Comprehensive School Health Education Spring Conference to focus on proficiency

The Maine DOE is inviting educators to its 2015 Comprehensive School Health Education Spring Conference, which will focus on transitioning health education curriculum to a proficiency-based system of learning.

Health Education: The Continuing Journey to Proficiency will be held Wednesday, March 11 at the Maine Departments of Public Safety and Labor building at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta.

Attendees will gain a better understanding of proficiency-based education and the importance of developing a pre-k through graduation curriculum; engage in a networking experience focused on the process for moving health education to a proficiency-based system; review and discuss with colleagues a proficiency-based learning process, tools and other resources for developing and implementing curriculum, instruction and assessment; and  hear from colleagues on implementation strategies for the proficiency-based health education classroom.

Health educators, curriculum coordinators, administrators and other school staff involved in health education are encouraged to attend and six contact hours will be awarded for the day.

The conference cost is $35 and registration should be completed here by March 6. For further information about registration, please contact Ann Marin at ann.marin@maine.gov or 624-6694. For general conference information, please contact susan.berry@maine.gov or jean.zimmerman@maine.gov.

The CSHE Spring Conference and other professional development opportunities for Maine educators are posted on the Maine DOE Professional Development and Training Calendar.