Upcoming Events at SERESC

Current Promotional Discounts for Membership Districts...

** Member districts**

SERESC member districts receive up to 10% off the price of select professional development offerings!


Current membership districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Pelham -Timberlane - Windham.


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Keys to Literacy Events at SERESC!

Attend Keys to Literacy Events at SERESC for strategies that you can use in your classroom right away! Promote comprehension through reading and writing!


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STEM Integration Professional Learning Series

How do we make STEM engaging and accessible for K-12 educators and students while driven by learning standards, and how do we link STEM to competency-based education?


Working towards competency requires examination not only of curriculum ‘maps’ – what we teach, but also how we teach and assess. As we move into the 2015-2016 school year, join us for the STEM Integration Professional Learning Series. This series will be designed around an experiential approach, where participants will:


  • Learn about a STEM integration topic
  • Practice approaches through concrete examples
  • Apply what they have learned by trying it out in their classroom


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The Special Education Center for Solutions Presents: Leadership Coaching for Special Education Administrators

Special Education/Student Service Administrators new to their jobs often lack professional support and a specific plan that outlines STEPS to Leadership Coaching. The resulting isolation reduces collaboration, increases stress and often results in high TURNOVER which can cost districts time and money!


SERESC aims to solve this challenge by using the power of customized one to one Leadership Coaching


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The Special Education Center for Solutions Presents: Aspiring Special Education Administrations

Aspiring Special Education Administrators have limited formal pathways or support to develop leadership capacity leading toward certification as a special education administrator.


SERESC aims to solve this challenge by establishing a pathway and system of customized supports for aspiring Special Education Administrators


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Instructional Rounds in New Hampshire Schools

The Instructional Rounds process was developed by Richard Elmore, Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians. The process is specifically designed to help move school improvement efforts to the next level by maintaining commitment, monitoring progress and using a network strategy to analyze and support the instructional core.


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STEM Center of Innovation and Excellence

This Innovation Network will bring together a diverse group of pre K-12 educators

who will learn a new approach to curriculum development through the application of engineering concepts and connect STEM to Real World Learning.

At the two-day summer networking session, participants will have round table conversations with experts in the industry and leave with knowledge and concepts of engineering and application to school curriculum and a STEM activity/product to test.


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October Events

Keys to Close Reading, Grades 2-12

with Becky Desmith


Close reading is figuring out what a text says by thinking critically about the words and ideas in the text. It is sometimes described as deep reading, reading like a detective, andunpacking or dissecting the text.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015


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Monitor for Learning ~ Marzano Essentials for Achieving Rigor

with Jessica Town-Gunderson



Session One, Marzano Essentials for Achieving Rigor: Monitor for Learning

Teachers can intentionally and systematically build monitoring into their lessons so they know, within instruction, if their students are learning. In this ‘hands-on’ session, teachers, teachers will plan to implement different monitoring strategies in their own classroom.


NEW DATE TO COME! STAY TUNED!


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November Events

Dangerous Juveniles: Part 2 When Anger Turns to Violence

with Dr. Marcel Lebrun


Concerns about school violence by students, such as school shootings, are a challenge to the resources of school systems. This presentation will focus on psychopathology of students who perpetrate violence in schools, including reactive attachment disorder and explosive personality disorders. The presenter will overview tools and strategies for recognizing and managing behaviors that may lead to violence including the ABC profile and the Crisis Cycle, offer specific strategies for managing in the aftermath of violent incidents, and suggest alternative programs and strategies to create a safer school environment.


Thursday, November 17, 2015


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Educational Gaming ~ Hear About It; Learn about It; Experience It!

Featuring the 4C's of 21st Century Skills: Communication-Collaboration-Creativity-Critical Thinking


November 16 and 17, 2015


November 16 presenters and panelists will encourage participants to imagine the future workplace, and consider how integration of gaming and related project-based learning can prepare students for future success.


Those who attend on November 16 are invited to a “game design experience” on the morning of November 17, where they will learn how gaming can support the power of project-based learning in helping student develop the Four Cs of 21st Century Learning.


These two days are brought to you by two major collaborators that have worked together to design and produce this conference:

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center ( SERESC), a non-profit educational collaborative, and Zulama , a company of innovative professionals with extensive backgrounds in education who care deeply about improving schools and preparing students for exciting futures.


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Why do YOU do what you do?

Join Dr. Kim Marshall and Learning Forward NH


Dr. Kim Marshall with be speaking with conference attendees on eight shifts in thinking about professional learning with a growth mindset! Join Learning Forward NH presents a highly interactive day combining presentations with break out sessions on:


  • Learning Forward Standards
  • 21st Century Professional Development/NH Networks
  • Best Practices for School Districts Revising Professional Development Plans
  • Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
  • Action Research

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December Events

Returning to Learn after Concussion: What Educators Need to Know about Brain Injury

Speakers:

*Dr. William Storo, MD

*Dr. Jonathan Lichtenstein, PsyD


New and existing research has brought Head Injury in children and adults to the attention of medical practitioners, coaches, educators and parents whose children actively participate in sports. Questions result in speculation about participation in educational activities after an injury, effects of repeat injuries, behavioral concerns that affect life and learning.


How do educators know when, how, and to what degree to encourage a student to “get back in the game”? What practices in returning to learn and play are considered best practices?


