Free 2-Day ELO Training in June

April 23, 2018  Due to the popularity of the April 2018 FREE Extended Learning Opportunity Training Series, Next Steps NH is offering one more FREE training to be held in Concord, NH June 6-7, 2018. Sessions will run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day. This is a great opportunity for school teams that weren’t able to attend in April.

Space is limited, so register early! Spaces will be filled in the order in which complete registrations are received.  Flyer and registration information

The training is designed for school teams of 3-5 people seeking to deepen their understanding and practices regarding ELOs. Topics include developing an ELO program, designing ELOs, examining policy, ELOs and transition, collaboration with key partners, and resource… Read rest of Free Two-Day ELO Training

Free Parent Conference in Nashua May 5, 2018

April 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

April 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:

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

Disability Disclosure. The South Dakotans you are about to meet live with disabilities. Each decided whether or not to disclose that disability, at school, work and in social settings. The decisions are highly personal, and while these people are willing to disclose, they respect those who choose differently. 8:20-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.