All courses in this subcategory were developed by NH Educators as part of the e-Learning for Educators project. These courses are available for preview by the e-Learning for Educators Initiative partner states. These courses are shell courses meant for preview only and are not enrollable.
OPEN NH has more NH developed courses than appear in this category, and they will be added as preview versions become available.
Afterschool Basics is a ten unit course that provides an overview of youth developmental and afterschool programming concepts designed to support afterschool staff in providing quality experiences and interactions for youth. The content and curriculum in this course supports Afterschool basic certification in New Hampshire.
There has been a tremendous increase in the use of Web 2.0 tools and resources for education purposes. The content available in this Read/Write web is open for sharing, editing, commenting, and collaborating in a dynamic way. There are literally thousands of web-based tools available for use in our teaching and learning. These tools can empower students and engage them in new and innovative ways that can make teaching relevant and purposeful. Students by nature are creators of content, and you allow them opportunities to exercise their creativity and productivity when you use Web 2.0 tools as part of your instructional activities. In this course, you will explore a variety of tools and techniques that you can use to enhance your teaching. As a final project, you’ll develop a lesson plan that incorporates one of these tools and best practices into a unit or lesson.

Using the arts is a way to engage learners, enliven the curriculum, expand thinking, approach creative problem solving, and support all content areas in an effort to meet the diverse needs of students. In this 7 week course you will learn about effective practices in arts integration and how to apply such practices to your own teaching. Current research supports arts integration and New Hampshire has examples of several models that effectively implement arts integration in the curriculum of schools around the state.

This course is designed for classroom and special education teachers who want to increase their knowledge and skills in building and using assessment rubrics to aid in student understanding. Many rubrics used are checklists, and while they may be useful, they often do not allow for growth of students. This course will address the need for teachers to be able to use the wealth of information available about assessment and rubrics, and their knowledge of content to design rubrics that allow students use the rubrics for self assessment and reflection purposes. Formative rubrics help students create understanding not only of the content being taught, but also of the performance standards they are meeting and quality of their work. Summative rubrics will help both students and teachers assess the amount of learning achieved. Throughout the course, you will engage in readings, discussions, and exploratory activities that will help you create rubrics that assess the learning of your students while focusing your students on the goals and objectives of their assignments.
This course will provide the online course participant an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals and parents to gain insight into the learning styles of students with significant cognitive disabilities and planning skills necessary to provide them with a successful learning experience. The online participant will be able to answer the question why assessment is important prior to the design of lessons for these students. Additionally, participants will gain hands on experience supported by classmates and instructors to include these students in the general education curriculum in a meaningful way in any setting in which the student is placed. At the end of the course, the course participant will have considered a wide variety of parental and professional input in strengthening his/her own approach to instructing these students. The online learner will establish criteria for mastery and adapt a lesson or activity for a learner with significant cognitive disabilities.
This course provides an opportunity for elementary school teachers to gain an understanding of the special education process and to explore their role in that process in order to support instruction and learning in the classroom. Throughout the course, participants will become familiar with special education requirements, timelines and resources, explore strategies for collaboration and communication with other professionals and families, and enhance their ability to meet the needs of students with IEPs in their classrooms. This course is premised on the belief that students with disabilities are students first and that good instruction for all students is based on being responsive to individual learning needs.

Education has changed dramatically for both teachers and students. With mandated testing, increasingly diverse student populations, and constantly increasing professional responsibilities it is now more important than ever for each of us to use all available teaching strategies to make sure that we effectively and efficiently teach every student. Students are digital natives and therefore expect technology to be a part of their daily life.

Interactive Whiteboards meet the need of appealing to these students by engaging them in the learning process which in turns increases participation and achievement. The Mimio is an easy to use IWB which attaches with any white board and allows for computer capture of the screen display. This course will focus on how to use the Mimio in the classroom as well as the importance of creating Mimio enhanced lesson plans.
There has been a tremendous increase in the use of Web 2.0 tools and resources for education purposes. The content available in this Read/Write web is open for sharing, editing, commenting, and collaborating in a dynamic way. There are literally thousands of web-based tools available for use in our teaching and learning. These tools can empower students and engage them in new and innovative ways that can make teaching relevant and purposeful. Students by nature are creators of content, and you allow them opportunities to exercise their creativity and productivity when you use Web 2.0 tools as part of your instructional activities. In this course, you will explore a variety of tools and techniques that you can use to enhance your teaching. As a final project, you’ll develop a lesson plan that incorporates one of these tools and best practices into a unit or lesson.