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MASP Spring Conference: Artificial Intelligence: From Fear to Inspiration and Supporting Equity and Inclusion

  • 03/22/2024
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, Maine
  • 99



Morning Session:

Artificial Intelligence: From Fear to Inspiration

This session in the morning will introduce the School Psychologist of Maine to the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its potential to enhance both student learning experiences and teacher productivity. Through this session, staff will have the opportunity to interact with AI and explore how AI can be incorporated into their practices. By the end of the session, participants will gain practical ideas and strategies for how AI is used in the classroom, and for how to integrate it into their own practice. 

With Nicole Karod, who is a math and science teacher at Mt. Ararat Middle School and is currently in her second year as an ambassador for the Maine Department of Education's MLTI program. Her passion for teaching and helping other educators has been evident throughout her 19 years of experience in the field. As an ambassador, she has had the opportunity to focus on artificial intelligence and has led multiple professional development opportunities across the state, helping other teachers incorporate this new technology into their practice and classrooms. 

Learning Objectives:

Demystify AI: I understand how AI works.

Exposure: I have seen tools that can help my practice and be used for teachers/students.

Ethics: I know and understand the big picture around using AI ethically.

By the end of the session, participants will gain practical ideas and strategies for:

  • how AI is used in the classroom
  • how to integrate it into their own practice.

Afternoon Session:

Supporting Equity and Inclusion


The Gorham Schools School Psychologists: Ann Christie, Hilarie Fotter Kennedy, & Nicole Jutkiewicz 

This presentation in the afternoon will explore appropriately identifying students who are Multilingual Learners (MLs) with disabilities is a complex task that necessitates a collaborative team approach. The staff from Gorham Schools will review highlights of the new guidance manual put forth by the Maine Department of Education, “Identifying and Serving Multilingual Learners with Disabilities,” designed to serve as a resource for teams to make the most appropriate determinations for their students.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of the afternoon session, attendees will be able to:

  • Use the new DOE Policy and Resource guide to provide support and guidance of best practices on how to identify a multilingual learner as eligible for special education services.

  • Provide a history of disproportionality in special education and the implications of over and under-identification of Multilingual Learners

  • Provide tips on how to utilize your Multilingual Learner Specialists and work with interpreters effectively


MASP Member Pricing  = $125 

Non-Member Pricing  = $150

Retired/Student Pricing  = $75


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