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Tuesday, December 3
 

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, December 4
 

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

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

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