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NHSTE Happenings

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.

  • 25 Nov 2017 7:22 AM | Anonymous member

    The Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education and Project Tomorrow are hosting a webinar on December 6th for Administrators, Teachers, and all Educators interested in learning more about the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning and how you might use Speak Up in your class, school or district. Speak Up is the research tool districts and schools use to learn what students, educators, parents and the community have to say about education issues.  It’s a free and easy way to collect information about teaching, learning, and academics at your school or district.

    Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to schools and districts everywhere. Speak Up 2017 surveys will be open until January 19, 2018.  This year, SpeakUp/Project Tomorrow has partnered with Future Ready Schools, and the surveys will be useful in developing your future ready school plans.


    Use Speak Up to get the pulse of what’s happening in your school (or district) and benchmark it with national results.  Districts that register a contact and promote the surveys, you will receive free online access to your district results in February 2018.  Surveys are anonymous, and results are aggregated.


    Learn more during this Speak Up 101 Webinar!


    When: Dec 6, 2017 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

    Topic: Speak Up 101 Webinar for New Hampshire Educators 


    Register in advance for this webinar:



    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


    To learn more about Speak Up or to register as the primary contact of your institution, please visit www.tomorrow.org/speakup.

  • 25 Nov 2017 7:17 AM | Anonymous member

    ISTE is in the process of revising the ISTE Standards for Administrators 2018. They are looking for feedback. Click on this link to take a look at the standards and share your opinions.

  • 19 Nov 2017 12:45 PM | Anonymous member

    31st Annual Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17 )

    When: Monday, November 27th to Thursday, November 30th
    Where: Radisson Hotel & Expo Center, Manchester, NH


    Register now for the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17) at www.nhcmtc.org.

    Monday, November 27th, PreConference Workshops are listed here: http://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/program/monday-preconference-descriptions

    Join keynotes Steve Dembo on Tuesday
    Adam Bellow on Wednesday
    Steve and Adam Co-Keynote on Thursday

    Spotlight speakers and school include:

    • Carol Todd ~ Monday evening Parent Forum & Tuesday
    • David Loertscher ~ Monday PreConference & Tuesday
    • Pam McLeod ~ Tuesday
    • Pittsfield Elementary School ~ Tuesday
    • Brian Gray ~ Tuesday & Wednesday
    • Kathy Schrock ~ Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
    • Anita Cellucci ~ Thursday
  • 19 Nov 2017 12:43 PM | Anonymous member

    A few volunteer opportunities for CMTC17 are still available for NHSTE members.

    Invest 2 hours of volunteer time and receive a promo code for 50% off CMTC registration, if interested contact cdunlap55@comcast.net

    There are 4 openings on Wednesday and 3 openings on Thursday available. 

    We are also looking for four more Teacher Showcases for CMTC17.

    The link to submit proposals is still active on the CMTC home page @ www.nhcmtc.org.  

    Receive a promo code for 100% off CMTC registration for Thursday for participating in the Teacher Showcase from 9:30 to 11:00am.

  • 19 Nov 2017 12:40 PM | Anonymous member

    NHSTE is offering a new membership option that saves you $$ now and later!!!

    Bundle NHSTE Premium Membership ($25 value) together with 1 day at CMTC($165) for just $177 ($13 savings).  Then continue to receive discounts on NHSTE Professional Development events throughout the year.  

    Gain access to the NHSTE Member Premium Lounge (NMPL) at CMTC17 ~ enjoy refreshments (includes coffee, tea, flavored water, and treats) and a place to take a quick break available throughout the day.

    Click here for this new benefit or paste this URL into your browser: http://www.nhste.org/page-663005  

  • 19 Nov 2017 12:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Classcraft, the only all-in-one education platform, is proud to offer public and private K-12 schools in the State of New Hampshire the opportunity to participate in a state-wide free pilot program of our gamification platform.The terms and conditions of the pilot are noted below.  

    Best-in -Class Gamification

    Classcraft is a platform that transforms any classroom into an adventure. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game revolutionizes the way a class is experienced throughout the school year. Students level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences.

    The platform proposes an integrated gamified solution with several modules to address core needs in education:

    ·          Quests – personalized and self-paced blended learning;

    ·          Game Dashboard – classroom management and behavior modification;

    ·          Class Tools – student engagement and classroom culture;

    ·          Analytics – behavior and engagement data collection and reporting;

    ·          Parent Portal – parent communication and engagement.

    At the intersection of gaming and education, Classcraft can help meet students culturally while solving real challenges in education: student motivation, classroom management, bullying prevention, developing non-cognitive skills, personalized learning, to name a few.

    Consortium Pilot Program Benefits

    The purpose of this pilot program is to help schools and districts get started with Classcraft. To register for the pilot project, a District Administrator should be selected, and that person should contact one of the people listed below on the Classcraft team.

    • Research-based approach to behavior management: Perfect for gamifying PBIS, improving attendance, reducing suspensions, improving school climate.
    • Gamified personalized learning: Quests are a personalized and self-paced blended learning engine that is fully integrated with Google Classroom.
    • Student engagement: Leverage the psychology of video games to drive student and parent engagement in unbelievable ways.
    • Data: Acquire rich behavioral and engagement data for a student.

     For informatin on the Classcraft Consortium Pilot Program, visit http://nheon.org/nh_projects/#classcraft.

     For more information on all NH Partnerships and Projects, visit http://nheon.org/nh_projects/.

  • 19 Nov 2017 12:35 PM | Anonymous member

    Before we know it the 2017 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC17) will be here . . . ALL NHSTE members are invited to the NHSTE Member Reception at the Radisson Hotel and Expo Center, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Date:  Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

    Location:  Salon Lobby (beautifully renovated) 

    Time:   4:45 to 6:30 p.m.

    Join us for food, networking, entertainment, and GREAT prizes!!!  Even if you are not able to attend CMTC on Wednesday, you are encouraged to join us for the reception!

    Please RSVP/Register at this link if you plan to join us for the NHSTE Member Reception to help us with our food order!

    You may also paste the following link directly into your browser:


  • 19 Nov 2017 12:33 PM | Anonymous member

    Parallax is offering their 2 day robotics professional development training for free this winter to educators.  The 2 day offering will include the Activity Bot along with sensors and associated electronics to support several turnkey labs that will be practiced during the training.

    This free training session will be held at Great Bay Community College on March 1st & 2nd 2018 (Thur/Fri).  This is during the week when most NH schools are on their spring break period.  Parallax will be sending trainers from their education team to present the majority of this course.

    To reserve a seat for yourself in this training opportunity with well over $300 worth of value go to:  https://www.parallax.com/event/robotics-blockly-pd-course-1

    Seats are limited.  Signup today.

  • 22 Oct 2017 8:23 PM | Anonymous member

    The Chris Nelson Memorial Grant (CNMG) projects are up and running and doing some great things with technology integration.  Click here to see what they are up to through their blogs. Applying for the CNMG grants is a great way to bring technology into your classroom and energize student learning.  The 2018-2019 application period will begin in March 2018.

  • 22 Oct 2017 8:10 PM | Anonymous member

    We are in the process of update our website with a new them! Please let us know if you come across any issue. Thank you for your patience.

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