Exploring the NHD Categories: A Teacher Workshop Series
As the NHD affiliate coordinators in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island, we are excited to bring you this series which will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of each NHD category from both a professional who works within the realm of that category as well as teachers and students who have competed in these categories!
Please use this form to register for each session you are interested in. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, August 11th
10AM--Intro to NHD with Lynne O'Hara, Director of Programs at National History Day
1PM--Breakout sessions for each state with your affiliate coordinator (this is a great opportunity to ask specific questions about your affiliate contest!)
Wednesday, August 12th
10AM--Q&A with NHD Maine student and teacher team, Madison Albert and Kathi Kearney from Greely Middle School
1PM--Exhibits with Dr. Libby Bischof, Executive Director, Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine
Thursday, August 13th
10AM--Documentaries with Rhode Island PBS Producers, Scott and Maria Saracen
1PM--Q&A with NHD Maine student, Matthew Gilbert, from Greely High School
Tuesday, August 18th
10AM--Websites with Elaine Koontz, IT Manager at National History Day, and
11AM- Joe Schmidt from the Maine Department of Education
1PM--Q&A with NHD Rhode Island student, Lily Trunzo from Ponaganset High School
Wednesday, August 19th
10AM--Performances presentation with Lee Nishri-Howitt, an independent vocal coach associated with the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA
1PM--Q&A with NHD Rhode Island student and teacher team, Avary Serpa and Samantha Hedden from St. Philomena School and recorded insights from NHD Connecticut student, Lindsay Moynihan from Conard High School
Thursday, August 20th
10AM--Papers panel discussion Don Rogers of NHD Connecticut, David Richards of NHD Maine, and Sara Georgini with NHD Massachusetts
1PM--Q&A with NHD Connecticut student, Ishan Prasad from Staples High School
After registering, you will receive follow up emails with Zoom links for the sessions you registered for as well as any relevant materials for each session. If you have any questions, please reach out to your state's affiliate coordinator:
Connecticut: Rebecca Taber-Conover,
Maine: John Taylor,
Massachusetts: Kate Melchior,
Rhode Island: Samantha Hunter,
Please choose your NHD Affiliate
Your NHD affiliate is the state you teach in.
What is the name of your school?
School Address (Street address only)
Please indicate which grades you teach
You can choose multiple options if you teach more than one grade.
Have you participated in NHD before?
Yes, when I was a student
Yes, I teach NHD currently in my classroom
Yes, I used to teach NHD but don't currently
Yes, I have judged at an NHD contest before
No, I have not participated before
Please indicate which sessions are you are interested in attending
If you want more details about each session, please refer to the survey description at the top of this form.
Tuesday, August 11th, 10AM--Intro to NHD
Tuesday, August 11th, 1PM--Affiliate break-out sessions
Wednesday, August 12th, 10AM--Exhibit Q&A with NHD student and teacher
Wednesday, August 12th, 1PM--Exhibit Presentation
Thursday, August 13th, 10AM--Documentary Presentation
Thursday, August 13th, 1PM--Documentary Q&A with NHD student
Tuesday, August 18th, 10AM & 11AM--Website and NHDWebCentral Presentation
Tuesday, August 18th, 1PM--Website Q&A with NHD student
Wednesday, August 19th, 10AM--Performance Presentation
Wednesday, August 19th, 1PM--Performance Q&A with NHD students and teacher
Thursday, August 20th, 10AM--Paper Panel Discussion
Thursday, August 20th, 1PM--Paper Q&A with NHD student
If you teach in Connecticut, are you interested in receiving documentation to record your time at these workshops?
If you teach in Maine or Massachusetts, would you like someone to follow up with you afterwards about receiving CEU or PDP credit for these sessions?
If you teach in Rhode Island, are you interested in receiving documentation to put toward your Professional Learning Units?
Please list any questions or comments here.
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