Content Area: ICT Literacy/Technology Skills

BDTh01-F
2018 Session
Constructing Knowledge Using Google Tools
Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Inquiry-based learning challenges the student to be an active participant in the learning process instead of a passive recipient of information. The inquiry process taps into student curiosity and passion. It requires students to construct knowledge and comes with an expectation that students will creatively communicate this new knowledge to an authentic audience. In this session, participants will explore how Google tools can be used to support inquiry-based learning. An important part of the knowledge construction process is organizing information gathered during the research process and curating this information in a way that is valuable to the student. There are also several Google tools that are excellent for allowing students to publicly display their new understanding of information. Finally, it's important that students exhibit the qualities of a responsible digital citizen when they gather information and when they publicly and creatively communicate their new knowledge, therefore, the session will cover some Google Tools for works cited and photo credits.
Equipment needed: Participants will need a computer with Internet access.
Software needed: Participants will need a Google Account.
BDTh01-H
2018 Session
Programming & the Digital Learning Standards:Let's Code 5-12
Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and James Sgroi, North Reading MS/HS

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, All, Graduate
In this session you will learn tools and resources to expand your ability to teach and learn programming skills. Focusing on tools and programming languages often used in grades 5-12, this workshop will walk through an overview of how to introduce programming languages such Python, C++ and utilize single board computing systems such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino technologies to teach students introductory hardware and programming concepts. Additionally, this session will delve into how traditional web design instruction can be shifted to also address the support for mobile and web application interfaces as well as support Javascript and PHP languages. Come learn tools to teach programming and get an overview of how new technologies can make teaching programming languages and hardware fun and more engaging.
Equipment needed: Web based device with internet access.
Software needed: Internet access
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
BDTh03-F
2018 Session
Video Game Design
Nicole Anderson, Library Media Specialist/Ed Tech Integrato, Paul School, and Tracy Bemis, Paul School

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8

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During this hands-on session, participants will be shown examples of games middle school students designed during a combined Art and Technology class. Participants will be introduced to the free version of the software that will allow them to try the video game design process themselves.
Equipment needed: Internet connected device that utilizes Flash Player.
Software needed: Device must have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed.
BDTh03-H
2018 Session
Crack Your Chromebook
Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District
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Level: Beginner or Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Cost: $380, $110
Explore the special features of your Chromebook. The Chromebook comes equipped with unique keystrokes and shortcuts, as well as special ways to use the track pad. Become proficient users of the Chromebook and learn engaging ways to share this information with your students. If time allows, we will also cover ideas for Chromebook management and care in the classroom.
Equipment needed: Participants must bring a Chromebook.
BDTu02-H
2018 Session
Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Graham Celine, Intelitek
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes.
Equipment needed: Laptops, Chromebooks
Software needed: Internet Access, Login access we will provide
BDTu03-F
2018 Session
Digital Breakouts ~ A Virtual Escape Room
Denise Wood, Business Teacher, Groveton High School, and Josh Smith, Northumberland School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Learn how to create a virtual "escape room". In a digital breakout, students work collaboratively to solve a series of puzzles in order to open "locks" in a Google Form. As educators, we're always looking for effective ways to engage our students without breaking our budgets. Great news, digital breakouts are FREE! This hands-on session will teach participants how to utilize various Google Apps to create their own class "escape room". The educational learning possibilities for this tool are endless!
Equipment needed: Laptop or Chromebook
Software needed: Chrome must be installed on laptops. Each participant must have a Google Account.
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
BDWe01-H
2018 Session
How to Fast Draft Your Blog, Article, or Book!
Susan Fitzell, AimHi Educational Programs, LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Adults

