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ACTEM 2013

6 years ago

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Last Friday I attended the ACTEM Maineducation conference in Augusta.  I look forward to this conference every year and always come away inspired and rejuvenated.  This year the conference felt especially relevant as I eagerly await the arrival of student iPads at the elementary schools. ACTEM organizers always seem to do an amazing job choosing…

Expeditionary Learning National Conference 2013

6 years ago

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Expeditionary Learning National Conference 2013 This years EL National Conference had a focused topic of how we can “prepare all students to lead.” I am continually blown away by the high quality work and teaching that is highlighted in Expeditionary Schools. This years conference presented me with further opportunities to enhance my own learning, as…

Common Core Writing Conference

7 years ago

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December 11, 2012 Even though the conference was advertised for K-12, I felt that the content was most helpful to middle and high school teachers. Some key points from my notes: Half of our students will move during their school-age years and the CC will provide more consistency in instruction. Teachers should not be preparing…

Thoughts on: Help Your Struggling Readers Using Research-based Early Intervention Strategies Conference

7 years ago

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Phew!!!  That was quite a conference title!!  The presenter, Sue Brady, broke the conference into five sections: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency.  For each section, she gave several active student friendly  hands-on activities.  I will give you an example of an activity for each section. Walk a Sound was an activity for phonemic awareness. …

Look What We Got!

7 years ago

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We received a grant from Berlin City Auto Group. The 600 dollars will allow us to purchase an interactive whiteboard called a Now! Board. The interactive whiteboard brings lessons to life by allowing students and teachers to touch projected objects, move them around, draw on projected images , etc. Thank you Berlin City!