Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
for Children and Youth with
May 15, 2017
SERESC Conference Center
Providers from a variety of disciplines care for children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders who struggle with challenging behaviors across home and school settings. This poses a challenge. This conference will provide opportunities to learn more about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, an evidence-based treatment for challenging behaviors in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
The one-day conference will include two keynote presentations.
Whenever a large societal swing occurs, associated shifts in behavior norms and acceptability also can be experienced. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for example, indicated after the 2016 Presidential election, educators "reported that school climate had been negatively impacted." The purpose of this presentation is to describe how our knowledge and experience with positive behavioral interventions and supports could be considered as an immediate, important, and effective preventive response for students with disabilities with dramatic shifts in school and classroom climate. Based on our prevention and behavioral sciences, we suggest that educators must "double down" now on their PBIS implementation to maintain school and classroom host environments that are safe, respectful, equitable, and effective for all students.
Function-based support and teaching for generalized responding for students with disabilities will be discussed. The more complex and intensive the learning need, the more deliberate and explicit the teaching approach. The teaching and learning goal is efficient self-managed use of expected behavior within and across natural settings and contexts, especially, where ineffective behavior is more likely to be displayed. The purpose of this session is to review the core features of a specialized functioned based approach to behavior support and the importance of teaching social skills, in particular, so that accurate, sustained, and generalized responding is most likely to occur. Topics include function-based support, understanding and addressing behavior habits, phases of teaching and learning, and promoting general case responding.
Registration is online and by credit card only. The registration fee is $75. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The registration deadline is 10 days prior to the activity date.
Learners will be able to discuss the core features of positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS), including function-based support, understanding and addressing behavior habits, phases of teaching and learning, and promoting general case responding.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This CME is sponsored by: The Child Psychiatry Autism Program at DHMC; NH-ME LEND Program at Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine; Maine LEND at the University of New England; The LEND Program at Boston Children's Hospital and Eunice Kennedy Shriver LEND Program at University of Massachusetts Medical School
The "Early Connections: Teaching in and Information Age" Conference Brochure is Here!
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plymouth State University
Harold E. Hyde Hall
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Click here or on the picture above for a printable brochure!
Becoming Techwise Early Childhood Educators:
Making Sense of Screen Media Use with Young Children
Patricia Cantor, EdD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, PSU
Mary Cornish, PhD, Professor of Early Childhood Education, PSU
Dr. Patricia Cantor and Dr. Mary Cornish first began researching and writing about the impact of screen media on young children in 2000. Since then, they have presented extensively about screen media and children at regional and national conferences and have conducted numerous workshops for families and early childhood professionals. In 2016, their book, Techwise Infant and Toddler Teachers: Making Sense of Screen Media for Children Under 3, was published by Information Age. The Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood called the book “an important read for anyone who works with young children – both those who enthusiastically embrace digital technologies and those who are concerned about their use.”
Dr. Cantor worked in publishing children’s books before changing careers to become a preschool teacher. Then, she was the director of a child care center/lab school. For the past 25 years, as a professor of Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth State University, she has taught hundreds of undergraduate students in courses on child development, inclusive early education, infant and toddler care and education, the history and philosophy of early childhood education, and early childhood advocacy and policy. Dr. Cantor frequently provides professional development for early childhood educators, including a series on the brain development of infant/toddlers. She is also involved in advocacy initiatives to promote high-quality early care and education.
Dr. Cornish has several years of experience working with diverse children and families in Head Start and military child care as an on-site professional development specialist. She has worked as an infant/toddler teacher and a child care program director. As professor and Chair in the Early Childhood Studies Department at Plymouth State University, she teaches undergraduate courses in culturally responsive early care and education and constructivist curriculum and teaching, with a focus on family engagement. Dr. Cornish edited the book, Promising Practices for Partnering with Families in the Early Years (Information Age Publishing, 2008), which is a volume in the award-winning American Education Research Association’s Research to Practice series.
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or on the "E".
Conference cost is $35 per person.
Participants can receive up to 6 hours of professional development, including a welcome address and networking time.
Registration is online only and pre-registration is required.
