Grade Level: Secondary

BDTh01-F
2018 Session
Constructing Knowledge Using Google Tools
Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Inquiry-based learning challenges the student to be an active participant in the learning process instead of a passive recipient of information. The inquiry process taps into student curiosity and passion. It requires students to construct knowledge and comes with an expectation that students will creatively communicate this new knowledge to an authentic audience. In this session, participants will explore how Google tools can be used to support inquiry-based learning. An important part of the knowledge construction process is organizing information gathered during the research process and curating this information in a way that is valuable to the student. There are also several Google tools that are excellent for allowing students to publicly display their new understanding of information. Finally, it's important that students exhibit the qualities of a responsible digital citizen when they gather information and when they publicly and creatively communicate their new knowledge, therefore, the session will cover some Google Tools for works cited and photo credits.
Equipment needed: Participants will need a computer with Internet access.
Software needed: Participants will need a Google Account.
BDTh01-H
2018 Session
Programming & the Digital Learning Standards:Let's Code 5-12
Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and James Sgroi, North Reading MS/HS

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12, All, Graduate
In this session you will learn tools and resources to expand your ability to teach and learn programming skills. Focusing on tools and programming languages often used in grades 5-12, this workshop will walk through an overview of how to introduce programming languages such Python, C++ and utilize single board computing systems such as Raspberry Pi and Arduino technologies to teach students introductory hardware and programming concepts. Additionally, this session will delve into how traditional web design instruction can be shifted to also address the support for mobile and web application interfaces as well as support Javascript and PHP languages. Come learn tools to teach programming and get an overview of how new technologies can make teaching programming languages and hardware fun and more engaging.
Equipment needed: Web based device with internet access.
Software needed: Internet access
BDTh02-F
2018 Session
Communicate Data via Google Sheets
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All, Anyone who manages data
Learn how to set up Google Sheets to track and share data across your organization. Tricks and scripts to help you organize and protect data and prevent it from being seen by the wrong eyes. Attendees will have access to examples that can be copied for practice. During this session we will go over all the different ways this can be used to share real time data, and during this session we will use these examples to learn how to connect sheets together.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
BDTh02-H
2018 Session
Let's Chase that Goose!
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Heidi Colburn, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Do you like scavenger hunts? Have you heard of Goosechase? During this hands on session, participants will have an opportunity to play in a live scavenger hunt using their mobile device with an app called Goosechase. Participants will walk away knowledgeable in how to set up and run their own scavenger hunt. Discussion on how this tool has been used at Bedford High School will also be shared. Let the fun begin.
Equipment needed: Participants will need to be able to use their mobile phone with Goosechase app downloaded on the device. Participants will also need a laptop/chromebook during the creation part of the presentation.
Software needed: Participants will need Goosechase app on their phone and chrome browser on their laptop/chromebook.
BDTh03-H
2018 Session
Crack Your Chromebook
Jenifer Hollander, Teacher Grade 5, Milford School District
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Level: Beginner or Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Cost: $380, $110
Explore the special features of your Chromebook. The Chromebook comes equipped with unique keystrokes and shortcuts, as well as special ways to use the track pad. Become proficient users of the Chromebook and learn engaging ways to share this information with your students. If time allows, we will also cover ideas for Chromebook management and care in the classroom.
Equipment needed: Participants must bring a Chromebook.
BDTu01-F
2018 Session
Empower Learners with UDL: Build a Personal Learning Backpack for Agency
Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal, and Diana Petshchauer, AT for Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
A learner who has agency can self-advocate based on a good understanding of his or her strengths, challenges and personal interests. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with a process and a set of practical tools that will guide every learner in developing independent learning skills through the application of the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and Express. In this workshop, participants will learn about developing a Learner Profile (LP) in order to build their Personal Learning Backpack (PLB). When you identify how you learn best using the LP, the next step is to determine what tools/technologies, apps and skills you need in your PLB to support your own learning. Demonstrations and examples of LP's and PLB's will be provided along with time dedicated to exploring tools and technologies. Using different provided learner profiles, participants will work in groups to brainstorm tools, apps and resources that can enhance a strength or support a challenge of the learner in accessing information, engaging with content or expressing what they know. At the conclusion of the workshop, each group will share and reflect from the perspective of the learner about the tools and skills they need to develop agency and advocates of their own learning. Walk away with skills, resources and tools to create a learner centered environment in your classroom!
Equipment needed: Bring a laptop, iPad or Chromebook. Consider bringing a second device, if you have one.
Software needed: NA
BDTu01-H
2018 Session
Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDTu04-H
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition.
Equipment needed: Participants would get more out of the session if they brought a laptop/chromebook and a tablet or SMART phone.
Software needed: Free Google Expeditions App is not required, but strongly encouraged.
BDTu02-F
2018 Session
Augment Learning with Augmented Reality
Debra Rodd, Digital Learning Specialist, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore the solar system, human body, geometric shapes and so much more in 3D! In this session, participants will learn how to use several free augmented reality apps on their mobile device. There are many AR apps that provide exciting and engaging AR experiences for K-12 students. Learn about how to use these apps in many content areas with your students.
Equipment needed: Participants will need any mobile device (tablet, iPad, smartphone) that has access to downloading apps from Google Play or iTunes Store.
Software needed: Apps that can be downloaded ahead of time or during the workshop: Quiver 3D Coloring app, HP Reveal app, AR Flashcards Animal Alphabet, Merge Cube apps (Mr. Body, Galactic Explorer) Other apps will be shared as well.
BDTu02-H
2018 Session
Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Graham Celine, Intelitek
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes.
Equipment needed: Laptops, Chromebooks
Software needed: Internet Access, Login access we will provide
BDTu03-F
2018 Session
Digital Breakouts ~ A Virtual Escape Room
Denise Wood, Business Teacher, Groveton High School, and Josh Smith, Northumberland School District
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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 or Chromebook
Software needed: Chrome must be installed on laptops. Each participant must have a Google Account.
BDTu03-H
2018 Session
Engineering & NextGen Science Standards
Vasiliki Partinoudi, Pre-Engineering Instructor, Seacoast School of Technology, SAU16

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
The Next Generation Science Standards require teachers to integrate engineering into their classes across disciplines but for many teachers this will be the first time they do that. In this workshop, you will learn about several inexpensive and fun engineering activities that align with education standards to allow teachers and students to apply engineering principles in the classroom and demystify what engineers are and what they do. These activities will build on students' natural problem-solving skills and prepare the next generation of critical thinkers.
Equipment needed: laptop
Software needed: No requirements. All software available online.
BDTu04-F
2018 Session
Programming with Students: Making It Happen in the Classroom
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. In this session, we will take time to review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. We will also spend time learning about Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use it with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code".
Equipment needed: $280- Lenovo 300E 2-in-1 Participants will be able to fully participate in this workshop with tablets or laptops but a 2 in 1 device provides that greatest flexibility
Software needed: Scratch 3.0 will be written in HTML5/Javascript. Unlike Adobe Flash, Javascript works without requiring any plugins.
BDTu04-H
2018 Session
Google Expeditions: From Tourist to Tour Guide
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDTu01-H
Do you want to visit the 7 Wonders of the World, dive beneath our oceans, hike up the mountains to Machu Picchu, or travel up into space? Well, you can bring your whole class without ever even leaving your classroom. Come check out all that Google Expeditions has to offer in this exploratory and informational session. Then learn how to create your own tours using a 360 camera with your class, and turning your pictures into an expedition.
Equipment needed: Participants would get more out of the session if they brought a laptop/chromebook and a tablet or SMART phone.
Software needed: Free Google Expeditions App is not required, but strongly encouraged.
BDWe01-F
2018 Session
Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe04-F
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
BDWe01-H
2018 Session
How to Fast Draft Your Blog, Article, or Book!
Susan Fitzell, AimHi Educational Programs, LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Adults

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Learn how to write from idea to first draft fast. Have you dreamed about publishing your fabulous teaching strategies and ideas? Is the idea of sitting at a computer or device for hours on end to write an article or worse, a book, sound horrid to you? Or, have you started writing but would just like to get your first draft out faster? Learn how to write a 2000-word article from idea to publication in 24 hours! Yes, it's possible! Learn how to: >Capture your ideas in the style that works best for you and then turn those ideas into articles, reports, and briefs. >Write with speech-to-text quickly and easily! >Maintain focus, be more creative, and get more done with the time you have. >Set up a writing environment that supports your working style. >Choose what tools to use, from no budget to high quality software and equipment. >Pick apps that help you to prep and plan your ideas before you start talking your project. >Use tricks that will maximize your success with any voice-to-text software Bring your device and come prepared for a hands-on experience! This session will be interactive. You'll collaborate with colleagues to build upon your specific needs. Whether you are a seasoned writer, or a beginner, there will be gems for you to take away from this session. *Participant devices will need a working microphone.
Equipment needed: Participants need to bring a device that will connect to the internet and have a working microphone and ability to use SIRI, Google Voice, Cortana, or speech-to-text accessibility options. Older devices with slow processing speed may be problematic. Their devices need to be able to download new apps. Some schools lock school devices and teachers come to the workshop unable to download apps. Ensure that participants have the ability to download and use new (free) apps presented in the workshop.
Software needed: A mind-mapping app such as Popplet, Inspiration Software, OmniGraffle, XMind, Smart Diagram, etc. A speech to text program such as Dragon Speak, Dragon Naturally Speaking, Siri Dictation App, Dictation.io, Apple Dication, Windows Speech Recognition, Google Docs Voice Typing, Dragon Anywhere. Also, good to have installed the Spritzlet plug-in for browsers.
BDWe02-F
2018 Session
The Power of Pivot Tables
Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
In this session participants will learn how to use Google Sheets' Pivot Table feature, a powerful data analysis tool. Pivot Tables offer the ability to quickly summarize and cross-tabulate large datasets without the need for a relational database, programming knowledge, or any aggregate functions. Instead, they offer a simple drag-and-drop interface that allow the user to instantly create customized reports. After a brief discussion about the importance and application of effective data analysis, the first part of this session will be a crash course in the basics of Pivot Tables: setting up the spreadsheet, creating a pivot table, and learning how to use the interface to analyze data. The second part of this session will encourage participants, working in small teams, to answer a series of questions about a large, sample dataset. In order to answer the questions, participants must apply what they have learned by adjusting columns, rows, and filters of their Pivot Tables. As the teams move along and answer questions successfully, the questions will get harder. This active learning session has been highly successful at conferences and in professional development courses in our district and we have found time and time again that teachers learn best by doing.
Equipment needed: Any laptop (Windows, Chromebook, or Mac) with access to the web version of Google Sheets.
Software needed: A Google account and access to the web version of Google Sheets
BDWe02-H
2018 Session
Digital Teaching Tools to Empower Student Choice
Christina DeBello, Technology Integrator, Barrington Middle School, and Tarsha Doyle

