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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. 

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.

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Maine organizations are here to help

Our intention is to provide parents and teachers with resources, supports and networking opportunities to support students in this difficult time. Let us know how we can help you.

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.

Just Make Comics with Ben Bishop - Part 4

Offered by:
  • Ben Bishop Art
  • Island Readers & Writers
Platform:
Facebook Live
  • Grades 5-8
  • High School

The Nature Conservancy: Nature Lab

Offered by:
  • The Nature Conservancy
Platform:
Website Resources
  • Grades 5-8
  • High School
  • PreK-Grade 4

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.

Connecting to Resources and Community Partners

Offered by:
  • Maine Environmental Education Association
Platform:
Zoom
  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

Maine-ly Dads

Offered by:
  • Parenting Relationships Research Lab, University of Maine
Platform:
Zoom
  • Dads

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!