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  • 07 Jan 2020 4:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Participate in Speak Up and learn what K-12 students, educators, and parents have to say about educational uses of technology in your schools and home!

    Visit our New Hampshire page at https://tomorrow.org/speakup/NewHampshire.html

    Get an overview on our Speak Up Research Initiative and how your school and district can get involved.

    SpeakUp Sample Timeline https://tomorrow.org/speakup/promo_district_timeline.html.

    SpeakUp Promotional Materials https://tomorrow.org/speakup/promo.html

    Watch this video:  https://youtu.be/tyx6OpzdSig

    SpeakUp creator and lead researcher Dr. Julie A. Evans helps you understand the methodology Speak Up uses. You will also learn why it is vital for you to collect this data from your stakeholders and how you can translate it into actionable knowledge. Julie will give you all the basics about Speak Up and how to use it successfully in your school and district.

    All your SpeakUp data is confidential and will be given back to your district.  Your data can be useful for:Technology planning and budgeting justification

    • Technology planning and budgeting justification
    • Professional development justification.
    • Supporting district initiatives and strategic design and planning.
    • Supporting and giving students a voice.
    • Supporting and giving community members a voice.
    • Understanding perspectives and points of view.
    • Determining alignments and disconnects in teaching and learning.

    In 2017, Dr. Julie Evans gave a special presentation for NH schools and districts. Watch it at https://youtu.be/g_SlJC4KFwE

    https://www.nhoetnews.wordpress.com/2019/12/26/its-time-for-speak-up-in-new-hampshire/

  • 07 Jan 2020 1:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Free Professional Development for Teachers by Teachers

    EdCamp is an unconference.

    What Does That Mean?

    Come enjoy a day with colleagues. Arrive with an idea for a session that you would like to lead or with the anticipation of a full day of learning. A session might explore a technology tool, a discussion about best practices, or a collaborative presentation with multiple facilitators.

    During the first hour, you will have time to meet other teachers over coffee. There will be an empty session board where you and all attendees can post session titles.

    Over the course of the day, you will have the opportunity to attend up to four sessions. Edcamps empower attendees with the rule to “vote with your feet”. If a session doesn’t meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room.

    We will be providing a certificate of attendance for the professional development you receive. You will learn something new, maybe make a new friend, and receive information that you can immediately apply in your classroom and professional life!

    What is the Cost?

    EdCamp All Learners is free. Breakfast & Lunch will be provided by local sponsors.

    What Should I Bring?

    Bring a friend. A laptop, tablet or device with wireless Internet is useful. It will allow you to view the session board online, take notes, and view websites discussed throughout the day.

    Click here to register:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-all-learners-2020-tickets-81768452643?ref=estw&internal_ref=login

  • 07 Jan 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join members of ISTE's DigCitCommit Coalition and education communities worldwide on Feb. 11-12, 2020, for this informative and inspirational virtual event!

    When you and your students join the DigCitCommit community for this free online event, you’ll be connected to the global movement that’s redefining digital citizenship and spotlighting the do’s of digital engagement. 

    https://digcitcommit.org/virtual-congress

  • 22 Oct 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CS4NH and the NH Tech Alliance Workforce Development Committee is launching a social media campaign to highlight real-world experience in CS and STEM jobs in NH. For teachers, we'd love for you to share your story and share the social media feeds with your students, fellow teachers, and administrators. You may want to reach out to those with interesting stories to see if that person might come into your classes or at least answer some questions from students.

    The campaign will be focused on the week of November 4, the beginning of technology month. We are asking people to post one sentence to Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIn the answer to – what do you love about your job?

    “I love my STEM job because I get to… “

    “The best part of my CS job is… “

    There are numerous events around the state this year that engage students in CS and STEM activities (shared below). Our goal is to use this social media campaign to show students, teachers, administrators and more how education can translate to meaningful work.

    Would you join us and bring a few colleagues along with you? :)


    Terry

    Chair, CS4NH

    Community Engagement Coordinator, Hudson School District

    (603) 714-4809

     

    Hashtags
    Please share with up to three hashtags - 
    #CS4NH 
    #learnandlivefree 
    #nhstemjobs
    #NHtechnologymonth
    Current hashtags for teacher groups - #livefreeandcode  #NHSTEM  #NHED 

     
    Tech Events for Students

    (partial list)

    Cyber Robotics Coding Competition https://crcc.io/signup/2019-registration/
    NH Tech Fest – Salem High School – November 3, 2019
    Tech Women/Tech Girls Tech Ambassadors – November 11-15
    Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, Manchester – December 3 & 4
    Computer Science Week – December 9-15, 2019
    Girls Technology Day – January 15, 2020 – UNH, Durham,
    STEM Week – March
    Girls Technology Day – March 2020 – NHTI, Concord
    Girls Technology Day – March 20, 2020 – Manchester Community College, Manchester
    Girls Technology Day – April 9, 2020 – Hypertherm Company, Lebanon
    Girls Technology Day – December 17, 2020 – White Mountains Community College, Berlin

  • 22 Oct 2019 2:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Challenge Brief

    How can we improve the world? The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge wants to inspire students in 6th-8th grade and at least 10 years old to answer this question by sharing an idea for a digital solution, like a mobile app, website, robot, or wearable tech. Work with a team (up to 4) or on your own to define a problem that can be solved through a digital innovation in the areas of Health, Our Planet, or Education. All you need is an idea communicated via a 1-2-minute video that addresses how the digital solution will improve the world and the computational thinking strategies that were used to guide to the solution to win BIG!

