Browse Educator Workshops

Browse our free educator workshops to find exactly what you are looking for this summer!

Getting Maine Students Excited about Rockets


This workshop is designed for Maine educators to better understand rockets and, in turn, excite their students about a new Maine-based aerospace startup engaged in building rockets for space. Basics of rocketry, types of propellants, the future of space, and…

Instructor(s): Paul Haberstroh
Date: 06/21/2022
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland & BlueShift Aerospace, Brunswick Executive Airport
Cost: Free

What is Possible in Online Learning - What is in the Secret Sauce at UNE Online?


This workshop is designed to show teachers how a fully online college uses advanced online learning techniques to develop courses. The goal is to pique the interest of educators to further advance their own skills to move content online in…

Instructor(s): Alice Barr
Date: 07/12/2022
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland
Cost: Free

Creating a Makerspace for your School on a Shoestring Budget


Makerspaces are collaborative spaces where students participate in engaging, hands-on activities that can integrate with any subject curriculum. This workshop is designed to show all teachers the value of a makerspace, and methods to obtain equipment and materials to create…

Instructor(s): Paul Haberstroh
Date: 07/13/2022
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Makerspace room, UNE Biddeford
Cost: Free

What is Possible in Online Learning - What is in the Secret Sauce at UNE Online? (Virtual)


This workshop is designed to show teachers how a fully online college uses advanced online learning techniques to develop courses. The goal is to pique the interest of educators to further advance their own skills to move content online in…

Instructor(s): Alice Barr
Date: 07/19/2022
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Virtual (via Zoom)
Cost: Free

Why Offer Underwater Robotics for your Students


This workshop is designed to show educators how to launch an underwater robotics program and will highlight the benefits of doing so for students, the school, and the community. Participants will be shown how former students have built remote-operated vehicles…

Instructor(s): Paul Haberstroh
Date: 08/03/2022
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: UNE Marine Science Center Biddeford
Cost: Free

Designing an Executive Functions (EF) Literate Classroom


This workshop is designed to assist teachers in re-imagining a classroom structure that supports students in developing executive functions, identifying barriers to academic success and brainstorming solutions.

Instructor(s): Caroline Peinado
Date: 08/05/2022
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland
Cost: Free

Digital Storytelling


This workshop is designed to provide teachers with tools to embellish and deepen traditional storytelling using digital media. Participants will use workflows that promote creativity and engagement, develop flexible, creative problem-solving skills, teach students to use rigor in written expression,…

Instructor(s): Caroline Peinado
Date: 08/12/2022
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland
Cost: Free

Best Strategies for Multilingual Learners


This workshop is designed to provide educators with a toolkit of research-based strategies that can be used to meet the needs of multilingual learners. The workshop will be tailored to meet the needs of educators of all grade levels and…

Instructor(s): Lesley Herschlag
Date: 08/15/2022
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland
Cost: Free

Building Strong Teacher-Student Relationships: Ice-Breakers and Initiatives


This workshop is designed to provide educators with a toolkit of fun and engaging ice-breakers and initiatives that can easily be adapted for use with students of any age. Ice-breakers help set the tone and help teachers take on that…

Instructor(s): Lesley Herschlag
Date: 08/16/2022
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Hall, UNE Portland
Cost: Free