Content Area: Humanities

BDTh02-F
2018 Session
Communicate Data via Google Sheets
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All, Anyone who manages data
Learn how to set up Google Sheets to track and share data across your organization. Tricks and scripts to help you organize and protect data and prevent it from being seen by the wrong eyes. Attendees will have access to examples that can be copied for practice. During this session we will go over all the different ways this can be used to share real time data, and during this session we will use these examples to learn how to connect sheets together.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
BDTh02-H
2018 Session
Let's Chase that Goose!
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Heidi Colburn, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Do you like scavenger hunts? Have you heard of Goosechase? During this hands on session, participants will have an opportunity to play in a live scavenger hunt using their mobile device with an app called Goosechase. Participants will walk away knowledgeable in how to set up and run their own scavenger hunt. Discussion on how this tool has been used at Bedford High School will also be shared. Let the fun begin.
Equipment needed: Participants will need to be able to use their mobile phone with Goosechase app downloaded on the device. Participants will also need a laptop/chromebook during the creation part of the presentation.
Software needed: Participants will need Goosechase app on their phone and chrome browser on their laptop/chromebook.
BDTu04-F
2018 Session
Programming with Students: Making It Happen in the Classroom
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. In this session, we will take time to review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. We will also spend time learning about Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use it with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code".
Equipment needed: $280- Lenovo 300E 2-in-1 Participants will be able to fully participate in this workshop with tablets or laptops but a 2 in 1 device provides that greatest flexibility
Software needed: Scratch 3.0 will be written in HTML5/Javascript. Unlike Adobe Flash, Javascript works without requiring any plugins.
BDWe01-F
2018 Session
Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe04-F
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
BDWe04-F
2018 Session
Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe01-F
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
PreC01-F
2018 Session
Finding Funding & Support for Rich Digital Learning Environments
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $110
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Explore strategies to find funding and support for the rich digital learning environment you envision for your classroom, school or district. Bring your ideas and dreams to this session. Get started on finding and winning the support you need to make your dream come true. Rita will be your expert guide on where to look for grants, providing secrets to submitting a successful grant proposal -- and what to do when you win one! She also demystifies grant budgeting and highlight program evaluation, two crucial elements that can make or break a proposal. You will draft several commonly used sections of a grant proposal and get feedback to improve them and explore crowdfunding sites and see some of the benefits (and challenges) of this kind of funding. Discover foundations that may be close to home but rarely publicized, "who must give away money for tax purposes". Leave this workshop with ideas of places and ways to find funding, sometimes using strategies that are easier and perhaps faster than grants. During her time as edtech director in Miami, FL, the nation's fourth largest school district, Rita wrote and received several multimillion-dollar grants to help fund her visions. Since then, she has taught a graduate course in grant writing for edtech at Barry University and has been a popular speaker in the edweb.net community of Education Funding. She has helped schools and districts win grants from $500 to $1.9 million.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended. Ability to create spreadsheets and a word processor. Because of the complexity of some of the content, a phone is NOT recommended for viewing information from a few of the government and foundation websites..
Software needed: Microsoft Office or equivalent with word processor and spreadsheet, browser, and ability to read documents in .pdf format..
PreC03-SD
2018 Session
Master the Machine: Flipping Your Classroom with Chromebooks
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
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More schools are migrating to Chromebooks, and many are implementing 1:1 programs that are Chromebook exclusive. Learn how to use a Chromebook to maximize face-to-face instruction time with your students, enhance communications with families, and improve your workflow. This little machine has a lot of power behind it, but don't let it intimidate you, master the machine! Learn how they are different from other computers, how to personalize it, how you can integrate technology in your classroom, how it works seamlessly with G Suite for Education, how to find and assign apps to students, how to troubleshoot simple Chromebook issues (and where to find support), and how to manage your digital classroom with Google Classroom. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook.
Software needed: Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup.
PreC06-SB
2018 Session
Google Educator Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
Allison Mollica, USA Director, AppsEvents
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
The Google Educator Certifications showcase your knowledge and application of innovative tools and techniques to engage learners and promote a 21st century collaborative learning environment. The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Boot Camp prepares you to take Google's exam by providing pedagogically sound ideas for the use of G Suite in the classroom. Complimenting Google for Education Fundamentals training, you actively work through authentic learning scenarios and secure new ideas for using tools across the suite including Google Classroom, Forms, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, YouTube and more! A voucher code is included so that you can take the exam for free as early as the next day.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. A voucher for the cost of taking the Certification Exam ($10) is included in the workshop fee. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook or laptop and includes the Certification Exam voucher.
Software needed: BYOD - latest version of the Google Chrome browser installed on your device Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup
PreC09-H
2018 Session
Bring Wonder to Your Classroom with Dash, Dot, & Cue
Jeff Mao, Sr. Strategic Outreach Manager, Wonder Workshop

