EDUCATION INNOVATOR SERIES

Category: Educator Interviews

Innovative Educators is an evolving series conversation with educators from across the state of Maine. We believe that restructuring the state’s education system starts with deep listening to education professionals to learn from their thoughtful approaches to educating young people.  Too often, education policy in Maine is driven by political interests rather than what is best for students, teachers, and families.  These conversations offer an opportunity to engage teachers, and amplifying their professional voices to inform innovative educational policy. Innovation in education is more than finding new approaches to teaching and learning, it includes finding ways to allow teaching and learning to flourish within a less bureaucratic administrative and governance infrastructure.  We hope you appreciate hearing the experience of the following, innovative Maine educators.

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Giving Students Hope for the Future

Zoe Weil, co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), shares her revolutionary approach to education, designed to provide young people with the skills, capacities, and experiences they need to feel confident in solving the problems they care...

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Online Virtual Schools

Online Virtual Schools

After 31 years as an educator in the “bricks and mortar” public school system, Maine native Walter Wallace took on the role of Principal at one of the State’s two virtual public schools.   Prior to the Covid pandemic, many were suspicious of virtual schools.  Maine...

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Magnet School Innovations

Magnet School Innovations

Kylie Bragdon, Head of the Maine Ocean School in Searsport is a self-described “Downeast Girl” who followed her family’s generational involvement with lobstering.  Sensing a need to provide educational opportunity to students who did not fit into typical district...

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