• 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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Sched.org Planner & App

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View your personal schedule, browse what's happening right now or search for what you want.

https://cmtc2016.sched.org/

Install the native mobile application for Apple and Android devices. You can use the links provided below to find the app or search for CMTC from your device to install the app.

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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CMTC Steering Committee Members

The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference co-sponsors express their heartfelt appreciation to the following people who invest countless hours each year planning the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference as members of the CMTC Steering Committee.

Karen Abraham ~ Library Media Specialist, Laconia SD, Exhibitor Support
Roy Bailey ~ Director of Technology, SAU #67
Mallorie Blevins~ Office Assistant, NHSAA
Kathleen McClaskey ~ NHSTE President 2016-2017
Cyndi Dunlap ~ CMTC & Professional Development Chair, NHSTE
Stanley Freeda ~ Learning Consultant, NH Department of Education
Jessica Gilcreast ~ Teacher Librarian, Bedford SD, MakerSpace and Technology Playground
Joe Gruce ~ Computer Technology Educator, Hollis Brookline Middle School, Share-A-Thon
Pam Harland ~ Representative of NH School Library Media Association
Jim Kennedy ~ CMTC Website Developer, Exeter Internet Solutions
Carl Ladd ~ Executive Director, NHSAA
Jennifer Lowton ~ Director, EdCITES; Director of Technology, Pinkerton Academy
Tim Maki ~ Director of Technology, Tilton School
Jennifer Mensah ~ Event Coordinator, NHSAA
Glen Page ~ Systems Administrator, Thetford Academy
Nancy Rose ~ Director of Technology & Library Media, Merrimack SD
Karen Switzer ~ Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, Student Showcase
Bernice Toscano ~ Office Manager, NHSAA
Jeff Twombly ~ IT Director, Laconia School District, IT Help Desk

If you are interested in serving on the CMTC Steering Committee, please contact Carl Ladd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

New for 2016 & Reminders

New for CMTC 2016

  • SCREENAGERS ~ Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ~ invite parents from your district to attend the FREE Parent and Teens showing of SCREENAGERS, the award winning documentary exploring the impact of “screen time” on the brain, peer to peer interactions, and family dynamics.
    RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/CMTC16-RSVP
  • NH School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) ~ an official partner for CMTC 2016. Check out all the great sessions presented by library media specialist and classroom teacher teams.
  • Collaboratory MakerSpace ~ located in the Expo Center and brought to you NHSLMA is back again. Join the fun with both Collaboratory activities and Demonstrations throughout the day. Check out the schedule here. (hot link) [http://www.nhcmtc.org/cms/program/special-events]
  • Keep your eye on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the Social Media Exhibitor Engagement Activities ~ another opportunity to win great prizes!
  • New Exhibitors ~ on Thursday be sure to visit the new library media exhibitors and non-profit organizations. Many of the non-profit organizations offer both onsite and online resources for expanding your classroom walls with authentic learning experiences!
  • EdTech Timeline and the EdTech Museum ~ both part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration. The EdTech Timeline, created by 5 student teams (elementary through high school), is located in hallway just past the Main Registration Desk toward the Parking Garage elevators ~ come add your memories to the time line! The EdTech Museum can be found in the Bloggers’ Café area in the Expo Center.
  • 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 Place in the Webster Room.

Important Reminders

  • General registration is located in the Exhibit Concourse. Check in, get your name badge, and head right into the Expo Center for breakfast and time with the exhibitors.
  • ALL BYOD workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (day and evening) are included in your conference registration fee – first come, first served!
  • “The IT Doctor Is In” ~ having issues with your technology? Stop in at the IT Help Desk in the Salon Lobby and let our student IT Support Staff assist!
  • Tuesday & Wednesday ~ afternoon break with our exhibitors in the Expo Center from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. ~ join us for cake and ice cream as we celebrate 30 years of Reaching for the Stars!
  • At-A-Glance schedule pages and concurrent session descriptions are ONLY available the CMTC website, Sched.org Online Planner, or Sched.og Mobile App. Visit www.nhcmtc.org regularly throughout the fall for the latest information.
  • Garage parking during the day is included in your conference registration. Remember to bring in your parking ticket and have it validated at the Main Registration Desk.
  • Thursday ONLY ~ Teacher Showcase in the Expo Center from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday ONLY ~ Student STEAM Showcase in the Expo Center this year from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • You can earn college credits through Plymouth State University by attending CMTC.
  • LIKE CMTC on Facebook and use #nhcmtc on Twitter to send/receive conference updates.

 

QR Code Quest

QR Code Quest

Learn how to use QR codes for fun, to win prizes, and integrate into classroom activities!

Attendees ~ click here for a short presentation on how to get started with the QR Code Quest before CMTC.

pdfDownload the QR Code Quest Instructions sheet for ATTENDEES.

Exhibitors ~ click here for a short presentation on how to prepare for the QR Code Quest before CMTC.

pdfDownload the QR Code Quest Instructions sheet for EXHIBITORS.

ATTENDEES ~ Scan the QR code below to set up your QR Code Quest account and collect your first points!

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Give a Code

  • Your name badge contains a QR code that includes your first and last name, role, organization, and email address on
  • Let our exhibitors scan the QR code on YOUR name badge

Get a Code

  • The exhibitors have the color-coded QR codes at their booths to earn your color badges to achieve your Rainbow badge
  • Ask them if you can scan their QR code to complete your Quest

Earn Badges

  • Earn your Pink, Yellow, Orange, and Green badges by visiting our exhibitors in the Expo Center – exchange codes with 5 exhibitors in each color zone
  • Earn your Purple badge by visiting our 2 Platinum Sponsors in the main registration area – exchange codes with our Platinum Sponsors
  • Earn your Rainbow badge by securing all five color badges - Pink, Yellow, Orange, Green, and Purple

Add Points

  •  Each Exhibitor QR code earns 10 points
  • Attend concurrent sessions to earn additional points –presenters will share the QR code for their session at the conclusion of the presentation (Salon A, Stark, Webster, Pierce, Hale, and Spaulding = 20 points, all others = 15 points)
  • Find the QR code for extra points at the keynotes each day (25 points)
  • Visit the ETAN table, NHSTE Membership area, and the Bloggers' Café for extra points (15 points)
  • Join us at the Exhibitor Reception in the Expo Center from 3:45 to 4:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday for even MORE points along with refreshments (20 points)
  • Follow CMTC on Facebook and Twitter (@nhcmtc) for the location of BONUS codes throughout the conference.

 Win Prizes!!!

  • Prizes will be awarded daily
  • You do not need to be present to win

Check out the QR Code Quest Leaderboard here or go to the Bloggers' Café and check the live stream starting Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.

 

CMTC14 Expo Center QR Code Quest Map with Zones

Leadership & Professional Learning

  • Assessment of teaching practices
  • Design & delivery of professional development
  • Implementing technology initiatives
  • Professional Learning Communities & Networks (PLC & PLN)
  • School (Internet) safety & bullying
  • Innovative & emerging leadership practices
  • Managing your digital footprint
  • Researching & writing grants
  • Creating strong relationships & partnerships

Scholarship Opportunities

If you meet the following criteria:

  • you are an educator
  • you have a colleague(s) who will team up with you
  • you are willing to share what you learn at this conference with others in your school/district
  • you receive approval from your school or district administrator
  • your school/district has a financial need
  • your school/district has demonstrated a commitment to technology
  • your application is received on time (deadline is Friday, October 28, 2016)

You and your colleague(s) may qualify for free registration to attend this important event for one day.

There are two different scholarship opportunities available:

Scholarships for Pairs – NHSAA & NHSTE offer CMTC Scholarships for 20 pairs of educators seeking to attend CMTC who might not have the opportunity to do so because of limited funding resources. Follow these directions to apply for a $330 scholarship that covers registration costs for two people, including lunch, for one day:

  • Find a colleague who is interested in learning more about educational technology
  • Download and complete the application stating why you would like to attend
  • Describe how you intend to share the information gained by attending this conference with others from your district

Scholarship for a District TeamThe H. Charles Larracey Memorial Scholarship is awarded in recognition of H. Charles Larracey, a distinguished New Hampshire educational leader from Keene and one of the original founders of this conference. Two team scholarships for a full day at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference are granted. These two team scholarships are given annually in memory of Chuck’s belief in the potential of teamwork and the power of high-quality professional development.

Successful teams will consist of 8 to 12 members from a school system, including a broad representation of roles (teachers, administrators, school board members, and others). Your application should include a list of members and your reason for applying. It should also signify your willingness to use the results for improving the integration of technology in your schools. The scholarship includes free registration for all team members for one day (preferably the same day) at the conference. The amount of this award ranges from $1,320 to $1,980 per team.

pdfDownload the Scholarship Application form

 The deadline to complete and return the application form is Friday, October 28