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.
Third graders at Searsport Elementary School have spent the year picking up trash around the town’s pier to study beach pollution. Author: Rob Nesbitt Published: 1:38 PM EDT March 16, 2018 Updated: 9:28 PM EDT March 16, 2018 SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Searsport Elementary School is just a walk away from the beach. It’s the reason why… [Read More]
MEDIA RELEASE PDF Version The National Science Foundation has provided the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and its partner TERC in Massachusetts, a grant to design and test a model for materials to have middle-school aged youth in Maine and Massachusetts out-of-school programs and summer camps work with real, big data sets. Jan Mokros… [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]
University of Maine Cooperative Extension has Maine’s most successful out-of-school youth educational program through 4-H. 4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential. Youth participate in 4-H through clubs, camps, schools, afterschool, and special interest programs. Dedicated and committed UMaine Extension faculty and staff, and more than 2,000… [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]
Kittery School District is located in Kittery, a southern Maine coastal town in York county. The school district is dedicated to insuring engaging, innovative, and rigorous teaching, learning, and assessing for all students. It consists of three schools spanning grades K – 12. Marilyn Woodside, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for the school department… [Read More]