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Monday, December 2
 

8:30am

CANCELLED ~ #sketchEDnh
Picture the last time you doodled on your notebook paper. We bet you were in a class, at a workshop/conference, or at a staff meeting. Whether you realize it or not that doodling was helping to keep you focused and even helping you remember what you were learning about. Consider your students . . . what are they doing during your lessons? Are you ready to change the way you and your students take notes? How about the way you and your students present information? Are you not sure how or where to start? If so, this session is for you! Join us to continue your journey with or become part of #sketchEDnh (a professional development opportunity centered around sketchnoting). In this hands on learning experience, work on sketching and creating your visual vocabulary while also exploring how to use sketchnoting in your classroom with students. Explore various tools to sketch and think of ways to digitally organize sketches. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Nicole Cassamassino, Bedford School District)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Hale

8:30am

Chromebooks in the Primary Classroom
Learn about different ways Chromebooks can be used with students in grades K-2. Explore ideas for using G Suite and Google Classroom to differentiate in all curriculum areas as well as classroom management techniques for using Chromebooks whether you have 1:1 or shared Chromebooks. This workshop demonstrates how young students can independently use Chromebooks. Participants leave with a variety of resources to use in their own classroom. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Frost

8:30am

Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad for Early Learners (K-5)
To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing with iPad. Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad. Each attendee is provided with free curriculum guides and skills to create deeper learning activities centered on creation in the classroom. Remember everyone is an artist! Note this session is geared towards those who educate early learners in schools. A separate afternoon session is offered for those who are focused on middle school and high school. This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Merrimack (C)

8:30am

Merge Technology with Handwritten Notes; Rocketbook Everlast
Combine the joy, freedom, and portability of offline writing and sketching while being able to sync with a wide variety of cloud-based storage platforms including Google drive folders and Classroom. This is the last notebook you will ever need! Rocketbook Everlast is easily erased and can be reused over and over again. Explore classroom applications and PDF tools and tricks to leverage the use of your documents after uploading. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

8:30am

Teacher Academy using Microsoft Teams
How do we support teachers and students who are challenged to learn in an increasingly collaborative and mobile environment? Microsoft Teams creates an ideal digital hub for teachers to deliver instruction, enhance learning, and interact in a rich and engaging online space. Participants engage in a series of immersive learning activities that build a strong understanding of how to use Microsoft Teams to improve instruction and meet the learning needs of their students. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): AJ Herrmann, Business Sales Specialist, The Mall at Rockingham Park - Microsoft)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

8:30am

CANCELLED ~ Full STEAM Ahead with Hummingbird Robotics
Join Heidi, librarian and tech integrator, as you spend the morning creating a creature out of recyclable materials and then bring it to life using a Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Learn how to utilize a drag and drop block program to add sound, lights, and motion to your creations. During the afternoon, discover how the presenter used these kits for a collaborative project with third grade classroom teachers and the art teacher in her Sunapee school. The afternoon also includes designing lesson plans to meet the needs of individual participants. This is a full day of coding, collaboration, creativity, and fun! This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Heidi Doyle, Librarian & Tech Integrator, Sunapee Central Elementary School)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Pierce

8:30am

Girls in STEAM: Drones & Art
Join this session to explore curriculum, activities, insurance, funding suggestions, and more for educators interested in starting a drone class at their school. Dr. Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director of the Nashua Technology Center North Campus, and Erin Knoetig, Photography Teacher for more than 13 years, serve as your facilitators leading discussions and sharing lessons learned. Hear insights about drones and careers connected to drones during a breakout panel session with experts in the field including: Dr. Eric Frauwirth, Administrator of the Bureau of Career Development for the State of NH; James Brough, National Aviation and Space Education Program Manager at the FAA; and Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua. Finally, meet students who participated in the drone program at Nashua and have the opportunity to speak with them about their experience. This sessions is hands-on, so come prepared to participate, fly drones, take notes, and ask questions. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director, Nashua Technology Center North, and Erin Knoetig, Nashua School District)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Webster

8:30am

Google Educator Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
The Google Educator Certifications showcase your knowledge and application of innovative tools and techniques to engage learners and promote a 21st century collaborative learning environment. The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Boot Camp prepares you to take Google's exam by providing pedagogically sound ideas for the use of G Suite in the classroom. Complimenting Google for Education Fundamentals training, you actively work through authentic learning scenarios and secure new ideas for using tools across the suite including Google Classroom, Forms, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, YouTube, and more! This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Allison Mollica, USA Director, AppsEvents)

Monday December 2, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Spaulding

12:30pm

Become a National Geographic Certified Educator
What does it take to transform kids into explorers? Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator to find out. Come embark on a journey with National Geographic and take part in our free Educator Certification Program. This professional learning opportunity supports pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators to become innovative leaders who teach students about the world, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. Benefits of certification include access to resources, mentorship, and leadership opportunities with National Geographic; connection to a community of like-minded educators; and professional recognition. During this workshop, complete Phase 1 of the certification process, diving into our Learning Framework, which covers the attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer. Discover a rich source of assets with a global and geographic perspective and learn how to effectively integrate those resources into their lessons. Improve upon your visual storytelling skills to build confidence in sharing more with your community about your students' successes, as well as your own.Participants may choose to complete Phases 2 & 3 online, integrating relevant resources into their lessons. Courses run in the Winter, Spring, and Fall and are self paced. It takes educators approximately 20 hours to complete the course from start to finish. This workshop is offered in the BYOD format only. (Presenter(s): Ariel Simons, National Geographic)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Hawthorne

12:30pm

CANCELLED ~ Dashing Directions: Integrating Robotics into Social Studies
Come discover how to integrate Dash robots into the elementary curriculum. Participants have a chance to explore Dash and use the robots to navigate through the state of New Hampshire. Join us for an interactive and exciting session to help bring Social Studies to life for your students. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the Dash Kit along with access to a 12-hour Teach Wonder online course. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Dana Foulds, Tech Integrator, Broken Ground School, and Annie Proulx, Broken Ground School)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Hale

12:30pm

CANCELLED ~ Getting Started with 3D Printing
Have you ever wondered about getting started with 3D Printing? Hear some tips and tricks about design, maintenance, and development tools from students and staff at The Founders Academy. Learn about using Google Drawing, TinkerCAD, and BlocksCAD for 3DPrint Design. This is designed to be a workshop for beginners or those relatively new to 3DPrinting. Also discover where to locate already made print files. Leave with 2-3 print designs they can print themselves after the workshop. Also discussed are lessons learned in 3DPrinting and additional equipment considerations. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Frost

12:30pm

CANCELLED ~ STEAM Ahead & Coding Workshop ~ Powered by SAM Labs
With a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth hardware, software, and content, SAM Labs offers a very engaging solution to bring STEAM and computational thinking into the classroom. SAM Labs comes with easy-to-implement lesson plans that are aligned to CCSS, NGSS, CSTA ~ lessons that really incorporate multiple subjects! Come and cultivate your knowledge, skills, and mindsets preparing you to lead STEAM and Coding initiatives in your classrooms, libraries, clubs, and makerspaces. During this hands-on workshop: 1) Dive into engaging pre-coding activities, build challenges, and explore beginning coding in Blocky: 2) Expand educators' knowledge, skill, and comfort with STEAM and Coding tools: and 3) Review SAM Labs STEAM and Coding solutions for K-8. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. Presenters will have kits available for BYOD attendee exploration. (Presenter(s): Suzanne Rickard, Educational Consultant, IAK Educational Solutions, and Fred Wolfe, SAM Labs)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Contoocook (D)

12:30pm

CANCELLED ~ Student Voice, Authentic Audiences, & Original Publications
Story is one of the most powerful technologies for causing learning and creating connections. Join Cynthia Merrill and Andrea Calvin as they provide a hands-on workshop focused on authentic storytelling and empowering student voice. Drawing from her days as a newspaper editor, Andrea shares stories from the classroom and ideas on how to get your students published. Cynthia is a consultant, speaker, and teacher dedicated to strengthening literacy experiences for all students and the mother of our Tuesday keynote speaker, Olivia Van Ledtje @thelivbits. Cynthia works in diverse school communities throughout the US coaching, training, and encouraging administrators and teachers in their practices. Explore the power of Get Published! an online student publishing platform (K-12) hosted by Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Say Something, The Word Collector). Using Get Published!, Peter coaches your students through videos and activities, sharing real-world tips on developing characters and storylines, the value of collaboration and editing, and the joy of publishing books. During the session, participants explore ideas for the classroom and the tools to unlock their own publishing house - in their classroom. This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY and includes a Get Published! classroom license (26 accounts). (Presenter(s): Cynthia Merrill, Staff Developer & Speaker, LivBits, and Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Stark

12:30pm

Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad (6-12)
To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Middle and high school educators are invited to join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing with iPad. Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad. Each attendee is provided with free curriculum guides and skills to create deeper learning activities centered on creation in the classroom. Remember everyone is an artist! This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Merrimack (C)

12:30pm

Lesson Design with OneNote
Let's get digital! See how you can use OneNote paired with the free tools provided within the Microsoft Community to digitize your lessons and artfully craft your way directly into 21st century learning. Learn how to create meaningful lesson springboards in the collaboration space of your OneNote Class Notebook, provide guided and leveled practice using the content library, and link your students directly to the web, with screen clippings, hyperlinks, and more. Take advantage of the free resources available when you become part of the Microsoft Community and expand your capabilities and educational offerings to your students. Experience the many colors of OneNote with the Draw tab where digital inking brings new dimensions to once basic assignments. Get inspired to digitize your class with OneNote! This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): AJ Herrmann, Business Sales Specialist, The Mall at Rockingham Park - Microsoft)

Monday December 2, 2019 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Dartmouth

4:30pm

Enhancing Leadership Strategies with iPad Pro
Learn how iPad Pro integrated with the Apple ecosystem supports your role as an instructional leader and administrator. Join us for a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness among district and school leadership about the impact of mobile engagement with iPad Pro and select apps. Explore apps, books, iTunes U content, and valuable resources to support superintendent and principal leadership. Learn how to organize, create, and easily share information with your staff and community on the go. Experience Augmented Reality applications that can engage students in new ways of learning. Discover how the Swift Playgrounds app makes learning to code fun and interactive for students with the Everyone Can Code curriculum for grades K-20. Discuss real-world strategies for creating and implementing a successful learning culture utilizing the Apple School Snapshot Tool and other materials from our Leadership Series for staff evaluations, observations, walk throughs, and administrative tasks. This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple)

Monday December 2, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrimack (C)

6:00pm

CANCELLED ~ Blended Learning for Active Learners
Explore strategies to support instruction that leads to active learners. One of the keys to academic achievement is active learning. According to research - personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student success. By integrating blended and digital learning into the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and improve student performance. In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology. It is a teaching and learning approach that combines face-to-face classroom methods with digital created activities to deliver instruction. A classroom that nurtures creativity often results in students taking different approaches to interact with the same curriculum. Computers do not teach, Apps do not teach, TEACHERS teach. Digital learning is an instructional strategy that enhances learning and engages learners. It is important to know what tools we have and what they're capable of providing to enhance student learning. Focus on blended learning tools that can increase engagement that educators can use for instruction. This workshop is offered in the BYOD format only. (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools)

