LESCN Annual Conference

LESCN 7th Annual Spring Conference

STEM in you School

Keynote Speaker

Y v o n n e    M .    S p i c e r E d . D    D T E

Vice President of Advocacy & Educational Partnerships

National Center for Technological Literacy® Museum of Science Boston

 STEM Education: Raising Expectations & Increasing Outcomes

STEM education has gained unprecedented momentum over the past few years, however the question remains, are we making progress?  How are we measuring it?  Are all students included?  The significant changes in education, especially STEM content, have been impacted by legislative policies as well s classroom practices.  The ultimate goal is improving the quality of our schools and districts as well as creating opportunities for our students.  The presentation will address many of the burning questions but moreover, offer ideas to keep the pace and momentum going for our children in the 21st century.

Session Outcome 

  • Examine international, national and state practices in STEM education
  • Discuss challenges and best practices for shifting the paradigm
  • Identify a few working goals to cultivate /build STEM capacity in the state of New Hampshire

Conference Information 

Date:  April 1, 2015
Location:  Churches Landing at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH
Cost: The cost is $125 which includes continental breakfast and lunch buffet
Registration: Register on-line at or by contacting Tammy Morse at the Sugar River Pro- fessional Development Center (SRPDC is handling reg-istration on behalf of LESCN) at 603.543.4220 x 1035 or

For a list of breakout sessions, click here.

Presenter biographies are available @



Targeted Reading Instruction-Through Word Study

Mini workshop series

 Facilitator:  Nancy Plummer

SRPDC (located in room 19 at SHS)

Registration Fee:  $150.00

Middle High School sessions

Time:  2:45-3:45
Meeting dates:
March 2, 23, & 30
April 13 & 20
May 4 & 11

Elementary  sessions

Time:  4:00-5:00
Meeting dates:
March 2, 23, & 30
April 13 & 20
May 4 & 11

The training offers a seven week study beginning with the research on reading and spelling development.  Research shows that the stages of reading and spelling are directly related and by addressing the needs of one (spelling or word study) it improves the other, reading.  This will provide participants with the purpose of word study  and why it is important.  Throughout the training, teachers will develop an awareness of each of the stages of spelling along with instructional strategies to support all students in the class.  Special attention will be placed on how to plan for and differentiate instruction for students during whole and in targeted small groups.  Practice activities will be identified so that students can continue to build skills necessary for reading development.  Each session teachers will have “You Try It” assignments to take back and use in the classroom.   

Learning how to read is very complex and teaching reading is no less difficult.  There are many components to reading: phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, that must be developed in order for students to be successful readers. Every component is necessary and with one component missing, reading is impaired.  This training focuses on the component of phonics and word study at its many levels.  It is intended to support teachers in their word study knowledge and instruction.  Other components will be addressed, but it is the purpose of this training to develop instructional strategies in this one area. 

Please contact Tammy Morse at 543.4220 x 1035 or with any questions.

Please note these are workshop series and we are offering two session times. 2:45-3:45 is for Middle and High Staff and 4:00-5:00 is for Elementary Staff.

 SAU 6 Educators, please click here to register

All other districts, please click here to register