1 Plan: 3 Falls - Tuesday, August 11th

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9:00 - 9:30 AM: Keynote Presentation | 9:40 - 11:10 AM: Morning Session | 1:00 - 3:00 PM: Afternoon Session

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Tuesday Keynote: The Power of Community

Join the CL4ME to kick off the 1 Plan: 3 Falls Conference. We'll talk a bit about the Community Learning for ME website and the power of community that it represents. We'll include some time to connect with your fellow attendees to get inspired for the workshops ahead. Pop in for a half-hour, we'd love to see you!

About the Speakers

Val Peacock, Education Specialist at Rural Aspirations Project and member of the Community Learning for ME design team

Val Peacocks has been working in education in some capacity for over 15 years.  She believes strongly in hands-on, relational and place-based education.  She’d taught biology and created a pathways program at Sumner High school and has been working with Rural Aspirations Project since 2013 creating curriculum and helping schools expand their use of project-based learning experiences for students.

Sarah Hooper, Education Specialist at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and member of the Community Learning for ME design team

Sarah Hooper has worked in education since 2006 and before that was a wildlife biologist for the Bureau of Land Management in New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon.  She is passionate about science and creating unique, hands-on learning experiences for students in Maine.

Val and Sarah are representing the CL4ME design team, a group of Maine educators working to increase access to the wide array of educational resources provided by organizations and businesses throughout the state.  We are committed to providing a bridge from organizations to students, families, and educators.

Morning Session

The Whole Book Approach: Using Visual Thinking Strategies for Pk-4th Grade

Category: Content

Presenter: Alison Johnson, Island Readers and Writers

Audience: Pk - 4th Grade Educators, families, librarians, or others that read with young children

Hands-On Distance Marine Science Lessons

Category: Content

Presenter: Colleen Haskell and Lynn Alley

Audience: Pre K - High School Educators

Electronic Field Trips with Acadia National Park, Resources, Activities, & More!

Category: Partnerships

Presenter:  Kate Petrie and Acadia National Park Education District Staff

Audience: PreK - 8th grade science and social studies teachers

Easy-to-Use Online and Field Mapping Activities for the Classroom OR Remote Instruction

Category: Technology

Presenter: Tora Johnson, the University of Maine at Machias

Audience: Any K-12 educator, but will be most useful for middle and high school educators.  The tools can be used for any content area!

Games & Activities for Virtual Learning and Social Distancing

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Hannah Cordes, Portland Stage Education Director

Audience: Anyone interested!

Identifying Outdoor Spaces for Curricular and Co-Curricular Activities at Your School

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenters: Alicia Heyburn, Executive Director, Jeanne Christie, Outreach Program Manager, Todd Papineau, Mountain Valley High School, Rie Larsen, Brunswick High School

Audience: Educators interested in creating outdoor space inventory

Afternoon Session

Phenology Projects to Meet Standards and Support Well-being

Category: Content

Presenter: Hazel Stark

Audience: Any K-12 educator, modifications for each grade level will be given

Crowd the Tap in Maine - Sustaining Learning in and Out of School

Category: Content

Presenter: Bill Zoellick and Sarah Hooper, Schoodic Institute

Audience: Middle and High school teachers, any content area.  Perfect for multidisciplinary teams.

Growing Strategies for Engaging with Artwork Online

Category: Content

Presenter: Portland Museum of Art’s Meghan Quigley Grahan, Associate Educator for Youth Learning; Emily Junker, Learning & Interpretation Coordinator 

Audience: Any educator teaching any grade level or content area

Teach the Indoor Curriculum Outside: Support Students’ Emotional Well Being, Keep Students and Teachers Safer, and Strengthen Instruction

Category: Content

Presenter: Erica Beck Spencer--Curriculum Specialist for the FOSS Project; Lawrence Hall of Science; University of California, Berkeley & Anne Stires--Founder and Director; Juniper Hill School for Place-based Education and Adjunct Faculty; Antioch University’s Nature-based Early Childhood Certificate Program 

Audience: This is designed for formal educators, but non-formal educators might like to join to see how they can support educators in school settings.

Fostering Healthy School Partnerships

Category:  Partnerships

Presenter: Jessica  Decke, Director of UMaine 4-H Learning Center at Tanglewood and Ryder Scott, State Director of the University of Maine 4-H Centers 

Audience: School Administrators, teachers, and interested community members

Google Classroom for Educators — Organizing Your Classroom

Category: Technology

Presenter: Louis Carrier, National Digital Equity Center

Audience: Educators K-12

Virtual Forest Therapy Guided Walk

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Jeanne Christie, Teens to Trails

Audience: Anyone and everyone

Personal and Professional Resiliency In a New Era of Education

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Jenn Page,  Director of Education & Programs, Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership

Audience: All formal and informal educators (including parents), all grade levels