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NHDOE Professional Development/Learning Opportunities

posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:13 PM by Professional Learning

Legal Issues for School Nurses Seminar

The 2nd Legal Issues for School Nurses Seminar sponsored by the Office
of Student Wellness and the NH Department of Education is taking place
on Wednesday, August 23rd from 9:00 a.m. - noon at Plymouth State
University, 2 Pillsbury Street, Concord. This professional development
event will continue to answer questions, as well as review changes
from this recent legislative session. There is no cost. For more
information or to register please go to

Contact: Nancy Wells, (603) 271-2960, Nancy.Wells@doe.nh.gov

CS4NH Summit

K‐12 educators and allies, plan to join us for the second annual
CS4NH summit that will bring together NH and national experts, K‐12
and higher education teams, business industry representatives, and
policy drivers to share our common vision for K‐12 CS in NH. CS4NH
is about expanding K12 access to Computer Science education. This
event taking place, Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. -
3:30 p.m. at White Mountains Community College, Berlin, will include
workshops for a variety of user levels and will be a great opportunity
to learn more about integrating CS. There is no cost to participate.
Pre‐registration is required and space is limited on a first‐come,
first‐serve basis. To register go to bit.ly/cs4nh

Contact: David Benedetto, (603) 271-3855, David.Benedetto@doe.nh.gov

School Nurse Essentials

This three-day workshop is being offered October 6th and 7th and March
10th. School Nurse Essentials, presented by the New Hampshire School
Nurses' Association in collaboration with the New Hampshire Department
of Education, is being held at the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord,
Register for one, two or all three days. To register or for more
information go to https://nhsna.wildapricot.org/event-2561416

Conversations on Culture and Diversity

The demographics of New Hampshire are changing. It is up to each of us
to learn from each other on how to promote equitable outcomes for all
students and young adults in NH. Register today to start the dialogue
in this four hour conversation that will focus on open communication &
creating a space for learning & growth opportunities for all. The
facilitated conversation & activities will explore concepts of culture
& diversity that influence our practices in education & wellness. This
event is taking place December 12th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
the NH Department of Education.

Contact; Michelle Myler, (603) 271-4018, Michelle.Myler@doe.nh.gov


New Hampshire Special Education Procedural Safeguards Handbook

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) requires
that school districts provide parents a copy of the procedural
safeguards (parental rights) only one time a school year. There are
additional times when a copy must be given: (1) upon initial referral
or parent request for evaluation; (2) upon receipt of the first State
complaint or the first due process complaint in a school year; (3)
when a decision is made to take a disciplinary action that constitutes
a change of placement; and (4) upon parent request. For more
information please see FY 2017 memo #34 at

Contact: Barbara J. Dauphinais, 603-271-3791
Barbara.Raymond@doe.nh.gov <mailto:Barbara.Raymond@doe.nh.gov>

Operation Prevention

To combat America's rapidly growing opioid and heroin epidemic, the
United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery
Education have partnered on a new joint nationwide education
initiative called Operation Prevention. Designed for middle and high
school students, educators and parents, Operation Prevention educates
students about the science behind drug addiction and its impact, and
includes resources that help initiate lifesaving conversations in the
home and classroom. The no-cost initiative offers standards-aligned
digital classroom resources including lesson plans, and a parent

In addition to this program, Discovery Education has over 30
partnerships in traditionally under resourced areas such as STEM,
health & wellness, college & career readiness and more---that are all
standards-aligned and available to schools and communities at no cost.
For a full listing of Discovery Education's free resources visit


Art Jam Bridge Fest/Guinness World Record

On September 23, 2017, Art Jam Bridge Fest in Manchester will launch
an expressive and interactive arts festival to raise awareness,
educate, and fundraise for the heroin/opioid/addiction crisis in NH.

The NH Department of Education and the Governor's Office would like to
join the event's organizers to spread a message of hope. One way to do
this is through a shared project -- such as aiming to set a Guinness
World Record. Butterflies represent hope. Imagine thousands of paper
butterflies in one location, each artfully decorated by its maker, to
illustrate the message of the day! This display at Art Jam Bridge Fest
could set the first-ever world record for the largest collection of
paper-crafted butterflies. Schools and youth of all ages can help us
reach that goal and be part of the Butterflies of Hope* *display.
Finished butterflies are due by September 14, 2017. For more
information go to http://artjambridgefest.com
or contact Lucie Chakmakas at (603) 669-5777 or
LChakmakas@manchesterrg.com <mailto:LChakmakas@manchesterrg.com>

