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Thursday, November 30
 

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

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