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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.

Training Schedule for NEA-NH North Country Members !

The North Country Region is offering a series of professional development opportunities throughout the year. Location is dependent upon number of registrants and will be at either the NEA-NH Office in Littleton, Littleton High School, or the AHEAD building, Littleton, NH.

February 15, 2018 (this workshop is 5 to 7:00 PM)
Presenter: Maxine Mosley, Manchester School District
In the current cultural atmosphere of nationwide discontent and anger, and with the escalation of bullying
behaviors in our schools, it is critical that we re-examine what constitutes bullying and sexual harassment,
and how educators can impact students in helpful and positive ways to promote civility, kindness and
caring. Join the learning experience and discussion about what is happening to children and leave having
started to build your strategy tool box on current issues.

March 14, 2018 4:30 TO 6:30 PM
Presenter; Lauren Snow Chadwick, NEA NH Staff Attorney
Educators & Free Speech Issues (And What You Should Know About Social Media) This session gives
an overview of the common issues that arise in relation to educators’ free speech, including speech at
work, off duty conduct, and limits of regulating educator speech. You will learn the conditions under
which you do have the right to free speech and the conditions which limit your ability to speak freely as
an educator. In this workshop, we will also discuss the use of social media by educators. The session will
be interactive, so please bring your questions and the situations you would like to have clarified.

RSVP to Kris Fessenden, NEA-NH UniServ Assistant
kfessenden@nhnea.org or at 715-9309

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,

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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

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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

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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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Community Coalition Fights to Save Local Schools

Keep Woodsville Open coalition using live-streaming and other tools to keep residents informed When the residents and educators in Haverhill learned there was a movement to convince officials and voters to send the town’s children to Vermont for school to avoid paying for needed repairs on their own schools, they went to work. Concerned citizens, along with current and former students, came together to discuss the funding needed for upgrades and updates at Woodsville Elementary School and Woodsville High School.  Out of these discussions, the Keep Woodsville Open (KWO) coalition was formed and currently includes local citizens, students, alumni, and business owners.  Their mission is to keep Woodsville schools open and Woodsville students in town.hen the residents and educators in Haverhill learned there was a movement to convince officials and

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Healthy Living Series Symposium – Concussions: Risks, Realities, and Reforms

Join us for an important Concussion Symposium Concussions are far more serious than just a bump on the head. Join WMUR Sports Anchor, Jason King, as he moderates our panel of esteemed experts in a discussion on concussions. Michael McCann, Legal Analyst for Sports llustrated and journalist, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UNH Law and Professor of Law at the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI). Matt Chatham, Retired linebacker for the New England Patriots who contributed to three of the Patriots’ Super Bowl victories. Dr. Bill Storo, Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Concord, specializing in concussion injuries and prevention. Drew Galbraith, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Executive Director of Dartmouth Peak Performance at Dartmouth College. Amy Hollingsworth, ATC, RN, NHLAT, Director, Safe Sports Network at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute. This free educational

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Professional Development Activity Update

NEA-NH’s Public Education & School Support (PESS) Happenings by Dr. Irv Richardson and Ally Snyder Summer Leadership Week NEA-NH hosted an excellent week of trainings, August 1-5, 2016, offering 29 classes to 119 members – some of whom attended workshops during each day of the leadership week. Many of the classes were presented by our own staff and board members. Though four classes were cancelled due to low class registrations, we added two Grievance Processing sessions as well as an entire day (August 22) of Collective Bargaining training because the need for those workshops was overwhelming! We believe this is due to a successful 36-participant Jim Sweeney Leadership Academy (where we orient new association leaders) and the powerful energy of many newly-formed locals (Litchfield, Keene, Andover, etc.). We continue to

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