Academic Affiliates: AEA - FLAME
ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF MAINE - AEA
Pender Makin, president
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF FRENCH - AATF
Kathy Yates, president
Mt. Ararat High School
Web site: www.angelfire.com/me4/aatfmaine/
The American Association of Teachers of French, Maine Chapter, is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve the interests and needs of teachers of French and the teaching of French at all levels of instruction, and to foster interest in the French language, literature and culture. This organization offers scholarships to both students and teachers and several workshops and conferences throughout the year at local, regional, national and international levels.
ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY EDUCATORS OF MAINE - ACTEM
Crystal Priest, president
Web site: www.actem.org
ACTEM is the statewide, non-profit professional association for those involved with K-12 educational technology. ACTEM's purpose is to promote the incorporation of computers and related technologies in the educational process and to promote better communication among computer/educational technology educators. Toward these ends, ACTEM sponsors the MAINEducation Technology Conference each fall, meets quarterly, publishes a quarterly newsletter, and recognizes up to two Educational Technology Teachers of the Year with a monetary award. In addition, ACTEM pursues advantageous software pricing opportunities for its members.
ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS IN MAINE - ATOMIM
Dave Galli, president
Web site: www.aceweb.com/bowdish/atomin
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATOMIM) is a member-run, non-profit organization which through the cooperative effort of individuals involved in mathematics and mathematics education shall have as its purposes:
To encourage and assist in the improving of mathematics teaching.
To facilitate communications among teachers, administrators, and the community about mathematics and mathematics learning.
To promote implementation of the NCTM Standards in an effort to build a mathematically empowered population.
We sponsor at least one conference a year, publish a newsletter, and distribute information on state, regional and national math conferences. Funds are available through a mini-grant program to our members. ATOMIM is affiliated with ATMNE (Association of Teachers of Math in New England) and NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics).
BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF MAINE - BEAM
Alan Curtis, president
Presque Isle Regional Career & Technical Center
The Business Education Association of Maine is an organization comprised of both secondary and post-secondary business and technology educators. There are regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year. BEAM sponsors scholarships, teachers' workshops, regional and state student-skills contests, a state-wide community service activity, and an annual two-day conference for business educators.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION OF MAINE - FLAME
Chris Gram, president
Web site: www.umaine.edu/Flame/
The Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the study and use of world and classical languages and cultures. It also works to further the common interests of teachers, students and all others who use world languages in the State of Maine. FLAME is affiliated nationally with organizations such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL) and the Joint National Committee on Languages (JNCL). FLAME holds an annual conference in the spring, as well as a Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES) conference in the fall. It also offers professional development and networking assistance to teachers, businesses and post-secondary students. A resource directory is published each fall, and newsletters are published during the school year. A listserv is supported, as well.
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