Monday December 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth

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 BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Director of Technology, EdCITES, LLC & SAU 61 Farmington SD)

Monday December 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hale

6:00pm

Digital Making: Raspberry Pi , Circuit Playground, & Makey Makey
Learn the basics of making with Raspberry Pi, Circuit Playground, and Makey Makey from certified trainers! Always wanted to use technology in your class, but not sure how? Come explore with these technologies and learn the basics of how you can incorporate these in your class. Already have experience? Take this opportunity to learn from certified trainers with Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey and take your teaching to the next level! This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School, and Tammy Andrews, Milford)

Monday December 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Frost

6:00pm

FREE Parent Forum: Tips for Staying Safe, Savvy, & Smart Online
Join our Tuesday keynote speaker, 12-year old Olivia Van Ledtje @theLivBits and her mom, Cynthia Merrill as they share five key ideas that matter for connected learners. Hear how Liv's work as a "book activist" has gone global. Be inspired how Live has come to know her place in the world through technology creation and connected learner opportunities. This mom and daughter interactive presentation will give you much to consider about YOUR child's digital life. There will be time for Q&A and light refreshments will be served. RSVP via the CMTC website in the fall. (Presenter(s): Cynthia Merrill, Staff Developer & Speaker, LivBits, and Olivia Van Ledtje, Oyster River School District)

Monday December 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Webster

6:00pm

STEAM PlayLab
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."- Fred Rogers. STEAM toys are becoming a huge part of the toy market and many toys are being developed for all age-levels to provide opportunities to explore STEAM. Learn about several of the new products out there which encourage learning through exploration and play. Find your inner child and play with some of our own STEAM toys that can be used in classrooms in any subject area. These toys are tools in a child's world and open opportunities for STEAM exploration and skill building. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School, and Julie Quesnell, Pembroke Academy)

Monday December 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pierce
 
Tuesday, December 3
 

8:00am

Registration
New for 2019 ~ Registration is located in the Four Rivers Ballroom Lobby.

Tuesday December 3, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
Three Rivers Ballroom Lobby

9:00am

Come & Knock on My Door: Collaborative Practices in Schools
Discover how collaboration enhances school culture and job satisfaction. When teachers work in a silo, it limits the collective thinking or brainstorming that is critical to innovative ideas that can transform teaching and learning. Change is hard and sometimes schools are unwilling to change due to many factors. However, moving outside your comfort zone and into the learning zone is a step to breaking down school silos. With skilled educators and the digital resources of today, we have ideas and strategies available 24/7. We have the power to shift a school into a collaborative community and to have critical conversations about exciting and innovative change in schools. A collaborative culture is more than merely attending a scheduled meeting, sharing lessons as a requirement of being on a team, or sitting through common planning time sessions. It requires transparency, honesty, integrity, dependability, accountability, and educators' commitment to shared goals. In this session, participants will learn strategies to maximize collaboration for personal growth. (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Pierce

9:00am

E-Rate Update
The E-Rate program is constantly evolving. Come learn about recent changes and possible upcoming changes. Bring all your E-Rate questions! (Presenter(s): Dan Riordan, President, On-Tech Consulting, Inc.)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Coolidge

9:00am

Free Web Tools to Individualize Math Instruction
Explore some of the different free web based programs to develop individualized math instruction for students. The pros and cons of each program will be described. Programs will also be differentiated by those that are best suited to instruction, assessment, or fact practice. (Presenter(s): Jane Pollard, EL Math Teacher, Manchester)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Frost

9:00am

Improving Presentations: Pecha Kucha Style
Experience the world of Pecha Kucha, where students and teachers create powerful, precise, practiced presentations which last only six minutes and forty seconds. Creating and delivering these 20 x 20 slideshows (20 slides X 20 seconds each) will build in success by using structures which can be evolved and adapted to fit the needs of the audience. These techniques will transform how you and your students engage with, and share, ideas and information, by starting with a clear design. In over 1000 cities around the world, people use Pecha Kucha to teach each other about their passions with these structured, seven-minute, image-focused presentations. This will be a co-led student and teacher presentation. (Presenter(s): Cynthia Young, Social Studies Teacher, Ms., and Kai Dennett, Portsmouth High School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Hawthorne

9:00am

Lead Like a Librarian
Learn about the results of a 2019 study on the leadership behaviors of school librarians. Hear about what the research said and find out what librarian practitioners do to demonstrate leadership on a daily basis. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Webster

9:00am

Making It Fun Again
"Making" It Fun Again will share how the students and teachers of Bancroft School are using "making" and digital learning to make learning fun again. This session is designed for K-5 educators. The focus of this session is to show how using making principles along with digital learning educators can nurture curiosity, motivate and support student learning and achievement. In today's society students need to be able to create and think outside of the box. Using maker skills along with strong digital literacy students are set up for success. Participants will learn about the evolution of the Bancroft MakerStudio. Its start from as a small movement and how it spread school wide. The Bancroft MakerStudio is a place where children can explore how to build different objects, inventions, or gadgets. The objective of the MakerStudio is to provide children the freedom of innovative experimentation and exploration. The MakerStudio allows students to learn to be creative in their expression of thoughts and ideas. How do we help children accomplish this objective? We create a space that has the materials, tools and the appropriate space to spread out and work alone or collaboratively with others. The end product is either a new creation or a representation of an idea. The challenge for any educator is time. How did I fit it all in? How can we go to the MakerStudio and still finish our prescribe curriculum. During this session,time will be spent exploring how to make curriculum (Presenter(s): Tim Harkins, Digital Learning Coach, Bancroft School, Andover)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Dartmouth

9:00am

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used FabMaker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session 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. We encourage participants to bring their devices. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Stark

9:00am

Crafting Your Digital Identity with a Global Audience
Using books, bytes, swipes, and likes explore how this 12-year old crafted her digital identity using a global audience. In today's connected world, it is no longer a question of whether or not students are going to be using a device; it is about supporting students to create, reason, and connect responsibly. Discover how crafting her digital identity gave deeper purpose to her literacy journey and hear about five key ideas for digital citizenship. (Presenter(s): Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote Speaker)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Merrimack (C)

9:00am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Learning Booth 2

9:00am

Free Digital Lessons powered through EVERFI
EVERFI's online resources help educators to prepare students for the real world challenges they need for life—skills in social-emotional learning, health and wellness, personal finance, bullying prevention, and career exploration. The digital, offline content, and professional development are available to your schools and districts at no cost thanks to the support of our sponsoring partners - both local and national. Participants will learn how to put EVERFI's no cost, dynamic software courses to work in their schools to address these critical areas, and to implement them within existing curricula, thus taking a holistic, integrated instructional approach. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Learning Booth 3

9:00am

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am
Learning Booth 1

9:00am

Choose Your Own Adventure in Writing
Do you remember Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child? Being able to choose what happens next in the story was an awesome experience. And then being able to read the book again with a different outcome . . . priceless. Join us to learn how we used Book Creator and a green screen to spark students' interest in writing their own choose your adventure book. This session will provide step by step suggestions and hands on opportunity. Attendees will be able to adapt this writing experience for any level and subject area. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Spaulding

9:00am

Empower the Middle/High School Learner with a Personal Learning Backpack
In this BYOD session, participants will learn how to build a Personal Learning Backpack (PLB) with MS/HS learners based on the strengths and challenges they have using a Learner Profile (LP). Discover and experience the tools, technologies and apps that can empower your MS/HS learners to support a challenge or enhance a strength so they can become more independent and self-directed in their learning. Walk away with an understanding of the apps, tools and resources found in Chrome extensions and iOS apps along with the learning skills that can support the learner variability you have in your MS/HS classroom. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal, and Diana Petshchauer, AT for Education)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Hale

9:15am

Continental Breakfast
Visit our Solution Partners and thank them for their support of CMTC. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity. Continental breakfast is located in the back of the Armory.

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am
Armory

9:30am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore exciting new Maker stations every day developed by NHSLMA members. Stay and play or grab and go ~ there are lots of options to explore!

Speakers

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:30am - 4:15pm
Contoocook

9:50am

Partner Pavilion Networking
Engage with our Solution Partners, see how they can address your challenges! Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Olivia?

Tuesday December 3, 2019 9:50am - 10:40am
Partner Pavilion/Four Rivers Ballroom

10:00am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 2

10:00am

EVERFI Elementary School Resources
EVERFI empowers elementary school teachers to bring critical skills education into their classrooms. With digital lessons focused on topics like financial literacy, STEM exploration, and health & wellness, EVERFI helps schools and educators prepare their students to be successful in the real world. Thanks to hundreds of partners who share this mission, EVERFI provides these resources to elementary schools and students free of charge. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 3

10:00am

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 1

10:00am

Aligning Best Practice for Safer Schools & Improved Performance
Learn how to use technology resources to discover the strength of best practice in your school. Explore how the alignment of best practice results in both safer and higher achieving school communities. (Presenter(s): Bruce Hayes, VitalInsight(TM) Technology)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Coolidge

10:00am

Discover Solutions to Control Your 1:1 Spending
This session will share industry best practices on planning your 1to1 spend. In addition, attendees will discover ways to better control the expense of maintaining their technology. (Presenter(s): Eric Ogden, Trinity3 Technology)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Frost

10:00am

Library Check Out Program to Close tthe Homework Gap
An estimated five million households with school-age children do not have Internet access at home, but it does not have to remain that way. Learn how you can help close the Homework Gap in your school or district by providing students access to filtered Wi-Fi hotspots, ensuring they remained focus on schoolwork and can complete their homework. Implementing and running a successful library hotspot check out program is possible with the right tools. One public library partnered with their local school district after the schools went 1:1 and students needed connectivity. Now every student has the equal access to the Internet when they leave school for the day. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Hawthorne

10:00am

Make Your Mark: Dot Day
Draw a dot, sign it, frame it and put it on display in the FableVision Dot Day Gallery! (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Stark

10:00am

Video In The Classroom
Join us for more ideas to incorporate video into your classroom, featuring the Padcaster! (Presenter(s): Bob Ballard, Logisoft)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Dartmouth

10:00am

Building In-Demand, Transportable Skills Across PreK-12
The world is rapidly changing and while we may not know what the jobs of the future look like, we know what skills employers are looking for. What programs or learning experiences does your school or district have in place to prepare students with the knowledge and skills that they need today and in the future? (Presenter(s): Suzanne Snow, Project Lead The Way (PLTW))

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Table 1

10:00am

Professional Development Opportunities for Rural Educators Using Social Media
How do rural educators use social media to participate in professional development beyond CMTC? (Presenter(s): Lori Armstrong, Plymouth State University)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Table 3

