Courses

This symposium will address creativity in music education, teacher creativity and empowering student creativity in K-12 and collegiate settings. The symposium is designed for pre-service and practicing music educators.



Saturday, October 20, 2018, Corthell Concert Hall

Dr. André Thomas will lead a workshop focused on choral music education for collegiate members of the National Association for Music Education, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Thomas will share his career experience as well as advice for pre-service educators preparing to work with young singers.

Instructor Name: Dr. Michele Kaschub and guest speaker, Dr. André Thomas



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This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Identify opportunities to promote social & emotional learning competancies in work with young people
•       Strenghthen debrief and reflection strategies to increase deeper understanding, empathy, and meaningful application to real world experiences
•       Build expertise in you facilitation practices
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



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Hosted by the Island Institute since 1987, the Island Teachers Conference is an annual networking and professional development opportunity for island and coastal educators who share both the challenges and advantages of teaching in small, rural and geographically isolated communities. The conference provides a welcome respite from the professional isolation that many island educators experience. At the conference, participants and presenters have the opportunity to network, create and strengthen collaborations, and take part in high quality professional development specifically designed for the unique needs of island schools.


October 10-11, 2019, Island Institute

ACDA Workshop Professional workshop. Dr. Andre Thomas, clinician. Dr. Nicolas Alberto Dosman, USM lead. This course is focused on choral techniques and will cover the following topics- choral literature, choral rehearsal, and curriculum.

Instructor Name: Dr. Nicolas Alberto Dosman, USM. Dr. Andre Thomas invited clinician.


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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 14/1.4

This is a 2-day series that is offered in 2 different locations (on different dates). Participants are required to choose one location and attend all 2 days at that location to receive credit. Each day runs 9:30-4:30 with a working lunch.

MYAN's Continuing Education Series

Overall Learning Objectives::

ˇ         Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth engagement fields:

ˇ         Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees:

ˇ         Initiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine

Goals of Advanced Youth Facilitation Skills training::

ˇ         Develop an understanding of youth adult partnerships, youth culture, & adultism:

ˇ         Practice research informed facilitation methods and techniques to stimulate creativity and inquiry:

ˇ         Deepen the understanding of facilitator impacts on youth development and provide space for reflection

Instructor Names: Alastair Lawson, MichaelForst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



January 28-29, 2020, Portland
February 11-12, 2020, Bangor
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

The goal of this program is to provide high school teachers a hands-on experience of the content and standards being taught in each vocational program at LRVC. This experience will culminate in the development of at least one collaborative lesson between each high school teacher participating in this program and at least one vocational teacher in which academic and CTE content are applied together. The overall objective of this program is to launch further collaborations between high school and vocational teachers, as each realizes the benefits to their students.Instructor Name: David Morse, and various


February 27, 2020 to December 3, 2020, MSAD #61 - Lake Region Vocational Center

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



Wednesday, January 22, 2020, University of Maine at Augusta

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



Tuesday, March 10, 2020, University of Maine at Augusta

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



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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.


***Please Note**** This course will meet for 1/2-day "live" Zoom sessions August 3-7, with the expectation of solo activities during the other half of each day on participants' own schedules.


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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 65/6.5

Time and Space to Create. Every day, starting on 07/19/20 and ending on 07/26/20, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Course meetings daily via Zoom at 9:00 am and again at 4:00 pm (see syllabus for specifics)

With attention to content and design, and some experimental techniques, each student will create a group of Artist's Books or Drawings about their one-week studio intensive, actively responding to the visual world around them.

Each student will work with several blank artist's books, sketchbooks and rolls of paper that they have prepared for the journey into their At-Home-Residency. The drawings and artist's books will be developed throughout the week. Students will work at home with daily morning Zoom meetings and 5 afternoon Zoom critiques.

The last project will be an Artist's Book or finished drawing made during the month of August.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 35/3.5

This course will provide an overview of Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI). Topics include history, theories, research, terminology, safety and ethics, and the practice and differentiation between several forms of AAI. This course provides the necessary foundation for understanding animal assisted activities and therapies in improving the lives of humans.

Students will gain an understanding of the various roles animals play in counseling and education, and the clear legal and ethical boundaries and differentiation between educational and mental health practitioners of AAI.



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This course will provide an introduction to Green Care interventions within a wide range of counseling, educational, and healthcare contexts, with an emphasis on social and therapeutic horticulture/horticultural therapy, nature and wilderness therapy, eco therapy, animal assisted therapy, and care farming.

