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.

Student Driven: Passion/Interest Pursuits

Learners are schools greatest resource. Here’s how to support student-centered passion and learning.

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.