Strong K-12 schools are vital to the strength and sustainability of year-round island and coastal towns. Our Education team supports the students, teachers, school leaders and parents of these communities by responding to identified interests and needs, and creating opportunities for connection and collaboration.
The 2018 Island Teachers Conference (ITC) will be held Thursday, October 4 to Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. ITC is an annual conference for island and coastal educators, including teachers, administrators, and community partners. The purpose of the conference is to support island and coastal students and schools by providing high-quality, specially designed professional development for educators. The theme of this year's event is "Moving Forward Together." Early-bird registration is now open – click here for details!
The MAP Program supports island students through the college application and transition process by providing leadership training, monthly webinars, individualized support, peer mentoring, and scholarship support.
The 2017 Island Teachers Conference took place Thursday, October 5th and Friday, October 6th at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. The theme of the 2017 conference was "Small School Solutions: Meeting Island Students Where They Are."
The purpose of this information is to improve the experience of virtual meetings for facilitators and participants in order to encourage collaborative work. It includes tips for facilitators at various stages of the meeting, as well as general best practices for virtual engagement.
Living and working remotely, while collaborating with distant partners, can make meeting in-person difficult to near impossible. The possibility of meeting virtually, either for everyone or for some members of a group, can help remedy this challenge.