New Hampshire
Science Teachers Association

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FREE sails for TEACHERS

Teachers are invited to sail on the new gundalow Piscataqua for FREE during her inaugural season. Launched in December , the Piscataqua is certified by the US Coast Guard as a passenger vessel and floating classroom and will begin sailing mid-May.

 

Join Gundalow Company crew to experience firsthand the same exciting new school program offered for students. Come aboard to explore our maritime heritage and environment through hands-on activities such as towing for plankton and sampling water quality, and then help navigate, steer, and sail the vessel.

 

Evening trips will depart from Prescott Park, Portsmouth on June 11, July 23, August 13.Reservations are a must - please respond with your name, contact information, school and grade level: education@gundalow.org or 603.433.9505.

 

Reservations are also being taken for our school field trips, offered mornings and afternoons in May, June, September, and October. View details on education programs atwww.gundalow.org or contact education staff.

 

 

 

Forest Watch

Link: forestwatch.sr.unh.edu

Three-day workshops for science teachers grade 4-12. Study tropospheric ozone and white pines or climate change and sugar maples. Plant anatomy, chemistry, spectral measures, remote sensing. Structured and open inquiry. Workshops in Durham, Bath, Me., Keene, and St. Johnsbury, VT. $600. 2.4 CEUs.

Boston Bruins I Can Excel (I.C.E.) School

Link: www.bostonbruins.com/iceschool

Are you looking for a free and exciting way to teach your students? I.C.E. School is a program that offers free lesson plans to teachers that incorporate hockey and the Boston Bruins into curriculum for grade levels kindergarten to 6th grade. The I.C.E. School program launched in 2009 in Massachusetts with great success. 

Currently there are over 900 teachers incorporating I.C.E. School lesson plans into their classrooms. Lesson plans are now available for New Hampshire. All lesson plans fit into the New Hampshire curriculum framework and were developed by a group of New Hampshire teachers at an event held at Southern New Hampshire University. 

Students who complete the lesson plans will receive a completion certificate signed by a Bruins player and have the chance to win a visit to the classroom by Blades, the Bruins mascot, and the Boston Bruins Ice Girls. Teachers who participate in Bruins I.C.E. School have the opportunity to receive Bruins prizes including autographed merchandise and a Blades classroom visit. Sign up by visiting www.bostonbruins.com/iceschool. 

The Boston Bruins are committed to growing this program in the state of New Hampshire. If you are a teacher who is interested in being part of the I.C.E. School New Hampshire Development committee, please email Cathlin Allen at callen@bostonbruins.com for more information. Committee members are asked to attend two meetings at TD Garden this summer to create additional lesson plans for New Hampshire.

UNH Cooperative Extension Geospatial Technologies Training Center

Link: http://extension.unh.edu/GISGPS/GISGPS.htm

The Geospatial Technologies Training Center offers a variety of workshops on mapping technologies (GIS, GPS, Google mapping) throughout New Hampshire. Workshops range from 3-hours to 2 weeks in length and range in skill level from novice to advanced user. One workshop (Community Mapping) is offered for academic credit through the University of New Hampshire in July each year.

Classroom Enhancement Grant - Geological Society of New Hampshire

Link: http://gsnh.org/outreach/grant.shtml

Teachers across the state of New Hampshire are invited to submit applications for a grant of funds (up to $300) to support the purchase of earth-science related teaching materials (equipment or supplies) for use in the classroom.

Electronic Mentoring Program

Link: http://www.newteachercenter.org/eMSS/menu.php?p=home

Through Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) funding, the NH DOE is pleased to announce the availability of electronic mentoring through the New Teacher Center and the University of California at Santa Cruz. This program is available for middle and high school mathematics and science teachers who are in their first through third year of teaching. NH has trained online mentors who have been participating in this program for the past few years. Funding for new mentees is available through the MSP funding and NH DOE.

Seacoast Professional Development Center

Link: http://www.k12opensource.org/spdc/

The Seacoast Professional Development Center is one of six regional training centers established by the State of New Hampshire's Department of Education to deliver technology based professional development to teachers and staff throughout New Hampshire. SPDC is part of the Local Education Support Center Network (LESCN).

