Monthly Archives: January 2014

Great Books Program

The midcoast curriculum coordinators are investigating the following.  If you are interested in this program, please let me know.  The goal would be to find enough teachers in the midcoast to attend so that a local site would be used … Continue reading

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MLTI Spring Professional Development Schedule

The 2014 Spring Professional Development schedule is now available. Please see the full schedule below. Please visit for more information or to register Each session will run 9:00am – 3:00pm. Lunch will not be provided. Digital Responses To Performance Based Initiatives in Science Teaching As more schools … Continue reading


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Materials for ATLAS Leadership Team Jan 30

Below are materials for our work on Thursday.  Other references and information are also provided as resources. Materials AGENDA Agenda Jan 30 Atlas Hess’s Cognitive Rigor Matris- ELA/SS Tool5_HessCognitiveRigorMatrix-ELASocialStudies Protocol for aligning Assessments, instruction, and standards Aligning Assessments Powerpoint slides ATLAS Jan 30 … Continue reading

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Getting to Proficiency: Post 5 Implementation Steps

In reviewing peoples concerns, time and the scope of the task was mentioned by several. Just a quick post to give everyone the big picture of steps in front of us.  Look this over and then I will reiterate what … Continue reading

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Grades 1-2 Science Professional Development Opportunity (Paid no less!)

Talk Science Please consider forwarding this to 1-2 ELEMENTARY SCIENCE TEACHER LEADERS from your district for this ongoing opportunity (in Portland, by UMaine) related to TALK SCIENCE (discourse in the science classroom) Ongoing cohort training in “Talk Science” and support … Continue reading

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Summary of Feedback Responses

Hi all, Thank you for taking some time to respond.  Please find everyone’s responses below.  Comments are separated by spaces. Summary of responses 22 Jan

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The Goose and the Gander: 10 characteristics that administrator, teacher and student evaluation should share in common

At the risk of pointing out the obvious, I am struck by similarities between two of the state’s initiatives this year; Proficiency Based Graduation and Teacher and Principal Evaluation.  There are reasons that both of these initiatives are on the … Continue reading

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Grade 7-12 Feedback for Jan 22

Thank you to everyone who participated today and for working seriously.  I am sure that some of you would like to be told “do this”.  I have also heard many times in my career, not just here, that we as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Professional Development

ONLINE RESOURCES (Free) TEACHER EVALUATION in NON-TESTED AREAS NEA WEBINAR Streaming recording  Download recording Online—Available any time.  Free HIGH SCHOOL REFORM / PROFICIENCY BASED WEBINAR SERIES Great Schools Partnership/NESSC Online—Available any time.  Free COMMON CORE TOOLKIT— EVALUATING or DEVELOPING ALIGNED MATERIALS … Continue reading

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Free Apple Professional Development

Please join us for these 2 free seminars presented by Apple, and held in multiple locations across Maine.  1) Enhancing Teaching and Learning in STEM: STEM education forms critical parts of every Maine school’s overall curriculum. With the arrival of the new … Continue reading

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