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Tuesday, November 28
 

8:00am

B3-6 - Summarizing Is Boring! Getting Your Kids to Show What They Know
In this session, we will learn how to use storytelling application with our students; we will explore the purpose, benefits and methodology for teaching kids how to summarize and tell stories using technology. Students can enhance communications skills by learning to organize their ideas, ask questions, and express opinions. Storytelling also can help students as they learn to create stories for an audience, and present their ideas and knowledge in an individual and meaningful way. Although the storytelling process is deeply rooted in the K-8 ELA frameworks, it can create opportunities for interdisciplinary learning across subject matter. This session will focus on using the web browser in conjunction with free web-based applications. Students are asked now more than ever to explain their reasoning when solving a problem. They often struggle with the ability to recall their methods and need prompting for how to best demonstrate their process. Explaining one's reasoning is often compared to telling a story. Digital storytelling is the act of using computer-based tools to explain or tell; in general, digital stories all revolve around the idea of combining the art of telling with a variety of multimedia, including graphics, audio, video, and Web publishing. They usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips, and/or music. The topics used in digital storytelling range from personal tales to the recounting of process. (Presenter(s): Jarred Haas, Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

8:00am

B6 - G Suite: Domain Admins
Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned G Suite Domain Admin 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)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon A

8:00am

B6 - Project Based Learning through Google Apps
In this session participants will step through a project, in the same way their students will, from the new Google Apps Applied Digital Skills Curriculum. This curriculum is free to educators, with ready to use lesson plans and resources. The participants will discover how their GSuite Apps can work together to create a learning experience as well as a digital product. The curriculum currently has If-Then Adventure Stories, Research and Develop a Topic, Plan an Event, Guide to an Area, Plan and Budget, as well as Technology, Ethics, and Security. More are being added. (Presenter(s): Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon C

8:00am

B6 Using technology in a World Language Class is as easy as un, deux, trois
In this session participants will ... learn how to get the most out of their Google Classroom, website, Quizlet, Kahoot, Study Stacks, podcast, video-cast, and the list goes on. Sub plans have never been so easy and the students will love them. We have 6 hours, so lets get ready to create it and have it to use in class the next day. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Bureau, World Language/ Ed tech, SAU 49)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

8:00am

M/B3-6 Chromebooks & Chrome Extensions to Support All Learners
Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Educators will explore setup and basics of chromebook use, tips and tricks as well as explore basic google apps integration. Learn how to use Chrome Extensions and Apps to support struggling learners and what Chromebook features do this as well. Participants will also explore and work with other great chrome apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Education Technology Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Winnacunnet High School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon D

8:00am

M3 - Creating Interactive 360 Lessons
In this session, participants will learn how to use a 360 camera to capture images and video and then create an interactive virtual reality lesson using ThingLink VR Editor and G Suite Tools. Watching VR is great but creating your own lesson is even better. Once you have a premium teacher account with ThingLink, your students can also create their own interactive 360 experiences. Participants will also learn how to contribute 360 images to Google Street View app and other apps as time permits. There are a limited number of resources available with educational 360 images so this is a chance to contribute. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Steven Barrie, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 8:00am - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

B3 - Engaging Learners with Awesome Video Production Tools & Ideas
In this session participants will discover techniques for engaging students of any age using green screens, props, and other video production tools using mobile devices. Using an iPhone 7+ or an iPad, we will explore Do Ink, an iOS green screening app. Let your creative juices flow as you rotate through a series of stations to explore and later build a production of your own. At the portable green screen stand station anything is possible. Simply capture a background image or video, add your green screen video and you are ready to go. Maybe you want to scale the Great Wall of China, dine with Tom Brady & Peyton Manning, own an awesome racecar, or eat the largest turkey club in the world. You can be anywhere or do anything with this simple tools. At the pizza station, explore the possibilities using green screen and blue screen pizza boxes to tell stories with self made puppets and props or borrow some of ours. Other stations will introduce alternative apps and tips for creating props and special effects on a low budget. Join us, roll up your sleeves, and have fun as we dive into these awesome and engaging tools. Look out George Lucas, here comes the Christa McAuliffe conference! (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Julie Spang, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Coolidge

6:00pm

M/B3 - 3D Printing in Education - Basic Usage
In this session participants will use free, web based design software to create and print a simple design using a Monoprice Select 3D printer. Participants will explore 3D printing workflows, curriculum design, and curriculum implementation, as well as classroom best practices. All aspect of using a 3D printer in a classroom environment will be discussed. (Presenter(s): Michael Thompson, Comprehensive Technology Educator, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School, and William Church, White Mountain Science Inc.)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

M3 - Dash and Dot: Robot Coding Challenge
In this session participants will ...learn about programming Dash and Dot robots and how they are used in the elementary and middle school classrooms. They will also have hands-on time to work on challenges and a chance to design their own challenges for students. Robots will be available (purchased through workshop), but workshop attendees will need to bring their own iPad (3 or higher). (Presenter(s): Carole Lewis, Education Technology Integrator, Merrimack School District, and Adam Goodman, Merrimack School District)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth

6:00pm

M3 - Step into the 3D world with a 3D pen
In this session participantWant to get your foot into the 3D world? Get started creating, designing, and repairing with a 3Dpen. Guided by an art teacher and technology coordinator use your Simo Mini 3D to explore a wide variety of techniques including soldering, burning. cutting and 3D plastics to create, repair and decorate surfaces. The Simo handles a wide variety of types of 3d filament including wood, metal and toxic free biodegradable PLA (poly lactic acid) . It is the most versatile 3D pen on the market.s will ... (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Sarah Chase, Deerfield Community School)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Robert Frost

6:00pm

M3 - The Student-Centered Makerspace as a 21st Century Playground
We consider tech-rich makerspaces to be playgrounds for building 21st century skills. Makerspaces help develop social skills, self-esteem and maturity, as well as facilitate pressure-free learning, teach risk taking and experimenting and promote growth from failure. Engaging technology drives makerspaces, but the most important factor is an atmosphere that supports all stages of learning and reinforces a sense of mastery and accomplishment through valuable play. So, how do we create an environment that enables creativity, freedom in design and problem solving? A safe way is to make it student-centered, but it takes courage for teachers to transfer power to students. In this presentation, we will explain how educators can identify tech that allows kids to access their inner geek in a comfortable space. We'll feature tools that help kids exercise their voice, level the playing field and enhance inclusion. We will also discuss overcoming the inner conflicts teachers face in student-centered learning. You'll learn how to create a student-centered makerspace fueled by collaboration, how to arrange a mobile version and how to access existing support and funding. Participants then will turn into students to empathize with their experiences and foster a growth mindset, reflect on the ideas that emerge and discuss implementing them. We'll end by using the design process to reinforce the changes as you build a plan to transform uncertainty into growth. (Presenter(s): Irina Tuule, Co-founder, Eduporium)

Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Dartmouth
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

