From Curiosity to Career

Four recent employer-led initiatives bridge the gap between education and employment, drawing Maine people of all ages toward high-demand occupations that match their interests and passions.

Anna Popova on Networked Knowledge

Creativity is combinatorial, that nothing is entirely original, that everything builds on what came before, and that we create by taking existing pieces of inspiration, knowledge, skill and insight that we gather over the course of our lives and recombining them into incredible new creations.

Adora Svitak: we’ll grow up to blow you away

I've seen Adora's presentation a dozen times, and it still inspires me. From TED on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-bjOJzB7LY The goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adult, but rather better adults than you have been, which may be a little challenging considering your guys credentials. But the way progress happens is because new... Continue Reading →

Fourth graders play the World Peace Game

From John Hunter via TED Talks: John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.

10 years of laptops in Maine schools

From the Lewiston Sun Journal [In 2001] Maine legislators approved — after months of doubt and debate — Gov. Angus King's proposal to give every seventh-grader in Maine a laptop.... Ten years later, each seventh- and eighth-grader in Maine public schools and every grades 7-12 teacher has a laptop paid for by state taxpayers, at... Continue Reading →

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