January 13, 2020/
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.Continue Reading
December 9, 2019/
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.Continue Reading
December 5, 2019/
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.Continue Reading