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NHSTE Happenings is a section of our website where we share information about what is happening with our organization, with our partners and affiliates, in the profession of educational technology, and in the education profession in general. If you have some to share, please send us an email.

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  • 02 Aug 2023 9:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NHEdGIS and NHSTE are proud to announce the state winners of the 2023 New Hampshire’s Student Storytelling Competition for middle and high school students. From hemlock woolly adelgid to oriental bittersweet, this year's projects were interesting, well thought out, and told great stories!
    State Finalists: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid by 7th graders Maisie Emerson & Ella-Mai Johnson, Hopkinton Middle High School
    The State Finalists will each receive a prize of $100 thanks to ESRI’s monetary support and the administrative support of NHSTE.

  • 06 Apr 2023 10:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is from our Advocacy Chair, Kathleen McClaskey. She has summarized where you can get information and add input on the state and federal levels.

    The U.S. Department of Education Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) is offering a three-day Spring Webinar Series in April:

    • State
      (Following information is from the NHSAA Weekly Newsletter)

    How to Participate in New Hampshire Legislative Hearings

    • New Hampshire citizens can upload written testimony on bills without appearing in person, specific to the House of Representatives. Legislators check this submissions page frequently to review testimony that has been submitted on bills coming before their committee. Testimony submitted online is available for anyone to view. The form accepts testimony through the end of the day of each bill’s public hearing.  

    • For NH Senate bills, a copy of your written testimony must still be emailed to the committees, using the links provided further on in this update (see “Participation Methods for the 2023 Legislative Session”).  


    A link to sign in and register a position, FOR THE NH HOUSE ONLY and to submit a PDF of written testimony, can be found here: NH House of Representatives Upload Testimony

  • 07 Feb 2023 8:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here are some links to keep up on what's happening on state and national levels

     - Kathleen McClaskey

  • 02 Jan 2023 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it is seeking public comment on using its E-rate program to pay for school and library cybersecurity improvements. Public comment is open until February 13th. Refer to this K-12 Dive article where this is a link to comment to the FCC. - Kathleen McClaskey

  • 02 Jan 2023 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just a reminder, as a conference registrant, you can view the sessions that were recorded at CMTC (Christa McAuliffe Teaching Transforming Technology Conference) at nhcmtc.org. These should be available until at least April, 2023. Also, presenters have updated their sessions to include links and extensions to their sessions. The learning continues!!

  • 08 Mar 2022 4:55 PM | Anonymous member

    NHSTE Advocacy Notes - March 2022

    State Report:  On Tuesday, February 15, NH Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut and Representative Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill) introduced to the House Education Committee House Bill (HB) 1671, which would overhaul key elements of the state law that governs the content and requirements for a public education in New Hampshire.

    The biggest change to the education laws would be that public schools would only be required to teach English Language Arts, math, science, and social studies. It would remove art, health and physical education, engineering, computer science, digital literacy, and world languages from the core academic domains. (Ref: Reaching Higher NH)

    This bill would turn over the power of deciding the minimum standards of education directly to the legislature, with no prior input from education professionals or citizens.

    Locate Legislative updates on (HB) 1671 at https://legiscan.com/NH/bill/HB1671/2022
    Read March 6th Opinion Letter from Concord Monitor re: (HB) 1671 - https://www.concordmonitor.com/-45295743

  • 04 Jan 2022 5:35 PM | Anonymous member

    NHSTE Advocacy Notes - January 2022

    State: The House and Senate are meeting on Wednesday, January 5, to vote on outstanding bills from the 2021 session. The House will be voting on HB 607, the local school voucher bill, which the House Education Committee voted along party lines to recommend passing. The bill would undercut our public schools and communities, and divert taxpayer funds to pay for school vouchers totaling up to $41,000 per student, per year. (Source: NH Education Network)

  • 04 Jan 2022 5:05 PM | Anonymous member
    January 2022 Updates to NHEON Partnerships
  • 04 Jan 2022 4:58 PM | Anonymous member

    UNH Cooperative Extension &NHEdGIS Presents
    Getting Started with Storymaps for K-12 Teachers

    Virtual Workshop

    January 12, 2022 or January 20, 2022


    (with an optional hands-on lesson from 4:30-5pm)

    Learn how to make your own interactive StoryMaps using easy to use tools.  Open to all. No experience necessary!  $50 gift cards for the first 40 NH teachers to attend (Just 18 remaining!!)


    In one hour, we will walk you through how to make your own StoryMap and give you the resources to start using StoryMaps in your classroom.  If you used Story Maps in the past, we will be covering the new StoryMap template and the exciting  new tools that are now available.  StoryMaps are available for FREE to K-12 schools through the ArcGIS for Schools Bundle.

    Contact NHEdGISPartnership@gmail.com if you need help setting up your account.


    Why teach with StoryMaps?

    • Provide an engaging, rich way to teach content.
    • Foster technical skills: GIS, multimedia (media fluency), data.
    • Foster critical and spatial thinking.
    • Foster skills in organization, ethics, permissions.
    • Foster communication skills - digital, written, and oral.
    • Tools that support collaboration and culminating projects.
    • Access to resources by authoritative sources! If something is happening in the world, there is a story map for it!


    Additional help is available!  StoryMap Office Hours will be offered every other Thursday, starting January 27, 2022 at 3:30-4:30pm.  These open calls are available for you to check in with experts and get help with your projects and StoryMaps.


    Students in grades 4-12 who complete a Storymap by May 11, 2022 are encouraged to enter their StoryMaps to the NH Student Map Competition!  


    Register for the Workshop at: https://arcg.is/1uOvbq  by January 5, 2022

  • 04 Jan 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Congratulations to our 2021 NHSTE Award Winners!

    2021 Pat Keyes Technology - Using Educator Award Winner

    Dr. Rachael Ramsey

    6th Grade Educator

    McKelvie Intermediate School - Bedford, NH

    2021 Susan Janosz Technology Impact Award Winner

    Sandra Blanc

    Technology Coordinator

    Exeter High School - Exeter, NH

    Please visit our full award winners page to read the biographies of these extraordinary award winners.

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