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Cost: $235, $260, $110
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Bring excitement and wonder to your classroom through robotics and coding with Dash, Dot, and Cue. Learn why and how computer science skills are foundational to learning across all curricula for elementary and middle school learners. Understand how to implement a computer science program that supports learning and critical thinking skills across the curricula while having fun at the same time. Participants leave with the confidence that computer science for all learners is appropriate and doable along with the knowledge of how it can be done, and where to find the necessary resources. All participants receive a Dash (Prek-5) or Cue (6-8) robot, enrollment into the Teach Wonder online course "Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash and Dot" or "Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue". This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The registration fee for the MITI workshop format includes one the following: - Dash Kit (Elementary K-5) OR - Cue Kit (Middle School 6-8) The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website. Dash Device Requirements: iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch (iOS 8.1+), Android tablet/phone (v4.4.2+), or Kindle Fire (v5.1.2+) Cue Device Requirements: iPad/iPhone/ iPod Touch (iOS 10.0+), Android tablet/phone (v5.0+), Kindle Fire (v5.1.2+), Chromebook (v66+), Windows 10 (v1709+). Please see http://www.makewonder.com/ compatibility for specific device models. If your device is not listed, it likely will not work!
Software needed: Wonder Workshop Apps for download on your device: - K-5 Dash Apps: Wonder, Blockly, Xylo, Go, Path OR - 6-8 Cue Apps: Cue
PreC15-SD
2018 Session
Create with iPad & Apple Apps
Matt Brooks, Apple

Level: Beginner through Advanced
Grades: All
Cost: $400
iPad opens up new opportunities for learning. Join us for a hands-on journey with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum with powerful creation apps on iPad. Unlock your iPad, snap a photo, launch Clips, sketch note, build your video, and bring it all together with Keynote then share what you've made with the world. Each attendee is provided with free curriculum guides and skills to create deeper learning activities centered on creation in the classroom. Remember everyone is an artist! This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes an Apple iPad WIFI 32 GB and a Logitech Crayon, no additional equipment is required for this workshop.
Software needed: No additional software is needed.
PreC17-D
2018 Session
"Scratching the Programing Itch" with the New Scratch 3.0
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $330, $50
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Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. Come review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. The presenter also discusses the Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use these resources with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code". This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook, laptop, or tablet with a web browser installed. BYOD participants will be able to fully participate in this workshop with tablets or laptops but a 2 -in-1 device provides that greatest flexibility
Software needed: Scratch 3.0 is written in HTML5/Javascript - unlike Adobe Flash Javascript works without requiring any plugins. No additional software is needed for this workshop.
T1-01
2018 Session
Creating Schools That Kindle the Inner Fires of Learning
Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote


Grades: All
If we believe that students should be ignited by the flame of learning inside school, then we need to find what ignites their passions. Join Ginger and learn how to create intellectual sparks with passion-based learning and how that shifts the focus of learning in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered. Participants are also introduced to the concept of "Optimal Ambiguity" as a prime state for empowered learning.
T1-02
2018 Session
Show Me The $$$! Writing and Winning Successful Grants
Ethel Gaides, Grant Writer/Consultant, SAU 48, and Kiley Kapp, Campton Elementary School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Anyone interested in grants

