Individualized Support and Connection
Many organizations offer individual support for educators in Maine. Check out the list below and reach out. We are ready, able and excited to help. Would you like to be included on this list? Fill out this form and we'll be in touch.
Schedule Sessions with Rural Aspirations
Do you need help thinking of ways to get creative with your curriculum? Are you looking for a community connection, but are unsure of where to start? Do you need help thinking of strategies for the fall?
Types of support: Individual teacher PD designed to meet your challenges and needs, Teams of teachers doing interdisciplinary or PBL work, or custom topics
Areas of focus: Curriculum development, inquiry-based learning, place-based learning, connecting with community partners, coaching, strategic planning
Alison Johnson of Island Readers and Writers
Looking for ways to integrate books and literacy into your curriculum? Want to find new authors, illustrators, and experts to make reading more exciting?
Types of support: Individual and group training on IRW's existing resources, Connection to networks and experts, and information about quality books and how to use them in your curriculum.
Areas of focus: Using books across content areas, art, inspired writing, The Whole Book Approach
Sarah Hooper of Schoodic Institute
Looking for help with science, place-based, or community-based curriculum planning and resources? Wondering how to integrate meaningful learning that actively engages your students in science practices and inquiry?
Types of support: Custom curriculum development and support for individuals or small groups, science content expertise and resources (all science disciplines), connecting science teaching and learning to NGSS and Common Core standards.
Areas of focus: Place-based and community-based science; project-based and interdisciplinary teaching and learning; outdoor and environmental learning and citizen science; inquiry and data literacy skills
Yvonne Thomas of Island Institute
Looking for connections to resources, networks, expertise and/or training/support for virtual tools?
Types of support: Support with social-emotional learning considerations for students, families and staff, help connecting to community resources, virtual facilitation and student engagement strategies
Areas of focus: social-emotional learning, virtual platforms and facilitation
Olivia Griset of Maine Environmental Education Association
Looking for connections to resources, networks, expertise for experiential, place-based, outdoor and/or nature-based learning.
Types of support: 1:1 conversations to connect you to resources and ideas
Areas of focus: MEEA is a statewide network that supports formal educators and nonformal educators who are teaching about the environment or engaged in outdoor learning. We work with community partners and schools across the state and can connect you to resources, curricula and folks to help you integrate EE and outdoor learning into your practice.