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November 2019

Writing Reboot Camp, Gr. 6-12: A One Day Class that Brings Back the Joy to Teaching Writing – Barry Lane

November 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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Have you lost your passion for teaching writing, or not found it yet? Has writing become more of a predictable performance and less of an art? Do your students groan when it’s time to write because they see writing as filling in simple outlines or following prescribed formulas or mentor texts instead of discovering their own unique voices? Do students see elaboration as just adding more stuff because they are supposed to? In this class, we will learn ways to…

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January 2020

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

January 16, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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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 Wheel inaccurate? Learn how to deconstruct the learning expectations of academic standards to determine their DOK Levels and how to use Webb’s DOK Levels to…

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Now THAT’S a Good Question! – Erik Francis

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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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 deeper conceptual and procedural understanding, and personalize student-centered learning experiences.

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April 2020

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

April 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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~ ~ ~ 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 school/district. It is encouraged that schools send teams as a majority of the day will be spent examining what is currently being taught, how it…

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May 2020

PEPG Considerations: COVID-19 Impact Webinar

May 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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 across the state Decision 3. Summary/Next Steps 4. Next Meeting: date/time/location, if applicable Curt: States PEPG Update From MDOE priority notice update 2-25-20 PEPG: DOE…

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August 2020

Trauma Skilled Practices Supporting Youth Workshop [Virtual]

August 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 to use the frameworks presented in this workshop to guide efforts in the 2020-2021 school year. Click here to register.  

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October 2020

Jamboard for Virtual Learning

October 13, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Presque Isle High School, 16 Griffin Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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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 way for students to access and complete the in class worksheets that are being taught each day without you having to recreate them!! As we…

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December 2020

Schoology & Notability Virtual Workshop

December 9, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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 organizing/managing content and lessons, sharing content with colleagues, managing grades and engaging students. During this virtual workshop, you will be introduced to the features and…

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March 2021

Developing Literacy in the Disciplines, grades 4-12

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. -  - - - - Date: to be determined - - - - - Outcomes and Topics The Goals of this Professional Development Day Include: To clarify how the development of literacy skills within the disciplines builds knowledge and content expertise. To learn about the best practices for developing reading and writing in the disciplines/content areas. To explore brain-based research and how it impacts teaching and learning. To discover strategies that help students to focus on…

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Virtual Session: Compassion Fatigue

March 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 a tremendous workload, they often have to comply with ever-shifting district and state mandates, attend staff meetings, provide extra help for students, and spend hours…

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