BELFAST – A professional development workshop for teachers will be held at the University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center in Belfast on Saturday, March 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. DKG’s annual S-T-R-E-T-C-H-Your Teaching Workshop features session topics that are are appropriate for all elementary, middle school, and high school educators. Among the featured presenters will be Maine’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, Cindy Soule and Ellsworth High School teacher Heidi Omlor. 

Registration fee is $40 and includes lunch and a contact certificate for 5.5 hours. Session topics include literacy and mindfulness, helping students deal with anxiety and sensory challenges, teaching outdoors, student engagement, nature studies, genealogy, using newspapers to teach about the Holocaust and other topics, and increasing students’ caring quotient. For a registration form and session information, contact or go to Deadline for registration is March 11. 

This workshop is being sponsored by the Maine State Organization of DKG International, a professional organization of women educators promoting professional and personal growth and excellence in education.