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Scholarships Available for A Summer Institute for Educators

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SURRY – The Institute for Humane Education is awarding scholarships to Hancock County educators to attend Teaching for a Better World: A Summer Institute for Educators,
June 28-July 2, 2010 at the Institute for Humane Education, 792 Surry Road in Surry, Maine.

Classroom teachers and community educators living or working in Hancock County are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Applications can be obtained at www.HumaneEducation.org and are due June 12, 2010. Applicants will be notified of the results on June 14, 2010.

These scholarship funds are made possible through the Institute for Humane Education in collaboration with the generosity of Shawn Sweeney, National Program Coordinator with Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots at The Jane Goodall Institute. Shawn is also currently a student with the Institute for Humane Education and Cambridge College in their Master of Education in Humane Education program. With his donation, Shawn is hoping to help other educators obtain what he gained during his attendance at the Summer Institute. “It was such a gift for me to be here,” said Shawn about his experience at the Summer Institute in 2009. “For so long I’ve felt lost with what I’ve wanted to do for my career. This week was an incredible signpost. I finally feel I’m heading in the right direction.”

“We are delighted to direct these funds to benefit our local community and encourage all educators in Hancock County interested in building a just, peaceful and sustainable world and in financial need to apply to receive a scholarship,” said Khalif Williams, Executive Director for the Institute for Humane Education.

In the Teaching for a Better World Summer Institute, participants will learn about interconnected global issues including environmental preservation, human rights, animal protection, and media and culture and explore the role education can play in the health and future of our world. This program is suitable for new and experienced classroom teachers and community educators who wish to inspire their students to think critically and creatively about pressing global challenges, regardless of the grade they teach, educational setting, or the subject areas in which they specialize.

Full tuition for the weeklong course is $575 and includes the course reading material and healthy and delicious lunches and snacks. Participants may earn 4.0 CEUs (40 contact hours) issued through the University of Maine for an additional $10. People can learn more and register at: www.HumaneEducation.org, or email info@HumaneEducation.org or call (207) 667-1025. Space is limited to 18 participants. Group discounts are available – please inquire.

The Institute for Humane Education is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to fostering peace, sustainability and compassion through humane education. Humane education approaches human rights, environmental preservation and animal protection as interconnected and integral dimensions of a healthy, just society. Headquartered in Surry, Maine, the Institute for Humane Education has been training humane educators and promoting humane education since 1996. The Institute for Humane Education offers online programs, workshops and institutes, a certificate in humane education, and a dynamic resource-filled website: www.HumaneEducation.org.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Amy Morley

Telephone Number: 207-667-1025

Website: http://humaneeducation.org

Email: amy@humaneeducation.org