Listings below are intended to facilitate school-community connections
by offering a list of opportunities and special requests.
Random Acts of Kindness
Lesson Plans & Pilot Program
How can our lesson plans make a difference in your classroom?
Research shows that students who learn in a positive environment have a better school experience — they enjoy higher test scores, learn new skills at a faster rate, and are overall happier at school. We're in our third year of researching the implementation of our lesson plans in classrooms across two school districts, and we’ve witnessed first-hand that practicing kindness in the classroom transforms not only students, but teachers and entire school cultures as well.
We encourage you to use these plans in your classroom and provide feedback so we can fine tune them for use by others. With your help, we'll build an excellent resource for every instructor to teach kindness in the classroom and help create positive learning environments for their students.
International Reading Association is a professional membership organization dedicated to promoting high
levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction,
disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging
the lifetime reading habit. Their members include classroom teachers,
reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university
faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists, and
parents. With members and affiliates in 99 countries, their network extends
to more than 350,000 people worldwide. Awardsmade for teaching excellence.
||US DOL Sponsored materials on Women working in Green Jobs Ensuring women are prepared to succeed in a 21st century changing economy is critical to the financial stability of women, and their families. The Bureau’s newest publication “Why Green is Your Color: A Woman’s Guide to a Sustainable Career” is a comprehensive manual designed to assist women with job training and career development as they enter new innovative and often nontraditional jobs. The Guide is available on the Women’s Bureau website, http://www.dol.gov/wb/Green_Jobs_Guide The Bureau also has very attractive posters and cards available upon request.
||Vermont Clean Energy Careers Training and Education Directory is a comprehensive, up-to-date list of approximately 90 programs and resources at more than 44 institutions across the state. As more programs and resources emerge, the Directory will be updated to provide accurate and complete listings. It is the first of its kind in the state, and provides information on programs offered by public and private colleges and universities, private training providers, career and technical high schools, community based organizations, grant funded and online programs.
NEEP (Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships)
91 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
t: 781-860-9177 ext. 132
||For Art and Spanish Teachers: Margaritas Education Outreach Programs are available to you and your students this year. We offer fun and educational Field Trips to Margaritas Mexican Restaurants that feature the art and flavors of Mexico for students to sample.
Coming this fall from mid Oct. to mid Nov. are award winning mask makers from Michoacán, Mexico. Both Manuel and Modesto Horta have exhibited their extraordinary hand carved masks in the United States and Mexico. There are still some available dates to bring them your school. You can always come out to see them at select Margaritas restaurants too!
We also offer you and your school community the opportunity to hold a Noche Mexicana Fundraiser at Margaritas Mexican Restaurants. We will donate 15% of pre-tax purchases from fundraiser participants to your school.
|Pat Picciano – Education Outreach Coordinator
Literacy Training for High School Students:
Under the sponsorship of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
(FINRA) Investor Education Foundation, the Center for Financial Studies
at Southern New Hampshire University has developed a specialized financial
literacy teaching curriculum expressly for use in teaching young adults.
The curriculum series covers eight related financial literacy topics,
with each curriculum module including extensive hands-on internet
applications. Although the module topics are related, each module
is independent of the others.
These publications were made possible by a generous grant from the
FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
for professional advancement offered at the University of New Hampshire
at Manchester. The certificate specialize in Community Leadership
and Conflict Management in Organizations. More
have any questions please contact Kate Hanson at 603-862-1025 or kate.hanson(at)unh.edu.
is an acronym for Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning.
It is a K-12 experiential learning curriculum that
develops entrepreneurial traits, knowledge, and skills, and guides
students through the process of planning, creating, and operating
small businesses of their own design.
Students actively participate in exercises which allow them to
reflect on the experience and apply it to real life situations.
is fun! Students are excited by their experiences and the creativity
skills, independence, and financial literacy are enhanced, and
scores in reading, language, spelling, social studies, and science
are improved over students in non-entrepreneurial classes.
readiness is also improved through the development of many 21st
century skills sought by employers.
Vermont REAL Enterprises at Vermont Tech provides statewide support
for the development of REAL teachers and expansion of curriculum
use throughout Vermont.
phone: (802) 281-5237
is a non-profit offering expressive arts programming
with a focus on the prevention, intervention, and recovery from abuse.
