Grade Level: Middle

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.
BDTu02-HL
2019 Session
Building Coding Confidence with Dash & Cue
Susan Cavanaugh, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District, and Peter Olsen, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8

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Join us as we introduce you to coding with Wonder Workshop's Dash and Cue. You don't need any prior experience with robots or programming for this beginner session. We hope to whet your appetite for coding as you code these robots and give you ideas about how to implement coding in your class or school.
Equipment needed: Participants should bring their own Chromebook, Windows or Mac laptop. Additionally, they can bring a phone or tablet.
BDTu02-SP
2019 Session
DIY Digital Scavenger Hunts & Breakouts
Andrew LaFlame, Library Media Specialist/Tech Integrator, Winnisquam Regional Middle School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
In this session, participants will learn about how to create digital scavenger hunts to challenge students to solve problems using a variety of techniques and online resources. Some examples might be deciphering a snippet from a foreign language and finding a way to translate it or finding media of a landmark to obtain information for a puzzle. There will be a hands on component where participants create their own challenges as well. These tasks can involve almost any sort of online or physical resource and be connected to virtually any content area. The only limit is your imagination. If you're interested in Breakout boxes but can't find room in the budget, this session is for you!
Equipment needed: Participants will need a notebook or Chromebook device that is capable of accessing the Google Apps suite.
Software needed: Participants will need a Google account that can access the Google Apps suite.
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.
BDTu03-SP
2019 Session
Redesign the Class
Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS
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Level: all can come
Grades: All
You have just been hired by the fictional company Anycorp.com. Come play a game and learn how new and old ideas can transform your school, class and students. In the last 250 years the structures of most schools have not changed. Call it TQM, total quality management or Kaizen but these ideas have helped countless businesses, organizations and people do better work and provide better services to their customers/students.
Equipment needed: Just need good speakers and projector.
Software needed: None, I bring my own.
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-W
2019 Session
CANCELLED In the Middle ~ Competency Based Education ~ A MS Makeover
Theresa Schneiderheinze, Digital learning Specialist, Three Rivers School - Pembroke, and Ian West, Three Rivers School - Pembroke
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8
The shift to standards and competency based education is happening in schools all over New Hampshire. This session will take a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of standards and competency based practices, assessments and reporting. This is a BYOE session, Bring Your Own Experiences. We will examine the shift from a traditional grading system to a standards/competency based system, explore the tools necessary to support CBE including changing student information system. Resources, strategies and practical tips will be provided during this 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
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.
BDWe02-SP
2019 Session
Project Lead the Way- Computer Science for Middle Schools
Stephanie Racine, STEM Educator, Ponaganset Middle School, and Suzanne Snow, Project Lead the Way
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8
In this session, educators will explore computer science concepts and skills by creating hands-on personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects that they can use with their students. Participants will spend time designing algorithms, following computational thinking practices, coding sensors and actuators as well as uploading programs to microcontrollers that perform authentic tasks. Additionally, educators will work toward answering the following essential questions, how do you express yourself and your creativity through computer science, how can algorithmic thinking skills be used across multiple disciplines and how can computer programs solve problems?
Equipment needed: All participants should bring a computer that is able to download and upload.
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.
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
PreC06-W
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ #sketchEDnh
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Nicole Cassamassino, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $135, $65
Picture the last time you doodled on your notebook paper. We bet you were in a class, at a workshop/conference, or at a staff meeting. Whether you realize it or not that doodling was helping to keep you focused and even helping you remember what you were learning about. Consider your students . . . what are they doing during your lessons? Are you ready to change the way you and your students take notes? How about the way you and your students present information? Are you not sure how or where to start? If so, this session is for you! Join us to continue your journey with or become part of #sketchEDnh (a professional development opportunity centered around sketchnoting). In this hands on learning experience, work on sketching and creating your visual vocabulary while also exploring how to use sketchnoting in your classroom with students. Explore various tools to sketch and think of ways to digitally organize sketches. 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. These books are also included: How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers & Students by Sylvia Duckworth and The Conference Companion: Sketchnotes, Doodles, & Creative Play for Teaching and Learning by Becky Green. BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Rocketbook and pens as specified on the website. Participants are also requested to bring 1) a mobile device (smart phone or tablet) and 2) a device to upload file to a Cloud service of your choosing (presenters will focus on Google Drive).
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
PreC09-SD
2019 Session
CANCELLED ~ STEAM Ahead & Coding Workshop ~ Powered by SAM Labs
Suzanne Rickard, Educational Consultant, IAK Educational Solutions, and Fred Wolfe, SAM Labs

