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Leader Developers: Perspectives Of Mentor Principals In An Administrator Preparation Program, Patricia Virella, Casey Cobb Dec 2022

Leader Developers: Perspectives Of Mentor Principals In An Administrator Preparation Program, Patricia Virella, Casey Cobb

Journal of Educational Supervision

Principal preparation programs use various components to develop candidates, including course work, core assessments, and field-based internships or practicums. The internship represents an exceptionally high leverage learning opportunity (Lochmiller, 2014). The success of the internship depends highly on the abilities of a mentor via informal instructional supervision. Mette (2020) explains that supervision has a potential transformational quality. This study explores mentorships in a university principal preparation program through the mentor’s perspective. We interviewed a sample of mentors nominated as effective by peer and program informants. We learned that mentors were deliberate in developing three specific skills -- metacognitive ability, developmental …


Chancellor Messages_Unwinding From Covid-19, Dannel P. Malloy Dec 2022

Chancellor Messages_Unwinding From Covid-19, Dannel P. Malloy

Chancellor

Message to the University of Maine System community from Chancellor Dannel P. Malloy regarding the current situation with COVID-19 and University of Maine System responses.


Kentucky School Administrator Perspectives On Trauma-Informed Practices: Implications For Critical Supervision, Tommy Wells, Alexandra J. Taylor, Rosemarie Young Dec 2022

Kentucky School Administrator Perspectives On Trauma-Informed Practices: Implications For Critical Supervision, Tommy Wells, Alexandra J. Taylor, Rosemarie Young

Journal of Educational Supervision

This study explored Kentucky school administrators’ perceptions, knowledge, and beliefs about trauma-informed practices, competence in promoting these practices, and the extent to which school administration preparation programs provided relevant training. Participants reported they were not adequately trained in their school administration programs and believed they needed additional training and support to implement trauma-informed practices. The Culturally Responsive, Trauma-informed Educator Identity framework outlines essential knowledge and skills needed to promote trauma-informed practices, and implications for critical supervision are explored.


An Analysis Of The Education System In Turkey: Supervision Policies Between The Years 1980 – 2021, Anıl K. Eranıl, Ali Erkan Barış Dec 2022

An Analysis Of The Education System In Turkey: Supervision Policies Between The Years 1980 – 2021, Anıl K. Eranıl, Ali Erkan Barış

Journal of Educational Supervision

This article intends to delineate the policy of the supervision system, which is a sub-system of the Turkish education system, for the years 1980-2021, through policy analysis. A systematic literature review (SLR) analyzed the research findings of 44 studies. The findings of the study were categorized according to four main themes that Eranıl (2021) pinpointed as the critical periods in the history of the Turkish education system. Critical periods were classified as a post-coup period: (1980-1997), compulsory eight-year education period: (1997-2005), constructivist period: (2005-2012), 4 + 4 + 4 education system period: (2012 and later). The results of the research …


Integrating The Experiential Learning Cycle With Educational Supervision, Stephen P. Gordon Dec 2022

Integrating The Experiential Learning Cycle With Educational Supervision, Stephen P. Gordon

Journal of Educational Supervision

Kolb’s experiential learning cycle includes concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization, and active experimentation. This paper first examines some preliminary questions concerning the rationale for exploring the use of Kolb’s experiential learning in supervision. Kolb’s experiential learning theory, as well as four supervision models compatible with his learning cycle, are reviewed. Guidelines are suggested for integrating the experiential learning cycle with clinical supervision, collaborative action research, lesson study, and the collegial support group. Different types of research are recommended for studying the integration of the experiential learning cycle with supervision.


Covid-19 President Memo_Maine Memo - Giving Thanks For Our Communities, Joan Ferrini-Mundy Nov 2022

Covid-19 President Memo_Maine Memo - Giving Thanks For Our Communities, Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Office of the President

Message from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine President to the University of Maine community regarding the Thanksgiving break and the increase in COVID-19 cases.


Collaboration To Empower Every Learner, Shilo Goodhue Nov 2022

Collaboration To Empower Every Learner, Shilo Goodhue

Poster Presentations

A review of how two nonprofit agencies in Maine are collaborating with the creators of Empower the Learner, a student advocacy program, to make the materials accessible to students who are more significantly impacted by disability.


