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A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

A picture can tell 1000 words, or less with NYT Picture Prompts!

The New York Times’ Learning Network offers great resources for students and teachers including daily articles, discussion topics, news quizzes and student opinion pieces. It’s newest feature, Picture Prompts, provides images that teachers can use as tools to engage students in various writing assignments or discussions.

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Next Generation Science Standards: Resources for Teaching Chemistry

Here are a few great resources for teaching chemistry through Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our website often for more resources like these! Five NGSS Standards About Chemical Reactions In this resource, high school educators will find desired outcomes, or what students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of  […]

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

NGSS brings egg drop challenge to the next level

The “egg-drop” challenge is a classic science project–students use egg containers, straws, or other materials to build a case that doesn’t let an egg break if it’s dropped. But with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the classic is transformed into something more dynamic: students design a spacecraft capsule and construct […]

Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

Forum: Let’s Talk Science!

The next forum on updating New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Science Standards will take place on October 27th at the Alvirne High Music Room in Hudson. At previous forums, we have heard some great stories about hands on learning, real world application and the enthusiasm that students have for the deeper learning […]

Sanborn High School

What people are saying about NGSS

The first forum on updating New Hampshire’s College and Career Ready Science Standards took place on September 8 at Pinkerton Academy. Check out this video to hear accounts of hands on learning, real world application and the enthusiasm that students have for the deeper learning experiences that NGSS provides. Upcoming discussion […]

Infographic courtesy of acteonline.org

Rethinking Career & Technical Education: it isn’t just for trades anymore

NHBR featured a great piece on New Hampshire’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, highlighting their efforts to give students real-world experience and helping train the next generation of industry leaders. 

So, what is PACE? Check out our new infographic!

So, what is PACE? Check out our new infographic!

What is PACE? Here’s a great infographic that explains the first-of-its-kind performance-based assessment program here in New Hampshire:

Sanborn Middle School

“Raising a child isn’t like baking a cake:” The case for personalized learning

In an article for Seacoast Online, Dr. Elaine Heffner argued that there’s no single way to teach a child. Children have different strengths and challenges, they learn differently, and have different life experiences. New Hampshire schools acknowledge this by providing kids with a dynamic, rigorous learning environments. 

Edutopia features interactive parent’s guide to 21st century skills

Edutopia featured a great interactive guide to 21st century skills for parents. It includes information, links to articles and resources, and tips on how to help children develop critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills at school and at home.

Photo Courtesy of Dover PTA

Don’t sit there! Dover students stand up for learning

Kudos to Dover Middle School for piloting standing desks in their classrooms! Allowing movement in the classroom has been linked to positive behavior changes in students and more “on-task engagement,” according to CNN.