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Learn how to write from idea to first draft fast. Have you dreamed about publishing your fabulous teaching strategies and ideas? Is the idea of sitting at a computer or device for hours on end to write an article or worse, a book, sound horrid to you? Or, have you started writing but would just like to get your first draft out faster? Learn how to write a 2000-word article from idea to publication in 24 hours! Yes, it's possible! Learn how to: >Capture your ideas in the style that works best for you and then turn those ideas into articles, reports, and briefs. >Write with speech-to-text quickly and easily! >Maintain focus, be more creative, and get more done with the time you have. >Set up a writing environment that supports your working style. >Choose what tools to use, from no budget to high quality software and equipment. >Pick apps that help you to prep and plan your ideas before you start talking your project. >Use tricks that will maximize your success with any voice-to-text software Bring your device and come prepared for a hands-on experience! This session will be interactive. You'll collaborate with colleagues to build upon your specific needs. Whether you are a seasoned writer, or a beginner, there will be gems for you to take away from this session. *Participant devices will need a working microphone.
Equipment needed: Participants need to bring a device that will connect to the internet and have a working microphone and ability to use SIRI, Google Voice, Cortana, or speech-to-text accessibility options. Older devices with slow processing speed may be problematic. Their devices need to be able to download new apps. Some schools lock school devices and teachers come to the workshop unable to download apps. Ensure that participants have the ability to download and use new (free) apps presented in the workshop.
Software needed: A mind-mapping app such as Popplet, Inspiration Software, OmniGraffle, XMind, Smart Diagram, etc. A speech to text program such as Dragon Speak, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Siri Dictation App, Dictation.io, Apple Dication, Windows Speech Recognition, Google Docs Voice Typing, Dragon Anywhere. Also, good to have installed the Spritzlet plug-in for browsers.
BDWe02-F
2018 Session
The Power of Pivot Tables
Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
In this session participants will learn how to use Google Sheets' Pivot Table feature, a powerful data analysis tool. Pivot Tables offer the ability to quickly summarize and cross-tabulate large datasets without the need for a relational database, programming knowledge, or any aggregate functions. Instead, they offer a simple drag-and-drop interface that allow the user to instantly create customized reports. After a brief discussion about the importance and application of effective data analysis, the first part of this session will be a crash course in the basics of Pivot Tables: setting up the spreadsheet, creating a pivot table, and learning how to use the interface to analyze data. The second part of this session will encourage participants, working in small teams, to answer a series of questions about a large, sample dataset. In order to answer the questions, participants must apply what they have learned by adjusting columns, rows, and filters of their Pivot Tables. As the teams move along and answer questions successfully, the questions will get harder. This active learning session has been highly successful at conferences and in professional development courses in our district and we have found time and time again that teachers learn best by doing.
Equipment needed: Any laptop (Windows, Chromebook, or Mac) with access to the web version of Google Sheets.
Software needed: A Google account and access to the web version of Google Sheets
BDWe02-H
2018 Session
Digital Teaching Tools to Empower Student Choice
Christina DeBello, Technology Integrator, Barrington Middle School, and Tarsha Doyle

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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In this session, participants will be introduced to at least a dozen digital teaching tools to empower students choice and ownership of their learning. The tools include a variety of web-based applications and sites that teachers and students can use to facilitate learning, manage work completion, provide opportunities for individual growth and improvement, and encourage individuality with options for student choice. The majority of these applications and sites allow students access primarily through their school-lissued gmail accounts and for free, though a few require users to set up accounts and may have a small fee.
BDWe03-F
2018 Session
Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Graham Celine, Intelitek
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes.
Equipment needed: Laptops, Chromebooks
Software needed: Internet Access, Login access we will provide
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.
PreC05-D
2018 Session
Making with Raspberry Pi Computer
Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $235, $120
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Come explore three modules during this workshop: 1) Getting Started with Raspberry Pi: a. What is a Raspberry Pi and what makes it unique? b. Plugging in all components and turning on a Raspberry Pi. c. Navigating the desktop environment and opening programs. 2) Exploring Physical Computing: a. Programming the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi. b. Blinking an LED light using block-based coding in Scratch. c. Blinking an LED light using a text-based coding in Python. 3) Creating a Digital Making Project: a. Collaborate as a team to design and build their own project. b. Reflect on their learning and explore new areas of creation. 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 the following: - Raspberry Pi Kit - Display - Mouse and Keyboard - materials fee The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website. The materials fee is included in the BYOD workshop fee.
Software needed: No software required.
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
PreC07-SC
2018 Session
Google Apps & Extensions: Your Essential Toolkit for Diverse Learners
Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using FREE and low-cost apps, extensions, Add-Ons and web resources? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners with specific focus on Google. These FREE and low-cost solutions support personalized learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note-taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition, and more! 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 or laptop with Google Chrome loaded.
Software needed: The list of free apps, software, and extensions will be downloaded with participants during the training along with free accessibility features. The presenter provides additional devices with paid apps/software for participants to explore and use during the workshop. 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.
PreC08-A
2018 Session
Maximizing Learning Outcomes with MakerEd: A Pilot Program for the Future!
Dmitri Yakovlev, COO, Eduporium, and Anna Orientale, EdTech Specialist, Eduporium, and Andy Larmand, Eduporium

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Cost: $415 (E or S), $110
When MakerEd meets the curriculum in a classroom, student learning and engagement are evident and measurable. Learn how to introduce MakerEd technology into everyday teaching and explore best practices for integrating MakerEd activities to support core content areas. This workshop is first step in joining a NH pilot program sponsored by Eduporium in association with NHSTE. Come discover how to incorporate tech into learning and adjust existing lesson plans when adding MakerEd tools. Then test the viability of innovative tech in a particular lesson while observing its compatibility with your individual teaching style. Receive a starter collection of appropriate EdTech tools to experience onsite and back in your classroom. Last year in partnership with the Highlander Institute, Eduporium organized a successful pilot in five Rhode Island schools and is ready to share their findings and help NH schools participate in a similar program. Every phase of the pilot is described, including guidance and assistance with tech selection, student involvement, finding and launching projects, reflection, presentation, and sharing. All attendees will be eligible to participate in the limited-time pilot program (November 2018 to April 2019), have a chance to discuss this opportunity and ask questions during the workshop, and then decide if this pilot is suitable for them. This workshop is offered in both MITI and BYOD formats.
Equipment needed: The registration fee for the MITI workshop format includes one of the following: ELEMENTARY (Discover) Bundle: * Sphero Mini * Ozobot Bit Dual Pack * Makey Makey * KEVA Structures 200 Plank Set * Bloxels * Makedo ToolKit SECONDARY (Advanced) Bundle * Sphero BOLT * Micro:bit GO * MonkMakes RasPiRobot Rover Kit * Eduporium Raspberry Pi 3 Kit The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website.
Software needed: No additional software is needed for this workshop.
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
PreC10-C
2018 Session
Make Your Learning Commons the Hub of Your School - Off Site Workshop
Elizabeth Currier, Technology Integration Teacher, Hollis Primary School, and Sarah Proulx, Hollis Primary School

Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Grades: K-5
Cost: $110
Are you working to transform your traditional library space into a vibrant Learning Commons? This off-site workshop supports this transition by providing practical ideas to help make your Learning Commons the student-centered, engaging space that is the heart of your school. Here at the Hollis Primary School in Hollis, NH we have been working to implement this change over the past two years. As the Library Media Specialist and the Technology Integrator we work side by side collaboratively building our Learning Commons. Using our experiences throughout our transition, we can help you to articulate your vision, provide support, and create a plan to build your Learning Commons. Lessons are shared for whole school and small group projects, RTI groups, Breakout Box and STEM challenges, and personalized learning opportunities. Ideas for involving the school community will also be covered, including professional development offerings and student job sign-ups. Along with allocating time to observe our Learning Commons in action, attendees have the opportunity to explore our resources and talk to both students and staff. Throughout the day participants are able to ask clarifying questions and share their experiences to allow everyone to benefit from input and ideas from diverse schools. Bring photos of your current Library/Learning Commons space. Light breakfast and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch, order out, or go to a local restaurant.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended.
Software needed: Any Internet browser.
PreC11-F
2018 Session
Transform Learning ~ ISTE Standards for Future-Focused Leaders
Joseph South, ISTE Chief Innovation Officer