"Forensic Analysis" Thinking: Promoting Equity Of Access For All Persons, Stephen F. Gilson, Elizabeth Depoy Nov 2022

"Forensic Analysis" Thinking: Promoting Equity Of Access For All Persons, Stephen F. Gilson, Elizabeth Depoy

Poster Presentations

While forensic analysis often conjures images of criminal justice investigation, it is actually a valuable and innovative analytic process to identify “what went wrong” as the empirical basis to inform creative repair and advancement. This poster presents an innovative forensic educational process and its evaluation in a disability studies curriculum which engages students in analyzing and advancing responses to unequal access in all arenas of health and welfare.


A Study Of Evidence Based Practice In Health Professional Education: Advantages And Dangers, Elizabeth Depoy, Stephen F. Gilson Nov 2022

A Study Of Evidence Based Practice In Health Professional Education: Advantages And Dangers, Elizabeth Depoy, Stephen F. Gilson

Poster Presentations

Evidence-based practice is highly valued by health professionals for its predictive capacity. Yet, as affirmed by the NASDDDS/AUCD Evidence-Based Policy Initiative, this approach to health care may inadvertently contribute to inequity of access to health support services and policy. This study was conducted to examine how health professional faculty, students, and curricula understand and reconcile evidence-based knowledge with other valuable forms of knowing that support diversity and health equity.


Covid-19 President_University Of Maine, University Of Maine At Machias Health And Safety Reminders, Joan Ferrini-Mundy Oct 2022

Covid-19 President_University Of Maine, University Of Maine At Machias Health And Safety Reminders, Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Office of the President

Message from Joan Ferrini-Mundy, University of Maine President to the University of Maine community regarding the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations.


Leading For School Change In A Divided Community, Casey Jakubowski Oct 2022

Leading For School Change In A Divided Community, Casey Jakubowski

Journal of Educational Supervision

This case study examines the intersection of rural education, new leadership, and supervising teachers when a power imbalance exists. Using a real-life example of supervision and professional interactions, this case study focuses future administrators on the real-life conflicts inherent in supervision and employee rights. The case study examines the inherent power dynamics in some rural school systems, where changing demographics have resulted in the dissonance between what the Board of Education, the superintendent, and a newly appointed principal see as an educational environment for cultural responsiveness which acknowledges changes in the community and the pre-existing, established norms. The interactions between …


Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction: The Messier Side Of (Leading) Science Teaching, Savannah Graham, Mark Bloom, Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Jo Beth Jimerson Oct 2022

Socioscientific Issues-Based Instruction: The Messier Side Of (Leading) Science Teaching, Savannah Graham, Mark Bloom, Sarah Quebec Fuentes, Jo Beth Jimerson

Journal of Educational Supervision

The present case centers on a socioscientific issues-based lesson taught by a preservice teacher (PST) in an AP Biology class. The PST designed and delivered a lesson on disease transmission and ways to avoid infection with connections to the COVID-19 pandemic mask mandates and vaccine reticence. The Principal received several emails from parents (positive and negative), citing the incorporation of political issues and critical race theory into the science lesson. With this framing, the case depicts how the Principal, PST, university supervisor, and cooperating teacher navigate the situation. The case highlights the role of school leader as instructional leader. In …


Covid-19_Health And Safety Guidance_Fall 2022 Webpages, University Of Maine Oct 2022

Covid-19_Health And Safety Guidance_Fall 2022 Webpages, University Of Maine

FAQ & Health Advisory

Screenshots of the University of Maine health and safety guidance webpage with information related to Fall 2022 semester information and updates.


2022 Umaine Black Bears Football Media Guide, University Of Maine Athletic Media Relations Office Oct 2022

2022 Umaine Black Bears Football Media Guide, University Of Maine Athletic Media Relations Office

General University of Maine Publications

No abstract provided.


Covid-19_Umaine News_Times Record Interviews Wheeler About Covid-19 Wastewater Testing, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Sep 2022

Covid-19_Umaine News_Times Record Interviews Wheeler About Covid-19 Wastewater Testing, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

Division of Marketing & Communications

Screenshot of UMaine in the News regarding Robert Wheeler, associate professor of microbiology at the Department of Molecular and Biological Sciences, speaking with the Times Record about how wastewater testing helps the presence of COVID-19 in a community.


