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    • 29 May 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Reach Higher Maine is a coalition of Maine education & workforce professionals with the goal of helping to expose Maine students to education and career opportunities by helping to support school counselors in their work. Reach Higher Maine has developed a series of free webinars designed to provide school counselors & those working with students tools to use in their college and career readiness programs. 

    Upcoming Webinar: Help Students Support Strengths of Others: Creating a student based supportive environment 

    When: May 29th 2018, 3:00 PM 

    Description: A supportive learning environment helps students build their confidence and enable them to achieve to their fullest potential. In this webinar we will talk to educators around the state on how they foster an environment of kindness in their school, help students support each other and the changes they have noticed in their students. 


     Tamara Ranger, Reading Interventionist, Skowhegan Area Middle School. 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year 

     Angela Avery, School Counselor, Biddeford Middle School. 2016 ME School Counselor of the Year 

     Jenn Dorman, English and Language Arts, Skowhegan Area Middle School.2015 State of Maine Teacher of the Year 

     Jean Butler, Principal, Solon Elementary School and Garret Schenck Elementary School. Career Exploration Program. 2012 National Blue Ribbon School. 

    The webinar is free and will provide a certificate of completion upon request as well as access to the Discussion Board where you can ask questions of the presenters or the rest of the attendees. We are hoping this will encourage attendees to share best practices. 

    Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6753768155694881281 

    The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the Reach Higher Maine Google Classroom for later viewing. Note: You will need to be logged into a Google email (@Gmail.com) account to get access to the Google Classroom. To access Reach Higher Maine Google Classroom go to https://classroom.google.com/ and click on the “+” sign in the upper right hand corner. Join code is 1bs991n. 

    Past webinars available on the Reach Higher Maine Google Classroom include: 

     Overview & Preparation Tips for the NextGen Accuplacer 

     Implementing Internships & Apprenticeships in Your School 

     The New CTE Pathway to Maine’s Proficiency Diploma 

     Summer Opportunities That Help Students Prepare for Next Steps after Graduation 

     Summer Melt – What is it and what can be done to prevent it 

    For more information please contact Reach Higher Maine at ReachHigherMaine@gmail.com 

    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • University of Southern Maine, Portland in the Abromson Center.

    On Friday, June 1st we will hold our MCDAAnnual Conference. We have a great keynote speaker, Paul Timmins (NCDA President), a panel discussing the 21st century skills gap, and 11 workshops in the afternoon. Click here to see more information about the day.

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