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Monday, November 30
 

8:00am

Certifications Featuring Google for Education
At CMTC 2015 we are delighted to be offering a one-day Google Apps EDU Certification preparation course. This session prepares you to complete the Google for Education certification process, which includes online tests, applications, and case studies. There are several options for certification so you can explore which one(s) best suit your professional goals. The day is fun, engaging, and educational. You WILL leave with more than you came for! (Presenter(s): Allison Mollica, Google Education Trainer, Virtual Teacher, Virtual Learning Academy / AM Tech Edu)

Monday November 30, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon D

8:00am

MITI - Chromebook for Educators: Beyond the Basics
A rugged, touchscreen Chromebook is included in the cost of this full-day Pre-Conference MITI workshop. Participants who have used a Chromebook before will learn how to expand its use to maximize the power and potential of this cost effective cloud computing solution. The goal of the workshop focuses on three areas: 1) customizing your new Chromebook for professional/personal use, 2) discovering the value of the Chrome browser, apps, extensions, and add-ons, and 3) establishing specific Chromebook uses in the classroom, including incorporating the use of Google apps and other web-based tools into your lessons to enhance your teaching and engage your students. Take part in hands-on activities that promote creation, collaboration, and communication that you can take back to your school. The presenter shares ideas and resources that will be accessible to you after the training. This workshop is particularly useful for teachers in schools and districts that are using or are about to use Google Apps for Education (GAFE). The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Chromebook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Middaugh, CMS Technology Integrator, SAU 16)

Monday November 30, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon A

8:00am

MITI - iPad Boot Camp: Apps, Use, Tips, & Management
Get started with YOUR Apple iPad Air: Learn about setting up your iPad, explore the apps that come standard as well as new apps from the App Store. Support will be given to set up iTunes accounts for App downloading and iCloud Backups. Discussion also covers how to use iCloud to get organized and iPad management/support options for school districts. Participants learn cool tips and tricks for everyday use, how to work with the settings to further customize the iPad, and time-saving shortcuts. Go further with YOUR Apple iPad Air: Review advanced tips and tricks relating to use of the iPad. Explore how to use the iPad as a document camera and scanner, print or project your iPad to the screen, and share files to a computer. Also explore some great apps for filesharing, increasing productivity, and collaboration. Time is provided for exploration and experimentation with apps and online resources to use on the iPad for both personal and classroom use. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Apple iPad Air model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Digital Learning & Innovations Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Pinkerton Academy, and William Frank, Pinkerton Academy)

Monday November 30, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon B

8:00am

MITI - Move Over Google! Meet Office 365 & Your HP Stream
Receive an HP Stream and connect to the cloud with an Office 365 account. Even Google users can benefit from Office 365. The HP Stream is a touch-screen Windows laptop equipped with dual-core processors and a battery that lasts over 8 hours. Each laptop comes with a one-year Personal Office 365 account. During this session the presenters introduce Office 365 in education. The presenters have been using Office 365 for over two years with all students and staff in the Laconia School District. Navigate the world of Office 365 and learn the benefits and features of sharing documents and creating sites to create a collaborative learning environment. This full-featured collaborative suite is a must for your school district. The registration fee for this workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific HP Stream model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Jennifer Mitchell, SAU30)

Monday November 30, 2015 8:00am - 3:00pm
Salon C

3:00pm

Cyberbullying: Actionable Strategies for Administrators
Administrators are in the unenviable role of having to make very difficult disciplinary and policy decisions as it relates to peer harassment - both offline and online. Furthermore, they are responsible to exercise due diligence in their prevention programming, or else come under scrutiny for possible liability claims. This workshop focuses on equipping school leadership with the knowledge they need to act through exercises based on real-world examples and research-based best practices that continue to evolve. Join Dr. Sameer Hinduja for this hands-on workshop and learn to: - understand the responsibilities of schools that use technology to meet educational needs - consider multiple lower, appellate, and Supreme Court cases that provide precedent and guidance in this area - determine how policy should be structured and whether to move towards a prohibitive or permission atmosphere regarding devices - apply the Response to Intervention Model to the school's current structure and environment - assess the existing state of your school climate and identify what can be done to improve it (Presenter(s): Sameer Hinduja, CoDirector - Cyberbullying Research Center)

Monday November 30, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Curriers

6:00pm

MITI - AR Tools for the iPad: OSMO - Color Alive - Elements 4D
Augmented Reality (AR) is coming to a classroom near you! Join the fun in this introduction to AR MITI and get your students engaged in learning. Begin with specialized coloring books and crayons from Crayola that, when used with a FREE app on your tablet, turn the pages three dimensional. Then construct your own cardstock Chemical Elements boxes that allow students to mix and match elements to see what chemical reactions occur using the FREE app DAQRI. Finally, discover AR using your OSMO mirroring device that allows students to manipulate physical objects in front of the iPad to interact with specific applications. The OSMO starter kit comes with 4 programs: Masterpiece, Newton, Tangram (with tangram pieces), and Words (with letters to create words). Investigate the learning resources, lesson plans, and teacher's guides that are available on the OSMO and Elements 4D websites. Exploring how you can customize these tools to enhance your curriculum is a good starting point to investigate how AR can be utilized in your classroom. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device/resources listed. The specific OSMO model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Sheila Adams, Teacher, Rye Jr. High School)

Monday November 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon C

6:00pm

MITI - Chromebook Tips, Tricks, & More
A rugged, touchscreen Chromebook is included in the cost of this 3-hour Pre-Conference MITI workshop. Chromebooks have become a preferred and successful digital tool choice in many learning settings. Educators explore set-up and basics of Chromebook use, tips, and tricks, as well as explore basic Google apps integration. Participants also explore and work with some great Chrome apps and extensions and take away some class lesson ideas. Presenter and Google Education Trainer Jennifer Lowton has been working with Chromebooks K-12 across multiple districts, as well as with struggling and unique learners and shares some very cool tools to unlock the true potential of the Chromebook. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Chromebook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Lowton, Digital Learning & Innovations Coordinator, EdCITES, LLC & Pinkerton Academy)

Monday November 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon B

6:00pm

MITI - Little Bits: Invent Anything with This Easy Electronics Kit
The LittleBits Student Set includes all 26 of the Bits modules needed to create circuits in seconds and combine them with craft materials to make projects. Come learn about LittleBits, an electronics kit created to inspire even the youngest learners to invent with electronics with no soldering, wiring, or programming required. LittleBits snap together with magnets, and students of all ages can invent, problem solve, and create using these components with functions such as lights, motors, sensors, and sound. Workshop participants have time to explore and create with littleBits and discover how this versatile hands-on kit can be used across the curriculum integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Participants leave with lesson plans, project booklets, and ideas to immediately implement this kit in the classroom, after-school program, library or Makerspace. Do not miss the opportunity to hear how this amazing kit is engaging boys AND girls in STEAM skills and concepts! The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the resources mentioned. The specific LittleBits kit selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Karen Locke, Technology Integrator, Hopkinton School District)

Monday November 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

MITI-Bee-Bots & Pro-Bots:Coding for Early Childhood & Elementary Classrooms
Discover and learn the features and functions of the Bee Bot and Pro Bot devices; learn about classroom applications and how to integrate the devices into curriculum; get tips and suggestions on classroom management and logistics from an educator using them; and enjoy time to explore strategies and come up with a specific classroom application for your class with peers and colleagues. Join us for a fun-filled opportunity to explore, play, and learn how to bring STEM to your classroom. Bee-Bot is a small, roundish, yellow and black robot designed for use by young children. Directional keys are used to enter up to 40 commands that send Bee-Bot forward, back, left, and right. Pressing the green GO button starts Bee-Bot on its way. Pro-Bot is Bee-Bot's big brother and takes skills learned and honed with Bee-Bot to the next level. Cleverly disguised as a race car, Pro-Bot has Logo programming language on board and offers students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with Logo, as well as robotic controls. Pro-Bot commands are entered via a set of arrow and number keys mounted on the back. Pro-Bot can also be used in the simpler "Bee-Bot" mode. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device(s). The specific Robot Duo model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. (Presenter(s): Maria Knee, Classroom Teacher, Deerfield Community School, Deerfield NH)

Monday November 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon D
 
Tuesday, December 1
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday December 1, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying & Make Kindness Go Viral
How can educators help change the pattern of offline and online peer harassment and build an environment marked by kindness and compassion? Join Dr. Hinduja as he shares what the research says regarding the prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying. Learn how non-technological and technological cases have created legal precedent to specifically inform your policy and programming. Realize the importance of creative responses and see how anonymous reporting systems and community members can help. Finally, discover how to create and maintain a positive school climate to prevent misbehaviors while encouraging teens to safeguard their online experiences and reduce their vulnerability.

Speakers

Tuesday December 1, 2015 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday December 1, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
EXPO Center

9:30am

Dig into Minecraft
The popularity of Minecraft as an educational tool has surged in the past year. Journey with a TechnoMage and explore the mystique, dispel the myths, and exploit the magic of this game of creation and imagination to engage learners and encourage participation in math, social studies, science, and language arts. Participants will experience the world of Minecraft to discover for themselves the power of this captivating learning tool. Time permitting, we will create breakout groups to discuss how to use Minecraft in math, social studies, science, and language arts. (Presenter(s): John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Go Google
Is your school a Google school? Are you struggling to keep up with all that it can do for you? Then join me for this two-hour beginner course on getting you Going On Google. We will cover Google Drive (docs, sheets, forms, slides, folders, sharing) and more if time allows. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Bureau, World Language/ Ed tech, SAU 49, and Jo William)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Streamline Your Learning Environment Using Google Classroom
Are you looking for a more efficient way to organize your classrooms workflow? Do you need a strategy for creating and collecting student assignments paperlessly? Do you want to improve communication with your students? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions than this session is for you! Learn and explore through hands-on activities how Google Classroom can streamline classroom efficiency and enhance communication with students. Participants will learn how to create a class, assign students to classes, add content to a class, manage various classes, communicate with students through Google Classroom, and use Classroom as both a teacher and a student. Presenters will share examples of how they have used Google Classroom to streamline their own learning environments as well as demonstrate some of the newest features of Google Classroom released during ISTE 2015. (Presenter(s): Andrea O'Neil, Education Technology Specialist, SAU 15 - Auburn, and Susan MacMillan, SAU 25 - Bedford School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

10:30am

Mosaic
Help us create our CMTC-themed ceramic mosaic. We will offer ideas for alternate materials.


Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
EXPO Center

10:30am

Tiny Dancers
Make your own homopolar motor to power a twirling figure.

Speakers

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
EXPO Center

10:30am

A Reading Intervention MS Program Using News Topics,Technology, & PBL
Discover how to transform your age old "remedial reading" classroom into an engaged learning environment using technology and/or Project Based Learning (PBL), differentiating the learning opportunities and experiences for your struggling learners. I employ technology tools and use real news articles and video clips, inspiring students to develop a long lost skill of note taking, for real life relevant subject matter. I immerse my students into the topic through engaging them with real-time learning. A topic like The Great Pacific Garbage Patch began with the reading of one article and evolved into reading four articles, developed their note taking craft and listening comprehension, developed their reading comprehension, improved their writing skill development, and created a pathway to an art connected to text project. The news articles then moved us into a video documentary and various real-time news articles related to spin-off topics about "plastics." This one project, which was relevant to students in their everyday life, was so skill and topic embedded, they became mini experts on plastics and disposal of plastics. Any current topic can be designed into a rich and full exploration where students are seemingly unaware they are learning! That is the best kind of learning: the painless and exciting kind! Build students' basic skills, knowledge of the world around them, and literacy as they grab onto and formulate opinions about real world topics. (Presenter(s): Stephanie Karabaic, Reading Teacher-Reading & Writing Speciali, Lebanon Public Schools-Sau88)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Teacher Classroom #2

10:30am

Accelerator Reader: A Ladder to Student Success
As educational providers, we have the Common Core and SMART Goals under our belts. Let's move on to the next level of student achievement. How will we accomplish this? Through this presentation we will explore how the data from our assessments can provide us with evidence leading to student success. We will also use this data to guide the focus of our lessons pertaining to students' reading success. During this break out session, you will be exposed to the AR360 tools that support different strategies that pertain to diverse students' reading levels. (Presenter(s): Susan Lareau, Plainville School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

Classroom Tools to Support a 1:1 Deployment
Come hear about tools used to address a number of issues when preparing for a 1:1 laptop, tablet, or Chromebook deployment. Look at mobile device management solutions, how to design your wireless network, as well as a host of interactive tools available to enhance the classroom experience. In addition, discover possible grant funding opportunities to support 1:1 projects. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

Data-Driven Instruction: Using Yesterday's Homework to Shape Today's Lesson
Participants are exposed to the ASSISTments online learning system and learn how to incorporate data from homework into the plans for today's lesson. Beyond just reporting students' grades in the system, the ASSISTments system lets a teacher "drill down" into data to see how much effort students have put into their work. Although the presenter is a high school chemistry teacher, the presentation materials could be used by anyone in the middle school STEM fields. (Presenter(s): Eric VanInwegen, Science Teacher, Douglas Public Schools)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Flip & Blend Student Learning
Come discover what it takes to flip and blend your lessons to create more rigor and relevance learning during the classroom time. You will learn how to create lasting videos, empower your organizational skills using Google Classroom, and explore a number of successful lesson plans that were used for 1st-8th grade. (Presenter(s): Natalie Breen, Education Technology Integration Specialis, Westminster Elementary School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Grow Your PLN with Twitter
Learn to use TweetDeck to demystify Twitter, hashtags, and handles to grow your Personal Learning Network (PLN). Learn anything at anytime from anywhere and push your thinking deeper. A laptop device is strongly encouraged but not necessary. Please note: a tablet will not work for the app being demonstrated. (Presenter(s): Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Memorial Elementary, Burlington Public)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

Integrating Data Analytics into the Education Process
In this session participants will learn how data analysis is moving from a good idea to an accepted part of public education. Unfortunately, most data analysis tools/systems are set up as separate, rigid systems that must be maintained at significant expense of time and money to districts. Come see a demonstration of a flexible toolset and integration approach that brings data analytics right into the tools that educators use every day, making them easier to access and facilitating a positive influence on student outcomes. We will demonstrate tools for district- and building-level administrators, as well as counselors, department chairs, classroom teachers, and district data coordinators. (Presenter(s): Bill Dwyer, Strategic Account Manager, Infinite Campus)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Let's Make it Personal!
Throughout New England, middle and high schools have successfully incorporated a daily period of time for remediation and/or enrichment for all students, with great results! Learn how an easy-to-use web-based software application called Enriching Students makes the the process possible. Teachers like it. Students love it. Parents support it. IT staffs appreciate its minimal impact on their department. It's a win all around. Join us to learn more about how personalizing education is possible at the secondary level. (Presenter(s): Aaron LaMontagne, Owner, Enriching Students - ITP)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Exhibitor Classroom

10:30am

Make Learning Personal: Discover the Learner in Every Child
Discover who the learners are in their classroom and how they learn best using a lens based on the neurosciences. After decades of using labels to identify who learners are, personalized learning is asking us to use a lens of Access, Engage, and Express to understand learners. This is the first step in changing perceptions of who the children are in the classroom and in discovering the learner in every child. But how do we help every child see themselves as learners every day? Why is it important for learners to understand how they learn best? Learn how a Personal Learning Profile based on Access, Engage, and Express can be used to develop a Personal Learning Backpack with tools, resources, and skills so that each learner can be empowered to support their own learning. Come on a journey to see the learner in every child using a lens and learn how to begin creating a culture of independent learners with their own Personal Learning Backpack. (Presenter(s): Kathleen McClaskey, CEO, Personalize Learning, LLC)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon B

10:30am

Panel - Getting to 1:1 Process & Progress
Identify the key barriers and assets to a successful 1:1 deployment, develop strategies around professional development in technology, understand the merits and drawbacks of specific device deployments. This workshop features Winnacunnet High School as a case study for the transition to 1:1 Chromebooks for students. The session will specifically discuss planning, logistics, budget, professional development needs, community involvement, library involvement, assistive technology needs, etc. (Presenter(s): David Hobbs, Technology Integrator, Winnacunnet High School, and Rachel Roberge)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Curriers

10:30am

Sexting, Electronic Dating Violence, & Other Online Relationship Issues
Come learn what the research currently says about the prevalence, motivations, and implications of sexting and gain an understanding of how and why this occurs in obvious and not-so-obvious ways via smartphones and various social media apps. Explore the reality of Snapchat hacks,the iCloud celebrity photo hack, and how to prevent such victimization. Identify the positives and negatives of teaching abstinence and of teaching "safe sexting" to better recognize how youth in romantic relationships may control or abuse their significant others via technology. Explore the issues surrounding social media "friending" and "following" between adults and students and apply the evolving best practices in your school communities. (Presenter(s): Sameer Hinduja, CoDirector - Cyberbullying Research Center)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A

10:30am

SL - Student-Centered Learning: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?
You know the story: Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized industries around the world, but schools still operate largely in the same manner as those that existed decades ago. Every few years another well-intentioned program is hailed as the cure-all for what ails our schools. But when we look back we find the results amount to little more than incremental improvement to policy or practice. Student-centered learning (SCL) is the latest reform being offered as a method to improve education. There are a growing number of schools in our region and around the country that believe that SCL environments have the potential to significantly improve student engagement and achievement. How we define and implement SCL practices may determine if this is another educational fad or the dawn of a new paradigm of learning. In this session, participants will be challenged to dig deeper into the meaning of SCL by examining its components -- personalization, anytime anywhere learning, student ownership, and competency-based learning -- and think about how the implementation of SCL practices could transform learning for all of our students. (Presenter(s): Steve Kossakoski, CEO, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

Step Outside the Google Box: Dip a Toe in the World of Office 365
Come explore another powerful online collaboration environment. During this session we will introduce you to Office 365. The presenters have been using Office 365 for over two years with all students and staff in the Laconia School District. This is your chance to explore the world of Office 365 and see how it can be used to share documents and create sites to support collaborative learning. You just might leave thinking this full-featured collaborative suite is a must for your school district. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Jennifer Mitchell, Laconia School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Teacher Classroom #1

10:30am

The Blended Learning Classroom
In this session participants will learn about the Blended Learning Models that are being implemented across the nation. Bringing technology into the classroom is just one part of the plan to be successful. Come learn about the Teacher and Student Experience in the classroom and what type of planning needs to take place for successful implementation. From Devices to Delivery- Let's talk about the Plan! (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

10:30am

The Disconnect with Security - Endpoint & Gateway
Security has evolved over the years, from as simple as a firewall and antivirus to defense in depth and many layers of security. With all of these layers, how are we still constantly dealing with malware, advanced attacks, and data breaches? In reality, none of the layers one may deploy work together or share information, leaving you to correlate way too much, on top of your daily work load... so it doesn't happen. Sophos has changed this by integrating the endpoint with a next-gen firewall/UTM, allowing them to communicate. Learn more about what this means for you and security in your district. (Presenter(s): Chris Guiliano, Sophos)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Teacher Classroom #3

10:30am

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Tuesday December 1, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.

