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Monday, November 28
 

8:00am

Apps Across the Curriculum - Supporting Diverse Learners with Google & iOS
After first issuing 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks, and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE), some are using iPads and tablets. How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for UDL presented session focusing on ensuring success for all learners using the tools, features and apps available in Apple's App Store and Devices and in Google's Chrome Web Store and Docs. These free and low cost AT solutions personalize education for students, as well as engage and include all students in a UDL environment, on all devices, across the curriculum. Learn about a number of built-in accessibility features, as well as a number of free and low cost apps, extensions, add-ons and web resources to support your learners in accessing textbooks, learning materials (handouts/worksheets), research and study skills and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support diverse learners are also explored including those with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math. Discover a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00am

GAFE Domain Administrators - Behind the Curtain
Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned Google Apps Domain Administrator this session is a MUST for you! An experienced Google Certified Administrator discusses the Admin Console including the best and proven practices in areas such as organization unit structure, security, backup, etc. Third party tools are also shown to help streamline account management, active directory and SIS integration, command line access, along with account and data security auditing. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon B

8:00am

MITI - 100 Things You Can Do WIth Your New Winbook
Learn 100 things to do with their new Lenovo N22 Winbook. This Windows 10 device offers flexibility to use Chrome, Internet Explorer, or other web browsers. You can be a Google or Microsoft user - or a combination of both. This session is for all level users. This Winbook is rugged, durable and designed for education. The device is drop resistant with a water resistant keyboard. It includes a rotatable camera, anti-glare screen and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours. Come join us for a fun filled day! The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Winbook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $110. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon D

8:00am

MITI - Assistive Technology Top 10: What You Need to Know!
Learn about Assistive Technology and supports for ALL learners. All participants receive a Chromebook in order to master the tools / strategies discussed throughout the session. There are many myths about assistive technology (AT) in education. AT is all expensive. AT is complicated. AT Requires huge investments in staff time to implement. All untrue! In fact, many supports are built into the technology already in your schools. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Chromebook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Through hands on learning experiences, participants will also explore AT tools and supports in the areas of reading, writing, executive function supports and communication. Presenter develops a customized web resource site that will support the learning during the session and provide a platform for continued networking after the session. Sponsored by NH State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $110. (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon C

8:00am

MITI - Chromebook & Tablet in One: Effective Lesson Integration
A Touchscreen Chromebook that is also capable of accessing the new Android Apps for Chromebooks program is included in the cost of this 6-hour Pre-Conference MITI workshop. Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Now, they are going to the next level by also working in a tablet mode with Android Apps! This takes the Chromebook from laptop to tablet mode. Educators in this workshop explore set-up and basics of Chromebook use, tips, and tricks, as well as explore basic Google apps integration and Andriod Apps integration. In the second half of the day, participants also explore and work with some great Chrome and Android apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas as well as tips for working with struggling and unique learners. Presenter and Google Education Trainer Jennifer Lowton has been working with Chromebooks K-12 across multiple districts, as well as with struggling and unique learners and shares some very cool tools to unlock the true potential of the Chromebook. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Chromebook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $110. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Digital Learning & Innovations Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Pinkerton Academy)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon A

8:00am

MITI - Digital Photography & Video Across the Curriculum
The resolution offered by smartphone and tablet cameras now meet or exceed most point and shoot cameras and hand-held video cameras. Harness the power offered by this every day tool by using various accessories such as lenses, lights, and microphones to document your classroom activities and empower your students to visually demonstrate their learning. Receive and experiment with lenses, lights, and microphones using your smartphone or tablet. Learn to create videos and photos using the native apps on their device, then assemble products using video editing apps such as iMovie, Shadow Puppet EDU, or FilmoraGo. Share resulting products by uploading it to a video-sharing site such as schooltube or Youtube. By the end of this workshop participants develop an understanding of how to use video editing software and the various accessories to encourage students to create their own content. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the accessories listed. The specific products selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Etienne Vallee, Librarian / Media Specialist, Moultonborough Academy)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

8:00am

MITI - Google Cardboard is Your Virtual Reality
Use YOUR device and the Google Cardboard app on the mobile device of your choice to explore virtual reality for innovative instruction opportunities including Google Expeditions. Included in this workshop is a sturdy Google Cardboard device. Laurie and Maureen guide participants through the use of the cardboard app and demo a variety of virtual reality environments. Learn about creating your own virtual reality experiences in just about any content area in the morning and then spend the afternoon creating a VR lesson you can use in your classroom. No experience is necessary as this is a beginner's workshop. Just bring your enthusiasm for trying something new. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Google Cardboard device selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $110. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Maureen McGinty, www.kearsarge.org)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Coolidge

8:00am

Stay Calm & Google On
Is your school a Google school? Are you struggling to keep up with all that it can do for you? Join Rebecca and Jo for this six-hour beginner course on getting you "Going On Google". The workshop includes Google Drive (docs, sheets, forms, slides, folders, and sharing) before lunch and after lunch participants create and explore Google Classroom. Following this six-hour workshop you will be well on your way to becoming a Google expert. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Bureau, Educator, Kingswood Regional Middle School, and Jo Williams, SAU 49)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Curriers

8:00am

Technology Is The Vehicle, Not The Destination
Learn how to use the SAMR Model to assess where students are in their use of technology. Discuss common misconceptions related to technology integration. Using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy as a framework, educators explore and experiment with tools to promote collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving using their own devices. Tips for teaching students to choose the right tool for the job and how to use technology safely are shared. Discover how to select technology resources that enhance learning and instruction, support student choice, promote interdisciplinary studies, and assess understanding. Time is provide for attendees to explore a variety of tools, collaborate with peers, and plan for integrating technology into their curriculum using a BYOD or 1:1 format. (Presenter(s): Shannon Siegler, 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Laconia Middle School, and Lindsay Middleton, Laconia Middle School)

Monday November 28, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

9:00am

Exhibitor Networking & 30th Anniversary Celebration
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Monday November 28, 2016 9:00am - Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm
Expo Center

3:30pm

Converging Practice in K-12: The Role of Digital Resources
The mission of the Center for Digital Learning follows, "to nurture a community of thought leaders who are rethinking education with technology as the catalyst. Our vision is to make education relevant and accessible for students worldwide." Join Dr. Kecia Ray as she facilitates a conversation with district and schools administrators about current pedagogical practices, instructional technology, and the emphasis on competency for learning. What is the appropriate role of digital resources? What skills, tools, and resources do both students and educators require? Where are the best sources of and strategies for professional learning? What resources are valued? What policies and guidelines are needed? Where is your district or school now and where are you headed? How might you set your goals and create a plan of action to achieve those goals? Light refreshments are served during this workshop. (Presenter(s): Kecia Ray, Executive Director, Center for Digital Learning)

Monday November 28, 2016 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Coolidge

6:00pm

Chrome as AT: Supporting Diverse Learners with UDL Tools & Going Google!
Come discover the use of the FREE Chrome Browser and Google Chrome tools to engage and include all learners while providing access to diverse learners in a UDL environment! FREE and low cost educational apps, extensions, add-on, and tools in the chrome web store and Google docs to support education and learning are explored. Support your diverse learners and struggling learners, including those who struggle with literacy, executive function, math, and access to the curriculum and learning materials. These Google Chrome tools can be utilized on laptops (Mac or PC), Chromebooks, a Windows tablet, Surface Pro, and other tablets, and support the student across all curriculum and subjects! Tools explored include text to speech, speech recognition, mind mapping, word prediction, highlighting, study and research tools, timers, schedules/ reminders, organization tools, support with reading fluency and comprehension, access to textbooks and worksheets, note taking support, graphic organizers, visual aids, math support, presentation support and more! Personalize the learning experience, while ensuring access to the curriculum and instruction, engaging students, and providing multiple means of expression and participation. Join us with your own device to learn hands-on, in a UDL presented session, where you engage and participate in individual and group activities! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Robert Frost

6:00pm

MITI - Breakout EDU for Game-Based Learning
Come experience Breakout EDU! Breakout EDU is an engaging game, tied to curriculum, for students/staff of every grade and ability level. These learning games teach collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges. They can be used to teach, review, or practice any subject, including but not limited to math, science, history, language arts, Google Apps for Education, digital citizenship, as well as integrated arts. Attendees are introduced to Breakout EDU by participating in an actual Breakout! Then explore how to develop, implement, and manage your own Breakouts. Leave this session eager to conduct your first Breakout and with an understanding of why students are begging for more! The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the Breakout EDU kit. The specific kit selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the Breakout EDU kit on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Coolidge

6:00pm

MITI - Bring Osmo (and coding) to Your School
Change the way your students interact with an Apple iPad. Receive an Award Winning Osmo Wonder Kit, opening the door to active learning experiences This kit includes: Numbers, Masterpiece, Newton, Words, Tangram, and Coding. Workshop participants explore the kit, learn how to best use it in the classroom, how to take advantage of the ever growing Osmo curriculums that are available and learn how to create your own custom word albums. This kit is appropriate for ages 5 and above. This new dimension in learning allows students to use critical and creative thinking skills during physical play. It is even challenging enough for adults. Come play, learn and get ready to bring Osmo to your classrooms. Karen and Michelle review the host of educational resources available on the Osmo website at www.playosmo.com/en/. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. Any changes to the OSMO kit selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Michelle Plourde, Laconia School District)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

MITI - Chromebook & Tablet in One: Best of Both Worlds
A Touchscreen Chromebook that is also capable of accessing the new Android Apps for Chromebooks program is included in the cost of this 3-hour Pre-Conference MITI workshop. Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Now, they are going to the next level by also working in a tablet mode with Android Apps! This takes the Chromebook from laptop to tablet mode. Educators in this workshop explore set-up and basics of Chromebook use, tips, and tricks, as well as explore basic Google apps integration and Andriod Apps integration. Presenter and Google Education Trainer Jennifer Lowton has been working with Chromebooks K-12 across multiple districts, as well as with struggling and unique learners and shares some very cool tools to unlock the true potential of the Chromebook. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Chromebook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Digital Learning & Innovations Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Pinkerton Academy)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon D

6:00pm

MITI - Project-Based Learning in the Science Classroom
Learn how to use guided practice projects that include a robot to solve the challenge. Projects may be from life science, earth and space science, or physical science and include engineering. The workshop includes a discussion of how the curriculum relates to the standards and how 21st Century Skills are being used throughout the process as well as what learning types - kinesthetic, visual, auditory, oral language, and graphical - are addressed. The registration fee for the MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the Lego kit. The specific WeDo 2.0 Core Set, Software, and Get Started Project kit selected along with the exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. The presenter will provide all the resources required to participate fully in the workshop. (Presenter(s): Bonnie Morrissette, Master Trainer, North America, LEGO Education)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

MITI - VR in the Classroom: Creating 360 Degree Panoramas & Immersive Tours
Using virtual reality (VR) in the classroom can immerse students in a 360 environment, help with understanding complex subjects, and engage learners of all ages. Discover how to enable students to create these online, interactive panoramas. Explore using a Google Cardboard viewer to immerse the student in an image, this can be very powerful teaching tool! In this hands-on workshop, learn the how and why of this technology to support teaching and learning. Use the Ricoh Theta S camera to create your own images and videos that can be interacted with online and also made immersible when viewed through Google Cardboard. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the devices. The specific Ricoh Theta S camera model and Google Cardboard device selected along with the exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device(s) on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock)

Monday November 28, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon B
 
Tuesday, November 29
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 29, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

The Innovator’s Mindset
Carol Dweck’s work has focused on the ideas of “fixed” and “growth” mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset” (as discussed in the book of the same title), and share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George’s presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.

Speakers

Tuesday November 29, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:30am

EdTech Museum
Visit the EdTech Museum and walk down memory lane ~ a lot has happened in the past 30 years!

Tuesday November 29, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
EXPO Center ~ Bloggers' Cafe

8:30am

Interactive EdTech Timeline
Visit the Interactive EdTech Timeline and leave a memory ~ thanks to the student teams and the project leads for documenting this evolution!

Tuesday November 29, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
EXPO Center Concourse ~ just past Spaulding

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Expo Center

9:30am

Flipping Out Over Flipping
Need more time with your students to ensure that they understand? Want to do more inquiry based activities? Want to have a student centered classroom? Join award winning science teacher Celeste Best and learn about how to Flip your classroom. Celeste will show participants how to flip with a variety of technology programs that can be utilized with a number of different platforms. The session will also delve into some of the philosophical reasons for flipping as well as successes and failures Celeste has had in her own classroom. Participants will also have time to try creating their own flipped lessons. (Presenter(s): Celeste Best, Science Teacher, Oyster River High School SAU 5)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Map It
Create an interactive and visually pleasing Google Map to include content specific data. MyMaps is a web-based program that integrates well with Google Sheets & Forms. Like with other Google apps, users can collaborate and create beautiful projects asynchronously. Pick a topic: summer vacation, battlegrounds of the Civil War, scientific discoveries or inventions, the birthplaces of famous mathematicians or concepts, art museums, senior college choices, or anything really. After you enter your data directly into a Google Sheet or collect the information with a Google Form you can import your data into MyMaps. Voila, MyMaps builds a beautiful interactive online map complete with links, text, images, and videos. Join us to create a meaningful, fun and visually appealing interactive project for any curriculum topic. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jay Villagomez, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Tools, Tips, & Tricks to Support Struggling Students
Experience a fast paced session that will focus on a range of supports (from low to high tech) that can be used in the classroom to support ALL learners. We will explore apps for reading, writing, and executive function as well as built in supports that can customize the learning experience. Bring any device - we will explore available supports for iOS, Android, Chrome as well as web based tools. Facilitator will develop a collaborative web based resource site that participants will be able to access during the session and after the session to continue the learning and sharing. Sponsored by NH State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Marble Roller Coaster
Come edit and/or add to our collaboratory roller coaster!


Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Portable Lego Wall
Want a LEGO wall but don't have the space? We brought a portable LEGO wall for you to try.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

10:30am

Googly Monster
Use recyclables to create an automata-style kinetic sculpture.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Expo Center

10:30am

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Everything you wanted to know about teaching online, but were afraid to ask
Learn about effective strategies for teaching and facilitating student achievement in an online or blended learning environment. Increasingly, K12 education is moving toward the delivery of content in the online environment. As schools investigate and harness the power of various learning management systems like Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, etc., making the transition from four wall to no walls can be challenging, even for the most seasoned educator - especially since online pedagogy requires a somewhat different mindset and approach in order to elevate the learning experience. Granite State College is nationally ranked in online education and ranked #1 in NH. Our familiarity and understanding of how to leverage your current skills and manage the transition can help you to address the concerns that naturally arise in moving from the physical to the virtual learning environment. Personnel, including Nicholas Marks, the School of Education Interim Dean, from Granite State College's School of Education will share their top ten tips and techniques to assess your current skill set in order to make the shift and ensure that your students are challenged with rigorous and relevant online learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Susan Ballard, Susan Ballard, Granite State College, and Ann Spencer, Granite State College/USNH)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Implementing an Assistive Technology Model in Your School
In this session participants will learn strategies for implementing a quality assistive technology model. Assistive technology can profoundly impact educational success among students with disabilities. In 1998, the quality indicators for assistive technology were developed by a key group of individuals to improve implementation of the assistive technology requirements of IDEA. These indicators have been adopted and used as the gold standard by many school districts throughout New Hampshire and the United States. This session will discuss how to implement these quality indicators to achieve success. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss questions to ask themselves and their teams as they begin implementation. Real life scenarios will be reviewed as well as a discussion of pitfalls to avoid. When attendees leave this session they will have the knowledge to begin implementation of a quality assistive technology model to support learners. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, MEd, ATP, Assistive Technology Professional, LifeLong Assistive Technology)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Let's Have a Wireless Bake-off
This session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator or anyone interested in learning more about today's wireless technologies and what is right for your school. We will look at the leading vendors and do a comparison of different architectures, models, and feature sets. This session will also include demos of some of the leading solutions to provide an opportunity to see these solutions in action to help you determine what is right for your environment. (Presenter(s): David Lavallee, ePlus Technology Inc., and Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology Inc.)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

M & M's and Reading Practice: What do they have in common?
What's the best way to help every student read with confidence? Attend this interactive and engaging session to discover digital tools and resources that will help your students develop a growth mindset working toward personalized reading goals: - Provide practice at just the right level to drive growth - Teach students to read complex informational texts successfully - Bring you iPad, laptop or device to participate in an activity Learn how Accelerated Rader 360 is a simple way to motivate, monitor, and manage reading practice. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, Renaissance, and Lauren Amburn, Renaissance)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

May the Force Be With You: Librarian & Tech Integrator Collaborating
This session will discuss how delivering professional development to staff should be informative and fun. What better way to do this than finding ways to team up (Librarian and Tech Integrator). During this session, participants will learn how the librarian and tech integrator team up to help deliver instruction in classrooms as well as provide professional development for faculty and staff. Collaborative approaches between librarian and tech integrator can be valuable. Come see how these two roles have supported its staff and students. Participants will leave with ideas and templates they can take back to their school to use. (Presenter(s): Jessica Gilcreast, School Librarian, Bedford School District, and Craig Sheil, Bedford High School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:30am

Student Safety & Security in the 21st Century Classroom: Tips & Tools
In May of 2015 our school district found itself thrust onto the world stage surrounding the Pledge of Allegiance and a student's right to remain seated. In the spring of 2016 the "whatsgoodly" app used for cyber bullying caused chaos over a 72-hour period. Join this conversation about physical and cyber security measures deployed in response to the public's reaction to these events and the steps taken to ensure student safety and anonymity. (Presenter(s): Neal Richardson, Dir. of Technology & Emergency Management, Monadnock Regional SD)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Technology: Purposefully & Successfully Implementing Change
For a few decades technology has been infusing itself into classrooms at an exponential rate. In many ways it has shown great potential to positively affect a student's educational success but that success depends on purposeful planning, budgeting, implementation, training, and support. This session will discuss how to purposefully and successfully implement technology changes while balancing the implementation of technology as an effective tool with the desire to adopt the latest trend just to keep up with "everyone else". (Presenter(s): Timothy Maki, Tilton School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

The Need for Cyber Security in Today's K-12 School Districts
Recently K-12 school districts have increasingly been the target of Cyber Security Attacks similar to the attacks faced by Healthcare, Finance, State, Local, and Federal Government Systems. Districts are getting inundated by Malware, DDOS Attacks, Social Engineering, and Kryptolocker Ransomware attacks that breach information or extort money from all industry verticals. Education leaders are somewhat unprepared for the threats they face in today's "internet of things" connected world. Unfortunately it is no longer safe to say "We don't have any data that someone would want", or "No one has any idea we are here" as we increasingly adopt the internet of things through connectivity to the Internet. Schools are facing the same inside and outside threats that are faced by companies and governments digital assets in today's world. Adoption of new technologies to perform today's advancing educational needs increases the probability of a breach. Topgallant Partners will openly discuss how to address the various Laws and Industry Standards that affect global adoption of IT Controls (Administrative, Technical, and Physical) in Cyber Security through consulting services like: - Security Risk Analysis - Security Policy Adoption - Access Rights - Vulnerability Assessment Testing - Penetration Testing - Employee Cyber Security Awareness Training - Social Engineering - Disaster Recovery - Industry Best Practices - Industry Due Diligence (Presenter(s): Mike Sulmonetti, Topgallant Partners)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

10:30am

Social Media ~ A Proactive Position for Instruction & Communication
Social media can quickly become a disruptive factor in our districts and our schools if not utilized and managed from a proactive versus reactive perspective. Join Kecia as she provides insight and strategies for using these powerful tools to the district and schools advantage for both instruction and communication. The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy, and funding. The Center provides education and industry leaders with decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies. Let Kecia help you navigate the territory of social media. (Presenter(s): Kecia Ray, Executive Director, Center for Digital Learning)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

10:30am

Your Digital Footprint
We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organizations. "Googling" ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not. As individuals and as organizations, what can we do to actually shape this footprint? With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organization. This is not about branding as much as it is about modelling for our students that we are learners along with them. #gcourosdf (Presenter(s): George Couros, Division Principal of Innovative Teaching)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Tuesday November 29, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

Makey Makey
Get hands-on with Makey Makeys, Bee-Bots and Snap Circuits Jr.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

Breakout EDU for Game Based Learning
Explore Breakout EDU by participating in an actual game. Attendees work together to solve clues to "breakout". Breakout EDU is an engaging game, tied to curriculum, for students of every grade and ability. Breakouts teach collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges. Breakouts are perfect for classrooms and staff trainings! They can be used to teach, review, or practice any subject, including but not limited to math, science, history, language arts, Google Apps for Education, digital citizenship, as well as integrated arts. In addition to participating in a Breakout, participants are provided with ideas and resources for using it in their classrooms. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Conquering Tech Grants: How to make your proposal WIN
Learn about top tech opportunities and grant resources available to help make your application successful. This session focuses on a wide variety of steps to take to ensure you receive a win. We will also look at tools available to help you narrow in on funding opportunities right for your district and how to determine your eligibility as well as a look at resource available to help you apply. (Presenter(s): Alejandra Sulpizio, ePlus Grant Sponsorship Program, and Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology Inc., and Jeff Mann)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

Digital Signage with Raspberry Pis
Learn how to use Raspberry Pi's to build digital signage for your school! The Raspberry PI, the light cheap mini computer, is perfect for building your own signage. By utilizing free resources the Pi becomes incredibly easy to use and manage even in large numbers. Don't worry if you don't have any experience with setting up Ubuntu, all attendees will come out with a pre-built image to do signage on their Pi. (Presenter(s): Ethan Pfenninger, Technology Support Specialist, Tilton School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

Enabling Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom
Intel technologies enable educators and students to interact differently with devices in the classroom. Intel will discuss key technology trends, how they impact the classroom and how simple the technologies are to deploy & use. Intel will walk through use cases specific to the power of voice recognition, wireless display, facial recognition, digital inking and other collaboration capabilities. Come join us. (Presenter(s): Mark Sadinsky, Intel)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

Genius Hour, 20% Time, Passion Project: What's in a name?
In this session participants will ...learn about Genius Hour. The name you choose to use doesn't matter but the enthusiasm you will get from your students does. Come see what changed the way we teach and why our students no longer view "research" as a dirty word. This presentation will be part lecture, because you need to know the tips and tricks for success, and part hands-on where you will create your own GH process. Genius Hour has three components: 1. There must be a question that cannot be answered by a simple Google search. 2. There must be research. 3. There must be sharing of the process or product. This PBL demonstrates the meaning of FAIL (First Attempt In Learning) and why having a process without grading, teacher imposed boundaries, and a cookie-cutter format is imperative in education. This dynamic performance with samples of student work, is geared for those that are interested in beginning the process, those that are already entrenched, and those that want some new ideas. Come meet and collaborate with us further extending our PLN so we can change the face of education together. (Presenter(s): Jill Canillas Daley, Librarian, Plainfield Elem., and Sean Collins, Wellsley)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

12:00pm

Introducing...Microsoft Classroom!
Come hear all about Microsoft Classroom. If you are an Office 365 user, you have this available to you now. Not using Office 365 yet? Come see why you should consider this for your school. One Note Class Notebook is already built into Microsoft Classroom. Use School Data Sync to create your roster of students or build your own classes. You and your students will create and collaborate within a secure environment. Students will be working with the tools used by the business industry, while learning practical life skills. Bonus: Participants will be given time to download a powerful and useful app, a best kept secret...available for Android, iPhone and Windows Phones. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

Mystery Skype: Connecting & Engaging Students
In this session participants will explore the value and power of a Mystery Skype or a Mystery Google Hangout. Session participants learn why this video call is such a worthwhile experience that not only develops an understanding of geography, but also promotes communication and critical thinking skills. Participants learn how to set one up and how to scaffold the experience so their students are in charge and take ownership before, during, and after the call. Hear from 5th grade students about how participating in a Mystery Skype is a fun and exciting experience and a powerful learning tool. (Presenter(s): Jessica Wentworth, 5th Grade Teacher, Stratham Memorial School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

School Librarians Advancing STEM
Lean about how they can engage in a STEM collaboration project led by the Institute for the study of Knowledge Management in Education,ISKME. Franklin educators, Madeleine Wright, Library Media Specialist and Molly Horn, Chemistry Teacher will discuss how their experience as an ISKME OER Cohort created an ideal situation for collaboration around stem research. We will show how our project was created using OER software and what the results of our collaboration produced. We will also demonstrate how your school can access the open & free software to locate & remix lesson plans. ISKME will be sponsoring more NH schools this year. (Presenter(s): Madeleine Wright, Library Media Specialist, Franklin High School, and Molly Horn, Franklin High School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pierce

12:00pm

Be a Gmail Ninja & Cut That Inbox Down to Size!
Do you have over 1000 emails in your inbox? Would you like to automate sorting your email? Would you like to create canned responses for parent reports and teacher inquires? Would you just like to get organized? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Using hands-on activities, you will have the opportunity to move to a whole new level of using Gmail for professional and personal use. Bring your laptop or Chromebook. (Presenter(s): Joanne Coughlin, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, MA)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

Google & iOS to Support Diverse Learners
After first issuing 1:1 iPads, Chromebooks and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE), some are using iPads and tablets. How do you support diverse learners on all devices, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for UDL presented session focusing on ensuring success for all learners using the tools, features and apps available in Apple's App Store and Devices and in Google's Chrome Web Store and Docs. These free and low cost AT solutions Personalize education for students, as well as engage and include all students in a UDL environment, on all devices, across the curriculum. Learn about a number of built-in accessibility features, as well as a number of free and low cost apps, extensions, add-ons and web resources to support your learners in accessing textbooks, learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets), research and study skills and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support diverse learners will also be explored including those with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math will be discussed. You will have a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Now Showing: Book Trailers
Learn how to have your students create Book Trailers to address the standards and learn some real life skills. In this hands on workshop participants will explore the process of creating book trailers with students. Learn how to guide students with planning storyboards and finding Creative Common images to illustrate their scripts. Find out how to add text, narration, music as well as pan and zoom effects. Finally, see how the joy of reading is prompted through the sharing of the student's digital stories. Participants will learn how to create Book Trailers using iMovie and we will discuss alternative tools- please have iMovie installed on your device. (Presenter(s): Helen Kelley, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, and Dianne Maguire)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

3 Things Students Should Have Before They Leave High School
In our world today, a resume and a cover letter aren't going to support our students to create opportunities. To adequately prepare students for the world that they live in, it is important that we use the opportunities that are in front of us and help students develop a network to connect with others, a digital portfolio that shows their learning and growth, as well as an About.Me page to bring all of these things together. In this presentation, we will look at what these could look like and how we could implement this at the K-12 level. (Presenter(s): George Couros, Division Principal of Innovative Teaching)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Gyroscopic Whirligig
Although it is not a true gyroscope, this top launcher does some cool stunts.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Demystify Math (We are all math people)
How many times have you heard... I am not a math person. I am not good in math. Imagine if you could provide every student with math practice at just the right level to drive growth. What would students achieve? Attend this engaging session to learn how Renaissance can help you energize your math classroom, build student confidence, and boost growth: - Build a strong foundation for student math achievement - Tailor instruction and practice to each student's specific needs - Use focused practice to develop students' automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:30pm

FileWave 101: Simplified management of Windows, MacOS, iOS, & Droid
New Hampshire Account Manager (Rusty Clementoni) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Endpoint Management throughout Missouri and across the Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance. FileWave's all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. (Presenter(s): Rusty Clementoni, rusty.clementoni@filewave.com)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

Google Classroom: The "One Ring" of the Classroom
"One tool to rule them all; One tool to find them; One tool to bring them all and in the classroom bind them." Learn how to leverage Google Classroom in their classroom and school to bring together all of their current content, tools, and resources into one location for students and other faculty/staff to access. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Middle School MakerSpace ~ Grants to Classroom Integration
What is a MakerSpace? Where do I get funding? How do I run a MakerClub? How do I integrate MakerSpaces into the curriculum and into my classroom? Become part of a conversation and hands-on experience designed to help explain what a MakerSpace is and what a MakerSpace might look like at a public school. Participants get a chance to do some tinkering with hands-on Maker activities both high and low tech! Join Caitlyn Morris, Grade 6 Science teacher and Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist as they demonstrate the many exciting ways a MakerSpace can inspire and excite students. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School, and Caitlyn Morris, Groton Dunstable Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:30pm

Networked Teens & Tweens: What College Students Can Teach Us
In this session participants will get real-life information and reflections from some first-year college students concerning their own networked lives and those of their contemporaries during their middle and high school years. These valuable insights can help educators responsible for information literacy, digital citizenship, and safety issues for younger students. (Presenter(s): Michael Wakefield, Director of Technology, Narragansett Regional (MA))

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

Promethean New Product Update
As we shape the modern classroom of the 21st century, we are focused on providing teachers with tools for creating a highly collaborative learning environment that is inclusive of all. As a milestone toward that mission, we're very pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Promethean ActivPanel which was recently awarded Tech & Learning's Best of Show at ISTE 2016. Join us and discovery these new teaching and learning tools, FREE evaluation products will be offered to those who would like to provide feedback on their fit in your environment. (Presenter(s): Geoffrey Allison, Promethean, and Jeff Mann, ePlus)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Protecting Users No Matter Where They Go
The web remains the #1 source for threats, with 80% coming from legitimate, trusted sites. Sophos Cloud Web Gateway provides security, visibility and control for all your PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, regardless of how or where they access the web. Join us to learn how schools can get the essential web protection schools need without any of the high costs and complexity. What we'll cover: .Comprehensive coverage for Windows, Mac, iOS and Chromebook .Safely support your 1:1 initiative with remote and at home web filtering .Protection against zero-day, drive-by and targeted attacks .Easy to implement SSL filtering (Presenter(s): Mark Turner, Sophos, and Chris Chaves, Sophos, and Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Setting the Stage for a Future Ready Personal Learning Plan
In this session participants will learn about the process to develop a future ready Personal Learning Plan (PLP). A Personal Learning Plan needs to include skill development, action planning and goal setting so that every learner can develop the skills to be independent and self-directed, a learner with agency, for college and careers that are yet to be imagined. Discover this 3-step process that will show you how to empower your learners to tell their story of who they are and how they learn using Universal Design for Learning as the lens that sets the stage in developing a Personal Learning Backpack and a PLP so that they are truly future ready. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, CEO, Personalize Learning LLC)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Ten Tools & Trends That Will Amaze & Inspire You
This will be a fast-paced session guaranteed to tickle your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you who wants to motivate and inspire your students. The session will highlight some enthralling virtual and augmented reality resources that you can master in minutes. Learn about powerful tools to use with your students or for your own productivity. See innovative apps promoting classroom engagement and creativity. Meet inexpensive robots and friendly little drones, and discover how they can be used thoughtfully in classrooms. Hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time this session was proposed. The session will consist of explanations, demonstrations, interactions, participation, and possibilities. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will link these technologies to what it is all about: Good Teaching. No experience necessary - just your curiosity, enthusiasm about teaching, and a sense of humor. (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

