Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

New Information on Science Standards – June 9, 2011 at 3:15pm

May 7th, 2011 4 comments

Good news for administrators and other educational leaders interested in effective science curriculum!
June 9, 2011 at 3:15pm

Recently mathematics and English Language Arts standards went through national review and development leading to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the national science community is developing Next Generation Science Standards that could also be commonly adopted by states. This work will take place on an aggressive timeline. Achieve, Inc., who led the development of the CCSS, expects to deliver the new science standards sometime in the summer or fall of 2012. These standards are a natural progression from the National Science Education Standards, Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and Maine Learning Results which inform our current classroom practice.

This webinar will focus on the upcoming release of the Conceptual Framework from the National Academies and the Board of Science Education.  The Conceptual Framework will redefine the vision for Science education and serve as the blueprint for Achieve’s development of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Please join us to understand the timeline for this work and understand how you can provide input into the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards.  To register, select the webcasts tab above and scroll down to June Webcasts. Click the time to be directed to online registration.

MLTI Principals’ Webinar on Cyberbullying – What Eductional Leaders Must Do

December 18th, 2010 Comments off

While planning this month’s MLTI Principals Webinar with our outstanding team of expert guests, I had a feeling it would be an interesting and engaging session, and my intuition was correct! Each guest could easily have filled the allotted hour with excellent insights and useful information for the 60 or so registered participants.  With a flurry of draft PDFs, comments, questions, and revisions emailed back and forth, our team of six created a webinar jam packed with great advice and dozens of online resources for principals and their leadership teams to help effectively address cyberbullying in Maine’s schools and communities.

We began with Tom Harnett’s advice from the Maine Department of the Attorney General. His slides emphasized the importance of applying existing state laws and their requirements in all harassment and hazing situations, including cyberbullying.  Next, Teri Caouette, MLTI Integration Mentor (IM), emphasized the importance of clear and ongoing communication among school leaders, staff, students, and parents around digital citizenship, acceptable use, and related policies.  Veteran middle level education expert Ed Brazee and Connie Carter of Operation Breaking Steroetypes shared their insights and many online resources about the importance of integrating digital citizenship, cyberbullying, and the school’s curriculum.  Ted Hall and Alice Barr from Yarmouth High School shared two highly effective school programs.  An evening aimed at helping parents understand what it takes to parent in a digital world has been well received in their community.  A digital citizenship program for incoming 9th graders provides freshmen with a common basis for understanding their rights and responsibilities as digital citizens in and out of school.  Stan Davis from did a great job of extending participants’ thinking by sharing his work and research relating to the victims of bullying and implications for bystanders.  This student perspective is often neglected because of the focus on rules and consequences.  Stan ended with a thought provoking comment relating to our need to understand how issues of student privacy and legal liability may be impacted by digital technology.

To access the archived recording, transcript of the online chat, PDF of the Powerpoint, and shared links you can find them on the WebCast Archives Page of the Maine121 website.

Preventing Cyberbullying In Our Schools and Communities – What Educational Leaders Must Do!

December 13th, 2010 3 comments

This Wednesday, December 15th at 4 PM the second MLTI Principals’
Webinar will take place. The topic is Cyberbullying – What Principals
Must Do. We’ve gathered some great people and resources for this jam
packed one hour session. Thom Harnett of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, Stan Davis from Stop Bullying Now, Ted Hall and Alice Barr from Yarmouth High School, Ed Brazee and Connie Carter from Operation Breaking Stereotypes, and MLTI Integration Mentor Teri Caouette will share advice and specific suggestions as well as philosophical insights about how to combat cyberbullying in our schools. Sooo…bring your principals and/or assistant principals, and even if you can’t get them, feel free to join us for what promises to be a timely and useful session.

Feb 23 Webinar – The Principal's Role in Creating Management and Policies

February 24th, 2010 Comments off

Yesterday afternoon, we hosted the first of a 5-part webinar series for principals and leadership. More details about the series itself can be found here. Host by Chris Toy, former Freeport Middle School Principal and DOE/MLTI Consultant, he was joined by two guests and over 30 participants. His guests, John Lunt, retired Technology Coordinator, Freeport Middle School and member of the Task Force that helped to form MLTI, and Jeff Mao, Learning Technology Policy Director, DOE, helped facilitate a lively discussion about the role of the principal in a 1:1 school.

Recording of the session:
Slides in PDF format

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