Learning Opportunities


FREE CODE.ORG WORKSHOPS

posted Oct 18, 2017, 6:28 PM by Professional Learning   [ updated Oct 18, 2017, 6:29 PM ]

Greetings!

Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning!


With the help of Code.org, I am providing no cost, one-day workshops for elementary school teachers, library media specialists, and technology integrators interested in teaching computer science.


Sign up now for one of these upcoming Saturday workshops.

Saturday, October 21st, 8:30 - 4:30, Hopkinton, NH

or

Saturday, November 4th, 8:30 - 4:30, Hopkinton, NH


What’s in a workshop?

In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, an overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Over 10,000 teachers have participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended.


All costs are covered by Code.org.

There is no charge for these workshops. You’ll also receive (at no cost to you):

  • Printed curriculum guide

  • Certificate of completion (which could count for PD credit)

  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons

  • Fun Code.org swag

  • Free Lunch!


Sign up now for these upcoming workshops on Saturday, October 21st, 8:30 - 4:30 or Saturday, November 4th, 8:30 - 4:30 so you can start teaching these life-changing skills!


If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.  Please feel free to forward to any interested teachers.  

Sincerely,
Karen Locke

Learn more about Code.org’s K-5 program at http://code.org/k5 or see the one-pager attached.


NHDOE Professional Development/Learning Opportunities

posted Oct 12, 2017, 7:00 PM by Professional Learning

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
 
Youth Mental Health Training
This Youth Mental Health Training is open to the public! The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, & substance use disorder. Participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis. Training will be on November 14th from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NHDOE. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nhstudentwellness.org/ymhfa.html.
Contact: Michelle Myler, (603) 271-4018, Michelle.Myler@doe.nh.gov or Kelly Untiet, (603) 271-2295, Kelly.Untiet@doe.nh.gov

RESOURCES
 
Considering College or Career School?
Let these steps guide your decision making process
Many of you may be thinking about college or career school, and rightly so as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted now! If you’re considering postsecondary education, take a minute to read the suggestions below. A little preplanning and research can keep you on track and save you money.
1.          Be well informed
2.          Seek advice
3.          Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
4.          Commit to completing a degree or high-value credential—especially if acquiring student loans
5.          Once enrolled: Make a plan, take a full semester course load of 15 credits (if enrolling in a college program), and finish on time
6.          Apply for scholarships and grants
7.          Assume debt cautiously
8.          Plan ahead
9.          If an easy-to-find or a high-paying job is your goal, research employment projections, and choose a major or program of study wisely.  
 
These suggestions are presented by the NH Department of Education, Division of Higher Education. The full article can be found in The Status of Higher Education in New Hampshire www.education.nh.gov/highered/research/documents/status-report.pdf (page 34).
 
Contact: Jan Fiderio, 603) 271-2695, Janet.Fiderio@doe.nh.gov 
 
INFORMATION FROM OTHER AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS (contests/awards, conference/workshops, and misc.)
 
 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) 
In New Hampshire each high school principal may nominate one eligible student to travel to Washington, D.C. for an intensive week-long study of the federal government and the people who lead it. Delegates also receive a $10,000 scholarship. Selection will be based on academic accomplishments, community services, and demonstrated qualities of leadership for the current school year. Whether outspoken or soft spoken, the type of student who thrives during Washington Week is one who is truly interested in government, history, politics and leadership and one who has a demonstrated desire to serve others in a leadership capacity. High academic achievement, high aspirations for college and career and other clear examples of self-motivation and creativity often define Senate Youth delegates. The 55th Annual USSYP wil l be held in Washington, D.C. March 3-10, 2018. For more information go to www.education.nh.gov/recognition/us_senate.htm. Application deadline is October 18, 2017.
 
Contact: Lori Kincaid, (603) 271-6646, Lori.Kincaid@doe.nh.gov
 
Teaching Innovation & Creativity
Teaching Innovation and Creativity is a professional development and networking opportunity designed to both strengthen arts education skills and build community among education professionals in all content areas. A full range of arts disciplines – including dance, design, literature, media arts, music, theater and visual arts – and strategies for integrating them into learning experiences will be addressed through more than two dozen workshops led by trained arts educators. CEUs will be given and discounts are offered for school teams of three or more. This educational professional development opportunity is taking place November 3rd - 4th in Littleton, NH. For more information or to register visit NH State Council on the Arts - www.nh.gov/nharts/programservices/aieconferences/2017aieconf.html.
 
