Welcome! We are glad that you found this resource offered by the Center for Science and Mathematics Education Research (Center) at the University of Maine. We hope that mathematics and science teachers everywhere will find this website informative and useful.
The site is an outgrowth of the Center’s biennial national Conference and Summer Academy for science, technology, engineering and mathematics educators and researchers and offers access to many of the teaching tools and resources presented at the 2006 and 2008 summer academies.
You will also find opportunities to provide us with feedback and to tell us about your own classroom experiences. Please contact us! Your input will help us ensure that this website is providing teachers with something that is valuable and effective.
Click on the buttons at the left and have fun exploring these innovative teaching tools!
*The 2006 conference and Summer Academy were supported by an award from the National Science Foundation, Award #0541862, through the Teacher Professional Continuum program, the National Science Foundation with funding to Dr. Paul Rawson, (Grant No. IBN0133349), and in partnership with The Jackson Laboratory, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bank of America Company, trustee of the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation.
*The 2008 conference and Summer Academy were supported by an award from the National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 Program under Grant No. DRL 0736967 and the Maine Forest Bioproducts Research Initiative, which is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. EPS-0554545 and, in partnership with The Jackson Laboratory, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bank of America Company, trustee of the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation. Additional support was provided by Acadia Partners for Science and Learning, with funding through a Maine Department of Education Math and Science Partnership Grant, the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, with support from the NASA New Investigator Program, the University of Maine NSF ITEST Project: IDEAS Inquiry-based Dynamic Earth Applications of Supercomputing, DRL 0737583, and the National Science Foundation with funding to Dr. Paul Rawson, (Grant No. IBN0133349).
Thanks and acknowledgement for their work on this website in 2006 go to the following:
Briana Haynes, Kathleen C. Knight, Danielle Martin, Zachary McIntyre, Daniel Reed, Trevor I. Smith, Medea H. Steinman, and Adam Zukowski
Additional thanks and acknowledgement for their work on updates for this website in 2008 go to the following:
Nitisha Mitchell, Casey Murphy, John Stahley and Elizabeth Whitmore
Updated: June 2009