Professional Development Center

Educator Forum: Surviving the First Few Years

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 4:30-6:00pm

University Events Room, 7th floor, Glickman Library

314 Forest Ave, Portland, ME

Downloadable Flyer (PDF)


Register here:

Alternatively, download a PDF registration form.

Cost for attendance is $15 per person, and includes certificate for 1.5 contact hours. Light refreshments will be provided.

NOTE: If you do not end up attending, payment is still due, as your registration holds a spot for you and is figured into the head count for refreshments. If you cancel your registration by February 5, your fee will be waived/refunded.


Connect, share stories, ask questions, and troubleshoot your first few years in the classroom. Topics to be discussed could include: connecting at the start of the year, classroom routines, parent communication, teams, and finding something that centers you. We will work together to debrief and discuss common speed bumps, obstacles and mistakes we had in the first few years of teaching. Hopefully, you can come away with tips, and answers to your questions so that your years can move smoother and keep you in the game longer.


Mr. Morgan Cuthbert, Grade 7 Math/Science Teacher, Frank H Harrison Middle School
2016 Cumberland County Teacher of the Year, 2011 Milken Educator, USM ETEP graduate

Ms. Sarah Hirschfeld, High School Science Teacher, Yarmouth High School


What are Educator Forums?

Educator Forums are professional development events for educators of similar positions or responsibilities to explore new or best practices in their field. Forums provide an opportunity for educators to engage with peers, build new understandings from prior knowledge, and reflect on past practices.

Contact the PDC with any questions:

Julie Marsh, Program Coordinator
Professional Development Center