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $35
A complex and rapidly-changing digital age requires new vision and skills in education leadership. The new ISTE Standards for Leaders provide a framework for learning, teaching, and leading that support the capabilities of today's dynamic, future-focused leaders. Learn how the Standards can help you focus your efforts on the most impactful levers of change by providing a roadmap for leading equitable, transformational learning with technology in your organization. This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice. Light refreshments are served.
Equipment needed: There is no specific equipment requirement.
Software needed: No software required.
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.
PreC19-H
2018 Session
Chromebooks & Chrome Extensions to Support All Learners
Jennifer Lowton, Director of Technology, EdCITES, LLC & SAU 61 Farmington SD
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All, Tech Department
Cost: $380, $50
Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Educators explore the setup and basics of Chromebook use, tips and tricks as well as basic Google apps integration. Learn how to use Chrome Extensions and Apps to support struggling learners and what Chromebook features do this as well. Participants also experience and work with other great Chrome apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. 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.
PreC20-SC
2018 Session
AT-UDL Apps: Support Diverse Learners on ALL Devices Across the Curriculum
Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $50
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using free and low-cost apps, extensions, web resources and built-in accessibility features? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device (Chromebook, iPad, Android) with specific focus on Google and Apple (iOS). These free and low-cost solutions support Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition and more! Technology makes UDL possible!
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended. An iPad or iPhone is also recommended if available. Additional devices will be provided by the presenter with paid apps/ software for participants to explore and use during the workshop.
Software needed: The list of free apps,software and extensions will be downloaded with participants during the training along with free accessibility features.
PreC21-F
2018 Session
Blended Learning for Active Learners
Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $50
One key to academic achievement is active learning. Personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student success. By integrating blended and digital learning into the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and improve student performance. Blended learning is an instructional methodology and learning approach that combines face-to- face classroom methods with digital created activities to deliver instruction. A classroom that nurtures creativity often results in students taking different approaches to interacting with the same curriculum. Computers and Apps do not teach, TEACHERS teach. Digital learning is an instructional strategy that enhances and engages learners. This session focuses on blended learning tools enabling educators to enhance and increase student engagement and provides the "WHY" of digital learning, planning recommendation, instructional strategies, and reflection. In addition participants have work time and then collaboration to share ideas to leave with a plan and inspiration to create an active learning environment.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended.
Software needed: No software required.
PreC22-A
2018 Session
Learn. Code. Fly. Microdrones in Education!
Sheila Adams, Middle School Science Teacher, Rye Jr. High School, and Andrea O'Neil, SAU 15 - Auburn

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $220, $65
Take coding to a new level with a microdrone, the perfect tool for developing STEM skills! Learn how you can control a microdrone indoors with your students using a block-style programming code. Participants learn to code and fly their unmanned aircraft. Safety and FAA regulations are discussed in order to learn how to fly responsibly. This MITI includes a microdrone and controller, the ISTE book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar, and the workshop fee. This book is a great resource for learning the rationale for using drones in education, and includes rules pertaining to teachers and the use of drones in education, as well as classroom implementation strategies and sample lesson plans. 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 micro drone, controller, and the book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own micro drone matching the specifications on the website and includes the book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar.
Software needed: No software required.
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.
T1-13
2018 Session
Bring ISTE Standards to Life: New Professional Learning Opportunities
Joseph South, ISTE Chief Learning Officer

