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Capital Area Center for Educational Support (CACES)
Welcome to CACES
Capital Area Center for Educational Support
        Professional Development Center
                           Mailing Address:  105 Community Drive, Penacook, NH  03303
Physical Address where sessions are held: 26 Washington Street, Penacook, NH  03303
Tele: 603-848-0192
Fax: 603-753-6023

CACES is pleased to present the its Spring workshops!

All Spring sessions listed below are being held at
CACES, 26 Washington Street, Penacook, NH  

Directions to CACES on the Directions link at the top of this page.
(use Concord as the town for GPS directions)

Please note:  If Merrimack Valley School District
cancels school or after-school activities,
then the workshop will be postponed to
the Thursday of the same week.

Registration for most sessions, unless indicated otherwise, may be made in one of 4 ways as listed below:  (If pricing changes, participants will be notified.)

(Note: Not all sessions utilize all equipment options, so read the "Platform" options):
  • 2 hour Training only for $35.00  
 If you need to borrow one of CACES iPads or Laptops for use during training, be sure to indicate that in the Drop-down menu on the registration form.
  • Training and the iPad Air 2 included for $534.00 (9.7 inch screen, 4G, 16GB, WiFi.  Pricing may increase soon.  If you wish to personalize your iPad, you must email kholt@mv.k12.nh.us with no more than 14 characters on each of two lines; and  have your payment in to SAU 46 no less than 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled workshop.)
  • Training and the iPad Mini included for $334.00 (7.9 inch screen, A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor, 16GB, WiFi)   
  • Training and the Samsung Chromebook included for $284.00 (11.6 in. screen; 2 GB RAM; 16 GB solid state drive)
If you are registering for the "Workshop and Equipment" option, in order to assure your equipment is available at the session, you must have your Check or District Purchase Order submitted at least 14 days in advance of the session made payable to MVSD-CACES:
       CACES/SAU 46
       105 Community Drive
        Penacook, NH  03303       
         Fax POs - 603-753-6023
For more information, please e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us

 NOTE:  Several of the sessions below are designed for individuals who have a basic/working knowledge of the equipment used in the session.  Participants will use any equipment they have ordered as part of the “Workshop and Equipment Option” for these sessions immediately at the beginning of the specified session to access Google Apps, Chrome, iPad Apps, or other features mentioned in the descriptions below.  If you will need assistance using your  equipment, you will need to notify Kathy Holt in advance to register for a brief "Equipment Orientation" session, as described at the bottom of this page.

Chromebook Basics and Beyond
April 14th
4:00 – 6:30 p.m.
2.5 hour session
Kathleen Malsbenden, Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant

Level: Beginner or moderate Google users
Grades: ~All, especially if you are a Google Education School
Platform: Laptop, Tablet, Smartphone, Chromebook

Participants will have ample time during this two hour Google Chromebook session to learn, review, and discover ways to use their Google Chromebooks, the web based browser “Chrome”, Chrome Apps, Chrome Extensions and more. We will cover the basics of logging in and out, review the desktop, keystrokes and mouse functions, and the “control” panel (remember, the Chromebook doesn’t have a hard drive so where does everything go?). After the basics are covered we will explore in depth the browser features for bookmarking, creating different types of documents (forms, docs, draw, presentations, spreadsheets), adding extensions to the browser and finding Apps in the App store. Finally we will preview and set up Google Chrome to sync with other devices and discover why this feature gives Chrome its “one stop” computing potential. Come for an enjoyable two hour session while learning more about the Chromebook. ~

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Using iPads to Get Students Moving
April 21st
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Rebekah Gonzalez, MEd, CAGS
Physical Education Teacher

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: iPad, Smartphone

In this session participants will learn apps and strategies to use technology to provide physical activity for students in physical education and regular education classroom.  These apps and strategies are great for movement breaks, centers, or stations and are kid tested and approved! Participants will have the opportunity to try the apps and learn how they are used for maximum activity with a limited number of iPads.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Exploring Art Apps with the iPad
May 5th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kathleen Malsbenden
Retired Educator & Tech Coordinator, Consultant

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: iPad

The iPad is a transformative tool for 21st Century learning. Art apps are at the forefront with so many different approaches to designing and compiling projects and eportfolios. Art is also being recognized as the STE(A)M in STEM as art is the creative force that links the S-T-E-M areas. During this session participants will explore and use free art apps and resources which can open the door to art for all students’ from PreK-12. Apps for drawing, painting, sketching, sculpting, animating, storytelling, notebooking, and more as well as museum, theory, and art history apps will be presented. Participants will have time to explore these dozens of free apps and resources and share with others how they can use different ones to create and share digital content across curricular areas. Links to all the resources will be posted so that all attendees will have access to them after class. This session has the Art teacher in mind but all teachers will find something for all levels and ages of learning. ~

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Organizing your Life with Google
May 12th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Melissa Valence
Gr. 4 Teacher, Loudon Elementary School

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: Chromebook, Laptop, iPad, Smartphone

Have you been looking for a way to help make life and school simpler?  Are you always jealous of those O.C.D. types who seem to have everything perfectly together?  Would you like to learn some tricks for keeping your lessons, emails, and thoughts organized?  Would you enjoy learning how to clean up and make your inbox more productive?  This session will help you do all of that and more.

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Google Classroom
May 19th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Melissa Valence
Gr. 4 Teacher Loudon Elementary School

Level: All
Grades: All
Platform: Chromebook, Laptop, iPad

Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly.  With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in-progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements – all without using a single piece of paper.   Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks.  

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Helping Students Build Healthy Eating Habits
Using iPad and Web Resources
May 26th
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Kathy Holt
Former Health and FACS teacher

If trends continue, it is estimated that 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children will be considered obese by 2050.  Helping our students make good decisions about the foods they choose today and later as adults can help ensure they are healthier and possibly can buck that trend.  Today’s technology has made it easier than ever to plan, shop for, cook, serve; and then store and use left-overs for the healthiest meals possible.   This workshop will review many of the apps on the iPad as well as other websites where great information about recipes, foods, and nutrition can be found.  

We will review the iPad as needed, and also provide time to share ideas with others who teach about nutrition and foods in FACS, health, or physical education classes.  

Level: All
Grades: Middle and High School
Platform: iPad, Smartphone, Also Google enabled devices

Control-Click on this link to register for this session.

Equipment Orientation Session

Each session is one-half hour prior to a workshop to help you gain skills that will help you get started on your equipment.  Please do NOT expect to be skilled on the machine after this half-hour session.   

Either Orientation is $5.00 in addition to the cost of the workshop or "workshop and equipment" option listed above.  

Chromebook Orientation:  Participants will get a brief orientation to the Chromebook to learn to use their Google Chromebooks and its web based browser “Chrome." We will cover the basics of logging in and out, review the desktop, keystrokes and mouse functions, and the “control” panel.

iPad Orientation:  This session will help participants learn about settings, the basics of the iPad and use of the touch screen features so participants can navigate their device during their sessions.  

Interested in Sharing Your Knowledge or Talent?

CACES recognizes that teachers learn well from others who have "walked in their shoes."  
If you are an experienced teacher or administrator with an area of interest that
you would be willing to be paid to share with others,
please contact Kathy Holt at 848-0192 or 759-1013 or e-mail kholt@mv.k12.nh.us


Last Modified: Mar 24, 2015