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Professional Development

MEA Conference Proposal System

Apply to present at the 2018 MEA Quality Schools Summit

Proposals to Present Are Due January 19, 2018

You will be notified of the status of your application by January 29, 2018.

Proposal Submission Tips

  1. All proposals must be entered on the Google form linked below.  It may be useful to write a draft of your responses in a Word file and then cut and paste your answers.
  2. Sessions that are interactive, fun, thought-provoking, and lead to lead to student engagement will be given priority.
  3. Presenters who are not school employees, but instead work with schools, are encouraged to include practicioners as co-presenters.
  4. Sessions that address the needs of educational technicians and school support staff (bus drivers, custodians, food service, etc.) are strongly encouraged.
  5. Sessions will be 90 minutes long.  Presenters should strive to use a lecture format for no more than 1/3 of that time.  
  6. The intent of this conference is to promote the mission, vision, and values of the MEA and should align with its vision: Great public schools for every Maine student.

Proposal Review Process

Submissions will be reviewed by MEA staff using the proposal criteria set for the conference.

Proposal Criteria

  1. To what degree does the proposal address the MEA’s mission, vision, and values, and the selected area of focus?
  2. To what degree does the proposal address improvements in teaching practice, student learning or the working lives of MEA members?
  3. To what degree does the proposal model best practices in adult learning?
  4. To what degree does the proposal describe a session that will be interactive, fun, thought-provoking, and lead to lead to student engagement?

Conference Areas of Focus

Family and Community Connections

Proficiency-Based Education

Project-Based Learning in all grades

Issues in Special Education

ESP Career Development

Collaboration (between teacher and admin, ed techs and teachers, parents and staff, etc.)

Social Emotional Learning



Social, Racial, and Economic Justice

You will be contacted by Monday, Jan. 29, with a decision or for more information.

Please contact Dan Allen at (207) 622-4418, ext. 2223, with questions.

MEA Quality Schools Summit Proposal Request

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