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Join Ethel Gaides and Kiley Kapp, two successful competitive grant writers/winners in SAU #48! Participants will learn: Where to find funding sources How to find/study successful grants How to address selection criteria How to focus on impact of project on people, not "stuff" How to support the application with evidenced-based research How to stand out from the competition with additional materials How to follow the rubric or rules for grant competitions If participants would like to learn more about writing successful grant proposals, information will be provided for the participants.
T1-03
2018 Session
A Professional Development & Technology Integration Framework That Works
Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler, Hillsborough Township Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All, Great for Tech Coaches
Our school district's model of timely and targeted professional development opportunities has helped develop a culture of innovative learning. A unique blend of technology staff, technology coaches and turnkey trainers provide actionable training and support for staff throughout the summer and the school year that has had a profound impact on our district. We will review the unique roles in our district, the evolution of our professional development program, the three technology goals that guide our technology integration program, a sampling of the available course topics, and the strategies used to conduct needs assessments.
T1-04
2018 Session
Google the WHOLE school: unlock the Unified Arts and the rest of the school
Jonathan Reed, Technology Integrator, Sunapee School District, and Kirk Romein, Sunapee Middle High School

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Eat some snacks and hear from a couple of folks who use Google Classroom everywhere, including the "core classes." Come learn about how we use Google Classroom in every corner of our learning environment; from staff meetings to art class, physical education to sports teams we utilize this tool to help teachers, staff, and students streamline their workflows and keep information organized. Bring your favorite Classroom enabled device and let's explore how you can make your life more efficient.
T1-22
2018 Session
The Joy of Add-Ons
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Add-ons are short scripts that can be installed in G Suite products. Add-ons can sort, merge, distribute, calculate, etc. Add-ons can help you become more productive as they automate the process.
T2-13
2018 Session
Being Prepared for the Next Technology Wave as a Skeptic
Dan Black, Assistant Superintendent, Londonderry School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore strategies as an instructional leader to figure out the right technology tools to promote and adopt at the school system and building level.
T3-04
2018 Session
Unlocking 17th Century Ideas with 21st Century Skills
Kristen Sullivan, English Teacher, Pelham School District, and Jessica Parent, Pelham High School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
As teachers, we can be intimidated by technology while our students can be intimidated by our curriculum. By giving tech-savvy students a wider range of options to demonstrate their understanding of course content, teachers can facilitate opportunities for technology to be truly transformative. Classical literature becomes accessible for students of all levels giving them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of essential concepts. Giving students ownership of their assessments through mediums that are new to us encourages them to increase the complexity of their interactions with course content. Join us as we discuss our use of book trailers and character Twitters to connect our modern, high school students with classic literature.
T3-14
2018 Session
Unleash Student Expression through Video, Photography, Music, and Drawing
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.

Level: All levels
Grades: All
Explore how to bring creativity into every subject " like video in math, music in history or drawing in science. Get hands-on with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum for iPad that helps teachers give students the skills they need to flex their creative muscle in and out of school. iPad devices will be available for use during this session.
T4-04
2018 Session
Student Portfolios using Google Sites
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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In this session, I will show you how create a digital portfolio for students of all ages. Attendees will learn how to change themes, add pages and subpages, and embed files from Google Drive. This beginner-level session is appropriate for anyone new to Google Sites or digital portfolios.
T4-13
2018 Session
Radically STEAM
Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant, New Hampshire Dept. of Education

Level: Broad content for all levels
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Radically STEAM's panel of New Hampshire education innovators will explain fundamentally what is STEAM and describe how it is (or is not) the same as STEM. Find out why these innovators value STEAM and how STEAM engages students in the learning process. Learn about these programs and more. Find out how these programs got started, hear what's working (and what's not), and be inspired by recommendations they have for you in starting out or transitioning to a STEAM-based program. Time will be devoted to questions from the audience.
T4-14
2018 Session
Teach Serious Code in a Seriously Fun Way on iPad
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.

