Teaching & Learning

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The Maine Department of Education offers research-based curriculum practices and targeted professional development opportunities that are developed by staff specialists in all content areas as well as Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and education for English Learners. 

With valuable input from Maine educators state-wide, the Department coordinates the authoring of Maine’s Learning Standards to guide schools as they develop local curriculum that provides students with engaging learning experiences. These curricula can help develop aspirational mindsets, encourage students to have a personal investment in their own learning, and provide real-world contexts that help them gain career and life skills.