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JSR Staff Professional Development: Activity Ideas

Resources, timelines and forms to help you with your re-certification.

Virtual Field Trips

Take a trip without every leaving the classroom. The following sites offer some suggestions.

Education World

eSchool News

Google Expeditions

Google Cultural Institute

Online Graduate Courses

Open NH Website
New Hampshire e-Learning for Educators is a project of Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education, originally funded through a multistate Ready to Teach grant.

Ed Technology Specialists
Midwest Teachers Institute
Professional Development Institute
Advancement Courses

Free Online Resources

Article listing 40 Free Educational Websites including Coursera, OpenMIT, Open Yale, iTunesU, and more.

EdX offers free, online, self paced, college coursework for skill building, ELO, or pleasure.

OpenCulture "The best free cultural & educational media on the web".

Participate  Professional development resources (many free), online communities, collaborative opportunities.


Articles and Ideas to Personalize your Learning

Cult of Pedagogy "Pineapple Charts" 
"I feel strongly that some of the best professional development available to teachers lives right inside the walls of our schools, and if we could watch each other teach more, we would all grow exponentially."

Education World "Using Twitter for Professional Development"
"What if the concept of “colleague” was expanded to include the wider community of educators nationally, and even internationally?"

Social Media Collection Articles and tips for using social media
A collection of articles and resources for using social media for personal learning and tips for students to manage their online reputations.

Conferences / Workshops

NH ASCD offers great workshops for educators.

NHSTE New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education

Online Continuing Ed and Graduate Courses