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Cyber-Bullying and Explain Everything

The first session I attended today was all about bullying, with an emphasis on cyber-bullying.  It was nice to refresh some knowledge on bullying, including what does and what does not qualify as bullying.  We talked about the types of bullying, the types of bullies, and the types of victims.  I also found it very […]

“Becoming Close Readers of Complex Text EL Institute”

Back in November, I went to “Becoming Close Readers of Complex Text EL Institute” in Atlanta, Georgia. The purpose of this institute was to model “Close Reading,” explain why it is important and demonstrate how to select appropriate complex texts for specific purposes. Close reading is when many different strategies are used to understand chunks […]

Maine Curriculum Leaders Association Fall Conference: Next Generation Science Standards

I recently attended a 2 day fall conference run by the MCLA. The focus was, “Engaging all students with the Next Generation Science Standards.” The conference presenter was Brett Moulding a writer of both the Framework and NGSS standards themselves and referred to by many as the guru on NGSS. He is currently the director […]

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Algebra One with Jason Libby, “I kept at it…”

Judy Harvey and I recently visited with Jason Libby’s Algebra class at Woolwich Central School.  We had heard that Jason’s classes were enjoying success with the new Pearson Algebra One eText licenses that the district purchased, and that Jason was supplementing the eText with other resources such as Khan Academy.  This seemed like a good […]

Expeditionary Learning Conference

At the beginning of this month I also went to the El conference in Baltimore. It was such a wonderful experience, it would be impossible to share it all. I went to the Humanities Slice of an Expedition, which was incredibly meaningful. I also wanted to share a website that I learned about. EL has […]

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Expeditionary Learning National Conference

This past week, I (along with a group of my colleagues from BMS and West Bath) attended the Expeditionary Learning National Conference in Baltimore.  Our time was jammed pack with learning, but I’ve attempted to summarize the big take-aways for me personally as I reflect on my own practice and the broader community of RSU […]

Common Core Standards in Writing presented by Fred Wolff and Lynna Kalna

This was a great workshop I attended last December 11th in New Hampshire. It’s very relevant to the work the district is doing on the Writing Common Core Standards. I’ll be facilitating a workshop on the 9th of January with the 6-8th staff from BMS and Woolwich. During the presentation, I will cover how the […]

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RSU1 storytellers

Here are the intrepid RSU1 storytellers out for a morning walk at the Whaleback Middens. We are planning the storytelling festival for March.