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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

 Online—Available any time. Free

  • PROFICIENCY-BASED GRADUATION

MDOE Website

Self-assessment, planning tools, resources

Online—Available any time. Free

  • LITERACY MICROCOURSES (Comprehension; Vocabulary; Reading Fluency; Phonological and Phonemic Awareness)  MDOE

http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/ela/lmc.html

Professional learning materials for ELA/literacy:

Shifts and Alignment

In the Classroom

Online—Available any time. Free

  • MHSA (MAINE HS ASSESSMENT)  WEBINARS

TRAINING WEBINARS

http://www.maine.gov/doe/mhsa/training/index.html

Free

  • ETS WEBINARS–  ASSESSMENT POLICY

http://www.k12center.org/events/webinars.html

 Online—Free

The K–12 Center at ETS co-hosts about three webinars per year. These webinars bring together some of the best minds in the country to discuss recent developments in K–12 assessment as well as pressing measurement challenges that must be addressed and identify promising future approaches

  • CTE LITERACY Promising Practices (Technical Assistance Packets) MDOE 

http://www.maine.gov/education/it/promise/index.htm

Online—Available any time

Free

  • SCIENCE NGSS Practices WEBINAR (NSTA)

http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/symposia_seminars/Ngss/webseminar.aspx

Free, Online

  • ARTS  WEBINARS ~ Assessment, Leadership, etc

http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa/assessment.html

Online—Available any time

PART II 

EVENTS  (arranged chronologically)

  • RESTORATIVE PRACTICES WORKSHOPS

To set up a workshop, contact: Barb Blazej

barbara.blazej@umit.maine.edu

356-2163.

  • HOW to TEACH ONLINE (grad course)

EDU 547:  Instructional Design for Online Course Dev

http://gradstudies.umf.maine.edu/Online – UMF

Jan 21 – May

$1271

  • POVERTY (grad course)

EDU 506: Poverty and Education

http://gradstudies.umf.maine.edu/Blended—Online and 3 face-to-face at UMF

Jan 21 – May

$1271

  • GIFTED and TALENTED:  (grad course)

SED 660:  Curriculum and Methods for Teaching the Gifted

http://www.megat.org/USM2014.pdf

 January 21 – April 8

Online and Video Conferencing at a UM campus or center

  • SPECIAL ED: (grad courses)

SED Courses:  Four Special Ed Alternative Route to Certification (“SPARC” program)

http://gradstudies.umf.maine.edu/Online – UMF

Jan 21 – May

$1271 per course

  • TECHNOLOGY:  (workshops)

 2 APPLE WORKSHOPS  in Camden (half-day)

 STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT, MOBILE DEVICES

https://edseminars.apple.com/register/uT6uq-b82XM/

ENHANCED LEARNING in STEM

https://edseminars.apple.com/register/qfg94-ys44W/

 January 22

Camden Hills Regional HS

9:00 – 12:00 (Standards, etc)

1:00 – 4:00 (STEM)

Free

  • NWEA:   CLIMBING the DATA LADDER

Contact Patricia Watts

pwatts@svrsu.org

207-549-3261 Ext. 2005February 6

8:00-3:30

Augusta:  Maine Principals’ Association Center

$225

  • PROFICIENCY-BASED EDUCATION Webinar:

RTI—Meeting student needs inside & outside the school day (Sharing what schools are doing)

http://www.greatschoolspartnership.org/webinars/

 February 11

3:00-4:00

Free

  • SCIENCE—AAAS “Using NGSS” Leadership Institute

Their work is excellent

http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/learninggoalsworkshop.htmFebruary 10-11

(offered again in July and October—see website)

Washington DC

$425/$450 (early/regular)

  • MATHEMATICS—ATOMIM DINE & DISCUSS

(Fractions K-12)

https://atomim.wildapricot.org/events?eventId=793417&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 February 11 and March 19

