Innovations in Maine Learning

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The state of Maine has been an educational innovator for over 15 years, from one of the first statewide school interconnects, to the 1:1 laptop program, to learner-centered education, to the proficiency-based diploma.

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Innovations in Maine Learning

  1. 1. Innovations in Maine LearningMindShare Canadian EdTech Leadership ConferenceNovember 7, 2012Jay Collier, The Compass LLC • jay.collier@thecompass.com Clearly Ambigious
  2. 2. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONBroadband school network (1996) Placbo
  3. 3. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONBroadband school network (1996) “The Maine School and Library Network provides internet access, email, web hosting, and other internet related services to almost 1000 schools and libraries across the state of Maine.” Placbo
  4. 4. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONMaine Learning Results (1997) Maine Department of Education
  5. 5. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONMaine Learning Results (1997) GUIDING PRINCIPLES Each Maine student shall leave school as: • A clear and effective communicator • A self-directed and lifelong learner • A creative and practical problem solver • A responsible and involved citizen • An integrative and informed thinker Maine Department of Education
  6. 6. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducating ME (2000)
  7. 7. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducating ME (2000) Our children will inherit a world where: • Workers will need to construct and use knowledge that doesn’t yet exist and solve problems that are barely visible today • Change is rampant — the knowledge economy is in our midst, globalization is challenging our roots • The personal currency is education and knowledge.
  8. 8. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducating ME (2000)
  9. 9. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducating ME (2000) VISION: Maine people will be among the best educated in the world!
  10. 10. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONLearning Technology Endowment (2000) hmmlargeart
  11. 11. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONLearning Technology Endowment (2000) Angus King • Governor of Maine (1995-2003) • Founder, Northeast Energy Management • Host, MPBN MaineWatch Seymour Papert • Protege of Jean Piaget • Co-founder of the MIT Media Lab • Author of Mindstorms • Creator of LOGO hmmlargeart
  12. 12. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONOne-to-one Laptop Initiative, Gr. 7-8 (2002) Maine Department of Education
  13. 13. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONOne-to-one Laptop Initiative, Gr. 7-8 (2002) • Laptops have improved state writing test scores • In one bellweather school, 50% fewer students need remedial math, and almost twice as many students passed the state math exam (from 50% to 91%) — Maine Education Policy Research Institute (2009) Maine Department of Education
  14. 14. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONOne-to-one Laptop Initiative, Gr. 9-12 (2009) Bangor Heather Manchester, Bangor DailyEducation Daily News, Maine Department of News DOE
  15. 15. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONOne-to-one Laptop Initiative, Gr. 9-12 (2009) Bangor Heather Manchester, Bangor DailyEducation Daily News, Maine Department of News DOE
  16. 16. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONOne-to-one Laptop Initiative, Gr. 9-12 (2009) Bangor Heather Manchester, Bangor DailyEducation Daily News, Maine Department of News DOE
  17. 17. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONThree-ring Binder (2010-12) MFC, Portland Press Herald
  18. 18. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONThree-ring Binder (2010-12) MFC, Portland Press Herald
  19. 19. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONThree-ring Binder (2010-12) MFC, Portland Press Herald
  20. 20. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducation Evolving (2012) Maine Department of Education
  21. 21. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONEducation Evolving (2012) Proficiency-based Diploma “By 2017, students throughout Maine will be able to move from one grade to the next by demonstrating that they understand certain concepts and skills, not by spending a required number of hours in each subject.” Stephen Conn
  22. 22. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONLearning outcomes standards
  23. 23. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONIndividualized learning assessments Stephen Conn
  24. 24. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONIndividualized learning assessments Stephen Conn
  25. 25. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONIndividualized learning assessments Stephen Conn
  26. 26. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONMaine Cohort for Customized Learning MCCL
  27. 27. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONMaine Cohort for Customized Learning MCCL
  28. 28. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATION Collaborative Learning Platform INCREASEDCOLLABORATION Conference Workshop Meeting TIME Maine Department of Education
  29. 29. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATION Collaborative Learning Platform INCREASEDCOLLABORATION Conference Sustained Workshop Online Meeting Collaboration TIME Maine Department of Education
  30. 30. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONUser-Generated Content Policy Maine Department of Education
  31. 31. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONUser-Generated Content Policy Maine Department of Education
  32. 32. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONUser-Generated Content Policy Maine Department of Education
  33. 33. Maine Department of Education
  34. 34. Maine Department of Education
  35. 35. Maine Department of Education
  36. 36. Maine Department of Education
  37. 37. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONLearning Resources Directory Anne Helmond
  38. 38. INNOVATIONS IN MAINE EDUCATIONLearning Resources Directory Maine Department of Education
  39. 39. Maine Department of Education
  40. 40. Maine Department of Education
  41. 41. Maine Department of Education
  42. 42. Maine Department of Education
  43. 43. Maine Department of Education
  44. 44. Thank you!Jay CollierThe Compass LLCjay.collier@thecompass.com

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