All Students Deserve a Quality Education

Our partnership with the New Hampshire Learning Initiative is instrumental to our path towards active, engaged, and innovative student-centered learning. We are grateful to work with people who understand the unique strengths and challenges of our K-8 school and assist us in creating a plan that works for our school district.

- Sondra Brake, Principal, Plainfield Elementary School

I have walked the assessment journey for many years having worn many hats. The work that we have done with NHLI on PACE tasks has been some of the most professionally rewarding work I've done thus far. The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from other districts to co-construct meaningful and authentic performance assessments makes us ALL better. And it's the right thing to do for students.

- Mr. Chris Demers, Assessment Coordinator, Concord School District

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Quality Performance Assessment Institute — Londonderry

October 15

Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) provides educators with a flexible framework and set of tools to use in designing performance assessments...

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October 15 2019, November 12 2019, December 11 2019, March 6 2020

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Quality Performance Assessment Institute — Enfield

October 16

Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) provides educators with a flexible framework and set of tools to use in designing performance assessments...

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October 16 2019, November 13 2019, December 12 2019, March 11 2020

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Supporting Special Education Students in a Competency-Based Learning Environment

October 17

The goal of this workshop series is to provide resources and strategies to help teachers support all learners in a...

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October 17 2019, November 14 2019, December 13 2019, March 13 2020

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Our Stories

/ August 5, 2019

Highlights from NHLI’s Powerful Learning Conference 2019

Bringing New Hampshire Educators Together

What makes New Hampshire Learning Initiative’s Powerful Learning Conference so powerful? Three days of incredible professional development presented by some of the state’s best teachers, school leaders, thought leaders, and change agents, led by NHLI executive director Ellen Hume-Howard, who architected an amazing experience for attendees and presenters alike.

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/ May 2, 2019

Assessing Performance in a Competency-Based System

As a teacher, I relied on my supportive colleagues to be a sounding board for ideas, but as the first curriculum director for the Sanborn Regional School District in Kingston, N.H., I was on my own as I faced the challenge of aligning K-12 curriculum and instruction in four schools. When I found myself feeling […]

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/ October 31, 2018

NHLI Highlights Multiple Projects at iNACOL

Executive Director Ellen Hume-Howard, Director of Innovative Projects Jonathan Vander Els, and Project Director Mariane Gfroerer traveled to the annual iNACOL Symposium at the end of October to share the efforts districts, schools, and teachers are engaged in around competency-based and personalized learning.  The following sessions highlighted the work happening in New Hampshire schools.   […]

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