Thursday, May 26th, 2011
UMaine hosted the Maine Learning Technology Initiative Student Conference on Thursday, according to a Bangor Daily News report. The conference drew more than 1,000 middle and high school students, along with teachers and parents, and was held in the Collins Center for the Arts.
Approximately 70 people — including middle school and high school teachers, school administrators, University of Maine faculty members and experts on STEM education, will meet at Point Lookout in Northport Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14.
Organized by the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (PSP), the summit runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and 8:45 a.m.-noon on Saturday. A full schedule is available online.
Maine PSP involves the University of Maine, 48 rural Maine schools, three Maine non-profit organizations and state officials working on initiatives aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9, while also preparing science teachers at UMaine.
The summit will feature a Friday morning presentation by UMaine Prof. Susan McKay, the director of the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center), beginning at 9:15 a.m. A 9:45-10:30 a.m. panel discussion will focus on the links between STEM education and economic development in Maine.
May 12, 2011
Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571
Indiana University’s Pratt named Shibles Professor
The UMaine College of Education and Human Development has named Cathy Pratt, director of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University’s Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, as the Mark R. Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor for the spring and fall semesters of 2011. Click here for more information about Pratt and her appointment.