We are able to offer much of our programming free of charge thanks
to grants and individual donations.
Our programs include:
* The SafeArt Teen Ensemble - A group of adolescents who perform poetry,
dance, songs, and skits at high schools and events throughout Vermont.
Now accepting new members.
* School Residencies - Our residencies offer students the opportunity
to explore issues of abuse (and other critical issues) through creative
expression, education, and discussion.
* Teacher Trainings - SafeArt trainings help teachers to become more
trauma-informed and learn tools and activities for addressing emotional
learning in the classroom.
* As well as:
~ youth and women‚s groups
~ presentations to community groups, agencies and other organizations
for an engineering association willing to help
with locating speakers, internships, job shadows etc.:
Chair of Pre-University Educational Activities
IEEE NH Section
donsherwood at ieee.org
Please be specific in what you want the person to do for you. Provide
all necessary contact information Mr. Sherwood will forward your request and contact information to
his membership. You will be directly contacted by any interested
Members: Looking for interested community members to view
& comment on student blogs for the upcoming school year. Blogs
will focus on various physical science content topics, technical writing,
technology, problem solving, and global awareness. No science background
is necessary, but good communication skills are!
phone: 802-295-8620 ext118
e-mail: archambeaultm (at) hartfordschools(dot)net
funding available to develop and implement a pre-engineering
technology curriculum in the public schools so that students
in grades 6 through 12 who are interested in careers in engineering,
or allied engineering fields, may enroll in a high quality engineering
more information please contact Ed Taylor at (603) 271-3886 or email@example.com.
to grant opportunities, teacher awards and student scholarships in
the areas of engineering: www.preengineering.org/news/news.html
work place safety curriculum.This information covers
various OSHA rights and responsibilities in an easy to use format.
While they were originally designed for high school students,
youth in middle schools particularly enjoyed the program as they
planned for future employment. You can now access the curriculum and materials on line at:
Adult Learning Center offers adults free, cofidential, one-to-one
and small group instruction whenever possilbe in basic reading,
writing, math, English as a Second Language, and preparation for
the high school equivalency exam (GED). Registration is on going.
This is a non-profit, federally funded program.
Volunteer Opportunities, tutoring- no previous teaching experience
necessary, tutor 4 hours per week, prepare lessons, work at mutually
convenient time and location, training and materials provided, continual
support given through local coordinator.
Science Talent Search: Since 1942, Science Service has made
dreams come true through the Science
Talent Search (STS). Intel is the sponsor of this nationwide competition—America's
oldest and most highly regarded pre-college science contest.
Eligible students include high school seniors in the United States
and territories, and American students attending school abroad. Each
year, over 1500 students accept the challenge of completing an entry
for the Intel Science Talent Search, with finalists competing for
the top prize, a $100,000 scholarship.
U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the newly remodeled
and updated Federal
Resources for Education Excellence (FREE) website. It now provides
richer, more expansive resources to teachers and students alike. There
are over 1500 resources to take advantage of at FREE, ranging from
primary historical documents, lesson plans, science visualizations,
math simulations and online challenges, paintings, photos, mapping
tools, and more. This easily accessible information is provided by
federal organizations and agencies such as the Library of Congress,
National Archives, NEH, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service,
Smithsonian, NSF, and NASA.
- A SKILLS BUILDING SUPPORT GROUP FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Momentum is a weekly ongoing support group open to all high school
girls living in the Upper Valley region. The format is a weekly discussion
in a safe, supportive environment that is facilitated by professional staff
members. Momentum helps at-risk girls learn how to problem solve,
make wise choices, develop peer support systems, build healthy relationships,
confidence and self esteem. The group meets every Monday from 5:30
to 6:30PM at DHMC's Health Education Center on Level 4 of the new
East Mall Building.
more information, contact Linda Addante at 603-643-6603
in Space The Space Frontier Foundation's teacher in Space Project exists
to honor and inspire exceptional teachers and to stimulate the growth
of commercial suborbital flight.
VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED!
Granite State College seeks volunteer tutors who can spend an hour
once a week (or every two weeks) with our students. The subject areas
of greatest need are arithmetic, logic, accounting, and computer skills.
This time commitment is a guideline only, not an obligation; we appreciate
just how busy our volunteers are, and any amount of time that they
can contribute is of great benefit to our students.