Learn, Practice, and Reflect Together

In ACRES, you’ll get to know a small group of other afterschool educators and an experienced STEM coach for virtual coaching based on video of your own practice with youth. ACRES is free! Sign up today!

ACRES is a nationally acclaimed coaching program that builds knowledge and skills so afterschool educators, librarians and anyone who works with youth in out-of-school settings can confidently facilitate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) experiences.

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MMSA's ACRES project has recevied national accolades for our virtual and innovative coaching model.

The Maine Mathematics & Science Alliance (MMSA) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that provides innovative training for out-of-school educators, including librarians, as they to bring more Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) into their programs. During this 4 year, nearly 83-million-dollar scale-up grant, MMSA will offer free coaching to afterschool educators who wish to hone their STEM facilitation skills as well as train others to become coaches.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, grant #2115229

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    Except where otherwise noted, ACRES modules and resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

    This means, you are free to share and adapt the ACRES resources, under the following terms:

    • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

    • NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.

    • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.

    ACRES is a project of:

    Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
    343 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330

    This material is based upon work supported by the Noyce Foundation, STEM Next, the Davis Family Foundation, and the National Science Foundation under Grants No. DRL 17131341 and DRL 2115229. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the funders listed above.
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