Professional Learning Opportunity: Lenses on Learning- Leadership for Elementary Mathematics (3-Part Series)

Who is invited?   This professional learning opportunity is specifically designed for a team from K-8 schools consisting of:

  • 1 principal/mathematics coordinator
  • 1 classroom teacher/mathematics coach

Why participate?

  • Strengthen your instructional leadership and supervision practices in mathematics
  • Strengthen your pedagogical and content knowledge in mathematics
  • Explore what it means to develop a stance of inquiry and ongoing learning about mathematics education
  • Examine what it means to engage students in active learning
  • Consider ways to develop a shared school vision of rigorous, accessible, and equitable mathematics teaching and learning
  • Compare assessment practices and ways to use assessment to improve student learning
  • Take away ideas and materials to use in your school and classrooms

What is our key goal? To provide you with experiences, information, and resources to guide you in key areas of school practice, leadership, and instructional strategies that have an impact on students’ mathematical learning.

What is our approach to professional development?

  • Do the math: Use video and hands-on explorations delve into key elementary mathematics concepts using multiple approaches, including manipulatives and visual representations.
  • Connect to research: Discuss readings that connect each topic to research and take away powerful research-based approaches, tools, and resources to use in your school and classrooms.
  • Collaborate: Work together and share ideas with other K-8 teams.
  • Leading change: Set goals and generate a plan for ongoing mathematics improvement for your school and classrooms.

Cost:  $180.00 per team for all 3 sessions (includes continental breakfast, lunch, books, and materials for participants).

Contact hours: 24 hours

Registration: 8:00 am, Session 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Locations: Dates (Must attend all): Registration Links:
Keeley’s Banquet Center, Portland 11/5/19; 1/7/20; 3/24/20 Register for Portland Event
University of Maine, Farmington 11/6/19; 1/8/20; 3/25/20 Register for Farmington Event
Northeastland Hotel, Presque Isle 11/19/19; 1/21/20; 3/17/20 Register for Presque Isle Event
Jeff’s Catering, Brewer 11/20/19; 1/22/20; 3/18/20 Register for Brewer Event

Space is Limited!  Apply by October 18, 2019

Questions? Contact: Michele Mailhot, Mathematics Specialist: 624-6829,  or Jen Robitaille, Elementary Mathematics Specialist: 624-6673,