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  • 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)


    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.


    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


    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


    Best Practices #MathWithTech Flyer 2019 (1).jpg

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ITEM:  Senator Murray, Senate Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Tackle Nationwide Digital Equity Gap

    Led by Senator Murray, Senate Democrats introduced the Digital Equity Act of 2019 to help close the digital divide impacting communities across the nation

    The Digital Equity Act builds on recent efforts to increase access to broadband by prioritizing "digital inclusion"-activities that seek to provide individuals and communities with the skills, supports, and technologies necessary to take full advantage of a broadband internet connection when they have one.

    This legislation creates two new $125M grant programs aimed at promoting #DigitalEquityNow and supporting digital inclusion programs for students, families, and workers

    Pew Research Center: "Nearly one-in-five teens can't always finish their homework because of the digital divide" – MORE HERE

    Learn more from Senator Murray's new Medium Post: "Why We Need the Digital Equity Act" – LINK

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Led by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, today a group of Senate Democrats introduced new legislation aimed at closing the growing digital divide in communities across the country. The Digital Equity Act of 2019 creates new federal investments targeted toward a diverse array of projects at the state and local level that promote "digital equity"- a concept defined by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance as the "condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy and economy." The legislation was cosponsored by Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Angus King (I-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Gary Peters (D-MI), and Jack Reed (D-RI), and a companion bill will also be introduced in the House of Representatives.

    "For so many of us, having a reliable broadband connection is a given-we use the internet to pay bills, do our taxes, book travel, do homework, and much more. We can do it on our own time, in our own homes-even from our phones. But for far too many individuals and families-including those from communities of color, people with disabilities, low-income households, and rural communities-getting online isn't so easy to do, and I strongly believe that in 2019, we shouldn't be a country of haves and have-nots when it comes to using the internet," said Senator Murray. "That's why I'm proud to join with my Democratic colleagues to introduce the Digital Equity Act, which will direct significant new federal investments to help ensure people in our communities have the tools, support, and technologies necessary to take full advantage of a broadband connection when they have access to one. Congress can and should help states, counties, tribes, and others do more to close the growing digital divide, and the Digital Equity Act is a major step in the right direction. It's the right thing to do for families, and it's the right thing to do for our economy to make sure everyone is reaching their full potential."

    "The internet impacts every aspect of our day-to-day lives, from conducting business to pursuing an education to connecting with friends and loved ones. Put simply: it is the most important tool for anyone trying to participate in 21st century life," said Senator King. "And it's not enough to simply have access to the internet; you also need to know how to use it. By making these investments in digital equity and digital inclusion, we can ensure Americans of all ages and backgrounds are fluent in the technology that will drive so much of our nation's future."

    "The Internet is a powerful tool that has become instrumental in economic and social mobility and civic engagement. In 2009, Hawaii capitalized on funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand broadband to schools and public computer centers, making it one of the most-connected states in the country. But physical infrastructure is only part of the equation," said Senator Hirono. "The Digital Equity Act will provide grants for things like digital literacy and digital skills education to low-income populations and improving the online accessibility of social services for individuals with disabilities that will allow the people of Hawaii to make full use of what broadband has to offer. Only then can they fully participate in our society, democracy, and economy."

    "More and more, we rely on the internet to help us participate in our democracy and take part in the global economy. Expanding access to the digital world will help combat inequality, increase transparency in our institutions, and help citizens hold their government accountable. That's why I'm pleased to support the Digital Equity Act," said Senator Whitehouse.

    "As we rely more on technology in our everyday lives, we have to make sure that every family has access to broadband, regardless of their zip code. This legislation will help close the digital divide and bring high-speed internet to communities across the county,"said Senator Klobuchar.

    "Access to broadband internet service is literally transformative. With broadband, students can access vast educational resources, families remain connected, citizens engage their representatives, and businesses reach new customers," said Senator Blumenthal."For far too long, the digital divide has left behind those overlooked and underserved communities that would benefit most from broadband. Our bill would invest much-needed resources in our broadband infrastructure – spurring growth and development, and helping to level the playing field for all Americans."

    "Broadband is the infrastructure of the 21st Century-it isn't just nice, it's necessary if we're going to build an economy that works for everyone," said Senator Smith. "This bill represents a positive step forward in that direction, ensuring that traditionally overlooked communities are not left behind in our efforts to provide affordable and reliable internet service to all Minnesotans and other Americans."

    "From students completing homework to people of all ages applying online for jobs, broadband internet plays a crucial role in a community's growth and economy. Expanding access to broadband will help create more opportunity for Marylanders, and will move our state forward on closing the digital divide. I'm proud to join my colleagues in introducing this common-sense legislation, and I will continue working to expand economic opportunity for all," said Senator Van Hollen.

    According to the Pew Research Center, nearly one in five teenagers in the U.S. say they have been unable to complete homework assignments due to lack of a reliable internet connection. The digital divide, also sometimes referred to as the "homework gap" as it applies to students, exacerbates existing wealth and income gaps in our communities; subsequently, many people-including those from communities of color, people with disabilities, low-income households, and rural communities, overwhelmingly impacted by the digital skills gap-are at risk of being left behind in an increasingly technology-driven world, absent intervention. To that end, the Digital Equity Act of 2019 strengthens federal support for efforts to help ensure students, families, and workers have the information technology capacity needed to fully participate in society by creating an annual $125 million formula grant program for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to fund the creation and implementation of comprehensive digital equity plans in each State, as well as an additional annual $125 million competitive grant program to support digital equity projects undertaken by individual groups, coalitions, or communities of interest. Finally, the legislation tasks the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) with evaluating digital equity projects and providing policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels with detailed information about which projects are most effective.

