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Monday, November 27
 

8:00am

Apps & AT Across the Curriculum-Supporting Diverse Learners!
Many schools are implementing BYOD or 1-to-1 programs to provide more choice for educators and learners. How do you support Diverse Learners on ALL devices? By using free and low cost (high quality) Apps, built-in tools, and AT solutions that focus on ensuring success for learners who may struggle with literacy, math, executive function, and sensory or physical needs. These AT solutions support personalizing education, as well as engaging and including all students in a UDL environment (K-12 and higher ed). Learn about built-in accessibility features, free and low cost apps, extensions, and web resources to support your students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (handouts/worksheets/ presentations/ labs/data collection), note taking, research, and study skills, time management, schedules, reminders, and more. These solutions support all students, including those with with LD, Dyslexia, physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, or difficulties with executive functioning, AT makes UDL Possible! This workshop focuses on the iPad accessibility features and apps as well as Google options for laptops, Chromebooks, and web tools for all devices. 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, Consult, AT for Education)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

8:00am

Bring OSMO to Your Classroom
Change the way your students interact with an Apple iPad. Receive an OSMO Explorer Kit, opening the door to active learning experiences. Workshop participants explore the kit, learn how to best use it in the classroom, how to take advantage of the ever growing Osmo curriculums that are available and learn how to create your own custom word albums. This kit is appropriate for ages 6 and above. This new dimension in learning allows students to use critical and creative thinking skills during physical play. It is even challenging enough for adults. Come play, learn and get ready to bring Osmo to your classrooms. Michelle and Karen review the host of educational resources available on the Osmo website at www.playosmo.com/en/. In addition to the OSMO kit, each attendee receives an extra base, wipe off board and marker, labels and storage system for kit. Any changes to the OSMO kit selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org 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): Michelle Plourde, District Computer Tech, Laconia School District)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

8:00am

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. After diving further into the power of chrome extensions, a digital hands-on project is created by each individual and shared to a group online resource for further exploration and ideas on the many possibilities for use of the chromebooks in the 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): Jennifer Lowton, Education Technology Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Londonderry SD)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

8:00am

Creating Interactive 360 Lessons
Learn how to use a 360 camera to capture images and video and then create an interactive virtual reality lesson using ThingLink VR Editor and G Suite Tools. Watching VR is great but creating your own lesson is even better. Once you have a premium teacher account with ThingLink, your students can also create their own interactive 360 experiences. Participants also learn how to contribute 360 images to Google Street View app and other apps as time permits. There are a limited number of resources available with educational 360 images so this is a chance to contribute. 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): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Steven Barrie, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Coolidge

8:00am

G Suite: Domain Admins
Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned G Suite Domain Admin this session is a MUST for you! An experienced Google Certified Administrator discusses the Admin Console including the best and proven practices in areas such as organization unit structure, security, backup, etc. Third party tools are also shown to help streamline account management, active directory and SIS integration, command line access, along with account, and data security auditing (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Merrimack (C)

8:00am

Project Based Learning Through Google Apps
Step through a project, in the same way as students using the new Google Apps Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. This curriculum is free to educators and includes ready to use lesson plans and resources. Discover how GSuite Apps can work together to create a learning experience as well as a digital product. The curriculum currently has If-Then Adventure Stories, Research and Develop a Topic, Plan an Event, Guide to an Area, Plan and Budget, as well as Technology, Ethics, and Security. More are being added. This workshop is offered ONLY in the BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) format. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00am

SL - Something in Common
Transitioning a traditional school library program and services to a library learning commons approach is supported by research indicating that the development of flexible learning environments designed to provide interactive and collaborative opportunities and experiences is essential to address the contemporary needs of school communities. Yet, the transformation can be difficult to envision and implement without some help from those in the know and those who have been there! We have both on hand for this pre-conference workshop. Well-known Learning Commons expert, David Loertscher, addresses the critical elements of transition. He is joined by participants from several NH schools who have already begun to incorporate learning common concepts and will share ideas and best practice. Included as part of the workshop is a guided tour of the Shapiro Library/Wolak Library Learning Commons at SNHU. This is a world-class example of a fully realized Library Learning Commons and one that can help us envision what our students can expect to encounter as they continue their educational and life-long learning pathways. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and transportation to and from SNHU. This workshop is offered ONLY in the BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) format. (Presenter(s): David Loertscher, Professor, San Jose State University)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Curriers

8:00am

Student-Centered Makerspace as a 21st Century Playground
Makerspaces help develop social skills, self-esteem and maturity, as well as facilitate pressure-free learning, teach risk taking and experimenting, and promote growth from failure. Engaging technology drives makerspaces, but the most important factor is an atmosphere that supports all stages of learning and reinforces a sense of mastery and accomplishment through valuable play. How do you create an environment that enables creativity, freedom in design, and problem solving? Explore how educators can identify tech that allows kids to access their inner geek in a comfortable space. Tools are featured that help kids exercise their voice, level the playing field and enhance inclusion. Discuss overcoming the inner conflicts teachers face in student-centered learning. Learn how to create a student-centered makerspace fueled by collaboration, how to arrange a mobile version, and how to access existing support and funding. Become students to empathize with their experiences and foster a growth mindset, reflect on the ideas that emerge and discuss implementing them. End by using the design process to reinforce the changes as you build a plan to transform uncertainty into growth. 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): Irina Tuule, Co-founder, Eduporium, and Andy Larmand, Eduporium)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

8:00am

Summarizing Is Boring! Getting Your Kids to Show What They Know
Learn how to use storytelling application with our students; explore the purpose, benefits and methodology for teaching kids how to summarize and tell stories using technology. Students enhance communications skills by learning to organize their ideas, ask questions, and express opinions. Storytelling also can help students as they learn to create stories for an audience, and present their ideas and knowledge in an individual and meaningful way. Although the storytelling process is deeply rooted in the K-8 ELA frameworks, it can create opportunities for interdisciplinary learning across subject matter. This session focuses on using the web browser in conjunction with free web-based applications. Digital storytelling is the act of using computer-based tools to explain or tell; in general, digital stories all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing. They usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips, and/or music. The topics used in digital storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of process. 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): Jarred Haas, Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools)

Monday November 27, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Contoocook (D)

3:30pm

SL - Library Learning Commons: An Investment Strategy for Student Growth
Are you seeking to revamp, revitalize, and reinvigorate the library media program in your school? Join David Loertscher, nationally renowned Learning Commons guru, for an overview of the Library Learning Commons pedagogy and for conversations with school and district leaders around maximizing the potential and leveraging the assets of your school library. Loertscher has written and presented widely about the concept as a collaborative physical and virtual environment that invites and ignites participatory learning through attention to thoughtful instructional design, delivery and assessment in combination with curated resources and technologies. The development of individual expertise and collaborative knowledge is fostered through this transparent, barrier-free, personalized and innovative approach and transforms teaching and learning into an interactive experience which expands opportunities and delivers dividends through authentic and effective educational activities for all learners. Light refreshments are served during this workshop. This workshop is offered ONLY in the BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) format. (Presenter(s): David Loertscher, Professor, San Jose State University)

Monday November 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Contoocook (D)

6:00pm

3D Printing in Education - Basic Usage
Use free, web-based design software to create and print a simple design using a Monoprice Select 3D printer. Participants explore 3D printing workflows, curriculum design, and curriculum implementation, as well as classroom best practices. All aspect of using a 3D printer in a classroom environment will be discussed. 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): Michael Thompson, Comprehensive Technology Educator, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, and William Church, White Mountain Science Inc.)

Monday November 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

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, Education Technology Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Londonderry SD)

Monday November 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

Jumping Sphero? Adding Sphero SPRK+ to Your Teaching Toolbox
Geometry, Math, Physics, Programming, Robotics and Digital Technology, Creativity, Imagination. All these skills can be gained by learning with the Sphero SPRK+, a spherical robot with unlimited potential. Come discover what the Sphere is all about, why it is beneficial in modern classrooms, the skills it helps kids develop, and its impact on teaching various STEAM disciplines. Discover what it is like for students while working in groups to design an innovative solution for a given challenge. The hands-on portion is followed by reflection, discussion, and brainstorming project ideas for teaching with Sphere. 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): Irina Tuule, Co-founder, Eduporium, and Anna Orientale, Eduporium)

Monday November 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Robert Frost

6:00pm

K - Breakout of the Routine with BreakoutEdu!
If you are aiming to address 21st century learning skills like collaboration, critical thinking, innovation and problem solving, then it is time to immerse yourself in BreakoutEdu! It is more than just a game, it is a platform that can be used to teach just about any subject at any grade level. During this workshop, jump in head first and learn by doing. Experience the game itself, and then reflect upon the ways that a simple box of locks can promote learning and student engagement! 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 kit selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Steve Dembo, Educator, Author, Keynote, Teach42, and Adam Bellow, Breakout Inc.)

Monday November 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Curriers

6:00pm

Learn. Code. Fly. Microdrones in Education!
Take coding to a new level with a microdrone, an invaluable 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 the microdrone and controller (Parrot MAMBO, Parrot FLYPAD), 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, rules pertaining to teachers and the use of drones in education, as well as classroom implementation strategies including 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, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Rye Jr. High School, and Andrea O'Neil, SAU 15 - Auburn)

Monday November 27, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Armory
 
Tuesday, 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 EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:00am

Bill is Digitally Literate: Be Like Bill!
Digital literacy has evolved over the last several years, especially as it pertains to the way we communicate with each other. The way we teach literacy and digital citizenship needs to evolve as well. By exploring the hidden language of the internet educators can encourage critical thinking, address standards, and foster student creativity throughout the curriculum.

Speakers

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:00am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore these exciting stations every day - Deconstruction Station, Upcycled Art Journals, Judobots, Save Snoopy the WW1 Flying Ace (or Ninja Bunny), Paper Circuits, Sew an Earbud Case, 3D Paper Snowflake, Global Cardboard Challenge, Triangular Building Blocks, Pumpkin Elevators, Solo Cup Knitting Machine, Lego Wall, Let’s Stick Together

Speakers

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Expo Center

9:30am

Digital Dominoes
Integrate old school tools with a digital twist as they build a collective set of digital domino cards (DDC) for their classroom. Have fun, build a set of digital domino cards during this session. Everyone leaves with a set of domino cards. The beauty of DDCs is they can be shared with colleagues, on classroom web pages, etc., making them accessible to all. Colleagues can use them in their own classrooms and students get extra practice at home. Any topic works, however, it must lend itself to organized pairs for matching the sides. Think equivalent fractions (1/4, one out of four, pic), or time (2:15, quarter past two o clock, analog pic), or states, (state, capital, governor, and state bird), or literature (character, book, author, and genres.) Using text and drawings, we will build 4-sided domino cards to prepare them for digitizing. Mobile devices with cameras will be used to begin digitizing these cards. Of course, any device that takes photos works. All images will be uploaded to a shared google folder before they are cropped in Google Drawings to remove unwanted borders. Finally we will bring the newly digitized dominoes into a prepared Google Presentation and presto chango, you have yourself a digital domino game. Kids love games and have even more fun playing them when they build their own. Explore the possibilities! Join us, roll up your sleeves, and get started making your first set of digital dominos. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Barbara McNulty, Groton-Dunstable Regional District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
Learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Explore how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

10:30am

21st Century Course Design & STEM Pathway Innovation
Are you working to develop a digital learning course or pathway of STEAM courses in your district? Come review multiple instructional design approaches for selecting courses, content and outcomes which will move your programs forward to meet students college and career readiness needs. Learn a process to review your existing computer science and digital learning courses to meet the needs of the Massachusetts Digital Learning & Computer Science Standards and your students 21st century competencies. Daniel provides guidance and a matrix of skills to create a seamless pathway for students in your school or district to embrace design thinking, innovation and technology skills. Identify critical components in Instructional Design process with Computer Science and Digital Learning courses to tap into a wider range of student skills and outcomes. Learn strategies to assist in preparing more learning resources for integration into online portals and embedded digital instruction (Open Source Resources & Streamlined Digital Curriculum Resources) Support a culture of innovation and change with technology embedded course design and Project Based Instruction and Assessment(Sample Projects and Formative Assessments For PBL with CS/Tech Projects) Identify critical sequences in computer science and digital skills for course development and expand new student learning outcomes(CS/Digital Learning Skills Matrix For Course Review) Explore examples of Capstone Projects (Presenter(s): Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

CNMG "Our Community" of Learning in the Primary Grades
Learn how our first and second graders came together to playfully learn through tactile, hands-on projects that provided the skills to start them on the road to becoming successful lifelong learners. Using the funds we received through the Chris Nelson Memorial Grant (CNMG), we created activities for our students to holistically learn specific content areas while blending in collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. With 'Our Community' as the base, we wrote stories using a comic strip software program, Story Visualizer; programmed our BeeBot robots to find important places in the town and village where we live; built our town with our Legos StoryStarter and Community Figure Kits; and got our cardboard robots (created with our art teacher) moving on a platform powered by our LittleBits STEAM and Gizmos and Gadgets Kits. Let us share with you the amazing results while you have some fun too! (Presenter(s): Jimi Emery, Education Tech Integrator/Coordinator, Josiah Bartlett School, and Jen Bailey, Bartlett)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Piscataquog (B)

10:30am

Conquering Tech Grants
Learn about top tech opportunities and grant resources available to help make your application successful. This session focuses on a wide variety of steps to take to ensure you receive a win. We will also look at tools available to help you narrow in on funding opportunities right for your district and how to determine your eligibility as well as a look at resource available to help you apply. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

Create an Easy, Affordable Makerspace with Fab@School
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. Get hands-on with the digital prototyping program and learn more about grant opportunities to fund YOUR makerspace (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Data Security for Schools: Are Your Student, Faculty, & Records Secure?
Learn how the digital age has heralded explosive growth in the amount of data created, stored and transmitted on computers and mobile devices, over the Internet and broadband, and on social media sites. The very same technological advancements that have defined the times also pose serious threats to our personal information security, and serious potential liability to businesses and public entities that gather and retain this data. In recent years, there has also been a proliferation of federal and state laws that impose various disparate obligations regarding the security of personal data about students, residents, employees, customers, and the public. This seminar will address the dangers that we face in this regard, an overview of applicable data security laws, and the steps that businesses and public entities should take to mitigate those risks and respond in the event of a data security breach. Cameron Shilling is a Director at McLane Middleton, P.A., where he is the Chair of the firm's Privacy and Data Security Group. In his 20 plus years as an attorney, Cam has managed, litigated and resolved numerous data security, technology and complex litigation matters throughout New England and around the country. His depth and breadth of experience in data security includes managing risk assessments and audits, preparing and implementing written data security policies, training executives, managers and employees on data security procedures. (Presenter(s): Cameron Shilling, McLane Middleton PA, and Sean Powers, RTM Communications)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