10:00am

Using Classroom Audio to Facilitate Small Group Instruction
As instructional methodologies move from whole class to small group, what are some of the challenges confronting educators and can technology facilitate success in this area? We will discuss some some of the obstacles teachers face while effectively managing small groups, how they evaluate collaborative learning outcomes, and how to assess the effectiveness of small group instruction. (Presenter(s): Thomas Gilmartin, Lightspeed Technologies)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Table 2

10:00am

Crazy Action Contraptions ~ Round 1
Explore how to design and redesign various fun and wacky lego vehicles and contraptions. Rubrics will be shared on assessment based on the Engineering Design Process. Many creations start with Lego book/kit of the same name but all can be adapted or done without the kit. These have all been presented to K- 8 classes. (Presenter(s): Rick Glatz, Retired STEM & Science Teacher, none)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Armory

10:00am

Digital Making: Raspberry Pi , Circuit Playground, & Makey Makey
Learn the basics of making with Raspberry Pi, Circuit Playground and Makey Makey from certified trainers! Always wanted to use technology in your class, but not sure how? Come explore with these technologies and learn the basics of how you can incorporate these in your class. Already have experience? Take this opportunity to learn from certified trainers with Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey and take your teaching to the next level! (Presenter(s): Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School, and Tammy Andrews, Milford)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Armory

10:00am

Mental Health in Schools: Supporting Students & Parents
Explore and learn about the primitive needs for anxiety, i.e., why we are programmed to experience angst, what it is and why it's exacerbated in young adults, and how to talk to students suffering and support parents desperate for answers. Come chat with from a sitting high school administrator who has not only lived with mental illness, but has counseled many on the topic. (Presenter(s): Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, Asst Principal/Mental Health Advocate, Milford High School/Running from Anxiety)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Armory

10:00am

Podcasting for Improved Literacy
In this session participants will discover how students in the Laconia School District from 5th grade to HS have improved their editing and writing through podcasting. Hear from the Pleasant Street School and District Technology Innovator, Liz Rosenfeld and Rose Marie Marinace about applying research and editing skills across the curriculum (Presenter(s): Rose Marie Marinace, Technology Innovation Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Liz Rosenfeld, Laconia School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Armory

10:40am

Chromebooks in the 1:1 Environment: Google Console, APIs, & Extensions
1:1 Chromebooks are becoming a normal landscape for schools of all ages. Student safety and productivity become challenging in this digital frontier. Learn how our K-8 1:1 Chromebook school is leveraging Google Console, Google APIs and extensions and other tools to help keep students safe and productive in a vast digital learning environment. Learn how to use the Google Admin Console and other to customize Chrome settings and set limitations to specific users and devices. We will take a look at Chrome settings within console and explore how to block plugins, set up printer settings, lock Chromebooks to a domain, share out Android apps on compatible 2-in-1 Chromebooks and more. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School, and Alex Libby, Chichester Central School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Frost

10:40am

Fun with Forms!
Learn how to use forms effectively, including how to reuse forms without duplicating them, how to organize collected data, and how to use the add-on Autocrat. (Presenter(s): Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

10:40am

Privacy in the Classroom: A Practical Approach
Join Nancy and Holly for an introduction to student data privacy for teachers. What to know, questions to ask, where to get help? This is every educators responsibility. (Presenter(s): Nancy Rose, Director of Technology and Library Media, Merrimack School District, and Holly Doe, Bedford School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Webster

10:40am

Read & Roll: Literacy Design Challenges Featuring Sphero Robots
Come play with Sphero robots! You'll see how easily they connect with Chromebooks, and we'll share how we used them to enhance traditional literacy and library instruction. After all, robotics and literacy are a perfect makerspace match, and even our most reluctant readers can't help but connect with books and other literacy activities when robot design challenges encourage discovery and creation. We'll show how Spheros livened up a folktale/fairy tale unit and even make some time to brainstorm other possibilities. Paul Revere's Ride, anyone? (Presenter(s): Laurie Williams, Librarian/Tech Integrationist, Newbury Elementary School, and Karen Cowles, Newbury Elementary School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

10:40am

Show What You Know: Using Digital Storytelling to Encourage Student Voice
Encourage your students "Say Something" through digital storytelling. During this session discover how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students. The programs highlighted - Animation-ish and Get Published! - will be easy to use and are based on award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Stark

10:40am

Sketch to Stretch Creative Thinking
How are you working creative thinking or design thinking into your instruction? Have you considered sketchnoting? Sketchnoting is a tool that we can use with students to inspire creative thinking and help them work toward creative new, innovative products. During this session, you will begin sketching and check out student work that has increased collaboration and creativity. We will also work in some time to reflect on some of the ideas learned during the day! (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Amy Downing, Londonderry High School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:40am

Strengthening Literacy with iPad
Discover new ways to enhance students' literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built- in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal ways. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:40am

Book Bosses: Reading, Thinking, & Creating with Tech
Stories play a powerful role in how students process difficult situations, understand the world, and deepen passions. Led by 12-year old book activist, LivBit amplifies student voice. Learn how using tech tools transforms student thinking, inspires digital creation and becomes stepping stones for student agency and activism. (Presenter(s): Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote Speaker)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Merrimack (C)

10:40am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Learning Booth 2

10:40am

Financial Literacy for the 21st Century (Grades 4-12)
This session will cover the topic of financial literacy and the growing importance of educating students to be financially responsible citizens. By utilizing the no-cost resources provided by EVERFI, teachers will see how using technology to assist in learning the concepts of financial literacy will make them more financially sound and have fun in the process. Educators will receive a free teacher account, as well as access to financial literacy resources for students in grades 4-12. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Learning Booth 3

10:40am

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am
Learning Booth 1

10:45am

Building Coding Confidence with Dash & Cue
Join us as we introduce you to coding with Wonder Workshop's Dash and Cue. You don't need any prior experience with robots or programming for this beginner session. We hope to whet your appetite for coding as you code these robots and give you ideas about how to implement coding in your class or school. (Presenter(s): Susan Cavanaugh, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District, and Peter Olsen, Bedford School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Hale

10:45am

DIY Digital Scavenger Hunts & Breakouts
In this session, participants will learn about how to create digital scavenger hunts to challenge students to solve problems using a variety of techniques and online resources. Some examples might be deciphering a snippet from a foreign language and finding a way to translate it or finding media of a landmark to obtain information for a puzzle. There will be a hands on component where participants create their own challenges as well. These tasks can involve almost any sort of online or physical resource and be connected to virtually any content area. The only limit is your imagination. If you're interested in Breakout boxes but can't find room in the budget, this session is for you! (Presenter(s): Andrew LaFlame, Library Media Specialist/Tech Integrator, Winnisquam Regional Middle School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Spaulding

11:30am

Partner Pavilion Networking
Engage with our Solution Partners, see how they can address your challenges! Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Olivia?

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:30am - 2:20pm
Partner Pavilion/Four Rivers Ballroom

11:40am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Learning Booth 2

11:40am

EVERFI Middle School Resources
EVERFI empowers middle school teachers to bring critical skills education into their classrooms. With digital lessons focused on topics like financial literacy, STEM exploration, and health & wellness, EVERFI helps schools and educators prepare their students to be successful in the real world. Thanks to hundreds of partners who share this mission, EVERFI provides these resources to middle schools and students free of charge. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Learning Booth 3

11:40am

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Learning Booth 1

11:40am

Data Security: It is as much about your people as it is about your technology
Learn why Data Security is as much about your People and Processes as it is about your Technology. You can turn your user community from being your greatest liability to your greatest security asset! In this breakout Ray Benoit will share what has been working in the Security Assessment process for schools in an interactive and dynamic session. Don't let the requirements of HB1612 sneak up on you, get ahead of the security curve! (Presenter(s): Raymond Benoit, RTM)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Coolidge

11:40am

EMOTET - Nastier than WannaCry & Harder to Stop
Emotet is a really nasty, destructive threat that is causing huge problems for organizations around the world. It needs the very best defenses to stop it. Over the course of the presentation, receive the information you need to secure your organization against Emotet. You will know what it is and how to stop it. A raffle will be held for all those attending this session. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Hawthorne

11:40am

FableVision Playground
Come get hands-on with our creative maker tools/ Explore the creativity suite of tools from FableVision. Create a book in Get Published! Animate your story with Animation-ish. Engineer the next mode of transportation with FabMaker Studio. Let’s explore together. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Stark

11:40am

Get to the point. Efficiency matters.
Top 10 ways Alma will save you time. (Presenter(s): Anna Logan, Alma)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Dartmouth

11:40am

NH Districts Present ~ Single Sign On, Rostering, & Account Provisioning!
Hear how Lebanon, Interlake, and Merrimack school districts are using Classlink for single sign-on, usage analytics, and Rostering. Explore how Classlink has transformed meaningful access to digital learning resources and internal business tools. (Presenter(s): Bob Chappell, ClassLink)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Frost

11:40am

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum
How do you successfully integrate computational thinking across the K-8 curriculum? (Presenter(s): Lindsay DeLong, Sphero EDU)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Table 1

11:40am

Integrating STEM/STEAM into Your Classroom Curriculum
What challenges are you facing in bringing STEAM initiatives into your school? (Presenter(s): Suzanne Rickard, SAM Labs)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Table 2

11:40am

Promoting Civic Engagement
How do we incorporate projects that motivate the students to become more active in the community? (Presenter(s): Mitch Weisburgh, 3DBear, Inc)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Table 3

11:40am

What do Army Educational Outreach Programs (AEOP) have to offer students?
Come explore how the Army is preparing young leaders to have STEM careers. Also join us in a discussion on how AEOP does this through programming and volunteers. (Presenter(s): Tamara Coln, AEOP (Army Educational Outreach Programs))

Tuesday December 3, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Table 4

12:20pm

Keynote Luncheon
What Matters? The Future, It’s Me!


