Dine and Discuss to focus on formative assessment, digital library

The Maine Council of English Language Arts (MCELA) with support from the Maine DOE is inviting educators to attend an evening of collegial discussion and a light dinner to learn about formative assessment with an introduction to the Smarter Balanced digital library. Aligned with comprehensive assessments that provide more information about student learning and achievement than previous tests, the library will give educators high-quality, vetted tools to tailor instruction to individual student and classroom needs. Educators will also be able to submit resources and engage in online discussions to share information and learn from colleagues in Maine and across the country.

Facilitators at each site are members of the State Network of Educators who helped to create the Digital Library.

Sessions will be held Sept. 30 at Messalonskee Middle School in Oakland; Oct. 2 at Old Orchard Beach High School; Oct. 7 at Midcoast School of Technology in Rockland; and Oct. 15 at United Technology Center in Bangor.  Each event begins at 4:30 p.m.

To register for an event, please complete this online form. For more information, please contact Maine DOE’s Morgan Dunton at morgan.dunton@maine.gov or 624-6625 or John Emerson of MCELA at jbsjemerson@gmail.com.