McMahon Elementary School
This class has been one of the most thought-provoking, student-centered learning opportunities I've experienced since getting certified to teach. I was feeling especially isolated this year and wanted an opportunity to think outside the box of my own classroom.- Maggie Hutchison, Gr. 3 Teacher
Lewiston Middle School
This class stretched my thinking. It was frustrating, uncomfortable, and exhausting. Learning is all these things-especially during new learning. I have a more "open" concept of learning and have given myself permission to fail more. Through failure we learn the most. My new motto is "fail fast."- Michelle DeBlois, Literacy Teacher
I have found that aspects of the process have directly corresponded to my daily work. It's a more reasonable way to help people understand that some ideas won't see success in their first iteration, allowing them to look more closely at the plan without becoming defensive about their idea.- Danette Kerrigan, Curriculum Coordinator
RREV - First Round Awardees!
EnGiNE - RREV's Collaboration Portal
The Reinventing, Remote, Education, Venture (RREV) is putting Maine educators on the forefront of cutting-edge innovation! The Maine Dept of Education has been awarded $16.9 million to support and develop projects which will strengthen a culture of innovation in PK-12 education making Maine educators the nation’s leaders when it comes to innovation in and outside of our classrooms.
RREV provides an opportunity for visionary educators to develop innovative pilot programs to address the needs of students in remote and hybrid settings through new and creative ventures. RREV is flooding our state with innovative practices, professional development, and pilot design classes. Courses in innovative design process are available through several of Maine’s public and private universities at no cost to Maine educators who wish to participate. In addition to the innovative pilot development classes, we are also offering asynchronous, innovative principles webinars which are available to all educators in self-paced/ independent modules.
All RREV resources will be available in one centralized web-based location called (EnGiNE) which will serve as a collaboration hub for teams of educators to share innovative ideas, new programs and troubleshoot the implementation of the innovative new pilot programs. Engine will be up and running in early June.
We look forward to working with you and your team to create innovative opportunities for Maine’s future.
The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has been awarded $16.9 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Rethink K-12 Education Models Funding. Maine is one of 11 States to receive funding. Maine’s project, Rethinking Remote Education Ventures (RREV) offers a multi-pronged solution with a primary goal of generating innovative remote learning models to provide equitable access to high quality remote learning opportunities for all students. RREV will provide statewide resources and supports through professional development, coursework, and guided engagement in effective use of design processes to empower educators and school leaders as authentic research and development professionals. As new remote learning models are designed and piloted, they will be made widely available through an open-source community of practice platform to support collegial sharing, ongoing critical feedback, and continual revision and improvement to sustain a culture of innovation and to foster statewide access to exciting remote learning models. The project design centers around the belief that by both building capacity for innovative mindsets in education and supporting the design and implementation of the innovative ideas that are generated, we can develop and support agile, effective, and resilient learning experiences that are responsive to local priorities and improve learning outcomes for all students.
Past News Items
- August 2021 - Pilots Awarded Funding!
- Recording of Live Awards Event
- Awarded Pilots - Media Release
- Portland Press Herald story
- Sun Journal story
- Continuous Improvement in Education Webinar Series
- Design Thinking Roadshow-Flyer
- Innovative Summer Coaching Series!
- RREV Innovation Pioneer Profiles!
- Portland Press Herald Story - April 11, 2021
- RREV Impact - Panel Discussion
- Martin's Spring Message
- REVV Grant Narrative
- Maine DOE News Media Release
We'll share information and updates here so that all who are interested have the most up-to-date information. Thank you again for your interest! We look forward to working with you!
-Maine DOE RREV Team