• Tuesday Keynote Speaker
    George Couros

    Educator, Innovative Leader, & Author Principal of Innovative Teaching & Learning, Parkland School Division, Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada

    George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked at all levels (K-12) as a teacher and technology facilitator as well as school and district administrator. He speaks on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity” and also the creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students. His belief that, meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modelled in his writing and speaking.
  • Wednesday Keynote Speaker
    Jenifer Fox

    Educator, Speaker, & Innovator on 21st Century Learning Founding Head of The Delta School, Wilson, Arkansas

    Jenifer Fox is an international award-winning author, public speaker, and a recognized leader of the Strengths Movement. Jenifer created cutting edge strengths curriculum for youth utilizing technology and integrated media. She bases her claims on her lifetime experience working with young people (25 years, with 16 as a school principal) and states that if we are to do one thing that will truly prepare children to face the future with confidence and success it is to develop their strengths. Her message is straightforward. Education as we know it today is heading toward obsolescence. In order for young people to be successful in the future, educators will need to know what energizes their students, what keeps their interests, what their contribution is going to be, and what they have to offer to relationships with others. Developing students strengths will be as important as understanding technology.
  • Thursday Keynote Speaker
    Paul Reynolds

    STEAM Advocate, Author, & Designer CEO & Co-Founder of FableVision & The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning and Creativity

    Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games, and apps designed to move the world to a better place. As CEO, Paul also oversees the company’s K12 edtech publishing group FableVision Learning, as well as The Reynolds Center for Teaching Learning & Creativity (TLC). Under the Reynolds TLC banner, Paul has been instrumental in the development of a digital fabrication software tool for the Fab@School Project which is designed to lower the on-ramp to a meaningful FabLab experience in elementary and middle schools. Paul’s most recent book collaborations with his twin brother Peter include Going Places, a picture book about creativity and engineering and a STEM-meets-Arts (STEAM) early chapter book series called Sydney & Simon that includes Full STEAM Ahead! and Go Green!
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Welcome

Christa McAuliffe was our New Hampshire "teacher in space" astronaut who died in the Challenger shuttle launch on January 28th, 1986.

In Christa's memory and in keeping with her spirit this conference is designed to highlight the sharing of successful technology practices among educators. The conference serves as a forum for exchanging technology-based success stories, integration tips, instructional strategies, technical solutions, and management techniques, that really work in the learning environment.

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Stay Connected

Join one of the many social media outlets below to connect before, during, and after CMTC. Feel free to just observe or jump in and become an active participant. Let us know what you have learned. Share tips, tidbits, and pictures. Tell us how we can improve in the future. Find your niche and join the CMTC online community.

New for 2016

  • Lots of 30th Anniversary activities and fun each day
  • Completely new look in the Expo Center on Thursday that includes new exhibitors, the showcases, and the playgrounds
  • NH School Library Media partnership brings new sessions, new ideas, new attendees, and lots of energy

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Special Events

Monday Evening ~ FREE Showing of SCREENAGERS followed by a Q&A Panel

Spread the word with parents in your school! We welcome parents and their teenagers on Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 for Screenagers, an award-winning documentary.

Click here to RSVP by November 23rd

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Collaboratory MakerSpace

The Collaboratory MakerSpace is dedicated to highlighting the engaging and practical hands-on approach to learning that is gaining educators’ attention.

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REInvented Thurday

The Expo Center on Thursday has a whole new look ~ new exhibitors to visit, the Teacher Showcase in the morning and then the Student STEAM Showcase in the afternoon, along with five AM EdTech Playgrounds and a different five PM EdTech Playgrounds. Come join the Playground Directors and have some fun?

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30th Anniversary Celebration

New Hampshire held its first 1-day education technology conferences starting in the 1980s that have evolved into the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference we enjoy today. Come join the celebration!

