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Fall 2022 RESOURCES AND Professional Development

Individualized technology lab

Course: Individualized Learning Lab

Instructors: Erick Murray and Dorothy Small

Date: Tuesdays from October 18th, 2022 to April 11th, 2023

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Place: Room B2 or TBD at SAHS

Recertification: 45 Contact Hours are possible with seat time

Size Minimum: 12 Participants (We must have at least 12 participants to run this class.)

Course Registration: Please email Tracey Foster

tfoster@msad54.org

Course Description:

The intent of this course is to give support to participants as they extend their skills with technology. Each week will include a mini-lesson on a district-used or emerging tech tool. Participants will use lab time to complete a self-determined project or reach self-outlined goals using technology pertinent to the task. Mini lessons will be directed by the needs of the participants as they complete these goals.

We will be using the Google Classroom to facilitate this class as we explore how teachers could use this online classroom environment in their own instruction.

Contact hours are awarded within the following paths:

· Actual seat time in the course where physical presence is required (Must been in class for at least half of the time you document) OR

· Combination of physical presence and an individualized study which has been approved by the Instructor and Certification Steering Committee prior to the start of class.

Course Requirements:

· Participants will be expected to complete the project and/or accomplish goals they have outlined for themselves.

· Participants will maintain a log of time and work accomplished during this course in the Class Journal.

· It is understood that there will be times where you unable to attend, please be sure to notify us ahead of time if at all possible.

New additions

Community Feature Documentary Film

September 19, 2022

A Conversation with Indigenous Youth in Maine

On Demand Video

Re-establishing Classroom Routines, Norms, and Group Behaviors

Students of all ages, grades, and locations will appreciate the investment you make during back-to-school in setting everyone up for success. We believe that students want to engage and be empowered. These specific recommendations, operational considerations, how-tos and strategies with examples across grades will ensure that you and your students start off strong.


Moderator Dr. Wendy Amato was joined by Augustana University's Dr. Kathleen Cook and Dr. Brad Uhing.


Watch on demand here

Differentiation to Combat Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning

We know that each student learns differently. That reality is more important than ever as we return to school to resume unfinished learning. Investigate specific strategies for varied readiness, interests, learning profiles, and affect. See video examples of instructional techniques that work and inspire students. Identify the priorities and related action steps you want to address.

Moderator Dr. Wendy Amato was joined by Dr. Emily Davis, the Founder of Teacher Development Network.



Watch on demand here

(Free access for MEA members)

Sticks and Stones: Understanding Implicit Bias, Microaggressions, & Stereotypes


Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs, or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases often manifest themselves in the forms of microaggressions and stereotypes. Everyone has Implicit Bias, but few of us are aware of it and how it impacts our daily experiences. For educators, Implicit Bias may have a negative effect on our students’ behavior and academic outcomes. This session will share real-life examples of different implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes, how they impact our schools, and provide practical strategies to address and confront them in ourselves and others.

TOPICS

  • Culturally Responsive Education

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Positive School Environments

OUTCOMES

  • Define implicit bias and identify key characteristics.

  • Define microaggressions and identify key characteristics.

  • Define stereotypes and identify key characteristics.

  • Identify specific steps and strategies to challenge implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes.


Click here to register for an account and to view on demand

After this session, participants will understand how to

  • Weave six key intrinsic motivators into daily learning to boost students' intrinsic
    motivation.

  • Reduce the use of extrinsic motivators and understand why it's so important.

  • Teach key SEL skills that students need to be able to follow through on their intrinsic motivation.

Download the Handout

Click here to link to recorded webinar

Tackling the Motivation Crisis

In this ASCD Webinar

“Do we have to do this?”

“Is this going to be graded?”

“When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

Questions like this can feel infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it’s so disheartening to feel like we have to threaten or bribe students to get them to do schoolwork. After all, we got into teaching because we’re passionate about learning. Don’t we want our students to share that passion?

In this lively (and, dare I say, provocative?) webinar, we’ll tackle the problem of students' (apparent lack of) motivation. We’ll look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentives, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate. We’ll also explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students’ intrinsic motivations so that they’ll be more energized and engaged with daily learning. You’ll gain a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students and leave with access to a robust set of online resources to help you continue your learning.

Spring webinars (On-Demand)

The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium's mission is to promote excellence and equity in education to achieve social justice.

Check out all available webinars here.

