Courses

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 3/0.3

The goal of the workshop is to go beyond the general framework of a synthetic phonics program, which the participants have already learned in a previous workshop. This workshop will focus on how the framework plays out on a day-to-day basis in the classroom and in an intervention setting.


Monday, August 21, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

Lynn’s experience covers all age groups, infants – adults.  She will share the types of activities that have had the most impact.  This includes pitch matching games, movement, improvisation, Orff accompaniment, recorder, drama and more for early childhood and elementary. Don’t miss this exciting full day workshop! To receive credit for the workshop, students must also submit a lesson plan. Instructor will need 30-45 days to receive and review the lesson plans before grades can be given.
 


Friday, September 29, 2017, Calumet Club (95 seats (95%) remaining)

This highly experiential workshop will focus on specific strategies and tools that caregivers can use to operationalize these components of trauma-sensitive caregiving in the classroom environment and at home. The workshop will allow teachers, program directors and allied professionals to explore the components of a trauma-informed teacher support program comprised of concrete tools based in connection-based caregiving practices.

Instructor Name: Judith Wides & Maya Coleman


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

Preschool expulsion rates are on the rise throughout the country as a result of increased challenging behaviors that present in early childhood care settings. This workshop will provide participants with developmentally appropriate as well as trauma informed and brain based activities to create safe learning environments for all children.

Instructor Name: J. Maeverde & M. Morneault


Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

The Residency and Symposium are two overlapping events that share multiple workshops with Dr. John Kratus. Dr. Kratus will address the future of music education as it relates to contemporary music making, songwriting, listening, and growing communities of amateur musicians.


Students must attend all sessions to enroll for Continuing Education Units.
 

October 20-21, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

During this intensive class of serious fun, participants will discover the incredible variety of applications of this art form from fine arts to public art commissions. Through different exercises students will learn how to adapt reference images into papercuts and produce works as different as black and white scenes, color collage, pop-ups, wearables, and stencils.

Multi-Purpose Room, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

Instructor - Béatrice Coron is an artist specialized in cutting stories used in artist books, installations, and public art. Born in France she lived in Egypt, Mexico and China before moving to New York City. Her cut designs are made of paper, glass or metal from small to monumental. Her work is in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum, NY, the Getty, CA and le Getty, MN. You can watch her story on http://www.ted.com/talks/beatrice_coron_stories_cut_from_paper


Saturday, October 21, 2017, Wishcamper Center ( No seats currently available )

The “Exploring Oceanography” BLOOM Educators’ Program, is an annual professional development workshop for Maine middle and high school science teachers, which brings 10 educators to Bigelow Laboratory for four days (July 18-21, 2017). In 2010, the Laboratory broadened the reach of the Keller BLOOM Program by offering an annual ocean sciences professional development workshop for Maine high school teachers. Modeled after the Keller BLOOM student program, the BLOOM Educators’ Program – “Exploring Oceanography”, provides teachers with training and hands-on experience, using the Gulf of Maine for context, so that they are better equipped to integrate ocean science into their science curricula.

Instructor's Name: Dr. Nicole Poulton and Dr. David Fields


The Maine Jump$tart Coalition, along with it's partners, are committed to improving teacher knowledge and confidence as a way to increase financial education in Maine K-12 schools. According to a 2009 study conducted by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should either take a financial education course or pass a competency test for high school graduation. Through our training, we will utilize the National Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance, a collaborative endeavor designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance thorough a shared model called Jump$tart Financial Foundations.


August 8-10, 2017, Senator Inn (100 seats (100%) remaining)

Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics pairs fish and plants in one integrated system. Fish waste provides a food source for the growing plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in. This creates a sustainable ecosystem where both plants and fish can thrive. The workshop includes: 2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in aquaponics

• A complete classroom aquaponics kit including tank, filter, pumps, planting materials and an operating manual

• Standards-¬?based aquaponics curriculum materials that will engage and motivate your students

Instructor Name: Ann Boover


June 27-29, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)
July 11-13, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 16/0.0

Agile

Students looking for knowledge and resources to help get ready for the CAPM® or PMP® Exam are encouraged to take the class.

The class is an introduction to PMI's PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) is the preeminent global standard for project management.

The class will provide the student with a view of the fundamental practices needed to achieve organizational results and excellence in the practice of project management.

Students are responsible for purchasing the following book and should complete a first read of the PMBOK Guide in advance of the first class:

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition-ISBN 978-1-62825-184-5. The book can be obtained from PMI.org, Amazon, or other book providers.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 10/1.0

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and remote coastal communities. Our core program areas—including economic development, education, community energy, marine resources, and media—are driven by the requests of community members themselves. Our commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse communities and beyond.

Instructors: Yvonne Thomas and others


Actual dates and times are Thursday, October 5, 8:00 - 4:00 and Friday, October 6, 9:00 - 1:00.

October 5-6, 2017, Hutchinson Center (97 seats (97%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Agile

For leaders and managers who want to engage the creativity of others and professionals who are challenged to creatively problem-solve at work.

Creative problem solving and innovation are at the cornerstone of successful individuals and organizations. Status quo is a “no-go” if an individual or organization wants to survive and thrive.



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In this workshop you will learn what Slow Food is and why it is easier to embrace than you think it might be. Participants will be asked to rethink the way in which we feed our children, and moreover, ourselves. We will consider how to attract culinary professionals back to school kitchens. In addition, we will explore the impact on the children and their families of having a chef as part of the staff in our childcare program. The day will include a site visit to our program and sampling some of the delicious food we serve our kids every day.

