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