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Monday, November 30
 

8:00am

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

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

8:00am

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

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

8:00am

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

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

8:00am

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

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

3:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

8:00am

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

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

6:00pm

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

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

6:00pm

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

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