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King Middle School: Culture of Continuous Improvement

Site Seminar

  • City Portland, ME
  • Dates

  • Grade Level

    6-8

  • Audience

    Educators

  • Eligibility

    Public

King Middle School is one of the highest performing middle schools in the state of Maine and serves the most ethnically and economically diverse population in the state. One-third of King’s 550 students are foreign born and speak 31 different languages. King has been part of the EL network for over 20 years and serves as a mentor school. We will share how King transformed over time, and delve into how King has maintained a vibrant culture of continuous improvement. The site seminar will showcase model expeditions that are tied to state and Common Core standards, rich with authentic fieldwork experiences and have high-quality products. Through the lens of expeditions, participants will gain insight into how we use student-engaged assessment practices, including our implementation of standards-based grading. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn from a veteran staff and an acclaimed leadership team, who have built a positive and highly successful school culture.

Registration opens March 1, 2018.