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Thursday, April 3
 

7:30am

Thursday Breakfast
Join UCET for a simple breakfast of juice, cheeses, yogurt, trail mix, fruit and muffins to get you going for a day of learning, fun and aha moments. Coffee will be served.

Thursday April 3, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

7:30am

Registration
Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials and badge.

Thursday April 3, 2014 7:30am - 4:30pm
Registration Booth – Lobby of Main GYM

7:30am

QR Wild
Lights! Camera! Action! Play the UCET 2014 QR Wild game! Hidden around the
UCET conference are QR codes. Find and scan each of the QR codes to earn
points and badges. Codes can be found at sessions, vendor booths, student
showcases, and other top secret locations. Hint: follow the #ucet14
Twitter feed for clues. The UCET attendees who earn the most points will
win fabulous prizes! Keep track of your standing in the competition by
viewing the TV monitors around the school. Good luck, and have fun!

QR Wild Starting
 

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →




Thursday April 3, 2014 7:30am - Friday April 4, 2014 4:00pm
All Halls

7:30am

Twitter Prizes
Are you following the #ucet14 Twitter feed? If so, you could earn prizes
just for Tweeting with our UCET hashtag! Prizes will be awarded to UCET
tweeps at random times throughout the conference. Good luck!

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 7:30am - Friday April 4, 2014 4:00pm
All Halls

8:00am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 3, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

9:00am

Opening Session
Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Thursday April 3, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:30am

Whatever Happened to Joy?
In a data driven, achievement focused system, does joy in learning matter anymore? Not that these are mutually exclusive but in our attempts to see results we often forget that joy should not be a means to an end but a worthy and important goal on its own. So how do we insure our students experience joy and wonder everyday? Let’s examine some practical ways to be intentional and make our schools places of joy.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Auditorium

10:30am

Thursday Lunch
Hot Buffet Lunch: There will be a choice between baked chicken or honey glazed ham served with fresh glazed carrots. There will be a choice between potato salad or tossed green salad with dressing. There will be rolls and butter. A choice between a variety of cookies. Coffee, bottled water, and soda pop
Midvale Mining Site  

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Cafeteria

10:40am

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll offer hands-on training to help you discover these resources and implement them in your LMS. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS Learning Media resources.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Choose Your Own APPventure
This creative lesson design allows students to have more control over their learning by choosing apps that pique their interest and play to their strong suits. Each Choose Your Own APPventure lesson will take students from research/brainstorming to organizing their ideas to a final project. Teachers will be shown rubrics to be able to assess each final project, no matter the presentation tool used.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Dimick

Brittany Dimick

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a school technology specialist with Granite. I have a Master's degree and ESL, Math and Instructional Technology endorsements. I keep busy by taking care of the dog, three cats, three gold fish, two kids and a husband.
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

School Technology Specialist, Educational Technology
Dani is a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District and has a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She loves integrating technology in education and using social media in a classroom setting. Dani's family consists of her husband (also an educator) and two kids (one human and the other of the dachshund variety). This is her second presentation at UCET.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Driving Students to Write, With Google Drive
Presentation Site
Google Drive makes collaborative writing activities and group research projects easy and fun for 5th Graders. In this session participants will learn how a 5th Grade Class at Midvalley Elementary used a lab of Google Chromebooks to enhance their writing activities with Google Docs, and Google Slideshows.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

iPad Fundamentals
This presentation will introduce participants to the iPad. Learn setup, settings, gestures, app mangagement, and finding apps using UEN's Apps 4 EDU. This presentation will give participants the base level knowledge needed to start using the iPad effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She has 15 years of experience teaching junior high and high school and is endorsed in Educational... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Learning with TED Talks & TED-Ed - Ideas Worth Spreading
Presentation Site
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED talks are riveting talks by remarkable people and are free to the world. This session is designed to introduce participants to the wide variety of resources available on the TED website and how to use them in the classroom. During this session, participants will:
- Create a TEDEd flipped lesson in order to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Participants will use the TED.Ed platform to choose video resources and then add discussion prompts, short answers, quiz questions, and further research links to create an interactive flipped lesson.
- Curate curriculum content from TED playlists to provide real-world examples. Using TED talks, participants will find real-world examples which provide meaning to required core curriculum.
- Explore mobile app alternatives to incorporate digital tools to promote student learning. Participants will investigate a variety of TED mobile apps that can be utilized on a wide range of devices.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Principal, West Valley Elementary - Granite School District
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Advances in Classroom Interactive Solutions
Presentation Site
Overview and interactive demonstrations of new classroom,conference room and faculty training room touch sensitive display technologies. From simple low cost whiteboard add-ons, ultra short-throw projector interactive solutions to advance touch sensitive LED displays, this session will provide a comparison and opportunity to try out and experience the various technologies and compare the typical costs for each solution

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales representative with over 16 years of experience. Products shown are part of the recently awarded State of Utah "Interactive Classroom" contract and include all... Read More →
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Ted

TV Specialists, Inc.
Ted Bollinger has been involved with AV presentation technology for over 30 years and is the VP of TV Specialists, Inc. which has just been awarded the new state of Utah "Integrated Classroom" contract for Utah.
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Mike Burton

Instructional Technology Coach, Park City School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District, Vice President - Utah Education Association, Presenter an many UCET conferences in the past 20 years about a variety of subjects.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Embeddable Tools for Your Teacher Webpage
Presentation Site
The Internet is full of wonderful tools, gadgets, learning objects, and widgets that teachers can import onto their own teacher webpages. Come see some of the better examples of this embeddable content, and customize your own teacher website while you watch! (The examples shown will work on my.uen, Weebly, Blogger, etc., but NOT on Google Sites.)

