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.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

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.


Spend seven days in Portland, Maine studying Book Arts! The Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine will be the setting for a series of Book Arts related workshops, filled with a wide range of topics including generating color and collage, botanical contact printing, letter forms and more.

During this program, each participant will have the opportunity to work with 8 different instructors in half-day and full-day workshops. Every participant will be exposed to a variety of approaches and opinions from a stimulating group of professional Artists.

Instructor Name: Rebecca Goodale


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/1.0

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


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/1.0

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


The Institutes consist of three-day intensive classes (Wednesday-Friday) for college students seeking academic credit or for community professionals seeking certification and professional development opportunities. The Institutes offer CEU's for teachers requiring recertification, as well as for participants seeking Board of Psychology or Social Work CEU's.

The educational focus of these unique programs is to bring together a tremendous team of academic experts to facilitate a discussion of theory and practice. The Institutes are intended to appeal to students across all
disciplines as well as mental health practitioners, health care professionals, physicians, physical therapists, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, human service workers, coaches, athletic directors, and athletes.

Open to all majors, no prerequisites.

https://usm.maine.edu/registration-services/summer-childhood-psychopathology-institute


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

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.
 

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.0

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


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 8/1.0

DITEP derives from the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, a successful law enforcement procedure used to detect drug and alcohol impaired drivers. The methods employed in this training are based on medical and scientific facts, and is supported by research conducted in both laboratory and field studies.

The training enables school nurses and SROs to determine if a student is impaired, whether the impairment is due to a medical problem, or if it is drug related, and what category or categories of drugs that are likely causing the observed impairment.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 16/1.5

DITEP derives from the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, a successful law enforcement procedure used to detect drug and alcohol impaired drivers. The methods employed in this training are based on medical and scientific facts, and is supported by research conducted in both laboratory and field studies.

The training enables school nurses and SROs to determine if a student is impaired, whether the impairment is due to a medical problem, or if it is drug related, and what category or categories of drugs that are likely causing the observed impairment.


Executive skills are a set of brain-based skills that underlie virtually everything we ask students to do in school. This course will provide an introduction to executive skills, beginning with what the skills are, how they develop across childhood, and how they impact school performance in profound ways. From there, the discussion will move to how executive skills can be assessed in meaningful ways, and what kinds of strategies teachers and other educational or mental health professionals can use to promote executive skill development in struggling learners.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 10/1.0

EOT (Expert Online Training) is a sophisticated and user-friendly learning management system that hosts a library of nearly 100 video training modules for youth leaders and professional educators. Subscribers can choose as many or as few modules as they would like, within the following topic areas:

Leadership, Mental Health & Behavior, Youth Development & Play, Safety, and Supervision. Each module is comprised of an 8-to-14-minute video, a 7-question multiple choice quiz, and a detailed handout, written by the video’s host.
 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 10/1.0

EOT (Expert Online Training) is a sophisticated and user-friendly learning management system that hosts a library of nearly 100 video training modules for youth leaders and professional educators. Subscribers can choose as many or as few modules as they would like, within the following topic areas:

Leadership, Mental Health & Behavior, Youth Development & Play, Safety, and Supervision. Each module is comprised of an 8-to-14-minute video, a 7-question multiple choice quiz, and a detailed handout, written by the video’s host.
 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 10/1.0

EOT (Expert Online Training) is a sophisticated and user-friendly learning management system that hosts a library of nearly 100 video training modules for youth leaders and professional educators. Subscribers can choose as many or as few modules as they would like, within the following topic areas:

Leadership, Mental Health & Behavior, Youth Development & Play, Safety, and Supervision. Each module is comprised of an 8-to-14-minute video, a 7-question multiple choice quiz, and a detailed handout, written by the video’s host.
 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

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 Project Learning Tree workshop, in addition to the Maine TREE Foundation Teachers' Tour, gives teachers a firsthand introduction to the Forest Ecology of Maine while introducing them to industrial, economic and historic facts about our state.


FOSSed is a conference in which teachers and technology folks from all over Maine come together at Gould Academy to share and learn about new and exciting ways to enhance learning through the use of technology in the classroom.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 20/2.0

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.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

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


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.

Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/1.0

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


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

This intensive four-day institute is designed with busy administrators in mind. In a short period of time, 32 participants will cover materials traditionally taught in a semester-long course. This will be accomplished through significant advance reading assignments, two papers (the first submitted before the Institute and the second submitted after), active class discussion, individual and group presentations, and instruction by attorneys from Maine's premier school law practice as well as by other specialists.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Radiant Beginnings and Wise Minds. Big Hearts. are teaming up to offer a six-week course on Mindfulness and Social Emotional
Learning for K-12 settings. During this course, educators, mental health professionals, and youth workers will learn to use mindfulness as a tool for social-emotional learning in their work with youth. Each week, we will focus on teaching these skills to young people, in addition to developing a personal mindfulness practice and managing our own stress.

