Thank You Educators for Continuing to Teach Students Online while Staying at Home
A heart-felt "thank you" to all educators during Teacher Appreciation Week May 4 to 8. Now more than ever, you deserve recognition for your determination to adapt teaching methods and your compassion for students, families and community.
Manage Your Own Stress to Help Others
Manage your own stress levels during this time of physical distancing by taking a deep breath and becoming still before reaching out to connect with loved ones and students. Dr. Cassie Yackley offered these and other tips on managing stress during an April 21 webinar attended by 472 participants.
Here's a handout from her presentation. Email
Betsy Street if you missed the webinar and would like a list of resources we sent to all participants.
Stay Tuned for More Webinars
Southwest Center is planning to continue webinars for professional development. Future webinars will be posted in this newsletter.
Helping Educators & Families Cope with COVID-19
Teenagers need structure and opportunities to contribute during this time of physical distancing. SAU 29 in Keene recommendsthis article in Psychology Todayto help parents talk to their teens.
As schools across the country are closed, parents are searching for reliable, easy-to-understand resources to support their children’s learning at home. The IRIS Center has created a free parents training modulethat offers practical tools and easy-to-implement strategies.
Do you struggle with your child's or teen's behavior? Join an online Parent and Caregiver Group that meets on the second Wedneday of each month from 10-11a.m. Sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) New Hampshire. Email Carol Lemelin.
Accepting Applications for Fall and Spring
KSC Graduate Education Programs
Discover your potential! We are accepting applications for the Educational Leadership Masters and Post-Masters, the Curriculum and Instruction Masters, and the Special Education Masters programs. Email Steve Bigaj
Other Virtual Events of Interest
The Harris Center is doing virtual "Ask a Naturalist" sessions. The next one is May 14 at 5:30 p.m. For a link, email Miles Stahmann.
The Historical Society of Cheshire County has made a virtual exhibit on local toy manufacturing, so you can enjoy it from the safety of home. Check out the exhibit. Historical resources by grade and subject are available at
Resources for Educators.
The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College has been doing a series called Creative Connections which is very interesting. Read more about that here!
Continuing Education Available Online Anytime
Anytime and any place, educators may earn continuing education credits online in a partnership with Keene State's Continuing Education and Virtual Education software (VESi). Contact Continuing Education: 603-358-2290 orVirtual Education.
SOUTHWEST CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AT KEENE STATE COLLEGE