Speakers

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

Zipline Racers
Experiment with stored energy and thrust while creating a craft that will propel itself along our zipline.


Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

2015 Technology Leadership Trends: Overview of Horizon & CoSN Surveys
A bird's eye view of the future! Hear more about national trends in K-12 technology, education technology leadership and policy initiatives, and trend predictions for the next 5 to 10 years. (Presenter(s): Nancy Rose, Director of Technology and Library Media, Merrimack School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

Apps to Get You Moving 2
Get moving and get hands-on experience using apps that get kids moving. The apps are great for centers, movement breaks, and fun! These activities work well in the classroom and/or physical education classes. All apps are kid-tested and approved! (Presenter(s): Rebekah Gonzalez, Physical Education, Laconia School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

BOF - Teacher Preparation: What's Working?
Much like we choose a learning target and work backwards with our K-12 students, we need to do the same for our teachers in training. In this Birds of a Feather discussion, participants have a chance to share questions, successes, struggles, and considerations surrounding preparation of teacher candidates looking to enter schools, particularly in the areas of innovation and technology integration. How do we prepare teachers to facilitate a vastly different experience than the one they most likely had? What do they really need? How do we make it happen? What's working? This is sure to be a conversation filled with inspiring stories, tough questions, and engaging conversation. (Presenter(s): Jaclyn Karabinas, K-12 Consultant and Higher Education Facul, ExpandED)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

12:00pm

Creating SLOs for Teacher Assessment within the Unified Arts
Learn how to create an SLO that can be used for teacher assessement and goal tracking. It will be focused on the area of unified arts, as creating SLOs tends to be more difficult in this area of teaching versus the core subjects. I was part of the pilot program for the 2014-2015 school year. In this pilot, teachers replaced their normal yearly goal with an SLO that was tracked throughtout the school year to demonstrate student growth. (Presenter(s): Andrea Wyka, Computer Technology Educator, Milford Middle School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

Data Informed Instruction: How to Assess for YOU
Why do we have a gag reflex when it comes to discussing testing? I believe the reason is that standardized, normalized testing has traditionally been done for someone else. Whether it is accountability to the state, the district or someone else, it seems we are being asked to validate our work through testing. By using tools within educational software we have a tremendous amount of actionable data to help inform our own instruction to maximize our students' growth through a Cycle of Data Informed Instruction. I will share with you how my school did just that and why this testing is for YOU and your STUDENTS. Because an assessment is only valuable if you act upon the data. (Presenter(s): David Ciarla, Timberlane Regional School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

Digital Portfolio Solutions Using Google & Microsoft Office Tools
Participants are encouraged to set up an easy to access portfolio system for professional and student work documentation. The demonstration shows how to use basic web- or desktop-based documents to organize work according to the Danielson Framework and NETTS standards. Portfolio tools include screenshots, Snipping Tool, and tables within a document program of your choice. This strategy is designed for ease of access and effective documentation. For the best experience, attendees should bring a laptop or device with a document program and screenshot capabilities. (Presenter(s): Justin Bentley-Melle, Technology Integrator, Timberlane)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #1

12:00pm

Digital Reputation: What Your Students Need to Know & Do
The digital footprint created today by your students will follow them throughout their adult lives. Join Dr. Sameer Hindaju to understand youth brain development and how it affects their online decisions. Learn how to identify popular online environments among adolescents today and understand online social networking as a phenomenon, both psychologically and as it plays out among youth. Obtain a baseline for what the research says about digital reputation mistakes and understand the typical consequences that tend to result from oversharing. Hear how adolescents are undermining their character, integrity, and perception across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, etc. and learn what needs to be conveyed in order to foster positive change in the practices on social media. Discover how these messages can best be taught to youth in an accessible, relatable, and compelling manner. (Presenter(s): Sameer Hinduja, CoDirector - Cyberbullying Research Center)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A

12:00pm

Going on a Virtual Field Trip Through the CILC
In this session participants will go on an adventure via Video Conferencing, where we will explore the many types of virtual content available to enhance classroom curriculum via Distance Learning. This session will take you on a sampling of virtual field trips coordinated with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). In addition, we will close the session with an overview of possible grant funding opportunities to support your 1:1 project. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

Meet & Greet Dessert Reception with Infinite Campus
Infinite Campus invites CMTC attendees to join us for a Meet & Greet Dessert Reception. Stop by to meet the Infinite Campus team and enjoy an assortment of desserts, snacks, and beverages while networking with your peers. (Presenter(s): Bill Dwyer, Strategic Account Manager, Infinite Campus)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolidge

12:00pm

NH e-Learning for Educators, OPEN NH, & You
Does your district have enough funds to meet its professional development needs? Do you have the time to go to an all-day workshop? If you're like most teachers, the answer is no! The NH Department of Education offers teachers with limited time and money professional development through NH e-Learning for Educators. NH e-Learning for Educators is offered by the Office of Educational Technology at the NH Department of Education and offers you high quality, cost effective professional development that can increase both your content knowledge and your teaching skills through OPEN NH. OPEN NH offers facilitated courses and self-paced tutorials, delivered in an asynchronous format and 100% online. No more driving or trying to find a substitute! You can do it all in a format that gives you the flexibility you need! You will get an orientation to OPEN NH, currently in its 10th year, and an introduction to our asynchronous, online, discussion-based learning model. You will experience an OPEN NH online course through activities that simulate our online course delivery. A discussion of the flexibility of professional development opportunities available through OPEN NH will be followed by a brainstorming session on what would specifically meet your professional development needs as a teacher in the 21st century. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity to access online resources, but it is not a requirement for participation. (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #2

12:00pm

Online Planbook
Learn how to use planbook.com for creating lessons that are available online for colleagues, students, and parents to view if one so chooses, creating an additional venue for communication of the goings on of your classroom. Planbook.com and other online plan books provide an easy way to create lessons that can be shared electronically or by paper. The ability to include the content standards for math and language arts is particularly easy to include using a pull down menu. Additionally, plans can easily be extended, bumped, copied, and deleted. Find out just how easy it is to use an online plan book. (Presenter(s): Kim Whitehouse, Math teacher - grade 7, Russell Elementary School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #3

12:00pm

Tech Tools for LD Students
Learn about technology tools and resources to help students with learning disabilities overcome academic challenges; discover technology resources to assist students with learning disabilities; and experience demonstrations of many of these technology tools. Technology can be used to help students with learning disabilities turn academic challenges into academic opportunities. In this workshop, we will explore technology tools that can assist students with reading comprehension, reading decoding, brainstorming, organization, and visual processing. Participants will leave the workshop with technology tools and ideas ready to implement with their students the next day. (Presenter(s): Jill Hartmann, S.A.I.F., Hartmann Learning Center, and Sara Stetson, Hampton)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

Transform Your Teaching with Genius Hour
Explore strategies to create a Genius Hour in their classrooms. Participants will explore different resources to begin Genius Hour and will then conduct a series of investigations to determine what will work in their classroom. A variety of ways to have students create and present their findings will be provided and critiqued. Teachers will leave with resources, plans, and a variety of online tools to start Genius Hour in their classrooms. (Presenter(s): Michael Albert, Teacher, Plymouth)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

PBS LearningMedia - Multimedia at Your Fingertips
Explore the tens of thousands of FREE multimedia resources available from PBS LearningMedia, including video, classroom interactives, audio, images, and more. Teachers can also create online assignments, quizzes, and lesson plans, and students can create their own free accounts. Participants will be given an overview of the resource and time to explore on their own. (Presenter(s): Susan Adams, Education Manager, NHPTV, and Carolyn Jacobs, WGBH)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

12:00pm

Scaffolding Audio for ELLs
Learn how to use authentic listening resources to engage ELLs students in social studies content. Listening is a crucial 21st century skill and an integral part of both the Common Core and WIDA Standards. Using online resources and model lesson plans, this workshop will present new ways to use audio with ELL students to scaffold the audio and focus on language objectives while staying in the same content area as the rest of the class. Participants will learn how to apply the WIDA performance definitions to listening activities that bridge the gap between controlled classroom language and the authentic language found on public radio. Presenters will share the latest scientific research on listening and then explore websites where teachers can find audio resources to use in class. In addition, participants will examine model lesson plans and explore activities aligned with the Common Core standards to enhance comprehension of authentic listening experiences. Researchers lament that resources for listening instruction are simply lacking. While teaching listening using real world events and real world voices can be challenging, teachers with reliable pedagogical techniques can bridge the divide that prevents ELLs from accessing information that is pertinent to their full participation in the global community. Teachers will leave with the resources and methods to facilitate their students' abilities to better access aural content. (Presenter(s): Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO, Listen Current)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

Working with Symbaloo - The Amazing Web-Based Bookmarking Tool
Discover the amazing benefits of Symbaloo, the web-based bookmarking tool, and create their own Symbaloos for personal use or use in the classroom. (Presenter(s): Jo Gargaly, Library Media Specialist/ K-5, Sanborn Regional School District, and Helen Mulcahy, Sanborn Reg. District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Mosaic
Help us create our CMTC-themed ceramic mosaic. We will offer ideas for alternate materials.


Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Robotic Hand
Make a robotic hand out of simple materials in this robotics engineering activity.

Speakers

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Designing a Wireless Network
In this session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator or anyone interested in learning more about how to design a wireless network. We will look at industry trends, new technologies, and case studies of recent K-12 wireless deployments. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Google Apps - Treasure Trove's Greatest Hits
Allison refer's to Google as a "Treasure Trove of Opportunity." As cliche as it sounds, it fits the bill. Throughout the year, Allison updates the greatest discoveries (which are not always the newest) by tying the app or feature to an authentic application whether it be in the classroom or in the "real world." You will leave with something(s) you will use personally, productively, or with your students. (Presenter(s): Allison Mollica, Google Education Trainer, Virtual Teacher, Virtual Learning Academy / AM Tech Edu)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

Have You GHCC Lately? (Google+, Hangouts, Communities, & Collections)
Feel like you are not using Google+ to its fullest capabilities? Need a way to collaborate and share resources? Want to be able to connect with others around the world? If you answered yes to the preceding questions, then this session is for you. Come take the mystery out of Google+ as well as see how Bedford High School is using Google+ to collaborate with others and implement it into curriculum. Let's "hangout" together! (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Kerri Lunn, Bedford School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #1

1:30pm

LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3
Fully engage your students with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3! Robotics is a proven and effective way to capture students' attention and keep them engaged in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math lessons. This hands-on session is for educators who want a taste of the possibilities with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Considering how to incorporate MINDSTORMS into the classroom? Learn firsthand how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS can get your students excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. All this and you will be building critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will serve students well for a lifetime. (Presenter(s): Christina Specht, Educational Sales, LEGO Education, and Kelly Reddin, LEGO Education)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Lightspeed Systems Management Bundle for Windows
We'll talk about classroom management, MDM, drill-down reporting, seamless single sign-on, filtering on and off the network, Office 365 integration, the latest for schools in Windows 10, how to delegate management to teachers, and more. It does it all from a single console that was built from the ground up to support the hierarchy and delegated administration that schools need. (Presenter(s): Trevor Harley, Lightspeed Systems)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Exhibitor Classroom

1:30pm

Need Money for Tech? Learn about NHSTE's Grant Program
Learn how to apply for NHSTE's Chris Nelson Memorial Grant Program. Spend an hour with grant program chair Celeste Best and learn how to write a successful grant application that will put you in the running to receive one of the 2016-2017 Chris Nelson Grants. Celeste will answer questions, share insight into the process, walk participants through the application, and work individually with educators who have an idea and are thinking about applying for the grant. This hour could help you earn $4,000 for an innovative technology project in your school. (Presenter(s): Celeste Best, NHSTE President/Oyster River High School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Panel - Engagement With Equity for All
Hear about the early successes and problems faced by a 2015 Chris Nelson NHSTE Award winning team in implementing a low cost hybrid one-on-one/Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Chromebook program that will leverage school technology funds with parent purchase of devices and engage students in their own learning by changing instruction to meet students in their digital environment both at home and at school. The panel will address the grant application process, the development of related policies and proceedures, parent communication, and implementation of a modified flipped classroom model. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Sarah Potter, Deerfield Community School SAU53)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Paradigm Shifts in High Altitude Ballooning in the Science Curriculum
Learn about the fundamental requirements of building and flying high altitude balloon systems (100,000 feet at the edge of space), examine major shifts in system designs that are being developed by the presenter in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire Space Science Project SMART, and look at classroom activities as well as past project successes and failures. (Presenter(s): Louis Broad, Teacher Physics/Chemistry, SAU 55, Timberlane)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

Smart Education Networks by Design
Advances in technology make it possible for students to experience personalized learning anytime and anywhere, but this can only take place if our school systems have well designed networks that support the increased demands of rapidly evolving technologies. Learn about best practices in network design, wireless design, bandwidth, and device management, as well as continual investment in infrastructure. (Presenter(s): Joshua Mulloy, Senior Network & Database Specialist, Newfound Area School District, and Joshua Olstad, Oyster River Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #3

1:30pm

Spotlight - Emerging Futures AKA Reasons To Be Excited
A scan of likely futures reveals the potential for an emerging "fun era" for educators. Come feel the challenges and see the hope. Joe discusses alternative and very likely future scenarios and their benefits as well as hints at where we can together apply the pressure to get to where we need to be in order to provide the best our centers can offer. Explore a few likely futures and some wild cards that should scare as well as excite. These emerging futures are not the stuff of fantasy, nor are they techno utopian dreams. They are informed by careful hindsight, broad contemporary insight, and methods based foresight with input from your peers, statistics, and even from Joe's experience as a librarian. Piece together education trends, larger shifting economic realities, cultural shifts resulting from technology changes, budget pressures, and signals from the global to the local. Know what to prepare for and discover the help available to get there together. Together is a key word not to be overlooked nor a platitude to be glossed over. Prepare is a central concept - we know working for the best future takes collective effort and we do not want to waste an ounce of our time or effort. Leave knowing that the hour spent together will pay off in familiarity with your most likely futures. Again, you are valued as the expert on where we are going. (Presenter(s): Joe Murphy, Library Futures Consultant, Library Future)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

STAR User Group
A call out to all STAR users! We will dig deeply into STAR Assessments and Core Progress Learning Progressions. Hear what's new in product development and product roadmap. Learn new strategies from your peers and discuss how to use your data to implement changes in your classrooms. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

STEMming a Public School
How does one actually integrate STEM in a public school setting? How do you reach all learners at all levels? Where do you find time in the curriculum? How do we get our stakeholders on board? In this session, we will answer these questions (and any you may have) by presenting our trials and successes as we navigate our way through building a comprehensive and engaging STEM program K-12 in our rural district. (Presenter(s): Jen Corrigan, STEM, Gorham Middle High School, and Sarah Clemmitt, Gorham Middle High School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #2

