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Legal and Ethical Issues in Education - EDU 201C
1/19/21 - 3/12/21
Predicated upon legislative requirements such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), this course considers theories and issues in the context of inclusive instructional settings. Students will develop an understanding of the various legal and ethical requirements as well as effective instructional strategies for curriculum adaptation and delivery within the context of Federal and NH State Special Education and Education laws and procedures. (Prerequisite: EDU 104C/TECP51C or permission of department chair of Education) (TECP candidates have additional course requirements for the certification portfolio.)
Registration information & forms can be found at the link below:https://www.nhti.edu/programs-courses/course-schedule/
Survey of Addictive Behaviors - ADCL 120C-FZZ
with Kelly Luedtke
Dates: 1/19-3/12/2021 CRN: 21125 Credits: 3
Description: A study of addictive behaviors and treatment from a multi-modal presentation of historical, sociological, political and medical issues and their importance relative to the treatment of addictive behaviors in today's society.
Registration information & forms can be found at the link below: https://www.nhti.edu/programs-courses/registration-info/
Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings (ONLINE)
with John P. Ahern
This course addresses systemic conditions and diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning, the management of dental and medical emergencies in alternative dental settings and includes a pharmacology review for common disease states. An update on the “new normal” for infection control procedures and use of preprocedural mouth rinses.
Date: January 23, 2021 (Course opens January 18,2021 ONLINE - delegates should access and review material and take the pretest prior to LIVE online class January 23, 9:00am - 4:00PM.)
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
with Debra Schuler
Note: We can bring this to your organization - on your own schedule as a customized training if you have a team of 8 or more. Please contact Allison Mollica if you are interested - email@example.com
The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness
Dates: Tuesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am February 2 - March 16
Includes 7 Habits Course Kit & Interactive App
Based on Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, which after 30 years continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity for personal effectiveness, leadership development and change.
Presented in (7) two (2) hour sessions, this series explores how “living the 7 Habits” can help you lead your life in a truly effective way. This proven process of personal and interpersonal growth begins with an introduction to the paradigms and principles of effectiveness. With this foundation in place, we will learn about the habits that lead to personal mastery: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first. Next, we transition to the habits that improve our interpersonal communications and relationships: thinking win-win, seeking first to understand and synergizing. The final habit, sharpening our saw, will illustrate the importance of making self-care a priority. Lastly, participants will identify the areas in their personal and professional lives that matter most and develop a plan for turning their ideas and good intentions into action.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® MicroCredential Certificate
Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program.
Session 1: Orientation & Foundations of the 7 Habits
Session 2: Habit 1: Be Proactive
So often, success is perceived by what we see on the surface, however true development of effectiveness comes from the inside-out and is more about character than personality. Our 7 Habits learning journey begins with proactively taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They consciously choose their behavior.
Session 3: Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind People are working harder than ever, but because clarity and vision are often lacking, they are not getting very far in terms of overall fulfillment and happiness. Highly effective people make a conscious effort to visualize who they are and what they want in life. It's about reconnecting with your strengths and uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself.
Session 4: Habit 3 - Put First Things First
To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes across your path is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. Highly effective people realize that it's alright to say no sometimes in order to focus on their highest priorities. Putting first things first isn’t just about time management, it’s about life management. What are "first things?" Those things you personally find most valuable and meaningful.
Session 5: Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Thinking Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a compromise. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Highly effective people see life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It’s a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit which is also critical to understanding others.
Session 6: Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend years learning how to read, write and speak, but what about listening? Most people seek first to be understood, to get their point across, and in doing so, may ignore the other person or selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation and miss the meaning entirely. Seeking first to understand is listening with the intent to understand, not to reply, which establishes mutual respect and opens the door to creative cooperation--the mindset that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Session 7: Habit 6 & 7 Synergize & Sharpen the Saw and Key Take-Aways and Action Planning
Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four key areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Renewing yourself in each of the four areas facilitates growth and change in your life and inspires you to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and effectively handle challenges. We will conclude our session with individual reflection, sharing of key take-aways and action planning to set you up for successful ongoing application of learning and positive results in the most important areas of your life.
About Debra Schuler, B.S. Management, Positive Psychology Certificate
Debra Schuler is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally. She works with organizations, youth development non-profits, colleges and universities, and women-in-transition throughout the US and globally to inspire others to take bold risks, realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their lives. She earned her B.S. in Management from Rivier University and was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. She is also a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and son. www.ensolifebydesign.com
L1 Google Certified Educator Bootcamp
with Deb Boisvert
Wednesdays, 3pm - 5pm on Feb 3rd, 10th and 17th
The Google Educator L1 Bootcamp consists of instructor led hands on, activities that directly supplement Google’s online training and what you need for a successful examination to become a Google L1 Certified Educator. It will solidify your foundation skills for all of the G Suite Apps.