In addition to class time there will be 12 hours of homework.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 24/2.4

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.


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


Students with ASD typically experience challenges in the areas of cognition, communication, and socialization. This workshop will focus on practical (and fun) strategies to reach all students in music classrooms while creating an environment that allows students with ASD to thrive. Through active and developmentally appropriate support and challenge, every student can achieve.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 20/2.0

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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The inaugural symposium, Race, Power, and Difference, is an opportunity for Maine educators to engage in conversations about our shared democratic values and the power of education to create pathways of opportunities for everyone. We will use the lenses of race, power, and difference to incorporate different lived experiences and multiple perspectives that speaks to the ways that gender, location (rural/urban), poverty, and race impact diverse communities –African Americans, Asians, indigenous peoples, Latinos/as, recent immigrants, refugees, and ethnic and religious minorities. The symposium is for school leaders, teachers, parents, and community activists; participants will benefit from multiple workshop experiences for individuals interested in school leadership, curriculum, pedagogy, and community involvement.


This 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 be highly experiential and will allow teachers, program directors and managers, and parents to explore the components of a trauma-informed teacher and parent support program comprised of concrete tools based in connection-based caregiving practices including the Hand in Hand Parenting Program, mindfulness, and the expressive arts.

Participants will leave with practical skills that can be implemented at the program level, the classroom level, and in the context of the home-school partnership.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.0

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.

Cancellation Policy: 5 business days before class start.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week is the only residential session offered at the Audubon Camp which is specifically for working teachers, educators, and youth leaders, and it is designed to help create a greater awareness of ecology, science, natural history, and the interdependence of all life.  (All of the other adult programs at camp are bird-oriented.)  We offer this program because it is one of National Audubon
Society’s highest priorities to educate the public and school children about the natural world and the great importance of human stewardship for planet earth. 


Instructor Name: T. Gilman, P. Salmansohn, S. York, T. Phillips, D Lanni,  etc.
 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

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.
 


This four-day Institute has been designed with busy educators in mind. In a short period of time, the participants will cover materials that would traditionally be taught in a semester-long course. This will be accomplished through significant reading in advance from Eric Herlan's Maine Special Education Law, First Edition, 2013, as well as collected court and hearing officer rulings. Participants will also complete a written exercise in advance of the course, and a written project either during or after the completion of the course. Class members will be required to prepare a written brief on one of the cases, participate in mock IEP meetings, and then finish the course presenting an abbreviated due process hearing.

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, FER PA, and other key issues impacting the delivery of services to students with disabilities.


The Telling Room's Summer Institute for educators is a three-day professional development workshop for educators who work with students 6 - 18. Educators learn our proven method for improving literacy skills while building confidence and a sense of community. The Institute was highly successful last year.


Teachers will explore the use of online tools that support student learning, collaboration, and communication that extends beyond classroom walls. They will also become knowledgeable about curricular best practices and skills as they fit into the K- 12 classrooms. Emphasis is given to cloud computing and collaborative technologies for a digital age school. GSuite for Education, as well as digital-based learning theories, will be explored.


Teachings in Mindful Education (TIME In Maine) 2.0 is a one-day professional opportunity for educators seeking to shift the nature of the teaching and learning culture in schools to one that values wellness and renewal. Designed for educators at every level of service from classroom teaching to administration and higher education, TIME offers participants a rich experiential immersion in mindfulness practices, training in self-awareness, and development of strong collegial relationships as the foundation for positive school culture.


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/1.0

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


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6.5/1.0

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


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

At the 21st annual Maine Humanities Council Winter Weekend program we will explore, in a group setting, an important work of literature. Held at Bowdoin College on March 9 & 10, 2018, the program begins with a Friday evening lecture and dinner. The group reconvenes Saturday morning to spend the day enjoying presentations by scholars on various aspects of the book, from cultural context, to critical analysis, to explorations of specific themes.

Please note in additional to 10 hours in attendance there are approximately 20 hours of reading prior to the sessions.



Contact Hrs/CEUs: 15/1.5

The York Region District School Board’s Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8. 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

The York Region District School Board’s Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8. 


Contact Hrs/CEUs: 45/4.5

The York Region District School Board’s Summer Institute is a program that offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum for children and youth entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8.