The focus of the course will be on Nature Based Interventions. The goal of the course is for students to gain a basic understanding of green care, the use of nature and farms for social, psychological, emotional, developmental, and/or physical benefits.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 2/0.2

In this two-hour online workshop, students will learn to create beautiful trace monotypes and fold them into a variety of accordion book structures. The immediate and ethereal nature of trace monotype printing is the perfect addition to any book and in this workshop, we will discuss tricks for registering multiple color prints, plan how your images will interact with the accordion book structures, and explore methods to enhance the book forms.

We will cover: proper inking and printing techniques, multiple color registration, using a guide to print multiples, folding a simple accordion, folding a Land + Sky accordion, and folding a one- page accordion.

Instructor Name: Beth Sheehan



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NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



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NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



This course contains no sessions
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NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



This course contains no sessions
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NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



This course contains no sessions
Click here to be notified about the next scheduled program.

NGPF Certification Courses are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this multi-week course, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and deepen their understanding and confidence of personal finance content in their classrooms.

After completing the Certification Course, participants will be knowledgeable in the content focus and prepared in instruction to best meet their students’ unique learning needs. NGPF Certification Courses will improve outcomes for educators by elevating their confidence with useful 21st-century financial capability content.



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Learning Objectives for Practicing with a Restorative Lens:?Explore the pedagogical connections between trauma-informed approaches, social emotional learning competencies, and restorative practices; ?Identify restorative skill enhancements for lvl and group settings with youth and/or adults; and?Practice using the restorative lens to build relationships and navigate conflicts.This is a 2-day series that is offered in 2 different locations on different dates. Participants are required to choose one location and attend both days at that location to receive credit. Each day runs 9:30-4:00 with a working lunch. Bangor area: March 3 - March 4 Portland area: June 9 - June 10 Instructor Names: Beth Broderick, Gabe O'Brien, Hanlon Kelley


March 3, 2020 to June 10, 2020
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

Over the course of three sessions you will learn a set of at-home techniques and structures for creating engaging artist’s books with little surprises such as storage compartments, peek-through cut outs, and custom patterned paper. In the first session we will learn how to print patterned papers using simple supplies at home. Next, we will explore masu boxes, a folded box structure that can used to create a variety of book objects with storage compartments. And in the last session, we will learn to make a suite of single-page folded book structures and look at how to incorporate cut-outs to take advantage of both sides of the paper.

Instructor Name: Rachel Church



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 30/3.0

This topics course will offer students an introduction to the Feierabend philosophy of music learning. Students will learn about the history and research which informs the philosophy, discuss folk musics and understand why they are important to music education, learn how to research folk musics and incorporate all genres of music into their classroom. The principles of the 8-part musical workout, and how Feierabend informs other methodologies also will be discussed. This course is an introduction course and does not lead to certification.



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This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



Wednesday, March 11, 2020, University of Maine at Augusta

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



Thursday, January 23, 2020, University of Maine at Augusta

This year's continuing education series is specially targeting educators and school administrators.
Overall Learning Objectives of MYAN's Continuing Education series:
•       Deepen content knowledge and relevant skills of adults working in youth
engagement fields
•       Enhance the social emotional learning competencies of attendees
•       lnitiate and sustain adult communities of practice in Maine
Goals of Emerging Best Practices of Youth Prevention training series:
•       Strengthen participants' understanding of youth engagement best practices
•       Develop effective strategies for including youth voices in prevention
work
Instructors: Beth Broderick, Michael Forst, Gabe O'Brien, Danielle Layton



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Using an interdisciplinary perspective, students will gain broad background in understanding the Covid-19 pandemic, its global and local impact, and recovery from it. The course is delivered through a series of online lectures taught by faculty experts from Muskie School programs, Business, Maine Law, and the School of Social Work, as well as outside guests. Each lecturer will present an aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic through their disciplinary lens, highlighting how we understand, track, mitigate, and recover from its impacts.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 2/0.2

This workshop will be a combination of writing from observation and memory. We will begin with quick writing exercises that open us to seeing the world that’s right in front of us and then follow our instincts and intuition move more deeply into our work. We will look at examples of other writers, read each other’s work, and spend lots of time writing. The goal is to start without judging and end up in a place that might surprise us.

Instructor Name: Stuart Kestenbaum



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***Please Note this is the Fall 2020 session***Contact Hrs/CEUs: 5/0.5

The purpose of this training is to provide insights into the diverse experiences and identities of colleagues, communities, and associated demographics with each of the participating organizations and agencies. Participants will build knowledge on key themes of diversity and inclusion in day-to-day settings, inter office politics, and organization hierarchy. With this knowledge, participants will then apply these concepts and modalities to their current organization of affiliation or place of business.