Earth Exploration Toolbook Online Workshops

Link: http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/workshops.html

Science, math, and technology teachers of grades 6 to 12 are invited to join us for a four-hour, two-part, teleconference-online workshop series! In the first workshop, the EET Data Analysis Workshop, walk through an Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) chapter and discuss ways to use Earth science datasets and tools with your students. In a follow-up online discussion, the EET Implementation, share how you used these materials in the classroom by describing the projects and activities that you carried out with your students and compare approaches with colleagues from across the nation.

Teachers at Sea/On-board Education Officer

Link: http://joidesresolution.org/node/453

Joides Resolution

NHPTV Teacherline

Link: http://www.nhptv.org/teacherline/

PBS TeacherLine, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education , is committed to helping PreK-12 teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for a successful future. TeacherLine provides online professional development through facilitated and standards-based courses, supportive and collaborative learning communities, and exemplary Internet-based resources.

NH Project Learning Tree

Link: www.nhplt.org

NH Project Learning Tree offers a continuum of professional development opportunities from one-day workshops to multi-year intensive professional development opportunities for classroom educators and others who are committed to providing quality environmental education in diverse settings. At the heart of our programs is the award winning Project Learning Tree curriculum. Project Learning Tree is one of the country�s most time-honored environmental education curriculum programs.

CACES

Link: www.caces.org

CACES is a member of LESCN, the NH Professional Development Centers Network. Our mission is to provide our school districts with high quality professional development and resources that supports their educational needs. CACES staff includes retired administrators, teachers, and assistants who collaborate with LESCN to support NH DOE initiatives. The CACES facility is located in Penacook, NH at the old Summer Street Elementary School, on the corner of Summer and Cross Streets. The facility is part of the Merrimack Valley School District. It is easily accessible off Exit 17 on Interstate 93 as well as Highways 3, 106, and 132.

Sugar River Professional Development Center

Link: www.sau6.k12.nh.us/SRPDC/PDindex.htm

From the heart of the Connecticut River Valley, centrally located in NH for all your Staff Development needs. SRPDC prepares, trains, and educates high-quality teachers, community groups, paraprofessionals and other eductional staff. SRPDC's continuing education and professional development training programs will sharpen skills and broaden horizons for you and your staff. Register online!

North Country Education Services

Link: www.ncedservices.org/history.htm

NCES in an educational service provider with membership from School Administrative Units 3, 7, 9, 20, 23, 35, 36, 58, 68, 77 & 84. Professional development, services such a psychological assessment, speech and occupational therapy, distance learning and a lending resource library are among NCES' primary functions.

Southwestern NH Educational Support Center

Link: www.swnhesc.org

The mission of these centers is to provide high quality training opportunities that will empower teachers and show a positive correlation to student achievement. Programs will provide high quality professional development to increase teacher quality by increasing their content knowledge, teaching skills, and use of classroom technology. Consortia of school districts have collaborated with higher educational institutions and business to maximize the quality of professional development and to leverage resources in support of New Hampshire eduation. These centers will identify the specific needs of districts and offer targeted long-term professional development activities with a focus on technology. Centers will collect data and establish evaluation methods for these activities todetermine the effectiveness on student achievement. While many of the activities planned for these centers are state wide, each center is charges with meeting the needs of their region. Visit the LESCN course catalogfor statewide course offerings sponsored by the Centers. Our facility, housed in the Roosevelt School Building, Keene, NH has two rooms for training and workshops with both pc and apple computers, a state state-of-the-art video conference lab which enables cutting edge communication technology to foster education availability anywhere in the region, a small lending library of professional development materials. We also offer online support for all our training programs through SWnhESC Moodle.

Teacher Resources & Professional Development

Link: www.gmpdc.org

Greater Manchester Professional Development Center.

Open NH

Link: www.nheon.org/opennh

OPEN NH is growing a cost-effective statewide online professional development system geared to school or district needs. We do this by selecting and training facilitators, designing online courses specifically tied to the needs of NH schools and educators, and researching effective online professional development.