2020 TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge

cep-image_card-560x560-tcsChallenge Brief
How can we improve the world? The TCS’ Ignite Innovation Student Challenge wants to inspire students in 6th-8th grade and at least 10 years old to answer this question by sharing an idea for a digital solution, like a mobile app, website, robot, or wearable tech. Work with a team (up to 4) or on your own to define a problem that can be solved through a digital innovation in the areas of Health, Our Planet, or Education. All you need is an idea communicated via a 1-2-minute video that addresses how the digital solution will improve the world and the computational thinking strategies that were used to guide to the solution to win BIG! Continue reading

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Apple @ Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference – December 2 – 3


December 2 – 3
DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
Manchester, NH
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Pre-Conference Workshops – Monday, Dec 2
Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad for Early Learners (K-5)
8:30 am – 11:30 am
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Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad (6-12)
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Enhancing Leadership Strategies with iPad Pro
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Concurrent Sessions – Tuesday, Dec 3
Strengthening Literacy with iPad
9:40 am – 10:30 am
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Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad
12:50 pm – 1:40 pm
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Applications Open for NH Robotics Education Development Program

NH Robotics Education Development Program Application SY2019-2020


2019-2020 NH Robotics Grant Application


  • Must be for students at a public or charter school.
  • The school must develop an itemized budget for the current year for the robotics program.
  • The school must have established a partnership with, or has a valid letter of commitment from, at least one sponsor, business entity, or institution of higher education for the purpose of participation in a robotics competition.
  • The school must identify at least one competitive event in which the program will participate.
  • Not a recipient of a Robotics Education Development Program Grant SY 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

The purpose of the program is to motivate public and charter school students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills Grants from the robotics education fund established in RSA 188-E:24 shall be available to any eligible public school or chartered public school for the purpose of financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events.

Please email the completed application to:

Melissa White, Science/STEM Education Consultant

Bureau of Student Support

New Hampshire Department of Education

Melissa.White@doe.nh.gov  or 603-271-3855.


Notification to schools will occur by December 6, 2019

Grants will continue to be accepted after November 15, 2019 but will only be considered if funding remains in the grant fund.

2019-2020 Robotics Grant Application Google Link

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Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” 2019-2020 Education Contest

201511564af52df11acThe contest challenges students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local communities. 300 state finalists will be selected to submit an activity plan.  This Contest focuses on how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (“STEM”) can be applied to help improve your local community.

Entry Form Questions:

  1. What is the biggest problem,challenge or issue faced by your school community that you will tackle for your Solve for Tomorrow project? (not to exceed 200 words in length)
  2. How can STEM be applied to address this problem,challenge or issue? (not to exceed 200 words in length)

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Speak Up 2019-2020 Registration Now Open!

logo_clearbackgroundWelcome back to school! We hope you had a wonderful summer! The Speak Up Team is busy preparing for this year’s online data collection process and we’re sure you are as well. As you settle into the school year, get a head start on Speak Up 2019-20 with registration, plan to attend in person or virtually our October 23, 2019 Congressional Briefing, and sign up to attend one of our upcoming webinars – keep reading to learn more.

Speak Up 2019-2020 Registration Now open!

It’s time to register your school or district to participate in Speak Up 2019-20. There’s lots of benefits to registering your school or district with a primary contact, learn all about it and our special new offerings for registered contacts on our registration page.

Already a contact? Welcome back, we look forward to working with you again this year. As a reminder, all existing contacts are required to update their organization profile each year. This year we’ve launched a brand-new administrative profile platform to help you manage your Speak Up experience. New features include:

▪ Profile Dashboard with a quick view of survey counts and Speak Up Updates
▪ Easy to follow getting started checklists
▪ New customizable survey settings
▪ New survey access links and landing pages

Log in to your admin profile now to check it out or watch this quick video about all the new changes!

Speak Up will be open for input September 25, 2019 through June 30, 2020!

To learn more about registration, click on the button below or schedule a quick introductory call with the Speak Up team!

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33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference


Early-Bird General Registration closes 9/15th!

Registration for Monday PreConference workshops will open by September 15th.

33rd Annual Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC19)

Join our engaging keynotes . . .

Olivia Van Ledtje on Tuesday and Pernille Ripp on Wednesday

Visit http://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/attend for details.

Download the CMTC19 full Program of Events at http://nhste.org/resources/Documents/CMTC19Program_v12%20FINAL%209-3-19.pdf.

Down load the CMTC19 Call for Presenters at http://nhste.org/resources/Documents/Call_for_Presenters%20CMTC19%20FINAL%204-27-19.pdf

Download the CMTC19 NHSTE Bundle Pack Form at http://nhste.org/resources/Documents/NHSTE%20PL%20BundlePacks%20Form%202019-20%209-1-19.pdf.


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The 2019 Congressional App Challenge is Open

The annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC) launched on July 8.  Both NH CD-1 Representative Chris Pappas and NH CD-2 Representative Ann Kuster have opened challenges for their districts’ students.   The CAC is a Congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in STEM and, more specifically, computer science. Middle and high school students from across America are invited to participate. Registration is now open for students, and more detailed rules and guidelines can be found on the CAC website.

Already, over 250 Members of Congress opened a Challenge for their district’s students (we expect dozens more to launch their Challenges in the coming weeks). “The Congressional App Challenge is the largest series of student coding competitions in the world,” said Tim Lordan, Executive Director of the Internet Education Foundation, which was appointed as the CAC’s official sponsor by the U.S. House Of Representatives.

Every year we challenge students in our districts to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the Congressional App Challenge (CAC). Each challenge is district-specific. As U.S. Representatives we publicly recognize our winning teams and each winning app may be put on display in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additional prizes may be available. The Congressional Internet Caucus initiates the annual CAC. We have appointed the non-profit Internet Education Foundation to provide the CAC with supplemental staffing and support.

About the Congressional App Challenge:  https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/about/

Rules and Guidelines:  https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/rules/

2019 CAC Application Portal:  https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/congressional_app_challenge_2019

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