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MLTI Student Conference

May 9, 2017

Time is running out

Only 200 students seats left and registration closes Friday, May 12th!! If you have not secured space for your school team, please register online as soon as possible. Registration closes Friday at 5:00pm or when we reach 1000 student registrations.
Things to consider:
  • Spaces are filling up – if you want to send a group of students, but don’t have names finalized, you may still register to reserve your spaces! Enter students as Student 1, Student 2, etc and provide names next week.
  • Unable to take time off from class to chaperone? Ask parents/guardians. How about other staff at school? There is no rule that says chaperones must be teachers! Get creative!
  • Can’t afford a bus? Remember to check the list of attending schools. Many districts are willing to bus share.
If you have already registered a team, you may now add up to 10 additional students and 2 adults – email Juanita Dickson at juanita.dickson@maine.gov.
Registration Information!!
 

Register online at http://maine.gov/doe/mlti/student/studentconference/registration/index.html


Conference Information


2017 MLTI Student Conference
Thursday May 25, 2017 
UMaine – Orono, Maine  
Agenda available at http://maine.gov/doe/mlti/student/studentconference/schedule/index.html

  • Schools may now register up to 50 Students and 10 adults in a 5:1 ratio.
    • For groups of students that don’t divide evenly by five, please round up in your adult count. For example, if you are bringing 6 students, you must have 2 adults. If you are bringing 36 students, you must have 7 adults. Remember, chaperones do not have to be school staff – we often have parents volunteer to chaperone!
  • There are 1000 student registration spots available so don’t delay!
  • Registration will close when 1000 registrations are received or by May 12, 2017.

Cost Information

$15 per attendee (student or adult) The cost includes morning refreshments and lunch, as well as a T-shirt for each student attending!  Two ways to get a discount:

  • Presenting teams are provided three complimentary registrations per presenting team – up to one adult and two students.
  • Students with artwork selected for the 2107-2018 screensaver will have registration costs waived.

Media Release Forms


The Department asks that attending students have a signed media release form. There are many photographs and videos being taken during the event and often media is present and on occasion may want to interview students. Student may still attend without a signed form!! We ensure that all name tags are coded so at a glance it can be known if the student is okay to photograph/interview or not.


A media release form is available on our website. If your school has media release forms on file, there is no need to have a second one signed. Please indicate on your registration form that forms are on file at the school.
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MLTI is pleased to welcome a few special guests!!
Joining us as the Student Keynote is Bri Adkins from Foxcroft Academy. Bri the entrepreneurial energy behind Pretty Smart Magazine, with passions that include journalism, coding, and fashion. In her talk Bri will share how her interests and efforts have taken her to New York City for one of Karlie Kloss’ “Kode with Klossy” coding camps and earned mention on the pages of Teen Vogue. Hers is a story of ambition, focus, and effort, and she will encourage all participants to identify their passions and make amazing things happen.
Also joining MLTI at the event is the Ballroom Thieves!!  (Hint: The band will be key players in this year’s Uber Session!)

Guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch are the Ballroom Thieves and attendees at the MLTI Student Conference will get to know them right from the start of the day – they’ll be performing live in the Collins Center for the Arts’ Hutchins Concert Hall as participants select their seats and excitement is building around the big day!

This band loves music, and they enjoy working with kids who are in the early stages of their musical joiurney. In fact, they teamed up with the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra to play in Rockland, Maine at Hollerfest II at the Strand Theater, and the results can be seen and heard here.

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Happy

May 9, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Day!

Today is the day designated to to say THANK YOU to teachers! Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, the annual day to let teachers know how much we appreciate what they do. Today came about because in 1953 Eleanor Roosevelt convinced Congress to officially proclaim the Tuesday of the first full week in May National Teachers Day. In 1985 Congress made the day official.

I wonder, if you could have something today, what would it be? Would it be a gift card or a discount at your favorite store or would it be the opportunity to say to an administrator, student or parent what is most important to you about educating students? Why did you choose to become a teacher and for those of you who have been at it a long time, why do you stay? If you could do something today, what would it be? How many of you would choose to have the day off from school?

Thank you for the work you do each day educating students in the arts. The work you do goes way beyond the classroom, the seeds you plant in the arts become part of students lives in so many ways, large and small. Enjoy your day and know that you are greatly appreciated! From me to you

 

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