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
The preparation of this email was financed under a Contract with the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division for Children, Youth and Families, Child Development Bureau with funds provided in part by the State of New Hampshire and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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Reserve your Space Now - Speaker Series with Mike Anderson on April 11
Differentiation with Award Winning Educator and Author - Mike Anderson, April 11, Portsmouth
Engage your students with the power of choice! When teachers share power and control with students, offering meaningful choices about their work, school becomes vibrant and interesting place where students care about their work.
Given appropriate choices and taught how to choose well, students will self-differentiate. Using choice efficiently, many teachers find new passion for the working in the classroom with motivated students. Join presenter Mike Anderson and gain skills for practicing choice, experience choice in action and leave with resources for on-going implementation.
Presenter Mike Anderson is an award winning educator and author. Participants will receive a copy of Mike’s ASCD award winning book, "Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn."
Counseling, Coaching & Social Work
Language Arts and Literacy
Grant Management and Resources
Family and Community Engagement Conference
Tuesday, May 9, UNH-Durham
Family and school staff partnerships play a critical role in the support of academic achievement and school improvement. Featured speaker Karen Mapp, Ed.D., will discuss the link between these partnerships and student outcomes. Additional presentations will highlight resources to build sustainable family and community engagement programs, facilitate communication in the IEP process, examples of family and community engagement from early childhood through middle school and community efforts in teen mental health.
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University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension - 59 College Road - Durham, NH 03824
13th Annual New Hampshire Mental Health Symposium
May 10, 2017
Resilience for Children and Adults: Building Foundations for Emotional Well-being and Success
Presenter: Andrew Shatté, Ph.D.
- A fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Executive Education
- Former professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
- Currently a research professor in the College of Medicine
at the University of Arizona
CLICK to view 18 minute Ted Talk by Andrew Shatté. Or go to:
Location: SERESC Conference Center in Bedford, NH
Our Presenter, Dr. Shatté, is co-author of The Resilience Factor, published by Random House in 2002 and re-released in a new edition in 2010. He also co-authored meQuilibrium, a Random House book on resilience and stress. Dr. Shatté is founder and President of Phoenix Life Academy, a training company that specializes in measuring and training for resilience. He is in high demand as a speaker and has delivered over 1,000 keynote speeches and addresses over the last decade.
Why does one person overcome adversity while another falls into helplessness? Resilience is a crucial ingredient – perhaps the crucial ingredient – to a happy, healthy life. In this fast-paced, interactive, and fun presentation, Dr. Andrew Shatté will lead you on a tour of the big questions in the psychology of resilience.
Probably more than anything else, resilience is what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down. Everyone needs resilience. We hope that you will attend!
And, please share this email and information.
Please feel free to contact me with any inquiries. Thank you!
Joann Batty, M. Adult Ed.
Continuing Education Coordinator
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
1555 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
d. (603) 206-8609 or ext. 5359
Register here: http://www.cvent.com/d/k5qn8h/1Q . THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS: March 26, 2017!
The Spring Instructional Conference offers 5.5 hours of high-quality professional development for all disciplines. Our dynamic keynote speaker will be Lisa Flynn of Yoga4Classrooms and she will speak on educating and caring for the “whole child.” The fee of $45 for members helps us host amazing presenters, provide a great location, and offer catered breakfast and lunch. Members save $115 off the regular conference rate! Non-member price: $160. NEA Student member price: $0 (*You must be an NEA Student member by 3/26/17. Join at http://www.nea.org/home/1676.htm.)
High-quality professional development throughout the year is one of the truly RICH benefits of being an NEA-NH member! We hope all your members will attend!
Irv & Ally
Coordinator for Public Education and School Support
Public Education and School Support Assistant
South Central UniServ Assistant
9 South Spring St., Concord, NH 03301
603-715-9311 (Direct Line)
603-224-7751 x 311 (NEA-NH Office)
The New Hampshire
2500 River Road
Manchester, NH 03101
February 1, 2017
Dear Administrators, Faculty and Staff,
The board of New Hampshire Writers’ Project (NHWP) invites you
to join us at Southern New Hampshire University on April 1, 2017 for our new Teacher Track, one of many initiatives
we plan to introduce this year in an effort to serve you, your students and all
emerging young writers across our state.
We have designed two sessions with teachers in mind; professional
development certificates will be available upon request.
A workshop called Literature Out Loud where spoken word poets, comedians, and
professional actors will perform excerpts from works submitted by your students.
