Gifted and Talented Workshops Available on September 12th and 14th

As a reminder to gifted and talented (GT) educators, the Maine Department of Education will sponsor two mentoring workshops for new and experienced gifted and talented educators. There is still time to register for one of these workshops. It is not necessary to attend both – choose the meeting that is most convenient for you:

University of Maine Orono (Wells Room 2)
September 12, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

University of Southern Maine, Lewiston – Auburn campus (Androscoggin Room 285) 
September 14, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Workshop topics: reviewing this year’s renewal application process, exploring identification tools, discussing curriculum options aligned with regular education initiatives, organizing and managing GT programs, evaluating program effectiveness, and discussing budget concerns.

The morning will consist of a workshop designed for teachers and administrators who are looking for information regarding this year’s renewal application process. The workshop will also provide a forum to discuss GT programming.

Depending on the needs of the participants, in the afternoon, attendees will be broken into two groups. One group will be educators who are fairly new to the field. They will continue their in-depth discussions on the topics listed above. The second group will be educators who have been in the GT field for a longer period and may have farreaching concerns and challenges.

The facilitator of this group, Lee Worcester PhD, asks that the advanced GT educators suggest a question for the afternoon session by September 7 at or 943-8804.

Register for the training in Orono »

Register for the training in Lewiston » 

Please register by September 11. Due to the locations, lunch and refreshments will not be provided.

For any questions regarding the workshop, contact Educational Consultants: Lee Worcester at or Patti Drapeau at