Changing Physical Science Education for Grades 6-9

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Updated August 18, 2015

Collaborative and Cohort Dates for 2015-2016 (updated 8/18/15)


MainePSP in the News

News clips from Student Summit!


Teachers Act in "Energy Theater"
Teachers Learn to “Go With Flow” of Energy

Older Announcements

VIM Modules for spring 2015

are available on the PBIS Working Group Home Page

March 2015 Newsletter
January 2015 Newsletter

PDF and Word versions are available for

PBIS Lesson Detail (Matrix)   2014-2015

Links to Teaching Partner Appointments
are available on each of the working group home pages

Members can join the Legislative Action Committee here

Addressing the Challenge of Proficiency Based Diplomas

Results from Survey of Teacher Views of the MainePSP

Access Denied Issues - Again
Log in again from the Access Denied page and it brings you back to the home page (unfortunately - not the page you were looking for).  Links should work after that.

See what your colleagues are saying about the MainePSP

Contact Us
Most issues contact Beth at 581-4675 or
Supplies contact Erin phone 581-4676 or

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Tips on using the site
Quick Reference Guide Draft

Links for MainePSP Teachers
PBIS Working Group
SEPUP Working Group
EarthComm Working Group

The Maine Physical Science Partnership (MPSP) brings together nearly 50 rural Maine schools with the University of Maine, three Maine non-profits with expertise in science education (the SERC Institute, the Institute for Broadening Participation, and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance), and science and technology leaders at the Maine Department of Education to target the teaching and learning of physical sciences in grades 6-9 and the preparation of science teachers at the University of Maine. 

Our district partners include: Union 93, Dedham, Orrington, Hermon, Maine Indian Education, MDIRSS, MSAD 22, MSAD 41, RSU 20, RSU 24, RSU 25, RSU 26, RSU 3, RSU 34, RSU 38, RSU 50, RSU 67, SAD 28 and Union 76.

Who Can Join and How to Join

This Community Site was created for all of the teachers, administrators, program managers, and researchers associated with the Maine PSP.  Full access is restricted to people working in schools or partner organizations associated with the project.  BUT, anyone connected to the project is encouraged to join. 

A site administrator will check to make sure that you are part of the project and will then respond with an email providing login information.  It is helpful if you use your professional email in order for us to determine your affiliation and expedite your membership.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.