Educate Maine and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program are now open. If your school is looking to offer Code.org’s computer science (CS) courses at the middle or high school level in 2021-22, please encourage interested teachers to apply today. Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is… [Read More]
Math Coaching Cohorts at MMSA
Math coaching is an important part of MMSA’s professional learning experiences. Over the course of the year we have worked with several districts, developing a mathematics professional learning plan and working with educators depending on the goals the district and educators have set forth. These are some examples from our STEM Math Education Specialists along… [Read More]
STEMports – “Socially Distanced” Augmented Reality Game Goes Live!
STEMports is entering its third year this October and the team is hard at work developing an augmented reality game app for Maine youth! Wait, what was that—what is STEMports? STEMports is a three-year National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities project that partners with rural communities and schools to develop an innovative STEM learning… [Read More]
Teach ME Outside Launches New Tools and Initiatives to Support Community-Based Environmental Learning
Teach ME Outside is excited to announce the launch of several new initiatives and tools to support schools’ and organizations’ ability to implement community-based environmental learning. A team of 15 in-school and out-of-school educators, administrators, and leaders in environmental learning across Maine began meeting in June to compile a list of high-quality community-based environmental learning… [Read More]
Our Math Consulting Team is Growing!
The MMSA math consulting team supports mathematics educators through project work, consulting, and curriculum development. MMSA strives to identify opportunities to support educators in learning how to integrate mathematical practices into STEM learning, both for in-person and virtual instruction. We work statewide to provide educators and administrators with the support to integrate high quality mathematics… [Read More]
Summer 2020 at MMSA
All of us here at MMSA stand hand-in-hand with our educator partners across the State and the Nation ready to meet the upcoming challenges for STEM learning head on. All of our programming has been revamped to support educators and their students whether that learning is remote or in-person. Take a moment to see all… [Read More]
MMSA’s research team has grown to five members!
Our research team now consults or leads research on anywhere between 10-12 projects at any one time. It’s great to have the capacity to both carryout complex research designs and be able to contribute to the field of educational research from learning sciences and ecosystems, to environmental education and teacher training. I am joined on the team by… [Read More]
i2i Project Shifts Dissemination to an On-line Forum.
With every one of us tethered to our computers this spring, there has been a lot of conversation about the role of technology in our lives as well as the capacity for that technology to help shape our future. While the integrate – 2 – innovate project is wrapping up, the critical work of this… [Read More]
ACRES Team Wins 2 STEMforALL Video Awards
This week the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance’s Afterschool Coaching for Reflective Educators in STEM Project (ACRES) won two national awards for a 3-minute video showing their online work in virtual coaching for afterschool providers. “2020 STEM for ALL” is a national video showcase featuring 171 short videos of cutting-edge STEM education programs funded by the National… [Read More]