School of Learning and Teaching

STEM study cited in NY Times article on Microsoft’s acquisition of MinecraftEdu

A three-year, $2 million National Science Foundation project led by University of Maine researchers was cited in a New York Times article about Microsoft acquiring MinecraftEdu, a modified version of Minecraft tailored for use in schools. The popular video game is described as a digital sandbox, inside which players can construct anything they want, much […]

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Sleeter gives talk on ‘Teaching With Vision’

University of Maine Libra Visiting Professor of Education Christine Sleeter gave a lecture Monday, Nov. 16, on her book “Teaching With Vision.” The book, co-edited by Sleeter and Catherine Cornbleth, features stories by and about inspirational classroom teachers. Sleeter is an internationally recognized expert on multicultural education and diversity. Her work focuses on how teacher education […]

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Jade McGuire: Education major passionate about travel, volunteering

This time last year, Jade McGuire was living aboard a cruise ship with 600 other college students from across the country as part of the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program that took her to more than a dozen countries spanning four continents. McGuire, a fourth-year elementary education major and honors student at the University […]

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