Free Parent Conference in Nashua May 5, 2018

links to PDF of conference flyerApril 11, 2018 Invest a day in your child’s future and come to a free one-day conference, Planning for Life After High School: Today’s Plan – Tomorrow at Nashua Community College on May 5, 2018 from 9 am – 3:30 pm.  FlyerRegistration details

  • Learn more about Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) from Fred Bramante, former teacher, lifelong entrepreneur and past Chair of the NH State Board of Education.
  • Get a better understanding of the transition elements in an IEP… Read rest of Free Parent Conference

ELO Week Proclaimed by Governor

ELO Week ProclamationApril 2, 2018 The week of April 2-6 has been proclaimed by Governor Sununu as ELO week in New Hampshire and provides a great opportunity for schools throughout the state to share their successes.

The proclamation (PDF) states that “Extended Learning Opportunities afford students and businesses a mutually beneficial partnership so that the students get the experience and the businesses have better prepared future employees coming from a high school environment,” and that “New Hampshire has been a leader in building and maintaining an educated workforce with college and career ready skills.”

If you haven’t had a chance to organize an ELO event for this week, please consider:

Best Practices in Transition FREE Online Course

February 27, 2018 Back by popular demand! Next Steps NH is offering a second chance to take the FREE 6-week, online training course, Best Practices in Transition Planning. The first one, currently finishing up, filled within a couple weeks with a long waiting list. The course includes a combination of reading, videos, Powerpoint slides, handouts and activities. We estimate it will take about six hours to complete.

The course covers transition assessment, teaching self-determination skills, and strategies for engaging families in transition planning. It opens April 16, 2018 and runs through June 1, 2018. Registration closes March 23, 2018. Register early as we expect this one to fill up before the deadline! Detailed course and online registration information

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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 sitemap page for this website. Sitemap (MSWord), Sitemap (PDF)

Video of the Month

How to Adult When You Have ADHD. Create your own secretary to help you manage your Executive Function System. 4:07-minutes.  Searchable video collection

BeyondClassroom ELO website

Explore our sister website, Beyond Classroom, to learn about Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in New Hampshire.

Website Tour

Take 3:52 minutes and tour the website.

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.