Level: All Levels
Grades: All
Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. Time will be spent sharing the free resources from the curriculum guides and the free playgrounds to support the learning.
Th1-02
2018 Session
Move to the Head of the Class with Google Classroom
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Come learn how to set up and manage Google Classroom to help streamline your classroom instruction. I will guide attendees through the setup and features of Google's Learning Management System. This session is intended for those who are new to Google Classroom.
Th1-04
2018 Session
Technology to Support Competency & Achievement
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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What role can technology play in the struggle to help all students achieve and come to proficiency? How can technology help teachers reach more students and help them perform. Participants will explore 5 critical approaches to using technology in the classroom to support learning, achievement and your proficiency-based learning work.
Th3-03
2018 Session
Integrated STEAM Education
Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England, and Danika Tyminski, Swift River Elementary School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Integrated STEAM classrooms are more than Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math- they are a place in which learning hinges on the inclusion of all learners in carefully designed and maintained communities, grappling with increasingly authentic problems. In this session, we'll explore the ways in which different tools support our work and collaborate on the creation of a resource guide to support us as we move forward in our own contexts.
Th3-07
2018 Session
Planning your time for Projects
Melissa Jellison, STEAM Teacher, White Mountains Regional High School, and Jeannine LaBounty, SAU 36

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Have you ever let your students loose to design their own projects and then quickly realized you have 25 different projects at the same time? In this session participants will learn about managing all the moving parts of inquiry based, student led projects. We will discuss the planning process, shifting from a culture of teaching to a culture of learning, organizing sacred times, office hours with students, and managing the time and space. We will explain how we have done away with traditional school schedule and established a more comprehensive and progressive school schedule. We did away with bells; do you?
Th3-14
2018 Session
Using Primary Sources to for Engaging, Real-World Relevant Learning
Mary Kuechenmeister, Founder / President, Story Preservation Initiative

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Learn how to integrate authentic stories and related standards-aligned projects into the classroom, fostering student-led inquiry and making clear to students that their learning has meaning and purpose.
Th3-22
2018 Session
CANCELLED - Inquiring Minds...Love Dialogue & Feedback
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Developing inquiry while integrating technology can be a challenging task, if done in isolation. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a history teacher, media specialist, and librarian worked together to immerse students in personalized learning. Prior to this session, participants will have access to an inquiry assignment, rubric, and our curriculum map. Please come with questions or feedback. Additionally, participants will leave with resources they can use to develop their own inquiry projects. This session is suitable for all content areas and specialist positions.
Th4-04
2018 Session
Personalized Professional Learning with Micro-credentials
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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What's all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development and personalizing learning for educators? What's the iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start on figuring out which micro-credentials you might like to earn!
Tue-AM-SH-T-VanDerKern
2018 Session
TS - Khan Academy
Jeremy VanDerKern, Annex Program Coordinator, Fair Haven Union High School


Grades: All

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This session will demonstrate competency-based modules provided via the online learning platform, Khan Academy, and presenter will discuss the strengths of self-guided learning in a flipped or blended classroom environment. Khan Academy has modules ranging from kindergarten math to AP Art Histiry and utilizes a game-based model where students can earn badges and energy points for participation. Khan Academy is a free online tool that allows instructors to direct learning and provides resources that assist in grading.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Piccolo
2018 Session
SS - Collaborative Education: Teaching for the Future
Aimee Piccolo, Photography Teacher, Merrimack School District, and Sean Muller, Merrimack School District


Grades: 9-12
Discover how to design and implement a successful interdisciplinary course. Over the last several years, there has been a push in our our school and across the state for the development of courses that demonstrate to students the interconnectedness of seemingly separate subject areas, focusing on the common relationships between them rather than as independent entities. Throughout the process of designing our interdisciplinary course, combining art and chemistry, the encouragement provided to us by the NH State Department of Education, the NH State Council for the Arts, and by research photographers at MIT, has demonstrated the importance of courses that includes art as an equal partner. How do you find a good collaborative partner? How do you get your administrators to support interdisciplinary courses? Hear from our students and discover how interdisciplinary instruction can improve personalized student learning and promote collaborative education.
W1-01
2018 Session
Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom
Tom Murray, Wedneday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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In today's era of Fake News and viral social media, are your students good digital citizens while living their lives online, without a roadmap on how to: think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly? This session includes an engaging conversation on our classroom experiences and our role in having a direct impact on our students' digital footprint. Resources and strategies for the explicit teaching of digital citizenship and values will also be shared and dissected so that educators leave with tangible ideas and resources. Come ready to share your experience and ideas to support our students moving forward!
W1-03
2018 Session
CodeSpark the Foos: Programming with PreK through Grade 5
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5