Tuesday December 3, 2019 12:20pm - 1:50pm
Armory

1:50pm

Book Signing with Olivia ~ Our Tuesday Keynote
TBD (Presenter(s): Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote, and Cynthia Merrill, LivBits)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Stark

1:50pm

Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad
Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways. (Presenter(s): Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Coolidge

1:50pm

Covering Online School News: Collaborating with Your Principal
Come explore strategies to effectively collaborate with students, advisors, and administration to cover daily news in your school community and develop journalism students with highly marketable skills. The Lancer Spirit is both an online and print new magazine produced by students at LHS. Londonderry HS principal, Jason Parent and school news magazine advisor, Mary DeWinkeleer share how they are engaging students in covering school community events in ways that are meaningful to them, respectful, insightful, and authentic. Discuss the challenges of the Hazelwood rule and how working together they have avoided the potential for harsh restrictions that other school newspaper advisors might feel. Learn how the principal has empowered students to, "Do it right. Do it well. Be truthful. Get all the facts. Do all the difficult interviews. Be honorable, credible journalists." A quote from one student journalist, Morgan Torre, provides insight into the success of this program, "Mr. Parent has not only presented his own views and facts during interviews, but he has also brought in the other side. He cares more about the school than his own agenda." (Presenter(s): Jason Parent, Principal, Londonderry High School, and Mary DeWinkeleer, Londonderry High School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Merrimack (C)

1:50pm

EdTech Coaching in Today's Classrooms
Discover how coaching will enhance EdTech instruction and long term success in your school. Too often schools launch new technology without a plan for supporting and coaching teachers through the process of using new technology effectively in their classrooms. One key to launching and supporting the marriage of EdTech and curriculum is increasing the opportunity to support teachers and help them raise student achievement. Today's students' needs vary as they are growing up in the digital learning age. Knowing how to integrate existing tech with today's instructional best practices and strategies engage students to maximize learning. Supporting educators on this journey is a critical step. This session will focus on creating a Ed Tech PD road map for success (Presenter(s): Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Pierce

1:50pm

Making a Full Length Movie with Students
Learn the process of creating a full length movie with students. Hear from students and their teacher on how to pitch the idea, create the story, storyboard the scenes, explore any technical sides of photography and videography. Finally walk through the steps of securing a venue and sponsorship opportunities. This is a collaborative effort from all teachers as students learn how to write, read, conceptualize, constructive criticism, photography skills, editing, marketing, many more. (Presenter(s): Brian Chagnon, Videography and Photography, SAU61)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Frost

1:50pm

Remixing Formative Assessments With Tech: Paving a Path to Competency
Long-held research confirms that strategic formative assessment is stimulative to student learning. In a competency based learning environment, it has never been more important to use formative assessments to target instruction and to provide ongoing support on the road to mastery. With the recent explosion of technological tools to facilitate formative assessments, our potential to facilitate dynamic formative assessments that stimulate learning is literally limitless. In this demonstration presentation, hear how teachers are applying research based formative assessments and digital integration strategies in both core content and elective courses as a means of personalizing the learning experience and moving students forward toward competency and beyond. (Presenter(s): Jeanna Wagner, Instructional Coach, Pelham High School, and Krista Day, Pelham School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Webster

1:50pm

Unlock the Internet ~ Creating Digital Breakouts: A Student's Perspective
Salem High School student, Jessica Pereira, shares how she is creating digital breakouts for her Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) on gamification in education. She explores how best to get started with developing curriculum aligned digital breakouts, what has worked well and what hasn't. (Presenter(s): Rachel Hopkins, School Librarian, Salem - SAU57, and Jessica Pereira, Salem High School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Dartmouth

1:50pm

Who Wants to Seesaw? Digital Portfolios in the Elementary Classroom
Hear from a first grade teacher, who has implemented Seesaw, a free web-based digital portfolio tool, in her classroom this year. We will walk through setting up teacher/student accounts, posting and sharing student work with families. By the end of the session, you will be ready to try this out in your classroom! If you are already using Seesaw, please come share your experiences and how you're using this app with your students. (Presenter(s): Chris Lindsay, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, and Barbara Mantere, North Reading Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Hawthorne

1:50pm

A Digital Approach to SEL, Health & Wellness (Grades 2-12)
In the 21st Century, teaching foundational SEL and health concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students' overall success. EVERFI provides free, digital programs that can help teach those important concepts in an engaging way. This session will highlight EVERFI's FREE digital resources surrounding topics like: empathy, managing relationships, mental wellness, bullying prevention, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, alcohol education, and prescription drug abuse prevention. Teachers will see how technology can assist in learning these concepts and how to setup free teacher accounts. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Learning Booth 3

1:50pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Learning Booth 2

1:50pm

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 2:40pm
Learning Booth 1

1:50pm

Breakout of Passive Learning! - Break Down Different Kinds of Breakouts
Breakouts come in all shapes and sizes... You can use all kinds of bells and whistles or just ease into the concept slowly. If you think you know all about Breakouts, think again! If you think a Breakout means that you have to turn your whole classroom into an Escape Room: you will be pleasantly surprised at these other avenues. If you are afraid to try Breakouts, then this class is for you. If you already tried them and are looking to take it up a notch, come and discuss! This workshop will cover Breakouts in a differentiated style. After running a 12-week Breakout course for teachers, I learned how teachers of all skill levels can start using Breakout methods in their classrooms. Digital Breakouts through BreakoutEDU, DeckToys or Google Sites are all great options Simple breakouts with one topic or deep comprehensive breakouts will be covered. Learn about a variety of clue-making and designing tools, as well as sandbox sites with many different Breakouts. Take home lists, templates, and tools. (Presenter(s): Christine Donoghue, Technology Teacher, Billerica Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 3:20pm
Hale

1:50pm

Redesign the Class
You have just been hired by the fictional company Anycorp.com. Come play a game and learn how new and old ideas can transform your school, class and students. In the last 250 years the structures of most schools have not changed. Call it TQM, total quality management or Kaizen but these ideas have helped countless businesses, organizations and people do better work and provide better services to their customers/students. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 1:50pm - 3:20pm
Spaulding

2:00pm

Creating Videos with WeVideo
Participants will learn from students about how to create and edit green screen videos using wevideo. (Presenter(s): Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory

2:00pm

Girls in STEAM: Drones & Art
In this session participants will learn to fly drones. Students from the "Girls in STEAM" pilot will teach educators what they learned about flying, safety, growth mindset, and the importance of engaging non-traditional students in the fields of aviation and engineering. Erin Knoetig, photography and drone teacher will be on hand to answer questions and share expertise. Dr. Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director at the Nashua Technology Center North campus will share a brief history of the project and explain how the class got off the ground. Handouts will be available with resources, suggestions, ideas, and important steps for those interested in bringing a similar program back to their school. This presentation will be hands-on and participants will be encouraged to share what they know as well, so that we can all learn from one another. This presentation will be the hands-on portion of the concurrent 1-hour "Girls in STEAM: Drones and Art" workshop offered earlier. (Presenter(s): Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director, Nashua Technology Center North, and Erin Knoetig, Nashua School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory

2:00pm

STEAMing Birds of Prey
Learn from Sunapee grade 3 students about how they studied Birds of Prey through the research and creation of a moving bird in an integrated unit with Art, Technology, and classroom research! Find out how they used Science, Technology, Engineering and Art for their projects, and see their birds in action! (Presenter(s): Heidi Doyle, Librarian & Tech Integrator, Sunapee Central Elementary School, and Michele Shepherd)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory

2:00pm

Supporting Interdisciplinary STEAM Projects through Digital Learning
Students from North Reading High School will explain and demonstrate how they used the design thinking process to approach challenges, interpret learning, identify creative opportunities and experiment mindfully to iterate design solutions. This will include the students self-identified process as students worked through to design a "Stair Climbing Robot" and "Designing Games Using The Unity Game Engine". Students will describe the important mechanical and programming principles that moved them in the direction of being able to design and construct their own projects, ie., personalized learning and learning connected to their own interests. How does robotics in the classroom support college and career readiness? This project shows the culmination of an idea that inspired students to create a stair climbing robot. The demands of e-commerce shoppers are pushing retailers to compete for speedier delivery, which is driving up costs to hire drivers and buy and maintain vehicles while creating more traffic on busy city streets. Students are proposing a stair climbing robot which can deliver food, medicine, etc., without taking up space and is environmentally friendly. Also shown will be students using the Unity Game Engine. These students will demonstrate an original video game idea implementation, preparing them with job skills for real world careers. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, District K-12 Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Dan Downs, North Reading Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory

2:00pm

The Power of Global Read Aloud: Arts Integration
In this session, visitors will learn how one group of Global Read Aloud students shared their learning with other grades at their Middle School. (Presenter(s): Diane Connors, Library Media Specialist, Hampstead Central and Middle School Librar, and Beth Cameron, Hampstead Central School Library)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Armory

2:40pm

Solution Partner Networking & Dessert
The late afternoon break in the Armory includes dessert! Then head into the Partner Pavilion, take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Olivia? Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory.

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Partner Pavilion/Armory

2:50pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Learning Booth 2

2:50pm

EVERFI High School Resources
EVERFI empowers middle school teachers to bring critical skills education into their classrooms. With digital lessons focused on topics like financial literacy, STEM exploration, and health & wellness, EVERFI helps schools and educators prepare their students to be successful in the real world. Thanks to hundreds of partners who share this mission, EVERFI provides these resources to middle schools and students free of charge. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Learning Booth 3

2:50pm

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Learning Booth 1

2:50pm

Creativi-tea break
Grab a cup of tea and sit back to watch one of FableVision’s signature Mission films. From the North Star, to He Was Me - this is your Creativi-tea break. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Stark

2:50pm

Immersing Students in Interactive Learning (VR, AR & 3D Design!)
Join us to explore PLTW's compelling, relevant and engaging curriculum and professional development. Learn how our activity-, project-, and problem-based (APB) instructional design centers on hands-on, real-world activities, projects, and problems. Help your students understand how the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom may be applied in everyday life. Explore resources made available from Verizon, one of the PLTW partners, that allows educators to access to fun, FREE, interactive STEM activities introducing students to skills in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D design and more. (Presenter(s): Suzanne Snow, Project Lead The Way (PLTW))

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Dartmouth

2:50pm

Student Device Overload
24.3 million - that is the number of mobile devices in K-12 schools, and it is growing rapidly. It is becoming a logistical juggling act to manage all of these devices, ensuring the right apps and content are on each device. Mobile tools were introduced to K-12 to enhance the learning experience, not detract time and effort. School and districts need insight and control over these powerful tools in the hands of students. Come learn how you can simply manage all devices and content. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Hawthorne

2:50pm

Tricked into Thinking
As technology becomes more and more of a factor in the middle school classroom, how do we optimize the effect of our computer usage? Online simulations provide a perfect venue for allowing students to explore concepts and deepen their content knowledge. Using Gizmos and the new interactive CASES from ExploreLearning, participants explore topics ranging from basic cell structure, population diversity, density and physics. Working through CASES, students have the opportunity to act like real scientists: conducting experiments, gathering data, making a diagnosis, and prescribing solutions for real world scenarios. ExploreLearning not only provides an obvious subject area connection, but its ease of use allows for teachers to horizontally enrich the curriculum while challenging their students to broaden their understanding of the science curriculum. (Presenter(s): Thom O'Brien, ExploreLearning)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Coolidge

2:50pm

Wireless as a Service, an E-rate Eligible Solution
IT is tough. IT for education can be even tougher. When your WiFi network is responsible for keeping an entire campus connected, from dorm rooms to classrooms, downtime isn’t an option. You are managing expectations and user experience for thousands of people. On top of the same multiple device management, BYOD issues, and security concerns faced by any enterprise, education IT staff are faced with the very specific technical and regulatory demands of a K-12 environment. Every day, organizations like yours add more wireless devices to support, E-learning, Virtual Reality, Security, PoS and more. Even the smallest WiFi issue can become a huge headache for your most critical processes if you lack visibility into the problem and don’t have the expertise inhouse. WCA discusses how school districts can deliver world class wireless infrastructure in partnership with WCA all eligible for E-Rate funding. (Presenter(s): Kevin Russell, Whalley Computer Associates)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Frost

