Try a Learning Differences MOOC for FREE

Been curious about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)? There is a free one coming right up that may interest you: an online course for educators and coaches on Learning Differences. The Learning Differences Massive Open Online Course for Educators (MOOC-Ed) will begin October 6. It’s intent is to help you understand yourself as a learner and develop strategies that… Continue reading: Try a Learning Differences MOOC for FREE

Deadline Extended for 3rd Annual Transition Excellence Awards Nominations

DEADLINE EXTENDED ONE WEEK, TILL SEPT 24 The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice (COP) is accepting nominations for the third annual Transition Excellence Awards.  The awards will be presented during the opening session of the 2014 Transition CoP Summit at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH on November 18, 2014. The CoP is recognizing… Continue reading: Deadline Extended for 3rd Annual Transition Excellence Awards Nominations

Deadline Today for Nominations for 3rd Annual Transition Excellence Awards

DUE TODAY! The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice (COP) is accepting nominations for the third annual Transition Excellence Awards.  The awards will be presented during the opening session of the 2014 Transition CoP Summit at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH on November 18, 2014. The CoP is recognizing excellence in transition practices that… Continue reading: Deadline Today for Nominations for 3rd Annual Transition Excellence Awards

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

NH Transition Summit VIII November 18 in Concord

The New Hampshire Transition Community of Practice (CoP) announces the 8th Annual Transition Summit, the only statewide conference for training, collaboration, networking, and information focused on postsecondary outcomes for students: Working Together: Increasing the Success of Postsecondary Transition Plans by Actively Engaging Students and Families in the Planning Process.  November 18, 2014 | 8:30am–3:00pm | Grappone… Continue reading: NH Transition Summit VIII November 18 in Concord

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Earn and Learn Program Helps Students Gain Credits and Skills

Granite State Independent Living’s Earn and Learn Opportunities Program provides extended learning opportunities (ELO’s) that combine soft skills training and education with on-the-job training for at-risk high school students with disabilities. Students are matched with professions in which they have an interest and learn more about the skills and education required to be successful in… Continue reading: Earn and Learn Program Helps Students Gain Credits and Skills

Cohort 2 Schools Selected

Four New Hampshire high schools have been selected as Cohort 2 pilot sites for the Next Steps NH project. They are Lincoln Woodstock, Winnacunnet, Conval Regional, and Somersworth. Based on the principles of Implementation Science, these schools will receive intensive training and coaching as they move through the exploration, installation and initial stages of implementation… Continue reading: Cohort 2 Schools Selected

New Hampshire Story of Transformation

A new online publication, “New Hampshire: Our Story of Transformation,” was announced at the Statewide Educators Conference at Keene State College last week. While not directly transition related, it is a high level summary of what’s going on in our state.

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

Cohort School Priorities and PALS II

First Cohort schools have informally identified areas of focus: RENEW ELOs Program Structures Family Engagement and Communication transition assessment breaking down silos for students The Regional Intermediaries have chosen PALS II (Participatory Adult Learning Strategy) as a coaching methodology. Regional Intermediaries will be developing specific checklists for the specific areas schools choose as priorities.