9:30am

Digital Dominoes
In this session participants will integrate old school tools with a digital twist as they build a collective set of digital domino cards (DDC) for their classroom. Have fun, build a set of digital domino cards during this session. Each of you will leave with your own set of domino cards. The beauty of DDCs is they can be shared with colleagues, on classroom web pages, etc., making them accessible to all. Colleagues can use them in their own classrooms and students get extra practice at home. Any topic works, however, it must lend itself to organized pairs for matching the sides. Think equivalent fractions (1/4, one out of four, pic), or time (2:15, quarter past two o clock, analog pic), or states, (state, capital, governor, and state bird), or literature (character, book, author, and genres.) Using text and drawings, we will build 4-sided domino cards to prepare them for digitizing. Mobile devices with cameras will be used to begin digitizing these cards. Of course, any device that takes photos works. All images will be uploaded to a shared google folder before they are cropped in Google Drawings to remove unwanted borders. Finally we will bring the newly digitized dominoes into a prepared Google Presentation and presto chango, you have yourself a digital domino game. Kids love games and have even more fun playing them when they build their own. Explore the possibilities! Join us, roll up your sleeves, and get started making your first set of digital dominos. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Nina Benkley, Groton-Dunstable Regional District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
In this session participants will learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Learn how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

10:30am

21st Century Course Design & STEM Pathway Innovation
Are you working to develop a digital learning course or pathway of STEAM courses in your district? In this session, review multiple instructional design approaches for selecting courses, content and outcomes which will move your programs forward to meet students college and career readiness needs. Learn a process to review your existing computer science and digital learning courses to meet the needs of the Massachusetts Digital Learning & Computer Science Standards and your students 21st century competencies. This session will provide guidance and a matrix of skills to create a seamless pathway for students in your school or district to embrace design thinking, innovation and technology skills. Identify critical components in Instructional Design process with Computer Science and Digital Learning courses to tap into a wider range of student skills and outcomes. Learn strategies to assist in preparing more learning resources for integration into online portals and embedded digital instruction (Open Source Resources & Streamlined Digital Curriculum Resources) Support a culture of innovation and change with technology embedded course design and Project Based Instruction and Assessment(Sample Projects and Formative Assessments For PBL with CS/Tech Projects) Identify critical sequences in computer science and digital skills for course development and expand new student learning outcomes(CS/Digital Learning Skills Matrix For Course Review) Explore examples of Capstone Projects (Presenter(s): Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and Daniel Downs, North Reading Public Schools)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Eighteen for 2018: Tools and Trends to Inspire & Motivate
In this session participants will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you. This fast-paced session has been completely updated from the 2016 Christa McAuliffe Conference Tools and Trends. It will include apps, gadgets, wearable tech, web sites, and other resources. This session will highlight virtual and augmented reality apps, particularly those that enhance a lesson in ways other technologies can not, and those that are highly interactive. Augmented reality producers, such as the New York Times, will be described, along with teacher and student produced projects. You will see teacher tested classroom uses of affordable robots and drones, and how they are being used in makerspace projects. You will learn about many free and powerful apps and resources in all subject areas and grade levels and hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal. You will learn about tools that you did not know you could not live without, and see innovative apps promoting classroom interaction. The term Electronic Constructivism was coined by this presenter who will link these technologies to what it is all about Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind and a sense of adventure is highly suggested! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Starting a STEAM program
In this session participants will learn through our experiences about what it was like to create and organize a STEAM program for 9th graders. At WMRHS we have just finished our first year with the STEAM program and about to embark on year two. You will hear about a new way to create projects that are filled with inquiry and student choice all the while adhering to common core and next generation science standards. You will learn about the process of creating a new way of "doing school" from the brainstorm of class configuration to working with the master schedule to maximize student learning to creating a culture of student choice and voice. (Presenter(s): Melissa Jellison, STEAM Teacher, White Mountains Regional High School, and Erica Hicks, WMRHS)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

STEM, Makerspace, Learning Commons..it's all SCHOOL & here's how to do it!
In this session participants will ...Brief Description (limit 25 words): We have made some strategic school-wide shifts in the past 2 years that have proven to be integral in the integration and reshaping of instruction at our elementary school. In this session we will share our solutions to the common problem "How do we do this?" To date, we have built a Learning Commons, a MakerSpace and Integrated our teaching of Technology which we consider the cornerstones of building quality instruction into everyday for every child. We now teach all of our subjects in a Workshop Model, incorporate design challenges that require students to use the Engineering Design Process, "flip" our staff meetings to be able to do more professional readings and have reached an unprecedented level of transparency with our community of parents. Join us to learn some practical strategies that you can implement this school year. We will share simple changes your team can make to mobilize your staff and make better use of your scheduled instructional time, rethink RTI practices, infuse teacher development through best practice, and create opportunities for job embedded professional development. Don't let the endless initiatives pull you and your staff in divergent directions, leave this session with techniques that will build your community of critical thinkers to get your team focused! (Presenter(s): Nicole and Paula Tomaselli and Izbicki, Hollis Primary School Principal, Hollis School District, and Nicole Tomaselli, Hollis Primary School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

Tech Tools Foreign Language Classroom
Tech tools are everywhere. There are so many from which to choose. Which ones are the best for world language classes? How would they transfer to other social studies or Language Arts classrooms? Our focus is on how these different technologies actually helped teacher and students do better work and build up language learning skills. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Rosalyn Walk, Deerfield Community School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

12:00pm

Chris Nelson Memorial Grant Project Details
In this session, participants will learn how our first and second graders came together to playfully learn through tactile, hands-on projects that provided the skills to start them on the road to becoming successful lifelong learners. Using the funds we received through the Chris Nelson Memorial Grant, we created activities for our students to holistically learn specific content areas while blending in collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication. With 'Our Community' as the base, we wrote stories using a comic strip software program, Story Visualizer; programmed our BeeBot robots to find important places in the town and village where we live; built our town with our Legos StoryStarter and Community Figure Kits; and got our cardboard robots (created with our art teacher) moving on a platform powered by our LittleBits STEAM and Gizmos and Gadgets Kits. Let us share with you the amazing results while you have some fun too! (Presenter(s): Jimi Emery, Education Tech Integrator/Coordinator, Josiah Bartlett School, and Kim Couture, Bartlett)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

Digital Citizenship in a Social Media Savvy World
In this session participants will ...Over the past few years, the counseling and technology department at Bedford High School have partnered up to help educate students in becoming social media savvy. The program has evolved over the years both in message and content, focusing on being a positive digital citizen with the use of social media. Come hear us tell our story. Time will be provided for attendees to also share their story and provide their own advice. Let's all come together to help inspire and share our own stories from our own communities! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Ali Puffer, Bedford High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

