Content Area: Reading/English/Language Arts

BDTu01-HL
2019 Session
Empower the Middle/High School Learner with a Personal Learning Backpack
Kathleen McClaskey, CEO & Chief Learning Officer, Empower the Learner, and Diana Petshchauer, AT for Education
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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In this BYOD session, participants will learn how to build a Personal Learning Backpack (PLB) with MS/HS learners based on the strengths and challenges they have using a Learner Profile (LP). Discover and experience the tools, technologies and apps that can empower your MS/HS learners to support a challenge or enhance a strength so they can become more independent and self-directed in their learning. Walk away with an understanding of the apps, tools and resources found in Chrome extensions and iOS apps along with the learning skills that can support the learner variability you have in your MS/HS classroom.
Equipment needed: Chromebook and/or iPad
Software needed: Chrome extensions and iPad iOS apps will be used during the session.
BDTu01-SP
2019 Session
Choose Your Own Adventure in Writing
Nicole Cassamassino, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District, and Kara Speaker, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Do you remember Choose Your Own Adventure books as a child? Being able to choose what happens next in the story was an awesome experience. And then being able to read the book again with a different outcome . . . priceless. Join us to learn how we used Book Creator and a green screen to spark students' interest in writing their own choose your adventure book. This session will provide step by step suggestions and hands on opportunity. Attendees will be able to adapt this writing experience for any level and subject area.
Equipment needed: iPads, laptops and Chromebooks can be used for this session.
Software needed: Participants using an iPad will need to install the free Book Creator app. Those using a laptop will need to ensure that they have the most up to date Chrome web browser installed.
BDTu03-HL
2019 Session
Breakout of Passive Learning! - Break Down Different Kinds of Breakouts
Christine Donoghue, Library Technology Media Specialist, Billerica Public Schools
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Breakouts come in all shapes and sizes... You can use all kinds of bells and whistles or just ease into the concept slowly. If you think you know all about Breakouts, think again! If you think a Breakout means that you have to turn your whole classroom into an Escape Room: you will be pleasantly surprised at these other avenues. If you are afraid to try Breakouts, then this class is for you. If you already tried them and are looking to take it up a notch, come and discuss! This workshop will cover Breakouts in a differentiated style. After running a 12-week Breakout course for teachers, I learned how teachers of all skill levels can start using Breakout methods in their classrooms. Digital Breakouts through BreakoutEDU, DeckToys or Google Sites are all great options Simple breakouts with one topic or deep comprehensive breakouts will be covered. Learn about a variety of clue-making and designing tools, as well as sandbox sites with many different Breakouts. Take home lists, templates, and tools.
BDTu04-SC
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Tools & Tricks for Going Gradeless & Becoming Feedback Focused
Nels Tooker, 5th & 6th Grade Teacher, Newington Public School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
The ideas in this session will benefit you if you're already on your way toward a gradeless classroom or if you just want to start grading less and enhance your feedback. Indeed even if you're just curious and want to push your thinking about what fewer grades and authentic assessment can look like, this session has something for you. In this session, participants will learn about technology tools and resources to transform your letter and number grades into a student centered, feedback focused environment. We will explore how a transition to a gradeless classroom might go from piloting a single gradeless unit to ditching the letter and number system entirely. Participants will also learn and share specific strategies for going gradeless or grading less even if your district has strict grading requirements. Is going gradeless in today's world revolutionary? Perhaps. Crazy? Some might say so. Impossible? Only if you don't try. Come see that you aren't the only one who wishes they could throw out the grades and focus on feedback and learn how to put those revolutionary and transformative ideas into action.
BDTu04-SP
2019 Session
Coding with CodeSpark Foos: Programming with PreK through Grade 5
Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
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 for game design and storytelling. 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.
Equipment needed: Laptop, Chromebook OR Tablet (Android/iOS)
Software needed: If on a Tablet or Android compatible Chromebook, you may want to download the CodeSpark Foos app prior to the session.
BDWe01-HL
2019 Session
Google My Maps ~ Workhorse for Classroom Mapping
Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Location, location, location. Incorporating relevant location into a variety of areas of study strengthens student understanding of content and their place in the world. This session is ideal for the teacher to learn to use My Maps to document events, trips, locations, and stories. Participants will: Have hands-on experience creating and sharing personal maps incorporating a variety of Google tools in My Maps. Learn how to organize work in a spacial context using the basics of cartography, layers, polygon and file imports and exports. Develop a clear understanding of how to incorporate spacial context into a variety of content area Acquire skills to use a variety of Google tools to enhance learning maps.
Equipment needed: laptop and google account
BDWe01-SP
2019 Session
Hyperdoc-in' Inquiry
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry High School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12

