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
Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th!

Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th!

April 17, 2020
The 2020 Maine App Challenge sponsored by Tyler Technologies is underway and accepting new applications until May 18th, 2020. The competition is open to Maine students who are 13 or older who want to create and present a mobile application and enter it to win one of three scholarships totaling $10,000. The top 50 submissions will receive a tablet.Interested students can learn more about the technical submission requirements here. The program will also award $500 to the Maine… READ MORE
2020 Maine Books Challenge

2020 Maine Books Challenge

March 31, 2020
2,020 BOOKS CHALLENGE OVERVIEWPurpose: To support local STUDENTS and BUSINESSES during this period of remote learning by getting books in the hands of as many Maine children as possible.Partners: Educate Maine is working with our network of County Teachers of the Year and Education Leaders Experience alumni to distribute books in all 16 counties. We are also supporting Maine’s independent bookstores. We know this will look different in different places, and we anticipate… READ MORE
COVID-19 Resources Available for Families, Educators & Communities

COVID-19 Resources Available for Families, Educators & Communities

March 27, 2020
Educate Maine has compiled a list of resources to assist families, educators and communities in response to the COVID-19 emergency. The page can be viewed here. This space will serve as a clearinghouse of those helpful resources and best ideas we gather from those who are on the front lines - educators! We will update the page regularly as we gather new information. If you have a best practice you want to share please send it to info@educatemaine.org   READ MORE
Educate Maine launches 2,020 Books Challenge!

Educate Maine launches 2,020 Books Challenge!

March 26, 2020 · SUPPORT LOCAL STUDENTS + SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS
2,020 Books Challenge OverviewPurpose: To support local STUDENTS and BUSINESSES during this period of remote learning by getting books in the hands of as many Maine children as possible.Partners: Educate Maine is working with our network of County Teachers of the Year and Education Leaders Experience alumni to distribute books in all 16 counties. We are also supporting Maine’s independent bookstores. We know this will look different in different places, and we anticipate… READ MORE