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  • 23 Jun 2020 5:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please consider passing this along to someone in your district that deals with e-rate. Thank you.

    An annual E-rate survey is being conducted, asking schools and libraries to contribute their opinions and experiences with the E-rate application process. The survey results will be tabulated and shared with Congress, the FCC and the public this summer. Please take a few minutes and complete the survey.  You can do it anonymously, if you choose.  The survey is available at this link:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/erate20

    I hope you will take a few minutes and complete it today.  Your feedback is very important. Thank you!

    NOTE: Even though the survey results are being gathered by a consulting firm, the state does not endorse any specific E-rate consulting firm. The survey link is being shared because it is a convenient means for you to offer your opinion, along with other applicants, in a format with which the FCC is familiar. This email is not a statement for or against any E-rate consulting firm.

    Thank you for helping keep New Hampshire’s voice strong.

  • 17 Jun 2020 3:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello NHSTE Membership,


    We need your help advocating for urgent federal funding necessary to support educator capacity in effective use of technology, both during COVID-19 and beyond.

    Please take a moment to support the dedicated Professional Development Funds in the next Federal Stimulus Package by contacting  your representative and senator by going to this ISTE link to complete the pre-written letter in support of this funding.

    Thank you,
    Kathleen McClaskey

    NHSTE Advocacy Chair

    More Information From ISTE's Advocacy Update:

    The COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact schools across the country. With closures likely to extend into the 2020-21 school year, states and districts are continuing to leverage online learning. However, notable gaps exist between the quality of learning accessible to students from advantaged and disadvantaged communities. Therefore, significant and equitable funding is critical to ensure that all students are able to receive effective instruction. 

     
    We need your help advocating for urgent federal funding necessary to support educator capacity in effective use of technology, both during COVID-19 and beyond. On this page, you will find a number of materials, including a customizable email template, that you can use to quickly send a message to your members of Congress. The platform allows the user to send the message with a few simple clicks. 
     
    While federal legislators provided some relief to address schools’ immediate needs through the CARES Act, there remains an urgent need to prepare educators for the long-term with skills to design and deliver effective online learning opportunities to all students. Specifically, we need dedicated funding for professional development to ensure that all educators are prepared for technology-empowered pedagogy during COVID-19 and beyond. 
     
    The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the HEROES Act, which permits the use of stabilization funds for “ongoing professional development to staff in how to effectively provide quality online academic instruction.” However, the HEROES Act only funds a fraction of the $200 billion that national experts have recommended to stabilize schools. And like the CARES Act, HEROES fails to provide specific, dedicated support to professional development for online learning.
     
    This is why we need your help. Please show your support for increased federal relief dollars for education and funding dedicated towards professional development for online learning.
     
    Act Now to Call for Dedicated Professional Development Funds in the Next Federal Education Stimulus Package

    Thank you for your help and please let us know if you have any questions by reaching out at advocacy@iste.org


  • 12 Jun 2020 2:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The effects of COVID-19 on students and families require district leaders to collaborate with local stakeholders — including administrators, classroom teachers, school support staff, parents, and students — to plan strategic actions that allow digital learning to effectively and equitably continue into the summer and beyond. 

    The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Turnaround for Children, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), and the New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE) — who are members of the broader COVID-19 Education Coalition—  provide three key considerations that districts must keep in mind as they build immediate and long-term plans:equitable infrastructure, active digital learning content, and educator capacity building. See the new resource here

  • 12 Jun 2020 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the NH State Director of Broadband Technology, Carol Miller.  Please feel free to share this with your respective district parents, community members, and elected officials. 

    Good Monday,

    While it is still difficult to consider the impacts that COVID-19 is having on all aspects of the overall broadband network, it could not be a better time to attempt to measure the weak points of the broadband infrastructure and obtain valuable information for our state and providers in the industry.   That's why the NH Broadband Investment and Planning Initiative has partnered with Mission Broadband on a survey.

     

    Your participation in this survey is extremely important.  The survey is intended for distribution to organizations, municipalities, and residents statewide.  Help us to direct participants to an online survey that was crafted to capture gaps in service and the capacity needs for development of the infrastructure of the future.   Please send the link below out to all of your contacts; business and residential.

     

    State of New Hampshire Social Distancing Broadband Impact Survey

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NH_SD_BB_Survey

     

    The NH survey is intended for distribution to organizations, municipalities, and residents statewide.  Help us to direct participants to an online survey that was crafted to capture gaps in service and the capacity needs for development of the infrastructure of the future.

