The Computer Science Teachers Association announced on Friday, March 27, they have decided to move the CSTA 2020 Annual Conference to a virtual conference! While we all won’t be meeting together in Arlington this year, we’re excited to still put on the same conference you’ve come to love — created by teachers, for teachers. Keep reading for more information about this virtual event and what this change means for you.
Join Educate Maine on the bus to CSTA! Thanks to UMA and ACTEM we are able to pass on a discounted rate to Maine educators.
Departure is at 7:00 am on 7/11/20 from 100 Cabela's Blvd, Scarborough, ME 04074. The bus will return at 11:45 pm on 7/15/20. It is a park and ride, so you may leave your car in Scarborough.
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The CSTA Maine Winter Meetup is here! Please join us on Thursday, February 6th at Rising Tide Brewing in Portland from 5pm to 7pm. #PeersAndBeers
Hey Maine Teachers!
The MLTI Student Conference Committee has issued a call for student and educator team proposals for the 17th Annual MLTI Student Conference being held on Thursday May 21, 2020 at the University of Maine in Orono.
The proposal submission form and additional details can be found at the Maine DOE website.
Hey Maine teachers! Please join us for our next meetup! We are having it at two locations on Thursday, November 14th! Please join us either in Orono at the Orono Brewing Company or in Lewiston at the Baxter Brewing Company. Start time is at 5pm! We hope to see you there!
Our first meetup of the fall! Please join us at Tyler Technologies in Yarmouth on Thursday, September 26th from 5-7pm! We will be learning about the Maine App Challenge with Dana Staples and his team!
The Maine Department of Education is hosting a Computer Science Summit where educators will create a statewide plan for Pre-K to 12 Computer Science. This plan will help coordinate and guide the efforts of many stakeholders and serve as a set of recommendations in a report to the Legislature in January 2020. The two-day event will be held on Monday, August 5th and Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at the RiSE Center at the University of Maine in Orono.
In order to make sure we have a diverse set of perspectives and all the needed knowledge, the Department will be limiting the participation to 40 educators who will be selected based on a short application process. The goal is to have representation from various geographic areas, content areas, and grade-levels shape this plan over the course of the two-day Summit. Additionally, the Department hopes to have representation from district and school leadership.
The application to participate can be located using this link or by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://forms.gle/3EGengsXFyMNtgLt7
The application is due by close of business Monday, July 29th and invites will be sent on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019.
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