For application and participation information, contact:
State Assessment Coordinator
Maine Department of Education
Smarter Balanced Digital Library
- Your state is part of the Smarter Balanced Consortium, which is designing new summative and interim assessments for member states.
- Smarter Balanced is guided by the belief that the effective use of a balanced assessment system can improve teaching and learning.
- Smarter Balanced is designing a Digital Library to provide resources, tools and professional learning support for educators in your state.
- Your instructional expertise will be a valuable contribution in the development of this powerful resource.
State Network of Educators (SNE)
Smarter Balanced and Maine are seeking the expertise of a highly selective group of educators to:
- Review and contribute resources for the Digital Library
- Get early access to resources
- Take advantage of new collaboration functionality
We invite you to apply! Deadline for applications is Friday, June 14, 2013.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should apply for the SNE?
The State Network of Educators will be comprised of qualified educators in K-12 and higher education with expertise in:
- Formative Assessment (e.g., collecting evidence of student learning as you teach and using it to adjust instruction)
- Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and/or Mathematics
- General Education
- Gifted and Talented students
- English Language Learners (ELL)
- Students With Disabilities (SWD)
Note: A few positions for science and social science educators are available.
We invite you to be part of this opportunity to where you will connect with colleagues in common grade levels and content areas throughout the Smarter Balanced states.
What will I do as part of the SNE?
As a member of the SNE you will work with your State Leadership Team (SLT) to:
- Receive five web-based trainings between September 2013 and September 2014
- Review and propose content for the Smarter Balanced Digital Library
- Provide valuable feedback on software usability (August 2013 - September 2014)
Is there a stipend?
All participating SNE’s will be eligible for a $1,500 stipend for their continued participation and contribution. Also, each SNE will get early access to new content and new virtual collaboration tools developed for the library.
Note: The stipend amount may vary based on member participation, contingent on SLT approvals.
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