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SERESC is celebrating its 40 years!

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** Membership districts

Starting with events after March 1st, SERESC membership 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.


To claim your discount, please register with your district's email address and enter discount code Membership*District on the registration page.


Come... be inspired!


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

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

Sponsored by SERESC

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014

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

Check-in starts at 8:00


$190.00 per participant

Registration closes 1/7/2014

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

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

Sponsored by SERESC

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MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014

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

Check-in starts at 8:00


$190.00 per person

$155.00 for early registration until 1/14/2014


Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

with Harvard University's Dr. Kim Marshall

Sponsored by SERESC


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014

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

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 for the day

$125.00 for early registration (until 01/14/14).


Registration closes 01/21/14

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Who Should Attend?

Teachers, administrators, teams of educators from a given school and/or district

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Description

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, videos, role-playing, etc.!

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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

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014

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

Check-in at 8:00


$190.00 per participant

$155.00 early registration by 1/21/14

Registration ends 1/28/14

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

with Maryclare Heffernan and Diane Lurvey

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

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Who Should Attend?

School teams that include an administrator, general and special educators and other relevant school community members (e.g. Reading, Literacy specialists, Title I, etc.)

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Description

“Every system is perfectly designed to get the results that it gets.”

~ Anonymous


System change isn’t easy... but if your school would like to change the results your getting, to improve learning outcomes for all learners and to work more efficiently and effectively consider implementing a Response to Instruction framework.


Response to Instruction (RTI) is a Multi-Tiered system of support for instruction that supports the implementation of the NH College and Career Ready Standards.

This session will provide an overview of the essential components of RTI with a particular focus on the implementation of a school-wide data driven decision-making process to inform instruction. The key is that RTI is a “system-wide” framework that means a collective and collaborative commitment to the effective outcomes for all students and educators.


We’re all in this together and only together can we make significant difference in the results we are getting. For everyone! Change isn’t easy but it’s exciting, energizing and, some may say fun.

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Outcomes

  • Establish an understanding of the 7 Essential Components of an RTI framework
  • Understand the infrastructure and supports necessary for effective implementation of an RTI framework
  • Identify the stage of implementation in your school
  • Determine a plan of action for successful implementation of school-wide implementation of an RTI framework based on a self-assessment of needs.

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

Registration ends 01/28/14

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Who Should Attend?

Educators of Mathematics from grades K to 2, Curriculum Developers, Math Coaches

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Description


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwhelming. 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 Cherrie Fulton, Nashua's Title 1 Coordinator, in:

o navigating through the standards;

o tabbing and highlighting important key concepts;

o comparing expectations across grade levels; and

o 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.


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!



GIFTED! Part 1: Myths, realities, and resources for the gifted child...

with Diane Creel

Sponsored by SERESC


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

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Who Should Attend?

Parents/guardians, educators, school administrators, of gifted children

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Description

So many misconceptions on what giftedness is and what it isn't!

Do you have or suspect one of your children or students is gifted?


Join giftedness expert Diane Creel for the first intallment of her "GIFTED!" series. Diane has both trained with national and international authoritative experts on the topic as well as educated gifted students for over a decade.

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Outcomes

This Saturday morning 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?


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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


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Who Should Attend?

ELA teachers grades 3 to 12, curriculum specialists and ELA/writing coaches

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Description

Six Trait writing builds on the foundation of writing process by helping teachers and students better understand what writers do when they revise.


The traits provide teachers with three key ingredients to assist in their teaching of writing:


  • a common language with which to discuss writing,
  • a reasonably consistent and objective method to assess student writing, and
  • a gateway into revision.


The traits of ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions form the backbone of writing, and the traits provide a method for teaching those concepts.

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Outcomes

During the workshop, the teachers will learn about each trait, what each one “looks like” in literature, how to create lessons teaching the trait and how to assess student writing in each trait. Teachers will also write and begin to assess the strength of their own writing on a trait-by-trait basis.

