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|Central Collaborative||Leonard Middle School Old Town 5:30pm – 8:00pm, first Wednesday of each month. Click Here for Directions|
|Downeast Collaborative||Hancock County Technical Center (Ellsworth) 5:30pm – 8:00pm, second Tuesday of each month. Click Here for Directions|
|Midcoast Collaborative||Searsport District High School 5:30pm – 8:00pm, fourth Tuesday of each month. Click Here for Directions|
What happens at collaboratives?
Collaboratives are typically attended by middle school physical and earth science teachers, as well as elementary school teachers, high school teachers, and math teachers from all grades.
A typical collaborative serves multiple agendas, some of which are:
- social time with colleagues across the disciplines and grades, typically accompanied by good (free) food
- a showcase of some piece of middle school curriculum, since we’re involved in a curriculum evaluation process (though not in the collaboratives)
- some talk about other goings-on in the partnership, such as updates on coming conferences and professional development activities, or discussion of the curriculum evaluation process
- a discussion of teaching and learning in different disciplines, at different ages
- and a whole lot more
Obviously, we can’t do all of these in a single meeting, because a collaborative is only 2 1/2 hours long. There’s always time for food and talk, though!
Who can attend
Collaboratives are open. Primary partners are grade 6 to 9 physical science teachers, but math teachers and life sciences teachers, as well as K-5 teachers and grade 10-12 teachers, are also invited.