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  • 23 Sep 2018 8:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The call for proposals for ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, PA is now open. 

     From ISTE... "We're seeking sessions that demonstrate and inspire educators to develop students' learning, problem-solving, critical-thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration skills. If you've had a lightning-bolt moment that led you to create an innovative edtech lesson or initiative, tell us about it in your proposal."

    Proposals will be accepted through Sept. 27.

    Click here to submit a proposal.

  • 23 Sep 2018 8:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHSTE is proud to announce a new professional development offering for the 2018/19 school year ~ Digital Learning Specialist Roundtables

    The second Digital Learning Specialist Roundtable is being hosted by Nicole Cassamassino at Bedford's Peter Woodbury School for elementary school Technology Integration Teachers/Specialists.  Part Learning Tour, part EdCamp, and part discussion group, the attendees set the discussion topics for the day and support each other with their challenges.

    We know that professional development is important for everyone. In many cases, technology integration teachers are solo in their own buildings or districts. This roundtable opportunity is for those technology integration teachers interested in having conversations about particular topics to improve instruction for staff and students in their own district. Topics/discussion will be tailored based on participant attendees thoughts. Time will be built into schedule for a tour of school/staff conversation. Let’s get together to have thoughtful conversations to help move our schools forward.

    A light breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.  Attendees are encouraged to bring both their best practices and challenges.

    NHSTE is recruiting hosts in locations around the state, for additional roundtables in 2019.  If you are interested in hosting a Roundtable event at your school, please contact, Cyndi Dunlap, NHSTE Professional Learning Chair at cdunlap55@comcast.net.

    Registration is limited to 20 participants, so register before the school year begins to ensure a seat!  NHSTE Premium members receive advance notice of this opportunity.

    Target Audience:

    Digital Learning Specialists (Technology Integration Teachers) at the elementary school level

    Agenda (proposed):

    8:30 to 8:45am      Welcome/Introductions & light breakfast items

    8:45 to 10:45am    Discuss agenda topics (curated by those attending)

    10:45 to 12:00pm  Tour of school

    12:00 - 12:45 pm   Lunch & networking

    12:45 - 1:45 pm     Continue discussion of agenda topics

    Questions???:  For more information or questions about this event please contact:

    Nicole Cassamassino at cassamassinn@sau25.net

    Click here to register... there are a few spaces left!

  • 15 Aug 2018 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are looking at joining NHSTE or renewing/upgrading your current membership, please be reminded NHSTE has two membership specials available:

    • Premium Plus (includes Premium Membership & 1 CMTC Registration) - $185 annual fee ($10 discount
      • All of the benefits included in the Premium membership and a voucher for one conference day (T-W-Th) at CMTC
    • NEW PREMIUM MEMBERS - Receive a discount (up to $25) to one event (Meetup, Learning Tour, etc.) in your first year of membership.

    NHSTE has a full calendar from now until the fall ~ check out UPCOMING EVENTS on the NHSTE website - www.nhste.org for all the details

  • 15 Aug 2018 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Save the date. Invite a friend!  ONLINE Registration is now open!!!

    N3 ~ NHSTE's Night of Networking & Annual Meeting

    Finding YOUR School's Future Ready Swing!

    Join us at the Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester) on Tuesday, September 25th for an evening of hands-on fun, great food, and casual networking with your colleagues.  Bring a friend and plan to meet new like-minded educators.

    Explore 5 STEAM Playgrounds & Engage in 2 Interactive Conversations this year!!!

    Playground directors include:

    • Sheila Adams & Robin Ellwood, Rye Junior High School ~ Finding Your Swing Project
    • TBD ~ playground supervisors will be added as secured

    Raffle prizes include:

    • as usual the mums on each table
    • 2 copies of Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
    • STEAM surprises!
    • more STEAM surprises . . .
    • Comp registration to CMTC18

    Start your evening by playing in the STEAM Playgrounds and then continue to explore these interactive spaces during the dinner break.

    Special guests for the evening include . . .

    Sheila Adams, Science Teacher & Robin Ellwood, STEAM Teacher, Rye Jr. HS share this most engaging interdisciplinary effort . . . 

    “Finding Your Swing”

    During the 2017-18 school year, Rye Junior High School completed a year-long project called “Finding Your Swing”, linked to a school book read of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.  The term “swing” is used within the competitive rowing community to describe when a rowing crew is in perfect sync with each other and the boat is moving forward at optimum performance. We used the term as a theme for the year to present numerous interdisciplinary challenges to students. 

    One focus of the project was that each grade level (6thgrade - 8th grade) built two rowboats and their corresponding oars. Each grade level constructed a different model boat. At the end of the year, May 31st, RJHS held a “Rye Rowing Regatta” in Rye Harbor at which time grade level teams raced their rowboats through a marked course within the harbor. The entire community was invited to line the shores to cheer on the student performances and accomplishments!

    Read more about the project in this UNH article.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AND ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Holly Doe, Director of Technology, Pelham SD, Lia Dossin, Outreach Manager, Future Ready Schools, & Stan Freeda,NHSTE President & NH EdTech Director & Online Learning Specialist facilitate the following conversation . . .

