The Maine Public Broadcasting Network has launched a new educational offering available to educators across Maine at http://www.mpbn.net.
PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a web-based resource that provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content for their classrooms designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Posted in Academics, Accountability, Administrators, Assessment, Continuous Learning, Dispatches, Educator Effectiveness, Featured, Instruction, Professional Development, Teachers, Teaching & Learning, Technology
“Landscape” by Liam Reading, a junior at Bangor High School, is one of the 22 pieces of student artwork that will be featured as screensavers or background images on MLTI devices.
AUGUSTA – Twenty-two young Maine artists will soon have an audience of tens of thousands of their fellow students and teachers for their artwork.
A painting, drawing or photograph from each of the 22 artists representing a dozen
schools has been selected to be displayed during the 2014-15 academic year on devices provided to schools by the Maine Department of Education through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). Continue reading
Maine is an international leader in advancing digital learning opportunities for its students, and schools across the state will celebrate that innovation Wednesday
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage has proclaimed Wednesday as Digital Learning Day throughout Maine and his Administration will be joined by the state’s students and schools in recognizing the important opportunities digital learning provides. Continue reading
Earlier this week, I was proud to join Governor Paul R. LePage in honoring the important role computer science has in our state’s classrooms and growing economy by recognizing Computer Science Education Week (CSEDdWeek).
This national awareness week (Dec. 9-15), founded by our Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) partner Microsoft and also sponsored by Apple, our longest-running MLTI partner, seeks to engage more students in computer science. Continue reading
Posted in Elementary School, From the Commissioner, High School, Mathematics, Middle School, Science & Technology, Students, Teaching & Learning, Technology
Tagged Computer Science Education Week Maine, Education Commissioner Jim Rier, Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Maine Robotics, Project Login
The awareness initiative will involve thousands of Maine students, trying their hand at computer programming and competing in robotics competitions
AUGUSTA – Maine Governor Paul R. LePage and Acting Education Commissioner Jim Rier are recognizing the important role computer science has in the state’s classrooms and growing economy. Continue reading
Posted in Career & Technical, Elementary School, Governor LePage, High School, Instruction, Mathematics, Middle School, Press Releases, School Improvement, Science & Technology, Students, Teachers, Teaching & Learning, Technology
Tagged Acting Education Commissioner Jim Rier, Apple, Computer Science Education Week, Governor Paul LePage education, Governor Paul LePage technology, Hour of Code Maine, Maine Learning Technology Initiative, Microsoft, Project Login
Sixteen Maine schools have already pledged to participate, and Project>Login will host an Hour-of-Code Dojo at the Augusta Civic Center on Dec. 14
More than 5,000 Maine students from 16 schools will join a national campaign to demystify computer science during the Hour of Code campaign in December – and additional schools may register through Nov. 15. The event is scheduled to coincide with Computer Science Week from Dec. 9-15, during which Project>Login will also host Maine’s first statewide Hour of Code Dojo.
Jeff Mao, the Maine DOE’s learning technology policy director, was recently named leader of the year at the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) Leadership Summit banquet.
Maine middle and high school students can compete to win $20,000 for their school and the latest Samsung tablet as part of an innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) challenge from Verizon.
The Verizon Innovative App Challenge was first launched in 2012 as a collaborative competition to encourage students’ interest in STEM. Verizon believes student achievement in STEM is critical to U.S. economic growth and competitiveness on the global stage. Continue reading