Fun with Forms
In this session participants will ... learn about some cool things to do with forms! Participants will discover how to use add-ons such as Form Limiter and Autocrat to streamline their workload and make forms really work for them! (Presenter(s): Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 3, Heron Pond Elementary)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Video Production as an instructional strategy in the science classroom.
In this session participants will learn about the power of video production as an instructional strategy. I was a media librarian at UMass Lowell for 33 years. I have collaborated many times (60+) with faculty on the design and implementation of a video production assignment into their curriculum, essentially asking students to create short (3-5 minute) mini-documentaries. In this presentation I will share my experiences working with four biology classes; three at the University (Climate Change, Ecology, and Virology), and one most recently at Portsmouth High School (Environmental Studies). There will be a healthy sampling of student work, a clear description of the assignment structure including tasks, benchmarks and timelines. I will share what faculty and students have had to say about their experience, present an overview of the video production process, take a look at how 21st Century skills and literacies map to the production process, and discuss the role of the teacher, librarian, and IT support along with technology requirements, such as computers, hardware and software. This assignment is project-centered and creative. It introduces a comprehensive set of 21st century skills while giving students an opportunity, perhaps for the first time, to learn how to communicate using new media tools. This is first and foremost a research project with multiple deliverables that include a written paper and a short science documentary written, narrated and created by students. (Presenter(s): Mitchell Shuldman, Librarian, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Deidre Barrett, Portsmouth NH)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

What's all the hype about Hyperdocs?
Have you been looking diversify your lessons and incorporate blended learning? Over the past year teachers at Londonderry High School have been working to incorporate more student centered learning through Hyperdocs, which incorporates GSuite, other web 2.0 tools, and, for us, databases. Learn how we collaborated to create meaningful learning experiences that meets the needs of all learners. Presenters will share ways to access other hyperdocs for reuse, create an original Hyperdoc, and discuss "lessons learned." Participants will have a chance to ask questions and/or share ideas. (Presenter(s): Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry School District)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Coding for Beginners- K-6 teachers
In this session participants will learn how to code, and how to teach their students how to code. This session is geared towards beginning coders, so don;t worry if you have never coded before! (Presenter(s): Kiley Kapp, Library Media Specialist & Technology, SAU #48)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Free, Vetted, and Adaptable Resources
In this session participants will learn how to access, navigate, adapt, and create lesson plans by using ISKMEs free digital public library and collaboration platform, OER Commons. The library contains vetted lesson plans, textbooks, and many other resources for teachers and librarians. The presenters used OER Commons to create and publish a long-term Collaborative STEM lesson plan. Attendees will have time to explore OER Commons and ask questions. .. (Presenter(s): Madeleine Wright, Library Media Specialist, Franklin High School, and Molly Horn, Franklin High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Beyond pen and paper: How to enhance your classroom in the digital age
In this session participants will engage and learn about a variety of technological tools to help enhance a blended learning classroom. Tools will include sites/programs, apps, and Google add-ons and extensions that have helped move the classroom from pen and paper to a blended model. (Presenter(s): Ashley Millerd, English Grade 9/Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School, and Julia Ryan, Sanborn Regional High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Armory Classroom

1:30pm

Change our SIS? Yes we did! A case study
In this session participants will examine the opportunities and challenges presented by changing such an integral service as the student information system. This session will be a case study of the Inter-Lakes School District's shift to Alma and will include their corporate partner. Many NH districts like ours find it difficult to work towards competency based education in the existing systems which were founded upon points and averages. Even the limited standards based options available would not allow us to operate in the world we wanted to create for our learners. As we explored the options that existed which would enable us to expand the breadth and depth of the services we desired from our ideal SIS, we found a solution that strengthens the teacher/student/parent relationship while putting the focus back on learning. (Presenter(s): John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District, and Eric Nentrup, Alma SIS)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Girls In STEM
* Will send a more detailed description at a later time (Presenter(s): Amy Cantone, Grade 5 Teacher, SAU 16 - Brentwood, and Sue Mayo, SAU 16)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Packaging Pedagogy using G Suite Tools
In this session, participants will get an overview of how to use G Suite tools such as Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Sites to package pedagogy. If you haven't heard of Hyperdocs and the power of packaging your pedagogy for differentiated instruction, then this workshop is for you. The concept of a HyperDoc is to use a technology tool to put together a curriculum packet for a content area that allows students to work more independently through a project. While there is more work to be done up front by the teacher, this process frees the teacher to focus on guiding students instead of providing daily lectures. Plus students can take ownership of their own learning. It also provides a way for those students who are absent to get caught up without needing your undivided attention. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Shelby Wischan, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

Personalized Learning and UDL: Realizing the Promise of Learner Agency
In this session, participants will discover how Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be the centerpieces to fulfilling the promise of learner agency. As we try to educate all children to become independent and self-directed learners so they have choices in college, career, and life, our promise must be for each child to develop learner agency. But how can we fulfill that promise to create learner-centered environments where all children develop agency? The first step is an effective Personal Learning Plan (PLP) that includes goal setting and action planning so that every learner can develop the skills to support their own learning and become a learner with agency. Using the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express, participants will learn about a 3-step process to empower their learners to tell their story of who they are and how they learn that sets the stage in developing a Personal Learning Backpack of tools and skills and an effective PLP so that they become future ready. .. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

The Human Code: Computational Thinking in Learning
In this one-hour session presented by Pam Carr, Assistant Principal at Seacoast School of Technology and Teaching Lecturer at Plymouth State University, teachers from all levels will gain a better understanding of how to incorporate computational thinking into any classroom lesson. Teachers will leave with resources to help them fully develop lessons integrated with computational thinking. Participants of this session will have the opportunity to earn graduate credits from Plymouth State University by completing additional coursework after the conference. (Presenter(s): Pamela Carr, Assistant Principal, Seacoast School of Technology)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

Virtual Reality: A Futuristic Tool that's Transforming Education Now
The technology is evolving as quickly as it's being consumed and many students and teachers are reaping the rewards of having a brand new element for engagement. What did Goldman Sach's name as the most disruptive technology in education? Virtual Reality. VR is a gamechanger when it comes to immersive and vivid learning experiences. Simply put, virtual reality opens up excitement and optimizes engagement by taking kids to places they would otherwise not be able to explore. Teaching a biology class? Take students to the bottom of the ocean, 200 feet below the surface, and enable them to examine marine life and oceanic plants as lifelike fish and whales casually swim by. Studying anatomy? Descend directly into the human body and explore the complexities of things like the heart, lungs, muscles, and blood. Or, what about history? Yes, this technology can even immerse kids directly in historic events by taking them back in time and making them believe they're really there. VR is 100 percent immersive as it makes students feel like they're actually experiencing what they see in the viewer. Come learn more about the implications VR has for all levels of education and try the world-class Oculus Rift on the spot. We'll answer your VR questions, show how this technology works, and explain why it's set to enhance education like nothing else we've seen. If you're ready to step into the future, come learn how virtual reality is poised to reshape education. (Presenter(s): Palo Peirce, Director of Sales, N/A)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Student Transition Pamphlets for Self Advocacy
In this session participants will learn how to empower their students to advocate for themselves and their needs in new circumstances. We will give a background on transition planning for IEP students, and will create brochures and learn how to help students make their own using various web and computer tools. Please bring a laptop or iPad. (Presenter(s): Penny Lee, Technology Integrator, Strafford Learning Center, and Amy Cook)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Teaching with Thunkable
According to CNN Money, the number one career for 2016 was Mobile App Developer. What better way to prepare your students for the future than teaching them how to build an app that showcases their content knowledge? In this session participants will create their very own mobile app using the Thunkable platform, and will be given tools and strategies to integrate this innovative tool into their classroom. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord technology integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

