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Bringing Together State Educators to Benefit Youth

July 24, 2013
NH Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry
NH Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry

More Than 500 Educators Collaborate to Develop Innovative Approaches to Instruction

Keene State College and New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) are partnering to bring together teams of more than 500 teachers from across the state to make reforms to instruction that will benefit young students. Teams of educators will leave the conference, which started today, with customized plans to implement in their schools, based on collaborations with other educators and NH DOE. The conference is facilitated by 2Revolutions.

“Educating New Hampshire students to the very best of our ability is critically important to the future of our children as individuals, and for the long term success of our state. New Hampshire has remarkably talented and dedicated educators that are sure to inspire each other throughout this conference, for the good of New Hampshire’s youth,” said New Hampshire Department of Education Commissioner Virginia Barry. “Our state’s administrators and teachers continue to raise the bar each year. I expect that a number of innovative approaches and systems for measuring results will come out of this event, which will lead to greater success for our students.”

Keene State College, which has roots in teacher preparation, is pursuing more partnerships with schools around the state. “Keene State College is proud of our history and our cutting-edge teacher education program that addresses the evolving landscape of teaching,” said Melinda Treadwell, Keene State College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Today’s conference reinforces Keene State’s commitment to working closely with the New Hampshire Department of Education and schools for youth in kindergarten through 12th grade. We recognize the need to work together to best prepare the young people of our state for success at graduation. We look forward to developing deeper relationships with these schools.”

More on Keene State College’s Teacher Education Program can be found at http://www.keene.edu/academics/pgs/.