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Outline

8:30 am Morning Session

10:00 am Morning Break

12:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Afternoon session

3:15 pm Wrap-up

3:30pm Adjourn


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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

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Who Should Attend?

Educators, paraprofessionals, administrators, special educators, parents and guardians of students of all ages

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Description

Grit is perseverance and passion for long term goals and is what many believe to be the key to success. This workshop will teach attendees the importance of incorporating opportunities to practice qualities of grit in an educational setting. These strategies include understanding optimistic thinking, using a growth mindset, and ways to integrate goal-setting into the regular academic curriculum. After a brief overview of the presenter's research on teaching grit to fifth grader. attendees will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities related to the topic.

Participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance and value of non-cognitive skills in an educational setting, specifically those related to grit
  • recognize the difference between a growth mindset and one that is fixed
  • identify optimistic thoughts and language as opposed to those that are pessimistic
  • be confident they will be able to incorporate strategies to foster grit in their own educational settings


The following topics will be covered:


o Definition, importance of, and components of grit, as well as a sharing of Dr. Lyon's research so far

o Optimism lessons

o Self-control/regulation strategies

o Explanation and exploration of the grit curriculum designed by Dr. Lyon



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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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

with Carol Kosnitsky

Sponsored by SERESC

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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


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


Putting the 8 Practices of the Common Core into Practice!

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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

with Lyn Healy

Sponsored by SERESC

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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


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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

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Who Should Attend?

  • Elementary target audience: all grades 4-6 teachers and administrators.

  • Secondary target audience: science, social studies/history, and other content teachers who incorporate informational writing into classroom instruction, ELA/English teachers, literacy/special education teachers, and administrators for these teachers.


    The program is not designed for mathematics teachers or secondary teachers of advanced writing courses.

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Description

This 2-day professional development focuses on teaching students how to write in all subject areas, grades 4-12.


Participants learn best practices to address the writing requirements of Common Core standards, including frequent writing in all content areas that includes short and longer writing tasks. The training presents an overview of the three types of writing (argument, informational, narrative) and then focuses on informational content writing.


Participants receive sample writing templates, graphic organizers, and checklists. They have an opportunity to develop an informational writing assignment for their students during day 2 of the training.

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Outline

Day 1

  • Expectations of the Common Core writing standards

  • Student process writing routine (THINK, PLAN, WRITE, REVISE)

  • Ideas for using quick writes to learn content

  • Differences among the 3 types of writing

  • Basic text structures: introductions, conclusions, transitions, body development

  • Writing from sources, including gathering and taking notes


Day 2

  • Information text sub-structures (cause/effect, compare/contrast, sequence, etc.)

  • Completing a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) for a classroom informational writing assignment that includes:

    • Setting specific goals for audience, purpose, length and format

    • Requirements for content, text structure and use of sources

  • Generating a model writing sample based on the WAG

  • Providing models of writing

  • Developing scaffolds for planning and writing

  • Differentiating writing assignments to meet the needs of individual students

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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)

** $171.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

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Who Should Attend?

Educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, special educators, anyone having interest in the topic of personalized education

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Description

Join us as we host renowned and published presenter Dr. Joe DiMartino , president of CSSR, as he leads us through this fascinating topic. More than an exploratory workshop, Dr. DiMartino will be giving us hands-on tips on how to integrate personalization into our classrooms, our schools. Differentiation is sometimes not enough... this is where personalization comes in!

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Carol Kosnitsky

Sponsored by SERESC

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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

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 2/25/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

** $140.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 2/25/14

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Who Should Attend?

  • Elementary target audience: all grades 4-6 teachers and administrators.

  • Secondary target audience: science, social studies/history, and other content teachers who incorporate informational writing into classroom instruction, ELA/English teachers, literacy/special education teachers, and administrators for these teachers.


    The program is not designed for mathematics teachers or secondary teachers of advanced writing courses.

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Description

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.

