Upcoming PSU Summer Institutes

June 2nd, 2005 by Adam

Additional summer institutes at Plymouth State University offer credit and non-credit options for prospective students.

Play Therapy Summer Institute: Adlerian Play Therapy and Ethical Issues Working with Minors and Play Therapy runs July 27 – 29. Hosted by the University’s counselor education program and graduate studies and community outreach, this institute offers participants a solid foundation in the basics and theoretical application of Adlerian play therapy.
Participants will gain the knowledge and tools needed to use Adlerian play therapy effectively with children and adolescents. Presenters will weave both school and mental health or clinical settings into the training, providing opportunities for school counselors and mental health clinicians to work with one another. Graduate credit is available. For more information, logon to ,www.plymouth.edu/graded/institutes.html or to register, call (603) 535-2734.

Exploring Persian Culture through the Book of Kings is an institute for educators at all grade levels, hosted at Plymouth State University July 25-29, and presented by the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire as a pilot program for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Participating teachers will study the culture of ancient, medieval and modern Persia, using The Shahnameh (Book of Kings), an important work of Persian literature. Its quasi-mythical stories of four great pre-Islamic empires were originally disseminated through oral tradition. Later, the stories were illustrated in a series of manuscripts.

Participants will learn how to design an integrated curriculum using the arts as a window on culture and society. The final project will be creation of a hand-made book with illustrations, text, calligraphy and commentary that will serve as a template for student work in the arts and humanities.

Registration for the institute is through the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire at (603) 726-8843 or via e-mail toinfo@aannh.org.

The registration fee is $100 per person and includes room and board.

The institute may be taken for PSU graduate credit at a cost of $110 per credit for in-state students and $120 per credit for non residents. Contact PSU Graduate Studies at www.plymouth.edu/graded/institutes.html or (603) 535-2734 for information about graduate credits.

Summer Science Institute in Aquatic Biology: For Teachers of Grades 7-12 takes place August 1– 5. Graduate studies and community outreach presents this weeklong institute that combines classroom and field work to introduce participants to the basics of freshwater ecosystems, including watershed delineation, water budgets, surface versus groundwater movement and water quality testing. Graduate credit is available. For more information, logon to www.plymouth.edu/graded/institutes.html , or to register, call (603) 535-2734.

Cross Cultural Exchange in the Indian Ocean Teacher Institute will be held August 1-5 at Plymouth State University and is presented in partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, with funding from the NH Humanities Council. The institute is designed for arts educators, classroom teachers and history and literature specialists at all grade levels/

The Indian Ocean is more than a body of water that washes the shores of Asia and Africa; it is a world of exchange connecting diverse societies across time. It has been the scene of interactions where people have met to trade, borrow and share everything from stories, songs, weapons and tools to beasts, foods, textiles, laws, gods, rituals and dreams.

This five-day interdisciplinary institute explores the culture and history of the Indian Ocean
community through lectures in history, anthropology, geography, meteorology, religion, and
music; discussions, hands-on art activities and assorted learning labs.

Three graduate credits and room and board arrangements are available through PSU at ,www.,plymouth.edu/graded/institutes.html or (603) 535-2734.

Registration fee (institute only—does not include graduate credit) is $35. Scholarships are available for room and board. Applicants should register with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH online at info@aannh.org or via phone at 603-726-8843, and with PSU for graduate credit.

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