The Source School
Maine

Maine

Fall 2022 Programs

Creating Cultures of Connection — for Maine educators

Join us monthly starting October 2022.

Second Tuesdays, 3:45 to 5:45pm via Zoom.

Join through the Google form link below. 

Or let us know you are interested by sending a message or any questions you might have through the contact form.

Creating Cultures of Connection is a no-cost guided peer coaching cohort for Maine teachers. Do you want to gather with other teachers once a month to breathe and dip your toes into the waters of connection? You will have the opportunity to experience new ways of connecting to your sources of wisdom and knowing and to others around you. Come as you are and connect with yourself and a small group of other teachers seeking nourishment and inspiration for connecting more deeply with your students— for their well being and yours. Based on group interest, we will step into topics such as understanding your students and their families through multiple lenses such as racial identity development, rural poverty, cultural communities, and more. Let us know you are interested in learning more by using the form below. You can join us at any time. We’d love to have you!

Fall 2022 Guides: Jennifer Chace, Kristin Mathis, and Lisa Sattell

GOOGLE FORM to join: Click HERE.

Want to connect with us to find out more? Fill out the contact form below.

Theory U for Youth

Join us starting September 2022.

Wednesdays, 2 to 4:00pm at Portland High School.

Let us know you are interested through the Google form link below. 

Theory U for Youth 

brings concepts to high school youth that were originated by Dr. Otto Scharmer in his book 

Theory U: Leading from the Future as it Emerges

The U Intensive is a 16-hour course, which dives into an experiential study of the root causes of our current multi-sector crisis and the path forward toward individual and collective thriving. It would be simplistic to say that this is a leadership development course; but it would not be untruthful. Students leave with a deeper connection to themselves, confidence to tackle issues important to them, and tools for change making that use deep stakeholder engagement and iterative prototyping processes.

The U Change cohort, is a yearlong process for a team of students to focus on a specific problem within their community. Students move from issue identification through a mixed-methods, hands-on, creative research process to a set of vetted and prioritized prototype solutions that can be experimented with immediately. The process can be repeated over multiple years in the same setting, giving students the opportunity to develop project teams to iterate solutions over time.

 

Our 2021-2022 U Change cohort at Portland High School researched the invisibility many Hispanic and Latinx students feel at school. We participated in U.Lab 2x through the Presencing Institute and involved stakeholders including students, parents, community members, educators, and school district administration. The results of our hard work showed in the last workshop of the Summer when a group of stakeholders identified a set of potential prototypes for implementation this Fall at Portland High School. 

Our 2022-2023 U Change cohort at Portland High School will continue the work of the previous cohort, with all members from last year continuing, even those who have graduated! We are focusing on testing and iterating prototypes with the goal of having a few pilot programs running by January 2023.

New members who are students or recent graduates of Portland High School are welcome to join beginning September 2022.

We meet at Portland High School on Wednesdays from 2 to 4pm.

LET US KNOW YOU ARE INTERESTED: Click HERE.

 

If you would like us to bring a U Intensive or a U Change cohort to your area, let us know!