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  • 13 Oct 2019 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Computer Science for Middle and High School Educators

    A three-part evening series will be held in Gorham, NH over the next three months to support schools in expanding computer science opportunities for students. Computer science content for grades K-12 was formally added to how NH public schools define an adequate education in July of 2018 through HB 1674. This series of workshops is aimed at supporting computer science opportunities for the middle and high school grades. 

    The computer science opportunities in New Hampshire are growing quickly. Participants will explore how to excite and prepare their students for the growth in computer science related aspects of many career fields.

    Session #1 - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00
    We will discuss what the story arc looks like for students wanting to get involved in CS, including: requirements, typical starting salaries for career tracks, and unique paths to the workforce. We will look at how to bridge early middle school curriculum with high school curriculum and then onto connecting to workforce opportunities.

    Session #2 - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00
    The main topics of this session will explore big data, artificial intelligence, and other CS careers beyond game design and programming.  We will  hear from industry leaders about future vision and opportunities for these computer science fields within NH and/or New England.

    Session #3 - Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 4:00 - 8:00
    Cybersecurity will be the main topic of this session.  We will share resources for integrating cybersecurity topics into your curriculum as well as explore career opportunities in this realm. A panel of cybersecurity experts, including Jason Golden, Chief Information Security Officer of Mainstay Technologies will join us for this session. During this final session, we will look at next steps on how we, as educators, can evolve our classes and culture to excite and prepare students for the digital aspects of all future jobs.

    Computer science educators, those potentially interested in becoming certified computer science teachers, Extended Learning Opportunities/Internship coordinators, those interested in workforce development, school counselors, business teacher, any teacher interested in technology-related entrepreneurship, and other middle/high school content area teachers who are interested in how computer science connects to their subject area are all invited to attend.

    The sessions will be held at North Country Education Services (NCES) in Gorham, NH from 4:00-8:00 PM. The sessions are free to all NH educators, but pre-registration is required at ncedservices.org/csnorth-fall2019 or by calling 603-466-5437. The series is being presented in partnership with White Mountain Science Inc (WMSI) through the CSNorth project currently supported by the Jane’s Trust Foundation. A light meal will be provided. Professional development certificates will be awarded to participants.

    Download the flyer here.

    You may contact Lori Langlois with any questions at lori@ncedservices.org.

  • 13 Oct 2019 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On October 29th, the NH-based National Collaborative for Digital Equity is holding a day-long gathering to share some extraordinary breakthroughs in removing digital divide barriers for students in NH and their educators and families.

    Come join us at St. Anselm College for the NH Summit on Digital Equity on October 29th:  https://www.smore.com/s3bmz.

    • We’re launching a nationally significant precedent to spur bank-supported investment in affordable broadband access across as many areas of the state as possible (see attached). Your voice would be welcomed and valuable!
    • We’ve set the nation’s first precedent for using bank Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) funds to finance refurbishment and donation of computers for home use by lower-income students.  Come help us launch the effort to encourage banks and employers statewide to donate and finance refurbishment of tens of thousands of recent used computers, equipped with lifetime warranties and Office 365.
    • Join a pioneering effort we’re launching at the summit to equip interested future and current school librarians with the skills to use LibChat to provide chat-based support for students and their families who are enjoying home access to broadband and computers for the first time.


    Please come help us shape a much more equitable future for our students.

    You can see the full summit agenda, list of partners and sponsors, and registration link here. (Oh, and there’ll be cool door prizes). 

  • 06 Oct 2019 5:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please see below for some of Apple's Fall workshops and events. See links for agendas and registration.  

    Tuesday, October 15

    Apple Tech Update for Education 

    Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center 

    Portsmouth, NH

    Technical Update (see agenda below) 

    8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Register >

    Digital Creation and Publication with iPad 

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Register > 


    Wednesday, October 16

    Apple Tech Update for Education 

    The Verve Crown Plaza Hotel 

    Natick, MA


    Technical Update (see agenda below)

    8:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Register >


    Digital Creation and Publication with iPad  

    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

    Register >


    October 23 – 24

    Apple Interactive Space @ MassCUE

    Apple Interactive Classroom Experience 

    Gillette Stadium

    Foxborough, MA

    Doors open every 30 minutes

    2019 Fall Conference

    Learn more >


    November 4

    Foxcroft Academy Visit 

    9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

    975 Weset Main Street

    Dover, NH 04426

    Register >

    This will be a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand Foxcroft Academy’s technology infrastructure designed to support teaching, learning and innovation in the classroom. Attendees will hear testimonies from members of the local community. as well as tour the Foxcroft's classrooms for an in-depth look at their program. Other takeaways will be:

                • Discover how Foxcroft Academy leverages iPad to connect day-to-day learning with cross-curricular standards to empower students.