A Teacher Training Session with with NPR’s own
Bill Littlefield, host of “Only a Game” and education activist with 39 years of
classroom experience. Bill will reveal the tools that have enabled him to get
students writing from the heart, including writing prompts and other
The sessions will run from 2:00pm to 4:15pm,
after which we invite you to join us for an end of day celebration—Bottom of the Ninth— where Bill
Littlefield and Glenn Stout (author and editor of Best American Sports Writing) will read some baseball related
selections. A number of prizes will also
be raffled off, including and Red Sox tickets; must be present to win.
There is no charge for the Teacher Track but space is limited, so please reserve yours today
by emailing email@example.com
For a more complete description of these sessions, and
everything else on offer at Writers’ Day, go to http://www.nhwritersproject.org/content/writers-day-2016
(It will take you to the 2017 Writers’ Day page.) Of course,
if you’d like to join us for the whole day, you may register there as well.
Fees from Writers’ Day allow us to provide programming throughout the year,
including a college essay workshop we hope to pilot in the fall. If you are
unable to attend Writers’ Day this year, but would like to find out more about
programs that might interest your students, such as the statewide Flash Fiction
Slam, check out http://www.nhwritersproject.org/
Kathy Gillett Trustee, New Hampshire Writers’ Project
|NHASCD Board Announces|
New [Interim] Executive Director!
| Dear NHASCD Members and Friends,|
It is with real excitement that I hope you will join me in welcoming the newly appointed NHASCD [Interim] Executive Director, Dr. Christopher Harper, who begins in this role on March 1st. Chris has served as the NHASCD Treasurer, the Academic Dean of Pinkerton Academy, and most recently as an independent Educational Consultant working with various NH districts.
Chris Harper has also been selected for numerous recognitions, including a 2014 EDies Award for his Outstanding Educational Leadership. You may have seen him working the Audio-Visual set-up at NHASCD conferences, or met him at the Pinkerton Academy / NHASCD Summer Institutes. Soon you will see Chris hosting NHASCD's May 19th MATH conference in Concord!
For me, it has been an immense honor to serve as NHASCD's Executive Director for the past six and a half years. I announced my retirement in order for a younger person to have the same opportunities that I've enjoyed as Executive Director.
So much learning! So many new friends and colleagues, both in New Hampshire and around the world! Most of all, I am deeply grateful to have worked with such an incredibly talented and supportive Board, and for the hugely rewarding opportunities to help plan and host numerous NHASCD professional learning events.
In recent years NHASCD has continued to co-sponsor with Plymouth State University the outstanding New Hampshire Journal of Education, support ASCD Student Chapters at PSU and Southern NH University, expand the number of conference Sponsors and exhibitors, and of course each year organize an extraordinary series of conference speakers. NHASCD has also been involved with impressive advocacy work and been selected for numerous national awards; in addition, NHASCD representatives serve on various Task Forces and Advisory committees at the NH Department of Education.
So there's plenty to celebrate as we welcome Chris Harper as NHASCD's [Interim] Executive Director!
In closing, thank you all for your devotion to New Hampshire's students, and your commitment to constantly strengthening the teaching, learning, and leading in our schools.
With warm thanks,
Susan Copley, Ph.D., your now former NHASCD Exec. Director
|Spring Ahead with MATH guru|
Steven Leinwand on May 19th!
Steven Leinwand on Sensible, Accessible Instructional Strategies for Increasing Math Engagement and Achievement
May 19th, 2017, 8:30am- 3pm,
Grappone Center, Concord, NH
Steven Leinwand's fast-paced, energetic presentation will be full of real-world examples. Throughout the day he will also describe and model key strategies and characteristics of high quality mathematics instruction -- and share explicit ideas on how to bring these instructional shifts to scale.
Steven Leinwand has received numerous awards for his leadership contributions to the field of mathematics education. He has served on the NCTM Board of Directors; his books include Sensible mathematics: A guide for school leaders and Accessible Mathematics: Ten Instructional shifts that raise student achievement. He is also an energetic, lively presenter who understands the content of mathematics and how to make math interesting, engaging, and successful for all students.