Take Good Care: Prioritizing Teacher & Student Well-Being

In this webinar, teachers and students reflected on their challenges, unmet needs, and mental wellness during COVID-19. Mental wellness and social-emotional learning experts examined how to integrate wellness into school and district culture to support students and teachers, with the goal to reimagine the future of mental wellness after COVID. This webinar featured MAEC’s new […]

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving: Centering the Needs of Transgender and Non-binary Students at School

As anti-trans laws clash with Pride month, trans and non-binary students need advocates at school now more than ever. Following a brief introduction of gender identity terminology, and an overview of the recent Title IX regulations, this webinar focused on a discussion with our trans and non-binary youth panelists on what educators and administrators can […]

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving: How Teachers & Counselors Can Support Trans & Non-Binary Students at School

What can teachers and counselors do to create and maintain positive, supportive classrooms where transgender and non-binary students can thrive? In this webinar, the third segment of MAEC’s “Thriving, Not Just Surviving” series, K-12 teachers and school counselors shared the practices, norms, and activities they bring to the classroom to support LGBTQIA+ students, especially trans […]

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Recovering from the Pandemic: The Critical Need for the Integration of SEL and MTSS in Schools

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated feelings of isolation and stress among students, families, teachers, and school communities. Incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into all aspects of education through multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) can help equitably address the impact of the pandemic on students’ learning and development. In this interactive webinar, the Center for Education […]

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How to Teach Culturally Responsive Social Studies When Everything Is Controversial

Date of the event: November 10, 2021

Guests: Dr. Tiffany Mitchell-Patterson, Brianna Ross, Dr. Lawrence Paska, Dr. Daryl Williams, and Vanessa Williams

Description - At a time when it may be considered controversial to teach about the experiences and histories of diverse populations, it is more important than ever for teachers to support their students with culturally responsive pedagogy and practice. MAEC’s third segment of the Reflecting, Reimagining, and Reforming Education series focuses on how social studies teachers can […]

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Workshop day recordings/presentations

RAZ Plus Teacher Orientation

Presenter: Telicia Fogle-Simon


Recording Link:

MSAD #54 Raz Plus Teacher Orientation

Access Passcode: iVH0m9?L

Powerpoint Presentations from Chad White

(must be logged in as an MSAD #54 User to view)

winter trainings

Understanding students & anger

MEA understands students have been impacted by the pandemic, as have educators in ways that continue to change and impact teaching and learning. This MEA member- exclusive webinar will offer some ways to de-escalate student anger and foster constructive relationships with students that can help us all in these challenging times.

Presenters: Raul Gonzalez and Darrell Taylor-NEA members and educators.


Mandatory trainings

Restraint and seclusion

Please reserve 100 minutes to watch the mandatory training. Reminder: You must use your MSAD #54 Google Account to open the link.

November workshop day resources

Online Library of Videos Now Available to Support Emotional Wellbeing of Educator Workforce


Click here to view resources: https://sel4me.maine.gov/

From the Maine Department of Education:

We know our workforce is short staffed, and therefore doing more than is possible, while also trying to meet the needs of their families and themselves. We know staff, students and the families of our students may also be more frustrated, exhausted or anxious. We need our adults to take care of themselves and one another, and to take time to attend to their physical and emotional well-being.

With our educators' needs in mind, the Maine Department of Education is pleased to announce the development and release of SOS! Supporting our Staff (SOS), a library of online modules designed for our educator workforce here in Maine.

These free, online activities are designed to support educators in many different areas, from adult emotional intelligence and prevention to classroom skills. The modules are available for use by anyone, including parents, caregivers, and educators. They are asynchronous and designed to be used with flexibility such as part of a professional development day, a team or staff meeting, or part of an individual self-care and professional development plan. The Maine DOE hopes that these resources are a support for the educators who are doing everything they can to support students and their families.

Please check out SOS by registering/logging into: sel4me.maine.gov and share this resource, along with our gratitude and offer to support or listen in whatever way we can.

October and workshop day resources

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

In this presentation, we will focus on recognizing and addressing mental health challenges in our students, including potential suicidal ideation. In this hour presentation we hope to bring awareness around mental health and suicidal ideation and how they present in children. With this information we aim to provide teachers and staff with resources on how to address these challenges and what resources are available to them.

