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Summer Institute for Educators

The Summer Institute for Educators has been offered at New England College since 2001 and holds classes on the beautiful Henniker, New Hampshire campus in the summer. Educators learn from custom courses that are developed in response to the real needs and goals of area schools and institutions.  Participants earn accreditation-required contact hours, graduate program credits, and expertise on innovative tools, technologies, and methods that enhance teaching effectiveness and improve student learning.

“Our courses change each year and are a reflection of what information is needed by teachers and educators in the field,” said Dr. Debra Nitschke-Shaw, Program Director for the Summer Institute for Educators and Associate Dean of New England College’s Education Division. “We know educators want and need to stay fresh.”

One example is a course entitled A Teacher’s Role in Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline and is a direct result of schools in Massachusetts needing help from teachers in 2016.  Another course, From Tinkering to Understanding, helped teachers think about new ways to enhance their STEM curriculums.

Instructors at the Summer Institute for Educators bring a wealth of knowledge into the classroom. In addition to rich experience from years of working with a variety of students in a wide range of educational settings, these practitioners provide academic depth that comes from their own advanced training and pursuit of masters and doctorate degrees.

Contact Us

To be included in the Summer Institute for Educators’ mailing list please contact Kaitlyn Coe, Administrative Assistant to the Education Division, at or 603.428.2340.

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