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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In this session, participants will be introduced to at least a dozen digital teaching tools to empower students choice and ownership of their learning. The tools include a variety of web-based applications and sites that teachers and students can use to facilitate learning, manage work completion, provide opportunities for individual growth and improvement, and encourage individuality with options for student choice. The majority of these applications and sites allow students access primarily through their school-lissued gmail accounts and for free, though a few require users to set up accounts and may have a small fee.
BDWe03-F
2018 Session
Increasing Engagement in STEM ~ Teaching Coding through Gamification
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Graham Celine, Intelitek
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
North Reading was a pilot user of CoderZ and online platform to teach coding using 3D robotic simulation. Kathy Dasho will explain the how this played out and the advantages of a virtual robotics solution. This year Kathy has expanded from her Robotics Club to use the gamified app for her High School Robotics Class. CoderZ is a fun, interactive, online platform that is unique in that it focuses on the most sought-after STEM profession " Coding. In 2017, Intelitek launched the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in New Hampshire using the same teaching platform. Graham Celine from Intelitek will show how this learning platform can be used to motivate students to get into STEM. CoderZ has succeeded to scale robotics and expand the inclusiveness and diversity or STEM classes.
Equipment needed: Laptops, Chromebooks
Software needed: Internet Access, Login access we will provide
BDWe03-H
2018 Session
We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe04-H
Do you often wish you could easily save your whiteboard material? Would you like to have students be able to contribute to your whiteboard sessions without having to call them to the board one at a time? With Google Jamboard and the Jamboard App now you can. Everyone can now attach to one digital whiteboard and add their own thoughts from a physical Jamboard, or the Jamboard app on their touch device. Plus, save your work easily and add it directly to Google Classroom!
Equipment needed: A tablet or smartphone if they wish to play with Google Jamboard during the presentation.
Software needed: The free Google Jamboard app for Android or iOS is encouraged for this session to enable hands-on play.
BDWe04-F
2018 Session
Setting up Digital Portfolios for Students Using G Suite
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: BDWe01-F
Use Hyperdocs to develop the portfolio that works with the items in their Google Drive. This style of portfolio allows for a neat organization of artifacts with reflections on their learning. Distributing portfolios via Doctopus allows students to access their portfolio without accessing the portfolios of their classmates, while putting all the portfolios in a single place for teacher viewing.
Equipment needed: Internet Ready Device
Software needed: G Suite Account
BDWe04-H
2018 Session
We Be Jammin' - Moving from Interactive Whiteboards to Google's Jamboard
Eric Lawson, Director of Technology and Libraries, York School Department, and Tom Rup, York School Department

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $110
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Explore strategies to find funding and support for the rich digital learning environment you envision for your classroom, school or district. Bring your ideas and dreams to this session. Get started on finding and winning the support you need to make your dream come true. Rita will be your expert guide on where to look for grants, providing secrets to submitting a successful grant proposal -- and what to do when you win one! She also demystifies grant budgeting and highlight program evaluation, two crucial elements that can make or break a proposal. You will draft several commonly used sections of a grant proposal and get feedback to improve them and explore crowdfunding sites and see some of the benefits (and challenges) of this kind of funding. Discover foundations that may be close to home but rarely publicized, "who must give away money for tax purposes". Leave this workshop with ideas of places and ways to find funding, sometimes using strategies that are easier and perhaps faster than grants. During her time as edtech director in Miami, FL, the nation's fourth largest school district, Rita wrote and received several multimillion-dollar grants to help fund her visions. Since then, she has taught a graduate course in grant writing for edtech at Barry University and has been a popular speaker in the edweb.net community of Education Funding. She has helped schools and districts win grants from $500 to $1.9 million.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended. Ability to create spreadsheets and a word processor. Because of the complexity of some of the content, a phone is NOT recommended for viewing information from a few of the government and foundation websites..
Software needed: Microsoft Office or equivalent with word processor and spreadsheet, browser, and ability to read documents in .pdf format..
PreC03-SD
2018 Session
Master the Machine: Flipping Your Classroom with Chromebooks
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
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More schools are migrating to Chromebooks, and many are implementing 1:1 programs that are Chromebook exclusive. Learn how to use a Chromebook to maximize face-to-face instruction time with your students, enhance communications with families, and improve your workflow. This little machine has a lot of power behind it, but don't let it intimidate you, master the machine! Learn how they are different from other computers, how to personalize it, how you can integrate technology in your classroom, how it works seamlessly with G Suite for Education, how to find and assign apps to students, how to troubleshoot simple Chromebook issues (and where to find support), and how to manage your digital classroom with Google Classroom. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook.
Software needed: Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup.
PreC05-D
2018 Session
Making with Raspberry Pi Computer
Joelle Henry, Computer Science Teacher, Salem High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $235, $120
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Come explore three modules during this workshop: 1) Getting Started with Raspberry Pi: a. What is a Raspberry Pi and what makes it unique? b. Plugging in all components and turning on a Raspberry Pi. c. Navigating the desktop environment and opening programs. 2) Exploring Physical Computing: a. Programming the GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi. b. Blinking an LED light using block-based coding in Scratch. c. Blinking an LED light using a text-based coding in Python. 3) Creating a Digital Making Project: a. Collaborate as a team to design and build their own project. b. Reflect on their learning and explore new areas of creation. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The registration fee for the MITI workshop format includes the following: - Raspberry Pi Kit - Display - Mouse and Keyboard - materials fee The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website. The materials fee is included in the BYOD workshop fee.
Software needed: No software required.
PreC06-SB
2018 Session
Google Educator Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
Allison Mollica, USA Director, AppsEvents
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
The Google Educator Certifications showcase your knowledge and application of innovative tools and techniques to engage learners and promote a 21st century collaborative learning environment. The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Boot Camp prepares you to take Google's exam by providing pedagogically sound ideas for the use of G Suite in the classroom. Complimenting Google for Education Fundamentals training, you actively work through authentic learning scenarios and secure new ideas for using tools across the suite including Google Classroom, Forms, Docs, Sheets, Sites, Slides, YouTube and more! A voucher code is included so that you can take the exam for free as early as the next day.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. A voucher for the cost of taking the Certification Exam ($10) is included in the workshop fee. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook or laptop and includes the Certification Exam voucher.
Software needed: BYOD - latest version of the Google Chrome browser installed on your device Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup
PreC07-SC
2018 Session
Google Apps & Extensions: Your Essential Toolkit for Diverse Learners
Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $380, $110
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using FREE and low-cost apps, extensions, Add-Ons and web resources? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners with specific focus on Google. These FREE and low-cost solutions support personalized learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note-taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition, and more! This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook or laptop with Google Chrome loaded.
Software needed: The list of free apps, software, and extensions will be downloaded with participants during the training along with free accessibility features. The presenter provides additional devices with paid apps/software for participants to explore and use during the workshop. Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup.
PreC11-F
2018 Session
Transform Learning ~ ISTE Standards for Future-Focused Leaders
Joseph South, ISTE Chief Innovation Officer

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $35
A complex and rapidly-changing digital age requires new vision and skills in education leadership. The new ISTE Standards for Leaders provide a framework for learning, teaching, and leading that support the capabilities of today's dynamic, future-focused leaders. Learn how the Standards can help you focus your efforts on the most impactful levers of change by providing a roadmap for leading equitable, transformational learning with technology in your organization. This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice. Light refreshments are served.
Equipment needed: There is no specific equipment requirement.
Software needed: No software required.
PreC15-SD
2018 Session
Create with iPad & Apple Apps
Matt Brooks, Apple