The American Soldier, A Photographic Tribute, The Civil War to the War
in Iraq

The Wright Museum of World War II is hosting this exhibit until
October 31st. Culled from almost 4,000 photographs from private and
museum collections by curator and producer Cyma Rubin, this
photographic tribute focuses on the solders themselves. The exhibit
also celebrates the photographers and photojournalists who risked
their lives to record America's wars for the people at home. The
images provide glimpses into history as well as a record of the
development of photography. Photos range from posed ones from the
Civil War to action-packed ones taken by photographers embedded with
the soldiers and marines that make you feel part of the action. For
more information go to

*Assistive Technology (AT) After School Series*

By popular demand the ATinNH After School Series is back. The IOD
invites you to join them for these two-hour sessions and discover how
you can immediately implement new techniques to engage students in
interactive learning and a world of powerful apps to support
individuals with disabilities. There will also be a special session
where you can create customized solutions for your students. These
sessions are taking place September 20 & 27, 2017October 4, & 11,
2017 from 3:30 .p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at the IOD Professional Development
Center, 56 Old Suncook Road, Concord. For more information or to
register go to http://www.iod.unh.edu/atafterschool

*Providing Remote Interactive Assistive Technology Services*

Everyone benefits from using remote video interactive services whether
on the receiving or the delivery end. This workshop will help you to
develop your own ideas for using interactive video conferencing to
personalize your AT services, save professional time, reduce the miles
you drive and expand the reach of your AT offerings. This workshop is
taking place September 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the
Grappone Conference Center, 70 Constitution Avenue, Concord. For more
information or to register go to http://www.iod.unh.edu/remoteat

NH's Manufacturing Week has expanded to Manufacturing Month

This year's NH Manufacturing Month will take place in October. High
school and middle school students may tour manufacturing sites, visit
postsecondary manufacturing programs, and learn about career &
technical education opportunities. NH CTE's and community colleges
will schedule open houses for students and members of the community to
learn about their advanced manufacturing programs. The Governor's
Advanced Manufacturing Summit is a highlight of the week's events. One
of the primary goals of NH Manufacturing Month is to provide students
with the opportunity to learn about advanced manufacturing and the
high-demand career opportunities this sector of the economy provides.
The Department of Education, and its partners, NH Manufacturing
Extension Partnership, NH Division of Economic Development, and NH
Community College System, have organized NH Manufacturing Week for the
last four years. If you are interested in scheduling a tour for your
students, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHMFG2017

Contact: Courtney Ritchings, (603) 271-3809,
Courtney.Ritchings@doe.nh.gov <mailto:Courtney.Ritchings@doe.nh.gov>

Annual TechWomen Ambassadors Week 2017

The NH High Tech Council's TechWomen|TechGirls committee is in
planning stages for the 3rd Annual TechWomen Ambassadors Week 2017 for
8th and 9th grade girls. This year the events will take place the week
of November 13 - 17, 2017. The theme is STEMspiration to Explore STEM
Careers. This one day, two hour event will take place at several high
schools across the state. TechWomen Ambassadors representing various
high tech industry sectors including aerospace, robotics, biotech,
computing, engineering, green tech offer their expertise and hands-on
demonstrations. Interested in hosting a TechWomen Ambassador Event at
your school this year? Contact Carol Miller, committee chair at (603)
271-2341 or email Carol at carol.miller@dred.nh.gov

LifeChanger of the Year Award

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program sponsored by National
Life Group that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school
employees across the country. Our program celebrates those who are
making a significant difference in the lives of students by
exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
Nominations for the 2017-2018 LifeChanger of the Year Program are now
open. For more information or to nominate someone please go to

Poetry Out Loud Program

Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation program that
encourages the nation's youth to learn great poetry. Through depth of
learning, memorization, and performance, the program helps students
master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about
their literary heritage. Poetry Out Loud builds on the spoken word as
an art form, inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word,
contextual analysis, and theater into the classroom. In New Hampshire,
any high school — public, private, or parochial, as well as home
school groups — are welcomed to participate. There is no charge to
compete and materials are provided. For more information go to

Road Safety Kids' Art Contest

This contest lets children in kindergarten through sixth grade (ages
5-12) use their creativity and talent to help raise awareness of how
to stay safe on the roads. This year's contest will run through
September 24th. The Our Roads, Our Safety Partnership along with the
Commercial Motor Vehicle Partnership will determine the winners in
October. For more information go to

NRRA School Recycling CLUB

posted Aug 13, 2017, 4:10 PM by Professional Learning

Get your students excited about recycling with a NRRA School Recycling CLUB workshop! 
School Recycling CLUB Workshops: Don't Wait to Schedule for Your School!  
NRRA Workshops are designed for use in standard classroom settings and most can be tailored to fit the curriculum and developmental needs of any class, grades K-12. Workshops are also useful as a staff development
tool and work great as the focus of a Green Team meeting or Recycling Club after-school event.Workshops are generally 50 minutes long, but can be shortened or lengthened to fit any classroom period.

