

Presenter: Jeff Beaudry


Take Presentation Software Beyond Powerpointlessness

Presenter: Larry Cassis


The Very Best of Google

Presenter: Margie Genereux


Using Twitter to Expand your PLC

Presenter: Shawn Kimball


Wooing the Literate Gamer: Reading and Writing Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

Presenter: Ruben Puentedura


Keynote Kickoff Rocks!

Chris Lehmann, founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA will be joining us as our keynote speaker and presenter. The Science Leadership Academy is a New Philadelphia high school started in 2006 and built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning.

Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, the SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Students learn in a project-based environment where the core values of inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation and reflection are emphasized in all classes. And Chris cooks!


You can learn more about SAL here.

Take five minutes and watch Chris in action here.


Chris was an honoree for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development's 2009 Outstanding Young Educator Award. The National School Board Association in 2006 named Chris one of "20 to Watch" among American administrators. He has spoken at educational conferences all over the world, including the National Association of Secondary Schools Conference, the National Educational Computing Conference, The Yahoo Cybercitizen Conference, The Innovative Learning Conference, and The Council of Educational Facilities Planners Regional Conference. He has worked with many schools and districts in the U.S. and England as a consultant, writes for LeaderTalk, Grant Wiggins' Faculty Room and is the author of the education blog Practical Theory.



Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need (Keynote)

What is School 2.0? What are the pedagogical ideas that form it? Examine ideas of constructivist pedagogy and the use of 21st Century tools to create schools that are engaging, caring, and relevant places of learning for everyone involved. The history of the formation of the Science Leadership Academy will form the backdrop for this conversation.



Great Learning Opportunity

The list of great half-day presentations just keeps growing! Watch this site for updates!

  • Our list of session is almost ready to be published! Keep watching here!
  • Half-day sessions
  • The major focus is 7-12 educators but all are welcome.
  • Participants are required to have a laptop, preferably a Mac with either the middle high school
  • MLTI image or similar software.
  • Seek out a colleague you’ve been thinking about developing curriculum ideas with and make it happen in Castine. Share your creative work at this conference!
  • 12 Contact hours awarded.

Questions? Please contact Juanita Dickson or Bob McIntire




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