Fourteen New Hampshire schools began a Student Technology Leadership program called GenYES at the beginning of this school year. In these schools, 176 students were highly prepared using the GenYES curriculum to assist their 492 teachers as well as administrators and IT staff integrate technology into their schools. These Student Technology Leaders (STLs) accomplished this by completing 459 (as of 4/20/18) Technology Assistance Projects (TAPs) in collaboration with teachers and IT staff. TAP examples from each school can be found in the attached PDF. The 14 NH schools included 2 high schools, 1 middle school, 4 K-8 schools, and 7 elementary schools.
Gen YES is a great way to get your students up to speed with ICT Literacy, personalize their learning, and help your teachers increase their tech skills. As you plan for your 2018-2019 school year, consider hosting a Gen YES Chapter in your school. New Hampshire has a great initial start up rate of $2975 per school. Annual membership is only $500 per school. The Gen YES program and philosophy align well with our New Hampshrie initiatives of personalization, competency based education, and the Future Ready New Hampshire initiative.
The Gen YES New Hampshire Consortium hopes all NH schools will consider implementing Gen YES in your schools for 2018-19. The Gen YES model is flexible enough to fit into any school program. The fees support an abundance of training materials, access to the Gen YES online student TAP reporting/completing system, statistics on students and TAPS, as well as an up to date student curriculum. The nonprofit Generation YES organization is happy to take your phone calls (888-941-4369) or email inquiries (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Gen YES main office is near Seattle, WA, in Pacific Time, so please call after noon.
The Gen YES New Hampshire page on NHEON.org now features some sample Technology Assistance Projects (TAPS) completed by New Hampshire students. You can learn more about GenYES New Hampshire at nheon.org/genyes and genyes.org.
Things are hopping over here at Antioch University New England this spring. I wanted to let you know that in addition to the STEAM concentration in our Experienced Educators Program, we're also launching a stand-alone pre or post-masters Certificate in Integrated STEAM Education. Both programs are low- to no-residency and are rooted in experiential learning, classroom facilitation, authentic assessment, PBL and SEL. Can you help us spread the word? We're still accepting applications to begin this summer.
Next Makey Makey Train-the-Trainer 7.21.18
These photos taken on 5.5.18 in NH
New England ISTE hosted our first Train-the-Trainer Institute on May 5th in Rye, New Hampshire. Our next workshop and training is Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Northampton, MA. Completing this training will make one eligible to train for NEISTE across New England.
Registration is open!
Friends of NHSTE and New Hampshire Colleagues,
This email 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 Sundayevening, 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 a couple 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. This is the ONLY EMAIL that will go to the full NHSTE membership list with this request, so please share with your friends and colleagues headed to ISTE18. 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.
I invite you to please complete the very short survey for the ISTE18 NHSTE Networking Dinner RSVP at:
Have a great rest of the 2017/18 school year,
Can you believe how fast the end of the year is approaching? It's almost time for you to submit your students "Community Atlas" project for the 2018 school year. Remember, a Community Atlas project is simply a collection of different maps or apps that students have prepared on at least a somewhat related topic. Examples from past years include:
For more information, please see: http://www.nhedgis.org/geoprism-community-atlas-projects.html. Remember, thanks to the GeoPriSM Math-Science Partnership grant from the NH Department of Education we can provide a stipend of $400 for each GeoPriSM teacher who has students successfully complete a project.
For those of you planning (or hoping) to submit a project, it would be helpful if you could register so we could better plan the funds available for our summer workshops. Please do this as soon as possible. The links for the both registration and submission of the final project (due June 8th--but contact us if that is an issue) are on the page linked above. Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact Bob [rwoolner (at) sau66.org] or Ina [i_ahern (at) nhedgis.org]
Reminder: Submission deadline for the NH Online Map Competition (https://sites.google.com/site/nhonlinemapcompetition/) is this Thursday, May 10th.
Also, don't forget to register for this final summer of funded workshops. See http://www.nhedgis.org/summer2018.html for more info and links!
When: Saturday, May 12 from 8:30-4:30
Where: University of New Hampshire Manchester
STEM Discovery Lab, Room 325
88 Commercial Street, Manchester
Registration: Please sign up here. Space is limited.
Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
There are a lot of new aspects of NHCMTC for 2018 and we want you to be a part of it! The Call for Presenters is now open through May, 28th! Here is a snapshot of what is new...
Looking for schools to participate in the TechWomen Ambassadors Week November 2018
The NH High Tech Council’s TechWomen|TechGirls Initiative committee has begun planning for the 2018 TechWomen Ambassadors Week for 8th and 9th grade girls. The theme “STEMspiration” engages girl students to explore STEM Careers. This is a one day, 2 hour event that will take place on location at several high schools across the state during the week of November 12 – November 16, 2018.
TechWomen Ambassadors representing various high tech industry sectors including aerospace, robotics, biotech, computing, engineering, green tech and more mobilize by coming to your school to participate in the events by telling their career story, subject matter expertise, and some hands-on demonstrations. Join the TechWomen|TechGirls Initiative. If your school has an interest in participating, please contact Carol Miller, committee chair at NH Division of Economic Development 603-271-0252 or email Carol at email@example.com
NHSTE is excited to announce our new partnership with Wonder Workshop to bring the Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program to all NH schools. Would you like to take a Teach Wonder course and also receive a Dash robot for only 125.00? (a 450.00 value) The first course, Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot, is built to develop confidence for all classroom teachers.
The 2018 Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC) Steering Committee is excited to announce that the Call for Presenters online submission system is now open though the end of May! We need your proposals, this is what makes CMTC GREAT!!! Check out the CMTC website for more info. https://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/present
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