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Tuesday, December 1
 

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

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

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

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
 
Wednesday, December 2
 

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

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

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

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
 
Thursday, December 3
 

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

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

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

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
 
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
 

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