Maine, a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, is seeking educators who have significant experience in formative assessment and deep knowledge of the Common Core State Standards to join Maine’s State Network of Educators (SNE). The Maine DOE invites K-12 teachers and administrators and higher educational professionals to apply if they have experience working with the following student populations: general education, gifted and talented, English language learners and students with disabilities. Continue reading
The following is a news release from the Maine Charter School Commission.
AUGUSTA — The Maine Charter School Commission in a public meeting held Tuesday in Augusta discussed, voted and signed three public charter school contracts – culminating months of work on the part of the schools and the commission. The Maine Charter School Commission has the responsibility to approve up to 10 public charter schools in the State in 10 years. The three schools are the Baxter Academy for Technology and Sciences to be located in Portland; the Fiddlehead School of Arts and Science in Gray; and the Harpswell Coastal Academy in Harpswell. These three schools will open September 2013. Continue reading
This week the Maine DOE, in collaboration with the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, convened the second meeting of the Maine Governor’s Academy for STEM Education Leadership.
The Governor’s Academy has been supported by state leadership at the Governor’s Office since 1999 and is supported by federal Title II funds and participating districts. Twenty-five teacher leaders from across the state are participating in the academy. Continue reading
Waynflete School students won the state competition for LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge.
Thanks to Mary Dyer of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for sharing this press release with the Maine DOE for publication.
Portland – Four Maine high schools came together to compete in LifeSmarts, the ultimate consumer challenge, at the Unum Corporate Campus in Portland on Friday, March 1. Hosted by the Maine Jump$tart Coalition, this competition-based educational program develops the consumer and marketplace skills of teens. Sanford High School in Sanford, Waynflete School in Portland, Woodland High School in Woodland, and United Technologies Center in Bangor all competed in the state competition.
The Maine Department of Education (NCLB Title II, Part B) has a requirement for new Mathematics and Science Partnership grant-funded projects to provide high quality professional development to teachers of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In accordance with State procurement practices, the Department announces the publication of a Request for Proposals for the professional development.
Maine physics, physical science and math teachers are invited to attend the Annual High School Physics and Physical Science Teachers Meeting at UMaine in Orono. This event is hosted by the University of Maine Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), and the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development.
Teachers from five secondary Career & Technical Education schools and two high schools gathered in Augusta on Feb. 1, 2013, to participate in a one-day follow-up training on “Math-in-CTE.”
UPDATE: This article was updated on March 27 to reflect the fact that eighth grade teachers can now undergo training too.
In a study offered by the University of Maine and ASSISTments, seventh and eighth grade math teachers will be paid to use a free online system to easily assign and monitor practice problems for homework, either from their textbooks or their own problems. Students will be able to do homework using their school-issued laptops.
University of Maine at Farmington is offering a series of four graduate courses to prepare educators for the challenges of being a mathematics leader, whether they are a math coach, math interventionist, Response to Intervention coordinator, Title I: math teacher, or grade-level team leader.