Content Area: Reading/English/Language Arts

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-H
2018 Session
Crack Your Chromebook
Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District
* 
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.
BDTu01-H
2018 Session
Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDTu04-H
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition.
Equipment needed: Participants would get more out of the session if they brought a laptop/chromebook and a tablet or SMART phone.
Software needed: Free Google Expeditions App is not required, but strongly encouraged.
BDTu02-F
2018 Session
Augment Learning with Augmented Reality
Debra Rodd, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore the solar system, human body, geometric shapes and so much more in 3D! In this session, participants will learn how to use several free augmented reality apps on their mobile device. There are many AR apps that provide exciting and engaging AR experiences for K-12 students. Learn about how to use these apps in many content areas with your students.
Equipment needed: Participants will need any mobile device (tablet, iPad, smartphone) that has access to downloading apps from Google Play or iTunes Store.
Software needed: Apps that can be downloaded ahead of time or during the workshop: Quiver 3D Coloring app, HP Reveal app, AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet, Merge Cube apps (Mr. Body, Galactic Explorer) Other apps will be shared as well.
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.
BDTu04-H
2018 Session
Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDTu01-H
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition.
Equipment needed: Participants would get more out of the session if they brought a laptop/chromebook and a tablet or SMART phone.
Software needed: Free Google Expeditions App is not required, but strongly encouraged.
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
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

View Extensions Extensions
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-H
2018 Session
We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe04-H
Do you often wish you could easily save your whiteboard material? Would you like to have students be able to contribute to your whiteboard sessions without having to call them to the board one at a time? With Google Jamboard and the Jamboard App now you can. Everyone can now attach to one digital whiteboard and add their own thoughts from a physical Jamboard, or the Jamboard app on their touch device. Plus, save your work easily and add it directly to Google Classroom!
Equipment needed: A tablet or smartphone if they wish to play with Google Jamboard during the presentation.
Software needed: The free Google Jamboard app for Android or iOS is encouraged for this session to enable hands-on play.
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
BDWe04-H
2018 Session
We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe03-H
Do you often wish you could easily save your whiteboard material? Would you like to have students be able to contribute to your whiteboard sessions without having to call them to the board one at a time? With Google Jamboard and the Jamboard App now you can. Everyone can now attach to one digital whiteboard and add their own thoughts from a physical Jamboard, or the Jamboard app on their touch device. Plus, save your work easily and add it directly to Google Classroom!
Equipment needed: A tablet or smartphone if they wish to play with Google Jamboard during the presentation.
Software needed: The free Google Jamboard app for Android or iOS is encouraged for this session to enable hands-on play.
PreC01-F
2018 Session
Finding Funding & Support for Rich Digital Learning Environments
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $110
View Extensions Extensions
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
View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
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.
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
View Extensions Extensions
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
View Extensions Extensions
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.
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.
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

View Extensions Extensions
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.
T2-04
2018 Session
Nineteen for '19: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
* 
Level: All levels
Grades: All
Want to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session has been completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference "Eighteen for '18". New this year is an overview of classroom use of Smart Speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini that goes beyond information retrieval There will be an update on virtual and augmented reality, and teacher-tested uses of coding resources, drones, and affordable robots. You will learn about tools that you did not know you could not live without, and see innovative apps promoting classroom interaction. You will learn about many free and powerful apps and resources in all subject areas and grade levels, and hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind along with a sense of adventure and fun are highly recommended. Stay to the end for a raffle with technology related door prizes.
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.
T3-03
2018 Session
Meet Them Where They Are: Using Technology to Help Struggling Learners
Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools

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

View Extensions Extensions
Technology makes it easier than ever to help students in your classroom access the general curriculum. Differentiation can be a click away and students can access websites and extensions to help them access material. Technology can also allow students to capture their learning through alternative means and allow them to use their strengths instead of focusing on their areas of concern. Participants will learn about many web-based tools, apps, and Google Chrome extensions that will help teachers differentiate their curricula. Discussion will include tools that student can use to access the content on their own. Lastly, they will learn about resources that will allow students to document their learning in new and meaningful ways. The workshop will focus on reading, writing, executive functioning, and English Language Learners. Participants will learn about tools such as voice typing, SeeSaw, Text Compactor, PrintFriendly, and more.
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.
T3-13
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

View Extensions Extensions
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.
T4-03
2018 Session
Text to Tech
Helen Kelley, Digital Learning Specialist, ET1, and Dianne Maguire, North Reading
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5
Discover how we have integrated technology with some of our favorite children's books. A variety of projects will be shared that were completed using chromebooks or iPads. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in some hands-on activities using Bee-Bots and Ozobots. Everyone will leave the workshop with ideas ready to implement with their students the next day.
T4-04
2018 Session
Student Portfolios using Google Sites
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

View Extensions Extensions
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.
T4-14
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
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12

View Extensions Extensions
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

View Extensions Extensions
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.
Th2-07
2018 Session
Fun with Forms
Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District
* 
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.
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

View Extensions Extensions
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?
Th3-13
2018 Session
Helping Students Overcome Their Biggest Nonfiction Writing Roadblocks
Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author

Level: All levels
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Join a lively discussion of the obstacles young nonfiction writers face and strategies for overcoming those challenges. Led by award-winning children's nonfiction author Melissa Stewart, this presentation will address such topics as selecting a focused topic; thinking creatively about research; organizing, summarizing, and synthesizing information; finding the stamina to revise; and working productively with critique partners.
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

