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Tuesday, November 29
 

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

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

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

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

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

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
 
Thursday, December 1
 

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

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

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

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
 
Friday, June 9
 

2:55pm

Executive Function Apps for Educators
In this session participants will gain a further understanding that Executive Functioning skills need to be explicitly taught and through technology, deficits can be compensated for or overcome, enabling students to reach their full potential. We will look at specific apps that Sunapee NH School District uses to help all students with Executive Functioning skills. We will demonstrate how these specific apps are being utilized and will provide time during the session for exploration and reflection on the use of the apps. Specific emphasis will be placed on how participants can employ these apps in their own settings. (Presenter(s): Jonathan Reed, Technology Integrator, Sunapee School District, and Sandy Olin, SAU 85 - Sunapee School District)

Friday June 9, 2017 2:55pm - 2:55pm
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

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

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

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
 
Thursday, November 30
 

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

11:30am

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. We'll talk 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): Matt Keddington, Kyte Learning, and Matt Keddington, Kyte Learning)

Thursday November 30, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Coolidge

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

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

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
 
Friday, December 1
 

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

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