About The Heritage Institute

The Heritage Institute offers professional development for K-12 educators through online and distance courses. Continuing education quarter credits are available through Antioch University. Antioch CE credits are acceptable in most states for recertification and in most school districts for salary enhancement.

Helping Educators Make a Difference

The Heritage Institute helps educators make a difference in the lives of young people. Our teacher-tested courses help develop skilled, caring and enthusiastic educators who can count on our experienced faculty and applied learning course design to improve their students' engagement in learning, while encouraging character, caring and citizenship. Hear from some of the many teachers whose course work with The Heritage Institute has inspired success among their students. Read more

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Tara Branham

Ann Amberg, Instructor
Teacher Feature
Saving the Turtles
Tara Branham, Sunnyside Environmental School Portland, OR

I am Tara Branham, and I am a middle school teacher of a mixed age classroom consisiting of 6th-8th graders at Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, OR. I have been on a sabbatical this school year and am spending it on Maui, volunteering as an environmental activist and community educator. While in Maui I documented my volunteer activities through the Heritage Institute self-designed World We Want online course, which provided opportunities for relevant reading, research and development of lesson plans.

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The World We Want - Earth, Justice & Spirit