Measured Progress, UNH Peter T. Paul College, and Monarch School of New England Sponsor Event

2016-Sean-PichelPORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, March 2016—Leadership Seacoast, an organization committed to developing informed and active community leaders, recently hosted Education Day at Spaulding High School in Rochester, New Hampshire. Measured Progress, UNH Peter T. Paul College, and Monarch School of New England sponsored this daylong workshop exploring Seacoast education goals.

The thirty-six member class investigated innovative programming and its effectiveness, implications, cost, and barriers to delivery of K-12 public education in the Seacoast region during its fifth program day.

Measured ProgressThe American education system’s goal is to have every student graduate with his or her sights set on college or another form of higher education that will move them toward a career, particularly to ensure our youth are being prepared for the jobs that emerge in the future. Yet Education leaders are struggling to manage change in a rapidly evolving industry that is more comfortable moving at a glacial pace.

UNH Peter T Paul CollegeTrends for learning in 2016 include modifying the definition for success—redefining what a meaningful high school diploma looks like for students and the workforce; increased online learning opportunities for teachers and students alike; modifying skills mastery and how we teach to and measure it; and perhaps the biggest shift is the personalization of the learning process—addressing each student’s unique needs, interest, passions and competency based pathways which includes environment changes as well as curriculum revisions.

Monarch School“Knowledge, skills, and social emotional intelligence are important dispositions for future success,” said Jennifer Wheeler, Executive Director of Leadership Seacoast. “We (Leadership Seacoast) are happy to be leading the conversation on innovation and new learning models.”

With the support of area organizations like Measured Progress, UNH Peter T. Paul College and Monarch School of New England, Leadership Seacoast is able to provide meaningful experiences for every student, offer scholarships to participants, create further opportunities for alumni, and secure the best speakers and venues. Special appreciation to Underwriting Sponsor Bank of New Hampshire, and Leadership Sponsors Bottomline Technologies, ReVision Energy, Devine Millimet and Calypso Communications. For more information about Leadership Seacoast and becoming a corporate sponsor, visit https://www.leadershipseacoast.org/ or contact Jennifer Wheeler at 603-334-6063 or jwheeler@leadershipseacoast.org.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SEACOAST

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Leadership Seacoast is a six-month experiential learning program for those who want to discover how their community’s function and how they can become a positive catalyst for change. The program is a behind-the-scenes exploration of the places, programs, influencers, and experts who power the Seacoast community. Program highlights include nine interactive days spent exploring community issues and themes around justice, education, economic development, government, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture.

Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future.