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NEA-NH offers several conferences and workshops throughout the year to provide opportunities for members to increase their skills, learn new education concepts, and earn Professional Development credits.

Current & Upcoming Events

July 9-11, 2019 The NHLI/NEA-NH Powerful Learning Conference, held in Bow.

Please join us for the 2019 Powerful Learning Conference, brought to you by the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, New Hampshire Department of Education, NEA-New Hampshire, the Center for Assessment, Motivis Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, and the National Center for Innovation in Education. Learn or deepen your existing knowledge about how to use research-based tools and processes to design high-quality performance tasks and rubrics. Educators and school leaders will leave the workshop with high-quality performance tasks, as well tools and a plan for continuing this work in their own schools. District and state leaders will learn how to create policy structures to implement and sustain this work in their schools. Build support by bringing a team for this collaborative learning experience! THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS: June 21, 2019. Registration costs $375, which covers 16.5 professional development hours and breakfast/lunch for all three days. The cost is pro-rated for one or two days.

August 5-9, 2019 – SUMMER LEADERSHIP WEEK. Members-only training on creating and sustaining a healthy union. FREE to members – don’t miss it! Registration is open; deadline July 21.

August 5-6, 2019 – JIM SWEENEY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. If you are interested in attending this training for new or emerging local association leaders, contact Bobbi-Jo Michael ASAP with your name, email, local association name, and role.

October 11, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE for THE FALL INSTRUCTIONAL CONFERENCE. Ninety workshops to enhance your professional practice, instruction, life, and understanding of your students and their needs. Registration opens in August/September.


OTHER RESOURCES FOR YOUR PD: Remember we have a PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY OF BOOKS AND FILMS that you can borrow for two weeks at a time. Contact Ally Snyder for details.

Also, please check out the box below called OTHER EDUCATION RESOURCES. It has a wealth of links you might want to investigate.

NEA-New Hampshire member Joan Boisvert shared the results of her recent survey on student mental health issues and the actions that NEA-New Hampshire will be taking to assist educators in addressing student mental health issues.


Computer Science Opens Doors of Opportunity

Every student can benefit from a foundational understanding of the creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving that goes behind the technology we use in our daily lives.

Code.org and UNH STEM Teachers’ Collaborative are offering workshops at no cost to many teachers and schools, to prepare existing teachers to become computer science teachers. This program has shown tremendous success (and rave reviews by teachers) across the country.

There are limited slots, so be sure to apply to qualify to attend at no cost to your school (Grades 6-12, Grades K-5)

And, if you have any questions about this program, UNH STEM Teacher’s Collaborative (Code.org’s local partner) is here to help.

C3 Framework Teachers Workshop

Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2019, New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St., Concord, NH

For all educators who teach social studies—learn or deepen your understanding of the C3 Framework in this series of workshops led by Professor John Lee, coauthor of Inquiry Design Model: Building Inquiries in Social Studies. The Inquiry Design Model™ (IDM) is a unique approach to instruction based on an inquiry arc, as laid out in the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. IDMs offer a means for authentic and well-informed student participation on issues that are relevant to kids today. As more and more teachers are becoming familiar with IDMs, they are finding that investing in inquiry in the classroom creates independent learners who engage with material rather than reliant students who receive information.

These workshops are offered by grade span: high school educators: August 5–6, 2019 (two full days) at $350 per person; elementary school educators: August 7, 2019 (one full day) at $90 per person; middle school educators: August 8–9, 2019 (two full days) at $350 per person.

The C3 Framework workshops are offered by the New Hampshire Historical Society and cosponsored by the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com. For questions or more information, contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644.