1:30pm

The Digital Landscape - BYOD
In this session participants will experience a Hands-On Station Rotation Classroom! Participants will be active participants in a Blended Learning Classroom. This will not be a lesson to listen to, but a lesson to be a part of! Participants are asked to bring their own device and have the HMH Player downloaded for engagement. For iPads: Go to App Store, Download "HMH Player." For laptops and tablets: Use Chrome Browser, Go to Chrome Web-store, Download "HMH Player." Sorry, no Android devices. (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

1:30pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

Google Classroom for Teachers
Get hands-on experience with Google Classroom. Google Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with Google Apps for Education to help teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. Google Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments digitally, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google document for each student. No more assignments to print, copy, or carry. It's the ultimate workflow management solution for managing student work. Don't worry if you don't have this tool in your district yet; I will provide temporary access to this tool to 24 teachers who can practice now and convince their district to join later. You will see the teacher view on my screen and work in the student view to get a feel for the tool. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Identifying Skill Deficiency & Personalizing Skill Review
Learn how to use an online tool to identify each student's deficient math skills and then effectively differentiate the re-teaching. A new feature on ASSISTments allows teachers to select math skills, and an adaptive test is automatically created to find holes in student learning. After the test, teachers have access to a detailed report to help them focus the re-teaching of skills, and students are automatically assigned individualized remediation assignments based on the results of the test. ASSISTments is a FREE, online tool developed at WPI for all teachers. (Presenter(s): Andrew Burnett, Director of User Experience, ASSISTments at WPI, and Cristina Heffernan, ASSISTments at WPI)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Interactive Timelines
Create interactive timelines using Knightlab Timeline, a web-based tool that integrates well with Google Drive. This integration with Google Drive allows students an opportunity to work collaboratively with a timeline project file. Using the project file -- a Google spreadsheet template -- users can create a visually pleasing electronic timeline by simply adding text or web links. Timelines can include images, YouTube or Vimeo videos, Google Maps, Tweets, text, or audio from SoundCloud.com. Image file URLs must end in the proper file format. Participants will use additional online tools to ensure that image formats are correct. Once published, this tool generates a web link that makes it easy to share with your audience. You can even embed your timeline on most web pages. Students and staff at GDRHS have used this technology to generate timelines for classes like psychology, social studies, ELA, and technology, as well as some extracurricular activities. Some of these timelines include a "schedule" of events as part of Women's History Month from March of 2014, a personality timeline that asked students to reflect on moments in their life that helped shaped their personality, and a partial history of Google. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Jeannie Erickson, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

2:30pm

Exhibitor Networkinge & Afternoon Refreshments
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Tuesday December 1, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.


Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

Marbles
A little cardboard can create a lot of fun when you build a marble maze.

Speakers

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

Digital Storytelling & the Common Core
Learn about digital storytelling as a method to improve students' ability to demonstrate common core skills in the narrative, speaking, listening, collaboration, and technology domains. Discover resources/background on digital storytelling. Experience demos of some of the better free eBook and story- building tools. Digital storytelling is the practice of combining text with digital content, including images, sound, and video to create a short eBook, Vook, or movie. Sophisticated digital stories can be interactive and include audio and video effects, but a set of slides with corresponding narration or music can also be effective. Digital stories can be instructional, persuasive, historical, or reflective. Narration gives voice and meaning to the big ideas and essential questions of our time. Digital stories and eBooks can also be used to teach self-monitoring and close reading skills. For example, some platforms allow the teacher to add background information, comprehension questions, think-alouds, vocabulary supports, and even social networking to a piece of text. Digital stories and text enhancements can be effectively applied to nearly any subject to facilitate various learning styles and connect to students' interest in technology. (Presenter(s): Sara Stetson, SAU Administrator and Faculty, SAU 90 and Rivier University, and Jill Hartmann, NH ASAIF; Hartmann Learning)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #1

3:15pm

How to Find $$ to Support Technology
In this session participants will gain valuable knowledge on technology grant opportunities and grant resources available to help your district apply for grants. This session focuses on a wide variety of grant funding programs available for education. We will also look at tools available to help you narrow in on funding opportunities right for your district and how to determine your eligibility, as well as a look at resources available to help you apply. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Organizing Information & Assessment with Google Forms & Google Sheets
Everyone can use more time in the school day. Learn how to use Google Forms and Sheets to easily gather, organize, sort, and share information. Attendees will gather experience with the basic workflow of Forms and Sheets, as well as explore seamless ways to give students access to links for efficient assessment. Finally, we will explore the automatic grading add-on, Flubaroo, and really put the icing on the cake for efficient assessment! (Presenter(s): Jaclyn Karabinas, K-12 Consultant and Higher Education Facul, ExpandED)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #2

3:15pm

Panel - Ask a Google Education Trainer
Ask a panel of Google Education Trainers any question related to Google Apps for Education.

Presenter(s):
Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School
Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Burlington Public Schools
Jennifer Lowton, Digital Learning & Innovations Coordinator, Pinkerton Academy
Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher. Bedford High School

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Practice Makes Perfect With Accelerated Math 2.0 & Accelerated Math Fluency
Research proves that students participating in daily reading and math practice experience large gains. Understand how Renaissance Learning tools track and adjust personalized math practice based on individual student performance, assessing all student work so you can focus on data-driven teaching and positive relationships with your students. In the session, we will examine the studies, introduce contributing tools, and talk about best practices for individualizing math practice. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

Promising Technologies, Creativity, & Teaching: 15 Tools & Trends for 2016
In this fast-paced, "hold onto your seats" session, participants learn about and see replicable examples of imaginative, thought provoking ways to use emerging technologies. In a totally updated version of last year's session, you learn about maker spaces, avoiding flipped classroom "flops," low cost 3D printing, and wearable technologies including the Apple Watch and inexpensive devices for kids. Topics also include brand new resources not yet in existence at the time of this proposal. The replicable classroom examples reveal how students demonstrate newly gained knowledge using a variety of existing and emerging digital tools. The term "Electronic Constructivism" was coined by this presenter, who believes that the real power of using technology is generated when teachers ask thought provoking questions and provide intriguing scenarios. The bottom line: it all hinges on good teaching. Participants leave this session with an overview of current trends, a collection of teaching ideas, and a link to all of the resources discussed. No experience necessary: just an open mind, an adventurous spirit, and a sense of humor. (Presenter(s): Maureen Yoder, Professor, Lesley University)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

Rollout Office365!
Are you considering an Office365 rollout for your school or school district? It's completely FREE for education! Join this informational session that helps get your Office 365 project rolling. We cover getting enrolled, how to handle your existing email system, synching your active directory to the cloud, single sign-on with ADFS, and the different levels of licensing. (Presenter(s): Jeff Twombly, Network Manager, Laconia School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #3

3:15pm

SL - Student-Centered Learning: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?
You know the story: Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized industries around the world, but schools still operate largely in the same manner as those that existed decades ago. Every few years another well-intentioned program is hailed as the cure-all for what ails our schools. But when we look back we find the results amount to little more than incremental improvement to policy or practice. Student-centered learning (SCL) is the latest reform being offered as a method to improve education. There are a growing number of schools in our region and around the country that believe that SCL environments have the potential to significantly improve student engagement and achievement. How we define and implement SCL practices may determine if this is another educational fad or the dawn of a new paradigm of learning. In this session, participants will be challenged to dig deeper into the meaning of SCL by examining its components -- personalization, anytime anywhere learning, student ownership, and competency-based learning -- and think about how the implementation of SCL practices could transform learning for all of our students. (Presenter(s): Steve Kossakoski, CEO, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

3:15pm

Technology in the Classroom: An Enabler for Learning
GovC is sponsoring Intel who will be providing insight into the personalized, customized, collaborative, and connected work of students and teachers. In this session you will hear what Intel is seeing as new models emerging in education for today and beyond. With digital inking, facial recognition, 3D printing and the expanded use of Windows10 and Google, you are not only flipping the classroom, you are re-inventing it. These technologies are enablers for you to engage with students, build team skills, and continue to prepare for career and lifelong learning. Come to the one-hour session to see the technology at work and see the limitless possibilities for your classrooms. (Presenter(s): Gretchen Stewart, Intel)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

The Best Awesome Apps for Educators
John O'Sullivan, author of "The Teacher's Awesome App Guide," presents the best apps for educators. The goal of the presentation is to show teachers the most effective apps that can be used in the classroom. John will show specific examples of the best apps for teachers at different grade levels and subjects, as well as awesome apps that can be used in any classroom. If you want to find several outstanding apps to get your classroom going you will find this presentation helpful. Attendees can download the FREE 600+ page app guide here: http://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/Page/935 (Presenter(s): John O'Sullivan, Technology Integration Specialist, Chelmsford Public Schools)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

3:15pm

The Blended Learning Classroom
In this session participants will learn about the Blended Learning Models that are being implemented across the nation. Bringing technology into the classroom is just one part of the plan to be successful. Come learn about the Teacher and Student Experience in the classroom and what type of planning needs to take place for successful implementation. From Devices to Delivery- Let's talk about the Plan! (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

3:15pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hale

3:15pm

What's Your Cloud Strategy? A Look at Cloud's Role in K-12
In this session participants will ... Learn how schools are implementing cloud-based technologies and applications, transforming classrooms into more collaborative, BYOD-friendly learning environments, while also providing cost-effective options for ensuring the integrity and availability of educational and administrative applications. (Presenter(s): Chris Alberding, FairPoint Communications)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Pierce

4:30pm

Comedy Night
Whalley Computer invites CMTC attendees to attend their reception with light refreshments from 4:30 to 5:15 followed by  Paul Nardizi from 5:15 to 6:00.  Paul has appeared on Conan four times, is the winner of the Boston Comedy Festival, and has been featured on NESN Comedy All Stars.  You WILL leave with a smile on your face .

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Tuesday December 1, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Curriers

6:30pm

Google Sites for School Districts
School administrators, tech directors, or anyone who is interested in leveraging Google Sites as a solution for district, school, and department websites - come learn about Google Sites as a viable option. See how the presenter made this work for 22 schools and multiple departments in the Manchester, NH school district. There will be opportunity for Q&A and problem solving. Topics covered include: - Decision making - One big site or many smaller sites? - URL mapping and local control - Public facing and intranet sites - Page types - love the list! - Communication tools - replacing your announcement gadget with an RSS feed from a blog - what's the advantage? - Embedding forms and functionalizing workflow with Add-ons - Simple Google Docs - one file feeds and updates many sites - Looking good - customizing your sites (Presenter(s): Liane St. Laurent, Technology Integration, Manchester School District)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth

6:30pm

Podcasting: Of the Students, By the Students, For the Students
Make your own podcasts and teach your students how to as well. Use them for class projects, make-up work, blizzard bags, and more. Appropriate for all grades across the curriculum and extra-curriculars such as music, sports, journalism, and media. Presenter uses Audacity - a free software for recording, editing, and exporting audio. (Presenter(s): Karen Robinson, Teacher, Londonderry High School)

Tuesday December 1, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne
 
Wednesday, December 2
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday December 2, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

The Changing Landscape of Digital Learning
Technology is changing rapidly, and today's children have access to "educational" content on more platforms every day. How has today’s widespread technology altered the ways that kids interact with and learn from media? And, more importantly, how do we know what kids are learning from digital, mobile, and gaming content? Sara DeWitt dives in to how the ever-changing digital landscape is impacting the ways teachers teach and students learn, as well as highlighting PBS KIDS research that showcases real learning in the digital world.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

9:30am

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Tour
Stop by anytime for a tour of the resources offered in the DLR Tour bus, a 38-foot classroom-on-wheels.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
EXPO Center

9:30am

Geospatial Investigations: Mobile Data Collection & Mapping are Hot!
Collect, map, and analyze surface and air temperature data over various land covers to understand factors that impact climate. Learn how easy it is using handheld digital and infrared thermometers, "smart" mobile devices, and ArcGIS Online mapping! Although this workshop will focus on the gathering of temperature data, the "editable feature services" that will be introduced can be utilized to collect any sort of data. New Hampshire schools have already used this technique to gather data on stonewalls, animal tracks, invasive plants and animals, the distribution of intertidal organisms on the rocky shore, and even baseball stadiums across the country! Thanks to the NHSTE Chris Nelson Memorial Grant, the mobile equipment needed is available for New Hampshire schools to borrow (if not available at your own school or through BYOD). Collecting field data is a sure-fire way to engage students in problem-based learning and place-based education. The data analysis techniques support Common Core mathematics standards as well as allow students to see the application of math to real world problems. In writing up and presenting their results as web-based map journals, students can address a variety of writing standards. Come learn how to undertake such a project and share your ideas for mapping/data collection topics. (Presenter(s): Ina Ahern, Science/Acct Mngr NHEdGIS, Plymouth Regional High School, and Rebecca Lilja)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Hawthorne

9:30am

Using Creative Commons In & Out of the Classroom
Learn how to find, use, and cite copyright-free, Creative Commons media including images, music, and videos. All students should know how to incorporate Creative Commons into their school projects. We will also discuss the implications of copyright law in schools. Digital citizenship is an important ICT standard. Every teacher should be stressing the importance of Creative Commons in every class in every district. (Presenter(s): Rick Davidson, Technology Integrator, Prof. Photographer, Kingswood Reg. Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Using Nearpod & Socrative to Deliver & Assess Lessons
Learn how to use two digital tools called Nearpod and Socrative. Nearpod is a wonderful digital tool that a teacher can use to deliver and assess content, even if the student is absent! Socrative is an assessment tool that provides students and teachers information about their understanding of material being taught now or in the past. Both of these tools are supported by iOS, Windows, and Android. These tools are a wonderful and easy way to help "flip" your classroom. (Presenter(s): Jill Schock, Second Grade (recently retired), Nottingham School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Robert Frost

10:30am

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Presentation
Step inside this 38-foot classroom-on-wheels and experience a complete mobile solution for schools. Join the DLR Tour bus operators for a 45-minute presentation designed to showcase the integration of mobile devices across the curriculum.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

10:30am

Mosaic
Help us create our CMTC-themed ceramic mosaic. We will offer ideas for alternate materials.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
EXPO Center

10:30am

Tiny Dancers
Make your own homopolar motor to power a twirling figure.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
EXPO Center

10:30am

A Transmedia Approach to Learning
Transmedia storytelling is the practice of using multiple types of media to tell a story across platforms - from TV, to digital games, to books, and beyond. The concept is best known through entertainment properties such as Star Wars and Pokemon, but what happens when educational concepts are approached from a transmedia perspective? Sara DeWitt walks through the production process of the transmedia math experiences Peg + Cat, Odd Squad, and Curious George, and shares research about what kids are learning while engaging in these immersive stories. (Presenter(s): Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon A

10:30am

Amplifying Student Voice
What is student voice and how can schools provide students an opportunity to exercise theirs in meaningful, authentic ways? Explore different mechanisms that respect and encourage students to use their voice! (Presenter(s): John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon C

10:30am

Chromebooks in the English/History High School Classrooms
Have computers for students but don't know how you can effectively use them in your high school English/history curriculum? Learn how teachers at Bedford High School are helping students unlock their potential and manage their digital world. These devices can help reinforce information, engage learners, and provide quick feedback in a meaningful, purposeful, and engaging way. Teachers will provide insight on their experience in the 1-to-1 Chromebook pilot. Focus will be on Google Apps and web 2.0 tools. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Stefan Fritz, Ross Lurgio Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Teacher Classroom #1

10:30am

Classroom Tools to Support a 1:1 Deployment
Come hear about tools used to address a number of issues when preparing for a 1:1 laptop, tablet, or Chromebook deployment. Look at mobile device management solutions, how to design your wireless network, as well as a host of interactive tools available to enhance the classroom experience. In addition, discover possible grant funding opportunities to support 1:1 projects. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Spaulding

10:30am

Cultivating Digital Citizenship Using an RUP
In this session participants will learn about the Responsible Use Policy (RUP) and digital citizenship education initiative the Kearsarge Regional School District has begun. KRSD believes technology is a powerful tool that deepens learning and enables students to access a plethora of academic and educational resources via the Internet. We have shifted our focus to an RUP and character development via digital citizenship lessons. A group of teachers representing elementary, middle, and high school worked for one year to develop lessons and a plan for our district. We will share our newly developed RUP, our lessons, and our website to provide you with resources to begin this journey as well. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Heather Bridges, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Webster

10:30am

Data Informed Instruction: How to Assess for YOU
Why do we have a gag reflex when it comes to discussing testing? I believe the reason is that standardized, normalized testing has traditionally been done for someone else. Whether it is accountability to the state, the district or someone else, it seems we are being asked to validate our work through testing. By using tools within educational software we have a tremendous amount of actionable data to help inform our own instruction to maximize our students' growth through a Cycle of Data Informed Instruction. I will share with you how my school did just that and why this testing is for YOU and your STUDENTS. Because an assessment is only valuable if you act upon the data. (Presenter(s): David Ciarla, Timberlane Regional School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Stark