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Bookstore & Signings

Keynote speakers George Couros (Tuesday) and Paul Reynolds (Thursday) will be available to sign copies of their latest books following their keynote presentations. On Thursday only Gibson’s Bookstore will set up in the Salon Lobby with many popular titles.

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Code of Conduct

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In order to provide all participants with the opportunity to benefit from the CMTC Conference, the Conference Sponsors (NHSAA and NHSTE) are committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment for all conference attendees and participants, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or other group identity.
This code of conduct outlines CMTC’s expectations for all conference attendees and participants, including all members, speakers, vendors, media representatives, commentators, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers. Cooperation is expected from everyone and organizers will actively enforce this code throughout this event. Violations are taken seriously.

Expected behavior

CMTC expects conference participants to communicate professionally and constructively, whether in person or virtually, handling dissent or disagreement with courtesy, dignity and an open mind, being respectful when providing feedback, and being open to alternate points of view. Likewise, when sharing information about the organization or any attendees or participants via public communication channels, CMTC expects participants to share responsibly and clearly distinguish individual opinion from fact.

Unacceptable behavior

CMTC does not tolerate harassment of conference attendees or participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments and negative behavior, either in real or virtual space, including those which are related to or are based on gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, or other group identity. Harassment also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, and unwelcome physical contact or sexual attention.

Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, social events, and social media. Sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, media representatives, commentators, and activity organizers may not use sexualized language, images, activities, or other material or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

Consequences of unacceptable behavior

If an attendee or participant, in either real or virtual space, engages in inappropriate, harassing, abusive, or destructive behavior or language, the conference organizers will determine and carry out the appropriate course of action, including warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund, and/or banning the offender from future NHSAA and NHSTE sponsored events and activities.

All participants are expected to observe these rules and behaviors in all conference venues, including online venues and conference social events. Conference participants seek to learn, network, and enjoy themselves in the process, free from any type of harassment. Please participate responsibly and with respect for the rights of others.

Share the grid

CMTC invests tremendously in the onsite internet and power services and our goal is to provide a positive experience for everyone at CMTC 2016. You can help by being mindful of your bandwidth usage and avoiding large downloads or streaming while onsite.

Video and studio recording

Video and studio recording — including streaming — of sessions for commercial use is strictly prohibited. Recordings for noncommercial use are allowed with the specific permission of the presenter in writing. Any recording should respect the presenter's rights and not be disruptive.

Video and photo consent

Registration and attendance at or participation in CMTC 2016 constitutes an agreement that allows CMTC to use and distribute the registrant, attendee and/or participant's image, name or voice in photographs, videos, websites, social media, and/or print and digital collateral. If you have questions about this policy, please visit the main registration desk.

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Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor - Whalley Computer Associates

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Gold Sponsors - RTM Communications and FableVision Learning and the Reynolds for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity

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Silver Storefront Sponsors - Renaissance Learning, Apple Computer, ePlus

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Bronze Sponsor - National Geographic/Cengage Learning

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Conference Co-Sponsors - NH School Administrators Association (NHSAA) and NH Affiliate of ISTE (NHSTE)

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Conference Partner - NH School Library Media Association (NHSLMA)

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2016 Exhibitor Engagement Activities

CMTC 2016 has two Exhibitor Engagement Activities for our conference attendees – one for those of you who are on Twitter and like to take “selfies” and another for those who make time to meet with our exhibitors, thank them for supporting CMTC, and learn about their products and services.

Exhibit Hall Selfies

Take a “selfie” that includes:
1) You
2) An exhibitor
3) The company name or product in the picture
Then tweet the picture using the hashtag #NHCMTCselfie. We will be using Tweetwall throughout the conference to showcase our conference tweets and to determine our daily winners!

Daily Prizes include:

  • (3) $50 VISA Gift Cards each day from Tweeters using #NHCMTCselfie
  • You do not need to be present to win!!!