10:30am

Fuel the Passion for Reading: Use Student Data to Develop Lifelong Readers
Explore how educators can provide students with developmentally appropriate reading support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how data from Renaissance Star Assessments, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, and Renaissance English in a Flash can help you improve students' reading proficiency and close achievement gaps. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Use assessment data to pinpoint students' instructional needs * Set appropriate goals to build reading expertise and generate growth * Use leveled nonfiction articles to surmount challenges posed by complex texts * Provide students with opportunities to evaluate intricate arguments * Build students' vocabulary to sharpen communication and build cultural knowledge (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

iPad in Primary Learning
More than ever, teachers are using iPad and digital learning experiences to revolutionizeearly childhood education. Come experience a variety of curriculum-focused apps thatengagestudents and personalize learning. Explore creativity tools on iPad that letstudents share knowledge in compelling new ways. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:30am

Packaging Pedagogy Using G Suite Tools
Get an overview of how to use G Suite tools such as Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sites to package pedagogy. If you haven't heard of Hyperdocs and the power of packaging your pedagogy for differentiated instruction, then this workshop is for you. The concept of a HyperDoc is to use a technology tool to put together a curriculum packet for a content area that allows students to work more independently through a project. While there is more work to be done up front by the teacher, this process frees the teacher to focus on guiding students instead of providing daily lectures. Plus students can take ownership of their own learning. It also provides a way for those students who are absent to get caught up without needing your undivided attention. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Shelby Wischan, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrimack (C)

10:30am

Starting a STEAM program
Learn through our experiences about what it was like to create and organize a STEAM program for 9th graders. At WMRHS we have just finished our first year with the STEAM program and about to embark on year two. You will hear about a new way to create projects that are filled with inquiry and student choice all the while adhering to common core and next generation science standards. You will learn about the process of creating a new way of "doing school" from the brainstorm of class configuration to working with the master schedule to maximize student learning to creating a culture of student choice and voice. (Presenter(s): Melissa Jellison, STEAM Teacher, White Mountains Regional High School, and Erica Hicks, WMRHS)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

10:30am

Virtual Reality: A Futuristic Tool that's Transforming Education Now
The technology is evolving as quickly as it's being consumed and many students and teachers are reaping the rewards of having a brand new element for engagement. What did Goldman Sach's name as the most disruptive technology in education? Virtual Reality. VR is a gamechanger when it comes to immersive and vivid learning experiences. Simply put, virtual reality opens up excitement and optimizes engagement by taking kids to places they would otherwise not be able to explore. Teaching a biology class? Take students to the bottom of the ocean, 200 feet below the surface, and enable them to examine marine life and oceanic plants as lifelike fish and whales casually swim by. Studying anatomy? Descend directly into the human body and explore the complexities of things like the heart, lungs, muscles, and blood. Or, what about history? Yes, this technology can even immerse kids directly in historic events by taking them back in time and making them believe they're really there. VR is 100 percent immersive as it makes students feel like they're actually experiencing what they see in the viewer. Come learn more about the implications VR has for all levels of education and try the world-class Oculus Rift on the spot. We'll answer your VR questions, show how this technology works, and explain why it's set to enhance education like nothing else we've seen. If you're ready to step into the future, come learn how virtual reality is poised to reshape education. (Presenter(s): Palo Peirce, Director of Sales, N/A, and Rick Fredkin, Eduporium)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

10:30am

What's all the hype about Hyperdocs?
Have you been looking diversify your lessons and incorporate blended learning? Over the past year teachers at Londonderry High School have been working to incorporate more student centered learning through Hyperdocs, which incorporates GSuite, other web 2.0 tools, and, for us, databases. Learn how we collaborated to create meaningful learning experiences that meets the needs of all learners. Presenters will share ways to access other hyperdocs for reuse, create an original Hyperdoc, and discuss "lessons learned." Participants will have a chance to ask questions and/or share ideas. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Contoocook (D)

10:30am

SL - Learning Commons ~ Let's Talk About "Chopportunities"
Join David Loertscher, noted authority on the subject of Learning Commons, in a dialog designed to identify challenges and opportunities (chopportunities) in the transition of traditional preK-12 environments to multi-functioning centers of inquiry that foster a culture of innovation and collaboration. (Presenter(s): David Loertscher, Professor, San Jose State University)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Pemigewasset (A)

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

A Next Gen Approach for Advanced Security Threats
Learn more about the current threat landscape and how cyber criminals target your data. Get practical advice from Sophos security engineer Chris Chaves, on how to protect your organization and combat advanced threats of today. We will address social engineering, malware, and exploitation techniques. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE, and Chris Chaves)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

Create Bravely: Creative Self-Design for a Purposeful Life
Join FableVision/Reynolds Center co-founder, Paul Reynolds, for a session designed for educators of all levels. Paul Reynolds shares approaches to using storytelling to foster both growth mindset and the courage needed to foster self-directed, creative, and purposeful life journeys. Attendees have a chance to win signed, personalized copies of his 4Cs/STEAM storybooks Going Places and Sydney & Simon, as well as a Create Bravely T-shirt designed by Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, Sky Color.) All participants receive a free Create Bravely poster. (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision / Reynolds Center for TLC)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

Digital Citizenship in a Social Media Savvy World
Over the past few years, the counseling and technology department at Bedford High School have partnered up to help educate students in becoming social media savvy. The program has evolved over the years both in message and content, focusing on being a positive digital citizen with the use of social media. Come hear us tell our story. Time will be provided for attendees to also share their story and provide their own advice. Let's all come together to help inspire and share our own stories from our own communities! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Ali Mattson, Bedford High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrimack (C)

12:00pm

Don't Duplicate That Form
Learn important tips for using Google Forms, including how to formulate questions and organize responses so that forms can be reused without duplicating them for different classes and for different years. This will help teachers to become more efficient users of this valuable learning and assessment tool. (Presenter(s): Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 3, Heron Pond Elementary)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Eighteen for 2018: Tools & Trends to Inspire & Motivate
Appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you. This fast-paced session has been completely updated from the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Conference "Tools and Trends". It will include apps, gadgets, wearable tech, web sites, and other resources. This session will highlight virtual and augmented reality apps, particularly those that enhance a lesson in ways other technologies can't, and those that are highly interactive. Augmented reality producers, such as the New York Times, will be described, along with teacher and student produced projects. You will see teacher tested classroom uses of affordable robots and drones, and how they are being used in makerspace projects. 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. You will learn about tools that you did not know you could not live without, and see innovative apps promoting classroom interaction. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will link these technologies to what it is all about Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind and a sense of adventure is highly suggested! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Contoocook (D)

12:00pm

Everyone Can Code
We believe that coding is an essential skill. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can changethe world. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You'll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons forbeginning coders. And you'll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school. In this hands-on session we will be sharing the following resources so that you can provide this experience to your students: * Swift Playgrounds"a free app for iPad for first-time coders that provides a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive. * The Swift Playgrounds: Teacher Guide"includes ideas for lessons and group activities that work in the classroom or in after-school programs. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pierce

12:00pm

Insight to Trust Your Instinct: Score-to-skill-to-resource-to-mastery
Gain new leadership insight as we travel the score-to-skill-to-resources journey and show how it brings assessment and instruction together like never before. After this session, you'll understand precisely how teachers can know where students are in reading and math, including early literacy, numeracy acquisition, reading proficiency, and mathematical confidence all from using Renaissance Star Assessments. Topics covered during this informative session include: * Exploring the score by developing a deep knowledge of what the Star score means and how it is generated * Interacting through Star's visual reading and math dashboards * Focusing on the skill with a deep dive into Core Progress learning progressions and the power of focus skills * Guiding learning with precise resources personalized for each student based on the Star scale score and the Core Progress learning progression working together (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

Launch Learning with Nearpod
Discover first hand how a 1:1 environment can reach new heights, by equipping them to engage 100% of students to interact with the class right from their seats. Participants will xplore how this can be done with Nearpod, allowing students to send answers, data, and drawings to the teacher in real-time. Participants will uncover how this student centered approach puts learning opportunities at student's fingertips and in their laps. (Presenter(s): Matthew DeLawyer, Nearpod)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

Promethean Interactive Classroom Update
As we shape the modern classroom of the 21st century, we are focused on providing teachers with tools for creating a highly collaborative learning environment that is inclusive of all. This session will provide a hands-on demo of Promethean's latest technology offering including a look at the new ActivPanel offerings and how ClassFlow allows you to connect multiple end-user devises into one presentation solution. (Presenter(s): Geoffrey Allison, Promethean)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

STEM, Makerspace, Learning Commons..it's all SCHOOL & here's how to do it!
We have made some strategic school-wide shifts in the past 2 years that have proven to be integral in the integration and reshaping of instruction at our elementary school. In this session we will share our solutions to the common problem "How do we do this?" To date, we have built a Learning Commons, a MakerSpace and Integrated our teaching of Technology which we consider the cornerstones of building quality instruction into everyday for every child. We now teach all of our subjects in a Workshop Model, incorporate design challenges that require students to use the Engineering Design Process, "flip" our staff meetings to be able to do more professional readings and have reached an unprecedented level of transparency with our community of parents. Join us to learn some practical strategies that you can implement this school year. We will share simple changes your team can make to mobilize your staff and make better use of your scheduled instructional time, rethink RTI practices, infuse teacher development through best practice, and create opportunities for job embedded professional development. Don't let the endless initiatives pull you and your staff in divergent directions, leave this session with techniques that will build your community of critical thinkers to get your team focused! (Presenter(s): Paula Izbicki, Hollis Primary School Principal, Hollis School District, and Nicole Tomaselli, Hollis Primary School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

12:00pm

Video Production as an Instructional Strategy in the Science Classroom.
Learn about the power of video production as an instructional strategy. I was a media librarian at UMass Lowell for 33 years. I have collaborated many times (60+) with faculty on the design and implementation of a video production assignment into their curriculum, essentially asking students to create short (3-5 minute) mini-documentaries. In this presentation I will share my experiences working with four biology classes; three at the University (Climate Change, Ecology, and Virology), and one most recently at Portsmouth High School (Environmental Studies). There will be a healthy sampling of student work, a clear description of the assignment structure including tasks, benchmarks and timelines. I will share what faculty and students have had to say about their experience, present an overview of the video production process, take a look at how 21st Century skills and literacies map to the production process, and discuss the role of the teacher, librarian, and IT support along with technology requirements, such as computers, hardware and software. This assignment is project-centered and creative. It introduces a comprehensive set of 21st century skills while giving students an opportunity, perhaps for the first time, to learn how to communicate using new media tools. This is first and foremost a research project with multiple deliverables that include a written paper and a short science documentary written, narrated and created by students. (Presenter(s): Mitchell Shuldman, Librarian, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Deidre Barrett, Portsmouth NH)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

Coding for Beginners for K-6 Teachers
Learn how to code and how to teach their students how to code. This session is geared towards beginning coders, so do not worry if you have never coded before! (Presenter(s): Kiley Kapp, Library Media Specialist & Technology, SAU #48)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Free, Vetted, & Adaptable Resources
Discover how to access, navigate, adapt, and create lesson plans by using ISKMEs free digital public library and collaboration platform, OER Commons. The library contains vetted lesson plans, textbooks, and many other resources for teachers and librarians. The presenters used OER Commons to create and publish a long-term Collaborative STEM lesson plan. Time is provided to explore OER Commons and ask questions. (Presenter(s): Madeleine Wright, Library Media Specialist, Franklin High School, and Molly Horn, Franklin High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

SL - It Is Time to Find Your Edtech Passion!
Leave Kathy's session with a plan of how you can focus on "doing what you love" in the edtech arena! Learn how to identify your edtech passions. Kathy showcases the aspects of educational technology used to support meaningful teaching and learning, a topic about which she cares deeply. She provides a wide array of practices, pedagogies, and thought-provoking uses of technology tested by educators and students. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

12:00pm

SL 17 Years into the 21st Century: Technology Essentials for Admin Teams
Does your district struggle with technology - experiencing turnover, lack of cohesion with curriculum goals, or lack of trust from instructional staff? Join Pam as she explores 10 best practices for district technology success across focus areas including leadership, instruction, IT, team building, communications, business management, and data. Learn how the Concord School District achieved 1-to-1 technology implementation for every student, seamless districtwide WiFi, rich technology integration, textbook reduction, and a committed staff. Pam shares how the application of the 10 best practices in Concord makes technology more seamless and reliable in the district; reducing stress for teachers, students, administrators, and IT staff and enabling educators to grow their confidence with technology integration. (Presenter(s): Pam McLeod, Director of Technology, Concord School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Assistive Technology for Students with Learning and Print Disabilities
Learn the features of several resources in assisting students with learning and print disabilities. How these tools can help other students with less robust reading skills will also be discussed. Participants will hear about specific learning issues (comprehension, expressive language, writing, vision, hearing) and explore how to apply the tool features specifically to create an individualized plan for a student. The session will cover ways in which students can have text read to them, highlight important information, access definitions, create vocabulary lists, generate an outline and use writing supports to access their curriculum. These tools were designed to support Universal Design in Education, a philosophy which allows students of all abilities to access the curriculum at their levels. Learn how to provide your students with the supports they need to access, engage and learn more independently. Highlighted tools include Read and Write Chrome, Bookshare.org, and reading tools within Bookshare. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Campo, Technology Integration Specialist, Nashua High North/South, and Molly Thomson, Nashua School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dartmouth

1:30pm

Beyond Pen & Paper: How to Enhance Your Classroom in the Digital Age
Engage and learn about a variety of technological tools to help enhance a blended learning classroom. Tools will include sites/programs, apps, and Google add-ons and extensions that have helped move the classroom from pen and paper to a blended model. (Presenter(s): Ashley Millerd, English Grade 9/Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School, and Julia Ryan, Sanborn Regional High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Armory Classroom