     

    Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, are launching the second year of igniting innovation through computational thinking.

     

    The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge encourages sixth through eighth-grade students to use computational thinking to create digital solutions that improve the world and solve problems impacting TCS’ three social responsibility pillars: Our Planet, Health, and Education. Digital solution ideas will be communicated through 1-2-minute video entries submitted by April 9, 2020. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship and a virtual mentorship with TCS team members and partners. 

    “TCS is committed to preparing the next generation of young innovators by providing resources to foster their creativity so they can find solutions to societal challenges,” said Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS. “We’re excited to see the fresh ideas, spirit and innovation that come out of this year’s TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge.”

     

    Launched in 2017, Ignite My Future in School is an initiative that combines the best of digital content, lesson plans, career vignettes, and professional learning to help teachers prepare their students for careers of the future. The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge launched in 2018 connecting computational thinking strategies and real-world problem solving.

     

    “Ignite My Future in School provides educators and students with useful resources that offer hands-on practice applying the concepts of computational thinking,” said Lori McFarling, Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Education. “The ‘Ignite Innovation Student Challenge’ takes that practice a step further, empowering students to truly believe in their ability to solve real-world problems.”

     

    1st Place:

    $10,000 scholarship, a virtual mentorship with TCS employees and the chance to work with TCS to make your idea come to life!

    Top Pillar Prize:

    $7,500 scholarship for top entries in Health, Our Planet and Education.

    Winner's Circle:

    Six $1,000 scholarships

     

    Learn More > https://www.ignitemyfutureinschool.org/challenge

  • 22 Oct 2019 2:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CMTC19 Monday PreConference Workshop offerings:

    There is an exciting line-up of Monday Mix-N-Match 3-hour morning and afternoon workshops.

    Learn more about the Conference at www.NHCMTC.org.

  • 22 Oct 2019 2:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Triple the Benefit of Your MakerSpace! Be Creative, Add Character Building, and Reinforce Social-Emotional Learning, Too!

    Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7PM

    Irina Tuule, Chief Strategy Officer, Eduporium

    Social-emotional learning is an important and integral part of character development, but it is often separated from mainstream learning into a “special” topic or set of activities. However, we believe that establishing social and emotional connections should and could be a part of general curriculum and that students can grow and mature as citizens while engaged in subjects like math and English. Innovative MakerEd tech tools can be used not only in specialty subjects like coding and engineering, but in general education as well to help educators start a stream of positive feedback, promote safe experimentation and harmless failure, personalize student learning in order to meet various learning challenges, and create true inclusivity and equity while utilizing authentic instruction. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to enhance teaching SEL and character development tactfully and easily using a MakerEd mindset and tools and provide educators with inspiration and some new insight for pairing MakerEd with SEL.

    Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/378094030

    IrinaTuule 

    A NEISTE Corporate Partner

     

     

     

    Inspiring Young Writers with Making, Coding, #twihaiku, and Digital Tool

     

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 7 PM

    Drs. Sharon Edwards, Torrey Trust, and Robert Maloy, UMass Amherst

    With inspiration, support, and tools at the ready, kids can and will write anytime and anywhere. In this session, we will showcase how makerspaces and making activities, coding, multimedia production, and interactive digital tools and apps can foster creative writing by kids of all ages. The webinar will begin with exploring creative writing exercises—composing math comics, designing 3D models, generating memes, creating stop motion animation videos, coding stories, and crafting rhymes and songs. Then, attendees will explore more than 100 digital tools and apps for inspiring writing. Finally, the webinar will wrap up with a discussion of strategies to enliven interest and enjoyment from writing for students in school. Attendees will leave the webinar with tools, strategies, and ideas for (re)inspiring writing in any grade level or subject.

    Presenters: Torrey Trust, Robert Maloy, and Sharon Edwards (authors of the new book Kids Have All the Write Stuff: Revised and Updated for a Digital Age)

    Zoom Room: https://zoom.us/j/214680326

     Dr. Sharon Edwards, Dr. Torrey Trust, and Dr. Robert Maloy 

     

     

     

  • 13 Oct 2019 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NH Robotics Education Development Program
    Application SY2019-2020


    DEADLINE NOVEMBER 15, 2019 

    Eligibility:

    • Must be for students at a public or charter school.
    • The school must develop an itemized budget for the current year for the robotics program.
    • The school must have established a partnership with, or has a valid letter of commitment from, at least one sponsor, business entity, or institution of higher education for the purpose of participation in a robotics competition.
    • The school must identify at least one competitive event in which the program will participate.
    • Not a recipient of a Robotics Education Development Program Grant SY 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

    The purpose of the program is to motivate public and charter school students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills Grants from the robotics education fund established in RSA 188-E:24 shall be available to any eligible public school or chartered public school for the purpose of financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events.

    Please email the completed application to:    Melissa White, Science/STEM Education Consultant, Bureau of Student Support, New Hampshire Department of Education

    If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact:

    Melissa White              Melissa.White@doe.nh.gov or 603-271-3855.

     

    GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2019

    Notification to schools will occur by December 6, 2019

    Grants will continue to be accepted after November 15, 2019 but will only be considered if funding remains in the grant fund.

    2019-2020 Robotics Grant Application Google Link


  • 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). 


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