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Thursday, November 30
 

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

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

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