                • Visit classrooms where teachers are facilitators of learning and students are active and engaged participants.

                • See students demonstrate and document learning in diverse ways, and find out from them how this enhances their engagement and achievement.

                • Hear from the school’s leadership team about their vision for enhancing student learning and achievement with technology.

                • Learn about the school’s unique model for supporting teacher leadership and empowering and encouraging classroom teachers to be effective innovators.


    December 1 – 3

    Apple @ CMTC (Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown

    Manchester, NH

    Learn more >

    Register >

    Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday, Dec 1

    Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad for Early Learners (K-5) 

    8:30 am – 11:30 am

    Description >

    Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad (6-12) 

    12:30 pm – 3:30 pm 

    Description >

    Enhancing Leadership Strategies with iPad Pro 

    4:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

    Description >

    Concurrent Sessions – Tuesday, Dec 2

    Strengthening Literacy with iPad 

    9:40 am – 10:30 am

    Description >

    Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad

    12:50 pm – 1:40 pm 

    Description >


    Agenda for Technical Update October 15 & 16

    7:45-8:30 am - Arrival 
    8:30-12:30 pm - Presentation and Demonstrations

    We will have four rooms with various presentations. Some sessions will run multiple times, some only once, and some will be hands-on.  Seating for each of the sessions is first come, first served.

    Deploying macOS 10.15:  macOS 10.15 Catalina brings a number of new deployment and management features as well as security enhancements that are relevant for and will affect your deployments. Come to this session to learn more about enrollment customization, the Bootstrap token, the read-only system partition, the new SSO extension, system extensions, and more. This session will aim to provide a summary of all topics and changes that impact deployment and management and they will be discussed in the context of workflows.  (Presented by Mike Boylan, Apple Consulting Engineer)

    What’s New in Deploying and Managing iOS 13 and iPadOS:  This presentation will focus some of the new deployment-related options and features available for iOS 13 and the just released iPadOS. We will cover updates to Apple School Manager, a new form of lightweight management called User Enrollment, discuss the new Single Sign-on Extension, and highlight key technologies to help IT administrators deploy Apple devices at scale while providing an optimal experience for your users.  (Presented by Trey Bachner and Lars Ljungholm, Apple Systems Engineers)

    iPadOS 13 for Education:  Join us for a hands-on experience focused on the latest educational features of iPadOS. (Presented by Ryan Wiggins and Matt Brooks, Apple Development Executives)

    Tech Roundtable:  Informal Q&A with Apple Consulting Engineers and SE’s.  We would love to hear how your deployments have been going, answer questions and solicit your constructive feedback that we can share with our product teams.

    Federation Deep Dive:  In the Spring Apple introduced the ability for Apple School Manager to federate with Microsoft Azure.  Federation allows your users to use their existing district account as their AppleID.  In this session we will provide an update on Federation.  We have worked with a number of districts who have successfully implemented.  We will share lessons learned, review the details of the process, and provide tips for success.  (Presented by Devin McLaughlin, Apple Systems Engineer)

    Sunsetting DEP & VPP - how to migrate:  Are you still logging in at volume.itunes.apple.com (VPP) or deploy.apple.com (DEP)?  If you were not aware access to these sites is going away as of December 1st.  This session will review the upgrade process to move over to Apple School Manager and give you an opportunity to ask questions. (Presented by Patrick Hernandez, Apple Systems Engineer)

    WiFi Explorer:  Hands on session with WiFi Explorer, a tool to validate the wireless environment and optimize performance for Apple devices.  (Presented by WiTS Senior Rockstar Field Engineer, Dave Cardona, Dave is a Sr. WLAN Engineer, Instructor, Wi-Fi SME, & APS Apple Readiness Review Engineer)

    Implementing Single Sign-On for iPad and Mac using Mosyle Manager:  Explore MDM workflows that can facilitate the use of cloud identity services such as Google, Office365, Azure as well as active directory (no bind required) to authenticate users on your Apple Devices and learn about the management possibilities that are unlocked by providing this experience during the setup assistant.  (Presented by Bradley Schneider, Mosyle MDM Specialist)

    School’s In Session with Jamf: How to Enhance the Student, Teacher, and Parent Experience with iPads:  Take a hands on journey with us to experience the day one life cycle of an iPad. We will guide you from enrollment, to being in class, and then coming home after school. We will show you how you can use your iPads to empower your students, teachers and parents using Jamf.  (Presented by Eric Blakely, Jamf Field Systems Engineer,)

  • 06 Oct 2019 5:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The contest challenges students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local communities. 300 state finalists will be selected to submit an activity plan.  This Contest focuses on how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) can be applied to help improve your local community.