August 24, 2020 to October 9, 2020
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 13/1.3

The goal of the Island Teacher’s Conference is to provide responsive, relevant professional learning and networking opportunities that match the unique needs/interests of island, coastal and isolated rural educators.

This year’s conference theme is ‘Striving for Equity: Rural Educators as Courageous Leaders’ and will be almost completely virtual. Conference offerings include interactive workshops, presentations, panel discussions and our key note speaker is Dr. Cat Biddle, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at UMaine. We hope to offer some small, in-person sessions at Mid-Coast School of Technology (where there is ample space for social distancing) if there is interest. For more on the Island Teacher’s Conference, visit https://mailchi.mp/islandinstitute/save-the-date-2020-island-teachers-conference-1042386?e=4f5b834841



October 8-9, 2020, Mid-Coast School of Technology
***Please Note this is the Spring 2020 session***The purpose of this training is to provide insights into the diverse experiences and identities of colleagues, communities, and associated demographics with each of the participating organizations and agencies. Participants will build knowledge on key themes of diversity and inclusion in day-to-day settings, inter office politics, and organization hierarchy. With this knowledge, participants will then apply these concepts and modalities to their current organization of affiliation or place of business.


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As we face the unprecedented demands Covid-19 has placed on the healthcare system, the goal of this event is to bring FQHC providers together for a virtual educational retreat. Sessions will address the best practices for managing infectious disease within our populations, as well as addressing the clinical sequelae of social and economic trauma. Many chronic disease, mental health, and dental visits were postponed in the first months of the pandemic. Now that non-urgent is resuming, FQHC providers need tools to assess and respond to more intense patient needs. Participants will have the opportunity to reconnect with the FQHC mission to serve the underserved and gain valuable skills for advocacy in the new world of virtual communication.



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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION


In this one session online workshop we will quickly construct a text block using a very speedy sewing technique. This will free up the remainder of our time together to concentrate on folding a variety of paper cases to dress this text block ”mannequin.”

As each case is presented, suggestions will be given on appropriate sewing techniques and endsheet constructions for that particular structure. All structures are low or no adhesive. All can be constructed in a sparsely-equipped home studio with minimal specialized equipment.

This workshop is appropriate for intermediate binders, beginners who are ready for a fast-paced workout, and anyone who wants to add more paper cases to their repertoire.



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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. Course participants will have the opportunity to practice intervention design incorporating an array of methods and techniques, including how to modify environments for students with weak

executive skills, how to teach executive skills directly, and how to identify motivators that encourage students to engage in practice to improve executive skills. 

 

The course will also introduce participants to a coaching model that holds particular promise for enhancing executive skills.

 


July 29, 2021 to August 4, 2021, Payson Smith #1-USM Portland Campus

This course will provide an introduction to Green Care interventions within a wide range of counseling, educational and healthcare context, with an emphasis on social therapeutic horticulture/horticultural therapy, nature and wilderness therapy, ecotherapy, animal assisted therapy and care farming. The focus of the course will be on Nature Based interventions.

NOTE: This course is also offered for USM graduate-level credit as PDS 525. Contact pdc@maine.edu for more information.

NOTE: Registrants will be contacted via email after registration regarding setting up a USM Brightspace account.



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Contact Hrs/CEUs: 3/0.3

Movable books were originally created to illustrate ideas about astronomy, fortune telling, navigation, anatomy of the body and other scientific principles. Most commercial pop-up book publications today are geared towards children, but pop-up book structures can be used to make engaging works of art for any age- from greeting cards to animations to kinetic sculptures. In this workshop, students will learn the basic elements of pop-up paper engineering and how to combine them to create more complex mechanisms.

Participants will need an internet connection to log-into the classes through Zoom, preferably on a larger screen such as a laptop or iPad (vs. phone) so you can see the demos. Please set up your workstation near your computer/iPad so you can follow along.

Supplies Students should bring:

Scissors

X-acto knife and self-healing mat

65lb cardstock, https://tinyurl.com/y2td7mwv

Glue, PVA suggested for fast drying time, https://tinyurl.com/y4z59jd4

Pencil, eraser

Ruler

3M Permanent double-sided tape

Small knitting needle for scoring or scoring tool, recommended

Students may bring any 2D paper-based art that they might want to incorporate/collage with their pop-ups. These can include magazine pictures, drawings, matte photographs, and laser prints.

