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Tuesday, November 29
 

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

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

1:00pm

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

Thursday December 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Frost
 
Wednesday, November 29
 

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

12:00pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

9:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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

11:30am

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

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