150th Anniversary Event: The New Normal – Teacher Education at UMF 1864 – 2014
THE NEW NORMAL – THE CHANGING FACE OF EDUCATION
Fall 150th Events:
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ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
|10/28/2013||Michael D’Antonio – From Victims to Victory: The State Boys Rebellion||7:00pm
Emery Arts Center
|10/29/2013||Customized Learning Panel||4:30pm – 6:00pm
|10/30/2013||The Scariest Moments of My First Year Teaching”Panel||7:00pm
|11/5/2013||Allison Hepler and Laurie MacWhinnie – Maine Memory Network||1:00pm
North Dining Hall Offered by The Goldleaf Institute
|11/5/2013||Maine Teacher of the Year Roundtable||6:00pm
|11/6/2013||Dan Rothstein – The Right Question||7:00pm
|11/7/2013||Technology and Teaching: Responsibilities, Resources, Tips and Tricks!
||4:30pm – 6:00pm
|On-going||Art Gallery Display Displays and Education Timeline||UMF Gallery, UMF Student Center and UMF Education Center|
Monday, October 28th – From Victims to Victory: The State Boys and the Children’s Rights Revolution – 7:00pm – The Emery Arts Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael D’Antonio will talk about his book The State Boys Rebellion, “the amazing story of how a group of imprisoned boys won their freedom, found justice, and survived one of the darkest and least-known episodes of American history. The talk will cover the role of those inside the state school system in the larger effort to change the status of the disabled and bring about a revolution in education, public perception, and regard of individuals. Although much remains to be done, those who were there at the beginning marvel at all that has been accomplished in a historically short period of time. Mr. D’Antonio will tell one important story that takes in much of the revolution that has taken place. http://www.michaeldantonio.net/
Tuesday, October 29th – Customized Learning 4:30pm to 6:00pm – The Landing
Ms. Linda Laughlin, Assistant Superintendent in RSU 18 will host a panel of teachers who will discuss the implementation of Customized Learning in Maine schools. Come hear from Elementary, Middle-level and High School teachers. Panelists will include Pam Prescott, Belgrade Central School, Upper Elementary teacher; Elizabeth Firnkes, Messalonskee Middle School teacher; Jen Brown, James Bean School, Early Elementary Teacher; Shelly Moody, Williams Elementary School, Upper Elementary teacher; Lindsay Mahoney, Messalonskee Middle School teacher; and Erin Feldpausch, Messalonskee High School English teacher. They will bring their expertise and you can bring your questions!
Wednesday, October 30th – “The Scariest Moments of My First Year Teaching” 7:00pm – The Landing
The Student Education Association of Maine (SEAM) is pleased to sponsor a panel discussion with recent UMF graduates. This is your chance to hear what it is like to walk into your first classroom and what they wish they had known, what they have learned and what it is like to be a teacher after graduating from UMF. A whole host of Halloween themed activities will be part of this evening so come join in the fun!
Tuesday, November 5th – Maine Memory Network – The Memory Project about UMF and the Normal School, 1:00pm North Dining Hall
Presented by Allison Hepler and Laurie MacWhinnie, this event is sponsored by Goldleaf for members and open to the public. The presentation will cover student work digging into the Mantor Library Archives and studying the history of UMF, especially during the Normal School years.
Wednesday, November 6th Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions – The Right Question Institute – 7:00pm NDH A-C.
Dan Rothstein, co-director of the Right Question Institute and co-author of the book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions (Harvard Education Press), will lead an active learning experience and discussion about teaching the skill of question formulation; a deceptively simple practice that has the potential to transform learning for all students.
When students learn to produce their own questions, improve their questions and strategize on how to use them they:
· Become more engaged in their learning
· Take more ownership
· Learn more
Learning to ask questions may be the single most important learning technology available to us all. It is also a simple powerful practice that costs nothing and has remarkable staying power once learned. The skill of question formulation is, however, hardly ever deliberately taught to all students. Even if they learn just enough to give the “right answers” and pass their tests, to become better and more self-directed learners and more successful in the workplace and as citizens contributing to a democratic society, they need to learn to ask their own questions.
You are invited to a unique opportunity to actively learn how students can develop the ability to ask their own questions and contribute to a discussion about how this could help improve education on all levels. http://rightquestion.org/
Because of the interactive nature of this evening, seating will be on a first-come basis.
Dan Rothstein will also present in classes upon request.
Thursday, November 7th Technology and Teaching: Responsibilities, Resources, Tips and Tricks!
The Landing, Olsen Student Center - 4:30 – 6:00pm
Coordinated by Sarah Irish, a panel of teachers representing high school, middle school elementary and early elementary school will talk about their use of technology in the classroom. They will share tips about how technology helps classroom management, assessment, best teaching practice with technology and also their favorite tools and resources. Bring your questions! Join Sarah Irish, TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School; Dan Ryder, Mt. Blue High School; Andrea York, Dixfield Elementary; and Mauri Dufour, Washburn Elementary, Auburn and learn about their best tips, tricks and resources.
On-going – Displays from the Mantor Library Archives in Mantor Library, the KCMC, and the lobby display case in the Education Center. Timeline of important events in education and at UMF during the past 150 years in the student center. Art Gallery exhibit created by Sarah Maline and students.
Scheduled events are subject to change. Please check back for further details.