Upcoming workshops focus on connecting math instruction to support student engagement

The Maine DOE is inviting math educators across the state to a series of three workshops to support instruction and make connections to student engagement and understanding. The first full-day sessions will be held in September and October and the remaining two in the winter and spring.

These trainings were developed based on the feedback from last spring’s professional development and will build on teacher learning and reflection with a focus on the eight mathematics teaching practices discussed in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematics Success for All. Educators will develop an understanding of how these teaching practices support student engagement and understanding in mathematics and the connections to Maine’s College and Career Readiness Standards for Mathematics. Participants will be asked to use sample tasks in their classrooms, bring back student work to examine, identify what the teacher and student are doing, and discuss how the mathematics teaching practices impacted student engagement and understanding.

Sessions will be held in Portland, Waterville, Ellsworth, and Presque Isle and will be presented by Maine DOE Mathematics Specialist Michele Mailhot.

The fall workshop schedule is as follows:

Location Date Grade Span
Waterville: T & B’s Celebration Center Sept. 21 K-5
Waterville: T & B’s Celebration Center Sept. 22 6-12
Portland: Season’s Event & Conference Center Sept. 23 K-5
Portland: Season’s Event & Conference Center Sept. 24 6-12
Ellsworth: Hancock County Technical Center Sept. 29 K-5
Ellsworth: Hancock County Technical Center Sept. 30 6-12
Presque Isle: Northern Maine Community College Oct. 1 K-5
Presque Isle: Northern Maine Community College Oct. 2 6-12

The cost to attend all three sessions is $105 ($35 per day), and includes coffee, lunch, and materials (does not include book).

Click here to sign up for a session closest to you. To complete registration make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Maine and mail to the Maine Department of Education, c/o Carole King, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. An email confirmation will be sent within a week of receiving your registration. Confirmed registrations are nonrefundable.

For more information view the workshop flyer or contact Maine DOE Mathematics Specialist Michele Mailhot at michele.mailhot@maine.gov or 624-6829.