Maine DOE and Thomas College to Host Learning Lab

Maine DOE and Thomas College will host a learning lab focused on teaching and learning with technology on Wednesday, November 14th from 9am – 1pm. Two local educators will model a technology-enhanced learning experience with students that other educators can observe. These educators can choose to either join a group of fourth graders engaged in an inquiry-based learning process about circuits or join a group of middle school students who are engaged in a design thinking and 3D printing activity. Educators will then talk with presenters about the design of the learning experience, and will wrap up the day by creating a learning activity to use with their own students.

All Maine Educators are welcome to register and are encouraged to come as a school team. We just ask that participants are part of a district in Maine and have completed the Maine DOE fingerprinting process as part of their employment in that district. Registration is free, lunch will be provided, and educators will earn four contact hours.

Register here (space is limited)

Sample Agenda:

  • 8:30am: Welcome and Introductions
  • 9am: Model Lesson – experience a technology enhanced learning activity
    • Option 1: 4th grade lesson – inquiry-based learning with circuits
    • Option 2: 7th or 8th grade lesson – design thinking and 3D printing
  • 10:15am: Break
  • 10:30am: Lesson deconstruction – learn how the activity was designed
  • 11am: Lunch
  • 11:30am:  Design/Planning Time – design your own activity
  • 12:45pm: Closing / Wrap
  • 1:00pm: End

For more information or answers to questions, please contact Amanda Nguyen, Digital Learning Specialist for the Maine Department of Education at