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $225, $65
With a unique combination of wireless Bluetooth hardware, software, and content, SAM Labs offers a very engaging solution to bring STEAM and computational thinking into the classroom. SAM Labs comes with easy-to-implement lesson plans that are aligned to CCSS, NGSS, CSTA ~ lessons that really incorporate multiple subjects! Come and cultivate your knowledge, skills, and mindsets preparing you to lead STEAM and Coding initiatives in your classrooms, libraries, clubs, and makerspaces. During this hands-on workshop: 1) Dive into engaging pre-coding activities, build challenges, and explore beginning coding in Blocky: 2) Expand educators' knowledge, skill, and comfort with STEAM and Coding tools: and 3) Review SAM Labs STEAM and Coding solutions for K-8. 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. Presenters will have kits available for BYOD attendee exploration.
Equipment needed: MITI workshop includes the SAM Labs Alpha Starter Kit and accessories. The specific 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 SAM Labs Alpha Starter kit as specified on the website. All participants are requested to bring a Chromebook, PC, or Mac with the software listed below installed.
Software needed: Participants are requested to install the following ahead of time: - SAM Space app - https://support.samlabs.com/knowledge/how-do-i-install-the-sam-space-app - SAM Labs account (created & verify) - https://lessons.samlabs.com/account/sign-up
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.
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.
PreC19-H
2019 Session
Chromebooks & Chrome Extensions to Support All Learners
Jennifer Lowton, Director of Technology, Sacopee Valley Schools | MSAD55
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All, Tech Department
Cost: $390, $65
Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Educators explore the setup and basics of Chromebook use, tips and tricks as well as basic Google apps integration. Learn how to use Chrome Extensions and Apps to support struggling learners and what Chromebook features do this as well. Participants also experience and work with other great Chrome apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. This workshop is offered in both 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: Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup.
PreC20-D
2019 Session
Digital Making: Raspberry Pi , Circuit Playground, & Makey Makey
Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School, and Tammy Andrews, Milford
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Level: Both beginner and intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $220, $65
Learn the basics of making with Raspberry Pi, Circuit Playground, and Makey Makey from certified trainers! Always wanted to use technology in your class, but not sure how? Come explore with these technologies and learn the basics of how you can incorporate these in your class. Already have experience? Take this opportunity to learn from certified trainers with Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey and take your teaching to the next level! 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 "Digital Making" resources: Raspberry pi Cana Kit, Circuit Playground Express, and Makey Makey kit. The specific 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 Making resources as specified on the website. Attendees are requested to bring a Chromebook, Mac or Windows laptop with a USB port.
Software needed: There are no additional software requirements.
PreC22-W
2019 Session
FREE Parent Forum: Tips for Staying Safe, Savvy, & Smart Online
Cynthia Merrill, Staff Developer & Speaker, LivBits, and Olivia Van Ledtje, Oyster River School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
Cost: FREE
Join our Tuesday keynote speaker, 12-year old Olivia Van Ledtje @theLivBits and her mom, Cynthia Merrill as they share five key ideas that matter for connected learners. Hear how Liv's work as a "book activist" has gone global. Be inspired how Live has come to know her place in the world through technology creation and connected learner opportunities. This mom and daughter interactive presentation will give you much to consider about YOUR child's digital life. There will be time for Q&A and light refreshments will be served. RSVP via the CMTC website in the fall.
T1-01
2019 Session
Crafting Your Digital Identity with a Global Audience
Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote Speaker

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Using books, bytes, swipes, and likes explore how this 12-year old crafted her digital identity using a global audience. In today's connected world, it is no longer a question of whether or not students are going to be using a device; it is about supporting students to create, reason, and connect responsibly. Discover how crafting her digital identity gave deeper purpose to her literacy journey and hear about five key ideas for digital citizenship.
T1-02
2019 Session
Lead Like a Librarian
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Learn about the results of a 2019 study on the leadership behaviors of school librarians. Hear about what the research said and find out what librarian practitioners do to demonstrate leadership on a daily basis.
T1-03
2019 Session
Come & Knock on My Door: Collaborative Practices in Schools
Matthew Joseph, Executive Director of Teaching +Learning, Providence Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Discover how collaboration enhances school culture and job satisfaction. When teachers work in a silo, it limits the collective thinking or brainstorming that is critical to innovative ideas that can transform teaching and learning. Change is hard and sometimes schools are unwilling to change due to many factors. However, moving outside your comfort zone and into the learning zone is a step to breaking down school silos. With skilled educators and the digital resources of today, we have ideas and strategies available 24/7. We have the power to shift a school into a collaborative community and to have critical conversations about exciting and innovative change in schools. A collaborative culture is more than merely attending a scheduled meeting, sharing lessons as a requirement of being on a team, or sitting through common planning time sessions. It requires transparency, honesty, integrity, dependability, accountability, and educators' commitment to shared goals. In this session, participants will learn strategies to maximize collaboration for personal growth.
T1-06
2019 Session
Free Web Tools to Individualize Math Instruction
Jane Pollard, EL Math Teacher, Manchester
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Explore some of the different free web based programs to develop individualized math instruction for students. The pros and cons of each program will be described. Programs will also be differentiated by those that are best suited to instruction, assessment, or fact practice.
T1-07
2019 Session
Improving Presentations: Pecha Kucha Style
Cynthia Young, Social Studies Teacher, Ms., and Kai Dennett, Portsmouth High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Experience the world of Pecha Kucha, where students and teachers create powerful, precise, practiced presentations which last only six minutes and forty seconds. Creating and delivering these 20 x 20 slideshows (20 slides X 20 seconds each) will build in success by using structures which can be evolved and adapted to fit the needs of the audience. These techniques will transform how you and your students engage with, and share, ideas and information, by starting with a clear design. In over 1000 cities around the world, people use Pecha Kucha to teach each other about their passions with these structured, seven-minute, image-focused presentations. This will be a co-led student and teacher presentation.
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.
T3-02
2019 Session
Privacy in the Classroom: A Practical Approach
Nancy Rose, Director of Technology and Library Media, Merrimack School District, and Holly Doe, & Amelia Vance, Bedford School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Join Nancy and Holly for an introduction to student data privacy for teachers. What to know, questions to ask, where to get help? This is every educators responsibility.
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!
T3-05
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?
T3-06
2019 Session
Chromebooks in the 1:1 Environment: Google Console, APIs, & Extensions
Chantal Duval, Digital Learning Coach, Chichester Central School, and Alex Libby, Chichester Central School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
1:1 Chromebooks are becoming a normal landscape for schools of all ages. Student safety and productivity become challenging in this digital frontier. Learn how our K-8 1:1 Chromebook school is leveraging Google Console, Google APIs and extensions and other tools to help keep students safe and productive in a vast digital learning environment. Learn how to use the Google Admin Console and other to customize Chrome settings and set limitations to specific users and devices. We will take a look at Chrome settings within console and explore how to block plugins, set up printer settings, lock Chromebooks to a domain, share out Android apps on compatible 2-in-1 Chromebooks and more.
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."
T5-03
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.
T5-08
2019 Session
Book Signing with Olivia ~ Our Tuesday Keynote
Olivia Van Ledjte, Tuesday Keynote, and Cynthia Merrill, LivBits


Grades: All
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T7-01
2019 Session
Pushing Yourself to Challenge Others
Craig Sheil, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford High School, and Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Ever been in a situation where you have said to yourself, "I have this crazy idea" but then it goes nowhere? Now is the time to make that idea become a reality. Learn how to take an idea that is half-formed and turn it into reality to bring back to your own school as quality professional development. Craig and Jessica engage with you to brainstorm ideas and develop them into a workable project using a variety of tools and methods. Let's inspire one another!
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.
T7-04
2019 Session
Update on NHCTO Data Privacy Efforts
Joshua Olstad, Director of Information Technology, Oyster River School District

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Join Josh for an update on the latest issues impacting student data privacy in New Hampshire schools and what NHCTO is working on to support edtech leaders.
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.
T7-06
2019 Session
Tips & Strategies Going 1:1 (Chromebooks)
Sandy Blanc, Technology Coordinator, Exeter High School, and Richard Pratt, Exeter Region Cooperative School District

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

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Google Certified trainer, Sandy Blanc, would like to share experiences learned from her last 3 years of implementing and managing 1:1 chromebooks at Exeter High School. In this session participants will gain insight to time saving tips and strategies for organizing the setup, deployment, and management of 1:1 Chromebook Devices. Learn about enrolling and setting up chromebooks using Arduino boards, printing labels with free online software, creating Google Forms for repair and tracking issues, collecting 1:1 paperwork digitally, time saving strategies for sending out chromebooks for repair, and many more tips for saving time and keeping organized going 1:1!
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-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-AM-Playground-Henry
2019 Session
Digital Making: Raspberry Pi , Circuit Playground, & Makey Makey
Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School, and Tammy Andrews, Milford
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Level: Both beginner and intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Learn the basics of making with Raspberry Pi, Circuit Playground and Makey Makey from certified trainers! Always wanted to use technology in your class, but not sure how? Come explore with these technologies and learn the basics of how you can incorporate these in your class. Already have experience? Take this opportunity to learn from certified trainers with Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey and take your teaching to the next level!
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-AM-SH-T-Ravesi-Weinstein
2019 Session
Mental Health in Schools: Supporting Students & Parents
Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, Asst Principal/Mental Health Advocate, Milford High School/Running from Anxiety

