Summer Instructional Technology Institute at UMaine Hutchinson Center

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Belfast, Maine — An Instructional Technology Institute for educators will be held Aug. 7-11, offered by the University of Maine in collaboration with the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of Southern Maine.


The institute will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. at the UMaine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave., Belfast.  A light breakfast, refreshments and catered lunch will be provided daily.


The weeklong professional development program is designed for educators seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in educational technology to support teaching and learning.  Students will complete an in-person residence. Those students seeking graduate credit will also engage in online study.


The course is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of educators and educational technology skill levels, and will include strands to allow for the focused study of literature, research and practices related to educational technology. Students will participate in both individual and collaborative projects. The focus will be pedagogically driven practices for technology in virtual, blended and in-person environments.


Participants may earn 37.5 contact hours or enroll in a graduate course to earn three graduate credits from the University of Maine. The professional development registration fee is $799.00. For graduate credit, the cost is $1,254 plus a $50 institute fee. There is a 10 percent discount for professional development groups of four or more from the same organization.


Early childhood educators, K-12 teachers, administrators, adult educators and technology directors are encouraged to participate in this program.


For more information contact Johanna Prince, 207.778.7066, To register, go to


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master's degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit





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