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MSAD 11 Curriculum Information
Curriculum information for educators, students, and families.
Katie Joseph, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
The MSAD #11 Curriculum is open to the public. It is organized in a database as a series of curriculum maps. This "atlas" of curriculum maps offers an overview of our district curriculum at each grade level and subject area. These maps are tools that can be used as a guide to examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment as well as the alignment of our curriculum to Maine's learning expectations. Our curriculum is fluid and is continually updated and improved. Please visit often.
Click here for the MSAD #11 Curriculum Database
Click on the link below to download directions on how to use the Browse feature within the curriculum database.
“Gardiner history is fascinating. We are walking on historic streets. Just imagine if this building could talk,” Ms. Dawn Thistle, Special Collections Librarian at Gardiner Public Library, shared with students during a recent visit at the Arthur R. Warren Library. Beyond sharing photos and artifacts from Gardiner’s history, Ms. Thistle delivered a fascinating presentation about the history of books and libraries. Students were given historic maps and were invited to visit the Community Archives Room at the Gardiner Public Library. Many thanks to Ms. Thistle for sharing her passion for Gardiner’s history and kindling an interest in our rich heritage in libraries and our community. Her presentation was the first in a series of enrichment programs the library will be offering students.
Congratulations, Gardiner! To find out more, read the following press release from NerdWallet.
Gardiner Among Best Towns in Maine for Young Families
NerdWallet considers cost of living, education, and economic growth
San Francisco, CA (November 21, 2013) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, conducted a study on the best towns in Maine for young families, and Gardiner is in the top ten.
To find the best places for future parents and young families to settle down, NerdWallet analyzed data from 59 towns in the Pine Tree State according to five criteria:
1. Public school ratings
2. Median home value
3. Cost of homeownership
4. Median income
5. Economic growth
NerdWallet ranked Gardiner ninth after assessing the town’s cost of living, education system, and economic growth. The town has the most third-most affordable homes prices of all towns in the top ten—average home values are $151,200.
“Situated outside of Augusta, Gardiner is located in Kennebec County. The town’s school district has improved greatly in recent years,” said NerdWallet analyst Mike Anderson. “Over the last six years, student achievement scores on math and reading assessments have steadily gone from below the state average to one point above.”
Read the full study online: http://www.nerdwallet.co...
For more information about NerdWallet, visit www.nerdwallet.com.
NerdWallet is a consumer-friendly financial literacy website that helps individuals make better financial decisions and set effective financial goals. NerdWallet has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Reuters.