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UMF conference to focus on helping all students learn

FARMINGTON, Maine — How do educators help all students learn and be successful in today’s increasingly diverse classrooms with students of different cultures, languages and abilities? That is the focus of the fifth annual Teaching and Working in a Diverse World conference, “Helping ALL Students Learn,” presented by the University of Maine at Farmington. Free and open-to-the-public, the conference will take 11:50 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at venues on the UMF campus.

This educational forum will begin with “The Center of the World,” a keynote presentation by writer Terry Farish at 11:50 a.m., in Lincoln Auditorium, UMF Roberts Learning Center.

Afternoon presentations will include “Behavior and Diversity in the Classroom,” “Language, Culture and the Changing Face of Maine,” “How Does Customized Learning Help All Students Learn” and more.

For a list of the conference session descriptions, presenters, times and locations, please visit


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