 


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Introduction to Aquaponics: Dynamic STEAM for the K-8 Classroom is a professional learning (PL) opportunity for educators to experience how the concept of sustainable food production methods are emerging all over the world, as well as using an aquaponic system to give hands-on scientific learning experiences to their students. 

 

For more information about this course, please refer to this web link:

https://herringgutlearningcenter.org/index.php/for-educators-asdf/

 

Instructor Names: Georgie Burruss, Patrick Burnham, Kathy Barker

 


July 7-9, 2021, Herring Gut Learning Center

The 3D Printing will consist of presentations by students and teachers describing innovative K-12 projects and cutting-edge STEAM curriculum specifically related to 3D printing, with ample opportunities for dialogue and networking between educators.

FMI:
https://usm.maine.edu/college-of-science-technology-health/3d-printing-forum-2019



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Both the ACDA Professional Workshop on October 11 and the 11th Annual Northern New England Collegiate Symposium on October 12 are focused on choral techniques and will cover the following topics- choral literature, choral rehearsal, and curriculum.



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Must be 18 years of age. IDs will be checked at the event, sorry refunds will not be issued if this requirement is not met.

Students will experience first-hand how farms and food producers are engaging visitors in authentic experiences through tours, farm activities, value-added products, and farm to table food service. The class takes place in rural Piscataquis County, Maine.

Students will visit a maple syrup producer, vegetable farm and café, and a Christmas tree farm to learn their value within the Local Food Movement, assess how these traditional agricultural businesses are transforming the landscape, and understand the impacts on local communities and the visitor economy. Plus, we get to eat some delicious food in a beautiful part of the State of Maine! All transportation and meals provided in course fee.



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This ONLINE course offers an opportunity for students to have a similar experience to the USM Summer Book Arts Program. Professor Goodale will teach a variety of techniques throughout the session, including various book forms (single section, accordion, compound bindings, star and drum leaf pop-ups) design (developing a visual narrative, rhythm and pace, balance and contrast), and printmaking techniques (reduction block printing and stencils).  All of these skills will give each student the confidence to design and make a unique artist’s book for a September exhibition at the Glickman Library. Instructor Name: Rebecca Goodale



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A week-long workshop series where students will learn a variety of techniques throughout the session, including various book forms (single-section, accordion, compound bindings, star and drum leaf pop-ups) design (developing a visual narrative, rhythm and pace, balance and contrast), and printmaking techniques (reduction block printing and stencils). All of these skills will give each student the confidence to design and make a unique artist’s book for a September exhibition at the Glickman Library.

 

Upon completion of the course students will have:

 

  • Gained experience in developing skills used in the making of Artist’s Books.

  • Developed good production habits in working independently

  • Considered a broad range of possibilities in terms of producing artist’s books

  • Gained experience in using form to complement content

 

Instructor Name: Rebecca Goodale

 

View this link for more details about this course and the course schedule: https://usm.maine.edu/registration-services/summer-book-arts#schedule



August 2-8, 2021, Wishcamper Center

Advancing trust and understanding in our communities. A conference building on Maine's response to sexual and domestic violence in New Mainer Communities, and building bridges to accessing services for New Mainers.

Instructor Name: Fatuma Hussein



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The Conductor Track is designed for teachers and conductors of all levels who wish to improve their musicianship through ensemble conducting. Conductors will work with clinicians directly, rehearsing with the Casco Bay Wind Symphony. Each Conductor will receive at least 30 minutes of conducting time on their assigned piece, as well as conduct in the final concert at Merrill Auditorium in downtown Portland. All rehearsals as well as the final performance will be videotaped and shared with the Conductor.



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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 (August 6 - 9, 2019). 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



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As we prepare for another semester during the pandemic, the Women & Gender Studies Program and the Office of the Provost invite you to audit WGS 220 Feminist Yoga Thursdays, 2 - 4:30pm on zoom, free of charge.  

 

Instructors: Melora Gregory and Dr. Rose Cleary



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First Steps in Music is a music pedagogy rooted in research, folk literature, and practical experience. It is a fun, engaging, and research-based pedagogy that aligns with our National Standards and is centered in early childhood and primary general music instruction. Participants will safely engage in singing, dancing, playing, and movement activities that lead to immediate take-aways to the classroom. This pedagogy is flexible in that it should evolve differently in each classroom, dependent on who and where the participant teaches. This pedagogy is taught through a culturally responsive and relevant lens. Online teaching considerations also will be discussed.