     

    Mission Broadband will handle all the logistics, monitor the survey, collect results and provide data and a report to for review.   The data will be made available to anyone attempting to help move broadband efforts forward in NH and the region by request.

     

    Regards,

    Carol Miller

    Director of Broadband Technology

    Division of Economic Development

    Department of Business and Economic Affairs

    State of New Hampshire

  • 10 May 2020 7:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Hampshire Department of Education is hosting their second annual Assistive Technology Fair virtually this year.  The 2020 Assistive Technology Fair is being developed by Inclusive Technology Solutions, and promises to be an exciting day long virtual event.

    The Fair will run from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST.  This event will bring together New Hampshire based practitioners and organizations; national Assistive Technology presenters and vendors. The day is comprised of 25 minute assistive technology presentations.  The program will consist of 25 minute EdCamp-style conversations; and, 25 minute vendor presentations. Over 40 sessions will be available throughout the day and the best part of all – the event is FREE!

    Plan. Explore. Create. Share – Assistive Technology
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020;   10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    The virtual hybrid conference experience will include:

    • 25 Minute Sessions led by Local or National AT Experts
    • 25 Minute Sessions Edcamp-style conversations led by participants
    • 25 Minute  Vendor Sessions

    Details and schedule can be found at https://pecs-at.com/pecs-at-conference-2020/.

    Register for the event and explore the on-line schedule at bit.ly/atexpo520.

  • 10 May 2020 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Free Webinar: Learn About the National Online Teaching Standards Tuesday 5/12/2020

    SETDA is excited to offer this professional learning opportunity for educators to better understand how to teach online either full time or in times of remote learning via the Teaching Online: National Online Teaching Standards Webinar. Participants will receive an introduction to the national online teaching standards and how they can support all teachers. The 2019 edition of National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Learning was published by the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA) and Quality Matters (QM) to provide the K-12 online and blended learning community with an updated set of openly licensed standards to help evaluate and improve online courses, teaching, and programs. There are three standard sets – Online Programs, Online Teaching, and Online Courses – and this edWebinar will focus on the Online Teaching standards. In addition, a representative from Virtual Virginia, Virginia’s statewide virtual school, will share strategies used to introduce and implement the online teaching standards within their program. 


    Registration to attend the live presentation is limited to 1,000. You can sign up to receive an email with the recording link.

    Presented by:

    • Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA
    • Cindy Hamblin, Director, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance
    • Sarah Warnick, Director of Products & Services, Virtual Virginia 

    This edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. To Get a CE Certificate for this edWebinar Learn more

  • 03 Mar 2020 7:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At each NHSTE Board meeting, we are trying to share out some new idea, cool happenings, great edtech projects, etc. This month, we gathered a few resources for schools in regards to pandemic outbreaks and preparations for schools. Here are some links to review:

    NH DOE Press Release Feb 28, 2020

    NH Department of Health and Human Services Resources

    US Department of Ed Resources

    Interim Guidance for Schools from the CDC

    Washington PostWhat schools and teachers should be doing now about coronavirus, according to the experts

    EdWeek School Resources

    EdWeek Post: Coronavirus and School Closures: What Are the Legal, Logistical Issues?

    Kidblog & Coronavirus

    Please consult the Google Spreadsheet for more informational resources.


  • 03 Mar 2020 4:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New Hampshire!  It’s your time to SpeakUp!

    Join us for an online webinar on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST.

    Get an overview on our Speak Up Research Initiative and how you can get involved. Understand the methodology from Speak Up creator and lead researcher Dr. Julie A. Evans Learn why it is vital for you to collect this data from your stakeholders and how you can translate it into actionable knowledge. We'll share all the basics about Speak Up and how to use it successfully in your school (s)/district (s).

    Register for this Webinar

    Registration Link https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJQuc-mspzMplhgX6a0cL0aVB3htw6SkKA

  • 17 Feb 2020 6:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you registered to attend the 2019 Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19) at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester you should have received an email about this.  The CMTC Steering Committee hopes that 2020 has started well for each of you.

    This year for our Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships, we included a webinar opportunity as part of their sponsorship benefits.  We felt this would be a win-win for both our solution partners and our attendees. It provides our valued sponsors another opportunity to engage with our attendees to share with them changes in the edtech marketplace since CMTC.  It also enables CMTC to provide new content to our attendees throughout the winter and spring as we are busy preparing for CMTC20.

