Maine DOE Updates – June 14, 2011

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FROM THE COMMISSIONER

MLTI and next-level learning

I’m commonly asked about the future of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. Whether it’s more laptops, iPads or a technology that doesn’t exist yet, I can’t imagine a future without it. By Stephen BowenMore

The students I’ve met in classrooms using a standards-based model of education have shown me they have an unparalleled understanding of what it means to learn. By Stephen Bowen | More

DISPATCHES

Searsport stays ahead of the curve on standards

Searsport District High School has executed a transformation by shifting entirely to a system of standards-based education. It’s a move that’s showing results. | More

1,100-plus celebrate MLTI at UMaine

The eighth annual Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference featured rousing student presentations and a word cloud with contributions from more than 1,000 people. | More | Sharing a ‘new view’ through MLTI | From MLTI student to international programmer | Using MLTI to learn through video | Confidence built through story-telling

PRESS RELEASES

Maine graduation rate on the rise

Maine’s Class of 2008 had the 16th highest graduation rate in the nation, according to a report released by Education Week. | More