Maine DOE Update – October 25, 2018

From the Maine Department of Education


Reporting Items

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News & Updates

Certification Updates and Reminders

The Maine Department of Education has put together a list of certification updates and reminders to help with awareness of recent Chapter 115 regulations, creating an account in the MEIS system and more tips to help with the process.  Please share this notice with all educators.  | More

PRIORITY NOTICE: Proposed Revisions to Rule Chapter 101 (Maine Unified Special Education Regulation Birth to Age Twenty); Public Hearing on November 13, 2018

The Maine Department of Education is proposing amendments to Rule Chapter 101 Maine Unified Special Education Regulations, Birth to Twenty. The proposed substantive changes are as follows: | More

PRIORITY NOTICE: Proposed Revisions for Rule Chapter 115 (Certification Rules); Hearing on November 15, 2018

As part of the Maine Department of Education’s efforts to streamline and clarify certification processes for Maine educators, the Department is proposing revisions to Rule Chapter 115: Credentialing of Educational Personnel, Parts I and II. The revisions: | More

PRIORITY NOTICE: Proposed Revisions to Rule Chapter 122 (Grant Application and Award Procedure: Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services); Public Hearing on November 14, 2018

The Maine Department of Education is seeking public comment regarding proposed revisions to Rule Chapter 122, Grant Application and Award Procedure: Fund for the Efficient Delivery of Educational Services. | More

PRIORITY NOTICE: Proposed Revisions to Rule Chapter 132 (Social Studies and Science and Technology Standards); Public Hearing on November 15, 2018

As part of the scheduled periodic review of the Maine Learning Results, the Maine Department of Education is seeking public comments regarding proposed revisions to the social studies and science and technology standards found in Rule Chapter 132 Learning Results: Parameters for Essential Instruction. Please note that the Department of Education is only seeking comments on the Science and Technology Standards and Social Studies Standards sections of Rule Chapter 132 at this time. | More

Maine DOE 2018 Second Special Session Legislative Summary Available

The Maine Department of Education has prepared a summary of major laws related to education enacted by the Second Special Session of the 128th Maine Legislature. This information may prove helpful to school and district administrators and educators when planning for the 2018-19 school year. | More

Maine Schools Join Others Around The Nation to Recognize National School Bus Safety Week October 22-26

National School Bus Safety Week, scheduled October 22-26 this year, is a public education program that promotes school bus safety. | More

Students, Parents, and Schools Celebrate School Bus Driver Appreciation Week Oct. 22-26

A school bus driver’s career is about safely delivering the world’s most precious cargo – our students. Making a positive difference in the life of a child is what motivates school bus drivers. | More

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

Alternate Assessment Workshops – December 2018 Registration Now Open

Teachers administering alternate assessments may register for Personalized Alternate Assessment Portfolio (PAAP – MEA Alternate Science) and Multi-State Alternate Assessment (MSAA- MEA Alternate Mathematics and ELA/Literacy) assessment administration training. All registrations must be received by November 27th. | More

WIDA Early Years Online Learning Modules (to Support Multilingual Children) Now Available at No Cost to Teachers and Administrators

The Maine Department of Education is excited to announce that Maine’s early care and education community is now able to access to the WIDA Early Years online learning modules. These modules focus on supporting young multilingual children, ages 2.5 to 5.5 years and are available at no cost to teachers and administrators. | More

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. | More

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