Category Archives: Franklin County

Maine CDC offers teachers tobacco training

Teachers who want to learn how to better talk to youth tobacco users may benefit from free trainings offered throughout the state in December and January by the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. Continue reading

Watch new Center for Best Practice videos from western Maine

The Maine DOE Center for Best Practice is pleased to announce the release of two new videos exploring the shift to proficiency-based/learner-centered practice. Continue reading

Mt. Blue’s Doug Hodum named national teacher fellow

Doug Hodum, science teacher and science department head at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington, was recently selected as one of 12 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellows.

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Maine State Museum combines history, tech and theater for students

Joanna Torow, Maine State Museum's chief educator, provides information to students from Rangeley Lakes Middle School.

Joanna Torow, Maine State Museum’s chief educator, provides information to students from Rangeley Lakes Middle School, who attended the performance by the Marti Stevens actors in the Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives exhibit gallery.

Thanks to Sheila McDonald, deputy director of Maine State Museum, for sharing this article with the Maine Department of Education for publication.

History, theater and technology recently converged in a lively program simultaneously involving eighth graders visiting the Maine State Museum’s Malaga Island, Fragmented Lives exhibit gallery and fourth graders at a remote site at Rockland’s South School.

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3 regional social studies workshops scheduled

Three workshop sessions designed for middle- and high-school social studies teachers will help participants connect with other social studies teachers in their region and explore ways that the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies can support thinking and learning in their content area.

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World language teachers invited to summer institute

Summer institute will kick off initiative focused on standards-based instruction and assessment in world languages classes

World languages teachers are invited to apply to attend the 2012 World Languages in Maine Schools Summer Institute from June 27-30 at the University of Maine at Farmington.

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Bus drivers offered training at regional conferences

Note: This dispatch was updated on April 5 at 9:13 a.m. to correct an error in information supplied about registration.

The Maine Association for Pupil Transportation is sponsoring six free conferences this spring in every Maine region to provide training to transportation personnel in all Maine school districts.

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Wellness conference fosters healthy schools

Note, added April 12, 2012: The application due date has been extended to Thursday, May (, 2012. The late registration fee has been reduced to $205 per participant.

The 27th annual Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Program “Wellness” Conference will take place Monday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 27 at Sugarloaf USA.

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Student artists to be celebrated on 2012-13 laptop screensaver

AUGUSTA – Twenty student artists will have an audience of more than 72,000 students and teachers for their artwork starting this fall. The 20 students from across Maine have won the honor to have their artwork included in the Maine Learning Technology Initiative laptop screensaver for the 2012-13 school year.

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Oil prices on roller coaster, Maine schools shift to alternative heat

Wood chips, geothermal are popular heating sources in newly constructed Maine schools

By Nathan Marcus

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