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A Student Perspective on Using Zoom or Google For Class Connection

Over the past few weeks schools have been deciding whether to use Zoom or Google for virtually connecting with students. I have heard many reasons why schools have chosen one platform over another, but here I offer you a student perspective.

A Picture of What They Really Know: Reflections on Grading in a Time of Remote Learning

By Mariane Gfroerer, New Hampshire Learning Initiative Grading is complex. It is an important form of feedback loop between teachers and students and depending on the grading practices of the instructor can convey how well the student is mastering the objectives of the learning (mastery-based grading) or the student’s performance relative to other students in…

“I’m Worried” – Young Children’s Experience with Social Distancing

“I’m Worried” – Young Children’s Experience with Social Distancing Mariane Gfroerer – New Hampshire Learning Initiative Tara Spencer, a certified school psychologist since 2003 for three elementary schools and the preschool in Concord, NH, has thought a lot about what these weeks of social distancing and remote learning are like for the young population she…

Thinking About Remote Learning for Career Technical Education (CTE)

By Carolyn Eastman, Director of Innovation, NH Learning Initiative I recently received an email from a CTE teacher asking: “I teach Auto and Small engine classes which are hands on classes, any ideas?”  My first thought was how important it is to stay connected with your students. I have been conducting the Comprehensive Needs Assessment…

Voices from the Field with Carolyn Eastman: An Interview with Aaron Blais, Exeter High School

Aaron Blais is a high school teacher at Exter High School, Exeter, NH. He teaches 4 different classes. He teaches Freshmen World History, Sophomore AP US History, US History through Film ( JR/SR), Law and Society ( JR/SR). Aaron shares how he approaching these courses from a remote learning lens.

Introduction to Zoom

This webinar is a very basic introduction to using Zoom as a virtual Classroom. You will learn how to sign up for the free Zoom account, schedule a meeting, send an invitation, share your screen, use chat, and protocols for a good Zoom Virtual meeting.

Take Time for Wellness – Even in Remote Learning

Many classrooms around New Hampshire have, in recent years, incorporated wellness activities into their daily routine for both elementary students and for teens. Teachers have seen the benefits of starting the class with a minute or two of relaxation or breaking up an intense lesson with a physical stretch or short yoga break.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Principal Panel

In this Voices Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Aimee Frechette, Principal at Pine Tree Elementary School, Erin Milbury, Principal at Seabrook Middle School, and Brian Stack, Principal at Sanborn Regional High School.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Teacher Panel

In this Voices Podcast, we are joined by Irene Stinson, 5th grade teacher at Woodland Heights Elementary School in Laconia, Nicole Woulfe, a 6th grade teacher at Sanborn Regional Middle School, Graeme Crowther, Math teacher at Concord High School and Ashley Harbel, English teacher and team leader for the Freshman Learning Community at Sanborn Regional High School.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Dr. Jacqueline Coe

In this Voices podcast, we are joined by Dr. Jacquelyn Coe, Superintendent of Schools for SAU24, serving the towns of Weare, Henniker, John Stark, and Stoddard.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Dr. Jahmal Mosley

“Are we our brother’s keepers?” In this Voices podcast, we are joined by Dr. Jahmal Mosely, superintendent of the Nashua School District.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Bridey Bellemare

In this Voices podcast, we are joined by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals Executive Director Bridey Bellemare, as well as four acting administrators in NH schools.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Carl Ladd

In this Voices Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Carl Ladd, Executive Director of the New Hampshire School Administrators’ Association.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Jennifer Manning Revisited

In the Voices From the Field Revisited, we are again joined by Jennifer Manning, kindergarten teacher at Memorial School in Newton, NH.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Dr. Caroline Arakelian and Raymond Pillsbury

“Resilience is born out of crisis.” In this Voices from the Field Podcast we are joined by Dr. Caroline Arakelian, the executive director of student services in SAU21 and Mr. Raymond Pillsbury, the Director of Special Services for Winnacunnet High School and the Crisis Response Advisor for SAU21.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Gary Chapin

In this Voices from the Field podcast we are joined by Gary Chapin, Senior Associate with the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston.

Voices from the Field with Jonathan Vander Els: Gail Bourn

In this Voices episode, we are joined by Gail Bourn, academic coordinator for teaching and learning for the three elementary schools in the Laconia School District.