Level: Beginner through Advanced
Grades: All
Cost: $400
iPad opens up new opportunities for learning. Join us for a hands-on journey with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum with powerful creation apps on iPad. Unlock your iPad, snap a photo, launch Clips, sketch note, build your video, and bring it all together with Keynote then share what you've made with the world. Each attendee is provided with free curriculum guides and skills to create deeper learning activities centered on creation in the classroom. Remember everyone is an artist! This workshop is offered in the MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) format ONLY. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes an Apple iPad WIFI 32 GB and a Logitech Crayon, no additional equipment is required for this workshop.
Software needed: No additional software is needed.
PreC16-SB
2018 Session
Creating Your Own 'Google Expedition' with Tour Creator
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $245, $50
Learn how to create their yown 'Google Expedition' with Google's new tool: Tour Creator. Tour Creator allows viewers to be immersed in an environment with either a mobile device or via a chromebook/laptop with the Chrome browser. Participants walk through the entire process from taking their own 360 photos with a Richo Theta camera to importing photos into Google's Tour Creator to producing a final product. Now is the time to showcase and deliver learning through a different format. Time is also provided for participants to share ideas on how this tool can be used in the educational setting both for teachers and students. Let's have fun together! This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a Richo Theta S 360 Camera no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own collection of devices as specified on the website.
Software needed: Any mobile device with the following apps loaded: - Ricoh Theta app - Google Street View - Google Expeditions All participants are requested to bring a chromebook/laptop with the most recent Chrome browser.
PreC17-D
2018 Session
"Scratching the Programing Itch" with the New Scratch 3.0
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Deb Boisvert

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $330, $50
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Programming with students is becoming increasingly more common in classrooms around the world. Through programming students learn about problems solving, logic, sequencing and more. Come review the basics of programing, explore and learn the new Scratch 3.0 programing tool as well as the app based Scratch Jr. Attendees will have time to begin and program their own projects their own tools. The presenter also discusses the Scratch curriculum resources and how you can use these resources with various robots and STEM toys with Scratch to "free code". This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook, laptop, or tablet with a web browser installed. BYOD participants will be able to fully participate in this workshop with tablets or laptops but a 2 -in-1 device provides that greatest flexibility
Software needed: Scratch 3.0 is written in HTML5/Javascript - unlike Adobe Flash Javascript works without requiring any plugins. No additional software is needed for this workshop.
PreC19-H
2018 Session
Chromebooks & Chrome Extensions to Support All Learners
Jennifer Lowton, Director of Technology, EdCITES, LLC & SAU 61 Farmington SD
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All, Tech Department
Cost: $380, $50
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 MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a rugged, touchscreen Chromebook, no additional equipment is required for this workshop. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own Chromebook.
Software needed: Prior to the workshop, if you do not already have a Google account, participants are requested to create a free account at: https://accounts.google.com/signup.
PreC20-SC
2018 Session
AT-UDL Apps: Support Diverse Learners on ALL Devices Across the Curriculum
Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional,CEO, AT for Education, and Linda Beliveau, AT for Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: $50
How do you support ALL learners across curriculum, including those with disabilities, using free and low-cost apps, extensions, web resources and built-in accessibility features? Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop focusing on ensuring access, inclusion, and success for all learners on any device (Chromebook, iPad, Android) with specific focus on Google and Apple (iOS). These free and low-cost solutions support Personalized Learning and Universal Design for Learning in any subject. Come learn about tools that can support students in accessing curriculum, participating in assignments and activities, researching and studying, note taking, literacy and math support, executive function skills support, transition and more! Technology makes UDL possible!
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended. An iPad or iPhone is also recommended if available. Additional devices will be provided by the presenter with paid apps/ software for participants to explore and use during the workshop.
Software needed: The list of free apps,software and extensions will be downloaded with participants during the training along with free accessibility features.
PreC21-F
2018 Session
Blended Learning for Active Learners
Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Cost: $50
One key to academic achievement is active learning. Personalized, collaborative, and connected learning experiences enhance student engagement, which in turn drives student success. By integrating blended and digital learning into the classroom, educators can take learning experiences to the next level and improve student performance. Blended learning is an instructional methodology and learning approach that combines face-to- face classroom methods with digital created activities to deliver instruction. A classroom that nurtures creativity often results in students taking different approaches to interacting with the same curriculum. Computers and Apps do not teach, TEACHERS teach. Digital learning is an instructional strategy that enhances and engages learners. This session focuses on blended learning tools enabling educators to enhance and increase student engagement and provides the "WHY" of digital learning, planning recommendation, instructional strategies, and reflection. In addition participants have work time and then collaboration to share ideas to leave with a plan and inspiration to create an active learning environment.
Equipment needed: Any computing device with access to the Internet via web browser; tablet sized screen or larger recommended.
Software needed: No software required.
PreC22-A
2018 Session
Learn. Code. Fly. Microdrones in Education!
Sheila Adams, Middle School Science Teacher, Rye Jr. High School, and Andrea O'Neil, SAU 15 - Auburn

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Cost: $220, $65
Take coding to a new level with a microdrone, the perfect tool for developing STEM skills! Learn how you can control a microdrone indoors with your students using a block-style programming code. Participants learn to code and fly their unmanned aircraft. Safety and FAA regulations are discussed in order to learn how to fly responsibly. This MITI includes a microdrone and controller, the ISTE book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar, and the workshop fee. This book is a great resource for learning the rationale for using drones in education, and includes rules pertaining to teachers and the use of drones in education, as well as classroom implementation strategies and sample lesson plans. This workshop is offered in both MITI (a device is included in the workshop fee) and BYOD (bring your own device per the requirements listed) formats. The specific device(s) selected and exact price will be posted on the conference website in early October - www.nhcmtc.org.
Equipment needed: The MITI workshop registration fee includes a micro drone, controller, and the book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar. The BYOD registration fee requires that you bring your own micro drone matching the specifications on the website and includes the book Drones in Education Let Your Student's Imaginations Soar.
Software needed: No software required.
PreC23-SA
2018 Session
Parent Forum: Developing Digital Responsibility in Our Children
Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Cost: FREE
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, in Salon A for an intimate and engaging discussion around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth. Carol is the founder of Amanda Todd Legacy - http://www.amandatoddlegacy.org - dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda who took her own life at age 15 the victim of cyberbullying and sextortion. This parent forum is an evening for students and parents to listen, learn, and engage. This critically important topic of digital responsibility brings increased awareness and conversations within families and communities about the combination of bullying and technology use. The goal is to encourage others to shift their thinking about bullying type behaviours to those of KINDNESS and RESPECT. Light refreshments are served and this session is open to the public for FREE. Pre registration will be required on the conference website in the fall so we can plan refreshments for those attending.
T1-01
2018 Session
Creating Schools That Kindle the Inner Fires of Learning
Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote


Grades: All
If we believe that students should be ignited by the flame of learning inside school, then we need to find what ignites their passions. Join Ginger and learn how to create intellectual sparks with passion-based learning and how that shifts the focus of learning in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered. Participants are also introduced to the concept of "Optimal Ambiguity" as a prime state for empowered learning.
T1-02
2018 Session
Show Me The $$$! Writing and Winning Successful Grants
Ethel Gaides, Grant Writer/Consultant, SAU 48, and Kiley Kapp, Campton Elementary School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Anyone interested in grants

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Join Ethel Gaides and Kiley Kapp, two successful competitive grant writers/winners in SAU #48! Participants will learn: Where to find funding sources How to find/study successful grants How to address selection criteria How to focus on impact of project on people, not "stuff" How to support the application with evidenced-based research How to stand out from the competition with additional materials How to follow the rubric or rules for grant competitions If participants would like to learn more about writing successful grant proposals, information will be provided for the participants.
T1-03
2018 Session
A Professional Development & Technology Integration Framework That Works
Todd MacDonald, Technology Integration Coordinator, Hillsborough Township Public Schools (NJ), and Joel Handler, Hillsborough Township Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All, Great for Tech Coaches
Our school district's model of timely and targeted professional development opportunities has helped develop a culture of innovative learning. A unique blend of technology staff, technology coaches and turnkey trainers provide actionable training and support for staff throughout the summer and the school year that has had a profound impact on our district. We will review the unique roles in our district, the evolution of our professional development program, the three technology goals that guide our technology integration program, a sampling of the available course topics, and the strategies used to conduct needs assessments.
T1-04
2018 Session
Google the WHOLE school: unlock the Unified Arts and the rest of the school
Jonathan Reed, Technology Integrator, Sunapee School District, and Kirk Romein, Sunapee Middle High School

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Eat some snacks and hear from a couple of folks who use Google Classroom everywhere, including the "core classes." Come learn about how we use Google Classroom in every corner of our learning environment; from staff meetings to art class, physical education to sports teams we utilize this tool to help teachers, staff, and students streamline their workflows and keep information organized. Bring your favorite Classroom enabled device and let's explore how you can make your life more efficient.
T1-07
2018 Session
Flipped (Staff) Meetings - Getting the most out of meetings!
Paula Izbicki, Hollis Primary School Principal, Hollis School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Are you tired of talking at staff meetings? Feeling like your running list of "to do's" is only getting longer? Flipped Staff Meetings can change that! In this session leaders will learn how to make the most out of their time with staff by flipping meetings! Discover how flipped meetings can still check off your "to do" list, while providing ample time for conversation, differentiated PD (let's be honest if students need differentiated instruction, your staff need differentiated tasks!), and mobilizing your staff to feel empowered. Principals, Curriculum Coaches, Leaders of "any" meeting, can use this simple concept to focus meeting tasks. Your staff will come to meetings prepared and ready to work, allowing maximum quality products as the end result. See examples of Flipped Staff Meetings that guide whole school book studies, differentiate PD, guide vertical discussion, and much more! Your staff will thank you for making their time well spent. No doubt they will now leave staff meetings feeling accomplished.
T1-12
2018 Session
Mitigating Student Caused Damage to Devices
Eric Ogden, Trinity3 Technology

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Learn of the pitfalls that accompany a 1:1 Initiative as it relates to student caused damage to devices. Find out how schools are addressing the issue and how your specific issues can be addressed.
T1-13
2018 Session
Bring ISTE Standards to Life: New Professional Learning Opportunities
Joseph South, ISTE Chief Learning Officer

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
The ISTE Standards are a roadmap for bold, innovative educators to re-engineer their schools and classrooms for digital age learning, no matter where they fall on the journey to edtech transformation. Explore the Standards for Students, along with other powerful resources just released by ISTE to help you along your professional learning journey. Learn more about the ISTE Certification for Educators, new courses from ISTE U, and more!
T1-14
2018 Session
Create a Digital Book with Pages on iPad
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc.