1:30pm

Change our SIS? Yes we did! A case study
Examine the opportunities and challenges presented by changing such an integral service as the student information system. This session will be a case study of the Inter-Lakes School District's shift to Alma and will include their corporate partner. Many NH districts like ours find it difficult to work towards competency based education in the existing systems which were founded upon points and averages. Even the limited standards based options available would not allow us to operate in the world we wanted to create for our learners. As we explored the options that existed which would enable us to expand the breadth and depth of the services we desired from our ideal SIS, we found a solution that strengthens the teacher/student/parent relationship while putting the focus back on learning. (Presenter(s): John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District, and Eric Nentrup, Alma SIS)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Creative uses of iOS 11 in your Classroom
There are many new features and enhancements that come with iOS 11. This session will focus on those features most relevant to iPad in an education setting. Some of the key features to be covered are, The New Dock, Multitasking, Drag and Drop, Files App, Annotations, Document Scanner in Notes, QR Scanner in the Camera App, Screen Recording, ARKit for Augmented Reality, The QuickType Keyboard, Instant Markup, Searchable Handwritten Notes and a few more. (Presenter(s): Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:30pm

Girls In STEM
Amy presents strategies to attract girls to STEAM and coding activities in the classroom and beyond. It is well known that even today, females are under represented in the STEM fields. Women make up 50% of the population and 49% of the US work force, yet, they account for only 24% of the STEM workforce. With gender stereotypes about Math and Science developing as early as second grade, we need to start engaging girls from the start. (Presenter(s): Amy Cantone, Grade 5 Teacher, SAU 16 - Brentwood, and Sue Mayo, SAU 16)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

1:30pm

Making Makerspaces Meaningful
Join Leo Brehm, Reynolds Center board member, as he shares strategies to reallze the full potential of your makerspace. As a career school CIO for public schools in Massachusetts for over 21 years, Leo has supported education in a variety of roles including a technology support specialist, instructional technology specialist, network administrator, director of technology, and adjunct professor in four districts and higher education. Currently he serves as the Learning Evolution Officer for Central Mass Collaborative providing innovative solutions to forty plus districts and 80-100k students. As the Director of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Virtual Academy, he is focused on reinventing the virtual program into a personalized experience. Leo shares his experiences on how to shape your makerspace to nurture meaningful learning. (Presenter(s): Leo Brehm, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:30pm

Mobile Devise Management Solutions
Take a look at Meraki's Mobile Devise Management solution and how it can help you unify management and control of thousands of mobile and desktop devises in a secure, browser based dashboard. Solution supports virtually all user platforms including Apple IOS, Windows, and Chrome. (Presenter(s): David Lavallee, ePlus)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Personalized Learning & UDL: Realizing the Promise of Learner Agency
Discover how Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be the centerpieces to fulfilling the promise of learner agency. 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 must be for each child to develop learner agency. But how can we fulfill that promise to create learner-centered environments where all children develop agency? The first step is an effective Personal Learning Plan (PLP) that includes goal setting and action planning so that every learner can develop the skills to support their own learning and become a learner with agency. Using the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express, participants will learn about a 3-step process to empower their learners to tell their story of who they are and how they learn that sets the stage in developing a Personal Learning Backpack of tools and skills and an effective PLP so that they become future ready. .. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrimack (C)

1:30pm

RTI 2.0: The Evolved Model & Connecting ALL the Pieces
Join us for this session and see how Renaissance Star Assessments can give you the reliable data you need to support an effective Response to Intervention 2.0 (RTI) program. You'll learn how you can screen and group students for targeted instruction and intervention, monitor progress, and encourage student agency. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Develop full confidence in computer-adaptive technology * Understand the many forms of assessment, including multi-metric measures * Use digital reports, planner, and resources to differentiate instruction * Set goals for intervention students and monitoring progress * Use data to inform decisions regarding special education referral (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

The Human Code: Computational Thinking in Learning
Teachers from all levels are invited to join Pam Carr, Assistant Principal at Seacoast School of Technology and Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University, to better understand how to incorporate computational thinking into any classroom lesson. Teachers will leave with resources to help them fully develop lessons integrated with computational thinking. Participants of this session will have the opportunity to earn graduate credits from Plymouth State University by completing additional coursework after the conference. (Presenter(s): Pamela Carr, Assistant Principal, Seacoast School of Technology)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Contoocook (D)

1:30pm

The State of the Cloud
Redefine their understanding of the cloud, and why their institutions should pay attention to recent cloud innovations. Some say the cloud was born in 1969 with the development of ARPANET. On that timeline, that makes the cloud about 45 years old. But the cloud has evolved at break-neck speed over the past three years, with no signs of slowing down. So what does the future hold for the cloud and its users? How will it evolve, and what do institutions need to know about its strengths, latest developments, and weaknesses for the year ahead? Rob Williams, Senior Manager for Cloud and Data Center Solutions, will provide an overview of the state of the cloud, what it is, and how it can help eliminate or alleviate downtime. Learn how to create a Disaster Recovery Plan, why backing up your data isn't enough to make you sleep comfortably at night, and why your most likely data disaster scenario has nothing to do with storms or power outages, but likely your colleague next door. The top reasons for downtime might surprise you, and find out why buying cloud is less complex, more scalable, and more cost-effective today than ever. Regardless of how you currently store or back-up data, this session is for you. (Presenter(s): Rob Williams, Senior Manager, Cloud & Data Center, FirstLight)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

K - Fear the Sitting Dead: Bringing PD Back to Life!
Join our keynote speaker, Steve Dembo, to explore innovative ways to share and build ideas collaboratively and give the power of professional development back to the educators and students to whom it most affects. Come share ideas around how to transform professional development from a simple sit and get experience to one that empowers participants to be at the center of the learning. Explore interactive ways to collaborate in meetings such as text message polls, games, digital collaborative spaces, and more. (Presenter(s): Steve Dembo, Educator, Author, Keynote, Teach42)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pemigewasset (A)

1:30pm

SL - Personalizing Instruction with Blended Learning
Have you ever wondered how blended learning can help increase personalized, targeted instruction, and growth in your classroom? Come and learn about how using online learning programs, such as Dreambox and Lexia, can assist teachers in better planning of instruction and intervention. Also explore how teachers can use online programs and tools to supplement classroom lessons to help deepen understanding and demonstrate mastery. Discover how eLearning provides a powerful opportunity for goal-setting and assisting students with determining their own expectations for growth. (Presenter(s): Bermadette Rowley, Educator, Pittsfield School District SAU 51, and Danielle John-Zensky, Pittsfield Elementary School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Student Transition Pamphlets for Self Advocacy
Learn how to empower their students to advocate for themselves and their needs in new circumstances. Garner a background on transition planning for IEP students and create brochures and learn how to help students make their own using various web and computer tools. (Presenter(s): Penny Lee, Technology Integrator, Strafford Learning Center, and Amy Cook)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Teaching with Thunkable
According to CNN Money, the number one career for 2016 was Mobile App Developer. What better way to prepare your students for the future than teaching them how to build an app that showcases their content knowledge? IParticipants will create their very own mobile app using the Thunkable platform, and will be given tools and strategies to integrate this innovative tool into their classroom. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord technology integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

2:30pm

Exhibitor Networking & Dessert
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Tuesday November 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Expo Center

3:15pm

Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
Story remains one of the most powerful technologies for causing learning. Creative educators are especially adept at leveraging stories for enduring and transformational learning. Come learn how one teacher in Iowa used The Dot book by Peter H. Reynolds to encourage over 10 million teachers, librarians, and students in 170 countries to "make their mark" on the world using their creativity & bravery. Attendees explore a host of constructionist edtech tools and learn about inspiring teachers using Peter H. Reynolds' message books for purpose-based learning, growth mindset, and positive social change. Along with practical free resources to bring back to one's school or library, attendees have a chance to win signed, personalized copies of Reynolds books and prints! (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision/Reynolds Center TLC, and Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

Adaptive Personalized Learning Solutions that Promote Student Agency
Discover how adaptive digital solutions promote personalization and student agency. Education is changing and so are we. Every learner has unique needs and educators are leveraging the tools around them to meet their learners where they are. Blended learning environments afford our students creativity, connectivity, personalization and student agency. When students collaborate with each other, experience learning in enw ways, control their own learning pathways, and make key decisions in their learning experiences, they succeed. Redbird Mathematics and ALEKS are digital solutions that works beautifully in a Blended Learning environment. Learn more about how Redbird/ALEKS personalize learning for students while encouraging student agency (Presenter(s): Jill Olson, Personalized Learning Specialist, MCGRAW HILL EDUCAITON)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Become an Apple Teacher. Fuel Your Passion for Learning.
Build new skills. Inspire your students. Unlock the power of iPad, Mac, and Apple apps in your classrooms with Apple Teacher, a free professional learning program. Explore the Apple Teacher Starter Guides and the Apple Teacher Learning Center where you can earn badges and track your learning journey. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pierce

3:15pm

Beyond the Classroom Walls: Discovering the Benefits of Open Pedagogy
Learn how Granite State College faculty adopted principles of Open Pedagogy to facilitate relevant, learner-centered experiences for their teacher candidates. Explore how an Open instructional model provides learners of all ages the opportunity to synthesize understanding, share ideas, and make meaningful contributions to their field of study. Come learn the benefits of breaking down classroom walls and immersing your students in a professional learning network. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Cormier, Associate Dean | School of Education, Granite State College, and Emily Gannon, Granite State College)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Armory Classroom

3:15pm

Comparing Wireless Technologies & Vendors
Take a platform neutral look at today's wireless technologies and what is right for your school. We will look at the leading vendors and do a comparison of different architectures, models, and feature sets. This session will also provide the opportunity for participants to share their own experiences in a roundtable format. (Presenter(s): Dave Lavallee, ePlus)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Conceptual Understanding in Math & Science Using Inquiry Based Instruction
Learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math and science. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts. Students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive "what-if" experimentation. (Presenter(s): Sarah Curtin, Grade Four Teacher, Oyster River Cooperative School District, and Susan Leifer, Oyster River Cooperative School Distict)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Dartmouth

3:15pm

Curriculum Access for ALL Students
Do your students have difficulty accessing the curriculum? Read and Write for Google integrates with Google Docs, the web, and PDFs to provide accessibility to those students who struggle with reading and writing. Come explore how Read & Write can help their students feel successful and independent in the classroom. While not necessary, it would be helpful for attendees to already have their FREE premium account set up. Head to https://goo.gl/E88nmJ and fill out the information to activate your free teacher account. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Merrimack (C)

3:15pm

Designing Tech Programs to Increase the Inclusion of Girls
Engage, discuss, and unpack statistics of girls and women in tech education and industry. Learn about evidence-based approaches to increase gender inclusion in tech education and industry. Share and collaborate on a resource list to address the issue. Discuss strategies for local change. Network with other seeking to create a more inclusive tech future. Leave with ideas and optimism to address gender inclusion. (Presenter(s): Johanna Prince, Director of Graduate Programs in Education, University of Maine at Farmington)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Contoocook (D)

3:15pm

Executive Function Apps for Educators
Gain an understanding that Executive Functioning skills need to be explicitly taught and through technology, deficits can be compensated for or overcome, enabling students to reach their full potential. We will look at specific apps that Sunapee NH School District uses to help all students with Executive Functioning skills. We will demonstrate how these specific apps are being utilized and will provide time during the session for exploration and reflection on the use of the apps. Specific emphasis will be placed on how participants can employ these apps in their own settings. (Presenter(s): Jen Cloutier, Sunapee Middle High School, and Sandy Olin, Sunapee Middle High School, and Sandy Olin, SAU 85 - Sunapee School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

3:15pm

Standards-based Grading Requires the Right Mindset AND the Right Tool
As schools throughout New Hampshire move towards standards-based learning, it is critical that we provide our teachers, school leaders, students and parents the right tools to make it happen. This session will review how Otus can be used to: * Communicate the meaning of SBG to families * Allow students to track their performance on standards over time * Let teachers quickly correlate standards to lessons, assessments, and assignments * Provide school and district leaders with visibility into student progress towards mastery (Presenter(s): Jennifer Gurss, Otus)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hale

3:15pm

What is the Formula for Mastering Math?
Garner insight on how to enable teachers to provide students with developmentally appropriate math support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how Renaissance Star Math, Renaissance Accelerated Math, and Renaissance Math Facts in a Flash help personalize practice, close skill gaps, and prepare students for college and career success. Topics covered during this session include: * Pinpointing students' instructional needs and monitoring growth * Incorporating mathematical discourse, productive struggle, and appropriate amounts of practice * Targeting instruction and practice to each student's needs * Helping students develop math automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

SL - Growth Mindset & the Google Classroom
NHSTE Pat Keyes Award winner, Brian Gray, shares proven strategies to motivate and help student develop a growth mindset when it comes to their learning. Brian offers ways to incorporate google classroom and other google tools for education to help cultivate a learning environment that delivers real time feedback to students and tracks student performance. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pemigewasset (A)

6:30pm

Teacher-On-Demand Is Now Possible!
Do you want to learn how to create a "digital You" so that your students who need additional review or who have missed your classes can be provided with instruction as needed? Or have you ever wanted to flip your class so that you can provide your students with instructional videos that can be viewed at home? If you answered "yes" to either of the above questions then this workshop is for you! During this BYOD participants learn how to create screencasts so that students have anytime, anywhere access to instruction creating a 24/7 personalized learning environment! (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan Cavanaugh, McKelvie Intermediate School - SAU 25)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, 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 EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:00am

Crossroads: Education versus Technology
We live and teach in a remarkable time. But it is not without problems. In this quick-paced keynote laced with humor and engaging videos, edtech entrepreneur and innovator Adam Bellow looks back at the past, present, and future of education with a lens on technology’s role in how we can help to bring education forward.