    Entry Form Questions:

    1. What is the biggest problem,challenge or issue faced by your school community that you will tackle for your Solve for Tomorrow project? (not to exceed 200 words in length)
    2. How can STEM be applied to address this problem,challenge or issue? (not to exceed 200 words in length)

    Each national winner school receives a $100K prize package including Samsung technology and classroom resources. Plus, all teams get to attend the Final Event in Washington DC to meet with congressional leaders in April.

    Entry Period began on Thursday, August 29, 2019 and ends on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  The Contest will be divided into four phases.

    The Contest is open only to legal residents of the fifty United States, who are twenty one years of age or older, and currently employed as full-time teachers in a public Middle School, Junior High School, or High School, grades 6-12, including Charter Schools that are 50% or more publicly funded. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

    Entrants are responsible for confirming whether their school has any policies or restrictions concerning participation in Contests such as this prior to entering. The awarding of prizes is subject to such school policies. If, for any reason, any school is unable to accept a prize, including due to school policies, the prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will not have any further obligation to such school. Prizes will be awarded to the school for the benefit of the teacher submitting the Entry. By entering the Contest, you authorize the Sponsor and Administrator to communicate with you via email, phone, voice mail messaging or by text messaging to communicate Contest information.

    You may enter the Contest by visiting www.Samsung.com/Solve during the Contest Entry Period and following the directions to complete and submit the Official Entry Form. Entry Note: Your answers to the questions on the Entry Form will be judged to determine which entrants will advance to Phase Two of the Contest.

  • 30 Sep 2019 7:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congressman Chris Pappas would like to remind you and your students that there is still plenty of time for students to submit their apps to the Congressional App Challenge.  The deadline in 11:59pm on November 1.

    Submissions made to this site:  https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/

    Congressman Pappas App Challenge link: https://pappas.house.gov/services/2019-congressional-app-challenge

  • 30 Sep 2019 7:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Partnerships and Projects page on NHEON.org is a great place to look for NH Consortium pricing deals for a variety of technology tools and resources. (see below and at http://www.nheon.org/nh_projects/)

    Professional Development

    • 2gnoMe
    • TeacherCoach NH Consortium

    Tools and Resources

    • SketchUp Pro
    • 3D Bear NH Consortium
    • Adobe Statewide Purchasing Agreement

    Curriculum and Instruction

    • Classcraft NH Consortium
    • NBC Learn Nh Consortium
    • StreamableLearning NH Consortium
    • TeacherGaming NH Consortium Information

    Organization and Planning

    • GoEnounce NH Consortium
    • Loose Cannon NH Consortium
    • Symbaloo NH Consortium
    • VitalInsight NH Consortium

    Device andDevice Management

    • Cuppla NH Consortium
    • Photon CDI NH Consortium
  • 30 Sep 2019 7:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you know an educator who you believe should be sharing the exciting teaching and learning that is happening in his/her classroom?  Better yet, do you have students who should be sharing what they LOVE about their learning?

    If so, please forward this email and encourage them to join the educators listed below who have already registered to present at the CMTC19.  We have three options that remain:

    • Teacher Showcase on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
    • Student STEAM Showcase on both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons
    • EdTech Playgrounds on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons
    Showcase and Playground presenters receive complimentary registration for the day to share their ideas with fellow educators, attend the keynote luncheon, and experience all the offerings each day has available!!!  This is New Hampshire’s premier 2-day professional learning event.

    Interested educators are encouraged to submit their proposals using the links foound on the home page of the CMTC website at www.nhcmtc.org.

    We currently have space for about 8 more Showcases and EdTech Playground proposals total.

    Also, please find attached the following:

    • Digital Edition of the full CMTC19 Program of Events
    • Call for Presenters with all the details regarding the Showcases and Playgrounds
    • Mailer/Poster that was mailed to all principals in NH for posting in early September
  • 08 Sep 2019 3:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Future Ready Schools® is Coming to Manchester – Only 10 team spots left!

