March Events at SERESC

SERESC is celebrating its 40 years!

Current Promotional Discounts for Membership Districts...

SERESC is celebrating its 40 years!

Watch for 40th anniversary promotions throughout the year...



** 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.


Come... be inspired!


March Events

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

with Carol Kosnitsky

Sponsored by SERESC


Come with a colleague and leave with a plan on how to think more strategically about the roles and responsibilities general and special educators share in the education of students with disabilities.


More... TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

Keys to Argument Writing

with Joan Sedita

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


Learn strategies 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.


More... TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

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

with Karen Matso and Ann Mordecai

Sponsored by SERESC


Learn to write questions like "Smarter Balanced" by tapping into the potential of PerformancePlus!


More...WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014

Developing the Inner Leader in YOU

Discover Your Leadership Potential and Suitability. Are you Ready? Leadership requires a specific skill set for the 21st century. This workshop will help you self-assess and understand the characteristics of a successful leader.


More...THURSDAY, March 6, 2014

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

with Fred Wolff, Ph.D.

Sponsored by SERESC


Examine strategies and structures for achieving the Common Core Writing Standards that incorporate process, traits, and genres.


More... THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

Keys to Close Reading

with Joan Sedita

Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


Sometimes described as deep reading, reading like a detective, and unpacking or dissecting the text, close reading helps students figure out what text says by thinking critically about the words and ideas in the text.


More... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014

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

with Bill Atwood

Sponsored by SERESC


Understand the importance of general academic vocabulary and how it relates to the reading and writing strands of the Common Core; help students recognize and use general academic vocabulary in narrative, informative, and argument reading and writing; and learn time saving techniques to assess student use of general academic vocabulary in content-based writing.


More... THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

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


This introductory course reviews the theoretical framework, scientific evidence, and scope of application of the DIR model promoting functional emotional developmental capacities, reflective thinking, and overall mental health for all children and adults, including those with special needs. It is an ICDL approved introductory training. Following this course, participants may enroll in DIR 201 through ICDL.com.


ASHA Continuing Education Units available.
More... THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 13 and 14, 2014

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

with Marcia McCaffrey and Lyn Healy

Sponsored by the NHDOE and SERESC


Come discover the connections between the CCSS in ELA, Mathematics and the Arts.


This session will be of interest to curriculum directors, administrators, music and visual arts teachers, English and theater teachers, and anyone interested in the topic.


More... FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

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

with John Collins, Ed.D.

Sponsored by SERESC


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.


More... FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

Update Your Math Content Knowledge! Grades K-5 Educators

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC


As they move toward the new Mathematical Practices and Standards of the Common Core, participants will come away with activities and strategies, and a deeper understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement and algebra


More...TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

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

with Trisha Walton

Sponsored by SERESC


Teachers will learn about the critical elements of Differentiated Instruction (DI) and how to implement them in their own classrooms.


More... WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014

BREAKING THE CYCLE: Exploring the Role of Stress in Escalating or De-escalating Conflict in School

In this day-long workshop participants will explore the principles of the Conflict Cycle and the basics of Life Space Crisis Interventions (LSCI). Participants will strengthen their understanding of how self-concept and stress influence behavior-children’s behavior and our own.


More...THURSDAY, March 20, 2014

There's an iPad Math App for That!

with Betty Erickson

Sponsored by SERESC


Teachers of mathematics at all grade levels will learn about the wealth of online resources and “apps” available to support their teaching outcomes.


More...Saturday, March 22, 2014

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

with Cherrie Fulton

Sponsored by SERESC


Navigate the standards, tab and highlight key concepts;compare expectations across grade levels; and look toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade.


More... SATURDAY, March 22, 2014

We are SERESC: Southeastern Regional Education Service Center.

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