Speakers

Wednesday November 29, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:00am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore these exciting stations every day - Deconstruction Station, Upcycled Art Journals, Judobots, Save Snoopy the WW1 Flying Ace (or Ninja Bunny), Paper Circuits, Sew an Earbud Case, 3D Paper Snowflake, Global Cardboard Challenge, Triangular Building Blocks, Pumpkin Elevators, Solo Cup Knitting Machine, Lego Wall, Let’s Stick Together

Speakers

Wednesday November 29, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Expo Center

9:30am

Design Your Dream House Using Sweet Home 3D
Learn how to draw the plan of your dream house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D, using Sweet Home 3D which is a free interior design application. Create our dream houses and furnish them. You will draw the walls and floors of your home, add different levels and layout your furniture upon it. You can paint your walls, choose floor materials and even customize the art on the walls to include your family portraits. Learn how to import furniture and customize them so that they better fit your space and needs. You can even set the dinner table! A furniture list will be created that contains the furniture of your home and display their name, size and other characteristics. Each change made in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, so you can constantly see a realistic rendering of your layout. You will be able to see your home from the top, or from a virtual visitor point of view. Once we are done you can print out your dream houses at home and even create real models of your houses. Examples and instruction are provided on how to create actual models using cardboard paper. Students love this activity and can spent endless hours perfecting their dream houses!!!!! (Presenter(s): Vasiliki Partinoudi, Seacoast School of Technology)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Why is everyone using Brainpop? & How can Eduporium help us?
Cyndy Currier highlights two companies that have agreed to special pricing through NHSTE for New Hampshire schools and educators. Join Cyndy for the full 2-hours or select just the presentation that fits your current needs. 9:30 to 11:00 am - Try out Brainpop by selecting short videos that enhance your everyday lessons in the classroom, no matter the topic. Discover how these videos are sure to capture your students' interest. Create animated movies, quizzes, and concept maps, use learning games, and explore primary source activities. See how Brainpop brings the content to life. How does a teacher find a great lesson plan for this? It is already in Brainpop along with much more. See why over 70 NH schools and districts continue using Brainpop with their students. 11:00 to 11:30 - Learn about Eduporium, the "go to" company for ech tools and STEAM products that empower staff and students to explore problem solving, creativity, coding, and much more. They specialize in cutting-edge technology for makerspaces, 1:1 computing, robotics, virtual reality, and 3D printing and offer custom solutions for whatever educators need. Staff will find a solution that fits YOUR needs, whether you're looking to use a grant or have a school-funded project with limited dollars. It is one stop shopping. Set up your own account and select products to put in your wish list so when you get the funding, you will be already to order while enjoying a significant NHSTE discount.. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

10:30am

Are you ready for Hour of Code Week?
In this session participants will participate in hands-on activities that can be taken back and used immediately in the classroom. The second week in December is Hour of Code week. Leave this presentation with insight on how to use and set up student accounts on Code.org, as well as familiarize yourself with the Tynker and Scratch websites. Make binary bracelets and use paper cups to teach coding to elementary-aged children. All of these activities have been tried and tested with close to 1,500 elementary students in Rochester, N.H, as our technology team launches a Coding Unit each school year beginning with Hour of Code week. Join the movement because: "Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science!" (Code.org) (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Contoocook (D)

10:30am

Building a Culture: Your Foundation for Personalized & CB Instruction
As we shift curriculum, instruction, and assessment to be personalized learning and competency-based, the culture of the classroom becomes essential. How do our day-to-day routines build learner agency? During this interactive session, come practice proven strategies and techniques that create a learning culture that values every learner, harnesses the power of learner agency, and shifts the environment from teacher-centric to learner-centric. Participants will leave ready to take their first steps toward a culture that can foster and sustain personalized learning. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal, and Josie Jordan)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrimack (C)

10:30am

Computer Science for All
In this session participants will learn about computer science and its place in K-12 education. What is computer science? How does it fit in with STEM and other disciplinary areas? How can it be effectively incorporated into the curriculum? What are some free tools and resources available? These are some of the topics that will be explored in a presentation format that is open to conversation. Computing impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Employers across all industries are scrambling for people with complex computing skills - STEM, healthcare, business and finance, arts and media, and more. In STEM alone, computer-related occupations represent 45% of all jobs, and these occupations are growing at double the national average. High representation and fast growth will lead to far more new jobs over the next 10 years than any other STEM group - 8X as many as the next highest growth area, engineering. (Presenter(s): David Benedetto, Director of STEM and Computer Science Ed., NH Department of Education)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Create Bravely: Creative Self-Design for a Purposeful Life
Join FableVision/Reynolds Center co-founder, Paul Reynolds, for a session designed for educators of all levels. Paul Reynolds shares approaches to using storytelling to foster both growth mindset and the courage needed to foster self-directed, creative, and purposeful life journeys. Attendees have a chance to win signed, personalized copies of his 4Cs/STEAM storybooks Going Places and Sydney & Simon, as well as a Create Bravely T-shirt designed by Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Ish, Sky Color.) All participants receive a free Create Bravely poster. (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision / Reynolds Center for TLC)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Discover MDM technologies that are driving the Internet of Things
From Wearables, to Coke Machines, to the Amazon Drone Fleet and inside your new car; it's here NOW! (Presenter(s): Dan Sullivan, Senior Solutioins Engineer, Whalley Computer)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

10:30am

Gamification
A number of corporations, websites and classrooms use this innovated technique to help people achieve their goals. Be part of this effective growing movement in society, business and education. Topics include what is gamification, the types of gamification and implementation. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Computer Teacher, Manchester school district, and Sam Belcourt)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

Google Classroom: The "One Ring" of the Classroom
"One tool to rule them all; One tool to find them; One tool to bring them all and in the classroom bind them." Learn how to leverage Google Classroom in their classroom and school to bring together all of their current content, tools, and resources into one location for students and other faculty/staff to access. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Piscataquog (B)

10:30am

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics in the MS Classroom - Getting Started
Learn first hand how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS can get your students in grades 5 and up excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges, all while building the critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will serve them well for a lifetime. Robotics is a proven and effective way to capture students' attention and keep them engaged in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math lessons. This session is for educators just getting started with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3 or considering how to incorporate MINDSTORMS into the classroom. (Presenter(s): Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education, and Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:30am

Newspeak in 2017: Fake News Is Not the Only Problem
The term "fake news" has become widely known and used in political and educational settings. This session discusses some of the factors that contribute to the spread of misinformation and what can be done to address them. (Presenter(s): Donna Zecha, School Librarian, Hopkinton Middle/High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

10:30am

Our Techs in Jeopardy
In this session participants will explore a variety of tech tools while actually playing one in a large group setting. Participants will select tech tool topics as they play a "Jeopardy-like" quiz show game, honing in on topics of interest. Participants work through topics of choice as they play along exploring a variety of tech tools used in the classroom. Topics may include: Google Apps Have Done it Again; I'm Flipping for Flippity; Chrome Extensions to Make Your Life "Easier?"; Exit Tickets, Tell Us What You Know, or Don't; iPad Apps & Features Everyone Should Know; Fun Free Web Tools. Join us for some fun and games as you learn about our favorite tech tools. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jeannie Erickson, Groton-Dunstable Regional HS)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

10:30am

What is the Formula for Mastering Math?
Garner insight on how to enable teachers to provide students with developmentally appropriate math support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how Renaissance Star Math, Renaissance Accelerated Math, and Renaissance Math Facts in a Flash help personalize practice, close skill gaps, and prepare students for college and career success. Topics covered during this session include: * Pinpointing students' instructional needs and monitoring growth * Incorporating mathematical discourse, productive struggle, and appropriate amounts of practice * Targeting instruction and practice to each student's needs * Helping students develop math automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

What you need to know about Wireless Security
This session is geared to anyone interested in learning more about how to protect their wireless network from security threats. We will examine industry trends, new technologies and look at what other school districts are doing to protect themselves. The goal will also be to look at what is available in the market to determine what tools are most cost-effective to provide the maximum protection for school districts without breaking the bank. (Presenter(s): Dave Lavallee, ePlus)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

SL - Promoting Inventiveness in the Classroom
Learn why the skills inherent in inventiveness, "the form of creativity leading to invention", are important skills for all students to master. The ability to brainstorm, to think in different ways, to learn to elaborate, and to produce something original, can be used in all walks of life. Kathy provides a background to the theory of inventiveness and showcases the types of apps and tools that can be used to support this practice. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Pemigewasset (A)

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

Breaking Out Digitally
In this session participants will ...Sure you might have participated in a Breakout EDU challenge over the past year or maybe you even had your own students participate in one! But, have you challenged yourself to create your own Breakout EDU game digitally? Come participate in our own digital Breakout EDU. Discussion of how one could create their own will also be discussed. Let's have some fun together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessie Gilcreast, Bedford High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrimack (C)

12:00pm

Create an Easy, Affordable Makerspace with Fab@School
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. Get hands-on with the digital prototyping program and learn more about grant opportunities to fund YOUR makerspace (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

EDPuzzle in the Classroom
In this session participants will develop an understanding of the video platform EDPuzzle to save time, boost engagement, enhance learning and gather critical data through formative and summative assessment. EDPuzzle allows teachers to select, edit, and embed questions into videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, etc. (Presenter(s): Amy Moskwa, Grade 4 teacher, SAU 25)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

12:00pm

Going on a Virtual Fieldtrip through the CILC
This session will take you on an adventure via Video Conferencing, where we will explore the many types of virtual content available to enhance classroom curriculum via Distance Learning. This session will take you on a sampling of virtual fieldtrips coordinated with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). In addition we will close the session with an overview of possible grant funding opportunities to support your collaborative learning environment. (Presenter(s): Jan Zanetis)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

Independent Learning in a 1 to 1 Environment
Have you recently gone 1 to 1 in your classroom? During this session attendees will discover various tools to promote personalized, independent learning for their students. Websites such as Epic!, SplashMath, and Prodigy will be shared. (Presenter(s): Lindsay Bucknam, Teacher, Peter Woodbury School, and Jill Manning, Peter Woodbury School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

RTI 2.0: The Evolved Model & Connecting ALL the Pieces
Join us for this session and see how Renaissance Star Assessments can give you the reliable data you need to support an effective Response to Intervention 2.0 (RTI) program. You'll learn how you can screen and group students for targeted instruction and intervention, monitor progress, and encourage student agency. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Develop full confidence in computer-adaptive technology * Understand the many forms of assessment, including multi-metric measures * Use digital reports, planner, and resources to differentiate instruction * Set goals for intervention students and monitoring progress * Use data to inform decisions regarding special education referral (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

Simple Device Onboarding Using Cloudpath
In this session participants will learn how Cloudpath can put certificates (the gold standard in security) on devices without IT staff involvement. Cloudpath removes the burden from IT by allowing simple self service user on boarding. (Presenter(s): Russ Cook, Ruckus)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

SOS for SSO: Need Help? OneClick Access to Teaching & Learning Tools
* ClassLink is a one click single sign-on solution that gives students and staff instant access to the apps and teaching and learning resources used in k12. * One click access to your files (Google, Dropbox, Office 365, school network drive, etc. ClassLink is cloud based and includes 5,000+ SSO connectors, and works from any device, anytime, anywhere! * One click access to an analytics dashboard provides reports on apps, usage, access. and helps monitor your resource investments and returns. "Come hear what a NH district has to say!" The Lebanon School District just launched single sign-on initiative with Classlink in their District, come learn and see some of the advantages they have gained from this initiative. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE, and Peter Merritt, Lebanon SAU)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Student Help Desk: Middle School Edition
In this session, you will learn about the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team (START) at J Henry Higgins Middle School in Peabody. Our team utilizes all available time in the middle school schedule including intervention blocks, lunch period, and even before school support. We train students in customer service, troubleshooting, scheduling, and even device repair. We intentionally engage students who are looking for a leadership opportunity, display a strong work ethic and are committed to learning. Our team is advised by a Digital Learning Coach and an IT Specialist to give a more rounded learning experience. At the end of our presentation, you will be able to ask questions to our Digital Learning Coach, our IT Specialist, and some students who serve on START. You will take away some practical strategies for developing a Student Help Desk program at the Middle School level, working within your schedule, and learn about our structure where students are empowered in an professional internship. (Presenter(s): Jarred Haas, Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools, and Marc LeBlanc, Peabody Public Schools)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

Tools, Resources, & Conditions Necessary for Personalized Learning
Identify, explore and demonstrate the necessary elements to establish, deliver and maintain personalized learning for students and staff within a teaching and learning organization. The focus of this session will be on: * the elements and conditions necessary for personalized learning to occur, * how OER can play a pivotal role in effective personalized learning for students and staff, * what to look for in OER providers and tools to evaluate this content, and * the roles that digital tools and learning management play in delivering personalized learning across all disciplines. * Outcomes: At the end of this session, participants will have increased knowledge, resources, and tools to enhance existing personalized learning programs and/or be better prepared to begin the journey towards personalized learning for students and staff. Each participant will receive models, best practices, and useful resources to share and distribute to colleagues within their organization (Presenter(s): Dr. Robert Elwell, itslearning, inc., and Leslie Cameron, itslearning, inc.)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pierce

12:00pm

Using G Suite for Education? Share Your Tips & Tricks at the "Demo Slam"!
In this session participants will ...During this "Demo Slam" participants interactively share their best G Suite tricks/tips. If you're a teacher, administrator, media specialist, or education technology professional who is passionate about Google's never ending list of tools we need you to "Demo"nstrate a best practice you've used with students, colleagues, or your community. During this session, we will rotate quickly between two projection screens to fit in as many 2-3 minute tips as possible - "Slam." No need for handouts or fancy prepared materials, just an audience that's willing to get up and share what's working at your school! (Presenter(s): Nicole Tomaselli, Science Teacher/Adjunct Faculty, Hollis Primary/Rivier College, and Mary Marotta, Nashoba Regional Technical High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Contoocook (D)

12:00pm

Making Movie Trailers Using Chromebooks
Learn how to have your students, of varying abilities, use Adobe Spark to create book trailers/ commercials to meet standards and learn/ apply real life skills. In this hands on workshop participants will explore the process of creating book trailers with students. Learn how to guide students with planning storyboards, add images, narration, music and text. Participants need to create an Adobe Spark account before the session. (Presenter(s): Alison Griffin, Librarian, SAU90/ Marston School, and Amber Levine, Marston School/ SAU90)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Expeditions
Experience exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in one day! With Google Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. Expeditions tours are a great way to introduce a lesson or unit or to give students background knowledge before reading a story about a faraway place! Participants learn how to lead an Expeditions tour and have the opportunity to find ready-made lessons that integrate into their grade level curriculum. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