    "I believe the future belongs to the connected. No matter who you are or where you live in this country, you need access to modern communications to have a fair shot at 21st century success. But today millions of American lack the broadband access that they need to meaningfully participate in the digital age. That means too many students fall into the Homework Gap, unable to complete school assignments that require high-speed internet service. It means that too many small businesses will not have the work force with the skills necessary to compete in the global economy. It means that too many communities will go without the civic and commercial infrastructure that is needed to thrive and grow. So thank you to Senator Murray for this legislation which thoughtfully addresses digital equity and seeks to expand technology opportunity for all," said Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. 

    "Local and state leadership drive most efforts to bring people online with affordable Internet access and training.  On the one hand, this is fabulous because trusted community relationships are essential to effective digital inclusion work. On the other hand, financial support of local digital inclusion work is sorely lacking. The Digital Equity Act recognizes the value of local trusted institutions while allocating financial support. NDIA and our 350 affiliates in 41 states fully support the Digital Equity Act and look forward to its passage," said National Digital Inclusion Alliance Executive Director Angela Siefer. 

    The Digital Equity Act of 2019 is endorsed by: Alliance for Community Media, American Library Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Broadband Connects America, Center for Law and Social Policy, Center for Media Justice, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Coalition on Adult Basic Education, Common Cause, Consortium for School Networking, Competitive Carriers Association, Free Press Action Fund, International Society for Technology in Education, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, National Coalition for Literacy, National Collaborative for Digital Equity, National Congress of American Indians, National Consumer Law Center on behalf of their low-income clients, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, National Hispanic Media Coalition, National League of Cities, National Parent Teacher Association, New America's Open Technology Institute, Next Century Cities, NTEN, Public Knowledge, Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition, State Educational Technology Directors Association, and the Urban Libraries Council.

    Read the bill text HERE.

    Find more background on the Digital Equity Act HERE.

    Find a section-by-section breakdown of the Digital Equity Act HERE.

  • 24 Apr 2019 4:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Concord Regional Diploma Academy is offering a 3-day summer workshop to equip teachers to explore Next Generation Science Standards and integrate STEM content through a long-term classroom project.  Participants will work together to assemble an aquaponics classroom kit and process a set of prepared lesson plans. Distinct guided inquiries are provided for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.  The lesson plans are provided as Google Docs with full edit rights.  Join us at White Farm in Concord, NH to gain the skills and knowledge required to successfully engage students in project-based learning.  The classroom goal is for students to improve STEM performance through growing a sustainable food product.  Emphasis is also placed on using evidence to support conclusions.  Students will integrate math, biology, chemistry, Earth science, engineering, and physics while discovering the fun and benefits of gardening year-round.


    Instructor: Frank Harrison, Experienced NH Science Educator (BS Biology, MS Chemistry)

    Location:  White Farm Classroom and Grow Dome in Concord, New Hampshire

    Session 1: June 25 - 27, 2019 (Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am to 3 pm)

    Session 2: July 16 - 18, 2019 (Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am to 3 pm)

    Cost: $350 for three-day workshop with lunch (ordered daily to accommodate dietary needs)

    PD Hours: 15 hours in STEM / NGSS training


    Registration Form / Contact for Availability

    Carol Lundin

    Concord Regional Diploma Academy



    Cost for Pemigewasset River Aquaponics Kit with all components: $350.00

    • ·          20 Gallon Tera Aquarium kit
    • ·          36 W LED Adjustable Light Stand
    • ·          2 Parallel Grow Trays (12 plants)
    • ·          Aquaponics Pump/Accessories
    • ·          12 REusable net pots
    • ·          12 rockwool cubes
  • 24 Apr 2019 4:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Upcoming Events from New England ISTE...

    Teacher Trends: Middle School Financial Education & Career Readiness

    Jessica Donovan, New England Regional Director, EVERFI

    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 7PM

    a New England ISTE Corporate Partner

     Jessica Donovan

    Open Educational Resources: From
    to Creation

    Dr. Torrey Trust, Assistant Professor of Learning Technology,
    UMass Amherst

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 7PM

     Dr. Torrey Trust

    Meeting the Needs of ALL Students -
    Addressing the Challenges
    of Digital Equity

    Dr. Beth Holland, Digital Equity Project Director,
    Consortium of School Networking, (CoSN)

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7PM


     Dr. Beth Holland


    Eric Davis, Head of Learning & District Innovation, ClassCraft

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 11:30 AM - 12:30PM

    Note the midday time!

    A New England ISTE
    Corporate Partner



    Invention Literacy Workshop and


    Certified Trainer Module 
    in Partnership with 
    Computer Science Teacher's Association of Western MA



    The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center

    100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

    Date:  Sunday, June 2, 2019

    Time:   8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 


    Cost: $150 per person - includes lunch and 1 Makey Makey

    (Makey Makey kit valued at $49.95)


    Space is limited. 

    Additional Makey Makey class packs can be purchased through our Solution Partner - 

    Register Today!

    Questions? Contact Us! 

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