The 2019 Island Teachers Conference will be held in Rockland—at the Island Institute (and various additional locations) on Thursday, October 10th and at the new Mid-Coast School of Technology facility on Friday, October 11, 2019.
Hosted by the Island Institute since 1987, the Island Teachers Conference is an annual networking and professional development opportunity for island and coastal educators who share both the challenges and advantages of teaching in small, rural and geographically isolated communities. The conference provides a welcome respite from the professional isolation that many island educators experience. At the conference, participants and presenters have the opportunity to network, create and strengthen collaborations, and take part in high quality professional development specifically designed for the unique needs of island schools.
Three categories of professional development offered at the Island Teachers Conference include:
- Content specific, in-depth trainings (on Thursday)
- School-to-school and school-to-community collaborations
- Workshops and presentations (including offerings for administrators and school board members)
For a draft agenda, information of RFP submissions, and further details, visit the Island Teachers Conference page.
Pender Makin, Maine Department of Education Commissioner
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like more information about the conference! For more information, please email Yvonne Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.