K - Untangling the Web
There are so many wonderful FREE web tools out there " come and explore with our keynote, Adam Bellow, some of the best ones to engage your students and make learning even more exciting. Adam's session explores hardware devices that can enhance making and creating in the classroom such as Kano Computer and Tickle App. Web apps that can be used to create and share across all curriculum areas include Canva, uJam, IFTTT, and more. (Presenter(s): Adam Bellow, Educator, Author, Keynote, BreakoutEDU)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

12:00pm

SL - Technology Tools to Personalize Learning
NHSTE Pat Keyes Award winner, Brian Gray, explores strategies on how to use different technology tools to collect data from students, deliver content in a matter that best fits the students learning style, and offer multiple ways to demonstrate competency using a variety of digital resources Join Brian if you are ready to begin the process of personalizing learning for your students, offering them both voice and choice in their learning. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Activated Storytelling for Transformational Learning
Story remains one of the most powerful technologies for causing learning. Creative educators are especially adept at leveraging stories for enduring and transformational learning. Come learn how one teacher in Iowa used The Dot book by Peter H. Reynolds to encourage over 10 million teachers, librarians, and students in 170 countries to "make their mark" on the world using their creativity & bravery. Attendees explore a host of constructionist edtech tools and learn about inspiring teachers using Peter H. Reynolds' message books for purpose-based learning, growth mindset, and positive social change. Along with practical free resources to bring back to one's school or library, attendees have a chance to win signed, personalized copies of Reynolds books and prints! (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision/Reynolds Center TLC, and Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:30pm

Biomedical Prosthetic Challenge
In this session participants will learn how Heather Mailloux, gifted and talented educator and David Remillard, comprehensive technology educator, collaborated to design and implement the STEAM project titled Biomedical Prosthetic Challenge for the 8th grade Ventures/gifted and talented students at Hampstead Middle School. The purpose of this challenge was for students to combine the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological science to advance health care treatment. Throughout the completion of this challenge students practiced and implemented all of the 21st Century Skills; including, flexibility, adaptability, communication, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and especially perseverance. The students collaborated in teams to do their own research, create prototypes, and eventually use the Lego Mindstorm Robotics kits to build the most innovative prosthetic that they could. Students also created a fictitious character to create their prosthetic for. Teams then presented their prosthetic legs to an authentic audience and judging panel comprised of medical professionals and robotics/mechanical engineers to provide honest and professional feedback. Let us share with you our successes and challenges with this STEAM project! (Presenter(s): Heather Mailloux, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Hampstead Middle School, and David Remillard, Hampstead Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Armory Classroom

1:30pm

Confident Coders
According to the National Center for Women and Informational Technology, only 18% of computer science graduates in 2015 were female. And a recent article in Science found that by age 6 girls are less likely than boys to identify themselves as "really, really smart." The goal of the free Confident Coders program is to engage students in confidence-boosting and coding activities in elementary school, so that they pursue computer science opportunities as they get older. The program is geared toward girls in grades 3-5, but can be easily adapted. Walk away with the knowledge and materials needed to implement this program in their school. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord technology integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Contoocook (D)

1:30pm

DocStickers - Old school feedback using Google Keep, Draw and Docs
Do you want to make providing student feedback a little cheerier? Try DocStickers! In this session participants will build their design skills in Google Draw as they learn how to combine shapes, text and images to create visually pleasing electronic stickers to be placed on Google Doc assignments. Integrating the stickers into student work is made easy with the new G-Suite integration of Google Keep into Google Docs. You will leave with a folder of pre-made stickers you can use plus the knowledge of how you can create your own! (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Engaging Student-Generated Websites That are Easy to Assess!
In this session participants will learn strategies to help students generate their own individual websites that can be used throughout the year to organize or showcase projects, respond to literature, build portfolios etc. We will explore the New Google Sites to get a feel for the process of structuring a website. Student examples, and strategies will be provided and discussed. Participants will experience how websites allow students to be more creative, enhancing the level of student engagement. We will also discuss a couple of different but valuable ways to collaborate and provide feedback to students. Participants should have a Google account, and have a laptop, or Chromebook. This session will be most appropriate for those new to New Google Sites, but who have some experience with of other Google apps, sharing and permissions. (Presenter(s): Susan Mulligan, Teacher Grade 8 ELA, Higgins Middle School/ Peabody Public Scho)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merrimack (C)

1:30pm

Insight to Trust Your Instinct: Score-to-skill-to-resource-to-mastery
Gain new leadership insight as we travel the score-to-skill-to-resources journey and show how it brings assessment and instruction together like never before. After this session, you'll understand precisely how teachers can know where students are in reading and math, including early literacy, numeracy acquisition, reading proficiency, and mathematical confidence all from using Renaissance Star Assessments. Topics covered during this informative session include: * Exploring the score by developing a deep knowledge of what the Star score means and how it is generated * Interacting through Star's visual reading and math dashboards * Focusing on the skill with a deep dive into Core Progress learning progressions and the power of focus skills * Guiding learning with precise resources personalized for each student based on the Star scale score and the Core Progress learning progression working together (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

Making Connections with GIS mapping tools
In this session, teachers will discover how to engage learners in a variety of disciplines using authentic GIS mapping tools to visualize and analyze data, and make connections to the world around them. (Presenter(s): Jessica Oltman, Technology Integrator, SAU 39, and Stephanie Erickson)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Promethean Interactive Classroom Update
As we shape the modern classroom of the 21st century, we are focused on providing teachers with tools for creating a highly collaborative learning environment that is inclusive of all. This session will provide a hands-on demo of Promethean's latest technology offering including a look at the new ActivPanel offerings and how ClassFlow allows you to connect multiple end-user devises into one presentation solution. (Presenter(s): Geoffrey Allison, Promethean)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Source Investigators
Evaluating the validity of our sources has become quite the topic in recent months. This session will offer instructional methods & tools for teaching source evaluation. (Presenter(s): Caitlin Bennett, Librarian, Londonderry Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dartmouth

1:30pm

Tackle STEM Learning with LEGO Education WeDo 2.0!
In this session participants will ... Discover how elementary students in grades 2-5 can practice STEM learning through digital technology! Experience how to create engaging, cross-curricular lessons that develop 21st-century skills while inspiring students to become lifelong learners. With LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, you help your students become motivated, active learners who don't just know, they do! WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on tool that combines the joy of LEGO building with easy-to-use technology and supports essential lessons in science, technology, engineering, math, and literacy. Designed specifically for elementary learners, WeDo 2.0 engages all students, challenging them to create, test, observe, and explain projects while collaborating with others through building and programming working LEGO models. (Presenter(s): Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education, and Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:30pm

The Science of Design: Modeling Past, Present and Future
In this session participants will ...explore ways engage your students with in depth content mastery by using technology based lab simulations to model different representations of the past and present, and predict future scientific occurrences and outcomes. Using multiple hands-on inquiry based lab simulations enables students with different learning styles to demonstrate proficiency of standards in less time. (Presenter(s): Leanne Keller, 8th Grade Integrated Science Teacher, Laconia Middle School, and Jessica Roberts, Laconia Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

1:30pm

The State of the Cloud
Redefine their understanding of the cloud, and why their institutions should pay attention to recent cloud innovations. Some say the cloud was born in 1969 with the development of ARPANET. On that timeline, that makes the cloud about 45 years old. But the cloud has evolved at break-neck speed over the past three years, with no signs of slowing down. So what does the future hold for the cloud and its users? How will it evolve, and what do institutions need to know about its strengths, latest developments, and weaknesses for the year ahead? Rob Williams, Senior Manager for Cloud and Data Center Solutions, will provide an overview of the state of the cloud, what it is, and how it can help eliminate or alleviate downtime. Learn how to create a Disaster Recovery Plan, why backing up your data isn't enough to make you sleep comfortably at night, and why your most likely data disaster scenario has nothing to do with storms or power outages, but likely your colleague next door. The top reasons for downtime might surprise you, and find out why buying cloud is less complex, more scalable, and more cost-effective today than ever. Regardless of how you currently store or back-up data, this session is for you. (Presenter(s): Rob Williams, Senior Manager, Cloud & Data Center, FirstLight)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

K - Ten Online Apps that Belong in Every Educator's Toolbox
Think you know every web tool out there? Think again! Join our keynote speaker, Steve Dembo, to explore the best of the year's new releases, as well as revisit the "vintage" sites that have made noteworthy updates. Explore simple (and free) online apps that can be used with any computer, in any class, at any grade level. Focus on sites that can be used immediately, providing students a multitude of options for demonstrating their learning digitally. As always, it is not the tool, it is how you use it to transform learning! (Presenter(s): Steve Dembo, Educator, Author, Keynote, Teach42)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pemigewasset (A)

1:30pm

Differentiated Instruction Strategy: The Multi-Media Text Set
Create a multi-media text set of their favorite unit to differentiate either the product, process or content of a lesson. Using a clever game board strategy made famous by the ladies in California who coined the term Hyperdocs, teachers can create an interactive approach to learning. Bring a laptop and be sure to have a Google Account in order to absorb some DI strategies and then create an awesome MMTS (multi-media text set). (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Heidi Clarke, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Google Apps & Extensions to Support Diverse Learners, Going Google!
Come discover Free and low cost educational apps and extensions in the chrome web store to support education and learning! Engage and include all learners, and provide access to diverse learners in a UDL environment! Free and low cost educational apps, extensions, add-on and tools in the chrome web store and Google docs to support education and learning will be explored hands-on in this session! Support your diverse learners and struggling learners, including those who struggle with literacy, executive function, math and access to the curriculum and learning materials. These Google Chrome tools can be utilized on laptops (Mac or Windows), Chromebooks, and windows tablets and support the student across all curriculum and subjects! Tools explored include text to speech, dictation, mind mapping, word prediction, highlighting, study and research tools, timers, schedules/ reminders, organization tools, support with reading fluency and comprehension, access to textbooks and worksheets, note taking support, graphic organizers, visual aids, math support, presentation support and more! Personalize the learning experience while ensuring access to the curriculum and instruction, engaging students and providing multiple means of expression and participation. Join us with your own device to learn hands-on! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

2:30pm

Exhibitor Networking & Dessert
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Expo Center

3:15pm

Build Your Technology Toolkit
In this session participants will discover digital tools they can use across grade levels and across the curriculum to transform teaching and learning. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pemigewasset (A)

3:15pm

Comparing Wireless Technologies & Vendors
Take a platform neutral look at today's wireless technologies and what is right for your school. We will look at the leading vendors and do a comparison of different architectures, models, and feature sets. This session will also provide the opportunity for participants to share their own experiences in a roundtable format. (Presenter(s): Dave Lavallee, ePlus)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Flipping Math with Google Classroom
In this session participants will learn about utilizing Google Classroom to flip a math class on its head, effectively use formative assessments to guide instruction and deepening students understanding of the material (Presenter(s): Peter Bianchi, Math Teacher, Kearsarge Regional High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Merrimack (C)

3:15pm

Fuel the Passion for Reading: Use Student Data to Develop Lifelong Readers
Explore how educators can provide students with developmentally appropriate reading support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how data from Renaissance Star Assessments, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, and Renaissance English in a Flash can help you improve students' reading proficiency and close achievement gaps. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Use assessment data to pinpoint students' instructional needs * Set appropriate goals to build reading expertise and generate growth * Use leveled nonfiction articles to surmount challenges posed by complex texts * Provide students with opportunities to evaluate intricate arguments * Build students' vocabulary to sharpen communication and build cultural knowledge (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

Integrated Practices, Collaboration and Inquiry Opportunities
In this session participants will learn about Integrated Practice days, the role of the LMS on those days, and how a library media specialist can find ways to collaborate and extend learning opportunities with classroom teachers. The benefits of open communication, partnering with teachers and flexible library scheduling will also be explored. (Presenter(s): Lori Puzzo, Library Media Specialist, Merrimack School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Contoocook (D)

3:15pm

Interactive Literacy Tools
In this session participants will learn about interactive reading e-tools to enhance the reading experience for their students. E-tools included are either a web-based or IOS platform. These tools can be used for both a whole classroom experience or personal learning. These tools will support all levels of readers in your classroom or support groups. (Presenter(s): Jill Schock, Second Grade (recently retired), Nottingham School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Piscataquog (B)

3:15pm

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Want to introduce students to digital fabrication and STEAM to your classroom or library? This workshop 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 research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

Partnership for a Digital Citizenship Professional Development Program
Learn how the Salem School District used a team approach to develop a professional development program on digital citizenship for staff. Librarians, technology integrators, and the Directors of IT and Literacy partnered to plan and implement a program that consists of a combination of face-to-face and online delivery modules. The team will share their experiences from researching topics, developing the modules, piloting the content, and rolling it out to the entire district. Learn what went well and what didn't in creating a professional development program that emphasizes the safe, responsible, and ethical use of technology. (Presenter(s): Amy Chartrain, K to 12 Technology Integrator, Salem School District, SAU 57)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

3:15pm

Personalized Learning Through Genius Hour
In this session participants will ... learn about how teachers at Sanborn Regional High School implemented Genius Hour for Sophomore students. The presentation will include the rationale for the program as well as the tools and resources teachers and students used during the first year of implementation. We will discuss the problems we faced and the lessons we have learned as we prepare for year two. Most importantly, we will share a few examples of the work students created for their Genius Hour Project. (Presenter(s): Donna Harvey-Moseley, Sanborn Regional)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Dartmouth

3:15pm

Technology in a World Language Class - easy as un, deux, trois
Learn how to get the most out of their Google Classroom, website, Quizlet, Kahoot, Study Stacks, podcast, video-cast, and more. Sub plans have never been so easy and the students will love them. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Bureau, World Language/ Ed tech, SAU 49)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

4:30pm

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

Wednesday November 29, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Salon Lobby

6:30pm

Explore Virtual Reality via Google Expeditions & Learn Ways to Create
Learn how Google Expeditions can enhance the learning experience by exploring immersive content that can begin with guided Expeditions in the library or classroom and continue through individual student use. Look at how to lead an expedition, what materials are necessary, and where lessons are being curated online. Come explore this fabulous tool and learn how we are connecting it to visual thinking skills and research at the elementary level. I will also share how we are creating our own 360 content from field trips and building social stories within the school. (Presenter(s): Betsy McCombs, School Librarian, Main Street School, Exeter NH SAU 26, and Nina Baillargeon, SAU 16)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne

6:30pm

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
Learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Explore how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Thursday, November 30
 

7:00am

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

Thursday November 30, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:00am

Open the Curiosity Door
Discover how to create a culture of innovation and spark creativity in your schools and classrooms. This session will explore how districts are rethinking education and enacting systemic, long-term change. Both bottom-up and top-down, we’ll demonstrate meaningful ways to avoid falling into the trap of knee-jerk solutions that rarely push our school systems forward. From design thinking to strategic planning, you’ll walk away with concrete steps to launching your school into the future!