    Navigate Your District’s Digital Transition with Support from Future Ready Schools

    Join Holly Doe from Pelham School District as she shares how her district is using the Future Ready Schools (FRS) Framework to create and implement a technology plan that presents a well-rounded picture of what learning can and will look like for Pelham students and staff. With personalization at the core of the gears, Pelham’s FRS plan aims to achieve the district’s vision of “inspiring success one mind at a time.”

    Future Ready Schools® (FRS) is a bold effort to maximize student-centered learning opportunities and help leaders at traditional and charter public schools and private schools leverage technology to prepare students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Beginning with a systemic planning process, FRS helps district and school leaders develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize student learning. FRS has a growing collection of FREE research-based planning tools including the FRS Framework5 Step Planning Process, and a series of webinars/blogs and resources to support all district’s digital transformation and modernization efforts.

    Discover all the free support available for New Hampshire districts wanting to develop plans for the effective use of technology in improving learning outcomes using Future Ready tools and resources. Stan Freeda shares his vision for the Future Ready initiative in New Hampshire.  Don’t row your boat up stream!  Join the Future Ready Schools community for support for every stroke.


    If you are not already a NHSTE member, it is easy to join and we even have a FREE membership (Basic).  

    Date:  Tuesday, September 25, 2017

    Time:  4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

    We regret that we cannot offer onsite registration.

    Program of Events:

    • 4:00 to 4:45 - STEAM Playgrounds  
    • 4:45 to 5:30 - Sheila & Robin - "Finding your Swing"
    • 5:30 to 6:15 - General Business Meeting
    • 6:15 to 7:00 - Dinner & STEAM Playgrounds
    • 7:00 to 7:45 - Holly, Lia, & Stan - Navigate Your District's Digital Transition with Support from Future Ready Schools
    • 7:45 to 8:00 - Closing Raffle & Thanks

    Registration Fees: 

    • NHSTE Premium Member: $25 or 1 NHSTE Event Coupon
    • NHSTE Basic Member: $30 or 1 NHSTE Event Coupon
    • NHSTE Board Members (current & new): 50% discount*
    • NHSTE, NHACES, NHACC Past Presidents: 50% discount*

    *Promotion code will be emailed to these individuals directly.

    Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    You may pay for your registration using check, purchase order, NHSTE event coupon, VISA, or MasterCard.

    Directions to the Derryfield Country Club can be found at: 

    http://www.derryfieldgolf.com/directions.htm

     

    Become a NHSTE member to keep informed about more events like this.  If you are not a NHSTE member join this great group for FREE with a basic membership or a paid (Premium) membership. 

    Join online at: http://nhste.org/Membership

    For more information contact Andrea O'Neil at: oneil.andrea@gmail.com.
    More information and online registration: N3 ~ NHSTE Night of Networking, Annual Meeting, & Finding YOUR School's Future Ready Swing!

    Best regards,
    NHSTE Board Members

  • 15 Aug 2018 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Signup early, we expect this event to sell out ~ registration is limited to 20!

    What: Digital Learning Specialists Roundtable - Elem ~ New for 2018/19 
    Where: Peter Woodbury School, 180 County Road, Bedford, NH 03110 
    When: Thursday, 14 Nov 2018

    NHSTE is proud to announce a new professional development offering for the
    2018/19 school year ~ Digital Learning Specialist Roundtables

    The second Digital Learning Specialist Roundtable is being hosted by Nicole Cassamassino at Bedford's Peter Woodbury School for elementary school Technology Integration Teachers/Specialists.  Part Learning Tour, part EdCamp, and part discussion group, the attendees set the discussion topics for the day and support each other with their challenges.

    We know that professional development is important for everyone. In many cases, technology integration teachers are solo in their own buildings or districts. This roundtable opportunity is for those technology integration teachers interested in having conversations about particular topics to improve instruction for staff and students in their own district. Topics/discussion will be tailored based on participant attendees thoughts. Time will be built into schedule for a tour of school/staff conversation. Let’s get together to have thoughtful conversations to help move our schools forward.

    A light breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.  Attendees are encouraged to bring both their best practices and challenges.

    NHSTE is recruiting hosts in locations around the state, for additional roundtables in 2019.  If you are interested in hosting a Roundtable event at your school, please contact, Cyndi Dunlap, NHSTE Professional Learning Chair at cdunlap55@comcast.net.

    Registration is limited to 20 participants, so register before the school year begins to ensure a seat!  NHSTE Premium members receive advance notice of this opportunity.

    Target Audience:

    Digital Learning Specialists (Technology Integration Teachers) at the middle/high school levels

    Agenda (proposed):

    8:30 to 8:45am      Welcome/Introductions & light breakfast items

    8:45 to 10:45am    Discuss agenda topics (curated by those attending)

    10:45 to 12:00pm  Tour of school

    12:00 - 12:45 pm   Lunch & networking

    12:45 - 1:45 pm     Continue discussion of agenda topics
                                 (curated by those attending)

    Questions???:  For more information or questions about this event please contact:

    Nicole Cassamassino at cassamassinn@sau25.net

    Registration Deadline: 

    Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

    Registration Fee:

    General Registration:  $30.00

    NHSTE Basic (free) Member Registration:  $30.00

    NHSTE Premium (paid) Member Registration: $25.00

    NHSTE Event Coupons:  1 Coupon Numbers; Please select, pay as "Manual" when registering and email the coupon numbers to office@nhste.org, your payment will then be confirmed. Thank you!

