Grade Level: Primary

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-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
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
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.
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.
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.
T1-05
2019 Session
Making It Fun Again
Tim Harkins, Digital Learning Coach, Bancroft School, Andover
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5
"Making" It Fun Again will share how the students and teachers of Bancroft School are using "making" and digital learning to make learning fun again. This session is designed for K-5 educators. The focus of this session is to show how using making principles along with digital learning educators can nurture curiosity, motivate and support student learning and achievement. In today's society students need to be able to create and think outside of the box. Using maker skills along with strong digital literacy students are set up for success. Participants will learn about the evolution of the Bancroft MakerStudio. Its start from as a small movement and how it spread school wide. The Bancroft MakerStudio is a place where children can explore how to build different objects, inventions, or gadgets. The objective of the MakerStudio is to provide children the freedom of innovative experimentation and exploration. The MakerStudio allows students to learn to be creative in their expression of thoughts and ideas. How do we help children accomplish this objective? We create a space that has the materials, tools and the appropriate space to spread out and work alone or collaboratively with others. The end product is either a new creation or a representation of an idea. The challenge for any educator is time. How did I fit it all in? How can we go to the MakerStudio and still finish our prescribe curriculum. During this session,time will be spent exploring how to make curriculum
T1-06
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.
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!
T3-04
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.
T3-06
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.
T5-03
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.
T5-07
2019 Session
Who Wants to Seesaw? Digital Portfolios in the Elementary Classroom
Chris Lindsay, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools, and Barbara Mantere, North Reading Public Schools
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5

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


Grades: All
TBD
T7-01
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.
T7-07
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-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.
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.
W1-04
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.
W1-06
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.
W1-07
2019 Session
Fairy Tales, Folktales, & Myths in the K-3 Classroom
Mary Kuechenmeister, Founder/Executive Director, Story Preservation Initiative

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

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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


Grades: All
Have you ever wondered what can happen when you integrate technology into your literacy instruction? Pernille Ripp and her students have been reading, writing, and discussing with the world since 2010, fundamentally changing the way she teaches and how her students read and write. Join us as we share ideas for how technology can take your literacy instruction to a new level, including ways to use Skype, Twitter, Edmodo, blogging, and many other tech tools that will allow for global collaboration, cross-curricular projects, and sparking the love of reading and writing in students.
W3-03
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.
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.
W3-05
2019 Session
Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps - Finding & Using Effective Educational Apps
Libby Curran, Reading Specialist, Newport Montessori School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, ELL, SPED
With its ease of access, low cost, multi-sensory, customizable apps for every possible interest and subject area, and undeniable "cool" factor, the iPad is potentially the most powerful educational tool yet invented. But sifting through thousands of apps in the App Store can be a daunting task. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the vast number of apps on the App Store and on app review sites? Have you ever been disappointed after downloading what seemed to be a promising educational app? I know I have. Over the years, I've downloaded and tried over 1,000 apps but only a tiny fraction of these remain on my iPads to be used by my students on a regular basis. This workshop will demonstrate how to find, evaluate and use exceptional apps that have been field tested over time in classrooms with children of all abilities: educational apps that truly promote creativity and thinking skills, learning, accessibility, collaboration, engagement and depth of knowledge. This will be a hands-on session where participants will learn about the most effective reading, writing and math apps for PreK-3rd Grade, Special Needs and ELL students.
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.
W5-06
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.
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?
W7-08
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-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.