Maine Course Pathways available to more schools

More Maine schools have the chance this fall to participate in Maine Course Pathways, a project that helps schools ensure their classes are covering the required academic standards.

A partnership between the Maine Department of Education and the Eugene, Ore.-based Educational Policy Improvement Center, Maine Course Pathways offers teachers the chance to collaborate on developing course syllabi and receive feedback from content-area experts.

Schools — which participate at no cost — then use the feedback to determine potential course sequences that ensure students meet all standards in a given content area.

Maine Course Pathways currently involves seven Maine high schools and five career and technical education centers. The project is expanding to include more schools and to cover the Common Core state standards for math and English language arts.

The Educational Policy Improvement Center is offering a series of webinars to provide interested educators with more information about Maine Course Pathways. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MCPInfoWebinar to register for one of the following sessions:

  • Wed., Aug. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Thurs., Aug. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Tues., Aug. 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Registrants will receive instructions on participating in the sessions via email.

Additional information, including a video featuring Maine educators involved in Maine Course Pathways, is available online at https://epiconline.org/maine.

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