Maine DOE Update – October 2, 2020

From the Maine Department of Education

Reporting Items

Webinar to Assist with October Student Data Submission

To assist those who are responsible for the important task of reporting October student data to the Department of Education, the DOE Data Team will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, October 6th from 1 pm to 2 pm. | More

| Visit the DC&R Reporting Calendar |

News & Updates

Priority Notice: Maine DOE seeks public comment on waiving requirement that 21st CCLC programs operate only during non-school hours

In response to the unprecedented obstacles schools, teachers, students, and their families are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has offered an additional waiver to state education agencies, pursuant to section 4201(b)(1)(A) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). | More

Mills Administration Updates COVID-19 School Health Advisory System

The Mills Administration today released a special update to its color-coded Health Advisory System that classifies counties’ relative risk of COVID-19 transmission by color, and is provided to assist schools as they continue with their plans to deliver instruction and support students safely this fall. | More

iCivics STUDENT Webinar to Discuss the 2020 Election (For Students/Classrooms Grades 3-12)

This 30-minute session is intended for your students to watch on YouTube live and submit questions as iCivics will talk about the importance of voting (even for students who are not old enough to vote) and how students can be involved. The iCivics panel will then answer questions submitted by your students. You and your students can join in and watch here  | More

Totally Trades Virtual Career Week 10/19 – 10/23

Totally Trades Virtual Career Week provides informational sessions for girls* in 8th – 12th grade who are enrolled in or interested in enrolling in a Career and Technical (CTE) program or seriously interested in the trades. Interested students can register for one or more of sessions as part of the first virtual Totally Trades! | More

Get to Know the Maine DOE Team: Meet Emily Poland

Maine DOE team member Emily Poland is being highlighted this week as part of the Get to Know the Maine DOE  Team Campaign. Learn a little more about Emily. | More

Maine Schools Sharing Success Stories

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Professional Development & Training Opportunities

Fulbright Forum Celebrating Global Education: Focus on K-12 Teachers, Higher Education, and Teacher Exchanges

October 24, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and 2021 will also be the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program! What a perfect opportunity to focus on a segment of our alumni and friends who have been recipients of awards that target support of global education, distinguished achievement in the realm of teaching, and international teacher exchange, such as Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DAT), Teachers for Global Classrooms, and English Teaching Assistant (ETA). | More

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Latest DOE Career/Project Opportunities

View current Maine Department of Education employment opportunities here