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For a summary of NCES news and updates, see the current newsletter.
Free Paraprofessional PD Opportunities
NCES has been awarded a $150,000 grant for 2016-17 from Jane's Trust to provide professional development for paraprofessionals.
There are two parts to this project:
1) Coursework through White Mountains Community College for a cohort of 15 paras that will cover all the competencies to achieve Para Level II certification
2) An evening series of pd for paras (live at NCES and video conferenced to at least two sites)
More details will be distributed via the Directors of Special Education Services.
Congratulations 2016 North Country Scholars
Group photos and more here
North Country Lego League Challenge
Congratulations to teams from Edward Fenn Elementary (Gorham), Milan Village School, and Hillside Elementary School (Berlin) for participating in the first annual North Country Lego League Challenge at White Mountains Community College.
High Altitude Balloon Challenge
Students from Profile, Berlin and Woodsville High School have been engaged in launching high altitude balloons. They were among students and teachers who spent three days this summer on the project. Profile students successfully launched as part of local STEAM course in the fall.
Learn more and check out the highlights of the high-altitude balloon launch project involving 12 high schools students and 6 educators.
Young Women in Engineering Conference
Teams from Berlin High School, Lisbon Regional, and Whitefield School were among the 120 young women who participated in a day-long event in Claremont, NH on October 7, 2015. Our thanks to our STEM Resource Partner participants who traveled with the teams, Lucie Kinney, Leslie Houghton, and Erv Connary.
Third Cohort of the NISL Executive Development Program Underway
Twenty-five participants are engaging in the 24-day program. This cohort is supported by local district funds, Title IIA redistribution funds, and a State Agencies for Higher Education grant.
North Country Middle School Film Festival
The 2015-2016 North Country Middle School Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at the Rialto Theatre in Lancaster, NH.
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.
Please note, NCES will be closed Sept 1 and 5 due to vacations and the Labor Day holiday.
Section 504 Workshop
Planning and Conducting Science Investigations in Elementary Classrooms
Meeting Schedules 2016-17
North Country Principals/CIA
September 16, 2016
October 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
December 16, 2016
January 20, 2017
February 17, 2017
March 10, 2017
April 14, 2017
May 19, 2017
NISL Cohort III
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Announcements from the NCES Twitter Feed
Northern NH education postings updated https://t.co/WsQjydTLwA
NHCF grantseeker info sessions https://t.co/PNAXN5SKUZ
Nominate your exemplary NH library media program today! https://t.co/nariGuZYdm
In case it didn't make it to your inbox, December issue of NCES News is https://t.co/5445mR5tPl. Exciting STEM highlights and much more.
Check out Comcast's Leaders & Achievers Scholarship program for high schoolers who are making a difference. https://t.co/K7c7nU8tQS
North Country Middle School Film Festival for Grades 5-8
Educators from NCES member schools have access to over 50 professional development eBooks from ASCD. Contact NCES for the password.