How the Institute Works - 2013
The Summer Technology Institute is an intensive week-long experience where participants immerse themselves in using technology to empower, enhance and engage teaching and learning. Participants have the option to earn either 3 graduate credits or 4.5 continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of the Summer Technology Institute. (Master's of Arts in Teaching will be earning 2 graduate credits as their requirements are different.)
Participants will attend a Morning Strand. The goal is to allow a deeper understanding of a topic of your choosing. Afternoon Workshop sessions provide an opportunity for participants to understand how different teaching and learning strategies can incorporate current technologies.
Costs: The same or lower than 2012!
- Cost for 4.5 CEUs: $800 (includes all fees, continental breakfast & lunch)
- Cost for 3 Graduate Credits: $1,400 (includes all fees, continental breakfast & lunch)
(see Requirements for Graduate Credit)
- Course Designator: Summer Technology Institute:
EDT 580 (0665) and EDT 522 (0665) for the M.A.T. cohort
- June 24 – 28, 2013
- Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (firm)
- Location: University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Directions and Ride Board
- Dress: Be casual and comfortable. Important Note: the air conditioning at the Hutchinson Center is often very enthusiastic, so it’s wise to throw a sweater or sweatshirt in your bag.
- Lodging and Dining Options: Mention this conference and you will get a discount at the Comfort Inn, or the Belfast Motor Inn.
- Contacts: Institute Assistant: Roxanne Lee or Institute Director: Gail Garthwait
ACTEM MEMBERS: $400 in professional development funds are available. For more information see the ACTEM Professional Development Program.
NOTE: We are sorry but NO changes or reimbursements are possible after June 21 (Exception: changing from graduate credits to CEUs)
Please register as soon as possible so we can order enough food!
For Graduate Credits, please await the University bill.
Make checks and PO out to: The University of Maine.
For CEUs registration materials please mail payment to:
University of Maine
College of Education and Human Development
5766 Shibles Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5766
Many participants choose to take the Institute for CEUs, and these students are not responsible for the reading, book responses or final projects. However, they will be expected to turn in an educational teaching plan at the end of the week which details how they hope to use their new knowledge to improve their teaching and student learning. See also Requirements for Grad Credit.
Daily Schedule – Subject to Change - Afternoon Schedule of Workshops
8: 00 – 8:30
8:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 12:00
|Point - Counterpoint|
12:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:15
|Workshop 1 *|
2:30 – 4:15
|Workshop 2 *|
4:15 – 4:30
|……||Consulting Time with Strand Leaders Team Planning|
*Except on Friday when we hold a full group meeting.
(Photo: Pre-service teachers discuss critical issues by Tony Mourkas)