2015 Calendar of Events

Celebrate the New Year !

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Our cancellation policy

Notes of wisdom...

Be careful too close tot he holidays people don't have time to register because registration ends in December.



Autism every two weeks on a Friday


01/16/15 - Jolene in Room 100 (Annual Selective Mutism)

01/30/15 - Teresa in 200 level room (Supporting and Enhancing Young Children)

02/13/15 - Teresa in 200 level room (Co-existing Disorders)

03/05/15 and 03/16/15 - Jolene in Room 100 (DIR101)

03/19/15 - Teresa in 200 level room

Annual Selective Mutism Workshop: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Assessment and Treatment

with Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BRS-CL

Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure

Latest Flyer


FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$170 per participant

$130 for early registration (by 01/02/15)

Registration closes 01/06/15

Supporting and Enhancing Social Development in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure



FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 (tentative)

8:30 to 3:45 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$195 per participant

$160 for early registration (by 01/16/15)

Registration closes 01/20/15

Autism Plus! Management and Intervention for Co-existing Attention, Executive and Mood Disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

Sponsored by SERESC

Latest flyer


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015

8:30 to 3:45 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$195.00 per person

$160.00 for early registration until 1/30/2015

Registration closes 2/03/2015

done up to here in abcsignup - still need to tell delphi people, always room 100 except Bolick and bigger speakers

Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

with Harvard University's Dr. Kim Marshall

Sponsored by SERESC


There is an strong consensus among educators that the traditional process for supervising and evaluating teachers has not worked well. However, it's not clear that new ideas - among them, rubrics, frequent classroom visits, multiple observers, student surveys, and the use of test scores - will be more effective at improving teaching and learning.


Kim Marshall, a veteran Boston teacher and administrator who currently coaches principals and publishes the weekly Marshall Memo, will examine the old and the new and propose a five-part model for making the supervision and evaluation of teachers a truly effective component of successful schools.


Join us for a highly interactive day combining presentation, small-group work, role-playing, videos, etc.!


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

8:30-3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00



$150 for the day

$125 for early registration (until 01/14/14).

Registration closes 01/21/14

Addressing Five of the Biggest Issues for Teachers: Students, Parents, Information, Supervisors, and Your Own Life

with Richard Eyster

Sponsored by SERESC


Five of the biggest issues... Come and learn more about concrete and practical ways to address:

>Students: Discipline and Effective Classroom Control

>Parents: Working with Difficult Parents

>Information: Dealing with the Inevitable Overload

>Professional Relationships: Creating a Good Working Relationship with Your Supervisor

>Personal Satisfaction: Having a Life -- Managing Your Workload


Friday, January 31, 2014

8:30 to 3:00 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00



$155.00 per person

$125.00 for early registration until 1/17/2014

Registration closes 1/21/2014


"How Did You Get That Answer?" Teaching Students How To Do Open Responses in Math

with Bill Atwood

Sponsored by SERESC and Collins Writing


This Saturday morning workshop will discuss why students find open response problems so hard. It will also discuss Smarter Balanced problems in this context. An overview of 7 practical strategies on how to lead students into deeper, richer answers will follow.


Outline:

8:30-9:00: Looking at Common Core Problems (PARCC and SMARTER BALANCED)

and diagnosing possible student difficulties. “Why are Open Response problems so difficult for students?” 7 strategies to improve Open Responses: an overview

9:00-10:00: Strategy 1: Using quick writes as a way to build thinking
Strategy 5: Building Math Vocabulary
Strategy 4: Reading and Understanding the Math Questions

10:15-11:00: Strategy 3: Helping students show thinking and reasoning Ø Strategy 2 and 7: Frequent assessments and using the data

11:00-11:30: Strategy 6: Designing Great Assignments in Math


Teachers will be able to use 4-6 simple but powerful strategies to deepen student understanding of math concepts, build engagement, and clearly answer Open Response Questions.


Saturday, February 1st, 2014

8:30 to 11:30


$75.00 per participant

Registration ends 1/21/14

No More "Wheels on The Bus!": Social/Emotional/Behavioral Competence for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive Impairments

with Teresa Bolick, Ph.D.

Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure

Latest flyer


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in at 8:00


$190 per person

$155.00 early registration by 1/21/14

Registration ends 1/28/14

Speaking the Language of Power: Developing Thinking Skills Using the Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core

with Bill Atwood

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 OR

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 (registration opens in February)

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00



$185 per participant

$150 for early registration (until 1/21/14)

Registration ends 1/28/14


Classroom Management - Master Class

with Richard Eyster

Sponsored by SERESC


Gaining More Effective and Comfortable Control... Come and hear more about:

>The Effective Teacher

>Positive Tone and Connection

>Establishing Discipline

>The Effective Classroom Dynamic

>Building a Support Network


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per participant

$125.00 early registration by 1/23/14

Registration ends 1/28/14

Implementing Response To Intervention (RTI) for Strong Standards such as the Common Core

with Maryclare Heffernan

Sponsored by SERESC


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 for the day

$125.00 for Early Registration (by 01/24/14)

Registration ends January 31st

Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson plans for CC Math Standards grades K-2

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations.


Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

Gifted! An Introduction to Giftedness and the Gifted Child

with Diane Creel

Sponsored by SERESC


This introductory workshop will provide answers to questions such as:

o What are New Hampshire's specific legislated commitments to educating its gifted students?

o As New Hampshire makes the change from NCLB to CCSS (and competency-based learning), will this have an impact on the education of the gifted?

o How can a teacher or parent navigate such differing academic views?

o What does being gifted mean and how can we serve this population of students?

o If "gifted kids are so smart", why don't all succeed at high levels in their schooling?


Join giftedness expert Diane Creel for the first intallment of her "Gifted!" series.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014

8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast at SERESC

Checkin starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

Registration ends 1/28/14

LIFE SPACE CRISIS INTERVENTION (LSCI)

(This certification course consists of two full day (Feb 5th & 6th) and six 3 hour Wednesday afternoon sessions (March 5th thru April 9th)


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by: Dr. Howard Muscott


Please click here to learn more: https://www.smore.com/6q3h

Dangerous Juveniles: Navigating the Stormy Seas of Behavior

February 7, 2014


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Dr. Marcel Lebrun


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/h0kd

Six Traits of Writing

by Fred Wolff

Sponsored by SERESC


TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11 and 12, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$350.00 per person

$310.00 early registration by 1/28/14

Registration ends 2/4/14

Got Grit? Strategies to Develop Qualities of Grit

By Amy Lyon, Ed.D.

Sponsored by SERESC


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$155.00 for the day

$125.00 for Early Registration (by 1/30/14)

Registration ends 2/4/14

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Helping All Learners Achieve Better Outcomes!

with Carol Kosnitsky

Sponsored by SERESC

Latest Flyer


AT SERESC:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00

$150.00 per person

$125.00 early registration by 1/31/14

Registration ends 2/4/14


AT NORTH COUNTRY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES:

THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00

$150 per person

$125 early registration by 5/14/14

Registration ends 5/20/14

Putting the 8 Practices of the Common Core into Practice!

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

Literacy Across Content Areas for the Common Core: "What? Me a Literacy Teacher? But..."

with Lyn Healy

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure

Latest Flyer


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per participant

$125.00 early registration by 2/4/14

Registration Ends 2/11/14

Keys to Content Writing - 2 day workshop

with Shauna Cotte

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 and 26, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$350.00 per person

$310.00 early registration by 2/11/14

Registration ends 2/18/14

Personalized Learning for Standards-Based Instruction

by Dr. Joseph DiMartino, President of CSSR

Sponsored by SERESC and CSSR


MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$225.00 per participant

$190.00 early registration (by 2/18/14)

Common Core + Common Sense = Improved Outcomes for Learners with Disabilities!

with Carol Kosnitsky

Sponsored by SERESC

Latest Flyer


TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per person

$125.00 early registration by 2/18/14

Registration ends 2/25/14

Keys to Argument Writing

with Joan Sedita

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$190.00 per person

$155.00 early registration by 2/18/14

Registration ends 2/25/14

Instructional Strategies to Help Students Achieve Common Core Writing Standards in All Content Areas

with Fred Wolff, Ph.D.

