Supporting teaching, learning, and leadership success across Central Aroostook County

What we do

CACE is an educational collaborative that teams with member schools in Central Aroostook County and the University of Maine at Presque Isle to support the success of teaching, learning and leadership.

How we help

CACE provides high quality professional development opportunities for its members, and secures local, regional, and national experts to deliver timely and relevant trainings and workshops for all educators. In addition to professional learning, CACE works with member organizations to leverage resources, provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, and strengthen human resource systems, programs, and policies.

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By the numbers

  • Districts

    10

  • Schools

    23

  • Students

    5,238

  • Teachers

    450

  • Economically Disadvantaged

    46%

  • Special Education

    19%

  • Chronic Absenteeism

    20%

    Supporting Great Teaching

    Teaching standards

    Teaching resources and support

    Teacher Connect!

    Supporting Great Leadership

    Leadership standards

    Leadership resources and support

    Leader Connect!

    Tools, templates and resources

    For strengthening human resource management systems, programs, and policies 

    Upcoming Events

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    Professional development offerings described on our website are open to CACE members, other educators employed in Aroostook County schools are welcome to attend and may register as space is available.

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    Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. with Dr. Joelle Hood

    October 29 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every 3 weeks that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

    Taking Time To B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Strategies for Strengthening Personal and Professional Resilience Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 2:30-5pm Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 2:30-5pm Session 3: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 2:30-5pm Zoom information will be emailed to you before the event! Participants are encouraged to join this virtual workshop from their own device. Let’s face it. Life is full of change and uncertainty and is pretty stressful right now for most of us. When students and staff experience  chronic…

    Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. with Dr. Joelle Hood

    October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every 3 weeks that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

    Taking Time To B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Strategies for Strengthening Personal and Professional Resilience Session 1: Thursday, October 29, 2020, 5:30-8pm Session 2: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 5:30-8pm Session 3: Thursday, November 12, 2020, 5:30-8pm Zoom information will be emailed to you before the event. Participants are encouraged to join this virtual workshop from their own device.  Let’s face it. Life is full of change and uncertainty and is pretty stressful right now for most of us. When students and staff experience  chronic…

    Training of Trainers on Child Sexual Abuse Personnel Awareness and Education

    November 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Participants​ will be trained to deliver the one-hour personnel training required for all staff. This four-hour training is intended for school nurses, counselors, or educators who will serve as trainers to their peers/colleagues. Draft agenda: 8:30a - 9:00a Registration opens 9:00a - 11:00a ➤ Welcome and Introductions ➤ Overview of Law, Policy & Resources ➤ Understanding Child Sexual Abuse ➤ Understanding Sexual Development 11:00a - 11:45a Lunch on your own 11:45a - 1:30p ➤ Responding to Sexual Behaviors ➤ Response…

    CACE Ed Tech Workshop: Supporting Positive Classrooms and Success for All Students

    February 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    This afternoon workshop is designed specifically for Ed Techs and will include presentations and activities that will help participants identify and evaluate strategies, techniques, and tools for working effectively with challenging student behaviors. In addition, participants will be given the opportunity to analyze the role of social-emotional learning (SEL) in classroom management and how it impacts their work. Presenters include: Professors' Alana Margeson and Wendi Malenfant, College of Education at University of Maine at Presque Isle Mr. Eric T. McGough, …

    Aspiring Leaders Workshop

    April 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Aspiring Leaders Workshop: What does it look like (and mean) to be a building leader in 2020? Friday, April 2, 2021, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm University of Maine at Presque Isle, Campus Center Workshop Facilitators Ted Hall, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership and former New Hampshire and Maine Principal Jamie Selfridge, Principal, Fort Fairfield High School Erin Ireland, Principal, Easton Elementary School Serving a school as its principal is among the most challenging, important, and rewarding jobs in education. Principals…

    School Librarian Day

    April 2, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    In collaboration with CACE, the Library at the University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting a School Librarian Day. This is for all school library personnel. The goal of the day is to provide an opportunity for collaboration and communication between the UMPI Library and school libraries throughout Northern Maine. Part of the day will focus on what services the UMPI Library can offer free of cost to school libraries. Free refreshments and lunch will be provided. For any…

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    We value your thoughts. Let us know what more CACE could do to support the success of teaching, learning, and leadership in your school.

    CACE Partnership

    University of Maine at Presque Isle
    181 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    CACE IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

    Get in touch

    Phone: 207-592-0223
    Email: scott.harrison@maine.edu

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