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2020 Maine Education Symposium

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This December, Educate Maine is bringing together hundreds of educators, business and civic leaders, policymakers, national thought leaders, and diverse individuals from across our state's institutions and communities. Participants share in-depth knowledge, innovative ideas, and timely strategies for helping all Maine people reach their highest educational potential. 
We've planned two days of informative breakout sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, and educator recognition that highlight the great work Maine is doing to educate all of our citizens - from cradle to career - and what actions we can take to strengthen our educational pipeline.
Whatever your background, there is something for you. And now it is easier than ever to attend! Join us from the comfort of your own home or office! Prepare to be inspired.

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· Stage
Welcome & Keynotes
Hear from national and state-level leaders on Social and Emotional Learning. Learn about best practices and resources available nationally and in Maine.
· Sessions
Breakout Sessions 1&2
Breakout sessions will focus on SEL and equity work related to the MaineSpark tracks with a focus on social emotional learning
· Sessions
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Facilitated small groups discussions to identify action steps to support SEL and Equity
· Expo
Login & Explore
Take this time to check technology and meet with our sponsors and vendors
· Stage
Educate Maine welcomes you to the 2020 Education Symposium
· Expo
Participant & Speaker Support
Open throughout the day for event support
· Sessions
High School Career Exploration: Experiences in the Workplace
WEX Junior Associate Program and the IDEXX Information Technology Career Exploration Program
Mariah Cunningham-Knaus
· Sessions
A Rising Retail Lifts All Boats
Maine Business Education Partnership: How the RISE Up Credential Enhances Maine's Workforce
Curtis Picard Mari O'Neil
· Sessions
Maine's Biggest Threat to Our Economic Future
Youth & Family Outreach
Camelia Babson-Haley Melissa Cilley
· Sessions
How Maine’s Education Community Came Together to Increase Equity for Maine Students in the Middle of a Global Pandemic
Maine Department of Education & Educators Panel: The Learning Space, MOOSE, and More
Emily Doughty Page Nichols Tamara Ranger
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All Learning Counts: Increasing Adult Attainment of Quality Credentials and Understanding Recognition of Learning Potential
New England Board of Higher Education
Charlotte Peyser
· Sessions
The Gentlemen: Evolution of an Equity Initiative
Lyman Moore Middle School
Abdi Ali Jake Giessman Jane Hubley
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Collaborating to Support Students Through Career Focused College Pathways
Thomas College
Ed Cervone
· Stage
Morning Keynote
Hear from Mike Simonds, Chief Operating Officer at Unum
Mike Simonds
· Expo
Meet with sponsors and community organizations
· Sessions
Education Inside and Outside the Bars in Maine
University of Southern Maine
Katherine Darling
· Sessions
Business Partnerships and Workforce Development
Manufacturers Association of Maine and Destination Occupation
Rachel Knight Lisa G Martin
· Sessions
Freedom in Her Voice: Closing the Confidence Gap and Developing Female Leaders
Mary Axelsen, Vice President Human Resources, EnviroLogix
Mary Axelsen
· Sessions
The Future of Higher Education
Scott Galloway, Author & Professor, New York University Stern School of Business
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Make It Happen! College Readiness for English Language Learners and Multilingual Students
Portland Public Schools
Daniela Aryaie Danielle Wong Timothy Cronin
· Sessions
Development of Partners for Children: Business and School Collaboration
United Way of Greater Portland
Jennifer Burns Lisa Morrissette Alexis Jones Angela Atkinson Duina
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Aroostook Treaty Education Center: Connecting to Maine’s Indigenous Cultures & Communities
Wabanaki Nations
· Expo
Lunch Break
Take an opportunity to stretch your legs, eat lunch, and meet with our sponsors and vendors
· Stage
Leadership Keynote & Awards
Hear from Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year, followed by Maine Educator Leadership recognition and presentation of the Wes Bonney Award
· Sessions
Comprehensive Dual Enrollment in Rural Education
RSU #38 - Maranacook Area Schools
Kimberly Ray
· Sessions
Maine's Micro-Credential EcoSystem: A Key in Maine's "New Normal"
University of Maine System
Lisa Larson Claire Sullivan
· Sessions
Moving From Trauma Informed to Trauma Responsive
Biddeford School Department
Wendy  LeBlanc Andrew Young Margaret Pitts
· Sessions
Transforming Talent, Infrastructure and Innovation
Presented by the Maine Economic Recovery Committee
Joshua Broder
· Sessions
Aquaculture ME: A Network Connecting Classrooms to Communities
Maine Sea Grant
Morgan Cuthbert
· Sessions
Help Us Stay: Supporting and Retaining Educators of Color
Great Schools Partnership
Christina Horner Kate Gardoqui
· Expo
Meet with sponsors and community organizations
· Networking
Virtual Networking
Meet 1:1 with Educators, Business Leaders, Speakers, and Community Members - find common ground and connections to take action


Daniela Aryaie

Student, University of Southern Maine

Kate Gardoqui

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership

Christina Horner

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership

Abdi Ali

Educational Technician, Lyman Middle School

Page Nichols

Chief Innovation Officer, Maine Department of Education

Rachel Knight

Founder and CEO, Destination Occupation

Emily Doughty

Educator Effectiveness Coordinator, Maine Department of Education

Danielle Wong

Site Coordinator, Portland Public Schools

Melissa Cilley

Board Vice Chair, Youth & Family Outreach

Ed Cervone

Executive Director of CIE, VP of Innovative Partnerships, Thomas College

Camelia Babson-Haley

Executive Director, Youth & Family Outreach

Tamara Ranger

Educator Excellence Coordinator, Maine Department of Education

Morgan Cuthbert

Educator, Frank H. Harrison Middle School

Lisa Morrissette

Director of Marketing, Dead River Company

Lisa Larson

President, Eastern Maine Community College

Lisa G Martin

Executive Director, Manufacturers Association of Maine

Katherine Darling

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Maine at Augusta

Daniel Westhoven

Pathways Coordinator, Greely High School

Jennifer Burns

Senior Director of Education, United Way of Greater Portland

Angela Atkinson Duina

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Maine

Alexis Jones

Principal, Brown Elementary School

Mary Axelsen

Vice President Human Resources, EnviroLogix

Joshua Broder

CEO, Tilson; Co-chair Maine Economic Recovery Committee

Margaret Pitts

Principal, Biddeford School Department

Andrew Young

Resiliency Resource Coach, Biddeford School Department

Wendy LeBlanc

School Counselor, Biddeford School Department

Curtis Picard

Executive Director, Retail Association of Maine

Kimberly Ray

School Counselor, Maranacook Community High School

Timothy Cronin

Program Director, Make It Happen!, Portland Public Schools

Mariah Cunningham-Knaus

Maine-based Nonprofit Consultant

Mari O'Neil

General Manager, Outlets at Kittery

Charlotte Peyser

Senior Policy and Research Analyst, New England Board of Higher Education

Jane Hubley

School Social Worker, Lyman Moore Middle School

Mike Simonds

Chief Operations Officer, Unum

Jake Giessman

Assistant Principal at Lyman Moore Middle SchoolAssistant Principal, Lyman Moore Middle School

Claire Sullivan

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Innovation in Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials, University of Maine System


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