The Spring 2017 Session is our 43rd 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.

The IntelĀ® Teach Elements: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers will see how collaboration helps students develop 21st century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers will learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools which are increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. Online participants will follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises. Direct connections to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

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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