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July 17, 2014 blast e-mail
Less than 10 days to go before…
NELMS Summer Institute
Professional Development for you and family fun too!
NELMS Summer Institute coming in July
This year's NELMS Summer Institute will be held at The North Conway Grand Hotel in North Conway, NH on July 28 & 29, 2014. The theme of this year's conference is "Learn from the Best to Become the Best".
Spotlight School Educators will lead the four sessions over two days.
Session topics are:
• Culture & Climate
Positive School Climate & Culture = Student Success
Just what is a positive school climate & culture? Does it REALLY help our students learn more and be more engaged in their learning? How can you tell if your school has a positive climate/culture… or a negative one? What can we do to change a negative climate/culture? Lots of questions that we will examine. We will look for answers to during this interactive and personalized session. Research, assessments, activities, resources - all will be available to help you help your school and students move in a positive direction!
Christina deGroff, Guidance Counselor, Medomak Middle School, Waldoboro, ME
Strategies to Help Students Transition to Middle School
Will there be more homework? What if I can't find the bathroom? What if I get lost? These are only some of the questions soon-to-be middle school students are thinking about in the months leading up to the start of middle school. Come help your students form realistic expectations of what middle school will be like and engage in building a positive systematic transition program that addresses the needs of all students and stakeholders.
Dr. Andrew Anderson, Principal, Barrington Middle School, Barrington, R.I.
Wendy Parente, Assistant Principal, Barrington Middle School, Barrington, R.I.
Creating Collaborative Communities:
Connecting Students Through Guidance Supports and Awesome Advisory Activities
Come experience our multi-age advisory. Our dynamic program fosters collaboration and builds community, through teambuilding and Quaglia "Aspiration" theme based activities. We create a community of caring, engaged students and supportive staff. Our guidance program is an integral component in sustaining positive climate and culture changes using "Dream Mapping," to set individual short and long term goals. Our counselors offer Professional Development to ensure each student is connected. Come see the resources we use to connect to each student.
Ginny Hahn, Emily Hayden, Kelly Wass
Ginny teaches 7th grade science and math.
Emily is SMS and SHS counselor.
Kelly teaches 7th grade Eng/LA and SS.
This session will present a variety of technologies that are easy to integrate into your class. See how technology can enhance and enliven what you are already doing. Learn about websites such as Screencast-o-matic, SendHub, Remind 101, Knowmia, FlipSnack, Blendspace, and Poll Everywhere. Creating video projects for your students and the flipped classroom will also be discussed. You can incorporate a variety of technologies into your classroom regardless of how much technology your school has available. Smartphones, iPads, laptops, any other useful devices, and curricular materials are welcome so your technology experimenting can begin.
6-12 History/Social Sciences Curriculum Coordinator
8th grade world history teacher
Littleton Middle School
12 Continuing Education hours will be provided. Graduate credit is available.
For more information and/or to register please click here.
Find out what there is to do in the North Conway region by clicking here.
NELMS Branded Clothing
For the Annual Conference this year the NELMS theme was "Magic in the Middle". Now you can own a bit of 'magic' with the purchase of a tee shirt, polo shirt, or fleece jacket with "Magic in the Middle" sewn on.
Click here to go to the NELMS bookstore and check out the styles.
Summer Literacy Institute–Keys to Literacy
This conference will be held at Keys to Literacy Office in Rowley, MA August 4–7, 2014
For a complete listing of the event schedule, descriptions of the workshops and/or to register please click here.
Interested in presenting at the 2015 NELMS Annual Conference?
If so please click here for more information and/or to apply.
Scholarship opportunity from Walden University
Are you considering earning your bachelors, masters or doctoral degree online?
NOW is the perfect time to consider Walden University!
10% discount for NELMS members!
Limited time only: Scholarships are available for NEW students who enroll and start classes between July 14 and Dec 31, 2014*!
• No application fee • Free transfer of credit evaluation • Rolling admissions
For a complete list of degrees offered at Walden University CLICK HERE.
If you would like to receive information about a program and learn more about the available scholarships, CLICK HERE to request information or contact your Walden representative Kim LaMontagne, at Kimberly.email@example.com or call 603-479-2415
NELMS Summer Institute
July 28 & 29, 2014
North Conway, NH
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NELMS & Keys to Literacy Summer Literacy Institute
August 4–7, 2014
Keys to Literacy Training Center
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Standards-based Assessment and Grading
Sept. 23 & 24, 2014
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Northampton, MA
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