10:30am

LEGO Education Mindstorms EV3
Fully engage your students with LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3! Robotics is a proven and effective way to capture students' attention and keep them engaged in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math lessons. This hands-on session is for educators who want a taste of the possibilities with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Considering how to incorporate MINDSTORMS into the classroom? Learn firsthand how LEGO Education MINDSTORMS can get your students excited as they model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. All this and you will be building critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that will serve students well for a lifetime. (Presenter(s): Christina Specht, Educational Sales, LEGO Education, and Kelly Reddin, LEGO Education)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Coolidge

10:30am

Make Technology Work for YOU!
Discover how to use technology resources to create blended-learning opportunities, digital formative and summative assessments, and even ways to promote school culture. These technologies can make learning in the classroom more fun for students and make it easier for teachers to give feedback and keep track of student progress. Participants will also leave with web resources to help get them started. Technologies that will be used are blended spaces, flipbook, nearpod Google sites, haiku deck, canva, animoto, kidblog, tellegami, and more. (Presenter(s): Brian Gray, Social Studies Teacher, Modern Media, Sanborn Regional High School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon D

10:30am

MakerSpaces: What Are They? Ways to Fund? How to Integrate?
Become part of a conversation and hands-on experience designed to help explain what a MakerSpace is and what a MakerSpace might look like at a public school. Participants get a chance to do some tinkering with hands-on Maker activities such as: a Makey Makey piano, writing a program in Scratch, hand sewing a stuffed animal, exploring stop motion or greenscreen video production, or creating a duct tape project. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School, and Barbara Cheeks, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Armory Classroom

10:30am

Ten Things Your School Can Do with Voice over IP
In this session participants will ... learn how unified voice and data communications can enhance productivity and efficiency. Solutions like unified cloud-based voice and data solutions can help streamline your school's existing communications technology and extend its value. This session will include a demo of a cloud-based PBX. (Presenter(s): Bob Ashley, FairPoint Communications, and Bob Crocker, FairPoint Communications)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Pierce

10:30am

The Digital Landscape - BYOD
In this session participants will experience a Hands-On Station Rotation Classroom! Participants will be active participants in a Blended Learning Classroom. This will not be a lesson to listen to, but a lesson to be a part of! Participants are asked to bring their own device and have the HMH Player downloaded for engagement. For iPads: Go to App Store, Download "HMH Player." For laptops and tablets: Use Chrome Browser, Go to Chrome Web-store, Download "HMH Player." Sorry, no Android devices. (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

10:30am

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Hale

11:30am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday December 2, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Tour
Stop by anytime for a tour of the resources offered in the DLR Tour bus, a 38-foot classroom-on-wheels.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

12:00pm

Building Squares
Cardboard building squares are free and easy to make. We will brainstorm ways you can use them in your classroom- put letters on them and have the kids build word wall words, numbers for math problems, or give your students building challenges.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EXPO Center

12:00pm

Chrome as AT - Going Google!
Come learn about several FREE Google Chrome apps and extensions to support all students, including your struggling learners! Many schools are increasing their use of Google Chrome Apps for Education (GAFE), as well as implementing 1:1 devices for students, including the Chromebook, tablets, or laptops with access to the Chrome browser. How do educators support the struggling student while using Google Chrome? Explore free and low cost options including text to speech, voice recognition (speech to text), highlighting and study skills, organization and time management, mind-mapping, researching, visual support, math support, and more! These apps and extensions support all learners, including those who struggle with literacy and executive function. (Presenter(s): Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, Assistive Technology for Education, LLC)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon C

12:00pm

Conducting Blizzard Bag Days with Google Classroom
Learn how Timberlane went through the process to use online learning Blizzard Bag Days. Teachers in grades 3-12 use Google and Google Classroom to stay connected and keep the learning flowing. Examples will be shared. (Presenter(s): Lois Paul, technology integrator, Timberlane, and Christy Hubley, Timberlane Regional School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #1

12:00pm

EdCampMini
An EdCamp is an "unconference" that is participant-driven with the topics developed by the attendees. Participants may choose to sign up to facilitate a break-out session or select which session to attend. Options include guidance for those interested in how to run an edcamp for school/district professional development and beyond, along with many other sessions on topics that the participants brainstorm at the beginning of the session. Come learn by doing in EdCampMini!

Presenter(s):
Rachel Small, Teacher Librarian, Memorial Elementary, Burlington Public
Jaclyn Karabinas
Jessica Wentworth
Steve Gagnon

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Armory Classroom

12:00pm

Flipping Out Over Flipping
Need more time with your students to ensure they understand? Want to do more inquiry-based activities? Want to have a student-centered classroom? Join award-winning science teacher Celeste Best and learn about how to flip your classroom. Celeste shows participants how to flip with a variety of technology programs that can be utilized with a number of different platforms. The sessions also delves into some of the philosophical reasons for flipping, as well as successes and failures Celeste has had in her own classroom. (Presenter(s): Celeste Best, Science Teacher, Oyster River High School SAU 5)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon B

12:00pm

Is the Cloud Right for Me?
This session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator, or anyone interested in learning more about how to decipher the pros and cons of moving to the cloud. We will look at industry trends, new technologies, and various deployment models. This session will include examination of a variety of models from public cloud and private cloud to hybrid models. We will also examine the nuts and bolts of what is involved with these various deployment models. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spaulding

12:00pm

Mathspace: Why You Will Never Grade Math Assignments Again. Seriously.
Meet Mathspace. You have seen it all, right? Adaptive learning? Check. Handwriting recognition? Hmm... Every math question graded step-by-step? Wait, that's new! Imagine: automatic grading, so you focus on teaching; handwritten answers on mobile devices, with students showing full work, with real-time feedback; no more multiple choice! Come along to hear more and get a FREE trial of the award-winning Mathspace program! (Presenter(s): Shana Cloud, Mathspace)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #3

12:00pm

Office 365/GAFE Integration: The Best of Both Worlds
Google and Office 365 are fantastic, FREE tools for K-12, and each have unique feature sets, but districts are not limited to one or the other! Learn how Concord School District, a GAFE District since 2011, is utilizing unique features of Office 365 to supplement Google Apps. We discuss email, team sites, document collaboration for teaching and administrative use, surveys/forms, data analysis with PowerBI, and integration with Office 2013. We will also emphasize the synchronization of accounts to prevent "yet another password" syndrome. Also learn how Office 365 can provide students and teachers with FREE home use of Office 2013, including iOS and Android Apps, through the Student and Faculty Advantage programs. (Presenter(s): Pam McLeod, Director of Technology, Concord School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Teacher Classroom #2

12:00pm

Online Test Practice with PBS LearningMedia
See a demonstration of ready-made interactive lessons that can help students build confidence for taking online assessments and standardized tests. PBS LearningMedia offers over 100,000 digital resources FREE. Resources include lesson plans, short video clips, audio files, images, and short and long interactive lessons that require students of all grades to work through a series of screens and read, watch, and write while saving their work along the way - perfect practice for PARCC. Two lucky attendees take home bags of PBS-branded goodies. (Presenter(s): Carolyn Jacobs, Senior Manager - Training, PBS LearningMedia and WGBH Education)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Webster

12:00pm

Panel- Cloud-Connected Mapping though the NHSTE Chris Nelson Memorial Grant
Learn about the Cloud-Connected Mapping program funded through the NHSTE Chris Nelson Memorial Grant. Hopkinton Middle High School led a coalition of schools that received funding to purchase a dozen Nexus 7 tablets and learn how to use them to collect a variety of field data as well as geo-referenced photographs. Come see some of the student projects that resulted from the grant as well as lessons learned through the implementation process. (Presenter(s): Robert Woolner, 7th Grade Geography!, Hopkinton Middle High School, and Ina Ahern, Plymouth Regional High School/NHEdGIS)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Curriers

12:00pm

Spotlight- Strategic Education Directions & Getting There Through Foresight
Joe is not alone in being inspired by educators and how they are leading the future. Join Joe as he shares a bit of strategy and technique in taking that energy into sustainable futures. We feel what is next. We know what we want to see. Joe explores strategies for proving we know what is coming, measuring its likelihood and acting to ensure the preferred direction is where we end up. Foresight is the combination of futures studies and strategic planning. We measure, we choose, we guide. Joe reports on what some methods tell us about where we may be going and brings the discussion real on-the-ground value by including you in to craft these directions. Joe combines the methods of strategic foresight with a passion for the educational role of our libraries and centers. The strategies shared help articulate and sell as well as organize along ongoing trajectories for our benefit. We are more than pawns in education directions. We are informed and equipped actors. (Presenter(s): Joe Murphy, Library Futures Consultant, Library Future)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon A

12:00pm

STAR User Group
A call out to all STAR users! We will dig deeply into STAR Assessments and Core Progress Learning Progressions. Hear what's new in product development and product roadmap. Learn new strategies from your peers and discuss how to use your data to implement changes in your classrooms. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Stark

12:00pm

There Are No Good Math Apps! (Not true!)
Learn how to integrate the use of iPads and other mobile devices in the middle and high school math classroom. Hear about the successes and failures of applications for presentation, assessment, flipped learning, and work flow. Participants have the opportunity to explore some of the applications, asks questions, and leave with some new ideas. (Presenter(s): Jodi Kerble, MathTeacher & Head Technology Coach, The Winsor School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Salon D

12:00pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hale

12:00pm

Create a Data Essay with Infographics
Infographics create visual essays to convey data and messages. Step up data representation in your own and your students' projects. In this session participants walk away with Google tips and tricks to use Sheets, Graphs, Forms, Draw, and Pixlr to create and print poster-size infographics. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hawthorne

12:00pm

Giving Students a Voice
Learn how to help their students express themselves by creating podcasts. Story Corps, National Public Radio, Backstory with the American History Guys - these are just a few of the engaging audio tools you'll learn to integrate into your social studies classroom and teach your students how to make their own versions. Bring your smart phones, tablets and laptops! This will be a hands-on session that will teach you how to walk through the process of writing, recording, and editing a podcast. This presentation will show many ways to build audio into the social studies curriculum using public radio, audio recording, and editing techniques. It will also build analysis, writing and speaking skills. The presentation will be led by award-winning public radio reporter Monica Brady-Myerov along with middle school social studies teacher Julia Szabo. Participants will walk away with a list of tools to build critical listening skills into the social studies curriculum in a variety of ways. They will use their smart phones to record and edit sound. And they'll learn how to make their students audio storytellers. (Presenter(s): Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO, Listen Current, and Julia Szabo, Boston)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Robert Frost

12:00pm

I Can Draw with Google!
Do you and your students make charts, diagrams, designs, worksheets, timelines, game boards, flyers, or anything else requiring creativity? If you answered yes to any of these, then Google Drawing is for you! Use Google's hidden gem to do all of the above and so much more; the possibilities are endless. By using Google Drawing you can count on the same reliability and collaborative platform as with all the other Google Apps for Education. (Presenter(s): Donna Dennis, Technology Integration Teacher, Ross A Lurgio Middle School, SAU#25)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dartmouth

1:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Mosaic
Help us create our CMTC-themed ceramic mosaic. We will offer ideas for alternate materials.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 1:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Mystery Bag
We give you a bag of random supplies and see what you create.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 1:30pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Presentation
Step inside this 38-foot classroom-on-wheels and experience a complete mobile solution for schools. Join the DLR Tour bus operators for a 45-minute presentation designed to showcase the integration of mobile devices across the curriculum.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

1:30pm

Blended & Personalized Learning - Get Started Today
NHSTE presents Andy Littlefield, the 2010 Susan Janosz Impact Award Winner. Learn about schools and teachers that have shifted their instructional practices to provide students with choice and voice in learning. As a teacher and administrator, Andy is thrilled to see students take ownership of their learning. In 2015, Andy was granted a sabbatical to research schools with blended learning programs in place. He visited schools in Arizona, California, Maine, New Hampshire, and Texas. Many of the schools were reviewed and mentioned by Michael B. Horn & Heather Staker in their book "Blended Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools." During the presentation Andy will share his observations and discuss the paths a classroom teacher can pursue to better engage their learners in learning. As with most educational innovations, the classroom teacher is key in bringing about change. (Presenter(s): Andy Littlefield, Technology Administrator, Exeter Region Cooperative School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon D

1:30pm

Computer Coders of the Future!
Catch the computer coding wave and harness your students' imagination. Discover a number of resources you can use with students to get them "hooked" on computer coding. We'll touch upon Code.org, Scratch, Codecadmy, and much more. Presenters also share professional development resources you can use to introduce yourself to computer coding as well. Introduce your whole class, create computer coding centers, start a before or after school club. Get kids coding! (Presenter(s): Michelle Plourde, District Computer Tech, Laconia School District, and Toni Manning, Laconia)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon C

1:30pm

How Mobility is Transforming the Classroom
In this session participants will ... learn how the proliferation of mobile devices, and emphasis on interactive, collaborative educational applications, are creating new bandwidth management challenges for schools. Schools can no longer rely on yesterday's wi-fi to address rapidly growing bandwidth and management requirements. New managed wireless LAN technologies can help schools address their mobility requirements and meet their educational missions. (Presenter(s): Keith Brain, FairPoint Communications)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pierce

1:30pm

iBeacons at School
Discover how to easily deploy inexpensive iBeacons to engage students in numerous activities at school. The use and application for iBeacons are widespread, only limited by imagination. You will learn how we are using them in classrooms, libraries, to help students with executive functions, and for staff professional development. (Presenter(s): Jonathan Reed, Technology Integrator, Sunapee School District, and Heidi Doyle, Sunapee Central Elementary School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Webster

1:30pm

Leveraging Technology to Support Sustainable Practices in Special Education
In this session participants will learn about Rethink, an online program for special educators that promotes inclusion and addresses behavior. Our platform supports curriculum planning, professional development, behavior planning, and tracking of student progress. Through video and a wide variety of online resources we bring to life best practices for teaching and intervention strategies that help educators to personalize instruction for every student. Rethink has helped hundreds of districts nationwide reduce costs for outside services, professional development, and even due process. Hear from districts how they are utilizing Rethink in their programs and the impact that it is having on their staff, students, and even parents. (Presenter(s): Robin Faltz, Regional Director of Sales, Rethink, and Maggie Senor, Rethink)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Coolidge

1:30pm

Network Security 101
In this session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator, or anyone interested in learning more about how to protect their district from network security threats. We will examine industry trends, new technologies, and look at what other school districts are doing to protect themselves. The goal will also be to look at what is available in the market to determine what tools are most cost-effective to provide the maximum protection for school districts without breaking the bank. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Spaulding

1:30pm

Next Generation Technology Plans & Planning
Collaborate and share ideas on improving our state and district technology plans. With the approval of the new minimum standards, and the need for a new state educational technology plan, the guidelines for development of our NH District Technology Plans also need to be revisited. For over a year, a team of NH educators worked on three distinct elements of upgrade: the technology plan evaluation process, the technology plan framework and rubric, and the minimum standards update for ICT literacy. This workshop will be an open forum for discussions regarding technology the development of district technology plans, and the collection of statewide technology data, through the annual technology survey. We will discuss ways and processes that the Office of Educational Technology can use to better serve your needs and help you to connect your tech planning to the NH ICT Literacy Standards, the National Educational Technology Plan, and the NH College and Career Ready Standards. Finally, we will discuss the needs of district technology committees in terms of support and resources for the development and implementation of next generation technology plans. Together, we can build a coherent picture of technology in our state. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity to access online resources, but it is not a requirement for participation. (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #2

1:30pm

Panel - Student-Run Help Desks: Leveraging Students to Increase Service
Learn how several New Hampshire K-12 schools empower students and solve technology challenges by creating a student-run Help Desk or Genius Bar. The panelists share ideas, methods, competencies, formats, and the basics of how we got the programs started. (Presenter(s): Pam Harland, Library Director, Sanborn Regional School District, and Jenn Lowton, Pinkerton)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Curriers

1:30pm

Practice Makes Perfect With Accelerated Math 2.0 & Accelerated Math Fluency
Research proves that students participating in daily reading and math practice experience large gains. Understand how Renaissance Learning tools track and adjust personalized math practice based on individual student performance, assessing all student work so you can focus on data-driven teaching and positive relationships with your students. In the session, we will examine the studies, introduce contributing tools, and talk about best practices for individualizing math practice. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Stark

1:30pm

The Blended Learning Classroom
In this session participants will learn about the Blended Learning Models that are being implemented across the nation. Bringing technology into the classroom is just one part of the plan to be successful. Come learn about the Teacher and Student Experience in the classroom and what type of planning needs to take place for successful implementation. From Devices to Delivery- Let's talk about the Plan! (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