Level: All Levels
Grades: All
Discover the newest features of Keynote, Numbers, and Pages, free apps from Apple, that work together to give students professional quality tools to create work they're proud of. Rethink storytelling with Keynote, organize and manage a project with Numbers, and bring everything together to create a digital book in Pages. iPad devices will be available for use during this session.
T1-22
2018 Session
The Joy of Add-Ons
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Add-ons are short scripts that can be installed in G Suite products. Add-ons can sort, merge, distribute, calculate, etc. Add-ons can help you become more productive as they automate the process.
T2-01
2018 Session
Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: W3-13
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT.
T2-02
2018 Session
#GoogleAddict 3.0
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
We are back at it ready for year 3 of #GoogleAddict! If you love Google and all that it has to offer, then this session is for you. Come learn about clever tips, ideas, tricks, and techniques that will take your #GsuiteEDU experience to the next level. The best part you ask? The audience decides how the session is run. Come keep us on our toes!
T2-03
2018 Session
Skills for Innovative Leadership
Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Explore innovative strategies to enhance and become more efficient with launching ideas, risk taking, and creating a culture of innovation. Supporting digital learning and innovation in schools is challenging. Join the presenter, a veteran building principal who recently moved into a district technology leadership role, to identify key elements critical to putting innovative leadership into action. An innovative leader should try to create new ideas, but it is more important that they create a culture of innovation. Explore methods to empower your teachers with a shared vision and a safe and supportive environment of risk taking, trust, and swift implementation. Innovative leaders not only "think" differently, but they "act" differently. Now is the time to act and put these innovative characteristics into action. This session will empower YOU to build a culture of innovation.
T2-04
2018 Session
Nineteen for '19: Tools, Trends, & Techniques to Inspire & Motivate
Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University
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Level: All levels
Grades: All
Want to hear about tools, trends and techniques that will appeal to your geeky side while delighting the teacher in you? This fast-paced session has been completely updated from last year's McAuliffe Conference "Eighteen for '18". New this year is an overview of classroom use of Smart Speakers, including Amazon's Alexa and Google Home Mini that goes beyond information retrieval There will be an update on virtual and augmented reality, and teacher-tested uses of coding resources, drones, and affordable robots. You will learn about tools that you did not know you could not live without, and see innovative apps promoting classroom interaction. You will learn about many free and powerful apps and resources in all subject areas and grade levels, and hear about technologies and innovative ideas that do not yet exist at the time of this proposal. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter who will stress what really matters: Good Teaching. No experience with these technologies is necessary, but an open mind along with a sense of adventure and fun are highly recommended. Stay to the end for a raffle with technology related door prizes.
T2-07
2018 Session
Extreme UDL Makeover
Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Thea Durling, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a standards-based framework focused on student engagement. It affords students choice and voice. In order to adapt teaching and learning to incorporate the UDL framework, teachers are re-examining how they teach, what their classrooms look like, how students are assessed, how they design homework, and classwork looks like. Join Julie and Thea to experience an "Extreme UDL makeover" bringing the UDL Guidelines to life in their roles as classroom teacher and Digital Learning Coach. Julie helps teachers improve student access to curriculum, developing choice assignments, modeling collection of Mastery-Oriented Feedback and other realistic applications of UDL. In her role as a classroom teacher, Thea implements UDL through her use of Google Classroom, choice and self-reflection structures during review, and ongoing student goal-setting. You will leave with lots of ideas of how to apply UDL in your classroom, with and without the use of technology.
T2-12
2018 Session
Cyber Security & You: Understanding HB1612 & Your Role as an Educator
Raymond Benoit, President, RTM Communications, Inc

Level: Intermediate
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All, Adminstrative
In April 2018, some of you may be aware that the NH Legislature passed HB1612 which amends RSA 189:65 that deals with the security of student and staff information. These changes introduce a much larger level of oversight with much finer controls, reporting and measurement components. Essentially, the responsibility for cybersecurity is extending far beyond IT and touching each of your everyday lives. While the framework for the HB 1612 are being worked on by the NH Department of Education there is much that each individual school administrative unit, school and educator can do now to better understand the changes in advance of the June 2019 mandate to comply, by beginning to gather the information that will be needed and making. Additionally, there are habits that you can all implement in the classroom that will keep your student's info safe in advance of this new framework. Come to this informative, fast paced and, yes, fun session aimed at making you a more informed participant in the cyber security inner workings at your school.
T2-13
2018 Session
Being Prepared for the Next Technology Wave as a Skeptic
Dan Black, Assistant Superintendent, Londonderry School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore strategies as an instructional leader to figure out the right technology tools to promote and adopt at the school system and building level.
T2-14
2018 Session
Discover Schoolwork and Classroom: Powerful Tools for Teaching
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.

Level: All Levels
Grades: All
Learn how to manage iPads during class, easily distribute and collect materials, assign activities within apps, follow student progress, and collaborate with each of your students, all in real time. These new teaching tools help you and your students take advantage of the creative power of apps on iPad. iPad devices will be available for use during this session.
T3-01
2018 Session
Big 5 Must-Have Tools for Learning by Doing
Ginger Lewman, Tuesday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
As we move from sit/get lessons into more active and authentic learning projects, EdTech tools will be leading the way! Come learn about the "Big 5" must-have tools for a stellar Project Based Learning classroom! This session presents is a broad view of 5+ types of tools, with many options for each type: video conferencing, collaborative documents, social networking, Google Alerts, blogging.
T3-02
2018 Session
Digital Citizenship ~ A Successful District Approach
Tom Plati, Director of Instructional Technology, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools, and Chris Henry, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Nancy Marrese and Cheryl Pulkowski, Marlborough Public Schools, will also serve as facilitators for this session. Over the past year, Marlborough (MA) Public Schools has committed to developing a Digital Citizenship Curriculum to help educate students to make safe, smart, and responsible choices online. Learn about our year-long collaborative process for researching, developing, and implementing a district-wide digital citizenship curriculum that has been well-received by all the different constituencies. Time will be provided for session attendees to engage in group discussions in order that they gain a better understanding of the successes and possible pitfalls that may be encountered when moving their own schools forward.
T3-03
2018 Session
Meet Them Where They Are: Using Technology to Help Struggling Learners
Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools

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

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Technology makes it easier than ever to help students in your classroom access the general curriculum. Differentiation can be a click away and students can access websites and extensions to help them access material. Technology can also allow students to capture their learning through alternative means and allow them to use their strengths instead of focusing on their areas of concern. Participants will learn about many web-based tools, apps, and Google Chrome extensions that will help teachers differentiate their curricula. Discussion will include tools that student can use to access the content on their own. Lastly, they will learn about resources that will allow students to document their learning in new and meaningful ways. The workshop will focus on reading, writing, executive functioning, and English Language Learners. Participants will learn about tools such as voice typing, SeeSaw, Text Compactor, PrintFriendly, and more.
T3-04
2018 Session
Unlocking 17th Century Ideas with 21st Century Skills
Kristen Sullivan, English Teacher, Pelham School District, and Jessica Parent, Pelham High School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
As teachers, we can be intimidated by technology while our students can be intimidated by our curriculum. By giving tech-savvy students a wider range of options to demonstrate their understanding of course content, teachers can facilitate opportunities for technology to be truly transformative. Classical literature becomes accessible for students of all levels giving them the opportunity to deepen their understanding of essential concepts. Giving students ownership of their assessments through mediums that are new to us encourages them to increase the complexity of their interactions with course content. Join us as we discuss our use of book trailers and character Twitters to connect our modern, high school students with classic literature.
T3-13
2018 Session
Social Emotional Learning: Where to Find It, How to Fund It
Rita Oates, Oates Associates, and Kirsten Williams, Campton Elementary School, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) mandates that states measure at least one nonacademic indicator of school success. This could be school climate, how safe students feel at school, the prevalence of fights, suicidal thoughts, or other measures. SEL (social emotional learning) might not be core content, but it's the core of all content. New research indicates that school-based interventions to promote social and emotional skills have large--and long-term--positive impacts: an average of $11 for every dollar invested, according to an analysis by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Another study finds that when SEL skills increase, there is more classroom time for academics, and students achieve more. Panelists share some data on social emotional learning, ideas of how to measure it, where to place it in the curriculum, and how technology is a contributor in this area. In addition, ideas for funding it will be discussed. For those who may be unfamiliar with this area, some background from organizations such as CASEL, Edutopia, and The Wallace Foundation is provided. Digital tools can be part of the assessment, the instruction, monitoring, and more.
T3-14
2018 Session
Unleash Student Expression through Video, Photography, Music, and Drawing
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.

