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UPCOMING EVENTS:

2020 NEA-NH ESP (Education Support Professionals) Conference

This event will be rescheduled.

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.

NEA-NH Spring 2020 Retirement Planning Seminar Dates and Locations

2020 NEA-NH Youth Suicide Prevention Conference – 3/28

Saturday, March 28, 2020;This event has been modified to an online workshop.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE

[Concord and Central New Hampshire/New England]

FEATURED OFFERINGS:

EXPLORE NEA MICROCREDENTIALS.

You’re invited to take over 100 NEA Microcredentials, available online to members, to complete at your convenience for no additional cost!

ONLINE GRADUATE CREDITS AVAILABLE TO NEA-NH MEMBERS!

Explore options to continue your education and advance your career through our partnership with VESi. Earn up to three courses, or nine credits, per year as an NEA-NH member. You will not believe the price!


10% Tuition Discount on NEC’s Graduate Education Programs for NEA-NH Members and Their Families

New England College now offers an exclusive partnership with NEA-NH to help its members and their immediate family members become educational leaders through our graduate programs in education. New England College is renowned for its top-quality education department and award-winning online programs.

Click for more information on all the benefits NEC offers NEA-NH members.



Other Resources for Your Professional Development:

PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY: We host a library of books and films on education and mental health topics that you can borrow for two weeks at a time. Contact Ally Snyder for details.

OTHER EDUCATION RESOURCES: Make sure to check out the box marked “Other Education Resources” below. It has a wealth of links you might want to investigate.

MEMBERSHIP TRAININGS CANCELED.

The Spring Membership Trainings have been canceled. While we deal with current circumstances, membership continues to be a priority for NEA-NH. As we examine ways to assist local leaders gain membership, at this time it appears the best way we can do that is to provide timely and useful information about developments at the federal and state level, to encourage members and leaders to work with their Uniserv Directors to resolve issues and to protect member rights, and to work with our education allies to make certain changes to the

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NEA-NH Retirement Planning Seminar Dates 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.The seminar will run from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Space is limited so register right away by clicking on

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Portion of 2018-2019 NEA-NH Dues Dollars Not Tax Deductible

The Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993 eliminated the individual federal income tax deduction for lobbying expenses paid or incurred as part of membership dues. This affects only those members who itemize deductions and meet the two-percent minimum requirement for additional miscellaneous deductions. Those members will not be able to deduct that portion of the NEA–NH 2018-19 union dues attributable to lobbying. The non-deductible portion of the dues for 2018-2019 is 9.68% or $44.54 for a full-time teacher.

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NEA-NH Election Filing Period Closes January 15, 2020

The filing period to run for NEA-New Hampshire offices closes at 5:00 p.m. January 15, 2020. All candidates for office must file in writing for the office for which they wish to run. All that is needed is a simple statement of your intent to be a candidate and the office for which you are running. For example, “It is my intent to run for Executive Board member for the North Country Region.” Include your name and the local association in which you are a member. This statement needs to

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Is That Mason The Moose?

In case you haven’t heard, Mason is a Moose on the Loose in NH!! Moose on the Loose is a new curriculum for upper elementary students focusing on state history, civics, economics, and geography developed by the NH Historical Society in conjunction with educators across NH. The website is unit based allowing you to teach all of the units or just a few, and includes student and educator material available for use for free. You can find explainer videos and virtual field trips on the site as well. There are options for inquiry-based and place-based instruction. All the units can be integrated with ELA, Math and Science with curriculum that meets NH state and National standards in all four core subjects (ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science). The best part

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Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students

When supporting undocumented students, it’s important to know that there won’t be a single answer or path for all students. Support requires ongoing investigation and collaboration with other service providers and community leaders. Educators for Fair Consideration has produced the Top 10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students flyer to assist educators who work with undocumented young people. About Educators for Fair Consideration: Founded in 2006, Educators for Fair Consideration supports undocumented young people in realizing their academic and career goals and actively contributing to society. We offer holistic programming that addresses their financial, legal, career, and emotional health needs. Specifically, we provide scholar­ships, legal services, professional and personal development workshops, and a strong peer network. We also lead presentations and create education­al materials to raise awareness and support nationwide. Our

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Upcoming NEA ESP Professional Development Webinars Announced

What Does it Mean to be a 21st Century Education Leader? December 12, 2019 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm EST Education Support Professionals, like all educators, are making, and will face, some of the toughest decisions in the history of their union and public education. To be equipped, educators must come to see themselves as leaders in their unions and in their professions. Developed by practitioners, and using proven research and theories on leadership development, the NEA Leadership Competency Framework provides a lens through which educators can self- identify their leadership competency. When used with intentionality, the framework is also a developmental tool that can help educators create a plan for continuous, life-long learning and growth. In this session, we will discuss an approach for deepening the awareness and use of

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McAuliffe Sabbatical Seeking Applicants With Great Ideas

Do you know a teacher with a great idea about education? If so, please consider recommending the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical program to them. Each year the sabbatical, administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, awards a year-long leave of absence to an exceptional New Hampshire public school teacher. The sabbatical provides the teacher with the time, space and funding to explore, through a self-designed project, new ideas and ways to enhance classroom teaching. This is a unique opportunity for a full-time classroom teacher and their school to gain statewide recognition for innovative approaches to classroom instruction. The Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical provides funding directly to the school district to release a teacher for one academic year. School districts are reimbursed for total salary plus FICA, and the teacher is reimbursed directly

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NEA-NH Joins Veterans Day Outreach Effort

This Veterans Day the White River Junction Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center would like to connect with those in Vermont and New Hampshire who have served. “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is requesting your assistance in reaching veterans in your community. As part of celebrating Veterans Day 11/11/19 we are trying to make contact with as many veterans as possible throughout the region and offer them healthcare and other ancillary services,” said Becky Rhoads, Au. D, Associate Medical Center Director. “We would like to say thank you and have a chance to give back. lf you are not enrolled with the VA Healthcare or if you are enrolled but not currently utilizing services, we would like to inform you on how we can serve you better!” continued Rhoads.

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