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Smarter Balance Assessment Resources
Smarter Balanced Field and Practice Test Portal
Achieve the Core
Looking for onsite support to help teachers prepare students for the SBAC? Contact NCES for more information on consultants available in this area.
Common Core State Standards
As you know, there are many online resources related to the CCSS. Here are a few sites that we thought you may find useful.
Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms
Educators throughout the North Country are benefiting from a $225,250 grant through the NH Department of Education's Math Science Partnership for a project called Transforming STEM Education in North Country Classrooms.
The partners in the project are NCES, White Mountain Science, Inc.(WMSI), and Plymouth State University. Educators from School Administrative Units 3, 7, 20, 23, 35, 36, 58, 68, 77 & 84 will be eligible to participate in professional development and activities aimed at transforming science, technology, engineering and mathematics instruction.
2014 North Country Scholars
NCES and the North Country Administrators Association had the privilege of honoring the valedictorians and salutatorians of the 12 high schools in the region and the outstanding students from the 4 Career and Technical Education Centers at the 9th annual North Country Scholars' Recognition Ceremony. Group photos.
The first cohort of the NISL Executive Development for School Leaders program concluded in March 2014. A second cohort began in February of 2014. Learn more.
Middle School Film Festival
Berlin Middle School
Bethlehem Elementary School
Milan Village School
Monroe Consolidated School
Profile Jr High School
Rick Wormeli posed the tough question about what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students in the differentiated classroom. Being sensitive to students’ readiness levels, interests, action plans, and special education designations while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge. Rick helped educators take a myth-busting and candid look at some of the burning issues of assessment and grading in a differentiated classroom.
Supervision for Higher Achievement
March 6 & April 10, 2015
Workshop series for NC School Principals sponsored by Primex
Performance Evaluation and Documentation: February 11
Property and Liability Risk Management, Coverage, and Claims: March 19
Workers' Compensation Risk Management, Coverage and Claims: April 16
Human Resources 101: May 21
Enhancing classroom skills for scientific practice through real world investigations
(Registration close, sessions full)
Performance Assessment Network, North Country Cohort
Friday, October 17, 2014 at NCES
Monday, February 9, 2015 at NCES has been rescheduled to Feb 12.
Friday, April 3, 2015 at Monroe Consolidated School
Employment Opportunities at NCES
Educators from SAU's 3, 7 & 58 now have access to 51 professional development eBooks from ASCD. This was made possible through the Rural School Educator Effectiveness Collaborative funded by SAHE. Contact NCES for the password if it has not been made available to you by your principal or librarian.
Announcements from the NCES Twitter Feed
QPA scheduled for Feb 9 postponed to Feb 12 due to forecasted snow.
Wed & Thurs STEM sessions for December will not take place. Participants should check their email on Wed afternoon for make-up work.
On account of the forecasted storm, there will not be NISL sessions this week, Dec 10 & 11. No decision yet on STEM evening sessions.
Making Creative Arts-Related Activities Accessible for All Learners. Free workshop in Gorham, NH, Sept 4 http://t.co/eTQzBvtuAp
Please to report @RickWormeli made it safely to town last evening and, at least in Berlin, the roads are dry and no precipitation falling.