SNHU ASCD Student Chapter
Win Awards
April 20th was the SNHU Office of Student Involvement’s Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony! The ASCD SNHU Student Chapter was recognized as the winner of the Scott W. Caswell Outstanding Student Organization! This award is presented to an organization that has significantly exceeded the expectations in its stated purpose and function. The winning organization planned multiple successful events, collaborated with other organizations and/or departments, and significantly develop its membership (either in numbers or quality). This is the highest honor awarded by the Office of Student Involvement!

Another award given out was the Louisa M. Martin Advisor of the Year Award. ASCD SNHU Student Chapter Advisor Greg McHale was presented with this award. He has served as a student organization advisor for the entire year in a supportive and positive manner. Not only was Greg present at every meeting and event, but he was also a huge contributor to the team.

Congratulation to both the Student Chapter and their advisor, Greg McHale!

Founding Member of NHASCD
It is with sadness that we share the passing of Marion Jacques Dube on March 21, 2021. Marion was a founding member of the New Hampshire Affiliate of ASCD.

Marion, 96, was a lifelong resident of Milford and worked for 32 years as an educator in Milford and later as the Assistant Superintendent of SAU 40.

Many thanks to Marion and to all founding members for bringing their passion, insight, and experiences in starting NHASCD and supporting all NH educators.
Re-entry and Recovery: Return to the Classroom
Join us at this FREE Two-Session Virtual Forum.

Whether you have already returned to the classroom or not, this is for you.

May 6 (4:00 - 5:30 PM) - Students, Parents, Educators, and Administrators share how the pandemic has affected them and what lessons have been learned.

May 13 (4:00 - 5:30 PM) A panel of Experts will respond and react to what was shared on May 6th, as well as address the question, "How can we best support staff, students, and families for re-entry into our schools in the Fall of 2021?" Panelists are:
Mental Health Advocate, Chief Justice John Broderick; NH Commissioner of Education, Frank Edlelblut; a pediatric physician, a clinical social worker, a child psychiatrist, a life coach, a school counselor, principals, superintendents, and school board members.

Attend both or just one session.
Prior to the session(s), you will receive a Zoom link.
Seats are limited.

Use Your ESSER and/or Title Grants!
Supporting Learners with Disabilities Through High-Quality General Instruction
Listen to Mike Anderson & Michael McSheehan share the story of this project.
Click on the image.

All children deserve a highly energetic, dynamic, and responsive school experience. As educators, we desperately want to serve our students with disabilities as well as possible. Yet it feels so daunting.

To learn more attend a May 11th Information Session. (3:30 PM). Click on the " I Want to Learn More" Link.


Throughout this turbulent year, educators have fully embraced the value of prioritizing social-emotional learning (SEL) – for ourselves and our students. Now, the question becomes: How do we maintain a clear, unwavering focus on SEL so that it becomes an integral part of our educational culture? In this session, participants will learn of three factors necessary for creating and sustaining an SEL system, thus transitioning beyond a program and morning meeting. Additionally, attendees will also reflect on and appraise four methods for integrating SEL throughout the learning system.

Join Krista Leh, educator, adjunct professor, and educational consultant specializing in Social-Emotional Learning, who will lead this webinar.

When: June 2, 2021@ 4:30 - 6:00 PM (EDT) Virtual via Zoom

NHASCD member: $49 per person
Non-member registration: $65 per person
Teams of 5 or more: 10% discount

Upon completion of the webinar, each registrant will receive access to one of the presenter's online, asynchronous professional learning opportunities, Introduction to Social Emotional Learning.

This webinar is sponsored by Eduplanet21

Assessments should deliver actionable information to both teacher and student, and traditional formats such as short-answer responses or multiple-choice questions may be limited in their capacity to do so. Performance-based assessments, on the contrary, require increased intellectual engagement and ensure that students must demonstrate their ability to apply their knowledge and skills. Further, they offer an opportunity to measure various competencies and student’s transferability of learning. In this workshop, learn design principles and gain practical implementation strategies for performance assessments to apply in your classroom no matter the grade or subject!

Join Lindsay Prendergast, M.Ed., School Improvement Coach with NWEA, and Framework Specialist with The Danielson Group, who will facilitate this session.

When: September 29, 2021 @ 4:30 - 6:00 PM (EDT) Virtual via Zoom

NHASCD member: $49 per person
Register by 7/1/21: $40.00 per person
Non-member:  $65 per person
Register by 7/1/21: $55.00 per person
Teams of 5 or more: 10% discount

On-Site Presentation
Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems
Do we have to do this?” “Is this going to be graded?” “When am I ever going to use this in real life?”

In this active and interactive (and dare I say provocative?) workshop,
  • explore the question of motivation in great depth.
  • look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentive systems, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate.
  • explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students’ intrinsic motivations so that they’ll be more energized and engaged with daily learning.
  • walk away from this workshop with a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students.

Presenter: Mike Anderson, ASCD Author
Where: Grappone Center, Concord, NH
When: October 28, 2021; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NHASCD Member - $195 Non-Member - $245
Team Discount - 10% for 5 or more registrants (all registrations MUST be made at the same time.)

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