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New Opportunities await you at the New England Institute

We are excited to offer New Courses and Welcome instructor Barb Vinal! Technology Integration in the Classroom – An all New Course with out newest instructor, Barb Vinal: June 27 – September 4, 2016 NEI Welcomes Barb who holds a Masters in Technology Education and has been an educator for over 30 years! Working with… Read more »

Brains on Fire: ReKindling Imagination in the K-8 Classroom

    An Arts Integration Course Approved for Gifted Talented Endorsement (Maine) This course meets for two weekend sessions at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, Maine                                       Friday (4-8pm), Saturday (8-4pm), March 25 and 26, 2016  … Read more »

Meeting with Teacher Leaders all over Maine

Teaching courses is not the only thing the New England Institute does.  We also provide consultation to teachers and school districts all over the state.  As part of the 2016 Arts Education Census, Catherine Ring has been contracted by the Maine Arts Commission to be Project Manager and work with Teacher Leaders in the Arts… Read more »

Maine Writers in the Classroom

EDEN 537: Maine Writers in the Classroom An exciting course coming soon to Portland! This is a perfect course for educators in both K-8 and 9-12.   K-8 Educators will have the opportunity to work with “Celebration of Maine Children’s Books” by Paul Knowles and Lynn Plourde.   If you are a High School ELA… Read more »

It takes a village to combat Bullying!

Bullying Increases…. – Suicide rates – Childhood depression – Feelings of loneliness Bullying Decreases…. Self confidence – Student participation – Attendance – Bullying Happens…. – On the Bus – In the hallways – In cyberspace – Everywhere! It really does take a village to combat bullying! How do you create an anti-bullying environment: In your… Read more »

Does your school have a bully-free culture?

Does your school have a bully-free culture? What pro-active strategies do you and your students use to create one? How would your school and students successfully address and accept the transition of a transgendered student like Lucy Tidd, an 8 year old at Lyseth Elementary School in Portland who’s parents and classmates have helped her to… Read more »

Great Learning Opportunity for Music Educators

Are you grappling with the following questions: * How do I reach every student in my music classes? * How is it possible to assess every student in my ensemble? * What kind of assessments should I be using? * What does a proficiency-based music class look like? * How do I convert from grades to… Read more »

Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Update

Leadership initiative moving forward “Several Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) Teacher Leaders are presenting workshops throughout the state. Many will be on the schedules for the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) conference and the Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State conference. The MAEA conference will be on Saturday, April 9, Lewiston Middle School, 8:30 – 3:00…. Read more »

Exciting New Development with our Staff!

The New England Institute for Teacher Education is proud to announce the arrival of Holly’s brand new baby on November 27, 2015. Holly Eaton is our quintessential Communications Director, and many of you know her friendly voice on the phone, or through the many communications she has sent you on our behalf. Please join us… Read more »