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Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  • Effectively implement the Expectations of the Common Core argument writing standards
  • define what is argument writing; differences between argument and persuasive writing

  • identify and recognize argument components: claim, counterclaim, reasons, evidence, rebuttal

  • identify and recognize argument text structure

  • integrate the comprehension and critical thinking skills required

  • use text evidence

  • analyze models of argument writing

  • plan an argument writing assignment

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

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THURSDAY, March 5, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per person

$125.00 for early registration (by 02/19/2014)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration closes on 02/25/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Fred Wolff, Ph.D.

Sponsored by SERESC

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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)

** $149.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration closes 2/25/2014

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

** $69.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 02/25/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

Keys to Close Reading

with Joan Sedita

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


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)

** $140.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 3/4/14

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Who Should Attend?

Elementary Target Audience: all grade 4-5 classroom teachers, special education and literacy support staff, and administrators

Middle & High Target Audience: all ELA/English teachers, special education and literacy support staff, and administrators.


Teachers of science, social studies/history, and other content areas should attend only if they are interested in conducting close reading lessons.

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Description

The Common Core literacy standards emphasize the use of challenging text at all grade levels and for students to apply close reading skills. 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, and unpacking or dissecting the text. Most students need explicit instruction for how to read text closely. Teachers provide this instruction by planning and conducting close reading lessons when they model through think aloud and provide guided practice.

This one-day professional development shows participants how to plan and conduct a close reading lesson. The following topics are covered:


  • · Definition of close reading and related Common Core standards
  • · Characteristics of a close reading lesson
  • · Planning a close reading text: select sample text, analyze text complexity, generate questions, plan the think aloud
  • · Generating text-dependent questions
  • · Stages of a close-reading lesson
  • · Supports and scaffolds for struggling readers


Participants will view videos of classroom close reading lessons and have an opportunity to prepare a text selection for a close reading lesson.

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

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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



$185.00 per participant

$150.00 for early registration (until 1/21/14)

** $135.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 1/28/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

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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

** $225.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 3/4/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

High School and the Common Core ELA

with Karen Matso

Sponsored by SERESC


THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per participant

$125.00 for early registration (by 02/28/14)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration closes on 03/04/14


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Who Should Attend?

ELA Teachers of secondary grade levels or any educator wanting to learn more about how to use ELA Standards and Competencie

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Description


Welcome to our "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

o strategies in working with competencies

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Marcia McCaffrey and Lyn Healy

Sponsored by the NHDOE and SERESC

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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$155.00 per participant

$125.00 for early registration (by 03/01/14)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 03/04/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

Does Your Math Content Knowledge Need Updating?

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC


SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

$69.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 03/04/14

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Who Should Attend?

Educators of Mathematics, paraprofessionals, special education educators

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Description


If you've attended a workshop by Betty Erickson in the past, you know Betty puts the FUN in mathematics! Join us as Betty discusses the rigor of the Common Core as it relates to teachers' lesson organization and questioning techniques... amongst others! This workshop's goals are not simply to update content knowledge but also to give activities and strategies for instruction.


Betty's goal is E-N-G-A-G-E-M-E-N-T and she reaches it!

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Outcomes

Participants will come away with activities and strategies to help them feel more confident and competent with the mathematics they are teaching.

As a result of attending, participants will have a deeper understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement and algebra.

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with John Collins, Ed.D.

Sponsored by SERESC


FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

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

Check-in starts at 8:00


$185.00 per participant

$150.00 for early registration (by 03/01/14)

** $135.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 03/04/14

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Who Should Attend?

Grade 6 to 12 teachers in all subjects

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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.

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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

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Outline

  • 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


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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

with Trisha Walton

Sponsored by SERESC


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

8:30 to 3:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$150.00 per participant

$125.00 for early registration (by 03/05/14)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends on 03/11/14

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Who Should Attend?


For grades K to 12 - all subjects

Teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, special education teachers


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Description


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”!

