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Matt Treamer 
North Country Education Services 


Monday November 7, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST

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Mountain View Grand, Whitefield, NH 
101 Mountain View Road
Whitefield, NH 03598

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Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, smartphone or any device with Internet access (yes, including a computer), there are numerous apps available to enhance your productivity and your professional learning, as well as enriching instruction and student learning. This conference will highlight some of the myriad of tools and applications available and showcase the ways they are being used in today's classrooms and schools.

 Featuring Keynote Presentation: 

Leslie Fisher's
Tips & Tricks on iEverything & More

Have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch and find keeping up to date with all of the new application releases daunting? How about knowing the best tips and tricks out there? This session will start with an overview of top accessories for your iOS device followed by demonstrations of applications perfect for education as well as personal productivity. We will overview some tips and tricks as well as the best places to keep up to date with the latest education app releases. If time remains we will have a birds of a feather session sharing our favorite apps.

Concurrent Session 1

 The Good, Bad and Ugly: Taking Digital Pictures Effectively 

Presenter: Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher has been fortunate enough to learn her digital photography skills from some of the biggest and brightest in the industry. This presentation will go over examples and methods to take better digital pictures. Everything from composition, lighting, flash techniques and point and shoot camera settings will be discussed. Time permitting, Leslie will show you some of her favorite Photoshop tips to help you enhance your digital images.

Why We All Need to Be Participants

Presenter: Tony Baldasaro, Chief Human Resource Officer, VLACS and Consultant, Powerful Learning Practice

Looking back over one's k-12+ educational career, one can count perhaps 100 teachers who had an effect on their lives. Yet, today, with the ability to connect with anyone at anytime, our students have potentially 2 billion teachers at their fingertips. Moreover, teachers and administrators have an incredible opportunity to connect and learn with fellow educators from around the world. This session focuses on the need for schools to engage its students, teachers and administrators in opportunities that lead to meaningful, transparent learning and sharing. Twitter, edmodo, blogs, social bookmarking websites, and other web 2.0 tools are highlighted. Participants leave with both the argument for and a list of specific resources to become participants and to start connecting.

 iShare - Expressive Language Apps for All

Presenter: Sue Drouin, M.S., CCC-SLP

In this session, participants will get an overview of the current iPad/iPod Touch apps that support expressive communication for students of all abilities. Talking photos, story writing, text-to-speech and true augmentative communication applications will be previewed. The pros and cons and candidates for each will be discussed.

What, Why, and How to Use Technology in Your Classroom

Presenter: Celeste Best, Science Teacher, Oyster River HS

Engage, enrich, and excite your students with the integration of technology into your classroom.  Presenter Celeste Best, is a science teacher at Oyster River High School and has received several awards for her technology integration including the 2009 Pat Keys Integration Award and the 2011 National NSTA-Vernier Technology Award.  Celeste will provide participants with several strategies for using technology to improve student learning in all disciplines and at all age levels.  Examples will include Web 2.0 resources, on-line simulations, probeware, iTouch/iPad applications and other exciting ways to integrate technology into your classroom. Celeste will also demonstrate how the use of technology allows you to create a student driven, inquiry based learning environment where students will thrive as problem solvers and critical thinkers.



Concurrent Session 2

Moving Ahead with Technology in Schools 

Presenter: David Backler, Principal

Hear what educators can do to help their buildings take steps, including how to use Google Apps and other tools, for school-wide change. Move your school beyond just a handful of technology using classrooms!

Twitter Basics 

Presenter: Tony Baldasaro, Chief Human Resource Officer, VLACS and Consultant, Powerful Learning Practice

Join Tony as he shares how he uses Twitter to build networks to grow both personally and professionally. Twitter has become the one of the most convenient and comprehensive mechanisms to get just-in-time professional development. Many educators still are not sure how to capture its full potential. Learn why Twitter should be their primary professional development tool. Explore how to participate more fully in Twitter by learning how to find people to follow, gain followers, effectively use hashtags, participate in different Twitter communities, and use Twitter tools to stay connected. First time, as well as long time, users of Twitter are welcome.

Technology on a Shoe String 

Presenter: Paula Churchill, Technology Integrator

Are you overwhelmed with new equipment arriving in your room and no training to use it?  Do you feel the technology in your room is too old to be a worthwhile teaching tool?  Is getting on the Internet a slow or sometimes unsuccessful process for you or your students?  Learn some ways to use the most basic and inexpensive (or free) equipment and software to create great technology projects.  Learn ways to ask your students to think, problem solve and make decisions about what they know and learn and teach others while using the technology you have to its best advantage.  You will see examples of student work created with a computer and an inexpensive document camera, free software and a headset (which could also be created with SmartBoard, MOBI, or Promethean software and a headset).  Get your creative juices flowing and leave with some new ideas for your classroom.

Making Text Come Alive 

Presenter: Sue Drouin, M.S., CCC-SLP

eBooks are everywhere- all genres, many magazines, newspapers and curriculum textbooks are now available as eBooks. eBooks make curriculum text accessible in formats that assist poor readers, those with low vision, learning disabilities and those with physical challenges. In this introductory session, participants will expand their understanding of how eBooks can work for students, learn about free and subscription services, and the assistive technology tools needed to make the most of the eBook experience.

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