UNH Professional Development & Training Opportunities
  • Early Childhood Mental Health: Starting with Babies - Early experiences are critical to future development. Explore key concepts in early childhood mental health, including brain development; attachment; positive and toxic stress; impact of adverse experiences; and more. This training is taking place Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at UNH Manchester. Learn more and register: https://training.unh.edu/earlychildhoodmentalhealth.
  • Accentuate the Positive: Strategies for Social/Emotional and Behavioral Challenges - Learn evidenced-based, classroom-based prevention and response strategies designed to support students with social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. This workshop is taking place Wednesday, November 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at UNH Manchester. Learn more and register: https://training.unh.edu/positivestrategies
New Hampshire Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NHAHPERD) Annual Conference
The NHAHPERD is holding its annual conference on November 15th–17th at Waterville Valley. There will be over 70 sessions to choose from in the Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance disciplines. To register or for more information go to www.nhahperd.org or contact Dianne Rappa, NHAHPERD Executive Director at (603) 747-3508.
 
Learning Forward New Hampshire (LFNH) Conference
LFNH in conjunction with CEEDAR, is holding a professional learning conference targeting four important evidence-based practices (EBPs) and frameworks.
The presenters will include:
·       Evidence-based Practices for Mathematics: Amanda VanDerHeyden, Spring Math
·       Behavior Management: Nick Gage, University of Florida (UF)
·       Culturally relevant pedagogy: Erica McCray (UF, CEEDAR) and Angela Lopez-Velasquez, Southern Connecticut State University
·       Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Niel Albero, CAST
This conference is taking place on November 17th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at NHTI, Concord's Community College. The NH/CEEDAR partnership is working to ensure all students have equitable access to educators prepared to meet their individual needs. For more information or to register go to https://www.smore.com/vat6s, register by November 3rd to get the reduced rate.
 
Annual TechWomen Ambassadors Week 2017
The NH High Tech Council’s TechWomen|TechGirls 3rd Annual TechWomen Ambassadors Week will take place the November 13 – 17, 2017. This week-long intense program brings together 550 female 8th and 9th graders with over 90 tech women volunteers and 150 volunteering educators. Matched in their geographic area, students have meaningful interactions with female technologists who are there to share their experiences and give career advice The theme is STEMspiration to Explore STEM Careers.
Contact Carol Miller, Committee Chair, (603) 271-2341, carol.miller@dred.nh.gov
 
National Apprenticeship Week
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a national celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship. NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of Apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries. Mark your calendars for November 13 - 19, 2017 as we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week across the country and we want this year's celebration to be bigger than ever. Please join the movement. Look for the national webpage to see how simple it can be to participate: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/NAW/. Don’t forget to register for national recognition of your even t: https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/NAW/register-event.htm.

Please Recognize Our Heroic Military Families On Veterans Day In Our Schools By Saying The “3 Holidays Announcement”
“We take this time to remember our “Blue Star” and “Gold Star” Military Families and thank them for their sacrifice and generosity. We want them to know that they are a part of our community.” Visit www.starsforcars.org for the list of participating schools and school districts and get yours on the list.
 
 
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494 
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711

Webinar: Students Without Status: Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

posted Oct 10, 2017, 5:01 PM by Professional Learning

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Upcoming Alliance Webinar


Students Without Status:

Understanding and Protecting the Rights of Undocumented Immigrant Students

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides work permits and protection from deportation to eligible young unauthorized immigrants. Since its inception in 2012, approximately 800,000 young people have benefited from the program. With the Trump administration’s announcement that the DACA program would be phased out, these young people’s future and the future of the more than 700,000 undocumented students enrolled in K–12 schools across the country are now in jeopardy.

Supreme Court precedent and federal civil rights laws require states to provide equal access to public education to all children, including those who are undocumented. To ensure that undocumented youth receive an equitable education that prepares them for college and a career, it is imperative that school administrators, educators, and other personnel understand the unique needs of these students and receive high-quality training and support on how to best serve them.

Please join Phillip Lovell, vice president of policy development and government relations at the Alliance; Jamie Fasteau, principal at Education Counsel; Carlos A. Guevara, senior policy advisor at UnidosUS; and Eduardo Mendez, principal of Guadalupe Centers High School (MO) as they discuss DACA, the rights of undocumented students, and best practices for creating a culturally inclusive school environment. Panelists also will address questions from online viewers.

Panelists 

Jamie Fasteau, Principal, EducationCounsel
Carlos A. Guevara, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, UnidosUS
Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations, Alliance for Excellent Education
Eduardo Mendez, Principal, Guadalupe Centers High School (MO)

REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR

 


Additional Upcoming Webinars:

Monday, October 16, 2017A Learner with Agency Is a Learner Who Is Future Ready

Tuesday, October 17, 2017Future Ready Librarians: Building Instructional Partnerships

New EL Teacher Meeting: Wednesday, October 11 3:30-5:00

posted Oct 8, 2017, 12:36 PM by Professional Learning

Hello All, 

Just a friendly reminder that we have our first new EL teacher meeting of the new school year scheduled for next Wednesday, October 11th from 3:30-5:00. The meeting will take place at the SAU office in the large conference room. 