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The CodeSpark Foos are adorable characters in a completely engaging digital world that is accessible to non-readers and readers alike. This free for schools app is fantastic for introducing our youngest learners to programming basics and building up to intermediate programming skills and free coding opportunities. Teach skills about sequencing, logic, problem solving and more in a game like cartoon adventure. Come meet the CodeSpark Foos friends and learn why these little friends will have your students coding in no time and prep work will be a breeze.
W1-13
2018 Session
Show Me The Money! Feedback on Funding Ideas
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Explore strategies to find funding and support for technology and other school needs, such as social emotional learning. Bring a grant announcement that intrigues you. Explore what might be written "between the lines" that should be taken into consideration. If you have been funded recently, plan to share briefly something you learned in this process and help others who have not ever written or won a grant.
W1-22
2018 Session
Competency Grading Best Proactices
Patrick Grace, Product Manager, Computer Resources, and Brenda McGee, SAU 73

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Across New Hampshire schools have implemented competencies in a multitude of ways. Join us to share best practices from the class room and across the District
W2-04
2018 Session
Social Media Credit Score: The Hidden Risks & Benefits for Students
Eric Butash, Director of Operations, Highlander Institute

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
If schools are going to successfully reimagine education, IT leaders must work in new and better ways to support innovative learning opportunities while ensuring digital privacy, safety, and security. But read the headlines: Colleges and businesses are beginning to assess our students like banks evaluate borrowers, using a Social Media Credit Score to better understand potential risks. While some students have seen their college acceptances and job offers rescinded, others are having scholarships and unique internships offered skyrocket based on social media reports generated by social media investigation companies. Stop looking for social media's "OFF" button! This session will help school educators discover constructive ways to protect and educate students and teachers on this new threat. As a participant, you will walk away with a clear understanding of your role and techniques you can use to assist the most connected generation proactively build positive online identities. Their future depends on it!
W2-12
2018 Session
Learned vs Earned: Best Practices Implementing Competency-Based Grading
John Martin, Dir of Innovation & Tech, Inter-Lakes SD, and Mark MacLean, Merrimack Valley School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Examine the opportunities and challenges presented by implementing competency-based grading and reporting with Merrimack Valley and Inter-Lakes School Districts and their corporate partner Alma Technologies, Inc. In this session we will discuss the districts' reasons for shifting to competency-based grading, their implementation and communication plan, the lessons they learned, and then analyze the impact on student outcomes thus far. Both districts will share information on the tools they use to manage and support this approach to student learning and assessment, along with the metrics they rely on for evaluating their success along the way. John Martin from Inter-Lakes School District and Merrimack Valley Superintendent, Mark MacLean share their New Hampshire experience.
W2-14
2018 Session
QR Codes, Stations, Centers, & more!
Susan Tuttle, Visual Art/Technology Teacher, Claremont School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Learn about creating centers and stations with individualized instruction through the use of QR Codes. Imagine a classroom where you aren't repeating directions a dozen or more times... it is possible! Through the use of QR codes, students can be linked to an infinite number of sites, videos, documents, and more, right at their station! Discuss the use of QR codes in a Choice Based Art classroom as well as Physical Education, but would also be appropriate for classroom teachers who use centers and stations.
W2-22
2018 Session
QRIt! The Trail Project
Mary Cantlin, Technology Integrator, Plainfield School, and Jen Frederick, Plainfield School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8

