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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