The Changing Landscape in the 1-to-1 Classroom
Today, in education, more and more districts and schools are adopting 1-to-1 or BYOD Programs. This can be very exciting and daunting at the same time for educators. The Bedford School District implemented a 1-to-1 Chromebook program at Bedford High School. Come listen, learn and participate in a discussion on how Chromebooks can be used effectively to impact instruction in a high school setting. The discussion focuses on activities that support and encourage learning, teacher adaptation, as well as classroom management from educators in a variety of content areas at Bedford High School. (Presenter(s): Terry Bullard, Director of Technology, Bedford School District, and Craig Sheil, Bedford High School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

Digital Integrity: Addressing the Human Side of Cheating
Learn about Google tools and techniques to enhance Integrity with digital assignments and assessments. Cheating is a human issue that technology probably cannot solve, but participants will explore ways to use technology tools and techniques to enhance the integrity of digital assignments and online assessments. Several tools will be covered including: Google Classroom files and how to manage ownership rights to track history and data, online citation options for research to prevent plagiarism and copyright infringement, options for Google Forms when using online assessments, and a demo of tools to provide a shift in how students demonstrate understanding. These tools include chrome apps & extensions such as screencastify and movenote. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

1:30pm

Free Collaboration Tools & Student Response Systems in the Cloud
Use free online student response systems, Socrative, Nearpod, and the assessing tools embedded in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms to assess student work. Socrative allows teachers to engage and assess their students through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization. Teachers can immediately gauge the whole class' current level of understanding or review results later to assess understanding and knowledge about the day's subjects. NearPod gives teachers a simple tool to create presentations and/or download ready-to-use lessons. Teachers monitor classroom activity by controlling students' devices during lessons, get immediate feedback from student responses and track class progress with detailed reports. Nearpod's interactive drawing, multiple choice, true/false or short answer features allow all students to demonstrate knowledge. Google Apps for Education allow students and teachers to create and collaborate using the sharing and voice, and text or suggestion commenting tools, all tools embedded right in Google docs and suitable for assessing student work. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Interactive Timelines
Create interactive timelines using Knightlab Timeline, a web based tool that integrates well with Google Drive. Whether though the LucidPress website or Google Drive students have an opportunity to work collaboratively or individually with a timeline project file. Using the project file, a Google spreadsheet template, users can create a visually pleasing electronic timelines by simply adding text or weblinks. Timelines can include images, YouTube or Vimeo videos, Google Maps, Tweets, text, or audio from SoundCloud.com. Once published, this tool generates a web link that makes it easy to share with your audience. You can even embed your timeline on most web pages. Students and staff at GDRHS have used this technology to generate timelines for classes like Psychology, Social Studies, ELA, and Technology as well as some extracurricular activities. Some of these timelines include a "schedule" of events as part of Women's History Month from March of 2014, a Personality timeline that asked students to reflect on moments in their life that helped shaped their personality, and a partial history of Google. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Janice DeBenedictis, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

3:15pm

Bee-Bots
Get hands-on with Makey Makeys, Bee-Bots and Snap Circuits Jr.


Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Expo Center

3:15pm

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

Facilitating Authentic Learning & Engagement with Technology
You have devices. You have the wireless. So now what? Come take a closer look at pedagogy behind the decision making for how and when to integrate technology into student learning experiences. Examine a number of examples of possibilities from real classrooms and discuss how the technology enhanced or redefined learning, as well consider how these experiences increased engagement. If you are trying wrap your brain how technology can make a difference in your school or classroom or looking to expand your ideas, attend this session! (Presenter(s): Jaclyn Karabinas, and Carolyn Cormier)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pierce

3:15pm

Going on a Virtual Fieldtrip with the CILC
This session will take you on an adventure via Video Conferencing, where we will explore the many types of virtual content available to enhance classroom curriculum via Distance Learning. This session will take you on a sampling of virtual fieldtrips coordinated with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). In addition we will close the session with an overview of possible grant funding opportunities to support your collaborative learning environment. (Presenter(s): Jan Zanetis, CILC, and Lance Ford, Cisco)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Individualize Student Outcomes via Gamification
Learn how to put Google to use to gamify learning. Come see how we integrated research skills and google tools in our classroom experience to help individualize student outcomes. Transform the research process with us. (Presenter(s): Krystin Cooney, Teacher, Bedford High School, and Heath Ahnert, Bedford High School)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Quick & Easy Online Tools to Support Differentiation
Explore strategies to differentiate for a wide array of learners. Differentiation can be a daunting topic for some teachers. However, there are a number of (free!) web-based tools that teachers and other professionals can use to support the learning of all students. In this session participants will learn about specific online applications, websites and programs that can make differentiated instruction for all learners easier and more efficient. We will look at how to differentiate for both struggling students and students performing above grade level. We will explore (and try out!) specific web-based strategies for differentiation across subject areas. Participants will leave with specific resources they can take back to their own professional environments and implement with students and colleagues. (Presenter(s): Kelly Swindlehurst, Professor of Special Education, Plymouth State University)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Teaching Information Literacy in the Middle School
In this session participants will . . . learn about a 6th grade research and media literacy course which teaches website evaluation and research skills. (Presenter(s): Ginna Schonwald, School Librarian, Deerfield Community School, and Deb Boisvert)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

3:15pm

Unified School Security & Mass Notification
Discover how Emergency Notification and Integrated Systems can help mitigate loss experienced from workplace violence and acts of terrorism. Learn how to leverage your existing access control, security, life safety, and communication systems through use of Vigilance Software. Familiarize yourself with industry terms and offerings allowing you to make educated decisions. Witness a live demonstration of Vigilance Emergency Notification & Systems Integration Engine. (Presenter(s): Jason Roberts, Vigilance Software LLC., and Joseph Chappell, Norris Inc.)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hale

3:15pm

Using Media Arts to Promote Student Ownership of Student Digital Portfolios
In this session participants will engage in an open forum of conversation and discussion around the development and assessment of the K-8 ICT Literacy student portfolios with an emphasis on problem solving strategies to integrate both technology and media arts into the development of the student digital portfolio in meaningful and non-intrusive ways. Discussion points will include how to make the digital portfolio process more engaging and empowering for students; what is media arts, and what are some ways to incorporate media arts into the development of the portfolio; what resources are available to assist with the set-up and design of digital portfolios; and how can the arts, particularly media arts, become valuable content for student portfolios. Student portfolio development can be a powerful tool to support personalized, performance-based learning and promote student voice and ownership of learning world class knowledge and skills. Incorporating the media arts into student portfolio development can provide anytime/anywhere learning opportunities. Whether you are a K-8 classroom or content specialist teacher, technology integrator, or provide technology support, this experience will help you understand how to develop and improve the learning experiences of your students through the digital portfolio process. Resources to help districts who struggle with how to implement the ICT digital portfolio requirement will be available along with information on the ICT literacy S (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education, and Marcia McCaffrey, NH Department of Education)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Balancing Privacy & Innovation
How do we balance the safety and privacy concerns of our students versus the need to teach 21st century skills? With the increasing number of online resources and tools that support teaching and learning comes inherent risks to student data. Jon this discussion around the challenges that districts, schools and educators face to protect student privacy while encouraging innovative uses of technology in the classroom. Strategies, resources, and processes will be presented that can be used to assist educators with adopting new digital tools in the classroom and ensuring that student privacy and data is protected. (Presenter(s): Terry Bullard, Director of Technology, Bedford School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

3:15pm

The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to Engage Learners
By engaging students in problem- and project-based learning, impacting their emotions, causing them to question and think about controversial topics, and presenting content in the form of visuals and stories, research shows that students more often retain content and turn it into personal knowledge. By infusing the information literacy skill set as the common thread across the content areas, students have the foundation they need to succeed. Learn how the team of classroom teacher, teacher librarian, and technology teacher can work together to create and teach lessons that intertwine these literacies. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

4:30pm

Comedy Night
Whalley Computer Associates invites CMTC attendees to join them for some fun with their comedian!


Tuesday November 29, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Curriers

6:30pm

Digital Integrity: Addressing the Human Side of Cheating
Learn about Google tools and techniques to enhance Integrity with digital assignments and assessments. Cheating is a human issue that technology probably cannot solve, but participants will explore ways to use technology tools and techniques to enhance the integrity of digital assignments and online assessments. Several tools will be covered including: Google Classroom files and how to manage ownership rights to track history and data, online citation options for research to prevent plagiarism and copyright infringement, options for Google Forms when using online assessments, and a demo of tools to provide a shift in how students demonstrate understanding. These tools include chrome apps & extensions such as screencastify and movenote. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth

6:30pm

Let's Talk Chrome!
Learn from other educators regarding the use of Chrome & Chromebooks to support ALL learners in the classroom. Chromebooks continue to take over classrooms everywhere. The Chrome browser, along with Google Apps for Education (GAFE), provides flexibility and support to a wide range of learners. Come join this edcamp-style conversation session where we will talk about all things Chrome in the classroom. Have a question? Want to share a success story? Session notes will be collected in digital format to keep the learning going even after the session. Sponsored by NH State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne

6:30pm

Using Google Hangouts in Your Classroom
Have you experimented with Google Hangouts at teacher workshops but haven't quite dared to use them with your students? Do you want to discover ways to start using Google Hangouts in your classroom to make learning engaging? Are you looking for effective ways to use Google Hangouts in your classroom to enhance student learning? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions then this workshop is for you! Presenters will begin by covering a few technical requirements for using hangouts in your classroom. They will then walk you through step-by-step how to get started on Hangouts, join a Hangout, and collaborate inside a hangout. Last, presenters will share project ideas, resources, and some of their best examples for using Hangouts in the classroom with confidence! (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan MacMillan, Hampstead)

Tuesday November 29, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

Why K-12 Education Must Change
The next 10 years will dramatically change our lives and almost everything in it. The rise of robots, advancements in computers, global competition, the economics of the environment (among other developments) will make skills training in most fields, with a few exceptions, obsolete at ever quickening rates. We know that the only way for people to live meaningful and fulfilling lives is to receive an education. But it cannot be the kind of education we are used to. We have to stop teaching the curriculum and start teaching the individual – each individual, every single individual, and teach them as individuals, with unique interests, abilities and strengths. And what we teach them will have to be uniquely human as increased automation will cause the mass disappearance of traditional jobs. We are headed into a world where creativity and innovative thinking will be more valuable than rote learning of any depth. Our educational system must embrace art, teamwork, leadership, empathy, and the deeper aspects of human life and society as core curriculum in order for us to thrive.

Speakers

Wednesday November 30, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:30am

EdTech Museum
Visit the EdTech Museum and walk down memory lane ~ a lot has happened in the past 30 years!

Wednesday November 30, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
EXPO Center ~ Bloggers' Cafe

8:30am

Interactive EdTech Timeline
Visit the Interactive EdTech Timeline and leave a memory ~ thanks to the student teams and the project leads for documenting this evolution!

Wednesday November 30, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
EXPO Center Concourse ~ just past Spaulding

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Expo Center

9:30am

A Puzzling Situation
Connect guidance and technology through imagery, writing and self-discovery by sharing a Middle School project that is easily adaptable to other grade levels. For technology, students take pictures of each other that are then uploaded to a free online digital manipulation program. They'll make changes to their images through effects that help their audience visualize a change from who they are now; to the person they strive to be in the future. Once those images are complete, they are transformed into a 'jigsaw puzzle'. This becomes the base for them to add describing words to finish their project. The 'finale' is when the students go one 'step' further by creating a digital 'footprint' to help them become aware of the presence they project on the web and how their 'footsteps' will follow them... forever. In guidance, students engage in activities requiring them to think about their personalities, interests and strengths, and how they hope to change in the future. They complete a Circles of Myself chart, with their names in the center and circles radiating out that each contain an identifier the student feels is important. Then they share stories about a time they were proud to be in one of those circles, and a time it was hard. Students also take 'multiple intelligences inventories' to find strengths they may not have been aware they had. Let us share their wonderful creations with you and you too will want to do this fun project! (Presenter(s): Jimi Emery, Education Tech Integrator/Coordinator, Josiah Bartlett School, and Jennifer Bailey, Bartlett)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

CreATe an Assistive Technology Team & Plan
IDEA has always required schools to provide assistive technology to students with disabilities if the IEP team determines the child needs it to realize educational benefit, and access FAPE. However, the proliferation of devices, software and apps means every educator needs to keep up with technology AND emerging legal issues. Assistive technology is making UDL and Personalized Learning possible for all students! There are so many free and low cost options available for all learners, that AT and ED Tech are crossing paths often! Discuss AT implementation and best practice, including SETT (Student, Environment, Task,Tool) and the QIAT Indicators for Assistive Technology. We will develop plans for creating AT teams in your school, and discuss the who, what and how of AT training, implementation, best practice, train the trainer, in-house resources, and when it is necessary to call an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) for an AT Evaluation. When does AT make Personalized learning and UDL Possible, and When is AT necessary to access curriculum and instruction, so as needing to be reflected in the IEP. Further, Where do you include AT in the IEP? What do AT goals look like? Where are they written in the IEP? Identify factors to consider in determining whether AT is necessary for FAPE. Sort through the sometimes overwhelming array of AT devices. (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Visual Notetaking in the Classroom
Visual notetaking, also called sketchnoting, allows students to creatively organize their thoughts using sketches. Visual notetaking targets the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners as all three areas are utilized. Whether taking notes the traditional way and then creating a sketchnoted version, or sketching notes during a lecture, with sketchnotes students showcase their personalized understanding of the content. Learn how to teach students the basics of visual notetaking, how to create a structure that can be used for the process, and practice creating some sketchnotes of your own in this session. Apps and tools that can be used for digital sketchnoting will also be covered. Sketchnoting is appropriate for students in grades 5 through 12. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Marble Roller Coaster
Come edit and/or add to our collaboratory roller coaster!


Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Portable Lego Wall
Want a LEGO wall but don't have the space? We brought a portable LEGO wall for you to try.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

10:30am

Gyroscopic Whirligig
Although it is not a true gyroscope, this top launcher does some cool stunts.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Expo Center

10:30am

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Enhancing School Leadership with iPad
In this session participants will learn how you can use iPad and the Apple ecosystem to support your role as a principal. Join us for a hands-on experience, designed to increase awareness among school leadership about the impact of mobile learning with iPad. - Discover apps, books, and iTunes U content and valuable resources to support principal leadership. - Learn how to use apps to organize, create, and easily share information with your staff and community on the go with iPad. - Explore real-world strategies for creating and implementing a successful learning environment for today's students. (Presenter(s): Apple Presenter, Apple, and Apple Presenter, Apple)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:30am

Flipped Learning - Shake it up!
In this session participants will ... Explore some free online tools to create class lessons to effectively "flip your classroom" for teaching and student learning. Participants will learn how to leave the lectures behind during class time, freeing up time during class to work on student-created projects, promote discussion, and improve achievement. Come join us to discover how you can transform your teaching by "shaking up" your traditional classroom learning environment. (Presenter(s): Brenda Lomanno, Technology Integration Specialist, Wilmington Middle School, and Carol Trulli, Wilmington Middle School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Integrating NGSS & the 4C's using STEM
In this Make-it-Take-it session, discover new ways of integrating collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity through Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) aligned STEM activities in addition to trying them out firsthand. Watch as groups of students demonstrate the 4C's as they learn the fundamentals of engineering design, sustainability, and the basic physics of forces and motion by using recycled materials to design, create and test "sliders" that they will use to compete against one another to see who can spill the least amount of water along a challenging course. Participants have the opportunity to create and test their own sliders that can then be brought back to school and shared. (Presenter(s): Samantha Boudreau, Computer Integration Specialist)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Learn how one school is meeting their Competency Based Goals with Edgenuity
Our co - presenters Beth Franke from John Stark Regional High School and Greg Moore, Account Executive with Edgenuity, will share best practices of using digital curriculum to help students meet their Competency Based Learning Goals. Beth Franke has been a teacher at John Stark for 20 years and has implemented a blended learning approach by customizing curriculum and personalizing content to help students meet their needs. This informational session will focus on Beth's expertise in this personalized learning approach, differentiated approaches to using comprehensive standards aligned curriculum and how Edgenuity is helping districts in New Hampshire and across New England utilize digital content to implement blended and online learning programs. (Presenter(s): Greg Moore, Edgenuity, and Beth Franke, John Stark)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

10:30am

Learning Through Elementary Digital Resources
In this session participants will be shown a variety of free and subscription based digital resources that can be used to support the elementary curriculum. Resources such digital books, databases, online encyclopedias, and videos will be shared. See how the collaboration between the librarian, technology integration teacher and classroom teachers can provide resources that are readily available through digital links. Riddle Brook School was awarded the 2016 NH Excellence in Education Award for Outstanding Library Program by the NHSLMA. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District, and Hattie Ferns, Riddle Brook School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

M & M's and Reading Practice: What do they have in common?
What's the best way to help every student read with confidence? Attend this interactive and engaging session to discover digital tools and resources that will help your students develop a growth mindset working toward personalized reading goals: - Provide practice at just the right level to drive growth - Teach students to read complex informational texts successfully - Bring you iPad, laptop or device to participate in an activity Learn how Accelerated Rader 360 is a simple way to motivate, monitor, and manage reading practice. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, Renaissance, and Lauren Amburn, Renaissance)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

Putting a Little STEAM in Your School Library Program
Discover 10 ways to implement STEAM in your library program.The power of STEAM becomes even stronger when combined with literacy. In the library or media center, we have a natural platform for allowing students and patrons to build and discover. From resources to fund-raising ideas, learn ways to strengthen your current program through collaboration with experts, maker spaces, new literature,and experiments. (Presenter(s): Deborah Ford, Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Single Sign-On in Education: Consolidate Account Access for Multiple Apps
This presentation will provide a walk-through of NCSU's journey towards a strictly cloud-based Single Sign-On (SSO) solution. Issue: North Country Supervisory Union is searching for a solution to provide its students and teachers with a secure and seamless user experience for accessing individual email accounts and a variety of web applications via their existing identity information. Discussion: The number cloud based applications available for classroom instruction is increasing daily in addition to applications for business functions and student management. There is an ever increasing need to easily manage student and teacher access without overburdening IT staff with endless account creation while protecting faculty and student Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Since vendors work within their own "Silo's", vendor sponsored SSO solutions request access to Student Management Systems which is considered unacceptable since the risk for compromise of faculty and student PII is heightened. Resolution: NCSU has partnered with Identacor to provide independent identity management while retaining control of PII to utilizing industry standards such as SAML 2.0 and Shibboleth in an effort to create a cost effective solution for the education community. Identacor has enhanced the product for the education environment with: - Organization and sub-organization delegated administration - AD support through direct import of security groups (Presenter(s): John Peters, Director of Technology, North Country Supervisory Union, and Sandy Dalal)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

10:30am

UDL Technology: The Best Technology to Engage Students
The presentation highlights the very best educational technology to reach special education students, diverse learners and engage all students in the learning process. The presentation is based on the FREE eBook called UDL Technology. There is a new generation of low-cost educational technology to help reach challenging students like never before. The presentation will go over some of the best options for teachers. It will give low-cost or free suggestions on assistive technology for common problems that special needs students face. The presentation will also give many examples of the best technology to engage a class. (Presenter(s): John O'Sullivan, Library Media Specialist, Chelmsford Public Schools)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

What You Need to Know about Security
Geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator or anyone interested in learning more about how to protect their district from security threats, examine industry trends, new technologies and look at what other school districts are doing to protect themselves. The goal will also be to look at what is available in the market to determine what tools are most cost-effective to provide the maximum protection for school districts without breaking the bank. (Presenter(s): David Lavallee, ePlus Technology Inc., and Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology Inc.)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

What does the Maker Movement "get right"? What can we learn from it?
The Maker culture helps student be engaged and makes their learning meaningful and empowered. The Delta School, a small independent school in the heart of the Mississippi Delta has created a curriculum with the Maker's Culture as its centerpiece. Jenifer Fox, founding head of school is convinced that face-to-face learning must not be left behind in in the rise of the digital and technological world. The Delta School has incorporated a Maker's Culture that seeks to unite face-to-face learning with meaningful projects that utilize a variety of technology innovations to solve real world problems in a better, more beautiful physical environment. Maker Movement and makerspaces aren't something for just those in the engineering or computer science or design departments. They aspire to be openly democratic and participatory. (Presenter(s): Jenifer Fox, The Delta School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

Makey Makey
Get hands-on with Makey Makeys, Bee-Bots and Snap Circuits Jr.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Expo Center

12:00pm

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

Everyone Can Code
In this session participants will learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You'll hear about Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive, and you'll get a first look at the accompanying teacher guide. You'll also explore App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish. (Presenter(s): Apple Presenter, Apple, and Apple Presenter, Apple)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Pierce

12:00pm

Expanding a Low Cost BYOD & 1:1 Pilot to Middle School
Hear about the successes and problems faced by a 2015 Chris Nelson NHSTE Award winning team in implementing and expanding a low cost hybrid one-on-one/Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Chromebook program that leverages school technology with parent purchase of devices and engages students in their own learning by changing instruction to meet students in their digital environment both at home and at school. The panel will address the grant application process, the development of related policies and procedures, parent communication, and implementation of a modified flipped classroom model. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Sarah Potter, Deerfield Community School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

12:00pm

Genius Hour in the Classroom
In this session participants will learn about critical inquiry projects to increase student engagement and differentiation across all content areas. Genius Hour (students choose any topic of interest to them) and Wisdom Work (topics must be science related) are programs that inspire student driven projects about STEAM related topics. (Presenter(s): Amy Moskwa, Grade 4 teacher, SAU 25, and Tristan Bowen, sau25)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

How are you integrating tech in the classroom?
You've been there before, it's 6:00 AM and you find yourself in a semi-vacant cafeteria for another "riveting" staff development day. As teachers begin to meander through the coffee line and take their seats, you notice that perhaps there are two groups beginning to form, those who are excited about technology, eager to learn something brand new and others who may be a little more hesitant when it comes to using tech in their teaching. Technology can be a transformative tool in the classroom but all too often, teachers are not provided with adequate training around both the utilization and application of tech tools. Learn about the many resources available for teachers to learn new tech skills and how they can advance professionally earning badges and certifications for themselves along the way. (Presenter(s): Mike Duffy, Kyte Learning, and Cyndy Currier, NHSTE)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

IoT & AT: The Internet of Things & Assistive Technology
Learn about the latest trend in technology which is the Internet of Things (IoT). This area of technology includes wearable technology and other internet connected devices. From fitness trackers to the Apple Watch to the Amazon Echo and Virtual Reality Headsets, this market is poised to explode. Market research shows that wearable device shipments will surpass 140 million and account for nearly $16 Billion in revenue by the end of 2016. With these devices comes new opportunity to meet the needs of students with disabilities, both in the classroom and at home. Learn how these devices can assist with organization, independence, communication and so much more. Sponsored by NH State Department of Education - Bureau of Special Education (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

Promethean New Product Update
As we shape the modern classroom of the 21st century, we are focused on providing teachers with tools for creating a highly collaborative learning environment that is inclusive of all. As a milestone toward that mission, we're very pleased to announce the launch of the all-new Promethean ActivPanel which was recently awarded Tech & Learning's Best of Show at ISTE 2016. Join us and discovery these new teaching and learning tools, FREE evaluation products will be offered to those who would like to provide feedback on their fit in your environment. (Presenter(s): Geoffrey Allison, Promethean, and Jeff Mann, ePlus)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

Seesaw: Creating Kid-Friendly Digital Portfolios
Learn different ways K-5 students can independently showcase their work using Seesaw, an easy to use free, digital portfolio tool that is compatible with any device. Join us as a Digital Learning Coach and elementary teacher share specific classroom examples and teaching strategies that foster student learning. Students join by scanning a QR code and no login needed, allowing young learners to add items to their portfolios with ease. Teachers can invite parents to view their child's work and share examples with the whole class to enhance discussions. Students and teachers can use voice recording, pictures, videos, and even drawings to share with others. Possibilities for project ideas meet all subject areas and can include scavenger hunts, counting, science facts, reading fluency, book advertisements, and more! Take on the role of 'student' and practice submitting your own digital artifacts! Participants can expect to leave with ideas that can be immediately implemented in their classroom. (Presenter(s): Sarah Perkins, Technology Integration Specialist, Lynnfield Public Schools)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

STEM Learning with WeDO 2.0 & LEGO Education
Join us for a hands-on session to explore combining STEM concepts with robotics to bring your elementary science classroom to life with WeDo 2.0. We will explore ways to integrate robotics and engineering into areas of Life, Physical, and Earth Science that include getting started, guided-practice, and open-ended projects presented through an interactive software that teaches programming. Participants will get a look at how students can document their work using text, video, photos, and screen captures. If you are looking for more Project-Based Lessons for your elementary science classroom, please join us and bring your low-E Bluetooth iPad, tablet or Chromebook. WeDo 2.0 software is available as a limited time free download in the various APP stores for your device. (Presenter(s): Bonnie Morrissette, Master Trainer, North America, LEGO Education, and Kelly Jobel, Parker-Varney School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

Task & Time Management with Google Apps
In this session participants will learn how to better manage their time and organize tasks with Google Calendar and Google Keep. Use Calendar to schedule events to which you can add file attachments, important notes, location information and reminders. Trade in your Post-it notes for Google Keep, a web and mobile note-keeping tool that allows you to add labels to notes, set reminders and create notes from photos or voice recordings. With Calendar and Keep, you can move seemlessly between your teacher desktop and mobile device to have your notes and appointments at your fingertips! (Presenter(s): Jennifer Judkins, Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

Aurasma ~ Augmented Reality (AR) for Learning
Hear how Barrington Middle School started using the Aurasma app to attach book trailers and posters to books in the school library so that others can preview. By using Aurasma teachers have encouraged students to improve the quality of their projects and spend more time editing and revising to ensure they meet the expectations to share globally through the Aurasma app. In addition to using the app and sampling some of the "auras" created using Aurasma, participants will learn how simple it is to set up an account, create an aura, and make them publicly available. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Language Arts Grade 7, SAU 74, and Amanda Chapman, Barrington Middle School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Infographics with Google Draw
Utilize Google Draw to build visually pleasing and informative Infographics. Students can work individually or in collaborative groups as they tap into the Google apps suite. Infographics are visual representations of data meant to be conveyed using simple images and text. They are an engaging way for students to show off their creative side while demonstrating their understanding of content researched in and out of class. In addition, learn about printing software that allows standard printers to print poster size Infographics for display. Join us to learn how to build an infographic of your own and print it as a poster. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jeannie Erickson, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Using Newsela in Your Classroom
Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Newsela takes current event articles and writes them at 5 different lexiles. It has quizzes at the various lexiles as well. Newsela also has a writing component that can be customized by the teacher. See the impact Newsela can have on your classroom. Newsela adjusts the reading level for individual students. It tracks each student's progress and informs the teacher which students are on track, which students are behind and which students are ahead. Learn how to set up a class, create writing prompts, and track student growth during this session. (Presenter(s): Rachel Carney, 8th grade special education teacher, Kearsarge Regional Middle School, and Judi Ferreira, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

The Learning Commons: Blueprint for the Future Ready Library
Equal access to resources and information literacy skills has never been more important. Explore how creating a learning commons can be at the vanguard of preparing your entire school for future readiness. Learn how collaborative teaching, easily discoverable content, and open access to resources support a future ready school. Rethink library spaces and leave with a refreshed perspective as well as tips, tricks, and hacks to empower students with essential academic and life skills. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

Bee-Bots
Get hands-on with Makey Makeys, Bee-Bots and Snap Circuits Jr.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 1:30pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

#GoogleAddict
In this session participants will ...Love Google? Have a thirst for learning? Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GAFE experience to the next level. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Conquering Tech Grants: How to make your proposal WIN
Learn about top tech opportunities and grant resources available to help make your application successful. This session focuses on a wide variety of steps to take to ensure you receive a win. We will also look at tools available to help you narrow in on funding opportunities right for your district and how to determine your eligibility as well as a look at resource available to help you apply. (Presenter(s): Alejandra Sulpizio, ePlus Grant Sponsorship Program, and Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology Inc., and Jeff Mann)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Demystify Math (We are all math people)
How many times have you heard... I am not a math person. I am not good in math. Imagine if you could provide every student with math practice at just the right level to drive growth. What would students achieve? Attend this engaging session to learn how Renaissance can help you energize your math classroom, build student confidence, and boost growth: - Build a strong foundation for student math achievement - Tailor instruction and practice to each student's specific needs - Use focused practice to develop students' automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:30pm

Gamification & Badge Based Learning
What would school look like if it "played" like a video game? Faculty at Boise State have created a system built on experiences points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. The presentation will demonstrate the tool, pedagogy, and share the results of a yearlong Design-Based Research project. Hear from a middle school educators experience with implementation of quest based learning and how using this model of learning has revolutionized classroom instruction in a social studies classroom and in computer science courses. A game based learning approach can benefit all content areas and academic levels of education. In addition, to how it was used as part of a high school credit recovery course. This quest based learning model was highlighted in the 2012 Horizon Report and reviewed by teachers on Graphite. (Presenter(s): Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Armory Classroom

1:30pm

MakerSpace Revolution
Why do we need a MakerSpace mindset within our schools - so that we can allow students to explore without the worry of failure. Failure is encouraged with a Maker Mindset as this is a way to apply prior knowledge, work creatively with peers, and innovate using new products and ideas. (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Next Generation Technology Plans & Planning
Collaborate and share ideas on improving our state and district technology plans. With the approval of the new minimum standards, and the need for a new state educational technology plan, the guidelines for development of our NH District Technology Plans also need to be revisited. For over a year, a team of NH educators worked on three distinct elements of upgrade: the technology plan evaluation process, the technology plan framework and rubric, and the minimum standards update for ICT literacy. This workshop will be an open forum for discussions regarding technology the development of district technology plans, and the collection of statewide technology data, through the annual technology survey. We will discuss ways and processes that the Office of Educational Technology can use to better serve your needs and help you to connect your tech planning to the NH ICT Literacy Standards, the National Educational Technology Plan, and the NH College and Career Ready Standards. Finally, we will discuss the needs of district technology committees in terms of support and resources for the development and implementation of next generation technology plans. Together, we can build a coherent picture of technology in our state. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity to access online resources, but it is not a requirement for participation. (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