See Workshop Descriptions Below 
Workshops Now 10% off 
Schedule a workshop between now and  October 1, 2017 to
 receive 10% off! 
NH Schools are eligible for a grant up to half off workshops and technical assistance thanks to New Hampshire the Beautiful. Grant form here 

Garbage Guerrillas

A workshop version of our very popular Trash On the Lawn Day (T.O.L.D).  Rather than sorting all the waste from a day, participants collect small working samples of waste, which are audited and analyzed. 

Healthy Home, Clean Waters 

Participants investigate household toxins, primarily cleaning chemicals. They learn how to identify toxic products, why it matters to human health and the environment, how to safely dispose of toxics and how
to make or find safer alternatives in the market place. Appropriate for all ages, hands-on activities vary according to group. All participants receive recipe books for making non-toxic products from common,
inexpensive items.

Back to the Earth 

Yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 27 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That's a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead! Composting offers obvious resource management benefits and creates a useful product from organic waste that would otherwise have been landfilled. This workshop, available for all
age groups, explains how composting works and how to make it work.


Participants are introduced to the specifics of solid waste management as practiced every day in their local community. This workshop identifies the organizations which handle recyclables and compostables in your own town and region.

Waste=Global Climate Change 

This workshop connects waste and global climate change and is followed by a Q&A session. A group break-out session explores and evaluates the school using a waste-focused "School Sustainability Scorecard."
Teams reassemble to report their findings and to reflect on environmental practices and policies the school already has and those they might consider adopting.


NRRA School Recycling CLUB 
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PD from The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

posted Aug 2, 2017, 6:45 PM by Professional Learning

Visit our NEW Website:  WWW.MHCGM.ORG
Continuing Education trainings are under Wellness Education

MHCGM Trainings listed:

Skill Enrichment Series Trainings

FALL 2017




LEAP Training

Tuesday Aug. 15, 2017

9:00 - 3:30 pm

Motivational Interviewing I

               Thursday Sept. 7,   2017                                     

9:00 - 4:30

Stages of Change

Thursday Sept. 14, 2017

9:00 - 4:30

Motivational Interviewing I

                                                                                                                                    Thursday Sept. 28, 2017                                                      

9:00 - 4:30

C.A.L.M. Training

Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017

9:00 - 12:15 pm

CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Wednesday 10/18/17

NOW - 6 hour training!9:00 - 4:30

STIGMA - Strategies for Health Professionals

Thursday October 19, 2017

9:00 - 11:00 AM

IMR - Illness Management & Recovery

                                               Wednesday & Thursday 

1/8 & 11/9 2017

                (MUST attend both days)

9:00 - 4:30 both days

BFT - Behavioral Family Therapy

Thursday 12/7/17

9:00 - 4:30

IDDT - Integrated Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

Thursday, 12/14/2017

9:00 - 4:30

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A new issue of Training Insights will be available in about two weeks, so please send your training dates, suggestions, or comments to Joann Batty at 603-206-8609 or e-mailbattyjoa@mhcgm.org 

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UNH - Engineering is Elementary

posted Jul 28, 2017, 7:01 AM by Professional Learning

UNH -Creative Coding with Scratch

posted Jul 28, 2017, 7:00 AM by Professional Learning

Workshop on Middle School Computer Science Curriculum from Code.org

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:11 AM by Professional Learning

Today on the ETNews Listserv

ITEM:  Workshop on Middle School Computer Science Curriculum from Code.org  


Code.org has just released an exciting new Middle School Computer Science curriculumhttps://code.org/educate/csd called CS Discoveries. This is a yearlong curriculum that can be broken down into modules to be completed different times over the course of a number of years. This is ideal for districts that are just getting into such a course of studies. Unfortunately, there is not training available in this region this summer through Code.org, so we thought we would do it ourselves.

Karen Locke, a certified Code.org trainer, and I have been putting our heads together to plan a series of exploratory workshops to support the implementation of CS Discoveries in NH. We are planning to do a training day on August 17th with  follow up sessions through the year. Here is our draft plan


Draft Agenda for the day: 8:00 - 3:30

8:00 - 8:30 -- Introduction and Welcome

8:30 - 9:00 -- CS Discoveries teaching practice

9:00 - 10:00 -- Problem Solving

10:00 - 10:15 -- Break

10:15 - 12:30 -- Web Development

12:30 - 1:15 -- Lunch

1:15 - 3:00 -- Animations and Games

3:00 - 3:30 -- Wrap up


The workshop will be held at Deerfield Community School, 66 North Road, Deerfield NH. The cost of $50 will include snacks, lunch, supplies and the Circuit Playground from Adafruit  https://www.adafruit.com/product/3000a programing device use in the curriculum. Spaces will be limited to 20 participants




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UNH Learning Opportunity

posted Jul 24, 2017, 12:55 PM by Professional Learning


posted Jul 12, 2017, 7:54 AM by Professional Learning




  • integrates with art, literacy, and math activities
  • fits in with what you already do during morning meeting
  • increases your students' observation and inquiry skills
  • can be done with materials you already have in your classroom
  • AND is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) ??


