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Leadership Skills and Mass Customized Learning

June 11th, 2012 1 comment

Be sure to join Inevitable author Bea McGarvey, RSU 18 Curriculum Director Linda Laughlin, and Maine DOE Superintendent of Instruction Don Siviski as we wrap up this year’s conversation about Mass Customized Learning. The focus will be on Chapter 10, Total Leadership, and WIIFY? (What’s in it for you?) So head on over to maine121.org, scroll down to June 12, and select the 4:00 registration link. It will be a great conversation…especially if you’re there! Here’s the link http://maine121.org/webcasts-2/

Infrastructure and Mass Customized Learning, The Heavy Lifting

May 18th, 2012 No comments

Customizing curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of all students doesn’t just happen. School leadership teams need to do the hard work of putting in place the infrastructure that supports mass customization with student success as the outcome. Be sure to join us on Tuesday May 22 at 4 PM when Inevitable author Chuck Schwahn, Bonny Eagle Middle School Principal Mick Roy, and MICDL Executive Director John Newlin have a conversation about what is meant by infrastructure in support of Mass Customized Learning and how some Maine schools are working towards meeting the needs of all learners in their organizations. To register for the webcast go to http://maine121.org/webcasts-2/ and select the May 22 4:00PM link.

 

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Mass Customization and Accountability for Learning

April 23rd, 2012 No comments

Screenshot Perkins and ToyWelcome back from what I hope was a sunny and warm spring break! I hope you’ll be able to join RSU 57 Principal Kevin Perkins and me at 4 PM tomorrow for the fifth free live webinar on Mass Customized Learning. The conversation will center on Chapter 8 of Chuck Schwahn’s and Bea McGarvey’s book Inevitable. We’ll be talking about the metaphor of Weight Bearing Walls and how applying this can help educational leaders move toward mass customization while remaining accountable for the learning, supervision, and safety needs of learners.

To register for the webinar just head on over to maine121.org, select webcasts, and then select the April 24 4:00PM link. See you there!

March Principals Webinar: A Common Vision of Mass Customized Learning

March 12th, 2012 No comments

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The next MLTI Principals webinar is tomorrow afternoon at 4 PM. I’ll be joined by Lori Lodge Curriculum Coordinator at RSU57 , Chuck Schwahn, co-author of Inevitable, and Steve Garton, Coordinator of Educational Technology for MDOE and MLTI.

The topic this month will be chapters 6 and 7 of Inevitable, A shared and Concrete Vision of Mass Customized Learning.

So, gather your colleagues, grab your favorite digital device, a phone, and join us for what promises to be another interesting and informative hour of conversation!

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form. Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

Mass Customized Learning, Best Practices and Today’s Students.

February 26th, 2012 No comments

Welcome back from February Break. Here’s hoping it was full, but not too full!

Please join us Tuesday, February 28th, at 4:00 PM when Mike Muir from Auburn and Bill Zima from MSAD #75 will join me to chat about Mass Customized Learning, Best Practices and Today’s Students. The topic is related to Chapters 4 & 5 of McGarvey’s and Schwahn’s book Inevitable for those who are reading, or have read it. Mike and Bill will be sharing how their districts and schools are actively engaging students and faculty with exciting programs and practices. (iPads and Standards Based Education) Join us for what promises to be an hour filled with ideas and resources you can use back at your schools!

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form.  Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

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Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning – The Conversation Continues on January 24, 2012 at 4:00pm

January 23rd, 2012 No comments

Last month the conversation started off with Author Bea McGarvey and DOE Superintendent of Instruction Don Siviski talking about Mass Customized Learning and its implications for Standards Based Education here in Maine. There was even a surprise visit from Commissioner Bowen!

This month, on Tuesday January 24th, the conversation continues with the second webinar focusing on Chapters 2 and 3 of the book and looking more closely at some of the questions raised by participants in the first webinar. Come join Bea, Don, Principal Bill Zima, and me as we continue the conversation.

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. This webinar will take place at 4:00pm on January 24, 2012.