Thursday November 30, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:00am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore these exciting stations every day - Deconstruction Station, Upcycled Art Journals, Judobots, Save Snoopy the WW1 Flying Ace (or Ninja Bunny), Paper Circuits, Sew an Earbud Case, 3D Paper Snowflake, Global Cardboard Challenge, Triangular Building Blocks, Pumpkin Elevators, Solo Cup Knitting Machine, Lego Wall, Let’s Stick Together

Speakers

Thursday November 30, 2017 8:00am - 4:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am
Expo Center

9:30am

Maximizing CTSOs, Running Start, & Advisory Boards in CTE Programs
Jeremy VanDerKern was awarded the 2017 Nellie Mae Education Foundation Lawrence O'Toole Award "Teacher Leadership" for his approach to student-centered teaching, "blended" classroom environment, and industry partnerships in his Media Arts classes. Through a Running Start partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire, all of his students can earn dual-enrollment college credits. His students also participate in workplace readiness skills through CTSO's like SkillsUSA. Jeremy now serves on the Board of Directors for SkillsUSA and acts as a teacher leader helping to design CTE curriculum for the New Hampshire Department of Education. Stop in and chat with him about how to maximize Community Teacher Student Organizations (CTSO's), Running Start dual-enrollment College Credit opportunities, and Advisory Boards in Career & Technical Education. (Presenter(s): Jeremy VanDerKern, CTE Media Arts Instructor, Cheshire Career Center)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
TBA

9:30am

SL - Learn to Create & Share Your Own VR images: iOS/Android Smartphones
Learning to create your own virtual reality (VR) image, view it on using your device and a VR headset, and share it online to a Flickr community of teacher-created VR images. Participants are requested to 1) install the Google Street View app and the Ricoh Theta S app on your Android or iOS smartphone and 2) create a Flickr account prior to the BYOD session. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

What's the All the Chatter About?
Discover ways to use fun and simple video tools as we explore ChatterPix, iMovie and Let's Recap. See how these tools are used to engage students in a variety of settings, then prompt students with a video reflection tool to gauge interest and understanding. From elementary through high school and beyond these fun tools bring out the creative side in all of us. All we need to get started is an idea and some imagination. Join us, let your creative juices flow as we build with and reflect upon these awesome free tools. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Danielle Robinson, Florence Roche Elementary)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

Assistive Technology in the Classroom
Explore a variety of assistive technology solutions to use with their students who experience limitations in physical ability, vision, hearing, speech and learning. Assistive technology apps will also be on display for exploration. Participants have an opportunity to play with the assistive technology solutions available to their students. This is an excellent opportunity for teachers to be able try the assistive technology prior to using it with their students requiring assistive technology. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology in New Hampshire)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am

9:30am

Demco: Coding Activities in the K-12 Makerspace
Learn about products and activities to support Coding in the K-12 Makerspace. Products highlighted include Cubetto, Kano Computer, Dash & Dot, and Ozobots. (Presenter(s): Kurt Zastrow, Demco, and Jenn Bradley, Demco)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am

9:30am

MakerSpaces & STEAM in the Elementary Library
Explore MakerSpace activities and games appropriate for elementary children. Have an opportunity to make and take STEAM projects that are simple, low cost, and suitable for a family STEAM night. Participants may also ask questions about scheduling and finding time within the school day to give students STEAM and MakerSpaces. (Presenter(s): Brigid McNamee, Library Media Specialist, Bartlett Elementary School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am

9:30am

Robots in the Classroom
Learn about some of the different robots that are used to teach coding in Memorial Elementary School. Participants are able to try out Bee-Bots, ProBots, Sphero, and others in this session. Come play and have fun! (Presenter(s): Peter Olsen, Technology Integrator, Bedford School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am

9:30am

FIRST Robotics Demonstration
FIRST Robotic Challenge (FRC) students from NH schools demonstrate robots they have designed, built, and programmed to execute a number of tasks to complete the annual challenge.


Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 4:00pm
TBA

9:30am

Arduino & the Art of Debugging
Learn why Arduino is a great, and frustrating, microcontroller platform! Much of our world is controlled with microcontrollers now. With Arduino students learn real life application, (we literally use the same motion detector pieces already installed in our classrooms!), problem solving, collaboration and debugging in a big way! Microcontrollers are great for students that like to be hands-on or that are drawn to code but don't want to stare at a screen all day. Students can wire up their own projects, load the code and edit as needed. They will then SEE a physical representation of that code, (lights blinking, sensors reacting, motors moving etc.). Robots are great but this application is as much fun for females as it is males and doesn't came with the same preconceived notions. Arduinos can be wearable and sewable, great for young ladies that want to shine... literally! (Presenter(s): Shannon McCracken, S.T.E.A.M. Educator, SAU61, Farmington High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Curating Resources for Instructional Design
Explore strategies for using Google sites, apps and Classroom to curate resources to create online units that can be easily updated. The ideas promote transparency among teacher, students and parents. The goal is to create open units in a digital space that you can use to teach, students can use to study and absentees can use to connect. Principles of instructional design guide the unit creation. The ideas can be adapted easily to website platforms other than Google sites and apps. (Presenter(s): Jean Locicero, English Teacher, Tech Coach, Milford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Expressing Yourself with Technology in the Music Classroom
Confused on how to integrate art and music into your curriculum? In this session participants will learn about web-based applications that can be used with students to integrate graphic art, library media skills, such as research, online presentation tools with music history and composition. See how 6th grade students learn and create a multimedia presentation and videos that showcase their research, graphic art technique and music composition. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Coughlin, Music Educator/Director, Bedford School District/McKelvie)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

FIRST LEGO League Jr.
It's never too early to discover STEM. Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST LEGO League Jr. challenges teams to explore a real-world scientific concept, then build a motorized model and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery. Throughout the season, adult coaches provide guidance and inspiration. Grades K-4; ages 6-10 (Presenter(s): Jillian Mordarski, Program Specialist, FIRST, and Dana Clark, FIRST)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Getting Going with Makerspace in the Library
Try out some of the beginning makerspace activities I've used in my K-5 library and learn how I've morphed these into value-added packages that teachers can borrow to use in their rooms. Starting with minimal funds and planning time, I have 4+ cycles of activities that have been kid-tested to share. (Presenter(s): Betsy Damon, Library Media Specialist, Hallsville Elementary School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Google Expeditions with Primary Grades
Experience Google Expeditions VR tools (we will have viewers available) and learn how to lead an expedition with their students. Come learn how we have used this tool to engage students in practicing visual thinking skills and in building research questions. We will also share how we have created our own 360 degree content that students can view as a way to share research findings, prepare for or revisit field trips, and create social stories. (Presenter(s): Betsy McCombs, School Librarian, Main Street School, Exeter NH SAU 26, and Nina Baillargeon, SAU 16)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Innovation Lab in Danville
Learn how the librarian, Technology Integrator, and classroom Teachers planned and implemented an Innovation Lab. We felt that makerspace was just the beginning of STEM learning in education, and wanted our school to be Future Ready. This team implemented STEM projects throughout the year, including a school-wide STEM challenge. Some of the projects included using Augmented Reality, creating Trash to Treasure Sculptures, coding to recycled instruments and more. (Presenter(s): Beth Kisiel, Library Media Specialist, Danville Elementary School, and Bill Doughty, SAU55)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements Using ThingLink & MySimpleShow
Discover how to create an engaging research project centered around the Periodic Table of the Elements. This presentation will showcase a 5th grade project where students researched an element from the Periodic Table and created an interactive image for their element using ThingLink. They linked the required research information to their ThingLink and they created an explainer video on MySimpleShow.com which was also linked. Students then shared their ThingLinks with the class and created a class interactive periodic table using ThingLink. (Presenter(s): Hilary Grimes, Technology Integrator, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Lauren Duquette, Kearsarge Elementary School Bradford)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Project Based Learning & Tech ~ A Winning Combination
Learn how to take advantage of the authenticity that is inherent in both project based learning and technology integration in a high school humanities class. Whether you are in a BYOD or 1:1 environment, there are a treasure trove of possibilities to integrate technology as options for satisfying competency in project based learning opportunities. Hear how you can facilitate both online and offline student led discussions, maximize the G Suite, and develop projects that foster authentic technology integration. (Presenter(s): Jeanna Wagner, Technology Integrator, Pelham High School, and Mallory Higgins, Merrimack High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Technology Integration with ELL & the Foreign Language Classroom
Discover and explore strategies to integrate STEM into the ELL and Foreign Language classroom. You will discover how to use and integrate robots to demonstrate the meaning of prepositions in the Language Arts curriculum. Another method utilized was Google Hangouts in an American Spanish high school classroom, to connect and interact in Spanish with pen pals in the Dominican Republic. Make sure your students are advancing the proficiency levels with these helpful digital tools! 1. Voice recorder (app) and Vocaroo (website) - record your students to practice and assess presentational speaking easily 2. Telligami (app) - add some flair and creativity to presentational speaking 3. Clipchamp (website) - make videos to practice and assess interpersonal speaking 4. Social Media - get ideas from others! 5. Youtube - so many authentic resources 6. Google classroom - bring everything together for easy collection, grading and feedback 7. ACTFL - their website is full of resources and ideas! (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, Kathleen Dasho, North Reading, and Dan Downs, North Reading District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Using Seesaw as an Elementary Portfolio
Learn how to incorporate Seesaw into daily curriculum as a formative assessment, portfolio, and organizational tool. Examples from multiple grade levels will be given as well as professional development opportunities and Seesaw resources. (Presenter(s): Melisa Scott, Technology Integrator, Beaver Meadow School, and Kathy Donovan, Beaver Meadow School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

VEX IQ Robotics - the Fastest Growing Game in Town
Discover the newest Robotics Competition in the State. The VEX IQ robotics system is the complete deal with a complete free curriculum, free design software, and a snap and go construction format. This robotics design system has competitions at the local, state, and world level. It is adaptable for classroom use or after school programs. (Presenter(s): David Kelly, Science teacher/ Robotics advisor, PACE Career Academy, and Brian Connelly, SAU 103)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Wixie ~ Helping Teachers Create 21st Century Learning For Students
Learn about Wixie, an online publishing and creativity platform that lets students share what they know through their writing, their voice, and their art. Participants will have a chance to explore this very easy to use web based tool and view projects from a K-3 school to demonstrate learning across the curriculum. Wixie is a tool for students that was made with the teacher in mind. It includes a teacher dashboard with access to all student work, standards alignment, assessment tools, resources, and lessons plans. Stop by and discover how this tool can engage students and enhance curiosity and creativity in your classroom. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District, and Karen Pond, Hopkinton School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

10:00am

An Augmented Reality Check: Overview & 10 Classroom Possibilities
In this session participants will be amazed and inspired by a fast-paced, lighthearted overview of augmented realities. Definitions and comparisons will clarify the difference between virtual and augmented reality. Learn about triggers, overlays, and auras. An overview of free AR apps for all grade levels and subject areas will be presented. You will see traditional hardcover books come alive with auras. Explore how hybrid literature includes AR elements appealing to a technologically savvy audience. Examples will include "A Tale for the Time Being" and other books with media rich enhancements. Lastly, see examples of teacher and student produced auras. Learn how you can make your own auras to enrich your curriculum and add enticing additions to art exhibits, science fairs, performing arts events, and many other classroom activities. Hear how research supports AR enhanced learning. Getting the free app Aurasma, and an aurasma.com account is suggested. No experience necessary, just your curiosity and pioneering spirit! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pierce

10:00am

Confessions of the One Day A Week Librarian
In this session, participants will ...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 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Curriers

10:00am

Create an Easy, Affordable Makerspace with Fab@School
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. Get hands-on with the digital prototyping program and learn more about grant opportunities to fund YOUR makerspace (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Webster

10:00am

Create Your Own Virtual Reality Tours
In this session participants will learn how to use exciting (and FREE!) tech tools, Google Street View and Roundme, to easily create virtual reality tours. Learn how to take your class on thrilling virtual field trips. Invite parents and others inside your virtual classroom. Use the tools to flip your classroom and let students explore at their own pace. Show your students they can be creators too and have them make virtual tours that demonstrate their understanding in creative, authentic ways. (Presenter(s): Nels Tooker, 5th and 6th Grade Classroom Teacher, Newington Public School, and Abbi Lundborn, Newington Public School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Contoocook (D)

10:00am

Google Keep: A Quick & Easy Organization Tool
This beginner session on Google Keep as an organizational tool is ideal for teachers, administrators, parents and students. Everyone has a need to make a list and maybe even check it twice. Google Keep is a user friendly tool that allows quick note taking with reminders, labels, color options and much more. The implications for all students (special education and general education) are vast. Students can create audio notes with transcribed text. Students can use the "keep notepad" tool in Google Docs to view notes in the right margin (as is done with the Explore tool) to add notes to a Google Doc or to just view the lists. There is a little something for everyone in this fast paced but fun workshop. Beginners are guaranteed to come away with at least one new idea for how to use this tool for themselves and one idea of how to use this tool with students. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Coolidge

10:00am

Immediate Feedback in an Immediate World
Discover how to use technology to support competencies, give students immediate feedback on assessments, and provide independent remediation. Using student video, google forms, and projected energizers learning is individualized in a very active PE classroom. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Mark Ruest, Deerfield Community School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Piscataquog (B)

10:00am

Insight to Trust Your Instinct: Score-to-skill-to-resource-to-mastery
Gain new leadership insight as we travel the score-to-skill-to-resources journey and show how it brings assessment and instruction together like never before. After this session, you'll understand precisely how teachers can know where students are in reading and math, including early literacy, numeracy acquisition, reading proficiency, and mathematical confidence all from using Renaissance Star Assessments. Topics covered during this informative session include: * Exploring the score by developing a deep knowledge of what the Star score means and how it is generated * Interacting through Star's visual reading and math dashboards * Focusing on the skill with a deep dive into Core Progress learning progressions and the power of focus skills * Guiding learning with precise resources personalized for each student based on the Star scale score and the Core Progress learning progression working together (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Stark

