Monthly Archives: June 2014

Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop

K-5 WRITING Facilitated by Umaine Literacy Coaches Unpack the Units of Study (Lucy Calkins) Learn about/how to use the Workshop Model Plan for classroom implementation/classroom management JUNE 27 (9:00-2:30) Lunch Provided CHELSEA ELEMENTARY (RSU 12) $150/person TO REGISTER: Flyer … Continue reading


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Thank you for a great year

We began the year in our first inservice talking about the importance of education, relationships, and learning outcomes. We would like to end the year by sharing a reminder about why relationships matter. Thank you for all your hard … Continue reading

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Getting to Proficiency Post 10: Some notes for Wednesdays Faculty Meeting

There is an underlying agenda behind the standards based/ proficiency based educational model.  That belief is that there are substantial changes that need to occur in how students obtain a diploma in today’s world.  One of the tenets underlying the … Continue reading

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S.E.A. Tech Camp

S.E.A Tech Camp 2014 (June 23rd-25th) is now open to non-Sebago Education Alliance members.  This ongoing 3 day Tech Camp which started back in 2000 offers 53 different session topics over many different aspects of technology.  This year’s camp will … Continue reading

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Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology Workshop

Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching With Technology (EASTT) Workshop When used properly, technology can enhance classroom practices and outcomes within the scope of the Art and Science of Teaching instructional framework while preparing students for college and career … Continue reading

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Acadia Learning Snowpack Project (Free + Stipend!)

Free and receive a $350 stipend for attending the institute and participating in the data collection. Dear Science Teachers Do you want to engage your students in a fully supported scientist-teacher-student partnership? Without overloading your already packed science curriculum, and … Continue reading

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MLTI Summer Institute

Registration for the 2014 MLTI Summer Institute is now available. Register for a multi-day Leadership event, multi-day Educator Cohorts or mix and match sessions for a customized experience. As a participant, you will enjoy the company of like-minded educators, engaging … Continue reading

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Research on Proficiency

The following links are some of the current research summaries about Proficiency Based Graduation These studies are from the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation (at USM).  They are all Maine based studies. Preliminary Implementation of Maine’s Proficiency-Based … Continue reading

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Proficiency and College Admissions

From The Maine DOE (June 5, 2014) In this post from the commissioner, the DOE shares some very recent news on the beliefs of New England Colleges on the value of Proficiency Based Diplomas. COLLEGE ADMISSIONS FEEDBACK PROFICIENCY-BASED TRANSCRIPT Collected … Continue reading

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Common Core FAQ

The Common Core State Standards have vaulted into the national consciousness lately thanks to some high-profile dissenters, like Louis C.K. (“Kids teachers parents are vocally suffering.”) and Stephen Colbert (“Common Core testing is preparing students for what they’ll face as adults — pointless stress and confusion.”) … Continue reading

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