For anyone who is considering attending ISTE 2018 in Chicago (June 24 to 27), NHSTE would like to inform you of an opportunity available to all NHSTE members - the NHSTE Housing Block. Some of you have taken advantage of this in the past, this may be new information to others.
As a benefit of NHSTE helping to market the ISTE 2017 conference, we have the option to secure rooms together in one hotel at the conference for our NHSTE members. This is a limited number of rooms and requires Housing Selection by February 1st and cancellation by April 9, 2018 without penalty. To get all the details, click here or navigate from the NHSTE home page to BENEFITS then ISTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE for all the details.
Here are a few Important Notes:
More details about ISTE 2018 to follow throughout the coming year!
Are you planning on going to the ISTE Annual Conference this year. Click here to check out more information and learn about the NHSTE housing block.
Over the last year, the NHSTE Board has been working to provide more value for Premium Members, more support for upcoming teachers, and encourage retired teachers to stay connected. To support that work one of the changes we have made is to update the membership level and benefits structure. These updates were rolled out at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Please visit our membership page for more information.
CoSN is conducting research into the evolving role of education technology leaders. This first of its kind survey will allow CoSN to collect data on the key roles and responsibilities of ed tech professionals and identify the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively perform in their roles. This important data will be used to update programming and take a look at how roles are changing and identify key needs within the profession. If you respond by January 10th, you have a chance to win free registration to CoSN’s new Cybersecurity course. http://bit.ly/CoSNEdTech
NHSTE now has a new software discount deal with Papercut. Click here to read more about the package.
Congratulation to Shelia Adams and Anne Knight... our 2017 Making IT Happen Award Winners.
Congrats to our 2017 NHSTE Award Winners!
More information about the award winners will come soon!
We are happy to announce our latest addition to the NHSTE discounted pricing program, Inq-ITS.
Inq-ITS (www.inqits.com) online virtual labs for grades 5-10 science helps students learn authentic NGSS science practices while also cutting teachers' grading time. They score themselves based on how students "show what they know" when conducting investigations, not based on answering multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions. Because of the automatic grading, students can get immediate, personalized feedback from Rex the Dinosaur, a virtual coach who helps them improve at the practices. Teachers can get two types of real-time data on their students' competencies: Inq-Blotter alerts that help them identify when and how their students struggle, and summary reports of student and class performance to demonstrate growth.
NHSTE is very happy to announce our latest partnership for the NHSTE discounted program!
Do You Have Students Without Internet at Home?
Kajeet helps students succeed by providing more than just Internet outside the classroom. Our innovative solution provides safe, mobile broadband Internet to close the Homework Gap. As educators increase technology in the classroom for learning, Education Broadband™ keeps students connected either at home or on the bus with CIPA-compliant filters and provides administrators with analytics, reporting, and a convenient dashboard to gain insight into student usage.
Purchase via NHSTE and receive 5% off the Kajeet Education Broadband solution (includes hardware, wireless service, filters and management portal).
What makes us More than Just Internet™
The Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education and Project Tomorrow are hosting a webinar on December 6th for Administrators, Teachers, and all Educators interested in learning more about the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning and how you might use Speak Up in your class, school or district. Speak Up is the research tool districts and schools use to learn what students, educators, parents and the community have to say about education issues. It’s a free and easy way to collect information about teaching, learning, and academics at your school or district.
Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Speak Up 2017 surveys will be open until January 19, 2018. This year, SpeakUp/Project Tomorrow has partnered with Future Ready Schools, and the surveys will be useful in developing your future ready school plans.
Use Speak Up to get the pulse of what’s happening in your school (or district) and benchmark it with national results. Districts that register a contact and promote the surveys, you will receive free online access to your district results in February 2018. Surveys are anonymous, and results are aggregated.
Learn more during this Speak Up 101 Webinar!
When: Dec 6, 2017 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Speak Up 101 Webinar for New Hampshire Educators
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
To learn more about Speak Up or to register as the primary contact of your institution, please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.
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