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
The ISTE Standards are a roadmap for bold, innovative educators to re-engineer their schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they fall on the journey to edtech transformation. Explore the Standards for Students, along with other powerful resources just released by ISTE to help you along your professional learning journey. Learn more about the ISTE Certification for Educators, new courses from ISTE U, and more!
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.
T2-01
2018 Session
Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: W3-13
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT.
T2-02
2018 Session
#GoogleAddict 3.0
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
We are back at it ready for year 3 of #GoogleAddict! If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you. Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level. The best part you ask? The audience decides how the session is run. Come keep us on our toes!
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.
T3-01
2018 Session
Big 5 Must-Have Tools for Learning by Doing
Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
As we move from sit/get lessons into more active and authentic learning projects, EdTech tools will be leading the way! Come learn about the "Big 5" must-have tools for a stellar Project Based Learning classroom! This session presents is a broad view of 5+ types of tools, with many options for each type: video conferencing, collaborative documents, social networking, Google Alerts, blogging.
T3-02
2018 Session
Digital Citizenship ~ A Successful District Approach
Tom Plati, Director of Instructional Technology, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools, and Chris Henry, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Nancy Marrese and Cheryl Pulkowski, Marlborough Public Schools, will also serve as facilitators for this session. Over the past year, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools has committed to developing a Digital Citizenship Curriculum to help educate students to make safe, smart, and responsible choices online. Learn about our year-long collaborative process for researching, developing, and implementing a district-wide digital citizenship curriculum that has been well-received by all the different constituencies. Time will be provided for session attendees to engage in group discussions in order that they gain a better understanding of the successes and possible pitfalls that may be encountered when moving their own schools forward.
T3-13
2018 Session
Social Emotional Learning: Where to Find It, How to Fund It
Rita Oates, Oates Associates, and Kirsten Williams, Campton Elementary School, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that states measure at least one nonacademic indicator of school success. This could be school climate, how safe students feel at school, the prevalence of fights, suicidal thoughts, or other measures. SEL (social emotional learning) might not be core content, but it's the core of all content. New research indicates that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large--and long-term--positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Another study finds that when SEL skills increase, there is more classroom time for academics, and students achieve more. Panelists share some data on social emotional learning, ideas of how to measure it, where to place it in the curriculum, and how technology is a contributor in this area. In addition, ideas for funding it will be discussed. For those who may be unfamiliar with this area, some background from organizations such as CASEL, Edutopia, and The Wallace Foundation is provided. Digital tools can be part of the assessment, the instruction, monitoring, and more.
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.
T3-22
2018 Session
So What is a Blockchain?
Bill McGonigle, Entrepreneur, BFC Computing, LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
What would you do if you could have a decentralized global database with strong guarantees of consistency and security? Some people build currencies. Some people track assets. MIT just issued all of its 2018 diplomas on the blockchain. Blockchains are the fastest-growing technology on the Internet and some say the technology is as revolutionary as the Internet itself. Wtart from zero, come up to speed on the basic concepts, and talk about some ways the technology may be an essential component of the future of education.
T4-02
2018 Session
Enhance your 1:1 Environment by Harnessing the Powers of Google Console
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Alex Libby, Chichester Central School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Google Console is a powerful management tool, but may not always be easy to navigate. Come hear what one K-8 school has done with Chrome settings to limit students in a 1:1 environment in ways that a traditional filter can't. Learn how to use the Google Admin Console to customize Chrome settings and set limitations to specific users and devices. We will take an in-depth look at Chrome settings within console and explore how to block plugins, set up printer settings, lock Chromebooks to a domain, share out Android apps on compatible 2-in-1 Chromebooks and more. We will also learn how to add settings for desktop backgrounds, tabs to open on startup and custom bookmarks and extensions.
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.
T4-12
2018 Session
LEGO STEAM Learning in All Your Learning Spaces
Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education, and Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5
Discover hands on learning solutions for elementary STEAM in maker spaces, afterschool programs and classrooms with LEGO Education. It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding and computer science at a young age. Attendees will build and code physical robots and discover ways to enhance their students' abilities in computational thinking. Learn the basics of coding and engineering and walk away with concrete ideas on how to bring engineering design principles to life in all your learning spaces.
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.
T4-22
2018 Session
Google Sites for Beginners
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Webmaster
The "old" Google Sites will be discontinued soon. Learn the basics (and some tricks and tips) to make your transition smoother over to the NEW Google Sites! This session is for beginners so it will be about walking through the features of sites as well as setting up a site and resources for reference after the summit. This session is not intended for the migration of existing sites.
Th1-01
2018 Session
Amplifying Student Voice through Social Media
Jennie Magiera, Thursday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Learn how to harness social media tools to amplify student voices and empower them to share their thinking with the world. Explore how to scaffold social media use and show students how to use it for good and not evil. From school-wide movements to classroom-based activities for K-12, participants walk away with ideas for all ages and situations.
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.
Th1-07
2018 Session
I Used to Teach, But Now I Coach
Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford SD, and Lindsay Bucknam, Peter Woodbury School

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5
Come get a glimpse at how Project Based Learning (PBL) can be effectively run in the elementary classroom. Learn strategies and tools to support Project Based Learning in your classroom from teachers who have implemented it. Those who attend this session will be provided with an overview of PBL as well as strategies to incorporate it into the classroom.
Th1-14
2018 Session
Developing Student Technology Leaders Through GenYES
Kathryn Liston, Technology Integrator, Pelham School District

