Oct
13
Wed
Keeping the Spotlight on SEL: Live Webinar or Asynchronous Online
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Throughout this turbulent year, educators have fully embraced the value of prioritizing social-emotional learning (SEL) – for ourselves and our students. Now, the question becomes: How do we maintain a clear, unwavering focus on SEL so that it becomes an integral part of our educational culture? In this session, participants will learn of three factors necessary for creating and sustaining an SEL system, thus transitioning beyond a program and morning meeting. Additionally, attendees will also reflect on and appraise four methods for integrating SEL throughout the learning system.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Krista Leh is an educator, former administrator, adjunct professor, and educational consultant specializing in Social-Emotional Learning. She is also the founder/owner of Resonance Educational Consulting. She has worked with educators in more than 25 states on SEL as well as diversity, equity, and access. She has been a high school social studies teacher, instructional technology coach, and secondary curriculum coach. Krista holds a B.S. in education from Pennsylvania State University, an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Kutztown University, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Lehigh University.

Fee:

NHASCD member:  $35 per person
Non-member registration:  $45 per person

Can’t make the live event, then register for the asynchronous online opportunity that will be available from October 14th – January 14th.

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Oct
28
Thu
Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems (Live or Asynchronous On-Line)
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is co-sponsored by NHASCD and NHASP.

“Do we have to do this?” “Is this going to be graded?” “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

Questions like this are infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it’s so disheartening to feel like we’re having to threaten or bribe students to get them to do schoolwork. After all, didn’t we get into teaching because we’re passionate about learning—and don’t we want our students to share that passion?

In this active and interactive (and dare I say provocative?) workshop, we’ll explore the question of motivation in great depth. We’ll look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentive systems, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate. We’ll also explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students’ intrinsic motivations so that they’ll be more energized and engaged with daily learning. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students.

About the Speaker

For fifteen years, Mike taught third, fourth, and fifth grades, first in East Lyme, CT, and later in Portsmouth, NH. He loved facilitating independent research with his students, was always on the look-out for the next great read-aloud, and loved to find ways to make all learning fun and purposeful from his students’ perspectives.

Mike has also worked with children in a variety of other settings. He was a high school and age-group swim coach. He worked with preschool children all through his undergraduate years. More recently, he served as a parent helper in a high school science club (where he was nicknamed “Science Dad” by one of the students).

As a participant in the conference, you will receive a free e-copy of Mike’s book.

Can’t make the live event, then register for the Asynchronous On-Line Opportunity which is available from October 29th through December 31st.

Fee:  NHASCD/NHASP Members:  $145
Non-members:     $180

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Jan
20
Thu
Elevate Intellectual Engagement with Performance Assessments (Live or Asynchronous Opportunity)
Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Assessments should deliver actionable information to both teacher and student, and traditional formats such as short-answer responses or multiple-choice questions may be limited in their capacity to do so. Performance-based assessments, on the contrary, require increased intellectual engagement and ensure that students must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and skills. Further, they offer an opportunity to measure various competencies and student’s transferability of learning. In this workshop, learn design principles and gain practical implementation strategies for performance assessments to apply in your classroom no matter the grade or subject!

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Lindsay Prendergast, M.Ed. currently serves as a School Improvement Coach with NWEA and a Framework Specialist with The Danielson Group. Lindsay is an ASCD Emerging Leader. She recently concluded five years as the Principal of an international school in the Dominican Republic and has worked as a Special Education Teacher and Administrator for the past seventeen years. Throughout her career, Lindsay has designed and delivered professional development in English and Spanish for educators around the world on various topics including curriculum development, assessment, and grading practices. She has authored informational and research articles for ASCD, Curriculum Insight, InterEd, Scope Education, and several other education publications on various topics. Lindsay is also a team member and leader of school engagement review teams for Cognia (formerly AdvancED) and is a Fellow with the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).

Abigail French is an accomplished presenter, an online instructional coach and mentor, an educational course designer, and a sixth-grade teacher at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School in Woodstock, Virginia. She is currently celebrating year twelve in her teaching career, with Shenandoah CountyPublic Schools.

In addition to teaching, Abby partners with VaLIN and VaSCL to lead schools in implementing performance assessments through the Virginia Assessment Collaborative, as an innovation and social studies content coach. In September 2020, Abby was selected as a Class of 2020 ASCD Emerging
Leader.

Through her involvement as a board member with UnisonEDU, a non-profit organization, Abby works to provide equitable professional development to schools. She also advocates for public education and better working conditions for teachers and students as an officer with the Shenandoah County Education Association. Outside of school, Abby enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, preferably outdoors.

Can’t make the live event, then register for On-Demand that will be available from January 21 – March 31, 2022.

COST

NHASCD member:  $35 per person
Non-member:   $45 per person

 

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Jan
26
Wed
From Classrooms to Staff Rooms: Inquiry-based Learning Engagements For Your Students and Staff (Live or Asynchronous Online)
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Register for the Live Webinar (January 26, 2022, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM EDT)

OR

the On-Demand Opportunity (available January 27, 2022 – March 27, 2022).