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Scaffolding inquiry in a hyperdoc?! Come learn about successes that Susan and Karen had working to develop inquiry and research skills while integrating technology. Through collaborative, collegial relationships this history teacher and media specialist worked together to immerse students in personalized learning experience using GAFE tools, reliable websites, and databases. Navigate through the hyperdoc on your own, ask questions, and learn how you can use this to improve a project in your class, regardless of content area
Equipment needed: Bring your device. Google Account
BDWe02-HL
2019 Session
The Great Digital Escape: Inquiry & Google Forms
Eric Bird, Technology Integrator, Salem School District, NH, and Aurora Merry, Salem High School, NH
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Learn how to create engaging hands-on breakout activities with a digital component that can be used with any subject or grade level. Join us for this fun and collaborative activity to solve a mystery, discover how this technique has been successfully implemented in a high school forensics course, and learn how to create your own activity for the classroom. Utilizing Google Forms and analysing evidence left behind at the scene, attendees will race to piece together clues and complete activities, ultimately solving the mystery. With the popularity of shows like CSI, NCIS, Bones, and Dexter, forensic science is the new "hot topic" high school course. See how technology and Google Forms have been integrated to help students review and apply content knowledge throughout the course. No previous experience with forensic science, Google Forms, or specific grade-level teaching is required to participate in this engaging activity. Please bring a computer or cell phone to fully participate in the activity. Eric Bird is a Technology Integrator in Salem, NH with a background of 25 years in education as a classroom teacher, nonprofit director, professional presenter, and technology specialist. Aurora Merry is a science educator who has taught a variety of levels and courses at Salem High School in Salem, NH for close to 20 years.
Equipment needed: Any device with a web-based browser.
BDWe03-HL
2019 Session
Using Book Creator Across the Curriculum
Jill Schock, Substitute/Retired Elementary Teacher, Nottingham School/Rollinsford Grade School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8

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Participants will be lead through the creation of book using Book Creator. Each page will focus on a different subject to showcase how Book Creator can be used for more than just story creation. Participants need a device with wifi accessibility or the Book Creator app downloaded ahead of time. Come with ideas that you may want to incorporate into your classroom.
Equipment needed: Wifi accessible device
Software needed: Optional: Book Creator app but the web version is suffient. iPad users might want to download the app.
BDWe03-SP
2019 Session
Digital Breakouts - A Virtual Escape Room
Denise Wood, Business Teacher, Canaan Schools, and Josh Smith, Groveton High School
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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, Chromebook, or Tablet
Software needed: Each device needs the Chrome browser and each participant needs a Google account.
PreC03-P
2019 Session
Google Educator Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
Allison Mollica, USA Director, AppsEvents
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $455, $130
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! This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website.
Equipment needed: MITI workshop includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook. The specific Chromebook model included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook or laptop..
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
PreC05-D
2019 Session
Merge Technology with Handwritten Notes; Rocketbook Everlast
Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $100, $65
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Combine the joy, freedom, and portability of offline writing and sketching while being able to sync with a wide variety of cloud-based storage platforms including Google drive folders and Classroom. This is the last notebook you will ever need! Rocketbook Everlast is easily erased and can be reused over and over again. Explore classroom applications and PDF tools and tricks to leverage the use of your documents after uploading. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website.
Equipment needed: MITI workshop includes a Rocketbook and pens. The specific model and accessories included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Rocketbook and pens as specified on the website. Participants are also requested to bring a mobile device (smart phone or tablet).
Software needed: Install the Rocketbook App on your mobile 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-H
2019 Session
Chromebooks in the Primary Classroom
Debra Rodd, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K
Cost: $390, $65
Learn about different ways Chromebooks can be used with students in grades K-2. Explore ideas for using G Suite and Google Classroom to differentiate in all curriculum areas as well as classroom management techniques for using Chromebooks whether you have 1:1 or shared Chromebooks. This workshop demonstrates how young students can independently use Chromebooks. Participants leave with a variety of resources to use in their own classroom. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website.
Equipment needed: MITI workshop includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook. The specific Chromebook model included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook. No additional equipment is required for this workshop.
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
PreC08-CL
2019 Session
Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad for Early Learners (K-5)
Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple

