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K-12 Initiatives - Collaboratives

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MainePSP Collaboratives are regional meetings where teachers, university faculty, and researchers can come together to talk about the teaching and learning of physical and earth sciences. Since the fall of 2010, collaboratives have occurred on a monthly basis in Central Maine (Orono/Old Town), Downeast Maine (Ellsworth) and Midcoast Maine (Searsport/Belfast). Many of the teachers who attend Collaboratives are implementing MainePSP programs in their grade 6-9 classrooms, but life science teachers and math teachers from all grades are also encouraged to attend, as are elementary school teachers.

A typical Collaborative includes the following:

  • social time with colleagues across the disciplines and grades, typically accompanied by a meal
  • professional development focused on science content and scientific practices
  • discussion of teaching and learning in different disciplines, at different ages
  • information about the MainePSP, such as updates on upcoming events, research, and university initiatives

Schedule and Locations (last updated 1/14/14)

Date Event Location
Wednesday, 1/15/14 Energy Collaborative Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday, 1/21/14 Energy Collaborative Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ellsworth 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 2/26/14 (rescheduled) Chemistry Collaborative Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 2/12/14 Chemistry Collaborative Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ellsworth 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 3/19/14 Waves and Earth Science Collaborative Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 3/26/14 Waves and Earth Science Collaborative Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ellsworth 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 5/7/14 Teacher Led Collaborative Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 5/14/14 Teacher Led Collaborative Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Ellsworth 4:30pm – 7:00pm

If you would like a calendar view of the dates listed below, click here.


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