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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