Monthly Archives: October 2013

Summary of Responses to October 11

Thanks to all who provided feedback on October 11.  The current results are available below. To interpret the comments at the end, note that the space between responses indicates where one teacher’s response ended and the next began.  Anyone who … Continue reading


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CSD Revised Wednesday Release Schedule

Over 60% of you felt a rotating series of topics was not conducive to getting work completed.  This new schedule provides an opportunity to work on one topic for multiple Wednesdays.  The topics remain, but will be addressed over a … Continue reading

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AOS 98 Feedback on October 11

Hi all, Please take a moment to provide some feedback on the Inservice work from October 11. The survey can be found here.

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Resources for Essential Questions

Essential questions differ from other types of important questions used by teachers.  Essential questions help to establish meaning, promote transfer and point to the larger understandings we want students to acquire.  Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe in their book Essential Questions. … Continue reading

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CSD Poll on Early Release

Here are the results of the poll on Wednesday Early Release. We are convinced that consolidating the topics over longer periods of time makes very good sense.  I will work on a new schedule to begin next week.  Tomorrow we … Continue reading

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October 11 Inservice

Please find the agenda for October 11 here. Materials for the day: ATLAS Tuning Protocol Guiding Questions Rubric

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Book Recommendation from the Librarian

Jo Haney shared the following with me.   I have just come across a book that I thought we might want to take a look at for our teachers of young adult literature.  While I can get a copy for … Continue reading

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CSD Fall Early Release Schedules

Below are copies of Early Release Schedules for CSD 3. K-2 Fall Schedule 3-4 Fall Schedule 5-6 Fall Schedule 7-8 Fall Schedule 9-12 Fall Schedule

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Maine State Arts Education Conference

This one day conference precedes the Maine Art’s Commission International Conference on the Arts. The first day of the Maine International Conference on the Arts will offer The Arts Educators: Leading the Way conference. Conference workshops will include student-centered approaches … Continue reading

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