Great Schools Partnership

2016 MPA Summer Leadership Retreat

The 2016 Mmpa-logoPA Summer Leadership Retreat, sponsored by the Maine Principals’ Association, in collaboration with Great Schools Partnership, is an annual three-day retreat for leadership teams to:
  • Build internal leadership capacity
  • Learn about and develop specific strategies to effectively implement proficiency-based learning with emphasis on policy, practice and community engagement;
  • Utilize a school improvement coach to support the completion of data analysis, receive feedback on your work, and suggest best practices and promising approaches based on the unique context of your school or district; and;
  • Leave with a completed comprehensive school improvement plan for the coming year that is informed by the cycle of action and specific feedback from colleagues from other schools.

Schools are responsible for implementing the important changes taking place at the state level including proficiency-based graduation, Common Core, educator effectiveness, and other important local priorities.

This retreat will allow leadership teams to connect and spend time focusing on the development of an actionable plan for the upcoming school year. Team members will participate in workshops, informational sessions, and engage in dedicated team planning time with coaches who are available to facilitate and support a successful experience.

Workshop Sessions

We are organizing the breakout sessions into the following three broad areas:

1. Leadership  
Workshops in this strand will focus on the successful elements and practices of high-functioning teams, school and district planning, and professional learning groups.

2. Proficiency-Based Learning
Workshops in this strand will address grading and reporting, habits of work, instructional planning, assessment, and Guiding Principles.

3. Engagement
Workshops in this strand will focus on the ways to cultivate student voice and choice, authentic community engagement, and communicating school improvement efforts.

Opening Session: Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Action Planning Information

Session A: Wednesday, June 22, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Proficiency-Based Learning 101

Reporting Student Progress in Habits of Work

Approaching Leadership + Change Mindfully

Creating a Culture of Collaboration Through Shared Leadership

Talking About Proficiency: What You Need to Know

Session B: Wednesday, June 22, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Making Quality Learning for All Students

School + District Planning for Proficiency-Based Learning

Talking About Proficiency: What You Need to Know

How Can You Increase Student Voice Across the School?

Session C: Thursday, June 24, 8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Classroom Practice that Supports Proficiency

Transcripts, Profiles, + Student Recognition

School + District Planning for Proficiency-Based Learning

Approaching Leadership + Change Mindfully

Session D: Thursday, June 24, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Reporting Student Progress in Habits of Work

Maximizing Professional Learning: Taking PLG to the Next Level

Entry Points for Effective School + Community Engagement

Other Information

Event Information