New England Secondary School Consortium

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Maine LIS Network Meetings

For additional information, email Reed Dyer.
Archived Meetings
September 20, 2019 | Freeport High School

Jumpstart the school year with a day of learning and collaboration with members of the League of Innovative Schools from across Maine.

This will be our only Maine LIS event of the year, so we hope every LIS school will be able to send a team to Freeport to reflect on your own practices, gather resources, and learn from colleagues as you dive into 2019-20. 

Our lens for the day will be educational equity, as we focus on how to ensure just outcomes for every student. Participants are encouraged to suggest topics for deeper discussion and problem-solving. We also hope scheduling the event on a Friday allows many of you to take advantage of all the town of Freeport has to offer after the event.

March 15, 2019 | Maine Alternative Education Consortium
Alternative Education Consortium Welcome
Alternative Education Consortium Contact List

Presentation Slides
Designing for Engagement – League of Innovative Schools
Social-Emotional Learning – DHS Alternative Ed
Student Selection Methodology – Freeport High School
Attendance – Gardiner Area High School
Alternative Ed Curriculum Models – Hampden Academy
Academic Motivation – Orono High School
Community Involvement and Experiences – Pequawkquet Valley Alternative School/Fryeburg Academy
Resources from REACH School
Curriculum: Models, Examples and Methods – RSU 24 Sumner Memorial High School
Social and Emotional Learning – Westbrook High School

February 5, 2019 | Bonny Eagle

LIS presentation slides
Bonny Eagle Middle School presentation slides
Bonny Eagle High School presentation slides
Collaborative discussion protocol 
Questions for examining grading and reporting systems
Transcript design features
Redos and retakes done right
12 Steps to creating a successful redo and retake policy
Formative assessment design guide
Assessment for learning overview
Interventions and supports action steps
Formative Assessment Strategies-Bonny Eagle
Artifacts 1
Artifacts 2

What is possible through collaboration?

The League of Innovative Schools is proud to offer this unique opportunity for both high-school and middle-level educators to come together for a day of learning and sharing at Bonny Eagle High School and Bonny Eagle Middle School. As a district, SAD 6 has been deeply committed to making significant changes in order to improve student outcomes, and they will share the many ways they have leveraged the power of collaboration towards that effort. The Bonny Eagle team will also highlight specific, researched-based Assessment For Learning strategies that they are implementing, through a multi-year collaborative effort with faculty at the University of Southern Maine, to raise student engagement and achievement.

In addition, middle-level educators will visit 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classrooms spending most of the day working and interacting with other middle school staff. This will allow teachers and leaders to dive more deeply into the particular challenges of implementing proficiency-based practices in middle schools.  At the same time, high school educators will spend much of the day at the high school, visiting classes, learning with high school leaders and teachers, and considering school improvement from a high-school perspective. We will also gather in small-groups to interact and learn from students, who will share their perspective on collaboration, proficiency, and effective teaching and learning.

November 6, 2018 | Noble High School

Noble High School is known for its student-centered practices and efforts to provide personalized learning opportunities that meet the needs of all of its students.  During this visit, participants will spend time in classrooms to see teaching & learning in action and have the opportunity to learn lessons about instructional practices, proficiency-based systems, and Noble’s grading and reporting approaches. We will also hear directly from students about their experiences and perspectives. Participants are also encouraged to suggest topics for deeper discussion and problem solving, and we will facilitate collaborative learning and sharing among all participants.

LIS Presentation slides
Noble Presentation slides
Noble Personalized Learning 2018-19

May 10, 2018 | Supporting Maine Students through Effective Transcripts and School Profiles

January 25, 2018 | Madison Area Memorial High School

As Madison transitions through a number of changes to improve student outcomes and develop a successful proficiency system, educators there are excited to share their lessons and facilitate conversations around how all Maine schools can implement personalized learning.  

Participants will spend time in classrooms to see teaching & learning in action and have the opportunity to sit and work directly with other teachers in their content area. We will also hear from students about their experience.

Additionally, participants are encouraged to suggest topics for deeper discussion and problem-solving, and we will plan for focused protocols with prepared resources to facilitate collaborative learning and sharing among all participants.

Meeting Materials:

November 8, 2017 | Traip Academy

Our first in-state League of Innovative Schools meeting of the year will be held at Traip Academy in Kittery on November 8th. Traip is on-schedule to award diplomas based on proficiency for the class of 2018, and faculty and students have much to share about their journey. Areas of focus will include clarity of competencies and learning targets, interventions, assessment, and student engagement and ownership in learning. Visitors will spend time in classrooms, engage with Traip students and faculty, and take part in learning groups on topics of your choice.  The event is free of charge for LIS schools and lunch will be provided. We hope you can bring a team from your school to learn and network together.

Presentation slides
Observation Tool

April 27, 2016 | Windham High School

April 27, 2016
Windham High School, Windham, ME
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Download the Agenda + Materials

In order to have a meeting that truly helps you consider your work and challenges associated with Personalized Learning (Proficiency + Pathways) and gain valuable feedback from your colleagues, we have structured the meeting in a way that will emulate a Professional Learning Group (PLG) and will use protocols focused on dilemmas or refining work. 

November 18, 2015 | Nokomis High School