Thursday, December 3, 2015


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Keys to Argument Writing Grades 4-12

with Lisa Klein


This 1-day professional development focuses on how to teach students in grade 4-12 to write opinion/argument pieces in all content areas. Aligned to the Common Core Argument Writing Standards, this session emphasizes students’ ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned, logical way.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015


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Summarize This!

Strategies to Engage Learners and Increase Content Retention


with Sue Bergman, M.Ed.


The purpose of this workshop is to show participants that summarization techniques are critical to use when working with students of all ages. Attendees will learn by doing and leave with a “toolkit” of differentiated summarization strategies to use in any content area that will help engage students and increase retention.


“Summarization yields some of the greatest leaps in comprehension and long-term retention of information.” ~Rick Wormeli


Friday, December 11, 2015


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Autism Plus! Management and intervention for co-existing attention, executive and mood disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PH.D.


This workshop is designed for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members who already have extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This workshop will provide an overview of recent research about the overlap of ASD with other disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, nonverbal learning disability, anxiety, and mood disorders. The bulk of the presentation will focus on evidence-based approaches to the complex profiles of individuals with “autism plus ___.”


Thursday, December 17, 2015


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January Events

the ANSWER Key Routine

with Becky Desmith


Teachers can use performance writing tasks to support deeper learning of content. Students must also complete performance writing tasks for state literacy assessments. Performance writing tasks typically require students to comprehend, analyze, and integrate information from multiple sources in order to generate a written response to a prompt. The prompt may require the student to apply informational, argument, or narrative types of writing. This workshop presents a routine to teach students for completing these types of writing tasks. Participants will learn about performance writing tasks, have an opportunity to generate a performance writing task related to their classroom content, and learn how to teach these steps in the routine:

A: Analyze the question

NS: Notes, select

W: Write

ER: Edit and revise


Tuesday, January 12, 2016


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

with Teresa Bolick, PH.D.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016


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Science Writing for Content and Comprehension

with Judith Sumner

Brought to you by the SERESC STEM Center for Innovation and Excellence


Science classes present excellent opportunities for nonfiction writing, including alternatives to traditional lab reports and controversial science topics. Participants will learn how to implement a wide range of science writing opportunities in their classes using informational, narrative, and argumentative styles.


Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Comprehension-Primary Grades

with Lisa Klein



This one-day workshop experience will provide an overview of comprehension strategies and activities for grades K-3 that emphasize the integration of listening, reading, and writing to support comprehension. These strategies support understanding of anything that is "read, said, or done". They can be taught and practiced during the reading instruction block, and throughout the school day to support content area learning ( Math, Science, etc). See Outcomes section for more detail.


Participants are encouraged to bring samples of texts they would use for instruction as a resource for activities they will complete throughout the day.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Save the Date!! Early Numeracy~Discoveries, Creativities, Foundations, Ages 2-3

Presenters: Betty Erickson, Cherrie Fulton, William Atwood and Heather Grey


Tuesday, January 26, 2016


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Math Words in Motion ~ Building Math Vocabulary

with Bill Atwood


Friday, January 29, 2016


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February Events

Keys to Content Writing

with Lisa Klein


This session will address the following instructional practices from Keys to Content Writing:

  • Basic text structures: introductions, conclusions, transitions, body development for argument and informational writing
  • Scaffolds for supporting writing
  • Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) for planning formal content writing assignments


Thursday, February 4, 2016


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What’s Love Got to Do With It? Friendship and intimacy in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PH.D.


This workshop is appropriate for parents, professionals, and paraprofessionals who have a working knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and common strategies for teaching social cognition and communication. It is not appropriate for adolescents themselves.


Thursday, February 12, 2016


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March Events

Retain and Apply! Building and Reinforcing Math Understanding

with Bill Atwood


Tuesday, March 1, 2016


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Keys to Comprehension Grades 4-12

with Maureen Murgo


This one-day professional development will provide an overview of comprehension strategies and activities for grades 4-12 that emphasize the integration of reading and writing to support comprehension. These strategies support understanding of anything that is "read, said, or done". They can be taught and practiced across the curriculum to support content area learning (Math, Science, etc). See Outcomes section for more detail.


Participants are encouraged to bring samples of texts they would use for instruction as a resource for activities they will complete throughout the day.



Thursday, March 3, 2016


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Goals and Scales ~ Marzano Essentials for Achieving Rigor

with Jessica Town-Gunderson


Session Five, Marzano Essentials for Achieving Rigor: Goals and Scales

Teachers will learn to construct and implement rigorous learning goals and performance scales that not only help students understand what they are learning but also drive instructional decisions.


This is a ‘hands-on’ session in which teachers will create rigorous learning goals and performance scales. Teachers will learn how to unpack standards to identify essential knowledge and skills in order to create learning goals and performance scales. They will then plan for implementation of rigorous learning goals and performance scales in their classroom.


Monday, March 7, 2016


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Six Traits Writing

with Fred Wolff


March 16 and 17, 2016


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April Events

Problem Solving and Open Response ~ Reading and Writing Skills for Success

with Bill Atwood


Tuesday, April 5, 2016


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Writing for Success! Opinion~Persuasive~Argumentative

with Fred Wolff


Thursday, April 14, 2016


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Keys to Vocabulary Instruction and Assessment, Grades 3-12

with Maureen Murgo


Strategies highlighted during the workshop include:

  • Word knowledge checklists for previewing
  • Semantic feature analysis
  • Categorizing
  • Frayer and concept definition templates
  • User-friendly definitions
  • Morphology: word families


Wednesday, April 28, 2016


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Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence in education and professional practice.
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