3:15pm

Adaptive Personalized Learning Solutions that promote Student Agency
In this session participants will ...discover how adaptive digital solutions promote personalization and student agency. Education is changing and so are we. Every learner has unique needs and educators are leveraging the tools around them to meet their learners where they are. Blended learning environments afford our students creativity, connectivity, personalization and student agency. When students collaborate with each other, experience learning in enw ways, control their own learning pathways, and make key decisions in their learning experiences, they succeed. Redbird Mathematics and ALEKS are digital solutions that works beautifully in a Blended Learning environment. Learn more about how Redbird/ALEKS personalize learning for students while encouraging student agency (Presenter(s): Jill Olson, Personalized Learning Specialist, MCGRAW HILL EDUCAITON)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Beyond the Classroom Walls: Discovering the Benefits of Open Pedagogy
In this session participants will ... Learn how Granite State College faculty adopted principles of Open Pedagogy to facilitate relevant, learner-centered experiences for their teacher candidates. Session participants will explore how an Open instructional model provides learners of all ages the opportunity to synthesize understanding, share ideas, and make meaningful contributions to their field of study. Come learn the benefits of breaking down classroom walls and immersing your students in a professional learning network. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Cormier, Associate Dean | School of Education, Granite State College, and Emily Gannon, Granite State College)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Armory Classroom

3:15pm

Curriculum Access for ALL Students
Do your students have difficulty accessing the curriculum? Read and Write for Google integrates with Google Docs, the web, and PDFs to provide accessibility to those students who struggle with reading and writing. Come explore how Read & Write can help their students feel successful and independent in the classroom. While not necessary, it would be helpful for attendees to already have their FREE premium account set up. Head to https://goo.gl/E88nmJ and fill out the information to activate your free teacher account. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Designing Tech Programs for Gender Inclusion
In this session participants will ... Engage, discuss, and unpack statistics of girls and women in tech education and industry Learn about evidence-based approaches to increase gender inclusion in tech education and industry Share and collaborate on a resource list to address the issue Discuss strategies for local change Network with other seeking to create a more inclusive tech future Leave with ideas and optimism to address gender inclusion (Presenter(s): Johanna Prince, Director of Graduate Programs in Education, University of Maine at Farmington)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

3:15pm

Teaching the Adaptable Student- Teaching the "skill" and not the "tool"
In this session participants will ...explore strategies and the overarching idea of teaching our students technology skills to facilitate adaptability in the 21st Century student. The goal is that both students and staff can adapt easily from tool to tool based on their proficiency with technology skills and knowledge of other similar tools. Our district currently offers both Office 365 and Google Apps for Education at different building levels which requires that students learn a variety of different skills and become adaptable to the different tools available district-wide. This presentation will be a presentation/discussion of ideas on how to support our teachers in becoming more adaptable to various tools as well as teaching students that word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, data collecting, etc are all skills that once mastered, can be executed using any available tool at their disposal. Presenters will also tie into how this philosophy ties into Competency Based Learning model which our building has implemented in all subjects for the 2017-2018 school year. Come join this collaborative and progressive discussion! (Presenter(s): Nikola Bureau, Technology Integrator, SAU 5, and Nicholas Bellows, SAU5)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Growth Mindset and the Google Classroom
In this session participants will hear ways to motivate and help student develop a growth mindset when it comes to their learning. This session will offer ways to incorporate google classroom and other google tools for education to help cultivate a learning environment that delivers real time feedback to students and tracks student performance. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

6:30pm

Teacher-On-Demand Is Now Possible!
Do you want to learn how to create a "digital You" so that your students who need additional review or who have missed your classes can be provided with instruction as needed? Or have you ever wanted to flip your class so that you can provide your students with instructional videos that can be viewed at home? If you answered "yes" to either of the above questions then this workshop is for you! During this BYOD participants will learn how to create screencasts so that students have anytime, anywhere access to instruction creating a 24/7 personalized learning environment! (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan Cavanaugh, McKelvie Intermediate School - SAU 25)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Thursday, November 30
 

9:30am

Classroom without Walls
Teachers will learn how to better connect their classroom with the real world. How connected is your classroom with the other classes in your school? Does the learning stop when you leave the classroom? Do parents know what does on? How would someone connect to collaborate with your class coming a different country? Do your students have the ability to continue lessons outside of class? Do you advertise the great things going on in your classroom? These are questions that you may have pondered at one time, but not really understood how to make this happen. Perhaps these are new ideas but still seem overwhelming. How can I do all this and still get through my curriculum? Creating a classroom without walls is not about expensive field trips or holding class on the soccer field; a classroom without walls is one where students open to world and world is available to the students. In this session, we will develop and practice several aspects of making your class more connected. I challenge you to learn about a technique and then try it out for yourself. Connectivity, collaboration and communication are 21st century realities; our classrooms are often behind the times. The goal of this session is develop some applications, and strategies that meet YOUR needs for YOUR students. We will discuss how to notify parents of your integrations well in advance and even get parental involvement. Come join us in the learning fun! (Presenter(s): Jarred Haas, Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

9:30am

Design your Dream House using Sweet Home 3D
In this session participants will learn how to draw the plan of your dream house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D, using Sweet Home 3D which is a free interior design application. We will create our dream houses and furnish them. You will draw the walls and floors of your home, add different levels and layout your furniture upon it. You can paint your walls, choose floor materials and even customize the art on the walls to include your family portraits. You will learn how to import furniture and customize them so that they better fit your space and needs. You can even set the dinner table! A furniture list will be created that contains the furniture of your home and display their name, size and other characteristics. Each change made in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, so you can constantly see a realistic rendering of your layout. You will be able to see your home from the top, or from a virtual visitor point of view. Once we are done you can print out your dream houses at home and even create real models of your houses. Examples and instruction will be provided on how to create actual models using cardboard paper. Students love this activity and can spent endless hours perfecting their dream houses!!!!! (Presenter(s): Vasiliki Partinoudi, Seacoast School of Technology)

Thursday November 30, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

10:30am

Are you ready for Hour of Code Week?
In this session participants will participate in hands-on activities that can be taken back and used immediately in the classroom. The second week in December is Hour of Code week. Leave this presentation with insight on how to use and set up student accounts on Code.org, as well as familiarize yourself with the Tynker and Scratch websites. Make binary bracelets and use paper cups to teach coding to elementary-aged children. All of these activities have been tried and tested with close to 1,500 elementary students in Rochester, N.H, as our technology team launches a Coding Unit each school year beginning with Hour of Code week. Join the movement because: "Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science!" (Code.org) (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Computer Science for All
In this session participants will learn about computer science and its place in K-12 education. What is computer science? How does it fit in with STEM and other disciplinary areas? How can it be effectively incorporated into the curriculum? What are some free tools and resources available? These are some of the topics that will be explored in a presentation format that is open to conversation. Computing impacts nearly every aspect of our lives. Employers across all industries are scrambling for people with complex computing skills - STEM, healthcare, business and finance, arts and media, and more. In STEM alone, computer-related occupations represent 45% of all jobs, and these occupations are growing at double the national average. High representation and fast growth will lead to far more new jobs over the next 10 years than any other STEM group - 8X as many as the next highest growth area, engineering. (Presenter(s): David Benedetto, Director of STEM and Computer Science Ed., NH Department of Education)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Gamification
A number of corporations, websites and classrooms use this innovated technique to help people achieve their goals. Be part of this effective growing movement in society, business and education. Topics include what is gamification, the types of gamification and implementation. (Presenter(s): Edward Kissell, Computer Teacher, Manchester school district, and Sam Belcourt)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

