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Welcome to CACES
Professional Development Center
105 Community Drive
Penacook, NH  03303
603-842-1092
Fax: 603-753-6023

CACES is pleased to present the following workshops:  
Please note the Location for each session.


Please note:  If Merrimack Valley School District cancels school or after-school activities,
then these workshops will be postponed.
Directions to CACES in Penacook can be found on the Directions link at the top of this page.

Registration for most sessions, unless indicated otherwise, may be made in one of 4 ways (Note: Not all sessions utilize all equipment options so read the "Platform" option):
  • Training only for $35.00
If you need to borrow one of CACES iPads for use during training, be sure to indicate that in the Drop-down menu on the registration form.
  • Training and the iPad Air included for $534.00 (9.7 inch screen, 4G, 16GB, WiFi)
  • Training and the iPad Mini included for $334.00 (7.9 inch screen, 16GB, WiFi)   
  • Training and the Samsung Chromebook included for $284.00
                       
If you are registering for the "Workshop and Equipment" option, in order to assure your equipment is available at the session, you must have your Check or District Purchase Order made payable to MVSD-CACES submitted 10 days in advance of the session to:
       SAU 46
       105 Community Drive
        Penacook, NH  03303       
         Fax POs - 603-753-6023
For more information, please e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us



Differentiating the Math Classroom Using Technology:
Implementing CCSS Math Practices
September 23, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook

Morning session only - $65.00
Full Day session - $110.00
Above price does not include equipment  

Equipment option is available - contact kholt@mv.k12.nh.us
Marina McDonald, Facilitator
Milken Award winner,
Educational Consultant, former Math teacher/ Team Leader at Souhegan High School

Level:          All (New iPad users may have difficulty if this is the technology intended for use during the workshop)
Grades:       Middle/High School
Platform:   Laptop, iPad, Smartphone (Chromebooks may not be able to access all applications)

In this workshop, teachers will explore different technology that can be used to help apply the CCSS mathematical practices to their daily instruction.  How can we create an inquiry-based classroom environment using technology?  How can we develop strong numeracy and problem-solving skills in the math classroom every day?  Various web resources and iPad applications will be explored and almost everything is free!

Participants may sign up for either this session alone, or the full day session, to include lunch.  

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

CCSS Standards-Aligned Math Competency Grading
September 23, 2014
12:45 – 3:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook

Afternoon session only - $65.00
Full Day session - $110.00
Above price does not include equipment  

Equipment option is available - contact kholt@mv.k12.nh.us
Marina McDonald, Facilitator
Milken Award winner,
Educational Consultant, former Math teacher/ Team Leader at Souhegan High School

Level:          All (New iPad users may have difficulty if this is the technology intended for use during the workshop.  New Chromebook users cannot be supported during this session)
Grades:       Middle/High School
Platform:   Laptop, iPad, Smartphone (Chromebooks are acceptable, but new users cannot be supported during this session, and Chromebooks may not be able to access all applications)

During this afternoon session, teachers will learn ways to grade using competencies aligned to the Common Core State Standards.~~We will explore techniques to eliminate grading inconsistencies and that provide students with feedback about their learning.~~There will be opportunity for discussion and brainstorming about various grading systems that participants are working on.~~Participants are encouraged to email Marina about what their needs and goals are prior to this workshop:~~marinajmac@gmail.com

Participants may sign up for either this session alone, or the full day session, to include lunch.


Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Next Generation Science Standards and
the NH College and Career Ready Standards:
How Do They Go Together?
September 30, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook
Full Day session - $110.00
School-based Teams - $100.00 pp
Above price does not include equipment  

Equipment option is available - contact kholt@mv.k12.nh.us
Sandy Kent, Facilitator
Educational Consultant, State Liaison Southwest Region

In this session, Sandy will provide participants with an overview of the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and examine the connection of the NGSS to the Language Arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  Participants will: gain an understanding of the conceptual shifts that exist in the NGSS, connecting the three dimensions of science (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts) to student performance standards; examine the connection of the NGSS to the NH College and Career Ready Standards; and identify literacy goals common to both.  

Level:          All  (Chromebooks are acceptable, but new users cannot be supported during this session)
Grades:       All
Platform:   Laptop, iPad, Smartphone (Chromebooks are acceptable, but new users cannot be supported during this session)


Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





BYOD: iPad Apps for the Common Core, Digital Bloom's,
Whiteboards & Clickers
October 14, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook

Kathleen Malsbenden
Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant


Level:          All
Grades:       All
Platform:   iPad, Smartphone (Chromebooks are not acceptable for this session.)

This session will be devoted to exploring and sharing specific iPad apps for use in the classroom from the Common Core and Digital Bloom's to whiteboards and clickers. After an introduction on how to evaluate apps for your classroom, participants will explore and use the Common Core app and a variety of apps that support Digital Bloom's. These apps will include "whiteboards" and clickers apps that allow teachers and students to share learning and test knowledge. This session will be fun for both new and experienced iPad users.  Apps to be downloaded and used are Common Core, Educreations, Screen Chomp, and Socrative and NearPod Apps for both teachers and students. Come and enjoy this two-hour long session of sharing and learning.

This is the first is a series of iPad focused workshops.  Keep checking CACES emails and our website for upcoming workshops later in 2014- 15.


Control-Click on this link to register for this session.




Chromebook Basics and Beyond
October 28, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook
Kathleen Malsbenden
Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant

Level:          All
Grades:       All
Platform:   Chromebooks (iPads are not acceptable for this session.)
Ample time is provided in this two-hour session for participants to learn about the Chromebook and discover ways to use the web based browser Chrome, and the Chrome App Store. Kathy covers the basics of logging in, finding the "controls" (remember, the Chromebook doesn't have a hard drive so where does everything go?), then moves onto exploring the browser features. Next participants experience creating different types of documents (forms, docs, presentations, spreadsheets), sharing them, and then have fun finding educational apps in the App Store. In between these discovery times, everyone has a chance to share ideas for classroom use.

This is the first is a series of Chromebook focused workshops.  Keep checking CACES emails and our website for upcoming workshops later in 2014- 15.  


Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Using Social Media to expand your PLC
November 18, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
CACES, Penacook
Kathleen Malsbenden
Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant

Level:          All
Grades:       All
Platform:   Laptop, iPad, Tablets, Smartphone, Chromebook

Are you curious to find out more about how Twitter, Facebook, and online microblogging sites can be used in your classroom or with parents? Maybe you’d like to step up your game using and sharing Google Docs?  Join your colleagues to find out what all the Twitter excitement is about. Learn how you can use it in your classroom and school to send messages, poll groups, gather data, and more. During this session you will create your account, post messages, find the right people to follow, and visit sites that generate ideas on how to use this captivating tool to your advantage. You will be amazed at how "untrivial" Twitter is!


Control-Click on this link to register for this session.





Interested in Sharing Your Knowledge or Talent?

CACES recognizes that teachers learn well from others who have "walked in their shoes."  
If you are an experienced teacher or administrator with an area of interest that
you would be willing to be paid to share with others,
please contact Kathy Holt at 848-0192 or 759-1013 or e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us 






CACES Professional Development Needs Survey

CACES is interested in learning what its members (those individuals in the Capital Area Center for Educational Support service area) want or need for professional development.  The attached survey asks about how CACES can best provide services to you.  

Please complete the CACES survey by control-clicking on the link below.  


Your input is greatly appreciated.  

Sincerely,
Kathy Holt, CACES Director
105 Community Drive
Penacook, NH  03303
Tele:  603-848-0192

                 
        

Last Modified: Aug 10, 2014