1:30pm

Tips & Tricks for Video Production
Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes when recording video. Video production can be used by teachers and students for a wide variety of purposes. These simple techniques help you get great results shooting video on cameras, smartphones, and other devices. (Presenter(s): Karen Robinson, Teacher, Londonderry High School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #3

1:30pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hale

1:30pm

Using Digital Media to Cultivate Innovative Thinking in the Classroom
Empowering today's students with a diverse set of skills is crucial in fostering a new generation of innovators and creators. So how can digital media play a role in sparking students' curiosity and cultivating the skills they need to dream up new ideas, tinker with prototypes, and design new processes? John Sessler and Sara DeWitt share stories about how educators are driving innovation in their classrooms through games and digital content, and provide tips, tools, and resources you can use to inspire your students to think like 21st century innovators. (Presenter(s): Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, and John Sessler, PBS KIDS Digital)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon A

1:30pm

What Did You Do with the Reference Section?
Discover how we converted our Reference section to a Learning Commons, Maker Space, Technology, Discovery, and Creativity Center. This section is now functional and quite an attraction. We did it easily and with little money. And...it's growing! (Presenter(s): Denise Trombly, Media Technology Specialist, Nashua)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Salon B

1:30pm

Zapped:How to Use Zaption to Flip Staff Meetings & Professional Development
Learn and experience how to use Zaption to flip staff meetings and differentiate professional development. "Zaption transforms video-based learning with interactive content and tools that engage learners, deepen understanding, and track progress. Teachers, trainers, and instructional designers use Zaption to quickly add images, text, and questions to existing online videos. With Zaption's Analytics, instructors get immediate feedback on how viewers interact with content and understand key concepts" (https://www.zaption.com/faq). Learn how a K-8 principal and district curriculum coordinator modeled using Zaption to flip professional development that then led to teachers trying out Zaption to flip their classrooms. You will get a chance to create your own Zaption. (Presenter(s): Mary Wilson, Curriculum Coordinator, SAU 64, and Jerry Gregiore, Paul School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Classroom #1

1:30pm

Go Google Classroom
Is your school a Google school? Then join me for this two-hour beginner course on getting you Going On Google Classroom. (Presenter(s): Rebecca Bureau, World Language/ Ed tech, SAU 49, and Jo Williams)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Robert Frost

1:30pm

Make & Take An Android App
Explore and learn simple block coding as they make and take away their first Android app. Absolutely no experience is required to participate in this activity! Join us on a computer science journey to learn how simple and fun coding can be with MIT's easy to use block coding language, App Inventor. Integrate this technology tool into any curriculum area to reinforce concepts, use it as an assessment tool, or just for fun. Be a pioneer: get your students excited about computer science as they problem solve, collaborate, and create apps of their own to share. (Presenter(s): Audra Kaplan, Tech Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Alina Spaulding, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

1:30pm

Welcome to the Twitter-sphere: Enhance Your PD, Build Your PLN, & Connect
In this session participants will set up a Twitter account and then learn how to use Twitter to enhance their individual Professional Development, how to build a strong Professional Learning Networks, and even how Twitter can be used with students in the classroom. This FREE resource can be used for so much more than posting what you had for lunch or following Funny Cat Videos. We need to help students use social media effectively, but first we need to see the value for ourselves as educators. Every week thousands of educators across the world connect and collaborate to discuss, troubleshoot, and reflect on their craft. The people who share your interests, who challenge you to think deeper and explore, become your Professional Learning Network and become resources that support you. Through this workshop educators will learn not only how to use Twitter - and the language behind it - but how to find professional topics that will benefit them, such as project-based learning, standards-based grading, student engagement, PBIS, climate and culture, leadership, content, curriculum, and so much more. Come join us to take your teaching into the 21st century and join the Twitter-sphere! (Presenter(s): Jacqueline Hanlon, 8th Grade English Language Arts, SAU56 Somersworth Middle School, and Becky Patten, Somersworth Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dartmouth

1:30pm

Aquaponics & the Next Generation
Discover how our 7th grade students have been experiementing with aquaponics and hydroponics. According to the NH Food Bank, 1 in 9 people are food insecure in our state. We are actively working to lower this number. Come learn how your school can help solve this problem using STEAM principles to guide the way. (Presenter(s): Chris Asbell, 7th grade Science/Math teacher, Somersworth Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Coding with Dash & Dot
In this session participants will hear from a team of second graders competing in the Wonder League Robotics Competition. The students will explain how they worked together to complete a series of missions and how they learned not only about coding, but about team work, problem solving, and creativity. Student-friendly coding and robotics resources will be shared. (Presenter(s): Natalie Berger, Parent, Thorntons Ferry School, and Catherine Tribou)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Floor Bags
In this session students will present a potential business opportunity in which they built a loom to re-purpose plastic bags into reusable floor mats. (Presenter(s): Jen Corrigan, STEM, Gorham Middle High School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Integrating Art & Technology
In this session participants will see integrated art and technology lessons for multiple grade levels. They will see how Makey Makeys made student art come to life, how learning about a butterfly's life cycle allowed students to see it from a new perspective, and how learning about electricity and magnetism allowed us all to explore the world around us! (Presenter(s): Jenna Buinicky, Elementary Technology Integrator, Rochester, and Lori Thompson, Rochester)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Kindergarten STEM and STEAM Share
We will bring in examples of STEM challenges that we have done with kindergarten learners as well as some vertical challenges we have been done with our K-2 team. We will also bring some learners with us to demonstrate and answer questions. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Nash-Boucher, Gilford Elementary School, Gilford School District, and Patti Madore, Gilford Elementary School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Laconia Middle School STEM Class
In this session participants will get copies of lesson plans, the Engineering Design Process and a look at student created projects. (Presenter(s): Whitney McCallum, Educator/Grade 5, Laconia, and Sonya Roberts, Laconia School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Programming to Teach Algebraic Concepts
In this session participants will hear about a collaborative project that I am spearheading at Pelham High School. In cooperation with the Pelham Art Department, Future Teachers class, and elementary school teachers, I am writing a program introducing elementary level children to algebraic concepts in a way they will understand. (Presenter(s): Eric Hayes, Student, Pelham High School, and Armand Noell, Pelham High School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

1:30pm

Raspberry Pi Data Collectors in the STEAM Classroom
Learn about the Raspberry Pi Data Collectors project that was made possible through the Chris Nelson NHSTE grant program. Students in an introductory engineering class learned the basics of the Raspberry Pi operating system and designed birdhouses that collected live images of the nesting habits of birds through the use of the Pi and an infrared camera. Students also explored other related technologies including Finch robotics, beacons, and weather balloons. Participants will explore these technologies and leave with a project-based toolbox to implement in-depth lessons rooted in the design process. (Presenter(s): Holly Doe, Technology Director, Pelham School District, and Stacy Creeley)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Showcase Area

2:30pm

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Tour
Stop by anytime for a tour of the resources offered in the DLR Tour bus, a 38-foot classroom-on-wheels.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

2:30pm

Exhibitor Networking & Afternoon Refreshments
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Wednesday December 2, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

Button Maker
Thinking about buying a button maker? Try ours out and pin on your techie pride.

Speakers

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

Zipline Racers
Experiment with stored energy and thrust while creating a craft that will propel itself along our zipline.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
EXPO Center

3:15pm

A Tool to Make Your Life Easier in the Classroom
Learn how to implement a FREE, online tutoring and feedback program in their classrooms. ASSISTments, developed at WPI for all teachers, can do what computers are good at - giving students immediate feedback and grading - so you can do what you want to do, teach. You can use our content or build your own, plus we have some really cool features. There are many ways to implement it with your students. Let us help you find what will work best for you. (Presenter(s): Andrew Burnett, Director of User Experience, ASSISTments at WPI, and Cristina Heffernan, ASSISTments at WPI)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Accelerator Reader: A Ladder to Student Success
As educational providers, we have the Common Core and SMART Goals under our belts. Let's move on to the next level of student achievement. How will we accomplish this? Through this presentation we will explore how the data from our assessments can provide us with evidence leading to student success. We will also use this data to guide the focus of our lessons pertaining to students' reading success. During this break out session, you will be exposed to the AR360 tools that support different strategies that pertain to diverse students' reading levels. (Presenter(s): Susan Lareau, Plainville School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Stark

3:15pm

Apps to Supplement Executive Function
Explore apps to assist with executive functioning tasks and look critically at what makes these apps stand out above the rest. Many children (and adults) struggle with executive functioning. Initiation and completion of tasks can be a daily struggle. Organization of ideas and prioritizing the to-do list can be overwhelming. There are a variety of apps on multiple platforms available to help even the most disorganized of students. A brief overview of the areas of executive functioning are discussed and apps presented for each area. A feature matching tool with be shared to help determine the best app for each situation. Although apps will be presented from the iPad, other platforms will be noted and discussed. (Presenter(s): Stacy Driscoll, Assistive Technology Specialist, LifeLong Assistive Technology, and Renee Callison, Pembroke School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #2

3:15pm

Google Classroom: The "One Ring" of the Classroom
"One tool to rule them all; One tool to find them; One tool to bring them all and in the classroom bind them." Learn how to leverage Google Classroom in their classroom and school to bring together all of their current content, tools, and resources into one location for students and other faculty/staff to access. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon B

3:15pm

How to Find $$ to Support Technology
In this session participants will gain valuable knowledge on technology grant opportunities and grant resources available to help your district apply for grants. This session focuses on a wide variety of grant funding programs available for education. We will also look at tools available to help you narrow in on funding opportunities right for your district and how to determine your eligibility, as well as a look at resources available to help you apply. (Presenter(s): Jeff Mann, ePlus Technology)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spaulding

3:15pm

Leveraging Technology to Support Sustainable Practices in Special Education
In this session participants will learn about Rethink, an online program for special educators that promotes inclusion and addresses behavior. Our platform supports curriculum planning, professional development, behavior planning, and tracking of student progress. Through video and a wide variety of online resources we bring to life best practices for teaching and intervention strategies that help educators to personalize instruction for every student. Rethink has helped hundreds of districts nationwide reduce costs for outside services, professional development, and even due process. Hear from districts how they are utilizing Rethink in their programs and the impact that it is having on their staff, students, and even parents. (Presenter(s): Robin Faltz, Regional Director of Sales, Rethink, and Maggie Senor, Rethink)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Coolidge

3:15pm

Mystery Skype: Connecting & Engaging Students
Explore the value and power of a Mystery Skype or a Mystery Google Hangout. Session participants learn why this video call is such a worthwhile experience that not only develops an understanding of geography, but also promotes communication and critical thinking skills. Participants learn how to set one up and how to scaffold the experience so their students are in charge and take ownership before, during, and after the call. Hear from 5th grade students about how participating in a Mystery Skype is a fun and exciting experience and a powerful learning tool. (Presenter(s): Jessica Wentworth, 5th Grade Teacher, Stratham Memorial School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #1

3:15pm

Panel-Policies Supporting New NH Legislation & the Educational Environment
Recently the NH Legislature passed RSA 189:68 IV pertaining to the use of video recordings in the classroom. The legislation states: "No school shall record in any way a school classroom for any purpose with school board approval after a public hearing, and without written consent of the teacher and the parent of legal guardian of each affected student." NH Legislature also passed RSA 189.70 pertaining to Educational Institution Policies on Social Media. There have been varied interpretations of these laws and districts are faced with writing policies that support the law and the educational environment. Come hear the policy development strategies Deerfield School District is using to meet the letter and intent of these laws while still enabling educators to incorporate video recordings and social media into effective teaching and learning. The panel includes perspectives from the district superintendent, technology coordinator, a classroom teacher, and a parent. (Presenter(s): Deb Boisvert, Tech Coordinator, Deerfield School District, and Patty Sherman, Superintendent, Deerfield Community SD)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Curriers

3:15pm

PD at Your Fingertips: Connected Learning 24/7 - Heinemann Digital Campus
Learn how to access the power of Heinemann's Online Professional Learning platform: The Digital Campus. Participants will discover how to access engaging, inspiring, easy-to-use teacher professional development - available any time, any where - using the power of the platform to connect with our expert authors, our expert content, and other educators. Participants also get details on the topics and texts available in the Digital Library, as well as have the opportunity to particpate in discussions and sample videos embedded throughout online course sessions. Participants have the chance to learn how to leverage a professional learning opportunity that connects pedagogy to content, teacher to teacher, and digs deeper into instructional practice through conversation. (Presenter(s): Jaclyn Karabinas, ExpandED)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon D

3:15pm

Single Sign-On: Consolidating Account Creation for Multiple Applications
Learn about NCSU's initial journey towards a strictly cloud-based Single Sign-On (SSO) solution. ssue: North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) is searching for a solution to provide its students and teachers with a secure and seamless user experience for accessing individual email accounts and a variety of web applications via their existing identity information. Discussion: Currently there are a large number of cloud-based applications available for classroom instruction in addition to applications for business functions and student management. Over the next five years the number of application options is expected to increase exponentially by a factor of five. As more cloud-based applications are introduced into classroom instruction, there is a need to manage student and teacher access without overburdening IT staff with endless account creation while protecting faculty and student Personally Identifiable Information(PII). Since vendors work within their own "Silo's," cooperation between vendors is not considered an option, and multiple account creation to access programs and applications is inevitable. Resolution: NCSU released a list of specifications in search of an independent identity management provider to assist in easing the burden of account provisioning and authentication. Identacor has partnered with NCSU to tackle this task utilizing industry standards such as SAML 2.0 and Shibboleth to create a cost effective solution for education. (Presenter(s): John Peters, Director of Technology, North Country Supervisory Union, and Sandy Dalal, Identacor LLC)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Teacher Classroom #3

3:15pm

Spotlight - Edmodo: An Online Learning Platform
NHSTE presents Amy Moskowa, the 2014 Pat Keyes Educator Award Winner. Explore with her the potential of Edmodo, a FREE and secure online-learning platform where teachers and students of all grade levels can collaborate, share content, and access assessment tools to supplement in-class learning. Edmodo provides a safe and easy way to support learning beyond the classroom and helps students develop important online skills. Join Amy to see how Edmodo can be integrated into one classroom, a grade level, or an entire school. (Presenter(s): Amy Moskwa, Grade 4 Classroom Teacher, Riddle Brook School Bedford, and Debra Rodd, sau25)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

3:15pm

STEM Friday Challenges
Learn how one middle school science teacher integrated a weekly STEM Challenge into her curriculum that led to her students begging to come to class. The workshop offers a hands-on opportunity for participants to explore and challenge themselves with some of the STEM activities. Participants leave with tangible STEM activity directions and plans, a list of materials needed for the activities, and suggestions about how and where to purchase the necessary supplies. Students who participated in these Friday STEM Challenges had the following to say, "The STEM Challenges really have changed my way of thinking about science forever!" and "These STEM Challenges have made us think; they turned us into thinkers." This workshop is designed to share the experience of the presenter but also welcomes the sharing of other experiences and activities. (Presenter(s): Heather Mailloux, Grade 6 Science Teacher, Hampstead Middle School, and Karen Dunn, Hampstead Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Webster

3:15pm

The Digital Landscape - BYOD
In this session participants will experience a Hands-On Station Rotation Classroom! Participants will be active participants in a Blended Learning Classroom. This will not be a lesson to listen to, but a lesson to be a part of! Participants are asked to bring their own device and have the HMH Player downloaded for engagement. For iPads: Go to App Store, Download "HMH Player." For laptops and tablets: Use Chrome Browser, Go to Chrome Web-store, Download "HMH Player." Sorry, no Android devices. (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

3:15pm

Transforming Professional Learning for NH Educators
Learn now to lead their staff into a new era of professional development where self-directed solutions and personalized learning plans allow education to occur anywhere, anytime. In partnership with the Derry School District, this session will provide an overview of how Eduplanet21 has created an ecosystem of learning in the Derry School District that provides new and innovative professional learning opportunities. (Presenter(s): Gordon Frohloff, Area Manager, Eduplanet21, and Laura Nelson, Derry Cooperative School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hale

4:45pm

NHSTE Member Reception
NHSTE members and invited guest are welcome to join us for networking, refreshments, and door prizes.

Sponsors
avatar for NHSTE ~ CMTC Cosponsor

NHSTE ~ CMTC Cosponsor

NHSTE has negotiated discounts with many software companies for all schools in NH. Information, demos, and pricing on these products will be available at the NHSTE booth. Stop by to see extra discounts and give-aways offered by companies as part of McAuliffe Conference promotion.


