National Multiage Institute

Project overview

The Institute offers an in-depth study of multiage education for beginning and practicing multiage teachers with the focus on inventing a new system of education and to serve as an international/national resource for multiage educators.

Graduate students come from all over the United States and many foreign countries to participate in the National Multiage Institute.

Participants have included educators from:

  • the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDs) in Europe and Asia
  • the New International School in Japan
  • the American School in Milan, Italy
  • the Netherlands Antilles

Benefits

The National Multiage Institute offers, among other resources:

  • multiple graduate courses
  • the Southwest Multiage Conference
  • study tours to multiage schools in Australia and New Zealand

National Multiage Institute

The two-week National Multiage Institute provides historical and theoretical foundations of effective practice for children in a multiage setting, and practical ideas for designing and implementing a successful multiage classroom. Participants will also receive six graduate credit hours.

Institute goals:

You will learn how to:

  • get started
  • design and manage the classroom environment
  • use effective instructional strategies for mixed-age learners
  • manage classroom and teach mixed-age children the content areas
  • plan the multiage curriculum
  • plan the instructional day
  • assess children in multiage classrooms
  • work with parents, colleagues, and administrators
  • evaluate your miltiage program
Classes:

The National Multiage Institute consists of the following classes, resulting in six graduate credit hours:

  • ECI 647 Multiage Education
  • ECI 620 Early Childhood Curriculum
Dates and location:

June 24- July 5, 2013
Northern Arizona University
College of Education (Eastburn Education Building, bldg #27)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri
Flagstaff, Arizona

Registration information:

Fee information 

Special events:
  • day trip to the Grand Canyon (optional)
  • dinner and shopping in Sedona
Faculty:

Sandra J. Stone
Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, author of Creating the Multiage Classroom, international multiage consultant and conference speaker

Emilie Rodger
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, national consultant and conference speaker

Brian Stone
Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
Science and social studies for mixed-age learners, former intermediate multiage teacher, national conference speaker

Workshop housing costs:

Daytime children's programs are available. For workshop housing application and costs, consult Residence Life.

Advanced Multiage Institute

This class is designed for multiage educators who have attended the National Multiage Institute or who have at least two years teaching experience in a multiage setting.

This class is oriented to refining multiage learning process strategies and portfolio assessment as well as broadening the use of centers, play, projects, and problem-based learning.

Participants will also receive three hours of graduate credit.

Advanced Institute goals:

You will learn how to:

  • refine multiage learning process strategies and portfolio assessment
  • broaden the use of centers, play, projects, and problem-based learning
  • assess multiage classrooms

Class:

The Advanced Multiage Institute consists of the following class, resulting in three graduate credit hours: ECI 648 Advanced Multiage Education.

Dates and location:

July 8-12, 2013
Northern Arizona University 
College of Education (Eastburn Education Building, bldg #27)
Flagstaff, Arizona

Registration information:

Fee information 

Faculty:

Sandra J. Stone
Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, author of Creating the Multiage Classroom, international multiage consultant and conference speaker

Emilie Rodger
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, national consultant and conference speaker

Brian Stone
Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
Science and social studies for mixed-age learners, former intermediate multiage teacher, national conference speaker

Workshop housing costs:

Daytime children's programs are available. For workshop housing application and costs, consult Residence Life.

Southwest Multiage Conference

The Reality of Multiage Education: Still Going Strong

Conference topics will include:
  • integration of coursework
  • beginning Multiage programs: how to start?
  • integrating music and arts in a standards-based world
  • curriculum support for primary and intermediate multiage programs
  • and much, much more!
Dates and location:

Saturday, October 12, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Northern Arizona University
College of Education (Eastburn Education, building #27
Flagstaff, Arizona

Registration information:

To register for the Southwest Multiage Conference, fill out this form.

The cost of the conference is:

  • $50 if pre-registered online
  • $60 at the door on October 12
  • $10 for students with identification

Payments must be either check or district purchase order.

Conference contact:

Emilie Rodger
928-523-5863
Associate Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, national consultant, and conference speaker

Multiage Study Tour to Australia, Summer 2012

The study tour to Australia is designed for educators who would like to experience multiage education in an international setting. Participants will visit Australian multiage classrooms in Sydney, Cairns, and Brisbane. Participants will also visit prominent sites in Australia, such as the Sydney Opera House, Rain Forest, and the Great Barrier Reef.

This class examines issues of multiage education in the context of school observations and research on a child-centered, mixed-age approach in international classrooms in various countries around the world.

Classes:

The Multiage Study Tour consists of the following classes, resulting in three to six graduate credit hours:

  • ECI 650 Issues in Multiage Education
  • ECI 599 Integrated Curriculum (Australia)
Dates and location:

July 13-25, 2012
Australia

Registration information:

Contact Brian Stone, Tour Director, at brian.stone@nau.edu.

Faculty:

Sandra J. Stone
Professor, Northern Arizona University
Former multiage teacher, author of Creating the Multiage Classroom, international multiage consultant and conference speaker

Brian Stone
Lecturer, Northern Arizona University
Science and social studies for mixed-age learners, former intermediate multiage teacher, national conference speaker