2:50pm

Closing the Homework Gap
How do you ensure digital equity at your school? (Presenter(s): Julie Collett, Kajeet)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Table 3

2:50pm

Digital Information Literacy & Research Skills
Are your students graduating with college-ready research skills, and if not, what is standing in their way? (Presenter(s): Tammy Ross, EBSCO)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Table 1

2:50pm

Premise PBX or Hosted ~ What makes sense?
What are the long term TCO, features, and reliability considerations? (Presenter(s): Andy Hunt, First Choice Communication Services Inc.)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Table 2

3:30pm

Creating PD Opportunities to Meet the Needs of ALL Teachers
Learn about flexible, innovative professional development opportunities to meet the needs of all teachers within their schools. We will share our experience as coaches who support a wide variety of professionals across multiple schools, different grade levels, and all subject areas. Over the years, we noticed that our traditional professional development offerings were leaving some teachers out! As a result, we tried a variety of new approaches to professional development within our district. Examples include blended classes (online and face-to-face), connecting our teachers to digital professional resources outside of our district (such as blogs and podcasts), our own district podcast, small department meetings, and a quarterly newsletter. (Presenter(s): Rachel Kuberry, Assistive Technology Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Lisah Rhodes, Lexington Public Schools)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Dartmouth

3:30pm

FabNH! Showcase
Featuring the FabMaker Studio projects created by FabNH students and educators, come learn about this grant-funded STEAM program and create your own designs. Discover how schools across New Hampshire have used the FabMaker Studio STEM program with an inexpensive paper fabricator. Looking for a perfect gateway to introduce 3D printing, this is an economical and simple solution. (Presenter(s): FabNH! Grant Educators, from across NH)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Stark

3:30pm

Online Tools for Classroom Projects
This presentation does NOT promise to revolutionize your teaching. Revolution is hard and you are tired enough already. This presentation is a small collection of good ideas that might save you time or effort or give you new ideas about how to use tools that you are already familiar with. Hopefully, you will be able to take some of these ideas back to the classroom and use them immediately. (Presenter(s): John Fladd, 7th/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Deerfield Community School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Hawthorne

3:30pm

Tips & Strategies Going 1:1 (Chromebooks)
Google Certified trainer, Sandy Blanc, would like to share experiences learned from her last 3 years of implementing and managing 1:1 chromebooks at Exeter High School. In this session participants will gain insight to time saving tips and strategies for organizing the setup, deployment, and management of 1:1 Chromebook Devices. Learn about enrolling and setting up chromebooks using Arduino boards, printing labels with free online software, creating Google Forms for repair and tracking issues, collecting 1:1 paperwork digitally, time saving strategies for sending out chromebooks for repair, and many more tips for saving time and keeping organized going 1:1! (Presenter(s): Sandy Blanc, Technology Coordinator, Exeter High School, and Richard Pratt, Exeter Region Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Frost

3:30pm

Twenty for '20: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Would you like to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session will be completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference session "Nineteen for '19". You will see an overview of virtual and augmented reality activities, classroom uses of "social" robots, excellent sources for royalty free authentic artifacts, and free innovative apps for all grade levels and subject areas. You will learn more about classroom uses of artificial intelligence in the form of smart speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini. Learn how to go beyond information retrieval and hear about how teachers and librarians are using them for inquiry-based learning, student produced projects, and classroom management. Did you know that you and your students can write your own "Skills" for these devices, creating customized apps? Session ideas will be tied to creative interpretations of ISTE and Common Core standards. You will hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal but show promise. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter, who teaches a course titled "Emerging Technologies", and who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind, with a sense of adventure and fun, are highly recommended. They'll be a raffle with technology related door prizes. (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Webster

3:30pm

Update on NHCTO Data Privacy Efforts
Join Josh for an update on the latest issues impacting student data privacy in New Hampshire schools and what NHCTO is working on to support edtech leaders. (Presenter(s): Joshua Olstad, Director of Information Technology, Oyster River School District)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Coolidge

3:30pm

Pushing Yourself to Challenge Others
Ever been in a situation where you have said to yourself, "I have this crazy idea" but then it goes nowhere? Now is the time to make that idea become a reality. Learn how to take an idea that is half-formed and turn it into reality to bring back to your own school as quality professional development. Craig and Jessica engage with you to brainstorm ideas and develop them into a workable project using a variety of tools and methods. Let's inspire one another! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford High School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Merrimack (C)

3:30pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learning Booth 2

3:30pm

Model Grid & Energy Exploration
Come experiment with our miniature Model Electric Grid! Get your own model house (complete with lights and appliances) and see what it takes to keep the neighborhood hooked up and supplied with electricity. We'll also have a number of fun science equipment for you to explore electricity and how it is generated. Learn how you can use these great resources in your classroom. Come for a few minutes or stay for a session. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, NH Energy Education Project)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learning Booth 1

3:30pm

Teaching STEM & Digital Wellness through EVERFI
As students spend more time on the web, educators are being asked to address topics like cyber bullying, social media responsibility, validating resources and online privacy with their students. This is why EVERFI provides educators with engaging, online learning resources in topics such as balancing screen time versus offline time, STEM readiness, and cyber bullying. Each course is standards-aligned and free of charge to schools. Everyone who attends our presentation will be given login credentials, standards-alignment documents, lesson plans and ongoing technical and curriculum support at no cost. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Learning Booth 3

4:30pm

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

Tuesday December 3, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Penstock

6:30pm

Coding with CodeSpark Foos: Programming with PreK through Grade 5
The CodeSpark Foos are adorable characters in a completely engaging digital world that is accessible to non-readers and readers alike. This free for schools app is fantastic for introducing our youngest learners to programming basics and building up to intermediate programming skills and free coding opportunities for game design and storytelling. Teach skills about sequencing, logic, problem solving and more in a game like cartoon adventure. Come meet the CodeSpark Foos friends and learn why these little friends will have your students coding in no time and prep work will be a breeze. (Presenter(s): Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Frost

6:30pm

Engage Students in Citizen Science with a BioBlitz & iNaturalist App
Have you ever wondered about the biodiversity that can be found around your school, neighborhood, or community? Join the National Geographic Society to learn how to conduct a BioBlitz in your community with your students. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. A BioBlitz can happen in most any geography (urban, rural, or suburban) in as large an area as a national park or small as a schoolyard. This workshop will teach you how to organize and conduct a BioBlitz with your students including how to locate, identity, and record organisms using the free iNaturalist.org website and app. Educators will learn about free videos, lesson plans, and other aids to support their students in discovering the biodiversity in their own backyards. BioBlitzes provide great opportunities for your students to become citizen scientists and understand ecological concepts. Kelly Blais, a science teacher from the David R. Cawley Middle School in Hooksett shares her BioBlitz experiences during this workshop as well. (Presenter(s): Ariel Simons, National Geographic)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hale

6:30pm

Getting Started with 3D Printing
Have you ever wondered about getting started with 3D Printing? Hear some tips and tricks about design, maintenance, and development tools from students and staff at The Founders Academy. (Presenter(s): Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy)

Tuesday December 3, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, December 4
 

7:00am

Registration
New for 2019 ~ Registration is located in the Four Rivers Ballroom Lobby.

Wednesday December 4, 2019 7:00am - 9:30am
Three Rivers Ballroom Lobby

8:00am

Curiosity Shop: Redefining "Classroom"
In a competency-based education, learners have the opportunity to explore, discover and create in an environment that is both individualized and collaborative. Sounds great but how does it work? How do teachers embrace and support multiple modes of learning- lecture, workshop, small group, and individual? Part of the answer lies in a classroom's physical design and part of the answer lies in a classroom's digital resources. Participants have the opportunity to: discover how to create an agile classroom, learn how an agile classroom environment supports learning and nurtures a growth mindset, explore how digital resources support multiple modes of learning, and review and discuss student responses to the agile classroom and the integration of digital resources. (Presenter(s): Elizabeth Juster, English Teacher, Londonderry High School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Pierce

8:00am

Energy Technologies in the Classroom
Learn how you can use NHEEP student workshops and curriculum equipment kits to facilitate STEM lessons and units in the classroom. Use hands-on STEM equipment to explore the basics of how electricity works. Play with a Faraday's coil, hand crank generators, and our specially designed NHEEP generators to see if you can power things like lights and motors. Experiment with renewable energy technologies; set up wind turbines and solar panels and see how we can maximize the energy produced by each. We will briefly discuss the benefits and impacts of various types of energy. Learning about energy and our usage can help us make more sustainable choices for ourselves and our planet. (Presenter(s): Angie Krysiak, Energy Educator, NH Energy Education Project, and Aubrey Nelson, NHEEP)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Frost

8:00am

Everybody Sweats ~ Revelations of a First-year Librarian
Hear about one librarian's first year in the profession. From tech troubleshooting (when you do not think you have a clue but are actually a genius!) to advocacy to meeting user needs on a budget. Come hear about her successes, failures, and everything in between. (Presenter(s): Heather Raab, Librarian, Portsmouth High School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Coolidge

8:00am

Fairy Tales, Folktales, & Myths in the K-3 Classroom
Come explore a project that brings timeless and imaginative fictional stories, including fairy tales, folklore, myths, and contemporary stories into the K-3 classroom. Story Preservation Initiative, working in collaboration with master storyteller Odds Bodkin, has designed a project for early elementary students that fosters literacy and social emotional learning. Odds audio recordings are supplemented with recommended teacher read-aloud books and standards-aligned projects, all designed to instill in kids a love of story, which translates in later years to a love of reading. To listen to Odds talk about the project, copy and paste this link into your browser window: https://soundcloud.com/user-874967525-913804267/teacher-intro-to-project-4-9-19 (Presenter(s): Mary Kuechenmeister, Founder / President, Story Preservation Initiative)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Hawthorne

8:00am

Manage Classroom Workflow Using Google Classroom
Learn how to distribute, monitor, and assess student work using Google Classroom. I will guide attendees through the setup of Google Classroom, as well as share some of the newest features of Classroom that streamline workflow for teachers and students. (Presenter(s): Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Dartmouth

8:00am

Show What You Know: Using Digital Storytelling to Encourage Student Voice
Encourage your students "Say Something" through digital storytelling. During this session discover how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students. The programs highlighted - Animation-ish and Get Published! - will be easy to use and are based on award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Stark

8:00am

Now What? Helping Students Become and Remain Passionate Readers
The message is clear among literacy communities; we want to help our students become readers for life, we want them to love reading, but we need more ideas. When we believe in choice, when we believe in inclusive access, when we believe we are ready, and yet, we are not sure how to start or how to continue to create thriving reading communities. How do we know they are reading if we don't quiz them? What do we do with our readers who are not where they should be? What do we do not just on the first day of school but every single day after when those kids who hate reading just grow in their hatred rather than change their mind? What do we do when we are ready for a change in our literacy practices but those around us are not? Focusing on creating authentic conversations, building reading community, and establishing positive reading identity, this session is meant for the educator looking for practical ideas in their quest to help students become passionate readers. (Presenter(s): Pernille Ripp, Wednesday Keynote Speaker)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Merrimack (C)