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the classroom without too much musical ability. This year I'm focused on student engagement and am working with teachers to see the iPad for the great learning tool it... Read More →
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Geocaching: Mixing Tech and Curriculum
Presentation Site
Geocaching is a worldwide recreational activity enjoyed by GPS users. It involves a GPS user hiding a "cache" and posting the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a "scavenger hunt" to find it. There are caches of all kinds for all ages and are usually placed in interesting locations in your area that you may not know about.
The concept of the game can be easily adapted as an engaging way to have students discover concepts and information in any curriculum. With a little work you’ve integrated technology, a little exercise, and whatever topic you want to explore, giving multiple ways to learn subject matter.
Use a ‘Multi-Stage Cache’ to test the comprehension of your students from the story your class just read; or perhaps you could have your students cooperatively solve a math puzzle to find the hidden container; or even peruse the ‘EarthCaches’ on Geocaching.com - caches from around the world based on various geology and earth sciences.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ailshie

Brian Ailshie

2nd Grade Teacher, Heber Valley Elementary
I have taught as a technology teacher for ten years, and then switched to a 2nd grade classroom. This will be my 4th year teaching 2nd grade.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Google Drive and the iPad
Using Google Drive to organize, access and assess student work is a great way to make writing fun for the kids and it makes life easier for the teacher, too!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

2nd grade Teacher, Davis Elementary, Uintah County School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching Social Studies
Presentation Site
Do you want a tech tip, trick, or tool to enhance your teaching of Social Studies? This presentation will introduce you to a variety of such tips, tricks, and tools, such as online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, government, geography, and culture. This session will be most beneficial for 5th – 12th grade teachers and will have a primary focus on U.S. History/Geography and World History/Geography, although all Social Studies teachers can benefit from the ideas and resources presented.

You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, and be given strategies for using them frequently in your lessons. In addition, you will be shown how to access lesson plans, teaching materials, and activities available for teachers and students, from a variety of other sites. Two such sites include Colonial Williamsburg (U.S. History), and the Goethe Institute (the geography, history, economy, and culture of Germany). Ideas on incorporating resources and materials into your Social Studies classes from these sites will be shared. The presenters will also identify professional learning and study opportunities available for you, as teachers, which will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary/Alpine School District
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator for the Summer Teacher Institute there. She also is a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Teachers Network Mentor, and serves as the Utah Geographic Alliance... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the top choice of school districts wanting to build world class management solutions to match their world class learning environments. Filewave is easy to learn... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

21st Century Classroom: Enriched Learning
Presentation Site
From top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Systems Engineer, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues, Retail Facilities, DOD, and Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Gramse also has a vast knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Brock Stuart

Brock Stuart

Business Development Manager, GENCOMM
Brock Stuart is a Business Development Manager for GENCOMM. While Mr. Stuart the newest of the GENCOMM team, he brings a rich skill set of business development and management. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BYU), Mr. Stuart has forged leadership experience which encompasses B2B sales, customer service, and product management and development. Now, to better serve clients and meet their needs in the Audio/Visual industry, Mr. Stuart... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, Simulation Is Worth 1,000,000
Online mathematics and science simulations can help bridge the knowing-doing gap that occurs when districts implement the common core and NGSS. These simulations are based on research-proven instructional strategies that help students of all levels develop conceptual understanding in mathematics and science. In classrooms that resemble mathematics and science laboratories, students manipulate key variables, generate and test hypothesis, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation. As a result, they become able to think and reason at the top tears of Blooms Taxonomy. Even students who struggle with abstract concepts are able to “see” a concrete representation and make the transition from concrete to abstract thinking and reasoning successfully. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts.

Speakers
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Thom Obrien

Senior Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O'Brien has a MaED in Instructional Mathematics, he has presented at many state wide NCTM conferences, and at the national level, he has been with ExploreLearning for over 10 years and is their lead educational specialist. He was also a seventh grade mathematics teacher in Colorado for 10 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Public Sector Business Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell Black is the Educational Business Development Manager for UT. Engages with districts to help understand how to integrate technology into the classroom and make effective use that drive student achievement out outcomes. Darrell has worked for Intel for 18yrs and comes with many years of experience.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Going Google
Presentation Site
Come take a look at some of the best tips and tricks for Going Google.  In this session we’ll delve into a variety of the Google Apps for Education and provide practical applications for some of your favorite tools.  You’ll learn how to create your own custom search engine for research projects.  You’ll discover how to edit video in YouTube.  You’ll tap into  Google apps for your mobile device and explore ways to integrate them into your classroom.  All this and a few surprises too!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Learn How to Integrate Coding in an Elementary Classroom
Presentation Site
Learn how to integrate coding in an elementary classroom. There will be lots of resources and examples to help you as a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

RSS in a Post Google Reader World
Presentation Site
Do you check multiple websites a day to keep up with the latest educational trends, music/movies news, funny comics, or just to check on family members' blogs? If you answered yes to any of the above, STOP right now! There is an easier way using RSS and having the websites tell you when they have any updates. With the recent closure of Google Reader there have been a number of newer and better RSS readers available. Come find out about some of the best both free and paid and find out how to put the Internet to work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

The Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
The flipped classroom changes the classroom from a teacher centered, lecture driven classroom to a discussion driven, work session with individual student needs being the focus. Lessons then become a springboard to deeper discussion, investigations, and activities. Come see how I use it in my classroom and why my team and our students love it.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Designing High-Impact Courses for Blended Environments Using OERs
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to create instructional learning outcomes and align assessments to those learning outcomes for a "mini course" of their choosing. We will then discuss methods for finding, evaluating, and incorporating open educational resources into curriculum that would support student learning in a blended or flipped classroom environment.

The goal of this workshop is to help teachers improve course quality by ensuring alignment among course components and incorporating engaging resources that help students see the relevance of content they are learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment Developer at Western Governors University. She has a Masters of Education in Instructional Design & Educational Technology from the University of Utah. She... Read More →
avatar for Angie Napper

Angie Napper

Academic Services Analyst, Western Governors University
Angie Napper and Stefani Anderson both have years of background in curriculum and assessment design. Both have worked at Western Governors University (WGU) for about 7 years. Angie has master's degrees in Art History and Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design, and Stefani has a master's degree in Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Angie is also a certified Higher Education Teaching... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Digital Showcase
Presentation Site
Transitioning from paper to digital can be daunting. Come and see how Mountain Heights Academy students benefit from digital resources, then create their own digital projects that can then be used in the course. Specific examples will come from Social Studies, Foods, Financial Literacy and Spanish, with links to other resources in all subject areas.

