Visit King

Registration is now open for King's
st annual Site Seminar

Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th

Click Here to Register

About the Site Seminar

The Site Seminar will share how King maintains a vibrant culture of continuous improvement. See how students and teachers constantly strive for improved success through project based curriculum design, proficiency based learning, and character instruction.

This two-day seminar will feature workshops, break out sessions, and celebrations of learning. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine student work, talk with teachers, learn from school leaders, interact with students and network with colleagues.   

About King

Located in downtown Portland, Maine, King Middle School is a diverse, innovative and high performing public school where students are tasked with real world learning opportunities and challenged to produce meaningful and high quality work.  

As an EL Education Mentor School, King is a leader in developing and implementing cutting-edgeproject based learning and proficiency based education practices.

Thursday May 17th Focus: Learning Expeditions 

  • Crewy8 culm event
  • Expedition Planning
  • Authentic Fieldwork 
  • High Quality Final Products
  • Celebrations of Learning
  • EL Education as a School Design

Friday, May 18th Focus: Student Character and Proficiency Based Learning

  • Habits of Work and Learningyork 8 cu
  • Building Strong Communities
  • King’s Grading Guide
  • Student Led Conferencing
  • Enhancing Character 
  • Student Engaged Assessment
  • School Leadership Structures
  • Effective Instruction for English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs

Registration Information
Cost: $400 for the two day conference (breakfast and lunch included)
For more information, contact: 
Peter Hill
Teaching Strategist
(207) 874-8140

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 (
 at (207) 874-8140 with any questions or to arrange a visit.