Maine

SLIFE Virtual Professional Development Sessions

Fall 2022 | Maine Educators

The Maine Department of Education and SupportEd are partnering up to provide K-12 Maine educators with four free Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) Virtual Professional Development Sessions this fall 2022. Browse SLIFE topic sessions below and save your seat.


  • Sessions are intended for all Maine educators grades K-12.
  • Sessions will last two hours with time to apply strategies included.
  • Conveniently join all PD sessions free online via Zoom.
  • Four SLIFE topic sessions available to join.

Session Topics & Dates

Culturally Responsive Teaching and Social Emotional Learning for SLIFE


Thursday, September 22 | 3:00 pm

During this two-hour session, participants will develop an understanding of culturally responsive teaching and social emotional learning for SLIFE. SupportEd will lead participants in defining SLIFE and their characteristics and exploring strategies and tools for creating a culturally responsive school climate that includes social emotional learning practices for SLIFE. Time will also be provided to apply the tools and strategies to their class and school communities.

Effective Instruction of SLIFE  


Thursday, October 20 | 3:00 pm

During this two-hour session, participants will develop an understanding of effective instruction for SLIFE. SupportEd will lead participants in exploring a framework for effective instruction of SLIFE and discussing strategies for supporting SLIFE engagement with and understanding of content learning. Time will also be provided to set goals for supporting the academic needs of SLIFE in all classrooms and schools.

Supporting SLIFE Family and Community Engagement  


Thursday, November 17 | 3:00 pm

During this two-hour session, participants will develop an understanding of how to support SLIFE family and community engagement. SupportEd will lead participants in defining the importance of engaging SLIFE families and community in learning and exploring strategies for partnering with SLIFE families and expanding community collaboration in support of students. Time will also be provided to plan for partnering with SLIFE families and expanding community collaboration.

Supporting Graduation and Post-Secondary Success of SLIFE  


Thursday, December 15 | 3:00 pm

During this two-hour session, participants will develop an understanding of how to support the graduation and post-secondary success of SLIFE. SupportEd will lead participants in discussing barriers and solutions related to graduation and post-secondary success for SLIFE and explore strategies for supporting graduation and post-secondary success of SLIFE. Time will also be provided to apply strategies to plan for implementing strategies for supporting graduation and post-secondary success of SLIFE.

Looking for something more? Explore self-paced PD courses.

english-learners-pd-maine