The Virtue of Patience in the Classroom

Erika Fehr, a general elementary school paraeducator in Helena, MT, talks about the virtue of patience and keeping that tranquil mindset in the classroom. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode! NEA School Me Podcasts New to education? This podcast brings you advice from educators who have been there, done that. Get classroom management tips, lesson plan ideas, and other life-hacks to help inspire your career. Life Hacks, Tips, and Advice for New EducatorsNEA is dedicated to helping educators at every stage of

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The Widening Mental Health Treatment Gap in Schools

As educators, parents and students across the nation continue to advocate for more public school funding, the gaps in resources available to students continue to widen. One major area of concern getting more attention over the past few years is the scarcity of mental health resources in schools. Without the necessary services, students, especially those undiagnosed or untreated, are falling behind their peers. According to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, millions of children across the U.S. are experiencing depression, anxiety and/or behavioral disorders. “Mental disorders in

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NEA-NH Reaction to Proposed Educator Code of Conduct

NEA-New Hampshire released the following statement today regarding the proposed Code of Conduct for Educators approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education: NEA-NH believes the administrative rules that address educator misconduct should delineate clear expectations and transparent procedural measures.  We were able to work with the drafters of the new proposal to suggest changes throughout the process in an attempt to achieve these goals. “Our own NEA Code of Ethics recognizes that our members believe in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognize the supreme importance of

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NEA-NH Announces Spring Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule 2019

We all hope for a well-deserved retirement with financial security. NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present seminars to help you plan and prepare. A well-planned retirement can result in fiscal security, but there are many factors to consider. Come and learn how to take full advantage of the resources available to you. Registration for this seminar is $10 per person for NEA-NH members; each can bring one guest for an additional $10. We will review many pieces of the retirement puzzle, including: – The NH Retirement System

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Tips, Tricks, and Guidance for New Educators

NEA is Expanding and Rebranding our Support for Early Career Educators! Formerly called NEA Today for New Educators, our new site is NEA Today’s School Me. NEA is dedicated to helping educators at every stage of their career. The new SchoolMe series is made specifically with new and early educators in mind. We know those first few years can be extremely challenging, so we’re sitting down with accomplished educators to discuss their unique techniques and best practices, and to get their invaluable advice in the form of blogs, podcasts, and tip videos. School Me features blog posts, podcasts, and videos from a diverse group of NEA members, covering everything from managing classrooms to handling parent meetings. The blogs and podcasts feature real stories from educators, and our resources provide advice

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Attend Learning Forward New Hampshire’s Annual Conference

Learning Forward New Hampshire (LFNH), in conjunction with CEEDAR ( Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform), is holding a professional learning conference targeting four important evidence-based practices (EBPs) and frameworks. The NH/CEEDAR partnership is working to ensure all students have equitable access to educators prepared to meet their individual needs. Learning Forward builds the capacity of educators to establish, lead and sustain highly effective professional learning This year’s annual conference, “The 6 Core Principles of Improvement” takes place FRIDAY, NOV. 17TH, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Grappone Hall, College Drive in Concord. Conference Breakout Session Topics Include: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) with Dr. Noel Albert Culturally Responsive Teaching with Dr. Erica McCray Evidenced-based Practices for the

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2nd NH Summit on Digital Equity, November 3

There’s still time to register for the 2nd NH Summit on Digital Equity, held on Friday. November 3, from 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 pm at New England College. The National Collaborative for Digital Equity at New England College cordially invites you to join them for the nation’s second statewide summit on digital equity.  At the first summit last February, they helped nearly a dozen NH communities explore whether and how best to form school/community partnerships to close the digital divide at home for low income learners of all ages. Since then, great progress has been made: More than a dozen NH neighborhoods, schools and communities have formed GenYes chapters for the first time, equipping youths with the skills to provide tech support for non-tech savvy educators, relatives and neighbors. The

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How To Make Life as a First Year Teacher a Little Easier

Learn From Master Educators How to Thrive in the First Year and Beyond You’ve already prepped yourself for having a successful first quarter, but you still have a whole year left in the classroom! What can you do ensure the rest of your first school year is as successful as the first few months? How do you thrive in the first year and beyond? Join our webinar  for resources and advice for master educators on how to have a successful first year in the classroom. The webinar takes place on October 16 at 7 P.M. EST. Register today! Join our panel of professional practice leaders as they share lessons learned about setting up classrooms, identifying instructional, local, and community resources, and balancing professional expectations with the realities of life. We

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NH DOE Professional Development Opportunities

The following list of Professional Development and Learning Opportunities has been provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education: 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

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