NH Ed Tech Symposium July 29, 2016

Friday, 29 July 2016 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM EST

98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH, 03242, United States

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Friday, 29 July 2016 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM EST

New England College, Simon Center, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH, 03242, United States.

The NH Education Technology Symposium: 

It’s all about the pedagogy 

New England College in Henniker NH (driving directions) 

Friday July 29th, 2016    8:30 am – 3:15 pm 

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Registration is free and includes breakfast, lunch, wonderful colleagues and wonderful door prizes.? 


1.      Share strategies for infusing competency-based pedagogy into our teaching. 

2.      Brainstorm ways to address the challenges of using “open educational resources”. 

3.      Learn about the practical implications of the extraordinary shift in federal policy expected to open up significant funding to address the digital divide (aka “homework gap”) at home for low-income students of all ages. 

4.      Brainstorm ways to infuse into preservice methods courses, inservice development and student teaching the “habit of mind” to tap online research databases to improve students’ learning opportunities, engagement and results 

5.      Explore the feasibility and desirability of joining efforts to scale affordable “toolkits” of essential learning technology tools for interested schools and preparation programs across NH. 

The Symposium is meant for: 

·                     School leaders 

·                     School librarians 

·                     Teacher educators 

·                     Ed tech integrators 

·                     Cooperating educators and clinical supervisors 

·                     State policy makers and association leaders 

Certificates of participation will be provided to all participants. 


8:30 – 8:45 a.m.Registration and continental breakfast 

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.Welcome by Carol Thomas, chief technology officer, New England College 

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.Overview of the day’s goals, agenda and news – Bob McLaughlin. chair, education division New England College

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.Panel: The Challenges of Moving Toward Competency-Based Pedagogy  Panelists include Frank Devito (executive director), EquityLab Charter School, Anne Wang EDC Research Associate, and Bob McLaughlin 

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.Q & A with panelists, to brainstorm best next steps for scaling educator development for competency-based education 

10:05 – 10:35 a.m.Panel: Technology toolkit – the rationale, Granite State College’s experience, potential benefits for prep programs and schools statewide. Panelists include: Granite State College's dean of education Nick Marks and library director Pat Erwin-Ploog, and GovConnection's vice-president of field sales

10:35 – 11:00 a.m.Q & A with panelists, to brainstorm best next steps for scaling toolkit initiative to benefit as many current and future educators and P12 students 

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.A Taste of Innovation: Get a brief taste of the stellar innovative tools for learning that will be highlighted in the hands-on Tech Showcase 

11:15 – 12:15 a.m.Tech Showcase: visit informal hands-on showcases of technologies

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.Buffet lunch 

12:45 – 1:25 p.m.Panel: The Benefits and Challenges of Using Open Educational Resources.  Panelists include Susan Ballard, past president of the American Association of School Librarians, Pam Harland, past president of the NH School Library Media Association, and Pat Erwin-Ploog, library director, Granite State College.

1:25 – 2:20 p.m.Concurrent breakouts: identifying ways to infuse OER materials into: 

1.      Methods courses (Center for Educational Innovation, room 101)

2.      Student teaching and preservice administrators’ clinical experience (CEI, Room 102)

3.      Educator, school and preparation program accountability (CEI, Room 201)

4.      Professional development and induction support for experienced and new educators and leaders  (CEI, Room 202)

2:25 – 2:45 p.m.Concurrent group report-outs: suggested strategies, pilot efforts, policy recommendations… 

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.News Update: Major new resources to close the digital divide at Home presented by Bob McLaughlin 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.Next steps and wrap-up.  Great door prizes announced! 


Meals, materials and registration are free for symposium participants thanks to generous support from GovConnection and other partners! 


Co-convening organizations include: 

·                     Comcast Internet Essentials 

·                     IHE Network 

·                     Learning Forward New Hampshire 

·                     National Collaborative for Digital Equity 

·                     NH Department of Education  

·                     NH Digital Resource Consortium 

·                     New Hampshire NEA 

·                     NH School Library Media Association

·                     NH Society for Technology in Education 



Cancellation policy

Regsitrants must please cancel no later than 5 pm July 22nd so we don't pay for food meals and refreshments unnecssarily.  Thanks for your understanding!  

National Collaborative for Digital Equity


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