NHDOE Professional Development

posted May 5, 2017, 6:38 PM by Professional Learning

*NH's Manufacturing Week Has Expanded to Manufacturing Month*

It is time to register your schools to participate in NH Manufacturing
Month 2017. One of the primary goals of NH Manufacturing Month is to
provide high school 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. This year's NH
Manufacturing Month will take place in October. High school and middle
school students are invited to visit local manufacturers throughout
the month. NH CTE's and community colleges will schedule open houses
for students and members of the community to learn about their
advanced manufacturing programs. If you have any questions, please
contact Jill Duddy, the NH Manufacturing Extension Partnership, at
(603) 226-3200 or jilliand@nhmep.org <mailto:jilliand@nhmep.org>
. If you are interested in scheduling a tour for your students, we ask
that you complete the survey at

(conference/workshops - in date order, contests/awards, and misc.)*

Teaching Today: Pedagogy, Perspective, and Practice Conference Series

On May 19th, NHASCD welcomes Steven Leinwand whose interactive
presentation will be on Sensible, Accessible Instructional Strategies
for Increasing MATH Engagement. His fast-paced, energetic presentation
at this NHASCD Spring Conference 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.
This conference is taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the
Grappone Conference Center. To register or for more information please
go to

Mr. Connolly Has ALS

The film, premiering Tuesday, May 23rd at the Red River Theatres in
Concord, chronicles Gene Connolly's final year as principal of Concord
High School, and features CHS students asking Connolly about the most
profound and personal aspects about his life with ALS. There will be a
post-film discussion with members of the Connolly family and other
special guests. For more information or to purchase tickets please go
to* *http://www.redrivertheatres.org/2017/04/mr-connolly-has-als/
. All proceeds will benefit the Connolly Tough Fund, which helps the
Connolly family pay for uncovered expenses due to ALS.

*Fisher Cats Educational Days*

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats still have two more games scheduled for
Educational Days. Schools can choose from the following games:

 May 24th (10:35 a.m.)
 June 7th (10:35 a.m.)

Join schools from across the region as they take part in an
educational setting while attending a professional baseball game. The
Fisher Cats encourage you to plan your lesson plans around your field
trip to the park. While at the game there will be: Interactive
educational material on our video board; Pre-Game educational
activities on the field; Educational exhibits and entertainment on the
concourse; and historical characters walking around the stadium.
Tickets for this event are offered at a special rate and vary from
$6-$9. For more information or to book your group go to
or contact Stephanie Fournier at (603) 641-2005, ext. 105 or email
sfournier@nhfishercats.com <mailto:sfournier@nhfishercats.com>

NH Emergency Preparedness Conference

The NH Emergency Preparedness Conference is an annual event attracting
over 800 people from around the state involved in emergency
preparedness, response, and recovery on a local, state and federal
level. The conference aims to promote and strengthen interdisciplinary
partnerships to increase New Hampshire's ability to mitigate, prepare
for, respond to, and recover from all hazards. The conference provides
excellent opportunities for training and networking with local experts
and practitioners from fields such as emergency management, community
and public health, fire, EMS, law enforcement, private sector, risk
management, healthcare, local, state and federal government, public
works, code enforcement/building safety, schools, social services,
volunteer groups, and more. The conference is taking place Thursday,
June 8, 2017 from 7:15am-4:45pm at Radisson Hotel, Manchester. To
register or for more information go to

Project Learning Tree and Project WILD Workshop

Project WILD and Project Learning Tree are international
activity-based, supplementary curricula that support the teaching of
conservation and environmental education concepts. There will be
activities that can be done outside and that help reinforce ecological
concepts about ecosystems and habitats in a fun way. You will be
introduced to a variety of activities, as well as have time to
practice leading an activity. While the workshop is designed for use
in camp, nature center and after school program settings, it is
appropriate also for classroom teachers. Participants will receive a
copy of each guide. The workshop is taking place Thursday, June 22,
2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NH Fish and Game Headquarters
in Concord. For more information or to register go to
or contact Mary Goodyear at (603) 271-6649 or
mary.goodyear@wildlife.nh.gov <mailto:mary.goodyear@wildlife.nh.gov>
or Judy Silverberg at (603) 568-2503 or judy.silverberg@gmail.com

*2017 Ladybug Picture Book Award Nominees*

Ten titles have been nominated for the 2017 Ladybug Picture Book
Award. Voting will be held in the fall and New Hampshire children,
from preschoolers to third graders, are eligible to vote. Picture
ballots and a link to the online tally form for submitting votes will
be available on the ladybug webpage in July. Sponsored by the Center
for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library, the Ladybug Picture
Book Award was established to promote early literacy and honor the
best in recent children's picture books. The list is at

Blue Campaign

The District Communications Group has been contracted by the
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to share information about the
Blue Campaign. The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. DHS
efforts to combat human trafficking. The Blue Campaign works with
organizations to raise public awareness and education about human
trafficking as well as how to recognize signs of this crime and report
suspected instances. The Blue Campaign cannot combat human trafficking
alone. Your involvement in raising awareness of human trafficking and
educating others to recognize and report human trafficking is pivotal
in ending this horrific crime. For more information and resource
materials please go to
. If you or your organization would like to receive notification of
updates and events you can sign up at

User-submitted Photo Gallery and NH Map

This Is New Hampshire is not just a user-submitted photo gallery; it's
an interactive map that will tell us /where/ you enjoy the
environment. The website uses a Geographic Information System (GIS)
application. When users submit their photos, they will include where
the photo was taken, and the photo will then be linked to the map. The
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) is asking
the public to go out and take photos that show how they enjoy New
Hampshire's unique environment, why they care about it and what
they're doing to keep it clean - then add those photos to the This Is
New Hampshire map online. Simply go to the website,
and click on “Submit a Photo.” For more information regarding the
This Is New Hampshire website, please contact Jana Ford at
jana.ford@des.nh.gov <mailto:jana.ford@des.nh.gov>
or (603) 271-8332.

*Registered Apprenticeships*

The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) was awarded a
$1.2 million grant in November 2016 to boost Registered Apprenticeship
opportunities in the information technology, advanced manufacturing,
and healthcare sectors. This grant will support the development of new
Registered Apprenticeship opportunities; provide funding for
apprenticeship-related tuition, and support outreach to employers who
wish to expand work-based learning at their sites. Services will be
coordinated with WorkReadyNH, a program offered at NH's community
colleges that help individuals build the soft skills necessary for
workplace success. See a list of apprenticeable occupations at:
 Contact Gerardo Zayas Jr., ApprenticeshipUSA-NH Grant Manager at
603-271-4038 or gzayas@ccsnh.edu <mailto:gzayas@ccsnh.edu>
to learn more about the CCSNH Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, the moon will block out the sun and the sky will go
dark in the middle of the day. Although New Hampshire is not on the
Path of Totality (the 70 mile wide track of the umbra or dark shadow
of the moon), the state will experience an excellent partial solar
eclipse - between 56%-64% of the sun will be blocked out by the moon,
depending on location in the state. The highest level partial eclipse
happens in the southwest corner of the state. For more information and
resources go to https://eclipse.aas.org/