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NHSTE Happenings

NHSTE Happenings is a section of our website where we share information about what is happening with our organization, with our partners and affiliates, in the profession of educational technology, and in the education profession in general. If you have some to share, please send us an email.


  • 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: 

    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: http://nhste.org/event-3534956

    Best regards,
    NHSTE Board Members

  • 07 Aug 2019 8:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHSTE is excited to announce a new professional learning opportunity as we partner with SAM Labs.

    Thursday, August 15th @ the beautiful
    Concord High School Library Media Center


    STEAM Ahead & Coding Workshop – Powered by SAM Labs

    What: STEAM Ahead with SAM Labs! (AM & PM workshops) 
    Where: Concord HS, Library Media Center, 170 Warren Street, Concord, NH 03301
    When: 15 Aug 2019 

    With a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth hardware, software, and content, SAM Labs offers a very engaging solution to bring STEAM and computational thinking into the classroom. SAM Labs comes with easy-to-implement lesson plans that are aligned to CCSS, NGSS, CSTA…lessons that really incorporate multiple subjects!  In this session, we will cultivate educators’ knowledge, skills, and mindsets preparing them to lead STEAM and Coding initiatives in their classrooms, libraries, clubs, and makerspaces.

    During this hands-on Workshop you will:

    • Dive into engaging pre-coding activities, build challenges, and explore beginning coding in Blocky
    • Expand educators’ knowledge, skill, and comfort with STEAM and Coding tools
    • Review SAM Labs STEAM and Coding solutions for K-8


    Choose from one of two 3-hour sessions (9:00 – Noon OR 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

    Presenter Bios:

    Fred Wolfe serves as the Northeast US region manager for SAM Labs. He is an Ed-Tech industry professional with 20+ years of P-12 curriculum, software and hardware experience with professional development, technical services, sales, and management roles.

    Suzanne Rickard is an education consultant and Sam Labs representative. She has been in the educational technology business for over 15 years, offering high quality educational software and professional development for K-12 schools in VT, NH, and ME.


    Product descriptions and links:

    Alpha Starter Kit - An introductory STEAM lesson kit comprised of a sampling of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a number of wireless electronic blocks and accessories. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects with your students and complete a sample lesson plan per grade (2-5). https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/alpha


    Maker Kit - Bring a world of coding and creating to your classroom, Makerspace, or STEAM lab. Bursting with a variety of hardware and software, the MAKER Kit provides everything you need to unleash your students’ creativity. This kit, comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and a wide variety of wireless electronic blocks and accessories (including exclusive blocks not found in any other kit). https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/steam-kit


    STEAM Course - Classroom Size - The ultimate STEAM lesson kit for the full class, comprised of a variety of teaching materials, a flow-based coding app and an abundance of wireless electronic blocks and accessories, it’s everything you need to bring STEAM learning to your classroom. Use the SAM Blocks and the SAM Space app to build classroom projects and complete lesson plans. https://samlabs.com/collections/all-products/products/classroom-kit

    Attendees should bring one of the following computing devices to work one of our kits for purchase now or later.  

    Equipment requirements for attendee computing device:

    • Windows - Windows 10 (Creator Update)
    • Mac - MacOS (v10.7+)
    • iOS - iPads only (iPad 3 and above) - iOS 9 or higher
    • Android - (KitKat Android v4.4+)
    • Chromebook - officially supported models:
    • CTL J5
    • Samsung Chromebook Plus
    • Asus Flip C213N,
    • Acer Chromebook 11
    • Dell Chromebook 11 3180
    • HP x360 11 G1
    • Lenovo N42 Chromebook

    Target Audience:

    Technology integrators, library media specialists, and educators K-8 in all content areas will not want to miss this day of coding, creating, and collaborating!

    Questions???:  For more information or if you have any questions about this event please contact:

    Cyndi Dunlap at NHSTEPD@nhste.org

    Registration Deadline:  one week prior to workshop date, noon on Thursday, 8/8/19.

    There are FOUR Registration options ~ an option to fit EVERY budget!


    1) LEARN & EXPLORE registrants use SAM Labs resources provided by the presenters.

    General & NHSTE Basic:  $30.00

    NHSTE Premium Member: $25.00

    NHSTE Event Coupons:  1 Coupon Number

    2) Alpha Starter Kit registrants take home their own Alpha Starter Kit and have access to one sample lesson plan for each grade via the website. (See full kit description and link above.)