Level: All levels
Grades: All
Explore how to bring creativity into every subject " like video in math, music in history or drawing in science. Get hands-on with the new Everyone Can Create curriculum for iPad that helps teachers give students the skills they need to flex their creative muscle in and out of school. iPad devices will be available for use during this session.
T3-22
2018 Session
So What is a Blockchain?
Bill McGonigle, Entrepreneur, BFC Computing, LLC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
What would you do if you could have a decentralized global database with strong guarantees of consistency and security? Some people build currencies. Some people track assets. MIT just issued all of its 2018 diplomas on the blockchain. Blockchains are the fastest-growing technology on the Internet and some say the technology is as revolutionary as the Internet itself. Wtart from zero, come up to speed on the basic concepts, and talk about some ways the technology may be an essential component of the future of education.
T4-01
2018 Session
Personalized Professional Learning-Anytime! Anywhere!
Holly Doe, Enrichment/Technology, SAU 28

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Explore strategies to personalize learning in your own district. The Pelham School district has been personalizing learning for over three years as part of their three-year Future Ready Plan. Listen to the most successful strategies including "PD on the Go", pineapple charts, summer book clubs, and more. Essential to this professional learning model is the role of the Instructional coach and teacher leaders. Their work to provide job-embedded learning and meet the needs of all learners is paving the way to personalization for every student in the district.
T4-02
2018 Session
Enhance your 1:1 Environment by Harnessing the Powers of Google Console
Chantal Duval, Technology Integration Specialist, Chichester Central School, and Alex Libby, Chichester Central School

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Google Console is a powerful management tool, but may not always be easy to navigate. Come hear what one K-8 school has done with Chrome settings to limit students in a 1:1 environment in ways that a traditional filter can't. Learn how to use the Google Admin Console to customize Chrome settings and set limitations to specific users and devices. We will take an in-depth 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. We will also learn how to add settings for desktop backgrounds, tabs to open on startup and custom bookmarks and extensions.
T4-04
2018 Session
Student Portfolios using Google Sites
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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In this session, I will show you how create a digital portfolio for students of all ages. Attendees will learn how to change themes, add pages and subpages, and embed files from Google Drive. This beginner-level session is appropriate for anyone new to Google Sites or digital portfolios.
T4-13
2018 Session
Radically STEAM
Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant, New Hampshire Dept. of Education

Level: Broad content for all levels
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Radically STEAM's panel of New Hampshire education innovators will explain fundamentally what is STEAM and describe how it is (or is not) the same as STEM. Find out why these innovators value STEAM and how STEAM engages students in the learning process. Learn about these programs and more. Find out how these programs got started, hear what's working (and what's not), and be inspired by recommendations they have for you in starting out or transitioning to a STEAM-based program. Time will be devoted to questions from the audience.
T4-14
2018 Session
Teach Serious Code in a Seriously Fun Way on iPad
Matt Brooks, Apple Inc., and Clif Hirtle, Apple Inc.

Level: All Levels
Grades: All
Seeing an idea unfold in real life is a powerful way to learn and problem-solve. With specialized lessons for iPad, students can create coding programs to make robots walk and control flying drones. This hands-on approach shows how coding concepts take shape in the real world. iPad devices will be available for use during this session. Time will be spent sharing the free resources from the curriculum guides and the free playgrounds to support the learning.
T4-22
2018 Session
Google Sites for Beginners
Christina Swenson, District Technology Integrator, SAU 62

Level: Beginner
Grades: All, Webmaster
The "old" Google Sites will be discontinued soon. Learn the basics (and some tricks and tips) to make your transition smoother over to the NEW Google Sites! This session is for beginners so it will be about walking through the features of sites as well as setting up a site and resources for reference after the summit. This session is not intended for the migration of existing sites.
Th1-01
2018 Session
Amplifying Student Voice through Social Media
Jennie Magiera, Thursday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Learn how to harness social media tools to amplify student voices and empower them to share their thinking with the world. Explore how to scaffold social media use and show students how to use it for good and not evil. From school-wide movements to classroom-based activities for K-12, participants walk away with ideas for all ages and situations.
Th1-02
2018 Session
Move to the Head of the Class with Google Classroom
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12

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Come learn how to set up and manage Google Classroom to help streamline your classroom instruction. I will guide attendees through the setup and features of Google's Learning Management System. This session is intended for those who are new to Google Classroom.
Th1-03
2018 Session
PBL in the form of Webquest
Mallory Higgins, Social Studies Teacher, Merrimack School District

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

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Moving to the Project Based Learning direction, come see how Google Sites and the creation of web-quest can help promote student creation of work. In this workshop, teachers can come learn how to facilitate, create, and implement webquests to help students focus on a theme and use the webquest to craft their product. For folks who are unfamiliar with Google Sites, I will spend time breaking down how this piece of Google technology can help build a simple topic and show how students can use this to help promote authenticity in their work.
Th1-04
2018 Session
Technology to Support Competency & Achievement
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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What role can technology play in the struggle to help all students achieve and come to proficiency? How can technology help teachers reach more students and help them perform. Participants will explore 5 critical approaches to using technology in the classroom to support learning, achievement and your proficiency-based learning work.
Th1-14
2018 Session
Developing Student Technology Leaders Through GenYES
Kathryn Liston, Technology Integrator, Pelham School District

Level: Appropriate for any audience
Grades: All
Join us for a look at how our school district has empowered student technology leadership through a unique program called GenYES. We'll share lots of examples showing how our empowered student leaders have helped to maximize instructional time, support our school culture, and develop enrichment lessons for their peers. We will hear from supporting staff members, along with our student leaders.
Th2-01
2018 Session
Leading the Way Toward Innovation: Digital Age Librarians
Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Discover how digital age, future ready library media specialists are paving new paths toward innovative teaching and learning through cross-disciplinary, collaborative programming activities. Dr. Collins shares key steps in the creation of strong school library programs, along with ways in which district leaders can maximize the unique skill set of library media specialists to lead district initiatives and integrate instructional strategies. Stories, tips, and best practices are shared that provide concrete action steps for library media specialists and district leaders as they work toward creation of powerful school library programs.
Th2-02
2018 Session
Genre-fy Your Collection: A School's Journey & the Research Behind It
Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Pine Glen Elem, Burlington Public Schools, and Pamela Harland
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Discover how to restructure (genre-fy) your collection to make it student centered. For Rachel Small, teacher librarian in Burlington (MA) Public Schools, not only was it an opportunity to weed, get to know the collection, and find gaps"she was able to understand both her students' needs and the entire school curriculum on a whole new level. Elementary students now come into the learning commons throughout the entire school day to self check-in, find, and self-check out books. Pam Harland, will share the research behind the shift.
Th2-03
2018 Session
Breaking Barriers
Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Lexington Public Schools, and Caitlyn Morris, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
The UDL framework emphasizes the students need for purpose, access, choice and voice in order to learn. Join Catlyn Morris, 6th grade science teacher, and Julie Spang, District Digital Learning Coach as we dive deep into practical ways to make learning accessible to all students. Examples may include: student surveys, note taking options, peer feedback, homework choices, exam wrappers, classroom seating options, choice end products and more. Discussion will cover various technologies used to meet the varying needs of students and also grants that resulted from Julie and Cailyn's collaboration.
Th2-07
2018 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 effectively use and reuse Google Forms, as well as the benefits of using the add-ons Autocrat and Choice Eliminator 2 to streamline your workload and make the most of your instructional time in the classroom. Presentation can be previewed at: https://goo.gl/1nGMSN
Th2-22
2018 Session
Project Based Learning in the Library & Classroom
Robin Scott, Professor of Education, WMCC

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Explore strategies on incorporating Project Based Learning in library classes and the regular classroom. View samples created by students in grades K-8 from the 2017-2018 school year. Walk through the process the students took while creating their projects and end with time for questions and answers.
Th3-01
2018 Session
Pelham's Path to Personalization
Holly Doe, Enrichment/Technology, SAU 28

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Discover how the Pelham School District formed a group of stakeholders to write and help enact a Future Ready Plan. In April 2015 we began our journey to become a Future Ready Schools (FRS) district. The work resulted in a technology plan that resembles a well-rounded picture of what learning can and will look like for Pelham students and staff. With personalization at the core of the gears, Pelham's FRS plan aims to achieve the district's vision of "inspiring success one mind at a time." This session focuses on the work to create, develop, and then implement the plan. Core to this planning is the Future Ready Committee and the individual building technology committees with broad representation across the district. Pelham is now embarking on their second three-year plan to evaluate what they were able to achieve and where they need to go next. This session provides participants with an updated view of the Future Ready resources and process for districts that are contemplating using this process.
Th3-02
2018 Session
Blind Them with Library Science: Making research-driven decisions
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Together we will explore current research and data and look at new ways to leverage information to improve educational outcomes in the school library. We will investigate some of the research and explore how to use information to change outcomes in your library, and build a culture of research-driven decision-making in support of your school's mission and vision.
Th3-03
2018 Session
Integrated STEAM Education
Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England, and Danika Tyminski, Swift River Elementary School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Integrated STEAM classrooms are more than Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math- they are a place in which learning hinges on the inclusion of all learners in carefully designed and maintained communities, grappling with increasingly authentic problems. In this session, we'll explore the ways in which different tools support our work and collaborate on the creation of a resource guide to support us as we move forward in our own contexts.
Th3-04
2018 Session
Relevance while facing Reality: Student Voice in School Violence Dialogue
Ruth Ellen Vaughn, Superintendent, SAU 61, and Betsy Jacobsen, SAU 61

Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12
On April 20, 2018, Farmington High School students lead a student-centered panel discussion about school violence, their concerns, questions, and solutions. Betsy Jacobsen and Ruth Ellen Vaughn will share with you their process of getting the adults out of the way so that students could be heard by state and local officials and their own peers. In this "Birds of a Feather" discussion, we will talk about letting the students direct the dialogue and applications to other topics that challenge our communities.
Th3-07
2018 Session
Planning your time for Projects
Melissa Jellison, STEAM Teacher, White Mountains Regional High School, and Jeannine LaBounty, SAU 36

