The 2014 Spring Professional Development schedule is now available. Please see the full schedule below.
Please visit maine.gov/mlti/events for more information or https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mlti_springpd 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 focus on student performance and a standards based system, it is essential that Science educators understand how students interact with and respond to good content. The use of the MLTI devices means that students can develop valuable skills in curating, analyzing and understanding Science content, as well as producing their own. This workshop will focus on the teaching of practices and use of content in a proficiency based Science classroom, and will integrate Maine’s adopted standards as part of this focus. This will be a hands on, active session, providing an exploration of digital tools to use in the classroom. The session will also help educators develop a personal learning network, to help stay up to date with the latest developments in Science education.
- February 4, 2014 – Biddeford High School
- February 11, 2014 – Gray-New Gloucester High School
- February 25, 2014 – Readfield PD Center
- March 4, 2014 – Foxcroft Academy
- March 6, 2014 – Mt Blue High School
- March 19, 2014 – Thomaston Grammar School
- March 25, 2014 – Katahdin Middle/High School
- April 1, 2014 – Woodland Jr-Sr High School
- April 8, 2014 – Madawaska Middle/High School
Digital Literacy and Citizenship: Best Practices
Young people today are growing up in a digital world that has the potential to enrich their learning. Yet teachers and administrators face daily challenges dealing with behavioral issues that arise from students’ use of technology. Although digital citizenship skills have become essential for students in the 21st century, neither students nor schools have a roadmap to guide them. With the new CIPA/E-Rate education requirements that mandate that all schools receiving E-Rate discounts educate students about Internet safety, it’s even more critical that we have resources to teach students basic Internet safety skills. Attend this session to learn more about Common Sense Media’s free digital citizenship resources and how Common Sense Media is helping to support educators in raising a generation of good digital citizens. You’ll leave with ideas and tools you can implement immediately in your school community.
- February 5, 2014 – MSAD #6 Central Office
- February 12, 2014 – ACTEM Office, Gorham
- February 26, 2014 – Kennebec Region
- March 5, 2014 – Piscataquis Community High School
- March 12, 2014 – Auburn Middle School (Library)
- March 18, 2014 – Mt Desert Island High School
- March 26, 2014 – Region Two School of Applied Technology
- April 2, 2014 – Jonesport Beals High School
- April 9, 2014 – Madawaska Middle/High School