• Kate Darling, PhD.

    Leading Expert in Social Robotics & MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

    Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics and a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, seeking to influence technology design and policy direction. Her writing and research anticipate difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers, and the wider public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades. Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property. She has researched economic incentives in copyright and patent systems and has taken a role as intellectual property expert at multiple academic and private institutions. Her passion for technology and robots has led her to interdisciplinary fields. After co-teaching a robot ethics course at Harvard Law School with Professor Lawrence Lessig, she began to work at the intersection of law and robotics, with a focus on legal and social issues. Kate’s work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and more. Kate graduated from law school with honors and holds a doctorate of sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and an honorary doctorate of sciences from Middlebury College. She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including her Pleos Yochai, Peter, and Mr. Spaghetti.

    Check out Kate’s 11-minute TedTalk video ~ Why we have an emotional connection to robots

  • Dr. Lori Elliott

    Author of Project-Based Learning Anywhere, Presenter, Content developer, & Educational Consultant

    Dr. Lori Elliott is an enthusiastic and creative educator. She has served as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and literacy coordinator during her almost 30 years in education. Dr. Elliott is the author of Project-Based Learning Anywhere. She partners with educators across the country and internationally to teach, learn, plan, and implement best instructional practices. Her passions include Project-Based Learning, technology integration, literacy, and authentic learning practices. Lori is well-known for providing humorous, engaging, and practical presentations. Her energy and love for teaching and learning is contagious.
  • CMTC21 YouTube Channel

    Check out videos posted on the CMTC21 YouTube Channel . . . For those attending virtually, learn “how to use REMO” our virtual conference platform. View short trailers of our keynote Kate Darling, SpotLight Speakers Sam Dixon and Deb Boisvert, a sampling of our concurrent sessions, solution partner videos, and more . . .

  • Sched is your PERSONAL GATEWAY to ALL conference activities both onsite and virtual . . .

    Access Sched to:
       • add a picture and professional information to YOUR profile
       • create YOUR own custom agenda for each day for both onsite and virtual
       • access all keynotes, concurrent sessions, BYOD workshops with one click
       • join the networking, engagement, and social events with one click

    A PERSONAL INVITATION was sent via email to create your Sched account. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have registered for the conference and have NOT received your PERSONAL INVITATION to Sched ~ sent to the email address you used to register for the conference..

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~ ~ ~ STATUS OF RECORDED SESSIONS ~ ~ ~
Over the next week, we will review, edit as needed, and post the CMTC21 video recordings. We hope to have the majority of the session links posted by Friday, December 10th. Check back regularly if a session you are looking for has not yet been posted. The Keynote and SpotLIght sessions that were streamed live are available NOW!

~ ~ ~ ACCESSING RECORDED SESSIONS ~ ~ ~
Sched continues to be your gateway to ALL of the CTMC21 recorded concurrent sessions and BYOD workshops. We hope to have all sessions posted by the end of next week, Friday, 12/10. If you missed a session you REALLY wanted to attend, just use Sched to find the session and then click on the video link ~ instead of heading to Zoom, you will launch the video on our CMTC21 YouTube channel.

~ ~ ~ CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION ~ ~ ~
Certificates of Participation will be linked to the conference evaluation survey. The survey will be emailed by Wednesday, December 8th. Upon completing the survey, you will be provided with a link to download your certificate. You are requested to DOWNLOAD THE FILE IMMEDIATELY, BOOKMARK, OR SAVE the link so that you can find it when you need it.

Welcome

Christa McAuliffe was our New Hampshire "teacher in space" astronaut who died in the Challenger shuttle launch on January 28th, 1986.

In Christa's memory and in keeping with her spirit this conference is designed to highlight the sharing of successful technology practices among educators. The conference serves as a forum for exchanging technology-based success stories, integration tips, instructional strategies, technical solutions, and management techniques, that really work in the learning environment.

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Conference Options

Tuesday (11/30) & Wednesday (12/1) Onsite at the DoubleTree in Manchester

  • Onsite registration (1-day or 2-day) includes lunch, parking, and access to all onsite conference events
  • Presentations by keynote and spotlight speakers
  • Over 60 concurrent sessions and approximately 12 BYOD workshops
  • Onsite attendees will have access to all recorded virtual content following the conference
  • Raffle prizes include gift certificates and a limited number of the Christa McAuliffle Commemorative Silver Dollars

Monday (11/29), Tuesday (11/30), Wednesday (12/1), & Thursday (12/2) Virtual via Remo & Zoom

  • Virtual registration includes access to approximately 50 concurrent sessions, 5 BYOD workshops, and a variety networking activities spread over all 4 days
  • Onsite keynote presentations, keynote concurrent sessions, and spotlight concurrent sessions will be live streamed and recorded for future access
  • Raffle prizes include gift certificates and a limited number of the Christa McAuliffle Commemorative Silver Dollars

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

COVID-19 Safety Protocol

Keeping You Safe & Healthy at the 2021 Christa McAuliffe Transforming, Teaching, & Technology Conference (CMTC21)

The CMTC21 Steering Committee has endorsed the following Safety Protocol for CMTC21 which will help keep all of us safe when attending the event in-person at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Please click here for our Safety Protocol plan.

HELP!

Stuck or have a question? HELP is available Monday though Friday via TEXT, PHONE, and EMAIL during the hours listed below.

Text & Phone HELP  - (202) 684-3922
Support hours for text & phone support: (all times EDT)

  • Monday, 11/29 ~ 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, 11/30 ~ 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, 12/1 ~ 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday, 11/29 ~ 8:00am to 5:00pm

Email HELP - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Emails will be monitored from 7:00am to 10:00pm daily.

Website to create tickets
https://nhstehelp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

Stay Connected

Join one of the many social media outlets below to connect before, during, and after CMTC. Feel free to just observe or jump in and become an active participant. Let us know what you have learned. Share tips, tidbits, and pictures. Tell us how we can improve in the future. Find your niche and join the CMTC online community.