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.
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