Maine’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Dorman, offered reflection on her teaching from attending the Maine DOE 2014 Summer Literacy Institute. I wasn’t satisfied with my students’ writing. So I learned a new way to teach it. The article appeared in the October 24-25 edition of the Bangor Daily News.
Maine DOE Literacy Specialist Lee Anne Larson says the focus at the summer institute that year was on the Writing for Understanding approach with the Vermont Writing Collaborative. Larson says, “It is wonderful to see the impact our professional development has on the work of Maine educators.”