Through ongoing efforts to support the needs of Maine schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) is responding to requests for professional learning for Education Technicians with a series of online opportunities scheduled through the month of May and early June. Based on feedback from Maine schools, offerings will consist of series (each being 1-5 parts) delivered in hour-long sessions at regular times each week. The topics of the various series include:
- Strategies for elementary mathematics instruction
- Strategies for elementary literacy instruction
- Strategies for supporting learning in early childhood environments
- Dyslexia overview
- Navigating online learning platforms and tools
- Strategies for supporting social and emotional learning
- Family engagement
- Multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) for education technicians
- Supporting students with special needs
Details about the various series as well as links to register can be found at: Professional Learning for Education Technicians. Please register for any of the series in advance to obtain the log-in information. Contact hours will be provided for attending. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing. If you have specific questions about a particular series, please contact the Maine DOE specialist leading the series (emails are included in the table with the registration details).
Also, the content specialist teams at the Maine DOE have researched additional online professional learning opportunities available at no cost for Education Technicians, most of which include contact hours. A table with these opportunities can be found after the listing of Maine DOE developed offerings, found here.
If you have general questions about the opportunities for Education Technicians, please contact Lee Anne Larsen, Early Learning Team Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.