From the Maine Department of Education
The Maine Department of Education is pleased to release the second collections of 2015-2016 articles in the “Content Corner.” These resources are designed to support teaching and learning in Maine classrooms and make connections to classroom applications and research.
The articles prepared for 2015-16 focus on instructional strategies to support educator understanding of effective practices in the content areas. The second collection includes:
- English Languages Arts/Literacy: Annotating a text: close reading with a pen
- Health Education and Physical Education: Feedback: A valuable teaching strategy for health education and physical education, Part 1
- Mathematics: Mathematically speaking, what is fluency?
- Science: Academically productive talk in science
- Social Studies: Social Studies: questions are as important as answers
- Visual and Performing Arts: Assessment strategies for the theatre classroom
- World Language: The why and how of thematic units in the world language classroom
- Early Childhood: Instruction in preschool programs
The first collection of articles was released in December 2015 and the third collection will be released in April.
Notices and Reporting Items
- School Bus Purchase Program Approval – Cancellation Report (EF-T-20A), due March 15 (Reminder)
- School Bus Purchase Report (EF-T-20: Quarter 3), due March 31 (Reminder)
News & Views
The ACCESS for ELLs® 2.0 testing window for both the computer-based and paper-based versions closes March 7. | More
Student registration begins March 7 for AP4ALL, which provides online Advanced Placement courses free of charge. | More
The Maine Department of Education’s Child Nutrition program announces School Year (SY) 2017 Net Off Invoice (NOI) products available for processing. | More
This notice is to refine the information provided in the previous notice on State agency clients. | More
Teachers have challenged students, boys’ sports teams have challenged girls’ sports teams, town managers have challenged police chiefs, grandmothers have challenged grandchildren, librarians have challenged Rotarians, and the list goes on. | More
Last month, the Maine Department of Education held regional trainings for over 350 educators from school administrative units (SAUs) around the state. | More
To celebrate the accomplishments of schools across the United States and Canada, the National Principals Leadership Institute this year has launched the School Innovation and Change Awards (SICA). | More
Teams of students from high schools in Bangor, Portland, Topsham, and Baileyville will vie to represent Maine in the National LifeSmarts Competition to be held next month. | More