Rockland District Middle School

$24/$44 (member/non-member)

  • LITERACY for ME WEBINAR:

Building Involvement /

Identifying Community Literacy Resources

https://stateofmaine.adobeconnect.com/_a827390218/pk201021214/February 12

3:30-4:30

Free

  • PROFICIENCY BASED GRADING symposium

Offered by both JumpRope and So. Portland Schools

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/proficiency-based-grading-symposium-registration-10002709373

 February 13

9:00-3:30

South Portland HS

Free

  • MATHEMATICS: NCTM Common Core Institutes

http://www.nctm.org/meetings/#2014CCII

February 14 – 15

Orlando, Florida

  • TECHNOLOGY:  ACTEM MINI-CONFERENCE

(Assoc of Computer Technology Educators of Maine)

iPads, Google Tools, etc.

http://actem.wildapricot.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1752188&eventId=810107&EventViewMode=EventDetails

 February 18

8:00-3:30

South Portland HS

$90/$110 (members/non-members)

  • MATHEMATICS—MLTI WEBINAR

Using Technology to Target MATH PRACTICES—

MATHEMATICS MODELING

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIPD&id=612284&v=Calendar

 February 25

3:30-4:30

Online

  • MATHEMATICS / MLTI TECHNOLOGY—

USING iPAD in Middle and High School MATH

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIPD&id=612300&v=Calendar

 February 26

8:30-3:00

New Gloucester—Apple Pineland Training Facility

  • SOCIAL STUDIES—Primary Source Webinar (K-12)

Windows to the ISLAMIC WORLD: Art, Architecture, Music

http://www.primarysource.org/windows-to-the-islamic-world

 February 26 – March 5

ONLINE

Free or $225 (partnership/non-partnership)

  • WORLD LANGUAGE: MIDCOAST WORKSHOP

Standards Based Education in World Languages

http://www.maineforeignlanguage.org/flame-conference.html

 March (date TBA)

Camden Public Library

  • MATHEMATICS-MLTI WEBINAR: 

Using Technology to Target MATH PRACTICES —Constructing Viable ARGUMENTS

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIPD&id=612286&v=Calendar

 March 4

3:30-4:30

online

  • SOCIAL STUDIES—Primary Source Webinar (K-8):

IMMIGRATION Through Primary Sources—Thinking Like an Historian

http://www.primarysource.org/thinkinglikeahistorian

 March 5-April 2

ONLINE

Free or $225 (partnership/non-partnership)

  • WORLD LANGUAGE:  FLAME Annual Conference

http://www.maineforeignlanguage.org/flame-conference.html

 March 6-7

Portland – Holiday Inn by the BayAP INSTITUTE—Experienced AP Teachers

http://professionals.collegeboard.com/prof-dev/regions/new-england/experienced-ap-teachers

 March 6-7

Norwood, Mass

$365/$420 (members/non-members)

  • ARTS—MAINE’S MEGA-REGIONAL WORKSHOP

Proficiency-Based Education, Assessment, etc.

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI-Mega-Regionals#

 March 7

USM-Portland

$20

  • ASCD –Annual Conference

http://ac14.ascd.org/attendee/main.aspx?utm_source=eblastJAN6&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ACEarlyBird

 March 15-17

Los Angeles

  • MLTI / TECHNOLOGY: 

DATA and STATISTICS w/ iPads and MacBooks (Pam Buffington and Lisa Hogan)

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIPD&id=612297&v=Calendar

 March 19

8:30-3:00

New Gloucester—Apple Pineland Training Facility

  • NWEA:   GROWTH and GOALS

Contact Patricia Watts

pwatts@svrsu.org

207-549-3261 Ext. 2005March 20

8:00-3:30

Augusta:  Maine Principals’ Association Center

$225

  • MPA Spring Conf:  PLCs at WORK (MIKE MATTOS)

