The Spring 2018 Session is our 47th session of OPEN NH courses! 
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This course will guide teachers through the process of aligning their curricula to their content standards and the learning expectations of their particular grade level. Teachers will learn how read their standards documents, how to identify learning expectations not currently addressed in their curriculum, and adjust lesson plans to incorporate them. The importance of the content standards and learning expectations in the world of competency and performance based assessments will be addressed. You will work with a standard and align your existing curriculum to address the learning expectations of that standard in your lessons. You will use the Backward Design Process to set new learning goals and create or modify curriculum. This course is meant to be a step in the ongoing process teachers use to align the curricula and teaching to performance based standards.

This course is for teachers interested in helping their students develop a reflective digital portfolio that meets the New Hampshire ICT Literacy Program standards and engages and motivates students. Participants will learn about characteristics of reflective portfolios, be introduced to tools and process steps for creating digital portfolios, and review examples of portfolio contents and organization. As a final product, each course participant will create a sample student digital portfolio and a plan for improving student engagement in the portfolio process.

This course will guide participants in examining the Response to Intervention process. The focus will be on taking current RTI theories and practices and using them as the basis for the development of a working plan for implementing the existing RTI plan of schools or for updating/creating an RTI plan in schools.

The Intel® Teach Elements: Thinking Critically with Data course is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them. Teachers will understand how to design student projects and assessments that address critical thinking skills when collecting and analyzing data. Additionally, they will see how technology can support students' collection, organization, and presentation of data. The course also offers practical tips for implementing projects that ask students to think critically with data.

This course is designed to inform both regular and special education teachers about ways in which to invite and sustain parent involvement in your schools and programs. The course uses resources from Improving Relationships & Results: Building Family School Partnerships which were developed by NationalCenter for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM) in collaboration with the Future of School Psychology Task Force on Family School Partnerships. Throughout the course you will explore a variety or resources and strategies to build and sustain a positive partnership with the parents of your students. As a final course project, you will design a plan for implementing at least three involvement strategies throughout the school year.

Improving Relationships & Results: Building Family School Partnerships

NationalCenter for Special Education Accountability Monitoring (NCSEAM) www.monitoringcenter.lsuhsc.edu

Future of School Psychology Task Force on Family School Partnerships www.accountabilitydata.org.

This course will provide NH Teachers K-12, Administrators, and others instrumental in the creation/management of ICT digital portfolios the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals while learning how reflective writing and metacognition can better prepare their students for 21st Century learning.During the course the participants will explore ways to use reflective writing to help the child develop metacognition. At the end of the course they will have developed a lesson plan which will integrate reflective writing with their existing curriculum.

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