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2021 Inspire AIR Conference: Advocate, Innovate, Renew
NMPED Canvas Catalog

Register today to attend the 2021 Inspire AIR Conference: Advocate, Innovate, Renew. The conference is June 16–19, 2021, and is hosted by New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). Register for the conference today by visiting NMPED's Canvas Catalog.

Dr. Karen Trujillo—A Beacon for NM Education and Champion of RECs

Dr. Karen Trujillo, an NM education influencer, will be greatly missed, but her legacy will continue for many years to come. A memorial scholarship fund has been established in her honor to support aspiring teachers.

How to Start and Grow a Child Care Business
How to Start and Grow Child Care Business Flyer

Do you currently own a child care center and are you looking for ways to expand your business? Or are you or someone you know thinking about starting a child care business as an in-home provider? Then these valuable, free sessions offered for everyone in New Mexico by WESST starting June 2, 2021, are for you! 

This small business development series has been custom designed for childcare professionals with input from providers across the state of NM, and it will provide you tools and skills to help start and grow your child care business. 

Cost: Free! There is no cost.
Location: Video Conferencing via Zoom 
Registration: Please register online at WESST. Registration covers any or all sessions you want to attend. Your event instructions will be sent to you after you have registered for the class.

Register for Child Care Development Series

Topics Covered

  • Session 1 on June 2, 2021: Pricing, Basic Financials, Intro to Taxes 
  • Session 2 on June 9, 2021: Foundations of Marketing 
  • Session 3 on June 16, 2021: Social Media Essentials 
  • Session 4 on June 23, 2021: HR-Hiring, Firing, & Retaining Employees 
  • Session 5 on June 30, 2021: Child Care Licensing & Regulations
Making Sense of Student Work-Science Professional Learning Series

Visit NMPED Professional Learning page for dates and grade level cohort information.

Register for Making Sense of Student Work Professional Learning

Join colleagues in this 3-part series to learn how to collaboratively look at student work and have evidence-based discussions about student thinking. Research shows that using formative assessment of student ideas to inform instructional decisions can be massively powerful for student learning. This remote professional learning is based on a protocol developed by the Making Sense of SCIENCE project at WestEd. While the professional learning sessions will be focused on science tasks, the approach and set of protocols can be used in any subject.

Participants of the series will: 

  • Examine and come to understand students’ ideas and the logic behind students’ correct and incorrect thinking. 
  • Strengthen their abilities to make instructional choices in response to specific ways students are thinking. 
  • Learn to analyze and improve formative assessment tasks used with students. 
  • Receive NM STEM Ready! Science aligned formative assessment task banks & support materials. 

Participants will receive a copy of the Making Sense of Student Work PLC Protocol book and a stipend of $150.00