NH Transition COP Online Meeting with Training April 2

March 30, 2020 The NH Transition Community of Practice  will meet online this Thursday, April 2 from 9:00-10:00 am via Zoom. Zoom link to use, or call in and listen at (646) 558 – 8656. The meeting ID is 214 717 4398. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the online meeting schedule page with the handouts.

2020 Winter/Spring Schedule of COP meetings with online workshops (PDF)

Agenda highlights:

  • Jo Moncher, Administrator of Strategic Initiatives at the Division of Long Term Supports and Services, NH Department of Health and Human Services. She will speak about the state’s response to the current crisis and its impact on employment for people with disabilities.
  • Monica Unger will speak on the importance of work-based learning. Monica has extensive experience in developing and implementing work-based learning programs in NH.

New Hampshire Dept of Education COVID-19 Website

March 27, 2020 The New Hampshire Department of Education has a new website to support the move to remote instruction, nhlearnsremotely.com.

They’ve developed and launched it as quickly as possible to be a resource for schools, families and students.

Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home

March 19, 2020 NTACT (National Technical Assistance Center on Transition) is offering a free webinar next Tuesday, March 24, at 11 am: Providing Transition-Focused Activities Online and At Home.

NTACT staff and others will share tips and resources to support the continued learning and transition skill development of students. Please grab your coffee (or 2nd coffee – depending on your time zone) and join them online! Register for webinar

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Coping with COVID-19

March 17, 2020 You may find the Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the COVID-19 (PDF, 5 pages) useful. It’s from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has information about the outbreak, how to reduce stress and help calm likely anxieties. and specific suggestions for different age ranges of children. Additionally, to assist us adults in regulating ourselves so that we can have these conversations, here is a nice handout of very brief ways to take a break. Thank you to Dr. Cassie Yackley Psy.D for sharing these resources.

Next Steps NH

The Next Steps NH project provided 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 was done through implementing evidence-informed transition planning practices that helped students prepare for college, career, and adult life.

This website was part of the project and housed all tools and resources developed as part of the project. The website is now supported by the NH Department of Education and managed at Keene State College.

View sitemap page for this website.

Video of the Month

Identifying Students’ Accommodation Needs: A special education teacher interviews a student to learn more about her academic strengths and weaknesses. The special education teacher introduces the idea of using the read-aloud accommodation in math. 3:16-minutes. Searchable video collection

BeyondClassroom ELO website

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

Video Website Tour

Take 5:12 minutes and tour the website. One page website flyer (PDF)

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.