    NOTE - Please remember to allow your email system to receive emails from nhsteorg@gmail.com for event updates and confirmations.

    Payment Information:

    During the online registration process, you will be able to pay your fee by check, purchase order, NHSTE Event Coupons, or credit card. 

    • We only accept Visa or Mastercard credit cards.
    • For all other payments, follow the “Off line” payment directions.

    You will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours following your completed registration.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations requested by Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 will be refunded in full.

     For more information and online registration: http://nhste.memberlodge.com/event-3029947

    Cyndi Dunlap & Nicole Cassamassino
    NHSTE CMTC/Professional Learning Chair & Event Host

  • 05 Jun 2018 5:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Results of Esri’s ArcGIS Online Map Competition 2018 are in.  

    Andrew Wilson from Lin-wood is the National Honoree at the middle school level!  Congratulations to Andrew and Carol Smith, the librarian at Lin-wood who supported his project.  Andrew, his parent, and Carol will be headed to California this summer to attend Esri’s EdUC (Educational User Conference) and UC (International User Conference) where Andrew will present to the larger GIS community.  

    The link to Andrew’s project is: https://arcg.is/2rAKNt5 

    The link to the “item details” page which documents the project is:  https://arcg.is/2I9AFP6  

     For more information about the competition in general see:  

    http://education.maps.arcgis.com/apps/presentation/index.html?webmap=e5289e632c504bb388134e474f3ec4ec

    or for information about our state level competition see:  

    https://sites.google.com/site/nhonlinemapcompetition/  

     A special thanks to NHSTE for serving as the “fiscal agent” for this project and to Stan for serving as the assistant coordinator on the state level.

  • 04 Jun 2018 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Friends of NHSTE and New Hampshire Colleagues, 

    This post is targeted to anyone from New Hampshire (NHSTE member or not) who is going to ISTE18 in Chicago at the end of June. Hard to believe that the school year is nearly over and in about a month some of us head to Chicago for ISTE 2018!!!

    NHSTE is once again planning the New Hampshire Networking Dinner during ISTE.  We generally meet after the opening keynote on Sunday evening, June 24th, probably around 8:00pm ish this year at a restaurant near the NHSTE hotel.  This event has ranged from a small group of 12 to 15 to a group of over 40 of us! We have gone to some gourmet restaurants and some more casual locations.  I have already located two options close the NHSTE hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, 216 E Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611.  Once I have an idea as to how many are interested, I will finalize the location.   Anyone from New Hampshire (and their guests) is invited to attend.  

    Please complete this quick 5 question survey to let us know your plans. The options on the survey include "probably' and "maybe", so you do not need to be sure of your plans at this time.  Those providing me with their email address on the survey will be added to a list of individuals to receive detailed ISTE18 information from NHSTE moving forward.

    If you have not already done so, I invite you to complete the very short survey for the ISTE18 NHSTE Networking Dinner RSVP at: 
    https://goo.gl/forms/5FT17s3hHGqpEb5I3


  • 04 Jun 2018 10:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We wanted to let NHSTE members know about an event ATinNH is having in Concord in September.  Included is the Save the Date flyer here.  You may be interested in attendin or maybe even participating as a presenter.  We will have more information to follow but wanted to get this information to you.  The landing page for the event is:https://iod.unh.edu/atmakers.  We also have a FB page for the event. https://www.facebook.com/ATMakersNH/   

  • 04 Jun 2018 9:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Let your voice be heard ~ help choose the keynote concurrent sessions at CMTC18! #nhcmtc Click here for the link to the survey. The survey will remain open through the whole month of June 2018.

  • 28 May 2018 9:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    OPEN NH Summer 2018 Session

    Online Course Session Dates: July 11 – August 28

    Courses are $130 for 7 weeks and earn 35 Professional Development hours. 

    Early Bird Special !  Register early and save $10.00.  Early Bird Special offer ends on June 26, 2018.

    The following courses are scheduled to be offered in the Summer 2018 Session of OPEN NH courses

    • AS-01 Full STEAM Ahead! Introducing Design Thinking as a Reflective Teaching Strategy through Integration of a Project-based Invention Curriculum
    • BP-14 Universal Design: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
    • BP-16 Understanding Gender Equity Issues in STEM Education
    • CE-11 Using Digital Tools to Engage Students and Personalize Learning
    • HE-01 Teaching and Learning About HIV in the 21st Century Classroom
    • IE-06 Designing Blended Learning
    • LT-08 ESOL Literacy Development: Part 3 – Oral Language Acquisition
    Register for Summer 2018 Courses Here!
    Learn More About OPEN NH Course Sessions Here!

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