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

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Have you ever let your students loose to design their own projects and then quickly realized you have 25 different projects at the same time? In this session participants will learn about managing all the moving parts of inquiry based, student led projects. We will discuss the planning process, shifting from a culture of teaching to a culture of learning, organizing sacred times, office hours with students, and managing the time and space. We will explain how we have done away with traditional school schedule and established a more comprehensive and progressive school schedule. We did away with bells; do you?
Th3-14
2018 Session
Using Primary Sources to for Engaging, Real-World Relevant Learning
Mary Kuechenmeister, Founder / President, Story Preservation Initiative

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

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Learn how to integrate authentic stories and related standards-aligned projects into the classroom, fostering student-led inquiry and making clear to students that their learning has meaning and purpose.
Th3-22
2018 Session
CANCELLED - Inquiring Minds...Love Dialogue & Feedback
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Susan Wakelin, Londonderry School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Developing inquiry while integrating technology can be a challenging task, if done in isolation. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a history teacher, media specialist, and librarian worked together to immerse students in personalized learning. Prior to this session, participants will have access to an inquiry assignment, rubric, and our curriculum map. Please come with questions or feedback. Additionally, participants will leave with resources they can use to develop their own inquiry projects. This session is suitable for all content areas and specialist positions.
Th4-02
2018 Session
Using Books to Encourage Children's Interest in STEM
Laurie Wallmark, Adjunct Assistant Professor - Computer Sci, Raritan Valley Community College, and Jennifer Swanson, Johns Hopkins University's Center for Tale

Level: all levels
Grades: All

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Ignite students interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) through STEM-related books, both fiction and nonfiction. Barriers to learning about these subjects include: inadequate exposure; prejudicial expectations; and lack of interest. Books can help students overcome all these obstacles. The digital divide in our country runs deep. How can our poorer districts afford the resources needed for children to learn about STEM? If we can't provide hands-on experiences for these children, at least we can help them learn about STEM through books. Certain groups of students, such as girls, children of color, and those with physical or mental challenges, have an additional barrier to their STEM education"prejudicial expectations. Books can help combat the stereotypes driving these prejudices. Many children have preconceived notions of about what they think a scientist or mathematician is supposed to look like. Books will help change these. The last barrier to STEM education is a child's lack of interest. It is perfectly reasonable for children to prefer interests other than STEM. What is not acceptable is if this lack of interest is due to the child never being exposed to the creative, enjoyable side of STEM. Here again, books can help, by showing the fun side of STEM. There are so many well-written STEM books, both fiction and nonfiction, available to our children today. Let's take advantage of them and prepare our children for today's world.
Th4-03
2018 Session
Confessions of a One-Day-A-Week Librarian
Laura Thomas, Director, Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Explore the realities of being an itinerant and part-time librarian. How do we meet the expectations of full-time programs when we see students one or two days a week? What are our favorite tips, strategies, tools, and processes for managing the library while also meeting our instructional goals? This session will be facilitated by Laura Thomas, LMS at Harrisville Wells Memorial school and Teaching Faculty at Antioch University New England.
Th4-04
2018 Session
Personalized Professional Learning with Micro-credentials
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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What's all the fuss about micro-credentials and digital badging? What are they and how do I earn them? What do they have to do with professional development and personalizing learning for educators? What's the iLearnMaine Educator Micro-credentials program? Attend this session and not only discover answers to these questions, but get a head start on figuring out which micro-credentials you might like to earn!
Th4-07
2018 Session
Show Students the World with Tour Builder
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: W4-07
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In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device to explore and learn during this session.
Th4-13
2018 Session
5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Your Children's Book Collection
Melissa Stewart, Children's book author, Children's book author

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Most children's literature enthusiasts are naturally drawn to stories and storytelling, including fiction and narrative nonfiction But up to 42 percent of elementary students prefer expository nonfiction. This session breaks down the five categories of nonfiction children's books, offers tips for updating book collections, and provides strategies for integrating a variety of nonfiction texts into reading and writing lessons.
Th4-22
2018 Session
Form Follows Function
Elizabeth Juster, English Teacher, Londonderry High School
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Level: Beginner
Grades: 9-12

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In this session, participants will discover how an agile high school classroom supports a competency-based approach to learning and embraces a multiple modes of learning- lecture, workshop, small group, and individual " all within one class period. Through the story of one high school English classroom's transition from traditional to agile, participants will have the opportunity to discover the purpose and day to day function of an agile classroom as well as which strategies have proven most successful.
Thu-AM-Playground-Messa
2018 Session
ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Norm Messa, Computer Science Teacher, Seacoast School of Technology SAU 16


Grades: 6-8, 9-12
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas.
Thu-AM-Playground-Stylianos
2018 Session
ETP - Building the Capacity to Make Things Possible
Jennifer Stylianos, Occupational Therapist, Gray Consulting & Therapy, and Heather Gray, Gray Consulting & Therapy

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Explore a variety of technologies and learn strategies for building capacity in Assistive Technology selection and use. Discover innovative technologies from Chrome extensions, to the simple DIY, to iPad apps for reading, writing, communicating and so much more. Learn proven implementation methods to empower teams across regular and special education settings. Participants will experience access methods such as eye-gaze, switch access, speech to text. "For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible."-IBM training manual, 1991 Working together to make things possible.
Tue-AM-Playground-Johnston
2018 Session
DELETE-NP Be in the Drivers' Seat to Building a Personal Learning Community
Joel Johnston, Executive Director, Let Me Learn, and Dr. Christine Johnston, Let Me Learn

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Learn to build a learning community based on the most common denominator"how people learn. Using both real life examples and engaging participants in first hand experiences, the presenter will help participants identify, through a web-based app, 1) their personal learning processes; 2) declare what each brings to a learning community; and 3) listen for what each needs from that community in order to be a successful student. Gain insights from formulating a learning community on the basis of this type of communication and determine how this will help them build on this foundation. Come away with resources you can use immediately upon returning to your institution. Get equipped to connect as members of a learning community in an authentic manner. Leave the session with two work products: * a full page personal learning profile describing how each uses their individual Learning Processes; and * a template for exploring how their Learning Processes can contribute to developing a learning community for study, support, and personal development. Access a learning community planning resource that provides specific steps for building an effective Learning Community that * understands its members as individual learners, * respects its members' various approaches to learning, * identifies areas of misperception and contention, and * determines strategies for how to overcome these issues. Participants must have a digital device to participate.
Tue-AM-Playground-Nickerson
2018 Session
ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Laura Nickerson, Director of STEM Teachers' Collaborative, UNH Leitzel Center, and Emily Kerr, UNH-Manchester


Grades: 6-8, 9-12
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas.
Tue-AM-SH-T-VanDerKern
2018 Session
TS - Khan Academy
Jeremy VanDerKern, Annex Program Coordinator, Fair Haven Union High School


Grades: All

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This session will demonstrate competency-based modules provided via the online learning platform, Khan Academy, and presenter will discuss the strengths of self-guided learning in a flipped or blended classroom environment. Khan Academy has modules ranging from kindergarten math to AP Art Histiry and utilizes a game-based model where students can earn badges and energy points for participation. Khan Academy is a free online tool that allows instructors to direct learning and provides resources that assist in grading.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Marcotte
2018 Session
SS -There's an App for That & Students Made it
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy, and Cassie Hayes, The Founders Academy
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Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Come as students present the applications designed and created as part of Mobile CSP during the 2017/2018 academic year. Students will discuss the design process and have their apps on display for conference participants to try.
Tue-PM-SH-S-Piccolo
2018 Session
SS - Collaborative Education: Teaching for the Future
Aimee Piccolo, Photography Teacher, Merrimack School District, and Sean Muller, Merrimack School District


Grades: 9-12
Discover how to design and implement a successful interdisciplinary course. Over the last several years, there has been a push in our our school and across the state for the development of courses that demonstrate to students the interconnectedness of seemingly separate subject areas, focusing on the common relationships between them rather than as independent entities. Throughout the process of designing our interdisciplinary course, combining art and chemistry, the encouragement provided to us by the NH State Department of Education, the NH State Council for the Arts, and by research photographers at MIT, has demonstrated the importance of courses that includes art as an equal partner. How do you find a good collaborative partner? How do you get your administrators to support interdisciplinary courses? Hear from our students and discover how interdisciplinary instruction can improve personalized student learning and promote collaborative education.
W1-01
2018 Session
Digital Citizenship in Every Classroom
Tom Murray, Wedneday Keynote