I have attached a draft agenda for your review. All new EL hires this year are highly encouraged to attend (especially this first meeting). Teachers new to the EL Department will be offered a stipend to attend. All other MSD educators are welcome to attend, especially if you need a refresher on the topics outlined in the agenda; unfortunately, I cannot offer a stipend for our veteran staff. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Happy Friday!
Wendy 

NHDOE Professional Learning Opportunities

posted Sep 30, 2017, 4:00 PM by Professional Learning


Learning Forward NH's Annual Conference Presents

posted Sep 30, 2017, 3:50 PM by Professional Learning

Please join us at Learning Forward NH's Annual Conference on November 17!


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UNH Online Learning Opportunities

posted Sep 30, 2017, 3:48 PM by Professional Learning

Take advantage of these online opportunities - register now!
Download a Fall 2017 Catalog
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Online Workshops for Educators

Strategies for Teaching Persuasive Writing (Gr. 3- 8)Oct 9 - Nov 12, Instructors: Lynna Kalna and Fred Wolff

This online course will provide instructional strategies and lesson ideas for deepening instruction in opinion/persuasive/argumentative writing. Learn how to teach writing in a more fluid, engaging style.

Strategies for Teaching Persuasive Writing (Gr. 3- 8)

Brian-Based TeachingOct 9 - Nov 17, Instructor: Faye Cragin

Obtain information about brain research, the basics of brain anatomy and maturation, and how the brain learns—with the goal of becoming better able to work with students who

need to overcome skill deficits.

Brian-Based Teaching

Using Technology to Create Online Courses and PresentationsOct 9 - Nov 10, Instructor: Faye Cragin

In this online course, learn how to create a course, presentation, or training for online delivery using tools like SnagIt, Audacity, Articulate, and MovieMaker. Review software and discuss best technology for your use.

Using Technology to Create Online Courses and Presentations

UNH Professional Development & Training

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603-862-7380 phone | 603-862-7381 fax

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More Opportunities from edWeb.net

posted Sep 30, 2017, 3:37 PM by Professional Learning


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State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition
Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Becky Butler, Assistant Director, Office of Middle and Secondary Learning, West Virginia Department of Education; Molly Yowell, Digital Content Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education
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Close the Achievement Gap: 
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Monday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning
Visit Leadership and Innovation

Theresa Ellington
Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager, Life Schools Charter School in Texas
Visit Digital Learning & Leadership

Kathryn Wahl
How to Implement Successful Inclusive Programming
Monday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Greg Turchetta
Overcome Social Media Barriers to Create a District-Wide Movement
Thursday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Greg Turchetta, Executive Director of Communications and Community Engagement at Collier County Public Schools in Naples, FL
Visit Family Engagement & Community Outreach in K-12
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Character Education: 
Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis (Vietnam)
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
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Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Visit The Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Literacy Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Dr. Almitra Berry-Jones, Author of the Book Effecting Change: Intervention for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Executive Director of District Partnerships, Achieve3000
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Keeping Your Students Safe Online: The Toledo Model
Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Shannon Bischoff and Amy Graver, Technology Facilitators, Toledo Public Schools; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
Visit Success in a Digital World

Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers
Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO
Visit New Teacher Help

Dyslexia: Applying New Research to our School Practices
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Susan E. Miller, M.A., LDT-C, Assistant Director of the Robinowitz Education Center
Visit Empowering Struggling Readers

How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: 
Proven Tools and Tips
Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presented by Carrie A. Olson, PhD, Researcher and Teacher, West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools; with Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director of SYTA and the SYTA Youth Foundation
Visit Teach & Travel

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edWeb.net Free Webinars

posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:32 AM by Professional Learning

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Monday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Using Data to Combat Attrition and Keep Good Teachers
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Henry Wellington, CEO and Founder, Upbeat 
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Formative Assessment with Mathematical Models
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Assess Students' Impromptu Speaking Skills with a Free App
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Building a Belief System for Social and Emotional Success of Struggling Readers
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
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Empowering Struggling Readers
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Growth Mindset-Not Just for Kids: Why Educators' Mindsets Matter and What They Can Do
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
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Early Geometry Concepts: Making Connections to the Real World
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Jessica Bobo, Elementary Mathematics Consultant & Author, ORIGO Education
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Mathematics for Young Learners
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State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition
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Character Education: Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis (Vietnam)
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Powerhouse Positive Guidance: Nurturing and Empowering Young Children through the Ups and Downs
Thursday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time 
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Youth Mental Health First Aid

posted Sep 17, 2017, 8:19 AM by Professional Learning

The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is hosting an 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course on November 15th and 17th8:30am-12:30pm both days, at our Bedford Counseling Associates location (2 Wall St., 3rd floor).

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care (see attached flyer).

 

To register and make arrangements to pay the $10.00 course fee, please contact Dave Carroll at carrolld@mhcgm.org.



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