What is an ELO?

An Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) is a credit-bearing learning experience that takes place outside the traditional classroom.

News & Notes

ELO Network Meeting September 16, 2021

The next meeting of the New Hampshire ELO Network (ELON) is Wednesday, September 16 from 8:30 – 10:30 am via Zoom. Meetings are open to anyone interested in ELOs. Zoom link

October is NH Manufacturing Month

October is NH Manufacturing Month. In previous years, high school and middle school students went on field trips to visit local manufacturers. This year, there will be virtual visits to manufacturers. The events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11 am and 1-2 pm starting October 5th. Manufacturing Month flyer with contact information

All In for All Students: NHSCA Virtual Conference Oct 15, 2021

The New Hampshire School Counselors Association  (NHSCA) Annual Conference is October 15, 2021 and will be offered virtually. ELO Coordinators who have attended past conferences recommend it highly to enhance your work with students. The keynote speaker is Brooklyn Raney, author of One Trusted Adult: How to Build Strong Connections & Healthy Boundaries with Young People. NHSCA conference information

NH Hospitality Month will return in April 2022

The New Hampshire School Lodging & Restaurant Association is planning for an April 2022 NH Hospitality Month. Watch for registration information in November. 

2021 ELO Coordinator of the Year

The New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (NH ELON) selected Sanborn Regional High School’s Kerrie Alley-Violette as the recipient of the 2021 New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Coordinator of the Year Award. This award is sponsored by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association.

Mrs. Alley-Violette, a business and technology teacher for the school, coordinates all Career Pathways and Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) programs for students. These provide a vast array of career exploration and credit-bearing learning opportunities for students to pursue outside of school, ranging from job shadows and career speakers series to industry tours and credit-bearing internships and other extended learning opportunities. Each year, hundreds of students take advantage of work-based learning programming developed by Mrs. Alley-Violette.

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Managing Your ELO Program During COVID-19

Managing Your ELO Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF, 1 page, 2020) is a brand new resource developed by the NH ELO Network. It includes links to further resources.

ELO Introductions

Fifteen minute video overview with the voices of students, teachers and community partners.

Four New Hampshire students talk about their ELOs in a 4:18-minute video.

Next Steps NH Project

This site is a resource for ELO development in New Hampshire and was supported 2012-2018 by the Next Steps NH project. It is currently supported by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Next Steps NH provided professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, H323A120003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. (Project Officer, Corinne Weidenthal)

This website and the Next Steps NH products on it are public domain. Authorization to reproduce them in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint publications on this website is not necessary, the citation should be: NH State Personnel Development Grant – Next Steps NH (2012-2017). New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, New Hampshire, Author(s).

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