Level: Appropriate for any audience
Grades: All
Join us for a look at how our school district has empowered student technology leadership through a unique program called GenYES. We'll share lots of examples showing how our empowered student leaders have helped to maximize instructional time, support our school culture, and develop enrichment lessons for their peers. We will hear from supporting staff members, along with our student leaders.
Th2-01
2018 Session
Leading the Way Toward Innovation: Digital Age Librarians
Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Discover how digital age, future ready library media specialists are paving new paths toward innovative teaching and learning through cross-disciplinary, collaborative programming activities. Dr. Collins shares key steps in the creation of strong school library programs, along with ways in which district leaders can maximize the unique skill set of library media specialists to lead district initiatives and integrate instructional strategies. Stories, tips, and best practices are shared that provide concrete action steps for library media specialists and district leaders as they work toward creation of powerful school library programs.
Th2-07
2018 Session
Fun with Forms
Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Learn how to effectively use and reuse Google Forms, as well as the benefits of using the add-ons Autocrat and Choice Eliminator 2 to streamline your workload and make the most of your instructional time in the classroom. Presentation can be previewed at: https://goo.gl/1nGMSN
Th2-13
2018 Session
Supporting K-6 Digital Media Competencies
Susan Sabella, University Teaching Faculty, Plymouth State University, and Jeremy Hillger, Sandwich Central School

Level: applies to all levels
Grades: K-5
In this session, participants will learn about a collaborative project between Plymouth State University and a local elementary school. Through the authentic use of technology tools, eight Elementary Education teacher candidates designed personalized instruction that redefined K-6 student learning experiences. Within the practicum setting, the practicum coordinator used an embedded professional development model for shared learning. This sustainable project empowered 8 teacher candidates, 4 multi-age classroom teachers, and 65 elementary students. This project supported mentor teachers as they engaged with the tools and digital tasks alongside their students. This project allowed teacher candidates to meaningfully engage with New Hampshire K-6 student competencies. Because the practicum coordinator was embedded in the elementary school with the teacher candidates, hands-on support and feedback was provided immediately to ensure the development of teaching and learning strategies. At the conclusion of this project, a carefully selected multi-age team was put in place to continue exploration of creative applications at the elementary level and OERs will be shared with local and international educational networks.
Th3-04
2018 Session
Relevance while facing Reality: Student Voice in School Violence Dialogue
Ruth Ellen Vaughn, Superintendent, SAU 61, and Betsy Jacobsen, SAU 61

Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12
On April 20, 2018, Farmington High School students lead a student-centered panel discussion about school violence, their concerns, questions, and solutions. Betsy Jacobsen and Ruth Ellen Vaughn will share with you their process of getting the adults out of the way so that students could be heard by state and local officials and their own peers. In this "Birds of a Feather" discussion, we will talk about letting the students direct the dialogue and applications to other topics that challenge our communities.
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!
Th4-07
2018 Session
Show Students the World with Tour Builder
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: W4-07
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In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device to explore and learn during this session.
Thu-AM-Playground-Stylianos
2018 Session
ETP - Building the Capacity to Make Things Possible
Jennifer Stylianos, Occupational Therapist, Gray Consulting & Therapy, and Heather Gray, Gray Consulting & Therapy

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Explore a variety of technologies and learn strategies for building capacity in Assistive Technology selection and use. Discover innovative technologies from Chrome extensions, to the simple DIY, to iPad apps for reading, writing, communicating and so much more. Learn proven implementation methods to empower teams across regular and special education settings. Participants will experience access methods such as eye-gaze, switch access, speech to text. "For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible."-IBM training manual, 1991 Working together to make things possible.
Thu-AM-SH-T-Boisvert
2018 Session
TS - Connecting ISTE Standards, Digital Portfolios, & Competencies
Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE, and Edith Tatulis, Deerfield Community School
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Grades: K-5, 6-8

