Professional Learning Communities

Assessment FOR Learning

This Assessment For Learning series consists of six virtual sessions for K-12 teachers in the STEM disciplines. During each session we'll learn about a specific formative assessment strategy and include a discussion among participants of their experiences using these tools and strategies in their classrooms. 

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Statewide Content Discussions

FREE one-hour discussions with other STEM teachers statewide discussing challenges and triumphs in the classroom. These meetings are content specific and geared towards middle and high school level.


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FOSS K-5 Science

This community is designed specifically to support K-5 FOSS teachers. We explore everything from sensemaking and NGSS to science notebooks and integration. This group also serves as a support system for you as you navigate elementary science with your students!

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K-8 Mathematics Progressions

This program supports teachers’ development of their own content knowledge while learning specific research-supported strategies that they can use to support their students at any level of understanding. Teachers will have the opportunity to work together to discuss how these strategies can be used in their own classroom and to participate in follow up conversations throughout the following school year to check in as they try these new strategies with their students.

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Middle School Science


Are you looking to deepen your science content knowledge? Do you ever wonder how different students might be thinking about the same challenging concept? Come connect with other teachers and RiSE faculty to dig into middle school science topics!

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High School Earth and Space Science


During these four after school conversations we'll dive into teacher requested Earth and space science topics that we know our students struggle with. Build your own content knowledge, learn what the research says about these topics, and connect with other Earth and space science teachers!  

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ANNUAL SUMMIT

Every year, the Maine STEM Partnership holds an annual summit that convenes our larger community in order to celebrate the previous year and discuss current topics in STEM education. The link below will bring you to our Summit Archive. This page contains information from our past summit including programs and speakers. 

2021 Fall summitSummit archive