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.
MMSA has been awarded a National Science Foundation iTEST grant entitled: “Developing rural girls’ STEM competency and motivation through communicating scientific topics with advanced technology”. The grant commenced on August 15, 2017 and runs until July 31, 2020. You can see the full grant details here. Grant Abstract Engaging girls and young women in… [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!
“More Figuring Out”: 3-D Teaching of Science and Engineering (3D-TSE) Click for Larger Map Some seventy-five percent of Maine school districts have adopted a set of science and engineering standards that are focused on three-dimensional (3-D) teaching and learning that integrates the three dimensions of disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices…. [Read More]
Renee Charette joined MMSA in March of 2017 as Experiential Math Specialist. Her focus is in math coaching and experiential mathematics, as a member of the Gear Up Interschool Collaborative team and as a math consultant.
Alexandria Brasili joined MMSA in April 2017 as a Research Associate. She holds a Master’s degree in Science Education from Oregon State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bowdoin College.
A select group of teachers from Telstar High School, the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, and Gifft Hill School, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, are developing and implementing inter-school project-based STEM curricula aimed at increasing proficiency of students in science and math learning outcomes. The cohort meets virtually, holding regular collaborative meetings and discussing… [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.
Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance and Educate Maine announce plans to expand K-12 computer science instruction through partnership with Code.org. With most every student carrying a computer in their smartphone 24/7, they need to learn more about how the devices work, the availability of jobs in computer science right here in Maine and the role… [Read More]
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]