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MOOSE Content Creators

MOOSE Content Creators are the heart of the work we do with MOOSE and are found through open calls for applications two or more times a year. All Maine educators are eligible to apply (e.g., including classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and representatives from Maine educational organizations such as museums, libraries, educational centers, etc.). Content Creators are tasked with creating modules that center on interdisciplinary, project-based learning experiences that are accessible and inclusive. These stipend-based positions involve an average of 8-10 hours a week over the span of roughly 5 months and include substantial professional development and community building.

MOOSE Team Leaders

MOOSE Team Leaders facilitate a team of Content Creators in the design and creation of engaging and accessible modules that focus on identified topic areas. Team Leaders are all former MOOSE Content Creators who have had particular success both in building their own modules and in leading their peers in the work. These are full-time positions and are filled both by Distinguished Educators from Maine classrooms and other contracted educators.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does MOOSE stand for?
Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education
No. It is a collection of independent educational learning modules and materials that are aligned to the Maine Learning Results.
Maine educators with support from Department of Education staff and additional content specialists.
MOOSE is an open access resource that is available to anyone who would like to explore it. Students can use MOOSE with guidance from a teacher to get credit for their learning.
No. MOOSE does not collect any personally identifying information from users. Users may choose to create an account which will allow them to pick up where they left off in the module but this is not required for use.

 

Meet the Core MOOSE Team

  • Jennifer Page, MOOSE Project Manager
    Jenn Page, PhD, MOOSE Project Manager

    jennifer.page@maine.gov, 207-530-2963

    Jenn Page, PhD, joins the MOOSE project as a Team Leader bringing with her 5 years of Maine public school teaching and 6 years as the Director of Education at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. Jenn specializes in designing transformative, place-based student learning experiences and is adept at facilitating others to do the same. Outside of MOOSE, she works as a sustainable leadership strategist, helping educators and other leaders create sustainable systems change without sacrificing their wellness in the process. Jenn also serves on the Board of the Maine Environmental Education Association, the University of Maine Honors College, and is an adjunct instructor with Antioch University. She lives in midcoastal Maine on the unceded Territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy (Penobscot Nation) with her husband and their cat, Loki, where she is learning to connect more deeply with her own sense of place and loves keeping everything organized (and visually appealing!) with bullet journaling and paper planning.

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  • Stephanie Connors, MOOSE Team Leader
    Stephanie Connors, MEd, MOOSE Team Leader

    stephanie.connors@maine.gov, 207-215-9438

    Stephanie Connors comes from Maranacook Schools having taught at Mt. Vernon Elementary for 4 years. Prior to that, she worked in various grade levels in both Regular and Special Education for 10 years. Freshly graduated with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from University of Maine, Stephanie thought that she would give MOOSE a try Summer 2020.  “This project brings out the best in what education might be-creative, engaging, and academically rich.  Participating in the initiative helped me grow as a classroom teacher and look at classroom instruction through a new lens.”  Stephanie has also presented her ideas at ACTEM, The Summer Tech Institute through the University of Maine, and for the DOE Social Studies Teachers as Leaders Webinar series. Always up for a challenge or to try something new, Stephanie is excited to be on this learning journey with Content Creators and fellow DOE team members. Stephanie prides herself on being someone who can look at things differently.  In her free time, if her nose isn’t buried in a book, she likes to be outside hiking or kayaking or being creative cooking, sewing, or knitting. She’s married and has two amazing kids, aged 25 and 13. She often attends virtual meetings with her Assisticat, Smudge.

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  • Jaime Halbmaier-Stuart, MOOSE Team Leader
    Jaime Halbmaier-Stuart, MEd, MOOSE Team Leader

    jaime.halbmaier-stuart@maine.gov, 207-530-2885

    Jaime Halbmaier-Stuart, STEAM Team Leader for MOOSE, joins the DOE by way of MSAD 60 where she has worked for the last 20 years. Jaime has a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. As part of MOOSE in Year One, Jaime designed modules in both Quarters 3 and Quarter 4. She is thrilled to join MOOSE as a Team Leader, and can’t wait share all the great things MOOSE has to offer with her colleagues all over the state of Maine. Jaime is married to a great guy whose name is also Jamie, and they live in Sanford with their Carin Terrier Gus-Gus.

Contact:

Jenn Page, PhD
MOOSE Project Manager 
jennifer.page@maine.gov
207-530-2963