Level: Beginner through Advanced
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Cost: $415
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To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing with iPad. Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad. 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! Note this session is geared towards those who educate early learners in schools. A separate afternoon session is offered for those who are focused on middle school and high school. This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY.
Equipment needed: This workshop is offered in the MITI format ONLY and includes a 32 GB WIFI Apple iPad and Logitech Crayon. The specific model iPad included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. There are no additional equipment requirements.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC10-W
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Student Voice, Authentic Audiences, & Original Publications
Cynthia Merrill, Staff Developer & Speaker, LivBits, and Andrea Calvin, The Reynolds Center

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $165
Story is one of the most powerful technologies for causing learning and creating connections. Join Cynthia Merrill and Andrea Calvin as they provide a hands-on workshop focused on authentic storytelling and empowering student voice. Drawing from her days as a newspaper editor, Andrea shares stories from the classroom and ideas on how to get your students published. Cynthia is a consultant, speaker, and teacher dedicated to strengthening literacy experiences for all students and the mother of our Tuesday keynote speaker, Olivia Van Ledtje @thelivbits. Cynthia works in diverse school communities throughout the US coaching, training, and encouraging administrators and teachers in their practices. Explore the power of Get Published! an online student publishing platform (K-12) hosted by Peter H. Reynolds (The Dot, Say Something, The Word Collector). Using Get Published!, Peter coaches your students through videos and activities, sharing real-world tips on developing characters and storylines, the value of collaboration and editing, and the joy of publishing books. During the session, participants explore ideas for the classroom and the tools to unlock their own publishing house - in their classroom. This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY and includes a Get Published! classroom license (26 accounts).
Equipment needed: This workshop is offered in the MITI format ONLY and includes a classroom license (26 accounts) for Get Published. The application details will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Participants are requested to bring a laptop, chromebook, or any browser based device (keyboard recommended if using a tablet).
Software needed: Registration fee includes a Classroom license (26 accounts) for Get Published. There are no additional software requirements.
PreC12-D
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Become a National Geographic Certified Educator
Ariel Simons, National Geographic

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $65
What does it take to transform kids into explorers? Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator to find out. Come embark on a journey with National Geographic and take part in our free Educator Certification Program. This professional learning opportunity supports pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators to become innovative leaders who teach students about the world, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. Benefits of certification include access to resources, mentorship, and leadership opportunities with National Geographic; connection to a community of like-minded educators; and professional recognition. During this workshop, complete Phase 1 of the certification process, diving into our Learning Framework, which covers the attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer. Discover a rich source of assets with a global and geographic perspective and learn how to effectively integrate those resources into their lessons. Improve upon your visual storytelling skills to build confidence in sharing more with your community about your students' successes, as well as your own.Participants may choose to complete Phases 2 & 3 online, integrating relevant resources into their lessons. Courses run in the Winter, Spring, and Fall and are self paced. It takes educators approximately 20 hours to complete the course from start to finish. This workshop is offered in the BYOD format only.
Equipment needed: BYOD workshop only, participants are requested to bring both a laptop or Chromebook AND a mobile device.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC15-CL
2019 Session
Everyone Can Create: Ignite Creativity with iPad (6-12)
Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple

Level: Beginner through Advanced
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $415
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To succeed in today's world and to shape tomorrow's, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways. Middle and high school educators are invited to join us to learn about Everyone Can Create, a program from Apple designed to help unleash the creative potential in every student through photography, video, music, and drawing with iPad. Experience engaging lessons that introduce fundamental skills and techniques in music and drawing using free apps available on iPad. 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.
Equipment needed: This workshop is offered in the MITI format ONLY and includes a 32 GB WIFI Apple iPad and Logitech Crayon. The specific model iPad included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. There are no additional equipment requirements.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC16-F
2019 Session
STEAM PlayLab
Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School, and Julie Quesnell, Pembroke Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $395, $65
"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."- Fred Rogers. STEAM toys are becoming a huge part of the toy market and many toys are being developed for all age-levels to provide opportunities to explore STEAM. Learn about several of the new products out there which encourage learning through exploration and play. Find your inner child and play with some of our own STEAM toys that can be used in classrooms in any subject area. These toys are tools in a child's world and open opportunities for STEAM exploration and skill building. This workshop is offered in both BYOD and MITI formats. The registration fee for the MITI format includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources. The BYOD format includes only the cost of the workshop, the attendee is solely responsible for securing the required resources listed on the website.
Equipment needed: MITI workshop includes the following STEAM resources: Sphero Mini, Hue Animation Studio Kit (Camera & Software), Ozobot Evo Entry Kit, ViewMaster VR Viewer, and Creopop Pen. The specific devices/kits included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own STEAM resources as specified on the website. There are no additional equipment requirements but participants are encouraged to bring a Chromebook, laptop, or mobile device.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC17-SD
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Blended Learning for Active Learners
Matthew Joseph, Executive Director of Teaching +Learning, Providence Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $65
Explore strategies to support instruction that leads to active learners. One of the keys to academic achievement is active learning. According to research - 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. In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology. It is a teaching 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 interact with the same curriculum. Computers do not teach, Apps do not teach, TEACHERS teach. Digital learning is an instructional strategy that enhances learning and engages learners. It is important to know what tools we have and what they're capable of providing to enhance student learning. Focus on blended learning tools that can increase engagement that educators can use for instruction. This workshop is offered in the BYOD format only.
Equipment needed: This workshop is offered in the BYOD format ONLY. Participants are requested to bring a device that connects to the internet.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
T1-05
2019 Session
Making It Fun Again
Tim Harkins, Digital Learning Coach, Bancroft School, Andover
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
"Making" It Fun Again will share how the students and teachers of Bancroft School are using "making" and digital learning to make learning fun again. This session is designed for K-5 educators. The focus of this session is to show how using making principles along with digital learning educators can nurture curiosity, motivate and support student learning and achievement. In today's society students need to be able to create and think outside of the box. Using maker skills along with strong digital literacy students are set up for success. Participants will learn about the evolution of the Bancroft MakerStudio. Its start from as a small movement and how it spread school wide. The Bancroft MakerStudio is a place where children can explore how to build different objects, inventions, or gadgets. The objective of the MakerStudio is to provide children the freedom of innovative experimentation and exploration. The MakerStudio allows students to learn to be creative in their expression of thoughts and ideas. How do we help children accomplish this objective? We create a space that has the materials, tools and the appropriate space to spread out and work alone or collaboratively with others. The end product is either a new creation or a representation of an idea. The challenge for any educator is time. How did I fit it all in? How can we go to the MakerStudio and still finish our prescribe curriculum. During this session,time will be spent exploring how to make curriculum
T1-08
2019 Session
Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC

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

Repeated: W5-08
Discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used FabMaker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session provides hands-on opportunities for getting comfortable with easy, paper-based digital design and fabrication software tools. Participants experience the benefits of rapid paper prototyping, which allows for quick cycles of testing and iterative design enhancements - especially helpful within limited class periods. Explore research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. We encourage participants to bring their devices.
T3-01
2019 Session
Book Bosses: Reading, Thinking, & Creating with Tech
Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote Speaker

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Stories play a powerful role in how students process difficult situations, understand the world, and deepen passions. Led by 12-year old book activist, LivBit amplifies student voice. Learn how using tech tools transforms student thinking, inspires digital creation and becomes stepping stones for student agency and activism.
T3-03
2019 Session
Sketch to Stretch Creative Thinking
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Amy Downing, Londonderry High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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How are you working creative thinking or design thinking into your instruction? Have you considered sketchnoting? Sketchnoting is a tool that we can use with students to inspire creative thinking and help them work toward creative new, innovative products. During this session, you will begin sketching and check out student work that has increased collaboration and creativity. We will also work in some time to reflect on some of the ideas learned during the day!
T3-04
2019 Session
Strengthening Literacy with iPad
Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Discover new ways to enhance students' literacy skills with the power of iPad. Explore the built- in features on iPad and a variety of education apps that can build reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Experience creativity apps that help students increase fluency and demonstrate their knowledge in creative and personal ways.
T3-05
2019 Session
Read & Roll: Literacy Design Challenges Featuring Sphero Robots
Laurie Williams, Librarian/Tech Integrationist, Newbury Elementary School, and Karen Cowles, Newbury Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Come play with Sphero robots! You'll see how easily they connect with Chromebooks, and we'll share how we used them to enhance traditional literacy and library instruction. After all, robotics and literacy are a perfect makerspace match, and even our most reluctant readers can't help but connect with books and other literacy activities when robot design challenges encourage discovery and creation. We'll show how Spheros livened up a folktale/fairy tale unit and even make some time to brainstorm other possibilities. Paul Revere's Ride, anyone?
T3-07
2019 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 use forms effectively, including how to reuse forms without duplicating them, how to organize collected data, and how to use the add-on Autocrat.
T3-08
2019 Session
Show What You Know: Using Digital Storytelling to Encourage Student Voice
Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: W1-08
Encourage your students "Say Something" through digital storytelling. During this session discover how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students. The programs highlighted - Animation-ish and Get Published! - will be easy to use and are based on award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story.
T5-01
2019 Session
Covering Online School News: Collaborating with Your Principal
Jason Parent, Principal, Londonderry High School, and Mary DeWinkeleer, Londonderry High School

