Maine Dept. of Education launches MOOSE platform

Maine Dept. of Education launches MOOSE platform

September 22, 2020 · Free online learning modules for students pre-k through 12
Did you know the Maine Department of Education is providing free online learning modules for students pre-k through 12? Educators from around the state spent time this summer to develop phase one of the Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education (MOOSE) platform. Each MOOSE module is project-based and designed to be completed independently and self-paced. Additional phases of the MOOSE platform will roll out over the next school year. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Educate Maine statement on supporting higher education through the COVID-19 pandemic

Educate Maine statement on supporting higher education through the COVID-19 pandemic

September 18, 2020
Governor Mills signed a curtailment order on September 17, which addresses impending revenue shortfalls amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The order is aimed at avoiding deep programmatic cuts and layoffs across the state of Maine during this challenging time.Among the institutions seeing cuts are the University of Maine System (UMS), the Maine Community College System (MCCS), and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), all vital education institutions that serve Maine people. Reductions in the state… READ MORE
WCCC Offering Marine Technology Certificate

WCCC Offering Marine Technology Certificate

September 15, 2020
Washington County Community College is offering a free new workforce certificate in Coastal Fisheries & Marine Technology.The course is designed for those in the Marine Industry looking for industry recognized credentials including: PADI Diver Certification, OUPV Captain's License or ABYC Certifications.  You can view a course list here or e-mail WCCC for more information.  READ MORE
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July 06, 2020 · Get updates and stay connected
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Microsoft Digital livestream event JUNE 30th

Microsoft Digital livestream event JUNE 30th

June 29, 2020 · upskilling people to prepare them for jobs
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions of jobs and accelerated the trend toward increased digitization of work. As economies start to reopen, many individuals will need new skills to return to work or to pursue new jobs and opportunities.    As organizations of all sizes consider how best to work in this environment, we’ll see increasing use of digital technology and therefore a stronger demand for digital skills… READ MORE
Election Update

Election Update

June 02, 2020
Maine's primary and special referendum election is scheduled for July 14th. Two important bond questions are included in this referendum election:  1. "Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to invest in high-speed internet infrastructure for unserved and underserved areas, to be used to match up to $30,000,000 in federal, private, local or other funds?" 2. "Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for improvement of highways and bridges statewide and for multimodal facilities or… READ MORE
Maine's 2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced

Maine's 2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced

May 14, 2020
2020 County Teachers of the Year Announced in Virtual Ceremony  Teachers from all 16 of Maine’s counties were honored today in a virtual announcement that was broadcast live on the Maine Department of Education Facebook Page.  The Maine County Teacher of the Year announcement is held annually in the spring to honor the teachers selected from nominations for Maine Teacher of the Year from each county. The County… READ MORE
Joe Bornstein partners on 2020 Books Challenge with $5,000 matching grant

Joe Bornstein partners on 2020 Books Challenge with $5,000 matching grant

May 11, 2020
Schools may be closed, but Educate Maine and the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein are teaming up to get books into the hands of students studying remotely.  The 2020 Maine Books Challenge is designed to help educate Maine students who are home from school while also supporting local bookstores. In addition to Internet connectivity and meals, educators say books are what students need most right now.Every $10 donation is counted as one book and gift certificates can be purchased online to a… READ MORE
We are recruiting for the Iota class of our Education Leaders Experience Program

We are recruiting for the Iota class of our Education Leaders Experience Program

April 29, 2020 · Apply by May 15th!!
The Education Leaders Experience (ELE) program offers educators a unique professional development opportunity to meet community and business leaders from across Maine. Participants learn about what is happening in the Maine economy and the critical role that education plays in sustaining growth. Past participants have formed unique partnerships with Maine businesses that have provided exciting learning opportunities for their students. Educators have also used the experience to launch… READ MORE
The Learning Space premieres on Maine Public!

The Learning Space premieres on Maine Public!

April 28, 2020
A new show on Maine’s public TV network is aiming to help remote learners, especially those who don’t have access to the internet, while schools around the state remain closed.“The Learning Space,” which premiered Monday on Maine Public, will feature teachers from around the state giving lessons for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders in a variety of subjects. It’s a partnership between the network, the Maine Department of Education, and Educate Maine. The project is… READ MORE