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Cohort 4 Schools Announced

the number 4May 9, 2016  Congratulations to the four New Hampshire high schools selected as Cohort 4 sites for the Next Steps NH project. They are:

  • Exeter
  • Mascenic Regional
  • Raymond
  • Souhegan

Based on the principles of Implementation Science, these schools will receive intensive training and coaching as they move through the exploration, installation and initial stages of implementation. The first year will include orientation, team development, strengths and needs assessments, and developing an action plan based on the Framework for Transition-Focused Education. The second year depends on the anticipated approval by the federal government of a one-year extension for the project, and during it, schools will receive training and intensive coaching to support their action plans.

New Resources for High School Seniors

Screen shot of College Disability Services pageApril 15, 2016 We’ve created new pages for high school seniors who are about to graduate from high school, and their families.

Education Options After High School highlights the many ways to continue your education. The page connects to examples and information about options like apprenticeships, trade schools, college, certificate programs, and the military.

Connecting with your college’s disability services office is important. College Disability Services in New Hampshire and Nearby States gives direct links to community and four-year [read more “New Resources for High School Seniors”]

New Hampshire ELOs Featured in National Online Newspaper

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March 14, 2016 ELOs are in the national news! Youth Today is an independent, nationally distributed newspaper for professionals in the youth service field. Last week they did an article on ELOs in New Hampshire. Winnacunnet High School, a Next Steps cohort school, is one of three featured high schools.

Read the full article, “In New Hampshire, Kids Add to Their Education by Leaving School”.

Really Short Cohort School Updates

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March 7, 2016 It’s time once again for news on the Next Steps NH cohort schools. These are REALLY short updates on the eight New Hampshire schools we’re currently supporting. All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and many are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant to show the range of activities – not comprehensive reports – many of the schools are engaged in similar activities.

Lincoln Woodstock (Lin-Wood): Providing training to engage students in a viable way in [read more “Really Short Cohort School Updates”]

Next Steps NH

The Next Steps NH project provides professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk. This is done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that help students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

This website is part of the project and will house all tools and resources developed as part of the project.

View a simple sitemap for this website.

Video of the Month

“A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit”: Can we break bad habits simply by being more curious about them? Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and a tactic that might help you beat your next urge to smoke, snack or check a text while driving. 9:24-minutes. More videos

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Transition Lingo

Transition:  the process of assisting youth to move from high school to the adult world.

College and Career Ready: having the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to enroll, persist, and succeed in college and other postsecondary training opportunities, and to gain entry into a meaningful career.

Postsecondary: Elementary school is primary education, high school is secondary education, and after high school is postsecondary education.

Download this activity as one of your next steps to develop everyday language explanations of transition terms.