Welcome to The Maine Adult Regional Technology Initiative or MARTI, a professional development program for adult educators founded on the success of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). The goal of MLTI, which MARTI shares, is to improve student learning by using project based, constructivist, inquiry-based methods and strategies. MLTI and MARTI integrate technology to improve student engagement and student products.
The Maine Department of Education adopted the eMints professional development program, created and administered by the University of Missouri, to provide rich professional development on a regional basis. The MLTI/eMINTS professional development project began in 2005 with nine trainer/mentors funded by NCLBA Title IID competitive grants.
MARTI, modeled after MLTI/eMINTS professional development, began in the fall of 2007 with four programs each facilitated by a Regional MLTI Trainer/Mentor working with a dozen teachers scattered across Maine. In 2009, the initiative expanded to thirteen programs.
Support and professional development is enhance through cohorts of teachers creating Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Additionally, each MARTI participant receives one-on-one training during class time to aid in content-based skill development and technology integration. The goal of MARTI is to improve learning outcomes and opportunities for learner engagement to help students meet their educational and life goals.
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In exchange for funding the MARTI project adult education programs must agree to become the Community Connection for high-speed, broadband technical assistance.
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