Winners

Tuesday Twitter Selfie Winner Skyler Eno
Tuesday Twitter Selfie Winner Sarah Seckla
Wednesday Twitter Selfie Winner Deb Boisvert
Wednesday Twitter Selfie Winner Karen Conroy
Wednesday Twitter Selfie Winner Peggy Cunningham
Wednesday Twitter Selfie Winner Theresa Schneiderheinze
Thursday Twitter Selfie Winner Lois Paul
Thursday Twitter Selfie Winner Eric Lawson
Thursday Twitter Selfie Winner Tarsha Doyle

 

Exhibitor Networking Raffle

Each CMTC exhibitor is receiving 10 Exhibitor Networking Raffle Tickets for each day in their exhibitor’s packet. The exhibitors will award these tickets throughout each day to ten CMTC attendees with whom they have networked or engaged in meaningful conversation. When YOU receive a raffle ticket from an exhibitor, just provide your name, email address, and contact information as listed and deposit the ticket in the daily Exhibitor Networking Raffle Box located at the Exhibitor Registration desk. The more raffle tickets you collect and deposit in the box, the greater your chances of winning. Tip – bring a sheet of return address labels to stick on your Networking Raffle Tickets so you do not need to fill them out!

Networking Raffle Prizes:

  • (3) $50 ViSA Gift Cards each day drawn randomly
  • You do not need to be present to win!!!

Winners

Tuesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Greg Limperis
Tuesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Denise Trombly
Tuesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Mike Eno
Wednesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Ann Williamson
Wednesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Ray Matzker
Wednesday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Dianne Grube
Thursday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Sue Mayo
Thursday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Denise Trombly
Thursday Exhibitor Raffle Winner Christina Swenson

Special Events

  • Parent Forum
  • Collaboratory MakerSpace
  • 30th Anniversary Celebration
  • REInvented Thursday
  • Book Signings & Bookstore

FREE Showing of SCREENAGERS

Last year we offered a free parent forum titled Cyberbullying, Sexting, & Unwise Social Networking: The Role of Parents, presented by one of our distinguished keynote speakers, Sameer Hinduja, co-director of the Cyberbulling Research Center as part of the 2015 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. This forum was so well received we have another invitation!

This year the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference invites you to join us for a FREE showing of the award-winning documentary SCREENAGERS for parents and their teenagers, followed by questions and answers with a panel of educators and administrators. SCREENAGERS is an hour-long documentary by physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston, who probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. The average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Light refreshments will be served. SCREENAGERS is appropriate for adults and teens.

What SCREENAGERS showing followed by a Panel with Questions & Answers
Where Radisson Hotel
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH
Session will be held in Salon A
When Monday, November 28, 2016 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
RSVP Link http://tinyurl.com/CMTC16-RSVP

Please RSVP for this FREE by Wednesday, November 23rd

NHSLMA

Brought to in partnership with the teacher librarians at the NH School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) in the Expo Center!!!

The Collaboratory MakerSpace is dedicated to highlighting the engaging and practical hands-on approach to learning that is gaining educators’ attention. In addition to the Collaboratory MakerSpace sessions that take place during concurrent sessions, there will be a number of exciting maker displays in the Expo Center to inform attendees of the potential of “making/hands-on” learning in the classroom. From quirky robotic hands to a zipline racers, the Collaboratory MakerSpace showcases the role that making things can play in learning environments. Join NHSLMA members in “making” some engagement and fun happen!

All attendees receive:

  • The opportunity to make one of several different Makerspace projects
  • ~ from high to low tech, from solitary to participatory ~
  • A sandwich bag with an activity in a bag
  • ~ something for you to take back to school and easily replicate ~
  • list of material ideas
  • ~ a grocery list to use to collect materials for your Makerspace ~

A QR code to a website where you can go for more curated ideas

 NHSLMA Collaboratory Makerspace Schedule

Date Session Session Activity All Day Activity
Tuesday T1 10:30-11:30 Googly Monster Button Maker
November 29 T2 12:00-1:00 Makey Makey Portable Lego Wall
  T3 1:30-2:30 Gyroscopic Whirligig Marble Roller Coaster
  T4 3:15-4:15 Bee-Bots  
       