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)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

Our Techs in Jeopardy
In this session participants will explore a variety of tech tools while actually playing one in a large group setting. Participants will select tech tool topics as they play a "Jeopardy-like" quiz show game, honing in on topics of interest. Participants work through topics of choice as they play along exploring a variety of tech tools used in the classroom. Topics may include: Google Apps Have Done it Again; I'm Flipping for Flippity; Chrome Extensions to Make Your Life "Easier?"; Exit Tickets, Tell Us What You Know, or Don't; iPad Apps & Features Everyone Should Know; Fun Free Web Tools. Join us for some fun and games as you learn about our favorite tech tools. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jeannie Erickson, Groton-Dunstable Regional HS)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Technology Tools to Personalize Learning
In this session participants will explore strategies on how to use different technology tools to collect data from students, deliver content in a matter that best fits the students learning style and offer multiple ways to demonstrate competency using different digital products. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

12:00pm

Breaking Out Digitally
In this session participants will ...Sure you might have participated in a Breakout EDU challenge over the past year or maybe you even had your own students participate in one! But, have you challenged yourself to create your own Breakout EDU game digitally? Come participate in our own digital Breakout EDU. Discussion of how one could create their own will also be discussed. Let's have some fun together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessie Gilcreast, Bedford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

Create Bravely by Empowering STEM Education Through Creative Maker Solution
Discover how classrooms across the country are exploring STEM through a creative lens and cultivating a climate of courage and creativity in the classroom. In this session, you will see how FableVision Learning tools that promote creative, project based learning are engaging and empowering students all across the country. We will share real world examples of how creative approaches to STEM learning are sparking deep, transformational and attitudinal change regardless of learning abilities and grade level. You will see examples of cost effective, cross curricular projects using digital fabrication (Fab@School Maker Studio) and animation (Animation ish) that can easily turn a STEM Lab into a STEAM Lab that cultivates the attributes of creativity that will offer students will use across all the curriculum and for a life-time of learning. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE, and Andrea Calvin)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

Creating and Using 360 Content
In this session participants will ... learn how to take things to the next level by creating and using 360 content. A World Language teacher will share her story of creating 360 photographs and videos to use in her own curriculum with the help of a 360 Ricoh Theta camera. We will discuss challenges and successes of exploring this exciting new technology, and how to use it in the classroom. (Presenter(s): Meghan Lydon, World Language Teacher, Bedford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

12:00pm

EDPuzzle in the Classroom
In this session participants will develop an understanding of the video platform EDPuzzle to save time, boost engagement, enhance learning and gather critical data through formative and summative assessment. EDPuzzle allows teachers to select, edit, and embed questions into videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, etc. (Presenter(s): Amy Moskwa, Grade 4 teacher, SAU 25)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

Independent Learning in a 1 to 1 Environment
Have you recently gone 1 to 1 in your classroom? During this session attendees will discover various tools to promote personalized, independent learning for their students. Websites such as Epic!, SplashMath, and Prodigy will be shared. (Presenter(s): Lindsay Bucknam, Teacher, Peter Woodbury School, and Jill Manning, Peter Woodbury School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Student Help Desk: Middle School Edition
In this session, you will learn about the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team (START) at J Henry Higgins Middle School in Peabody. Our team utilizes all available time in the middle school schedule including intervention blocks, lunch period, and even before school support. We train students in customer service, troubleshooting, scheduling, and even device repair. We intentionally engage students who are looking for a leadership opportunity, display a strong work ethic and are committed to learning. Our team is advised by a Digital Learning Coach and an IT Specialist to give a more rounded learning experience. At the end of our presentation, you will be able to ask questions to our Digital Learning Coach, our IT Specialist, and some students who serve on START. You will take away some practical strategies for developing a Student Help Desk program at the Middle School level, working within your schedule, and learn about our structure where students are empowered in an professional internship. (Presenter(s): Jarred Haas, Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools, and Marc LeBlanc, Peabody Public Schools)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

Making Movie Trailers using Chromebooks
In this session participants will ...learn how to have your students, of varying abilities, use Adobe Spark to create book trailers/ commercials to meet standards and learn/ apply 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, add images, narration, music and text. Participants need to create an Adobe Spark account before the session. (Presenter(s): Alison Griffin, Librarian, SAU90/ Marston School, and Amber Levine, Marston School/ SAU90)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Expeditions
In this session participants will experience exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in one day! With Google Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. Expeditions tours are a great way to introduce a lesson or unit or to give students background knowledge before reading a story about a faraway place! Participants will learn how to lead an Expeditions tour and have the opportunity to find ready-made lessons that integrate into their grade level curriculum. (Presenter(s): Debra Rodd, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Beyond the Theory - Practical Applications of UDL
Have you ever looked at the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines? Are you overwhelmed trying to implement or support those Guidelines in the classroom? If so, or if you are looking for additional ideas for how to put the philosophy of UDL into action, then this is the session for you. Join Julie and Thea to explore examples of how they bring the UDL Guidelines to life in their roles as classroom teacher and Digital Learning Coach. Julie helps teachers with increasing student access to curriculum, developing choice assignments, modeling collection of Mastery-Oriented Feedback and other realistic applications of the philosophy of UDL. In her role as a classroom teacher, Thea implements the principles of UDL through her use of Google Classroom, choice and self-reflection structures during review, and ongoing student goal-setting. You will leave with lots of ideas of how to apply UDL in your classroom with and without the use of technology. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District, and Thea Durling, Groton-Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Biomedical Prosthetic Challenge
In this session participants will learn how Heather Mailloux, gifted and talented educator and David Remillard, comprehensive technology educator, collaborated to design and implement the STEAM project titled Biomedical Prosthetic Challenge for the 8th grade Ventures/gifted and talented students at Hampstead Middle School. The purpose of this challenge was for students to combine the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological science to advance health care treatment. Throughout the completion of this challenge students practiced and implemented all of the 21st Century Skills; including, flexibility, adaptability, communication, critical thinking and problem solving, creativity, collaboration, and especially perseverance. The students collaborated in teams to do their own research, create prototypes, and eventually use the Lego Mindstorm Robotics kits to build the most innovative prosthetic that they could. Students also created a fictitious character to create their prosthetic for. Teams then presented their prosthetic legs to an authentic audience and judging panel comprised of medical professionals and robotics/mechanical engineers to provide honest and professional feedback. Let us share with you our successes and challenges with this STEAM project! (Presenter(s): Heather Mailloux, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Hampstead Middle School, and David Remillard, Hampstead Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Armory Classroom

