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One-liners: Project School Updates

Jan 15, 2016 It’s time for news on the Next Steps NH project schools. These are REALLY short updates on the eight New Hampshire schools we’re 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 a comprehensive report – many of the schools… Continue reading: One-liners: Project School Updates

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Project School Updates

Wow! We’re currently supporting 11 schools around New Hampshire. Our first cohort is finishing up their work with Next Steps NH this December and the third cohort is just getting started. Following are REALLY short updates on each school. All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and many are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant… Continue reading: Project School Updates

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Light-hearted Video Promotion for ELOs from Merrimack Valley

Students and teachers at Merrimack Valley High School in Penacook, New Hampshire, are making great progress developing and expanding their Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) program.  Patrick Kenney is Merrimack Valley High School’s functional skills program teacher and a part of the Next Steps NH team for Merrimack Valley. The team realized students might not know they could earn academic… Continue reading: Light-hearted Video Promotion for ELOs from Merrimack Valley

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RENEW comes to Kennett High School!

Kennett High School in Conway, a Cohort One school with the Next Steps NH project, is doing great work implementing RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work). Their implementation team is developing tools to help build program structures and enhance RENEW sustainability. This longer than usual blog entry describes RENEW and shares some of… Continue reading: RENEW comes to Kennett High School!

Updates from Cohort 1 Schools

Cohort 1 schools have almost finished their first year with the Next Steps NH project. Kennett High School is hosting family engagement groups in the coming weeks and developing consistency in internal ELO (Extended Learning Opportunities) procedures using tools and materials provided through NH’s ELO Coordinators Ring. The school has matched RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Support,… Continue reading: Updates from Cohort 1 Schools

Cohort 1 Focus Areas for 2014-15

Cohort 1 schools are well underway with their planning processes: Kennett High School is focusing on: program structures for Extended Learning Opportunities and RENEW implementation completing the Transition Framework to guide their work this year and next aligning their action plan for Family Engagement with the District’s upcoming strategic planning process. Kingswood Regional High School is… Continue reading: Cohort 1 Focus Areas for 2014-15

Cohort 1 Schools Learn About RENEW This Summer

This summer our Cohort 1 schools are receiving RENEW training from our partners at the Institute on Disability at UNH. The training kicked off in June at Merrimack Valley High School. Members of their staff along with participants from Kingswood Regional High School, received an in-depth training in the RENEW model and its process to… Continue reading: Cohort 1 Schools Learn About RENEW This Summer