Literacy for ME: Online Resources

 

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Online

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Area of Literacy Plan

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Gr. 1-2

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Adult

Accountability and Improvement

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Schools and Educators

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page containing a description of the process Maine used to develop a new accountability and improvement system.

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Accountability Resources

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Schools and Educators

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page containing links to a variety of ESEA (No Child Left Behind) accountability resources, including waiver checklists and links to United States Department of Education resources.

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Adult and Family Literacy

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Families, Community members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, System-wide commitment for partnerships

Offers links to programs, standards and state policies, and a directory of adult education locations.

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Adult ED Professional Development Opportunities

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Schools and Educators

Professional Development

Maine DOE portal to resources and information related to professional development opportunities in the area of adult learning.

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Adult Education Homepage

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, System-wide commitment for partnerships

This is the home page dedicated to providing information on several different areas related to adult education in Maine.

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Assessment Directory

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

The Maine DOE main page for information on assessment throughout the state.

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AYP Reports

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page with information related to standardized assessment results, NCLB, and Adequate Yearly Progress data.

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Center for Adult English Language Acquisition

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Schools and Educators, Community Members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Provides resources and research for adult ESL practitioners.

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Center for Best Practices

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Schools and Educators,

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Maine DOE site that houses resources related to proficiency based learning. The page includes links to case studies, materials, and videos.

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Cross Disciplinary Literacy Network

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Schools and Educators

Professional Development

Maine DOE page containing information about the Cross Disciplinary Literacy Network. Includes information on professional development opportunities.

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Early Childhood Learning

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum

Maine DOE page containing information and resources related to early childhood learning.

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Early College Opportunities for Students

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Maine DOE home page discussing early college resources for Maine students, containing links to early college resources and programs.

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Educate Maine

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Business-led organization whose mission is to champion college and career readiness and increased education attainment.

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English Learners Main Page

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

The DOE home page for information and resources related to English learners in Maine.

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ESL in Maine

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

Links for schools/teachers with ELs including information related to early childhood, English learners with disabilities, and English learners and the Common Core.

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

An aggregate of government websites for reading, writing, and other language development.

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Head Start

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, Professional Development

Provides resources for school readiness, research and reporting, and training.

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International Reading Association

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Schools and Educators, Families,

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, Professional Development, Assessment, Standards and Aligned Curriculum

The main page for the International Reading Association. This organization provides publications, research, and resources related to reading development worldwide.

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Jobs for Maine’s Graduates

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Schools and Educators, Families

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Identifies students, grades 6-12, who face barriers to education, and to guide each one on to a successful path toward continued education, a meaningful career, and productive adulthood.

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Keeping Maine’s Children Connected

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

A Maine DOE page containing information about the Keeping Maine’s Children’ Connected program, dedicated to promoting success for all youth who experience a disruption in their educational program.

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Maine Administrators of Career and Technical Education

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Schools and Educators

Strong Leadership

Provides information on Maine’s career and technical high school and the programs in each that are designed to meet national standards that prepare students for academic success and qualified career placement.

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Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities

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Schools and Educators

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Serves as a resource for schools and agencies who serve exceptional children and represents special education within Maine. Offers professional development for special education teachers and administrators while providing professional support for educators. Facilitates communication and collegial support and networks with other state leadership organizations.

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Maine Adult Education Association

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Schools and Educators, Families

System-wide commitment for partnerships

A nonprofit organization representing adult education programs, professionals and volunteers throughout Maine that provides over 100 adult education courses.

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Maine Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

Maine DOE page dedicated to the Maine Advisory Committee for Students with disabilities. The committee focuses on ensuring compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The site includes links to meeting schedules, agendas, reports, and rules for membership.

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Maine Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities

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Schools and Educators, Families

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Secures a broad range of expertise and geographical representation for advice on providing services to children with disabilities in ways that help to fulfill the vision of the Department's Strategic Plan for education of all students in Maine.

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Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

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Schools and Educators

Standards and Aligned Curriculum

This is an external site for the Maine Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Maine Career and Technical Education

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Maine DOE page containing a general list of resources related to Career and Technical education.

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Maine Children’s Cabinet

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Committed to policies and programs that ensure every Maine child is safe, healthy, well-educated, and productive. Approaches policy priorities by three areas of focus; Early Childhood, Youth in Transition, and Adverse Childhood Experiences.

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Maine Cohort for Customized Learning

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

An external advocacy site consisting of information related to performance-based learning.

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Maine Council for English Language Arts

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Google site for Maine Council for ELA. Contains information about the 2012 MCELA conference and a link to the NCTE Gallery of Writing from students.

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Maine CTE Schools

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

Maine DOE page containing a list of CTE schools in Maine.

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Maine Curriculum Leaders Association

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Schools and Educators

Standards and Aligned Curriculum, Strong Leadership

The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association is a mutual benefit organization comprised of educational leaders from across the state. Organizational goals include championing effective policies and practices that improve learning, establishing a network for communication, providing professional development, and developing effective partnerships with other organizations with similar missions.

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Maine Department of Education Partners

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Schools and Educators, Families

State-Level Partners

This Website lists the organizations with whom the Maine DOE collaborates.

