New Hampshire Digital Citizenship Training
The New Hampshire Digital Citizenship training series begins next month and we invite you to send your educators to the training.
Digital Wish wants to help New Hampshire schools tackle this challenging problem with guided professional development and turn-key curriculum.
Available Dates and Locations:
- White Mountains Community College, Berlin – Friday, October 3, 12-4 pm
- University of New Hampshire, Durham – Thursday, October 9, 12-4 pm
- Plymouth State University, Plymouth– Friday, October 10, 12:30-4:30 pm
- Lakes Region Community College, Laconia– Thursday, October 16, 12-4 pm
- River Valley Community College, Claremont – Friday, October 17, 12-4 pm
- Great Bay Community College, Rochester – Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:30-4:30 pm
- Nashua Community College, Nashua – Friday, October 24, 12-4 pm
- White Mountains Community College, Berlin – Thursday, October 30, 12-4 pm
- New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord – Friday, November 7, 12-4 pm
Eric Bird, the Program Director who lead the e-Vermont 1:1 training developed the curriculum and will be teaching the courses. He’ll share firsthand expertise gleaned from teaching the curriculum in over 40 schools. At the conclusion of the training, every participant will receive a school wide license for our Digital Citizenship Curriculum (a $200 value) plus one year’s subscription to Clip Art Station for copyright free images (a $400 value!). As a nonprofit, we want to make sure our Digital Citizenship curriculum is affordable for our local Vermont teachers. The cost of attending is less than the cost of the curriculum — it’s $195 for the first teacher, and $95 for any additional teacher from the same school.
This turnkey curriculum includes lesson plans, printable worksheets, activities, and a poster contest. The program teaches students and teachers about internet safety, media resources, respectful approaches to communicating on social media sites and media copyright.
Contact: If you have any questions on locations or scheduling please feel free to contact the program coordinator, Gordon Woodrow, at email@example.com or call us at (802)375-6721 x208 with questions.
Meet our Presenters
Director of 1:1 Programs
After teaching grades 4 and 6 for 12 years in Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Schools in Southern California, Eric Bird now brings his experience, knowledge, and passion gained from working in the classroom to the team at Digital Wish. Eric joined the Digital Wish team in December of 2009 as a peer coach and classroom trainer for Digital Wish’s 1:1 computing program. In addition to being a master teacher, Eric designed Digital Wish’s 7-unit IT curriculum and oversaw implementation of 1:1 programs in 30 schools. He’s now one of the premier experts on 1:1 implementation in the country, providing essential training so that students, teachers, and parents can use technology more effectively.
As a Technology Trainer, Eric has traveled the country to train fellow educators, administrators, and district technology experts using creative, entertaining, and easy-to-use cross-curricular technology, such as podcasting, digital cameras, digital video, and numerous educational software programs. In addition, Eric helped design hands-on seminars for educational conferences and co-authored a workbook on classroom technology.
Executive Director/Founder, Board President
Heather Chirtea is Digital Wish’s founder and Executive Director. Previously, as the longstanding president of Tool Factory, an educational software publisher, Heather traveled widely throughout the United States to conduct over 400 lively seminars on classroom technology integration each year. She watched as funding for education technology continuously declined, and today over 75% of teachers classify themselves as “often in need of” or “desperate for” technology resources. Heather created Digital Wish to empower teachers to solve their own technology shortfalls at a local level, and to prepare our student workforce with the skills necessary to succeed in the changing workplace.