We look forward to a terrific day of professional learning on May 19th!
the 'grandfather of PLCs'
| It is with great sadness we note the passing of Dr.|
Richard P. "Rick" DuFour on February 8th after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
Rick and his wife Becky presented on Professional Learning Communities at NHASCD conferences in 2010 and 2012, providing information and support for teachers and administrators who understood the potential for this kind of collaborative PLC work. As a result, New Hampshire schools implemented his model with enthusiasm and a renewed sense of purpose.
Rick DuFour was a prolific writer and sought-after speaker who generously mentored thousands of students and educators. Rick and Becky were also gracious and kind people who were devoted to each other -- and passionate about ensuring that teachers work together effectively to ensure that ALL students succeed.
In recent years Rick DuFour struggled with serious health issues (Stage IV lung cancer...and he never smoked), yet he continued to play competitive tennis, wrote another excellent book (In Praise of American Educators, 2015), and continued to present at packed PLC Summits.
Rick DuFour's life was one of love, service, courage and leadership. He taught us about PLCs, but also taught us about living and dying with grace and humor. An amazing man...
|NHASCD 2017 - 2018 Conference Presenters|
[Registrations will open this summer]
Will you be attending the ASCD "Empower17" international March conference in Anaheim, CA? If so, we hope you have the opportunity to chat with our New Hampshire Student Chapter representatives; they are outstanding education majors from Southern NH University and Plymouth State University whom you see volunteering at NHASCD conferences. They work hard to raise the funds to attend the annual ASCD conferences where they soak up the rich professional learning and enjoy meeting other student chapter members and practicing educators from near and far. Student chapter reps also spend an extra day volunteering at a local shelter, school, or soup kitchen, a tradition that was started many years ago by PSU's then Advisor, Dr. Marianne True. We hope you are members of both NHASCD and ASCD. As an ASCD member you receive monthly copies of EL/ Educational Leadership, a prestigious journal that has (like its counterpart, The New Hampshire Journal of Education) in-depth, highly readable and useful articles for those working in schools. Check out the new March, 2017, edition of EL where there's a excellent article (pp. 75 - 78) on 5 Dispositions for Personalization by the NHASCD President-Elect, Kim Carter!
Also representing NHASCD in Anaheim: Board member Dr. Steve Lebel and [Interim] Executive Director Dr. Chris Harper. They will be joining thousands of educators from around the globe who will be listening, discussing, connecting with new colleagues -- and hopefully enjoying some warm southern California sunshine!
|Thanks to NHASCD's|
2016 - 2017 Conference Series Sponsors!
|When you attend NHASCD conferences,|
we invite you to stop by our
Sponsors and Exhibitors to learn more about their innovative
Programs, Products, and Services.
This training will focus on a model for resolving ethical issues when they arise. Participants will discuss examples of ethical conflicts and will work in small groups to resolve the conflicts. The larger group will review the resolution plans and assess the methods by which resolution was achieved. This training will not involve a review of any complete Code of Ethics, it is intended to be an interactive exercise in ethical conflict resolution.
- Discuss the importance of the Code of Ethics for participants' profession as it guides clinical practice and protects the client, the employer, the profession, society at large, and the clinician.
- Recognize professional ethical conflicts.
- Learn a framework to resolve ethical conflicts when they occur.
MHCGM Trainings listed in Training Insights:
Frederic J. White LICSW, LADC, C-CATODSW
MARCH 8, 2017
|Stages of Change||March 15, 2017|
|LEAP (Listening, Empathizing, Agreeing and Partnering)||April 4, 2017|
|Motivational Interviewing - Level I||April 13, 2017|
|Integrated Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders||April 20, 2017|
|Motivational Interviewing for Adolescents and Young Adults||May 2, 2017|
|Motivational Interviewing - Level 2 - Intermediate||May 3, 2017|
|Illness Management & Recovery (IMR)||May 17 & May 18, 2017|
|Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)||May 23, 2017|
SAVE THE DATE!!! REGISTRATION BEGINS MARCH 6!!
13th Annual New Hampshire Mental Health Symposium
May 10, 2017
Andrew Shatté, PhD
"Resilience through the Life-Cycle: Understanding Resilience and its Application to Emotional Wellness"
For a "sneak peek" watch Dr.
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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 email@example.com
The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
401 Cypress Street
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Mental Health Ctr of Greater Manchester, 401 Cypress Street, Manchester, NH 03103
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