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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

Register now for the FALL INSTRUCTIONAL CONFERENCE, October 5, 2018 in Bow. Here is the printable 2018 Fall Instructional Conference Brochure (also available through the event link).

Sign up for one of our fall Retirement Planning Seminars!

If you are interested in attending the JIM SWEENEY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY in 2018, as a new or emerging local association leader, contact Bobbi-Jo Michael with your name, email, local association name, and role. That event is currently being planned.

 

Remember we have a professional library of films and books that you can borrow for two weeks at a time.  Contact Ally Snyder for details.

NEA-NH Announces Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule

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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South Central Region Spring 2018 Workshop Information

Training Schedule for NEA-NH South Central Members The South Central Region is offering a series of professional development opportunities this spring across the region. All sessions will be held from 4-6 p.m. and are free for NEA-NH members. Please RSVP to Karen Heavener at kheavener@nhnea.org or 603-715-9311. Include which session(s) you plan to attend and the name of your local. Wednesday, April 18, 4-6 p.m., RSVP by Friday, April 13 Advocacy for Educators on Privacy, First Amendment, FERPAand Confidentiality Laws Presented by NEA-NH Staff Attorneys Esther Kane Dickinson andLauren Snow

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Spring NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminars Announced

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

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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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Changes in Paraeducator 1 Certification Process Have Many Asking Questions

The New Hampshire state Board of Education recently voted to adopt changes in the certification requirements for paraeducators “The Department of Education has really degraded Para 1 certification to the basic minimum required to be employed,” said Jill Owens, NEA-NH Executive Board member and Education Support Professional in Hampstead.  “When our paras first became certified after working to fill out the Competency form required under the old rule, they had a whole new view of their capabilities and worth.  It is hard to put into words, but their job became a career, complete with NH State certification.” Under the old certifications rules, Paraeducator 1 required a high school diploma and the candidate providing evidence on how they met seven competencies and sub-competencies listing on a total of 7 pages.  The

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