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Call For Presenters 

Teachers and others who work in STEM education are invited to submit session proposals that feature innovative projects, share proven practices and strategies, and/or highlight interdisciplinary collaborations.

2017 MSTA-TEEAM Conference

Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate

Science and Engineering!  

Waterville High School
March 17, 2017

Complete this google form to share your ideas on how you might participate in our conference program. 
We are looking for: 
  • 1 hour presentations
  • 2 hour workshops & field trips 
  • Projects for "Mix and Mingle" Share-a-Thon*
Submission deadline: January 15, 2017

If you have questions or need assistance, contact 

*Mix & Mingle Share-a-Thon: Bring a science or engineering-themed project you have done or are in the middle of completing to share with others. Conference goers will mix and mingle through the various displays, chatting with presenters, asking questions and gaining inspiration!   

Let Us Suggest!

Readings for STEM educators:
Achieve Releases Classroom Sample Assessment Tasks for the Next Generation Science Standards! Sample Tasks Demonstrate Ways Middle and High School Teachers Can Combine Content from NGSS and the Common Core State Standard

Upcoming Events!

17 Mar 2017 7:15 AM (EDT) • Waterville Senior High School, 1 Brooklyn Ave, Waterville ME 04901
08 May 2017 • Statewide
Science News!

Start off 2017 by gathering and networking with your fellow environmental educators in Maine. 

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided. 

* Reconnect with colleagues

* Enjoy great conversations

* Strengthen our networks

* Multiply the power of our work

* And... door prizes!

Meet the 2016 Maine Environmental Education Association award winners. 

Awards for outstanding environmental achievement in Maine will be made in the following categories: 

  • Eberhard Thiele Environmental 
  • Educator Award
  • Environmental School of the Year
  • Environmental Education Student 
  • of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Our Guest speaker: 

Cicy Po, Cheverus High School Science Teacher and the New England Environmental Education Alliance 2016 Educator of the Year. </img>

 Please RSVP by clicking here.

Dear Educators: 

The 26th Annual MSMR Student Competition is now open.


Students in grades 7 – 12 are invited to submit an essay, poster or website in response to the Competition Challenge. The Student Competition is open to students from all New England states and from public, charter, parochial, independent/private and home schools. Students in grades 7 and 8 will be in the Level 1 group and students in grades 9 – 12 will be in the Level 2 group. The Challenge is the same for both Levels.


Winning students receive awards up to $500 plus certificates and books; their teacher or mentor will receive a classroom grant of up to $100. Winning students, their parents and teachers are invited to the MSMR Annual Meeting luncheon in Boston in late June, where the awards will be presented and their work will be posted.


Please tell your students – and colleagues – about this opportunity. Here is a link to detailed information, the Student Packet and Entry Form. The deadline for submissions is May 8th, 2017.


Thank you very much.




Alan Dittrich





Applications are open for the 2017 CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship!


The CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship is for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health into middle and high school classrooms. It includes a 5-day summer course (July 10-14, 2017) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity. Applications are due February 15, 2017.


For more information, please watch our video and visit our website.


A new collaboration between the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Colorado State University – Global Campus provides Maine science teachers with the opportunity to advance STEM teaching skills; learn effective new strategies for teaching physics; and earn graduate credit with new online courses. 

CTL is a nonprofit run by teachers to advance student achievement in math and science, and provide a simple, scalable solution to our country’s immense STEM teacher shortage. 

CTL is the leading U.S. provider of free, editable course materials for K-12 math and science instruction; and has become the #1 producer of physics teachers in the country. 

All courses can be pursued on your own schedule, provide graduate credit and are applicable to a Master’s Degree at CSU–Global.

Find out more here:

Applications are now open for the 2017 CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship!


The competitive fellowship is for teachers and educational leaders interested in bringing public health into current middle- and high- school classrooms. It includes a 5-day summer course (July 10-14, 2017) at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, GA and a 1-year distance-based professional development opportunity. Applications are due February 15, 2017.


For more information, please see the attachments or visit our website. We look forward to your application. Please share these materials with other teachers and educational leaders in your network who may be interested.


Career Paths to Public Health

Epidemiology Workforce Branch

Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD)

Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

Office of Public Health Scientific Services (OPHSS)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

1600 Clifton Road MS E92 | Atlanta, GA 30333

Do you like using science to solve mysteries? 

So do we! CSI: Classroom Student Investigations is an excellent PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunity for science teachers. Forensic cases will be developed in which teachers and students will engage in inquiry-based activities to solve the cases. A wide variety of science fields (life, chemical, physical, and technology) will be included in this program. All cases will incorporate “real-world” activities and teachers will be given information how to adapt to their own classrooms. The workshop will be held June 15-26, 2015 (preference will be given to grades 7-10, but others will be considered as space allows), and a limited amount of travel support may be available. Teachers will receive room/board and up to $2000 stipend for successful completion of summer and academic year activities. Workshop is held on the campus of Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR. You’ll have the weekend free to explore the area- go shopping, go to movies or out to eat, travel to Memphis (about an hour away) or explore the many outdoor activities in the “Natural State” For more information and application forms, see our website

Friday, March 20th, 2015 Snowdate: Saturday, March 21st

Getting Better Together in Maine:
Partnerships, Collaboration, and Collective Impact

Join the Maine Environmental Education Association on March 20 at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine. It will be an intensive day of case studies, resources, skill building, and collaborative action planning. Tracks will focus on the following topics, following up on the work we started at the Better Together Summit:

-New Nature Movement
-Climate Change Education
-Youth Natural Leaders
-Healthy Communities
-Natural Resource Conservation
-New Visions for K-12 Education

Register Now!

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Alumni Club of Maine is inviting Maine middle school and high school science and engineering teachers to apply for Club scholarships to the MIT Science and Engineering Program for Teachers (SEPT).

frMaine Science Teachers Association an affiliate of the NSTA

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