 

Course Instructor: Rachel Grimsby


*Fully remote/online participation will be discussed with the instructor directly. Please contact Rachel Grimsby at rachel.grimsby@maine.edu for more info.



June 28, 2021 to July 2, 2021, USM Gorham Campus

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.



July 9-12, 2019, Libby Camps
July 23-26, 2019, Grants Kennebago

This 5-day workshop will provide hands-on experiential learning to K-8th grade teachers to expand their knowledge and experience about watersheds. Herring Gut Learning Center staff will work with program participants on activities to develop a project-based approach to watershed education. In addition, teachers will learn about the connection between the upland watershed areas to downriver estuaries and the ocean that benefits both the freshwater and marine environments.

 

For more information about this course, please refer to this web link:

https://herringgutlearningcenter.org/index.php/for-educators-asdf/

 

Instructor Names: Georgie Burruss, Patrick Burnham, Kathy Barker

 


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The University of Maine Augusta is hosting this grading and assessment workshop so that teachers around the state can work together, share some best practices, and develop a working understanding of UMA's grading standards. This collective understanding can help Early College teachers streamline their grading process and validate their assessment standards. 

Objectives of the program:

1.      Develop a collective understanding of the University of Maine Augusta's assessment standards specifically for two common assignments: The research-based essay for ENG 101 courses and the literary analysis essay for ENG 102 courses.

2.      Learn best practices when assessing essays and student work as well as identifying effective scaffolding and feedback to help students improve their writing.



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The Green Dot Strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence across all levels of the socio-ecological model. The Green Dot curriculum is comprised of: (1) The Overview, which is intended to mobilize the whole community to action, and (2) The Bystander training, which is intended to train socially influential individuals to role-model and endorse key attitudes and behaviors.



January 7-10, 2019

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



July 9-11, 2019, Herring Gut Learning Center
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 4-5, 2018, Hutchinson Center

Our oceans are currently facing many pressures and problems. Seaweed farmers are trying to help find a solution to many of our ocean's problems all while continuing to turn a profit. Kelp in the classroom is a 2.5 day experience learning hands-on ways to engage students about seaweed aquaculture.

The workshop includes:

- 2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in seaweed and seaweed aquaculture

- A complete classroom seaweed nursery kit including tank, chiller, pumps, seeding materials and an operating manual

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



July 29-31, 2019, Herring Gut Learning Center

This will be a professional development conference for choral music educators and choral directors. Opportunities to work with clinicians and develop skills as a choral educator will be the focus of this conference.



Friday, October 5, 2018, Windham High School

Through 15 sessions over three years (5 sessions per year), and applied learning back in the school districts, participants will engage in a research-based approach focusing on designing, collecting, and analyzing short-duration metrics of student learning. Proven to accelerate learning as it improves the quality of teaching and instructional leadership, this approach is the foundation for comprehensive school leadership development.

Participants will build skills important to achieving the educational goals, and desired performance outcomes through the creation of action plans which participants develop and implement back at their home school. Each one-day session is structured with approximately 6 hours devoted to leadership content. Leaders will increase their requisite knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage new and emerging school improvement programs, growth systems, curriculum, climate, adult collaboration, and trust. Each session will include a Leader Advisory Council held with key consortium participants and leaders focused on immediate content feedback, planning and goal setting to ensure cohesive outcomes for participating districts and schools.



August 13, 2019 to March 1, 2020, Scarborough Municipal Building
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.



July 24-27, 2018, Thomas College
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.



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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.



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Established in 1986, the Masonic Model Student Assistance Program (MMSAP) is an intensive workshop for educators to learn how to identify, intervene with, and create appropriate referrals for students that may be at risk for substance abuse, depression, suicide, or violence. The workshop was designed for school personnel (K-12) and anyone who comes in contact with students.

The program trains a Core Team of five to eight educators from a school building in how to intervene early and effectively with students that display patterns of behaviors that threaten their personal and educational success.



August 29-30, 2018, Narraguagus High School
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.



March 1, 2018 to April 5, 2018, Baxter Academy of Science and Technology
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.



April 4, 2019 to May 16, 2019, Lincoln Health Learning Center

This first convening in a series around Moral Injury focuses on veterans with moral injury.

By the end of the day-long workshop, participants will be able to:

-  identify components of moral identity formation;

- recognize potential moral injury experiences and behaviors that indicate moral injury exposure in military veterans;

- distinguish moral injury from other forms of trauma such as PTSD, appraise morally injurious experiences and select best-practice strategies for different populations of veterans and precipitating events; and

- utilize deep-listening in both individual and collective strategies for narrative processing.



