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Code.org Professional Development Applications Now Open

Code.org Professional Development Applications Now Open

April 23, 2020
Program Information:The Code.org Professional Learning Program is a yearlong commitment, consisting of a five-day virtual summer workshop from August 10th-August 15th, plus four one-day follow up academic year workshops hosted in-person or virtually.There are two different cohorts to choose from. Computer Science Discoveries is an introductory computer science course for 6 - 10th grade students. Computer Science Principles is an introductory Advanced Placement course designed to broaden… READ MORE
Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th

Maine App Challenge deadline is May 18th

April 16, 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 high… READ MORE
Computer Science Professional Development Goes Virtual!

Computer Science Professional Development Goes Virtual!

April 09, 2020
Project>Login recently hosted a virtual teacher professional development for fourteen educators who are enrolled in the Computer Science Discoveries Professional Development Program from Code.org. Laura Johns and Sean Wasson co-facilitated the session, which was the final academic year workshop for the Computer Science Discoveries cohort. The training featured a virtual breakout room for a “think-pair-share” activity. Project>Login will continue to support and promote virtual… READ MORE
MSF TechNight 2020 Cancelled

MSF TechNight 2020 Cancelled

February 21, 2020
Please see the following language from the Maine Science Festival in regards to potentially rescheduling this event:Our plan is to work with our presenters and partners to produce all Showcase Events throughout the rest of 2020 if at all possible. This is in addition to our MSF Pop-up events, which we will continue as well. Tech NightMSF Showcase EventFriday, March 20; 4:30pm-7pmMaine Discovery Museum74 Main Street, Bangor MEHey, middle schoolers – want to find out about the… READ MORE

2019 Maine Digital Festival was a success with kids and families!

December 17, 2019
The Maine Digital Festival was held on Saturday at the same time at the state robotics competition! We estimate 75-100 participants stopped to check-out the different stations and activities. This event would not happen each year without our talented volunteers who always bring new activities and ideas to the event, including both augmented and virtual reality activities! The Kennebec Journal wrote an article on the whole day's events that you can read here. Please enjoy a few photos:  READ MORE
Angela Oechslie named Project Login Program Director

Angela Oechslie named Project Login Program Director

December 04, 2019
We, at Educate Maine, are pleased to announce that Angela Oechslie was recently named the new Project>Login Program Director. Project>Login is our program focused on growing tech talent in Maine. Angela brings a wealth of workforce knowledge and experience to her role with the Project>Login program. She was a Workforce Development Specialist at Eastern Maine Development Corporation and the Workforce Coordinator at Tri-County Workforce Investment Board. She is past chair of… READ MORE
PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

PROJECT>LOGIN AND UMFK’S RURAL U PARTNER TO LAUNCH NEW COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSE FOR MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

November 19, 2019 · Business and education partnership supports new UMFK computer science course for early college students.
Business and education partnership supports new UMFK computer science course for early college students.Project>Login and the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Rural U Early College Program are excited to announce a new computer science course for the spring 2020 semester. As part of an effort to increase equitable access to more students and reach students in rural parts of Maine, this new computer science course offering will be available to Maine high school students as part of the… READ MORE

Code.org Professional Learning Program now taking applications for middle and high school teachers

November 18, 2019
Applications are now open!Educate Maine and Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance are excited to announce that applications for Code.org’s Professional Learning Program are now open. If your school is looking to offer Code.org’s computer science (CS) courses at the middle or high school level in 2020-21, please encourage interested teachers to apply today.Code.org’s Professional Learning Program is an intensive, year-long professional learning program for middle and… READ MORE
WEX JUNIOR ASSOCIATE PROGRAM - 2020 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

WEX JUNIOR ASSOCIATE PROGRAM - 2020 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

October 21, 2019
WEX and Educate Maine invite Maine high school students to participate in the WEX Junior Associate Program. This week-long program provides job shadowing opportunities for high school juniors and seniors at WEX offices in southern Maine. Students from participating schools will join WEX employees to learn more about future career opportunities. Students will be able to participate in projects to further their knowledge and skills in technology and business, gain an early… READ MORE
CYBER ROBOTICS CODING COMPETITION

CYBER ROBOTICS CODING COMPETITION

September 13, 2019
CYBER ROBOTICS CODING COMPETITIONLearning to code can be an intimidating challenge to anyone. It must seem especially daunting to students – and their educators – in an education system struggling to prepare them for the future where technology and jobs change so fast.WHAT: The Cyber Robotics Coding Competition [CRCC] is an online competition event for middle schools to promote STEM and Coding using a gamified platform with virtual robot simulation. By engaging students in a… READ MORE