Professional Learning Opportunity: Identifying Where Your Students are, in Order to Adjust Instruction

COVID-19 has created unique challenges in education as students finish the year with distance learning. The Maine Department of Education, in collaboration of guest presenter Beth Ratway, is pleased to offer two sessions to examine how to look at this “gap”. How do teachers figure out where their students are at and plan for next year?

Minding the Gap: This session will focus on sharing strategies to make the transition to next year manageable and meaningful.  Educators will learn how to clearly identify the non-negotiables for their grade/course, how to build pre-assessments to determine where each student is coming in at connected to the non-negotiables and how to adjust learning plans to ensure all students are engaged in meaningful learning experiences around the non-negotiables.

Session host Beth Ratway is the former Social Studies Specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and is an associate member of the national Council of State Social Studies Specialist group.

  • Minding the Gaps (Elementary Teachers): Identifying Where Your Students are at in Order to Adjust Instruction (Led by Beth Ratway/Senior Consultant at the American Institutes for Research – June 4 (Thurs) at 11:00am ETRegister for this session here
  • Minding the Gaps (Secondary Teachers): Identifying Where Your Students are at in Order to Adjust Instruction (Led by Beth Ratway/Senior Consultant at the American Institutes for Research – June 4 (Thurs) at 1:00pm ETRegister for this session here

For more information contact Joe Schmidt, Maine DOE Social Studies Specialist at Joe.Schmidt@maine.gov.