Do you want your students and teachers to think deeper and construct the meaning of concepts and content in their own meaningful ways? In this session, be prepared to investigate the power of inquiry cycles and how inquiry-based learning experiences create such rich learning. Be prepared to participate in thought-provoking, inquiry-based learning experiences that are useful for students at any grade level, or for teachers in their faculty meetings or professional learning sessions. The interactions will center around the use of visible thinking practices, questioning, and will provide opportunities to see how to extend learning in so many ways, allowing for the engagement of all learners. 

About the presenter

Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman is a teacher coach, education consultant, and international education adviser who has experience teaching and leading in Singapore, New York City, and Edmonton, Canada. Selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2014, she remains active with ASCD serving as a board member of the ASCD Emerging Leaders Alumni Affiliate. Her first book, The Minimalist Teacher, co-written with colleague C.Y. Arnold was released in June and will be available on the ASCD website. She has written several guest blogs for ASCD Inservice, Express, EdWeek Teacher blog, and more. Topics include student engagement, professional learning communities, and creating a strong culture of learning. Connect with her on social media @TMus_Ed or contact her by email at info@tmused.com.

Fee:

NHASCD Members:  $35
Non-Members:           $45

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Mar
1
Tue
Job-Embedded Learning for Leaders: A Three Session Series
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We know that job-embedded learning and peer collaboration is high-yield for teachers, but what opportunities do instructional leaders get to experience these same elements that are critical to professional growth?

Join the co-authors of “Principal Labs” in this three-part series. Principals, coaches, and instructional leaders will learn how to plan for professional learning that builds understanding, collaboration, and systems for supporting classroom instruction and, ultimately, student outcomes.

Your registration includes
– three live virtual sessions with the authors
–  a copy of the book
– a free collaborative space in the NHASCD Professional Learning Community.

All sessions will be recorded.  If you can’t make a session, we’ve got you covered!

Session 1: In this session, participants will focus on the what and the why of job-embedded learning labs for leaders.

Session 2: Participants will explore a variety of reasons leadership teams may want to come together and will learn about how to tailor labs to meet these needs.

Session 3: In this session, participants will think together about the logistics of creating their own labs as well as how to lay the groundwork for collaborative, job-embedded professional learning that you can seed now and cultivate throughout the labs you facilitate.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Megan Kortlandt is a Literacy consultant with Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District in Michigan that serves public schools across one of Michigan’s largest counties. She has taught in middle and high school classrooms in a variety of settings and now focuses primarily on supporting instructional leadership. When she’s not teaching or facilitating professional learning, chances are good Megan is writing about it. She has previously been published in NCTE’s Journal Voices from the Middle, the Michigan Reading Journal, and she is a contributing writer for Moving Writers. You can find her on Twitter @megankortlandt.

Carly Stone is the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Brandon School District in Michigan. With sixteen years of experience in education, she has previously worked as a math and science teacher, a building administrator for both middle and high schools, and as a K-12 Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for one of the largest public school districts in Michigan. She finds tremendous enjoyment working directly with building principals through coaching and designing professional learning intentionally designed to meet leaders’ professional goals for themselves, the schools in which they work, the teachers they support, and the students that they serve. You can find her on Twitter @CarlyStone_PL.

Samantha Keesling, Ed.S. is a Mathematics consultant in the Leadership and Continuous Improvement unit at Oakland Schools, an Intermediate School District in Michigan that serves public schools across one of Michigan’s largest counties.  In addition to consulting in math and working with students and teachers in the classroom, she has facilitated over 200 job-embedded learning labs for teachers and administrators. In her role at Oakland Schools, Samantha works with Megan to coordinate the Job-Embedded Professional Learning Network, which supports instructional leaders across the region in studying, designing, and facilitating professional learning. You can find her on Twitter @Keesling_Math

Fees:  NHASCD Member – $95.00, Non-Member – $125

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Mar
24
Thu
Tell Your Leadership Story!
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell Your Leadership Story! @ Virtual

To grow as a leader, take time to reflect and understand what makes you uniquely able to help the people you serve. Join Gretchen Oltman and Vicki Bautista and peers from across New Hampshire on a guided journey to define leadership for yourself.

In three sessions, over three weeks, you will explore your leadership philosophy and develop your personal plan so you and your community can thrive and rise to your great challenges.

This ASCD-Affiliate exclusive professional learning opportunity is designed for leaders at the district, building, and classroom levels.

The three-session online professional learning experience will help you develop your customized personal leadership philosophy.

Our focus:

  • What is my leadership style?
  • How do I craft my very own personalized leadership philosophy (PLP)?
  • What are my next steps for implementing my PLP?