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Come explore strategies to effectively collaborate with students, advisors, and administration to cover daily news in your school community and develop journalism students with highly marketable skills. The Lancer Spirit is both an online and print new magazine produced by students at LHS. Londonderry HS principal, Jason Parent and school news magazine advisor, Mary DeWinkeleer share how they are engaging students in covering school community events in ways that are meaningful to them, respectful, insightful, and authentic. Discuss the challenges of the Hazelwood rule and how working together they have avoided the potential for harsh restrictions that other school newspaper advisors might feel. Learn how the principal has empowered students to, "Do it right. Do it well. Be truthful. Get all the facts. Do all the difficult interviews. Be honorable, credible journalists." A quote from one student journalist, Morgan Torre, provides insight into the success of this program, "Mr. Parent has not only presented his own views and facts during interviews, but he has also brought in the other side. He cares more about the school than his own agenda."
T5-02
2019 Session
Remixing Formative Assessments With Tech: Paving a Path to Competency
Jeanna Wagner, Instructional Coach, Pelham High School, and Krista Day, Pelham School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12

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Long-held research confirms that strategic formative assessment is stimulative to student learning. In a competency based learning environment, it has never been more important to use formative assessments to target instruction and to provide ongoing support on the road to mastery. With the recent explosion of technological tools to facilitate formative assessments, our potential to facilitate dynamic formative assessments that stimulate learning is literally limitless. In this demonstration presentation, hear how teachers are applying research based formative assessments and digital integration strategies in both core content and elective courses as a means of personalizing the learning experience and moving students forward toward competency and beyond.
T5-03
2019 Session
EdTech Coaching in Today's Classroom
Matthew Joseph, Executive Director of Teaching +Learning, Providence Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Discover how coaching will enhance EdTech instruction and long term success in your school. 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 the marriage of EdTech and curriculum 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 engage students to maximize learning. Supporting educators on this journey is a critical step. This session will focus on creating a Ed Tech PD road map for success
T5-04
2019 Session
Bring Augmented Reality to Your Classroom with iPad
Matt Brooks, Development Executive, Apple

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Firsthand experience is one of the most powerful ways to learn. With augmented reality, students can experience just about anything they can imagine. Join us to explore augmented reality apps on iPad that help students connect their learning to the world in new ways.
T5-05
2019 Session
Unlock the Internet ~ Creating Digital Breakouts: A Student's Perspective
Rachel Hopkins, School Librarian, Salem - SAU57, and Jessica Pereira, Salem High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Salem High School student, Jessica Pereira, shares how she is creating digital breakouts for her Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) on gamification in education. She explores how best to get started with developing curriculum aligned digital breakouts, what has worked well and what hasn't.
T5-06
2019 Session
Making a Full Length Movie with Students
Brian Chagnon, Videography and Photography, SAU61
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Learn the process of creating a full length movie with students. Hear from students and their teacher on how to pitch the idea, create the story, storyboard the scenes, explore any technical sides of photography and videography. Finally walk through the steps of securing a venue and sponsorship opportunities. This is a collaborative effort from all teachers as students learn how to write, read, conceptualize, constructive criticism, photography skills, editing, marketing, many more.
T5-07
2019 Session
Who Wants to Seesaw? Digital Portfolios in the Elementary Classroom
Chris Lindsay, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, and Barbara Mantere, North Reading Public Schools
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5

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Hear from a first grade teacher, who has implemented Seesaw, a free web-based digital portfolio tool, in her classroom this year. We will walk through setting up teacher/student accounts, posting and sharing student work with families. By the end of the session, you will be ready to try this out in your classroom! If you are already using Seesaw, please come share your experiences and how you're using this app with your students.
T5-08
2019 Session
Book Signing with Olivia ~ Our Tuesday Keynote
Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote, and Cynthia Merrill, LivBits


