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Maine Department of Education launches MOOSE platform

Maine Department of Education launches MOOSE platform

September 22, 2020 · Free online learning library of assorted project-based modules
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
Q&A with Amy Tyler, Code.org Summer Institute Participant

Q&A with Amy Tyler, Code.org Summer Institute Participant

August 27, 2020
Amy Tyler, a Technology Technician at Oak Hill Middle School, reflects on her experience with the Code.org Summer Institute. 1. Could you share your teaching background and why you were initially interested in participating in the Code.org Professional Development?Amy: I have been a Technology Technician for nine years in my district. I am not in a classroom teaching every day, but I am working with teachers and students with STEM activities. I want to bring and support more Computer… READ MORE
CGI & Thomas College partner to offer FREE 12 week Salesforce Bootcamp

CGI & Thomas College partner to offer FREE 12 week Salesforce Bootcamp

August 19, 2020
CGI SALESFORCE BOOT CAMP OverviewWould you like to earn one of the hottest and most marketable certifications with a chance to be hired by one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world? If you do this opportunity might be for you!CGI is partnering with Thomas College to conduct a free Salesforce boot camp. Selected candidates will go through a rigorous 12-week training program and upon successful completion will earn their Salesforce certifications.About the… READ MORE
UMaineOnline Graduate Jump-Start Tuition Waivers in Computing for Maine Teachers 

UMaineOnline Graduate Jump-Start Tuition Waivers in Computing for Maine Teachers 

July 15, 2020
Several "jump start" tuition waivers will once again be made available for several Maine teachers and working professionals during the 2020/2021 academic year at the University of Maine. The teachers must be newly admitted as graduate students to qualifying online computing programs as listed below. This opportunity may be of greatest interest to those that are teaching or who have interests in teaching full computer science courses or incorporating coding into courses in grades 9-12. However… READ MORE
Last week to enroll in a free 4D CS professional development course

Last week to enroll in a free 4D CS professional development course

June 29, 2020 · teachers wanted!!
~NEW Computer Science Professional Learning Course~When will this course run?Dates: July 10th-Aug 7th online coursework with weekly synchronous sessions10 FREE educator seats availableUpon completion receive:AI in Education book (free) https://curriculumredesign.org/our-work/artificial-intelligence-in-education/46 hours credit to use toward recertification12 Computer Science Education badges offered by Thomas College & CCRIf interested, email: Kim Quinn… READ MORE
Microsoft's Digital Event - June 30th

Microsoft's Digital Event - June 30th

June 29, 2020
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. This includes not… READ MORE
2020 Maine App Challenge Winners Announced

2020 Maine App Challenge Winners Announced

June 24, 2020 · Three young women earn top honors for the first time
Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced today that three tech-savvy high school students from Maine were recently selected as winners of the 2020 Tyler Technologies Maine App Challenge, a contest that encourages students to develop a mobile application and create a video to showcase their design. Tyler received a record-breaking 42 submissions in this year’s challenge. The winners received scholarships totaling $10,000, which were presented at Tyler’s virtual awards ceremony on June… READ MORE
New Girls Who Code VIRTUAL Summer Immersion Program

New Girls Who Code VIRTUAL Summer Immersion Program

May 14, 2020
 These days, you're working hard to hold up your community. We get it. Supporting each other at a time when the future feels uncertain is a very real challenge. But if there's one thing we know deeply, it's that girls face myriad challenges—and when they're part of an encouraging, powerful sisterhood, they are empowered to rise to meet them, every single time.Like you, we're thinking outside the box to keep our girls motivated, which is why we’ve decided to make… READ MORE
Two Scholarship Opportunities Available for Computer Science Educators

Two Scholarship Opportunities Available for Computer Science Educators

May 14, 2020
Project>Login is pleased to be supporting two Computer Science Education Professional Development opportunities in Maine during summer 2020. The CSTA 2020 Conference will be held on July 13th and 14th and Code.Org Professional Development Programs will offer cohorts for Computer Science Discoveries and Computer Science Principles during the week of August 10th-15th. Both events are virtual.CSTA Annual Conference Thanks to generous sponsorship from the University of Maine at Augusta, IDEXX,… READ MORE
give IT get IT initiative in partnership with Systems Engineering

give IT get IT initiative in partnership with Systems Engineering

April 28, 2020 · To get laptops and PCs into the hands of Maine students who need devices during COVID-19 for remote learning
Help promote digital inclusion.Over the last few months, many families throughout Maine find themselves isolated at home without the means for their children to connect to distance learning. This unforeseen consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic makes this the right time act. Our community of businesses, who have adopted and benefited from digital technologies, can help support and promote digital inclusion to ensure that no one is left behind. Systems Engineering has had an… READ MORE