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Wednesday, December 2
 

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10:30am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

Wednesday November 9, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Saturday, December 3
 

9:30am

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

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

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

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