Informational Webinar on SpeakUp Survey Participation Scheduled for December 6, 2017 at 4:00 PM

logo_clearbackgroundThe 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:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__QrByy2tQWuhVRZd6LNQTQ

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.

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Only 12 Days until the 31st Annual Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference

logo_cmtcWhen: 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

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.

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

CMTC17 Evening BYOD Workshops are FREE with any conference day registration, but pre-registration is required. Space is still available.

Check out these offerings from 6:00 to 8:00pm:

  • Tuesday: Teacher-On-Demand Is Now Possible! ~ Andrea O’Neil & Susan Cavanaugh
  • Wednesday: What’s New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org? ~ Karen Locke
  • Wednesday: Explore Virtual Reality via Google Expeditions & Learn Ways to Create ~ Betsy McCombs & Nina Baillargeon

 

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Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning

logo_clearbackgroundThe Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow®, gives education stakeholders the opportunity to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. By participating today, you are ensuring your voice is heard not only by your school and district but at the state and national level as findings are summarized and shared with national and state policy makers every year. Speak Up is both a national research project and a free service to all schools and districts. Participating schools and districts can access their local data online, free-of-charge in February 2018. To learn more, visit the About Speak Up page. Get started now!

Surveys are open until January 19!

Take the survey now.

Register as your school or district’s primary contact: All districts and schools, in the current NCES database, are automatically registered to participate in Speak Up. To manage your school or district information and obtain free, online access to your school or district’s aggregated results, your registration must be activated with a main contact by clicking on the Registration button above or here.

If you still have questions contact a member of the Speak Up team!

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iNACOL Releases: Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

qualityandequitybydesign_reportcover-web-232x300This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy.

K-12 education in the United States and across the world is at a critical point in its evolution, and the demand for competency education has never been greater. The four key issues outlined in this report are critical to enabling competency-based education to scale with quality and sustainability over the long term. The report provides actionable recommendations on how the field can advance through the next wave of innovation and implementation.

Download a copy at https://www.inacol.org/resource/quality-equity-design-charting-course-next-phase-competency-based-education/.

Find more resources on Competency Education from iNACOL at https://www.inacol.org/resources/.

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SETDA Honors Stan Freeda, New Hampshire Department of Education with 2017 State Leader of the Year Award

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October 26, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders today announced Stanley Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning Specialist for the New Hampshire Department of Education, as the recipient of the 2017 SETDA State Leader of the Year (SLY) Award. Freeda accepted the award at the 2017 Leadership Summit: Leveraging Technology to Personalize Student Learning in National Harbor, Maryland. The annual SLY Award honors an active SETDA member who has exhibited exemplary national and state leadership in educational technology. The awardee actively supports districts in his or her state to improve digital learning opportunities for all students, collaborates with members and other peers nationally through SETDA initiatives and committees, and engages with the broader education and policymaking communities to advocate for the role of technology in advancing education.

“Stan is both a great state leader and a model SETDA member,” noted Tracy Weeks, Executive Director of SETDA. “He is active on both SETDA’s State Engagement and Strategic Partnerships committees and is always willing to share SETDA resources with the field.”

SETDA past board chair and previous SLY Award winner, Candice Dodson, Director of e-Learning for the Indiana Department of Education shared, “It was an honor and delight to award Stan Freeda the 2017 SETDA State Leader of the Year award. Stan embodies all aspects of what SETDA values and champions in digital learning leadership.”
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Vote for what Goes in to the Ed Tech Time Capsule

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CoSN and edScoop are creating a time capsule to name the top edtech innovations and innovators you believe have had the biggest impact on K–12 education over the past 25 years.

Categories are People, Products, and Developments  You can vote for as many in each category as you think deserve a vote.

Please visit www.edscoop.com/timecapsule/2017/vote/#development to vote for your choices!

VOTE today for the top edtech innovations and innovators you believe have had the biggest impact on K–12 education over the past 25 years.

Click on a photo to learn more about some of the outstanding people, products and developments — nominated by educators from across the country — then click the “Vote” button to add your vote. You can choose as many leaders, products and developments as you wish.

The top 25 selections will be announced in EdScoop — and enshrined in a virtual “EdTech Time Capsule” created by CoSN, in celebration of its 25th anniversary helping school leaders leverage technology to create and grow engaging learning environments.

Voting closes at midnight, Oct. 31, 2017.

Please share with your colleagues and friends in school and on social media and encourage them to vote as well.

 

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