Our annual national summit is scheduled for July 6-8 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn in Spearfish, South Dakota. More information will be available soon!!
- March 30th, 2016 at Thomas College
- “Save the Date” and plan to send a team…
- More information will be available soon..
Thinking critically is an essential skill for learners to successfully navigate the demands of the world they will live and work in. Join us for this important discussion. For the last several years, teachers in the Maine Cohort for Customized Learning have participated in multi-day trainings to learn how to explicitly teach important critical thinking skills. Their efforts at having their learners successfully develop these skills depends on a classroom culture that supports this deeper thinking and on an evidence-based reflective practice approach by teachers. This one-day session will explore how to build a classroom culture that supports learners’ “thinking”. We will explore the use of “thinking routines” and review classroom artifacts for evidence of higher levels
of critical thinking.
If you have attended a previous MCCL Reasoning Process (multi-day) training, this will serve as a follow-up with some new ideas for how to build a culture of “thinking” in the classroom. If you have not attended any previous training, this session will help you evaluate the routines and strategies you use to support “thinking” and provide you with some new ideas that will help improve the building of a culture of “thinking” in your classroom or building. You will leave with some ideas and strategies that you can implement immediately. Both teachers, administrators and instructional support staff are encouraged to attend.
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ThinkingJan142016
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At their September board meeting the MCCL Board of Directors approved, in concept, the idea of paying teachers to complete their Habits of Mind curriculum work, started in the Spring 2015. With the exception of Oct. 14th, this will allow teachers to do this work outside of regular school hours.
Since October of 2010 teachers across cohort schools have been building and revising a proficiency-based curriculum. In the winter of 2015, 30 teachers revised our science curriculum. This Fall 2015 we have plans to revise our English Language Arts, Math & Social Studies Curricula. Check out our “curriculum” tab to see our revision schedule.
MCL Summit 2014 is off to a strong start in Portland, ME, with 225 educators from 11 states, including Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Arkansas, Vermont, California, and Maine.
Bea McGarvey and Chuck Schwahn are kicking off the Summit with their keynote, “What We've Learned? Where From Here?”
July 14 – 16, 2014
Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, ME
Three days of collaboration with dedicated educators changing school structures to help us meet learners where they are in their learning, in exciting and innovative ways.
Early Bird Rates until June 1, 2014
Mark your calendars!
Purpose of the Consortium:
• To present the Customized Learning Vision for Maine Schools
• To increase the capacity of Maine educators to implement Standards-Based Education
Teams will increase their understanding of the components of true Standards-Based Education, specifically
• What the STRUCTURE looks like…
• What the CURRICULUM looks like…
• What ASSESSMENT looks like…
• What GRADING looks like…
Location: T & B Celebrations Center, Waterville, Me.
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Costs: Teams of 6 members: $2,550 ($375 for additional team members) Individuals: $425/person
To Register, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCCLConsortium2013
Hi Folks, hot off the press… Western Maine Education Collaborative (WMEC) Newsletter Volume 25.