Your $75.00 registration includes:

  • Three live virtual sessions with the authors
  • A copy of the book
  • A free collaborative space in the ASCD Professional Learning Community
  • The opportunity to meet the authors in person at ASCD’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Note: This professional learning event is open to educators worldwide. You do not have to be an ASCD Affiliate member to register.

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Mar
31
Thu
Tell Your Leadership Story!
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell Your Leadership Story! @ Virtual

To grow as a leader, take time to reflect and understand what makes you uniquely able to help the people you serve. Join Gretchen Oltman and Vicki Bautista and peers from across New Hampshire on a guided journey to define leadership for yourself.

In three sessions, over three weeks, you will explore your leadership philosophy and develop your personal plan so you and your community can thrive and rise to your great challenges.

This ASCD-Affiliate exclusive professional learning opportunity is designed for leaders at the district, building, and classroom levels.

The three-session online professional learning experience will help you develop your customized personal leadership philosophy.

Our focus:

  • What is my leadership style?
  • How do I craft my very own personalized leadership philosophy (PLP)?
  • What are my next steps for implementing my PLP?

Your $75.00 registration includes:

  • Three live virtual sessions with the authors
  • A copy of the book
  • A free collaborative space in the ASCD Professional Learning Community
  • The opportunity to meet the authors in person at ASCD’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Note: This professional learning event is open to educators worldwide. You do not have to be an ASCD Affiliate member to register.

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Apr
7
Thu
Tell Your Leadership Story!
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell Your Leadership Story! @ Virtual

To grow as a leader, take time to reflect and understand what makes you uniquely able to help the people you serve. Join Gretchen Oltman and Vicki Bautista and peers from across New Hampshire on a guided journey to define leadership for yourself.

In three sessions, over three weeks, you will explore your leadership philosophy and develop your personal plan so you and your community can thrive and rise to your great challenges.

This ASCD-Affiliate exclusive professional learning opportunity is designed for leaders at the district, building, and classroom levels.

The three-session online professional learning experience will help you develop your customized personal leadership philosophy.

Our focus:

  • What is my leadership style?
  • How do I craft my very own personalized leadership philosophy (PLP)?
  • What are my next steps for implementing my PLP?

Your $75.00 registration includes:

  • Three live virtual sessions with the authors
  • A copy of the book
  • A free collaborative space in the ASCD Professional Learning Community
  • The opportunity to meet the authors in person at ASCD’s Annual Conference in Chicago

Note: This professional learning event is open to educators worldwide. You do not have to be an ASCD Affiliate member to register.

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Sep
22
Thu
Students Who Struggle Still Belong
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Students Who Struggle Still Belong @ Edward Cross Training Center

Students Who Struggle Still Belong: Leveraging Our Collaborative Efforts to Support the Needs of Behaviorally Dysregulated Students to Ensure They Feel Safe and Connected to their School Community.

Helping children with challenging behaviors to reach their potential and have a sense of belonging requires a community of caring in which everyone works together. Join your colleagues at this day-long conference to find out how you can make a difference and gain practical and effective ideas and strategies.

There are breakout sessions for district and building administrators, general and special education teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, and social workers facilitated by Polly Bath, Michael McSheehan, and Emily Read Daniels.

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Oct
18
Tue
Leading with Empathy
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What does it mean to be a leader?  Is it being in charge or is it being responsible for those in your charge?  

Your skills, knowledge, and experience are important when it comes to leading a district, school, team, or class. But whether interacting with staff, students, or parents, leaders also need empathy—a key social-emotional skill—to be effective and drive continuous improvement.

Discover how to grow your own empathy, as well as that of others, and the enormous positive effect this can have..  Explore how to view differences of opinion as opportunities to learn. And learn how empathy can help you:

  • Build strong relationships.
  • Better connect with students’ parents.
  • Reduce conflict by eliminating problems before they get out of hand.
  • Model and pursue the crucial issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Improve instructional leadership.

Throughout the session, we will share strategies and engage in collegiality as we will learn with and from one another.  By the end of the session, you will have a plan to lead with empathy.

Join former principal, author, and consultant Tom Hoerr at the Primex Training Center in Concord, NH on October 18th for this interactive and engaging presentation.

Click on the image below to hear an invitation from Tom!

A copy of Tom’s book “The Principal As Chief Empathy Officer” is included in your registration fee.

About our Speaker

Thomas R. Hoerr, Ph.D. retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He is currently a Scholar In Residence at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and teaches in the Educational Leadership program, preparing prospective principals. He also led the ISACS New Heads Network and founded the Non-Profit Management Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Hoerr has written five books, and his newest, Taking Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide: The Formative Five Success Skills for Students and Staff, was published in December of 2019. He has written more than 150 articles, including “The Principal Connection” column in Educational Leadership Magazine from 2004 to 2017.

Who should attend:  Building and District Administrators, Aspiring Administrators, Team and Department Leaders, Classroom Teachers,  and Others in Leadership Positions.

Registration Fee:   NHASCD and/or NHASP Member – $325
Non-Member – $375

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