10:00am

Project Lead The Way's K-12 STEM Pathways for 21st Century Skills
In this session teachers will learn about Project Lead The Ways K-12 STEM Pathways and see some of the activities available to students. PLTW is a national nonprofit that provides transformative learning experiences for students and teachers through K-12 programs in biomedical, engineering, and computer science. By providing a rigorous project based curriculum that is tied to 21st century skills students need for pursuing careers in STEM students and teachers are inspired, empowered and engaged. Using the APB approach with hands-on, project and problem based real world problems students learn with : Computer Science's K Rosie Runtime to AP CS, Biomedical- infection detection to internships and forensic science, and Engineering - engineering constraints in grade 1 to designing and presenting their own real world device. The PLTW K-12 Pathways enables all students to have these learning experiences. With our Professional Development and ongoing support, teachers learn the APB approach, the curriculum, industry level software and gain to knowledge to deliver it with confidence. (Presenter(s): Mary Laturnau, Project Lead The Way, Inc.)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Spaulding

10:00am

Still "special"...Teaching a Research Skills Class in High School
Participants will learn how Salem High School librarian, Rachel Hopkins, maximizes eight, twenty-five minutes classes to prepare students with skills to rock those research competencies. For five years, Rachel has developed and refined an online, in-class seminar for students to complete at their own pace. Learn what's worked...and what hasn't...In addition to the seminar that all ninth graders are required to take, she'll report out on her newest endeavor, the related online professional development for staff. (Presenter(s): Rachel Hopkins, School Librarian, Salem - SAU57)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrimack (C)

10:00am

Tinker Day
Educators are hearing the buzz words - Makerspace, STEAM, and Computer Science. We know it's important for students to be exposed to all of those "things" and the skills they bring. Come find out how Peter Woodbury Elementary School in Bedford, NH incorporates Makerspace, STEAM and Computer Science into Tinker Days. Attendees will learn how we started and where we are today. You can expect to leave this session with ideas for management of a Tinker Day and ways to start a Tinker Day in your building. (Presenter(s): Kara Speaker, enrichment teacher, Bedford School District, and NIcole Cassamassino, Bedford School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Dartmouth

10:00am

K - Everything You Wanted to Know about 3D Printing
3D printing is one of the hottest technologies in education right now, but so rarely is it done well in schools. Join our keynote speaker, Steve Dembo, to explore the process of purchasing, designing, and printing, as well as setting up your space to truly foster innovation and creativity. From parts and plastic to projects and curriculum, Steve covers everything you need to get started in the amazing world of 3D printing! (Presenter(s): Steve Dembo, Educator, Author, Keynote, Teach42)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Pemigewasset (A)

11:00am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Expo Center

11:30am

#paperless
Looking for ways to change up your paper and pencil ways? This session will help you do just that! Come learn tips and tricks for digitizing your handouts/worksheets with drawings, diagrams, learning menus and HyperDocs. Find out how to give feedback using digital stickers, as well as ways to manage a paperless classroom. Be ready for a fast paced session with lots to learn! (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

11:30am

Blizzard Bags - Don't let snow be a "winterruption"
Using "blizzard bags" to let snow, not snow days, pile up. "Blizzard Bags" are a collection of schoolwork assigned to students that will be completed at home when inclement weather forces a school closure. Whether these assignments are paper handouts or using digital tools & resources, don't let the weather affect your educational momentum. Learn how technology is being used at Lincoln Akerman School to not only facilitate uninterrupted learning but also document the overall participation rate of the entire school. (Presenter(s): Zach Lamare, Information Technologist, Lincoln Akerman School (SAU 21), and Kelly Trottier, Lincoln Akerman School (SAU 21))

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Merrimack (C)

11:30am

Bringing FIRST to Your Schools " Starting, Funding, & Sustaining a Robotics
The mission of FIRST is to inspire youth to become science and technology leaders and innovators by engaging them in exciting, experimental mentor and project based programs that teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, inspire innovation and foster well rounded life capabilities. FIRST is the number 1 child-serving non-profit advancing STEM education outcomes and the development of 21st century skills. In this session participants will learn about the FIRST K-12 progression of programs, available educator resources and student impact as measured within a 10 year longitudinal study. Join us to learn how we can help you find public and private funding to start and sustain FIRST teams in your schools. (Presenter(s): Dana Clark, FIRST, and Vinnie Rodino, FIRST)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pierce

11:30am

Fuel the Passion for Reading: Use Student Data to Develop Lifelong Readers
Explore how educators can provide students with developmentally appropriate reading support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how data from Renaissance Star Assessments, Renaissance Accelerated Reader 360, and Renaissance English in a Flash can help you improve students' reading proficiency and close achievement gaps. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Use assessment data to pinpoint students' instructional needs * Set appropriate goals to build reading expertise and generate growth * Use leveled nonfiction articles to surmount challenges posed by complex texts * Provide students with opportunities to evaluate intricate arguments * Build students' vocabulary to sharpen communication and build cultural knowledge (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Stark

11:30am

Girls in Math
Description to be sent at a later time (Presenter(s): Amy Cantone, Grade 5 Teacher, SAU 16 - Brentwood, and Kim Wood, SAU 16)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Curriers

11:30am

How are you integrating tech in the classroom?
You've been there before, it's 6:00 AM and you find yourself in a semi-vacant cafeteria for another "riveting" staff development day. As teachers begin to meander through the coffee line and take their seats, you notice that perhaps there are two groups beginning to form, those who are excited about technology, eager to learn something brand new and others who may be a little more hesitant when it comes to using tech in their teaching. Technology can be a transformative tool in the classroom but all too often, teachers are not provided with adequate training around both the utilization and application of tech tools. We'll talk about the many resources available for teachers to learn new tech skills and how they can advance professionally earning badges and certifications for themselves along the way. (Presenter(s): Matt Keddington, Kyte Learning, and Matt Keddington, Kyte Learning)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Coolidge

11:30am

Leveraging G Suite for Effective Communication and Collaboration
Is your school or district struggling to improve collaboration and communication? If the answer is yes, this session will be of interest to you. Presenters discuss how to utilize various tools included in G Suite for Education to enhance communication and encourage collaboration. We will discuss some of the challenges that many have faced and the solutions/methods that have been found effective in overcoming these challenges. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Contoocook (D)

11:30am

One to One Chromebooks in the Math Classroom
In this session participants will ... explore how to involve one-to-one Chromebooks in the math classroom. Ever wondered how to use a Chromebook in math class? Me too! After having implemented Chromebooks in an 8th grade classroom for the past year, there are many exciting and enlightening takeaways to share. Come learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly on available tools, management strategies, fun activities and more! (Presenter(s): Rachel Fairhurst, Math Teacher, Ross A Lurgio Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dartmouth

11:30am

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Want to introduce students to digital fabrication and STEAM to your classroom or library? This workshop 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 research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Webster

11:30am

PowerSchool Learning
Explore the PowerSchool Learning Management System (formerly Haiku). We will discuss the important features of this LMS, including setup and integration with PowerSchool. Best practices and gradebook considerations will also be discussed. (Presenter(s): Mark Merrifield, Technology Coordinator, Merrimack School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Spaulding

11:30am

"Spark" Some Interest with Your Work
Learn how to use Adobe Spark. Looking for something different to use besides Google Slides? Check out what Adobe Spark has to offer with Post, Video and Pages. Examples of how Adobe Spark has been used at BHS will be shared. Have an opportunity to explore and create with the tool. Let's inspire others and help spark interest together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Lori Brooks, Bedford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Frost

11:30am

What Are They Thinking? Using Flipgrid as a Window into Thought Processes
Learn to use Flipgrid as a tool to more deeply understand student thinking. Join teachers from the Jackson Grammar School and learn about ways they have been using Flipgrid throughout the disciplines in a multi-age environment to amplify student voice, personalize learning and empower students to take charge of their thinking while embedding digital citizenship into authentic lessons. (Presenter(s): Kristin Groves, K/1 Multi-Age Classroom Teacher, Jackson Grammar School, and Joan Heysler, Jackson Grammar School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

11:30am

K - Game On: Breakout EDU & the Changing Landscape of Learning
Join our keynote speaker and inventor of Breakout EDU, Adam Bellow, for a look back at where we have come from in games - especially through the lens of educational technology. Then explore Breakout EDU as a path forward to a more intrinsic and student-focused education. Breakout EDU is an immersive learning games platform that challenges players to think outside of the box - by breaking into it. Adam discusses how to get started with Breakout EDU and highlights the rationale, pedagogical ideas, and tips and tricks to make the best use of the platform in a school setting. (Presenter(s): Adam Bellow, Educator, Author, Keynote, BreakoutEDU)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pemigewasset (A)

11:30am

SL - The Empathetic Librarian: Social Emotional Learning in the Library
NHSLMA Luncheon - Anita's luncheon presentation focuses on innovative thinking about how social emotional learning can be implemented in school libraries and schools. Explore suggestions, tips, and strategies for all types of learners from the perspective of a library that has successfully implemented Social Emotional Learning into the curriculum and programming. Discover how to personalize the learning for students through collaboration with the school counseling department and town services along with courses, resources, and relevant pedagogy. Hear about effective implementation of programming, instruction, and collaboration with proven learning outcomes. A few examples of curriculum/programming include: bibliotherapy collaborations with the adjustment counselor for specialized book discussion groups (ie: divorce, grit); instructional strategies such as Guided Inquiry Design which includes understanding how students experience research; serving as a venue for student voice through poetry club/slams and musical performances; collaborations with the public library and youth and family services as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness; yoga/mindfulness and contemplative strategies. (Presenter(s): Anita Cellucci, School Librarian, Westborough High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Armory Classroom

12:30pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Expo Center

1:00pm

#GoogleAddict 2.0
In this session participants will ...join the presenters with version 2 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)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Piscataquog (B)

1:00pm

Beyond the NEW AASL Standards
In this session participants will be at the forefront of the school library profession by learning about the newly released AASL Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Explore ideas, resources, and tools you can implement right away associated with the new standards. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pemigewasset (A)

1:00pm

Beyond the Theory - Practical Applications of UDL
Have you ever looked at the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines? Are you overwhelmed trying to implement or support those Guidelines in the classroom? If so, or if you are looking for additional ideas for how to put the philosophy of UDL into action, then this is the session for you. Join Julie and Thea to explore examples of how they bring the UDL Guidelines to life in their roles as classroom teacher and Digital Learning Coach. Julie helps teachers with increasing student access to curriculum, developing choice assignments, modeling collection of Mastery-Oriented Feedback and other realistic applications of the philosophy of UDL. In her role as a classroom teacher, Thea implements the principles of 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, Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District, and Thea Durling, Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Create an Easy, Affordable Makerspace with Fab@School
From kindergarten to high school, discover how schools, libraries, and programs around the country have used Fab@School Maker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. Get hands-on with the digital prototyping program and learn more about grant opportunities to fund YOUR makerspace (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, FableVision Learning)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Webster

1:00pm

Engaging Readers in a Technology Driven World
In this session participants will ...be engaged in contemporary youth literature and will explore ways to "hook" learners with technology, including but not limited to blogging, fan-fiction, ebooks, technology driven projects, and more. (Presenter(s): Sharon Silva, School Library Media Specialist, Merrimack, SAU 26, and Beth Fuller, Perma-Bound Books)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coolidge

1:00pm

Game Board Mania
Do you enjoy playing games? We have a captivating project that the your students will enjoy and be engaged in to cpmplete a performance task. We found that game creation projects were a great way to integrate multiple competencies for assessment and allow the students to be challenged all while having fun. So, if you are looking for ideas for a performance tasks come by our presentation. We will present our ideas but also give you time to brainstorm your own and discuss assessments with colleagues. (Presenter(s): Mitchel Mencis, Technology Teacher, 55-Timberlane, and James Sgroi, 55-Timberlane)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pierce

1:00pm

Next Gen Learning Commons - Create One Now
Educators will have the opportunity to learn how and why to transition a traditional, quiet library into an engaging, innovative Learning Commons. The presenters will demonstrate in detail the transition at their current school and how it has positively affected students, staff and the school community. Participants will be able to experience hands on STEM activities and a variety of technology-based learning tools, and browse project based learning lessons. Discussion of practical implementation strategies, questions and idea sharing will wrap up the presentation. (Presenter(s): Sarah Proulx, Library Media Specialist, Hollis Primary School, and Penny Currier, Hollis Primary School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrimack (C)

1:00pm

Student Perspectives on Technology Use in Education
In this session, participants will learn about how students are using technology to help guide their education, navigate their social lives, and engage the outside world. As a high school student, I am in a unique position to present the perspective of my peers. As part of my Girl Scout Gold Award Project, I am organizing research to help improve education and bridge the communication gap between educators and adolescents. I will be presenting research, the insights of students, and practical strategies to support classroom engagement. (Presenter(s): Rowen Bentley-Melle, Student, SAU 39)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Contoocook (D)

1:00pm

Using Augmented Reality in the Classroom
In this session participants will ... be introduced to the concept of augmented reality. What is reality? As more and more technology apps blur the lines, it becomes easier to use these techniques with students. Imagine a Greek god coming out of a picture frame to speak with you. Or having the books on your shelves able to speak to students to give a booktalk. Or having resources in your classroom come to life with augmented reality. Bring you smartphone or iPad to try some of the apps. (Presenter(s): Nancy Keane, Library Media Specialist, Rundlett Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dartmouth

1:00pm

What is the Formula for Mastering Math?
Garner insight on how to enable teachers to provide students with developmentally appropriate math support from early learning through high school. We'll show you how Renaissance Star Math, Renaissance Accelerated Math, and Renaissance Math Facts in a Flash help personalize practice, close skill gaps, and prepare students for college and career success. Topics covered during this session include: * Pinpointing students' instructional needs and monitoring growth * Incorporating mathematical discourse, productive struggle, and appropriate amounts of practice * Targeting instruction and practice to each student's needs * Helping students develop math automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Stark