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Explore strategies that one district used to connect standards, digital portfolios and competencies in the new Google Sites K-8. With different approaches to K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 we migrated our staff and students from a established portfolio system to competency based system in new Google Sites.View portfolios in transition and walk away with links to grade band posters and support materials
Thu-PM-SH-S-Gaides(1)
2018 Session
SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team1
Ethel Gaides, Grant Writer/Consultant, SAU 48, and Kara Levasseur, Plymouth Elementary School


Grades: K-5, 6-8, Anyone interested in Gen YES

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Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting at Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools
Thu-PM-SH-S-Gaides(2)
2018 Session
SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team2
Ethel Gaides, Grant Writer/Consultant, SAU 48, and Patricia Malone, Wentworth Elementary School


Grades: K-5, Anyone interested in Gen YES

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Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting Generation YES at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools
Thu-PM-SH-S-Gaides(3)
2018 Session
SS - Sharing Student Voice: Generation YES Youth & Educators - Team3
Ethel Gaides, Grant Writer/Consultant, SAU 48, and Kiley Kapp, Campton Elementary School


Grades: K-5, 6-8

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Sharing Student Voice: Students Presenting Generation YES at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Student Showcase In this session, students will share: * How and why they got interested in the project * How this changed how they felt about themselves, a subject, or about school * How other people (students, teachers, parents) reacted to what they did * Changes in other people. For example, if they worked with a teacher, how the teacher learned new things, or changed the way they looked at technology In this session, educators will share: * Their Background and teaching experience * Their school and the Gen YES project * Student grade range(s) and demographics * Geographic rural location * What contributed to the success of Generation YES * How to start a Generation YES program at attendees' schools
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.
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!
W1-02
2018 Session
Instructional Technology Coaching
Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Too often schools launch new technology without a plan for supporting and coaching teachers through the process of using new technology effectively in their classrooms. One key to launching and supporting is increasing the opportunity to support teachers and help them raise student achievement. Today's students' needs vary as they are growing up in the digital learning age. Knowing how to integrate existing tech with today's instructional best practices and strategies engages students to maximize learning. Supporting educators on this journey is a critical step. Just like with teaching, we need to differentiate instruction/support to meet the needs of the teachers. There is no "one size fits all" approach. The support is also not one time, it is a cycle of support. This cycle generally consists of: setting goals, co-planning lessons, observation, and debrief after the lesson. Each step is done collaboratively with the teacher and the integration specialist. Forming professional relationships and connections with teachers can be the foundation of a great coaching cycle. A teacher may not always reach out to integrate, we as specialists may need to reach out to them. The initial phase of a coaching cycle is routed in the "WHY" for integrating EdTech and Curriculum. This session will focus on the why of coaching and then support and increase opportunities. Participants will learn Elements of EdTech Coaching from active coaches sharing experience and ideas.
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.
W1-04
2018 Session
Create Your Own Online Bookchat
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Looking for a way to deliver professional development differently? Come learn how a Tech Integration Teacher and Librarian teamed up to create an online bookchat for professional development for its staff (and the state of NH). Detailed information will be provided as to how the bookchat was organized, run, and implemented. Time will be provided for participants to share ideas.
W1-07
2018 Session
Educating Educators About Blockchain
Tonya Evans, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Level: Beginner
Grades: All levels
Join UNH professor in this introduction for educators on blockchain technology - what it is, its primary and myriad proposed use cases, and its impact on education and students. The goal of this session is to demystify the topic and give examples of how to incorporate the blockchain and cryptocurrency into various subjects and courses, in both traditional and online classrooms.
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.
W2-13
2018 Session
Laconia's Technology in the Classroom Packs a Super Punch!
Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator - Teaching & Learning, Laconia School District, and Shannon Siegler, Laconia Middle School

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover how a small district with a large free and reduced lunch population is able to pack a serious punch in the area of technology integration by utilizing teacher leadership. The teachers in Laconia School district are superheroes when it comes to how they integrate technology into the classroom and help students see technology as a tool for learning. While transitioning to a competency-based, personalized learning system, Laconia has leveraged technology to change instruction, improve assessment, and transform curriculum. Panel members share success stories, helpful resources, and ideas for how you can save the day for your students by helping them develop the 21st-century skills that utilize the technology that will be paramount in their success in college, career, and beyond. The team from Laconia includes Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator; Shannon Siegler, 8th grade ELA & 2017 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award recipient; Lindsay Middleton, 8th grade ELA; Lisa Hinds, high school Math; and Irene Stinson, 5th grade educator.
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!
W3-03
2018 Session
Space Innovations: Creating Powerful Learning Spaces
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Explore ideas for transforming your classroom, library, lab, and hallways into collaborative and flexible learning spaces for today's learners.
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.
W3-07
2018 Session
Digital APUSH: Practicing Digital History in the HS Classroom
Ray Palin, librarian, Sunapee

