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CACE Day 2017

September 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:40 pm

  • (DRAFT)
    9:00- 9:30 Registration
  • 9:15-9:30: Presentation by UMF’s Sandra MacArthur on potential certificate programs at UMPI
  • 9:30-11:00 Keynote by Dan Waldschmidt
  • 11:00-12:00 Lunch on your own or bag lunches available
  • 12:00- 1:00 Q & A with Dan Waldschmidt
  • 1:05- 2:40 Breakout Sessions, 90 minutes each, are available.
CACE Day 2017’s guest speaker will be Dan Waldschmidt.

Take your personal (and professional) development to the next level with a no-nonsense conversation with Dan Waldschmidt. He wants to empower you with the focus, insight and accountability you need to achieve the consistent results you want.

Using the 1,000+ stories and case studies that he researched when writing his best-selling book, EDGY Conversations, Dan will captivate you with stories about the small city who stood up against the greatest king who had ever lived, how to run 100 miles when you’re too tired to move, and how smart companies make millions more by being more valuable. No bullet points. No theories. No boring Powerpoints. Real talk from a guy who has helped the biggest companies in the world (and the smart teachers who helped them get there) dominate their industry. Now it’s time for you to do the exact same thing.

As a sneak peak, there are 6 key lessons that all high performers in business, math, sports, science, and politics have learned to get to that point in their life and career. In our time together we’ll explore:

The superpower of outworking everyone else around you

Why being weird is essential to massive long terms progress

How to use the right technology to get what you want

Why you should say “NO” more often to yourself

How to be so valuable people can’t live without you

The toughness you need to develop to stay focused

Breakout Session 1:  Tracy Corbin and Rani Belanger

Psychological First Aid

Audience: Any person interested in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, particularly within disaster response

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a 90 minute course designed to prepare Red Cross volunteers to provide basic care, comfort, and support to people who are experiencing disaster-related stress. This course is an excellent first step in becoming a Red Cross volunteer and will equip you with the knowledge needed to respond to disasters both in your local region and through deployment to disaster areas across the nation. There are no prerequisites to this course and you will become qualified to provide “triage” services at disaster sites. This course is also a requirement for any qualified person interested in continuing on to become certified as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer.

Breakout Session 2: Allison Reed & Sarah Lagerstrom

Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide Prevention Training required for all school personnel. This 90 minute training will:

  • Provide the fundamentals of suicide prevention
  • Provide up-to-date information about suicide
  • Teach basic suicide intervention skills
  • Increase personal confidence and ability to effectively respond to suicidal behavior
  • Identify helpful resources

Breakout Session 3: Daniel Joseph & Caley Jones, Instructional Coaches & Trainers

Competency Based Education Solutions: Leadership & Learning
Personalized Learning by Design: Student Ownership & Engagement

90 minutes

Participants will be given an awareness of the tools and techniques that are designed to promote student ownership of their learning. There will be a focus on designing your instructional plan to accelerate student growth and engagement. Participants will be given tools for building transparent pathways with learning goals for students. Strategies for leveling and targeting instruction, as well as flexible grouping. Developing a growth mindset system of student goal setting, reflection and instructional feedback to accelerate learning through the identified learning progression. (I.e. Data Binders, Student conferencing, college and career readiness skills.)


Breakout Session 4: Craig Kesselheim, Great Schools Partnership

Principal Session – Leading the Implementation of Proficiency Based Learning

90 Minutes


  • Identify leadership leverage points for PBE
  • Collaboratively work through specific actions that will support grading reform in your district
  • Refine personal, school-centered leadership goals for your year of leadership


When it comes to grading and reporting reform, school administrators are deeply engaged and highly influential participants. The leadership landscape includes classroom practice, new school structures and routines, community engagement, professional development planning, fostering new dispositions in students, and creating an overall coherence of these moving parts. This session will allow school leaders in The County to collaborate around multiple points of leadership, based upon draft policy language that describes and defines what proficiency-based grading and reporting will require. The session will also include a short reading/discussion, choice-based group work, and personal leadership goal refinement in the area of leading grading/reporting reform.

**Since we have a later registration time, we will not be providing coffee and tea service, but we will provide water.
Lunch information

A bag lunch will be available to purchase for $6.00. It would consist of a deli wrap (ham and turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato) or veggie wrap (cheese, lettuce and tomato), a bag of chips, a whoopie pie, mayo & mustard packets, napkin, salt & pepper. Beverages available with the bag lunch would be water or juice (apple or orange). Please specify if you are interested in purchasing a bag lunch when registering for your breakout session.  Districts paying for staff lunches will be billed through CACE. If individuals are planning on paying for their meals, only cash payments will be accepted and exact change would be appreciated.


September 15, 2017
9:00 am - 2:40 pm


Terry Wood, CACE Executive Director
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Caribou Performing Arts Center
308 Sweden Street
Caribou, ME 04736 United States
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CACE Partnership

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


Get in touch

Mark Stanley, Executive Director
18 Preble Hall
University of Maine at Presque Isle

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