Move the Needle Learning and Technology Summit

Moving the needle is the objective of the Maine’s Learning Through Technology Team which is partnering with the Thomas College Center for Innovation in Education and Educate Maine for a summit on technology and learning in classrooms on Friday, Jan. 15.

“We have identified top educators who can lend their expertise and brain power in helping us problem solve Maine’s most pressing challenge with learning and technology: In spite of having had the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) for nearly 15 years, our students are stuck at simply using their devices for word processing, presenting and online research. Further, we have identified a gap in the quality of learning experiences some students are asked to use their devices for, versus others,” says MLTI’s Policy Director Mike Muir.

The summit brings together learning and technology experts from across Maine including: Maine Teachers of the Year, County Teachers of the Year, National Board certified educators, Apple Distinguished Educators, top state tech leads and Thomas College educators. A group of local middle school students will also participate in the summit.

Experts at the summit aim create a strategic plan to move the needle in classrooms to help students and teachers create the kinds of powerful learning experiences for our learners, leveraging technology to help make that happen.

For more information, contact Maine’s Learning Through Technology Policy Director Mike Muir at mike.muir@maine.gov or call 624-6634.