You’re invited to participate in a very exciting opportunity for professional learning and leadership.
NEA-New Hampshire is starting the second year of a three-year grant from the National Education Association to assist teachers in implementing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Again this year, NEA-New Hampshire seeks classroom educators from different grade levels, subject areas, and regions of New Hampshire who are interested in leading our profession and are willing to make a two-year commitment to the project.
Participating educators will learn about implementing Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) in their own classrooms, provide professional learning for other educators on SLOs, and then will assist districts with SLO implementation. Selected participants will receive free professional learning plus an honorarium of $500.00 per year for their participation.
During the year, participants will receive professional learning on SLOs from their colleagues who participated in the first year of the grant and from Dr. Jeri Thompson of the Center for Assessment. This professional learning will focus on how to design and implement SLOs, create formative assessments to monitor student progress, and use data to determine future instruction. We are calling the educators who participate in the project “SLO Ambassadors” during their first year of participation.
Next year, you will join members from the year one cohort group to continue to refine your SLO knowledge and skills. Additionally, you will share your knowledge about SLOs with a new cohort of SLO Ambassadors who will join the project in the summer of 2016. You may also have the opportunity to learn information and strategies for helping districts implement SLOs, including sharing with colleagues how to write strong SLOs and then implement and monitor them.
For this grant, NEA-NH is partnering with the New Hampshire Department of Education and the Center for Assessment. NEA-New Hampshire is part of an Eight-State Consortium committed to expanding members’ and other educators’ knowledge about SLOs and the value they provide to student and educator growth.
Are you the type of classroom educator who wants to lead the profession? Do you want to improve your own classroom practices and then share your knowledge with colleagues? If so, I urge you to complete the application and RETURN IT BEFORE JUNE 21, 2015. We are excited to bring you into the work we are doing with New Hampshire teachers, helping foster strong leaders of our profession!