2017 MCL National Summit Registration

Screenshot 2017-01-31 23.44.44July 16 – 18 in Portland, Maine

Empowering the Customized Learning Community

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Please join us as educators from across the country meet to learn, share, and problem solve how they are transforming their learning communities to provide the “Ideal Learning Experience” for all learners.  Based on the vision described in “Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning: Learning in the Age of Empowerment” written by Chuck Schwahn and Bea McGarvey, educators in our National Alliance are identifyingInevitable Too the school structures that need to change in order to customize the learning experience for all learners.

Our National Summit will highlight the work of learners, facilitators and leaders who have been designing and transforming their learning communities. We will engage and leverage the experiences of our summit participants in a variety of learning experiences that will help support all levels of implementation. Summit participants will engage in facilitated conversations to help problem solve and design inventive strategies that break down the barriers and structures of our traditional, assembly-line learning encironments.

Our 2+ dINevitable Tooays will include:

  • Sunday Evening Dinner & Opening Session
  • Messages from Chuck Schwahn & Bea McGarvey
  • “Voices of Learners” Sessions Presented by Young Learners
  • 40+ Breakout & Vendor Seminars including “Make & Take Sessions”
  • General Session Facilitated Conversations Intended to Engage All Audience Participants
  • A “Reflection Cafe”
  • Monday Evening Lobster Bake


Registration Fees:

Early Bird Special: $350/person or $325/person for teams of 3 or more

After May 20th: $375/person or $350/person for teams of 3 or more

The registration fee includes dinner on Sunday night, continental breakfast, luncheon, and afternoon refreshments on Monday and Tuesday as well as a Lobster Bake on Monday evening. Schools and other education organizations are encouraged to bring teams and make their participation a collaborative experience.

Lodging: A limited number of rooms are being held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay (http://www.innbythebay.com/), until June 16, 2017

Call 1-800-345-5050 or 1-207-775-2311 and mention the MCL Summit to get the summit rate. Room rates are: $210 for single or double occupancy (standard room with 2 double beds), $220 for single or double occupancy (Standard King Size Bed), $240 for Executive edition room (King or Double/Double).  Maine has a hotel tax of 9%.

Our summit hotel (The Holiday Inn by the Bay) has only a few more rooms available therefore we have worked with the CourtYard Marriot, 321 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101 to reserve an additional block of rooms at a rate of $259.00/night. If you want to reserve one of these rooms, please contact the hotel directly at: 207-780-6000.

Parking: All overnight rooms will be subject to a nightly fee of $10 if parking in the hotel garage area. Those traveling in for the summit must park in the multi level garage beside the hotel and will be charged a discounted $5 daily parking fee. The Holiday Inn does offer shuttle service to and from the Portland International Airport.

Lobster Bake: Our Lobster Bake includes a ferry ride to and from Peak’s Island. Choice of Lobster (1 1/4 lbs), Grilled Sirloin Steak, Grilled Chicken, or Vegetarian (Stuffed Shells), steamed clams, drawn butter, clam broth, corn on the cob, coleslaw, boiled potato, rolls, coffee, tea, and fresh Maine blueberry cake. The Vegetarian meal includes a fresh garden salad, corn on the cob, coleslaw, boiled potato, and roll. Bar service is not included in your registration but will be offered on the island. We will announce departure times for the ferry at the summit since we will be running two different trips to and from the island. If you have a family member or friend who will join you at the Lobster Bake, you should purchase their ticket when you register for the summit.

Registration Contact: Linda Laughlin ([email protected])

Vendor Information: We welcome vendors that offer a product that supports our MCL Vision for the Ideal Learning Experience.

Vendor tables are available for our two day summit. We will also offer a limited number of breakout sessions to vendors who, along with a vendor table, would like to present a more detailed presentation about how their product supports the design and/or implementation of Mass Customized Learning.

Costs for Vendors:

                Registration fee: $350   Vendor Table: $200   Vendor breakout session: $200

To indicate an interest as a vendor please contact Linda Laughlin: [email protected].

Graduate Credit Option: The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) Educational OutReach Program is providing graduate course credit (EDU 576) for those summit participants willing to commit to extra academic work along with attending the summit. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We have a capacity of 18-20 students. The Maine Cohort for Customized Learning will cover summit registration costs for students who choose to pay tuition costs for this course work. For more information and to register directly with UMF, please use the following link: http://bit.ly/EDU576MCLSummit and refer to EDU 576 Seminar in Proficiency Based Education.