Then don't miss these 2-day workshops - come to one or come to all three.


Workshop Schedule: 

August 7th & 8th:  Earth Systems, Seasons

August 14th & 15th:  Soil, Water

Fall Date TBD
**:  Clouds, Climate, Sky Color  
**FREE Sky Color classroom kit ($125 value) for the first 12 registrants.  
Location: STEM Discovery Lab, UNH Manchester

NOTE New Pricing Structure: $175 per two-day workshop.
OPTIONAL: $25 Teacher Binder includes implementation guide, background information, 21 activities and 7 storybooks (discounted price!), $50 Classroom Kits with non-consumable materials

Light Breakfast and Lunch provided.

*Storybooks available in many languages, contact us in advance if you need versions in other languages.






Contact Person:  Jennifer Bourgeault, usglobecc@gmail.com(617) 971-8722

UNH Coding Boot Camp

posted Jul 11, 2017, 5:25 PM by Professional Learning

Discover web development at UNH Coding Boot Camp

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Expand Your Skillset: Discover Web Development at UNH Coding Boot Camp

Ready to shift gears in your career - or accelerate it?

In today’s technology-driven economy, learning languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript has become more and more in demand. No matter what career you’ve pursued since earning your education degree, the benefits of learning to code and expanding your logic-based skills can be applied almost anywhere.

UNH Coding Boot Camp
In just six months, UNH Coding Boot Camp equips students with the most in-demand skills for front-end and back-end development.

Classes begin September 12

Tuesday/Thursday6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Portsmouth, NH

In this immersive, part-time program, you’ll receive:

Skilled instruction that covers the fundamentals for full-stack web development
hands-on, dynamic classroom environment, giving you real-world experience working in teams
cutting-edge curriculum with the most in-demand skills: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Java, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, and more
comprehensive portfolio of projects built throughout the course, showcasing your mastery to potential employers
Extensive career support including coaching, resume and social media profile assistance, technical interview training and an engaged network of employer partners

Set your future in motion. Request Program Info and take the first step toward an exciting career in web development.  Alumni who apply now can receive a minimum $500 discount* on tuition.


Connect with one of our admissions advisors at (603) 389-2051 or visit us online to learn more.

*Alumni discount cannot be combined with the early registration discount.

UNH Professional Development & Training

11 Garrison Avenue, G50 | Durham, NH 03824

603-862-7380 phone | 603-862-7381 fax



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Gen YES and NH Office of Educational Technology Launch Gen YES New Hampshire

posted Jun 22, 2017, 6:21 AM by Professional Learning

The Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education is partnering with GenYES to help promote participation of New Hampshire schools in the GenYES program. Dr. Dennis Harper will give a GenYES workshop in Concord on August 9 for interested New Hampshire schools and educators.

All New Hampshire educators are invited to attend a free four-hour workshop, scheduled for August 9 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Concord Center of Plymouth State University. The NH Office of Educational Technology is working with the nonprofit Generation YES to organize a statewide initiative to promote, train, and fund GenYES chapters in interested NH Schools. Dr. Dennis Harper of Generation YES will lead the workshop that will give practical guidance on how to systematically prepare teams of Student Technology Leaders (STLs) in grades 3-12 how to assist teachers and IT staff integrate technology to improve student learning. The workshop is based on 21 years of research and will emphasize the online curriculum and resources available to NH schools through the GenYES program. Implementation strategies and the role of school and district administrators will also be addressed. 

The intensive workshop is for all New Hampshire educators interested in forming a Student Technology Leadership team and learning how to tap into the energy and tech expertise of today’s students.

All you have to do is REGISTER your RSVP.   Lunch will be provided. 

For more information, visit GenYES New Hampshire on NHEON.org.

Dr. Dennis Harper, who will lead the workshop, is widely recognized as one of the world’s eminent leaders in the field of technology in education. Dr. Harper has been responsible for bringing computers and the Internet into thousands of schools in more than 30 countries. He is the founder of the student-centered Generation YES model where youth aged from 10 to 18 provide substantial technology integration support. Dr. Harper has received numerous accolades including District Administration’s Educator of the Year, Converge Magazines’s Shaper of Our future, and in 2010 was recognized by Tech & Learning Magazine as one of the three most influential technology educators over the past 30 years.


Register for August 9 workshop at https://goo.gl/forms/M21pEdcalkAu65RG3

GenYES New Hampshire on NHEON.org  http://nheon.org/genyes/index.html.

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