New Hampshire Energy Education Project

Energy & Science Programming for New Hampshire Schools

VEEP supports NH schools through teacher professional development, in-class workshops for students, and curriculum resource kits.

New Hampshire teachers now have access to curriculum support kits and professional development with the launch of the New Hampshire Energy Education Project in 2017.  We are offering our standards-aligned teacher trainings and kits packed with real, hands-on equipment throughout the state. Brian Betournay is our dedicated New Hampshire staff person: be in touch at brian@veep.org.


Summer Institute #1: Energy and Climate as Disciplinary Core Ideas

June 25-29, 2018  |  Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

This five-day summer program gives teachers of grades K–12 the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Next Generation Science Standards, energy, and climate through hands-on exploration, discussions with experts, field trips, and collaboration time for unit creation. Scholarships available for New Hampshire teachers who sign up by May 25! Visit our Summer Institute page for more info or to register.


PD in Practice: Regional Teacher Learning Teams

Energy and climate in NGSS for teachers of grades K–12 | Spring session starts March 20

Three-Dimensional Learning on Energy and Climate in NGSS is a professional development program for teachers that integrates energy literacy and the three-dimensional learning of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with a deep dive into the practice of developing models and modeling. The spring 2018 session will meet in the Upper Valley area, starting March 20. (The additional session scheduled for Concord, NH, has been postponed; please consider attending the Upper Valley session.)

VEEP recognizes the curricular and instructional shifts that need to happen with the adoption of NGSS and, in response to teachers’ needs, has developed this course to help teachers create three-dimensional learning opportunities using energy as the core disciplinary idea. The programming is dynamic and responsive to teachers’ classroom needs, and includes deep exploration of the three dimensions of NGSS, individualized classroom support, and follow-up training on planning and developing storylines and mini units.

This course uses a constructivist, NGSS-based approach of hands-on, minds-on learning activities followed by action inquiry and reflective discussions. It is customized to the needs of the teacher with VEEP educators working one-on-one or in small groups with participants. The goal is to provide each participant with experiences as learner/teacher using guided discovery, hands-on inquiry explorations, co-teaching, and deep dives into energy core ideas that enable them to build concepts about energy content and best teaching practices.

Teachers will be supported by VEEP staff through:

  • One all-day meeting during the school week.
  • Two additional half-day meetings to share ideas and resources.

Teachers will receive:

  • Free use of one VEEP curriculum kit during the school year.
  • Individualized support to develop your mini instructional unit.

Graduate credit & PD hours:

  • Teachers can choose whether to take this course for one graduate credit ($750 per NH teacher), or for 15 PD hours ($500 for NH teachers). Contact info@veep.org for more details.

Schedule & locations:

Spring 2018: Upper Valley of VT & NH
Meeting location: Hartford Municipal Building, 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT

  • All-day, in-person meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. (snow date March 22)
  • Tuesday, April 10, 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

The additional spring TLT scheduled for Concord, NH, has been postponed. Stay tuned for future TLT locations in NH, and please consider attending the Upper Valley training instead this spring.

Register now!

To register online, fill out the form below and click “Send.” We will invoice you if requested.

If you’d prefer to register by mail, click here for the spring 2018 TLT info sheet and registration form.

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Team member 1 would like to take the program for: One graduate credit in VT: $250.0015 PD hours in VT: $25.00


Name of team member 2

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Team member 2 would like to take the program for: One graduate credit in VT: $250.0015 PD hours in VT: $25.00


Name of team member 3

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Team member 3 would like to take the program for: One graduate credit in VT: $250.0015 PD hours in VT: $25.00


Name of team member 4

Team member 4 role/job title. Please include the grade level(s) you teach.

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Team member 4 would like to take the program for: One graduate credit in VT: $250.0015 PD hours in VT: $25.00

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Costs

VEEP can bring professional development trainings and the use of curriculum support kits statewide into New Hampshire at the same low subsidized rates that we provide them to Vermont schools. Additionally, we can bring in-class workshops to schools in southwestern New Hampshire and throughout the Upper Valley. We are working on expanding our ability to bring workshops to other parts of the state, so if you are interested, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If your school is new to working with VEEP or does not have a budget for workshops or training, we may be able to provide you with free or reduced price student workshops. Please fill out our workshop voucher application form to apply.

Student Workshops

  • $175 per single workshop
  • $325 per day of workshops  (2-3 workshops per day)

Professional Development

  • $175 for a full-day training on using a kit and associated curriculum, includes kit rental

Kits

Click here for the free or reduced price Workshop Voucher Application Form.