8:00am

What's the Fuss about Jamboard?
Jamboard is the latest product in the G-Suite ecosystem. Whether users interact with this product through Jamboard on the web, Jamboard's app, or Jamboard's kiosk, participants are provided a white canvas to organize information and ideas. There is a lot more to this white (or not) space than meets the eye. Explore how Jamboard works, how it can be used with students or professionals. Brainstorm how Jamboard can foster 'true collaboration' and flexible thinking. Come join the interactive conversation and be prepared to participate in a 'Jam' with us. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Samantha O'Connor, Bedford High School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Webster

8:00am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Learning Booth 2

8:00am

Open Q & A
(Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Learning Booth 3

8:00am

Teaching & Measuring Skills of the Future through Online Student-driven Dialogue
Join this interactive session and learn how to facilitate inclusive, rigorous, and data-driven discussions using Parlay’s Online RoundTable. The collaborative discussion activity is a simple and powerful way for students to practice critical reading, independent research, writing for an audience, providing constructive peer feedback, supporting their ideas with evidence, and more! In short, in this session you will learn how to get your middle school and high school students participating successfully and enthusiastically in university-level academic discussions. Tech confidence: beginner - advanced. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 8:50am
Learning Booth 1

8:00am

Google My Maps ~ Workhorse for Classroom Mapping
Location, location, location. Incorporating relevant location into a variety of areas of study strengthens student understanding of content and their place in the world. This session is ideal for the teacher to learn to use My Maps to document events, trips, locations, and stories. Participants will: Have hands-on experience creating and sharing personal maps incorporating a variety of Google tools in My Maps. Learn how to organize work in a spacial context using the basics of cartography, layers, polygon and file imports and exports. Develop a clear understanding of how to incorporate spacial context into a variety of content area Acquire skills to use a variety of Google tools to enhance learning maps. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Hale

8:00am

Hyperdoc-in' Inquiry
Scaffolding inquiry in a hyperdoc?! Come learn about successes that Susan and Karen had working to develop inquiry and research skills while integrating technology. Through collaborative, collegial relationships this history teacher and media specialist worked together to immerse students in personalized learning experience using GAFE tools, reliable websites, and databases. Navigate through the hyperdoc on your own, ask questions, and learn how you can use this to improve a project in your class, regardless of content area (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry High School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Spaulding

8:15am

Continental Breakfast
Visit our Solution Partners and thank them for their support of CMTC. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity. Continental breakfast is located in the back of the Armory.

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:15am - 9:45am
Armory

8:30am

MakerSpace Activities
Drop by and explore exciting new Maker stations every day developed by NHSLMA members. Stay and play or grab and go ~ there are lots of options to explore!

Speakers

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:30am - 3:15pm
Contoocook

8:50am

Partner Pavilion Networking
Engage with our Solution Partners, see how they can address your challenges! Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Pernille?

Wednesday December 4, 2019 8:50am - 9:40am
Partner Pavilion/Four Rivers Ballroom

9:00am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Learning Booth 2

9:00am

Experience How Challenge/Project-Based Learning Motivates Students
In this hands-on class, you’ll experience how student-directed learning in a SmartLab motivates students through challenge-based learning. You’ll also learn that when well-designed curriculum and appropriate technology is paired with a skilled teacher, students learn to think critically, collaborate with peers, and embrace curiosity without fear of failure—just the skills they need for college- and career-readiness. (Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Learning Booth 3

9:00am

Student-driven Discussions in the Digital Era
Join us for an overview and discussion of Parlay Ideas - a new instructional tool for inclusive, academic, and data-driven class discussions. We will explore how Parlay’s unique and holistic approach to discussions helps teachers save time with lesson prep, give all students a voice, and makes it easy to quantify and provide feedback on student engagement. We will also explore relevant supporting research literature surrounding class discussions, peer feedback, SEL, and the development of 21st Century skills. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Learning Booth 1

9:00am

A Digital Approach to SEL, Health & Wellness (Grades 2-12)
In the 21st Century, teaching foundational SEL and health concepts in a meaningful way is essential for students' overall success. EVERFI provides free, digital programs that can help teach those important concepts in an engaging way. This session will highlight EVERFI's FREE digital resources surrounding topics like: empathy, managing relationships, mental wellness, bullying prevention, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, alcohol education, and prescription drug abuse prevention. Teachers will see how technology can assist in learning these concepts and how to setup free teacher accounts. Please bring your laptop devices. (Presenter(s): Kayla Boyer, EVERFI)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Coolidge

9:00am

Affordable Multi-Layer IT Security for Schools & Local Government
Join us to learn how to get the most effective end-point security solutions, with features that matter, for your limited IT Security dollars... (Presenter(s): Farokh Karani, Heimdal Security)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Frost

9:00am

Creativi-tea break
Grab a cup of tea and sit back to watch one of FableVision’s signature Mission films. From the North Star, to He Was Me - this is your Creativi-tea break. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Stark

9:00am

Fair Play! Leveraging Learning With Microsoft O365
Join Us to Learn More About Fair Play in Learning Using Microsoft 0365! (Presenter(s): JIll Meade, Connection)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Dartmouth

9:00am

Introduction to Interactive Touch Technology
Join us for an Interactive Experience (Presenter(s): Graham Pilon, Senzyo (Interactive Flat Panels))

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Hawthorne

9:00am

Integrating SEL & Wellness
How do we integrate district social emotional learing and wellness? (Presenter(s): Jared Scherz, TeacherCoach)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Table 3

9:00am

Recognizing & Rectifying Workflow Inefficiencies
Where are we wasting time, and how can we fix it? (Presenter(s): Theresa Schneiderheinze, Alma)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Table 1

9:00am

Visual Learning With Ideamapper
Are you missing Inspiration? Check out Idea Mapper (Presenter(s): Cassie Ballard, Logisoft)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
Table 2

9:00am

Crazy Action Contraptions ~ Round 2
Explore how to design and redesign various fun and wacky lego vehicles and contraptions. Rubrics will be shared on assessment based on the Engineering Design Process. Many creations start with Lego book/kit of the same name but all can be adapted or done without the kit. These have all been presented to K- 8 classes. (Presenter(s): Rick Glatz, Retired STEM & Science Teacher, none)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Armory

9:00am

Stop Motion: Easy, Engaging & Fun!
Participants will create stop motion movies using iPads. Learn to make How-to's, story animations, or just fun videos in minutes! Try some claymation, cut paper and whiteboard techniques and leave with a solid framework for teaching kids to create collaborative videos. (Presenter(s): Claire Provencher, Art Educator, McDonough School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Armory

9:00am

Become a DIgital Learning Specialist the ALT 4 Way
Discover how to apply and become hireable as a Digital Learning Specialist in New Hampshire, using the NHDOE ALT 4 process. I am in the second year of a three year process to become a fully certified Digital Learning Specialist (formerly Education Technology Integrator). From viewing the states Critical Shortage List, meeting the basic requirements, to final application submission, you too can be the technology teacher of your dreams. View actual application documents, review the NHDOE ALT 4 website and discuss the pitfalls and timelines in becoming a Digital Learning Specialist. (Presenter(s): Peter Osiecki, Digital Learning Specialist, Barnstead Elementary School, and Phil Giunta, Barnstead Elementary School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Armory

9:40am

Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps - Finding & Using Effective Educational Apps
With its ease of access, low cost, multi-sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, and undeniable "cool" factor, the iPad is potentially the most powerful educational tool yet invented. But sifting through thousands of apps in the App Store can be a daunting task. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the vast number of apps on the App Store and on app review sites? Have you ever been disappointed after downloading what seemed to be a promising educational app? I know I have. Over the years, I've downloaded and tried over 1,000 apps but only a tiny fraction of these remain on my iPads to be used by my students on a regular basis. This workshop will demonstrate how to find, evaluate and use exceptional apps that have been field tested over time in classrooms with children of all abilities: educational apps that truly promote creativity and thinking skills, learning, accessibility, collaboration, engagement and depth of knowledge. This will be a hands-on session where participants will learn about the most effective reading, writing and math apps for PreK-3rd Grade, Special Needs and ELL students. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Special Educator/Title 1 Interventionist, Reading Elementary School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Dartmouth

9:40am

Digital Learning Mixtape: Transforming Teaching with Technology
Together we share and develop a collaborative digital learning toolkit to use in a variety of experiences across grades and the content areas. We discuss and share specific tools, OERs, Open Pedagogy, and other ideas to increase student ownership to learning and open access to information. Bring a device and some of your favorite tools so we can learn together. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Coolidge

9:40am

Discover the Learner Using the UDL Lens
When each learner can understand and advocate for who they are and how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future ready for college, career and life? In this interactive 2-part session, participants will step into the learner's shoes and apply the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express in a practical 3-Step "Discover the Learner" Process to understand the value of knowing learners' strengths, challenges and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Hawthorne

9:40am

Fireside Chat with Paul Reynolds
Grab a cup of tea, and join author, FableVision/Reynolds Center's CEO/co-founder Paul A. Reynolds for a Fireside Chat. Learn what it is like when Paul collaborates with his twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds, a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, on their books (Going Places, and the Sydney and Simon series). It's also a great time to ask questions about your own creative journey. (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Stark

9:40am

Little Hands Learning Lab - Integrating Technology & STEM
Learn how Reeds Ferry School utilized the Chris Nelson Memorial Grant from NHSTE. Presenters share information on the grant proposal, and its implementation in the school's makerspace. Blue-Bot Robots, ROK Blocks and iPad integration will be discussed. Participants hear how grant resources integrated seamlessly with various content areas and will be able to try the different resources purchased with grant funds. (Presenter(s): Lori Puzzo, Library Media Specialist, Merrimack School District, and Cathy Cibotti, Reeds Ferry Elementary)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Pierce

9:40am

Your Career in the Age of Bots, Machine Learning & AI
You owe it to yourself and child to see this eye opening, visually stimulating and Avant-garde presentation. The future is not coming, it's already here. Bots and machine learning have already impacted our society in many ways. Understanding is the key to not only weathering this storm but thriving. They have altered or ended many jobs and this pace will accelerate across all fields especially many areas deemed safe such as finance, medical, legal and upper management. No field will be unaffected by this new Intelligence Revolution. They will be making their presences seen very shortly across all industries. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Frost

9:40am

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration
Have you ever wondered what can happen when you integrate technology into your literacy instruction? Pernille Ripp and her students have been reading, writing, and discussing with the world since 2010, fundamentally changing the way she teaches and how her students read and write. Join us as we share ideas for how technology can take your literacy instruction to a new level, including ways to use Skype, Twitter, Edmodo, blogging, and many other tech tools that will allow for global collaboration, cross-curricular projects, and sparking the love of reading and writing in students. (Presenter(s): Pernille Ripp, Wednesday Keynote Speaker)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Merrimack (C)