Self-Care: Taking Care of You

This presentation will focus on building self-care into your work life in order to increase resilience and over all well-being during increase stressed. In this hour presentation we hope to provide teachers and staff an opportunity to focus on their own needs. We will address self-care, resilience, positive-strengths based thinking, and resources for those looking for self-care strategies during these challenging times.

MDOE Continuum of Resources

For quick and easy tools for using technology to provide a high-quality continuity of learning, in person or remote, check out the awesome interactive MAP. Created by educators for educators, click to enter the school floor-plan-themed interactive resource bank and Check out the "Front Office" on MAP's floorplan to connect directly with DOE staff members who can offer live help, office hours, ideas, and other supports.


Social Emotional Learning with Intention


For a free, open-access Social Emotional Learning online program, great for teachers to use in the classroom with students or remotely, check out SEL4ME.


Early release day digital learning

Ed Web.Net upcoming and archived webinars.

To view all options, login or create an account. It's free!

Check out these new, free back-to-school webinars from Learner's Edge

ASCD Recorded Webinars: Checkout recorded webinars about reading intervention strategies, autism, behavior management, and more.

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MSAD #54 Professional Development

For Teachers, by Teachers

To learn more about each session, and for session resources, please use the hyper-link connected to each title, or select that session from the menu.

fall 2021 resources

APPLE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING Webinars

Explore helpful resources, practice new skills, and reflect on ways Apple technology can support great learning and teaching. Hosted by Apple Professional Learning Specialists, these hands-on sessions run for approximately 60 minutes and are offered twice daily, Monday through Thursday.

Sessions are offered 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. CDT--This is 6:00 to 8:00 in our time zone!)

September 21, 2021 Explore Elements of Learning

September 22, 2021 Research for Educators

September 23, 2021 Take Action with Challenge-Based Learning

September 28, 2021 Getting Started with iPad

September 28, 2021 Getting Started with Mac

September 29, 2021 Visualize Mathematics

September 30, 2021 Make Musical Masterpieces

Article:

the best family communication platforms for teachers and schools

Read the article here

Read the article and get your communication platform ready for the new school year!

summer 2021 resources


View this recorded session to learn the basics of dyslexia. This webinar addresses dyslexia myths, with definitions, characteristics and resources for those working with struggling readers.

the new ed tech classroom

You Tube Channel

Welcome to The New EdTech Classroom! Whether you're just getting started teaching with technology, or looking to advance your skills and build a 21st century classroom, you'll find everything you need to know about teaching with technology on this channel.

beyond voice and choice: practices, mindsets, and skills that foster learner agency

Live & recorded options


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GET THE RECORDING HERE

Live: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Alex Dreier, Associate Director of Online Learning, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation; Blake F. Wiggs, Research Scholar, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation; and Dr. Patricia Hilliard, Research Scholar, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and sponsored by The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University.

The term “learner agency” can mean different things to different people, from “voice and choice” to conflicts of power and structure. The team at the Friday Institute has been designing learning experiences to help educators build their own definition of the term, identify the mindsets, skills, and contexts that can support it, and understand its expression among students of color and historically marginalized populations. Join this presentation to learn about this vital topic.

As a result of attending this edWebinar, you will:

  • Deepen your knowledge of learner agency

  • Draw connections between learner agency and bias

  • Identify skills, practices, and mindsets necessary to begin to foster learner agency

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school leaders.

Live: Wednesday, July 8, 2021 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT


Effective teaching is a complex but critical endeavor. The New Art and Science of Teaching is a well-researched instructional framework that comprehensively addresses the most alterable effect on student achievement—quality instruction. One of the major emphases in The New Art and Science of Teaching is a focus on student outcomes obtained by teachers’ instructional actions. The premise is that teachers who implement instructional strategies will, in turn, help students use mental processes that successively enhance their learning. In other words, it’s not enough to merely use an instructional strategy, but more important to ensure it has the desired learning effect for students.

During this edWebinar, Dr. Tina H. Boogren will introduce the New Art and Science of Teaching model and explain how educators can use the strategies associated with it to improve their practice at all levels of experience and expertise. Attendees can expect to:

  • Understand the importance of a common language of instruction and a framework for effective teaching

  • Learn the instructional framework components, which include: Three categories, 10 design areas, and 43 elements

  • Discover instructional strategies that increase your effectiveness during in-person, online, or hybrid instruction

The New Art and Science of Teaching Model is built on over 20 years of Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s work synthesizing the research and theory on effective teaching. You won’t want to miss this informative and engaging introduction to the model!

