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2020 FALL INSTRUCTIONAL CONFERENCE MOVES ONLINE

Save the Date: Every Tuesday and Friday in October, 4-5:30pm, for your professional development needs.

Let’s come together for a Covid-style, ONLINE, Fall instructional Conference unlike any other! Tell your friends to block those times. All courses will be directly related to member requests during this unique year. Invites to come via email very soon!

NEA-New Hampshire and NEA Member Benefits Offer Virtual Retirement Seminars

Learn what you need in order to retire with peace of mind! NEA-NH and NEA Member Benefits are pleased to present virtual retirement seminars to help you plan for your retirement. This seminar is ideal for those who are 2-5 years (or more) from retirement.

We will review many of the pieces of the retirement puzzle, including:

– NH Retirement System
– Healthcare and Medicare
– Financial Planning Options
– NEA Member Benefits for Retirees

Registration is open to NEA-NH members. Please use the links below to register for the retirement seminar date and time that is most convenient for you.  A zoom link for the workshop and materials will be emailed to you before the retirement seminar.

The seminars will begin promptly, so please be ready to begin the workshop at the scheduled time.

September 30, 2020   4:00
Register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpf-ygqTwiGtXtSP57hafXu9e0YwV_6o8W

October 15, 2020 4:00
Register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArdu6hqD4oG9Fz746DdcHi2sV-4nUDOQ5X

October 28, 2020  6:30 PM
Register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpdeuqrTgqG91RXAjfv_OSiJf1NaHJd665

November 10, 2020   4:00
Register at this link:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYld–vqjwrGtLL-3LX8L0_lwtyHQrMKQRB

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.

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

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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

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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 their career. The new School Me 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

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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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