Includes publications, grants, professional development resources, email list, legislative action, and more! All things Education Support Professional (ESP).
Companies you may find interesting – many have professional development or training opportunities:
Yoga 4 Classrooms is an evidence-based yoga and mindfulness program for school that promotes social, emotional and physical wellness, learning readiness and positive school climate. By providing training and resources to support sustainable school implementation, we empower schools to meet improvement goals while preparing students for a lifetime of success. The approach and curriculum are anchored in well-validated classroom pedagogies, developmental science, cross-sectional research in cognitive affective neuroscience, tenets of positive psychology and secular contemplative practices.
The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught in school. They have worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple, yet powerful way to get students asking their own questions and building off their peers’ questions. The foundational skill of Question Formulation can be easily integrated into your current curriculum and have immediate impact in your class, from kindergarten to higher learning.
Story Preservation Initiative® is an oral history-based educational resource that professionally audio records first-hand narratives of people who have made extraordinary contributions in the arts, sciences, and humanities, as well as eyewitnesses to history. They work to share and integrate their growing collection into the public domain and teaching and learning environments.
CUSTODIAL, MAINTENANCE, AND SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCES:
The Center promotes green schools for all and educates a new generation of leaders to advance sustainability in their schools, in their communities, and in their careers.
Learn what maintenance staff and other ESPs can do to help keep school buildings and parking lots safe from hostile intruders, student vandals, and others.
IPM is the implementation of diverse methods of pest controls with monitoring to reduce pesticide applications.
Coordinates the planning for, responding to, and recovery from major natural or man-made disasters. The state-level equivalent of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They provide free school emergency preparedness training.
Professional development resources, classroom project ideas, and news articles. While geared for ethnic minorities, this clearinghouse offers paraeducators a broad range of materials.
Addresses policy questions, provides technical assistance, and shares info about school management, regulatory procedures, and training models. Also works to improve para recruitment, deployment, supervision, and career development.
FOOD SERVICES RESOURCES:
Works closely with the USDA to provide services and information to improve child nutrition programs. ICN is also a clearinghouse of training and professional development for K-12 Child Nutrition employees.
The “go-to” source for local and fresh sourcing of food for schools, and a great supporter of school gardens. Those who wish to introduce a school garden program should start here.
More than 40 journals, newsletters, and e-publications on health and dieting, medical news, and nutrition.
Read current and historical information on American dietary guidelines; MyPlate resources; interactive tools and more.
This federally-assisted meal program offers everything from menu planning and after-school snacks to food distribution programs and the preparation of nutritionally balanced meals.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR ALL SCHOOL STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION:
This is the first state-wide effort of The Campaign to Change Direction, a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. “Mental illness is the only illness from my childhood that remains in the shadows. We need to change the culture surrounding emotional suffering and we need to begin by letting everyone know its five most common signs and that early detection and treatment yield great success.” – John Broderick, Former NH State Supreme Court Justice
HERE this NOW is a consulting firm that provides training and technical assistance to schools and other who are seeking to build capacity for becoming trauma-informed and trauma-responsive. Becoming “trauma-informed” is a paradigm shift; it means acknowledging and addressing that humans and collections of humans (e.g. systems) are shaped by early life experiences – in particular – adverse childhood experiences. Childhood trauma, toxic stress, or ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) calibrate the body’s stress response and impact the long-term mental and physical health of an individual.
Committed to advancing the common good. They mobilize people, organizations and resources in a focused effort to advance Education, Income, and Health throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, VT.
Responsible for the health, safety and well-being of NH citizens. They administer programs and services for mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health. They provide free training on healthy classrooms.
One in five children struggle with food insecurity in the U.S., with a staggering number of children in New Hampshire affected. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a private, not-for-profit, effort to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger that some school children experience between the free lunch they receive in school Friday and the free breakfast they receive in school Monday. This program puts nourishing food in the hands of school children to carry them through the weekend. Learn how to start a program in your school.