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

effective teaching: the new art and science of teaching

Live & recorded options


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What does technology integration look like in your school or classroom? How are digital tools used in meaningful, sustainable, and scalable ways? Join Monica Burns, educational technology and curriculum consultant, former classroom teacher, and author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom, to explore how to shift our thinking about educational technology.

In this engaging webinar, attendees will explore how to integrate technology and focus on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration. This session will include actionable advice for educators with plenty of examples of tech-infused lessons to help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills. The goal is to help attendees shift their thinking to embrace the "tasks before apps" mindset. The presenter will include an overview of how to incorporate digital tools into everyday lessons and long-term units as well as an exploration of her favorite mobile apps and websites for student creators. This session is perfect for educators with access to a variety of tools, including Chromebooks, laptops, iPads, and smartphones.

Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps

MEA Webinar: EQUITY BEGINS WITH EDUCATION

To create schools that are equitable for all students, MEA believes we must work together to better understand how to engage in advocacy for racial and social justice. During the presentation, MEA reviewed its new toolkit to help guide members through this work.


MEA encourages you to take the time to better understand how together we can work to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in our profession and public education.

Paraprofessional webinarS

Click the box to the right to explore a variety of modules designed for paraprofessionals and/or educational teams. Each module includes relevant information assembled in 10 or 11 units, each incorporating a variety of learning tools such as webinars, activities, discussion prompts, and resources. Modules include:

  • Helping with Instruction

  • Communication and Collaboration

  • Helping Students Read (Coming soon)

  • Helping Students Do Math

Hudson Museum and Wabanaki resources

Since the passing of LDS 291 in 2001, educators in the State of Maine have been working to incorporate Maine Studies and Maine Native American Studies into their classrooms. Today, it is more essential than ever that educators have easy access to materials that will aid in their virtual and in-person teaching. The Hudson Museum commends these efforts and has curated our myriad of resources to be more easily translated to classroom life.

Explore teacher resources by clicking on the icon to the left.

June resources

MDOE Professional Development: visual/performing arts, Health/physical education, & world language teachers

The content areas of Health Education & Physical Education, Visual & Performing Arts, and World Languages are convening teams to review and revise these subjects this summer. Opportunities remain available for educators to engage in the standards revision process.

World Languages – Openings for writers from the Penquis, Washington, Hancock, Western Maine, and Kennebec Valley regions remain. In order to ensure diverse representation of languages, teachers of American Sign Language, less commonly taught languages (i.e., Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, etc.), and Indigenous languages are encouraged to apply. Please reach out to April Perkins (april.perkins@maine.gov) if interested in participating.


Heath Education and Physical Education- Openings for PreK- 12 health education and physical education teachers to participate this summer in the regularly scheduled review of the Maine Learning Results are available, with applications for teachers to apply to participate in writing teams especially welcome. The purpose of the writing teams is to revise the current standards, based on guidance provided from content area steering committees. This is a great opportunity for educators to have input into health and physical education state content standards. Please reach out to Susan Berry(susan.berry@maine.gov for health education) and Jean Zimmerman(jean.zimmerman@maine.gov for physical education) if interested in participating.


Visual and Performing Arts – Opening for writers from the Western Maine, Washington County, Hancock County, Aroostook County, and Penquis regions remain available; specifically, theatre and dance educators are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome! Please reach out to Jason Anderson (jason.anderson@maine.gov) if interested in participating.


Interested educators may apply to participate to join a writing team. Please contact Joe Schmidt or Janette Kirk for additional information related to the standards review process, or for content specific questions, please reach out the content area specialists listed above.

MDOE Professional Development: Links to content area standards, professional development & learning communities, and resources

The content area specialists of English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Life and Career Ready continue to support educators in reviewing and integrating the updates into the classroom.


The content areas of Science & Engineering and Social Studies have many resources to support the implementation of updated standards.

May resources


Recorded forum: 5 to 6 hours at your own pace

CLICK HERE to view recording

supporting Maine educators: bolstering mental health

The focus of this forum is to acknowledge the struggles of this past year, celebrate our successes and build resources to support mental health for our school communities. We hope to bring a greater awareness to the importance of mental health, destigmatize mental illness, increase mental health literacy for staff, administrators and community-based agencies, as well as provide practical supports to bolster the mental wellness of students and staff.