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
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.
Th4-02
2018 Session
Using Books to Encourage Children's Interest in STEM
Laurie Wallmark, Adjunct Assistant Professor - Computer Sci, Raritan Valley Community College, and Jennifer Swanson, Johns Hopkins University's Center for Tale

Level: all levels
Grades: All

View Extensions Extensions
Ignite students interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through STEM-related books, both fiction and nonfiction. Barriers to learning about these subjects include: inadequate exposure; prejudicial expectations; and lack of interest. Books can help students overcome all these obstacles. The digital divide in our country runs deep. How can our poorer districts afford the resources needed for children to learn about STEM? If we can't provide hands-on experiences for these children, at least we can help them learn about STEM through books. Certain groups of students, such as girls, children of color, and those with physical or mental challenges, have an additional barrier to their STEM education"prejudicial expectations. Books can help combat the stereotypes driving these prejudices. Many children have preconceived notions of about what they think a scientist or mathematician is supposed to look like. Books will help change these. The last barrier to STEM education is a child's lack of interest. It is perfectly reasonable for children to prefer interests other than STEM. What is not acceptable is if this lack of interest is due to the child never being exposed to the creative, enjoyable side of STEM. Here again, books can help, by showing the fun side of STEM. There are so many well-written STEM books, both fiction and nonfiction, available to our children today. Let's take advantage of them and prepare our children for today's world.
Th4-04
2018 Session
Personalized Professional Learning with Micro-credentials
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: W4-07
View Extensions Extensions
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.
Th4-22
2018 Session
Form Follows Function
Elizabeth Juster, English Teacher, Londonderry High School
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12

View Extensions Extensions
In this session, participants will discover how an agile high school classroom supports a competency-based approach to learning and embraces a multiple modes of learning- lecture, workshop, small group, and individual " all within one class period. Through the story of one high school English classroom's transition from traditional to agile, participants will have the opportunity to discover the purpose and day to day function of an agile classroom as well as which strategies have proven most successful.
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.
Tue-AM-Playground-Johnston
2018 Session
DELETE-NP Be in the Drivers' Seat to Building a Personal Learning Community
Joel Johnston, Executive Director, Let Me Learn, and Dr. Christine Johnston, Let Me Learn

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Learn to build a learning community based on the most common denominator"how people learn. Using both real life examples and engaging participants in first hand experiences, the presenter will help participants identify, through a web-based app, 1) their personal learning processes; 2) declare what each brings to a learning community; and 3) listen for what each needs from that community in order to be a successful student. Gain insights from formulating a learning community on the basis of this type of communication and determine how this will help them build on this foundation. Come away with resources you can use immediately upon returning to your institution. Get equipped to connect as members of a learning community in an authentic manner. Leave the session with two work products: * a full page personal learning profile describing how each uses their individual Learning Processes; and * a template for exploring how their Learning Processes can contribute to developing a learning community for study, support, and personal development. Access a learning community planning resource that provides specific steps for building an effective Learning Community that * understands its members as individual learners, * respects its members' various approaches to learning, * identifies areas of misperception and contention, and * determines strategies for how to overcome these issues. Participants must have a digital device to participate.
Tue-AM-SH-T-VanDerKern
2018 Session
TS - Khan Academy
Jeremy VanDerKern, Annex Program Coordinator, Fair Haven Union High School


Grades: All

View Extensions Extensions
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

View Extensions Extensions
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

View Extensions Extensions
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.
W1-12
2018 Session
Strategies for Developing Self-Directed Learners
Peter Siner, Personalized Learning Coach, New England Basecamp, and Tricia Breen, New England Basecamp

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Explore the self-directed learning cycle and discover techniques for supporting students developing habits of success. Participants complete a personalized learning self-evaluation and leave with concrete strategies to help their students become self-directed learners. This session allows participants to explore a variety of formats, approaches, and resources for working with students such as goal setting, mentoring, small group workshops, and reflection.
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

View Extensions Extensions
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

View Extensions Extensions
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

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: All

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
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

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 
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.
W4-07
2018 Session
Show Students the World with Tour Builder
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
* 
Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: Th4-07
View Extensions Extensions
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.
W4-22
2018 Session
Crowdfunding Your Classroom Needs Using Donors Choose
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy
* 
Level: Beginner
Grades: All

View Extensions Extensions
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
* 

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.
Wed-AM-SH-T-Drolet
2018 Session
TS - NH Kids Code
Heather Drolet, Technology Integrator, Christa McAuliffe School


Grades: K-5, 6-8

View Extensions Extensions
NH Kids Code was a yearlong effort to engage New Hampshire's elementary children in critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration through coding. The project was led by Heather Drolet, a NH technology integrator and the 2017-2018 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical, generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. Learn how Heather engaged 800 5th graders across New Hampshire in the creation of mobile apps directly related to their curriculum using the Thunkable program!
Wed-PM-SH-S-Cullinan(1)
2018 Session
SS - Engage Your School on A Shoestring Budget : Student Run TV! Team 1
Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal


Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover how your school can stream a TV show over the internet for limited money, and increase positive culture, get out information and have fun! Our student broadcasters will show you how to use this easy program to engage students and families and create 21st century learners. Best of all, it's by kids!
Wed-PM-SH-S-Cullinan(2)
2018 Session
SS - Engage Your School on A Shoestring Budget : Student Run TV! Team 2
Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal


Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover how your school can stream a TV show over the internet for limited money, and increase positive culture, get out information and have fun! Our student broadcasters will show you how to use this easy program to engage students and families and create 21st century learners. Best of all, it's by kids!