Grades: All
TBD
T7-02
2019 Session
Twenty for '20: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Would you like to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session will be completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference session "Nineteen for '19". You will see an overview of virtual and augmented reality activities, classroom uses of "social" robots, excellent sources for royalty free authentic artifacts, and free innovative apps for all grade levels and subject areas. You will learn more about classroom uses of artificial intelligence in the form of smart speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini. Learn how to go beyond information retrieval and hear about how teachers and librarians are using them for inquiry-based learning, student produced projects, and classroom management. Did you know that you and your students can write your own "Skills" for these devices, creating customized apps? Session ideas will be tied to creative interpretations of ISTE and Common Core standards. You will hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal but show promise. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter, who teaches a course titled "Emerging Technologies", and who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind, with a sense of adventure and fun, are highly recommended. They'll be a raffle with technology related door prizes.
T7-05
2019 Session
Creating PD Opportunities to Meet the Needs of ALL Teachers
Rachel Kuberry, Assistive Technology Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Lisah Rhodes, Lexington Public Schools
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Learn about flexible, innovative professional development opportunities to meet the needs of all teachers within their schools. We will share our experience as coaches who support a wide variety of professionals across multiple schools, different grade levels, and all subject areas. Over the years, we noticed that our traditional professional development offerings were leaving some teachers out! As a result, we tried a variety of new approaches to professional development within our district. Examples include blended classes (online and face-to-face), connecting our teachers to digital professional resources outside of our district (such as blogs and podcasts), our own district podcast, small department meetings, and a quarterly newsletter.
T7-07
2019 Session
Online Tools for Classroom Projects
John Fladd, Middle School Social Studies Teacher, Currently in Flux
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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This presentation does NOT promise to revolutionize your teaching. Revolution is hard and you are tired enough already. This presentation is a small collection of good ideas that might save you time or effort or give you new ideas about how to use tools that you are already familiar with. Hopefully, you will be able to take some of these ideas back to the classroom and use them immediately.
T7-08
2019 Session
FabNH! Showcase
FabNH! Grant Educators, from across NH


Grades: All

Repeated: W7-08
Featuring the FabMaker Studio projects created by FabNH students and educators, come learn about this grant-funded STEAM program and create your own designs. Discover how schools across New Hampshire have used the FabMaker Studio STEM program with an inexpensive paper fabricator. Looking for a perfect gateway to introduce 3D printing, this is an economical and simple solution.
Tue-AM-SH-T-Marinace
2019 Session
Podcasting for Improved Literacy
Rose Marie Marinace, Technology Innovation Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Liz Rosenfeld, Laconia School District
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Grades: All
In this session participants will discover how students in the Laconia School District from 5th grade to HS have improved their editing and writing through podcasting. Hear from the Pleasant Street School and District Technology Innovator, Liz Rosenfeld and Rose Marie Marinace about applying research and editing skills across the curriculum
Tue-PM-SH-S-Connors
2019 Session
The Power of Global Read Aloud: Arts Integration
Diane Connors, Library Media Specialist, Hampstead Central and Middle School Librar, and Beth Cameron, Hampstead Central School Library


Grades: 6-8
In this session, visitors will learn how one group of Global Read Aloud students shared their learning with other grades at their Middle School.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Doyle
2019 Session
STEAMing Birds of Prey
Heidi Doyle, Librarian & Tech Integrator, Sunapee Central Elementary School, and Michele Shepherd
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Grades: K-5
Learn from Sunapee grade 3 students about how they studied Birds of Prey through the research and creation of a moving bird in an integrated unit with Art, Technology, and classroom research! Find out how they used Science, Technology, Engineering and Art for their projects, and see their birds in action!
W1-02
2019 Session
What's the Fuss about Jamboard?
Craig Sheil, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford High School, and Samantha O'Connor, Bedford High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Jamboard is the latest product in the G-Suite ecosystem. Whether users interact with this product through Jamboard on the web, Jamboard's app, or Jamboard's kiosk, participants are provided a white canvas to organize information and ideas. There is a lot more to this white (or not) space than meets the eye. Explore how Jamboard works, how it can be used with students or professionals. Brainstorm how Jamboard can foster 'true collaboration' and flexible thinking. Come join the interactive conversation and be prepared to participate in a 'Jam' with us.
W1-03
2019 Session
Curiosity Shop: Redefining "Classroom"
Elizabeth Juster, English Teacher, Londonderry High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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In a competency-based education, learners have the opportunity to explore, discover and create in an environment that is both individualized and collaborative. Sounds great but how does it work? How do teachers embrace and support multiple modes of learning- lecture, workshop, small group, and individual? Part of the answer lies in a classroom's physical design and part of the answer lies in a classroom's digital resources. Participants have the opportunity to: discover how to create an agile classroom, learn how an agile classroom environment supports learning and nurtures a growth mindset, explore how digital resources support multiple modes of learning, and review and discuss student responses to the agile classroom and the integration of digital resources.
W1-05
2019 Session
Manage Classroom Workflow Using Google Classroom
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Learn how to distribute, monitor, and assess student work using Google Classroom. I will guide attendees through the setup of Google Classroom, as well as share some of the newest features of Classroom that streamline workflow for teachers and students.
W1-07
2019 Session
Fairy Tales, Folktales, & Myths in the K-3 Classroom
Mary Kuechenmeister, Founder/Executive Director, Story Preservation Initiative

Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Come explore a project that brings timeless and imaginative fictional stories, including fairy tales, folklore, myths, and contemporary stories into the K-3 classroom. Story Preservation Initiative, working in collaboration with master storyteller Odds Bodkin, has designed a project for early elementary students that fosters literacy and social emotional learning. Odds audio recordings are supplemented with recommended teacher read-aloud books and standards-aligned projects, all designed to instill in kids a love of story, which translates in later years to a love of reading. To listen to Odds talk about the project, copy and paste this link into your browser window: https://soundcloud.com/user-874967525-913804267/teacher-intro-to-project-4-9-19
W1-08
2019 Session
Show What You Know: Using Digital Storytelling to Encourage Student Voice
Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T3-08
Encourage your students "Say Something" through digital storytelling. During this session discover how schools across the globe have implemented digital storytelling strategies using animation and publishing programs to engage students. The programs highlighted - Animation-ish and Get Published! - will be easy to use and are based on award-winning author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds' inspiration for both students and teachers alike in the power to tell a story.
W3-01
2019 Session
Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration
Pernille Ripp, Wednesday Keynote Speaker


Grades: All
Have you ever wondered what can happen when you integrate technology into your literacy instruction? Pernille Ripp and her students have been reading, writing, and discussing with the world since 2010, fundamentally changing the way she teaches and how her students read and write. Join us as we share ideas for how technology can take your literacy instruction to a new level, including ways to use Skype, Twitter, Edmodo, blogging, and many other tech tools that will allow for global collaboration, cross-curricular projects, and sparking the love of reading and writing in students.
W3-08
2019 Session
Fireside Chat with Paul Reynolds
Paul Reynolds, The Reynolds Center TLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Grab a cup of tea, and join author, FableVision/Reynolds Center's CEO/co-founder Paul A. Reynolds for a Fireside Chat. Learn what it is like when Paul collaborates with his twin brother, Peter H. Reynolds, a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, on their books (Going Places, and the Sydney and Simon series). It's also a great time to ask questions about your own creative journey.
W5-03
2019 Session
EdPuzzle: Embedding Assessment Into Classroom Videos
James Sgroi, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Develop an understanding of the platform EDPuzzle to save time, boost engagement, enhance learning and gather critical data through formative and summative assessment. EDPuzzle allows teachers to select, edit, and embed questions into videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, etc. This session provides tutorials for: Setting up your EdPuzzle Class, Integrating EdPuzzle with Google Classroom, Embedding assessments into a video, and Accessing data analytics for your students.
W5-04
2019 Session
Implementing 20% Time in the Middle School Curriculum
Etienne Vallee, Director of Technology, Moultonborough School District, and Chip Nyhan, Moultonborough School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Come explore the concept of 20% Time in Social Studies with a focus on Middle School. See how you can help personalize the classroom curriculum and how 20% Time is implemented. The focus of this project is the ownership students take in meeting the 21st Century Learning Expectations of Self-Management, Communication, Decision Making & Problem Solving, and Technology & Information Use. As well as the Common Core Standards in History, CC RH.6-8.1,2,5,7,8: Students will self-reflect and produce a Process Paper emphasizing/defining their performance. We discuss how the core subject teacher and the librarian collaborated to create this unique learning experience. We structured our semester calendar to allow students 1 day a week to deeply explore a topic of their choice. We will have examples of projects students did and plan to invite a few students to come with us and talk about their experiences with 20% time.
W5-05
2019 Session
Using Podcasts to Amplify Student Voices
Nels Tooker, 5th & 6th Grade Teacher, Newington Public School, and Elizabeth Brown, Newington Public School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Podcasts may be a nice way to pass the time on your commute, but they have even more power in the classroom. Participants in this session will learn how to raise student voices with the power of podcasting. We will explore free tools to record and edit podcasts so your students thinking and creativity can shine. Participants will also discover how listening to podcasts can enrich their teaching and learning. Podcasting works for every subject and every student. Come see how even the most shy and introverted students can find their voice with the power of a podcast.
W5-07
2019 Session
Project Based Learning: Explore the Path
Nicole Cassamassino, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District, and Erin Kane, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
What is Project Based Learning (PBL)? How is Project Based Learning different from what I am already doing in the classroom? How can PBL experiences help my students be successful? Join us as we provide an overview of Project Based Learning, based on what we learned during training with PBLWorks (formerly Buck Institute for Education), and how you can start using these experiences in your classroom.
W5-08
2019 Session
Paper Prototyping Bootcamp for STEAM-Powered Learning
Andrea Calvin, VP, Dir. of Communications/Development, The Reynolds Center TLC