1:30pm

Breaking Out Digitally
In this session participants will ...Sure you might have participated in a Breakout EDU challenge over the past year or maybe you even had your own students participate in one! But, have you challenged yourself to create your own Breakout EDU game digitally? Come participate in our own digital Breakout EDU. Discussion of how one could create their own will also be discussed. Let's have some fun together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessie Gilcreast, Bedford High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

Confident Coders
According to the National Center for Women and Informational Technology, only 18% of computer science graduates in 2015 were female. And a recent article in Science found that by age 6 girls are less likely than boys to identify themselves as "really, really smart." The goal of the free Confident Coders program is to engage students in confidence-boosting and coding activities in elementary school, so that they pursue computer science opportunities as they get older. The program is geared toward girls in grades 3-5, but can be easily adapted. Participants in this session will walk away with the knowledge and materials needed to implement this program in their school. This session will be facilitated by Heather Drolet, a Concord technology integrator who was selected by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as the 2016-2017 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical. (Presenter(s): Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

Getting started in the 3d world
So you have a 3D printer or REALLY want to get one. What do you do next? Explore strategies to integrate a 3D printer into a variety of grade levels and classroom subjects. Walk away with an understanding of epic fails and successes and how to build a team effort that supports both. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Sarah Chase, Deerfield Community School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

The Science of Design: Modeling Past, Present and Future
In this session participants will ...explore ways engage your students with in depth content mastery by using technology based lab simulations to model different representations of the past and present, and predict future scientific occurrences and outcomes. Using multiple hands-on inquiry based lab simulations enables students with different learning styles to demonstrate proficiency of standards in less time. (Presenter(s): Leanne Keller, 8th Grade Integrated Science Teacher, Laconia Middle School, and Jessica Roberts, Laconia Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Promoting inventiveness in the classroom
In this session participants will learn why t he skills inherent in inventiveness" the form of creativity leading to invention" are important skills for all students to master. The ability to brainstorm, to think in different ways, to learn to elaborate, and to produce something original, can be used in all walks of life. This session will provide a background to the theory of inventiveness and showcase the types of apps and tools that can be used to support this practice. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

Differentiated Instruction Strategy: The Multi-Media Text Set
In this session, participants will create a multi-media text set of their favorite unit to differentiate either the product, process or content of a lesson. Using a clever game board strategy made famous by the ladies in California who coined the term Hyperdocs, teachers can create an interactive approach to learning. Bring a laptop and be sure to have a Google Account in order to absorb some DI strategies and then create an awesome MMTS (multi-media text set). (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Heidi Clarke, Kearsarge Regional Middle School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Symbaloo Lesson Plans
In this session participants will ...learn how to use Symbaloo Lesson Plans to create a gaming-style virtual lesson plan using the best open educational resources. Symbaloo Lesson Plans allow teachers to create learning paths, that include multiple digital resources to help facilitate, guide, and support self-paced student learning. At the same time the built in analytic tools allow teachers to track students progression, monitoring how long they have been working on a lesson, lessons the students may have skipped over, questions answered correctly, and overall achievement results. In addition to learning how to create a Symbaloo Lesson Plan, participants will learn how to also access the Lesson Plan Marketplace, which contains hundreds of lessons that are published by other educators in order to save time by using shared lesson plans available for any topic, standard, or grade level. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Language Arts Grade 7, SAU 74, and Jeff Durell, SAU 74)

Thursday November 30, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

3:15pm

Build Your Technology Toolkit
In this session participants will discover digital tools they can use across grade levels and across the curriculum to transform teaching and learning. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Flipping Math with Google Classroom
In this session participants will learn about utilizing Google Classroom to flip a math class on its head, effectively use formative assessments to guide instruction and deepening students understanding of the material (Presenter(s): Peter Bianchi, Math Teacher, Kearsarge Regional High School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Integrated Practices, Collaboration and Inquiry Opportunities
In this session participants will learn about Integrated Practice days, the role of the LMS on those days, and how a library media specialist can find ways to collaborate and extend learning opportunities with classroom teachers. The benefits of open communication, partnering with teachers and flexible library scheduling will also be explored. (Presenter(s): Lori Puzzo, Library Media Specialist, Merrimack School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Armory Classroom

3:15pm

Interactive Literacy Tools
In this session participants will learn about interactive reading e-tools to enhance the reading experience for their students. E-tools included are either a web-based or IOS platform. These tools can be used for both a whole classroom experience or personal learning. These tools will support all levels of readers in your classroom or support groups. (Presenter(s): Jill Schock, Second Grade (recently retired), Nottingham School)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Managing iPads with Mobile Device Management (MDM) " One district's success
In this session participants will ...learn of one district's success story in migrating from a "free" MDM system to a robust, yet competitively priced MDM. (Presenter(s): Sharon Silva, School Library Media Specialist, Merrimack, SAU 26, and Carole Lewis, Merrimack - SAU 26)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

3:15pm

Partnership for a Digital Citizenship Professional Development Program
In this session participants will learn how the Salem School District used a team approach to develop a professional development program on digital citizenship for staff. Librarians, technology integrators, and the Directors of IT and Literacy partnered to plan and implement a program that consists of a combination of face-to-face and online delivery modules. The team will share their experiences from researching topics, developing the modules, piloting the content, and rolling it out to the entire district. Learn what went well and what didn't in creating a professional development program that emphasizes the safe, responsible, and ethical use of technology. (Presenter(s): Amy Chartrain, K to 12 Technology Integrator, Salem School District, SAU 57)

Thursday November 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

6:30pm

What's New in Computer Science Fundamentals from Code.org?
In this session participants will learn about the new and improved free, online curriculum from Code.org that teaches computer science and coding to elementary students in grades K-5. Get a jumpstart on the Hour of Code this year and take some time to explore the new puzzles, activities and challenges in this improved curriculum. The courses are now aligned by grade level to make integration easier within a school district. Learn how to integrate this into your classroom and school bringing computational thinking and problem solving to all elementary students. Presented by a Code.org facilitator who has been working with elementary students and NH teachers to promote computer science for every student. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator/Tech Teacher, Hopkinton School District)

Thursday November 30, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Friday, December 1
 

9:30am

What's the All the Chatter About?
In this session participants will discover ways to use fun and simple video tools as we explore ChatterPix, iMovie and Let's Recap. See how these tools are used to engage students in a variety of settings, then prompt students with a video reflection tool to gauge interest and understanding. From elementary through high school and beyond these fun tools bring out the creative side in all of us. All we need to get started is an idea and some imagination. Join us, let your creative juices flow as we build with and reflect upon these awesome free tools. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Danielle Robinson, Florence Roche Elementary)

Friday December 1, 2017 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

10:00am

Active Technology
In this session participants will discover how to use technology to support competencies, give students immediate feedback on assessments and provide independent remediation. Using student video, google forms and projected energizers learning is individualized in a very active PE classroom. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Mark Ruest, Deerfield Community School)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon B

