Special Events

  • Monday Leadership Forums
  • Parent Forum
  • Collaboratory MakerSpace
  • Thursday KEYNOTE Luncheon & New Schedule

CMTC IS EXCITED TO OFFER FOUR LEADERSHIP FORUMS ON MONDAY TARGETING BOTH DISTRICT ANDCMTC IS EXCITED TO OFFER FOUR LEADERSHIP FORUMS ON MONDAY TARGETING BOTH DISTRICT ANDSCHOOL-BASED LEADERSHIP ROLES INCLUDING superintendents, assistant superintendents,instructional and technology leaderhip, principals, assistant principals, tech integrators,business managers, and all educators with a district or school perspective. This year the Leadership Forums are presented by our Tuesday Keynote speaker Ginger Lewman and our SpotLight speakers, Joseph South and Carol Todd, along with Robert M cLaughlin.

TRANSFORM LEARNING ~ ISTE STANDARDSTRANSFORM LEARNING ~ ISTE STANDARDSFOR FUTURE-FOCUSED LEADERS (PREC11)

Join SpotLight Speaker and ISTE Chief Learning Officer, JOSEPH SOUTH for a perspective on the complex and rapidly-changing digital age that requires new vision and skills in education leadership. The new ISTE Standards for Leaders provide a framework for learning, teaching, and leading that support the capabilities of today'sdynamic, future-focused leaders. Learn how the Standards can help you focus your efforts on the most impactful levers of change by providing a roadmap for leading equitable, transformational learning with technology in your organization.This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice.

DEVELOPING DIGITAL RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR CHILDRENDEVELOPING DIGITAL RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR CHILDREN (PREC12)

Join our SpotLight Speaker CAROL TODD for an engaging dialog around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth. Carol is the founder of Amanda Todd Legacy - http://www.amandatoddlegacy.org - dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda who took her own life at age fifteen, the victim of cyberbullying and sextortion.This leadership forum is a time for school anddistrict administrators to listen, learn, engage,share, and question. This critically important topic of digital responsibility brings increased awareness and conversations within schools and communities about the combination of bullying and technology use. The goal is to encourage leaders to shift their thinking about bullying type behaviours to those of KINDNESS and RESPECT.

FUNDING TO CLOSE YOUR STUDENTS' DIGITAL DIVIDEFUNDING TO CLOSE YOUR STUDENTS' DIGITAL DIVIDEAT HOME (PREC13)

Join DR. ROBERT MCLAUGHLIN Founder & Chair, of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) to discover how to leverage your district's banking relationship to close the digital divide for your students. The federal Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requires banks to make economic opportunity investments in "low and moderate income" (LMI) areas. The nonprofit NH-based income" (LMI) areas. The nonprofit NH-based NCDE is partnering with the NH Bankers Association, NH School Boards Association,and several state agencies and associations to open up CRA grant funding to support closing the digital divide at home for low-income learners of all ages in NH's LMI communities.Please check the map at this link for eligibility:https://bit.ly/2ALHeYH. School system leaders from these communities are invited to join this interactive session to leverage your authority over where your district does its banking, to close the "homework gap" for your students and their families. CRA credit can be given to banks not onlyfor home broadband and computers, but also for creating coding programs, expanding collegeand career readiness efforts, and STEM pipeline development, among other purposes.

ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUTASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS ABOUTEDUCATIONAL CHANGE (PREC14)

Join Tuesday Keynote Speaker GINGER LEWMAN in this conversation about the current educational expectations and their purpose. Discuss which expectations are there because of tradition, which are there because of need, and which are there because of the law. Share thoughts, concerns, successful strategies for shifting, and challenges yet to be handled. This forum is for dialog, reflection, networking, and sharing best practice.

These 90-minute sessions run from 3:30-5:00pm and light refreshments are served.

CMTC18 is once again hosting a FREE Parent Forum on Monday evening in Salon A from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Nationally renowned speaker, parent, and special educator Carol Todd shares her story at the fourth FREE Parent Forum.

This year the focus is on Bullying, Technology, Kindness, & Respect. Join Carol Todd for an intimate and engaging discussion around what digital responsibility looks like in our youth.

Carol is the founder of Amanda Todd Legacy dedicated to Carol's daughter Amanda who took her own life at age fifteen the victim of cyberbullying and sextortion. This parent forum is an evening for students and parents to listen, learn, and engage. This critically important topic of digital responsibility brings increased awareness and conversations within families and communities about the combination of bullying and technology use. The goal is to encourage others to shift their thinking about bullying type behaviors to those of KINDNESS and RESPECT. Light refreshments are served and this session is open to the public for FREE.

NHSLMA

Brought to in partnership with the teacher librarians at the NH School Library Media Association (NHSLMA) in the Expo Center!!!

The Collaboratory MakerSpace is dedicated to highlighting the engaging and practical hands-on approach to learning that is gaining educators’ attention. In addition to the Collaboratory MakerSpace sessions that take place during concurrent sessions, there will be a number of exciting maker displays in the Expo Center to inform attendees of the potential of “making/hands-on” learning in the classroom. From quirky robotic hands to a zipline racers, the Collaboratory MakerSpace showcases the role that making things can play in learning environments. Join NHSLMA members in “making” some engagement and fun happen!

All attendees receive:

  • The opportunity to make one of several different Makerspace projects
  • ~ from high to low tech, from solitary to participatory ~
  • A sandwich bag with an activity in a bag
  • ~ something for you to take back to school and easily replicate ~
  • list of material ideas
  • ~ a grocery list to use to collect materials for your Makerspace ~

A QR code to a website where you can go for more curated ideas

There is no opening session on Thursday morning this year.

  • 7:00 Registration opens
  • 7:30 The Partner Pavilion opens and breakfast is available
  • 8:00 The first 50-minute concurrent session begins

 Plan ahead for time to park, and get to the first concurrent session by Plan ahead for time to park, and get to the first concurrent session by 8:00am! Start your day with the first three concurrent sessions and visits to the Partnership Pavilion before the luncheon Keynote, Jennie Magiera. If you missed her at ISTE17, this is your chance to hear Our Untold Stories.

JENNIE MAGIERA Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, Author of Courageous Edventures

Jennie Magiera is the Chief Program Officer for EdTechTeam, focusing on diversity and equity in education. Previously, she was the ChiefInnovation Officer in Des Plaines Public School District 62, the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadershipand a Chicago Public Schools teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie has been working to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci-fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband.

Follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera and learn more about her work and herFOLLOW Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera and learn more about her work and herbook at bit.ly/edventuresbook.

Our Untold Stories
Our Untold StoriesAs educators, we spend every day helping our students learn and grow. Yet despite the myriad of unique settings and situations in which we each work, there exist single stories about ourschools, our students, and our industry. As posed by Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these single stories lead to stereotypes that while not necessarily wholly untrue, are certainly incomplete. So what are the untold stories we need to consider to avoid stereotype threat and help teachers see ourselves as change agents? Jennie Magiera shares untold stories you can amplify in order to empower educators to change the world starting in your classroom and schools.

Jennie conducts the following concurrent session:
Thursday at 2:15pm AMPLIFYING STUDENT VOICE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA