Knowing Is Half the Battle! Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge – Erik Francis

UMPI Campus Center 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME

The cognitive rigor of college and career-ready standards expect students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge. However, what exactly is depth of knowledge? How do Webb’s DOK Levels code and compare the depth and extent standards and assessments demand students to demonstrate and communicate their learning? Why is the DOK … Continue reading "Knowing Is Half the Battle! Teaching and Learning for Depth of Knowledge – Erik Francis"

Now THAT’S a Good Question! – Erik Francis

UMPI Campus Center 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME

What is a good question – or rather, how does a good question challenge students to demonstrate different levels of thinking and communicate depth of knowledge?  Learn how to rephrase the performance objectives of academic standards and learning targets into good questions that can be used to assess and build foundational knowledge, develop and demonstrate … Continue reading "Now THAT’S a Good Question! – Erik Francis"

Social Studies Curriculum Review and Standard Implementation with Joe Schmidt, MDOE

UMPI Campus Center 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME

~ ~ ~ CANCELLED ~ ~ ~ Has your school looked at the new Maine Learning Results for Social Studies and now you are wondering what is next in terms of implementation? Join Joe Schmidt (Social Studies Specialist/Maine DOE) as he works with curriculum leaders and teacher teams to examine potential next steps in their … Continue reading "Social Studies Curriculum Review and Standard Implementation with Joe Schmidt, MDOE"

PEPG Considerations: COVID-19 Impact Webinar

Presenter: Curtis Jack Webinar Link: https://meet.google.com/myr-dwto-cyo Outcomes: Latest MDOE direction on PEPG re: Covid-19 impact Discussion / decision re: pepg moving forward Agenda: 1. Welcome 2. Update: Information from DOE (MDOE newsletter handout) Topic to consider: ~Probationary teachers pepg ~Continuing contract teacher pepg ~SLO decision ~Preparation/training for fall of school year 20-21 Approaches from districts … Continue reading "PEPG Considerations: COVID-19 Impact Webinar"

Trauma Skilled Practices Supporting Youth Workshop [Virtual]

Join us for a one-day virtual workshop to help your community to alleviate trauma, toxic stress, and mental health challenges for youth and those who work with them. https://nmecpartnership.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Trauma-Skilled-Practices-Workshop-Flyer.pdf Click to view full pdf flyer. Members of Aroostook Community Collaborative (ACC) and Northern Maine Education Collaborative (NMEC) are encouraged to attend as their leadership wishes … Continue reading "Trauma Skilled Practices Supporting Youth Workshop [Virtual]"

Jamboard for Virtual Learning

Presque Isle High School 16 Griffin Street, Presque Isle, ME

Presenter: Brittany Morrison, 4th-Grade Teacher Location: PIHS - Hall of Fame Room (space limited) & Virtually (no limit) Overview: As we venture into this new world of Remote Learning we are met with daily questions and exploring this unknown territory! One of the platforms teachers are using most recently is “Jamboard.” Jamboard is an interactive … Continue reading "Jamboard for Virtual Learning"

Schoology & Notability Virtual Workshop

Session I: 3:30-4:00 Session II: 4:00-4:30 Presenters: Chelsea Cheney, Penny Tozier, Lisa Gordon - Presque Isle Middle School Teachers Overview: What is schoology? It is a learning management system (LMS) that will allow you to create and manage academic courses for your students that will communicate directly with Powerschool. This program provides a method of … Continue reading "Schoology & Notability Virtual Workshop"

Virtual Session: Compassion Fatigue

Presenter: Andrea Hallett, Guidance DIrector at MSAD #1 Overview: School Personnel show remarkable grit and compassion. They chose a career that requires them to pass knowledge on to others in varied and engaging ways, to keep the attention of and hopefully ignite the curiosity of students, every day, multiple times a day. They are under … Continue reading "Virtual Session: Compassion Fatigue"

Developing Literacy in the Disciplines with Katherine McKnight

UMPI Campus Center 181 Main Street, Presque Isle, ME

Participants will learn how the development of literacy skills within the disciplines builds knowledge and content expertise. Learn about the best practices for developing reading and writing in the disciplines/content areas. Explore brain-based research and how it impacts teaching and learning. Discover strategies that help students to focus on academic tasks. Participants will be provided … Continue reading "Developing Literacy in the Disciplines with Katherine McKnight"