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.
The 3rd Annual New England Regional CSTA Conference is in October! Stay tuned for details! #CSTANE2019
Maine CSTA is hosting a meetup this Thursday, May 2 from 5pm to 7pm at Baxter Brewing Company in Lewiston. Please join us and bring a friend! This is one of our final opportunities of the school year to get together and share ideas. Many of us are participating in various computer science events this spring and summer. So let us share ideas and make connections!
The Maine Department of Education recognizes the growing role computer science plays in the world of our students. As we work to determine the best methods of supporting Maine’s schools in providing computer science education, the Department is seeking your input. Please complete this short survey that seeks to gather information regarding the current landscape of computer science education in Maine’s Pk-12 public schools. This survey will remain open until April 1st. The Department will convene a computer science work group at the end of April to review the survey data and to help craft a plan for moving forward. Thank you for contributing to this survey and please feel free to forward this to others who may be interested.
For questions regarding this survey or computer science education, contact Beth Lambert, Coordinator of Secondary Education and Integrated Instruction, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-624-6642.
Hey Maine Computer Science teachers! Please join us at the annual National CSTA conference in Phoenix. The conference is from July 7 to July 10! Teachers from all over Maine went last summer to the conference in Omaha, Nebraska and loved it! For more information, please click the link: 2019 National CSTA Conference - Phoenix
Please join us at our sister organization's 2019 Fall Conference. ACTEM is Maine's ISTE organization.
ACTEM 2019 32nd Annual Education Technology Conference October 10-11, 2019 at the Augusta Civic Center. The goal of the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine Conference is to provide a wide-ranging professional development experience that will energize attendees and encourage them to enhance their teaching with new knowledge and skills. For more information, please click the link: ACTEM 2019 Fall Conference
Each year, over one thousand students and educators gather for the MLTI Student Conference to engage in learning related to technology. The conference will be held at the University of Maine in Orono. The day begins in the Collins Center for the Arts with a welcome from a student speaker who has found ways to use his/her MLTI technology to develop a passion or solve a community issue. The day continues with a number of student/educator led sessions that participants can learn a discrete skill and then create something to take back to their schools. The day concludes with what most describe as the most exciting part - an “UBER Session” where all students will gather in the Collins Center once again for a session that is largely kept secret until the day of the event! For more information, please click the link: MLTI Student Conference
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