Friday, December 7, 2018, Senator Inn

Despite expanding treatment options from the Veteran’s Administration and the behavioral health treatment field in the past decade to address the mental health and addiction needs of veterans, the United States continues to struggle with a high rate of suicide among U.S. veterans. Traditional psychotherapy and medication to address anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder have not had a precipitous impact on suicide rates among veterans returning home from war. The concept that people must also heal from wounds of the conscience, moral injury, will be explored for its ability to move veterans to a deeper understanding of trauma’s impact on their lives and their ability to move beyond their experiences, shame, and hopelessness.

Goals:


1. To identify the components of moral identity and meaning.
2. To define moral injury and the its various manifestations in U.S. Veteran
populations, as well as former prison inmates,
3. To outline the similarity and differences between PTSD and Moral Injury
behaviors.
4. To review options for individual recovery, collective strategies, and
community acts to impact self-perception and behaviors.
5. To learn and exercise deep listening techniques in dialogues with veterans
regarding their needs and experiences.



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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.



Saturday, March 3, 2018, Corthell Concert Hall

The Maine Youth Action Network's vision is for communities throughout Maine to foster the healthy development of youth and create a thriving network of engaged leaders. We do
this work through a series of local and statewide initiatives, including hosting and providing
training to adults.

Our 2018- 2019 professional development training series is designed specifically for adults working with youth to grow the network of adult allies in Maine, strengthen the knowledge and skills of network members, and promote high quality work of local trainers.

This series is offered free to any interested adult in Maine. Registration for the Calais session includes free lunch and a full-day training hosted by Wabanaki Public Health and the Maine Youth Action Network staff focused on the evidence-based model of Culture as Prevention used by tribal communities to promote resiliency in tribal youth.



Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0.6

NGPF FinCamps are teacher-centric professional development programs. In this one-day workshop, teachers have the opportunity to collaborate with their peers and learn new ways to deliver personal finance content in the classrooms.

In addition to attending a one-day in person workshop, participants will engage in an online Professional Learning Community (PLC) that will allow them to hone their craft through reflection, constructive feedback, and collaboration with peers.

Locations and Dates
  • • Portland - August 8, 2018
  • • Bangor - August 9, 2018
  • • Bethel - August 10, 2018
  • Select the corresponding date for the location you prefer below.


    Wednesday, August 8, 2018
    Thursday, August 9, 2018
    Friday, August 10, 2018

    This one-day workshop will introduce students to printing with cyanotype, an iron-based photographic process invented in 1842, now front and center in the contemporary renaissance of antiquarian photo processes. Also known as “blueprints,” cyanotypes can stand on their own or become lively additions to collages, artist books, and other mixed media constructions.

    We will hand sensitize various papers, then print and develop images. Because cyanotypes are printed on artist papers, they may be embellished further with watercolor, print making, sewing, etc. We will look at our forerunners, such as 19th century botanist/photographer Anna Atkins, a trailblazer who used cyanotype to produce the world’s first photographically illustrated book.


    We will also consider the work of contemporary practitioners. Handouts, books, and samples will encourage further investigation into the past, present, and future of cyanotype. Experimentation and further exploration encouraged! (No previous darkroom experience necessary.)

    Supplies you will need to bring:

    PAPER  Some paper will be provided to get us started but please bring a few extra sheets your choice– ideas below:

    Possibilities include old book pages (experiment!), brown Kraft paper/paper bags; Canson mi-teintes: Stonehenge; Arches 90# hot press; Arches Aquarelle; Arches Platine; Lana Gravure; Lanaquarelle; Hannemuhle Ingres; Crane’s stationery, etc.  Try printmaking or watercolor paper (something that can handle getting wet!). Try printing cyan over prints made with acrylic or oily
    inks; try working over collages made with waterproof glue.

    NOTE: smoother papers = more detail; rougher papers = more impressionistic

    If you want to work on a collaged surface, use waterproof glue (PVA, for example).

    **** A negative/something to block light that is the same size as the image you want to obtain, such as: lace, plant materials, feathers, objects; acrylic lifts (positive or negative); drawings made on acetate, tracing paper/glassine, glass, waxed paper (using black acrylic paint or dense black markers); medical X-rays; Xeroxes onto acetate (positive & negative), computer printouts on acetate,.  NOTE: Staples will make positive and negative laser prints onto acetate (transparencies) or you can print them out from your computer. REMEMBER: Cyanotype is a reversal process, so working with a POSITIVE image will give you a negative blueprint.  Conversely, a NEGATIVE will print as a positive cyanotype. NOTE: Enlarged B&W photo negatives on film (4x5 or larger) will certainly work but definitely bring acetate to protect your film negatives from the cyanotype chemistry.

