News from 2 Pillsbury Street

2 Pillsbury Street Graduate Site in Concord

Summer term is underway, and the College of Graduate Studies site in Concord is pleased to offer a variety of day and evening classes in air-conditioned comfort. Our staff is on-site Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. until the end of the last class each evening to assist with any questions you may have. Is your organization looking for a location to hold an upcoming meeting, workshop, or conference? We welcome educators throughout the state of New Hampshire to use our facilities. Contact Jane Lacasse at (603) 223-0625 for more information about reserving the space.

This June, PSU offered the inaugural Mentor Camp, a three-day intensive workshop that brought together educators from throughout New Hampshire to explore collaborative ways to create “great teachers.” Nationally recognized authors and speakers, Susan Villani and Kathy Dunne, spoke to the group of 26 educators about roles and responsibilities in mentoring, adult learning, and reflective practice.

A new 15-credit certificate program in Mentoring in Education was recently approved and will begin this fall. This innovative new certificate program is designed to train educators in facilitating reflective practice; establishing collaborative relationships premised on trust, collegiality, and confidentiality; developing classroom observation skills; creating long-term professional development plans for educators; and understanding the academic, professional, and social needs of educators to meet the needs of teaching in the 21st century. The five courses in the Mentoring in Education certificate program will be offered through a combination of online and in-person study.

Market Days, Concord’s biggest event of the summer, was held July 15, 16, and 17. The College of Graduate Studies Concord staff was there to answer questions about PSU’s graduate programs, as well as inform the public about the fabulous facilities we have at the 2 Pillsbury Street location.


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