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

Repeated: T1-08
Discover how schools, libraries, and programs across the country have used FabMaker Studio to create practical, affordable makerspaces using paper, cardstock, and inexpensive digital fabricators. This session provides hands-on opportunities for getting comfortable with easy, paper-based digital design and fabrication software tools. Participants experience the benefits of rapid paper prototyping, which allows for quick cycles of testing and iterative design enhancements - especially helpful within limited class periods. Explore research-based best practices, appropriate to get all students (PreK-12) designing and creating. We encourage participants to bring their devices.
W7-02
2019 Session
Balancing Data Privacy & Innovation
Kerry Gallagher, Asst Principal for Teaching & Learning, St. John's Preparatory School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
In an era of deep concerns for student data privacy, do teachers in your district think of IT is a barrier or a gateway to innovation? If a website or app's privacy policy is outside your district's comfort zone, is there a possibility for a creative solution? Come explore and discuss potential creative solutions in this session. Hear from the co-author of ConnectSafely's Educator Guide to Student Data Privacy based on Kerry's research and experiences as a teacher and edtech administrator.
W7-03
2019 Session
Blogging & Audience: Motivating Students to Write
Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools
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Level: All levels
Grades: All
To grow as writers, students need to be motivated to write. Through blogging, student writers are motivated to write when they are given a choice about what to write as well as feedback from an authentic audience. Learn why your students should blog as you hear about eleven years of student blogging teaching experience as well as the results of a qualitative case study conducted in a New Hampshire fifth grade classroom. Participants learn about various blogging platforms, digital portfolios, student safety, anecdotal stories, as well as other tips on how to successfully facilitate blogging in your classroom.
W7-04
2019 Session
Show me the Money $$$! Writing & Winning Successful Grants
Ethel Gaides, Library Media Specialist, Campton Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Come learn answers to the following questions: 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?
W7-08
2019 Session
FabNH! Showcase
FabNH! Grant Educators, from across NH


Grades: All

Repeated: T7-08
Featuring the FabMaker Studio projects created by FabNH students and educators, come learn about this grant-funded STEAM program and create your own designs. Discover how schools across New Hampshire have used the FabMaker Studio STEM program with an inexpensive paper fabricator. Looking for a perfect gateway to introduce 3D printing, this is an economical and simple solution.
Wed-AM-Playground-Provencher
2019 Session
Stop Motion: Easy, Engaging & Fun!
Claire Provencher, Art Educator, Retired
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Participants will create stop motion movies using iPads. Learn to make How-to's, story animations, or just fun videos in minutes! Try some claymation, cut paper and whiteboard techniques and leave with a solid framework for teaching kids to create collaborative videos.
Wed-PM-SH-S-Cullinan
2019 Session
Student Run Webcasting on a Shoestring Budget!
Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal


Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Impact school culture, increase engagement, get important info to your students, and inject some fun into your daily routine! Our WGBS students run a morning webcast that highlights our school values, school culture and more. It's inexpensive to set up, increased engagement and best of all, by kids! Come by and let them show you how!
Wed-PM-SH-S-Kidd
2019 Session
Free Photoshop Alternatives!
Ellen Kidd, Conval


Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Impact school culture, increase engagement, get important info to your students, and inject some fun into your daily routine! Our WGBS students run a morning webcast that highlights our school values, school culture and more. It's inexpensive to set up, increased engagement and best of all, by kids! Come by and let them show you how!