Speakers
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Lindsey Fairbanks

Spanish Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
avatar for Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Online FACS Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
I teach at an online school where I interact with students mainly through emails, instant messaging and video chats. All of my content is presented to my students in weekly topics in a variety of ways with videos, presentations, interactive websites and games. Despite not being in a live classroom with my students face-to-face, they have created amazing projects including food labs in their kitchens at home. I have used a variety of tech tools in... Read More →
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Jennifer Klein

Social Studies Department Chair, Mountain Heights Academy
Jennifer Klein is a graduate of Utah State University where she majored in Social Studies Composite Education and minored in History and Geography. She has a passion for learning and education and is excited to be a part of Mountain Heights Academy. Jennifer has a deep love for traveling and finds joy in learning about the history around her.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever
Presentation Site
Students will demonstrate projects they have created throughout the year, along with discussing their funnest experiences and learning methods. They will also be discussing different strategies and techniques for introducing iPads in the classroom and what can be done to limit the stress and confusion of having to learn a "new" way of learning.

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Podcast Power!
Presentation Site
Sprucewood Elementary students describe the power of weekly student-created podcasts for communicating with students, faculty, parents, and community.

Speakers
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Julie Simmons

Teacher, Sprucewood Elementary
Julie Simmons is a fifth grade teacher at Sprucewood Elementary where she has been teaching for over 30 years. Julie has bravely been working on using more technology in the classroom. Julie has been learning a lot from her students this year as she had led them in creating weekly school newscasts. Her students - Leah, Jade, Asher, and Grayson are excited to join her at UCET to share their experiences with this exciting project!


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith is the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity full

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta and a Masters in French Literature and Teaching from the University of Utah. Her work in journalism and the documentary arts ties her diverse... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:45am

Ask Me
Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:45am - 3:00pm
All Halls

10:45am

First Aid Assistance
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:45am - 3:00pm
Registration Booth – Lobby of Main GYM

10:45am

First Aid Assistance
Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:45am - 3:00pm
Registration Booth – Lobby of Main GYM

10:55am

Share with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Let students just click to get to websites. Symbaloo webmixes are sharable, visual, and spacial. Lists of text are not as easy.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:55am - 11:10am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:00am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am

How to get an iPad video to Google Drive or Drop Box
Presentation Site
iPad Retina display is amazing! 2040 x 1536 resolution with 326 pixels per inch is a beautiful thing! However, it creates REALLY large files that can be difficult to share.

This presentation shows two apps that will allow you to "shrink" the file size and then post to either Google Drive or Drop Box.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech director, Alpine School District
Mr. Spendlove spent the last seven years in Alpine School District (70,000+ students/80+ location) as their IT Director. He was recently reassigned to their curriculum department as Ed Tech Director. His prior educational experience has been with SESC as their "Internet Evangelist" for the UTIPS, MyEdesk & SURWEB projects, DeVry University recruiter in Seattle & Dixie College's ETS counselor at PineView HS, PineView MS, Kanab HS... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 11:10am - 11:25am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

USOE Online Endorsement Classes
Utah State Office of Education Online Endorsement and Professional Development Classes for English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Financial Literacy, Social Studies, Science, Elementary Mathematics, Teacher Licensing..and more.

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

3 Student iPad Projects
These three projects will get your students excited about learning! Explore how to assess your students’ understanding while watching a video from UEN's eMedia in real time using Socrative, create a dynamic timeline with ReadWriteThink’s Timeline, and bridge the physical and virtual world with QR Codes.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She has 15 years of experience teaching junior high and high school and is endorsed in Educational... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Five Free Apps for Engaging Lessons and Increased Productivity
Presentation Site
Did you recently get an iPad but you still aren't sure how to use it for instruction? You are not alone. In this session you will learn about 5 easy to use, FREE apps that you can learn with just a few minutes of practice to transform the way you create and share content with your students. This class is ideal for teachers who have one iPad, but all of the information can be adapted for student use in classrooms with iPad carts or 1-to-1 programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every week on YouTube, school website, and Facebook.
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Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 iPad classroom and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years, presenting IPads in the 1:1 Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and IPads for Elementary Video News Programs.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Podcasting - Assessment tool
Presentation Site
Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Dr. Dweeb Returns
Presentation Site
Put a little creativity into your technical professional development. Dr. Dweeb will show you how to make simple video lessons to provide technical instruction to your teachers and staff. Use your phone with your laptop to create entertaining lessons to simplify instruction with computer applications.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Alan Griffin is currently the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. A veteran educator of 40 years, he has extensive experience in technology applications and support.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Exploring the Geometry of Piles of Salt
Presentation Site
Participants will pour salt on varies shapes and make conjectures regarding the ridge-lines of the piles of salt. Then the conjectures will be verified or rejected based on geometric properties. Using technology, participants will be shown how to construct models of the salt piles using dynamic 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry software.

Speakers
TJ

Troy Jones

Math Teacher, Westlake High School/Math for America
I have presented on this topic at the Park City Mathematics Institute, the University of Utah Math Teacher's Circle, and the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference. I have done other presentations using dynamic geometry software at several National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meetings and Regional Conferences, Teacher's Teaching with Technology (T^3) Conferences, as well as the IberoCabri Conference in Lima, Peru.
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Marissa Utterberg

Math Teaching Fellow, Math for America


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Got Code? What's Next After the Hour of Code?
Presentation Site
Did you get a chance to participate in the Hour of Code during CSedweek in December? Code.org put on a world wide event to get students excited about Computer Science and coding. In just one week they had over 17 million people learn to code and over 585 million lines of code written by students.

Do you want to get in on the 21st century skill that will get all of your students interested and motivated to think critically, problem solve and learn to create, not just consume?

Then you need to come learn about the Free resources code.org is offering to teachers to help them get on their way to teaching their students about Computer Science, throught incentives for teachers (free resources and up to $1,000 in donations at Donorschoose), for students (fun interactive lessons and activities and $10 gift cards for online resources).