Wednesday December 2, 2015 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Curriers

6:30pm

*CANCELLED* Mapping Field Sketches - ArcGIS Online Maps
Sketch, GPS, observe, and map in a middle school student-led workshop, an opportunity to learn from the best. Seventh grade students from Hopkinton Middle High School spent 3 days (and 2 nights) hiking, exploring, sketching, and learning at the Cardigan State Park in Alexandria, N.H. These students share 1) how they slow down and notice details that would ordinarily be skipped over, 2) how they gather location data to supplement their journal entries, and 3) ultimately how they map and present their observations. Students provide mini-sketchbooks, help you sketch details, write observations, and gather latitude and longitude data. Sketches are then scanned, geo-referenced, and mapped, using ArcGIS online mapping software (FREE to K-12 educators). Learn from the best: the students themselves. (Presenter(s): Robert Woolner, 7th Grade Geography!, Hopkinton Middle High School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hawthorne

6:30pm

Google Drawing for Science
Explore Google Drawings and how it can be used in science to portray a particular scientific process to deepen understanding of complex processes. The presenter demonstrates how to use 1) an image insert feature that searches for copyright friendly images in Google Docs and Google Slides, 2) a Google add on for EasyBib to make citations a breeze, and 3) how to use the Research tool in Google. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Frost

6:30pm

Video in the 21st Century Classroom
Be exposed to various ways to use video in the 21st century classroom. Quality video making no longer requires expensive equipment and advanced technical skills. It can even be done in the cloud. You can also use your smartphone. Come explore hands-on camera options, easy editing software, and ways to share student projects. Look at ideas for video projects for both elementary and secondary schools. Let's make a movie! (Presenter(s): Rick Davidson, Technology Integrator, Prof. Photographer, Kingswood Reg. Middle School)

Wednesday December 2, 2015 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dartmouth
 
Thursday, December 3
 

7:00am

Registration, Networking, & Continental Breakfast
Registration is located in the EXPO Center Concourse. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Thursday December 3, 2015 7:00am - 8:30am
EXPO Center Concourse & EXPO Center

8:15am

Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Take a journey with college student Travis Allen and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. This concept has an entirely new definition in today's Information Age and it requires us to create new skills, while at the same time embracing our inner student. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2015 8:15am - 9:30am
The Armory

9:30am

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Tour
Stop by anytime for a tour of the resources offered in the DLR Tour bus, a 38-foot classroom-on-wheels.


Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

9:30am

Exhibitor Networking & Continental Breakfast
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Bloggers' Café. Continental breakfast is located in the center of the EXPO Center.

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am
EXPO Center

9:30am

Algebra + Chromebooks = Discovery + Independence + Fun
Learn how they can implement Chromebooks (or other laptop platforms) in a high school algebra classroom to help enhance the learning environment. Attendees discover how web-based investigations, rote practice, and assessments can unlock the 'algebra playground.' Focus will be on Google Apps and web 2.0 tools. Attendees are asked to bring their laptop or Chromebooks to play along. (Presenter(s): Craig Sheil, Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School, and Stefan Fritz, Bedford High School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Dartmouth

9:30am

Let Them Ask Questions?
All too often we begin a new unit or topic by persuading our students that what we are about to teach is really interesting and worth their attention. We might begin with some kind of "dipstick" to determine previous knowledge, a story, or essential question. But regardless of our hook, it is entirely driven by the teacher. What if, instead, we shift the balance of power in the classroom by empowering students to ask their own questions first? This workshop will introduce you to the QFT (Question Formulation Technique) and how this method can and will spark your students intrinsic curiosity and interest in the topics you cover. Come prepared to develop your own questions using the QFT method and to leave with some new unit starters for the coming year. We will also review what to do with the questions and how to use them as unit assessments to track your students engagement in the topic. (Presenter(s): Heather Salemme, teacher, science, Groton Dunstable Regional High School, and Kelly McManus, Groton Dunstable Regional High School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Robert Frost

9:30am

The Empowered Superintendent
Superintendents can make or break educational technology initiatives. They are responsible for ensuring that their school districts embrace transformative digital learning. CoSN collaborates with superintendents to assess their challenges and increase their capacity to lead technology efforts. We're dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents, and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills, and confidence. Pam McLeod, Technology Director for the Concord School District, and Josh Olstad, Technology Director for Oyster River Cooperative School District, are both founding members of the NH CTO Council (a CoSN chapter) and will lead participants through the valuable resources CoSN offers to Superintendents and other district leaders. We will explore current trends in educational technology and tools such as Five Imperatives for Technology Leadership, Four Action Steps for Strengthening the Technology Leadership Team, self-assessments, evaluation rubrics, and certifications. (Presenter(s): Pam McLeod, Director of Technology, Concord School District, and Joshua Olstad, Oyster River Cooperative School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 9:30am - 11:00am
Hawthorne

10:00am

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Presentation
Step inside this 38-foot classroom-on-wheels and experience a complete mobile solution for schools. Join the DLR Tour bus operators for a 45-minute presentation designed to showcase the integration of mobile devices across the curriculum.


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

10:00am

Electric Avenue
Help us create an illuminated street scene using simple circuits.


Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
EXPO Center

10:00am

Robotic Hand
Make a robotic hand out of simple materials in this robotics engineering activity.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
EXPO Center

10:00am

Are You Ready for Hour of Code Week?
Participate in hands-on activities that can be taken back and used immediately in the classroom. The second week in December is Hour of Code week. Leave this presentation with insight on how to use and set up student accounts on Code.org, as well as familiarize yourself with the Tynker and Scratch websites. Make binary bracelets and use paper cups to teach coding to elementary-aged children. All of these activities have been tried and tested with close to 1,500 elementary students in Rochester, N.H, as our technology team launched a Coding Unit over the last school year beginning with Hour of Code week. Join the movement because: "Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science!" (Code.org) (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54, and Audra Lewis)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Coolidge

10:00am

Blogging with Students
Learn how to engage their students with writing through blogging. By "blogging" with your students, you will create new interest in writing, gain additional practice with the CCSS writing standards, and create an environment that fosters interaction among classmates and possibly beyond. In this course, we will look at the various aspects of blogging: online safety, different blogging platforms available for educators and students alike, blogging assignments/rubrics, blogging challenges, etc. Participants will leave with a prepared lesson plan on how to begin blogging with their students and an understanding of how to bring the concept into their current classroom and school curriculum. Laptops/tablets are recommended, but not required. (Presenter(s): Sarah Perkins, Technology Integration Specialist, Lynnfield Public Schools)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Curriers

10:00am

BOF - What is Working with PD and Education Technology in Your District?
Delivering professional development and moving educational technology initiatives forward within the constraints of a busy teacher's schedule is a challenge. In this session, participants (teachers/technology specialists/library media specialists/tech directors, etc.) will have an open-ended conversation where we will share creative ways to successfully deliver professional development to teachers and move educational technology ideas and initiatives forward. (Presenter(s): Julie Spang, Technology Integration Specialist, Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Teacher Classroom #1

10:00am

Flip Your Classroom
Explore FREE online tools to create class video tutorials or create class lessons to effectively "flip your classroom" for online teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to use a few powerful tools that will transform the way they teach. In this session you will learn how to: 1) Create a screencast, a tool for creating video lessons, by capturing anything that is visible on your computer screen and enhancing the visual with narration. This tool is easy to use and we will walk you through the entire process and offer some strategies for recording video for a flipped classroom. All participants will be given time to create and record a short screencast. 2) Customize an educational video found online and make it your own. Many are beginning to use their devices to capture footage and it's no secret that there are a lot of great videos that can be found on the Web at sites like YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, National Geographic, TED-Ed, CrashCourse, and TeacherTube. Learn how to use free and easy online tools that allow you to edit, crop, add audio notes, record over existing audio with your own voice, and embed a quiz to create your own educational video. (Presenter(s): Brenda Lomanno, Technology Integration Specialist, Wilmington Middle School, and Carol Trulli, Wilmington Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon D

10:00am

Flipped Staff Meetings Using Google Classroom
Discover that Google Classroom isn't just for teachers and students. Administrators can use it to "flip" weekly staff meetings too. This session will demonstrate how administrators can use this tool to post and manage important information prior to the staff meeting, so they can then use the limited but very valuable staff meeting time to have discussions or work sessions instead. It's a great communication tool, a great accountability tool, and it's paperless! Plus, it's very easy to use. (Presenter(s): Laurie Prewandowski, Technology Integration Specialist, Kearsarge Regional School District, and Paula Mericer, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon C

10:00am

Literary Remix: Uncovering Meaning Through Mashing Up & Reinventing
Explore the impact of remixes and mash-ups on the world of literary analysis. Poetry, prose, drama: no literary form is too sacred to be reinvented in the name of better understanding. Learn how strategies such as Literary 3x3 and Rose/Bud/Thorn open doorways and how a balance of analog and digital tools can turn students into more active analysts and creators. (Presenter(s): Dan Ryder, English Teacher, Mt. Blue High School/RSU 9)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon B

10:00am

Panel - Evaluating & Selecting the Best LMS Tools for Teachers & Students
With so many choices for Learning Management Systems (LMS), how do you make the best decision for your teachers and students and involve all stakeholders? In this session participants will listen to a variety of school districts discuss their successful deployments of Learning Management Systems and what defines an ideal LMS. Audience participation will be highly encouraged as we want to hear what other districts around the state are doing. (Presenter(s): Holly Doe, Technology Director, Pelham School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Curriers

10:00am

Practice Makes Perfect With Accelerated Math 2.0 & Accelerated Math Fluency
Research proves that students participating in daily reading and math practice experience large gains. Understand how Renaissance Learning tools track and adjust personalized math practice based on individual student performance, assessing all student work so you can focus on data-driven teaching and positive relationships with your students. In the session, we will examine the studies, introduce contributing tools, and talk about best practices for individualizing math practice. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Stark

10:00am

The Blended Learning Classroom
In this session participants will learn about the Blended Learning Models that are being implemented across the nation. Bringing technology into the classroom is just one part of the plan to be successful. Come learn about the Teacher and Student Experience in the classroom and what type of planning needs to take place for successful implementation. From Devices to Delivery- Let's talk about the Plan! (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

10:00am

Top Ten Challenges for Mobile in the Classroom
There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment; you have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment. (Presenter(s): Travis Allen, President & Founder of iSchool Initiative)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Salon A

10:30am

Art & Cosmic Connections of the Planets in Our Solar System
In this session sample projects that students created from the various missions exploring our Solar System will be displayed. These projects are from current data from such missions as EarthKAM, which is on the International Space Station; MESSENGER Mission, which impacted Mercury this last spring 2015; and the MAVEN mission, which is orbiting Mars. Instructions as to how these projects were accomplished will be available. (Presenter(s): Sally Jensen, Teacher, Waterville Valley Academy)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Aurasma
In this session participants will hear how Barrington Middle School is using the Aurasma app to attach book trailers and book posters to books in the school library so that others can preview. By using Aurasma we have encouraged students to improve the quality of their projects and spend more time editing and revising to ensure they meet the expectations to share globally through the Aurasma app. Participants can use the app and sample some of the "auras" created using Aurasma. Participants will witness how simple it is to create an aura and learn how to make them publicly available. (Presenter(s): Christina DeBello, Technology Integrator, SAU 74, and Amanda Chapman, Barrington Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Choose-Your-Own-Techventure
Teachers will learn how to support others teachers and staff to better track their own digital literacy learning and make choices from sessions that support their individual needs. Administrators and technology personnel will learn about strategies to offer more personalized PD to their staff to promote the SAMR model, meeting the needs of a diverse community. (Presenter(s): Jarred Haas, Technology Integration Specialist, Peabody Public Schools, and Sue Mulligan, Higgins Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Creating a School News Program
In this session participants will learn about the Hampton Academy Shark News. They will see and hear about the tools we use such as Canon camera, iPhone 6 with mic and tripod, and Final Cut Pro software for the video production. Attendees will also explore our strategies for organizing the preparation for the broadcasts such as using Google Drive, Google Classroom, Docs, and Sheets. They will also view behind the scenes green screen videos to see the production of the studio effect. They will hear and see how we upload the show to YouTube or Google Drive to share to all classrooms once a week. (Presenter(s): Sue MacNicoll, Computer Technology Teacher, Hampton School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Creating Digital Text Sets to Enhance Classroom Literature
In this session participants will explore ways that digital media can enhance classroom reading and help students make greater connections to literature. Participants will see examples of digital text sets created for language arts classes and will be provided with a resource list of tools that they could use to create digital text sets in their own schools. (Presenter(s): Mary Saunders, Librarian, Hampton Academy, and Jenna Nadeau, Hampton Academy)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Data, It's A Motivator!
In this session participants will ... streamline the process of data collection, correction, analysis and collaboration with students, which ultimately motivates them and helps them to self monitor their learning activities. The results are students set and meet personalized goals and they seek increased classroom challenges and experiences, while becoming independent learners. Data collection, grading, analysis and collaboration is a time consuming task for any teacher. We have found a way to implement a Google form to quickly generate a recap that helps the student to analyze their progress. All students are motivated by their progress; likewise, all students want to be successful in class and in the future. Our students find this information valuable, and as a result, they challenge themselves to higher levels of understanding. High level students use this data to monitor their skills and challenge themselves beyond the classroom, often they want to discuss their competitive edge with regard to college entry. On level students monitor their progress, often seeing areas they need to improve to compete with their peers. These students fine tune their studies. Struggling learners use this data to identify strengths as well as areas in need of improvement. These students become extremely excited discovering a strength, something they had no idea they possessed! They are no longer "bad at math," they are motivated to succeed! Engagement soars! (Presenter(s): Ginger Darling, Math Interventionist, PIttsfield School District, and Lori Mayo, Allenstown)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Edmodo
In this session participants will be introduced to Edmodo as a tool to promote interaction, differentiation, and classroom management. I introduce Edmodo as en educational Facebook. Classroom students jump at the chance to work with me, and each other, through this platform. Create groups within the group, assign things, design and give quizzes, use polls for feedback, upload files for student/parent access at home, store useful sites in student 'backpacks,' collaborate with colleagues, and promote internet literacy through its use. As the manager, YOU get to monitor and control all posts. (Presenter(s): Kaley Weeks, 4th Grade Teacher, East Rochester School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Google Classroom
In this session participants will learn to set up their own Google classroom. Participants will learn to create an "About the Class" page, invite students to their class, invite a co-teacher, create an assignment, grade, and return assignments. They will also be able to adjust settings, download grades to a .csv file, and view their assignment calendars. (Presenter(s): Chris Caron, Technology Coordinator/Integrator, Greenland School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Jitterbugs & ScribbleBots: STEAM Your Way to NGSS for All Ages
Create non-programmable robots out of simple, everyday materials and simple hobby motors that vibrate into motion. Students LOVE these creations, and adults do too. So will you! This is a hands-on, interactive presentation, so prepare to build and have some fun. These simple creations provide opportunities for students to learn physics concepts, engineering methodology, and creative expression. They put the Arts into STEAM by allowing for creative design and decoration. ScribbleBots allow for collaborative art projects that will blow your mind. I have been presenting these at MiniMakerFaires in Vermont since 2014 and have used them extensively in the classroom as well. It's a sensation! (Presenter(s): Cynthia Day, Teacher grades K-12, na, and Linda Colgan, Middlebury School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Keeping Students Accountable in a Flipped Classroom using Google Forms
In this session participants will discover how to utilize Google forms and spreadsheets to hold students accountable in watching flipped classroom videos. Learn how you can get student feedback on the what students understand and areas of confusion before they come to class. Participants will learn about the WSQ method (Watch, Summarize and Question) that was developed by Crystal Kirch. Participants will see examples of how I use this method in my 8th grade science class, but it can easily be adapted to other content areas. (Presenter(s): Heather Brunelle, 8th Grade Science Teacher, Bedford School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Makers in the Making: Thinking through Tinkering in the K-5 Classroom
In this session participants will be introduced to low-cost, high-engagement maker projects for K-5 students. These projects will hook your non-traditional learners and will challenge traditional learners to think outside the box, allowing all learners equal access to innovative thinking. Come see how easy (and cheap!) it can be to engage your students in thinking through tinkering - and try being a maker yourself! (Presenter(s): Mike Pelletier, 5th Grade Teacher, Christa McAuliffe School (Concord, NH), and Heather Drolet, Christa McAuliffe School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Mystery Skype
Discover how to connect your students with classrooms around the country and world and learn about geography using a fun game of mystery Skype. (Presenter(s): Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes, and Patty Browher, Inter Lakes SD)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Printing in a 3D World
Learn how 3D printing works and how our school uses it within the curriculum. (Presenter(s): Gena Richards, Technology Teacher, Timberlane, and Carol Liss, Timberlane Regional School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Tinkering through Technology
In this session participants will see how my students have been creating tech projects through makey makeys, tinkering, and coding. (Presenter(s): Jennifer Buinicky, Technology Integrator, Rochester)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Using Google to Organize your Math Classroom
In this session participants will learn how to organize their materials utilizing Google to create an efficient system for students to access classroom notes and materials. Participants will see my classroom website which is organized easily for students to access the handouts and notes in class, as well as the homework assigned each night. (Presenter(s): Rachel Fairhurst, Math Teacher, Ross A Lurgio Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

10:30am

Using iBook Author to Tour Boston
Learn how technology was used to create an interactive E-book for students to use on the Freedom Trail during a field Trip to Boston. Students were first asked to research a specific Freedom Trail landmark in groups, taking note of historical significance, interesting facts, and pictures that would highlight important features of the Freedom Trail location. The information was collected and organized in a Google Doc for ease of collaboration with group members. Within this document was also a script that students recorded themselves reading aloud. A student was then elevated to the position of "editor" and was responsible for creating a page in the Boston E-Book, combining the different elements that were previously separate to create a unified page. The students then took school iPads to Boston and was able to learn while on the trail from their classmates, who had become "masters" of their Freedom Trail stop. This ultimately led to student engagement not only for their specific location, but also to learn from their classmates versus a tour guide, or teacher lecturing them while on the trail. Student comprehension and understanding was assessed on-site through use of a paper copy of a quiz that each group made up. (Presenter(s): Bryan Stewart, Technology Integrator, SAU 86, and Jen Miller, Barnstead Elementary School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Showcase Area

11:00am

Digital Learning Revolution Bus - Tour
Stop by anytime for a tour of the resources offered in the DLR Tour bus, a 38-foot classroom-on-wheels.


