Disciplinary Literacy is the topic of the annual “S-T-R-E-T-C-H your Teaching” workshop for all educators set for Saturday, March 16, at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., #3, in Belfast.

Sponsored by the Maine State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma, the educational enrichment day will begin with a panel discussion hosted by the Maine Department of Education Secondary Team at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., according to a news release from the organization.

The day-long workshop will feature 10 professional development sessions presented by Maine educators on teaching strategies and implementation of effective lessons. Classroom-related topics will include technology, interdisciplinary projects, experiential learning, investing, archival techniques, communication strategies, purposeful reading, massage and more.

Both the international and state organizations of DKG support professional development of all educators to help improve classroom instructional practices and strategies that directly impact students.

Maine State Organization of DKG President Elaine Hendrickson of Presque Isle said, “I am very excited that our keynote panel from the Maine Department of Secondary Education Team will be sharing, ‘Disciplinary Literacy: What Makes Us Different.’ As a former science and literacy teacher, I know how important it is to teach our students how to read the text of the discipline they are studying. It not only includes learning the writing style and vocabulary of the content, but also learning to how to read the accompanying charts, graphs, and illustrations included. A must for all educators of all subjects!,” according to the release.

Registration will cost $30 for active and retired educators if received by Feb. 15, or $40 after that date and must be received by March 10 to be guaranteed lunch. Preservice teachers are encouraged to attend at a cost of $10. The fee for DKG members is $20.

Registrations should be mailed to Katie Yando, 352 Hamilton Drive, Pittsfield, ME 04967. Further questions can be addressed to Mary Whitten, 102 Easy St., Litchfield, ME 04350, email [email protected] or call 778-1777.

Educational vendors, door prizes, and 5.5 contact hours are available.

For more details and registration forms, visit alphapsimaine.weebly.com/index.html.


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