Category Archives: Middle School

Department posts video of recent assessment administration training

Maine educators who will be helping to administer the upcoming online State assessment but couldn’t attend one of the Department’s recent regional workshops can now see the entire training online.

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Feb. 4 deadline for opting-in for paper-pencil assessment administration

Maine schools wanting to give the upcoming Maine Educational Assessment for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy developed by Smarter Balanced as a paper-pencil test rather than online must let the Department know by Wednesday, Feb. 4.

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Maine students invited to share vision in digital storytelling challenge

Maine schools are invited to enter a free digital storytelling competition that asks students to share their visions for the future.

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Maine FFA students discover Agricultural Trades Show

Maine FFA State Officers at Maine Farm Bureau Display Left to right:  Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb, Maine House District 148 (Fort Fairfield), Carly Grass, Maine FFA Vice President, Tyler Raymond, Maine FFA Reporter-Sentinel, Jordan Canney, Maine FFA Secretary-Treasurer, Whitnie Bradbury, Maine FFA President, Senator Peter Edgecomb, Maine Senate District 1 (Caribou).

Maine FFA State Officers at Maine Farm Bureau Display
Left to right: Representative Anthony J. Edgecomb, Maine House District 148 (Fort Fairfield), Carly Grass, Maine FFA Vice President, Tyler Raymond, Maine FFA Reporter-Sentinel, Jordan Canney, Maine FFA Secretary-Treasurer, Whitnie Bradbury, Maine FFA President, Senator Peter Edgecomb, Maine Senate District 1 (Caribou)

Student leaders from the Maine FFA Association (formerly known as “Future Farmers of America”) traveled to the 74th annual Maine Agricultural Trades Show at the Augusta Civic Center last week to visit with representatives of organizations and companies involved in agriculture and natural resources and to update them on the status of Maine FFA, which currently has more than 500 members in 16 chapters across the state.

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Maine teachers invited to apply for STEM scholarship

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Club of Maine is inviting Maine middle school and high school science and engineering teachers to apply for Club scholarships to the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT) which will be held June 21-27.

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Connecting classroom to math assessment focus of Maine DOE workshops

The Maine DOE is inviting math educators to one of the six workshops the Department will host across the state next month focused on connecting the classroom to the new online Maine Education Assessment developed by Smarter Balanced. Continue reading

Maine DOE publishes applied learning lesson plans

The Department has published 30 lesson plans that support hands-on, applied learning for Maine’s middle school students.

Creation of the lesson plans, which have been delivered in classrooms across the state and are now additionally available on the Department’s website, was led by Jobs for Maine’s Graduates. Each lesson has been aligned with the Maine Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Clusters to allow for a relevant connection to the applied learning opportunity.

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U.S. Office of Civil Rights releases guidance on the obligations to EL students

The Maine DOE is encouraging review of new guidance released by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights and developed by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice on the obligations to English learner students.

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College For Every Student awards to help underserved students become college, career ready

College For Every Student (CFES) has received funding to provide five low-income middle or high schools with Closing the Gap awards that will help underserved students become college and career ready.

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Maine DOE announces social studies DBQ workshops

The Maine DOE is inviting teachers of grades 6-12 to participate in its 2015 Social Studies Document-Based Question (DBQ) Workshop series scheduled for March 9 and May 6 in Brewer and March 10 and May 8 in Portland.

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