All Maine principals and headmasters are encouraged to nominate one student for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Two Maine students will be selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship and an all-expenses paid educational program in Washington, D.C. for a week in March.
The Department is encouraging all superintendents to attend NEO bomb threat report training to learn how to enter data, submit a report and track district submittals in the new NEO data management system.
The 23 Academy Fellows who graduated from the Governor’s Academy for STEM Education Leadership program this summer were provided with professional development opportunities designed to build leadership qualities with a focus on STEM integration.
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Maine high schools are invited to register for Poetry Out Loud, a nationwide program that encourages youth to learn about poetry through memorization and recitation while helping students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.
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The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is seeking nominations for the Maine Jump$tart Coalition Educator of the Year Award.
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Recommendations will inform improvements the Maine Department of Education intends for the state’s math and English language arts standards
AUGUSTA – Maine’s Education Commissioner is asking the public and a panel of parents, educators and business leaders to inform improvements his Department plans to make to the state’s learning standards for mathematics and English language arts.
Maine Department of Education Commissioner Jim Rier announced today that a 24-member panel will begin work this week to assess the rigor and clarity of the standards. Continue reading
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The Department has created Self-Assessing for Standards-Based IEP Goals as an optional tool to assist school administrative units (SAUs) to self-assess progress in writing standards-aligned IEP goals.
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Maine DOE’s Office of Adult Education and Family Literacy is offering four technology focused courses to K-12 educators this fall and spring.
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The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is conducting a series of free web seminars in the coming months with the focus of each webinar on a different grade level. The design of these 90 minute webinars is to deepen teacher understanding of how the three dimensions of the Framework (practices, core ideas and crosscutting concepts) are intended to be blended in classroom instruction. Expectations at each grade level will be examined along with the presentation of sample of teaching and learning. All webinars run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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