Principals and their teams

http://www.mpa.cc/images/pdfs/conference_registrations/Spring_Conference.pdf

 March 27-28

Rockport:  Samoset Resort

$199 member or team member/$249 non-member

  • STEM— Maine STEM SUMMIT

http://mmsa.org/stemsummit/

 March 28

7:30-4:00

Waterville—Colby College

Free

  • MIDDLE:  NELMS CONFERENCE (New England League of Middle Schools)

http://www.nelms.org/pages/conferences/annual/annual.html

 March 31-April 1

Providence, RI

$275/$335 (member/non-member)

  • HEALTH & PE: 

AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) ANNUAL CONFERENCE

http://www.aahperd.org/whatwedo/convention/

 April 1-5

St Louis, Missouri

  • SCIENCE:  NSTA (National Science Teachers Association annual conference)

http://www.nsta.org/conferences/national.aspx

 April 3-6

Boston

$245-$300 (member, early-bird-regular rates)

  • LITERACY CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

http://barbarabush.org/?post_type=events&p=11466

 April 3

Waterville—Thomas College

See link for more information as available

  • SOCIAL STUDIES: NERC (New England Council for Social Studies annual conference)

http://www.masscouncil.org/?page_id=1308

 April 7-9

Sturbridge, Mass

$125+

  • SCIENCE:

Working with ACADEMIC LANGUAGE in the NGSS

Through lens of WIDA English Language Development Standards

https://umaine.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eQmgipp1OQR9Tbn

 April 9

8:30-3:30

Freeport:  Hilton Garden

Free

  • PROFICIENCY BASED EDUCATION Webinar:

EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES (HS)

http://www.greatschoolspartnership.org/webinars/

 April 9

3:00-4:00

Free

  • MATHEMATICS:  NCTM Annual Conference

http://www.nctm.org/neworleans/

 April 9-12

New Orleans

  • MAINE ARTS—MEGA-REGIONAL WORKSHOP

Proficiency-Based Learning, Assessment, etc.

http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Education/MAAI-Mega-Regionals#

 April 11

UMaine—Orono

$20

  • SOCIAL STUDIES: CHOICES for the 21st Century-MASTERING THE COMMON CORE

(4 day leadership institute—Choices program)

http://choices.edu/pd/institutes/institute-cc-2014.php

 April 30-May 3

Providence, RI—Brown University

$950 plus travel

  • SOCIAL STUDIES Conference:

Fostering FINANCIAL LITERACY in Maine Schools

http://jumpstart.org/states-maine.html

Mailing list

info@mejumpstart.orgMay 8

Bangor–Cross Insurance Center

Fee waivers and sub reimbursement available

See link or send email for more information as available

  • LITERACY RETREAT (Heinemann—Annual)

Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Penny Kittle, etc. 

https://www.heinemann.com/PD/institutes/products/MDBBH.aspxJune 22-25+

Boothbay Harbor: Spruce Point Inn

$795 ($715 early; $675 if multi-person team)

  • TECHNOLOGY:

UMAINE SUMMER TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE

http://umainesti.umeedu.maine.edu/

 June 23 – 27

Belfast- UMaine Hutchinson Center

See link for more information as available

  • MPA- PRINCIPALS’ SUMMER LEADERSHIP RETREAT (bring teams)

http://www.mpa.cc/professional-development/professional-development-calendar.html

 June 24-26

Northport:  Point Lookout

See link for more information as available

  • MENTOR TRAINING hosted by Fivetowns

Christine.b.anderson@maine.edu

June 25 and 26 + ½ day follow-up in fall

Camden (Midcoast educators have priority for open slots)

Cost TBD—covers presenter, materials, snacks

  • HARDY GIRLS/HEALTHY WOMEN Summer Institute  (Lyn Mikel Brown)

http://www.hghw.org/SI

 June 25 – 27

Freeport: Hilton Garden Inn

$600 (scholarships)