On Your Mark, Get Ready - CODE!
On Your Mark, Get Ready - "CODE". Come and learn how you can introduce your elementary school students to the world of Computer Science through Computer Coding. Learn about the many "FREE" resources Code.org offers and how you can implement their highly engaging courses with your students. Students are introduced to the world of computer coding through challenging puzzles using characters from Angry Birds, Plants vs Zombies, Disney's Frozen and Mindcraft with lessons aligned to CSTA Computer Science Standards, ISTE Standards and the Common Core. No experience with computer science or computer coding come and see how you too can get your students computer coding and see how excited they become about learning. Get Kids Coding! (Presenter(s): Michelle Plourde, Computer Technician, Laconia)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

STE(A)Ming the Library
In this session participants will be introduced to strategies and tools we have used to incorporate concepts of science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a traditionally language-based instructional area. We will share lessons and ideas that we have used with students to incorporate experiential learning in our libraries. See photos, get book recommendations and maybe even try your hands at an activity. (Presenter(s): Audra Lewis, Library Media Specialist, Nottingham School SAU 44, and Sara Zoe Patterson, Portsmouth School Dept.)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

STEM in Motion
In this hands-on session participants will see how educators can use Mac and iPad to create and deliver engaging STEAM content. As part of this K-12 journey you will see how digital content can personalize and energize learning of those challenging concepts. There will be a wide range of engaging STEAM apps on iPad that enable anytime learning. You will learn what it means to be a citizen scientist, programmer and STEAM coach with our interactive playground of tools. We will explore a variety of Multi-Touch textbooks and learning materials that focus on STEAM related curriculum. Lastly, we will present how educators are using iTunes U courses and collections with their abundance of free educational resources to deliver the content to students. Don't be bashful, don't be shy, we will be moving and shaking for this entire hour time together! (Presenter(s): Apple Presenter, Apple, and Apple Presenter, Apple)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:30pm

Unified School Security & Mass Notification
Discover how Emergency Notification and Integrated Systems can help mitigate loss experienced from workplace violence and acts of terrorism. Learn how to leverage your existing access control, security, life safety, and communication systems through use of Vigilance Software. Familiarize yourself with industry terms and offerings allowing you to make educated decisions. Witness a live demonstration of Vigilance Emergency Notification & Systems Integration Engine. (Presenter(s): Jason Roberts, Vigilance Software LLC., and Joseph Chappell, Norris Inc.)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

Do the EdTech Hokey Pokey: Put Your Whole Self In!
Put your "whole self in" and "turn yourself around" by exploring exciting new emerging technologies! In addition, learn about the unintended and spontaneous uses of mobile devices with the powerful applications that are here today and coming tomorrow. Teachers, administrators, and coaches need to continue their professional development to understand what technologies are available to support teaching and learning. Understanding the current and future trends plays a big role in their professional growth and leadership in their school and district. In addition, they also should be able to support a digital-age learning culture to ensure that all teachers are on-board with the importance of finding the best technologies and resources for student learning. Technologies presented in the 2016 NMC Horizon Report K-12 will be used as well as a quick overview of the main points of this useful report. This session is a MUST for technology directors and coordinators! (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

Creative Commons
Learn how to find, use, and cite copyright-free, Creative Commons media including images, music, and videos. All students should know how to incorporate Creative Commons into their school projects. We will also discuss the implications of copyright law in schools. Digital citizenship is an important ICT standard. Every teacher should be stressing the importance of Creative Commons in every class in every district. (Presenter: Rick Davidson, Technology Integrator, Prof. Photographer, Governor Wentworth Reg. School District) (Presenter(s): Rick Davidson, Technology Integrator, Prof. Photographer, Governor Wentworth Reg. School District)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

STEAM Ahead: Arts Apps Bring Creativity to STEM
Review why the STEM to STEAM movement is taking hold as well as review criteria for choosing appropriate apps. Participants will explore dozens of free apps for drawing, painting, sketching, sculpting, animating, storytelling, notebooking and review STEM to STEAM resources. There will be time to download and use these apps and share how they can be used to create and share digital content across curricular areas within and outside of their school. Links to all the content will be accessible online so that all attendees can access the information during and after class. Come to this session and let your creative juices flow! (Presenter(s): Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Technology Tools for Classroom Assessment
Explore different digital assessment tools to be used in a classroom setting or staff meeting. Several tools will be explored as well as ways to integrate them into your classroom or staff meeting. We will be looking at a variety of tech tools that use differing levels of technology to help accommodate any school no matter what technology they have available to use!Please bring a device that has internet capabilities (iOS, Windows, Android, Chromebook platforms). Participants will experience these tools as the students, while the presenter will display the teacher view of the program. (Presenter(s): Jill Schock, Second Grade (recently retired), Nottingham School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

2:30pm

Exhibitor Networking & 30th Anniversary Celebration
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday November 30, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Expo Center

3:15pm

Googly Monster
Use recyclables to create an automata-style kinetic sculpture.


Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Expo Center

3:15pm

20% Time
In this session participants will explore the concept of 20% time in various settings with a focus on foreign languages. See how you can help personalize the classroom curriculum and how 20% time can easily be implemented in a classroom. Students spend 20% of the semester, typically one day a week, working on a project they selected and are interested in. Projects relate to the subject content and are aligned with standards. Careful scaffolding and timelines are followed to ensure successful projects. Students present their projects in a museum-style showcase at the end of the semester, giving other students the opportunity to learn about topics that would not otherwise be covered in class. The wealth of products and projects ensures that even students who are generally not interested in the subject will find a topic they are interested in. The teacher and the school librarian work closely with each other throughout the semester and co-teach several pieces of the 20% project, as well as co-evaluate the results. (Presenter(s): Etienne Vallee, Librarian / Media Specialist, Moultonborough Academy, and Claudia Provencher, Moultonborough School District)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Armory Classroom

3:15pm

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

Hacking Docs: Advanced Google Docs Tips & Tricks
Google Docs is a powerful web-based word processor that has many unique features including revision history, a built in research tool, voice typing, web fonts and more. Extend these capabilities with Add-ons that allow you to incorporate grading rubrics, create math equations and graphic organizers right inside your documents. In this fast-paced session, participants will leave equipped with strategies that will turn plain documents into polished, interactive, user-friendly resources for students. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Judkins, Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Humans Need Not Apply
Automation is already here. We are at a time where over 40% of the workforce jobs could be automated in the next 10 years. Google driverless cars, Baxter the robot and Watson are just a few of the many machines in our economy currently working at a number of jobs. One cannot ignore the future, its coming whether we want to acknowledge it or not. Come see this eye opening presentation. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

iOS 9.3 & Apple Classroom App
In this session participants will focus on Apple's new Classroom app. Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping teachers guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time, or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning. (Presenter(s): Apple Presenter, Apple, and Apple Presenter, Apple)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pierce

3:15pm

Let's Have a Wireless Bake-off
This session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator or anyone interested in learning more about today's wireless technologies and what is right for your school. We will look at the leading vendors and do a comparison of different architectures, models, and feature sets. This session will also include demos of some of the leading solutions to provide an opportunity to see these solutions in action to help you determine what is right for your environment. (Presenter(s): David Lavallee, ePlus Technology Inc., and Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology Inc.)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Makerspaces in the Elementary & Middle School Library
In this session, participants will discover how to add makerspace programming to the elementary and middle school libraries. They will learn how two schools (K-4) and (5-8) have begun their makerspace journey. Strategies we've employed including but not limited to: How a single design challenge can spark making How collaboration with a content teacher can orient over 100 middle school students to multiple makerspace stations in one day How to slowly begin the process with limited space and funding How free materials can be just as engaging as more expensive ones Examples of fixed activities as well as intermittent activities How to promote the concept through pictures, staff meetings, typical library services,... Materials: consumables, constructive, reusable, electronics, and craft Engage ALL students in real-world 21st Century skills! Whether your district is embracing STEM, STEAM, or other initiatives, makerspace programming fosters creativity, risk-taking, design processes, problem-solving, collaboration, perseverance and more! You need not be proficient in the tools, technology, etc. Your students will share their expertise as you facilitate their learning. An LMS along with a middle school content teacher will share how you can build a makerspace that isn't about what's in it but what comes out of it. (Presenter(s): Diane Connors, Library Media Specialist, Hampstead Central and Middle School Librar, and Lori-Lyn Griffin, Hampstead Middle School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Overhauling Tired Learning Spaces & Social Branding for Schools
Refit those tired classrooms, learning spaces, and hallways... and do so inexpensively! It's possible! Explore innovative ideas and practices from around the globe to renovate classrooms and school spaces to spark creativity, collaboration, student engagement, teacher pedagogical practice and boost morale! But wait! What if you coordinated this refit with your social media, websites, and signage plans? It's possible and you'll see examples. Hey, it's time to finally admit that there's more to 'school' than high-gloss, institutional beige and school athletic colors! (Presenter(s): Adam Provost, President, VITA-Learn, Burlington High School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

3:15pm

The First Year of Our 1-1 Program - It's Not About the Device!
You will hear about our pilot 1-1 year with 8th Grade students. Presenters will talk about the planning, distribution, implementation, professional development, and expansion of the program. Our program focus is on instruction - not the device. We will share our first year successes, as well as the challenges. Bring your questions! (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Shannon Siegler, Laconia Middle School)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

3:15pm

Vast Amounts of Testosterone & Plenty of Sharp Objects
Hear about the perils and pleasures of a starting student-run makerspace. Oyster River High School started their maker space called the Hack Shack during the 2015-2016 school year. Join Kathy Pearce, Pam Carr, and Andrea Drake as they discuss their journey of developing a space that supports creativity and innovation but still provides students the structure they need. (Presenter(s): Kathy Pearce, school librarian, Oyster River High School, and Pam Carr, Seacoast School of Technology)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

4:45pm

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

Sponsors

Wednesday November 30, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Curriers

6:30pm

Gaming & Simulations in the Cloud for Life Sciences
Learn how to use several free internet based games and simulations available. These are all classroom tested applications,presented by a teacher who has used them in grades 10-12 Biology and Anatomy classes. Radix Endeavor, Anatomy Arcade, Land Science, and HHMI virtual labs are some of the games and simulations highlighted. Participants will have time to try the games out, and will receive supporting assessment materials to connect the experiences to desirable 21st century skills and NGSS. (Presenter(s): Lisa Marshall, Science Teacher, Biology, Anatomy, Nashua School District, and Jen Klein, Massachusetts Audubon Society)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost

6:30pm

Making MS Word & Powerpoint Accessible
Create an accessible Microsoft Word document and PowerPoint presentation. Under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act it is required that all electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. Students with print disabilities, as well as students who have vision and hearing impairments need accessible content. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a Word document and short PowerPoint presentation that includes the use of alternative tags, column headers, styles and headings, hyperlink text and video descriptions. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have produced a document and will have the knowledge to make every document moving forward accessible to all their learners. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Professional, LifeLong Assistive Technology)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth

6:30pm

Support Diversity Using UDL & Chrome Tools
Come discover the use of the free Chrome Browser and Google Chrome tools to engage and include all learners, and provide access to diverse learners in a UDL environment!, Free & low cost educational apps, extensions, add-on and tools in the chrome web store and Google docs to support education and learning will be explored hands-on in this session! Support your diverse learners and struggling learners, including those who struggle with literacy, executive function, math & access to the curriculum and learning materials. These Google Chrome tools can be utilized on laptops (Mac or PC), Chromebooks, a windows tablet, surface Pro, and other tablets, and support the student across all curriculum and subjects! Tools explored include text to speech, speech recognition, mind mapping, word prediction, highlighting, study and research tools, timers, schedules/ reminders, organization tools, support with reading fluency and comprehension, access to textbooks and worksheets, note taking support, graphic organizers, visual aids, math support, presentation support and more! Personalize the learning experience, while ensuring access to the curriculum and instruction, engaging students and providing multiple means of expression and participation. Join us with your own device to learn hands-on, in a UDL presented session, where you will be engaged and participating individually and with group activities! (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne
 
Thursday, December 1
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Thursday December 1, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

Library 2.0: How Do We Craft & Share the Story of the Modern Library’s Critical Role in the 21st Century?
We are experiencing a dramatic transition on the library landscape – in both public and school libraries. The digital age is rapidly and radically transforming how we live, play, work, and learn – and the traditional library has been upended in the process. Conversations ensue about the need for staffing and funding an “obsolete” institution, but the attendees of CMTC know better. Libraries are not less important in the 21st century – they are more important than ever! They continue to be the free, scaffolded portals (physical & digital) to knowledge and learning – open and accessible to all. A vibrant, democratic society relies on this shining beacon of light in every community. In a world facing the darkness of ignorance, intolerance, and conflict, we need that light even more brightly. Paul shares his advocacy work for what he calls Library 2.0 using stories, animated films, and inspirational messages. He describes how he sees the library as a mission-critical beachhead for innovations and creativity in our schools and communities. Paul enjoins attendees to work with him to articulate and broadcast the urgent message that the modern library has increased and critical relevance in a rapidly changing world. The keynote concludes with a group brainstorming activity to imagine how we might convey the Library 2.0 message. Who knows, at CMTC 2017, FableVision may unveil an animation or book CMTC attendees helped to create!

Speakers

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

8:30am

EdTech Museum
Visit the EdTech Museum and walk down memory lane ~ a lot has happened in the past 30 years!

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
EXPO Center ~ Bloggers' Cafe

8:30am

Interactive EdTech Timeline
Visit the Interactive EdTech Timeline and leave a memory ~ thanks to the student teams and the project leads for documenting this evolution!

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm
EXPO Center Concourse ~ just past Spaulding

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Expo Center

9:30am

Document & Share Learning Using Seesaw
Participate in this BYOD hands-on workshop that showcases how to document and share student learning using an online resource called Seesaw. Seesaw is a free and paid web/app based tool that allows for the creation of student driven digital portfolios. During the course of the workshop, participants learn and experience how to use this tool from the perspective of a student as well as an educator. Discover how students use Seesaw to document and share their learning while creating, narrating, and annotating drawings, videos, photos, notes, and more! From the educators perspective, learn how to set up, manage, and evaluate students and a Seesaw Classroom. The presenter also demonstrates how to connect and include parents in the learning process. (Presenter(s): Amy Gillam, Library Media Specialist, Mountain View Middle School, Goffstown, NH)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Google & Chrome Tools for Assessing Writing
Explore the benefits of using Google Classroom, Doctupus and Goobric for assessment of writing assignments. If you are a Language Arts or English teacher who has stared down a stack of writing assignments to grade with anguish over the process of providing efficient and meaningful feedback, then this workshop is for you. The process starts with a rubric that matches the writing qualities being assessed. It progresses to the tech tools used by students to complete the writing assignment and ends with the tech tools used by the teacher to offer the feedback that improves the writing process. Participants will have a Google Classroom account with "real" student writing and a rubric so that this will be a fully hands on experience of how to use these tools for immediate implementation. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Shelby Wischan, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Video Making in the Cloud
Use the cloud, to help students learn how to create as well as consume. Be exposed to various ways to use video in the 21st-century classroom. Quality video making no longer requires expensive equipment and advanced technical skills. It can even be done in the cloud. Come explore camera options, easy editing software, simple green screen. and ways to share student projects. Look at ideas for video projects for both elementary and secondary schools. (Presenter(s): Rick Davidson, Technology Integrator, Prof. Photographer, Governor Wentworth Reg. School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.


Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Marble Roller Coaster
Come edit and/or add to our collaboratory roller coaster!


Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

Portable Lego Wall
Want a LEGO wall but don't have the space? We brought a portable LEGO wall for you to try.


Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 4:15pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Around the World in Twelve Days
As a culminating activity for 8th graders, this lesson involves multiple programs, collaborating with the rest of their team, and researching multiple destinations online. This project gives students the freedom to travel anywhere in the world, allowing the groups to make decisions that are unique to them, creating a fun engaging way to test a variety of skills. This project is powered by the GAFE application suite. (Presenter(s): Kristin Whitworth, Librarian, Barnstead Elementary School, and Bryan Stewart, Portsmouth Middle School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Art You Reading?
In this session participants will ...learn how students used Google Cultural Institute to curate artwork that reflected themes in a selected piece of literature. Within their digital collection, students provided textual evidence from the literary work to connect to reflected themes. The resulting art gallery was used as a visual in a class presentation. (Presenter(s): Catherine Whittle, English Teacher, Salem School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps
In this session participants will learn how to find, evaluate and use exceptional apps to differentiate instruction and remove barriers to learning. Participants will see demonstrations of innovative and effective iPad apps to engage young students, promote learning, depth of knowledge and problem solving, while building foundational skills. This interactive session will include discussion and hands-on exploration of the most effective reading, writing, science and math apps for PreK-3rd Grade, Special Needs and ELL students. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Reading Specialist, Martin Luther King Charter School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Enter the MakerSpace
This keynote style presentation showcases the need for a Maker Mindset within our schools and provides examples and scenarios to get started. (Presenter(s): Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Annette Slone)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Innovative STEM Based Activities in Earth Science
In this session participants will engage in a hands-on approach to teaching earth science with an emphasis on linking STEM and the Science & Engineering Practices component of the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS). Resources for various activities will be provided. The presenters were selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to attend the ExxonMobil/AGI 2016 Middle School Earth Science/STEM Teacher Leadership Academy and are excited to share their insights and knowledge gained there with their colleagues in NH. (Presenter(s): Sally Jensen, Teacher, Waterville Valley Academy, and Lib Randall, Waterville Valley Academy)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) NatGeo MapMaker Interactive & Giant Map of NH
In this session participants will learn about two exciting ways to enhance your teaching of geography and in particular New Hampshire geography. One is high tech (MapMaker Interactive) and the other is right at your feet! National Geographic has gifted the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance two giant maps of New Hampshire. Stop by and learn more about both. (Presenter(s): Claudia Novak, Retired teacher/alliamce member, New Hampshire Geographic Alliance)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Seesaw Learning Journal
Have an opportunity to learn about Seesaw as a digital learning portfolio. They will be able to see examples of how it can be used across grade levels and subject areas. Discover first hand the wide variety of things that can be added by students and teachers and the ease in which it can be added. Seesaw is also a great tool for communicating with families and allows them a window into what their child is doing at school. With the paid version administration can also monitor student/classroom work. (Presenter(s): Susan Demanche, School Library Media Specialist, SAU15, and Steve Gagnon, Stratham Memorial School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) STEAM Ahead: Integrating a Hands-on Project-based Invention Curriculum
Explore the practical implementation of an invention unit into their curriculum culminating in a school or classroom Invention Convention science fair style event. The session examines useful reflective strategies, hands-on learning approaches, and the application of Project-based learning (PBL) concepts via action planning. The Design-thinking Process will be covered including effectively utilizing Model-eliciting Activities (MEAs) to help students conceptualize their ideas and be innovative! (Presenter(s): Nicole MacMillan, Director of Young Inventors' Program, Academy of Applied Science, and Sara Munro)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Student Help Desk & ELO
Explore strategies which support implementing new technologies in the classroom through the school's library and learning commons. Using Burlington High School as a model, Dr. Ange's students have become members of her ChromeSquad. As part of their extended learning experience they assist students and teachers who need technology help, and then earn awesome Google Superpowers by exploring new applications and extensions for Chrome. Dr. Ange will share the syllabus she created with Jenn Scheffer while she was at BHS, documenting competencies and students will be on hand to discuss what they have learned by being members of the ChromeSquad at CHS. (Presenter(s): Andrea Ange, LMS, Campbell High School, SAU 27)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T) Teaching Google Apps with Ladybug Award Books
Discover how to incorporate Google Apps into a Media/Tech program for elementary school students. Use NH Ladybug Award books as a means to engage students in activities using Google Apps for Education. All you need are the NH Ladybug Award books, computers for your students, and student Google accounts to get started. Explore the endless possibilities that Google Apps offer, and guide your students through these amazing books while integrating ELA, science, the humanities and technology. (Presenter(s): Dana Foulds, Media/Tech Integrator, SAU 8- Concord, NH, and Katrina Faherty, Broken Ground School, SAU 8- Concord)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

9:30am

(T)Embracing the Digital Process: Workshopping Student Writing in the Cloud
This presentation will assist educators with establishing "The cloud workshop model" as a tool to engage students in the the full process of writing from concept development to STEAM competency-based final product. By employing a variety of web-based and cloud technologies, educators not only can support student learning in real time to capture the collaboration and valuable feedback in workshop engagement, but also establish a more personal communication by using technologies. Through a series of formative and summative experiences, ranging from synchronous collaboration to small group editing on the web, students will shift their mindsets from passive students in the classroom to authentic writers and creators. Projects will reveal the deep process in approaching the various methods of critiquing student writing and the tools to support it. Overarching questions that we aim to engage are: How does an educator get students to authentically embrace and own the title of writer? How can you use cloud technologies to support the creative writing workshop? How can you value the importance of collaborating and creativing by systematically dismantling the constraints of class time, and 21st mindset? How is more experiential learning possible while maximizing 21st century learning tools,group theory and process-based outcomes? (Presenter(s): Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and Rebecca Dalise, Andover Public Schools)

Thursday December 1, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
Expo Center

10:00am

Bee-Bots or Makey Makey
Get hands-on with Makey Makeys, Bee-Bots and Snap Circuits Jr.


Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Expo Center

10:00am

(Mostly) Free Informational Texts & Where to Find Them
Make your funding go further with (mostly) free informational online resources. Supplement your textbooks with current news articles that are Lexiled with tests for evaluation purposes. Where are free primary source documents that can be used with all grade levels? Where are lesson plans that can be matched to state standards? What about nonfiction resources? Where can I find the best nonfiction for my students? Join Deborah B. Ford, international speaker and published author, for a look at a curated website full of (mostly free) vetted resources you can use today! Find out how to make better use of resources you're already paying for. (Presenter(s): Deborah Ford, Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon C

10:00am

Badges & Speech to Text: Breathing New Life into Digital Portfolios
Explore ways to tweak your digital portfolios system to address the current changes in education including competency-based , PACE/performance tasks and ISTE NETS for Students Refresh. Come and see the digital Badge system created with a student design team and a NETS Refresh crosswalk. Share your own plans for change. Learn about alternative methods of demonstration/assessment and record keeping and walk away with copies of our resources and ideas for your own tweaks (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon B

10:00am

Create an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Join Paul Reynolds and the FableVision Learning Team as we discuss and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom makerspace using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. Engage students in making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits. We share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision & the Reynolds Center)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Webster

10:00am

Creating Competency-Based Performance Assessments Using Technology
Learn about the process of creating performance assessments in a competency-based curriculum that also integrates technology from a NHSTE Pat Keyes Educator Award winner.Attend this session to explore the process used to create assessments that track proficiency in competencies and models that can be used to work with students who do not meet proficiency. In this session, participants will be introduced to how to develop a competency unit using technology based performance assessments. Participants will leave the session with rubric building information, technology ideas and an effective way to use technology to create student centered learning environments. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School, and Mark Giuliucci, Sanborn Regional High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon D

10:00am

Engaging Educational Content; Engaging Students
Do you really know what Brainpop is like in 2016? "My BrainPOP," lets teachers customize assessments, incorporate gaming into instruction, spur meaningful reflection, and keep track of learning. BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, challenges, concept mapping, and much more. BrainPOP is also an ideal fit for mobile learning and BYOD classrooms. BrainPOP Educators offers professional development, archived webinars, an array of lesson plans, video tutorials, graphic organizers, and a rich curriculum calendar. We look at this so you can maximize your effectiveness in the classroom using Brainpop. If you have never seen BrainPOP, or would like to learn more, you really should attend this session. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Hale

10:00am

Including Critical Thinking Vocabulary Instruction in your Classroom.
Explore strategies for assessing student understanding of critical thinking vocabulary based on Bloom's Taxonomy, common core standards and current standardized testing requirements. Then hear how educators are including the instruction of critical thinking words within their classrooms. There will be a focus on teachers sharing what support they need from administration to support students in learning what they need to do when they encounter different critical thinking vocabulary words within academic and testing situations in order to decrease student anxiety, confusion and frustration. The wrap up will be exploring how to carry the processes explored back to administration. Critical thinking skills are amongst the highest "soft skills" need for success in post high school success and one of the areas that many new employees and college students are lacking. A shift is needed. (Presenter(s): Sara Lowe, Speech Language Pathologist, Fall Mountain Regional School District SAU)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Coolidge

10:00am

M & M's and Reading Practice: What do they have in common?
What's the best way to help every student read with confidence? Attend this interactive and engaging session to discover digital tools and resources that will help your students develop a growth mindset working toward personalized reading goals: - Provide practice at just the right level to drive growth - Teach students to read complex informational texts successfully - Bring you iPad, laptop or device to participate in an activity Learn how Accelerated Rader 360 is a simple way to motivate, monitor, and manage reading practice. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, Renaissance, and Lauren Amburn, Renaissance)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Stark

10:00am

Research Integration: Making Learning Relevant
In this session participants will ...understand the connection between student motivation and the research process. In this interactive session, we will discuss the important role research plays in authentic, personalized learning. Strategies on how to design and assess meaningful assignments and how to manage multiple topics, different paces, and different learning styles will be covered, as well as ideas for new ways to present and publish student research. We will examine the benefit of small, routine projects that make the process a habit, and identify the challenges we face when we begin new research projects in our classrooms. Participants will leave with tools and ideas for increasing student engagement and autonomy that can be implemented in the classroom or library the very next day. (Presenter(s): Angie Miller, School Librarian, Inter-Lakes)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Curriers

10:00am

STEAM Family Night
Learn how to organize and host a Community S.T.E.A.M. night at your school! Hear how a STEAM Night can be used to identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen the school programs of science, math, engineering, art, and mathematics, involve parents and family, and collaborate with community resources. (Presenter(s): Heather Mailloux, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Hampstead Middle School, and Kimberly Downey)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Spaulding

10:00am

The Future of Learning is Open
Innovation does not have to simply be associated with the latest application to burgeon out of Silicon Valley or the savvy keynote speaker, but rather, it can be seen in our classrooms across the country. By nature, educators are researchers and designers within their classrooms and have always thrived on the ability to share and repurpose. As educational leaders, we must find ways to reinvest in the profession of teaching and amplify the innovative work that educators design on a yearly basis. Fostering a shared culture of learning and instructional design within an academic institution can support teacher leadership and greatly impact student growth. Openly licensed educational resources can help spark this culture and promote innovative teaching and learning by openly sharing and amplifying what educators create daily. It's time we recognize the innovative capacity of all educators.This presentation shares how shifting to openly licensed educational resources is imperative for PK-12 school districts across the country. Andrew focuses on what openly licensed educational resources are, how school districts across the country are making this transition, and why it is important students and educators. (Presenter(s): Andrew Marcinek, Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pierce

10:00am

What's Up Google?
In this session participants will get up to speed on this year's Google 'Up' dates and extended learning opportunities. Seems like everyday Google makes an update or change to something. In addition, with that 1 login that connects 'endless' apps, there is always something you didn't even know was a Google tool! Allison will highlight many of the updates that took place this past year and introduce you to some Google opportunities you possibly were unaware of! Expect to be 'goomazed.' This is a fast paced presentations of updates and highlights with links provided for further exploration later. (Presenter(s): Allison Mollica, USA Director / Instructor, AppsEvents / VLACS)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon A

10:30am

(T) Bringing Osmo to Your School
Explore the new way your students can interact with an iPad in the classroom. Take a few moments (or more) to experience the new Award Winning Osmo Wonder Kit, These kits will open the door to active learning experiences. These kits includes: Numbers, Masterpiece, Newton, Words, Tangram, Coding and the all new Creative Monster set and checkout the ever growing Osmo curriculums that are available online. This new dimension in learning will allow students to use critical and creative thinking skills during physical interaction with an iPad . It's even challenging enough for adults. Come play, learn and get ready to bring Osmo to your classrooms. (Presenter(s): Michelle Plourde, Computer Technician, Laconia, and Karen Switzer)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

10:30am

(T) Cardboardteck Instantute
Build cardboard pinball machines from cardboardteckinstantute.com kits. Design a thematic design for pinball machine and build/craft. Video pinball play with apps that allow for storytelling. Electronics can be added to design. So can DC motors. Robots can be coded to roam the pinball machine. Compete. I have done these at CreateMakeLearn.com summer institute and at Green Mountain Performing Arts and at Seven Stars Arts. My blog is at cynthiaeday.com Read opinion piece at bit.ly/makingandArts (Presenter(s): Cynthia Day, Educator/Maker/Co-Learner, retn.org/show/why-I-make-robots-Cynthia-da)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

10:30am

(T) Connecting MakerSpaces To All Content Areas
Learn how everyday objects can be used to promote critical thinking and engagement in all subject areas. Adolescent learners need the opportunity to move, share, create and connect in order to learn. Using everyday objects as manipulatives helps students connect abstract concepts with something tangible. These learning activities promote rich discussions, broader perspectives, and a deeper understanding of concepts. In addition to creating a physical symbol that represents an abstract concept in their curriculum, participants will be able to sift through a myriad of objects, cards, toys, and photos of actual activities for inspiration. All ideas will be connected to adolescent brain research and the Common Core verbs. (Presenter(s): Shannon Siegler, 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Laconia Middle School, and Lindsay Middleton, Laconia Middle School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

10:30am

(T) Virtual Reality - Get inside what you are learning!
See the human heart right in front of your face, Explode and rebuild a robotic arm, see a virtual house, and Explore the human body.. All in a 3D Virtual Reality. You will see how this can be use in the following areas: Animals, Biochemistry, Earth & Plant Science, Ecology, Math,& Social Studies. (Presenter(s): Ken Martin, Pre-Engineering/MET Teacher, Huot Technical Center, and Jennifer Mitchell, Laconia School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

10:30am

(T) Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Imagine taking your students on a virtual field trip to the Amazon, the moon, the Gutenberg Museum, or the city of Verona from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Since the introduction of Google Cardboard in 2014, educators across the globe imagined the exciting classroom possibilities of offering an inexpensive virtual reality (VR) experience to their students. Google Cardboard turns a smart phone into a 360 degree VR experience! Using Google Street View, Google Expeditions, or a variety of educationally-based virtual reality apps you can increase student engagement across the curriculum. Join Amy Schorn, Grade 7 Geography teacher and Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist as they demonstrate the many exciting applications available on ios and android devices. Journey around the world within the walls of the classroom. "Take your students to places a school bus can't go." Google for Education (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School, and Amy Schorn, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Expo Center

11:00am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Expo Center

11:30am

Googly Monster
Use recyclables to create an automata-style kinetic sculpture.


Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Expo Center

11:30am

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Stark

11:30am

Best Practices in Literacy Education with Technology
In this session participants will fuse best practice literacy instruction with technology to steer students to fall irrevocably in love with reading, writing, and deep thinking. To disarm any fear of technology, participants will learn about innovative and adaptive learning techniques to help students develop effective communication and collaboration skills. A repertoire of connected tools will be shown as well as connected learning activities (e.g. the Global Read Aloud, Dot Day, QuadBlogging, and Mystery Skype) to deepen student engagement with reading and writing. (Presenter(s): Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B

11:30am

CreATe an Assistive Technology Team & Plan in Your School, Best Practice!
CreATe an Assistive Technology Team & Plan in Your School: AT Implementation, Process & Best Practice! IDEA has always required schools to provide assistive technology to students with disabilities if the IEP team determines the child needs it to realize educational benefit, and access FAPE. However, the proliferation of devices, software and apps means every educator needs to keep up with technology AND emerging legal issues. Assistive technology is making UDL and Personalized Learning possible for all students! There are so many free and low cost options available for all learners, that AT and ED Tech are crossing paths often! In this session we will discuss AT implementation and best practice, including SETT (Student, Environment, Task,Tool) and the QIAT Indicators for Assistive Technology. We will develop plans for creating AT teams in your school, and discuss the who, what and how of AT training, implementation, best practice, train the trainer, in-house resources, and when it is necessary to call an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) for an AT Evaluation. When does AT make Personalized learning and UDL Possible, and When is AT necessary to access curriculum and instruction, so as needing to be reflected in the IEP. Further, Where do you include AT in the IEP? What do AT goals look like? Where are they written in the IEP? Identify factors to consider in determining whether AT is necessary for FAPE Sort through the sometimes overwhelming array of AT devices, featu (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Consult, AT for Education, and Kelsey Hall, AT for Education)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon D

11:30am

Digital Tools to Engage the Reluctant Reader
Are you looking for digital tools that will help pique the interest of your reluctant readers to find a book, read it, discuss it, and keep reading? This presentation will provide an overview of online tools shared in L. Robert Furman's book: Technology, Reading, & Digital Literacy. Tools such as Goodreads to help students find a book, The Children's Authors Network to help students discuss a book are just two of the many resources that participants will leave with to share with their reluctant readers in hopes of igniting their interest in reading. (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Shelley Widdison, Auburn Village School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon C

11:30am

Evidence-Based PE & After School Activity Meshed to Meet PE Standards
Hear about a research study conducted with grade 5 students regarding the impact of an evidence-based physical education program and/or an after school activity in relationship to cardiovascular endurance fitness assessments and fundamental motor skill proficiency. A 12-week study was conducted in a southern Maine school, with 95 grade 5 students. The students had physical education one time per week, for a 40 minute class. Time was a factor that could not be altered in terms of physical education in this district and students were not performing according to state and national standards on their cardiovascular assessments and motor skill proficiency. The researcher sough to discover whether a change in curriculum and/or the implementation of an after school program could improve student performance on cardiovascular fitness assessments and fundamental motor skills. A control group, that was taught using a sports-based district curriculum, was compared to three intervention groups: 1) a grout that utilized the district curriculum and participated in an after school activity program, 2) a group that was taught with the SPARK evidence-based physical education curriculum only, and 3) a group that utilized the SPARK evidence-based physical education curriculum and participated in the after school program. The results from this study will be presented, in addition to how the results will impact planning for upcoming school year. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Gross, Elementary Physical Education Specialist, RSU 6)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Spaulding

11:30am

Learning Math & Science with EV3 & LEGO Education
Discover a variety of ways to can incorporate robotics into the classroom to investigate physical science and math concepts, gather data, and keep students engaged while applying core concepts. This hands-on session allows you to learn how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3 can get your students excited as they apply computer science and algebra skills to complete challenges. Come prepared to have fun and put your creativity into high gear while we use robots and simple programming to solve real world problems. (Presenter(s): Bonnie Morrissette, Master Trainer, North America, LEGO Education)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hale

11:30am

Professional Learning for Mobile-friendly Schools
The shift to anywhere anytime learning though mobile devices has changed the way that both students and teachers learn. Whether 1:1, BYOD, or a hybrid model of technology integration, the world of mobile learning presents new possibilities for educators, coaches, and leaders. This session examines principles of mobile learning, as well as introduces the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a FREE professional learning program managed entirely by ISTE and funded by the Verizon Foundation through the White House's ConnectED initiative. (Presenter(s): Helen Crompton, ISTE Mobile Learning Academy Faculty)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pierce

11:30am

Role of the Tech Integrator as Schools Move to Blended Learning
In this session participants will examine the evolving role of a technology integrator as a school shifts to a blended learning model of instruction. Participants will explore the different types of blended learning software and how to evaluate/inventory; learn about a low-risk method to introducing new software into a school; discuss the technology foundations needed to move beyond brick-and-mortar schooling; and how to begin the shift of teaching practice toward student-directed learning. (Presenter(s): Jodi Tamayoshi, Technology Teacher/Coordinator, Memorial Elementary)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Curriers

11:30am

Statewide Initiatives that Promote Digital Learning & Collaboration
Review several statewide initiatives that promote digital learning. Engage in active discussion of how participation in these initiatives supports digital teaching and learning in schools as well as collaboration among schools. National programs, such as Future Ready, #GoOpen, and ConnectED; along with statewide initiatives, such as NH Digital Resources Consortium, New Hampshire Educators Online, and the NH School Connectivity Initiative will be discussed. Explore how their current school collaborative efforts might be enhanced through participation in one or more of these initiatives, and how these kinds of initiatives connect to the overall move to competency based education in New Hampshire. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity to access online resources, but it is not a requirement for participation. (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Coolidge

11:30am

Beyond Google: Teaching Better Research Techniques
Learn how to better teach students to use Google search, Google Scholar, EBSCOhost, and Easybib to conduct more effective academic research. Students of all ages often type in a search query and click on the first link and consider this "research." This presentation will demonstrate to teachers how to better train their students to conduct more successful and meaningful research. (Presenter(s): Corey Nazer, Secondary Teacher, Gilford High School, and Andrea Damato, Gilford School District SAU #73)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Frost

11:30am

Building Professional Magazines & Flyers
Learn to create interactive and visually pleasing multimedia presentations using LucidPress Layout & Design. LucidPress is a web based program and can be installed as a Google app making it as easy to create as Docs, Spreadsheets, and other files in Drive. Because this tool works in Google Drive, students can share project files so that they can collaborate and create beautiful projects asynchronously. When ready, project files can be published and converted to interactive web files. Once published, the generated web link makes it easy to share with any audience. Web links can also be embedded on web pages. Watch as students collaborate to create meaningful, fun and visually appealing interactive projects for any curriculum topic or skill set. LucidPress Layout & Design has the potential to create high quality interactive multimedia projects like digital magazines and newsletters. Users can customize backgrounds, images, and fonts, add video, image galleries or scrolling text boxes and more. Once a link is shared, any author included on the project file need only republish or update the project file for the audience to see the modifications. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jeannie Erickson, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

11:30am

Building Research Skills in K-3
Be introduced to scaffolded visual, information, and digital literacy activities to help K-3 students develop the observational, inquiry, and critical thinking skills required to evaluate print and digital resources for nonfiction reports and projects. Supports Common Core RIT Standards 6 and 7 and Writing Standards 7 and 8. (Presenter(s): Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dartmouth

11:30am

A Fireside Chat with Paul Reynolds
This is a unique opportunity to sit down with the Paul and personally connect with him, go behind the scenes of what its like to manage an impact company like FableVision. Learn what it is like when Paul collaborates with his twin brother, Peter, a NY Times Best Selling Author and Illustrator, as they continue create more books about learning and STEM and STEAM. Going Places gets high marks from its readers and the publishing industry as do their new books Full Steam Ahead and Go Green. It's also a great time to ask questions about your own stories and illustrations and perhaps share one your creations. Bring a cup of tea, sit back, and get ready for an inspiring hour. (Presenter(s): Paul Reynolds, FableVision & the Reynolds Center)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Webster

11:30am

From Screwdrivers to Shark Tanks: Meet Competencies Through Collaboration
Learn how students who traditionally used hammers and screwdrivers are now using Samsung tablets, blogs, and a real-world database to document progress, do research, describe projects, and create an innovative invention in the Shark Tank project. A high school English teacher and librarian work together with the Technology Education department (Woodworking, Autos, and Welding) to introduce innovation and technical writing as an intervention for struggling students to meet English competencies. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University, and Mike Corkery, Sanborn Regional High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A

12:30pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Expo Center

12:30pm

(E) Inclusive Technology Playground
Learn about technology that can support ALL learners in the classroom. With the proliferation of technology tools in our classrooms, there are more ways than ever to meet the needs of diverse learners. Visit the Inclusive Technology Playground and get your hands on an array of tools. Explore iOS, Android, Chrome, Windows and Mac tools to use in the classroom. Check out tools for reading, writing, organization, communication and more! Want to learn about Accessible Educational Materials (AEM)? Come talk about ways to make your instructional materials accessible to any learner. Have a paper you need read to a student? No problem - we have a tool for that! Need an audio version of a book? We can give you resources for that too. Bring your questions and we will work together to find answers. (Presenter(s): Mike Marotta, Assistive Technology Specialist, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC, and Mary Lane-Wortley)

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

12:30pm

(E) Try 3D Printing & Laser Engraving!
Try 3D printing and/or laser engraving for themselves! Take what you make with you! You'll see how FUN it is while learning so much at the same time. If you don't already have a 3D printer or laser engraver in your classroom, this is great opportunity to learn how to expand your STE(A)M, CTE, FabLab or MakerSpace programs. If you're already a pro, visit to make a part and share your experiences with other educators! Our company is a local family business in Concord, NH. We welcome you to come visit our TECnology Center to explore more 3D printers and laser engravers, plus wide-format print/cut machines, automated desktop mills and more. Just give us a call and we'll set up a time convenient for you. Our company has been providing quality Technology Education and Engineering Education products to Educators and Schools since 1987. Let us help you! (Presenter(s): David Constant, Technology Education Concepts, Inc., and Justyn Constant, Technology Education Concepts, Inc.)

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

12:45pm

(T) BreakoutEDU
Play BreakoutEDU.com Game called TimeWarp. Break Out of the Box with BreakoutEDU is a platform for immersive learning games exemplifying high- and low-tech integration. Experience the competitive fun of communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills. BreakoutEDU was inspired by "escape rooms" around the world where you pay to get "locked in" a room with friends and try to escape by solving puzzles and unlocking codes. Experience a pre-created learning adventure with a "locked kit" and a website to access clues. Play Time Warp: Get lost in time to navigate the history of communication to return to the present. The framework of the learning game ensures that involvement leads to understanding. Players convert information and data into useful knowledge in the act of figuring out the problem. Breakouts are being used to teach core academic subjects. Learning standards that apply problem solving strategies are embedded throughout. The presenter offered this experinece at VITALearn in Vermont (Dynamic Landscapes). (Presenter(s): Cynthia Day, Educator/Maker/Co-Learner, retn.org/show/why-I-make-robots-Cynthia-da)

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Expo Center

12:45pm

(T) Out of this World!
Make and take video creations that are out of this world! Well at least they can be. Using a handful of apps and a green screen we want to show you how easy it is to fly to the moon, dance on rainbows or travel on the Mayflower. Perhaps you would rather climb the Eiffel Tower or fly like superman. Join us as we have some fun in creative and engaging ways. We look forward to seeing what adventures we can build together. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Kelly McManus, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Expo Center

12:45pm

(T) Rosie Run Time - An Unplugged Computer Game
Learn to play Rosie Runtime, an unplugged computational thinking game for students in elementary school based on Project Lead The Way K-5 Launch program. Appropriate for Grades 1,3, and 5. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, STEM Integrator, Christa McAuliffe ES, and Mary Laturnau, Project Lead the Way)

Thursday December 1, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Expo Center

1:00pm

Smorgasboard!
Explore a collection of "left overs" from 2015 and 2016.


Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Expo Center

1:00pm

Beyond the Essay: How Technology Changed the English Classroom
Come explore ways to incorporate technology into your English and secondary education classrooms. Explore technology tools, apps, and blended learning strategies to engage your students and foster collaboration and communication within the classroom and the greater world using digital tools. (Presenter(s): Ashley Millerd, English Grade 9/Modern Media, Sanborn Regional HS, and Julia Ryan, Sanborn Regional High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Spaulding

1:00pm

Curiosity, Passion, & Innovation: Promoting Inquiry through STEM Innovation
In this session participants will learn about several practical ways to conduct STEM/Innovation activities at little/no cost. Curiosity, Passion, & Innovation ... Oh, My!: Promoting Inquiry through STEM/Innovation Activities. Have limited time, money, and resources? Looking for ways to spark your students' curiosity, passion and innovation? Helen Burnham, Library Media Specialist and Julie Lambert, Director of Instruction of Lincoln Street School, Exeter, will discuss several collaborative efforts they have conducted to introduce STEM/Innovative activities to their school community. The presentation will include several practical ways to conduct activities at little/no cost. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and walk away with several STEM/Innovation resources to bring back to their classrooms. (Presenter(s): Helen Burnham, Library Media Specialist, Lincoln Street School - SAU16, and Julie Lambert, Lincoln Street School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon D

1:00pm

Demystify Math (We are all math people)
How many times have you heard... I am not a math person. I am not good in math. Imagine if you could provide every student with math practice at just the right level to drive growth. What would students achieve? Attend this engaging session to learn how Renaissance can help you energize your math classroom, build student confidence, and boost growth: - Build a strong foundation for student math achievement - Tailor instruction and practice to each student's specific needs - Use focused practice to develop students' automaticity and fluency (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Stark

1:00pm

Discover an Easy, Affordable Classroom Makerspace
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers-a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves. Join FableVision Learning Team as we introduce and demonstrate how to create a compelling classroom maker space using easy CAD software for grades 3-8. The team share projects from simple to sophisticated using tools from hand fabrication to inexpensive 2D cutters to 3D printers and laser cutters. Actively participate making pop-ups, 3D solids, working machines and Smithsonian Invention kits and leave with something you created yourself. Come with your questions and your ideas, stop in for a quick visit or stay for awhile and create! (Presenter(s): Bill Norris, The Dot Connector, FableVision)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Webster

1:00pm

ESSA for School Librarians
Learn what is happening nationally and locally with new legislation and how it will impact you and your school library program. You will receive handouts, resources, ideas, and links to get ready for the changes and begin to move your program into the future. (Presenter(s): Donna Zecha, School Librarian, Hopkinton Middle/High School, and Pam Harland, Plymouth State College)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pierce

