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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Heather Kindem

Ann Amberg, Instructor
Teacher Feature
Inner & Outer Peace: Following the Breath
Heather Kindem, Arcadia Montessori Tacoma, WA

My name is Heather Kindem, and I teach at Arcadia Montessori School in Tacoma, WA. I have introduced techniques of calming oneself and connecting with others to preschoolers, parents and teaching staff. When enrolled in the “World We Want” self-design course from The Heritage Institute I documented the activities that contributed to my work at Arcadia. Many of these activities were part of my monthly routine, including Vipassana Meditation and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practice groups.

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The World We Want - Earth, Justice & Spirit