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October 2013

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Politics Then and Now: Former Maine Govenor Kenneth M. Curtis

Politics Then and Now: Former Maine Govenor Kenneth M. Curtis

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center

Hosted by the Muskie School of Public Service, each speaker in the series will address timely and important questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course? What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

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Politics Then and Now: Former State Senator Libby Mitchell

Politics Then and Now: Former State Senator Libby Mitchell

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center

Hosted by the Muskie School of Public Service, each speaker in the series will address timely and important questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course? What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

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Proficiency-Based Diplomas: Resources and Materials to Help You on Your Journey

Proficiency-Based Diplomas: Resources and Materials to Help You on Your Journey

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: 
7th Floor, Glickman Library, USM Portland Campus

Hosted by the USM School of Education and Human Development Advisory Council, the two-hour program features a panel discussion where teams of high school staff will be introduced to resources and action strategies they can use in this important work. USM and representatives from a number of education organizations will participate in this panel discussion.

Panelists will include:

  • Glenn Cummings, moderator, USM
  • Jeanne Crocker, Maine Principals’ Association
  • Diana Doiron, Maine Department of Education
  • David Ruff, Great Schools Partnership

Open to the public; $25 registration fee * Net proceeds will support the invested and spendable endowed School of Education and Human Development Community Scholarship fund for students

For more information and to register: http://www.usm.maine.edu/pdc/proficiency-based-diplomas-resources-and-materials-help-you-your-journey

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Politics Then and Now: U.S. Senator Angus King

Politics Then and Now: U.S. Senator Angus King

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall, Wischamper Center

Hosted by the Muskie School of Public Service, each speaker in the series will address timely and important questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course? What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

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Fourth Annual Reading Matters to Maine: English Language Development & Reading Instruction for English language Learners with Claude Goldenberg, Ph.D., Stanford University, Graduate School of Education

Fourth Annual Reading Matters to Maine: English Language Development & Reading Instruction for English language Learners with Claude Goldenberg, Ph.D., Stanford University, Graduate School of Education

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, October 21, 2013, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall (Room 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Andrea Stairs, Ph.D.
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5971
Contact Email: 
astairs@usm.maine.edu

Dr. Goldenberg will present research findings about what most challenges teachers of English language learners: promoting development in two distinct but related and complex domains:oral language and reading. He will highlight what we know—and don’t know yet—about this important intersection of skills.

A graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at Los Angeles, Professor Goldenberg has taught at Stanford University Graduate School of Education since 2007. Recent publications include Research on English Learner Instruction in Breaking Through: Effective Instruction & Assessment for Reaching English Learners (M. Calderon, editor, 2012), and Reading Instruction for English Language Learners in the IRA’s Handbook of Reading Research, Vol. IV (2011). A recent article by Professor Goldenberg, Unlocking the Research on English Learners: What We Know—and Don’t Yet Know—about Effective Instruction, appeared in this summer’s AFT’s American Educator, Vol. 37, No. 2.

Following Dr. Goldenberg’s talk, a panel of Maine ELL teachers, students, and advocates as well as the speaker will respond to audience questions and comments.

Free and Open to All. Contact hours available for teachers.

Co-sponsored by the University of Southern Maine’s Department of Literacy, Language, and Culture and Southern Maine Area Resource Team (SMART) for Schools

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 
 
 
Politics Then and Now: Former Maine Legislator Peter Mills

Politics Then and Now: Former Maine Legislator Peter Mills

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Lee Community Hall (Rm 133), Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
Contact Name: 
Susan Morrow
Contact Phone: 
(207) 228-8181
Contact Email: 
smorrow@usm.maine.edu
 Peter Mills

Peter Mills
Former Maine Legislator

Lecture given as part of the Fall 2013 Speaker Series
"Politics Then and Now, In Maine and the Nation."

Event is free and open to the public.

Peter Mills, Republican, served in the Maine Legislature from 1994 to 2010, acting as the Republican leader on the Tax, Labor, Judiciary, and Appropriations, Education, and Health & Human Services Committees. He has been outspoken advocate for change in our tax and school funding systems, and has worked across the aisle to pass bipartisan reforms in health care and education. Since 2011, Mills has served as the Executive Director of the Maine Turnpike Authority, having been nominated to the post by Governor Paul LePage.  


Full list of speakers for "Politics Then and Now"

About the series:

We’ve come a long way since President John F. Kennedy characterized politics as “a noble calling,” to today, when the nation’s political system is routinely described as “dysfunctional” and the political atmosphere in Washington and Augusta as “poisonous.”

Competition and cooperation co-exist in all healthy systems, side by side and sometimes cheek-by-jowel, to advance the system’s purposes. Whether it is a forest ecosystem, the human body, a large bureaucracy, or an economic system, its elements compete for resources to meet their own needs, even as they act to contribute to the survival and persistence of the system itself.  Somewhere along the way from the 1960s, the U.S. political system lost sight of this important principle, threatening its public credibility, trust, and purposes.

Each speaker in the series will address these timely and important questions:

  • How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation?  And, how has that changed today?
  • How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course?
  • What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

Brought to you by the Muskie School of Public Service and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Maine



Sponsored by:      

    

       

 

Cutler Family Fund

       

 


         Peter Mills           

   
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SMART Learing Lab hosts open house for after-school tutoring program

SMART Learing Lab hosts open house for after-school tutoring program

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
62 School Street, Gorham, ME 04038
Contact Name: 
Dr. Alexis Kiburis
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-5054
Contact Email: 
alexis.kiburis@maine.edu

The new SMART for Schools Learning Lab at the University of Southern Maine will host an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the USM Gorham campus to present educators, parents, students, and community members with information about the lab’s exciting new after-school tutoring program for elementary students in Maine.

Attendees will meet lab tutors, graduate assistants from the USM doctoral program in school psychology and literacy education certificate of advanced study program, as well as the lab director, Dr. Alexis Kiburis. Brief presentations on lab services will provide an overview of the SMART educational philosophy, instructional approach, and use of assessment tools. Attendees will also learn more about the supervised, applied learning experiences graduate assistants receive while working in the lab.

The SMART Learning Lab is an after-school tutoring program that provides free or low-cost services for kindergarten through fifth grade students who are reading below grade level. Students are not required to reside in Gorham to access the lab; currently, the lab works with students from Yarmouth, Portland, and Windham and is accepting new students from towns or districts in southern Maine.

The SMART Learning Lab is funded through a generous three-year grant from the Reading Matters to Maine Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The open house will be held at the lab, which is housed at 62 School Street, Gorham. Attendees are welcome to stop by at any time during the event.

To learn more about the SMART Learning Lab or the open house, visit http://smartlearninglab.org/  or contact Dr. Alexis Kiburis at 780-5054 or alexis.kiburis@maine.edu .

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Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank

Politics Then and Now: Former U.S. Congressman Barney Frank

Event Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 
Abromson Center, Hannaford Lecture Hall

Hosted by the Muskie School of Public Service, each speaker in the series will address timely and important questions such as: How was politics “played” in earlier times in Maine and the nation? How has that changed today? How did this come about? What are the implications for the state and the nation of our continuing along this path? And, what will it take to change course? What does Maine have to offer the nation in this regard, based on our experience here?

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 
 
 
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