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12
By substituting alternative research methods and projects for traditional research papers, digital history can be brought into the high school classroom. At Sunapee High School, AP U.S. History students have completed an annual digital history project since 2015. This session provides an overview of this work, including the 2016 "Revealing History with Chronicling America" project, which won a National Endowment for the Humanities award, and the controversial 2018 project, entitled "If Jefferson had Used Twitter, and if Jefferson were Trump."
W3-13
2018 Session
Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T2-01
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT.
W4-01
2018 Session
Makerspaces Unleashed
Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Discover how to implement and sustain a vibrant makerspace in your school library and/or district with any type of budget. Explore strategies for maker scheduling, maker programming, and resources for maker activities that provide powerful STEAM connections. Learn fundraising tips, hands on activities, and strategies to help promote the space to staff, students and the wider community. Garner recommendations for district leaders, library media, and instructional technology specialists in how to effectively roll out and promote a successful makerspace program that aligns with district wide goals and that provides real world problem solving opportunities for students.
W4-07
2018 Session
Show Students the World with Tour Builder
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: Th4-07
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In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device to explore and learn during this session.
W4-12
2018 Session
LEGO STEAM Learning in All Your Learning Spaces
Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education, and Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover hands on learning solutions for STEAM in maker spaces, afterschool programs and classrooms grades 5 and up with LEGO Education. It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding and computer science at a young age. Attendees will build and code physical robots and discover ways to enhance their students' abilities in computational thinking. Learn the basics of coding and engineering and walk away with concrete ideas on how to bring engineering design principles to life in all your learning spaces.
W4-13
2018 Session
A Rubric For District Robotics Success: A Buyer's Guide & Hands On Guide
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Daniel Downs, North Reading District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Looking to invest in robotics for your district? This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on buying guide to help review the largest robotics platforms: Lego EV3, VEX EDR, VEX IQ, Raspberry Pi and Tetrix platforms with a hands on demonstration of their different building options, required programming skills and controller capabilities. In addition to these platforms a range of low cost options for elementary robotics will also be discussed and shown such as the Edison, Ozobot, Sphero and Bee-Bot platforms. Leave this presentation informed on the features of these platforms and a rubric to help you select robotics platforms based on your educational and financial goals. This presentation will also highlight the essential 21st Century Skills and Computer Science skills that robotics bring to a students learning. View classroom videos, robotics challenges and experience these platforms for yourself.
W4-14
2018 Session
Virtual Worlds in Education: Benefits, Challenges, & Opportunities
Palo Peirce, Director, Eduporium, and Anna Orientale, EdTech Specialist, Eduporium

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
What exactly is virtual reality? It's thought of as a tool that's able to enrich education, create all-new hands-on experiences, and send students to alternate realities. Sometimes, it gets so real that we're unable to distinguish between our own reality, an augmented reality, and a virtual reality. The immersion and opportunities that VR provide play a big role in motivating students to explore new ideas. In order to use VR educationally, however, we must first combat visual stress and cognitive overload while finding a way to increase the depth of learning, allowing kids to create content " not just consume it. How can teachers and students use VR constructively " without turning kids into guinea pigs? Dive deeper into the pros and cons of virtual reality and how its potential for tech-based design unlocks new avenues for creativity as students experience supplemental opportunities while learning the skills to design their own reality. Strapping on a headset for 360-degree involvement, you'll learn how to bring experiences to life and life to learning experiences as well as how VR fits into the classroom or library. Going beyond the everyday and unlocking adventure-based learning with first-hand tours, excursions, demonstrations, and simulations, students will build in-demand skills like design, programming, and technical engineering all while experiencing the power of this unique medium.
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.