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

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In today's era of Fake News and viral social media, are your students good digital citizens while living their lives online, without a roadmap on how to: think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly? This session includes an engaging conversation on our classroom experiences and our role in having a direct impact on our students' digital footprint. Resources and strategies for the explicit teaching of digital citizenship and values will also be shared and dissected so that educators leave with tangible ideas and resources. Come ready to share your experience and ideas to support our students moving forward!
W1-02
2018 Session
Instructional Technology Coaching
Matthew Joseph, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Leicester Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Too often schools launch new technology without a plan for supporting and coaching teachers through the process of using new technology effectively in their classrooms. One key to launching and supporting is increasing the opportunity to support teachers and help them raise student achievement. Today's students' needs vary as they are growing up in the digital learning age. Knowing how to integrate existing tech with today's instructional best practices and strategies engages students to maximize learning. Supporting educators on this journey is a critical step. Just like with teaching, we need to differentiate instruction/support to meet the needs of the teachers. There is no "one size fits all" approach. The support is also not one time, it is a cycle of support. This cycle generally consists of: setting goals, co-planning lessons, observation, and debrief after the lesson. Each step is done collaboratively with the teacher and the integration specialist. Forming professional relationships and connections with teachers can be the foundation of a great coaching cycle. A teacher may not always reach out to integrate, we as specialists may need to reach out to them. The initial phase of a coaching cycle is routed in the "WHY" for integrating EdTech and Curriculum. This session will focus on the why of coaching and then support and increase opportunities. Participants will learn Elements of EdTech Coaching from active coaches sharing experience and ideas.
W1-04
2018 Session
Create Your Own Online Bookchat
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Jessica Gilcreast, Bedford School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Looking for a way to deliver professional development differently? Come learn how a Tech Integration Teacher and Librarian teamed up to create an online bookchat for professional development for its staff (and the state of NH). Detailed information will be provided as to how the bookchat was organized, run, and implemented. Time will be provided for participants to share ideas.
W1-12
2018 Session
Strategies for Developing Self-Directed Learners
Peter Siner, Personalized Learning Coach, New England Basecamp, and Tricia Breen, New England Basecamp

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Explore the self-directed learning cycle and discover techniques for supporting students developing habits of success. Participants complete a personalized learning self-evaluation and leave with concrete strategies to help their students become self-directed learners. This session allows participants to explore a variety of formats, approaches, and resources for working with students such as goal setting, mentoring, small group workshops, and reflection.
W1-13
2018 Session
Show Me The Money! Feedback on Funding Ideas
Rita Oates, President, Oates Associates, and Wendy Weiler, Weiler Associates LLC

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Explore strategies to find funding and support for technology and other school needs, such as social emotional learning. Bring a grant announcement that intrigues you. Explore what might be written "between the lines" that should be taken into consideration. If you have been funded recently, plan to share briefly something you learned in this process and help others who have not ever written or won a grant.
W1-14
2018 Session
Closing the Homework Gap: Are your students connected?
Deb Boisvert, Consultant, Google Certified Educator, NHSTE, and Brenda McGee, Gilfrod School District
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Level: All
Grades: All

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Explore strategies to close the homework gap for your students. Our panel will discuss different strategies to help schools and districts close this Homework Gap, and provide all student the tools they need to succeed. From providing offline alternatives, to using existing or additional access points, to providing laptops and hotspots to check out from the library or Internet Essential packages. We can't keep our heads in the sand. As more and more districts implement digital and web-based learning programs, a large number of low-income and/or rural students are finding themselves caught in a widening Homework Gap. On average, one-third of U.S. students do not have adequate Internet access when they leave school. These students are often struggling to keep up with their more affluent peers who have anytime, anywhere access to learning.
W1-22
2018 Session
Competency Grading Best Proactices
Patrick Grace, Product Manager, Computer Resources, and Brenda McGee, SAU 73

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All
Across New Hampshire schools have implemented competencies in a multitude of ways. Join us to share best practices from the class room and across the District
W2-02
2018 Session
A Learner with Agency is a Learner Who is Future Ready
Kathleen McClaskey, Founder, Make Learning Personal

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
As we try to educate all children to become independent and self-directed learners so they have choices in college, career, and life, our promise should be for each child to develop learner agency. But how can we as leaders fulfill that promise to create learner-centered environments where all children develop agency so that can pursue their passions and interests, take ownership to learning and be future ready? Participants will learn about a 3-step innovative process based on the learning sciences to develop agency with all learners. First, discover how you can empower learners (of all ages) to tell their story of who they are and how they learn and then create a Personal Learning Backpack of tools and skills to support their learning along with a Personal Learning Plan so that they can develop goals and action plans to become future ready for college, career and life.
W2-03
2018 Session
Invention Education & Youth Innovation: School Invention Conventions
Nicole Bellabona, Director, Young Inventors' Program of NNE, Academy of Applied Science/DePaul Univ, and Laura Vittorioso, Barrington Elementary School

Level: Beginner
Grades: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, All
Hear from a panel of K-12 Invention Convention Teachers that utilize project-based learning pedagogy to bring about inventive thinking in the classroom ultimately helping learners problem-solve real world challeges while developing 21st Century Skill Sets. Learn about the flexibility of implementation options that address a variety of strategies to meet classroom STEAM learning objectives, including STEM enrichment, after school extended learning opportunities, or invention club models that are inexpensive and easy to integrate into today's challenging school environments and schedules. The panel will include the Elementary School perspective, Middle School as well as High School scaffolding of the curriculum, as well as addressing how to engage the school and local community in putting on a successful Invention Convention event, or adding an invention strand to an existing science or maker fair. Learn about how 3-D modeling technologies, MEAs (Model-Eliciting Activities), practical hands-on brainstorming and the use of upcycled materials can help students in the process of applying design thinking concepts. Learners will successfully produce individualized projects with a focus on critical thinking, MAKING, and public speaking-- all invaluable skills to their growth as learners as well as their future educational and professional pursuits.
W2-04
2018 Session
Social Media Credit Score: The Hidden Risks & Benefits for Students
Eric Butash, Director of Operations, Highlander Institute

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
If schools are going to successfully reimagine education, IT leaders must work in new and better ways to support innovative learning opportunities while ensuring digital privacy, safety, and security. But read the headlines: Colleges and businesses are beginning to assess our students like banks evaluate borrowers, using a Social Media Credit Score to better understand potential risks. While some students have seen their college acceptances and job offers rescinded, others are having scholarships and unique internships offered skyrocket based on social media reports generated by social media investigation companies. Stop looking for social media's "OFF" button! This session will help school educators discover constructive ways to protect and educate students and teachers on this new threat. As a participant, you will walk away with a clear understanding of your role and techniques you can use to assist the most connected generation proactively build positive online identities. Their future depends on it!
W2-07
2018 Session
Citizen Science: Authentic data in the classroom
Kimberly Galambos, Science Teacher, The Founders Academy

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Discover different citizen science opportunities your classroom can participate in such as the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network and International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge. In this session participants will learn from the presenter's experiences of how to integrate authentic data and local data analysis in their STEM course. Includes presentation of different ways to integrate real data, collect data for organizations/government entities, and analyze data through graph making and using the CER model. Examples of data use will be provided for all major sciences, math, and engineering. Presenter's personal focus is Earth sciences.
W2-12
2018 Session
Learned vs Earned: Best Practices Implementing Competency-Based Grading
John Martin, Dir of Innovation & Tech, Inter-Lakes SD, and Mark MacLean, Merrimack Valley School District

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Examine the opportunities and challenges presented by implementing competency-based grading and reporting with Merrimack Valley and Inter-Lakes School Districts and their corporate partner Alma Technologies, Inc. In this session we will discuss the districts' reasons for shifting to competency-based grading, their implementation and communication plan, the lessons they learned, and then analyze the impact on student outcomes thus far. Both districts will share information on the tools they use to manage and support this approach to student learning and assessment, along with the metrics they rely on for evaluating their success along the way. John Martin from Inter-Lakes School District and Merrimack Valley Superintendent, Mark MacLean share their New Hampshire experience.
W2-13
2018 Session
Laconia's Technology in the Classroom Packs a Super Punch!
Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator - Teaching & Learning, Laconia School District, and Shannon Siegler, Laconia Middle School

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover how a small district with a large free and reduced lunch population is able to pack a serious punch in the area of technology integration by utilizing teacher leadership. The teachers in Laconia School district are superheroes when it comes to how they integrate technology into the classroom and help students see technology as a tool for learning. While transitioning to a competency-based, personalized learning system, Laconia has leveraged technology to change instruction, improve assessment, and transform curriculum. Panel members share success stories, helpful resources, and ideas for how you can save the day for your students by helping them develop the 21st-century skills that utilize the technology that will be paramount in their success in college, career, and beyond. The team from Laconia includes Angel Burke, Academic Coordinator; Shannon Siegler, 8th grade ELA & 2017 NHSTE Pat Keyes Technology-Using Educator Award recipient; Lindsay Middleton, 8th grade ELA; Lisa Hinds, high school Math; and Irene Stinson, 5th grade educator.
W2-14
2018 Session
QR Codes, Stations, Centers, & more!
Susan Tuttle, Visual Art/Technology Teacher, Claremont School District

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

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Learn about creating centers and stations with individualized instruction through the use of QR Codes. Imagine a classroom where you aren't repeating directions a dozen or more times... it is possible! Through the use of QR codes, students can be linked to an infinite number of sites, videos, documents, and more, right at their station! Discuss the use of QR codes in a Choice Based Art classroom as well as Physical Education, but would also be appropriate for classroom teachers who use centers and stations.
W3-01
2018 Session
Tech Tools for Student Engagement & Teacher Effectiveness
Tom Murray, Wednesday Keynote

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Join this hands-on session to explore a myriad of digital tools that will empower you to further engage the students in your classroom. From dynamic open digital content, to tools for formative assessment, to ways to communicate effectively and efficiently and teacher time savers, this session is learner-centered and collaborative. Various tools are modeled and participant ideas explored. Bring your devices and come ready to share your favorite digital tools!
W3-02
2018 Session
Keeping Learning First - Leadership for Education Technology
Mike Muir, Profiiciency-based Education Specialist, GEAR UP Maine