9:40am

Teaching Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News
We hear a lot about "fake news," but that term is really a symptom of the lack of media literacy in a digital age where information is instant. In fact, Stanford Graduate School of Education found that more than 80% of middle and high school students were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories. This session includes advice from educators, journalists, media literacy experts, and emotional intelligence researchers on how to bring critical media literacy skills to your classroom so students are able to make informed decisions about the media that bombards them every day. (Presenter(s): Kerry Gallagher, Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning, St. John's Prep)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Webster

9:40am

5-Step Process to Develop 21st-Century Learners
In this hands-on class, we’ll take you through a 5-step process that helps students develop critical thinking skills, hone their collaboration skills, and embrace curiosity without fear of failure. You’ll also learn how this 5-step process helps students navigate projects while giving them a tangible structure that will give them the perseverance they need to succeed. (Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 3

9:40am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 2

9:40am

Teaching and measuring the skills of the future through face-to-face student-driven dialogue
In this interactive session you will learn how to facilitate inclusive, structured, and data-driven Socratic Seminars and Fish Bowl Discussions using the Parlay Live RoundTable. This collaborative discussion activity is a great way for students to practice their academic speaking and listening skills, learn to build on their classmates ideas, challenge ideas respectfully, asking thought-provoking questions, and driving the conversation forward as a team. Finally, we will explore how to analyze automatic engagement data, so we can reflect on our performance as a class and assess / provide feedback to individual performers. Tech confidence: intermediate - advanced. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:40am - 10:30am
Learning Booth 1

9:45am

Project Lead the Way- Computer Science for Middle Schools
In this session, educators will explore computer science concepts and skills by creating hands-on personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects that they can use with their students. Participants will spend time designing algorithms, following computational thinking practices, coding sensors and actuators as well as uploading programs to microcontrollers that perform authentic tasks. Additionally, educators will work toward answering the following essential questions, how do you express yourself and your creativity through computer science, how can algorithmic thinking skills be used across multiple disciplines and how can computer programs solve problems? (Presenter(s): Stephanie Racine, STEM Educator, Ponaganset Middle School, and Suzanne Snow, Project Lead the Way)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Spaulding

9:45am

The Great Digital Escape: Inquiry & Google Forms
Learn how to create engaging hands-on breakout activities with a digital component that can be used with any subject or grade level. Join us for this fun and collaborative activity to solve a mystery, discover how this technique has been successfully implemented in a high school forensics course, and learn how to create your own activity for the classroom. Utilizing Google Forms and analysing evidence left behind at the scene, attendees will race to piece together clues and complete activities, ultimately solving the mystery. With the popularity of shows like CSI, NCIS, Bones, and Dexter, forensic science is the new "hot topic" high school course. See how technology and Google Forms have been integrated to help students review and apply content knowledge throughout the course. No previous experience with forensic science, Google Forms, or specific grade-level teaching is required to participate in this engaging activity. Please bring a computer or cell phone to fully participate in the activity. Eric Bird is a Technology Integrator in Salem, NH with a background of 25 years in education as a classroom teacher, nonprofit director, professional presenter, and technology specialist. Aurora Merry is a science educator who has taught a variety of levels and courses at Salem High School in Salem, NH for close to 20 years. (Presenter(s): Eric Bird, Technology Integrator, Salem School District, NH, and Aurora Merry, Salem High School, NH)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:45am - 11:15am
Hale

10:30am

Partner Pavilion Networking
Engage with our Solution Partners, see how they can address your challenges! Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory. Take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Pernille?

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:30am - 1:20pm
Partner Pavilion/Four Rivers Ballroom

10:40am

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Learning Booth 2

10:40am

Open Q & A
(Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Learning Booth 3

10:40am

Student-driven Discussions in the Digital Era
Join us for an overview and discussion of Parlay Ideas - a new instructional tool for inclusive, academic, and data-driven class discussions. We will explore how Parlay’s unique and holistic approach to discussions helps teachers save time with lesson prep, give all students a voice, and makes it easy to quantify and provide feedback on student engagement. We will also explore relevant supporting research literature surrounding class discussions, peer feedback, SEL, and the development of 21st Century skills. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Learning Booth 1

10:40am

Digital Storytellng Across the Curriculum
Digital Storytelling offers a way to both teach and assess students, while the students themselves do all the work, and they enjoy it. That's a win, win, win, win. Walk you through the Design Thinking process, applying it to digital storytelling and using tools that engage students. Learn how to teach using projects where students research, collaborate, design, problem solve, present, make use of digital media, adapt speech to different contexts, ask questions and define problems, plan and carry out investigations, construct explanations and design solutions, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact, and assess how point of view or purpose shapes content and style. Explore the 3DBear augmented reality app during the session. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Hawthorne

10:40am

Effective Digital Solutions for K-12 Challenges
Looking for ways to create efficiencies for your teachers, while optimizing proficiency and growth of students? Edmentum empowers you with the solutions needed to be more effective. We are committed to solving your challenges with flexible tools paired with the right support to optimize student success. Whether you are trying to solve for a specific building level challenge, or a district-wide initiative, this presentation sheds light to the resources and expertise Edmentum can offer when reviewing effective online programs. (Presenter(s): David Hanzlik, Edmentum)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Dartmouth

10:40am

Exploring the Texthelp Toolkit & WriQ Extensions for Google Chrome
Join us and see how the suite of tools created by Texthelp can help all students ! (Presenter(s): Gary Rubin, TextHelp)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Frost

10:40am

FableVision Playground
Come get hands-on with our creative maker tools/ Explore the creativity suite of tools from FableVision. Create a book in Get Published! Animate your story with Animation-ish. Engineer the next mode of transportation with FabMaker Studio. Let’s explore together. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Stark

10:40am

Thinking about the Future of STEM with AEOP
NSTA will introduce the portfolio of AEOP programs as well as volunteer oppurtunities and teach engagement. (Presenter(s): Tamara Coln, eCYBERMISSION)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Coolidge

10:40am

Cloud Consciousness: Are You Using the Cloud to its Fullest Potential?
With all the recent advancements in cloud backup, recovery, and security, how can you use the cloud to its fullest potential in saving your time, money, and peace of mind? (Presenter(s): Rob Williams, FirstLight)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Table 2

10:40am

Data Privacy
Who is responsible for you students data protection and privacy (Presenter(s): Tim Howard, RMON Networks, Inc)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Table 3

10:40am

Teachers Deserve Data-driven Instruction Too!
How to retain more teachers with personalized PD. (Presenter(s): Ilya Zeldin, 2gnoMe)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
Table 1

11:20am

Keynote Luncheon
Passionate Learners – How to Engage & Empower Your Students

Speakers

Wednesday December 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:50pm
Armory

12:50pm

EdPuzzle: Embedding Assessment Into Classroom Videos
Develop an understanding of the 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. This session provides tutorials for: Setting up your EdPuzzle Class, Integrating EdPuzzle with Google Classroom, Embedding assessments into a video, and Accessing data analytics for your students. (Presenter(s): James Sgroi, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Pierce

12:50pm

Implementing 20% Time in the Middle School Curriculum
Come explore the concept of 20% Time in Social Studies with a focus on Middle School. See how you can help personalize the classroom curriculum and how 20% Time is implemented. The focus of this project is the ownership students take in meeting the 21st Century Learning Expectations of Self-Management, Communication, Decision Making & Problem Solving, and Technology & Information Use. As well as the Common Core Standards in History, CC RH.6-8.1,2,5,7,8: Students will self-reflect and produce a Process Paper emphasizing/defining their performance. We discuss how the core subject teacher and the librarian collaborated to create this unique learning experience. We structured our semester calendar to allow students 1 day a week to deeply explore a topic of their choice. We will have examples of projects students did and plan to invite a few students to come with us and talk about their experiences with 20% time. (Presenter(s): Etienne Vallee, Librarian / Media Specialist, Moultonborough Academy, and Chip Nyhan, Moultonborough School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Coolidge

12:50pm

Panel ~ Voice Assistants (Alexa/Google) for Learning?
Join this panel as they reflect upon the pros and cons of Voice Assistants in teaching, learning, and the classroom. Can Artificial intelligence be incorporated into classrooms? Can the extensive fact retrieval abilities be channeled into productive lessons promoting inquiry and original thought? Can smart speakers be used to assist teachers and librarians, providing an alternative to traditional classroom routines? Can these assistants support the physically disabled in our classrooms? Can these resources be integrated in a manner that addresses student data privacy? Educators are discovering ways that digital assistants can make their professional lives easier and their instructional efforts more interesting. The positive and negative results of personification, when your "intelligent" smart speaker becomes an increasingly more human like presence are also included in the discussion. Panel participants include Maureen Yoder ~ Professor at Lesley University, Kerry Gallagher ~ Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John's Prep School, John Martin ~ Director of Technology & Innovation at the Inter-Lakes SD, and Daniel Dister ~ Chief Information Security Officer at the NH Department of Information Technology. Time for questions and answers is planned as this discussion is expected to raise more questions than answers! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Webster

12:50pm

Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used FabMaker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session 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. We encourage participants to bring their devices. (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Stark

12:50pm

Project Based Learning: Explore the Path
What is Project Based Learning (PBL)? How is Project Based Learning different from what I am already doing in the classroom? How can PBL experiences help my students be successful? Join us as we provide an overview of Project Based Learning, based on what we learned during training with PBLWorks (formerly Buck Institute for Education), and how you can start using these experiences in your classroom. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District, and Erin Kane, Bedford School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Hawthorne

12:50pm

Pros & Cons of Social Media
Social media is an ever evolving presence in our world. With these changes come many challenges. See how these forces will impact the future of ourselves, children and society. This presentation takes a hard look at the new reality and offers a unique perspective on our culture. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Frost

12:50pm

Using Podcasts to Amplify Student Voices
Podcasts may be a nice way to pass the time on your commute, but they have even more power in the classroom. Participants in this session will learn how to raise student voices with the power of podcasting. We will explore free tools to record and edit podcasts so your students thinking and creativity can shine. Participants will also discover how listening to podcasts can enrich their teaching and learning. Podcasting works for every subject and every student. Come see how even the most shy and introverted students can find their voice with the power of a podcast. (Presenter(s): Nels Tooker, 5th & 6th Grade Teacher, Newington Public School, and Elizabeth Brown, Newington Public School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Dartmouth

12:50pm

Librarians: Bartenders of the Book Collection!
Ever listened to the life story of someone you do not know? Pulled an ILL(internet leased line), while replacing copy paper, and checking out 30 novels all at the same time? Do you answer general knowledge questions on a daily basis like you are a walking encyclopedia? And you are doing all of this while keeping your cool? You must be a librarian (aka bartender of books)! Join me to discuss designing and working in a fast-paced, student-centered learning environment. Discuss using data to make design decisions and creating flipped classroom resources for students and faculty to make the most out of your library. (Presenter(s): Jessica Gilcreast, School Librarian, Bedford School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Merrimack (C)