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure


THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$200.00 per person

$165.00 for early registration (by 2/20/14)

Registration closes 2/25/2014

Developing The Inner Leader In You

March 6, 2014


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Dr. Marcel Lebrun


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/j6xk

Smarter Balanced and Performance Tasks: Focus on Math grades K to 5

with Betty Erickson


Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure

Original flyer


SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

Registration ends 02/25/14

Keys to Close Reading - encore!

with Joan Sedita

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy

Original Event Brochure


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$190.00 per person

$155.00 early registration (by 2/26/14)

Registration ends 3/4/14

THE ANGRY SMILE: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools & Workplaces

April 3, 2013


Back by Popular Demand.....NH CEBIS @ SERESC is pleased to announce that Signe Whitson, LSW and

Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute is coming back to NH to present "The Angry Smile"


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Signe Whitson


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/fr2j

Speaking the Language of Power: Developing Thinking Skills Using the Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core

with Bill Atwood

Sponsored by SERESC

Original event brochure


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014 OR

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014 (registration opens in February)

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$185 per participant

$150 for early registration (until 1/21/14)

Registration ends 1/28/14

DIR Floortime... DIR 101: Overview of the DIR Model and Floortime Intervention

Theoretical Framework, Scientific Evidence, and Scope of Application

with Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BRS-CL

Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure


THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 13 and 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00



$290.00 per person

$250.00 early registration by 2/27/14

Registration ends 3/4/14


High School and the Common Core ELA

with Karen Matso

Sponsored by SERESC


Welcome to our new "For High School" series!


Training in this workshop will be provided in the following areas of secondary education with strong standards (such as the Common Core):


o foundational overview of standards

o instructional shifts of standards

o "unpacking" standards

o alignment of instructional resources and strategies


Whether you are new to ELA with strong standards or need a refresher, come spend the day with us!


THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00



$150 per participant

$125 for early registration (by 02/28/14)

Registration closes on 03/04/14


ARTS AT THE CORE: CREATING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE ARTS AND THE CCSS

with Marcia McCaffrey and Lyn Healy

Sponsored by the NHDOE and SERESC

Last flyer


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$155 per participant

$125 for early registration (by 03/01/14)

Registration ends 03/04/14

Does Your Math Content Knowledge Need Updating?

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC


Participants will come away with activities and strategies to help them feel more confident and competent with the mathematics they are teaching. Common Core is asking for more rigor. This workshop will help participants with lesson organization that engages students in the topic, and with questioning techniques to engage students in depth as well as breadth of instruction. As a result of attending, participants will have a deeper understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement and algebra. Betty will encourage teachers to put the FUN in mathematics!


SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75 per participant

Registration ends 03/04/14

Breaking the Code: Uncovering the Secrets of Argument Writing in the Common Core

with John Collins, Ed.D.

Meet the Presenter!


Sponsored by SERESC

Latest Flyer



Who Should Attend

Grade 6 to 12 teachers in all subjects

Description

Argument writing is a major emphasis of the Common Core and presents new challenges to teachers and students. How to craft claims and support them with reasons and textual evidence is a well kept secret for most students. Deciphering the vocabulary of argument in the Core, words like formal style, counterclaim, and objective tone, is a foreign language to many students, too. This workshop will provide specific strategies to unravel the mystery of how to write a well organized argument and reveal the meaning of critical argument-related vocabulary to ensure students meet the Common Core writing standards.

