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NHSAA Professional Development Program for 2022-23

The NHSAA Professional Development Committee has worked hard to develop a varied agenda that builds on our traditionally strong program themes while adding new and unique professional development opportunities.

Best Practices Conference on Social Emotional Learning, September 20-21, 2022: This conference is in response to a growing need from member districts to address critical issues relating to students’ social-emotional learning including behavioral and mental health, at-risk behaviors, and substance abuse. This timely conference will focus on providing in-depth information and practical policies and strategies for schools and districts addressing the areas of trauma-sensitive classrooms, suicide prevention, social-emotional learning, mental wellness for staff and students, and more. Keynotes include National Educational Consultant and Author of “Positive Behavior Principles”, Dan St. Romain, and former Superintendent and current NH Statewide Partnership Consultant for Discovery Education, Dr. Jessica Huizenga.

Bradley F. Kidder Law Conference, October 12, 2022New Hampshire’s top school attorneys will highlight new developments in school law on the topics of new laws, collective bargaining, privacy, use of media, school finance, personnel, special education, and more. This workshop is co-sponsored annually by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA), the New Hampshire Council of School Attorneys (NHCOSA), and the New Hampshire School Boards Association (NHSBA).  Keynote speaker: Ahni Malachi


Best Practices Conference on School Operations, Finance & Business Leadership, October 25 - 26, 2022Our annual statewide work session sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA) and the New Hampshire Association of School Business Officials (NHASBO) includes opening and closing daily Keynotes as well as presentations on new developments in collective bargaining, state law, auditing requirements, data collection, state financing practices, school safety, lease purchases, Department of Revenue Administration, federal funding, and the sharing of successful “Best Practices.” This program will feature a detailed discussion of educational funding for fiscal year 2023 and beyond, an update on state policy issues, and an opportunity to visit with exhibitors. Keynotes include Social-Impact Innovator and Managing Principal Consultant of Deo Mwano Consultancy, Deo Mwano, and 2019 Education Dive Superintendent of the Year, Dr. Joe Sanfelippo. 

Excellence through Equity Conference, November 14, 2022: The Excellence through Equity Conference is designed to provide educators with information and resources needed to identify and eliminate the gaps in achievement, expectations, and opportunities for students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. This growing and popular event will feature opening and closing Keynotes while also offering multiple concurrent sessions with content focused on raising awareness and highlighting best practices that should be implemented to create equitable school environments for all learners. Keynotes include Erin Jones, award-winning educator and public speaker & Dr. Mollie Monahan, Founder of Social Justice Kids and Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Founder and CEO of Voice4Equity.

35th Annual Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, November 28 - December 1, 2022:  - IOne of New England’s largest technology in education conferences, CMTC includes nearly 100 sessions focusing on the use of technology in all aspects of education. In addition, approximately 40 Solution Partners from across the country will showcase their latest products and services and provide learning opportunities for attendees. The New Hampshire School Administrators Association (NHSAA) and the New Hampshire Affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE), in collaboration with the New Hampshire School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) and NHCTO Council, sponsor this four-day hybrid event. Don’t miss this great event! Visit for more detailed information. Keynotes include Matt Miller, Education Technology Teachers and Author of “Ditch that Textbook”, Kasey Bell, CEO of Shake Up Learning, and Apple Distinguished Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and Google Certified Innovator, Ken Shelton.

Legislative Review - Part 1, January 30, 2023 (half-day):  A half-day program designed to inform members of critical new legislative issues being considered in the new session of the 2023 Legislature, meet legislative leaders, share new research, discuss member issues, and review legislation on the web.


Best Practices in Personnel Leadership, March 13, 2023: An important annual session for leaders in personnel management that includes presentations of best practices in developing, supervising, compensating, evaluating, hiring, and discharging of employees. Presentations will center on new developments in state law and regulations and the sharing of successful strategies, policies, and practices. Keynote speaker: TBD

Legislative Review - Part 2, March 20, 2023 (half-day): A half-day program designed to inform members of critical new legislative issues being considered in the new session of the 2023 Legislature, discuss NHSAA positions, and plan strategies.

Innovations in Learning Conference, April 11-12, 2023: The Innovations in Learning (formerly Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment) Conference focuses on fresh and innovative practices in the classroom while offering an in-depth update on the status of curriculum development, the needs of the 21st Century Learner, and successful implementation of sustained change initiatives.  In addition to our Keynotes the program will include a variety of concurrent sessions by New Hampshire educators featuring College and Career Readiness Practices, ELOs, personalization of learning, presentations by students enrolled in CTE Programs and many others. Keynote speakers: TBD

        Watch for our notifications that will alert you as to when registrations to our conferences and events open.

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