Wednesday W1 10:30-11:30 Gyroscopic whirligig Button Maker
November 30 W2 12:00-1:00 Makey Makey Portable Lego Wall
  W3 1:30-2:30 Bee-Bots Marble Roller Coaster
  W4 3:15-4:15 Googly Monster  
       
Thursday Th1 10:00-11:00 Bee-Bots or Makey Makey Button Maker
December 1 Th2 11:30-12:30 Googly Monster Portable Lego Wall
  Th3 1:00-2:00 Smorgasbord! Leftovers from last year and other session? Marble Roller Coaster

You are Invited to Celebrate 30 Years of Exploring the Role of Technology in Teaching and Learning!

It is hard to believe that the first Apple microcomputer was created in the garage of Steve Jobs with Steve Wozniak in 1976! It took over 10 years for Apple to develop and market their first successful product, the Apple II in 1977 - an 8-bit home computer, with the 6502 microprocessor, a 24 lines by 40 column display, and 4kB of RAM. That same year the Commodore PET 2001 and RadioShack TRS-80 were also introduced to the personal computing market. What a difference 30 years has made!!!

Christa said, “I touch the future, I teach!” Teachers in the 21st century must teach students to think, explore, learn, communicate, collaborate, and create using a diverse array of digital resources. In Christa’s memory and vision, the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference has provided a platform for New England educators to share their experiences and expertise since 1986! The venue has changed, the technology has evolved, but the relationships formed at CMTC continue to grow and expand each and every year.

Please join us as we celebrate 30 years of educators sharing and networking with educators to prepare “our” students for “their” future.

Celebration activities include birthday cake, balloons, and lots of fun each afternoon ~ Tuesday and Wednesday during the “health break” and Thursday during the closing session. Additional birthday surprises are happening throughout each day as well ~ come celebrate with us!

Explore the EdTech Museum in the Bloggers’ Café and remember how much technology has changed over the past 30 years. This will be an amazing walk down memory lane!

If you missed it at CMTC 2016, please check out the EdTech Timeline online it was located in the hallway just past the Main Registration Desk on the way to the parking garage. Created by 5 student teams, from elementary to high school, they highlight 50 years of the major milestones in the development of educational technology. Add your own memories to the timeline and relive the role technology has played in education and explore the influence education of on technology growth and development!

CMTC is excited to announce a totally Reinvented Thursday experience in the Expo Center!

Thursday in the Expo Center is going to be a busy place with the following events:

  • Join educators and exhibitors in the EdTech Playgrounds interactive spaces where you can explore hands-on activities covering topics such as: Digital Age Library, MakerSpaces, Assistive Technology, Technology & the Early Learner, Coding & Robotics, GAFE, Augmented/Virtual Reality, and Video Production. Explore and play a little or a lot, there is plenty to engage and excite!
  • Both the Teacher Showcase and Student STE(A)M Showcase are scheduled for Thursday ~ teachers in the morning from 9:30 to 11:00 and students in the afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00.
  • Thursday exhibitors focus exclusively on non-profit organizations and companies serving the needs of school libraries and media centers. Visit with representatives from museums and educational organizations that offer exciting onsite and online student activities for expanding your classroom walls with authentic learning experiences! Discuss with industry leaders how you can reimagine and reinvent your library space physically, digitally, and pedagogically!

 

  • Thursday Bookstore ~ provided by Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, will have books for sale by our keynotes and titles selected by the CMTC Steering Committee. Here is a chance to do some Christmas shopping while attending CMTC.
  • Book Signings ~ on both Tuesday and Thursday following the keynote, both George and Paul will be available for book signings. George Couros will be in the Salon Lobby to sign copies of his latest book, The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. Paul Reynolds will be signing his book, Going Places in the Webster Room.