A statewide STEM education improvement community

Our program works because...

Costs of high quality, hands-on science materials that support inquiry and student engagement are expensive and often aren’t able to be included in teacher budgets. Through bulk purchasing, shared resources, and up front materials purchasing, we can provide and sustain materials for multiple districts statewide through the Maine STEM Partnership at the RiSE Center. The RiSE Center provides resources for $15/student to districts for an entire year’s worth of materials. This includes hands on materials, textbooks, online support, and community developed embedded assessments.

We select our resources by convening multi-district task forces with K-12 teachers, administrators, University STEM Education research faculty and  RiSE Center staff to extensively review each set of instructional materials. After selection, resources are vetted through a piloting process to ensure that they are supporting best practices in the classrooms for teaching and learning.







Julie Hutchinson

High School Teacher, Yarmouth, ME

"The Maine STEM Partnership has influenced my teaching by giving me new activities to use with my students that I know are tried and true, by a classroom teacher."

Emily Gribben

High School Science Teacher, Fairfield, ME

"The Maine STEM Partnership has influenced my teaching by providing me with innovative strategies and tools to make my classroom more interactive!"

Keira Ithomitis

Elementary Teacher, Brunswick, ME

"The Maine STEM Partnership has influenced my teaching by helping me to more effectively engage my students in knowing where they are, where they're going, and how to get there."

Cathy Morse

Middle School Teacher, Lubec, ME

"I meet teachers from other schools, get great ideas that I can actually use in my classroom, and get supplies and curricula to use."

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