This forum will be a six hour event and consist of keynote speakers, with each followed by a related panel discussion comprised of experts from the field, State agencies and community partners, as well as staff and students from Maine schools. This will be a live event and each session will be recorded and available on the DOE website. This is a FREE event!

march AND APRIL resources

TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

In Search of More Equitable Grading: What I learned from a Maine DOE Book Study

(Self-guided session)


Link to self-guided session


Relevant to all grade levels and specialties. Participants are encouraged to complete this self-guided workshop with a partner or small group so conversation can be a part of the learning.


Prepared by: Kate Drummond, SAHS Science

This session is a text-based discussion of the main ideas in Joe Feldman's book "Grading for Equity: What it is, Why it matters, and how it can transform schools and classrooms". Kate will share an overview of the main ideas from the text and facilitate a conversation using compelling excerpts from a sampling of chapters. The purpose will be to discuss accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational grading practices that can potentially minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and facilitate improved teacher-student relationships. For more information, check out these links:

  • Maine DOE book study: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/content/ela/prolearning/gradingequity

  • Joe Feldman's Grading for Equity website: https://gradingforequity.org/

Parents as Partners in Virtual Learning (A Self-Guided Slide Deck Resource)

Target Audience: K-3

Prepared by Gina Davis, Remote Teacher

Learn Ideas to help parents empower students during at-home learning.


Link to Slide Deck

The Science, Art, and Craft of Teaching Reading and Writing (1 hour)


How do we balance the science, art, and craft of teaching reading? We bring a developmental– and classroom-based perspective to the “Science of Reading.” We begin by demonstrating that it is not possible to teach beginning reading effectively without attention to writing as well: Research shows that reading and writing advance together as two faces of the same knowledge coin. For emergent and beginning readers and writers, the development of phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, fluency, and vocabulary are developmentally intertwined. The art and craft of teaching literacy involve understanding this complexity and applying it in the moment with learners.

In this edWebinar, educator and researcher Dr. Shane Templeton will show that by appropriately determining the timing, pacing, and type of instruction for these intertwined types of knowledge, teachers ensure that more learners will successfully attain their literacy potential. For those children who may still struggle, we will be better able to adjust instruction appropriately and effectively.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-5 teachers, literacy coaches, and curriculum leaders.

The Science of Learning: Academic, Social and Emotional Recovery (1 hour)


Discover how promising research and “next-day” strategies in the Science of Learning can help teachers support each student’s academic, social, and emotional recovery from a disrupted school year. This edWebinar, facilitated by the internationally recognized Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL), dives into the most promising research and strategies in educational neuroscience that can inform and transform how we teach and how students learn. Glenn Whitman, Executive Director of The CTTL, will use the Science of Learning to teach the Science of Learning.

Participants in this edWebinar will be able to:

  • Connect, extend, and challenge their current understanding of how the brain learns.

  • Learn new classroom practices for engaging with students in person and remotely.

  • Discover research-informed strategies that support students’ academic, social, and emotional development.

  • Aid students’ recovery from learning losses by applying promising principles from the science of learning.


This edWebinar will be of interest to ALL in education.

SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

Teaching Tolerance and cohosts from SPLC’s Intelligence Project and American University’s Polarization and Extremism Research Innovation Lab (PERIL) present a webinar on combating the radicalization of young people online. (1 hour, 11 minutes)

Fun Social Justice Activities for Elementary Students

Are you looking for fun and creative ways to engage elementary students in anti-bias learning? This on-demand webinar will feature entertaining and educational activities you can use in your classroom as soon as tomorrow. Help young students learn the meaning and value of Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action—the four domains of the Teaching Tolerance Anti-bias Framework. Find out how to implement these activities in your classroom with this exciting webinar! (51 minutes)

What is white privilege, anyway? And do we really need to teach about it? Join Teaching and Learning Specialist Stef Bernal-Martinez and anti-racist educator and scholar Ronda Taylor Bullock for this interactive, research-rich opportunity to explore white privilege and help you create a more racially just classroom and community. (1 hour, 31 minutes)

Conscious Discipline

The Conscious Discipline approach equips educators to integrate social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so they spend less time policing behavior and more time teaching vital life skills.

Check out a wide variety of free-resources and webinars at: https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/free-for-all/

Math Book Study PL Flyer.pdf

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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

BitMoji FUNdamentals!

