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King Middle School: Culture of Continuous Improvement

Site Seminar

  • City Portland, ME
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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.