Google visits Maine to teach educators

Google visits Maine to teach educators

LEWISTON, MAINE (NEWS CENTER) -- Google is offering teachers the chance to use some of its technology -- for free. Some educators got a lesson in how to use these new tools at a summit in Lewiston.

The education team from Google hopes to see the standard book reports evolve into something more modern. Former Maine Governor Angus King says "we've got to start doing education differently because what we're doing now isn't working and yet education is the crucial element of the 21st century." 

York County Senior College Members to Tour UNE

Saco/Sanford/Springvale, ME, October, 2011 — York County Seniors will have a unique educational experience when they tour the Marine Science Center at the University of New England on October 12.  The trip will feature a lecture, then a tour of the facilities, capped off by a visit to the George and Barbara Bush Library.

UNE's Marine Science Center takes advantage of its geographic proximity to the mouth of the Saco and the Atlantic Ocean to offer a home to the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center (MARC) and a state-of-the-art marine research center that features both laboratory and field research.  MARC is authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service to rescue and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and sea turtles.

The George and Barbara Bush Center, home of the Bush Legacy Collection, is home to memorabilia related to the Bushes' New England heritage and their love for Maine, whose coast has, according to President Bush, been their "anchor to wind

Open House at Eric L. Knowlton School in Berwick

Eric L. Knowlton School in Berwick, Me is a 5 &6 th grade school that has a "Giant Traveling Map" from National Geographic for the week to promote global awareness and geograhpy knowledge in a fun and exciting way. Tues. night

9/13/11 is our open house where the kids can play on the bball size map in their socks while High school kids guide the games and activities. The students are also using the map during the school day with their teachers.

Fall Robotics Workshop Schedule is Set

STATEWIDE: Maine Robotics has announced it's fall workshop schedule for teachers, parents and coaches who want to get started with the LEGO(r) MindStorms Kit or who are interested in participating in the FIRST(tm) LEGO(r) League here in Maine.

The workshops are being held in 5 communities around Maine, including Falmouth, Auburn, Farmington, Bangor, and Farmingdale.  Participants will spend the day building and learning to program the LEGO(r) robots to do simple and intermediate tasks.  No previous experience or equipment is needed, all equipment is provided by Maine Robotics.

Maine Robotics is Maine's premier provider of robotics and engineering afterschool programs and works with over 1300 students and teachers each year in developing a higher degree of STEM literacy.  We welcome you to come participate at these workshops and join the hundreds of schools and thousands of children in Maine that have become engaged in science, engineering and technology



Joins Statewide “Tools for School” Campaign to Provide 500 Students in Southern Maine with Backpacks Stocked with Notebooks, Calculators, Rulers and More!    

July 13, 2011 - KENNEBUNK, ME.  As children and adults throughout Maine enjoy a well deserved summer vacation, the United Way of York County and several community partners are thinking ahead to make sure that children enter the new school year ready to learn, equipped with the tools they need to succeed, by joining a statewide effort to provide donated items such as backpacks, calculators, pens, pencils, rulers and composition notebooks to children unable to afford them. 

“One of our primary goals at United Way is to create and support efforts that help children and youth meet academic milestones and graduate on time,” says Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of United Way of York County.

WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.