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This site is a volunteer driven, grassroots effort designed in community for community as a resource to support parents and teachers while school is not in session due to COVID-19.  Rural Aspirations is working with various community organizations and businesses, as well as school leaders to identify areas of need, and develop a comprehensive resource to support learning from home.  Our intention is to provide parents and teachers with resources, support, and networking opportunities to support students in this difficult time. 

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Cool Summer Offerings

We're pulling together summer offerings for teachers, families and students. New offerings are being added daily. Check back often!

 

Families

These resources are designed to support you and your children as you develop schedules for your children while balancing professional responsibilities.

Educators

We support teachers by connecting them to resources for students and opportunities to support curriculum design.

Organizations

Please consider working with us to create a unified resource for teachers and parents that highlights Maine's amazing educational organizations.

maine organizations are here to help

 

Maine organizations are working to bring helpful resources to their community.  All of the resources on this website come from our participating organizations.

 

Events and Activities for Kids

Explore the free resources offered by trusted Maine organizations. Discover a gallery of videos, activities, and educational ideas that provide the best community-based learning opportunities Maine has to offer.

The Telling Room Virtual Summer Camp (June 15 - September 3)

Offered by:
  • The Telling Room
  • PreK-Grade 4
  • Grades 5-8
  • High School

We Want Out! Family Fun with MTF

Offered by:
  • Maine Trail Finder
Platform:
Website Resources
  • Whole Family

YOGA: Strengthening and Mindfulness with Shiela

Offered by:
  • Anānda Yoga
Platform:
Other
  • High School

Resources for Adults

Maine organizations are offering support sessions and resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers who are all balancing life outside of the home, with life inside the home.  We are here to help you.

Let's Talk: Facilitating Critical Conversations with Students

Offered by:
  • Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine
Platform:
Zoom
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Support Group for Parents/Caregivers

Offered by:
  • G.E.A.R. Parent Network
Platform:
Other
  • Dads
  • Parents/Guardians

Workshop Video: Inspiring Science Learning - Finding Opportunity for Individualized Student Learning

Offered by:
  • Maine Environmental Education Association
  • Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Platform:
Website Resources
  • Other Educators
  • Teachers
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How can I contribute?

  • Provide feedback - if you are looking for something special, let us know! 
  • Attend sessions and utilize resources to support Maine organizations!
  • Contribute to our effort with a donation or a resource!
  • Consider joining or starting a support group to help others like you!