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Building a Culture for Critical Thinking, with Linda Laughlin

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

This learning opportunity will focus on how to build a culture that supports learners thinking at a deeper level of content knowledge and to develop an evidenced-based reflective practice culture. Participants will share and collaborate about their efforts to develop thinking skills among their learners. This will serve as a follow-up for those who have already participated in our 3-day complex reasoning training. It will also serve as an introduction for those who have not yet been able to participate in the 3-day Complex Reasoning Training.

Recommended reading: “Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding and Independence for All Learners” by Ron Ritchhart,Mark Church & Karin Morrison.  Available at Amazon.

  • 8:00 Registration
  • 8:30 Workshop begins
  • 11:30 Lunch on your own.  (Details about purchasing lunch from the UMPI cafeteria will be posted soon.
  • 12:30 Resume workshop
  • 3:00 End of workshop

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Linda is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Maine Cohort for Customized Learning (MCCL). She is also one of the original partners in the MCL National Alliance. Linda worked as a Maine public school teacher and administrator for 36 years before retiring to become the executive director of MCCL in 2015. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Farmington teaching a course in proficiency-based, customized learning (curriculum, instruction & assessment). She also works as a consultant with educators who are transforming their schools.


September 13, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Chris Hallett, NMEC Executive Director
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UMPI Campus Center
181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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