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New Website of Resources Created for You!

Created for you! The crazy adventure/uncharted territory known as the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative (MAAI) is now 4 years old. During that time, over 1,000 Arts educators have participated in MAAI activities, including workshops, state Conferences, Webinars, courses, and on and on. One of the unforeseen benefits of all this professional development has been the… Read more »

What Happens When Teachers Collaborate!

What do World Languages and Arts Teachers have in common?  A lot this summer!  The New England Institute for Teacher Education is proud to announce it is partnering again with the Maine Department of Education’s World Languages Institute.  For a second consecutive year, we will be offering world language teachers a graduate level course: EDPF… Read more »

2013 Courses in Session!

  Sara Foster, Sharon Jones, Missy Arbour, Julie Perry and Martha Ladd, in Encountering Children’s Literature through the Arts!     The Spring semester has begun! At The New England Institute, we are excited to spend time with the fabulous educators who join us as we venture back into teaching in 2013. Last weekend, we… Read more »

Refresh in the New Year!

    Ames Lily Pond, Stonington, Maine As we gear up for the busy season ahead, it is important to remind ourselves  to take the time to stop, reflect, and put our own air masks on first.  In our profession, it has never been more critical.  One of the best ways we can do that… Read more »

Fall Courses Posted

Happy Autumn!   Be sure to check our Fall Course Schedule for courses in Augusta, Bangor, Portland, Standish and Saco.  These are courses that meet for two weekends, with online contact in between sessions. Or you might be interested in our Online courses and Guided Independent Studies, which have an open enrollment.  You will receive… Read more »

Arts Teachers Lead the Way

 Did you know that when arts teachers teach students to create, they are bringing out the highest order thinking skills?  Did you know  that the New Bloom’s Taxonomy has CREATE at the very top?  As part of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative, which was held at the Maine College of Art in Portland, I  just… Read more »

I just spent 4 days at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado, where Argy Nestor and I presented at the national Arts Assessment Conference.  What a whirlwind of meeting great people, attending informative presentations, eating wonderful food, and making new connections.  Argy and I presented on the incredible work being… Read more »

Exciting Summer Courses Coming Up!

THE NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE IS OFFERING EXCITING COURSES IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN MAINE – AND SOME ONLINE – THIS SUMMER! These are teacher-friendly, inquiry-based courses. They are excellent for teachers, specialists, educational technicians, administrators, or parents and adults interested in improving their own education. All of our courses are taught by faculty instructors who are… Read more »