About Us

About Us

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The ELO: BeyondClassroom site is currently maintained by Keene State College as part of their work with the Next Steps NH project.

Next Steps NH offers training and coaching on embedding evidence-informed transition practices in New Hampshire high schools to increase the graduation rate of students with disabilities and students at risk of dropping out and to prepare them for college, career and adult life.

This website was originally developed by the Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST) at their Keene State College site, in collaboration with the Q.E.D. Foundation and an advisory group of educators from around New Hampshire. Support was provided by a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant. Project partners included:

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The Monadnock Center for Successful Transitions (MCST) is an autonomous department at Monadnock Developmental Services (MDS) and offers resources that assist families, schools, employers, and supporting services to prepare youth for a successful transition to adulthood, whether that is postsecondary education or employment.

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The Q.E.D. Foundation is an organization of adults and youth working together to create and sustain student-centered learning communities. Our work is based on relationships and practices that first and foremost support students’ growth and learning while simultaneously improving the health of our communities and our society.

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The Southwestern New Hampshire Educational Support Center at Keene State College offers workshops and graduate courses for teacher professional development.

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Keene State College is New Hampshire’s public liberal arts college, and offers students the power of a liberal arts education – to think critically, act creatively, and serve the greater good. We offer bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors; and master’s degrees in Education and Safety and Occupational Health.

The ELO Practice Group, sponsored by the NH Transition Community of Practice, provided a valuable discussion forum, especially concerning ELOs and students with disabilities.