Monthly Archives: October 2014

Proficiency Leadership Agenda (October 21)

Hi all, Tomorrow we will consolidate some of our work in preparation for Wednesday’s early release where we will share our work on the standards and rubrics for our Guiding Principles, or cross curricular standards, with the entire staff. I … Continue reading

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Frank Washburn receives MSBA Distinguished Service Award

I am honored to announce that BRES volunteer Frank Washburn has been selected to receive the 2014 Maine School Board Association’s Distinguished Service Award.  Frank will receive this award at the Maine School Management Association’s Annual Fall Conference on October … Continue reading


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What elements of Domain 1 provide the greatest impact on student achievement?

Today, as we discussed the growth model being used by the district for teacher evaluation, Mark Gorey suggested that it would be valuable to pick those elements that have the greatest impact on student achievement.  I promised to look into … Continue reading

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What works in education – Hattie’s list of the greatest effects and why it matters

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I have been a fan of John Hattie’s work ever since I encountered Visible Learning. Hattie has done the most exhaustive meta-analysis in education. Thanks to him, we can gauge not only the relative effectiveness…

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BRYAN DIONNE named Maine’s Health Teacher of the Year

I am very proud to announce that we have just received word that Bryan Dionne has been named Maine’s Health Teacher of the Year by MAPHRED.  This is a well deserved award to an outstanding educator.  Please join me in … Continue reading

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October 10 In-service Schedule

Our October 10 in-service day plans will focus on a variety of initiatives that are taking place in our district.  Boothbay Region Elementary School will continue their professional development in Restorative Practice that day. Georgetown teachers will be attending the … Continue reading

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Igniting a passion for STEM

Igniting PASSION for STEM! Jane Kubasik, Founder and President, 114th Partnership Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 12:00 PM EST What did my class do today?”This morning, my class collaborated on a project to bring portable renewable energy to scientists in … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Digital Library

Smarter Balanced Digital Library surpasses 2K item mark, workshops offered Hi all, I am going to sign all staff in the district up for a Login ID and Password to this resource.  It will be available shortly and you will receive … Continue reading

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Proficiency in World Languages

Maine DOE provides guidance on world language proficiency Posted on October 1, 2014 by Maine Department of Education The Maine DOE has recently published guidance on what constitutes proficiency in a world language and recommendations for assessing proficiency for graduation reporting standards on theworld languages section of … Continue reading

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World Language Professional Development

The Maine DOE’s World Languages in Maine: A Standards-Based Teaching and Assessment Initiative, now in its third year, will be again offering free regional workshops for world language teachers statewide during the 2014-15 school year. Each day-long workshop is delivered by … Continue reading

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