MSAD #54 Digital
Professional Development Resources
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MSAD #54 Professional Development
For Teachers, by Teachers
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summer 2021 resources
the new ed tech classroom
You Tube Channel
beyond voice and choice: practices, mindsets, and skills that foster learner agency
Live & recorded options
Live: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Live: Wednesday, July 8, 2021 @ 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
effective teaching: the new art and science of teaching
Live & recorded options
Shifting Our Thinking About Educational Technology: How to Place Tasks Before Apps
MEA Webinar: EQUITY BEGINS WITH EDUCATION
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
Promethean Office Hours
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.
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
supporting Maine educators: bolstering mental health
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human trafficking in maine
Live Zoom Session, May 12th, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Workshop Day)
Host: Kathleen Paradis, Prevention Educator and David Bucknam, Chief of Police
march AND APRIL resources
APRIL APPLE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCES (ONLINE)
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 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. CDT (5:00 to 6:00 EST)
TEACHING AND LEARNING RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS
In Search of More Equitable Grading: What I learned from a Maine DOE Book Study
Parents as Partners in Virtual Learning (A Self-Guided Slide Deck Resource)
The Science, Art, and Craft of Teaching Reading and Writing (1 hour)
The Science of Learning: Academic, Social and Emotional Recovery (1 hour)
SOCIAL JUSTICE RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS
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)
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/
Click the above PDF for more info
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES AND RECORDED SESSIONS
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
Student Mental Health Matters
The Value of Educator Self Care
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)
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.
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.
Managing Emotions in times of uncertainty & stress
About this free, 10-Hour Course:
solving academic and behavior problems in a remote environment
Show & Tell: A Video Column
Time for Competency-Based Grading?
How to Make Hybrid Learning Work During COVID-19
This webinar is sponsored by Promethean.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.