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SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS 2018
Monday, July 30 through Friday, August 3, 2018
New England College, Henniker, NH

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Professional Development Workshops

Courses for Credit Strands: Core Requirements | Concentration Courses

Core Requirements


Dynamics of Educational Reform and Systems Change
Course #: ED 6410
Credits: 4
Instructor: Jackie Coe
Dates: July 30 – August 3

Course Description

This course will examine schools from a systems perspective and theories of social and organizational change. Authoritarian and participatory leadership models will be examined and participants will conduct an extensive review of recent research in the field of educational reform. Participants will apply their understanding of various systems models to plan and design a complex systemic reform initiative. This is a CORE requirement for the MED.

Research Practicum I
Course #: ED 5261
Credits: 2
Instructor: Debra Nitschke-Shaw
Dates: July 30 – August 3

Course Description

The Research Practicum I is designed to help the Master in Education candidates develop the first section of their Action Research proposal and to review the IRB request form for the Action Research capstone project. Students who enroll in Research Practicum I will work with a faculty member who is versed in action research. This individual will guide and support the student as they develop the background information (Section One) for the Action Research proposal and project. Participants will also begin to formulate their ideas in relation to the methodology to be used in the Action Research project. Upon completion of this course and the competencies associated with it, the student will be ready to enroll in the ED 5262 – Research Practicum II. Prerequisite: ED 5130

Concentration Courses


Voice and Choice for Engaged and Active Learners
Course #: ED5990
Credits: 3
Instructor: Angel Burke and Gina Digregorio Aubin
Dates: July 30 – August 3

Course Description

One of the first steps in transitioning to a competency-based, personalized classroom is to include voice and choice in your instruction. Adolescents crave an element of control in their lives, and at a time when they can become less engaged with their education, providing them with opportunities for intrinsic motivation can encourage ownership of their educational journey. Learn to develop additional opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning and explore ways to increase the focus from grades to learning. In this course, we will delve into resources related to voice and choice in the middle and high school classroom that will allow educators to create engaging lessons and Understanding by Design (UbD) units.

Diversity through Literacy
Course #: ED5990
Credits: 3
Instructor: Ben White
Dates: July 30 – August 2

Course Description

Today, more than ever, schools must be prepared to meet the varying educational, social, and emotional needs of all children. The U.S. population will be considerably more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that our educational resources reflect the changing makeup of our classrooms to ensure that students feel welcomed and supported in an inclusive and diverse environment. In this course, you will explore representations in literature which can enable students to find their unique identity and to develop pride in their roots and origin as well as develop a cultural awareness. Participants will explore how to evaluate and select the best multicultural and international literature when building classroom libraries. Through a thorough examination of current research and participating in engaging collaborative exercises, participants will become teacher leaders within their schools for teaching diversity through literature. This course will also practice readalouds through a readers workshop model that allows diversity to be more intentionally discussed and explored.

Readers Workshop
Course #: ED5990
Credits: 3
Instructor: Lindsay Nye
Dates: July 30 – August 2

Course Description

The “new classroom” involves many new instructional techniques, behavior modifications, curriculum demands, and the incorporation of differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners. The Reader’s Workshop model helps teachers manage all the demands of the classroom while meeting students’ needs and providing a memorable and exciting learning experience. This course will provide you with an overview of the Reader’s Workshop model with a focus on Read Alouds, Shared Reading, Word Work, Listening to Reading, Guided Reading, Read to Self, and Read to Someone. As a result of this course, you will develop easy to use materials and a plan for how you are going to implement the Reader’s Workshop into your classroom so that you are successfully meeting all your students’ needs while creating lasting memories.

A Look at Trauma in the Classroom: Managing Student Behavior
Course #: ED 5990
Credits: 3
Instructor: Jessica Carleton MSW, LICSW.
Dates: July 30 – August 3

Course Description

This course helps educators address behavior issues in the classroom while supporting learning. Trauma and its impact on student learning will be explored at length. How to identify signs of trauma and how to work with the disengaged student will be focuses of the course. Additionally, the course focuses on gaining the insight, knowledge, and skills that enable educators to cope with classroom disruptions and will incorporate a variety of techniques that are appropriate for the classroom. The course will explore methods and systems of management that will allow educators to move beyond traditional rewards, punishments, bribes, and threats. Participants will develop a toolkit of resources to utilize in the classroom.

Creative Writing Through a World of Genres
Course #: ED 5990
Credits: 3
Instructor: Mary Shank
Dates: July 30 – August 3

Course Description

This course is developed with two people in mind: YOU as a writer and YOU as an educator. In my years of education, I have found the best way to teach a student is through doing. Working through the assignments, learning the ins and outs of the expectations, feeling the pressures and the satisfaction of completing a final product are all things that will make you a better educator. This class is set up to explore several genres. Some days you will be using the discussion board and other days you will be working with a partner. Each day you will be drafting and then revising a piece of your own writing. Each unit is designed and ordered to act as building blocks. You will focus on various elements and different revision methods and then add to that arsenal as you progress through the week. This course will culminate for each of you when you design your own creative writing curriculum.