    General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $190 OR $165 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    NHSTE Premium Member: $185 OR $160 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    3) Maker Kit registrants take home their own Maker Kit and have access to resources and  sample projects via the website. (See full kit description and link above.)

    General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $530 OR $505 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    NHSTE Premium Member: $525 OR $500 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    4) STEAM Course - Classroom Size registrants take home their own STEAM Course Classroom Kit and have access to a full curriculum and receive materials for 30 students.   (See full kit description and link above.)

    General/NHSTE Basic Member:  $1,530 OR $1,505 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    NHSTE Premium Member: $,1525 OR $1,500 & 1 NHSTE event coupon

    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.

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

    To include a NHSTE Event Coupon as partial payment please select pay as "Manual" when registering using check or PO as your payment method and then EMAIL the coupon numbers to office@nhste.org.  Include your name, event name and date, and the event coupon numbers in your email. Your payment will then be adjusted and confirmed via email.   If paying by credit card, you will be charged the full amount and upon emailing the event coupon number you will receive a $25 refund. Thank you!

    Cancellation Policy:

    Cancellations received one week (7 days) prior to the workshop will be refunded in full ~ by noon on Thursday, August 8th.

  • 05 May 2019 4:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHSTE has discounted pricing for these products. To get a quote, please contact Cyndy at ccurrier@mac.com or call 603-801-0444.

    Many schools are using these products to close the homework gap. Make sure all students have internet access at home. You can also provide internet access for bus trips so students can have their homework done before arriving back home and tired.

    These webinars will give you an opportunity to learn all about these options:


  • 05 May 2019 4:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mobile Device Management

    NHSTE has discounted pricing for this product for all NH schools.

    24.3 million — that is the number of mobile devices in K-12 schools, and it is growing rapidly.

    It is becoming a logistical juggling act to manage all of these devices, ensuring the right apps and content are on each device.

    Mobile tools were introduced to K-12 to enhance the learning experience, not detract time and effort. School and districts need insight and control over these powerful tools in the hands of students.

    To get a quote, please contact Cyndy at 

    ccurrier@mac.com or call 603-801-0444. Also available for questions.

  • 05 May 2019 4:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19)

    REMINDER!!!  

    Online Call for Presenters and Call for Solution Partners opens on Wednesday, May 1st!

    Links to submit presentations or register as a CMTC19 Solution Partner are located on the CMTC19 home page @ www.nhcmtc.org.

    EVENT DETAILS:

    NEW for 2019!
    Early-Bird General Registration opens May 15th!

    Registration for Monday PreConference workshops
    will be available in September.

    33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe
    Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19)
     at www.nhcmtc.org.

    Join our engaging keynotes . . .

    Olivia Van Ledtje  on Tuesday
    Pernille Ripp on Wednesday

    Online Call for Presenters opens May 1st!!!

    Down load the CMTC19 Call for Presenters here . . .

    Download the CMTC19 Call for Solution Partners here . . .

  • 05 May 2019 4:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration is now open to all NHSTE contacts ~ the previous three DLS RoundTables have all sold out ~ so sign up now before all spaces are filled!

    What: Digital Learning Specialists RoundTable - Elementary K-5 
    Where: Richard Maghakian Memorial School, 22 Milford Street, Brookline, NH 03033 
    When: Friday, 31 May 2019

    NHSTE is proud to announce another ~
    Digital Learning Specialist RoundTable for Elementary Level PreK-5

    This Digital Learning Specialist RoundTable for the elementary level (PreK-5ish) is being hosted by Jenny Lynch at the Richard Maghakian Memorial School in Brookline, NH for elementary school Technology Integration Teachers/Specialists on Friday, May 31st.  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 is included to view the "skills" block that happens each Friday at the school. "Skills time" is spent with the integrated arts team to teach the students "skills" they need for PBL. It was means of compromise when the school went full integration and removed the "computer special". 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 RoundTables in 2019/2020 school year.  If you are interested in hosting a RoundTable event at your school, please contact, Cyndi Dunlap, NHSTE Professional Learning Chair at nhstePD@nhste.org.

    Registration is limited to 20 participants, so register ASAP to ensure a seat! NHSTE Premium & Basic members receive advance notice for all professional learning opportunities.

    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
                                 (curated by those attending)

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

    Jenny Lynch at Jenny.lynch@sau41.org

    Registration Deadline: 

    Thursday, May 22nd, 2019

    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 Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 will be refunded in full.

