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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.


[Concord and Central New Hampshire/New England]



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


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.

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

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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

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Building the Profession By Mentoring and Coaching Aspiring Educators

Accomplished educators open their workspace, their classroom to mentor and coach beginning educators. These experienced professionals pave the way for Aspiring Educators to become teachers, speech clinicians, school nurses, counselors, and more every semester. These roles require an internship or a student teaching/intern experience.  In New Hampshire, more than 500 students matriculate through College of Education programs in public and private colleges and universities each year. Michelle Jeannotte, a supporting teacher and local president from Northwood EA shared, “This is a way to pay it forward.” She became an educator

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The Virtue of Patience in the Classroom

Erika Fehr, a general elementary school paraeducator in Helena, MT, talks about the virtue of patience and keeping that tranquil mindset in the classroom. Don’t forget to subscribe to the School Me podcast so that you’ll never miss an episode! NEA School Me Podcasts New to education? This podcast brings you advice from educators who have been there, done that. Get classroom management tips, lesson plan ideas, and other life-hacks to help inspire your career. Life Hacks, Tips, and Advice for New EducatorsNEA is dedicated to helping educators at every stage of

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The Widening Mental Health Treatment Gap in Schools

As educators, parents and students across the nation continue to advocate for more public school funding, the gaps in resources available to students continue to widen. One major area of concern getting more attention over the past few years is the scarcity of mental health resources in schools. Without the necessary services, students, especially those undiagnosed or untreated, are falling behind their peers. According to a new study published in The Journal of Pediatrics, millions of children across the U.S. are experiencing depression, anxiety and/or behavioral disorders. “Mental disorders in childhood can negatively affect…children’s ability to achieve social, emotional, cognitive, and academic milestones,” the report said. Analyzing data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, the researchers found that 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years had anxiety problems, 7.4%

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NEA-NH Reaction to Proposed Educator Code of Conduct

NEA-New Hampshire released the following statement today regarding the proposed Code of Conduct for Educators approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education: NEA-NH believes the administrative rules that address educator misconduct should delineate clear expectations and transparent procedural measures.  We were able to work with the drafters of the new proposal to suggest changes throughout the process in an attempt to achieve these goals. “Our own NEA Code of Ethics recognizes that our members believe in the worth and dignity of each human being, recognize the supreme importance of the pursuit of truth, devotion to excellence, the nurture of the democratic principles, and accept the responsibility to adhere to the highest ethical standards,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-NH President. “As educators, we recognize the magnitude of the responsibility inherent in

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NEA-NH Announces Spring Retirement Planning Seminar Schedule 2019

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 – Healthcare and Medicare – Financial Planning – NEA Member Benefits for Retirees. Our current retirement seminar planning schedule includes: Concord 3/13/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/f6qlm4/1Q Manchester 3/27/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/56ql9r/1Q Lebanon 4/4/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/w6qll6/1Q Dover 4/10/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/n6qllj/1Q Wolfeboro 4/18/19 – http://www.cvent.com/d/d6qll9/1Q

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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 tip videos. School Me features blog posts, podcasts, and videos from a diverse group of NEA members, covering everything from managing classrooms to handling parent meetings. The blogs and podcasts feature real stories from educators, and our resources provide advice

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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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