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Maine Education Association

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Schools and Educators, Families

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Leads the Way to Great Public Schools for Every Maine Student. Advocates for their members by influencing government policies, building community support for public education, expanding educational employees' rights, and promoting improvements in working conditions.

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Maine Education Data Management System

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page that contains links to the Infinite Campus and MDEMS Public reports portals.

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Maine Education Data Management System Public Reports Portal

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page that contains several different public reports including teacher salary information, reports on educator quality and effectiveness, NCLB, special education, and a directory of Maine schools

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Maine English Language Arts

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum

Maine DOE page containing information about ELA learning standards for Maine students.

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Maine Family Literacy Initiative

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Schools and Educators, Families Community members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, System-wide commitment for partnerships

Provide grants that help communities explore need, examine their current community resources, build collaborations and design programs. In 2011, a partnership with Raising Readers was launched and has produced Explorer Kits that will be available for use by family literacy programs, community-based organizations, schools and parents.

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Maine International Center for Digital Learning

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

A site devoted to helping teachers use technology for teaching and learning across the content areas. The site includes information on a variety of programs and research on technology integration.

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Maine Learning and Technology Initiative (MLTI) 

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, System-wide commitment for partnerships

Maine DOE site that provides information on the Maine Learning and Technology Initiative. The site contains resources and information about building Maine’s technology infrastructure for education and provides news and specific information for students, families, and teachers about using technology for learning.

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Maine Libraries

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

System-wide commitment for partnerships

Maine DOE site that provides links to Maine libraries including MARVEL! and university and college library networks.

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Maine No Child Left Behind

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , Assessment, Standards and Aligned Curriculum,

Maine DOE page containing information related to the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) as it impacts districts, schools, students, and families across the state.

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Maine Parent Federation

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Families

System-wide commitment for partnerships

A statewide family support organization which promotes individual aspirations for all people through information, education and advocacy.

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Maine Principal’s Association

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Schools and Educators, Families

Strong Leadership

Assures quality education for all students by promoting the principalship, supporting principals as educational leaders, and promoting and administering interscholastic activities in grades 9-12.

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Maine School Boards Association

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Strong Leadership

Identifies and serves the needs of local school boards through board development, information and support services, and by advocating for all Maine public schools at the state and national levels.

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Maine School Superintendent’s Association

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Schools and Educators

Strong Leadership

Committed to leadership to create opportunities for every student and leadership to develop leaders by offering professional learning opportunities, promoting community and legislative support for education, and providing member services.

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Maine Special Services Directory

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , System-wide commitment for partnerships

Maine DOE page containing information about programs and organizations that provide a wide variety of special services for students, including links to resources for autism, students with disabilities, and language services.

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ME-CCSS

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum

Maine DOE page containing information about the Common Core State Standards

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National Council of Teachers of English

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, Standards and Aligned Curriculum, Strong Leadership

Includes resources for lesson plans, research, grants, and other information for ELA teachers.

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Professional Development

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Schools and Educators

Professional Development

Maine DOE page containing information about professional development related to the learning standards.

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Proficiency Based Learning

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum, Assessment

Maine DOE page devoted to Proficiency based learning

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Projects for ME

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction, System-wide commitment for partnerships

An external site by Projects for ME, a project of the Maine International Center for Digital Learning. It provides information about alternative digital educational for at risk students.

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Putting Students First

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Schools and Educators, Families

Strong Leadership

Provides links and information pertaining to the legislation. The legislation aims to provide students and families more power to choose the school setting that works best for each student.

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Resources for Refugees

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction , Partnerships

The Maine DOE home page with links to resources for refugees and immigrant students.

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RtI

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum, Assessment

Maine DOE page containing links and resources related to Response to Intervention. Includes links to external sites and assessment tools.

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School Choice Options for Families

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction?

Maine DOE site detailing the educational options for Maine students, including information on school choice, public charter schools, and home schooling

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SEDL: Reading Resources

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Schools and Educators

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Contains reading frameworks, reading assignment data base, short papers and research on reading.

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Smarter Balanced Assessment in ME

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page containing information on the development of Maine’s Smarter Balanced Assessment system.

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Standardized Testing

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Schools and Educators, Families

Ongoing and Monitoring Assessment

Maine DOE page containing information related to Maine’s assessment system. Includes links to the MCAS page and information about transition to the Common Core State Standards

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Standards

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Schools and Educators, Families

Standards and Aligned Curriculum

Maine Department of Education page containing information about learning standards for Maine students.

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State Board of Education

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Strong Leadership

Provides policy leadership that promotes a Maine public school system whose graduates will meet current and future learning standards, and to make recommendations to the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government.

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State Charter School Commission

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

System-wide commitment for partnerships, Standards and Aligned Curriculum, Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

One of two types of entities permitted to authorize 10 public charter schools throughout Maine.

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Teacher and Parent Resources

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Schools and Educators, Families

Professional Development

The Maine DOE portal for teachers and parents.

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Technology Integration

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Schools and Educators

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Provides resources and PD opportunities for teachers.

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The National Writing Project

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Schools and Educators, Families

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

The NWP site for professional development, and reading and writing instruction.

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Zero to Three

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Schools and Educators, Families, Community Members

Explicit, Systematic, and Engaged Instruction

Site developed by the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and families, containing early language and literacy development milestones and online learning tools,.

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