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Code.org
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing opportunities for all students to be successful. | | She works with teachers nationwide on the CS10K.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Making the Move to Online Curriculum using Canvas
Presentation Site
Come learn how to use the Canvas LMS, which is free for K-12 educators. We will cover how to create your own course, populate it with assignments, quizzes, information pages, learning modules, and more. Attach rubrics to standards and objectives and see where your students are at. If a student misses class, wants to turn in assignments from home, or review what you covered in class, they can do all that and more through Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews

Salem Hills High School, Salem Hills High School
Spanish Fork, UT


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

STEM: Roots to Branches Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Presentation Site
Learn about resources available to support and sustain effective STEM instruction in your schools and classrooms. See what the STEM Action Center has been doing to make effective instruction in Science Technology, Engineering and Math achievable for all teachers and all students. Learn about what will be coming up in the future with STEM education in Utah.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pohl

Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
Presentation Site
If you've ever asked your students to gather and display information or data, this is the class for you! Infographics are graphic displays of information or data. The class will focus on free infographic tools (easel.ly and piktochart.com) to create these visual masterpieces.

Speakers
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Accessibility Literacy software for Chromebooks, Macs, PCs. Cloud or Desktop
Presentation Site
Make Google Apps for Education accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or English Language Learners.
Read&Write for Google offers unprecedented access for Google Docs, PDFs, ePbus, Bookshare and Kes files within Google Drive on PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks including Web-simplifier.
See supports such as:
Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting, Word Prediction, Translator, Web Simplify, Screenmasking, Highlights and Collect Highlights, Annotations, Navigational tools, Homophone and Phonetic Spell Checker.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Molaskey

Beth Molaskey

Territory Sales Director, TextHelp - Read&Write Gold
Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to schools districts and universities in the mid-west. Beth has a B.S. in Medical Illustration from Springfield College.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Engage Students Through Digital Signage
Presentation Site
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. Whether using a laptop plugged into a display or a dedicated content player, we will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Berry

Rebekah Berry

Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Rebekah Berry is the Marketing Manager for GENCOMM. Ms. Berry specializes addressing both the practical and creative aspects of Marketing. After nearly a decade of managing international business for Dyno Nobel, Ms. Berry returned to school for Bachelor of Science in Marketing (University of Phoenix), and changed gears to focus her career on the creative work which propels strong brands. Ms. Berry uses her varied background in both business and... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Adam McMickell

Adam McMickell

District Assessment and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ogden School District
Adam McMickell is the Instructional Technology and Assessment Coordinator for Ogden School District and a Google Apps for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator.
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Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Inside the HP Personalized Learning Project
Would you like to double the rate of learning for all students? The key is true personalization of learning. Unfortunately in many cases “personalized learning” has become a meaningless tag line with no real results.
This session provides a behind the scenes look at the research-based HP Personalized Learning Project. The Project implemented multiple personalization strategies including a novel statistically-based personalized learning engine. The lessons learned will be useful to anyone that is truly interested in dramatic improvements in student achievement.

Speakers
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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district, state, and federal levels. He has participated in the product marketing and development of over 200 award-winning educational software and hardware products... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Microsoft Certified Educator
Presentation Site
The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. Through a single exam, MCE demonstrates that educators have achieved technology literacy competency in six content areas, mapped to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy:
•Education policy
•Curriculum and assessment
•Pedagogy
•ICT/technology tools
•Organization and administration
•Professional development
MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators. Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, Teaching with Technology, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.
Free online training and test vouchers are available to teachers in Utah.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm

Google Drive in the Classroom
Learn some of the ways to use Google Drive with students in and out of the classroom. We will look at using documents, spreadsheets, and uploading just about anything into google drive for use later. Use Google Drive as a portfolio, or a lesson plan for students to follow. There are many ways to use Goggle Drive in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:30pm

NoodleTools
Presentation Site
Learn about a web-based research tool that helps students to manage the writing of a research paper. This tool provides both the student and teacher to manage the following research components: research question, thesis statement, outline, notecards, and bibliography. It allows for a teacher to provide feedback and for students to collaborate with one another.

Speakers
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Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Doctopus helps distribution of Google Docs to Students
Doctopus is a great tool that allows teachers to distribute Google docs, spreadsheets and presentations with ease. The assignment can be non-editable, editable, grouped by student, or individual. The teacher can customize the assignment name and view students documents with a click. A most have tool for any teacher using GoogleDocs!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
Presentation Site
Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from parents about it.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Information, Data, Problem Solving, Analysis for Students with ArcGIS Online
Presentation Site
BYOD and learn about ArcGIS Online Subscriptions already available to Utah K-12 through the Esri K-12 Statewide License! Learn about classroom resources, careers in Geospatial Technologies, and join the community of Utah teachers who are introducing their students to the technology identified by the US Department of Labor as one of the emerging technologies needed by all citizens and the 21st Century workforce.

Speakers
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Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. | | John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and empowers individuals to become lifelong learners. Mapptivities is a multidisciplinary web based multimedia project that transforms the classroom’s paper maps... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Yost Clark

Alicia Yost Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

BYOD: A Cautionary Tale
Presentation Site
With Bring You Own Device (BYOD) initiatives around almost every corner, this cautionary tale invites educators and their administrators to think carefully about the desired outcomes and possible risks before "Jumping In" to the deep end of BYOD in their schools.

This presentation will extend the "Six Basic Apps" ideas introduced at the Canyon School District TEDx event by inviting participants to join a dialog about apps that can enhance the average classroom without needing internet access/bandwidth to do so.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech director, Alpine School District
Mr. Spendlove spent the last seven years in Alpine School District (70,000+ students/80+ location) as their IT Director. He was recently reassigned to their curriculum department as Ed Tech Director. His prior educational experience has been with SESC as their "Internet Evangelist" for the UTIPS, MyEdesk & SURWEB projects, DeVry University recruiter in Seattle & Dixie College's ETS counselor at PineView HS, PineView MS, Kanab HS... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
Presentation Site
Learn and discover a new generation of wireless collaboration technology- NovoConnect allows for multiple devices IOS, Android, and Windows devices to be wirelessly connected (up to 64 devices) and share with up to four devices at a time using your existing projector or flat panel display. Understand comparisons with other more expensive and complex solutions and how they differ. Wireless collaboration with cross-platform connectivity is the next level of communication for idea development, teaching, and sharing.

