New Partnership between NH e-Learning for Educators and Academy of Applied Sciences to offer Courses throughout New England

The Academy of Applied Science and NH e-Learning for Educators have expanded their partnership to include all New England Educators.  The OPEN NH program will offer the Academy’s project based design thinking course online to all New England Educators through connections to the Departments of Education in all New England States.  Registrations are now open for the OPEN NH Winter 2017 Session, which will run from February 8th and continue through March 28th.   In this session, OPEN NH is offering  “Full STEAM Ahead! Introducing Design Thinking as a Reflective Teaching Strategy through Integration of a Project-based Invention Curriculum”.  The cost for OPEN NH courses is $130 but there is a $120 Early Bird special rate for those who register more than two weeks prior to the start of the session.

AS-01 Full STEAM Ahead! Introducing Design Thinking as a Reflective Teaching Strategy through Integration of a Project-based Invention Curriculum

Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers and future teachers explore the practical implementation of an invention unit into their curriculum culminating in a school or classroom Invention Convention science fair style event. The course examines useful reflective strategies, hands-on learning approaches, and the application of Project-based learning (PBL) concepts via action planning. The Design-thinking Process will be covered including effectively utilizing Model-eliciting Activities (MEAs) to help students conceptualize their ideas and be innovative!

The list of OPEN NH professional development courses offered during the upcoming OPEN NH  Sessions can be found on the website at:, select Courses, select Current Course Schedule.  OPEN NH offers a variety of group discount deals for SAUs, districts, or schools.  Graduate credits are available through Plymouth State University at additional cost.  Course descriptions can be found on the website, select Courses from the left navigation bar.  Updates on the Winter Session courses and registration information can be found on the ET News blog at

     Contact:  Stan Freeda, 603.271.5132, or [log in to unmask]



[log in to unmask]" align="left" hspace="8" alt="Invention New England" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1">The Invention New England Partnership extends the Academy of Applied Sciences and NH e-Learning for Educators partnership to all our New England sister states. All New England educators are welcome to participate in these OPEN NH courses. Courses may be offered within an OPEN NH session, or offered individually outside of an OPEN NH course session.






Peter Drescher

Education Technology Coordinator

VT Agency of Education

219 N. Main St. Suite 402

Barre, VT   05641




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