    Institute Agenda


    The Future Ready Schools® (FRS)  Leadership Institute is coming to Saint Anselm College in Manchester on September 24-25, 2019.  You and your team are invited to attend this FREE professional learning event designed to improve your policies, procedures, and practices ensuring all students are ready for the future of work and life after high school graduation.


    District Leaders, Tech Leaders, Principals, Instructional Coaches, and Librarians all have a place on the Future Ready district teams.

    The FRS institute will inspire, invigorate, and inform participants (district leaders, technology directors, principals, instructional coaches, and librarians) by providing a wealth of information resulting in strong learner-centered system design, positive school culture, and collaborative leadership.  No matter your level of expertise, you and your team will leave with tangible skills to take your innovation strategies to the next level.


    Join the FRS network to collaborate, get feedback, and set actionable steps for improvement in your schools.


    Still need help deciding? Apply for a $1,000 travel stipend.  Space is limited so register here today – it’s FREE!



    For questions about the event or to apply for the scholarship, please contact Lia Dossin at ldossin@all4ed.org


  • 08 Sep 2019 2:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NHSTE Pat Keyes and Susan Janosz Award nominations are now open and the deadline for nominations is October 4th. 

    Do you have a teacher or teacher leader in your school or district who should be acknowledged for their contributions to school, students, faculty, and school culture? This is the ideal channel to let them know their efforts are appreciated.

    Looking forward to seeing the exciting efforts of NH educators.  Nominate yourself or a friend for one of these Prestigious annual NHSTE awards.

    Pat Keyes Technology - Using Educator Award

    The NHSTE Technology Using Educator Award is named in memory of Pat Keyes; a former secondary teacher in the Keene School District who served NHSTE in many capacities including editor of the NHSTE Connections.  The criteria for this award includes:

    • Functions as a public or private PreK-12 teacher providing direct instruction in a New Hampshire school(s).
    • Developed effective units integrating educational technology.
    • Demonstrated improved student performance with application of technology.
    • Shared ideas/initiatives in formal and informal arenas using traditional and electronic methods.

    Susan Janosz Technology Impact AwardThe NHSTE Technology Impact Award is named in memory of Susan Janosz, longtime employee of the Manchester School District who was employed as a Technology Integrator.  The criteria for this award includes:
    • Provides leadership in a public or private PreK-16 New Hampshire school(s).
    • The nominee's work has had a significant positive impact on technology use in education locally, statewide, regionally and/or nationally.
    • The nominee has involved the community in the initiative or program to facilitate partnerships with business and/or legislative initiatives to advance the use of technology in education.
    • Supported technology within the context of school reform, restructuring and improvement.
    • Demonstrated a commitment to ongoing self-education by keeping abreast of emerging technologies.
    • The quality of education and/or work experience has been significantly advanced in the nominee's workplace as a result of the nominee's efforts.

    In the past, this award has gone to Technology Directors, Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrationists, Curriculum Coordinators, Media Specialists/Generalists, SAU Administration (i.e., Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents) and/or School District Administrators (i.e., Principals and Vice Principals).

    Award winners receive $1,000, a plaque, and letter of congratulations from the Governor.  They are also nominated to receive a NH Edies Award in the spring.

    For more information on the application process and links to nomination forms, visit the NHSTE Awards page on the website at http://www.nhste.org/NHSTE-awards.

    Thank you,

    Greg Limperis & Mike Wakefield

    NHSTE Awards Chairs

  • 01 Sep 2019 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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

    N3 ~ NHSTE's Night of Networking & Annual Meeting

    BreakoutEDU & RoundTable Discussions

    Join us at the Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester) on Tuesday, October 1st 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.

    Engage in a BreakoutEDU to explore the challenges we are all facing!

    Raffle prizes include:

    • the beautiful mums on each table
    • ISTE books
    • Makey Makey
    • Merge Cube
    • NHSTE Premium Membership
    • Comp registration to CMTC19

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

    Date:  Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Time:  4:00 to 7:45pm

    We regret that we cannot offer onsite registration.

    Program of Events:

    • 4:00 to 4:45 - Appetizers & Networking  
    • 4:45 to 5:30 - BreakoutEDU Challenge
    • 5:30 to 6:15 - General Business Meeting
    • 6:15 to 7:00 - Dinner 
    • 7:00 to 7:30 - RoundTable Discussions 
    • 7:30 to 7:45 - 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:  Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    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: 


    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: http://nhste.org/event-3534956

    Best regards,
    NHSTE Board Members

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