10:00am

An Augmented Reality Check: Overview & 10 Classroom Possibilities
In this session participants will be amazed and inspired by a fast-paced, lighthearted overview of augmented realities. Definitions and comparisons will clarify the difference between virtual and augmented reality. Learn about triggers, overlays, and auras. An overview of free AR apps for all grade levels and subject areas will be presented. You will see traditional hardcover books come alive with auras. Explore how hybrid literature includes AR elements appealing to a technologically savvy audience. Examples will include A Tale for the Time Being and other books with media rich enhancements. Lastly, see examples of teacher and student produced auras. Learn how you can make your own auras to enrich your curriculum and add enticing additions to art exhibits, science fairs, performing arts events, and many other classroom activities. Hear how research supports AR enhanced learning. Getting the free app Aurasma, and an aurasma.com account is suggested. No experience necessary, just your curiosity and pioneering spirit! (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Armory Classroom

10:00am

Confessions of the One Day A Week Librarian
In this session, participants will ...explore the realities of being an itinerant and part-time librarian. How do we meet the expectations of full-time programs when we see students one or two days a week? What are our favorite tips, strategies, tools, and processes for managing the library while also meeting our instructional goals? This session will be facilitated by Laura Thomas, LMS at Harrisville Wells Memorial school and Teaching Faculty at Antioch University New England. (Presenter(s): Laura Thomas, Director- Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Curriers

10:00am

Create Your Own Virtual Reality Tours
In this session participants will learn how to use exciting (and FREE!) tech tools, Google Street View and Roundme, to easily create virtual reality tours. Learn how to take your class on thrilling virtual field trips. Invite parents and others inside your virtual classroom. Use the tools to flip your classroom and let students explore at their own pace. Show your students they can be creators too and have them make virtual tours that demonstrate their understanding in creative, authentic ways. (Presenter(s): Nels Tooker, 5th and 6th Grade Classroom Teacher, Newington Public School, and Abbi Lundborn, Newington Public School)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon D

10:00am

Google Keep: A Quick and Easy Organization Tool
This beginner session on Google Keep as an organizational tool is ideal for teachers, administrators, parents and students. Everyone has a need to make a list and maybe even check it twice. Google Keep is a user friendly tool that allows quick note taking with reminders, labels, color options and much more. The implications for all students (special education and general education) are vast. Students can create audio notes with transcribed text. Students can use the "keep notepad" tool in Google Docs to view notes in the right margin (as is done with the Explore tool) to add notes to a Google Doc or to just view the lists. There is a little something for everyone in this fast paced but fun workshop. Beginners are guaranteed to come away with at least one new idea for how to use this tool for themselves and one idea of how to use this tool with students. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Coolidge

10:00am

Still "special"...Teaching a Research Skills Class in High School
Participants will learn how Salem High School librarian, Rachel Hopkins, maximizes eight, twenty-five minutes classes to prepare students with skills to rock those research competencies. For five years, Rachel has developed and refined an online, in-class seminar for students to complete at their own pace. Learn what's worked...and what hasn't...In addition to the seminar that all ninth graders are required to take, she'll report out on her newest endeavor, the related online professional development for staff. (Presenter(s): Rachel Hopkins, School Librarian, Salem - SAU57)

Friday December 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon C

11:30am

#paperless
Looking for ways to change up your paper and pencil ways? This session will help you do just that! Come learn tips and tricks for digitizing your handouts/worksheets with drawings, diagrams, learning menus and HyperDocs. Find out how to give feedback using digital stickers, as well as ways to manage a paperless classroom. Be ready for a fast paced session with lots to learn! (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B

11:30am

Blizzard Bags - Don't let snow be a "winterruption"
Using "blizzard bags" to let snow, not snow days, pile up. "Blizzard Bags" are a collection of schoolwork assigned to students that will be completed at home when inclement weather forces a school closure. Whether these assignments are paper handouts or using digital tools & resources, don't let the weather affect your educational momentum. Learn how technology is being used at Lincoln Akerman School to not only facilitate uninterrupted learning but also document the overall participation rate of the entire school. (Presenter(s): Zach Lamare, Information Technologist, Lincoln Akerman School (SAU 21), and Kelly Trottier, Lincoln Akerman School (SAU 21))

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon C

11:30am

Girls in Math
Description to be sent at a later time (Presenter(s): Amy Cantone, Grade 5 Teacher, SAU 16 - Brentwood, and Kim Wood, SAU 16)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Coolidge

11:30am

Leveraging G Suite for Effective Communication and Collaboration
Is your school or district struggling to improve collaboration and communication? If the answer is yes, this session will be of interest to you. Presenters discuss how to utilize various tools included in G Suite for Education to enhance communication and encourage collaboration. We will discuss some of the challenges that many have faced and the solutions/methods that have been found effective in overcoming these challenges. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon D

11:30am

PowerSchool Learning
In this session participants will ...explore the PowerSchool Learning Management System (formerly Haiku). We will discuss the important features of this LMS, including setup and integration with PowerSchool. Best practices and gradebook considerations will also be discussed. (Presenter(s): Mark Merrifield, Technology Coordinator, Merrimack School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Curriers

11:30am

The Empathetic Librarian: Social Emotional Learning in the Library
In this session participants will ...This session will focus on innovative thinking about how social emotional learning can be implemented in school libraries and schools. From the perspective of a library that has successfully implemented Social Emotional Learning into the curriculum and programming, suggestions, tips and strategies will be shown for working with all types of learners, while personalizing the learning for students, through collaboration with the school counseling department and town services. Attendees will also learn about courses, resources and relevant pedagogy. Effective implementation of programming, instruction and collaboration with proven learning outcomes will be demonstrated. A few examples of curriculum/programming include: bibliotherapy collaborations with the adjustment counselor for specialized book discussion groups (ie: divorce, grief; instructional strategies such as Guided Inquiry Design which includes understanding how students experience research; serving as a venue for student voice through poetry club/slams and musical performances; collaborations with the public library and youth and family services as well as the National Alliance on Mental Illness; yoga/mindfulness and contemplative strategies. (Presenter(s): Anita Cellucci, School Librarian, Westborough High School)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Armory Classroom

11:30am

"Spark" Some Interest with Your Work
In this session participants will ...learn how to use Adobe Spark. Looking for something different to use besides Google Slides? Check out what Adobe Spark has to offer with Post, Video and Pages. Examples of how Adobe Spark has been used at BHS will be shared. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore and create with the tool. Let's inspire others and help spark interest together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Lori Brooks, Bedford High School)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Frost

11:30am

Learn how to create and share your own VR images: iOS/Android Smartphones
In this session, participants will create their own VR image, view it on their device and a VR headset, and share it online to a Flickr community of teacher-created VR images Please install the Google Street View app and the Ricoh Theta S app on your Android or iOS smartphone before coming to the BYOD session and create a Flickr account. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

