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posted Feb 5, 2017, 8:42 AM by Professional Learning
Four Great Events from UNH Professional Development and Training for Teachers, School Administrators & Related Professionals
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Competency-based Education: Student Centered Learning

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$225 prior to February 15


Innovation in Student-Centered Learning


One-day Conference for Teachers, School Administrators & Related Professionals

Wednesday, February 22, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Nashua, NH, 8:20 am - 4 pm

Welcome by Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner, NH Dept. of Education

Morning Keynote — Susan Patrick

President and CEO, Int'l Assn. for K-12 Online Learning

The Future is Now: A National and Global Perspective on Competency- Based Education

Learn about global and national trends in K-12 competency-based education, including design principles, new models, and achievements by leaders pushing these frontiers. Discuss implications and opportunities of the new federal law, "Every Student Succeeds Act."
Susan Patrick

Susan Patrick

Afternoon Keynote — Joe DiMartino

Founder and President, Ctr. for Secondary School Redesign

Effective Secondary School Redesign

Hear the story about 13 New England schools and 30 Arkansas schools redesigning to be competency-based, student-centered environments, and discuss core elements of effective high school redesign.
Joe DiMartino

Joe DiMartino

PLUS Five Breakout Sessions


Collaborative & Proactive Solutions with Dr. Ross Greene

Collaborative & Proactive Solutions

Friday, March 24, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. will describe his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which provides a compassionate understanding of kids’ behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented in schools, inpatient units, residential facilities, treatment programs, and juvenile detention facilities.

Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Greene is an internationally prominent psychologist and originator of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach, described in his influential books "The Explosive Child" and "Lost at School." Dr. Greene was on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and he is currently is adjunct associate professor in the Dept. of Psychology at Virginia Tech. He is also the Founding Director of the nonprofit “Lives in the Balance,” which provides a vast array resources on the CPS model and advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their parents, teachers, and other caregivers.


Differentiation - The Power and Potential of Choice with Mike Anderson

Differentiation: The Power and Potential of Choice

Tuesday, April 11, 9 am - 3:30 pm

Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center

Educators will gain practical strategies and skills for implementing choice effectively with students in this active and interactive event. All participants will receive a robust set of resources to help guide their on-going implementation after the workshop is finished. Participants will receive a copy of his most recent book, Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn (ASCD, 2016), was selected as the April 2016 ASCD member book.

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 20 years. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year. He also spent many years as a presenter, consultant, author, and developer for Northeast Foundation for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safe, joyful, and challenging classrooms through the Responsive Classroom approach to teaching. Mike is the author of many books about great teaching and learning including The First Six Weeks of School, 2nd Edition (CRS, 2015), The Well-Balanced Teacher (ASCD, 2010), and The Research-Ready Classroom (Heinemann, 2006).


Family and Community Engagement Conference

Family and Community Engagement: Conference for Educators and Related Professionals

Tuesday, May 9, 8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Strafford Room, Memorial Union Building

University of New Hampshire

Keynote — Karen Mapp, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Building the Capacity for Effective Family-School Partnerships

Dr. Mapp will discuss the link between family-school partnerships and student outcomes as well as outline high impact strategies that lead to effective partnerships and school improvement.
Karen Mapp

Dr. Karen Mapp

Featured Speaker — Richard Feistman Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate, Center for Collaborative Education

Utilizing Local Resources to Build a Sustainable Family and Community Engagement Program

Dr. Feistman will focus on how to set up school-based teams and present resources available on a national, state, and local level for developing a sustainable system of family and community engagement.

Richard Feistman

Dr. Richard Feistman

PLUS Five Breakout Sessions


On the Web: Go to unh.edu/training

By Phone: 603-862-7380

By Fax: Send the registration form to 603-862-7381

By Mail: UNH Professional Development and Training, Room G50, 11 Garrison Ave., Durham, NH 03824

UNH Professional Development & Training

Stoke Hall G50, 11 Garrison Avenue

Durham, NH 03824

603-862-7380 phone | 603-862-7381 fax



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