    The following webinars have been scheduled to date: (please see descriptions below)

    One Tool - Automated and Secure Network Directory Provisioning, Single Sign On, Rostering and Digital Material 

    You want your IT team to spend their time on initiatives that support teaching and learning—not toil over rostering and account provisioning. We’ll show you how to quickly, easily, and securely automate these time-consuming tasks. We know the importance of access for instruction, but account secjurity and access are vital today for the privacy and security of data.

    Audience: Tech Integrators, Library Media, Technology Leadership, School/District Leadership
    Future Ready Alignment:  Technology & Robust Infrastructure

     

    Aligning Future Ready School with Future Ready Tools

    Join representatives from Alma along with Tom Murry in helping Future Ready educators attain competency-based results through the use of Alma’s critical SIS tooling.   We will explore the alignment of Alma’s more intuitive and powerful platform to the Future Ready Framework – meeting districts, schools, and educators where they are at and take them where they are going.  Together, we will shift our focus back to significantly more personalized teaching and learning!

    Audience: K-12 educators, Technology Leadership, School/District Leadership
    Future Ready Alignment:  Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

     

     

    Discover #WriQ, the #FitBit for student #writing

    Join us to learn how to get back your precious time. #WriQ  helps with automatically marking spelling, punctuation and grammar in a few clicks!

    Audience: K-12 educators, Tech Integrators, Technology Leadership, School/District
    Future Ready Alignment:  Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment

     

    Aligning Best Practice to Improve Performance

    Join us to learn how VitalInsight technology assesses the strength of research-based best practice in districts and schools, and the new generation of data that provides proven remedies for improved outcomes.

    Audience: K-12 educators, Tech Integrators, Technology Leadership, School/District Leadership
    Future Ready Alignment:  Collaborative Leadership

    Please note the following regarding the CMTC19 webinar series:

    • Pre registration is NOT required, just launch the Zoom link provided a few minutes prior to the start time.

    • There will be an opportunity to request that the solution partner contact you following the presentation as desired, this will be “opt in”.

    • All webinars are being recorded and will be posted to the CMTC19 YouTube channel within a week following the live event for viewing at your leisure.

    • Our facilitator, Gaby Richard-Harrington, has significant experience with solution partner webinars and seeks to keep the presentation engaging and interactive.  There will be limited time provided for Q&A following each webinar.

    • You are welcome and encouraged to share these webinar links with your colleagues.  You do NOT need to be a CMTC19 attendee to participate in these webinars.

    Some of our sponsors opted to provide us with a video to post on the CMTC19 YouTube channel instead of conducting a live webinar.  Please check this video from WCA:

    Additional webinars and video postings will be announced throughout the coming months.

     


  • 02 Feb 2020 4:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Back by popular demand ~ spring Digital Learning Specialist RoundTable


    Date: April 22, 2020

    Time: 8:30-2:00

    Location: Winnacunnet High School Lecture Hall, 1 Alumni Drive, Hampton, NH 03842

    Target Audience:  Secondary Digital Learning Specialists 

    Theme: Creation & Engagement

    This Digital Learning Specialist RoundTable for the secondary level (6-12) is being hosted by Julie Hall at the Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH for secondary school Technology Integration Teachers/Specialists on Wednesday, April 22nd.  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.

    This roundtable provides an opportunity for New Hampshire digital learning specialists to gather and share thoughts about (but not limited to) using technology to engage and create in the classroom. The specific topics and schedule will be developed from participants’ feedback prior to the roundtable. Possibilities include: 

    • How does technology support engagement/creation in the classroom? 
    • Favorite tools/stories of engagement and creation? Benefits of using digital tools to engage and create? Challenges? Solutions?
    • Tech Slam: Showcase your favorite tool(s)! Bring a lesson to share that could be implemented at another school!
    • Demo of Shared Studio: WHS is using Shared Studios to create meaningful human interactions between people separated by distance and difference. Come see what this experience is like as we host a digital “meetup” in a coffee shop-like atmosphere with educators from another country to discuss the challenges and success’ of using technology in the 21st century classroom. 
    • Creating Meaningful Professional Development: What are your tips and tricks to get teachers to engage and create?
    • Tour of School

    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. 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.

    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 secondary school level

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

    Julie Hall at jhall@warriors.winnacunnet.org

    Registration Deadline: 

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

    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, April 15th, 2020 will be refunded in full.

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