Across New Hampshire and Beyond

Improving Learning

improving student learning in partnership with research towards large-scale change

Professional Development

The crux of our works focuses on teachers who opt-in to professional development and leadership opportunities to develop performance tasks that embed instruction in self-direction (the first essential skill we are tackling). This timeline shows the key components of this training during the 2018-19 School Year and into the 2019-20 School Year.

Timeline of teacher professional development and performance task creation

Field-Facing Rubrics

The following K-12 rubrics are based in the Essential Skills and Dispositions Framework and have been translated by the New Hampshire Learning Initiative into field-facing form. This translation takes into account the knowledge and practice already occurring in districts and schools across New Hampshire. These rubrics are being tested in the field and have not been fully validated. However, feel free to use them and give us feedback by emailing us at

We are in the process of building out a field-friendly toolkit for use by teachers as well as school and district leaders. Our “ingredients” for that toolkit are here.