Early Childhood Supervision: Tensions In The Advancement Of Developmentally Appropriate And Social-Justice Oriented Practice, Sarah Jean Baker, Sascha C. Mowrey, Denise Cunningham Sep 2022

Early Childhood Supervision: Tensions In The Advancement Of Developmentally Appropriate And Social-Justice Oriented Practice, Sarah Jean Baker, Sascha C. Mowrey, Denise Cunningham

Journal of Educational Supervision

This case examines the complex interactions among university faculty, teacher candidates, and school-based mentor teachers during supervision. In early childhood, among other skills and dispositions, the use of developmentally appropriate practice and an equity focus are important to the overall advancement of teacher candidates’ practice. However, supervisors do not have oversight of the classrooms in which early childhood candidates are placed for field experiences. In some cases, teacher candidates may be expected to conform to or demonstrate practices themselves which are not developmentally appropriate, or which are inequitable. What is the role of the supervising faculty member in these cases, …


Tensions In The Student Teaching Triad: A Case Of Competing Views Of Responsive Instruction For Latinx Students, Juan M. Gerardo, Evthokia S. Saclarides Sep 2022

Tensions In The Student Teaching Triad: A Case Of Competing Views Of Responsive Instruction For Latinx Students, Juan M. Gerardo, Evthokia S. Saclarides

Journal of Educational Supervision

This case provides opportunities for students to think more deeply about tensions that arise in the pre-service teacher (PST)-mentor teacher-supervisor triad when there are competing views about responsive instruction for Latinx students. Furthermore, this case illustrates how shared social identities among triad members do not necessarily mean there is a shared stance of how to work with Latinx students that aligns with research-based recommendations. The accompanying teaching notes, discussion questions, and classroom activities expose students to relevant literature, introduce them to the concept of courageous conversations, and enable them to role play.


The Complexities And Discourse Of Supervision For Equity And Justice In Teaching And Teacher Education, Stefanie D. Livers, A. Minor Baker, Patricia Guerra, Melanie Acosta Sep 2022

The Complexities And Discourse Of Supervision For Equity And Justice In Teaching And Teacher Education, Stefanie D. Livers, A. Minor Baker, Patricia Guerra, Melanie Acosta

Journal of Educational Supervision

Supervision is essential to the preparation, support, and retention of teachers and other educational professionals. There are many models and responsibilities of supervisors at all levels. We discuss responsibilities of supervision during teacher preparation, within school contexts, and equity and freedom minded supervision. Additionally, we introduce this special issue. The special issue explores both the complexity and discourse found within situations and contexts pertaining to equity and social justice. Exploring cases of supervision allows for reflection, discussion, and problem solving. Each of these cases call for support and preparation for supervisors as they work within contexts and situations where equitable …


Covid-19_Umaine News_Umaine Study Finds Connection Between Partisan Politics And Effective Face Mask Production During Pandemic, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications Aug 2022

Covid-19_Umaine News_Umaine Study Finds Connection Between Partisan Politics And Effective Face Mask Production During Pandemic, University Of Maine Division Of Marketing And Communications

Division of Marketing & Communications

Screenshot of UMaine in the News regarding a study published by new faculty Matthew and Natalia Magnani in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maine found that specifics of homemade face mask production were different depending on a state’s political affiliation and changed throughout the country with increased political polarization.


Collins Center For The Arts_Announcing A New, Relaxed Covid Policy Email, University Of Maine Collins Center For The Arts Aug 2022

Collins Center For The Arts_Announcing A New, Relaxed Covid Policy Email, University Of Maine Collins Center For The Arts

Collins Center

Email from the University of Maine's Collins Center for the Arts detailing the relaxing of COVID-19 protocols and guidelines put in place at the Center in response to University of Maine System guidance.


Chancellor Messages_Chancellor's Fall Covid-19 Message, Dannel P. Malloy Aug 2022

Chancellor Messages_Chancellor's Fall Covid-19 Message, Dannel P. Malloy

Chancellor

Message to the University of Maine System community from Chancellor Dannel P. Malloy regarding the current situation with COVID-19 and University of Maine System responses.


Collins Center For The Arts_Covid-19 Policies Webpage, University Of Maine Collins Center For The Arts Aug 2022

Collins Center For The Arts_Covid-19 Policies Webpage, University Of Maine Collins Center For The Arts

Collins Center

Screenshot of University of Maine's Collins Center for the Arts webpage detailing the relaxing of COVID-19 protocols and guidelines put in place at the Center in response to University of Maine System guidance.


