FINAL Notice - there are about 4 rooms left in the NHSTE Housing Block for Chicago this June. Deadline is TOMORROW!
For anyone who is considering attending ISTE 2018 in Chicago (June 24 to 27), NHSTE would like to inform you of an opportunity available to all NHSTE members - the NHSTE Housing Block. Some of you have taken advantage of this in the past, this may be new information to others.
As a benefit of NHSTE helping to market the ISTE 2017 conference, we have the option to secure rooms together in one hotel at the conference for our NHSTE members. This is a limited number of rooms and requires Housing Selection by February 1st and cancellation by April 9, 2018 without penalty. To get all the details, click here or navigate from the NHSTE home page to BENEFITS then ISTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE for all the details.
Here are a few Important Notes:
• All unused rooms in your block will be released for general sale on February 2, 2018.
• Reservations can be adjusted or cancelled without penalty through 5:00 p.m. EST on April 9, 2018.
• Reservations cancelled after 5:00 p.m. EST on April 9, 2018, will be assessed a $150 cancellation fee per room.
This is only the second time in the past 20 year that ISTE is in Chicago and there are a number of direct flights from Manchester, so you might want to consider heading west this June.
More details about ISTE 2018 to follow throughout the coming year!
NHSTE/ISTE Co-marketing Contact
Deb Boisvert hasarranged for a free Code.org k-5 training session at Deerfield on Saturday Jan 20, 8-3 . Usually this class is only offered in Hopkinton, but if we can get enough folks it will be offered in Deerfield. Please encourage folks who might be interested to sign up ASAP so that we can have it on this side of Concord.
Here is a link to a 1/2 sheet that she passed out to all teachers and para professionals in her District. Feel free to make a copy and edit it for your situation. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/15cPclpEpod9JC4AZLUl4esCc-l0PvX-hnClxKNcDZDE/edit?usp=sharing If you want to know more about Code.org and this class go to https://code.org/educate/curriculum/elementary-school
Here are a few Important Notes:
Are you planning on going to the ISTE Annual Conference this year. Click here to check out more information and learn about the NHSTE housing block.
Over the last year, the NHSTE Board has been working to provide more value for Premium Members, more support for upcoming teachers, and encourage retired teachers to stay connected. To support that work one of the changes we have made is to update the membership level and benefits structure. These updates were rolled out at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. Please visit our membership page for more information.
CoSN is conducting research into the evolving role of education technology leaders. This first of its kind survey will allow CoSN to collect data on the key roles and responsibilities of ed tech professionals and identify the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively perform in their roles. This important data will be used to update programming and take a look at how roles are changing and identify key needs within the profession. If you respond by January 10th, you have a chance to win free registration to CoSN’s new Cybersecurity course. http://bit.ly/CoSNEdTech
NHSTE now has a new software discount deal with Papercut. Click here to read more about the package.
Congratulation to Shelia Adams and Anne Knight... our 2017 Making IT Happen Award Winners.
Congrats to our 2017 NHSTE Award Winners!
More information about the award winners will come soon!
We are happy to announce our latest addition to the NHSTE discounted pricing program, Inq-ITS.
Inq-ITS (www.inqits.com) online virtual labs for grades 5-10 science helps students learn authentic NGSS science practices while also cutting teachers' grading time. They score themselves based on how students "show what they know" when conducting investigations, not based on answering multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank questions. Because of the automatic grading, students can get immediate, personalized feedback from Rex the Dinosaur, a virtual coach who helps them improve at the practices. Teachers can get two types of real-time data on their students' competencies: Inq-Blotter alerts that help them identify when and how their students struggle, and summary reports of student and class performance to demonstrate growth.
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