Category Archives: Multiple Pathways

Learn More about Projects4ME and Auburn’s iPad Program

The other night, I had the pleasure of joining Cheryl Oaks, Alice Barr, and Bob Sprankle on their Seedlings podcast.

We had a chance to talk about Auburn’s literacy and math initiative at includes 1to1 iPads in kindergarten and Projects4ME, Maine’s statewide virtual project-based program for at-risk youth.

Check out the links and podcast here.

We Have Our Second Graduate!

Corey earned his diploma!

Recently, my wife and I got to attend a special graduation.

Corey is my second student from the virtual project-based program to earn his high school diploma!

The virtual project-based program allows students to earn credit by designing and doing projects that they correlate to state learning targets. They earn the credit for their projects as soon as they complete them (demonstrating mastery of those learning targets), which makes the program great for kids who are behind in credits or have been out of school. It is a program, so students remain associated with their sending school.

Corey is a pretty normal kid, loves to play baseball and hanging out with his friends, but health issues had made it difficult for him to keep up academically. The virtual program provided the flexibility for Corey to complete his graduation requirements so he could march with is classmates. Corey worked hard, earning 7 credits in 8 months!

Corey will be attending college in the Fall, where he will be playing baseball.

Way to go Corey!