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Coming September - December 2017...

Strategies for Being a Highly Effective Paraprofessional

with Susan Fitzell, author of Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together

Topic 1: Build a Strong Foundation for Success
Topic 2: How to Collaborate Successfully
Topic 3: Positive Behavior Management
Topic 4: Academic Support

Dates: TBA, one evening per month
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: NCES, Gorham, NH
Cost: Free to paraprofessionals employed by NCES full or associate member school districts.


High Altitude Balloons Launch & Recovery

Date: The launch is scheduled for Monday, September 18, but depending on the high pressure systems, the launch may take place on a school day between the 18th and 29th. There will be at least a 24 hour notice of any changes to the date. 

Location: Launch location will be determined by prevailing weather conditions and will be communicated to participants the day before the launch.

Cost: Free to NH certified educators

Instructors: Bill Church and Steve Roberts

Join a Berlin High School team as they launch a balloon and payload with cameras and science experiments to up to 100,000 feet. Other schools are invited to include experiments to ride along in the BHS payload container. This could include temperature data logging, UV exposure data logging, wind speed, fast plant seed exposure to low temps and high radiation environments. We will deploy at least two camera systems to photograph the entire journey to space and back.

Teachers interested in participating in the launch or in having students design an experiment should send an email to for more information. Teachers may be able to participate in the recovery, but participation will be at the discretion of the project leaders depending on weather, daylight, terrain, and other conditions. 




Not sure if your school is a full member or associate member? Check membership status here.

Register by calling 800-268-5437 or 603-466-5437.

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions held at:

North Country Education Services
300 Gorham Hill Road
Gorham, NH 03581
Directions & map

Registration questions may be directed to or by calling 603-466-5437.


Payment Options

For workshops with the online payment option, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, debit card or PayPal are accepted. The charge will be processed through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account.

Cash, check, purchase orders and money orders accepted as well. 

Cancellation Policy for Professional Development Events

  • All received registrations are subject to Cancellation/Refund policy. A full refund will be made for cancellations sent via email 7 days before the event.
  • Refunds will not be given if the request is received less than 7 days prior to the event.
  • Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.
  • NCES accepts substitution of another person. 24 hour advanced notice is appreciated.*Registration fee or signed Purchase Order is due on or before the event.
  • NCES reserves the right to postpone or cancel events.