  • SOUTHERN MAINE WRITING PROJECT Institute

K-16 Fellows Institute (apply to be invited)

http://www.southernmainewritingproject.org/summer-institute-faq.html

 June 25-30 and July 1-3 plus Sept 13, 27, Oct18, Nov 1

USM Gorham

USM costs

  • RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM Summer Institute

https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/summer-2014

 TBA—somewhere in southern Maine

Use link to register for updates

  • AQUAPONICS:  HERRING GUT LEARNING CENTER Summer Institute (K-8)

http://www.herringgut.org/summerworkshopsdetail.html?id=3July 8-10

Port Clyde—Herring Gut Learning Center

$635 + lodging if needed

  • SPECIAL EDUCATION SUMMER INSTITUTE

http://www.thomas.edu/content/4859/events-programs-2014

Mikaela Ziobro at 207-859-1211July 8-11

Thomas College, Waterville

See link for more information when available

  • SCIENCE—AAAS Leadership Institute:  “USING NGSS”

http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/learninggoalsworkshop.htm

 July 10-11

Washington DC

$425/$450 (early/regular)

  • LOBSTER INVESTIGATIONS—Herring Gut Learning Center institute (K-8)

http://www.herringgut.org/summerworkshopsdetail.html?id=3

 July 15-17

Port Clyde—Herring Gut Learning Center

Cost TBA

  • GIFTED/TALENTED: 

EPA 549—Critical and Creative Thinking

http://www.megat.org/USM2014.pdf

 July 16-18 and July 21-22

Video Conference via UMaine campuses and centers

  • SOCIAL STUDIES:  NEH institute—TEACH CANADA

Borders and Borderlands-Acadian Experience http://mainehumanities.org/borderlands/locations.html

 July 21 – Aug 10

Institute is 3 weeks long in 3 locations: UMaine (Orono), UNB (Moncton), UMFK

$2,700 stipend to cover travel expenses—apply

  • MAINE SCHOOL LAW INSTITUTE

http://www.thomas.edu/content/4859/events-programs-2014

Mikaela Ziobro at 207-859-1211July 22-25

Thomas College, Waterville

See link for more information as available

  • AP SUMMER INSTITUTES

CHEMISTRY (exper);  ENV SCIENCE;  US HISTORY

http://www.sercinstitute.org/education/advanced-placement-institutes-schoodic

 July 28-Aug 1

Schoodic Education and Research Center

$875 plus lodging, meals (scholarships)

  • AP SUMMER INSTITUTES

BIOLOGY;  CALCULUS AB;  CHEMISTRY (new teachers), COMPUTER, ELA, WORLD HISTORY

http://www.sercinstitute.org/education/advanced-placement-institutes-schoodicAugust 4-8

Schoodic Education and Research Center

$875 plus lodging, meals (scholarships)

  • STEM EDUCATORS’ SUMMER CAMP (at MSSM)

http://www.mssm.org/page.cfm?p=542

 August 3-8

Limestone–Maine School of Science and Mathematics

$100

  • SCIENCE—AAAS “Using NGSS” Leadership Inst

http://www.project2061.org/events/workshops/learninggoalsworkshop.htm

 October 20-21

Washington DC

$425/$450 (early/regular)

  • MIDDLE LEVEL—

MAMLE ANNUAL CONFERENCE (Maine Assoc for Middle Level Educators)

http://mainemamle.org/conference/

 October 23-24

Northport—Point Lookout

  • SOCIAL STUDIES—NATIONAL COUNCIL for SOCIAL STUDIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE

http://www.socialstudies.org/conference

 November 21-23

Boston

Note: no Maine Council for Social Studies fall conference so folks can attend this instead.   

One Comment on “Upcoming Professional Development”

  1. joyce sirois January 17, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Hope we have teachers from different departments attending the South Portland HS workshop on proficiency grading Feb 13 . Looks like a chance to hear what others are doing and pick the brains of a group that is leading the design

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