School Principals And Instructional Coaches: An Examination Of Their Working Relationships In Maine Schools, Theresa J. Gillis Aug 2022

School Principals And Instructional Coaches: An Examination Of Their Working Relationships In Maine Schools, Theresa J. Gillis

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

School principals are charged with being instructional leaders and yet they are tasked with obligations and face daily challenges that often make this an unrealistic expectation. According to the Maine Department of Education, 225 instructional coaches work in 53 Maine school districts. Instructional coaches provide feedback and support for teachers geared towards professional growth. This study will explore how instructional coaches and school principals can work together to support teaching and learning. While both school principals and instructional coaches “share the ultimate goal of effecting positive change” (Hall & Simeral, 2008, p. 23) their relationships may not always promote this …


Intersections Of Environmentalism, Chemistry, And Racism: An Experimental Study Of Halobenzene Hydrogenolysis And Critical Communication Studies Of Equitable Learning Practices Rooted In Black Feminism, Lauren O. Babb Aug 2022

Intersections Of Environmentalism, Chemistry, And Racism: An Experimental Study Of Halobenzene Hydrogenolysis And Critical Communication Studies Of Equitable Learning Practices Rooted In Black Feminism, Lauren O. Babb

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Increasing concentrations of fluorinated aromatic compounds in surface water, groundwater, and soil pose threats to the environment. Fundamental studies that elucidate mechanisms of dehalogenation for C-X compounds (where X represents a halide) are required to develop effective remediation strategies. For halogenated benzenes, previously published research has suggested that the strength of the C-X bond is not rate-determining in the overall rate of dehalogenation. Instead, the rate-determining step has been hypothesized to be adsorption of the C-X compound onto the surface of a catalyst. Building on this hypothesis, in this work, we examine the reaction kinetics of fluorobenzene conversion to benzene, …


Investigating The Teaching And Assessment Experiences Of Maine Secondary Science Teachers During The Covid-19 Lockdown, Anupam Raj Aug 2022

Investigating The Teaching And Assessment Experiences Of Maine Secondary Science Teachers During The Covid-19 Lockdown, Anupam Raj

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In March 2020, an unexpected event changed the educational systems throughout the world. In the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic caused public places to close down, including schools. To continue education, schools in Maine went online. This study describes how Maine secondary science teachers taught and assessed their students while teaching remotely for the first time during the lockdown. It does so by investigating teachers’ perspectives about the impact on their students, how they handled the issue of equity, their new priorities and expectations, their teaching and assessment challenges, and their successful strategies during the initial phase of the lockdown. …


Botanically Inclined: Elementary Students' Knowledge Of Plant Structures And Their Functions Captured In Drawings, Emilie Oesterlin Aug 2022

Botanically Inclined: Elementary Students' Knowledge Of Plant Structures And Their Functions Captured In Drawings, Emilie Oesterlin

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

School gardens provide numerous educational opportunities and many elementary schools in Maine are supporting these nature-based learning experiences. However, there is a lack of information about how school gardens are associated with student learning of plants. This research investigated student knowledge of plant growth and reproduction at a school with a garden and explored how this knowledge is associated with how much time students spend in a garden.

An activity was designed, based on the Next Generation Science Standard performance expectation 4-LS1-1, asking students to draw a plant and label the different structures, including explanations of their functions. The activity …


Ums_Community Guidance_Students_Covid-19 Fall 2022 Vaccination Requirements, University Of Maine System Jul 2022

Ums_Community Guidance_Students_Covid-19 Fall 2022 Vaccination Requirements, University Of Maine System

Community Guidance

Screenshot of webpage part of the "Together for Maine" University of Maine System providing information regarding vaccination requirements for the fall semester 2022.


Ums_Community Guidance_Employees_University Of Maine System Covid-19 Employee Vaccination Protocols, University Of Maine System Jul 2022

Ums_Community Guidance_Employees_University Of Maine System Covid-19 Employee Vaccination Protocols, University Of Maine System

Community Guidance

Screenshot of webpage part of the "Together for Maine" University of Maine System guidance regarding vaccination protocols for employees.


The Unofficial Guide Ums Guide To Benefits, Penobscot Financial Advisors Jul 2022

The Unofficial Guide Ums Guide To Benefits, Penobscot Financial Advisors

General University of Maine Publications

PFA's Unofficial Guide to UMS Employees' Benefits.


University Of Maine System Self Study, University Of Maine System Jul 2022

University Of Maine System Self Study, University Of Maine System

General University of Maine Publications

Upon granting unified accreditation to the University of Maine System in July 2020, the regional accreditor, the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), asked the University of Maine System prepare a self-study in advance of a Fall 2022 visit by a NECHE-appointed evaluation team.