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Thursday, December 1
 

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

9:30am

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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