Learning Opportunities

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.

CS4NH Summit

posted Sep 17, 2017, 8:02 AM by Professional Learning

CS4NH Summit  


Join us at White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8:00 to 3:00 for the second annual statewide CS4NH Summit. Whether you're completely new to computer science or computer science educator, there's something for you! 

Google's Computer Science Education Outreach Program Manager, Jennifer Wang, Ph.D., will be keynoting.

CS4NH is about expanding K12 access to Computer Science education.  This event 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.

Hands-on workshops will be provided across the K-12 spectrum for novice to experienced computer science enthusiasts. Topics will include:

  • CoderZ cloud-based curriculum (middle/high)
  • Kibo Robotics (grades 1/2)
  • LEGO WeDo 2.0 (grades 3/4)
  • Coding for Mobile Apps Using Bitsbox
  • Using Python to Teach Mathematics and Science
  • Confident Coders (grades 3-5)
  • Project Lead The Way, Computer Science Principles (high)
  • Project Lead the Way, Launch (elem/middle)
  • Growing a Computer Science Program (high)
  • Teaching Mobile App Development (middle)

Experts panel
After lunch, a panel of experts will speak to expanding Computer Science education. This will be followed by breakouts with panel experts to dig further into topics.

Cost: None! Free to NH educators. Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. 
Register online at:  bit.ly/cs4nh2017 or by contacting Lisa Nadeau at North Country Education Services (NCES is handling registration on behalf of CS4NH) at 603 466 5437 or lisa@ncedservices.org



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“The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer.” ~ Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri

National Welcoming Week

posted Sep 17, 2017, 7:56 AM by Professional Learning

EdWeb.net Free Webinars

posted Sep 15, 2017, 11:16 AM by Professional Learning

edWebinars for Every Educator
Start the new school year 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 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

The Empowered Adult Learner: Building Engaging Schools and Classrooms
Monday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Tim Hudson, Senior Vice President of Learning, DreamBox Learning; with Chris Kalmbach, Elementary Math Coach, Moses Lake School District in Washington
Visit Leadership and Innovation
Carrie Olson 
The Meaning of Educational Travel for Teens: What Research Tells Us
Monday, Sept. 18 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 
Visit Teach & Travel
Michael Nicolaides
State Leadership for K-12 Wi-Fi Implementation: 
Strategies to Ensure Equitable Access for All Students
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michael Nicolaides, CIO of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction; Jim Peterson, CTO for the Bloomington Schools District 87; Michael McKerley, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, ENA; and Gayle Nelson, Senior Vice President, Customer Service, ENA
Hosted by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA 
Visit Essential Elements for Digital Content

Drew Corley, PhD 
Fractions as Numbers: Unifying Representations and Interpretations
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Drew Corley, PhD, Senior Learning Scientist for Amplify Education; with Lauren Whitley, Curriculum Developer for Amplify Education 
Adaptive Math Learning
Lauren Kimlinger 
Adaptive Literacy Learning 101
Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Lauren Kimlinger, First Grade Teacher, Technology and Math Instructional Leader, Boise-Eliot Elementary School, Portland, OR; with Cathy Caldwell, Product and Marketing Consultant for Voyager Sopris Learning 
Adaptive Literacy Learning
Christa M. Tinari
Everyday Strategies to Build a Sustainable Culture of Kindness
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Christa M. Tinari, Educational Consultant, Author, and Expert in Social-Emotional Learning 
Social-Emotional Learning, Positive Behavior, and Student Achievement
David DeSchryver
Follow the Money: Uncovering Funds for Your Language Program
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by David DeSchryver, Co-Director and Senior Vice President of Education Policy at Whiteboard Advisors 
Using Technology for Language Instruction
Maya Gat
How Research Can (and Should) Inform Response to Intervention
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Maya Gat, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Branching Minds; and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise
Hosted by Susanne Nobles, Partnerships Director, Learner Positioning Systems, Digital Promise Global
Coming up Next
Understanding the Needs of Students with Autism
Monday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services 
Teaching Students with Autism
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 
Formative Assessment with Mathematical Models
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Dr. Julie McNamara, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at California State University East Bay 
Building Understanding in Mathematics
Assess Students' Impromptu Speaking Skills with a Free App
Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Shannon Holden, Assistant Principal, Republic Middle School, MO
TechTools for the Classroom
Building a Belief System for Social and Emotional Success of Struggling Readers
Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time 
Presented by Terrie Noland, National Director, Educator Engagement for Learning Ally
Empowering Struggling Readers
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
Mathematics for Young Learners
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Holocaust Memorial Lecture. Sept 18 (Connection to Schindler's List)

posted Sep 6, 2017, 7:51 PM by Professional Learning

Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture: Jennifer Teege: "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me"

Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room, Keene State College

Monday, September 18, 2017 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Jennifer Teege is the author of a New York Times bestselling memoir hailed as “unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly) and “a stunning memoir of cultural trauma and personal identity” (Booklist). At age 38, Jennifer Teege happened to pluck a library book from the shelf—and discovered a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler’s List. Reviled as the “butcher of Płaszów,” Goeth was executed in 1946. The more Teege learned about him, the more certain she became: If her grandfather had met her—a black woman—he would have killed her. Teege’s discovery sends her into a severe depression—and fills her with questions: Why did her birth mother withhold this chilling secret? How could her grandmother have loved a mass murderer? Can evil be inherited? Teege’s story is co-written by Nikola Sellmair, who also adds historical context and insight from Teege’s family and friends, in an interwoven narrative. Ultimately, Teege’s search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation. Of German and Nigerian descent, she has a degree in Middle Eastern and African studies from Tel Aviv University and worked in advertising for 16 years. She lives in Germany with her husband and two sons.


Free and open to the public.

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

We invite you to share and duplicate these training resources, but we ask that you do not alter them in any way without the expressed consent of The MHCGM. If you have received this email in error or would like to be taken off the distribution list, please reply tobattyjoa@mhcgm.org 
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

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