Creative, Fun Courses for Teacher Recertification

Join us for a winter course! The New England Institute is offering courses on many important topics in education. 

Good Friends and Colleagues at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine
Suzanne Goulet, Argy Nestor, Catherine Ring

If you follow my friend, Argy’s advice, which she includes with her signature on any correspondence, you will “Make it a great day!” So why not make it a great winter season to catch up on your recertification courses? You can do it online, in the comfort of your own home, AND take quality, creative courses to inspire your students! Here are some ideas:

Are you looking for ways to encourage creativity and critical thinking for your students? Learn techniques for stimulating creative thinking and creating a challenging and nurturing learning environment in EDE 524: Critical and Creative Thinking with instructor, Theresa Cerceo, (who joins us from Aroostook County). Welcome, Theresa! (This course qualifies for earning a GT endorsement).

Need to revive your literacy game? Learn creative strategies to engage reluctant readers, ways to analyze children’s literature from a variety of genres, and how to differentiate for diverse populations. Join educator and NEI instructor Alyson Spearin in EDEN 541: Engaging Literature for Children and Adolescents, K-12. Did you know Alyson just had a precious baby girl? Alyson is home with her baby and raring to go with teaching this course for us! Congratulations, Alyson!

Artist and educator Lindsay Pinchbeck is teaching a new course, EDAR 531: Encountering the Arts: Choice, Voice & Creativity in the K-12 Classroom. This course offers inspiration and experiences in the arts in a thematic, student-centered, project-based environment. Learn ways drama, movement, music, poetry, storytelling, and visual arts can engage students and facilitate learning in all content areas. Lindsay just finished teaching this course and opening the New England Institute to a whole new world in Malawi, Africa. More information on this is coming soon!

It’s not too late to register! Courses begin January 20th. All courses are approved by the Maine Department of Education for 4.5 CEUs (45 contact hours).

And, there are more options on our courses page!

Hope to hear from you soon. Happy 2020 from all of us at the New England Institute!