Currently, through a partnership with Code.org, we are able to offer a series of FREE, virtual, workshops for K-5 educators (with a minimum of ten educators enrolled). MMSA and our Code.org partner facilitators (who happen to be teachers right here in Maine), can also tailor a free virtual professional learning experience for your district. With… [Read More]
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]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Interested? Download… [Read More]
ECS is a curriculum and professional development system to teach computer science to students who have had Algebra 1. It was developed through a National Science Foundation grant particularly to increase participation of girls and minority populations in Los Angeles. Equity is a major focus of this curriculum.
Looking for some free PD to introduce computer science into your class, school, or district? MMSA is recruiting for free summer PD (in fact, we pay you to attend!) to train teachers to implement the Exploring Computer Science curriculum. This is a survey course that focuses on computer science principles, inquiry, and equity. It provides… [Read More]
MMSA is offering some great worshops for educators this spring! These are excellent opportunities for in-school and out-of-school educators. Learn everything you need to know to host a Family Engineering Night at a session March 28 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Weave simple but fun activities into your K-5 curriculum to feed a students natural curiosity and maker spirit with tips from “Fun with Science, Technology, and Engineering in the Elementary Grades” on April 6. Get a solid introduction to STEM integration across the K-12 curriculum on April 28.
Young Scientists and Engineers Show Promise at 2016 Maine State Science Fair Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) co-directed the 70th annual Maine State Science Fair, which was held on March 19, 2016 in Bangor. 155 students from 13 Maine high schools competed for 58 awards, including a chance to… [Read More]
The STEM Guides Downeast project, a collaboration between MMSA and Axiom Technology and Training Center, launched September 1 at an event at the University of Maine at Machias. Senator Angus King addressed the enthusiastic audience of about 60 representatives from area groups and businesses, local government officials, teachers, and other community members interested in expanding the STEM opportunities for youth in the Machias area.