This recording provides an overview of creating virtual environments for students using BitMoji. It also includes how to navigate the Facebook group, Bitmoji Craze for Educators.

TRAUMA-INFORMED RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS

This Google Slide introduces the framework of the district’s commitment to implementing a Trauma Informed Campus. It also introduces the basics about brain functions and learning. Originally presented in the Fall of 2020. (self-directed timeframe)


Creating a Trauma-Informed Campus

This Google Slide is designed to use with students (probably best suited for grades 7-12, possibly grade 5/6) to help them understand their personal stress responses, how that changes the way their brain works, and what that means for their learning. (self-directed timeframe)


Student Personal Stress Responses and the Brain

Student Mental Health Matters

This webinar will focus on challenges students face regarding mental health, including how those challenges can vary depending on their intersecting identities. We will also share examples of what schools and districts are doing to address these challenges. Finally, you will learn about tools and strategies for your own classroom and school community. (1 hour)


Webinar Link: Student Mental Health Matters

ReMoved

Parts 1 and 2: This short movie tells the story of a10-year-old girl who navigates her way through the foster care system after being removed from her home and separated from her younger brother. The Santa Barbara Independent describes this film best, "It would be impossible to fully understand the life and emotions of a child going through the foster care system, but this short narrative film portrays that saga in a poetic light, with brushes of fear, anger, sadness and a tiny bit of hope."


Part 3: Little Kevi is torn from the only life he has ever known and struggles to make sense of how he fits between two worlds and two mothers. The 3rd in the ReMoved Series.


Note: For those of you wearing make-up and needing to go back to work, proceed with caution. Some may find the contents of the video uncomfortable to watch.

Movie

The Value of Educator Self Care

This webinar will help educators understand the science and psychology of self-care, including how educator self-care affects students. You will learn a variety of practices and tools, and you will be able to identify practices that work best for you so that you can thrive and really show up every day in your school community. (1 hr 9 mins)

Link: The Value of Educator Self-Care

The Value of Educator Self Care

This webinar will help educators understand the science and psychology of self-care, including how educator self-care affects students. You will learn a variety of practices and tools, and you will be able to identify practices that work best for you so that you can thrive and really show up every day in your school community. (1 hr 9 mins)

Link: The Value of Educator Self-Care

Trauma-Responsive Education: Supporting Students and Yourself

This webinar will help you gain a common understanding of trauma and how it affects both learning and relationships at school—for students and educators alike. It will also examine ways to recognize trauma in students and address it, both virtually and in person. Finally, you’ll learn about tools to build strong relationships and address trauma in your school. (1 hr 20 mins)

Link: Trauma Responsive Education: Supporting Students and Yourself

The Educator Mindset: Stress, Stress Mitigation and Resilience in Times of Community Crisis

This two-part webinar offers insights from VT’s LICSW, Dave Melnick, who discusses the concept of our “mindsets” (our responses to students and other stressful situations) and how to shift those mindsets to be more trauma informed. (2 hours)

Part 1 Webinar Link:

Educator Mindset Part 1

Part 2 Webinar Link:

Educator Mindset Part 2

This article discusses the connection between teacher stress and student stress and the impact that relationship has on the classroom environment. (self-directed timeframe)


Article Link:

Is Stress in the Classroom Contagious?

This article offers strategies for addressing student behaviors using a trauma-informed approach. (self-directed timeframe)



Article Link:

How to Break the Cycle of Student Misbehavior

This article offers insights to consider when evaluating the possible root cause for student misbehavior. (self-directed timeframe)



Article Link:

Finding the Root Causes of Classroom Misbehavior

february resources

Moving Beyond the Movement Flyer.pdf[42].pdf

Amber coleman-mortley: moving beyond the movemenT

Fostering authentic transformation for sustainable outcomes.

Amber Coleman-Mortley brings diverse voice into civic education, manages a large network of education influencers, and has built a successful youth fellowship of students fighting for equity in civic education. Amber's advocacy and expertise have been featured in the New York Times on several occasions.

Feb 3, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 10, 2021 07:00 PM

Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM

MSAD #54 HAS IXL LICENSES THROUGH APRIL 2021!

IXL is a personalized learning platform that combines curriculum, a continuous diagnostic program, individual guidance, and real-time analytics to help teachers differentiate instruction.

