Last spring the Maine State Legislature passed law MSRA 4722 requiring that all students graduate with a standards-based diploma by 2017. Don Reutershan of the MDOE in collaboration with FLAME and ACTFL organized a summer institute to help prepare world language teachers to meet this expectation. At this summer institute, eighteen teachers were trained to disseminate the work of this initiative through workshops given around the state during the current school year. The goal of these workshops is to assist teachers with implementing standards- based unit design and summative assessments.
The workshops will include:
Connections between National Standards, the MLR, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills, and creating a standards-based unit for your students using:
Participants wishing to stay at the Samoset Resort may receive a special discounted rate for teachers of $99 or $90 for teacher AAA members.
To RSVP for the conference, please contact:
Matthew Mazzeo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in staying at the Samoset, please let Matt know that, too.
Comments from some Summer Institute participants: