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Monday, November 26
 

8:00am

Bring Wonder to Your Classroom with Dash, Dot, & Cue
Bring excitement and wonder to your classroom through robotics and coding with Dash, Dot, and Cue. Learn why and how computer science skills are foundational to learning across all curricula for elementary and middle school learners. Understand how to implement a computer science program that supports learning and critical thinking skills across the curricula while having fun at the same time. Participants leave with the confidence that computer science for all learners is appropriate and doable along with the knowledge of how it can be done, and where to find the necessary resources. All participants receive a Dash (Prek-5) or Cue (6-8) robot, enrollment into the Teach Wonder online course "Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash and Dot" or "Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue". This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mao, Sr. Strategic Outreach Manager, Wonder Workshop)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00am

Finding Funding & Support for Rich Digital Learning Environments
Explore strategies to find funding and support for the rich digital learning environment you envision for your classroom, school or district. Bring your ideas and dreams to this session. Get started on finding and winning the support you need to make your dream come true. Rita will be your expert guide on where to look for grants, providing secrets to submitting a successful grant proposal -- and what to do when you win one! She also demystifies grant budgeting and highlight program evaluation, two crucial elements that can make or break a proposal. You will draft several commonly used sections of a grant proposal and get feedback to improve them and explore crowdfunding sites and see some of the benefits (and challenges) of this kind of funding. Discover foundations that may be close to home but rarely publicized, "who must give away money for tax purposes". Leave this workshop with ideas of places and ways to find funding, sometimes using strategies that are easier and perhaps faster than grants. During her time as edtech director in Miami, FL, the nation's fourth largest school district, Rita wrote and received several multimillion-dollar grants to help fund her visions. Since then, she has taught a graduate course in grant writing for edtech at Barry University and has been a popular speaker in the edweb.net community of Education Funding. She has helped schools and districts win grants from $500 to $1.9 million. (Presenter(s): Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

8:00am

Google Apps & Extensions: Your Essential Toolkit for Diverse Learners
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using FREE and low-cost apps, extensions, Add-Ons and web resources? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners with specific focus on Google. These FREE and low-cost solutions support personalized learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note-taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition, and more! This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Merrimack (C)

8:00am

Google Educator Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
The Google Educator Certifications showcase your knowledge and application of innovative tools and techniques to engage learners and promote a 21st century collaborative learning environment. The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Boot Camp prepares you to take Google's exam by providing pedagogically sound ideas for the use of G Suite in the classroom. Complimenting Google for Education Fundamentals training, you actively work through authentic learning scenarios and secure new ideas for using tools across the suite including Google Classroom, Forms, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, YouTube and more! A voucher code is included so that you can take the exam for free as early as the next day. (Presenter(s): Allison Mollica, USA Director, AppsEvents)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

8:00am

Make Your Learning Commons the Hub of Your School - Off Site Workshop
Are you working to transform your traditional library space into a vibrant Learning Commons? This off-site workshop supports this transition by providing practical ideas to help make your Learning Commons the student-centered, engaging space that is the heart of your school. Here at the Hollis Primary School in Hollis, NH we have been working to implement this change over the past two years. As the Library Media Specialist and the Technology Integrator we work side by side collaboratively building our Learning Commons. Using our experiences throughout our transition, we can help you to articulate your vision, provide support, and create a plan to build your Learning Commons. Lessons are shared for whole school and small group projects, RTI groups, Breakout Box and STEM challenges, and personalized learning opportunities. Ideas for involving the school community will also be covered, including professional development offerings and student job sign-ups. Along with allocating time to observe our Learning Commons in action, attendees have the opportunity to explore our resources and talk to both students and staff. Throughout the day participants are able to ask clarifying questions and share their experiences to allow everyone to benefit from input and ideas from diverse schools. Bring photos of your current Library/Learning Commons space. Light breakfast and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch, order out, or go to a local restaurant. (Presenter(s): Elizabeth Currier, Technology Integration Teacher, Hollis Primary School, and Sarah Proulx, Hollis Primary School)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Off Site

8:00am

Making with Raspberry Pi Computer
Come explore three modules during this workshop: 1) Getting Started with Raspberry Pi: a. What is a Raspberry Pi and what makes it unique? b. Plugging in all components and turning on a Raspberry Pi. c. Navigating the desktop environment and opening programs. 2) Exploring Physical Computing: a. Programming the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi. b. Blinking an LED light using block-based coding in Scratch. c. Blinking an LED light using a text-based coding in Python. 3) Creating a Digital Making Project: a. Collaborate as a team to design and build their own project. b. Reflect on their learning and explore new areas of creation. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Joelle Henry, High School CS Teacher, Salem High School)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

8:00am

Master the Machine: Flipping Your Classroom with Chromebooks
More schools are migrating to Chromebooks, and many are implementing 1:1 programs that are Chromebook exclusive. Learn how to use a Chromebook to maximize face-to-face instruction time with your students, enhance communications with families, and improve your workflow. This little machine has a lot of power behind it, but don't let it intimidate you, master the machine! Learn how they are different from other computers, how to personalize it, how you can integrate technology in your classroom, how it works seamlessly with G Suite for Education, how to find and assign apps to students, how to troubleshoot simple Chromebook issues (and where to find support), and how to manage your digital classroom with Google Classroom. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Contoocook (D)

8:00am

Maximizing Learning Outcomes with MakerEd: A Pilot Program for the Future!
When MakerEd meets the curriculum in a classroom, student learning and engagement are evident and measurable. Learn how to introduce MakerEd technology into everyday teaching and explore best practices for integrating MakerEd activities to support core content areas. This workshop is first step in joining a NH pilot program sponsored by Eduporium in association with NHSTE. Come discover how to incorporate tech into learning and adjust existing lesson plans when adding MakerEd tools. Then test the viability of innovative tech in a particular lesson while observing its compatibility with your individual teaching style. Receive a starter collection of appropriate EdTech tools to experience onsite and back in your classroom. Last year in partnership with the Highlander Institute, Eduporium organized a successful pilot in five Rhode Island schools and is ready to share their findings and help NH schools participate in a similar program. Every phase of the pilot is described, including guidance and assistance with tech selection, student involvement, finding and launching projects, reflection, presentation, and sharing. All attendees will be eligible to participate in the limited-time pilot program (November 2018 to April 2019), have a chance to discuss this opportunity and ask questions during the workshop, and then decide if this pilot is suitable for them. This workshop is offered in both MITI and BYOD formats. (Presenter(s): Dmitri Yakovlev, COO, Eduporium, and Anna Orientale, EdTech Specialist, Eduporium, and Andy Larmand, Eduporium)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Armory

8:00am

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used research-based Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session provides hands-on opportunities for getting comfortable with easy, paper-based digital design and fabrication software tools. Participants experience the benefits of rapid paper prototyping, which allows for quick cycles of testing and iterative design enhancements - especially helpful within limited class periods. Explore best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. During this session, participants also learn more about grant opportunities for New Hampshire schools in addition to discounted software pricing available through NHSTE. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC, and Paul Reynolds, Reynolds Center TLC/FableVision)

Monday November 26, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Coolidge

3:30pm

Transform Learning ~ ISTE Standards for Future-Focused Leaders
A complex and rapidly-changing digital age requires new vision and skills in education leadership. The new ISTE Standards for Leaders provide a framework for learning, teaching, and leading that support the capabilities of today's dynamic, future-focused leaders. Learn how the Standards can help you focus your efforts on the most impactful levers of change by providing a roadmap for leading equitable, transformational learning with technology in your organization. This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice. Light refreshments are served. (Presenter(s): Joseph South, ISTE Chief Innovation Officer)

Monday November 26, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robert Frost

3:30pm

Leadership Forum: Asking the Hard Questions About Educational Change
Join Tuesday keynote speaker Ginger Lewman in this conversation about our current educational expectations and their purpose. Discuss which expectations are there because of tradition, which are there because of need, and which are there because of the law. Share thoughts, concerns, successful strategies for shifting, and challenges yet to be handled. This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice. Light refreshments are served. (Presenter(s): Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote)

Monday November 26, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Coolidge

3:30pm

Leadership Forum: Developing Digital Responsibility in Our Children
Join CMTC18 SpotLight speaker, parent, and educator, Carol Todd, for an engaging dialog around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth. Carol is the founder of Amanda Todd Legacy - http://www.amandatoddlegacy.org - dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda who took her own life at age 15 the victim of cyberbullying and sextortion. This leadership forum is a time for school and district administrators to listen, learn, engage, share, and question. This critically important topic of digital responsibility brings increased awareness and conversations within schools and communities about the combination of bullying and technology use. The goal is to encourage leaders to shift their thinking about bullying type behaviours to those of KINDNESS and RESPECT. Light refreshments are served. (Presenter(s): Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co)

Monday November 26, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Hawthorne

3:30pm

Leadership Forum: Funding to Close Your Students' Digital Divide at Home
Join Dr. Robert McLaughlin, founder and leader of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE), based in Weare, NH and discover how to leverage your district's banking relationship to close the digital divide for your students. The federal Community Reinvestment Act requires banks to make economic opportunity investments in "low and moderate income" (LMI") areas. The nonprofit NH-based National Collaborative for Digital Equity is partnering with the NH Bankers Association, NH School Boards Association, and several state agencies and associations to open up CRA grant funding to support closing the digital divide at home for low-income learners of all ages in NH's LMI communities (see this map). School system leaders from these communities are very welcome to join us for this very interactive session, to leverage your authority over where your district does its banking, to close the "homework gap" for your students and their families. CRA credit can be given to banks not only for home broadband and computers, but also for creating coding programs, expanding college and career readiness efforts, and STEM pipeline development, among other purposes. (Presenter(s): Robert McLaughlin Ph.D., Founder & Chair, Nat'l Collaborative for Digital Equity)

Monday November 26, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

"Scratching the Programing Itch" with the New Scratch 3.0
Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. Come review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. The presenter also discusses the Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use these resources with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code". This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

AT-UDL Apps: Support Diverse Learners on ALL Devices Across the Curriculum
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using free and low-cost apps, extensions, web resources and built-in accessibility features? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device (Chromebook, iPad, Android) with specific focus on Google and Apple (iOS). These free and low-cost solutions support Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition and more! Technology makes UDL possible! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Merrimack (C)

6:00pm

Blended Learning for Active Learners
One key to academic achievement is active learning. Personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student success. By integrating blended and digital learning into the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and improve student performance. Blended learning is an instructional methodology and learning approach that combines face-to- face classroom methods with digital created activities to deliver instruction. A classroom that nurtures creativity often results in students taking different approaches to interacting with the same curriculum. Computers and Apps do not teach, TEACHERS teach. Digital learning is an instructional strategy that enhances and engages learners. This session focuses on blended learning tools enabling educators to enhance and increase student engagement and provides the "WHY" of digital learning, planning recommendation, instructional strategies, and reflection. In addition participants have work time and then collaboration to share ideas to leave with a plan and inspiration to create an active learning environment. (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Milford Public Schools)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Robert Frost

6:00pm

Chromebooks & Chrome Extensions to Support All Learners
Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Educators explore the setup and basics of Chromebook use, tips and tricks as well as basic Google apps integration. Learn how to use Chrome Extensions and Apps to support struggling learners and what Chromebook features do this as well. Participants also experience and work with other great Chrome apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Director of Technology, EdCITES, LLC & SAU 61 Farmington SD)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

Create with iPad & Apple Apps
iPad opens up new opportunities for learning. Join us for a hands-on journey with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum with powerful creation apps on iPad. Unlock your iPad, snap a photo, launch Clips, sketch note, build your video, and bring it all together with Keynote then share what you've made with the world. Each attendee is provided with free curriculum guides and skills to create deeper learning activities centered on creation in the classroom. Remember everyone is an artist! This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Contoocook (D)

6:00pm

Creating Your Own 'Google Expedition' with Tour Creator
Learn how to create their yown 'Google Expedition' with Google's new tool: Tour Creator. Tour Creator allows viewers to be immersed in an environment with either a mobile device or via a chromebook/laptop with the Chrome browser. Participants walk through the entire process from taking their own 360 photos with a Richo Theta camera to importing photos into Google's Tour Creator to producing a final product. Now is the time to showcase and deliver learning through a different format. Time is also provided for participants to share ideas on how this tool can be used in the educational setting both for teachers and students. Let's have fun together! This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

6:00pm

Learn. Code. Fly. Microdrones in Education!
Take coding to a new level with a microdrone, the perfect tool for developing STEM skills! Learn how you can control a microdrone indoors with your students using a block-style programming code. Participants learn to code and fly their unmanned aircraft. Safety and FAA regulations are discussed in order to learn how to fly responsibly. This MITI includes a microdrone and controller, the ISTE book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar, and the workshop fee. This book is a great resource for learning the rationale for using drones in education, and includes rules pertaining to teachers and the use of drones in education, as well as classroom implementation strategies and sample lesson plans. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Sheila Adams, Middle School Science Teacher, Rye Jr. High School, and Andrea O'Neil, SAU 15 - Auburn)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Armory

6:00pm

STEAMmaker: Science, Tinkering, Engineering, Aesthetics, & Mathematics
In today's modern learning environments, it's less about sit-and-get and more about learning by doing. This exciting session takes a look at starting (and growing) makerspaces in your own school community. Dig in with a variety of tools (that you get to take home) to take even the least-techie teachers and students deeper into the maker movement. Come take a taste and leave with a clear list of next-steps for your school and classroom! This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee). The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website. (Presenter(s): Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Coolidge

6:30pm

Parent Forum: Developing Digital Responsibility in Our Children
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, in Salon A for an intimate and engaging discussion around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth. Carol is the founder of Amanda Todd Legacy - http://www.amandatoddlegacy.org - dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda who took her own life at age 15 the victim of cyberbullying and sextortion. This parent forum is an evening for students and parents to listen, learn, and engage. This critically important topic of digital responsibility brings increased awareness and conversations within families and communities about the combination of bullying and technology use. The goal is to encourage others to shift their thinking about bullying type behaviours to those of KINDNESS and RESPECT. Light refreshments are served and this session is open to the public for FREE. Pre registration will be required on the conference website in the fall so we can plan refreshments for those attending. (Presenter(s): Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co)

Monday November 26, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)
 
Tuesday, November 27
 

7:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast on TUESDAY ONLY is happening in the Armory.

Tuesday November 27, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am
Concourse & Armory

8:00am

Today’s Modern Learning Environment: More than a New Coat of Paint
Today’s kids have one foot in yesterday’s values and one foot in tomorrow’s realities. Our responsibility as educators and thought leaders is NOT to find a secure balance across that chasm, but to create opportunities for them to take a smart leap into tomorrow with yesterday’s values ingrained! But it is no small task to make that shift. What are your schools doing differently today to get students ready for their tomorrow? Are you making real changes or are you just repainting the same old house a different color? This high-energy keynote highlights various classrooms and instructional practices that are winning in schools right now. Kids are not just compliantly attending classes in these schools; they are clamoring for more. Come learn the gamut of possibilities and how you can lead your school community into tomorrow.

Speakers

Tuesday November 27, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
The Armory

9:30am

Solution Partner Activites & Continental Breakfast
Visit our Solution Partners and thank them for their support of CMTC. Network with our Solution Partners to see how they can address your challenges. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity. Continental breakfast refresh is located in the center of the Partner Pavilion.

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

9:30am

Empower Learners with UDL: Build a Personal Learning Backpack for Agency
A learner who has agency can self-advocate based on a good understanding of his or her strengths, challenges and personal interests. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a process and a set of practical tools that will guide every learner in developing independent learning skills through the application of the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express. In this workshop, participants will learn about developing a Learner Profile (LP) in order to build their Personal Learning Backpack (PLB). When you identify how you learn best using the LP, the next step is to determine what tools/technologies, apps and skills you need in your PLB to support your own learning. Demonstrations and examples of LP's and PLB's will be provided along with time dedicated to exploring tools and technologies. Using different provided learner profiles, participants will work in groups to brainstorm tools, apps and resources that can enhance a strength or support a challenge of the learner in accessing information, engaging with content or expressing what they know. At the conclusion of the workshop, each group will share and reflect from the perspective of the learner about the tools and skills they need to develop agency and advocates of their own learning. Walk away with skills, resources and tools to create a learner centered environment in your classroom! (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal, and Diana Petshchauer, AT for Education)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition. (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas. (Presenter(s): Laura Nickerson, Director of STEM Teachers' Collaborative, UNH Leitzel Center, and Emily Kerr, UNH-Manchester)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore exciting new Maker stations every day developed by NHSLMA members. Stay and play or grab and go ~ there are lots of options to explore!

Speakers

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

9:30am

Double Midnight Comics - Manchester & Concord Locations
Voted the 2018 New Hampshire Magazine Best of Comic Book Store. Double MidNight Comics is a comic book & gaming specialty store offering new and old comics, collectible card and miniature games, magazines, action figures, statues and more! Our large gaming area is open daily for gaming, and for weekly tournaments. Double Midnight Comics works with school and public libraries to build their graphic novel selection. Contact Scott Proulx, our in house educator, to help grow your graphic novel section and see circulations rise! Libraries can save 20% with any order and get FREE shipping! We also offer quarterly gatherings with additional savings. Email scott@dmcomics.com for more

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
LB2

9:30am

ExploreLearning - Seriously fun math and science solutions!
We think everyone can do math and science. Come find out more and check out our math and science online simulations and fun math fact fluency games! 20 minute demos every half hour all day starting at 9:30 AM. Giveaways!

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
LB3

9:30am

Wonder Workshop - Learning Through Play & Wonder with Dash, Dot, & Cue
At Wonder Workshop, we code in kid speak. While Lincoln Logs and LEGOs were the building blocks of past generations' play, coding is the tool of the 21st century kid. We build coding languages uniquely designed for kids ages 6 and up, putting the power of play into their hands. Dreaming up new adventures and bringing them to life, kids master this language by transforming our characters and robots into ready-to-play pals with code. With Wonder Workshop and our Dash and Dot Robots, every kid has the building blocks to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Tuesday November 27, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
LB4

10:00am

Teacher Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Explore the Teacher Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.

Speakers

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

10:00am

TS - Digital Interactive Engineering Design Notebooks for STEM Students
Learn how Engineering Design Notebooks were digitally created for student use on iPads, see examples of how 7th-grade teams utilized the notebooks to complete a design project and engineering challenge, and discover how digital notebooking in STEM class provides students with voice, choice, and opportunities to make more informed design decisions. (Presenter(s): Beth Sommers, Enrichement & STEM Teacher, Chester Academy, and Sue Bacon, Greenland Central School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

10:00am

TS - Khan Academy
This session will demonstrate competency-based modules provided via the online learning platform, Khan Academy, and presenter will discuss the strengths of self-guided learning in a flipped or blended classroom environment. Khan Academy has modules ranging from kindergarten math to AP Art Histiry and utilizes a game-based model where students can earn badges and energy points for participation. Khan Academy is a free online tool that allows instructors to direct learning and provides resources that assist in grading. (Presenter(s): Jeremy VanDerKern, Annex Program Coordinator, Fair Haven Union High School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

10:20am

A Professional Development & Technology Integration Framework That Works
Our school district's model of timely and targeted professional development opportunities has helped develop a culture of innovative learning. A unique blend of technology staff, technology coaches and turnkey trainers provide actionable training and support for staff throughout the summer and the school year that has had a profound impact on our district. We will review the unique roles in our district, the evolution of our professional development program, the three technology goals that guide our technology integration program, a sampling of the available course topics, and the strategies used to conduct needs assessments. (Presenter(s): Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler, Hillsborough Township Public Schools)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Merrimack (C)

10:20am

Create a Digital Book with Pages on iPad
Discover the newest features of Keynote, Numbers, and Pages, free apps from Apple, that work together to give students professional quality tools to create work they're proud of. Rethink storytelling with Keynote, organize and manage a project with Numbers, and bring everything together to create a digital book in Pages. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Pierce

10:20am

Flipped (Staff) Meetings - Getting the most out of meetings!
Are you tired of talking at staff meetings? Feeling like your running list of "to do's" is only getting longer? Flipped Staff Meetings can change that! In this session leaders will learn how to make the most out of their time with staff by flipping meetings! Discover how flipped meetings can still check off your "to do" list, while providing ample time for conversation, differentiated PD (let's be honest if students need differentiated instruction, your staff need differentiated tasks!), and mobilizing your staff to feel empowered. Principals, Curriculum Coaches, Leaders of "any" meeting, can use this simple concept to focus meeting tasks. Your staff will come to meetings prepared and ready to work, allowing maximum quality products as the end result. See examples of Flipped Staff Meetings that guide whole school book studies, differentiate PD, guide vertical discussion, and much more! Your staff will thank you for making their time well spent. No doubt they will now leave staff meetings feeling accomplished. (Presenter(s): Paula Izbicki, Hollis Primary School Principal, Hollis School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Coolidge

10:20am

Google the WHOLE school: unlock the Unified Arts and the rest of the school
Eat some snacks and hear from a couple of folks who use Google Classroom everywhere, including the "core classes." Come learn about how we use Google Classroom in every corner of our learning environment; from staff meetings to art class, physical education to sports teams we utilize this tool to help teachers, staff, and students streamline their workflows and keep information organized. Bring your favorite Classroom enabled device and let's explore how you can make your life more efficient. (Presenter(s): Jonathan Reed, Technology Integrator, Sunapee School District, and Kirk Romein, Sunapee Middle High School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Contoocook (D)

10:20am

Mitigating Student Caused Damage to Devices
Learn of the pitfalls that accompany a 1:1 Initiative as it relates to student caused damage to devices. Find out how schools are addressing the issue and how your specific issues can be addressed. (Presenter(s): Eric Ogden, Trinity3 Technology)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Stark

10:20am

Show Me The $$$! Writing and Winning Successful Grants
Join Ethel Gaides and Kiley Kapp, two successful competitive grant writers/winners in SAU #48! Participants will learn: Where to find funding sources How to find/study successful grants How to address selection criteria How to focus on impact of project on people, not "stuff" How to support the application with evidenced-based research How to stand out from the competition with additional materials How to follow the rubric or rules for grant competitions If participants would like to learn more about writing successful grant proposals, information will be provided for the participants. (Presenter(s): Ethel Gaides, Assistant Superintendent, SAU 48, and Kiley Kapp, Campton Elementary School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Piscataquog (B)

10:20am

The Joy of Add-Ons
Add-ons are short scripts that can be installed in G Suite products. Add-ons can sort, merge, distribute, calculate, etc. Add-ons can help you become more productive as they automate the process. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Dartmouth

10:20am

Bring ISTE Standards to Life: New Professional Learning Opportunities
The ISTE Standards are a roadmap for bold, innovative educators to re-engineer their schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they fall on the journey to edtech transformation. Explore the Standards for Students, along with other powerful resources just released by ISTE to help you along your professional learning journey. Learn more about the ISTE Certification for Educators, new courses from ISTE U, and more! (Presenter(s): Joseph South, ISTE Chief Learning Officer)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Webster

10:20am

Creating Schools That Kindle the Inner Fires of Learning
If we believe that students should be ignited by the flame of learning inside school, then we need to find what ignites their passions. Join Ginger and learn how to create intellectual sparks with passion-based learning and how that shifts the focus of learning in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered. Participants are also introduced to the concept of "Optimal Ambiguity" as a prime state for empowered learning. (Presenter(s): Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Pemigewasset (A)

11:10am

Partner Pavilion Activities
Engage with our Solution Partners! Check out the new Learning Booths and CTMC Book Sales. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Ginger?

Tuesday November 27, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

12:00pm

#GoogleAddict 3.0
We are back at it ready for year 3 of #GoogleAddict! If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you. Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level. The best part you ask? The audience decides how the session is run. Come keep us on our toes! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Piscataquog (B)

12:00pm

Cyber Security & You: Understanding HB1612 & Your Role as an Educator
In April 2018, some of you may be aware that the NH Legislature passed HB1612 which amends RSA 189:65 that deals with the security of student and staff information. These changes introduce a much larger level of oversight with much finer controls, reporting and measurement components. Essentially, the responsibility for cybersecurity is extending far beyond IT and touching each of your everyday lives. While the framework for the HB 1612 are being worked on by the NH Department of Education there is much that each individual school administrative unit, school and educator can do now to better understand the changes in advance of the June 2019 mandate to comply, by beginning to gather the information that will be needed and making. Additionally, there are habits that you can all implement in the classroom that will keep your student's info safe in advance of this new framework. Come to this informative, fast paced and, yes, fun session aimed at making you a more informed participant in the cyber security inner workings at your school. (Presenter(s): Raymond Benoit, President, RTM Communications, Inc)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Stark

12:00pm

Discover Schoolwork and Classroom: Powerful Tools for Teaching
Learn how to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students, all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pierce

12:00pm

Extreme UDL Makeover
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a standards-based framework focused on student engagement. It affords students choice and voice. In order to adapt teaching and learning to incorporate the UDL framework, teachers are re-examining how they teach, what their classrooms look like, how students are assessed, how they design homework, and classwork looks like. Join Julie and Thea to experience an "Extreme UDL makeover" bringing the UDL Guidelines to life in their roles as classroom teacher and Digital Learning Coach. Julie helps teachers improve student access to curriculum, developing choice assignments, modeling collection of Mastery-Oriented Feedback and other realistic applications of UDL. In her role as a classroom teacher, Thea implements UDL through her use of Google Classroom, choice and self-reflection structures during review, and ongoing student goal-setting. You will leave with lots of ideas of how to apply UDL in your classroom, with and without the use of technology. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Thea Durling, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Meeting Students Where THEY Are in Mathematics
Students are at different levels of math ability and that is okay. Hear from Micah Depper, STEM Teacher and Director of Teaching and Learning at Harpswell Coastal Academy, as he shares his best practices of using a differentiated support and individualized pacing program to prepare his students for real-life problems involving math! Learn how Micah uses a digital math platform that allows him to customize differentiated lessons for each student and see their work in real time. Discover how you can drastically reduce the amount of time required for prep-work and assessment in the classroom to focusing your energy on helping students to problem solve. (Presenter(s): Micah Depper, Director of Teaching and Learning, Harpswell Coastal Academy, and Suzanne Rickard, self employed)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

Nineteen for '19: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Want to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session has been completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference "Eighteen for '18". New this year is an overview of classroom use of Smart Speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini that goes beyond information retrieval There will be an update on virtual and augmented reality, and teacher-tested uses of coding resources, drones, and affordable robots. You will learn about tools that you did not know you could not live without, and see innovative apps promoting classroom interaction. You will learn about many free and powerful apps and resources in all subject areas and grade levels, and hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind along with a sense of adventure and fun are highly recommended. Stay to the end for a raffle with technology related door prizes. (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Contoocook (D)

12:00pm

Skills for Innovative Leadership
Explore innovative strategies to enhance and become more efficient with launching ideas, risk taking, and creating a culture of innovation. Supporting digital learning and innovation in schools is challenging. Join the presenter, a veteran building principal who recently moved into a district technology leadership role, to identify key elements critical to putting innovative leadership into action. An innovative leader should try to create new ideas, but it is more important that they create a culture of innovation. Explore methods to empower your teachers with a shared vision and a safe and supportive environment of risk taking, trust, and swift implementation. Innovative leaders not only "think" differently, but they "act" differently. Now is the time to act and put these innovative characteristics into action. This session will empower YOU to build a culture of innovation. (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Milford Public Schools)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Merrimack (C)

12:00pm

Being Prepared for the Next Technology Wave as a Skeptic
Explore strategies as an instructional leader to figure out the right technology tools to promote and adopt at the school system and building level. (Presenter(s): Dan Black, Assistant Superintendent, Londonderry School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Webster

12:00pm

Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT. (Presenter(s): Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pemigewasset (A)

12:00pm

Augment Learning with Augmented Reality
Explore the solar system, human body, geometric shapes and so much more in 3D! In this session, participants will learn how to use several free augmented reality apps on their mobile device. There are many AR apps that provide exciting and engaging AR experiences for K-12 students. Learn about how to use these apps in many content areas with your students. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, Kathleen Dasho, North Reading, and Graham Celine, Intelitek)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:50pm

Partner Pavilion Activities
Engage with our Solution Partners! Check out the new Learning Booths and CTMC Book Sales. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Ginger?

Tuesday November 27, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:00pm

SS - Collaborative Education: Teaching for the Future
Discover how to design and implement a successful interdisciplinary course. Over the last several years, there has been a push in our our school and across the state for the development of courses that demonstrate to students the interconnectedness of seemingly separate subject areas, focusing on the common relationships between them rather than as independent entities. Throughout the process of designing our interdisciplinary course, combining art and chemistry, the encouragement provided to us by the NH State Department of Education, the NH State Council for the Arts, and by research photographers at MIT, has demonstrated the importance of courses that includes art as an equal partner. How do you find a good collaborative partner? How do you get your administrators to support interdisciplinary courses? Hear from our students and discover how interdisciplinary instruction can improve personalized student learning and promote collaborative education. (Presenter(s): Aimee Piccolo, Photography Teacher, Merrimack School District, and Sean Muller, Merrimack School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday November 29, 2018 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS -There's an App for That & Students Made it
Come as students present the applications designed and created as part of Mobile CSP during the 2017/2018 academic year. Students will discuss the design process and have their apps on display for conference participants to try. (Presenter(s): Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy, and Cassie Hayes, The Founders Academy)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday November 29, 2018 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:30pm

Digital Breakouts ~ A Virtual Escape Room
Learn how to create a virtual "escape room". In a digital breakout, students work collaboratively to solve a series of puzzles in order to open "locks" in a Google Form. As educators, we're always looking for effective ways to engage our students without breaking our budgets. Great news, digital breakouts are FREE! This hands-on session will teach participants how to utilize various Google Apps to create their own class "escape room". The educational learning possibilities for this tool are endless! (Presenter(s): Denise Wood, Business Teacher, Groveton High School, and Josh Smith, Northumberland School District)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Engineering & NextGen Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards require teachers to integrate engineering into their classes across disciplines but for many teachers this will be the first time they do that. In this workshop, you will learn about several inexpensive and fun engineering activities that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom and demystify what engineers are and what they do. These activities will build on students' natural problem-solving skills and prepare the next generation of critical thinkers. (Presenter(s): Vasiliki Partinoudi, Pre-Engineering Instructor, Seacoast School of Technology, SAU16)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Student STEAM Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Check out the Student STEAM Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.


Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:40pm

Are Your Network & Endpoints Really Secure from All Threats?
Learn more about the current threat landscape and how cyber criminals target your data. Get practical advice on how to protect your organization and combat advanced threats of today. We will address social engineering, malware, and exploitation techniques. Discover your vulnerabilities and the best way to insure your school, staff and students are completely secure. Don't miss this one and there will even be a raffle for a gift card for all attendees to this session. (Presenter(s): Mark Turner, Sophos, and Chris Chaves, Sophos)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:40pm

Digital Citizenship ~ A Successful District Approach
Nancy Marrese and Cheryl Pulkowski, Marlborough Public Schools, will also serve as facilitators for this session. Over the past year, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools has committed to developing a Digital Citizenship Curriculum to help educate students to make safe, smart, and responsible choices online. Learn about our year-long collaborative process for researching, developing, and implementing a district-wide digital citizenship curriculum that has been well-received by all the different constituencies. Time will be provided for session attendees to engage in group discussions in order that they gain a better understanding of the successes and possible pitfalls that may be encountered when moving their own schools forward. (Presenter(s): Tom Plati, Director of Instructional Technology, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools, and Chris Henry, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

1:40pm

Meet Them Where They Are: Using Technology to Help Struggling Learners
Technology makes it easier than ever to help students in your classroom access the general curriculum. Differentiation can be a click away and students can access websites and extensions to help them access material. Technology can also allow students to capture their learning through alternative means and allow them to use their strengths instead of focusing on their areas of concern. Participants will learn about many web-based tools, apps, and Google Chrome extensions that will help teachers differentiate their curricula. Discussion will include tools that student can use to access the content on their own. Lastly, they will learn about resources that will allow students to document their learning in new and meaningful ways. The workshop will focus on reading, writing, executive functioning, and English Language Learners. Participants will learn about tools such as voice typing, SeeSaw, Text Compactor, PrintFriendly, and more. (Presenter(s): Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Merrimack (C)

1:40pm

So What is a Blockchain?
What would you do if you could have a decentralized global database with strong guarantees of consistency and security? Some people build currencies. Some people track assets. MIT just issued all of its 2018 diplomas on the blockchain. Blockchains are the fastest-growing technology on the Internet and some say the technology is as revolutionary as the Internet itself. Wtart from zero, come up to speed on the basic concepts, and talk about some ways the technology may be an essential component of the future of education. (Presenter(s): Bill McGonigle, Entrepreneur, BFC Computing, LLC)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Dartmouth

1:40pm

Social Emotional Learning: Where to Find It, How to Fund It
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that states measure at least one nonacademic indicator of school success. This could be school climate, how safe students feel at school, the prevalence of fights, suicidal thoughts, or other measures. SEL (social emotional learning) might not be core content, but it's the core of all content. New research indicates that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large--and long-term--positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Another study finds that when SEL skills increase, there is more classroom time for academics, and students achieve more. Panelists share some data on social emotional learning, ideas of how to measure it, where to place it in the curriculum, and how technology is a contributor in this area. In addition, ideas for funding it will be discussed. For those who may be unfamiliar with this area, some background from organizations such as CASEL, Edutopia, and The Wallace Foundation is provided. Digital tools can be part of the assessment, the instruction, monitoring, and more. (Presenter(s): Rita Oates, Oates Associates, and Cynthia Waltman, Plymouth State University, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:40pm

Unleash Student Expression through Video, Photography, Music, and Drawing
Explore how to bring creativity into every subject " like video in math, music in history or drawing in science. Get hands-on with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum for iPad that helps teachers give students the skills they need to flex their creative muscle in and out of school. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:40pm

Unlocking 17th Century Ideas with 21st Century Skills
As teachers, we can be intimidated by technology while our students can be intimidated by our curriculum. By giving tech-savvy students a wider range of options to demonstrate their understanding of course content, teachers can facilitate opportunities for technology to be truly transformative. Classical literature becomes accessible for students of all levels giving them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of essential concepts. Giving students ownership of their assessments through mediums that are new to us encourages them to increase the complexity of their interactions with course content. Join us as we discuss our use of book trailers and character Twitters to connect our modern, high school students with classic literature. (Presenter(s): Kristen Sullivan, English Teacher, Pelham School District, and Jessica Parent, Pelham High School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Contoocook (D)

1:40pm

Big 5 Must-Have Tools for Learning by Doing
As we move from sit/get lessons into more active and authentic learning projects, EdTech tools will be leading the way! Come learn about the "Big 5" must-have tools for a stellar Project Based Learning classroom! This session presents is a broad view of 5+ types of tools, with many options for each type: video conferencing, collaborative documents, social networking, Google Alerts, blogging. (Presenter(s): Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Pemigewasset (A)

2:30pm

Solution Partner Activitiess & Dessert
The late afternoon break in the Partner Pavilion includes dessert! Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Ginger?

Tuesday November 27, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

3:10pm

Enhance your 1:1 Environment by Harnessing the Powers of Google Console
Google Console is a powerful management tool, but may not always be easy to navigate. Come hear what one K-8 school has done with Chrome settings to limit students in a 1:1 environment in ways that a traditional filter can't. Learn how to use the Google Admin Console to customize Chrome settings and set limitations to specific users and devices. We will take an in-depth look at Chrome settings within console and explore how to block plugins, set up printer settings, lock Chromebooks to a domain, share out Android apps on compatible 2-in-1 Chromebooks and more. We will also learn how to add settings for desktop backgrounds, tabs to open on startup and custom bookmarks and extensions. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Alex Libby, Chichester Central School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

3:10pm

Google Sites for Beginners
The "old" Google Sites will be discontinued soon. Learn the basics (and some tricks and tips) to make your transition smoother over to the NEW Google Sites! This session is for beginners so it will be about walking through the features of sites as well as setting up a site and resources for reference after the summit. This session is not intended for the migration of existing sites. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Dartmouth

3:10pm

LEGO STEAM Learning in All Your Learning Spaces
Discover hands on learning solutions for elementary STEAM in maker spaces, afterschool programs and classrooms with LEGO Education. It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding and computer science at a young age. Attendees will build and code physical robots and discover ways to enhance their students' abilities in computational thinking. Learn the basics of coding and engineering and walk away with concrete ideas on how to bring engineering design principles to life in all your learning spaces. (Presenter(s): Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education, and Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Stark

3:10pm

Radically STEAM
Radically STEAM's panel of New Hampshire education innovators will explain fundamentally what is STEAM and describe how it is (or is not) the same as STEM. Find out why these innovators value STEAM and how STEAM engages students in the learning process. Learn about these programs and more. Find out how these programs got started, hear what's working (and what's not), and be inspired by recommendations they have for you in starting out or transitioning to a STEAM-based program. Time will be devoted to questions from the audience. (Presenter(s): Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant, New Hampshire Dept. of Education)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Webster

3:10pm

Student Portfolios using Google Sites
In this session, I will show you how create a digital portfolio for students of all ages. Attendees will learn how to change themes, add pages and subpages, and embed files from Google Drive. This beginner-level session is appropriate for anyone new to Google Sites or digital portfolios. (Presenter(s): Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Contoocook (D)

3:10pm

Teach Serious Code in a Seriously Fun Way on iPad
Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. Time will be spent sharing the free resources from the curriculum guides and the free playgrounds to support the learning. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pierce

3:10pm

Text to Tech
Discover how we have integrated technology with some of our favorite children's books. A variety of projects will be shared that were completed using chromebooks or iPads. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in some hands-on activities using Bee-Bots and Ozobots. Everyone will leave the workshop with ideas ready to implement with their students the next day. (Presenter(s): Helen Kelley, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, and Dianne Maguire, North Reading)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Merrimack (C)

3:10pm

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
We tried a lot of resources this year for the first time. Let me tell you about what worked really well, and where I had trouble. Cubelets " These innovative robots were a great success; learn tips and tricks to make them even better. I will bring some for hands-on activities. Quizlet Live - I worked this into fifth grade classrooms. How I rolled it out to the kids in my class and then pushed it out to their classrooms. Breakout Edu - We tried it and loved it. What to know to make it a successful activity. Google CS First " based on Scratch - I used their computer club curriculum with great success"let me tell you! I learned some lessons of what to do better next year! Low Tech - My students asked if they could make "real" projects. Let's talk about what we did to help other students and teachers in the building while also fulfilling standards. Finally: Donors Choose. I tried it and loved it. Let me show you a few tips on winning grants. Hands-on work, using this website so consider a grant idea before you come. (Presenter(s): Christine Donoghue, Technology Teacher, Billerica Public Schools)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Coolidge

3:10pm

Personalized Professional Learning-Anytime! Anywhere!
Explore strategies to personalize learning in your own district. The Pelham School district has been personalizing learning for over three years as part of their three-year Future Ready Plan. Listen to the most successful strategies including "PD on the Go", pineapple charts, summer book clubs, and more. Essential to this professional learning model is the role of the Instructional coach and teacher leaders. Their work to provide job-embedded learning and meet the needs of all learners is paving the way to personalization for every student in the district. (Presenter(s): Holly Doe, Enrichment/Technology, SAU 28)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

6:30pm

Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition. (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne

6:30pm

Programming with Students: Making It Happen in the Classroom
Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. In this session, we will take time to review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. We will also spend time learning about Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use it with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code". (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert)

Tuesday November 27, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, November 28
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the Partner Pavilion.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am
Concourse & Partner Pavilion/EXOP

8:00am

Creating Future Ready Schools & Classrooms
When analyzing the US education system across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. Side-by-side images of classrooms from 1918 and 2018 yields eerie similarities in many schools today, even with the 100-year difference. How can schools and classrooms transform from those of the industrial era spaces with desks in rows, students facing forward, and teachers front and center to ones that are learner-centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? Districts and schools across the nation are becoming Future Ready, revamping teacher empowerment, personalized professional learning, innovative learning spaces, community partnerships, and digital learning initiatives. Join Thomas as he inspires educators and provides free tools and resources to empower you to transform your district, school, and classroom into ones that better prepare students for the world they face tomorrow.

Speakers

Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:00am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore exciting new Maker stations every day developed by NHSLMA members. Stay and play or grab and go ~ there are lots of options to explore!

Speakers

Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:00am - 4:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

9:30am

Solution Partner Activities & Continental Breakfast
Visit our Solution Partners and thank them for their support of CMTC. Network with our Solution Partners to see how they can address your challenges. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the Partner Pavilion.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:20am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

9:30am

How to Fast Draft Your Blog, Article, or Book!
Learn how to write from idea to first draft fast. Have you dreamed about publishing your fabulous teaching strategies and ideas? Is the idea of sitting at a computer or device for hours on end to write an article or worse, a book, sound horrid to you? Or, have you started writing but would just like to get your first draft out faster? Learn how to write a 2000-word article from idea to publication in 24 hours! Yes, it's possible! Learn how to: >Capture your ideas in the style that works best for you and then turn those ideas into articles, reports, and briefs. >Write with speech-to-text quickly and easily! >Maintain focus, be more creative, and get more done with the time you have. >Set up a writing environment that supports your working style. >Choose what tools to use, from no budget to high quality software and equipment. >Pick apps that help you to prep and plan your ideas before you start talking your project. >Use tricks that will maximize your success with any voice-to-text software Bring your device and come prepared for a hands-on experience! This session will be interactive. You'll collaborate with colleagues to build upon your specific needs. Whether you are a seasoned writer, or a beginner, there will be gems for you to take away from this session. *Participant devices will need a working microphone. (Presenter(s): Susan Fitzell, AimHi Educational Programs, LLC)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

ETP - VEX IQ Robotics Playground
Come play with some VEX IQ robots on the 2018-2019 Competition " Nest Level" field. Learn about the fastest growing Robotics competition in New Hampshire. How to start a team, how the competitions work, available grants, and experience first-hand how much fun playing with robots can be. This is STEM education at its best, fully integrating the physics of moving things, the technology of coding, the engineering of robotic design and assembly, and the math of game strategies. (Presenter(s): David Kelly, RoboticsTeacher, Robotics Maker Space, and Pamela Kelly, Robotics Maker Space)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

Double Midnight Comics - Manchester & Concord Locations
Voted the 2018 New Hampshire Magazine Best of Comic Book Store. Double MidNight Comics is a comic book & gaming specialty store offering new and old comics, collectible card and miniature games, magazines, action figures, statues and more! Our large gaming area is open daily for gaming, and for weekly tournaments. Double Midnight Comics works with school and public libraries to build their graphic novel selection. Contact Scott Proulx, our in house educator, to help grow your graphic novel section and see circulations rise! Libraries can save 20% with any order and get FREE shipping! We also offer quarterly gatherings with additional savings. Email scott@dmcomics.com for more

Wednesday November 28, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
LB2

10:00am

Teacher Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Explore the Teacher Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.

Speakers

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

10:00am

TS - Create a Full Length Student Made Movie
Explore ways on how to create a full length movie with your students Students work on everything from pre to post production culminating in a public showing of their movie. Explore ways to collaborate with all subjects from tackling social issues, sentence structure, technology, and presentation skills. No stone goes unturned when producing a project this large. (Presenter(s): Brian Chagnon, Videography and Photography, SAU61)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

10:00am

TS - NH Kids Code
NH Kids Code was a yearlong effort to engage New Hampshire's elementary children in critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration through coding. The project was led by Heather Drolet, a NH technology integrator and the 2017-2018 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical, generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Learn how Heather engaged 800 5th graders across New Hampshire in the creation of mobile apps directly related to their curriculum using the Thunkable program! (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

10:20am

Closing the Homework Gap: Are your students connected?
Explore strategies to close the homework gap for your students. Our panel will discuss different strategies to help schools and districts close this Homework Gap, and provide all student the tools they need to succeed. From providing offline alternatives, to using existing or additional access points, to providing laptops and hotspots to check out from the library or Internet Essential packages. We can't keep our heads in the sand. As more and more districts implement digital and web-based learning programs, a large number of low-income and/or rural students are finding themselves caught in a widening Homework Gap. On average, one-third of U.S. students do not have adequate Internet access when they leave school. These students are often struggling to keep up with their more affluent peers who have anytime, anywhere access to learning. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE, and Brenda McGee, Gilfrod School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Pierce

10:20am

CodeSpark the Foos: Programming with PreK through Grade 5
The CodeSpark Foos are adorable characters in a completely engaging digital world that is accessible to non-readers and readers alike. This free for schools app is fantastic for introducing our youngest learners to programming basics and building up to intermediate programming skills and free coding opportunities. Teach skills about sequencing, logic, problem solving and more in a game like cartoon adventure. Come meet the CodeSpark Foos friends and learn why these little friends will have your students coding in no time and prep work will be a breeze. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Merrimack (C)

10:20am

Competency Grading Best Proactices
Across New Hampshire schools have implemented competencies in a multitude of ways. Join us to share best practices from the class room and across the District (Presenter(s): Patrick Grace, Product Manager, Computer Resources, and Brenda McGee, SAU 73)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Dartmouth

10:20am

Create Your Own Online Bookchat
Looking for a way to deliver professional development differently? Come learn how a Tech Integration Teacher and Librarian teamed up to create an online bookchat for professional development for its staff (and the state of NH). Detailed information will be provided as to how the bookchat was organized, run, and implemented. Time will be provided for participants to share ideas. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Contoocook (D)

10:20am

Educating Educators About Blockchain
Join UNH professor in this introduction for educators on blockchain technology - what it is, its primary and myriad proposed use cases, and its impact on education and students. The goal of this session is to demystify the topic and give examples of how to incorporate the blockchain and cryptocurrency into various subjects and courses, in both traditional and online classrooms. (Presenter(s): Tonya Evans, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Coolidge

10:20am

Instructional Technology Coaching
Too often schools launch new technology without a plan for supporting and coaching teachers through the process of using new technology effectively in their classrooms. One key to launching and supporting is increasing the opportunity to support teachers and help them raise student achievement. Today's students' needs vary as they are growing up in the digital learning age. Knowing how to integrate existing tech with today's instructional best practices and strategies engages students to maximize learning. Supporting educators on this journey is a critical step. Just like with teaching, we need to differentiate instruction/support to meet the needs of the teachers. There is no "one size fits all" approach. The support is also not one time, it is a cycle of support. This cycle generally consists of: setting goals, co-planning lessons, observation, and debrief after the lesson. Each step is done collaboratively with the teacher and the integration specialist. Forming professional relationships and connections with teachers can be the foundation of a great coaching cycle. A teacher may not always reach out to integrate, we as specialists may need to reach out to them. The initial phase of a coaching cycle is routed in the "WHY" for integrating EdTech and Curriculum. This session will focus on the why of coaching and then support and increase opportunities. Participants will learn Elements of EdTech Coaching from active coaches sharing experience and ideas. (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Milford Public Schools)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Piscataquog (B)

10:20am

Show Me The Money! Feedback on Funding Ideas
Explore strategies to find funding and support for technology and other school needs, such as social emotional learning. Bring a grant announcement that intrigues you. Explore what might be written "between the lines" that should be taken into consideration. If you have been funded recently, plan to share briefly something you learned in this process and help others who have not ever written or won a grant. (Presenter(s): Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Webster

10:20am

Strategies for Developing Self-Directed Learners
Explore the self-directed learning cycle and discover techniques for supporting students developing habits of success. Participants complete a personalized learning self-evaluation and leave with concrete strategies to help their students become self-directed learners. This session allows participants to explore a variety of formats, approaches, and resources for working with students such as goal setting, mentoring, small group workshops, and reflection. (Presenter(s): Peter Siner, Personalized Learning Coach, New England Basecamp, and Tricia Breen, New England Basecamp)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Stark

10:20am

Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom
In today's era of Fake News and viral social media, are your students good digital citizens while living their lives online, without a roadmap on how to: think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly? This session includes an engaging conversation on our classroom experiences and our role in having a direct impact on our students' digital footprint. Resources and strategies for the explicit teaching of digital citizenship and values will also be shared and dissected so that educators leave with tangible ideas and resources. Come ready to share your experience and ideas to support our students moving forward! (Presenter(s): Tom Murray, Wedneday Keynote)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 10:20am - 11:10am
Pemigewasset (A)

11:10am

Partner Pavilion Activities
Engage with our Solution Partners! Check out the new Learning Booths and CTMC Book Sales. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Thomas?

Wednesday November 28, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

12:00pm

A Learner with Agency is a Learner Who is Future Ready
As we try to educate all children to become independent and self-directed learners so they have choices in college, career, and life, our promise should be for each child to develop learner agency. But how can we as leaders fulfill that promise to create learner-centered environments where all children develop agency so that can pursue their passions and interests, take ownership to learning and be future ready? Participants will learn about a 3-step innovative process based on the learning sciences to develop agency with all learners. First, discover how you can empower learners (of all ages) to tell their story of who they are and how they learn and then create a Personal Learning Backpack of tools and skills to support their learning along with a Personal Learning Plan so that they can develop goals and action plans to become future ready for college, career and life. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Piscataquog (B)

12:00pm

Citizen Science: Authentic data in the classroom
Discover different citizen science opportunities your classroom can participate in such as the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network and International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge. In this session participants will learn from the presenter's experiences of how to integrate authentic data and local data analysis in their STEM course. Includes presentation of different ways to integrate real data, collect data for organizations/government entities, and analyze data through graph making and using the CER model. Examples of data use will be provided for all major sciences, math, and engineering. Presenter's personal focus is Earth sciences. (Presenter(s): Kimberly Galambos, Science Teacher, The Founders Academy)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Invention Education & Youth Innovation: School Invention Conventions
Hear from a panel of K-12 Invention Convention Teachers that utilize project-based learning pedagogy to bring about inventive thinking in the classroom ultimately helping learners problem-solve real world challeges while developing 21st Century Skill Sets. Learn about the flexibility of implementation options that address a variety of strategies to meet classroom STEAM learning objectives, including STEM enrichment, after school extended learning opportunities, or invention club models that are inexpensive and easy to integrate into today's challenging school environments and schedules. The panel will include the Elementary School perspective, Middle School as well as High School scaffolding of the curriculum, as well as addressing how to engage the school and local community in putting on a successful Invention Convention event, or adding an invention strand to an existing science or maker fair. Learn about how 3-D modeling technologies, MEAs (Model-Eliciting Activities), practical hands-on brainstorming and the use of upcycled materials can help students in the process of applying design thinking concepts. Learners will successfully produce individualized projects with a focus on critical thinking, MAKING, and public speaking-- all invaluable skills to their growth as learners as well as their future educational and professional pursuits. (Presenter(s): Nicole Bellabona, Director, Young Inventors' Program of NNE, Academy of Applied Science/DePaul Univ, and Laura Vittorioso, Barrington Elementary School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Merrimack (C)

12:00pm

Laconia's Technology in the Classroom Packs a Super Punch!
Discover how a small district with a large free and reduced lunch population is able to pack a serious punch in the area of technology integration by utilizing teacher leadership. The teachers in Laconia School district are superheroes when it comes to how they integrate technology into the classroom and help students see technology as a tool for learning. While transitioning to a competency-based, personalized learning system, Laconia has leveraged technology to change instruction, improve assessment, and transform curriculum. Panel members share success stories, helpful resources, and ideas for how you can save the day for your students by helping them develop the 21st-century skills that utilize the technology that will be paramount in their success in college, career, and beyond. The team from Laconia includes Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator; Shannon Siegler, 8th grade ELA & 2017 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award recipient; Lindsay Middleton, 8th grade ELA; Lisa Hinds, high school Math; and Irene Stinson, 5th grade educator. (Presenter(s): Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator - Teaching & Learning, Laconia School District, and Shannon Siegler, Laconia Middle School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Webster

12:00pm

Learned vs Earned: Best Practices Implementing Competency-Based Grading
Examine the opportunities and challenges presented by implementing competency-based grading and reporting with Merrimack Valley and Inter-Lakes School Districts and their corporate partner Alma Technologies, Inc. In this session we will discuss the districts' reasons for shifting to competency-based grading, their implementation and communication plan, the lessons they learned, and then analyze the impact on student outcomes thus far. Both districts will share information on the tools they use to manage and support this approach to student learning and assessment, along with the metrics they rely on for evaluating their success along the way. John Martin from Inter-Lakes School District and Merrimack Valley Superintendent, Mark MacLean share their New Hampshire experience. (Presenter(s): John Martin, Dir of Innovation & Tech, Inter-Lakes SD, and Mark MacLean, Merrimack Valley School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Stark

12:00pm

QR Codes, Stations, Centers, & more!
Learn about creating centers and stations with individualized instruction through the use of QR Codes. Imagine a classroom where you aren't repeating directions a dozen or more times... it is possible! Through the use of QR codes, students can be linked to an infinite number of sites, videos, documents, and more, right at their station! Discuss the use of QR codes in a Choice Based Art classroom as well as Physical Education, but would also be appropriate for classroom teachers who use centers and stations. (Presenter(s): Susan Tuttle, Visual Art/Technology Teacher, Claremont School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pierce

12:00pm

QRIt! The Trail Project
In this session we will walk participants through our journey creating QR codes and student assembled google sites. The google sites describe and provide historical, scientific, mathematical, and arts connections to our extensive outdoor campus. Some of the areas covered include the playground rules, historical and scientific information about our trail system and solar array. Future plans include visual arts and and music inspired by the natural campus as well as additional information about the campus. This multi year, whole school project has helped our students become invested in their environment digitally and physically. We are also providing information, through the QR codes and websites, to the greater community. (Presenter(s): Mary Cantlin, Technology Integrator, Plainfield School, and Jen Frederick, Plainfield School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

Social Media Credit Score: The Hidden Risks & Benefits for Students
If schools are going to successfully reimagine education, IT leaders must work in new and better ways to support innovative learning opportunities while ensuring digital privacy, safety, and security. But read the headlines: Colleges and businesses are beginning to assess our students like banks evaluate borrowers, using a Social Media Credit Score to better understand potential risks. While some students have seen their college acceptances and job offers rescinded, others are having scholarships and unique internships offered skyrocket based on social media reports generated by social media investigation companies. Stop looking for social media's "OFF" button! This session will help school educators discover constructive ways to protect and educate students and teachers on this new threat. As a participant, you will walk away with a clear understanding of your role and techniques you can use to assist the most connected generation proactively build positive online identities. Their future depends on it! (Presenter(s): Eric Butash, Director of Operations, Highlander Institute)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Contoocook (D)

12:00pm

Building Your Data & Privacy Toolkit
Learn about the basics of student privacy and hear from members of the NHCTO council who have been working to build a series of data and privacy resources for school districts in our state. The most up to date information will be shared in regards to state and federal legislation as well as exemplary models from other NH school districts. (Presenter(s): Holly Doe, Enrichment/Technology, SAU 28, and Lee Despres, Merrimack Valley School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pemigewasset (A)

12:00pm

Digital Teaching Tools to Empower Student Choice
In this session, participants will be introduced to at least a dozen digital teaching tools to empower students choice and ownership of their learning. The tools include a variety of web-based applications and sites that teachers and students can use to facilitate learning, manage work completion, provide opportunities for individual growth and improvement, and encourage individuality with options for student choice. The majority of these applications and sites allow students access primarily through their school-lissued gmail accounts and for free, though a few require users to set up accounts and may have a small fee. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Technology Integrator, Barrington Middle School, and Tarsha Doyle)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

The Power of Pivot Tables
In this session participants will learn how to use Google Sheets' Pivot Table feature, a powerful data analysis tool. Pivot Tables offer the ability to quickly summarize and cross-tabulate large datasets without the need for a relational database, programming knowledge, or any aggregate functions. Instead, they offer a simple drag-and-drop interface that allow the user to instantly create customized reports. After a brief discussion about the importance and application of effective data analysis, the first part of this session will be a crash course in the basics of Pivot Tables: setting up the spreadsheet, creating a pivot table, and learning how to use the interface to analyze data. The second part of this session will encourage participants, working in small teams, to answer a series of questions about a large, sample dataset. In order to answer the questions, participants must apply what they have learned by adjusting columns, rows, and filters of their Pivot Tables. As the teams move along and answer questions successfully, the questions will get harder. This active learning session has been highly successful at conferences and in professional development courses in our district and we have found time and time again that teachers learn best by doing. (Presenter(s): Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:50pm

Partner Pavilion Activities
Engage with our Solution Partners! Check out the new Learning Booths and CTMC Book Sales. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Thomas?

Wednesday November 28, 2018 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:00pm

ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas. (Presenter(s): Tammy Andrew, CS Teacher, Milford HS, and Joanne Lau)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS - Building a F.E.E.R.S.E Robot.
Lamprey River Elementary school was fortunate to be awarded a NHSTE grant last year to create a robot that would traverse our schools nature trail and share the unique wetland and river habitat with other via video. Our students were challenged to create a Lego prototype and bring it through the design process to create a robot. Through this unique opportunity, the students have learned a lot about the process of STEM fabrication, from the excitement of concept design to the struggle of redesign when things don't go as planned. Let them take you on their journey with a robot named FEERSE. (Presenter(s): Doug Roy, Teacher, Lamprey River Elementary School, SAU 33, and Ashley O'Neill, Lamprey River Elementary School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday November 29, 2018 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS - Engage Your School on A Shoestring Budget : Student Run TV! Team 1
Discover how your school can stream a TV show over the internet for limited money, and increase positive culture, get out information and have fun! Our student broadcasters will show you how to use this easy program to engage students and families and create 21st century learners. Best of all, it's by kids! (Presenter(s): Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday November 29, 2018 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS - Engage Your School on A Shoestring Budget : Student Run TV! Team 2
Discover how your school can stream a TV show over the internet for limited money, and increase positive culture, get out information and have fun! Our student broadcasters will show you how to use this easy program to engage students and families and create 21st century learners. Best of all, it's by kids! (Presenter(s): Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:00pm - Thursday November 29, 2018 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:30pm

Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, Kathleen Dasho, North Reading, and Graham Celine, Intelitek)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Do you often wish you could easily save your whiteboard material? Would you like to have students be able to contribute to your whiteboard sessions without having to call them to the board one at a time? With Google Jamboard and the Jamboard App now you can. Everyone can now attach to one digital whiteboard and add their own thoughts from a physical Jamboard, or the Jamboard app on their touch device. Plus, save your work easily and add it directly to Google Classroom! (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Student STEAM Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Check out the Student STEAM Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.


Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:40pm

A Rubric For District Robotics Success: A Buyer's Guide & Hands On Guide
Looking to invest in robotics for your district? This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on buying guide to help review the largest robotics platforms: Lego EV3, VEX EDR, VEX IQ, Raspberry Pi and Tetrix platforms with a hands on demonstration of their different building options, required programming skills and controller capabilities. In addition to these platforms a range of low cost options for elementary robotics will also be discussed and shown such as the Edison, Ozobot, Sphero and Bee-Bot platforms. Leave this presentation informed on the features of these platforms and a rubric to help you select robotics platforms based on your educational and financial goals. This presentation will also highlight the essential 21st Century Skills and Computer Science skills that robotics bring to a students learning. View classroom videos, robotics challenges and experience these platforms for yourself. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, Kathleen Dasho, North Reading, and Daniel Downs, North Reading District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Dartmouth

1:40pm

All Systems Go: Empower Co-Workers to Create Meaningful Learning
Learning opportunities occur by empowering one another. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a physical education teacher, media specialist, and curriculum coordinator worked together to empowered one another to immerse students in learning. Our system worked together! We imagined the dream learning experience in an Athletic Training class by recognizing one another's strengths and roles. In the end we included a live cadaver lab with a university, a multi-user e-book about concussions followed by discussion with the author, and lessons on sketchnoting and infographics. This all came together with an authentic assessment. This magic all happened because different parts of the system worked together! While we will discuss Athletic Training resources and student work, our focus will be on building a collaborative relationship, anticipating questions and potential challenges, and scaffolding a performance task that included transferable skill sets. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Neil Leavis, Londonderry School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Contoocook (D)

1:40pm

Digital APUSH: Practicing Digital History in the HS Classroom
By substituting alternative research methods and projects for traditional research papers, digital history can be brought into the high school classroom. At Sunapee High School, AP U.S. History students have completed an annual digital history project since 2015. This session provides an overview of this work, including the 2016 "Revealing History with Chronicling America" project, which won a National Endowment for the Humanities award, and the controversial 2018 project, entitled "If Jefferson had Used Twitter, and if Jefferson were Trump." (Presenter(s): Ray Palin, librarian, Sunapee)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:40pm

Keeping Learning First - Leadership for Education Technology
Early in MLTI, Maine's statewide 1to1 program, we knew: The true power of technology is not in learning to use it, but rather using it to learn. The device (by itself) isn't the magic, all the ways students can learn with it is! But over time, MLTI, and so many other initiatives, have drifted to a primary focus on providing devices and equity of access. Come learn about a model for keeping learning first and insuring that your technology initiative is squarely focused on the learning, not simply a "tech buy." (Presenter(s): Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

1:40pm

Resiliency 101: Ensuring Your IT Resources Make the Grade
Know what IT resilience is? It's a fancy term for making sure that your network, communication, and data resources can function optimally, even during common disruptions like power outages, human error, and viruses. Learn how you can be an IT honor roll star by ensuring you have the right network, cloud, and unified communications resources in place, including the right strategies for redundancy, data backup, and disaster recovery. (Presenter(s): Rob Williams, FirstLight)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:40pm

Resources to Close the Homework Gap for ALL Your Students
Join Dr. Robert McLaughlin, founder and leader of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE), based in Weare, NH. NCDE has pioneered a national initiative to assist states to mobilize community leadership teams in low-income areas to close the digital divide for learners of all ages, in support of educational and economic opportunity. Many NH students in low-income and rural areas face the "homework gap" " i.e., lack affordable home access to computers, broadband, tech support, assistance in addressing cyberbullying and device addiction, and other requisites for learning in the digital age. Join us for this very interactive exploration of a wide range of resources you and your colleagues can tap to close the digital divide at home through a wide range of resources, brought together by the nonprofit NH-based National Collaborative for Digital Equity. Participants receive a copy of NCDE's Guide to CRA Grantmaking for Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion. (Presenter(s): Robert McLaughlin Ph.D., Founder & Chair, Nat'l Collaborative for Digital Equity)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:40pm

Space Innovations: Creating Powerful Learning Spaces
Explore ideas for transforming your classroom, library, lab, and hallways into collaborative and flexible learning spaces for today's learners. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Merrimack (C)

1:40pm

Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT. (Presenter(s): Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:40pm

Tech Tools for Student Engagement & Teacher Effectiveness
Join this hands-on session to explore a myriad of digital tools that will empower you to further engage the students in your classroom. From dynamic open digital content, to tools for formative assessment, to ways to communicate effectively and efficiently and teacher time savers, this session is learner-centered and collaborative. Various tools are modeled and participant ideas explored. Bring your devices and come ready to share your favorite digital tools! (Presenter(s): Tom Murray, Wednesday Keynote)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Pemigewasset (A)

2:30pm

Solution Partner Activities & Dessert
The late afternoon break in the Partner Pavilion includes dessert! Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Thomas?

Wednesday November 28, 2018 2:30pm - 3:10pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

3:10pm

A Rubric For District Robotics Success: A Buyer's Guide & Hands On Guide
Looking to invest in robotics for your district? This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on buying guide to help review the largest robotics platforms: Lego EV3, VEX EDR, VEX IQ, Raspberry Pi and Tetrix platforms with a hands on demonstration of their different building options, required programming skills and controller capabilities. In addition to these platforms a range of low cost options for elementary robotics will also be discussed and shown such as the Edison, Ozobot, Sphero and Bee-Bot platforms. Leave this presentation informed on the features of these platforms and  a rubric to help you select robotics platforms based on your educational and financial goals. This presentation will also highlight the essential 21st Century Skills and Computer Science skills that robotics bring to a students learning. View classroom videos, robotics challenges and experience these platforms for yourself.                                                          

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Webster

3:10pm

Crowdfunding Your Classroom Needs Using Donors Choose
Are there things you want for your classroom that are not in the budget? Maybe you attended a great workshop and don't want to wait until the next budget cycle to get materials. Come find out how Donors Choose can help you get the materials you need for your classroom from a Donors Choose Ambassador. (Presenter(s): Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Dartmouth

3:10pm

Flatten Your Classroom: Knock Down the Walls of Your Classroom and Let your
Our students are going beyond the walls of their homes every day. As educators, we need to capitalize on this wonder and flatten the walls of our classroom. This presentation will introduce you to three different levels of world exploration that utilizes technology. We will first explore the world as "Day Trippers". "Day Trippers" allow their students to explore the world around them. We will focus on Google Maps, with special attention to the 360-degree spheres, Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions, live webcams, and other hands-on exploration of various sites throughout the world. Next, participants will become "Weekend Warriors". "Weekend Warriors" helps their students travel the world. They use Skype and Google Hangouts and are connected to communities of like minded educators. We will discuss virtual field trip and presenter opportunities from Learn around the World, Microsoft Education, Nepris, Field Trip Zoom, and Microsoft Educator Community. Participants will learn about Mystery Location Calls and virtual author visits. Lastly, participants will become "Backpackers for Life". "Backpackers for Life" not only use amazing tools like Google Maps and virtual field trips, they create these experiences for themselves! Participants will learn how their students can create experiences like 360-degree spheres and live videos of the places of interest in their community and share it with other students around the world. (Presenter(s): Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

3:10pm

Google Apps & the Performing Ensembles
This workshop will demonstrate how several apps of the G-Suite for Education can be effectively integrated for instruction of large performing ensembles. The apps that form a coherent toolkit for a variety of chorus and band ensembles include: Google Classroom, Google Sites, Google Voice, and Google Forms. The app-based assignments increase student engagement and make your life as an ensemble director easier around folder checks, playing tests, concert assessments, even community building. The workshop will include time for individual discovery and questions with a certified Google Educator. (Presenter(s): Helfried Zrzavy, Technology Integration Specialist, ConVal Regional High School, and James Wickham, ConVal Regional High School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Merrimack (C)

3:10pm

LEGO STEAM Learning in All Your Learning Spaces
Discover hands on learning solutions for STEAM in maker spaces, afterschool programs and classrooms grades 5 and up with LEGO Education. It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding and computer science at a young age. Attendees will build and code physical robots and discover ways to enhance their students' abilities in computational thinking. Learn the basics of coding and engineering and walk away with concrete ideas on how to bring engineering design principles to life in all your learning spaces. (Presenter(s): Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education, and Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Stark

3:10pm

Show Students the World with Tour Builder
In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. (Presenter(s): Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Coolidge

3:10pm

Sketchnoting & Doodling: Full STEAM AHEAD
During this session, participants will experiment and uncover the ways that doodling can improve creativity and collaboration skills. Educators will practice the same skills that students to practice in classes. Don't worry, the presenters will model how we use doodling during our own professional activities and how we have encouraged students to do the same. That's right! We are not just touting this merely as a mindfulness activity. We have implemented this in classrooms! Sketchnoting can aid in developing infographics and vocabulary retention. We have found that it can help to motivate students and assist with maintaining student focus. So hop aboard and learn the practice of sketchnoting and doodling. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Contoocook (D)

3:10pm

Virtual Worlds in Education: Benefits, Challenges, & Opportunities
What exactly is virtual reality? It's thought of as a tool that's able to enrich education, create all-new hands-on experiences, and send students to alternate realities. Sometimes, it gets so real that we're unable to distinguish between our own reality, an augmented reality, and a virtual reality. The immersion and opportunities that VR provide play a big role in motivating students to explore new ideas. In order to use VR educationally, however, we must first combat visual stress and cognitive overload while finding a way to increase the depth of learning, allowing kids to create content " not just consume it. How can teachers and students use VR constructively " without turning kids into guinea pigs? Dive deeper into the pros and cons of virtual reality and how its potential for tech-based design unlocks new avenues for creativity as students experience supplemental opportunities while learning the skills to design their own reality. Strapping on a headset for 360-degree involvement, you'll learn how to bring experiences to life and life to learning experiences as well as how VR fits into the classroom or library. Going beyond the everyday and unlocking adventure-based learning with first-hand tours, excursions, demonstrations, and simulations, students will build in-demand skills like design, programming, and technical engineering all while experiencing the power of this unique medium. (Presenter(s): Palo Peirce, Director, Eduporium, and Anna Orientale, EdTech Specialist, Eduporium)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pierce

3:10pm

Makerspaces Unleashed
Discover how to implement and sustain a vibrant makerspace in your school library and/or district with any type of budget. Explore strategies for maker scheduling, maker programming, and resources for maker activities that provide powerful STEAM connections. Learn fundraising tips, hands on activities, and strategies to help promote the space to staff, students and the wider community. Garner recommendations for district leaders, library media, and instructional technology specialists in how to effectively roll out and promote a successful makerspace program that aligns with district wide goals and that provides real world problem solving opportunities for students. (Presenter(s): Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

4:15pm

NHSTE Member Reception
NHSTE members and invited guest are welcome to join us for networking, refreshments, and door prizes.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Assembly/Salon Lobby

6:30pm

Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost

6:30pm

We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Do you often wish you could easily save your whiteboard material? Would you like to have students be able to contribute to your whiteboard sessions without having to call them to the board one at a time? With Google Jamboard and the Jamboard App now you can. Everyone can now attach to one digital whiteboard and add their own thoughts from a physical Jamboard, or the Jamboard app on their touch device. Plus, save your work easily and add it directly to Google Classroom! (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department)

Wednesday November 28, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne
 
Thursday, November 29
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the Partner Pavilion.

Thursday November 29, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am
Concourse & Partner Pavilion/EXOP

8:00am

Developing Student Technology Leaders Through GenYES
Join us for a look at how our school district has empowered student technology leadership through a unique program called GenYES. We'll share lots of examples showing how our empowered student leaders have helped to maximize instructional time, support our school culture, and develop enrichment lessons for their peers. We will hear from supporting staff members, along with our student leaders. (Presenter(s): Kathryn Liston, Technology Integrator, Pelham School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pierce

8:00am

HB1612: What is a district to do?
The NH ISC2 chapter is putting together a one-day conference to provide key information needed to address HB1612 using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Join this session to get a sneak peak of the full one-day session, covering the 7 steps to address the Cybersecurity Framework and covering the 5 Functions of the Cybersecurity Framework. (Presenter(s): Cody Dumont, Tenable Technical Account Manager, and Lisa Metzke, (ISC)2 NH Chapter President, and Cody Dumont, Tenable)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Dartmouth

8:00am

I Used to Teach, But Now I Coach
Come get a glimpse at how Project Based Learning (PBL) can be effectively run in the elementary classroom. Learn strategies and tools to support Project Based Learning in your classroom from teachers who have implemented it. Those who attend this session will be provided with an overview of PBL as well as strategies to incorporate it into the classroom. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford SD, and Lindsay Bucknam, Peter Woodbury School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Coolidge

8:00am

Move to the Head of the Class with Google Classroom
Come learn how to set up and manage Google Classroom to help streamline your classroom instruction. I will guide attendees through the setup and features of Google's Learning Management System. This session is intended for those who are new to Google Classroom. (Presenter(s): Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Piscataquog (B)

8:00am

PBL in the form of Webquest
Moving to the Project Based Learning direction, come see how Google Sites and the creation of web-quest can help promote student creation of work. In this workshop, teachers can come learn how to facilitate, create, and implement webquests to help students focus on a theme and use the webquest to craft their product. For folks who are unfamiliar with Google Sites, I will spend time breaking down how this piece of Google technology can help build a simple topic and show how students can use this to help promote authenticity in their work. (Presenter(s): Mallory Higgins, Social Studies Teacher, Merrimack School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Merrimack (C)

8:00am

Technology to Support Competency & Achievement
What role can technology play in the struggle to help all students achieve and come to proficiency? How can technology help teachers reach more students and help them perform. Participants will explore 5 critical approaches to using technology in the classroom to support learning, achievement and your proficiency-based learning work. (Presenter(s): Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Contoocook (D)

8:00am

The Whole Child: Social Emotional Learning with Coding & Digital Skills
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, & Emotional Learning (CASEL) recommends that social emotional learning skills be embedded within curriculum rather than taught in isolation. When students have better social and emotional skills, there is more opportunity for academic achievement -- and less time spent on classroom management. Parents are requesting more teaching of coding and digital literacy, but how do you fit it into the curriculum when there are so many other things to cover? Scientifically developed and aligned with ISTE standards, come explore a global organization that is a fine example of this integration. FUNecole demonstrates one strategy how elementary schools, grades 1-6, can scaffold the use of digital skills embedded into activities that are anchored in real-world contexts and situations. Learn how you can make a difference with your students academic and social emotional learning. (Presenter(s): Rita Oates)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Webster

8:00am

Amplifying Student Voice through Social Media
Learn how to harness social media tools to amplify student voices and empower them to share their thinking with the world. Explore how to scaffold social media use and show students how to use it for good and not evil. From school-wide movements to classroom-based activities for K-12, participants walk away with ideas for all ages and situations. (Presenter(s): Jennie Magiera, Thursday Keynote)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Pemigewasset (A)

8:00am

Constructing Knowledge Using Google Tools
Inquiry-based learning challenges the student to be an active participant in the learning process instead of a passive recipient of information. The inquiry process taps into student curiosity and passion. It requires students to construct knowledge and comes with an expectation that students will creatively communicate this new knowledge to an authentic audience. In this session, participants will explore how Google tools can be used to support inquiry-based learning. An important part of the knowledge construction process is organizing information gathered during the research process and curating this information in a way that is valuable to the student. There are also several Google tools that are excellent for allowing students to publicly display their new understanding of information. Finally, it's important that students exhibit the qualities of a responsible digital citizen when they gather information and when they publicly and creatively communicate their new knowledge, therefore, the session will cover some Google Tools for works cited and photo credits. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Robert Frost

8:00am

Programming & the Digital Learning Standards:Let's Code 5-12
In this session you will learn tools and resources to expand your ability to teach and learn programming skills. Focusing on tools and programming languages often used in grades 5-12, this workshop will walk through an overview of how to introduce programming languages such Python, C++ and utilize single board computing systems such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino technologies to teach students introductory hardware and programming concepts. Additionally, this session will delve into how traditional web design instruction can be shifted to also address the support for mobile and web application interfaces as well as support Javascript and PHP languages. Come learn tools to teach programming and get an overview of how new technologies can make teaching programming languages and hardware fun and more engaging. (Presenter(s): Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and James Sgroi, North Reading MS/HS)

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 9:30am
Hawthorne

8:00am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore exciting new Maker stations every day developed by NHSLMA members. Stay and play or grab and go ~ there are lots of options to explore!

Speakers

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:00am - 3:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

8:50am

Solution Partner Activities & Continental Breakfast
Visit our Solution Partners and thank them for their support of CMTC. Network with our Solution Partners to see how they can address your challenges. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the Partner Pavilion.

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:50am - 9:35am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

8:50am

Teacher Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Explore the Teacher Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.

Speakers

Thursday November 29, 2018 8:50am - 10:50am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

9:00am

TS - Connecting ISTE Standards, Digital Portfolios, & Competencies
Explore strategies that one district used to connect standards, digital portfolios and competencies in the new Google Sites K-8. With different approaches to K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 we migrated our staff and students from a established portfolio system to competency based system in new Google Sites.View portfolios in transition and walk away with links to grade band posters and support materials (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE, and Edith Tatulis, Deerfield Community School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

ETP - Building the Capacity to Make Things Possible
Explore a variety of technologies and learn strategies for building capacity in Assistive Technology selection and use. Discover innovative technologies from Chrome extensions, to the simple DIY, to iPad apps for reading, writing, communicating and so much more. Learn proven implementation methods to empower teams across regular and special education settings. Participants will experience access methods such as eye-gaze, switch access, speech to text. "For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible."-IBM training manual, 1991 Working together to make things possible. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Stylianos, Occupational Therapist, Gray Consulting & Therapy, and Heather Gray, Gray Consulting & Therapy)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas. (Presenter(s): Norm Messa, Computer Science Teacher, Seacoast School of Technology SAU 16)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

ETP - Project-based STEM Learning
Discover how to implement elementary school STEM lessons in any classroom. Get great ideas and resources to low cost equipment that has been kid-tested and technology teacher approved. Free access to lesson plan ideas and materials. (Presenter(s): Natalie Breen, Instructional Technology/STEM Teacher, Westminster Elementary School, and Tiffany Davis, AWRSD)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am
Partnership Pavilion

9:30am

Double Midnight Comics - Manchester & Concord Locations
Voted the 2018 New Hampshire Magazine Best of Comic Book Store. Double MidNight Comics is a comic book & gaming specialty store offering new and old comics, collectible card and miniature games, magazines, action figures, statues and more! Our large gaming area is open daily for gaming, and for weekly tournaments. Double Midnight Comics works with school and public libraries to build their graphic novel selection. Contact Scott Proulx, our in house educator, to help grow your graphic novel section and see circulations rise! Libraries can save 20% with any order and get FREE shipping! We also offer quarterly gatherings with additional savings. Email scott@dmcomics.com for more

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm
LB2

9:35am

Breaking Barriers
The UDL framework emphasizes the students need for purpose, access, choice and voice in order to learn. Join Catlyn Morris, 6th grade science teacher, and Julie Spang, District Digital Learning Coach as we dive deep into practical ways to make learning accessible to all students. Examples may include: student surveys, note taking options, peer feedback, homework choices, exam wrappers, classroom seating options, choice end products and more. Discussion will cover various technologies used to meet the varying needs of students and also grants that resulted from Julie and Cailyn's collaboration. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Caitlyn Morris, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Merrimack (C)

9:35am

Fun with Forms
Learn how to effectively use and reuse Google Forms, as well as the benefits of using the add-ons Autocrat and Choice Eliminator 2 to streamline your workload and make the most of your instructional time in the classroom. Presentation can be previewed at: https://goo.gl/1nGMSN (Presenter(s): Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Coolidge

9:35am

Genre-fy Your Collection: A School's Journey & the Research Behind It
Discover how to restructure (genre-fy) your collection to make it student centered. For Rachel Small, teacher librarian in Burlington (MA) Public Schools, not only was it an opportunity to weed, get to know the collection, and find gaps"she was able to understand both her students' needs and the entire school curriculum on a whole new level. Elementary students now come into the learning commons throughout the entire school day to self check-in, find, and self-check out books. Pam Harland, will share the research behind the shift. (Presenter(s): Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools, and Pamela Harland)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Piscataquog (B)

9:35am

K-5 Deep Dive: CS Standards
Are you curious about the new NH Computer Science standards and how they can be implemented at the elementary level? In this session we will explore the standards and discuss ways to integrate them into the K-5 classroom through the use of both digital and unplugged activities. You may be surprised at how many computer science concepts are already embedded within other content areas! You will come away with resources and activity ideas for integrating the new standards into what you already do every day! (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Contoocook (D)

9:35am

Library Boot Camp: Pumping up Student Energy & Autonomy
Discover how BreakoutEdu, GooseChase, FlipGrid, Kahoot, Word Clouds, and even the Amazing Race can be incorporated into Library Boot Camp sessions designed to foster student understanding of library organization and independence in finding materials of interest. Each session combines exploration, play, and accountability. An added bonus: students learn technology tools that could then be integrated into classroom projects. After one GooseChase session, an NES 5th grader said it best: "This was awesome! It's like we had PE in Library!" (Presenter(s): Laurie Williams, Librarian/Tech Integrationist, Newbury Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Pierce

9:35am

Project Based Learning in the Library & Classroom
Explore strategies on incorporating Project Based Learning in library classes and the regular classroom. View samples created by students in grades K-8 from the 2017-2018 school year. Walk through the process the students took while creating their projects and end with time for questions and answers. (Presenter(s): Robin Scott, Professor of Education, wmcc)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Dartmouth

