About The Heritage Institute

online education courses for teachers

The Heritage Institute has become well-known for its broad and distinct selection of online professional development courses for K-12 teachers. Teachers all over the Northwest, USA and internationally speak highly of our courses. Our continuing education courses for educators at all levels are available with Antioch University, Seattle continuing education quarter credits. 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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Lis Anna Christiansen

Mary Ann Johnson, Instructor
Teacher Feature
Teaching Global Citizenship through Travel
Lis Anna Christiansen, Lake Washington High School Kirkland, WA

I teach World Literature at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, WA.  As a teacher liaison for the World Affairs Council, I connected with a Peace Corps volunteer in Namibia, Africa to facilitate a letter exchange between students.  I was excited; I lived in Namibia in 1998 while I studied post apartheid development, so I held a soft spot in my heart for the area.

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