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Grace Jacobs takes gifted talented education to a global level

This is an article in Education First about one of our wonderful instructors, Grace Jacobs. Look at what she’s doing with her Gifted and Talented kids! Better yet, you can take her online course this summer: Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners. https://newenglandinstitute.org/…/ede-529-social-emotional…/Starts July 9th. http://equator.eftours.com/global-citizenship/service-learning/dedication-to-service-learning  

Social Justice in the Arts

There’s been such an assault on our sense of safety in our classrooms and schools in recent times with mass shootings – and a cacophany of opinions about what to do.  What do we do?  What would you do in this situation? Arm the teachers!  No, Only some of them!   Don’t take away our 2nd amendment! … Read more »

Teaching Children of Poverty: Why Culture Counts

Course Description: This course will help educators, parents and professionals understand the complex challenges that poverty imposes on children’s capacity to learn and provides strategies for differentiating classroom instruction and providing opportunities to inspire and engage these students. Our schools are becoming more and more diverse, and educators are faced with economic, cultural and linguistic… Read more »

Meet the Professors, in Person!

New Hybrid Courses! The pendulum has swung in the direction of online courses in recent years, even for the New England Institute.  After all, online courses offer more opportunity to more teachers who don’t have to travel to a specific location. There are pros and cons to learning online, and at the New England Institute,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Summer Professional Development – an Oxymoron?

Teachers! Enjoy your summer AND take care of recertification at the same time.  There is still time to sign up for online courses.  Check out our website at the New England Institute for Teacher Education. Educational courses for teachers, online   Your time… Online….  This Summer. It’s not to late to Register.  For More Information,… Read more »