NEW RESOURCES!

Ready to learn how to use your new ActivPanel? Check out recorded sessions by clicking the above title, or watch for trainings offered for MSAD #54 staff in December and January.

Webinar for MSAD #54 Staff!

January 15th, 2021

9:00 a.m.

Link:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/272389205

january resources

Click on the link above to check out a list of resources and on-demand webinars that are intended to support educators who want to support their students in having courageous conversations about contentious topics.

Course begins January 7th, 2021, but can be started anytime between January 7th and 17th.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Managing Emotions in times of uncertainty & stress

About this free, 10-Hour Course:

Developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, Managing Emotions in Times of Uncertainty & Stress will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to understand and manage their emotions and those of their students. The 10-hour online course is designed for school staff, including teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, principals, and non-teaching staff in preK-12 schools.'

The course offers flexible completion times!

solving academic and behavior problems in a remote environment

Sign up for a close look at proven ways to relieve the five biggest stressors of teaching in a remote or hybrid setting. Using the strengths-based approach of Appreciative Inquiry, Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz will walk you through a problem-solving process that helps you apply your past successes to resolve new and unfamiliar challenges.

In this webinar, you will learn about

  • Processes to reduce the overwhelming workload by working efficiently as a team.

  • Tools that make it easy to identify student strengths as well as opportunities for academic and social-emotional growth.

  • Strategies for partnering with parents and gaining their support.

  • Ways to build solid relationships with students and keep them engaged.

  • How to use the five whys technique to uncover the hidden barriers hindering achievement.

DECEMBER OFFERINGS

chromebook training

Learn how to use your new Chromebook!

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Show & Tell: A Video Column

Time for Competency-Based Grading?

Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Pandemic-related learning gaps suggest it may be the right way to go now.

Click here to read the column and view the video

How to Make Hybrid Learning Work During COVID-19

This webinar is sponsored by Promethean.

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Join Kevin Bushweller, assistant managing editor, for a special presentation and Q&A about the lessons learned on what is, and is not, working in schools that are using a mix of in-person and remote instruction.

Solving the Fractions Problem: From Research to Classroom

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Fractions knowledge uniquely predicts success in higher mathematics. Yet, students consistently struggle with this critical foundational skill. Learn how the latest research and technology can create a better way to learn fractions for all students.

Check out these math and science simulations at: https://www.explorelearning.com/

Examining the Evidence: Supporting Students With Disabilities

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The nearly seven million students with disabilities in the United States are among those most at risk of regressing significantly during COVID-related distance learning. How can schools intervene to reduce the widening learning gaps between students with disabilities and their peers?

Teaching Science in Virtual Learning Environments

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Explore how to leverage online platforms to make high-quality science learning interactive and hands-on from home. Dr. Stephanie Garcia and Michelle Vega showcase four online platforms for teaching science concepts virtually: Educreations, Explain Everything, Quizlet and Padlet. They show how to use these tools through an online learning module template focused on Newton’s Laws of Motion, a middle school science concept.

New Website! LGBTQ+SupportME

https://www.lgbtqsupportme.org/

The LGBTQ+ SupportME Network aims to increase education & awareness of Maine's LGBTQ+ youth communities by providing trusted resources, collaborating with local organizations & identifying ways to create a culturally competent prevention workforce.

NOVEMBER

Complete all three units! Available for free through December 31, 2020!

Click the link above to complete SEL units.

We're in a time of an unprecedented crisis that's challenged the resilience in all of us. This module, Resilience During Crisis, was created specifically to rebuild and sustain educators' and students' resilience and support their long-term recovery. It’s one part of an upcoming professional learning program called Second Step® SEL for Adults, which helps educators add to their social-emotional skills and knowledge, support their daily well-being, and create a positive climate for the entire school community.

In addition to resilience, Second Step SEL for Adults addresses topics such as trust, stress management, and building strong relationships with colleagues. It combines individual, online learning experiences with small-group and whole-school opportunities to learn together. It can be accessed on mobile and desktop computers and includes resources specifically tailored for school leaders.


Click the above title to explore MDOE's new resources for social emotional learning. Find a wide variety of resources to support teaching and learning as well as SEL 101 training videos covering topics such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, and responsible decision-making.

Click the link above to check out resources for teaching during Native American Heritage Month, which was first declared by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The month provides an opportunity to commemorate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories and acknowledge the important contributions of Native American/Indigenous people.

