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Sorority invites educators to “S-T-R-E-T-C-H your Teaching” workshop

PRESQUE ISLE and BELFAST, Maine — Disciplinary literacy will be the topic of the annual “S-T-R-E-T-C-H your Teaching” Workshop for all educators, slated at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, March 16.  

Sponsored by the Maine State Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG), the educational enrichment day will start 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.

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

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,” Hendrickson said. “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.”

Registration is $40 and must be received by March 10 to be guaranteed lunch.  Preservice teachers are encouraged to attend at a cost of $10. DKG members are $20.  

Educational vendors, door prizes, and 5.5 contact hours will be available.  More details and registration forms are accessible at https://dkgmaine.weebly.com/. Send registrations to Katie Yando, 352 Hamilton Drive, Pittsfield, ME 04967.

For more information, contact Mary Whitten, maryinmaine@roadrunner.com or (207) 778-1777.  

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