12:50pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Learning Booth 2

12:50pm

Open Q & A
(Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Learning Booth 3

12:50pm

Teaching & Measuring Skills of the Future through Online Student-driven Dialogue
Join this interactive session and learn how to facilitate inclusive, rigorous, and data-driven discussions using Parlay’s Online RoundTable. The collaborative discussion activity is a simple and powerful way for students to practice critical reading, independent research, writing for an audience, providing constructive peer feedback, supporting their ideas with evidence, and more! In short, in this session you will learn how to get your middle school and high school students participating successfully and enthusiastically in university-level academic discussions. Tech confidence: beginner - advanced. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Learning Booth 1

12:50pm

Digital Breakouts - A Virtual Escape Room
Learn how to create a virtual "escape room". In a digital breakout, students work collaboratively to solve a series of puzzles in order to open "locks" in a Google Form. As educators, we're always looking for effective ways to engage our students without breaking our budgets. Great news, digital breakouts are FREE! This hands-on session will teach participants how to utilize various Google Apps to create their own class "escape room". The educational learning possibilities for this tool are endless! (Presenter(s): Denise Wood, Business Teacher, Canaan Schools, and Josh Smith, Groveton High School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Spaulding

12:50pm

Using Book Creator Across the Curriculum
Participants will be lead through the creation of book using Book Creator. Each page will focus on a different subject to showcase how Book Creator can be used for more than just story creation. Participants need a device with wifi accessibility or the Book Creator app downloaded ahead of time. Come with ideas that you may want to incorporate into your classroom. (Presenter(s): Jill Schock, Substitute/Retired Elementary Teacher, Nottingham School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 12:50pm - 2:20pm
Hale

1:30pm

Free Photoshop Alternatives!
Impact school culture, increase engagement, get important info to your students, and inject some fun into your daily routine! Our WGBS students run a morning webcast that highlights our school values, school culture and more. It's inexpensive to set up, increased engagement and best of all, by kids! Come by and let them show you how! (Presenter(s): Ellen Kidd, Conval)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Armory

1:30pm

Fun with Dot & Dash During Robot!
Discover how Auburn Village School third grade students learn how to program and interact with their Dot & Dash Robots during Robotics Club. (Presenter(s): Christina Spain, Auburn Village School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Armory

1:30pm

Introducing Photon the Robot!
Learn how Auburn Village School 6th Grade STEAM students are coding the Photon Robot, on loan from the NHDOET, to solve tasks, experiments, and to explore the world. Mrs. O'Neil's STEAM students are very excited to share all that they have learned from this pilot experience over the past two months. (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, STEAM Teacher/Library Media Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Armory

1:30pm

Middle School Students 3D printing
Students in a middle school will show what they have been doing the last two years in their 3D design class. They will show you the program that they use and how to print an item. (Presenter(s): Michele Brezovec, Expanding Horizons Teacher, South Meadow School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Armory

1:30pm

Student Run Webcasting on a Shoestring Budget!
Impact school culture, increase engagement, get important info to your students, and inject some fun into your daily routine! Our WGBS students run a morning webcast that highlights our school values, school culture and more. It's inexpensive to set up, increased engagement and best of all, by kids! Come by and let them show you how! (Presenter(s): Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Armory

1:40pm

Solution Partner Networking & Dessert
The late afternoon break in the Armory includes dessert! Then head into the Partner Pavilion, take a selfie ~ participate in our exhibitor engagement activity ~ Where is Pernille? Check out the 30-Minute Presentations on the 2nd floor, along with the RoundTables and Learning Booths in the Armory.

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Partner Pavilion/Armory

1:50pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Learning Booth 2

1:50pm

Experience How Challenge/Project-Based Learning Motivates Students
In this hands-on class, you’ll experience how student-directed learning in a SmartLab motivates students through challenge-based learning. You’ll also learn that when well-designed curriculum and appropriate technology is paired with a skilled teacher, students learn to think critically, collaborate with peers, and embrace curiosity without fear of failure—just the skills they need for college- and career-readiness. (Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Learning Booth 3

1:50pm

Student-driven Discussions in the Digital Era
Join us for an overview and discussion of Parlay Ideas - a new instructional tool for inclusive, academic, and data-driven class discussions. We will explore how Parlay’s unique and holistic approach to discussions helps teachers save time with lesson prep, give all students a voice, and makes it easy to quantify and provide feedback on student engagement. We will also explore relevant supporting research literature surrounding class discussions, peer feedback, SEL, and the development of 21st Century skills. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Learning Booth 1

1:50pm

Make Your Mark: Dot Day
Draw a dot, sign it, frame it and put it on display in the FableVision Dot Day Gallery! (Presenter(s): Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center TLC)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Stark

1:50pm

Solving Cybersecurity Challenges for K-12 Schools and Districts
Join SonicWall for an informative session on the cybersecurity threat landscape facing schools today with solutions that will help you educate more and fear less. (Presenter(s): Jon Newman, SonicWall)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Frost

1:50pm

Career Ready + Pathways to certification for ALL students
What resources do you have in place (ie diverse curriculum, online tools, industry partnerships, appropriate funding, etc.) & what do you need in order to enhance career exploration so your students are College + Career Ready? (Presenter(s): Sarah Marr, eDynamic Learning)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Table 1

1:50pm

Implementing Competency-based Education and Reporting - Lessons Learned
How are you preparing for the K12 Competency-based Education transformation and what lessons have we learned? (Presenter(s): Guy Indelicato, Focus School Software)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 1:50pm - 2:20pm
Table 2

2:30pm

#GoogleAddict 4.0
Come join us for a conversation and demonstration on the latest #GoogleAddict tips, tricks, ideas and techniques. As we all know, Google constantly improves and iterates its products. Year 4 of #GoogleAddict will not disappoint. If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you. Come learn how to take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Merrimack (C)

2:30pm

Blogging & Audience: Motivating Students to Write
To grow as writers, students need to be motivated to write. Through blogging, student writers are motivated to write when they are given a choice about what to write as well as feedback from an authentic audience. Learn why your students should blog as you hear about eleven years of student blogging teaching experience as well as the results of a qualitative case study conducted in a New Hampshire fifth grade classroom. Participants learn about various blogging platforms, digital portfolios, student safety, anecdotal stories, as well as other tips on how to successfully facilitate blogging in your classroom. (Presenter(s): Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Pierce

2:30pm

Digital Demand vs. Mindful Screen Time: Helping Students Find the Balance
Hear about instructional strategies implemented as part of a semester long challenge in a high school elective course to increase student awareness of their personal screen time and the resulting effects of screen use on personal mindfulness. In this modern world of technology overload, student awareness of their personal device usage and the struggles inherent in a constant stream of digital interruptions is a conundrum that permeates the educational landscape. Hear from students as they grapple with their screen use and attempt to modify their behavior in an effort to enhance their well being. (Presenter(s): Jeanna Wagner, Instructional Coach, Pelham High School, and Amber Murphy, Pelham School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Frost

2:30pm

FabNH! Showcase
Featuring the FabMaker Studio projects created by FabNH students and educators, come learn about this grant-funded STEAM program and create your own designs. Discover how schools across New Hampshire have used the FabMaker Studio STEM program with an inexpensive paper fabricator. Looking for a perfect gateway to introduce 3D printing, this is an economical and simple solution. (Presenter(s): FabNH! Grant Educators, from across NH)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Stark

2:30pm

Integrating Robotics into the K-5 Classroom
Explore strategies on how to integrate robotics into the Elementary Social Studies Curriculum. Participants will explore our K-5 Social Studies lessons that were created as part of our new Crossroads program. We will be using Dash Robots in this session to highlight some of our lessons and demonstrate how to increase student engagement in Social Studies. (Presenter(s): Dana Foulds, Tech Integrator, Broken Ground School, and Heather Drolet, Concord School District)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Dartmouth

2:30pm

Show me the Money $$$! Writing & Winning Successful Grants
Come learn answers to the following questions: Where to find funding sources? How to find/study successful grants? How to address selection criteria? How to focus on impact of project on people, not "stuff"? How to support the application with evidenced-based research? How to stand out from the competition with additional materials? How to follow the rubric or rules for grant competitions? (Presenter(s): Ethel Gaides, Library Media Specialist, Campton Elementary School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Coolidge

2:30pm

Using Technology to Strengthen ELL Instruction through UDL
Explore the intersection of technology, English Language Instruction, and Universal Design for Learning. Llook at models of and best practice in English Language Instruction and discuss how to use technology to remove barriers in that instruction, the focus of Universal Design for Learning, with the end goal of strengthening the ELL instruction. This session is designed both to allow participants to interact with two experienced educators in their fields, and also to provide concrete ideas for all kinds of districts, of both low- and high-incidence ELL. Come make the magic happen! (Presenter(s): Thea Durling, Teacher, Groton Dunstable Regional School District, and Sarah Jordan)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Hawthorne

2:30pm

Balancing Data Privacy & Innovation
In an era of deep concerns for student data privacy, do teachers in your district think of IT is a barrier or a gateway to innovation? If a website or app's privacy policy is outside your district's comfort zone, is there a possibility for a creative solution? Come explore and discuss potential creative solutions in this session. Hear from the co-author of ConnectSafely's Educator Guide to Student Data Privacy based on Kerry's research and experiences as a teacher and edtech administrator. (Presenter(s): Kerry Gallagher, Asst Principal for Teaching & Learning, St. John's Preparatory School)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Webster

2:30pm

5-Step Process to Develop 21st-Century Learners
In this hands-on class, we’ll take you through a 5-step process that helps students develop critical thinking skills, hone their collaboration skills, and embrace curiosity without fear of failure. You’ll also learn how this 5-step process helps students navigate projects while giving them a tangible structure that will give them the perseverance they need to succeed. (Presenter(s): Nancy Avery, Creative Learning Systems)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learning Booth 3

2:30pm

Digital Learning Specialist: the Certification of the Future
Looking to add to your existing teacher certification? Join Granite State College to learn how you can earn a Digital Learning Specialist endorsement, while continuing your current teaching position! (Presenter(s): Jenny Masana, Granite State College)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learning Booth 2

2:30pm

Teaching and measuring the skills of the future through face-to-face student-driven dialogue
In this interactive session you will learn how to facilitate inclusive, structured, and data-driven Socratic Seminars and Fish Bowl Discussions using the Parlay Live RoundTable. This collaborative discussion activity is a great way for students to practice their academic speaking and listening skills, learn to build on their classmates ideas, challenge ideas respectfully, asking thought-provoking questions, and driving the conversation forward as a team. Finally, we will explore how to analyze automatic engagement data, so we can reflect on our performance as a class and assess / provide feedback to individual performers. Tech confidence: intermediate - advanced. (Presenter(s): Anna Lisa Martin, Parlay Ideas)

Wednesday December 4, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Learning Booth 1

3:05pm

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

Wednesday December 4, 2019 3:05pm - 3:30pm
Armory