    Apron

    Notebook and pen

    Pencil (for writing notes on your prints)

    (Scissors and a bone folder COULD prove useful.)

    Nitrile gloves

    Optional – if you have one or more of these items:

    Brush, preferably without metal (Japanese hake brush or foam brush), used
    only for cyanotype

    Your own hairdryer (& extension cord)

    Your own contact printer (8x10 or 11x14)

    You may also want to bring your lunch.



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    Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0

    This workshop is a basic introduction to paper marbling with acrylic paints. It includes paint, bath and paper preparation. Participants will marble in full-size professional trays and will learn how to use a series of precision marbling combs to create papers in a dazzling array of patterns and colors. One day of marbling is never enough, but it is guaranteed to bring joy!

    Students will need to bring:

    Apron and wear studio appropriate clothes.

    Very comfortable shoes are important as there is a lot of standing.

    Lunch (there will be time for lunch) you may want to bring your lunch, there is nowhere on campus to buy lunch on Saturdays.

    Instructor Name: Dan & Regina St. John



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    The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) offers adult advisors, educators, and community members an opportunity to expand their knowledge of youth engagement best practices and social emotional learning principles during the annual Youth Leadership Conference. These adult specific workshop sessions are grounded in the pedagogy of positive youth development and tied directly to participants' work with youth in communities or schools.

    Instructor Name: Dave Jenkins, Beth Broderick, Michael Forst



    November 6-7, 2019, Cross Insurance Center

    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.



    Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Abromson Center, Hannaford Hall
    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.



    Saturday, April 28, 2018, Wishcamper Center

    This workshop is geared towards inspiring early educators, especially those who may be just getting started in the field, to deepen their practice and grow as professionals; increase their professional integrity; and bring the care we offer in Maine to the highest quality.



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    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.
     



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    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.
     



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    Learn practical approaches and add inspiration to your environmental education curriculum during this action-packed program. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging both children and adults with nature.

    Workshops using techniques in art, music, theater, journaling, and other disciplines will be presented, as well as a host of classic Audubon Camp field trips, including a boat trip to the restored Atlantic Puffin and Tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock, intertidal explorations, and hiking through Hog Island's unspoiled spruce-fir forest. These experiences provide a wonderful opportunity to be learning outside in a beautiful setting, while also considering how you can take back some of these insights and methods to your students back home. We'll be exploring citizen science, creating some inquiry-based lessons on birds and other topics, and demonstrating both low and high-tech methods of teaching. Instructor Name: Ted Gilman & James King, Jr.

    Complete schedule –

    Sunday, July 14
    5:00-9:00 pm (with 1.5 hr dinner)

    Monday, July 15
    8:30 am-12:00 pm, 1:30-5:00 pm, 7:30-9:00 pm

    Tuesday, July 16
    8:30 am-4:00 pm (with 0.5 hr lunch), plus 7:30-9:00 pm

    Wednesday, July 17
    8:30 am-4:00 pm (with 0.5 hr lunch), plus 8:00-10:00 pm

    Thursday, July 18
    8:30 am-12:00 pm, 1:30-5:00 pm, 7:30-9:00 pm

    Friday, July 19
    N/A - leave after breakfast



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    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.



    July 10-13, 2018, Thomas College

    This two-day immersion in the SPIRITWORKS method is designed to develop our innate capacity for inspiration, empowerment and mastery, thereby becoming more fulfilled in our work as educators…and in
    our lives. The multi-disciplinary, interactive training will explore the SPIRITWORKS Training Model and cultivate the Five Attributes that are key to achieving transformative outcomes in our classrooms, schools and communities.

    Integrating dramatic arts, self-reflection, leadership training, peer-to-peer coaching methods and Greek philosophy, the SPIRITWORKS approach proceeds from three premises, each rooted in growth mindset and personal responsibility.



    August 16-17, 2018, Mt. Ararat Middle School
    August 13-14, 2019, Mt. Ararat Middle School

    This two-day immersion in the SPIRITWORKS method is designed to develop our innate capacity for inspiration, empowerment and mastery, thereby becoming more fulfilled in our work as educators…and in
    our lives. The multi-disciplinary, interactive training will explore the SPIRITWORKS Training Model and cultivate the Five Attributes that are key to achieving transformative outcomes in our classrooms, schools and communities.

