The Center for Educational Excellence is committed to addressing the professional development needs of New Hampshire educators through affordable training focused on best practices. We offer trainings and workshops both on and off campus and work with schools to design professional development for teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff.
- To learn more about how the Center for Educational Excellence can partner with your school to provide professional development based on your needs, please contact Heather Wood.
FREE Fall Educational
Technology Workshop Series
Amy Gillam, NHTI’s Professor of Educational Technology, will be presenting a series of free after-school workshops geared towards K-16 educators. These hands-on workshops provide opportunities to learn about and practice using new technologies to enhance your instructional practices.
Apps for ESOL Students
Monday, November 7, 4 - 5 pm
Online Resources for Math Education
Monday, December 5, 4 - 5 pm
Contact Lynn Tilton to register for one or all of the workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org (603)271-6484 ext. 4325
Workshops will be held in Grappone Hall Room 323 on the NHTI Campus in Concord. Click here for a campus map.
Devices will be available for use, but participants are encouraged to also bring a personal device.
Amy Gillam has been an educator in the state of New Hampshire since 1999 and is certified in Elementary Education K-8 (1811) and Education Technology Integrator (0350). She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and in Spanish from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA in 1999. She started her educational career as a 2nd Grade Teacher. After a few years of teaching, she went back to graduate school to explore her passion for integrating technology in the classroom. In 2003, she earned a Masters of Education Degree in the area of Educational Technology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. After earning her Masters Degree, she left the self-contained classroom and moved into a computer lab. As a computer teacher, she taught Educational Technology classes to students spanning from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. She has also been employed as a Technology and Media Integration Specialist in Concord, NH where she collaborated with students and teachers in Grades K-5 to integrate technology and media into the classroom while facilitating a 1:1 iPad Program. Currently, she is employed at a Library Media Specialist at Mountain View Middle School in Goffstown and is working towards her Alt. 4 Certification as a Library Media Specialist. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at NHTI, Concord's Community College in the Education Department. She instructs the Instructional Technology course for pre-service teachers to explore and learn how to integrate technology into the classroom.
Open to the Public, Admission $10 or $8 with a food donation for "End 68 Hours of Hunger"
Followed by a Q & A Panel Discussion of topics raised by the film.
Between social media, video games, academics and internet addiction, the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. Physician, parent, and award-winning filmmaker Delaney Ruston wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time. The result was “Screenagers,” a film that reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg
Panelists include: Traci Belanger, LCMHC, NCC, Patricia Cantor, Ed.D., Amy Gillam, M.Ed., Stephanie Hewitt, MSN, APRN, and Wendi Hieronymus, M.A., LCMHC