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales representative with over 16 years of experience. Products shown are part of the recently awarded State of Utah "Interactive Classroom" contract and include all... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Timpanogos Intermediate School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 5-6 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 25 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has been a technology specialist in elementary schools in Florida and now Utah. As part of the district’s... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
Presentation Site
The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every week on YouTube, school website, and Facebook.
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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and iPads for Elementary Video News Programs.
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Rolling out a successful learning environment - preparing for a 1-1
Over the past 4 years North Davis Junior High has transformed itself from one of the lowest performing Junior Highs in Davis School District to one of the highest. Come and learn how a combination of pedagogical changes has prepared North Davis Students for increased achievement and prepared teachers for a one to one initiative with iPads.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Hansen

Ryan Hansen

Principal, Davis School District
Dr. Ryan C. Hansen has 20 years of experience in public education. He was a finalist for the UASSP Principal of the Year in 2013 because of 1,100 amazing students and 55 outstanding teachers at North Davis Junior High. He is the father of four wonderful children and the proud husband to a “freaking knock-out” of a wife that is way too good looking to be hanging out with “the likes of him.” In 2001 he received a M.Ed. in Instructional... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Technology and Toddlers: Examine the Research
While there is a great deal of research that must done to understand the impact of technology on young children, the family, and the classroom there are some developmental frameworks, position statements, and literature reviews that explore preschool children engaging with digital media and the impacts on early childhood pedagogy. Come learn how we can embrace media and the digital world to best engage and educate today's early learner.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

UEN, UEN
I have worked for UEN for 9 years and am the Preschool Pioneer project manager, I have presented this materiel at UCET and SUECON and many other conferences numerous times over the last 6 or 7 years. Every year as the content changes and grows I love sharing ways teachers and students can engage and grow.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Using FREE LucidChart Software for Graphic Organizers, Diagrams, and Interactives
Presentation Site
Do you use mind maps, Venn diagrams, flow charts, or graphic organizers in your classes? Lucid Software, a Utah company, has offered their LucidChart diagramming software to Utah teachers and students for FREE! Come learn how to use this excellent teaching and learning tool, and find out how to take advantage of Lucid's free offer.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

What is the Flipped Classroom All About?
Presentation Site
Have you heard of a flipped classroom model, but aren't sure what it is all about? Are you interested in learning more about this innovative instructional method that gives you more time to create in class while still delivering the required course content? This session will provide you with opportunities learn what a flipped classroom looks like through hands on examples and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

You Can be the Teacher AND the Class Clown!
There is such a thing as having a well-managed class, which can progress academically, AND be fun! Learn how to “juggle” these important aspects of a successful classroom with ideas, tips, and stories from former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown turned educator, Valerie Hall (aka Daisy the Clown).
By incorporating several classroom management programs including CHAMPS, classroom cheers, raps, songs, unique motivators, and humor, Valerie Hall has made her classrooms blossom into a welcoming environment that students love to go to.
With Valerie’s techniques, she has been able to increase academic scores, while decreasing referrals at Title One schools, see a growth rate of 80% in parent participation at those same Title One schools, and decrease negative behaviors in her current ABS (Academic Behavior Support) Classroom by 60% since the beginning of the school year through January.
Be prepared to participate in this fun professional development opportunity, by learning and shouting cheers, dancing, singing, and maybe even by donning a clown nose.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Hall

Valerie Hall

Teacher - Math 8, Canyons School District - Butler Middle School
Valerie Hall is a professional entertainer who has owned an entertainment company since 2000. She toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a professional clown after graduating from RBBB Clown College (yes there used to be one!) Valerie has her Bachelors degree in Special Education and Masters in Mathematics Education 5-12. She has taught in both the general education and special education setting, with her past appointments in an... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Is ADDIE My Granddaughter or an Instructional Design Solution?
Presentation Site
Some of you won’t remember the old days. Back then many teachers, who had been teaching for a time, had their curricula in their heads, the worksheets for the year run off and organized in folders in their file cabinets and life was good. They walked in their classrooms in the morning, told the kids to open their books to page 125 and do the worksheet they pulled from their very organized file cabinets.

Well, the old days are over. We even have a relatively new field of specialization in Education called Instructional Design. So, let’s think about that for a minute. At the core of all instruction is design. Designing relevant instruction is key to successful training and/or educational outcomes. While “lesson planning” may be in the DNA of most teachers, do they really understand Instructional Design? Are all teachers Instructional Designers? Are all Instructional Designers teachers? What exactly is the process? And who is ADDIE anyway?

This session will look at the steps of effective and efficient instructional design. The steps of the process will be introduced with specific details that will assist with the design of instruction. And, you will find out who ADDIE is.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Faculty, Walden University
Dr. Mitch Pratt began teaching almost forty years ago and yes, that may be longer than some of you have been alive. Being an old timer has not slowed down his interest in educational technology. He began his ed tech journey in 1984. He saw, he touched, and he used a Macintosh computer. From then until today, he hasn’t looked back. In the mid 1990s there was this new thing called the Internet that was getting a lot of buzz. His first... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Managing and Supporting iPads in the Classroom with iOS 7
Presentation Site
The management and deployment of large numbers of iPads has been a true headache in the past. With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has made this Herculean task much more manageable.

Join me today and we’ll discuss the new tools iOS 7 has made available to you handle the initial setup and user profile management of your iOS devices. We’ll also cover syncing of iOS devices - including the set up of wireless networks & email - even turning off the App Store and iTunes for purchases. We will tackle the Volume Purchasing Program that Apple has in place that will not only help you manage the purchase and distribution of apps, but could also save some money by buying apps in bulk at a 50% discount.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
Presentation Site
This session will provide an overview of the recent myON books pilot and partnership with USOE and UEN, including data and feedback from Utah school districts. There will also be a demonstration of myON reader, which includes personalization of the reading environment, comprehension quizzes, Lexile benchmarks, data and progress monitoring dashboard, reports, and more. Please join us to learn more about this powerful digital resource for your teachers, students, and families.

Speakers
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Dave McMullen

Account Manager, myON
Have worked with school districts in the northwest for 17 years helping to integrate technology into classrooms and help improve student achievement. Most of this experience is in the area of literacy, although it includes significant cross-over into other content areas (especially social studies, science, and math).


