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Proficiency Work Standards/Rubrics

Steps Complete any drafting of standards and indicators. Update the list below by sending me a substitution if you have made changes. Decide on the following: Number of demonstrations of proficiency required Distribution through out 7-12 How many subjects in a content area Number of indicators required to qualify as proficient When is a demonstration […]

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Proficiency Materials for Summer

Summer Proficiency Work Hi all.  Thank you for your willingness to continue the development of our Proficiency System.  I will use this post to collect resources and your work.  I will organize it by content area.  The beginning will be general resources that may apply to all departments.  I will pin it to the first […]

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Draft Rubrics for Cross-Curricular Standards

Please find PDF copies of the draft Cross-curricular Rubrics and Standards below. Standards/Performace Indicators/Rubrics Clear and Effective Communicator Standard and Indicators Clear and Effective Standard:Indicators Rubric Clear and Effective communicator rubric draft 2 Video Conventions Video Conventions Writing Conventions Writing Conventions Presentation Conventions Presentation Conventions Blogging Conventions Blogging Conventions Rubric Speaking Conventions Speaking Conventions Creative and Practical Problem Solver Standard and Indicators Creative […]

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DBQ Workshop

DBQ PROJECT: Free Introductory Workshop at 2 Maine Locations This Summer DBQ= “Document Based Question” (A process of evidence-based writing) https://www.dbqproject.com/about-us/ WHAT: Full-Day Introductory Workshop Interactive overview of The DBQ 6-Step Method Elements of a powerful DBQ essay Writing supports that promote strong, evidence-based writing. Analyze student essays using the DBQ Project rubric. AUDIENCE: For teachers […]

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Course Work for Teachers

Barbara Greenstone shares the following: You may want to share these with teachers. The courses from FutureLearn are free, but you can upgrade for a small sum (usually $70 or $80). The free ones allow you access to all the materials for the duration of the course plus 14 days. If you upgrade you have […]

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Get paid (over $5000 plus meals and lodging) to study Engineering this Summer

UNH Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering http://www.unh.edu/leitzel-center/research-experience-teachers-engineering-rete AUDIENCE: Any STEM teacher who is a US Citizen or Permanent Resident is eligible. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation.  Teachers admitted on a rolling basis. PROGRAM: Authentic research experience for STEM teachers training with UNH faculty and graduate students plus workshop on integrating research into the […]

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Summer Course

EPS 506: Understanding Emotional Behavioral Disabilities June 26-30, 2017 (Mon-Fri) This course provides students with an introduction to the characteristics and education of children and youth with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) who challenge the prevailing social and educational traditions and values of our schools, communities and families. The course will cover historical to current […]

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Get Paid to Study your Content this Summer

UM Rise Center Content Institutes BIG PICTURE OVERVIEW: TEACHER CONTENT INSTITUTES ~ A variety of topics July 10-13 $700 stipend Click on the link to learn details about a particular offering. Register soon—most are limited to 15 participants. Who is RISE? The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) provides an integrated approach to University-based research and […]

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Graduate Course: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age

COURSE INFORMATION Full Flyer Here EPC 586 Dates: MoTuWeThFr; 07/10/2017 to 07/14/2017 Times: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Portland USM Campus Instructor: Alice S Barr Credit: Three (3) Inservice Graduate Credits Tuition/Fees: $1,249.00 ($1,140.00/Tuition, $84.00/Unified Fee, $25.00/Non-Matric Fee) Maine Resident (Please refer to MaineStreet account for accurate prices) Click here for Financial Responsibility Statement and […]

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Public Comment Period on ESSA Open

Hi all, As you know NCLB is being replaced with ESSA and the state has produced a draft plan that is available for public comment.  The links are listed below.  ESSA will be the law that determines the type of state testing and accountability going forward.  Here is your chance to express your thoughts, concerns, […]

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Poetry PD this Summer

Here is information about one graduate course at USM plus two workshops that are available for you this summer. POETRY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for TEACHERS 3 options available this summer by award-winning Maine poet and author, Paul B. Janeczko <poetspeak@gmail.com> Please contact Paul directly if you would like more information about these opportunities. EPA 527: POETRY IN […]

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Data Literacy for Science

GULF OF MAINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE / U.M.HUTCHINSON CENTER  co-sponsoring: 3-part series  ~   After-school work sessions ~ in Portland DATA LITERACY TEACHERS’ COLLABORATIVE — MIDDLE & HS Improve how your students use data & graphs as evidence while learning  content. Sessions focus on science but are open to any educator interested in improving students’ data literacy skills LOCATION: […]

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ESSA replaces NCLB; Public Comment Opens Soon

I’ve just learned that the DOE will brief the legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee on Maine’s ESSA plan at 3:30 on March 1. My understanding is that Maine’s plan will also be publicly released on the same day, beginning the public comment period. To listen to the briefing: Go to legislature.maine.gov click on committees On […]

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