Maine DOE Update – June 14, 2024
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
1d ago
From the Maine Department of Education Reporting Items | Visit the DC&R Reporting Calendar | News & Updates Maine Department of Education Offers Educators Free Access to Evidence-Based Literacy Modules To support educators in providing evidence-based literacy instruction, the Maine Department of Education (DOE) announced that all K-5 educators have free access to high-quality literacy modules through June of 2025. Educators who complete the modules by August 23, 2024, will be eligible to receive a stipend for each completed module. |  More Child Nutrition Programs Continue to Feed ..read more
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Bucksport Eighth Graders Unplug and Help Out During Camping Trip at Birch Point Beach State Park
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
(Bucksport eighth graders had the opportunity to watch the aurora borealis over the ocean.) This May, eighth graders from Bucksport Middle School left the screens behind for a weekend of learning and service at Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head. Miles Bisher, Bucksport Middle School’s social studies teacher and outdoor club advisor, brought his students out as part of the Teens to Trails’ Life Happens Outside® Challenge, one of the Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative’s 2024 programs. The Maine Outdoor Learning Initiative is a state-wide effort to increase access to engaging, hands-on out ..read more
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Maine DOE ConCEPT Pilot Spotlight: A Successful Intersection of Curiosity and Learning
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
(Pictured: Students from MSAD 54.) The Maine Department of Education’s innovative ConCEPT Pilot program has yielded remarkable outcomes, as schools across the state have explored new ways to engage students through questioning protocols and scaffolding conceptual understandings into lessons. MSAD 54 Teachers The ConCEPT pilot encouraged schools to view student growth as an ongoing process rather than just a final product. This recognition allowed educators to emphasize the importance of the journey itself, valuing the development of critical thinking, inquiry skills, and curiosity. One standou ..read more
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Maine DOE ConCEPT Pilot Spotlight: A Transformative Professional Learning Journey
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
This year has been transformative for Leslie Denton, the seventh-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at Mt. View Middle School in Thorndike. Leslie’s professional learning journey, marked by a commitment to the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), was significantly influenced by her attendance at a ConCEPT Professional Development conference hosted by the Maine Department of Education. The conference, featuring renowned educator Katie Novak, equipped Leslie with valuable skills and strategies that she diligently implemented. “My professional learning journey this year has c ..read more
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Eight Maine Students Awarded Martin Mackey Memorial Scholarship 
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
The Alternative Education Association of Maine has selected eight students to receive this year’s Martin Mackey Memorial Scholarship. The Martin Mackey Memorial Scholarship was established by the Alternative Education Association (AEA) of Maine in 2022 after the passing of Martin Mackey, beloved education colleague and champion. The scholarship recognizes Mackey’s dedication to education as a career and his passion for working with students on Alternative Education pathways. Each year, AEA aims to award as many funds as possible to support students. Each student will be awarded $500 when they ..read more
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TeachWithTech Grant Allows for Enthusiastic, Independent Learning with Lego Sets at Chelsea Elementary School
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
(Pictured: Students in the Maker Space with Lego SPIKE kits and iPads, which were purchased through the Maine Department of Education’s TeachWithTech grant) Students at Chelsea Elementary School were overjoyed at the sight of twenty new Lego sets as they walked into the classroom this year. Through the Maine Department of Education’s TeachWithTech  grant, Chelsea Elementary School was able to receive twenty Lego SPIKE Essentials Kits. These Lego sets were accompanied by iPads, which were preloaded with the SPIKE app. #TeachWithTech provides additional supplemental technology to schools th ..read more
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Seeking Applicants for Maine DOE Mobile Learning Program Director
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
The Maine Department of Education (DOE) seeks a passionate Educator and Curriculum Developer to join our dedicated educational team in the Office of Teaching and Learning. This one-year contracted position will be instrumental in advancing the state’s commitment to fostering an inclusive, well-rounded educational experience that supports every student’s academic, social, emotional, and physical development. This position will lead the Maine DOE’s mobile learning program that will work with teams within the Maine DOE and Maine educators to develop career-focused, interdisciplinary, project-base ..read more
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Child Nutrition Programs Continue to Feed Children Beyond School Year with the Hot Lunch Summer Food Service Program and SUN Bucks
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
2d ago
With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maine public schools have long offered a nutritious breakfast and lunch meal program to thousands of children in Maine during the school year. In Maine, students have access to meals during the school day at no cost to them or their families. With summer around the corner, students can still access the meals they need through the Summer Food Service Program. This U.S. Department of Agriculture program operates at hundreds of sites across Maine.   To find nearby summer meal sites, please visit Hot Lunch Summer | Department of Educa ..read more
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Professional Development Conference For Rural Maine Educators
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
3d ago
Island Readers & Writers (IRW) will host the Dear Teacher Conference in Bangor on October 10 and 11, 2024, for educators and librarians working with students in grades Pre–K through 8. Registration is open for the Island Readers & Writers for the Dear Teacher 2024 professional development conference, which will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on October 10 and 11, 2024.  This year’s keynote speaker is Anna Crowley Redding, a children’s book author and Emmy-award-winning journalist. The conference will span two full days and allow participants to register for intens ..read more
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Maine DOE Highlights Expanding Health Resource Access to Multilingual Families in Maine
Maine Department of Education
by Maine Department of Education
3d ago
In alignment with supporting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, new tools have been created for school nurses.  This newest project directly reflects the advocacy and care our Maine school nurses possess, further strengthening our public health infrastructure. A sample welcome letter from the health office for any new family in a school community was created, which contains an annual health form and medication authorization form, as well as interview forms for asthma, diabetes, and seizures. These tools have been translated into Maine’s top nine languages and are now avai ..read more
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