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Public Sector Business Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell Black is the Educational Business Development Manager for UT. Engages with districts to help understand how to integrate technology into the classroom and make effective use that drive student achievement out outcomes. Darrell has worked for Intel for 18yrs and comes with many years of experience.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Using Digital Resources to Boost Literacy Skills and Engage Readers

Digital eBooks and educational databases are changing the landscape in and outside the classroom. Kids no longer want to read flat pages in a book or on a computer, but kids get excited when they can use technology to queue-up their favorite genre in fiction and non-fiction. Learn how to customize instruction to the medium you are using, whether it is for individual learning, large group and even at home while supporting common core standards.


Learning Outcomes:
Capstone Interactive eBooks are built on the same principles that make print libraries successful - content that spans the curriculum and covers the spectrum of reader interest and ability. All while being accessible through each schools existing digital cataloging system. This session will show educators how to link digital products into their instructional practices while aligning the information to Common Core. Using eBooks or databases will encourage the instruction of perspectives, text analysis, instruction & practice and reading across the curriculum. We will talk about the benefits of digital accessibility and show methods used by educators to incorporate our products into the classroom including lesson plans and activities. Let’s discover how Digital products with mobile accessibility from school and home, encourages reading and research for beginning, at level, and striving readers. Each attendee will receive a 60 day trial for Capstone’s Interactive eBooks and PebbleGo research and reading databases.

Speakers
avatar for Anderson Jeremy

Anderson Jeremy

Direct Sales Consultant, Capstone
Jeremy Anderson - Capstone Direct Sales Consultant for Digital and Library


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

3 Student Projects in iMovie
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
iMovie a fun, easy and powerful movie making and multimedia tool. Learn three "do-able” projects for students and teachers.
In this session we will create a movie trailer, music video, and a narrated slide show. In addition see how all the new features can help best tell your story.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Edmodo-Social Networking as a Classroom LearningTool
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
Social networking and online classrooms have become part of our students' present academic reality and will continue to be important platforms for them to interact and learn. Edmodo provides a safe platform for teachers and students to learn netiquette, develop socially, and do their school work. Teachers can monitor the online environment, deliver assignments to students, collect and grade student work, and create a collaborative virtual classroom. This workshop will give you the tools you need and the hands on experience to get started using this valuable resource. You will experience, in real time, the nuts and bolts of creating, joining, and running a web based classroom.

Kent Thompson has used edmodo.com in his classroom for the past two years. He will share his experiences and successes along with tips and tactics to get the most out of edmodo. Come and try out edmodo for yourself. If you are looking for an interactive social networking activity or an online classroom, you should take a look at this great solution. Students stay engaged and involved, communication and collaboration are enhanced, and it is a fun way to flip the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson

Teacher, Salt Lake School District
Dr. Kent W. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has been teaching with technology for the past 15 years in middle school, community college, and university settings. For the past two years he has been using edmodo in the classroom to communicate with his students, deliver instruction, collect assignments, and create a learning environment that is fun to use. He has previously presented at... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

iBooks Made Easy
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
Wow your students with interactive, multi-media iBooks that can be read on their iPads with content that you create! Don't rely on publishers to tell you what to teach. You can compile photos, videos, 3D objects, slides and even open source text to create your own iBook that can be targeted to your curriculum at your students’ level.

Interactive textbooks are the next big trend in education allowing students reading on a tablet to engage with your content like never before. Already, publishing companies are pushing e-textbooks out to market but they may or may not address the themes you hope to cover. With iBooks author, you are in control of exactly what information your students see. And don’t be afraid, beautiful iBooks can be created quickly and easily with the help of a vast array of open source sites like universities and fellow teachers.

iBooks author (on Mac computers) allows you to:
-Layout beautiful, professional iBooks from a range of templates.
-Make your iBook come alive with photos, videos, animations, 3D objects, and quizzes.
-Use text and content from a variety of open source sites including UC schools, University of Michigan and countless others.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Waters

Christian Waters

Director of Technology Integration, Rowland Hall
I work with teachers and students to find engaging ways to integrate technology into classrooms.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:15pm

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available, how to earn credit at no cost and many options for “just in time” training and resources to help busy teachers keep up! Also, discover details about the UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:15pm - 1:30pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm

Mapping Your World
Presentation Site
The world is changing and digital mapping can help your students find their way. In this session, learn how you and your students can use ArcGIS Online in your classroom to enhance and engage spatial thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills through a software subscription that is already available to Utah teachers through UEN.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Projects
Presentation Site
This workshop will demonstrate how to create student projects using the augmented reality app Aurasma. Using Aurasma, students can create Auras that share experiences by unlocking a link to a website, play video, or a 3D animation simulation. The presentation will showcase a published class project created by 3rd grade students at Cottonwood Elementary using Aurasma and iPads. Get the Aurasma app made for iOS and Android devices at either the App Store or Google Play.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 16 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 4 years with SESC. I received my Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and my Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

5 Minutes of Creativity
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and work on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Turn Those Boring Writing Samples into Epic Productions
Presentation Site
Using simple iPad apps, learn how to take student writing samples and turn them into screencasts, video productions, and music videos. Teachers will learn new writing topics interesting to their secondary students and turn them into dynamic productions. Apps to use include, but not limited to ComicLife, Doodlecast, iMovie, PDF Notes, Notemaster, Pages, and Google Drive

Speakers
avatar for Dallin Miller

Dallin Miller

Library Media Specialist, Northwest Middle School, SLCSD
I've been teaching with technology for most of my teaching career. Right now I have a cart of iPads that I use for my 7-8 grade writing classes. My goal is to create a paperless/PC-less classroom using only iPads and apps that fit my students.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

UEN's NROC Resources for Teachers
The USOE has purchased rights to NROC for all Utah teachers. This session introduces what NROC resources are available to Utah teachers and students, the playlist and other functions of HippoCampus and explores possibilities for using NROC content in your classroom. As a Utah teacher you have access to over 4,000 learning objects from screened collections at HippoCampus site, an advertisement-free site. Instructional materials will be mapped to the Utah State Standards for Mathematics. Another benefit is the ability to import modules and courses into Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Twitchell

Ron Twitchell

Director of Instruction, Provo City School District
I currently serve as the director of instruction and mathematics in Provo City School District. I have presented assessment professional development for teachers in my district.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

What About Chromebooks? Using these Mobile Devices Successfully with Students.
In this session, we’ll discuss several ways to use Chromebooks with students in a collaborative and creative classroom experience. Student examples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Draper

