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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NHLI Learning System: Virtual Performance Assessment Design Grade 8 ELA

March 9

The 2019-2020 school year ushers in an exciting new opportunity for Grade 8 ELA teachers who would like to engage...

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January 27 2020, February 10 2020, March 9 2020, April 27 2020, May 18 2020

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NH Performance Assessment: PACE Grade 5 and 8 Science Project Information Session

March 11

Please join us to learn more about how your district and teachers can begin creating performance assessments for science in...

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Work Study Practices: Critical Competencies for Success in Careers, College, and Life

March 16

For the past four years, Jonathan Vander Els has helped teachers, schools, and districts integrate work study practices (WSP) into...

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March 16 2020, April 10 2020, May 11 2020

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Our Stories

/ January 13, 2020

The Challenges of Bringing Essential Skills Learning to Students

Creating a system that can accommodate a wide range of learning contexts across a state can be difficult.  Teachers and leaders in New Hampshire share how they are tackling the integration of essential skills (aka Work Study Practices or deeper learning) into their classrooms.

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/ December 9, 2019

How School Districts in New Hampshire are Bringing Essential Skills to their Students

School districts across New Hampshire are working to embed essential skills like self-direction, communication, collaboration and creativity into their classrooms.  Improving kids learning means getting the tools, resources and rationales to teachers.

Building Essential Skills Today (BEST) for the Future is an effort to elevate the teaching and assessment of essential skills in our schools.

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/ December 5, 2019

Professional Learning that Matters

When you think about professional development in education it is reasonable to picture what most of us have experienced; full day workshops of “sit and get” and a “hope” that what was communicated in five hours will somehow miraculously change our practice. Or perhaps it is the “Wild West” professional learning approach, where one struts out on their own to pursue what they are personally interested in, only to find that alignment to district and school goals, or even educational strategies, proves problematic.  

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