Welcome, Sue Barre!


There is such a need for strong, quality mentorships in music education for new teachers, and we all know how difficult it can be to navigate those first years in the profession. Support and encouragement for new teachers from a veteran teacher who has been there and knows the ropes can make all the difference between success and failure as a music teacher. That’s why, when the New England Institute was asked if we could design a course on teacher mentorship, we jumped at the chance.  So please join us in welcoming Sue Barre, our newest faculty member who will be teaching the course, EDPU 620: Mentoring New Teachers in the Music Classroom (K-12) starting on October 30.  Sue is President of the Maine Music Educators Association, is a Teacher Leader with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative and Music Educator at Waterville High School.  The course is designed to have veteran music educators work with new music teachers, while studying the research and best practices of quality teacher mentorship.  What better way to share your knowledge and passion for teaching AND get recertification credits (4.5 CEUs) at the same time?  Plus, you get to work with Sue Barre, who has been there, and definitely knows the ropes!

For more information on the course and how to enroll, click here.


Welcome Grace Jacobs!

We are happy to welcome aboard our newest faculty instructor, Grace Jacobs!

You can learn more about Grace’s impressive credentials as a Gifted and Talented specialist on our Team page. Grace will be teaching Gifted and Talented online courses and is offering one coming right up on October 2nd — EDE 527 Educating Gifted and Talented Learners. This is a foundational course for any teacher wishing to obtain their GT 690 endorsement, or for anyone interested in learning more about Gifted and Talented students.  You can receive 4.5 CEUs upon successful completion and take advantage of our flexible, teacher-friendly courses taught by practicing Maine educators.  For more information or to Register, click right here.

So join us! Or sign up for a different course — see our course page for current options.  And stay tuned for more coming soon!

Teacher Leaders in Arts Education!

The New England Institute has been partnering with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative since 2010, and once again, has helped put on the Summer Institute. Teaching artists, and teachers of art, music, dance and theater have come together to share learning, creating and being together. It was a wonderful professional development opportunity. Some teachers enrolled in our course, Teacher Leaders in Arts Education. See more photos on Argy Nestor’s blogpost on the link below.

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative’s Summer Institute

MALI Reflections


Teacher Leaders in Arts Education

Just back from a Summer Institute for Arts Education Teachers from all over Maine!  A wonderful three days at Thomas College in Waterville, put on by the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) was a rousing success. The New England Institute for Teacher Education partners with MALI to bring Art, Music, Dance and Drama teachers together for quality professional development in teacher leadership, assessment, creativity, STEAM and more. This will be the 7th year we have partnered, and the ripple effect, as these teachers return to their school districts to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, is far and wide. If you are an arts educator, you can apply to be a teacher leader next year. The networking alone is a great way to connect and make friends all over Maine.

For more information, click here:  https://meartsed.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/mali-summer-institute-day-2/

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning Course Coming to Presque Isle this Summer

Back by popular demand, Stephen York, professor with the New England Institute for Teacher Education, will be bringing his week-long course to Presque Isle, Maine, this summer. Join him and your colleagues, be inspired with more strategies for helping children in your classrooms, and get your recertification credits!  The class takes place on August 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2017.

If you would like more information about other professional development and online courses, check out our website.


Proficiency and Assessment in the Music Classroom


Your Source for Professional Development since 2011


Proficiency-based teaching and learning is here to stay.  Learn how you can effectively implement it in your MUSIC classroom, with Jake Sturtevant!  Improve your classroom results, make your Principal happy, and take care of your recertification credits this summer! For K-12 Music Educators.

To Register, or for more information, click here.