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.

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

    April 10 @ 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, …

    Leading Change Together: Building Capacity in Schools and Systems

    April 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Ellie Drago-Severson, College of Education and Human Development Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor, will offer four institute-style workshops. Drago-Severson is a professor of educational leadership and adult education and learning at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, she teaches, conducts research and consults for school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and other organizations on professional and personal growth and learning. Her work focuses on supporting leadership development for principals, teachers and schools, as well as coaching and mentoring in PreK–12…

    CACE Professional Development Team Meeting

    April 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    May 5 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Training of Trainers on Child Sexual Abuse Personnel Awareness and Education

    May 15 @ 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 Leader Connect!

    May 19 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Join us for this monthly forum where building administrators convene with colleagues to hear a presentation on a special topic of interest and discuss current issues and ideas, all without having to leave the school. Facilitated by nationally recognized educational consultant, Kim Marshall, building administrators at all grade levels are welcome to Zoom into this informal and information-rich session. 8:30-8:35am, Welcome and introductions 8:35-9:00am, Presentation on topic of interest / Q&A 9:00-9:20am, Current issues and ideas 9:20-9:30am, Closing remarks Once…

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    June 2 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    USM Certificate of Graduate Study in Literacy for Aroostook County Educators

    July 1 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The Certificate of Graduate Study in Literacy is designed to accommodate teachers and special education teachers, educational technicians, and other holders of baccalaureate degrees who do not want to complete all of the requirements for a master's degree but who wish to obtain a basic background in literacy. Students who complete program requirements receive official transcript recognition of their work and a certificate from the Literacy, Language, and Culture department. Certificate completers are able to plan effective literacy instruction for…

    USM Certificate of Graduate Studies in Literacy: Aroostook County Cohort Advising Session

    July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Certificate of Graduate Study in Literacy is designed to accommodate teachers and special education teachers, educational technicians, and other holders of baccalaureate degrees who do not want to complete all of the requirements for a master's degree but who wish to obtain a basic background in literacy. Students who complete program requirements receive official transcript recognition of their work and a certificate from the Literacy, Language, and Culture Department. Certificate completers are able to plan effective literacy instruction for…

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    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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