    Integrating dramatic arts, self-reflection, leadership training, peer-to-peer coaching methods and Greek philosophy, the SPIRITWORKS approach proceeds from three premises, each rooted in growth mindset and personal responsibility.



    August 1-2, 2018, Nine Oaks Retreat Center
    September 7-8, 2019, Nine Oaks Retreat Center

    All teachers are literacy teachers. Based on interest expressed by island and coastal teachers and administrators, we are excited to host this in-depth, three-day literacy institute facilitated by Portland Public Schools literacy coaches Tracy Warren and Elizabeth Spinney. Both facilitators have broad experience in elementary, middle and high school literacy coaching.

    The Literacy Institute will focus on best practices in PK-12 literacy and will be tailored to the identified grade levels and needs of participants.



    June 24-26, 2019, Island Institute

    The Teachers’ Collaborative is an opportunity for educators to discuss and research topics in the field of education. These topics may include differentiation, proficiency based grading & teaching, and other topics that are current with today's educators. We believe that working as a
    collaborative we can better help prepare our students for the 21st Century learning that is so important in today's world. This is also an excellent opportunity for teachers to share assessment tools, teaching styles and techniques and some of the latest innovations in teaching education. We are an assorted group of educators with different needs that will have an opportunity to share and build on each other's knowledge and ideas.
     



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    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.



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    Aquaponics is the cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment. This course is designed to expand and deepen the way that you teach aquaponics in your classroom. This course is for educators that have taken Aquaponics 101 at Herring Gut or have prior experience teaching aquaponics. In this course, we will troubleshoot problems you may
    have encountered, share what really works, and develop lessons that are ready to take back to the classroom to further engage students.

    The workshop includes 2.5 days of hands-on teacher training in aquaponics and standards-based aquaponics curriculum materials that will engage and motivate your students.



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    Teachings in Mindful Exploration is a one-day summer workshop that will be held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

    Our true impact as educators, stems from the way students feel in our presence. Many of us are seeking to revitalize content in the digital age, engage disparate learning styles, and boost student confidence despite sensing a rising tide of anxiety and pressure for students and colleagues alike. The impact of world events, incidences of school violence, and pace of modern life can disrupt our best efforts to establish a healthy work-life balance and the critical self-care routines necessary to bring our full selves to teaching. Mindfulness practices offer us a cost-effective and long-term strategy to develop resilience, mental flexibility, reduced reactivity, and increased emotional wellbeing for ourselves and our students.

    This summer, we invite new and former TIME workshop participants to join us for a day of self- care, useful classroom strategies, and collegial conversation about showing up and being fully present for ourselves and our students.



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    This workshop will focus on specific strategies and tools that caregivers can use to operationalize these components of trauma sensitive care giving 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 care giving 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.



    August 15-16, 2019, Abromson Center, Room 213
    Contact Hrs/CEUs: 6/0

    When popped open tunnel books reveal miniature, multi-layered worlds viewers can peek into as into dioramas. Structurally, tunnel books belong in the same family as carousel books and toy theaters and were extremely popular during the Victorian era. In this class students will create a fully developed one-of-a-kind artists book of their own design, based on a four-layer, hand-cut and assembled single scene tunnel book developed by Dezsö using either a subtractive (paper cutting), an additive (collage) method or a mix of the two. Students will learn to rapid prototype by first creating a tunnel book model to understand the form, followed by creating their fully developed books. Students will be encouraged to consider composition, layering, materials, and to treat form and content as an interdependent whole as they create their one-of-a-kind tunnel books.

    Instructor Name: Andrea Dezso



    Saturday, October 13, 2018, Luther Bonney, Room 424

    21 years of age or older. IDs will be checked at event. Sorry no refunds will be made if underage.

    This course provides an opportunity to explore your personal wellness in an outdoor setting. An exploration of the seven unique areas of wellness through activities such as journaling and forest bathing, ice skating and cross country skiing will create an understanding for participants what well-being really means.

    At the end of the day, participants will work together to create an outdoor, healthy dinner with a menu that will include beer can game meat and other fun and creative delicacies! Class requirements- proper outdoor clothing and the willingness to explore yourself and most importantly- to have some fun!



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    The Observer Track is designed for conducting students and those interested in developing and refining their conducting technique. Observers will be able to participate in all activities related to the Conducting Workshop, including all lectures and rehearsals. Highly recommended for undergraduate students in music as well as practicing conductors/teachers who would like to learn through observation.



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    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.




    March 8-9, 2018, Bowdoin College