- Ideal participant has basic proficiency using G Suite.
- Bootcamp focus is to fill in the gaps and help participants ‘level up so can continue to expand productivity and pedagogy.
Applications covered include:
Facilitator: Deb Boisvert Google Certified Trainer
Course will be accessible via your assigned training account. You will receive your access information one week prior. Access the L1 Bootcamp here. (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).
Optional Graduate Credit Add On
We have partnered with EdTechnologySpecialists to offer graduate credit from Colorado State University. Graduate credit is optional. If students want graduate credit from CSU, they will enroll and complete the online graduate credit component with instructor Allison Mollica. Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates proficiency of various Google tools, including but not limited to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Youtube, Sites, Classroom, Slides, Meet, and others. The project will demonstrate how these tools will ignite learning and communication with students or parents, or both.
Register for the 1-credit graduate component here (optional)
Teledentistry & the Changing Dental World - A Featured Program for the Dental Community (Online)
with John Echternach, DDS
Online: February 10, 6pm - 8pm
Has there been a shift in the Dental Industry from the 20th Century into the 21st Century? Have the economics of the Dental Industry changed?Are there changes in the demographics in the Dental Industry?
Does the current, long adhered to model of the 'Dentist Office' as the 'Operating Delivery System' - a 'drill and fill, fee-for-service' still serve the general public and the dental profession as it was originally intended?
The answers to these questions will vary depending on whom you ask. Overwhelmingly, there are many factors and shifts in society that point towards an industry that is thriving, as did the dinosaurs immediately prior to the big meteor strike. The difference here is that there are a thousand different, small meteors; and their strikes are mostly going unnoticed or being blatantly ignored.
Historically, all industries go through seismic shifts. The buzz term today is “Disruptive Innovation.” This simply means it isn’t really about new products or systems. It is the application of current systems and technologies found outside of an existing industry. I think the changes that the Dental Industry will go through in the next 10-15 years will cause us to question the current dental-care delivery system. I believe we will see startling changes that are uncontrollable, and that no one person or organization will be able to stop.
Here is the most important question, “Can we adapt now? The answer is yes. We can start by allowing dental-staff members to implement authorized clinical procedures. This would result in more staff providing more dental care with fewer dentists. The primary role of the dentist would be to create treatment-planning and supervise the clinical care provided by these staff members.
One way to do this today, immediately, is using available and mundane technologies. Telehealth has shown itself to be extremely helpful during our current pandemic. In dentistry, this is referred to as Teledentistry (TD).
This course will outline how TD, given the opportunity, can be used, and what we can teach our Public Health Dental Hygienists to implement TD
A) Definition of Teledentistry: Explanation of the different levels of Teledentistry (TD) and necessary technology to achieve these levels.
B) Brief overview of present state of traditional dental-care delivery systems. This includes updated statistical data showing severity of dental disease within different demographic groups.
C) Who does TD connect? The program will identify the different participants and how they connect to each other. These participants include primary dental-care provider, patient, supervising dentist, dental specialists, and any other primary-level healthcare provider. Explanation of how these connections are more easily created and how more easily clinical findings can be transferred.
D) How to select the correct TD software platform.
E) Explanation of different clinical-care models and their participants. Primarily, we have two areas: the preventive models and preventive/restorative models. This section also covers the contractual arrangements that these participants have with one another and with any outside entity involved in either supervision or reimbursement.
F) Proper use of clinical procedure codes (clinical CDT codes). How these codes are used for integrating TD software into regular dental software for efficient and easy record keeping. How to optimize utilization for faster and more precise third party reimbursement.
G) How TD will fit into the changing dental-care delivery structures of the future.
Dental Office Emergencies- Is Your Team Prepared?
with Lisa Scott
Lecture and practice drills will focus on the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Common systemic conditions, etiologies of disease, and risk assessment will be discussed.
CEUS: 2.5 Hours
PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until payment is submitted.
EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
with Dawn Thompson
The EFDA 2021 program will run February 15 – May 9, 2021. It will be a combination of online didactic instruction with full day pre-clinical instruction on Sundays and a one week intensive in mid-march.
Tuition: $7,500 – Payment is due at time of acceptance. Typodont and text included. Tuition does NOT include required loupe.
What is Expanded Function Dental Auxillary?
New Hampshire passed legislation and regulations to establish a new dental workforce provider: Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA). An EFDA, already used in 30 states, provides assistance and additional efficiencies at dental practices and public health clinics.
The EFDA certification qualifies certified dental assistants and hygienists to place, contour, and adjust the materials used in restorative procedures, following the removal of decay by the dentist. After completing NHTI’s 270-hour training program, which includes 120 hours of clinical training with a sponsoring dentist, EFDA candidates must register with the N.H. Board of Dental Examiners. The candidate must work under the direct supervision of a licensed New Hampshire dentist and complete the required annual continuing education coursework.