Thursday December 3, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Pleasant Street-exit doors off the Salon Lobby

11:00am

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
EXPO Center

11:30am

Electric Avenue
Help us create an illuminated street scene using simple circuits.


Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
EXPO Center

11:30am

Zipline Racers
Experiment with stored energy and thrust while creating a craft that will propel itself along our zipline.


Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
EXPO Center

11:30am

#TweetingTeachers: Creating PLNs & Extending Student Learning
Learn how Twitter can be used to create PLNs, extend classroom instruction, and model responsible use of social media. The session includes a review of FREE resources for educators using Twitter. Participants will also learn how sites like Tweetdeck and Hootsuite can be used to manage multiple social media accounts and schedule future tweets. Time will be given to work collaboratively to brainstorm classroom use and share experiences. Support with setting up accounts will be provided (assuming WiFi availability). (Presenter(s): Shannon Siegler, 8th grade ELA Teacher; team leader, Laconia Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Teacher Classroom #1

11:30am

Accelerator Reader: A Ladder to Student Success
As educational providers, we have the Common Core and SMART Goals under our belts. Let's move on to the next level of student achievement. How will we accomplish this? Through this presentation we will explore how the data from our assessments can provide us with evidence leading to student success. We will also use this data to guide the focus of our lessons pertaining to students' reading success. During this break out session, you will be exposed to the AR360 tools that support different strategies that pertain to diverse students' reading levels. (Presenter(s): Susan Lareau, Plainville School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Stark

11:30am

Becoming a Key Influencer with Social Media
Geared for those who want to learn more about the effective use of social media, this session presents an exciting and engaging introduction to the wide world of social media. Come examine the role of social media in our society and the ways in which students are using it in their daily lives. Start with Twitter, tumblr, and Pinterest and learn to apply social media tools in the educational environment. (Presenter(s): Travis Allen, President & Founder of iSchool Initiative)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon A

11:30am

BOF - Google Apps for Education Administrators
Administrators of Google Apps for Education (GAFE) domains convene to discuss the challenges of GAFE deployment. This session is for current administrators of GAFE domains. We will share both the challenges and solutions we have stumbled upon in the course of administering and maintaining our GAFE domains. (Presenter(s): Tim Maki, Director of Technology, Tilton School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Teacher Classroom #3

11:30am

Full STEAM Ahead
Discover how simple it is to turn STEM into STEAM. A middle school classroom teacher turned art teacher will share specific lessons that integrate visual arts with math, science, and technology. This workshop offers lesson plans that help make the creative connection for students. (Presenter(s): Kimberly Downey, Art Teacher, Hampstead Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Coolidge

11:30am

How Animated Curricular Content Engages & Teaches Students
See how teachers and technology integrators use BrainPOP in the classroom. You will see the many different ways animated curricular content can be used in numerous ways in classrooms, computer labs, at home, and on mobile devices, from introducing a new lesson or topic, to illustrating complex subject matter, to reviewing before a test. See how content is mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and easily searchable with an online Standards Tool. Learn how this K-12 product is uniquely suited for 21st-century learning and is fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. BrainPOP sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and "flipped" settings. BrainPOP resources include BrainPOP, Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, BrainPOP Espanol, and BrainPOP ESL for English language learners. It is also home to Game Up, an educational games portal for the classroom. If you have never seen BrainPOP, or want to learn more, you really should attend this session. (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE, and Denise McLaughlin, Merrimack School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Teacher Classroom #2

11:30am

Mapping Spatial Data from South Africa to New Hampshire - Field Trip!
Receive an introduction to technology and methodology for collecting field data. On a recent field trip to South Africa, 11 New Hampshire high school students gathered spatial data, which can be mapped using the Collector App made available to you and your students by Esri. Collector App is FREE to any K-12 educator in the county and even many parts of the world, including South Africa! The app allows you to collect customized data features that have a spatial component (lat/long), allowing you to create maps that can tell a story (with pictures) and also allows for further analysis of patterns. While in South Africa, we collected natural resource data, generated maps, and created stories about the information and experiences. We also expanded our experiences and data to include such subjects as ecology, geology, environmental science, art, math, and anthropology. This presentation will showcase the maps, pictures, and analysis results from that field trip. Get outdoors! Use the power of maps to tell stories! Share experiences and reconnect to the natural world through similar field trips. Interested in a school field trip to South Africa? (Presenter(s): R. Scott Semmens, HS Science Teacher, Hopkinton Middle High School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon B

11:30am

SpotLight Panel - Technology: Thorough Integration
The Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Steering Committee is excited to highlight Hopkinton Middle High School as our Spotlight School for 2015. Join this panel to learn how technology has long been offered to students at all grade levels in the three schools serving the Hopkinton community. Hopkinton Middle High School has appropriately promoted the use of technology in classrooms, from 7th grade geography classes using desktops assembled by teams of students, to high school science classes using tablets and smart phones, to using Geographic Information Systems apps to map natural resources. Students at the school use technology every day; it is their new normal. (Presenter(s): Robert Woolner, 7th Grade Geography!, Hopkinton Middle High School, and Matt Stone, Hopkinton School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Curriers

11:30am

Streaming TV: Kid-Produced on a Shoestring Budget
Learn from students how to create, produce, and maintain a streaming TV program in your own school. Our Bobcat Morning Show middle school student staff will show you how we make streaming TV happen on a small budget in our school. We'll also help you get thinking about how you can make your own. No more boring intercom announcements, and best of all, it's by kids! (Presenter(s): Maryanne Cullinan, Enrichment Teacher, Great Brook School, ConVal School District, and Ellen Kidd, ConVal SAU #1)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon D

11:30am

The Giving Tree: Harvest the Power of Your Own Personal Learning Network
Much like Shel Silverstein's tree, a good Personal Learning Network (PNL) is always in a position to assist you with what you need, when you need it. The trick is to cultivate a network with the depth of information you need with the breadth of experience to keep it relevant. This session will discuss how to plant the seed, cultivate its growth, and reap its harvest -- from selecting one (or several) social media outlets, to finding like (and unlike) minds, to maintaining the connections so crucial to a healthy network. (Presenter(s): John Martin, Director of Innovation & Technology, Inter-Lakes School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Salon C

11:30am

Building a Collaborative Culture
In the ever changing landscape of the "real world," it is imperative that students acquire new basics to navigate creative problem solving, collaboration, iteration, visual communication skills, coding, and empathy. Yet, if teachers are the designers, why do so many teachers feel disempowered or disconnected from their ability to enact these basics? From administrative hurdles, to standardized testing constraints, to physical spatial barriers, the design process is hindered or stopped. So what do you do? At Beaver Country Day School the goal for tackling these parallel dynamics is working to build a collaborative culture not only in the classroom but among the faculty, both within and across departments. It is empowering teachers to share their expertise, creativity, and time that changes the culture around effective collaboration and the sophistication of the products created by the student body. Teachers who attend this session on building collaborative culture can expect to learn about the Tech Summit, internal professional development, spotting interdisciplinary opportunities within the curriculum, the Committee of Teachers, changes in student products, and positives of increased faculty morale. (Presenter(s): Melissa Alkire, History Teacher and Tech Specialist, Beaver Country Day School, and David Ingenthron)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Robert Frost

11:30am

Flippity - A Google Assessment and Review Tool
In this hands-on workshop participants will create an interactive Jeopardy-style web game using Flippity, a web-based tool that integrates well with Google Drive. This integration with Google Drive allows students an opportunity to work collaboratively. Using the project file -- a Google spreadsheet template -- users can add text, YouTube videos, and images. Once published, multiple players can access individual copies of the game to play on their own or in group settings. Flippity offers other tools that will be demonstrated, including a flash card generator. Students and staff at GDRHS have used this technology to generate interactive learning games that are useful for learning or reviewing subject matter. This easy-to-use tool has potential application for any subject matter area and for all age groups. All participants need a Google account in order to create a Flippity project. (Presenter(s): Jeannie Erickson, Teacher, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, and Audra Kaplan, Groton Dunstable Regional High)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Dartmouth

11:30am

Sway: Put Some Swagger in Your Presentation!
Sway is the newest Microsoft Office application that is a web-based canvas for presenting your ideas. In this workshop, we will use Sway to build multimedia rich presentations that are accessible across all platforms. Sway looks great on any screen, has sharing and collaboration built in, and is really easy to use. Participants will need either a free Microsoft live.com account or an Office365 account. (Presenter(s): Jeff Twombly, Network Manager, Laconia School District, and Karen Switzer, Laconia School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hawthorne

12:30pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 3, 2015 12:30pm - 1:00pm
EXPO Center

1:00pm

Bristle Bots
Make your own robot from a toothbrush head, motor, and battery to cruise our electric avenue.

Speakers

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EXPO Center

1:00pm

Marbles
A little cardboard can create a lot of fun when you build a marble maze.


Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
EXPO Center

1:00pm

Achieving ICT Literacy Through Student Digital Portfolios
The New Hampshire Minimum Standards for School Approval has required the generation of student digital portfolios for the past 10 years, yet districts still struggle with how to implement this requirement in a meaningful and non-intrusive way. With so many initiatives taking time and energy away from teaching, demonstration of ICT Literacy through digital portfolios has often been left behind, due to lack of time and proper funding. Yet student portfolio development can be a powerful tool to support personalized, performance-based learning, student voice, world class knowledge and skills, anytime/anywhere learning, and a system of support for students having difficulties. Portfolio development engages students in new and innovative ways that deepen the learning experience by adding metacognitive practices into the learning and assessment system. This workshop is designed to be an open forum for conversation and discussion around the development and assessment of K-8 student portfolios and how they can engage and empower students through the media arts. Whether you are a classroom content or specialty teacher, technology integrator, or technology support provider, this experience will help you to understand how to develop and improve the learning experiences of your students. You are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless connectivity to access online resources, but it is not a requirement for participation. (Presenter(s): Stan Freeda, Educational Technology and Online Learning, NH Department of Education, and Marcia McCaffrey, NH Department of Education)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teacher Classroom #2

1:00pm

Building a PLTW K-12 STEM Program Synopsis
Learn about Project Lead The Way's five separate STEM programs designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to prepare them for the global economy. The programs are flexible, consist of multiple curricular options, and focus on engineering, biomedical science, and computer science. Tips on how to start or expand a PLTW program will be presented along with an overview of each program: Launch, Gateway, Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science. (Presenter(s): Mary Laturnau, Director of School Engagement, Project Lead The Way)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Coolidge

1:00pm

Comparative Planetology: Earth & Its Place Within Our Solar System
Use data from current and past missions to study Earth's geology and weather by comparing other planets' history of geology and atmospheric conditions. Information from the past MESSENGER Mission, which impacted Mercury this last spring; the new data finding from the MAVEN mission, which is currently orbiting Mars; and the findings from the New Horizons mission during its flyby of Pluto during July 2015 will be used during this presentation. There will be samples of interdisciplinary activities that connect art, science, and social studies. Participants will receive a folder of sample materials, brochures of web-quests that can be used by teachers and students, and CDs of Earth science educational modules. (Presenter(s): Sally Jensen, Teacher, Waterville Valley Academy)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teacher Classroom #3

1:00pm

Going from Zero to 1:1
Learn about the many steps our SAU has gone through and continues to go through to move from a one room computer lab school to a 1:1 K-8 school. (Presenter(s): Ken Hawkins, Principal, SAU 13)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon B

1:00pm

Panel - Smart IT: Is Your IT Program on Track? How Do You Know?
Technology leaders are constantly working to strategically plan and manage IT investments. Discuss tools and resources that focus on sustainable computing, total cost of ownership, value of investment, and budget management. CoSN's SmartIT resource will help guide you through the process of planning and managing a budget under fiscal constraints, with special focuses on demonstrating a return on investment (ROI), saving money through sustainable practices, and connecting and aligning financial leadership. (Presenter(s): Joshua Mulloy, Senior Network & Database Specialist, Newfound Area School District, and Kyle Hancock, Hudson School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Curriers

1:00pm

Reflex: A Technology Solution for Math Fact Fluency
Learn about our school-wide success with Reflex. Explore Learning Reflex is an online fact fluency program that provides customized instruction, motivating games, and assessments that will prepare students for the challenges of advanced mathematics. Come learn how the system is rapidly helping students in the local area attain automaticity and challenging their attitudes about math! (Presenter(s): Jennifer Cleary, Special Education & Inclusion Teacher, Falmouth)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Teacher Classroom #1

1:00pm

Seesaw: Student Driven Digital Portfolios
Learn about a multi-platform tool that can be used by students and teachers to create, capture, and share student learning. This tool provides a location for teachers to store, assess, and review student learning, and even allows for seamless sharing with parents. Students can capture photos, draw pictures, add audio, or even appsmash! Seesaw can be used with Apple or android devices, or in a limited capacity through a web browser. Bring your digital device and try it out. Digital portfolios have never been so easy and fun! (Presenter(s): Jessica Oltman, Technology Integrator, SAU 43)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon D

1:00pm

SL - Blended & Personalized Learning - Get Started Today
NHSTE presents Andy Littlefield, the 2010 Susan Janosz Impact Award Winner. Learn about schools and teachers that have shifted their instructional practices to provide students with choice and voice in learning. As a teacher and administrator, Andy is thrilled to see students take ownership of their learning. In 2015, Andy was granted a sabbatical to research schools with blended learning programs in place. He visited schools in Arizona, California, Maine, New Hampshire, and Texas. Many of the schools were reviewed and mentioned by Michael B. Horn & Heather Staker in their book "Blended Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools." During the presentation Andy will share his observations and discuss the paths a classroom teacher can pursue to better engage their learners in learning. As with most educational innovations, the classroom teacher is key in bringing about change. (Presenter(s): Andy Littlefield, Technology Administrator, Exeter Region Cooperative School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

STAR User Group
A call out to all STAR users! We will dig deeply into STAR Assessments and Core Progress Learning Progressions. Hear what's new in product development and product roadmap. Learn new strategies from your peers and discuss how to use your data to implement changes in your classrooms. (Presenter(s): Diane Houle, District Account Executive, Renaissance Learning)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Stark

1:00pm

The Digital Landscape - BYOD
In this session participants will experience a Hands-On Station Rotation Classroom! Participants will be active participants in a Blended Learning Classroom. This will not be a lesson to listen to, but a lesson to be a part of! Participants are asked to bring their own device and have the HMH Player downloaded for engagement. For iPads: Go to App Store, Download "HMH Player." For laptops and tablets: Use Chrome Browser, Go to Chrome Web-store, Download "HMH Player." Sorry, no Android devices. (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

1:00pm

They Said I Could Get a 3D Printer! Now What Do I Do With It?
Learn how to use a 3D printer and FREE web-based software to inexpensively teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to their students through solid fuel and water rocketry. (Presenter(s): Michael Thompson, Technology Education Teacher, Haverhill Cooperative Middle School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon C

1:00pm

Exit Tickets, Feedback, & Formative/Summative Assessments, Oh My!
Explore various web-based and app-based tools to access students and collect feedback. The first part of this BYOD session is presentation style. Amy showcases a variety of tools that teachers can use to create exit tickets, grade with rubrics, give formative/summative assessments, and collect feedback. In addition to investigating the tools, participants also learn tips on how to collaborate with other colleagues and share some of these teacher-created assessments. After the presentation is complete, participants be given hands-on time to start working with some of the tools. During the hands-on time, support and answers to questions will be provided by the presenter. Some of the tools showcased include Socrative, Google Forms, Goobric, Flubaroo, Nearpod, Go Formative, etc. Let's get ready to learn about and create some meaningful assessments to use in the everyday classroom! (Presenter(s): Amy Gillam, Technology Integrator, Mill Brook & Broken Ground Schools Concord)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Hawthorne

1:00pm

Google Classroom: Beyond the Basics
Learn how to creatively combine various applications like Goformative, Google Drawings, and Google Forms with Classroom to generate much more engaging and personalized class discussion and assessment. (Presenter(s): Justin Bourque, Tech Integrator & Programming Teacher, Concord School District, and Randy Wormald, Kearsarge Regional School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Robert Frost

2:00pm

Exhibitor Networking
Visit and thank our many exhibitors for their support of CMTC. Participate in our fun vendor engagement activities. Network in the Blogges' Café.