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In this session we will walk participants through our journey creating QR codes and student assembled google sites. The google sites describe and provide historical, scientific, mathematical, and arts connections to our extensive outdoor campus. Some of the areas covered include the playground rules, historical and scientific information about our trail system and solar array. Future plans include visual arts and and music inspired by the natural campus as well as additional information about the campus. This multi year, whole school project has helped our students become invested in their environment digitally and physically. We are also providing information, through the QR codes and websites, to the greater community.
W3-01
2018 Session
Tech Tools for Student Engagement & Teacher Effectiveness
Tom Murray, Wednesday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Join this hands-on session to explore a myriad of digital tools that will empower you to further engage the students in your classroom. From dynamic open digital content, to tools for formative assessment, to ways to communicate effectively and efficiently and teacher time savers, this session is learner-centered and collaborative. Various tools are modeled and participant ideas explored. Bring your devices and come ready to share your favorite digital tools!
W3-04
2018 Session
All Systems Go: Empower Co-Workers to Create Meaningful Learning
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Neil Leavis, Londonderry School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Learning opportunities occur by empowering one another. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a physical education teacher, media specialist, and curriculum coordinator worked together to empowered one another to immerse students in learning. Our system worked together! We imagined the dream learning experience in an Athletic Training class by recognizing one another's strengths and roles. In the end we included a live cadaver lab with a university, a multi-user e-book about concussions followed by discussion with the author, and lessons on sketchnoting and infographics. This all came together with an authentic assessment. This magic all happened because different parts of the system worked together! While we will discuss Athletic Training resources and student work, our focus will be on building a collaborative relationship, anticipating questions and potential challenges, and scaffolding a performance task that included transferable skill sets.
W4-02
2018 Session
Flatten Your Classroom: Knock Down the Walls of Your Classroom and Let your
Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Our students are going beyond the walls of their homes every day. As educators, we need to capitalize on this wonder and flatten the walls of our classroom. This presentation will introduce you to three different levels of world exploration that utilizes technology. We will first explore the world as "Day Trippers". "Day Trippers" allow their students to explore the world around them. We will focus on Google Maps, with special attention to the 360-degree spheres, Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions, live webcams, and other hands-on exploration of various sites throughout the world. Next, participants will become "Weekend Warriors". "Weekend Warriors" helps their students travel the world. They use Skype and Google Hangouts and are connected to communities of like minded educators. We will discuss virtual field trip and presenter opportunities from Learn around the World, Microsoft Education, Nepris, Field Trip Zoom, and Microsoft Educator Community. Participants will learn about Mystery Location Calls and virtual author visits. Lastly, participants will become "Backpackers for Life". "Backpackers for Life" not only use amazing tools like Google Maps and virtual field trips, they create these experiences for themselves! Participants will learn how their students can create experiences like 360-degree spheres and live videos of the places of interest in their community and share it with other students around the world.
W4-04
2018 Session
Sketchnoting & Doodling: Full STEAM AHEAD
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
During this session, participants will experiment and uncover the ways that doodling can improve creativity and collaboration skills. Educators will practice the same skills that students to practice in classes. Don't worry, the presenters will model how we use doodling during our own professional activities and how we have encouraged students to do the same. That's right! We are not just touting this merely as a mindfulness activity. We have implemented this in classrooms! Sketchnoting can aid in developing infographics and vocabulary retention. We have found that it can help to motivate students and assist with maintaining student focus. So hop aboard and learn the practice of sketchnoting and doodling.
W4-22
2018 Session
Crowdfunding Your Classroom Needs Using Donors Choose
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Are there things you want for your classroom that are not in the budget? Maybe you attended a great workshop and don't want to wait until the next budget cycle to get materials. Come find out how Donors Choose can help you get the materials you need for your classroom from a Donors Choose Ambassador.
Wed-AM-SH-T-Chagnon
2018 Session
TS - Create a Full Length Student Made Movie
Brian Chagnon, Videography and Photography, SAU61
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Grades: All
Explore ways on how to create a full length movie with your students Students work on everything from pre to post production culminating in a public showing of their movie. Explore ways to collaborate with all subjects from tackling social issues, sentence structure, technology, and presentation skills. No stone goes unturned when producing a project this large.