Content Area: Science

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-HL
2019 Session
Engage Students in Citizen Science with a BioBlitz & iNaturalist App
Ariel Simons, National Geographic, and Melissa MacPhee, National Geographic Society

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Have you ever wondered about the biodiversity that can be found around your school, neighborhood, or community? Join the National Geographic Society to learn how to conduct a BioBlitz in your community with your students. A BioBlitz is an event that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. A BioBlitz can happen in most any geography (urban, rural, or suburban) in as large an area as a national park or small as a schoolyard. This workshop will teach you how to organize and conduct a BioBlitz with your students including how to locate, identity, and record organisms using the free iNaturalist.org website and app. Educators will learn about free videos, lesson plans, and other aids to support their students in discovering the biodiversity in their own backyards. BioBlitzes provide great opportunities for your students to become citizen scientists and understand ecological concepts. Kelly Blais, a science teacher from the David R. Cawley Middle School in Hooksett shares her BioBlitz experiences during this workshop as well.
Equipment needed: Participants should bring any smartphone device, and if possible, download the iNaturalist app in advance of the workshop.
Software needed: Please download the app here: - Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android - iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8
BDTu04-P
2019 Session
Getting Started with 3D Printing
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Have you ever wondered about getting started with 3D Printing? Hear some tips and tricks about design, maintenance, and development tools from students and staff at The Founders Academy.
Equipment needed: All attendees are requested to bring a Chromebook, Mac or Windows OS laptop.
Software needed: There are no software requirements.
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.
PreC01-HL
2019 Session
Girls in STEAM: Drones & Art
Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director, Nashua Technology Center North, and Erin Knoetig, Nashua School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12
Cost: $180, $130
Join this session to explore curriculum, activities, insurance, funding suggestions, and more for educators interested in starting a drone class at their school. Dr. Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director of the Nashua Technology Center North Campus, and Erin Knoetig, Photography Teacher for more than 13 years, serve as your facilitators leading discussions and sharing lessons learned. Hear insights about drones and careers connected to drones during a breakout panel session with experts in the field including: Dr. Eric Frauwirth, Administrator of the Bureau of Career Development for the State of NH; James Brough, National Aviation and Space Education Program Manager at the FAA; and Justin Kates, Director of Emergency Management for the City of Nashua. Finally, meet students who participated in the drone program at Nashua and have the opportunity to speak with them about their experience. This sessions is hands-on, so come prepared to participate, fly drones, take notes, and ask questions. 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 mini drone and the book "Drones in Education Let Your Students' Imaginations Soar." The specific drone 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 drone as specified on the website.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC02-SD
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Full STEAM Ahead with Hummingbird Robotics
Heidi Doyle, Librarian & Tech Integrator, Sunapee Central Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Cost: $275, $130
Join Heidi, librarian and tech integrator, as you spend the morning creating a creature out of recyclable materials and then bring it to life using a Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Learn how to utilize a drag and drop block program to add sound, lights, and motion to your creations. During the afternoon, discover how the presenter used these kits for a collaborative project with third grade classroom teachers and the art teacher in her Sunapee school. The afternoon also includes designing lesson plans to meet the needs of individual participants. This is a full day of coding, collaboration, creativity, and fun! 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 Hummingbird Robotics kit. The specific model and accessories included will be posted in early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. All participants are requested to bring either a laptop computer or Chromebook. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own drone as specified on the website.
Software needed: Installation for Windows: https://www.birdbraintechnologies.com/hummingbirdduo/snap/install/ Installation for Mac :https://www.birdbraintechnologies.com/hummingbirdduo/snap/ Installation for Chrome - https://www.birdbraintechnologies.com/hummingbirdduo/snap/
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.
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.
PreC14-F
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ Getting Started with 3D Printing
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $365, $65
Have you ever wondered about getting started with 3D Printing? Hear some tips and tricks about design, maintenance, and development tools from students and staff at The Founders Academy. Learn about using Google Drawing, TinkerCAD, and BlocksCAD for 3DPrint Design. This is designed to be a workshop for beginners or those relatively new to 3DPrinting. Also discover where to locate already made print files. Leave with 2-3 print designs they can print themselves after the workshop. Also discussed are lessons learned in 3DPrinting and additional equipment considerations. 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 3D printer. The specific model printer included will be posted by early October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own printer as specified on the website. All attendees are requested to bring a Chromebook, Mac or Windows OS laptop.
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
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.
T3-07
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.
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.
T5-07
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.
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.
Tue-AM-Playground-Glatz
2019 Session
Crazy Action Contraptions ~ Round 1
Rick Glatz, Retired STEM & Science Teacher, none
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Explore how to design and redesign various fun and wacky lego vehicles and contraptions. Rubrics will be shared on assessment based on the Engineering Design Process. Many creations start with Lego book/kit of the same name but all can be adapted or done without the kit. These have all been presented to K- 8 classes.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Bastoni
2019 Session
Girls in STEAM: Drones & Art
Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director, Nashua Technology Center North, and Erin Knoetig, Nashua School District


