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The MPA “Not So Fall” Conference

January 12 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on January 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on January 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on January 26, 2021 at 8:00 am

The MPA “Not So Fall” Conference

Virtually

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 ~ 12:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 ~ 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association
50 Industrial Drive, Augusta

DAY 1 ~ January 12, 2021

(8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Keynote with Eric Rossen

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Preventing School from Becoming the 11th ACE

Connecting Paradigms / Interview with Dr. Eric Rossen - Connecting ParadigmsTraumatic or adverse experiences are pervasive among school-aged youth, and can undermine the ability to learn, manage feelings, exhibit prosocial behaviors, and maintain positive relationships. While most attention has been given to the stressors that occur in a student’s household and community, less attention has been paid to the stressors that occur within school and how to mitigate them.

This presentation will discuss ways to promote trauma-informed practices at a systems level.

 

 

10:40 – 12:00 p.m. ~ Concurrent Sessions

 

Introduction . . . .

Dr. Eric Rossen is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. Dr. Rossen has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri and Prince George’s Community College. He has presented across the U.S. and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development.

You can learn more about Dr. Rossen on his website (www.ericrossen.com); and follow him on Twitter (@E_Rossen).

DAY 2 ~ January 19, 2021

(12:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.)

Keynote with Adam Drummond

1:10 – 2:40 p.m.

Self-Care for Educators Living through a Pandemic

Adam Drummond, Ed.D. - International Center for Leadership in Education

We’ve heard the sayings “going a mile a minute” or “burning the candle at both ends”. These phrases were used long before COVID 19. Now it might be “running a mile a second” or “burning the candle down”. We have been asked to turn on a dime to lead our teams in providing high quality instruction in a variety of learning modalities. This does not happen overnight. Yet, here we are.

In our sense of urgency in boosting student achievement and building collective teacher efficacy amidst a pandemic, we have forgotten about taking care of ourselves. As district leaders, we all need to create solutions to bring balance to our life and the lives of our team. This keynote session offers evidence-based practices that help you create that sense of balance among work, home, and play.

 

 

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. ~ Concurrent Sessions

 

Introduction . . . .

Author and Director of Professional Learning Dr. Adam Drummond has served as an author, keynoter, field series manager, and director of professional learning for the International Center for Leadership in Education. Prior to his arrival at ICLE, Dr. Drummond operated the United Way of Huntington County, IN as President and CEO. Additionally, he was honored to serve as a turnaround principal of Lincoln Elementary. Prior professional experiences include elementary and middle school teacher, professional development coordinator, technology integration specialist, and assistant principal.

Adam also works as an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University and MBA program at Huntington University. He also invested time as a Professional Faculty Member and Certified K-12 Administration Mentor Trainer for the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Adam received his B.S. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Specialist in Education (Ed.S.), and earned his Doctorate in Education in 2014 from Ball State University. His dissertation focused on principal qualities in high poverty, high performing schools. Dr. Drummond’s educational specialty domains include early childhood, instructional design, digital learning, and strategic planning with focus on executive coaching.

Dr. Drummond was recognized by the Youth Services Bureau with the “Friends of Youth” award for Huntington County, IN in 2017. He also was recognized by the Indiana General Assembly in February 2016 with a House Resolution for his leadership work while principal at Lincoln Elementary School. He was the District #3 Indiana Association of School Principals 2016 Principal of the Year, and was one of 40 leaders in Northeast Indiana awarded by the Fort Wayne Business Weekly “40 Under 40” Award. In 2012, Dr. Drummond was recognized by the Ball State University Teachers College Outstanding Alumni Award and by the Ball State University Alumni Association as the 2010 Graduate of the Last Decade award.

Dr. Drummond’s book The Instructional Change Agent offers school leaders 48 practical ways to support you in your day-to-day leadership as you work to boost student achievement and increase teacher efficacy. A useful resource for all school leaders throughout your career, his book shapes your passion “dashboard” and identifies ways to lead the charge in high-impact areas including enhancing culture, leading instructional planning, boosting learner engagement, and building strong community partnerships.

DAY 3 ~ January 26, 2021

(8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Keynote with Commissioner Pender Makin

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

The State of Maine Education

 

During her keynote address, Commissioner Makin will be addressing the State of Maine Education: where we are, how far we have come and where we are going. After her keynote address, she will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ~ Concurrent Sessions

Introduction . . . .

Across her more than 20-year career, Makin has devoted herself to the mission of public education. From 1997 to 2003, she served as a classroom teacher at Fred C. Wescott Junior High School in Westbrook. She went on to became principal at The REAL (Regional Education Alternative Learning) School on Mackworth Island in Falmouth, a position she held for more than a decade from 2003 to 2015. As principal at The REAL School – an alternative and service-based high school for students who have struggled in traditional school settings – Makin and her team supported high risk students from 28 sending school districts through innovative academic and experiential programming. From 2015 until she became the Commissioner of Education, Makin served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Brunswick School Department.

Makin has served on Maine’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group since 2014. She is also a co-founder of Collaborative for Perpetual Innovation, a professional development, technical assistance and consulting company for educators, school and district leaders and counselors. Makin has served on a number of legislative work groups and committees seeking to improve educational opportunities for Maine’s students and to promote the work of Maine public schools. She also provides trainings for educators and mental health professionals and speaks at state and national conferences on topics such as restorative justice, cognitive neuroscience, dropout prevention, organizational culture and climate.

Makin was named the 2013-2014 Maine Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals’ Association and has also received the Milken Educator Award, a national distinction bestowed upon educators for exceptional educational talent, exemplary educational accomplishments, and an engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students. Makin has also won the MTV Local Hero Award.

Makin is charged with leading the state agency that administers both state education subsidy and state and federal grant programs; coordinates the authoring of the rules for Maine State education statutes passed by the Maine State Legislature; provides professional development, information, supports and resources, as well as a system for educator credentialing; and leads many collaborative opportunities and partnerships in support of local schools and districts.

Makin grew up in Saco, attended local schools, and graduated from Thornton Academy. She worked as a mate and deckhand on her father’s deep-sea fishing charter boat during the summers beginning at age eight. She earned both her B.A. in English Literature and her M.S. in School Leadership from University of Southern Maine and received her teacher certification from the University of New England’s Department of Education in 1996. She lives in Scarborough with her husband, Mike – a middle school science teacher – and their two rescue dogs.

~ Whova Platform Opens ~

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS….

 

January 8-11, 2021

Feel free to visit the website, become familiar with the platform, and visit exhibitors

 

January 12, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Visits

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

LIVE! Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

LIVE! Keynote Address: Eric Rossen

“Preventing School from Becoming the 11th ACE”

10:40 – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-Recorded and Live Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Visits

 

January 13-18, 2021

Exhibitor Visits

 

January 19, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Visits

1:00 – 1:10 p.m.

LIVE! Welcome and Introductions

1:10 – 2:40 p.m.

LIVE! Keynote Address: Adam Drummond

“Self-Care for Educators Living Through A Pandemic”

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Pre-Recorded and Live Concurrent Sessions

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Visits

 

January 20-25, 2021

Exhibitor Visits

 

January 26, 2021

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Exhibitor Visits

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

LIVE! Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

LIVE! Keynote Address: Commissioner Pender Makin

“State of Maine Education”

10:40 – 12:00 p.m.

Pre-Recorded and Live Concurrent Sessions

 

Details

Start:
January 12 @ 8:00 am
End:
January 26 @ 12:00 pm
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Venue

Online Session
Augusta, ME United States + Google Map