We are encouraging teams that can include a social studies teacher, art or music teachers (yes, songs have been written about Main Streets and for the Mapping Main Street project), technology person, and different grade levels too as the viewpoints are different.

Mapping Main Street Project

March 8, 2010  8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“Nothing endures but change.” Heraclitus made this statement some 500 years BC, yet it is as relevant today as it was then. The Mapping Main Street workshop invites teachers to bring an integrated learning experience into their classroom. Designed to engage students in the analysis of various types of change that can be evidenced on New Hampshire’s streets, students will develop videos, artwork, photos, or audio displays about the historical, social, demographic, economic and cultural information about their community and share it via the world wide web’s Mapping Main Street site, through a Geocache, their town/school website or other vehicle. “

Ann Hepperman will be here from Brooklyn, NY to talk about the project her diverse team created on their 12,000 mile cross country journey as they began the process of documenting life on the more than 10,000 streets named “Main” in the US. Through modern technologies such as the use of digital photography and the Internet, students will learn about the changes in their own community and use technology to share that information with others.

Schools are encouraged to send teams comprised of varying grades with social studies, language arts, art teachers and computer technology teachers interested in supporting an integrated learning project.




Interwrite Board Training  Social Media Tools

March 10th  8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Join Kathy Malsbenden, former Merrimack Valley Schools Tech Coordinator and CACES director as she guides you through a morning of using interactive devices in your classroom and an afternoon of exploring social media sites and why they are becoming widely used in classrooms.

As interactive board (IWB) devices become more widely used in the classroom, how can they impact teaching and learning? You may have one in your classroom or are thinking of budgeting for one but aren’t sure if they actually make a difference in student learning. Participants will be using eInstruction’s DualBoard and School pads but the session will be geared to using any IWB as you focus instructional ideas that are not brand specific.

The afternoon session explores different “social media” tools that enhance collaboration. Explore and create accounts in two of the most popular sites, Twitter and Facebook, and discover how these tools can be used for collaboration. Learn about “social bookmarking” such as Diigo, and how these to benefit instruction. Investigate Google and it’s many tools to see which ones are right for your work setting.



Assessment Practices Workshop

Dates: TBD

Join us for a two-day series examining research-based assessment practices for competency-based learning and instruction, as we explore the roles of formative and

performance assessment in improving student learning in the classroom and in ELOs.

Day One will focus on formative assessment;

Day Two, performance assessment. Both days will be interactive, with time allocated for applying the materials to your own instructional unit.

We request that you attend Day One before attending Day Two. It will be necessary for you to sign up for each day of attendance separately.

Workshop presenters:

Kim Carter and Scott Prescott,

Q.E.D. Foundation

Rose L. Colby, C.A.C.E.S.



Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders In Today’s Classrooms

March 22, 2009  3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Succession planning is a major concern for districts as principals begin retiring at a faster rate. Finding tomorrow’s leaders in today’s classrooms means that today’s leaders must look for the necessary leadership skills in the young teachers they find in their schools now.

This after-school workshop invites present leaders (principals, APs, ADs, department heads, etc.) to bring individuals they identify in their buildings who exhibit leadership potential to meet three individuals who will share their stories of how they became leader; their ideals, strengths; and insights about what they have learned along the way. Time for sharing among the group to look at what life in leadership positions will be available.

Join Rose Colby, former principal of Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown; Ronna Cadarette, new principal at Winnisquam Regional High School, Tilton; and veteran Assistant Principal Jane Morrill-Winter, Bow Elementary, Bow; as they share their journeys to leadership and why they believe it is a worthwhile one.

Registration Information

Registration information and registration is available at:



Mapping Main Street Project March 8th, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Cost for full day session includes lunch: $105.00


Interwrite Board Training and Social Media Tools, March 10th  8:30 – 11:30 a.m. &12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Cost for Full day includes lunch: $90.00:  Cost for each ½ day session: $50.00


Finding Tomorrow’s Leaders In Today’s Classrooms March ,3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost for Team of 2 includes light supper: $25.00


Assessment Practices Workshop

Cost for 2 days includes lunch: $150.00