A free, on-demand, 3-Part Webinar Series for Educators

Learners Edge is proud to partner with licensed School Social Worker Jaime McNatt to bring you a free, 3-part webinar series on one of today's most pressing issues facing youth - anxiety. As educators, we are a critical component in our students' success from a personal and an academic standpoint. Learn how you can help students succeed, how anxiety can affect you as an educator, and how you can work together as a school community.

Simple Steps to Improve Your Focus and Peace of Mind

Are you looking for new ways to create balance and manage stress in your life? Are you interested in bringing Mindfulness strategies into your everyday teaching routine? Join us for this 40 minute webinar on the power of mindful thinking! We’ll discuss how to get started with Mindfulness in your own life and some simple first-steps to bring Mindfulness into your classroom.

Re-Thinking Science Instruction in a Hybrid Learning Environment

From, edweb.net; geared toward secondary education

In this edWebinar, Beth Tumminello, a tech-savvy science educator from New York state, returns to showcase the instructional approaches she’s using in her hybrid learning environment this school year. She focuses on making critical connections with her students and the tools she’s using to simulate hands-on science activities, engage students in data collection and analysis, and prepare students for high-stakes AP® and other assessments.

Beth showcases how she develops instructional videos for students to use as an integral part of class work and how she’s handling 1:1 student interactions and small group learning in her science classes. She shows viewers how she’s using technology tools to create and present instruction and share how she’s adapting rigorous curricula for her current classes.

october resources

grief and self-care during the covid-19 pandemic

Stress experienced during the COVID 19 pandemic has changed our way of life and forced many to face new challenges. This webinar will provide an overview of the impact that profound personal losses suffered during the COVID 19 pandemic has had on many and suggest strategies that can be utilized to facilitate mourning as well as promote self-care, wellness and resiliency.

It takes a whole village to support a whole child, and the strain on our school communities, including our education support professionals, is unprecedented. In this webinar, Dr. Chris Cipriano, Assistant Professor and Director of Research at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will provide social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies to support ESPs within the school ecosystem to navigate the challenging emotions of these rapidly evolving times. Participants will have the opportunity to explore their complex feelings surrounding the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 and learn strategies for harnessing emotions to cope in healthy and productive ways. Resources for building resilience will be provided and tips for practicing self-care will be tailored to support the unique needs identified by participants.

HARNESSING SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING TO SUPPORT THE WELL-BEING OF ESPS DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Breaking the Link of Education Inequity Requires Courageous Conversations

While gaps in technology access were highlighted during the pandemic, many school and district leaders are trying to make strides with an even older issue: educational equity for children of all races and economic backgrounds. In the edWebinar, “Leading for Equity: Pursuing an Equity Agenda,” hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, Dr. Frank Barnes, Chief Equity and Accountability Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), and Kimberly Vaught, Principal, Allenbrook Elementary School, discussed their approach to building equity.

with Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Click the title above to view the free, on-demand webinar.

Academic learning may be the explicit focus of schooling, but what teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we chose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how our students think, see themselves, interact with content and with others, and assert themselves in the world. While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs or specific interventions, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional.

Our children's social and emotional development is too important to be an add-on or an afterthought, too important to be left to chance. This integrated approach to SEL empowers every teacher to help students develop skills that will serve them in the classroom and throughout their lives.

Click the above title to view this on demand TedX event.

September Resources

Are you looking for our back-to-school Padlet?

Click HERE for the Back to School 2020 Padlet

ascd free on-demand webinars

Just-In-Time Strategies for Ensuring Equity: Learning from High-Poverty, High-Performing Schools

with William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

The Innocent Classroom: Building Relationships that Undermine Bias

with Alexs Pate

From Behaving to Belonging: The Inclusive Art of Supporting Students Who Challenge Us

with Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod

Self care isn't about "me first," rather, it's about "me too!" Even when you feel like there isn't enough time in your day to relax, self-care should always be a priority. Click the title above to discover 34 tips that you can use to incorporate self-care into a child's, teen's, or your own night time routine!

LEARN WITH MOOSE!

Welcome to the MOOSE platform! MOOSE is an acronym that stands for Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education. This website contains a learning library of assorted project-based learning experiences. Modules are self-paced and offer variety and choice in activities and topics. Search for a module by a specific grade span, subject, or topic, or simply choose something that interests and excites you to get started.