1:00pm

Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps - Finding & Using Effective Apps
Learn how to find, evaluate and use educational apps that have been field tested over time in classrooms with children of all abilities- apps that truly promote learning, accessibility, engagement and depth of knowledge. With its ease of access, low cost, multi sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, the iPad is a powerful educational tool. But sifting through thousands of apps in the App Store can be a daunting task. There are an overwhelming 80,000 apps in the educational category of the App Store, with a great deal of variability in quality, content and design. Apps that simply digitize traditional practice are less powerful than apps that support more effective approaches to teaching and learning based on sound research. This workshop will address the question, "What makes an app educational rather than merely entertaining?" and offer an evidence-based blueprint for analyzing the educational quality of apps. This will be a hands-on session where participants will explore effective apps that promote collaboration, creativity and thinking skills; exceptional reading, writing, math and science apps to motivate and engage students, differentiate instruction and remove barriers to learning. We will focus on Pre-K-3rd Grade and Special Education. An extensive list of apps along with some Promo Codes to try them out will be provided. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Reading Specialist, Martin Luther King Charter School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Frost

1:00pm

Symbaloo Lesson Plans
Learn how to use Symbaloo Lesson Plans to create a gaming-style virtual lesson plan using the best open educational resources. Symbaloo Lesson Plans allow teachers to create learning paths, that include multiple digital resources to help facilitate, guide, and support self-paced student learning. At the same time the built in analytic tools allow teachers to track students progression, monitoring how long they have been working on a lesson, lessons the students may have skipped over, questions answered correctly, and overall achievement results. In addition to learning how to create a Symbaloo Lesson Plan, participants learn how to also access the Lesson Plan Marketplace, which contains hundreds of lessons that are published by other educators in order to save time by using shared lesson plans available for any topic, standard, or grade level. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Language Arts Grade 7, SAU 74, and Jeff Durell, SAU 74)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

AT = Alternative Techniques: Outside the Box Thinking Meets Diverse Learner
Understand Assistive Technology can include "Alternative Techniques" in order to meet the needs of all learners. Whether assisting students with anxiety, memory, comprehension, organization, or communication, participants will leave with strategies to try tomorrow. Join us to learn strategies, apps, extensions, and websites designed to support all learners across the curriculum. Whether utilizing familiar resources such as iTunes, GoogleMaps, and Google Tools in new ways or discovering new tools to help students of all ages, workshop participants will strengthen their arsenal against learning obstacles. (Presenter(s): Colleen Terrill, Instructional Technology Director, Mashpee Public Schools, and Suzy Brooks, Mashpee Public Schools)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:00pm

Discover Canva: Create Beautiful Designs & Professional Graphics
Learn how to create professional designs for Web or print: photo collages, presentations, infographics, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:00pm

FIRST LEGO League & LEGO League Jr.
It's never too early to discover STEM. Through exploratory research, hands-on construction, teamwork, imagination, and fun with LEGO elements, FIRST LEGO League and LEGO League Jr. challenges teams to explore a real-world scientific concept, then build a motorized model and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey of discovery. Throughout the season, adult coaches provide guidance and inspiration. FLL Jr. is for Grades K-4; ages 6-10 and FLL is for Grades 5-8: ages 11-14. (Presenter(s): Mike Grenier, Engineering Technician, FIRST, and Betsy Daniels, Senior Program Manager, FIRST, and Dana Clark, FIRST)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:00pm

Rye School District Invents to Learn
Explore the technology that Rye School District students use to design and create artifacts in order to construct content knowledge. This display includes samples of physical computing materials and coding for several projects including a 7th-grade life skills project on wearable technology (Arduino Lilly Pads), 5th-grade science fair project using craft and robotic building materials (Hummingbird Robotics), a 4th grade electricity/circuits/music unit (MaKey-MaKeys), and 2nd grade weather project-based learning experience (Lego WeDo and Lego programming app). (Presenter(s): Nina Keating, Curriculum and Technology Integrator, Rye School District, and Anne Rafferty, RSD)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1:30pm

Bee Bots, MaKey MaKeys, OSMO, & Little Bits, Oh MY!!
See what students are doing with these hands on, interactive fun learning tools. See some coding, inventing, and great teamwork as students use these educational "toys". Check out how students can grow their minds, increase their STEAM educational experiences, and just have FUN when using these. We can't wait to have you "play" with us! (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Christa's Coders
Girls in the Christa McAulliffe School coding club, Christa's Coders, will share their knowledge and expertise in coding. They will be using a variety of devices and programs to showcase their skills, including Dash and Dot robots. Get inspired to start your own coding club at your school! (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School, and Megan Pearl, Christa McAuliffe School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Digital Photography & the Art of MANUAL CONTROL
Hear why manual control of cameras is ESSENTIAL to getting the perfect shot! Students showcase their photos they have been taking on DSLR cameras and also photos they have taken and edited in Photoshop. Students have cameras on site to show people how to use in Manual Mode also. (Presenter(s): Shannon McCracken, S.T.E.A.M. Educator, SAU61, Farmington High School, and Betsy Jacobson, Farmington High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Elementary My Dear Robot
Discover how elementary school students use robots to solve problems and reinforce core curriculum concepts. Students will demonstrate how bee-bots and dash and dot robots can be programmed to perform simple tasks based on a scenario incorporating common core benchmark skills. (Presenter(s): Liz Rosenfeld, Media Specialist, Pleasant Street School, Laconia)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Engaging Students thru Year-long, Theme-based Learning
Discover the engaging benefits of implementing a year-long theme and acquire the tools to begin creating a unique year-long theme of their own. Participants will explore exemplars from previous years: Learning thru Lemurs- Encouraging Environmental and Ecological Awareness and Dog Nation- Cultivating Character thru Canines. Exemplars will outline the elements for an exciting, relevant, and rigorous theme. Websites and resources will be shared for theme-based curriculum. Additionally, participants will be shown how to integrate social media, makerspace, and service learning into the year-long theme. As part of engaging participants, they will help to design my upcoming theme: Toy Story- Teaching with Toys, Fostering Friendships thru Fun! Lastly, a template to setting up a year-long theme will be handed out, as well as an overview exemplar of Learning thru Lemurs. Please visit our Twitter- @leapinglemurs2 @LiveLearnBark Instagram- @leapinglemurs @LiveLearnBark Facebook- @LiveLearnBark (Presenter(s): Robin Lee, 5/6 ELA, Ellis School SAU83, and Jennifer Rydeen, Fremont)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Getting Started in the 3D World
So you have a 3D printer or REALLY want to get one. What do you do next? Explore strategies to integrate a 3D printer into a variety of grade levels and classroom subjects. Walk away with an understanding of epic fails and successes and how to build a team effort that supports both. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Sarah Chase, Deerfield Community School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Live Streamed Morning Show
Talk about how they put together a The Bobcat Morning Show. It is a student managed television production team facilitated by two co-teachers. The student news team airs a live show every morning at 7:30 a.m. The show is then uploaded to SchoolTube and the school website. This enables parents and the wider community to view the daily show to learn what is happening at Great Brook. Students will show how they use technology to create every aspect of the show including green screen, movies, and Wire Cast. The students are responsible for writing scripts, submitting feature stories, interviewing guests, and presenting the daily news. They produce and run the show with equipment to monitor sound, lights and the technical aspects of the production. (Presenter(s): Ellen Kidd, Educator, ConVal SAU #1, and Maryanne Cullinan)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Marvel Math
Learn how students and teachers can use the MARVEL app to create interactive learning materials. Student created examples will show how teachers can use this technology as an assessment tool. As students create content screens they must also use critical reasoning skills to link slides together in a logical sequence. Teacher created examples will also show how students can use this technology as a creative tool to review topics learned. (Presenter(s): Patricia Mulqueen, Math Teacher Grade 8, Dover)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

North Reading Student Change Team presents CoderZ
Discover a powerful and easy to use platform that allows students to learn how to program virtual and real robots. Now you can program your robot on the screen first, and then progress to program either a Lego EV3 or a Tetrix robot. North Reading High School Change Team will demonstrate and present CoderZ. Participants can follow along on their laptop or chromebook and learn about how to program a robot via simulation. North Reading students will also demonstrate how to download the code from the simulation to an actual EV3 robot. CoderZ is a powerful and easy to use platform that allows students to learn how to program virtual and real robots. It is a unique STEM experience that offers students experience with either block based or advanced coding simulations. It is an online tool that will run from any web browser and also integrates with Lego EV3. Using either a laptop or a Chromebook, our high school Change Team will demonstrate how using CoderZ can enhance teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking skills and digital literacy. (Presenter(s): Kathy Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public District, and Chris Lindsay, North Reading District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Rockin' Creations with Tech
Learn how we use technology to make learning exciting and meaningful. Students will demonstrate how they use Dash and Dot, Green Screen, and LEGO Robotics to expand their 21st century skills. (Presenter(s): Michelle Witt, Grade 1 Teacher, SAU 90, and LJ Dutton, SAU 90)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Stop Motion & WeVideo in Science Class
Discover how fourth grade students demonstrate what the life cycle of a mealworm through stop motion animation. Participants will explore strategies for video production using chromebooks and a web-based video production platform, wevideo. (Presenter(s): Laurie Damon, Grade 4 Teacher, Sau 2, and Stephanie Howard, Inter-Lakes School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Student Centered Video Announcements on a Budget
Learn from our talented student staff how to use a webcam and other basic items to create an awesome daily announcements via web streaming, no TVs needed! You can transform the culture of your school, get everyone more informed on a shoestring budget, and best of all, it is by kids! (Presenter(s): Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Using Technology to Reflect on Learning in Grade 1
Discover how first graders are using a free digital portfolio tool, Seesaw, to reflect on learning, set goals and share accomplishments with their class and families. (Presenter(s): Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes, and Kim Bannon, Inter-Lakes School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

2:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Expo Center

2:30pm

Engaging Writers with Book Creator: Writing and Illustrating Picture Books
In this session, participants will discover how to take students through the process of writing and illustrating books and creating finished books using the Book Creator app on the iPad. We will share, step-by-step, how we take our students through the writing and publishing process as they create picture books or graphic novels that feature our school mascot as the main character. Participants will learn how to manage the workflow from idea generation through to printed books and published eBooks. The process can easily be adapted to any type of student writing. (Presenter(s): Kate Thompson, Library Media Specialist, North Londonderry Elementary, and Carol Currier, North Londonderry Elementary)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Coolidge

2:30pm

Innovative Activities for Teaching Nonfiction Reading and Writing
In this session participants will ...discover fun, practical ideas to help K-5 students develop information literacy skills as they read award-winning nonfiction books and produce their own informational writing. Attendees will go home with creative ways to support student learning in the library and via collaboration with classroom teachers. (Presenter(s): Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dartmouth

2:30pm

Moving Students From Consumption to Creation in the 1:1 Classroom
In this session participants will ...hear strategies and explore examples of how teachers are courageously turning the reins over to students and allowing them the freedom to design their own solutions to satisfy competency based curricular objectives. Having recently transitioned to a 1:1 environment, we have quickly realized the benefit of providing voice and choice where possible. Hear how our teachers have shifted their thinking in order to take advantage of technology and to use tech to facilitate robust student participation and enhanced learning. (Presenter(s): Jeanna Wagner, Technology Integrator, Pelham High School, and Jennifer Nugent, Pelham School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Contoocook (D)

2:30pm

NH Digital Map Competition
In this session participants will start by looking at the winning entries for the 2016-2017 NH Digital Map Contest for middle (4-8) and high school (9-12) students. This competition is designed to encourage students to create and share maps about something in their home states and to analyze, interpret, and present data. After you've looked at entries from last year's inaugural competition, you'll learn how students can create digital maps using Arcgis.com online mapping software and participate in this year's competition"with the possibility to earn both monetary awards and possibly even a trip to San Diego to present at the Esri Education Conference. We will demonstrate simple map-making techniques and how to create more exciting "Map Journals", "Map Tours" and "Swipes". Teachers interested in introducing their students to interactive online mapping tools are encouraged to attend. No previous experience necessary! (Presenter(s): Ina Ahern, Science/Acct Mngr NHEdGIS, Plymouth Regional High School, and Bob Woolner, Hopkinton Middle High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Piscataquog (B)

2:30pm

RTI 2.0: The Evolved Model & Connecting ALL the Pieces
Join us for this session and see how Renaissance Star Assessments can give you the reliable data you need to support an effective Response to Intervention 2.0 (RTI) program. You'll learn how you can screen and group students for targeted instruction and intervention, monitor progress, and encourage student agency. You'll learn key insights on how to: * Develop full confidence in computer-adaptive technology * Understand the many forms of assessment, including multi-metric measures * Use digital reports, planner, and resources to differentiate instruction * Set goals for intervention students and monitoring progress * Use data to inform decisions regarding special education referral (Presenter(s): Brian Karsbaek, Renaissance)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stark

2:30pm

Students as Engineers & Developers
Discover projects for their students to capture their interest in engineering and design. Participants see real-life examples of a project-based classroom where students work with Arduino's, Raspberry-Pi's, microcontrollers, sensors, 3-D printers and CNC Routers. Student project examples range from high-altitude ballooning with handmade sensor packages, robotic greenhouses, quadcopter drones, portable computing devices, underwater remotely operated vehicles, electric drag-racers and a host of other student-led technical projects. All participants will get overviews of the projects, resources needed, advice for getting started, sources for funding, technical resources and advice, and methods for assessment. We will show you how to unlock your students' creativity while presenting a challenging, technical curriculum. Presented by an career design engineer turned educator, you will learn how to turn a fun project into project-based learning guaranteed to thrill your students. (Presenter(s): Alan Carp, Mathematics, Engineering Teacher, STEM Coo, Demonstrated Success, and Karen Matso, Demonstrated Success)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrimack (C)

2:30pm

SL - Using Guided Inquiry Design to Enhance Student Learning
Learn about Anita's experiences implementing the Guided Inquiry Design Process in a high school within several departments. Explore inquiry tools and resources to enhance outcomes with student projects, assignments, and class activities. The Guided Inquiry Design Process is a valuable thinking process that is both timely and relevant in education as engineering/design/critical thinking are continually linked to current standards in all disciplines. (Presenter(s): Anita Cellucci, School Librarian, Westborough High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Curriers

3:30pm

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

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Pemigewasset (Salon A)