Teaching in brief

Knowledge bites

The University of Maine New Media program is teaching digital skills to high school and community college students and staff in a free webinar series. “Knowledge Bites” explores various technological topics, including how to code an HTML game, create memes with Photoshop, craft 2D animations and more, through hands-on learning activities. New Media program faculty […]

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New York Times journalist Justin Gillis joins ERS 152

The 100 undergraduate students in ERS 152 — Earth’s Changing Climate, led by professor Aaron Putnam, the George H. Denton Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and a researcher in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, had a special guest speaker in their Nov. 19 class. Justin Gillis, a science writer for the New York Times, joined the […]

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Learning environment

This semester in SFR220 — Environment and Society, professor Jessica Leahy canceled a week of lectures focused on public lands and asked students to spend an hour hiking, walking and otherwise experiencing conservation areas near them. The students uploaded images from their outings — rock climbing, hiking to the top of Katahdin, swimming at Tumbledown […]

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Dr. Shah joins ERS 152

The 100 undergraduate students in ERS 152 — Earth’s Changing Climate, led by professor Aaron Putnam, the George H. Denton Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences and a researcher in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, had a special guest speaker in their Sept. 15 class. Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and […]

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Philosophy (continues) Across the Ages

Kirsten Jacobson, chair of the University of Maine Department of Philosophy, and Orono High School English teacher Jim Bulteel lead a virtual humanities collaboration called Philosophy Across the Ages at Orono High School. Philosophy Across the Ages connects UMaine undergraduate and Orono High students through regular seminar-style discussions of philosophical texts from ancient to contemporary […]

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CLAS faculty reflect on remote learning

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has a Reflections on Remote Learning webpage, providing faculty perspectives on the benefits, challenges and practical components of remote learning.

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School of Nursing faculty partner with K–12 schools statewide

The School of Nursing partners with almost every K–12 school in the state of Maine to provide UMaine students clinical experiences. This semester, nursing students placed in schools will support COVID screenings and management. They will also participate in mass influenza immunizations across Penobscot Country to maximize children immunized to influenza.

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School of Social Work graduate students in Maine schools

The School of Social Work currently has six master of social work students placed in Maine schools — the Biddeford School System, Oakland School, the Bangor School System, and The Collaborative School, a special treatment school in New Gloucester. Over two semesters the students will complete 400 to 500 hours of service working alongside, and […]

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CSD, Conley partner with RSU 10

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the Conley Speech, Language, and Hearing Center partner with the RSU 10 (Hartford Sumner Elementary School and Buckfield Junior High School), Orono schools, Hermon schools, Brewer Community School, Vine Street School and All Saints School in Bangor, and Ella Lewis School in Steuben.

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New STEM field research and education programs for HS students

Seth Campbell, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences, will trial new STEM field research and education programs for high school students at the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) facilities in summer 2021. Up to 60 high school students from first-generation college and low-income families are expected to participate in the […]

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