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October 2019

Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Project-based Learning Modules – Frank LeBanca

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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Wanting to learn how project-based learning can help students demonstrate mastery of standards in a rigorous, engaging environment? This workshop will consist of interactive activities and content to develop capacity for understanding important components of project-based learning from design to assessment. Participants will also engage in a short PBL experience where they develop a product utilizing digital media and simple construction. Conversations around metacognitive aspects (challenges, successes) that the participants experience and how it translates to students will be examined.

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Maine Learning Results for Social Studies – Overview, with Joe Schmidt

October 15, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
UMPI Campus Center, 181 Main Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States
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This full-day workshop will be led by Joe Schmidt (DOE Social Studies Specialist) who will provide an overview of the revision process for the Maine Learning Results for Social Studies as well as share resources that support their implementation. Focus topics will include: Changes to the overall framework for both elementary and secondary schools. The embedding of the skills and processes of social studies throughout the document. A greater emphasis on teaching about Maine Native Americans. A greater emphasis on…

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November 2019

Writing Reboot Camp K-5: A One Day Class that Brings Back the Joy to Teaching Writing – Barry Lane

November 20, 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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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