Learning Opportunities

New Hampshire Tech Leader Circle

posted Nov 25, 2017, 9:37 AM by Professional Learning

Join EdSurge for the first New Hampshire Tech Leader Circle on Thursday evening, Dec 14th in Manchester! EdSurge is traveling around the country to learn best practices around personalized learning from current K-12 educators and school leaders. It will be an evening of dialogue, collaboration, and sharing of the successes and challenges educators are facing with regards to personalized learning. The focus will be on learning from each other and you should walk away with new ideas and new connections. EdSurge will be there to listen and look for local authors who want to write share their stories around personalized learning on EdSurge. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. RSVP here for this free event!

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Youth Engagement & Collaboration Event

posted Nov 5, 2017, 6:18 PM by Professional Learning

edWeb.net PD Opportunities

posted Oct 29, 2017, 4:18 PM by Professional Learning

edWeb.net - Anytime PD for School Leaders
Personalized Learning for You and Your Teachers!
Keep yourself and your teachers current with free edWebinars - live or on-demand. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recordings. Register now and watch the recording later!
If you're an edWeb member, you can view all of your edWebinar activity on your member homepage and download your CE certificates. Your registrations will also appear on your page, making it easy to watch later and take a quiz to get your certificate.
The Edvocate 10 Ed-Tech Resources For School Administrators: edWeb is #3
Upcoming edWebinars with CE Certificates
Sarah M. Rich
Finally, A Guide to Parent Engagement That Works Every Time! 
(Encore Presentation)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Sarah M. Rich, Lead Teacher Champion, Squiggle Park
Visit Creating a Positive School Climate

Dr. Gabe SoumakianDr. Rick MillerLarry Cocco
The School District Funding Challenge: How Technology and Optimization Can Help Reduce Costs
Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Gabe Soumakian, Former Superintendent, League of Innovative Schools, Oxnard, CA; Dr. Rick Miller, Former Superintendent, Santa Ana Unified School District and Riverside Unified School District, CA; and Larry Cocco, Digital Learning Evangelist and Former Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the New Jersey DOE
Visit Super-Connected

Christina Luke, Ph.D.Steve Tardrew
Leveraging Edtech Data to Inform Instruction and Decision Making
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Christina Luke, Ph.D., Project Director of Marketplace Research at Digital Promise; and Steve Tardrew, Vice President of Assessment and Research at Achieve3000
Visit Research and Evidence in Edtech

Vic Wilson, Ed.D.
What’s Your District’s Story? Craft Your Narrative or Someone Else Will
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Vic Wilson, Ed.D. Executive Director, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS)
Visit Family Engagement & Community Outreach in K-12
More free programs for you and your teachers
Character Education: 
Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Gary Littrell (Vietnam)
Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Visit The Medal of Honor Character Development Program

Monica Burns: 10 Tips to Differentiate for Readers
Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Monica Burns, Curriculum and Educational Technology Consultant
Visit Adaptive Literacy Learning

Creating an Advisory Program that Works
Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Matt Pearsall, Senior Program Developer, Committee for Children (Creators of the Second Step Program)
Visit Creating a Positive School Climate

Measuring What Matters: Connecting Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Adam Hengel, Manager of Instructional Services, West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, West Allis, WI; with Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer, DreamBox Learning
Visit Blended Learning

Top Assistive Technology to Support Grade 3-8 Readers
Monday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Mike Marotta, RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional
Visit Empowering Struggling Readers


edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that encourages educators to connect and collaborate to improve teaching and learning - anytime, anywhere.

Contact us to learn more: 800-575-6015 | info@edweb.net | www.edweb.net

Learning Forward NH's Annual Conference

posted Oct 29, 2017, 4:16 PM by Professional Learning

Sign up for our conference: https://www.smore.com/vat6s-professional-learning-conference

When you sign up to come to our conference:

Executive Board Members: Click "pay at door" and create a note: $50 for Board Members.

Please Join Us! Learning Forward NH's Annual Conference Presents The 6 Core Principles Of Improvement Breakout Session Topics...

9th Annual School Recycling Conference

posted Oct 29, 2017, 4:13 PM by Professional Learning   [ updated Oct 29, 2017, 4:15 PM ]

Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices

posted Oct 22, 2017, 7:13 PM by Professional Learning

Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices
Presented by: Susan E. Miller, M.A., LDT-C, Assistant Director of the Robinowitz
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT
Click here to register.

Susan E. Miller will lead this live, interactive session on applying the latest research on supporting students with dyslexia. Attendees will leave knowing:
  • Why, when and how to best screen for dyslexia
  • What activities to include when planning appropriate, meaningful interventions for students presenting the characteristics of dyslexia
  • How to put the latest research on students with dyslexia into action
There will be time to ask Susan your questions after her presentation. All K-12 administrators, educators, special education staff and librarians are invited to attend.
Attendees will receive a CE certificate from edWeb. Please feel free to share this link with anyone who would like to learn more about Learning Ally. If this date/time doesn't work for you, I encourage you to register and a link will be sent to you so that you can view the recorded webinar on demand.

Free edWeb.net Webinars

posted Oct 20, 2017, 6:54 AM by Professional Learning

edWebinars for Every Educator
CE Certificate
Explore the world of free edWebinars - live or on-demand. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recordings. Register now and watch the recording later!

If you're an edWeb member, you can now view all of your edWebinar activity on your member homepage and download your personalized CE certificates. Can't attend live? Register below and the recordings will be saved to your activity page to view at any time, on any device..
New edWebinars with CE Certificates
Shannon Holden
Classroom Management Tips for New Teachers
Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO
James Burnett
Developing Fact Fluency with Understanding: Addition and Subtraction
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by James Burnett, President and Senior Author, ORIGO Education
Katherine Bush
Empowering Readers with Tech Tools
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Katherine Bush, Fourth Grade Teacher, Maury County Public Schools, TN
Robert Simanek
Character Education: 
Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient 
Robert Simanek (Korean War)
Thursday, Oct 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
Kristen Kemple_ Ph.D. 
Teaching Practices to Support Learning through Play in Your Preschool Program
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kristen Kemple, Ph.D., Professor of Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida
Susan E. Miller, M.A., LDT-C
Dyslexia: Applying New Research to Our School Practices
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Susan E. Miller, M.A., LDT-C, Assistant Director of the Robinowitz Education Center
Vic Vuchic 
Tapping Research to Personalize Early Elementary Math Learning
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise Global; and David C. Geary, Curators' Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
Hosted by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director, Learner Positioning Systems, Digital Promise Global
Coming up Next
How We Helped 800 Students Participate in Educational Travel: 
Proven Tools and Tips
Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Carrie A. Olson, PhD, Researcher and Teacher, West Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools; with Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director 
Finally, A Guide to Parent Engagement That Works Every Time! 
(Encore Presentation)
Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Sarah Rich, Lead Teacher Champion, Squiggle Park
How to Support Early Learners with Challenging Behavior
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Rachel Wagner, National Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children
Fostering Student Collaboration Through Coding
Thursday, Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Alfonso Mendoza, Instructional Software Specialist, Sharyland Independent School District, Mission, TX; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
edWeb.net is a free professional learning network that encourages educators to connect and collaborate
to improve teaching and learning - anytime, anywhere.

Contact us to learn more: 800-575-6015 | info@edweb.net | www.edweb.net 


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


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


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.  

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

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

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


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.


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)



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

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