1 Plan: 3 Falls - Wednesday, August 12th

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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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Keynote Presentation: Mindfulness in Art

Please bring a writing utensil and something to write on.  

Begin your day by looking at artwork! Artwork can be a conversation starter, a creative new way to look at things or gain new perspectives, a connection with others or yourself on a new level, and so much more. In this keynote session, we will focus on using mindfulness, specifically the idea of the Beginner’s Mind, to explore artwork.

About the Speaker: Meghan Quigley Graham, Associate Educator for Youth Learning, Portland Museum of Art

Using art as a springboard, Meghan enjoys facilitating engaging conversations and meaningful interactions. Most of Meghan’s experience in museums focuses on youth engagement and empowerment, but she loves connecting people of all ages with artwork. Recently, Meghan began working with medical professionals using artwork to hone close looking skills, empathy, and to instill a practice of slowing down and leaning into joy and gratitude. Her practice as an educator is informed by social-emotional learning, social justice lenses, honoring that multiple truths exist, and cultivating empathy and compassion.

Before her current role, Meghan worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Currently, Meghan oversees youth learning in many capacities at the PMA including creating and maintaining partnerships with educators and their students, programming events for families, and developing a new remote learning initiative, PMA Classroom. 

Morning Session

The Whole Book Approach: Using Visual Thinking Strategies for 5th - 8th Grade

Category: Content

Presenter: Alison Johnson, Island Readers and Writers

Audience: 5th - 8th Grade Educators, families, librarians, or others that read with young children

 

Incorporating Youth Voices Into Your Planning Process

Category: Content

Presenter: Corrie Hunkler, Healthy Acadia Youth Engagement Coordinator; Val Peacock, Rural Aspirations Project; Panel of Current High School Students

Audience: High school teachers

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

Moving beyond crisis schooling: What can learn from how Maine districts supported student

Category: Partnership

Presenter: Catharine Biddle, UMaine COEHD, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership; Maria Frankland, UMaine COEHD, Lecturer in Educational Leadership; Ryan Crane, Assistant Principal, Mattanawcook Academy; Brooke Sulinksi, University of Maine; Will O'Neil, University of Maine

Audience: Teacher leaders, principals, curriculum coordinators, superintendents

Developing a Sense of Place Within and Through Building Class Culture

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter:  Meghan Young, Maine Environmental Education Association

Audience: Any educator

Building Community through Outdoor Activities: Teenagers

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Alicia Heyburn, Executive Director, Jeanne Christie, Outreach Program Manager, Mike Smith, Executive Director Outdoor Sports Initiative, Jenny Crowley, Casco Bay High School, and others!

Audience: High School educators and others that are involved with supporting social and emotional learning in the outdoors (no prior experience necessary)

Afternoon Session

Outdoor Learning for Early Childhood

Category: Content

Presenter:  Molly Woodring,  Early Childhood Education Program Manager, Maine Audubon

Audience: Early Childhood Educators (PreK)

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.

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

Category: Partnerships

Presenter: Kate Petrie and Acadia National Park Education District Staff

Audience: KAcadia's digital field trips are geared towards Pre K-8 and cover science and social studies content areas

Developing a Sense of Place Within and Through Building Class Culture

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter:  Meghan Young, Maine Environmental Education Association

Audience: Any educator!

How to Celebrate Online: Building Connections Through Virtual Parties

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Yvonne Thomas and Christa Thorpe from the Island Institute Education Team

Audience: K - 12 educators and anyone interested in engaging groups online

Restorative Practices for School Communities

Category: Health and Happiness

Presenter: Corrie Hunkler, Youth Engagement Coordinator

Audience: Any educator