New website launched supporting teachers, families in community-based learning

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 2:00pm

    Rural Aspirations, in collaboration with many other cross-sector organizations, has developed a tool for teachers and families to support and highlight community-based learning opportunities in Maine.

    This resource is designed to connect teachers and families with the amazing work of educational and social service organizations across the State, according to a news release.

    With the onset of COVID-19, teaching and learning has entered homes and virtual platforms in unprecedented ways, and with that comes an expanded opportunity to connect and support students together, utilizing Maine resources to support Maine teachers and families, the release noted. 

    Access the website here:

    The site launched today, April 10, and will be in a beta phase for the next three weeks.

    “We are asking parents and teachers to engage with the site, participate in sessions, connect students to opportunities and join us in developing the final touches to best meet the needs of teachers, parents, and students,” the release said.

    Partner organizations include the Department of Education, Maine Environmental Education Association, Island Readers & Writers, Schoodic Institute, UMaine College of Education & Human Development, Island Institute, and Rural Aspirations

    The Maine Department of Education also has an array of continuity of learning resources regularly updated by content experts at the Department:

    • For educators and schools

    • For parents and families