Category Archives: Curriculum and Instruction

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

Here is a fabulous opportunity this summer!  Gather a team to explore ways to integrate your curriculum via a S.T.E.A.M. approach. This Institute incorporates S.T.E.A.M., proficiency-based learning, and creative technology integration.  

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Learning Through Engaged Citizenship

American Who Tell the Truth (AWWT) and the Maine Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) partner to sponsor the Samantha Smith Challenge each year. Students: Work independently, in small groups, or as a class Choose a problem in their community, … Continue reading

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Bonny Eagle Writes Their Book!

  _________________________________________________________________________ Bonny Eagle Middle School was named an Apple Distinguished School earlier this year. As part of the application process they had to compile their qualifications in an iBook publication. Since the book was first published they have continued … Continue reading

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The Game is Afoot at Mt. Ararat MS!

  ——————————————————————————————————————————————-– Sherlock Holmes uttered the famous line, “The game is afoot.” in The Adventure of the Abbey Grange. “Games” is a concept everyone understands, and Team Androscoggin students from Mt. Ararat Middle School used it as a way to demonstrate … Continue reading

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Samantha Smith Challenge Celebration

The first Monday in June is designated Samantha Smith Day in Maine. This year the first annual Samantha Smith Challenge celebration was held in the Hall of Flags at the Maine State House on Samantha Smith Day. Over 500 students … Continue reading

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One Student Can Make a Difference!

Lindsay Mahoney from Messalonskee reports how one student took on the Samantha Smith Challenge: “How can we work together with the Maine Government to reduce homelessness, hunger, and poverty in our state?” That was the essential question for our Samantha … Continue reading

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MAMLE Exemplary Practice Award

Honor colleagues by nominating them to receive MAMLE’s Exemplary Practice Award. Presented at our annual conference in October, this award recognizes middle level educators in Maine who have designed and implemented powerful programs that engage and challenge their students.  Recent … Continue reading

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