Outcomes

· receive lists of general academic vocabulary related to argument that students need to know and learn techniques for teaching those words

· practice an efficient and systematic way to help students generate reasons and details that support a claim

· provide a structure that teaches students how to write clear, compelling claim statements that acknowledge a counterclaim

· acquire grade-level lists of argument writing skills and strategies to teach these skills

· practice a model to create content-based argument assignments for writing across the curriculum

Schedule

Introduction to argument writing and the Common Core

Teaching the vocabulary of argument

HELPS template – the critical first step

Break

Writing arguments – practice paragraphs

Lunch

Critical writing skills for successful argument writing

Teaching conventions in argument writing

Break

Design an argument assignment in your content area



Register for: Friday, March 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00

Differentiated Instruction: An Essential Strategy in Standards-Based Teaching for K-12

with Trisha Walton

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Event Brochure


For grades K to 12 - all subjects - teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, special education teachers


In today’s diverse classrooms there are students of all skill-levels, interests, and abilities. Teachers everywhere are struggling to deal with the ever-expanding range of student needs. One of the most critical questions a teacher should ask of him/herself is, “How do I make sure that every student in my class is challenged at an appropriate level?”


Differentiated Instruction provides teachers with vision, structure, and support in order to answer that question. In interactive workshop, teachers will learn about the critical elements of Differentiated Instruction (DI) and how to implement them in their own classrooms. Trish will present concepts essential to DI, share examples of differentiated curriculum (K-12) and show a range of student work.


Participants will develop lessons and structures based on these concepts and examples. The work we do together will be interactive; plan to leave with ideas for lessons and practices to use “next fall”!


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150 per participant

$125 for early registration (by 03/05/14)

Registration ends on 03/11/14

Magic in the Middle! NELMS 33rd Annual Conference: Be part of the Middle Magic!

Sponsored by New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)


March 31-April 1, 2014 in Providence, RI at the RI Convention Center

Keynotes: Nancy Doda & Jack Berckemeyer!!

For more information please contact (978) 557-9311 or email nelms@nelms.org


Early Registration by 3/3/14

Answer Key to Extended Response

with Noel Foy

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$190 per participant

$155 for early registration (by 03/20/14)

Registration ends 03/25/14

Common Core Standards in Writing: What It Means to be College and Career Ready... whether your kids are 6 or 16!

with Fred Wolff, and Lynna Garber Kalna

Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure


MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$235 per participant

$185 for early registration (by 03/25/14)

Registration ends 4/1/2014

Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson Plans for CC Math Standards grades 3-5

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations. Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.


SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75 per participant

Registration ends 04/01/14

4th Annual Essential Adolescent Literacy Conference: Addressing Literacy for Students in Grades 4-12

Sponsored by Keys to Literacy (KTL),

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC),

Wilson Language Training® (WLT)


FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

8:30 to 4:00 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150 per participant

$125 for early registration (by 04/25/14)

Registration ends 04/29/14

Change that Question! Designing assessments that prepare students well for Smarter Balanced

with Karen Matso and Ann Mordecai

(Formerly called "Writing CCSS-aligned Assessments: Creating Common Core Aligned Assessments using Performance PLUS")

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Flyer


THURSDAY, May 15, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per person

$125.00 for early registration (by 05/01/14)

Registration closes on 05/06/14

Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson Plans for CC Math Standards grades 6-9

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations. Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75 per participant

Registration ends 06/10/14

1st Annual Young Adolescent Conference

Sponsored by NELMS and SERESC


Who is the MS child? How do we best help them be successful in the classroom? Technology, literacy, unified arts, teacher groups, school culture, ...Let us celebrate the uniqueness of this age group! You will gain information that will you be more successful in your school and in your classroom.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150 per participant - registration starts in March

$125 for early registration (by 09/26/14)

Registration ends on 09/30/14

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Events To Be Scheduled: Keep an eye out for...

Individual Education Plans supported by iPad Applications

with Paul Butler

Sponsored by SERESC

Original Flyer


Coming soon!

CC MATH: Building Number Sense Learning Progressions

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC

Original event brochure


Coming soon!

Next Generation Science Standards and the NH College and Career Ready Standards/CCSS: How do they go together?

with Saundra Kent


Sponsored by SERESC

Original event brochure

Latest flyer


Coming soon!

Dates we are hoping to secure with presenters for 2015:

Annual Selective Mutism Workshop



FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015 (tentative)

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$170 per participant

$130 for early registration (by 01/02/15)

Registration closes 01/06/15


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Supporting...

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 (tentative)

8:30 to 3:45 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Check-in starts at 8:00


$195 per participant

$160 for early registration (by 01/16/15)

Registration closes 01/20/15