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Note: There will be a $35 fee imposed for those who register, do not participate, and do not cancel their registration by August 14th. This is because we still must pay for meals and refreshments for all final registrants.

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Free day-long professional development for all interested NH teacher educators, educator candidates, cooperating educators and school partners, and state association leaders on technology strategies and resources for educational transformation.  Offered by the nonprofit Digital Opportunity Consortium, in collaboration with the NH IHE Network, St. Anselm College, GovConnection and other partners.

Registration is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch and door prizes. Continuing education certificates available on request.


 The NH Education Technology Symposium:

Tools for Transformation

Thursday August 21st 2014, 7:45 am – 3:00 pm

St. Anselm College, NH Institute of Politics


Registration is free at and includes continental break, lunch and door prizes

(but for those who register, fail to cancel by August 14th and do not attend, there will be a $34 fee to defray the cost of unused meals, refreshments and materials).



  1. Explore tools for video recording classroom practice for self-reflection and performance assessment.
  2. Learn about and share data strategies and tools by which schools and educator preparation providers are supporting evidence-based decision making.
  3. Explore the rich, growing array of resources to close the digital divide at home for New Hampshire’s lowest income children and their families, including a new strategy to engage linguistically diverse youths in leading outreach efforts.
  4. Share strategies for equipping educators with the “Habit of Mind” to understand why and how to use online research resources to improve their professional practice and student learning.
  5. Learn about a NH college’s pilot effort to provide candidates with standard tech tools whose costs are offset by utilizing high quality open textbooks and EBSCO e-books.




7:45 – 8:20 a.m.          Registration and continental breakfast

8:20 – 8:30 a.m.          Welcome by Laura Wasielewski, Chair, Teacher Education, St. Anselm College

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.          Brief overview of the symposium’s goals, agenda and news, Bob McLaughlin.

8:40 – 9:20 a.m.          “Video Recording Inservice and Preservice Educators’ Classroom Practice: Tools, Strategies and Challenges”.  Panel followed by Q & A. Panelists: Tom Schram, education professor at University of New Hampshire and co-facilitator of the NH IHE Network; Page Tompkins, executive director for the Upper Valley Educators Institute; and Cathy Stavenger, certification officer at Southern New Hampshire University.

9:20 – 9:50 a.m.          “Three Habit of Mind Pilot Efforts: Manchester School District, 4 NH IHEs and the NH NEA leadership team.  Panelists include Nick Marks, associate dean of education at Granite State College; Irv Richardson, NH NEA’s coordinator for public education and school improvement; and Anna Enos, government libraries account executive for EBSCO.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.      Break and morning refreshments

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.      Showcase # 1: visit informal showcases of technologies:

·         Educator Development Technology Toolkit: GovConnection, TrendNet, Granite State College,  Robbie Melton and partners

·         Digital opportunity resources: Comcast, Dell, GenYes, GovConnection, OER Collaborative, ConnectED

·         Video recording classroom practice: Swivl

·         Data-driven decision making tools: Taskstream

·         Videoconferencing for collaboration, teaching and professional development:  Shindig

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.      “The Educator Development Toolkit”: Granite State College’s pilot initiative to equip candidates with essential tech learning resources, presentation followed by Q & A. Presenters: Mary Ford, dean of education for Granite State College, the College’s associate dean of education Nick Marks; Lisa Trisciani, national sales director for GovConnection; and (via Skype) Robbie Melton, associate vice-chancellor for e-learning for the Tennessee Board of Regents.

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.        Showcase # 2: visit informal showcases of technologies:

·         Habit of Mind – Research Informing Practice and Student Learning: EBSCO and American Association of School Librarians

·         NextGen Teaching and Learning for the Common Core (NHDOE/NHEON)

·         Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference and tech integration resources – first ever CMTC strand for IHEs: NHSTE and NH Digital Resource Consortium

·         Educator Development Technology Toolkit: GovConnection, TrendNet, Dell, Lenovo, and HP

       12:15 – 12:45 p.m.           Box lunches available

1:30 – 1:50 p.m.          “Update on the NH Digital Opportunity Initiative: The Manchester Experiment”: Joint presentation by Becca Fracassa., community investment director for Comcast; David Ryan, assistant superintendent for the Manchester School District, and Prof. Lauren Provost, on behalf of the UNH-Manchester STEM Discovery Lab.

        1:30 – 2:00 p.m.  Afternoon refreshments available

1:50 – 2:50 p.m.          “Data-driven decision systems for program improvement” Panel followed by Q & A. Panelists include: Suzanne Canali, director of teacher education for the NH Institute of Art; Trudy Milburn, director of campus solutions for Taskstream; and Alana Mosley, chair of teacher education at Franklin Pierce University.

2:50 –3:00 p.m.           Next steps and wrap-up.  Great door prize winners announced!


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

Co-convening organizations include:

·         NH Association of Special Education Administrators

·         NH Department of Education

·         NH Digital Resource Consortium

·         NH IHE Network

·         Learning Forward New Hampshire

·         NH NEA

·         NH School Library Media Association

·         NH Society for Technology in Education


St. Anselm College, Institute of Politics Saint Anselm Drive and Rockland Avenue, Manchester , NH, 03102, United States Get Directions


The summer 2014 NH Ed Tech Symposium