1:00pm

Gaming in the Classroom
The gaming industry is becoming a career that students would like to experience in their middle or high school education. There are many students becoming interested in the gaming industry and would like to begin to experience some aspect of this career. Would you like to see a sample of a gaming curriculum that is being used to allow students to get a gaming career experience. You can start a gaming curriculum with some free programs that will allow you to create a gaming curriculum for your school or technology department. The instructors will present a gaming curriculum that uses PowerPoint, Kodu, Scratch and Gamemake that allows the students to experience game creation. Student work will be displayed as examples on what can be accomplished in this engaging curriculum. (Presenter(s): Kerrie Alley-Violette, Business Technology, Sanborn Regional High School, and Jeff Adams, Sanborn Regional High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon C

1:00pm

Keeping it Legal
Are your students, teachers, or administrators publishing online? Do they include images, music, or videos that they do not own? Fear No More! This session will present an overview of fair-use and copyright issues in relation to online multi-media projects. Participants will learn how to locate, utilize and provide attribution for content that can be shared, re-used and re-mixed using Britannica ImageQuest and Creative Commons. (Presenter(s): Rachel Hopkins, School Librarian, Salem - SAU57, and Karen Desjadon, Londonderry)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Portfolio Reflections Made Easy
Participate in an overview the newly released ISTE Technology Standards for Students that can be addressed using digital portfolios. Many of the standards can not be demonstrated with the artifact alone. That is where student reflection is crucial. Look at various standards needed to be covered in the reflection and then look at various templates to use to complete an effective reflection. (Presenter(s): Joanne Palin, Librarian, Kearsarge)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coolidge

1:00pm

Using Google Apps? Share Your Tips & Tricks at the Demo Slam!
During this "Demo Slam" participants interactively share their best Google Apps for Education (GAFE) tricks/tips. If you're a teacher, administrator, media specialist, or education technology professional who is passionate about GAFE, we need you to "Demo"nstrate a best practice you've used with students, colleagues, or your community. During this session, we will rotate quickly between two projection screens to fit in as many 2-3 minute GAFE tips as possible - "Slam." No need for handouts or fancy prepared materials, just an audience that's willing to get up and share what's working at your school! (Presenter(s): Nicole Tomaselli, Science Teacher/Adjunct Faculty, Hollis Primary/Rivier College, and Mary Marotta, Nashoba Regional SD)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon B

1:00pm

Shiny Widgets: Leading Tech Innovation without a Technology Background
Examine various strategies by which educational leaders can move beyond the limits of their own knowledge of technology to fully realize the possibilities inherent in new instructional tools. Most systems and building level leaders work hard to remain current in new instructional tools, and yet with the constant developments of new and more effective instructional technology, 'remaining current' may not be enough. How are school leaders to support and encourage innovation in educational technology that they may only partially understand? It is possible - but only with a fundamental shift in perspective and in some cases in the way in which we structure our work each day. Chasing fads simply isn't enough - there are far too many to chase. This district administrator offers strategies and resulting practices that encourage educational leaders to examine the ways in which they approach the integration of instructional technology. The outcome is an approach that allows them to work effectively within their means, while encouraging ongoing exploration and innovation. (Presenter(s): Scott Laliberte, Assistant Superintendent, Londonderry School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

ASSISTments: FREE-Extensive-Effective
Attention All Teachers!! Sample all of the free things that ASSISTments has to offer and see how a recent study showed that using ASSISTments improves learning (tiny.cc/homeworkstudy). ASSISTments allows teachers to assign homework, classwork, skill practice, readings with comprehension questions, benchmark and summative tests, essays, class starters, and exit cards directly to Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, or their ASSISTments account. Teachers can also build their own problems to assign to their students. ASSISTments is a free, online tool from Worcester Polytechnic Institute used by thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students around the country. (Presenter(s): Andrew Burnett, Director of User Experience, ASSISTments at WPI, and Cristina Heffernan, ASSISTments at WPI)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Discovering the New Google Sites Meet Up
Will New Google Sites meet our vision of modern website design? New Google Sites is being rolled out and has been rebuilt from the ground up to add modern day themes, functionality for mobile devices, and new features for the editing process. What is new? What is still to come? What are we hoping to see? Mike Wakefield & Chantal Duval facilitate the conversation. (Presenter(s): Michael Wakefield, Director of Technology, Narragansett Regional (MA), and Chantal Duval, Chichester Central School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Dartmouth

1:00pm

Making MS Word & Powerpoint Accessible
Create an accessible Microsoft Word document and PowerPoint presentation. Under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act it is required that all electronic and information technology be accessible to people with disabilities. Students with print disabilities, as well as students who have vision and hearing impairments need accessible content. Participants will have the opportunity to produce a Word document and short PowerPoint presentation that includes the use of alternative tags, column headers, styles and headings, hyperlink text and video descriptions. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have produced a document and will have the knowledge to make every document moving forward accessible to all their learners. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Professional, LifeLong Assistive Technology)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

(S) Adventures in Making & STEAM Education
In this session participants will see first hand what elementary students in Rochester are doing for STEAM learning activities. We will also bring a mini Maker Space that replicates the one we have at school. Interact with students, find out what they are learning, and see some of the simple activities that we have used to integrate STEAM education into our curriculum. (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Aquaponics in the Next Generation
In this session participants will see how Somersworth Middle School students are handling the fact that 1 in 9 people are food insecure in our state. We are using growing methods to combat against climate change and short growing season as well as lack of water and over use of fertilizers and pesticides and other environmentally damaging practices. We are working with nature not against it. We are working smarter not harder. Come listen to the students discuss how we are growing food for ourselves, our school, and our local community! We will showcase how our aquaponics and hydroponics class is growing produce for a monthly sald bar in our cafeteria. (Presenter(s): Chris Asbell, 7th grade Science teacher, Somersworth Middle School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Art Isn't Automatic: Digital Photos by FHS Students
Hear about the digital photo classes being offered at Farmington High School and will see examples of the students' work. Participants will then hear about the students' processes and learning curves associated with switching from "auto" to manual settings. (Presenter(s): Shannon McCracken-Barber, STEAM educator, Farmington High School, and Matt Jozokos)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Christa's Coders
In 2015 there were 500,000 computing jobs open in the US, and only 40,000 new computer science graduates to fill them. Research projects that by 2025 only 1 in 5 computer jobs will be held by women (https://youtu.be/xopMcnr7kxE). Come see how Christa McAuliffe School's recess coding club for girls is promoting a love of coding through the use of various apps and programs that appeal to girls who dare to change the world one line of code at a time. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School, and Megan Pearl, Christa McAuliffe School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Daily Dose of STEAM at the Gilsum STEAM Academy
Experience a variety of STEAM themed lessons designed for students in Grades K-6 and view student demonstrations. (Presenter(s): Adrienne Noel, Teaching Principal, Gilsum STEAM Academy)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Games for Creative Minds
In this session participants will interact with the Osmo and see some of the crazy amazing ways kids can learn, play, create and interact with the iPad. The Osmo allows kids to use the iPad as a hands-on tool to work on concepts ranging from numeracy and literacy to coding and creative confidence! This tool is literally limited only by your imagination; and the kids are finding new and amazing ways to make the Osmo an important part of their learning process. (Presenter(s): Jenna Buinicky, Tech Integrator, Chamberlain Street School, and Betty Anne Badgley, School Street School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Mission to Mars
In this session participants will learn about how students in our after school robot club used STEAM concepts to build and program a Mission to Mars simulation using LEGO EV3 robots. They demonstrated their enthusiasm and determination in hands-on problem solving completing the assorted challenges with the robots in activities that promote creative problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills. Students creatively adapted and applied programming and problem-solving skills to make the robots solve challenges related to space exploration, such as programming robots to gather rocks on Mars, rescue stranded astronauts, retrieve a Mars rover, launch a satellite and a communications station. Students worked in groups to solve these problems, and explored the necessary strategies to complete the challenges. The showcase will show the robots in action, as well as a video in the background showing the challenges as if you were on Mars watching this take place. Using laptops with the EV3 software, students programmed, tested robots and completed the challenges. (Presenter(s): Kathleen Dasho, North Reading Middle School, and Daniel Downs, North Reading)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Promoting an Innovator's Mindset: DIY Websites as Authentic Assessment
Explore how to collaboratively use a leading DIY (Do It Yourself) website, www.Instructables.com, to help students develop an innovator's mindset through the creation and publication of interest-driven STEM projects. (Presenter(s): Gianmarco Masoni, Director of STEAM & Innovation, The Derryfield School, and Ben Dougherty, The Derryfield School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Robotics, Electronics, & 3-D Makerspace Centers at GBS Elementary
Interact with Cubelets and other robotic, electronic, and 3-D non-electronic Makerspace activities that are used in Golden Brook School's elementary library STEAM centers. Speak with second-grade students that are experts at these tools. Try out the activities yourself: Cubelets Modular Robotics kit, Sphero 2.0 robotic ball with coding, Osmo iPad Gaming System, Makey Makey, Little Bits, Snap Circuits Jr., Create-a-Maze, Weird & Wacky Contraption Lab, Tumble Trax Marble Run, and Mental Blox. See demonstrations of pre-packaged centers for grades 1 through 8 that range in price from $20 to $300. (Presenter(s): Joel Burdette, Library Media Specialist, Golden Brook School (Windham School Dist.))

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Stop Motion & WeVideo Fun
Learn about how students use stop motion to share what they learn with others. Hear how students are demonstrating what they know and showcasing their creativity using a free iPad app that allows for quick and easy stop motion films. Explore strategies for enhancing basic stop motion films using wevideo (web-based online video editing program). (Presenter(s): Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes, and Stephanie Howard, Inter-Lakes)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Streaming TV - Kid Produced With a Shoestring Budget
Get a first hand look at how they can make their own streaming TV show for school announcements, news and much more. Best of all, it's all by students! (Presenter(s): Ellen Kidd, Educator, ConVal SAU #1, and Maryanne Cullinan, ConVal SAU #1 - Great Brook School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

1:30pm

(S) Student Help Desk & ELO
Explore strategies which support implementing new technologies in the classroom through the school's library and learning commons. Using Burlington High School as a model, Dr. Ange's students at Campbell High School in Litchfield have become members of her ChromeSquad. As part of their extended learning experience they assist students and teachers who need technology help, and then earn awesome Google Superpowers by exploring new applications and extensions for Chrome. Dr. Ange shares the syllabus she created with Jenn Scheffer while she at BHS, documenting competencies and students will be on hand to discuss what they have learned by being members of the ChromeSquad at CHS. Speak with two students who are members of the ChromeSquad! (Presenter(s): Andrea Ange, LMS, Campbell High School, SAU 27)

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Expo Center

2:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Expo Center

2:30pm

10 Things I Did as a First Year Librarian
Explore the ups and downs a first year librarian faced as he problem-solved his way through a whirlwind year of Libguides, budgets, furniture and shelves, magazines, 3D printers, social media, databases, and more. Change comes in many ways, and here are 10. (Presenter(s): Sam Dixon, Library Media Teacher, Bow High School, Bow School District)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:30pm

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance. Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Denny, and Lauren Amburn)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stark

2:30pm

Build a Better Mouse Trap: Gamification & Flipped Teaching
There are many strategies educators can use to make instruction more engaging and learning more interactive. Come explore how you can automate some classroom tasks, flip your classroom, and and incorporate gamification into learning. Discover how to improve learning while also saving time. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

2:30pm

Funding to Close Your Students' Digital Divide at Home & in the Community
Join this session to explore the extraordinary implications of the recent shift in federal policy to now encourage banks to provide funding to address digital equity needs for low-income learners. Explore whether and how best to form a local team to participate in sustained efforts, beginning at the Feb. 3rd NH Summit on Digital Equity, to improve equitable access statewide to affordable broadband, devices, tech support provided by linguistically and culturally diverse youths, OER materials, and other essential dimensions of a local systemic approach to digital equity. This effort has been in the works for years and New Hampshire is well positioned to take advantage of this bank revitalization funding to help close the digital divide in our schools for all students. (Presenter(s): Robert McLaughlin, Founder/Chair & Associate Dean, Nat'l Collaborative Digital Equity & NEC)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pierce

2:30pm

Improving K-12 Broadband Connectivity in NH Schools
Learn about current NH initiatives to improve K-12 broadband connectivity and get more schools and districts affordable broadband infrastructure and upgrades. In February 2016, Governor Maggie Hassan and Commissioner of Education Virginia Barry announced a new partnership, the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative (NHSCI) aimed at enhancing access to high speed broadband at NHs K-12 public schools. NHSCI has partnered with EducationSuperHighway a national nonprofit organization that supports increased broadband connectivity in public schools. EducationSuperHighway is providing its services free of charge to help schools and districts in NH evaluate their options to make the best upgrade decisions. NHDoE is working to create a fiber construction matching fund to leverage the E-rate state match opportunity. 32% of NH schools currently lack fiber connectivity. For schools that need new fiber construction, E-rate will fund an additional 10% above a district's E-rate discount level if the state provides 10%. This increases a district's E-rate discount level by 20%. The dollars from this fund have the ability to leverage up to $20 of fiber construction charges from every $1 spent from the fund. This opportunity is only available for a few more years, so the more districts that will take advantage of the fiber construction opportunity, the better. (Presenter(s): Dan Runcie, State Engagement Manager, EducationSuperHighway, and Paul Toribio, EducationSuperHighway)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Curriers

2:30pm

Our 1:1 Journey - What Four Years Taught Us
Moultonborough School District started a 1:1 iPad Pilot in 2012 with 2 grades and adding 2 grades each year. In 2015-16, every student has a 1:1 iPad. Collaboration between the Tech Dept and Media Center created comprehensive and focused professional development from the popular Tech Ten at staff meetings to weekly meetings with grade level teachers to full day workshops. A pilot allowed us to focus in on small groups of teachers and expanding what we learned together to the next group. We realized after our first year of this pilot that it was essential to use a learning management system in combination with a note-taking application to ensure that both staff and students could seamlessly share information and submissions with each other. We encountered several other issues along the way and elaborated effective policies to address them. Finally, our tech people will share tips on the management and deployment of these devices. (Presenter(s): Laura Maroon, Technology, Moultonborough School District, and Etienne Vallee)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

Page Turners & Tweeters: 21st Century Bookclubs
Explore and share strategies of successful bookclubs to engage students in the lifelong skill of reading to pursue personal and aesthetic growth. Ideas will include use of technology tools such as social media and Skype to connect students and authors. Participants should come ready to share ideas of what has worked and not worked in their schools. (Presenter(s): Donna Zecha, School Librarian, Hopkinton Middle/High School)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Coolidge

2:30pm

Who is not interested in games?
Sure, your students all want to play games. And make games. Teachers struggle to keep the interest of today's game-addled "digital natives". "Game-based learning" is one of today's hot educational buzzwords. But why should schools be in game design and how do you know if playing and making games is educational? How can you assess student achievement? Where do you start with making games in a "traditional" K-12 setting? How can students be creative when they are seated in rows all facing the front? What tools do you need? What are your expected outcomes? We will answer these questions and share both success and failure stories from our own experience implementing game design, programming, screenwriting, and 3D modeling curriculum in our schools. (Presenter(s): Norma-Jean Audet, Technology Director, RSU 4 / Oak Hill High School, and Suzanne Richard)

Thursday December 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Spaulding

3:30pm

Closing Session ~ 30th Anniversary Celebration & Raffle
Join us for the 30th Anniversary Closing Session Refreshments and the opportunity to win great raffle prizes contributed by our exhibitors.

Thursday December 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon A