Twelve school systems of the 15 from Kennebec Valley were involved in an interactive showcase event sharing a number of innovative and supportive learning opportunities available in their schools this week at the University of Maine at Augusta.
Students and their teachers readily shared their learning experiences at each of the displays, and for the youngest learners, they were incorporated into a slide presentation while others had blogs.
Showcased programs ranged from early childhood to higher education, including:
- Educare (AOS 92)
- Public Pre-Kindergarten (Augusta Public Schools)
- Kindergarten literacy programming (RSU 54)
- Raising and releasing salmon in 3rd grade (RSU 38)
- Units of study for writing instruction (RSU 2)
- Proficiency-based education technology (RSU 3)
- Expeditionary learning focused on constructing nature trails (RSU 53)
- Belgrade Lakes Watershed Initiative (RSU 18)
- STEM Science Challenge with Siemens (MSAD 11)
- Career and technical education (AOS 92)
- Jobs for Maine Grads (RSU 2)
- College Readiness Approaches (MSAD 13)
- Dual enrollment opportunities with higher education (RSU 49)
Musical entertainment by the RSU 38 jazz band was also shared.
In announcing this year’s event, President of The Kennebec Valley Superintendent’s Association James Anastasio, said a showcase like this is, “An opportunity for students to share what they have been learning and for those in the audience to learn about many positive and exciting programs available in represented school systems.”