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Preparing for the Inevitable: A Conversation About Mass Customized Learning (Principal’s Webinar): December 13, 2011

December 2nd, 2011 No comments

What is Mass Customized Learning? Has its time come? Is it Inevitable in Maine, across the nation, and around the world? Join Chris Toy and guest speaker Bea McGarvey, Co-Author of Inevitable as we kick off this year’s MLTI Principals Webinar which will focus Bea’s book.  Each month we will take up and discuss a key aspect of Inevitable.

Principal Webinars will continue to feature and discuss a key aspect of “Inevitable” for the 2011-2012 year.These Webinars will occur on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm (exception in December due to holidays).

Each participant that registers for the December 13, 2011 webinar will receive a link to download the introduction and first chapter of “Inevitable”.

The Commissioner of Education has provided all Superintendents with copies of “Inevitable” with a suggestion that they read it and make copies available to their administrators. Administrators should check with their superintendents for a free copy.

Learn more about Bea McGarvey

To register for this December 13, 2011 webinar, please visit the Webcasts Page and follow the directions for registration or click here to access online registration directly. (This webinar was originally scheduled for December 12th)

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Last MLTI Principals Webinar of the year! Tuesday at 4 PM.

June 27th, 2011 No comments

Effective School Leadership for Learning with Technology. Do You Know It When You See It? facilitated by Chris Toy
Principal’s Webinar
June 28, 2011 at 4:00pm

National research and our experience in Maine establishes that the quality of leadership in schools is THE single most important factor in determining the ultimate success and sustainability of the effective use of technology in learning. Come join Technology Integrator Mike Arsenault and Principal Bruce Brann from Harrison Middle School, and Principal John Keane from Leonard Middle School in Old Town as we talk about their perspectives and ideas about this key topic.

Gather your leadership colleagues together, fire up your MLTI laptops, and join us on the the 28th!
To register for this webinar, select the Webcasts tab at the top of the http://maine121.org page and select the time to be directed to online registration. This webinar will be offered at 4:00pm.

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Do You Know It When You See It? Teachers Effectively Using Technology For Learning

May 20th, 2011 No comments

Do You Know It When You See It? facilitated by Chris Toy
Principal’s Webinar
May 24, 2011 at 4:00pm

What does it look like when teachers are effectively using technology for learning? Be sure to join us at 4:00pm on Tuesday May 24th for the MLTI Principal’s Webinar. The topic will be “Do You Know It When You See It? The ISTE NETS-T Standards for Teachers”.

Join us for a conversation with four Maine colleagues: Special guests will be Crystal Priest – District Technology Coordinator in MSAD #4, ACTEM President, and newly appointed Apple Distinguished Educator; Kevin Harrington – Principal of Piscataquis Community Secondary Schoo in Guilfordl; Dr. Mike Muir – Multiple Pathways Leader, Auburn School District and Director and Maine’s virtual project-based program for at-risk youth; and Ernie Easter – Classroom teacher for grades 7 & 8, self contained classroom, teaching all subjects and MLTI Teacher Leader for the New Sweden School.

Gather your leadership colleagues together, fire up your MLTI laptops, and join us on the the 24th!
To register for this webinar, select the Webcasts tab at the top of the http://maine121.org page and select the time to be directed to online registration.

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Students Learning Effectively With Technology Do You Know It When You See It? ISTE NETS-S

April 25th, 2011 No comments

Be sure to join us on Tuesday April 26th from 4-5 PM for this month’s MLTI Principal’s Webinar. The topic will be Students Learning Effectively With Technology Do you Know It When You See It? ISTE NETS for Students. We’ll be joined by Auburn Middle School Principal, Jim Hand, Auburn Tech Integrator Carl Bucciantini, and Mt. Ararat High School Principal Craig King.

We’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about Auburn’s iPad mobile learning project with kindergarten students!

It should be an interesting and informative hour!

Head on over to maine121.org, select webcasts from the top menu, then scroll down to April 26, 4:00 to register.