Join us for the 21st Annual New England New Teacher Seminar (NENTS). Co-Sponsored by AISNE and The Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
NEW LOCATION: Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Greenfield, MA
Join us for NENTS 2012 as our staff of master teachers leads you on a journey of self discovery, helping you to understand and manage the complex challenges facing all new teachers. What lies ahead? How do you think like a teacher? What is your learning style and what will that mean for your students? How do you create a classroom climate to meet the needs of your students? The framework of this seminar includes curriculum and lesson planning, assessment, active learning techniques and teaching philosophies all of which we hope will build confidence in preparing for your first few weeks of school. Additionally, guest speakers will address a variety of topics to enhance your work as a new teacher. This seminar will provide opportunities for new teachers to discuss current issues and trends in education while enabling you to form partnerships and alliances that will enhance excellence in teaching and learning.
NENTS is an intensive five-day workshop designed to help prepare inexperienced teachers (grades 6-12) for the profession in general and for the realities they will face during the school year. Now in its 21st year, NENTS joins programs in Virginia, Illinois and California to offer nationwide options for the pre-professional development of first-year independent school teachers. Unlike other programs, NENTS focuses on the full range of teaching and advising responsibilities as they typically occur in an independent school setting; day or boarding. You’ll also spend time meeting with a master teacher in your discipline.
Pam Mulcahy is the Dean of Faculty at Pomfret School in Pomfret CT where she also teaches math, oversees a freshman boys dormitory, serves as freshman class dean and Environmental Club advisor. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MEd. in administration and supervision from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to her work at Pomfret, she held a number of positions at New Hampton School (NH) including Assistant Head, Academic Dean, Assistant Dean of Students, teacher and dormitory parent.
Bobby Fisher holds a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, GA and has served as a school Chaplain for fourteen years; first at Asheville School in North Carolina, and now at Pomfret School in Connecticut. Bobby understands his work in schools as a ministry of presence, and sees cultivating and nurturing a diverse spiritual community as critical for adolescents (and adults) in our twenty-first century pluralistic world. Bobby’s experience as a hospital chaplain at an inner city hospital in Atlanta started the beginning of a spiritual journey that has taken him into studying and exploring the heart of the world’s enduring religious traditions, and has given him the deep conviction that the things we share in common are far greater than all that keeps us apart. Consequently, Bobby’s work as a campus minister has been about bringing those common things to light and celebrating them in the context of community. Bobby and his family live on campus at Pomfret School, where he teaches religion electives, coaches tennis, serves as Chaplain, and works as Assistant Dean of Faculty.
Kerry Magee is a faculty member in the Science Department at Middlesex School in Concord, MA where she currently teaches Introductory Biology and AP Biology, serves as Class IV advisor, coaches JV girls' ice hockey and JV girls' crew, and is an assistant in Peabody House dormitory.She earned her B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College. While performing her graduate research on "The Effects of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids on GABAa Receptor Function and Expression", she also served as a teaching assistant in the Biology Department at Dartmouth.
Rhonan Mokriski: A 1994 graduate of Boston College, Rhonan continued his education at Southern Connecticut State University, where he graduated with a Masters Degree in History and a Certification to teach Social Studies. After teaching for one year at North Branford High School, Rhonan returned to his Alma Mater, Salisbury School, to teach history. In addition to teaching Salisbury's core history requirements - Ancient, World, and US History - he has also designed and taught history electives on China and the Middle East. For the past two years he has also taught AP World History. While at Salisbury, Rhonan has worn a number of different hats. He has advised the student newspaper, run a dormitory, and coached baseball and soccer. He is the History Department Chair as well as the International Student Advisor.
Luthern Williams is the Director of Studies at Oakwood School in California. Previously, he was the Upper School Director at Beaver Country Day School. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Graduate School. Luthern has taught in independent schools in New York City, Los Angeles anVegetarian meals are available. For planning purposes, please remember to complete the appropriate space below if you require a vegetarian option.d Boston. He is committed to creating an environment of inclusion and respect in the schools where he has taught. Luthern has also constructed and taugh interdisciplinary courses that allowed him to devise strategies and assessments for students with various learning styles as well as culturally sensitive teaching methods and curriculum.
Program Cost: $1275 (tuition, room and board Monday afternoon August 13th - Friday noon August 17th, 2012)
Refund Policy: Before August 1: full refund minus $200. No refunds after August 1. Substitutions can be made at any time.
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