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore and learn about the primitive needs for anxiety, i.e., why we are programmed to experience angst, what it is and why it's exacerbated in young adults, and how to talk to students suffering and support parents desperate for answers. Come chat with from a sitting high school administrator who has not only lived with mental illness, but has counseled many on the topic.
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-DeCamp
2019 Session
Creating Videos with WeVideo
Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes


Grades: K-5, 6-8
Participants will learn from students about how to create and edit green screen videos using wevideo.
W1-01
2019 Session
Now What? Helping Students Become & Remain Passionate Readers
Pernille Ripp, Wednesday Keynote Speaker

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
The message is clear among literacy communities; we want to help our students become readers for life, we want them to love reading, but we need more ideas. When we believe in choice, when we believe in inclusive access, when we believe we are ready, and yet, we are not sure how to start or how to continue to create thriving reading communities. How do we know they are reading if we don't quiz them? What do we do with our readers who are not where they should be? What do we do not just on the first day of school but every single day after when those kids who hate reading just grow in their hatred rather than change their mind? What do we do when we are ready for a change in our literacy practices but those around us are not? Focusing on creating authentic conversations, building reading community, and establishing positive reading identity, this session is meant for the educator looking for practical ideas in their quest to help students become passionate readers.
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.
W1-04
2019 Session
Everybody Sweats ~ Revelations of a First-year Librarian
Heather Raab, Librarian, Portsmouth High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Hear about one librarian's first year in the profession. From tech troubleshooting (when you do not think you have a clue but are actually a genius!) to advocacy to meeting user needs on a budget. Come hear about her successes, failures, and everything in between.
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.
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.
W3-02
2019 Session
Teaching Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News
Kerry Gallagher, Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning, St. John's Prep

