The Department of Education is performing a review of the Maine Learning Results for Social Studies and is looking for participants to serve as part of the writing team. The purpose of the writing team is to revise the current standards based on guidance provided from a steering committee. For more information about the standards review process, check the new Maine DOE standards revision website.
The team will serve as a representative sample of Maine K-12 social studies educators covering pK-12 grade levels, geographic locations, and content area strengths across all four of the social studies strands. While specific dates are still to be determined, a majority of the work will take place in July and August and will include at least one face to face meeting in Augusta.
While all interested educators are encouraged to participate, those who work in elementary grades or have background in teaching economics or personal finance are highly encouraged to apply. Also, to help ensure that the geographic diversity of our state is represented, those who teach in the following counties: Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, or Washington are strongly encouraged to apply.
Participants will receive contact hours for time work, be reimbursed for travel costs, and lunch will be provided for face to face meetings.
If you are interested in participating, please complete this short survey by 4:00pm on Monday, June 4 to be considered. We will reach out to interested participants with more information in the coming weeks.
For further questions, contact Maine DOE Social Studies Specialist Joe Schmidt at (207) 624-6828 or Joe.Schmidt@maine.gov.