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Tuesday, December 3
 

9:00am EST

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 EST
Pierce

9:00am EST

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 EST
Coolidge

9:00am EST

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 EST
Frost

9:00am EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

9:00am EST

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 EST
Webster

9:00am EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

9:00am EST

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 EST
Stark

10:40am EST

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 EST
Frost

10:40am EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

10:40am EST

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 EST
Webster

10:40am EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

10:40am EST

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 EST
Stark

10:40am EST

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 EST
Pierce

10:40am EST

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 EST
Coolidge

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Stark

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Coolidge

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Merrimack (C)

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Pierce

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Frost

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Webster

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

1:50pm EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Stark

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Frost

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Webster

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Coolidge
 
Wednesday, December 4
 

8:00am EST

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 EST
Pierce

8:00am EST

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 EST
Frost

8:00am EST

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 EST
Coolidge

8:00am EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

8:00am EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

8:00am EST

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 EST
Stark

9:40am EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

9:40am EST

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 EST
Coolidge

9:40am EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

9:40am EST

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 EST
Stark

9:40am EST

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 EST
Pierce

9:40am EST

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 EST
Frost

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Pierce

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Coolidge

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Webster

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Stark

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Hawthorne

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Frost

12:50pm EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

2:30pm EST

#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 EST
Merrimack (C)

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Pierce

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Frost

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Stark

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Dartmouth

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Coolidge

2:30pm EST

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 EST
Hawthorne