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
We hear a lot about "fake news," but that term is really a symptom of the lack of media literacy in a digital age where information is instant. In fact, Stanford Graduate School of Education found that more than 80% of middle and high school students were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories. This session includes advice from educators, journalists, media literacy experts, and emotional intelligence researchers on how to bring critical media literacy skills to your classroom so students are able to make informed decisions about the media that bombards them every day.
W3-04
2019 Session
Digital Learning Mixtape: Transforming Teaching with Technology
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Together we share and develop a collaborative digital learning toolkit to use in a variety of experiences across grades and the content areas. We discuss and share specific tools, OERs, Open Pedagogy, and other ideas to increase student ownership to learning and open access to information. Bring a device and some of your favorite tools so we can learn together.
W3-06
2019 Session
Your Career in the Age of Bots, Machine Learning & AI
Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS
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Level: all can come
Grades: All
You owe it to yourself and child to see this eye opening, visually stimulating and Avant-garde presentation. The future is not coming, it's already here. Bots and machine learning have already impacted our society in many ways. Understanding is the key to not only weathering this storm but thriving. They have altered or ended many jobs and this pace will accelerate across all fields especially many areas deemed safe such as finance, medical, legal and upper management. No field will be unaffected by this new Intelligence Revolution. They will be making their presences seen very shortly across all industries.
W3-07
2019 Session
Discover the Learner Using the UDL Lens
Kathleen McClaskey, CEO & Chief Learning Officer, Empower the Learner
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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When each learner can understand and advocate for who they are and how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future ready for college, career and life? In this interactive 2-part session, participants will step into the learner's shoes and apply the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express in a practical 3-Step "Discover the Learner" Process to understand the value of knowing learners' strengths, challenges and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy.
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.
W5-01
2019 Session
Librarians: Bartenders of the Book Collection!
Jessica Gilcreast, School Librarian, Bedford School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Ever listened to the life story of someone you do not know? Pulled an ILL(internet leased line), while replacing copy paper, and checking out 30 novels all at the same time? Do you answer general knowledge questions on a daily basis like you are a walking encyclopedia? And you are doing all of this while keeping your cool? You must be a librarian (aka bartender of books)! Join me to discuss designing and working in a fast-paced, student-centered learning environment. Discuss using data to make design decisions and creating flipped classroom resources for students and faculty to make the most out of your library.
W5-02
2019 Session
Panel ~ Voice Assistants (Alexa/Google) for Learning?
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Join this panel as they reflect upon the pros and cons of Voice Assistants in teaching, learning, and the classroom. Can Artificial intelligence be incorporated into classrooms? Can the extensive fact retrieval abilities be channeled into productive lessons promoting inquiry and original thought? Can smart speakers be used to assist teachers and librarians, providing an alternative to traditional classroom routines? Can these assistants support the physically disabled in our classrooms? Can these resources be integrated in a manner that addresses student data privacy? Educators are discovering ways that digital assistants can make their professional lives easier and their instructional efforts more interesting. The positive and negative results of personification, when your "intelligent" smart speaker becomes an increasingly more human like presence are also included in the discussion. Panel participants include Maureen Yoder ~ Professor at Lesley University, Kerry Gallagher ~ Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John's Prep School, John Martin ~ Director of Technology & Innovation at the Inter-Lakes SD, and Daniel Dister ~ Chief Information Security Officer at the NH Department of Information Technology. Time for questions and answers is planned as this discussion is expected to raise more questions than answers!
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.
W5-06
2019 Session
Pros & Cons of Social Media
Edward Kissell, Business & Technology Teacher, Manchester Central HS
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Level: all can come
Grades: All
Social media is an ever evolving presence in our world. With these changes come many challenges. See how these forces will impact the future of ourselves, children and society. This presentation takes a hard look at the new reality and offers a unique perspective on our culture.
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.
W7-01
2019 Session
#GoogleAddict 4.0
Craig Sheil, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Come join us for a conversation and demonstration on the latest #GoogleAddict tips, tricks, ideas and techniques. As we all know, Google constantly improves and iterates its products. Year 4 of #GoogleAddict will not disappoint. If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you. Come learn how to take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level.
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?
W7-06
2019 Session
Digital Demand vs. Mindful Screen Time: Helping Students Find the Balance
Jeanna Wagner, Instructional Coach, Pelham High School, and Amber Murphy, Pelham School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12

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Hear about instructional strategies implemented as part of a semester long challenge in a high school elective course to increase student awareness of their personal screen time and the resulting effects of screen use on personal mindfulness. In this modern world of technology overload, student awareness of their personal device usage and the struggles inherent in a constant stream of digital interruptions is a conundrum that permeates the educational landscape. Hear from students as they grapple with their screen use and attempt to modify their behavior in an effort to enhance their well being.
W7-07
2019 Session
Using Technology to Strengthen ELL Instruction through UDL
Thea Durling, Teacher, Groton Dunstable Regional School District, and Sarah Jordan
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Explore the intersection of technology, English Language Instruction, and Universal Design for Learning. Llook at models of and best practice in English Language Instruction and discuss how to use technology to remove barriers in that instruction, the focus of Universal Design for Learning, with the end goal of strengthening the ELL instruction. This session is designed both to allow participants to interact with two experienced educators in their fields, and also to provide concrete ideas for all kinds of districts, of both low- and high-incidence ELL. Come make the magic happen!
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-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.
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-AM-SH-T-Osiecki
2019 Session
Become a DIgital Learning Specialist the ALT 4 Way
Peter Osiecki, Digital Learning Specialist, Barnstead Elementary School, and Phil Giunta, Barnstead Elementary School
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Grades: All
Discover how to apply and become hireable as a Digital Learning Specialist in New Hampshire, using the NHDOE ALT 4 process. I am in the second year of a three year process to become a fully certified Digital Learning Specialist (formerly Education Technology Integrator). From viewing the states Critical Shortage List, meeting the basic requirements, to final application submission, you too can be the technology teacher of your dreams. View actual application documents, review the NHDOE ALT 4 website and discuss the pitfalls and timelines in becoming a Digital Learning Specialist.
Wed-PM-SH-S-Brezovec
2019 Session
Middle School Students 3D printing
Michele Brezovec, Expanding Horizons Teacher, South Meadow School


Grades: 6-8
Students in a middle school will show what they have been doing the last two years in their 3D design class. They will show you the program that they use and how to print an item.
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!
Wed-PM-SH-S-Spain
2019 Session
Fun with Dot & Dash During Robot!
Christina Spain, Auburn Village School
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Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Discover how Auburn Village School third grade students learn how to program and interact with their Dot & Dash Robots during Robotics Club.