Instructor Name: C. Babson-Haley, M. Belanger, D. Roberts


Thursday, July 13, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

The School Law Institute is renowned as the most rewarding, useful and enjoyable school law course for educators in Maine.
Taught by distinguished Drummond Woodsum school attorneys who have decades of experience both practicing and teaching school law, the four-day Institute distills from the vast body of education statutes and court decisions the knowledge that educators most need to perform their jobs effectively and to recognize and prevent legal problems before they arise.


July 18-21, 2017, Thomas College (90 seats (90%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

This four day institute has been designed with busy educators in mind. Participants will come out of the course with a strong knowledge of all the important procedural and substantive requirements of Maine special education law, including the disciplinary issues that impact this field, Section 504, FERPA, and other key issues impacting the delivery of services to students with disabilities.


July 11-14, 2017, Thomas College (93 seats (93%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 16/1.0

Student Assistance Programs (SAP) are the primary vehicle for schools in Pennsylvania and across our nation for addressing students’ behavioral health needs and concerns. SAP links students to behavioral health care services both in schools and in the community.


May 22-23, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)
October 4-5, 2017 (97 seats (97%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 7.5/0.5

Student Assistance Programs (SAP) are the primary vehicle for schools in Pennsylvania and across our nation for addressing students’ behavioral health needs and concerns. SAP links students to behavioral health care services both in schools and in the community.


Friday, October 6, 2017 (99 seats (99%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

Agile

This two-day interactive workshop will cover conflict management techniques and the basic structure of informal mediation for coaching your team through conflict between co-workers or with other teams, divisions, or clients. The presenters, Diane Kenty and William Logue, have decades of experience as mediators.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 16/1.0

The mental health of both teachers and students has become an increasing concern in the last decade. The burn out of teachers is
a notable concern and is related to many factors such as mental health conditions of their students. Research shows mindfulness can help decrease symptoms of burnout in teachers and help students improve focus, emotional regulation and executive functioning.


April 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017 (99 seats (99%) remaining)

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

The Summer Technology Institute's themes introduce technology integrated into district goals around teacher improvement and student achievement.  The teacher improvement framework is based on the technology strands of the six domains of the Teacher Evaluation rubric (Planning and Preparation for Learning, Classroom Management, Delivery of Instruction, Monitoring, Assessment and Follow-Up, Family and Community Outreach, and Professional Responsibilities), while student achievement outcomes are tied closely to the ISTE standards for students and the 4 C's (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and ollaboration).


Instructor Name: Joshua Sturk, Audrey Langley, Bill Callahan, Kirsten Goff


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

The Summer Technology Institute's themes introduce technology integrated into district goals around teacher improvement and student achievement.  The teacher improvement framework is based on the technology strands of the six domains of the Teacher Evaluation rubric (Planning and Preparation for Learning, Classroom Management, Delivery of Instruction, Monitoring, Assessment and Follow-Up, Family and Community Outreach, and Professional Responsibilities), while student achievement outcomes are tied closely to the ISTE standards for students and the 4 C's (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and ollaboration).


Instructor Name: Joshua Sturk, Audrey Langley, Bill Callahan, Kirsten Goff


July 31, 2017 to November 11, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

As Maine moves into a proficiency-based education system, K-12 public school teachers require training to help them adjust to the new assessment methods necessary in a proficiency-based system. For the most part, visual and performing arts teachers are struggling to understand what proficiency looks like for each standard in the Maine Learning Results.

Instructor Name: Dr. R. Sabol, Lynn Tuttle, Dr. B. Wesolowski, James
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June 26-27, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

This workshop will explore the Secret Belgian binding (also known as Criss Cross binding) and ways to modify it. The binding is simple and easy to construct; it opens flat and is perfect for smaller text blocks. Students will complete two versions of the structure; one bound in the traditional sense and the second will offer a bit more secrecy and refinement to the structure.

Multi-Purpose Room, Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus

Instructor - Erin Fletcher was first introduced to the craft of bookbinding during herstudies at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This initial exposureto bookbinding created a desire to culture a deeper understanding of thecraft. In 2010, Erin moved to Boston to attend the full-time bookbindingprogram at North Bennet Street School. She received training in bothhistorical and contemporary bookbinding techniques from Jeff Altepeter. Hertraining also included basic conservation with Martha Kearsley.After graduation, Erin launched Herringbone Bindery, providing handbookbinding and box-making to artists, presses, institutions and the generalpublic. Her work has been exhibited both domestically and internationally.Erin also teaches at NBSS in the Continuing Education department and for theMiddle School Book Arts Program.


Saturday, April 28, 2018, Wishcamper Center (14 seats (88%) remaining)

The overall goals of Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week are to inspire working teachers and youth leaders in the power of nature and the importance of using nature as a living laboratory, as well as to give them real experiences in the out-of-doors,  as well as tools and activities for sharing science and the overall environment with children and youthful audiences. 


Instructor Name: T. Gilman, S. York, C. Newberger, J. Skinner, T. Phillips, etc.
 


July 15-21, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

In this workshop participants will learn to bring nature into the classroom to help create a safe, healthy environment for young learners. Participants will be provided with tools to use nature as a guide, allowing children to learn to empathize and in turn, to act as stewards for the world around them. Fresh natural materials can teach all of us lessons about basic needs. Nature has power to teach children to value themselves, to become more resilient to stress and anxiety triggers, and to take healthy risks.

Instructor Name: S. Wadsworth


Saturday, July 15, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)

In the preschool setting the journey to self-regulation and literacy begins with high quality co-regulation from teachers and specialists. Teachers and specialists are eager to learn strategies and interventions that support the development of social emotional skills in young children who are new English language learners despite the language barriers. This workshop will provide tools for teachers and specialists to increase their capacity to support social and emotional development of young children who are new English learners.

Instructor Name: R. Marquez


Friday, July 14, 2017 (100 seats (100%) remaining)