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Curriculum and Instruction: Building a Better Mousetrap

Thursday October 22, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, leaders of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade
Sponsored by Common Sense Education


Common Sense Education’s Essential Elements for 1:1 Learning is a monthly webinar series that details strategies and practical advice about 1:1 learning programs. Learn how to personalize these essential elements for your schools. The series is presented by Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, who led the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade.

Blended learning, hybrid learning, digital learning, flipped classrooms, and project-based learning — jargon overload! Examine models that provide a meaningful common language to promote better understanding of your school programs. Learn to use these models to guide effective professional learning in your school for teachers, administrators, and technology staff.

Join the Essential Elements for Digital Learning community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.


Mao-Jeff_Headshot_150x150_20150914Jeff Mao is the Senior Director of Learning Solutions for Common Sense Education. Jeff Mao joined Common Sense Education in the fall of 2014 after ten years at the Maine Department of Education where he served as the Learning Technology Policy Director. In that role, he was directly responsible for the implementation of the nation’s only statewide 1:1 learning program, the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). Jeff has served on the Board of Directors of SETDA and was named Leader of the Year by SETDA in 2013. Jeff began his career in the classroom teaching math and special education. He coached cross country, track and field, and tennis.



Steve Garton is the  Senior Manager of Learning Solutions for Common Sense Education. Steve Garton recently joined Common Sense Education after serving as Coordinator of Educational Technology for the Maine Department of Education where he led the professional development programs for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Steve was co-chair of the Smarter Balanced Consortium Technology Approach Committee. He served as a member of the advisory council of the Maine School and Library Network. Steve has served as a technology director and a classroom teacher.




A CE certificate will be emailed to live attendees within 24 hours of the live event.
If you miss the live session, a link to view the recording will be sent within 24 hours of the live event.


CommonSenseEducation_Logo_20141023Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world.  And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.


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