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We do hope that you are enjoying the summer. We are excited to meet with you and your leadership team to discuss the expansion of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) to our high schools and career and technical education centers. All educators and administrators in grades 9-12 will receive professional development, equipment, and support, beginning with the 2007-2008 school year. This initiative is a critical next step in supporting Maine educators to prepare all secondary students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century.


The MLTI staff will be convening professional learning opportunities in all regions of the state throughout the 2007-2008 school year. Technology tools available through the MLTI Project will support state-wide literacy and numeracy efforts and promote 21st century strategies for improved learning opportunities for our students. Administrators and their school-based leadership teams will have opportunities to work with other high schools and career and technical education centers on planning and implementing literacy and numeracy programs connected to systemic secondary school redesign. These meetings assure that this is a learning initiative rather than simply a laptop distribution program.

Leadership teams will be convened in each of the 9 superintendent regions. These critical regional meetings will ensure understanding of the scope, context and agreements of this initiative. It is crucial that the building principal be present for the meeting to receive the administrative passwords for their building.


For these regional meetings, each leadership team should include 5 members: the principal, librarian, tech coordinator and two additional teacher-leaders (one of these should be designated as the MLTI stipended Lead Teacher). At this first meeting we will seek feedback from your team that will guide us as we plan meaningful, appropriate, and supportive professional development for your staff.


The agenda and locations are as follows:

  • Leadership team members should each bring a new MLTI device to their meeting.
  • Please bring a copy of any documents that reflect the plans you have for your school during the 07-08 school year.
  • 8:30- 9:00
    • Registration and connectivity
  • 9:00-12:00
    • Introductions
    • Vision and purpose of the initiative
    • Hopes and Fears
    • Critical elements of professional development
    • Role of stipended teacher leader
    • Job alike meetings (Principals, teacher leaders/librarians, tech leads)
    • Successes and challenges of the project
  • 12:00 to 1:00
    • Lunch on your own.
  • 1:15-3:00
    • Your Resources: MLTI staff, Apple, Literacy, Numeracy and Professional Learning Community Development
    • Team Time
    • Assessment of the Project-research and data collection from each school
    • Distribution of Administrative password

Regional Locations and Dates:

  • Aroostook — September 17 — University of Maine at Presque Isle
  • Hancock — September 20 — Hancock County Technical Center, Ellsworth
  • Kennebec — September 21 — The Grandeur Sun, Waterville
  • York — September 25  — TBD
  • Penquis — September 26 — TBD
  • Washington — September 27 — University of Maine at Machias
  • Western — Maine September 28 — University of Maine at Farmington
  • Cumberland — October 2 — University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus
  • MidCoast — October 3 — TBD

We look forward to meeting with you and your leadership team to partner on this 21st Century journey!


Should you have any questions, please contact Laura Brown, MLTI Project Assistant, at (207) 624-6746, or by email at


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