Friends of NHSTE and New Hampshire Colleagues,
This email is targeted to anyone from New Hampshire (NHSTE member or not) who is going to ISTE18 in Chicago at the end of June. Hard to believe that the school year is nearly over and in about a month some of us head to Chicago for ISTE 2018!!!
NHSTE is once again planning the New Hampshire Networking Dinner during ISTE. We generally meet after the opening keynote on Sundayevening, June 24th, probably around 8:00pm ish this year at a restaurant near the NHSTE hotel. This event has ranged from a small group of 12 to 15 to a group of over 40 of us! We have gone to some gourmet restaurants and some more casual locations. I have already located a couple options close the NHSTE hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown, 216 E Ontario Street Chicago, IL 60611. Once I have an idea as to how many are interested, I will finalize the location. Anyone from New Hampshire (and their guests) is invited to attend.
Please complete this quick 5 question survey to let us know your plans. The options on the survey include "probably' and "maybe", so you do not need to be sure of your plans at this time. This is the ONLY EMAIL that will go to the full NHSTE membership list with this request, so please share with your friends and colleagues headed to ISTE18. Those providing me with their email address on the survey will be added to a list of individuals to receive detailed ISTE18 information from NHSTE moving forward.
I invite you to please complete the very short survey for the ISTE18 NHSTE Networking Dinner RSVP at:
Have a great rest of the 2017/18 school year,
Can you believe how fast the end of the year is approaching? It's almost time for you to submit your students "Community Atlas" project for the 2018 school year. Remember, a Community Atlas project is simply a collection of different maps or apps that students have prepared on at least a somewhat related topic. Examples from past years include:
For more information, please see: http://www.nhedgis.org/geoprism-community-atlas-projects.html. Remember, thanks to the GeoPriSM Math-Science Partnership grant from the NH Department of Education we can provide a stipend of $400 for each GeoPriSM teacher who has students successfully complete a project.
For those of you planning (or hoping) to submit a project, it would be helpful if you could register so we could better plan the funds available for our summer workshops. Please do this as soon as possible. The links for the both registration and submission of the final project (due June 8th--but contact us if that is an issue) are on the page linked above. Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact Bob [rwoolner (at) sau66.org] or Ina [i_ahern (at) nhedgis.org]
Reminder: Submission deadline for the NH Online Map Competition (https://sites.google.com/site/nhonlinemapcompetition/) is this Thursday, May 10th.
Also, don't forget to register for this final summer of funded workshops. See http://www.nhedgis.org/summer2018.html for more info and links!
When: Saturday, May 12 from 8:30-4:30
Where: University of New Hampshire Manchester
STEM Discovery Lab, Room 325
88 Commercial Street, Manchester
Registration: Please sign up here. Space is limited.
Code.org’s Computer Science Fundamentals courses have about 15 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Students create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.
There are a lot of new aspects of NHCMTC for 2018 and we want you to be a part of it! The Call for Presenters is now open through May, 28th! Here is a snapshot of what is new...
Looking for schools to participate in the TechWomen Ambassadors Week November 2018
The NH High Tech Council’s TechWomen|TechGirls Initiative committee has begun planning for the 2018 TechWomen Ambassadors Week for 8th and 9th grade girls. The theme “STEMspiration” engages girl students to explore STEM Careers. This is a one day, 2 hour event that will take place on location at several high schools across the state during the week of November 12 – November 16, 2018.
TechWomen Ambassadors representing various high tech industry sectors including aerospace, robotics, biotech, computing, engineering, green tech and more mobilize by coming to your school to participate in the events by telling their career story, subject matter expertise, and some hands-on demonstrations. Join the TechWomen|TechGirls Initiative. If your school has an interest in participating, please contact Carol Miller, committee chair at NH Division of Economic Development 603-271-0252 or email Carol at email@example.com
NHSTE is excited to announce our new partnership with Wonder Workshop to bring the Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program to all NH schools. Would you like to take a Teach Wonder course and also receive a Dash robot for only 125.00? (a 450.00 value) The first course, Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot, is built to develop confidence for all classroom teachers.
The 2018 Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC) Steering Committee is excited to announce that the Call for Presenters online submission system is now open though the end of May! We need your proposals, this is what makes CMTC GREAT!!! Check out the CMTC website for more info. https://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/present
SAVE THE DATE
Assistive Technology MAKERS FAIR
Making AT for All Conference & Expo
September 29, 2018 • Concord, NH
The AT Makers Fair will help grow the collaboration of assistive technology makers and users and explore fast, a ordable, customized, and satisfying solutions to everyday problems!
A keynote and panel presentation/discussion with national AT maker movement program leaders
Workshops with hands-on learning
A Make AT Café
An exhibit hall of vendor/program booths
Want event updates? Visit: iod.unh.edu/atmakers
This event is supported, in part, by ATinNH, the Assistive Technology Act Program at the UNH Institute on Disability, and is funded through a grant from the Admin. on Community Living, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Just a reminder about the ISTE 2018 Conference in Chicago this year... Early Bird Registration is available through May 1st! Click here for more information about the conference.
Great your ideas flowing... it is time for our annual grant program! Application period opens on March 19th.
Click here for more information!
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