About Mike

Mike Muir quips that he has had one job for more than 30 years: helping schools reach more students (especially disenfranchised learners, students in poverty, and children from rural/isolated areas), only who pays him to do the work keeps changing! Mike has supported large-scale school change initiatives, customized, proficiency-based learning work, proficiency-based professional learning and micro-credential program development, and efforts to motivate underachieving students. Mike was a founding designer of MLTI (Maine Learning Technology Initiative – the first statewide 1to1 Initiative), and served 2 years as the MLTI Director. Currently, he is the Tech Director for a small rural district in Western Maine, and education consultant at StudentLearning.guru.

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Mike’s Work History

  • 2019-Present – MSAD #44 (Bethel, ME) – Technology Director
  • 2017-Present – GEAR UP Maine – Education Strategist
  • 2012-Present – StudentLearning.Guru – Education Consulting
  • 2000-Present – Maine Center for Meaningful Engaged Learning – Director
  • 2015-2017 – Maine Department of Education – Learning Through Technology Director/MLTI Director
  • 2011-2015 – Auburn School Department – Multiple Pathways Director
  • 2008-2011 – The Citadel Group – Vice President for Learning Strategy
  • 2001-2004 – University of Maine at Farmington – Director of Electronic Guild Network, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology Grant
  • 1999-2010 – University of Maine at Farmington – Associate Professor of Middle Level Education and Educational Technology
  • 1996-1999 – University of Maine at Farmington – Practicum Supervisor
  • 1995-1996 – Skowhegan Area High School – Math Teacher
  • 1990-1995 – Skowhegan Area Middle School – Technology Integrator & Algebra Teacher
  • 1989-1990 – Maine Computer Consortium- Educational Technologist
  • 1986-1989 – Maine School Union #52 – K-12 Computer Coordinator
  • 1985-1989 – Winslow High School – Math & Computer Teacher

Mike’s Education

  • Ed.D. 2000 – University of Maine – Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration on Learning Centered Education (independent program). Dissertation question: What do underachieving middle school students believe motivates them to learn?
  • M.Ed. 1989 – Lesley College – Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Educational Technology
  • B.A. 1985 – Colby College – Mathematics & Computer Studies

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