Grades: 9-12
Learn to fly drones. Students from the "Girls in STEAM" pilot will teach educators what they learned about flying, safety, growth mindset, and the importance of engaging non-traditional students in the fields of aviation and engineering. Erin Knoetig, photography and drone teacher will be on hand to answer questions and share expertise. Dr. Amanda Bastoni, CTE Director at the Nashua Technology Center North campus will share a brief history of the project and explain how the class got off the ground. Handouts will be available with resources, suggestions, ideas, and important steps for those interested in bringing a similar program back to their school. This presentation will be hands-on and participants will be encouraged to share what they know as well, so that we can all learn from one another. This presentation will be the hands-on portion of the concurrent 1-hour "Girls in STEAM: Drones and Art" workshop offered earlier.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Dasho
2019 Session
Supporting Interdisciplinary STEAM Projects through Digital Learning
Kathleen Dasho, District K-12 Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Dan Downs, North Reading Public Schools
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Grades: 9-12
Students from North Reading High School will explain and demonstrate how they used the design thinking process to approach challenges, interpret learning, identify creative opportunities and experiment mindfully to iterate design solutions. This will include the students self-identified process as students worked through to design a "Stair Climbing Robot" and "Designing Games Using The Unity Game Engine". Students will describe the important mechanical and programming principles that moved them in the direction of being able to design and construct their own projects, ie., personalized learning and learning connected to their own interests. How does robotics in the classroom support college and career readiness? This project shows the culmination of an idea that inspired students to create a stair climbing robot. The demands of e-commerce shoppers are pushing retailers to compete for speedier delivery, which is driving up costs to hire drivers and buy and maintain vehicles while creating more traffic on busy city streets. Students are proposing a stair climbing robot which can deliver food, medicine, etc., without taking up space and is environmentally friendly. Also shown will be students using the Unity Game Engine. These students will demonstrate an original video game idea implementation, preparing them with job skills for real world careers.
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.
W1-05
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.
W1-06
2019 Session
Energy Technologies in the Classroom
Angie Krysiak, Energy Educator, NH Energy Education Project, and Aubrey Nelson, NHEEP

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Learn how you can use NHEEP student workshops and curriculum equipment kits to facilitate STEM lessons and units in the classroom. Use hands-on STEM equipment to explore the basics of how electricity works. Play with a Faraday's coil, hand crank generators, and our specially designed NHEEP generators to see if you can power things like lights and motors. Experiment with renewable energy technologies; set up wind turbines and solar panels and see how we can maximize the energy produced by each. We will briefly discuss the benefits and impacts of various types of energy. Learning about energy and our usage can help us make more sustainable choices for ourselves and our planet.
W3-03
2019 Session
Little Hands Learning Lab - Integrating Technology & STEM
Lori Puzzo, Library Media Specialist, Merrimack School District, and Cathy Cibotti, Reeds Ferry Elementary
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
Learn how Reeds Ferry School utilized the Chris Nelson Memorial Grant from NHSTE. Presenters share information on the grant proposal, and its implementation in the school's makerspace. Blue-Bot Robots, ROK Blocks and iPad integration will be discussed. Participants hear how grant resources integrated seamlessly with various content areas and will be able to try the different resources purchased with grant funds.
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.
W5-05
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.
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.
W7-04
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?
Wed-AM-Playground-Glatz
2019 Session
Crazy Action Contraptions ~ Round 2
Rick Glatz, Retired STEM & Science Teacher, none
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Explore how to design and redesign various fun and wacky lego vehicles and contraptions. Rubrics will be shared on assessment based on the Engineering Design Process. Many creations start with Lego book/kit of the same name but all can be adapted or done without the kit. These have all been presented to K- 8 classes.