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Tuesday, November 28
 

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

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)

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

1:30pm

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

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)
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

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

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)

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

1:30pm

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)
 
Thursday, November 30
 

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

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)

11:30am

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

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