Maine DOE announces principals as instructional leaders workshops

As part of the Maine DOE’s ongoing efforts to develop and support school leaders, the Department is hosting a second series of workshops to support principals as instructional leaders. The sessions this fall, scheduled throughout the state (see full schedule below), will focus on effective teaching and learning in mathematics.

In each session, resources will be provided that support a principal’s ability to coach teachers in effective implementation of the mathematical shifts while supporting mathematics teaching practices. The workshop will assist administrators in facilitating professional growth in teachers as they support their students’ progress toward proficiency.

While the intended audience is Maine principals, an additional person such as a curriculum coordinator, a math coach or a lead teacher may attend as a principal’s guest. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the free sessions can be completed here. The deadline for the November sessions is Oct. 31 and for the December sessions is Dec. 1.

Confirmed participants will be provided instructions for preparing for each session. Additionally, the first 250 registrants will be provided a free electronic copy of Principles to Action: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, the foundation for the content of the workshop.

Region Date Time Location Capacity
Penquis Nov. 5 2:30-5:30 p.m. UTC, Eger’s 70
Cumberland Nov. 12 2:30-5:30 p.m.

(doors lock at 4 p.m.)

Scarborough Municipal Building, Council Chambers 50
Downeast

(Hancock & Washington)

Nov. 13 2:30-5:30 p.m. HCTC, Ellsworth 60
Western Nov. 13 2:30- 5:30 p.m. Mt. Blue Campus Forum 100
York Nov. 18 2:30-5:30 p.m. YCCC, Cafe 40
Kennebec Nov. 19 2:30-5:30 p.m. Room 103; DOE 40
Midcoast Nov. 19 2:30-5:30 p.m. Oceanside East High School 70
Aroostook Dec. 17 9 a.m. to noon Presque Isle High School ATM room 36

For more information on these workshops please contact the Maine DOE’s Bethany Dodge at bethany.l.dodge@maine.gov or  624-6770.