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
EXPO Center

2:30pm

Blended Learning Baby Steps for Elementary Teachers
Learn tips and tricks to start blended learning in elementary school classrooms. The Rochester School Department took on a challenge by inviting elementary teachers to pilot some aspect of blended learning in their classrooms. Hear about the learning management systems we tested, as well as helpful apps and websites for curated content. Attendees will also hear how we were able to incorporate competency-based grading within these activities. Finally, we will share the basic types of blended learning strategies from the Blended book by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker. (Presenter(s): Audra Lewis, Education Technology Integrator, SAU54 Rochester, and Carrie Feyler, Rochester School Department)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Teacher Classroom #2

2:30pm

BOF - Making A MakerSpace
Does your school have a makerspace or are you interested in building one? Where did you begin? What is working? In this session participants hear from Penny and Nicole at the Hollis Primary School about what's working in their new makerspace. Participants are encouraged to share information (and pictures!) about the materials they like and where you can order them, as well as tips about how to stay organized, incorporate recycled materials, and utilize parent volunteers. We share some sample lessons that have worked well in our PreK-3 school and are eager to hear what students in your school are "making"! If you are trying to build a makerspace on a shoestring and build a PLN of maker-teachers, then this session is for you! (Presenter(s): Nicole Tomaselli, Science Teacher/Adjunct Faculty, Hollis Primary/Rivier College, and Penny Currier, Hollis Primary School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Curriers

2:30pm

Creating Hardware Independent Images for Single & Dual Boot Macs
Explore the process of making and deploying an image that can be used on all devices regardless of hardware changes while maintaining easy updatability and portability. (Presenter(s): Ethan Pfenninger, Technology Support Specialist, Tilton School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Coolidge

2:30pm

Data Informed Instruction: How to Assess for YOU
Why do we have a gag reflex when it comes to discussing testing? I believe the reason is that standardized, normalized testing has traditionally been done for someone else. Whether it is accountability to the state, the district or someone else, it seems we are being asked to validate our work through testing. By using tools within educational software we have a tremendous amount of actionable data to help inform our own instruction to maximize our students' growth through a Cycle of Data Informed Instruction. I will share with you how my school did just that and why this testing is for YOU and your STUDENTS. Because an assessment is only valuable if you act upon the data. (Presenter(s): David Ciarla, Timberlane Regional School District)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stark

2:30pm

Facilitation 101
Do you want to be a better coach? Not sure what it means to facilitate rather than lead? Want to become less directive and more student-centered? In this session participants explore the "ins and outs" of facilitation as an approach to instruction. We look at the six primary elements of effective classroom facilitation and build a resource bank of our favorite tools and strategies. This session is equally applicable to classroom teachers and to administrators and teacher leaders. (Presenter(s): Laura Thomas, Director- Center for School Renewal, Antioch University New England)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon C

2:30pm

Student-Created Mobile Apps for Google Play Using MIT App Inventor
Receive an introduction to teaching with MIT App Inventor. Participants receive a 9-week course outline complete with handouts and resources. This course is full of STEAM skills, is aligned to College and Career Ready Standards, reinforces legal use of copyrighted materials, appeals to all sorts of learners, and truly engages students. (Presenter(s): Lauren Benson, Instructional Technology Specialist, Hooksett, SAU 15)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon B

2:30pm

Technology Possibilities in Art Education
Hear about the many ways we use technology in the art room at the Valley View Community School in Farmington. Included in the mix are: 1) A historical play production about Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States under Ulysses S. Grant & Farmington native; 2) Book reviews about themes from the National Core Arts Standards (metacognition & neurodevelopment); 3) Powerpoints as yirtual tours that can be developed to suit age and time appropriate needs. Topics include divergent thinking, brainstorming, and sharing the greater world with rural students; 4) STEAM video - student reflection of STEAM process of creating display apparatus for student art show; 5) Student documentation of culminating events such as annual Leadership Day. Philosophical reflections on "screens" and how students can use them for learning vs. entertainment. Also, how re-coding of content for younger children can introduce them to neuro-developmental themes. (Presenter(s): Kimberly J.B. Smith, Art Teacher, Valley View Community School)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Teacher Classroom #3

2:30pm

The Blended Learning Classroom
In this session participants will learn about the Blended Learning Models that are being implemented across the nation. Bringing technology into the classroom is just one part of the plan to be successful. Come learn about the Teacher and Student Experience in the classroom and what type of planning needs to take place for successful implementation. From Devices to Delivery- Let's talk about the Plan! (Presenter(s): Edward Lowe, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Paul Wickes, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 1101, Exhibitor Suite #1

2:30pm

The Latest & Greatest in Google Chrome
Learn how to improve their efficiency and their students' proficiency using Google Chrome. A brief overview of Google Chrome will be provided and then several Chrome extensions/apps will be shared. Participants can expect to hear about some tried and true extensions/apps, as well as some new extensions/apps. (Presenter(s): Nicole Cassamassino, Technology Integration Specialist, Bedford, NH)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon D

2:30pm

Using Apps to Close the Gaps
Explore effective reading, writing, math, and science iPad apps that promote learning, engagement, and depth of knowledge. Have you ever been overwhelmed by the vast number of apps on the App Store, on Google Play, and on app review sites? Have you ever been disappointed after downloading what seemed to be a promising educational app? I know I have. Over the years, I have downloaded and tried over 1,000 apps, but only a tiny fraction of these remain on my iPads to be used by my special needs K-2 students on a regular basis. This workshop will demonstrate how to find, evaluate, and use exceptional apps that help remove barriers to learning, facilitate differentiation of instruction, and are accessible for ALL children, including English Language Learners and special education students. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Special Educator, Richards School, Newport, NH)

Thursday December 3, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Teacher Classroom #1

3:30pm

Closing Session Refreshments & Raffle
Join us for the Closing Session Refreshments and the opportunity to win great raffle prizes contributed by our exhibitors.

Thursday December 3, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Salon A
 
Tuesday, December 8
 

7:55am

Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Take a journey with college student Travis Allen and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. This concept has an entirely new definition in today's Information Age and it requires us to create new skills, while at the same time embracing our inner student. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers. (Presenter(s): Travis Allen, President & Founder of iSchool Initiative)

Tuesday December 8, 2015 7:55am - 7:55am

7:55am

The Changing Landscape Digital Learning
Technology is changing rapidly, and today's children have access to "educational" content on more platforms every day. How has today's widespread technology altered the ways that kids interact with and learn from media? And, more importantly, how do we know what kids are learning from digital, mobile, and gaming content? Sara DeWitt dives in to how the ever-changing digital landscape is impacting the ways teachers teach and students learn, as well as highlights PBS KIDS research that showcases real learning in the digital world. (Presenter(s): Cynthia Dunlap, Consultant, NHSTE)

Tuesday December 8, 2015 7:55am - 7:55am

7:55am

Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying & Make Kindness Go Viral
How can educators help change the pattern of cyberbullying and create positive school climates using kindness and compassion? Join Dr. Sameer Hinduja as he shares what the research says regarding the prevalence, scope, and frequency of cyberbullying. Learn how non-technological and technological cases have created legal precedent and the best ways to structure formal policy. Realize the importance of creative responses and see how anonymous reporting systems and community members can help. Explore the critical importance of creating and maintaining a positive school climate to prevent misbehaviors - offline and online - while encouraging teens to safeguard their online experience and reduce vulnerability. Discover ways to assess the problem and implement programming to reduce its prevalence and define the role of youth professionals in responding to cyberbullying. (Presenter(s): Sameer Hinduja, CoDirector - Cyberbullying Research Center)

Tuesday December 8, 2015 7:55am - 7:55am
 
Thursday, November 3
 

1:30pm

(S) Adventures in Making & STEAM Education
In this session participants will see first hand what elementary students in Rochester are doing for STEAM learning activities. We will also bring a mini Maker Space that replicates the one we have at school. Interact with students, find out what they are learning, and see some of the simple activities that we have used to integrate STEAM education into our curriculum. (Presenter(s): Carrie Feyler, Ed Tech Integrator, SAU 54)

Thursday November 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
EXPO Center
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

1:30pm

(S) Daily Dose of STEAM at the Gilsum STEAM Academy
Experience a variety of STEAM themed lessons designed for students in Grades K-6 and view student demonstrations. (Presenter(s): Adrienne Noel, Teaching Principal, Gilsum STEAM Academy)

Wednesday November 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
EXPO Center

1:30pm

(S) Stop Motion & WeVideo Fun
Learn about how students use stop motion to share what they learn with others. Hear how students are demonstrating what they know and showcasing their creativity using a free iPad app that allows for quick and easy stop motion films. Explore strategies for enhancing basic stop motion films using wevideo (web-based online video editing program). (Presenter(s): Kathleen DeCamp, technology integrator, Inter-Lakes, and Stephanie Howard, Inter-Lakes)

Wednesday November 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
EXPO Center
 
Wednesday, November 30
 

8:00am

MITI - 100 Things You Can Do WIth Your New Winbook
Learn 100 things to do with their new Lenovo N22 Winbook. This Windows 10 device offers flexibility to use Chrome, Internet Explorer, or other web browsers. You can be a Google or Microsoft user - or a combination of both. This session is for all level users. This Winbook is rugged, durable and designed for education. The device is drop resistant with a water resistant keyboard. It includes a rotatable camera, anti-glare screen and a battery that lasts up to 10 hours. Come join us for a fun filled day! The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. The specific Winbook model selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $110. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

MITI - Bring Osmo (and coding) to Your School
Change the way your students interact with an Apple iPad. Receive an Award Winning Osmo Wonder Kit, opening the door to active learning experiences This kit includes: Numbers, Masterpiece, Newton, Words, Tangram, and Coding. Workshop participants explore the kit, learn how to best use it in the classroom, how to take advantage of the ever growing Osmo curriculums that are available and learn how to create your own custom word albums. This kit is appropriate for ages 5 and above. This new dimension in learning allows students to use critical and creative thinking skills during physical play. It is even challenging enough for adults. Come play, learn and get ready to bring Osmo to your classrooms. Karen and Michelle review the host of educational resources available on the Osmo website at www.playosmo.com/en/. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the device. Any changes to the OSMO kit selected and exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Karen Switzer, Technology Integration Facilitator, Laconia School District, and Michelle Plourde, Laconia School District)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hawthorne

6:00pm

MITI - VR in the Classroom: Creating 360 Degree Panoramas & Immersive Tours
Using virtual reality (VR) in the classroom can immerse students in a 360 environment, help with understanding complex subjects, and engage learners of all ages. Discover how to enable students to create these online, interactive panoramas. Explore using a Google Cardboard viewer to immerse the student in an image, this can be very powerful teaching tool! In this hands-on workshop, learn the how and why of this technology to support teaching and learning. Use the Ricoh Theta S camera to create your own images and videos that can be interacted with online and also made immersible when viewed through Google Cardboard. The registration fee for this MITI workshop includes the cost of the workshop AND the devices. The specific Ricoh Theta S camera model and Google Cardboard device selected along with the exact price will be posted in October on the conference website at www.nhcmtc.org. Starting Friday, November 4, 2016, if you ALREADY have or want to order the required device(s) on your own, you may register for this workshop as a BYOD for just the cost of the workshop, $50. (Presenter(s): Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock)

Wednesday November 30, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Salon A
 
Thursday, December 1
 

3:15pm

Quick & Easy Online Tools to Support Differentiation
Explore strategies to differentiate for a wide array of learners. Differentiation can be a daunting topic for some teachers. However, there are a number of (free!) web-based tools that teachers and other professionals can use to support the learning of all students. In this session participants will learn about specific online applications, websites and programs that can make differentiated instruction for all learners easier and more efficient. We will look at how to differentiate for both struggling students and students performing above grade level. We will explore (and try out!) specific web-based strategies for differentiation across subject areas. Participants will leave with specific resources they can take back to their own professional environments and implement with students and colleagues. (Presenter(s): Kelly Swindlehurst, Professor of Special Education, Plymouth State University)

Thursday December 1, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C
 
Saturday, December 3
 

9:30am

(T) Awesome Apps to Close the Gaps
In this session participants will learn how to find, evaluate and use exceptional apps to differentiate instruction and remove barriers to learning. Participants will see demonstrations of innovative and effective iPad apps to engage young students, promote learning, depth of knowledge and problem solving, while building foundational skills. This interactive session will include discussion and hands-on exploration of the most effective reading, writing, science and math apps for PreK-3rd Grade, Special Needs and ELL students. (Presenter(s): Libby Curran, Reading Specialist, Martin Luther King Charter School)

Saturday December 3, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
EXPO Center

9:30am

(T) NatGeo MapMaker Interactive & Giant Map of NH
In this session participants will learn about two exciting ways to enhance your teaching of geography and in particular New Hampshire geography. One is high tech (MapMaker Interactive) and the other is right at your feet! National Geographic has gifted the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance two giant maps of New Hampshire. Stop by and learn more about both. (Presenter(s): Claudia Novak, Retired teacher/alliamce member, New Hampshire Geographic Alliance)

Saturday December 3, 2016 9:30am - 11:00pm
EXPO Center

10:00am

The Future of Learning is Open
Innovation does not have to simply be associated with the latest application to burgeon out of Silicon Valley or the savvy keynote speaker, but rather, it can be seen in our classrooms across the country. By nature, educators are researchers and designers within their classrooms and have always thrived on the ability to share and repurpose. As educational leaders, we must find ways to reinvest in the profession of teaching and amplify the innovative work that educators design on a yearly basis. Fostering a shared culture of learning and instructional design within an academic institution can support teacher leadership and greatly impact student growth. Openly licensed educational resources can help spark this culture and promote innovative teaching and learning by openly sharing and amplifying what educators create daily. It's time we recognize the innovative capacity of all educators.This presentation shares how shifting to openly licensed educational resources is imperative for PK-12 school districts across the country. Andrew focuses on what openly licensed educational resources are, how school districts across the country are making this transition, and why it is important students and educators. (Presenter(s): Andrew Marcinek, Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy)

Saturday December 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Pierce

11:30am

Professional Learning for Mobile-friendly Schools
The shift to anywhere anytime learning though mobile devices has changed the way that both students and teachers learn. Whether 1:1, BYOD, or a hybrid model of technology integration, the world of mobile learning presents new possibilities for educators, coaches, and leaders. This session examines principles of mobile learning, as well as introduces the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a FREE professional learning program managed entirely by ISTE and funded by the Verizon Foundation through the White House's ConnectED initiative. (Presenter(s): Helen Crompton, ISTE Mobile Learning Academy Faculty)

Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Pierce

1:00pm

Engaging Educational Content; Engaging Students
Do you really know what Brainpop is like in 2016? "My BrainPOP" lets teachers customize assessments, incorporate gaming into instruction, spur meaningful reflection, and keep track of learning. BrainPOP engages students through animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, concept mapping, and much more. BrainPOP is also an ideal fit for mobile learning and BYOD classrooms. BrainPOP Educators offers professional development and an array of lesson plans, video tutorials, graphic organizers, and a rich curriculum calendar. See how content is mapped to Common Core, aligned to academic standards, and easily searchable with an online Standards Tool. Learn how this K-12 product is uniquely suited for 21st century learning, and is fully compatible with interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, projectors, Macs, and PCs. BrainPOP sites and mobile apps support individual, team, and whole-class learning in traditional, blended, and "flipped" settings. If you have never seen BrainPOP, or would like to learn more, you should attend! (Presenter(s): Cyndy Currier, Licensing Program Manager, NHSTE)

Saturday December 3, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hale

2:30pm

Funding to Close Your Students' Digital Divide at Home & in the Community
Join this session to explore the extraordinary implications of the recent shift in federal policy to now encourage banks to provide funding to address digital equity needs for low-income learners. Explore whether and how best to form a local team to participate in sustained efforts, beginning at the Feb. 3rd NH Summit on Digital Equity, to improve equitable access statewide to affordable broadband, devices, tech support provided by linguistically and culturally diverse youths, OER materials, and other essential dimensions of a local systemic approach to digital equity. This effort has been in the works for years and New Hampshire is well positioned to take advantage of this bank revitalization funding to help close the digital divide in our schools for all students. (Presenter(s): Robert McLaughlin, Dir. of Leadership for Learning Innovation, Education Development Center (EDC))

Saturday December 3, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pierce