Category Archives: Engaged learning

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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The Kind of Learning We Need

This article was written by Nancy Doda, an international expert in powerful learning for students At Americans Who Tell The Truth, we are eager to stir the hearts and minds of young people towards caring deeply and acting boldly to … Continue reading

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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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Back-to-School Shopping in Your Library’s Professional Resources Section!

———————————————————————————————————————— Back-to-School shopping posts are all over Facebook. Yesterday, I saw one from a former colleague who was taking her daughter to get everything she needed for her first year of high school.  Today, another colleague gleefully reported she had … 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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