9:35am

Supporting K-6 Digital Media Competencies
In this session, participants will learn about a collaborative project between Plymouth State University and a local elementary school. Through the authentic use of technology tools, eight Elementary Education teacher candidates designed personalized instruction that redefined K-6 student learning experiences. Within the practicum setting, the practicum coordinator used an embedded professional development model for shared learning. This sustainable project empowered 8 teacher candidates, 4 multi-age classroom teachers, and 65 elementary students. This project supported mentor teachers as they engaged with the tools and digital tasks alongside their students. This project allowed teacher candidates to meaningfully engage with New Hampshire K-6 student competencies. Because the practicum coordinator was embedded in the elementary school with the teacher candidates, hands-on support and feedback was provided immediately to ensure the development of teaching and learning strategies. At the conclusion of this project, a carefully selected multi-age team was put in place to continue exploration of creative applications at the elementary level and OERs will be shared with local and international educational networks. (Presenter(s): Susan Sabella, University Teaching Faculty, Plymouth State University, and Jeremy Hillger, Sandwich Central School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Webster

9:35am

Leading the Way Toward Innovation: Digital Age Librarians
Discover how digital age, future ready library media specialists are paving new paths toward innovative teaching and learning through cross-disciplinary, collaborative programming activities. Dr. Collins shares key steps in the creation of strong school library programs, along with ways in which district leaders can maximize the unique skill set of library media specialists to lead district initiatives and integrate instructional strategies. Stories, tips, and best practices are shared that provide concrete action steps for library media specialists and district leaders as they work toward creation of powerful school library programs. (Presenter(s): Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools)

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:35am - 10:25pm
Pemigewasset (A)

10:25am

Partner Pavilion Activities
Engage with our Solution Partners! Check out the new Learning Booths and CTMC Book Sales. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Jennie?

Thursday November 29, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

10:30am

Communicate Data via Google Sheets
Learn how to set up Google Sheets to track and share data across your organization. Tricks and scripts to help you organize and protect data and prevent it from being seen by the wrong eyes. Attendees will have access to examples that can be copied for practice. During this session we will go over all the different ways this can be used to share real time data, and during this session we will use these examples to learn how to connect sheets together. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Thursday November 29, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Robert Frost

10:30am

Let's Chase that Goose!
Do you like scavenger hunts? Have you heard of Goosechase? During this hands on session, participants will have an opportunity to play in a live scavenger hunt using their mobile device with an app called Goosechase. Participants will walk away knowledgeable in how to set up and run their own scavenger hunt. Discussion on how this tool has been used at Bedford High School will also be shared. Let the fun begin. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Heidi Colburn, Bedford School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hawthorne

11:10am

Blind Them with Library Science: Making research-driven decisions
Together we will explore current research and data and look at new ways to leverage information to improve educational outcomes in the school library. We will investigate some of the research and explore how to use information to change outcomes in your library, and build a culture of research-driven decision-making in support of your school's mission and vision. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

11:10am

CANCELLED - Inquiring Minds...Love Dialogue & Feedback
Developing inquiry while integrating technology can be a challenging task, if done in isolation. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a history teacher, media specialist, and librarian worked together to immerse students in personalized learning. Prior to this session, participants will have access to an inquiry assignment, rubric, and our curriculum map. Please come with questions or feedback. Additionally, participants will leave with resources they can use to develop their own inquiry projects. This session is suitable for all content areas and specialist positions. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Dartmouth

11:10am

Helping Students Overcome Their Biggest Nonfiction Writing Roadblocks
Join a lively discussion of the obstacles young nonfiction writers face and strategies for overcoming those challenges. Led by award-winning children's nonfiction author Melissa Stewart, this presentation will address such topics as selecting a focused topic; thinking creatively about research; organizing, summarizing, and synthesizing information; finding the stamina to revise; and working productively with critique partners. (Presenter(s): Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Webster

11:10am

Integrated STEAM Education
Integrated STEAM classrooms are more than Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math- they are a place in which learning hinges on the inclusion of all learners in carefully designed and maintained communities, grappling with increasingly authentic problems. In this session, we'll explore the ways in which different tools support our work and collaborate on the creation of a resource guide to support us as we move forward in our own contexts. (Presenter(s): Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England, and Danika Tyminski, Swift River Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Merrimack (C)

11:10am

Planning your time for Projects
Have you ever let your students loose to design their own projects and then quickly realized you have 25 different projects at the same time? In this session participants will learn about managing all the moving parts of inquiry based, student led projects. We will discuss the planning process, shifting from a culture of teaching to a culture of learning, organizing sacred times, office hours with students, and managing the time and space. We will explain how we have done away with traditional school schedule and established a more comprehensive and progressive school schedule. We did away with bells; do you? (Presenter(s): Melissa Jellison, STEAM Teacher, White Mountains Regional High School, and Jeannine LaBounty, SAU 36)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Coolidge

11:10am

Relevance while facing Reality: Student Voice in School Violence Dialogue
On April 20, 2018, Farmington High School students lead a student-centered panel discussion about school violence, their concerns, questions, and solutions. Betsy Jacobsen and Ruth Ellen Vaughn will share with you their process of getting the adults out of the way so that students could be heard by state and local officials and their own peers. In this "Birds of a Feather" discussion, we will talk about letting the students direct the dialogue and applications to other topics that challenge our communities. (Presenter(s): Ruth Ellen Vaughn, Superintendent, SAU 61, and Betsy Jacobsen, SAU 61)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Contoocook (D)

11:10am

Pelham's Path to Personalization
Discover how the Pelham School District formed a group of stakeholders to write and help enact a Future Ready Plan. In April 2015 we began our journey to become a Future Ready Schools (FRS) district. The work resulted in a technology plan that resembles a well-rounded picture of what learning can and will look like for Pelham students and staff. With personalization at the core of the gears, Pelham's FRS plan aims to achieve the district's vision of "inspiring success one mind at a time." This session focuses on the work to create, develop, and then implement the plan. Core to this planning is the Future Ready Committee and the individual building technology committees with broad representation across the district. Pelham is now embarking on their second three-year plan to evaluate what they were able to achieve and where they need to go next. This session provides participants with an updated view of the Future Ready resources and process for districts that are contemplating using this process. (Presenter(s): Holly Doe, Enrichment/Technology, SAU 28)

Thursday November 29, 2018 11:10am - 12:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

12:00pm

Our Untold Stories
As educators, we spend every day helping our students learn and grow. Yet despite the myriad of unique settings and situations in which we each work, there exist single stories about our schools, our students, and our industry. As posed by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these single stories lead to stereotypes that while not necessarily wholly untrue, are certainly incomplete. So what are the untold stories we need to consider to avoid stereotype threat and help teachers see ourselves as change agents? Jennie Magiera shares untold stories you can amplify in order to empower educators to change the world starting in your classroom and schools.

Speakers

Thursday November 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Armory

1:00pm

Student STEAM Showcase & EdTech Playgrounds
Check out the Student STEAM Showcases and EdTech Playgrounds in the four large booths in the middle of the Partner Pavilion.


Thursday November 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:00pm

SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team1
Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting at Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools (Presenter(s): Ethel Gaides, Assistant Superintendent, SAU 48, and Kara Levasseur, Plymouth Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team2
Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting Generation YES at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools (Presenter(s): Ethel Gaides, Assistant Superintendent, SAU 48, and Patricia Malone, Wentworth Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:00pm

SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team3
Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting Generation YES at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools (Presenter(s): Ethel Gaides, Assistant Superintendent, SAU 48, and Kiley Kapp, Campton Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Partnership Pavilion

1:30pm

Partner Pavilion Activities & Dessert
Following the keynote luncheon, head to the Partner Pavilion for dessert! Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Jennie?

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Partner Pavilion/EXPO

1:30pm

Crack Your Chromebook
Explore the special features of your Chromebook. The Chromebook comes equipped with unique keystrokes and shortcuts, as well as special ways to use the track pad. Become proficient users of the Chromebook and learn engaging ways to share this information with your students. If time allows, we will also cover ideas for Chromebook management and care in the classroom. (Presenter(s): Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District)

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Video Game Design
During this hands-on session, participants will be shown examples of games middle school students designed during a combined Art and Technology class. Participants will be introduced to the free version of the software that will allow them to try the video game design process themselves. (Presenter(s): Nicole Anderson, Library Media Specialist/Ed Tech Integrato, Paul School, and Tracy Bemis, Paul School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

2:15pm

5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Your Children's Book Collection
Most children's literature enthusiasts are naturally drawn to stories and storytelling, including fiction and narrative nonfiction But up to 42 percent of elementary students prefer expository nonfiction. This session breaks down the five categories of nonfiction children's books, offers tips for updating book collections, and provides strategies for integrating a variety of nonfiction texts into reading and writing lessons. (Presenter(s): Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Webster

2:15pm

Confessions of a One-Day-A-Week Librarian
Explore the realities of being an itinerant and part-time librarian. How do we meet the expectations of full-time programs when we see students one or two days a week? What are our favorite tips, strategies, tools, and processes for managing the library while also meeting our instructional goals? This session will be facilitated by Laura Thomas, LMS at Harrisville Wells Memorial school and Teaching Faculty at Antioch University New England. (Presenter(s): Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Merrimack (C)

2:15pm

Form Follows Function
In this session, participants will discover how an agile high school classroom supports a competency-based approach to learning and embraces a multiple modes of learning- lecture, workshop, small group, and individual " all within one class period. Through the story of one high school English classroom's transition from traditional to agile, participants will have the opportunity to discover the purpose and day to day function of an agile classroom as well as which strategies have proven most successful. (Presenter(s): Elizabeth Juster, English Teacher, Londonderry High School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Dartmouth

2:15pm

Personalized Professional Learning with Micro-credentials
What's all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development and personalizing learning for educators? What's the iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start on figuring out which micro-credentials you might like to earn! (Presenter(s): Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Contoocook (D)

2:15pm

Show Students the World with Tour Builder
In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. (Presenter(s): Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Coolidge

2:15pm

Using Books to Encourage Children's Interest in STEM
Ignite students interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through STEM-related books, both fiction and nonfiction. Barriers to learning about these subjects include: inadequate exposure; prejudicial expectations; and lack of interest. Books can help students overcome all these obstacles. The digital divide in our country runs deep. How can our poorer districts afford the resources needed for children to learn about STEM? If we can't provide hands-on experiences for these children, at least we can help them learn about STEM through books. Certain groups of students, such as girls, children of color, and those with physical or mental challenges, have an additional barrier to their STEM education"prejudicial expectations. Books can help combat the stereotypes driving these prejudices. Many children have preconceived notions of about what they think a scientist or mathematician is supposed to look like. Books will help change these. The last barrier to STEM education is a child's lack of interest. It is perfectly reasonable for children to prefer interests other than STEM. What is not acceptable is if this lack of interest is due to the child never being exposed to the creative, enjoyable side of STEM. Here again, books can help, by showing the fun side of STEM. There are so many well-written STEM books, both fiction and nonfiction, available to our children today. Let's take advantage of them and prepare our children for today's world. (Presenter(s): Laurie Wallmark, Adjunct Assistant Professor - Computer Sci, Raritan Valley Community College, and Jennifer Swanson, Johns Hopkins University's Center for Tale)

Thursday November 29, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Piscataquog (B)

3:05pm

Closing Session, Refreshments & Raffle
Join us for the Closing Session Refreshments and the opportunity to win raffle prizes contributed by our Solution Partners.

Thursday November 29, 2018 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Pemigewasset (Salon A)