Free Two-Day Training: Extended Learning Opportunities

January 17, 2018, updated March 19, 2018 Next Steps NH has opened waitlists for the FREE two-day training sessions on Extended Learning Opportunities in three locations in New Hampshire in April 2018. Sessions will run 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM each day.  Flyer and registration information This training is designed for school teams of three-five people seeking… Continue reading: Free Two-Day Training: Extended Learning Opportunities

Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships

January 12, 2018 We are offering a FREE online training, Promoting Family-School Partnerships, on February 15, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM for high school teams of three or more. This two-hour training will be offered via ZOOM. Flyer During the session, Kimm Phillips from the Parent Information Center will introduce the Dual Capacity-Building Framework. This… Continue reading: Free Online Workshop: Promoting Family-School Partnerships

Transition Summit 2017 Materials

December 6, 2017 Presentation materials from many of the sessions from the November 2017 Transition Summit are now available. Check back every week or so for more – we are adding them as we receive them. The PowerPoints and session handouts are in a Google Drive folder, sorted by session number (A1, B2, etc). Summit session handouts.

Really Short Cohort 4 School Updates: November 2017

Nov 1, 2017 We’re in the second year working with our Cohort 4 schools in New Hampshire.  All schools are working on transition planning and ELOs, and two are also implementing RENEW. The updates are meant to show the range of project activities – not comprehensive reports – some of the schools are engaged in… Continue reading: Really Short Cohort 4 School Updates: November 2017

New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

October 5, 2017 When educators, families, students, community members, and organizations work together, postsecondary outcomes improve for students with disabilities. The recently updated Family Engagement Teams Guide (PDF, 12 pages, 2017) is an easy-to-follow guide to help high school administrators, staff and parents to develop a family engagement team using the focus group strategy. It provides… Continue reading: New Family Engagement Teams Guide from Next Steps

The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

August 23, 2017 The annual report, The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the 1 in 5, from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, has been released for 2017. The report is based on data for the 2015–2016 school year and other research from the field, and looks at the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5… Continue reading: The State of Learning Disabilities in New Hampshire

Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide

June 13, 2017 A transition fair is a practical way to connect parents and students with local transition supports and resources as preparation for life after high school. Although planning one may seem like a daunting task, there is a new resource to help. The NH Department of Education and the Parent Information Center (PIC) collaborated… Continue reading: Transition Fairs around NH, and a New Guide

Smartphones and Smart Ideas

May 31, 2017 This free live-streamed webinar, Smartphones and Smart Ideas, just came across our desks, and looks really intriguing. It’s offered on Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. (It’s from a parent center in Minnesota so the flyer says 6:30 – 8:00 pm because they are on Central Time.) We… Continue reading: Smartphones and Smart Ideas

Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

Apr 27, 2017 We’re highlighting resources that recently crossed our desks from the National Center for Accessible Educational Materials. The National Center for Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) at aem.cast.org offers a host of resources to better understand and make decisions about accessible educational and instructional materials. Some highlights: There’s an introductory 3:42-minute video: There’s an AEM… Continue reading: Tools to Choose Accessible Educational Materials that Work for Students

Really Short Cohort School Updates: March 2017

Mar 18, 2017 It’s time once again for news on the Next Steps NH project 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 project activities – not comprehensive reports… Continue reading: Really Short Cohort School Updates: March 2017