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Registration is now open for King's
2nd annual Fall Institute

Monday, November 6th and Tuesday, November 7th

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About the Institute

The Fall Institute is an opportunity for educators from across New England to explore King’s instructional model, to observe students engaged in authentic tasks, and to apply what they have learned to their own practice.  Each day will include opportunities to observe students in action, to learn from school faculty and leadership, and to plan with colleagues. The Fall Institute is focused around two key components of King Middle School:

Monday, November 6th Focus:  Project-based approach to curriculum design  

  • Planning Learning Expeditions
  • Generating High Quality Student Work
  • Analyzing Essential School Systems and Structures
  • Celebrating Student Learning
  • Maintaining a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Tuesday, November 7th  Focus: Proficiency-based education and assessment practices 

  • Transitioning to a Standards-Based School Model
  • Developing Habits of Work and Learning 
  • Building a Strong Academic Community
  • Monitoring Student Learning with Student-Engaged Assessment Strategies
  • Supporting English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs 

Registration Information
Cost: $200 per day (breakfast and lunch included)
For more information, contact: 
Peter Hill
Teaching Strategist
(207) 874-8140 
hillp@portlandschools.org


Attend a Day-long Professional Development Seminar at King Middle School

King welcomes hundreds of visitors every year. These daylong professional development seminars are conducted by King's leadership team and can be designed to meet your school's needs. Visitors often come to learn about our EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) model, standards-based grading design, and Habits of Work and Learning curriculum. In addition to these topics, participants interact with students and teachers, explore how King maintains a culture of continuous improvement, and consider what changes could be made at the participants' schools. 

Leadership teams and teaching teams are encouraged to attend. To inquire about up-coming seminars, or to arrange a professional development seminar, contact Peter Hill (hillp@portlandschools.org)
 at (207) 874-8140 with any questions or to arrange a visit.