Your help could further MMSA’s vision of a brighter STEM future for the State of Maine and the nation. Today, I ask you to support MMSA and become a part of the movement to support exciting new ways for our youth to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Educate Maine and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program for CS Principles and CS Discoveries are now open. If you have an interest in teaching either of these courses in 2018-19, please apply today! Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long professional learning… [Read More]
During the week of December 4, 2017, 1200 Maine youth took their parents to school to learn about computer programming through Family Code Night. The Reach Center at MMSA facilitated the statewide learning opportunity at over 60 sites including schools, libraries, and other venues for the 1200 youth and 800 adults with at least one… [Read More]
Last month, an advisor on our new Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) project advisory committee told us that our in-person kick-off meeting was the best he had ever attended. Inspired by his encouragement, we share below our top 11 recommendations for lively and productive advisory committee meetings. We think the recommendations may be particularly useful… [Read More]
The ACRES project will now provide innovative STEM professional development to more out-of-school educators, including librarians, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant MMSA received earlier this year. In November, Research Associate Alex Brasili traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Symposium. While there she learned about the youth STEM… [Read More]
MMSA develops and applies research and best practices in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many of the projects at MMSA seek to find answers to unique and important questions regarding STEM learning in many different environments. WeatherBlur Next Generation is an exciting project funded by a three-year cyberlearning grant from the National Science… [Read More]
Back to school means back to after school STEM for our STEM Guides team. The STEM Guides project acts as a connector between kids and out of school STEM activities in their communities. Currently, we have two active STEM hubs, one in Oxford Hills, and one Down East. Both are working with local businesses, non-profits,… [Read More]
MMSA is looking for camp counselors and educators from across New England to participate in testing an innovative, video-based coaching curriculum in STEM. This is free professional development with a stipend! Space is limited! Sign up now! Registration deadline: June 15th Start Date: June 28nd To sign up, http://tinyurl.com/ACRES-registration or contact email@example.com Interested? Download… [Read More]
Have you heard the buzz about all of the computer science professional development this Summer? You will not want to miss out on these opportunities to integrate computer science, coding, and more into your curriculum or afterschool program next year!