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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


$190.00 per participant

$155.00 for early registration (by 03/20/14)

** $140.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 03/25/14

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Who Should Attend?

  • Elementary target audience: all grades 4-6 teachers and administrators.
  • Secondary target audience: science, social studies/history, and other content teachers who incorporate informational writing into classroom instruction, ELA/English teachers, literacy/special education teachers, and administrators for these teachers.

    The program is not designed for mathematics teachers or secondary teachers of advanced writing courses.

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Description

During this 1-day professional development, participants learn how to teach a student routine for answering extended response question prompts (i.e., constructed or open response) and how to use extended response writing as a classroom tool to help students learn and remember content. Students can also use the routine for writing extended responses to question prompts for on-demand writing assessments.


Topic Details:

  • Connections to Common Core reading and writing standards

  • How to generate question prompts related to classroom instruction and reading material

  • Prompts that range in levels of thinking from low-level (description, explanation, summarization) to high-level (analysis, synthesis, inference)

  • Routine for writing extended response answers:

A Analyze the question

N Note plan

S Skim, read, and select

W Write the response

ER End by Revising

  • Providing user-friendly feedback and opportunities to revise extended responses


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    Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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


$235.00 per participant

$185.00 for early registration (by 03/25/14)

**$169.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 4/1/2014

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

**$69.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 04/01/14

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Who Should Attend?

Educators of Mathematics from grades 3 to 5, Curriculum Developers, Math Coaches

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Description

As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwhelming. 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 Cherrie Fulton, Nashua's Title 1 Coordinator, in:

o navigating through the standards;

o tabbing and highlighting important key concepts;

o comparing expectations across grade levels; and

o 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.

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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


$150.00 per participant

$125.00 for early registration (by 04/25/14)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 04/29/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

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

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

8:30 to 11:30

Check-in starts at 8:00


$75.00 per participant

** $69.00 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends 06/10/14

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Who Should Attend?

Educators of Mathematics from grades 6 to 9, Curriculum Developers, Math Coaches

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Description

As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwhelming. 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 Cherrie Fulton, Nashua's Title 1 Coordinator, in:

o navigating through the standards;

o tabbing and highlighting important key concepts;

o comparing expectations across grade levels; and

o 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.


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


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)

** $112.50 for membership districts (as of 1/11/2014 - sign up with your district email account and follow the procedure listed above)

Registration ends on 09/30/14

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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!

From some of our partners:


  • Free Webinars of the NHDOE
http://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/accountability/data-systems/training.htm.

Please share with your colleagues and sign up for additional webinars!


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

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

Early Registration by 3/3/14

Not finding the right event to attend?

SERESC designs workshops based on the feedback of people just like you!


Call us or write us to tell us what you would like to see.

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To email us your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, comments or to join our mailing list, please email us at pdservices@seresc.net.


SERESC advertises coast-to-coast!

For a list of hotels and entertainment options, consult www.serescconferencecenter.org.


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Many of our sessions are run with digital materials: please remember to bring a charged laptop or iPad to the workshop you are attending!


Our cancellation policy


We are SERESC: Southeastern Regional Education Service Center.

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


We offer many services including:

o an alternative high school: The Brentwood School

http://www.brentwoodschool.net

o a conference center and event planning service

http://www.serescconferencecenter.org

o clinical services to schools

http://www.seresc.net

o educational programs

http://www.seresc.net

o professional development services

http://www.seresc.net/events or email pdservices@seresc.net

o consulting services for business, technology, and education

http://www.seresc.net

Do you have a need for an out-of-district placement?

If so, think about THE BRENTWOOD SCHOOL advantage!


comprehensive transition planning - short and long-term placement

half-day programs - extended learning opportunities - onsite counseling

small class size - rolling admissions


We currently have openings and welcome the opportunity to support you and your students.


Visit us at www.brentwoodschool.net

or contact Michael McMurray or Sheryl Porter at (603) 424‐4133 for more information.

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