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The Core 4 — Essentials for Effective Teaching and Learning

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association
The Core 4
Essentials for Effective Teaching and
May 6, 2019
Freeport Hilton Garden Inn
MCLA members $100; non-members $125
Register by April 19, 2019


For the last few years, we’ve worked to build systems that support the core principles of proficiency-based
educational practices: 1) learner-centered culture; 2) clear learning targets at an appropriate level of rigor; 3)
instruction intentionally designed so learners can meet the targets; and 4) evidence of learning evaluated
using clear criteria. For many districts focus on these important principles has been obscured by the technical
aspects of implementing a proficiency-based grading system. Join us for a day to return to our focus on best
practices for effective teaching and learning.

Leaders: Megan Welter, Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction, S. Portland; Julie Meltzer, Director
of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction, Mt. Desert; Shelly Mogul, Director of Curriculum and Teaching,
Auburn; and Matt Shea, Coordinator of Student Achievement, RSU 2.

1. Explore the evidence-based practices embedded in the Core 4.
2. Understand how the Core Four work together to increase student learning.
3. Learn strategies to address challenges.
4. Assess where you are and where you want to go next.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, overview of the day
9:30 — 12:00 The Core 4
 Implementation strategies and evidence of effectiveness
 Grading and reporting challenges
 Team self-assessment
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 — 2:30 Mini-sessions and team time
2:30 – 3:00 Moving forward with the Core 4
Register online. Learn about the Core 4.


May 6
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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