11:30am

What Are They Thinking? Using Flipgrid as a Window into Thought Processes
In this session participants will ...In this session participants will learn to use Flipgrid as a tool to more deeply understand student thinking. Join teachers from the Jackson Grammar School and learn about ways they have been using Flipgrid throughout the disciplines in a multi-age environment to amplify student voice, personalize learning and empower students to take charge of their thinking while embedding digital citizenship into authentic lessons. (Presenter(s): Kristin Groves, K/1 Multi-Age Classroom Teacher, Jackson Grammar School, and Joan Heysler, Jackson Grammar School)

Friday December 1, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

#GoogleAddict 2.0
In this session participants will ...join the presenters with version 2 of #GoogleAddict. If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you! Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level. The best part you ask? The audience decides how the session is run. Come keep us on our toes! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon B

1:00pm

Beyond the NEW AASL Standards
In this session participants will be at the forefront of the school library profession by learning about the newly released AASL Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Explore ideas, resources, and tools you can implement right away associated with the new standards. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon D

1:00pm

DocStickers - Old school feedback using Google Keep, Draw and Docs
Do you want to make providing student feedback a little cheerier? Try DocStickers! In this session participants will build their design skills in Google Draw as they learn how to combine shapes, text and images to create visually pleasing electronic stickers to be placed on Google Doc assignments. Integrating the stickers into student work is made easy with the new G-Suite integration of Google Keep into Google Docs. You will leave with a folder of pre-made stickers you can use plus the knowledge of how you can create your own! (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Engaging Readers in a Technology Driven World
In this session participants will ...be engaged in contemporary youth literature and will explore ways to "hook" learners with technology, including but not limited to blogging, fan-fiction, ebooks, technology driven projects, and more. (Presenter(s): Sharon Silva, School Library Media Specialist, Merrimack, SAU 26, and Beth Fuller, Perma-Bound Books)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coolidge

1:00pm

Game Board Mania
Do you enjoy playing games? We have a captivating project that the your students will enjoy and be engaged in to cpmplete a performance task. We found that game creation projects were a great way to integrate multiple competencies for assessment and allow the students to be challenged all while having fun. So, if you are looking for ideas for a performance tasks come by our presentation. We will present our ideas but also give you time to brainstorm your own and discuss assessments with colleagues. (Presenter(s): Mitchel Mencis, Technology Teacher, 55-Timberlane, and James Sgroi, 55-Timberlane)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Armory Classroom

1:00pm

Next Gen Learning Commons - Create One Now
Educators will have the opportunity to learn how and why to transition a traditional, quiet library into an engaging, innovative Learning Commons. The presenters will demonstrate in detail the transition at their current school and how it has positively affected students, staff and the school community. Participants will be able to experience hands on STEM activities and a variety of technology-based learning tools, and browse project based learning lessons. Discussion of practical implementation strategies, questions and idea sharing will wrap up the presentation. (Presenter(s): Sarah Proulx, Library Media Specialist, Hollis Primary School, and Penny Currier, Hollis Primary School)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon C

1:00pm

Using Guided Inquiry Design to Enhance Student Learning
In this session participants will ...learn about the experiences of the presenter of implementing the Guided Inquiry Design Process in a high school within several departments. The session will focus on inquiry tools and resources to enhance outcomes with student projects, assignments and class activities. The Guided Inquiry Design Process is a valuable thinking process that is extremely relevant in education as engineering/design/critical thinking are continually linked to current standards in all disciplines. (Presenter(s): Anita Cellucci, School Librarian, Westborough High School)

Friday December 1, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

2:30pm

Engaging Writers with Book Creator: Writing and Illustrating Picture Books
In this session, participants will discover how to take students through the process of writing and illustrating books and creating finished books using the Book Creator app on the iPad. We will share, step-by-step, how we take our students through the writing and publishing process as they create picture books or graphic novels that feature our school mascot as the main character. Participants will learn how to manage the workflow from idea generation through to printed books and published eBooks. The process can easily be adapted to any type of student writing. (Presenter(s): Kate Thompson, Library Media Specialist, North Londonderry Elementary, and Carol Currier, North Londonderry Elementary)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Coolidge

2:30pm

Learning Tours: A NHSTE initiative to Share our talents
Create your own Personal Learning Community by hosting or participating in a Learning Tour. Learning Tours are an opportunity for educators to experience innovative, best practices to enhance teaching and learning while using digital learning tools. Discuss the possibilities with a panel of educators from the first Learning Tours and find out how you can be involved in vitual and face-to-face tours. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Ellen O'Donnell, Deerfield Community School)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Armory Classroom

2:30pm

Moving Students From Consumption to Creation in the 1:1 Classroom
In this session participants will ...hear strategies and explore examples of how teachers are courageously turning the reins over to students and allowing them the freedom to design their own solutions to satisfy competency based curricular objectives. Having recently transitioned to a 1:1 environment, we have quickly realized the benefit of providing voice and choice where possible. Hear how our teachers have shifted their thinking in order to take advantage of technology and to use tech to facilitate robust student participation and enhanced learning. (Presenter(s): Jeanna Wagner, Technology Integrator, Pelham High School, and Jennifer Nugent, Pelham School District)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Curriers

2:30pm

NH Digital Map Competition
In this session participants will start by looking at the winning entries for the 2016-2017 NH Digital Map Contest for middle (4-8) and high school (9-12) students. This competition is designed to encourage students to create and share maps about something in their home states and to analyze, interpret, and present data. After you've looked at entries from last year's inaugural competition, you'll learn how students can create digital maps using Arcgis.com online mapping software and participate in this year's competition"with the possibility to earn both monetary awards and possibly even a trip to San Diego to present at the Esri Education Conference. We will demonstrate simple map-making techniques and how to create more exciting "Map Journals", "Map Tours" and "Swipes". Teachers interested in introducing their students to interactive online mapping tools are encouraged to attend. No previous experience necessary! (Presenter(s): Ina Ahern, Science/Acct Mngr NHEdGIS, Plymouth Regional High School, and Bob Woolner, Hopkinton Middle High School)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

Students as Engineers and Developers
In this session participants will ...discover projects for their students to capture their interest in engineering and design. Participants will see real-life examples of a project-based classroom where students work with Arduino's, Raspberry-Pi's, microcontrollers, sensors, 3-D printers and CNC Routers. Student project examples range from high-altitude ballooning with handmade sensor packages, robotic greenhouses, quadcopter drones, portable computing devices, underwater remotely operated vehicles, electric drag-racers and a host of other student-led technical projects. All participants will get overviews of the projects, resources needed, advice for getting started, sources for funding, technical resources and advice, and methods for assessment. We will show you how to unlock your students' creativity while presenting a challenging, technical curriculum. Presented by an career design engineer turned educator, you will learn how to turn a fun project into project-based learning guaranteed to thrill your students. (Presenter(s): Alan Carp, Mathematics, Engineering Teacher, STEM Coo, Demonstrated Success)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:30pm

It's time to find your edtech passion!
In this session participants will come away with a plan of how they can focus on "doing what they love" in the edtech arena! They will learn how to identify their edtech passions. Kathy will showcase the aspects of educational technology used to support meaningful teaching and learning she cares deeply about. She will provide a wide array of practices, pedagogies, and thought-provoking uses of technology by educators and students. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Wilkes University)

Friday December 1, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D