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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



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.

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,

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2nd NH Summit on Digital Equity, November 3

There’s still time to register for the 2nd NH Summit on Digital Equity, held on Friday. November 3, from 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 pm at New England College. The National Collaborative for Digital Equity at New England College cordially invites you to join them for the nation’s second statewide summit on digital equity.  At the first summit last February, they helped nearly a dozen NH communities explore whether and how best to form school/community partnerships to close the digital divide at home for low income learners of all ages. Since

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How To Make Life as a First Year Teacher a Little Easier

Learn From Master Educators How to Thrive in the First Year and Beyond You’ve already prepped yourself for having a successful first quarter, but you still have a whole year left in the classroom! What can you do ensure the rest of your first school year is as successful as the first few months? How do you thrive in the first year and beyond? Join our webinar  for resources and advice for master educators on how to have a successful first year in the classroom. The webinar takes place on

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NH DOE Professional Development Opportunities

The following list of Professional Development and Learning Opportunities has been provided by the New Hampshire Department of Education: CS4NH Summit K‐12 educators and allies, plan to join us for the second annual CS4NH summit that will bring together NH and national experts, K‐12 and higher education teams, business industry representatives, and policy drivers to share our common vision for K‐12 CS in NH. CS4NH is about expanding K12 access to Computer Science education. This event taking place Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at White

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Changes in Paraeducator 1 Certification Process Have Many Asking Questions

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 a career, complete with NH State certification.” Under the old certifications rules, Paraeducator 1 required a high school diploma and the candidate providing evidence on how they met seven competencies and sub-competencies listing on a total of 7 pages.  The

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Community Coalition Fights to Save Local Schools

Keep Woodsville Open coalition using live-streaming and other tools to keep residents informed When the residents and educators in Haverhill learned there was a movement to convince officials and voters to send the town’s children to Vermont for school to avoid paying for needed repairs on their own schools, they went to work. Concerned citizens, along with current and former students, came together to discuss the funding needed for upgrades and updates at Woodsville Elementary School and Woodsville High School.  Out of these discussions, the Keep Woodsville Open (KWO) coalition was formed and currently includes local citizens, students, alumni, and business owners.  Their mission is to keep Woodsville schools open and Woodsville students in town.hen the residents and educators in Haverhill learned there was a movement to convince officials and

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Healthy Living Series Symposium – Concussions: Risks, Realities, and Reforms

Join us for an important Concussion Symposium Concussions are far more serious than just a bump on the head. Join WMUR Sports Anchor, Jason King, as he moderates our panel of esteemed experts in a discussion on concussions. Michael McCann, Legal Analyst for Sports llustrated and journalist, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UNH Law and Professor of Law at the UNH Law Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI). Matt Chatham, Retired linebacker for the New England Patriots who contributed to three of the Patriots’ Super Bowl victories. Dr. Bill Storo, Pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Concord, specializing in concussion injuries and prevention. Drew Galbraith, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Executive Director of Dartmouth Peak Performance at Dartmouth College. Amy Hollingsworth, ATC, RN, NHLAT, Director, Safe Sports Network at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute. This free educational

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Professional Development Activity Update

NEA-NH’s Public Education & School Support (PESS) Happenings by Dr. Irv Richardson and Ally Snyder Summer Leadership Week NEA-NH hosted an excellent week of trainings, August 1-5, 2016, offering 29 classes to 119 members – some of whom attended workshops during each day of the leadership week. Many of the classes were presented by our own staff and board members. Though four classes were cancelled due to low class registrations, we added two Grievance Processing sessions as well as an entire day (August 22) of Collective Bargaining training because the need for those workshops was overwhelming! We believe this is due to a successful 36-participant Jim Sweeney Leadership Academy (where we orient new association leaders) and the powerful energy of many newly-formed locals (Litchfield, Keene, Andover, etc.). We continue to

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