     

    For more information and online registration: http://nhste.org/event-3313602

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHSTE discounts for Dash/Dot and CUE courses complete with a robot.

    The Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program is designed to help teachers gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics can fit into everyday teaching. Wonder Workshop’s robots, Dash, Dot, and Cue, make it easy for kids to engage and learn coding, while solving problems and collaborating.

    Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot is designed for elementary school teachers. The NHSTE cost is 125.00 to you and includes the Dash robot. (regular cost is 350.00)

    Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue is designed for middle school teachers. The NHSTE cost to you is 150.00 and includes the Cue robot.  (regular cost is 400.00)

    With robot in hand, dive into this 12-hour professional learning online course, designed for elementary school teachers. This introductory course provides a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fits into your everyday classroom teaching. Please read this course syllabus to make sure the course fits your needs.

    Following course purchase, you will receive a Litmos platform login and will have a newly extended 6-month period (180 days) to complete the course.

    Both courses include a robot that is shipped to you when you register online.

    To receive the NHSTE discounted pricing, you need to contact me, ccurrier@mac.com or 603-801-0444 to receive the discounted code. Please send me your first and last name, email and school as well as which course you plan for enrollment.

    When you register for the course and robot, you will see the regular pricing, but then you will be given an opportunity to put in your discount code to receive the greatly reduced pricing.

    Schools can order for many with a PO, just contact me to receive discount codes for each staff member and directions for submitting a PO.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions. ccurrier@mac.com or 603-801-0444

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ~~~~ You are invited to submit a presentation proposal for CMTC19 beginning on Wednesday, May 1st and closing on Sunday, June 2nd  ~~~~ 

    33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19)

    When: Monday, December 2nd to Wednesday, December 4th
    Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, Manchester, NH

    EVENT DETAILS:

    NEW for 2019!
    Early-Bird General Registration opens May 15th!

    Registration for Monday PreConference workshops
    will be available in September.

    33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe
    Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19)
     at www.nhcmtc.org.

    Join our engaging keynotes . . .
    Olivia Van Ledtje  on Tuesday
    Pernille Ripp on Wednesday

    Online Call for Presenters opens May 1st!!!

    Down load the CMTC19 Call for Presenters here . . .

    Download the CMTC19 Call for Solution Partners here . . .

    Cyndi Dunlap, 

    CMTC Co-chair & NHSTE Conference & Professional Learning Chair

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have great news: Computer Science Discoveries and Principles workshops are offered at no cost to many New Hampshire teachers accepted into the program!



    Designed to support middle and high school teachers before and during their first year teaching Computer Science Discoveries or Computer Science Principles, the Code.org Professional Learning Program begins with a five-day, in-person summer workshop followed by four additional sessions throughout the year. Best of all? No previous experience teaching computer science is needed.

    The scholarship or program fee covers the full year-long program, including teaching materials, workshop supplies, 9 days of professional development, and meals (both breakfast and lunch) during workshops. The curriculum, online student learning platform, and year-round support are available to all schools at no charge.

    The priority deadline to apply is May 8th*. Join us or learn more today!

    Do you have any questions? We’re here to help! Reply to this email or contact your local partner directly.

    Need support from your administrator? Share this flyer with your principal or administrators on how your school can offer computer science next year and support your professional learning.

    - Hadi Partovi, Code.org & Laura M. Nickerson, UNH STEM Teachers' Collaborative


    *The application will remain open after the priority deadline passes.

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Workshop - Best Practices: #Mathwithtech


     Date: August 15th

     Time: 8am-2pm

     Location: Bedford High School, NH

     Cost: $209 (Lunch included)


    Do you math with tech? Do you want to learn how? Wondering how to most effectively use tech in the classroom? This day long workshop is designed to help attendees think about best practices when mixing math and technology together. Join Stefan Fritz (Math Teacher, Bedford High School) and Craig Sheil (Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford High School) for a hands-on, full-day workshop where you will cultivate teaching strategies for integrating technology effectively into the math classroom.


    Presenters will walk through a series of different math activities/challenges (ranging from content areas - algebra, data collection, etc). Attendees will actually complete tasks together as students would in class. Then, the presenters will help take the mystery out of how the activity was created from start to finish. Focus will be on using the desmos.com graphing calculator as well as the Activity Builder, using Google G-Suite Apps, and equatIO.


    You bring your laptop/chromebook and we'll provide the lunch.


    Sign up early to guarantee your spot since space will be limited.


    For more information and registration, visit http://bit.ly/mathwithtech


    #mathwithtech


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