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Early in MLTI, Maine's statewide 1to1 program, we knew: The true power of technology is not in learning to use it, but rather using it to learn. The device (by itself) isn't the magic, all the ways students can learn with it is! But over time, MLTI, and so many other initiatives, have drifted to a primary focus on providing devices and equity of access. Come learn about a model for keeping learning first and insuring that your technology initiative is squarely focused on the learning, not simply a "tech buy."
W3-03
2018 Session
Space Innovations: Creating Powerful Learning Spaces
Pam Harland, Faculty, Plymouth State University
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Explore ideas for transforming your classroom, library, lab, and hallways into collaborative and flexible learning spaces for today's learners.
W3-04
2018 Session
All Systems Go: Empower Co-Workers to Create Meaningful Learning
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District, and Neil Leavis, Londonderry School District
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
Learning opportunities occur by empowering one another. Through collaborative, collegial relationships a physical education teacher, media specialist, and curriculum coordinator worked together to empowered one another to immerse students in learning. Our system worked together! We imagined the dream learning experience in an Athletic Training class by recognizing one another's strengths and roles. In the end we included a live cadaver lab with a university, a multi-user e-book about concussions followed by discussion with the author, and lessons on sketchnoting and infographics. This all came together with an authentic assessment. This magic all happened because different parts of the system worked together! While we will discuss Athletic Training resources and student work, our focus will be on building a collaborative relationship, anticipating questions and potential challenges, and scaffolding a performance task that included transferable skill sets.
W3-07
2018 Session
Digital APUSH: Practicing Digital History in the HS Classroom
Ray Palin, librarian, Sunapee

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12
By substituting alternative research methods and projects for traditional research papers, digital history can be brought into the high school classroom. At Sunapee High School, AP U.S. History students have completed an annual digital history project since 2015. This session provides an overview of this work, including the 2016 "Revealing History with Chronicling America" project, which won a National Endowment for the Humanities award, and the controversial 2018 project, entitled "If Jefferson had Used Twitter, and if Jefferson were Trump."
W3-12
2018 Session
Resiliency 101: Ensuring Your IT Resources Make the Grade
Rob Williams, FirstLight

Level: Intermediate
Grades: 9-12
Know what IT resilience is? It's a fancy term for making sure that your network, communication, and data resources can function optimally, even during common disruptions like power outages, human error, and viruses. Learn how you can be an IT honor roll star by ensuring you have the right network, cloud, and unified communications resources in place, including the right strategies for redundancy, data backup, and disaster recovery.
W3-13
2018 Session
Online Safety, Cyberbullying, Kindness, & Respect
Carol Todd, Educator & Advocate, School District #43, Coquitlam, British Co

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

Repeated: T2-01
Join parent and educator, Carol Todd, for an intimate and engaging discussion on how the behaviours of others effects not only our students but the caring adults. Carol has lived the nightmare of losing a child who was bullied and sextorted online to suicide. There is a much-needed conversation about the importance of what our young people need to know regarding online safety and how to protect their digital privacy and reputation. Likewise there is much educators need to become aware of in order to better inform our students about the importance of being a good digital citizen. Carol shares stories and strategies that will help to ensure students listen to the critically important messages of online safety, KINDNESS, and RESPECT.
W4-01
2018 Session
Makerspaces Unleashed
Cathy Collins, Library Media Specialist, Sharon Public Schools

Level: Intermediate
Grades: All

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Discover how to implement and sustain a vibrant makerspace in your school library and/or district with any type of budget. Explore strategies for maker scheduling, maker programming, and resources for maker activities that provide powerful STEAM connections. Learn fundraising tips, hands on activities, and strategies to help promote the space to staff, students and the wider community. Garner recommendations for district leaders, library media, and instructional technology specialists in how to effectively roll out and promote a successful makerspace program that aligns with district wide goals and that provides real world problem solving opportunities for students.
W4-02
2018 Session
Flatten Your Classroom: Knock Down the Walls of Your Classroom and Let your
Kara Wilkins, District Technology Integration Specialist, Lowell Public Schools

Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Our students are going beyond the walls of their homes every day. As educators, we need to capitalize on this wonder and flatten the walls of our classroom. This presentation will introduce you to three different levels of world exploration that utilizes technology. We will first explore the world as "Day Trippers". "Day Trippers" allow their students to explore the world around them. We will focus on Google Maps, with special attention to the 360-degree spheres, Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions, live webcams, and other hands-on exploration of various sites throughout the world. Next, participants will become "Weekend Warriors". "Weekend Warriors" helps their students travel the world. They use Skype and Google Hangouts and are connected to communities of like minded educators. We will discuss virtual field trip and presenter opportunities from Learn around the World, Microsoft Education, Nepris, Field Trip Zoom, and Microsoft Educator Community. Participants will learn about Mystery Location Calls and virtual author visits. Lastly, participants will become "Backpackers for Life". "Backpackers for Life" not only use amazing tools like Google Maps and virtual field trips, they create these experiences for themselves! Participants will learn how their students can create experiences like 360-degree spheres and live videos of the places of interest in their community and share it with other students around the world.
W4-03
2018 Session
Google Apps & the Performing Ensembles
Helfried Zrzavy, Technology Integration Specialist, ConVal Regional High School, and James Wickham, ConVal Regional High School

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Grades: All
This workshop will demonstrate how several apps of the G-Suite for Education can be effectively integrated for instruction of large performing ensembles. The apps that form a coherent toolkit for a variety of chorus and band ensembles include: Google Classroom, Google Sites, Google Voice, and Google Forms. The app-based assignments increase student engagement and make your life as an ensemble director easier around folder checks, playing tests, concert assessments, even community building. The workshop will include time for individual discovery and questions with a certified Google Educator.
W4-04
2018 Session
Sketchnoting & Doodling: Full STEAM AHEAD
Karen Desjadon, Media Specialist, Londonderry School District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
During this session, participants will experiment and uncover the ways that doodling can improve creativity and collaboration skills. Educators will practice the same skills that students to practice in classes. Don't worry, the presenters will model how we use doodling during our own professional activities and how we have encouraged students to do the same. That's right! We are not just touting this merely as a mindfulness activity. We have implemented this in classrooms! Sketchnoting can aid in developing infographics and vocabulary retention. We have found that it can help to motivate students and assist with maintaining student focus. So hop aboard and learn the practice of sketchnoting and doodling.
W4-07
2018 Session
Show Students the World with Tour Builder
Edith Fogarty, Technology Integration Facilitator, Bradford Elementary School
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Level: Intermediate
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Repeated: Th4-07
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In this session, I will show you how to capture student learning using Google Tour Builder. I will share examples of projects my students have created, and I will guide attendees through how to create a tour of your own. This session is appropriate for those new to Tour Builder. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own device to explore and learn during this session.
W4-12
2018 Session
LEGO STEAM Learning in All Your Learning Spaces
Bonnie Morrissette, LEGO Education, and Michelle Dudek, LEGO Education

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
Discover hands on learning solutions for STEAM in maker spaces, afterschool programs and classrooms grades 5 and up with LEGO Education. It is becoming increasingly important that students start learning STEM skills, including robotics, coding and computer science at a young age. Attendees will build and code physical robots and discover ways to enhance their students' abilities in computational thinking. Learn the basics of coding and engineering and walk away with concrete ideas on how to bring engineering design principles to life in all your learning spaces.
W4-13
2018 Session
A Rubric For District Robotics Success: A Buyer's Guide & Hands On Guide
Kathleen Dasho, Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading High School, and Daniel Downs, North Reading District
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Looking to invest in robotics for your district? This presentation will provide participants with a hands-on buying guide to help review the largest robotics platforms: Lego EV3, VEX EDR, VEX IQ, Raspberry Pi and Tetrix platforms with a hands on demonstration of their different building options, required programming skills and controller capabilities. In addition to these platforms a range of low cost options for elementary robotics will also be discussed and shown such as the Edison, Ozobot, Sphero and Bee-Bot platforms. Leave this presentation informed on the features of these platforms and a rubric to help you select robotics platforms based on your educational and financial goals. This presentation will also highlight the essential 21st Century Skills and Computer Science skills that robotics bring to a students learning. View classroom videos, robotics challenges and experience these platforms for yourself.
W4-22
2018 Session
Crowdfunding Your Classroom Needs Using Donors Choose
Joanna Marcotte, Computer Science Teacher, The Founders Academy
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Level: Beginner
Grades: All

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Are there things you want for your classroom that are not in the budget? Maybe you attended a great workshop and don't want to wait until the next budget cycle to get materials. Come find out how Donors Choose can help you get the materials you need for your classroom from a Donors Choose Ambassador.
Wed-AM-Playground-Adams
2018 Session
ETP - Introduction to Makey Makey
Sheila Adams, Teacher, Rye Jr. High School

Level: Beginner
Grades: All
Learn how to make your learning spaces interactive with a mini-controller called Makey Makey and a computer. You can connect everyday items to the computer and by touching them you can control the computer. You become the conduit to complete a circuit! Come try it out!
Wed-AM-SH-T-Chagnon
2018 Session
TS - Create a Full Length Student Made Movie
Brian Chagnon, Videography and Photography, SAU61
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Grades: All
Explore ways on how to create a full length movie with your students Students work on everything from pre to post production culminating in a public showing of their movie. Explore ways to collaborate with all subjects from tackling social issues, sentence structure, technology, and presentation skills. No stone goes unturned when producing a project this large.
Wed-PM-Playground-Andrew
2018 Session
ETP - Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Tammy Andrew, CS Teacher, Milford HS, and Joanne Lau

Level: Beginner
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
In this session participants will learn how to set up a Raspberry Pi and experiment with lesson ideas.
Wed-PM-SH-S-Cullinan(1)
2018 Session
SS - Engage Your School on A Shoestring Budget : Student Run TV! Team 1
Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, ConVal, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal


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


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