Regional SLO trainings held late August

The Maine Department of Education will offer Student Learning Objective (SLO) training on August 22 and 23 to school administrative units (SAUs) in support of the development of Performance Evaluation and Professional Growth (PEPG) systems.

SLOs are a part of the newly required PEPG systems for educators. During this pilot year, Maine DOE has once again partnered with the Northeast Comprehensive Center to offer training and support to effectively implement these important measures of student learning and growth.

Regional trainings will be available in four locations throughout the state and are designed for teams from SAUs charged with leading and supporting SLO work as a part of PEPG systems as well as other key staff. This training will provide a comprehensive overview of SLOs for district leaders to take back to their districts. This is not a session where participants will craft a full SLO or develop assessments.

Trainings will be held on:

  • Monday, August 22 at Pellon Center, Machias,
  • Monday, August 22 at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Oxford
  • Tuesday, August 23 at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer
  • Tuesday, August 23 in Morrill Center at Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

The robust introductory sessions for SAU teams, activities, and resources will focus on: understanding the research behind SLOs, analyzing what makes a quality SLO and an effective process, and connecting SLOs to professional practice.

SAU team members can expect the following takeaways: research-based approaches to SLO implementation, turn-key activities to facilitate with the participant’s SAU, and electronic resources to support districts in their SLO implementation.

All sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited for each SAU, so attendees are encouraged to bring a small team that could disseminate information back to district. To register, click here.

For more information, contact Educator Effectiveness Coordinator Charles Lomonte at