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

    9

  • Schools

    22

  • 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

    Scroll through upcoming meetings, workshops and professional learning opportunities.

    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 Day 2019

    September 20 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

    AGENDA 7:45-8:20 am      Registration 8:30-8:45 am      Welcome 8:45-9:05 am      Opening Remarks by Commissioner Pender Makin, Maine Department of Education 9:05-10:05 am    Keynote by Dr. Marc Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University - Permission to Feel 10:05-10:25 am  BREAK 10:30-11:45 am   Breakout Sessions' A-B Breakout Session A for Administrators: Dr. Marc Brackett - Practical Tools to Develop Emotional Intelligence Breakout Session B1…

    CACE Professional Development Team Meeting

    September 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    October 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Leader Connect!

    October 8 @ 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 their 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 Professional Development Team Meeting

    October 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    New Teacher Mentor Training

    October 30 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Long-time and highly regarded Central Aroostook County educator, Lois Brewer, will lead this training for teachers from CACE schools who are currently mentors and need a refresher as well as newly assigned mentors who have not yet been formally trained. The need for trained mentors is key to the well-being of our newly hired teachers. Maine Department of Education has provided us with updated research-based materials and information that will be used in this training. This training will be held…

    Beyond the Mandate: Resources for Incorporating Native American History and Culture into the Classroom

    November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Saturday, November 2, 9am-noon in Room 118, UMPI Campus Center. Join Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, for a rich and engaging presentation on incorporating Maine Native American history and culture into elementary and secondary schools - a requirement of Maine statute LD291.  Starr leads the museum's education and public programs work, including program development and delivery, teacher training, and educational resource development. She is a member of the Algonquin First Nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in…

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

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

    CACE Special Education Workshop

    November 8 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    The lead presenter for this event will be Megan Stanley, SAD 1 Director of Special Education.  The workshop will focus on strategies for managing special education paperwork and is geared toward new Special Education teachers and pre-service teachers.  Veterans from the field will be on hand to offer specific strategies. The session runs from 8:30am-2:30pm in the Alagash Room at the Campus Center, University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Lunch to be provided "through the line" in the cafeteria.

    CACE Leader Connect!

    November 12 @ 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…

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    Quick Links

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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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