Darren Draper

Director of Education Technology, Canyons School District
Director of Education Technology in the growing Canyons School District in Sandy, UT, USA. Husband, dad, leader, teacher, learner, presenter, tech-lover, tech-hater. Sometimes gets distracte
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Assistant Principal, Copperview Elementary
Jethro Jones has presented at UCET many times before. A former UCET board member, Jethro now serves as an assistant principal at Copperview elementary. Using many of these great tools has made his life easier, and helped his school be more effective and enjoyable for kids and teachers.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Evernote: Notes forevever
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
Evernote allows is an amazing tool for teachers, principals and students. Learn some strategies for using Evernote to keep track of all your important daily information. With a robust cross platform structure Evernote becomes the only place you need to take notes. Want to ditch the handouts, with Evernote you can snap a photo and keep the handout forever and even make it searchable. Then publish your notes for others to use, or keep them as private and secure as you want.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the top choice of school districts wanting to build world class management solutions to match their world class learning environments. Filewave is easy to learn... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

NetSafe Utah: Helping Students, Teachers, & Parents Be Safer
Presentation Site
Learn how the NetSafe Utah project is helping K-12 schools statewide to create a safer environment for the Internet at home, school, and community. Take away online resources (e.g., videos, hand-outs, presentations) that you can use anywhere free!

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

UEN Cheese Science Goes Geeky and Cross Curriculum
Presentation Site
UEN Cheese Science has taken a fun food loved by all and created a STEM connection, gathered loads of fantastic resources and made them available for teachers. Geography, Engineering, Education, Careers and Science stands for GEECS. Join UEN Cheese Science GEECS and learn more about adding this fun resource to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

UEN, UEN
I have worked for UEN for 9 years and am the Preschool Pioneer project manager, I have presented this materiel at UCET and SUECON and many other conferences numerous times over the last 6 or 7 years. Every year as the content changes and grows I love sharing ways teachers and students can engage and grow.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Apple TV
Now they gave me this little black box. What does it do and how does it help me? These questions will be answered along with others as you are shown what an Apple TV is and how to use it. Learn new things like how to block movie posters from showing up, how to hide unwanted channels and set your Apple TV to automatically update. Come bring your questions and see what this little black box can do for you.

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently provides support for over 2000 iPads and 3000 Apple computers. He has presented his work and book "iPad Carts" at the Utah Coalition for Educational... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

APPS CAN HAVE AN IMPACT
Presentation Site
As a reading expert and teacher for 30 years, I want to share with you the success we have had with apps in the classroom and school. Apps have proven to be impacting our test scores favorably. This session will demonstrate how apps are achieving extensive growth with traditional students, special education and below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from Reading and Math Apps based on the common core.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Miner

Bev Miner

Vice President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner, M.Ed, Reading, 32 years as a teacher, presently Reading Specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine District and vice-president of BugbrainED, an educational app development company. I think tablets will change the way we teach, and kids learn.
avatar for Misty Rocha

Misty Rocha

Elementary Math Coach, Wasatch County School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Documenting Behavior Management Effectively
Presentation Site
Learn how to utilize excel for a daily behavior-tracking system that will change the way you do behavior management. This tracker is used to keep track of students’ daily behavior data. Whether it’s a clip chart, card-pull chart, or any other color-coded behavior-tracking system, this file has everything you need to track classroom behavior with ease! Each day you take approximately three minutes to write the first letter of the color that the child ended on that day. At the end of the month you will have a printout of each of your students’ behaviors for that month that they can take home for to show their parents (it also includes an option for parents to sign and return the note.) The spreadsheet will also give you a summary with percentages, for the whole year, which is helpful for students with behavior IEP's or in need of data-based behavior tracking. This class will primarily focus on how to use a pre-designed layout; however, you will also be able to learn ways to create a behavior track that will work best for you and your class!

Speakers
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Kelli Babbitt

Teacher, Elk Run Elementary
Kelli is the creator of the Excel Behavior Program being presented. She is fluent in excel functions. Kelli has presented at school faculty meetings on various programs she creates.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University for 3 years where he developed unique and innovative curriculum and implemented standardization of teaching and training. He... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

How highly effective leaders produce highly effective 1:1 Implementations
Presentation Site
Most large technology initiatives start out with high hopes and expectations. Regrettably few projects live up to their advance billing. How does this happen? What can be done to improve the odds of success?
Project RED is a national study of over 1000 schools correlating 136 factors in 22 categories to eleven measures of academic success. The study identifies the critical success factors for highly effective educational technology implementations. Leadership is at the top of the list. Learn what it takes to reliably realize dramatic improvements in student achievement.

Speakers
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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district, state, and federal levels. He has participated in the product marketing and development of over 200 award-winning educational software and hardware products... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification | Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Read Books with Your Ears
Presentation Site
Do your Audiobooks show up as Music? Getting your books on CD (compact Disk) to iTunes and your iPod is really easy. I have a recipe to make the process even better. We'll join the tracks to one file per disk, import to iTunes, then make it an audiobook and add album art so you can visually keep track of your book in your library. We can even make you iPod remember were you left off. 

You'll use this skill many times and enjoy more books while doing other things.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Size Matters: Best Display For Your Space
Presentation Site
Today, every school has multiple displays. The question is, are you using them correctly? We will reveal the secret to making sure your content can be seen by everyone in the room. This class will unlock the science and math behind screen size needed for specific spaces. It will also teach attendees how lighting, ambient light, shades, and other factors can affect the images shown. Finally, we will help you navigate the choices between LCD Displays and Projector/Screens. Whether planning for an auditorium or a small classroom, the truth (about displays) is out there.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Systems Engineer, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues, Retail Facilities, DOD, and Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Gramse also has a vast knowledge of... Read More →
avatar for Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

Sales and Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Mike "Kirby" is the Sales and Marketing Manager for GENCOMM and serves on the Board of Directors and as the Young Leaders Chair for United Way of Salt Lake. Through his role with the United Way, Mr. Kirby understands the vital role education plays in our society and spends his time volunteering and advocating for education. With a deep background of managing both processes and assets, Mr. Kirby has a natural talent for working with people. After... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:15pm

Move me with Moovly
Presentation Site
Moovly is a fantastic new web 2.0 tool that allows teachers and students to quickly create a video presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Technology Coach, Park City School District
Technology Instructional Coach, PCSD. Love all things ed tech. Obsessed with cars and all things outdoors.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm

Connect Students with Content Using NearPod
Participants will learn how to implement an interactive lesson using a variety of devices and the free app Nearpod by participating in a short lesson about severe weather and tropical cyclones.

Thursday April 3, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:45pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

3:30pm

UCET Prize Giveaway
We have great prizes to give away.

Thursday April 3, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium
 
Friday, April 4
 

7:30am

Friday Breakfast
Join UCET for a simple breakfast of juice, cheeses, yogurt, trail mix, fruit and muffins to get you going for a day of learning, fun and aha moments. Coffee will be served.

Friday April 4, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

7:30am

Registration
Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials and badge.

Friday April 4, 2014 7:30am - 4:30pm
Registration Booth – Lobby of Main GYM

8:00am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity full

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 4, 2014 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

9:00am

Opening Session
Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Friday April 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Auditorium

9:30am

Innovate, Create, Voice
In this talk, George will highlight some of the trends that are happening in education and the world and how we create a learning environment that is engaging for students. By giving them the ability to create meaningful learning, be innovative, and empower them with a voice, we will see students succeeding long after their time in school.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Auditorium

10:30am

Friday Lunch
Hot Buffet Lunch: Grab and Go: Four Types of Assorted Deli Sandwiches. Choices between turkey, roast beef, ham, and veggie. If you are not in the mood for a tasty deli sandwich, chef salads will be available. They will include turkey, ham, American, and Swiss cheese. There will also be macaroni and shrimp salad, chips, fruit, and princess squares.
Midvale Mining Site 

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 10:30am - 1:00pm
Cafeteria

10:40am

NearPod
Presentation Site
Nearpod adresses so many of the issues associated with student engagement and whole class instruction. If your school has an iPod cart or a set of Chromebooks or laptops and you aren't sure how you can utilize it with your students, Nearpod is a great solution. Easily import Powerpoints and PDFs and insert fun, interactive activities that offer an opportunity to respond, receive feedback, and share responses with the class. I will be showcasing some of these great features as I take you through a Nearpod presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the classroom without too much musical ability. This year I'm focused on student engagement and am working with teachers to see the iPad for the great learning tool it... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Easily Create and Publish Your Own Website Using Weebly
Presentation Site
Do you feel you need a website, but don't have the skills to put one together? Let me show you how easy it is to create and publish your own website for free, using Weebly. It's drag-n-drop easy to build a website. You can choose from hundreds of professional templates. Add images, videos, discussions, contact forms, columns, etc. There's even Weebly for education!

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith is the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

Speakers
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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every week on YouTube, school website, and Facebook.
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Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
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Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 iPad classroom and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years, presenting IPads in the 1:1 Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and IPads for Elementary Video News Programs.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Programming with Scratch
Presentation Site
Explore the world of programming with Scratch. Learn how to engage and motivate students to program their own educational resources.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Advances in Classroom Interactive Solutions
Presentation Site
Overview and interactive demonstrations of new classroom,conference room and faculty training room touch sensitive display technologies. From simple low cost whiteboard add-ons, ultra short-throw projector interactive solutions to advance touch sensitive LED displays, this session will provide a comparison and opportunity to try out and experience the various technologies and compare the typical costs for each solution

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales representative with over 16 years of experience. Products shown are part of the recently awarded State of Utah "Interactive Classroom" contract and include all... Read More →
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Ted

TV Specialists, Inc.
Ted Bollinger has been involved with AV presentation technology for over 30 years and is the VP of TV Specialists, Inc. which has just been awarded the new state of Utah "Integrated Classroom" contract for Utah.
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Mike Burton

Instructional Technology Coach, Park City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Got Code? What's Next After the Hour of Code?
Presentation Site
Did you get a chance to participate in the Hour of Code during CSedweek in December? Code.org put on a world wide event to get students excited about Computer Science and coding. In just one week they had over 17 million people learn to code and over 585 million lines of code written by students.

Do you want to get in on the 21st century skill that will get all of your students interested and motivated to think critically, problem solve and learn to create, not just consume?

Then you need to come learn about the Free resources code.org is offering to teachers to help them get on their way to teaching their students about Computer Science, throught incentives for teachers (free resources and up to $1,000 in donations at Donorschoose), for students (fun interactive lessons and activities and $10 gift cards for online resources).

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, Facilitator, Mentor, Code.org
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing opportunities for all students to be successful. | | She works with teachers nationwide on the CS10K.org site and with Code.org to promote the importance of... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Education Chief Innovation Officer, HP, Inc.
Mike Belcher is currently the Americas Education Chief Innovation Officer at HP and based in Austin Texas. Mike began his career at HP in 2007 as the Education Solutions Manager for the Americas Region helping develop, build and bring to market several key solutions including education services, software and partner- driven products around Personalized Learning.Mike has dedicated his career to helping schools leverage technology to... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

NASA Smart Skies: DRT Math in Air Traffic Control
Presentation Site
Imagine 40,000 commercial flights per day soaring across United States airspace. Now that’s a pretty hefty real-world distance-rate-time problem! In this session you will learn how to use the context of air traffic control to transform your students’ ability to make sense of and solve distance-rate-time problems using basic middle school math. We will first use an engaging online simulator to model spacing conflicts between two to five airplanes. Then we will use sample material from the paper-and-pencil workbooks to learn how to apply proportional reasoning to solve each problem with strategic route and speed changes. By the end of the session, you will be able to help students mentally detect, analyze, and resolve air traffic conflicts and then communicate a solution that meets both time and spacing requirements. Products featured in this workshop will include the online air traffic control simulator, print-based workbooks, and supporting videos and animations. Participants will also be introduced to Sector 33, a learning enrichment mobile app that challenges students to apply what they have learned in a more game-like setting using their personal smartphone or tablet. All materials demonstrated in this session are free and readily available on the NASA Smart Skies website.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Smart Skies Project Lead, NASA
Rebecca Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a teaching credential for K-8 education. She has supported the NASA Office of Education at Ames Research Center in northern California for eleven years and currently serves as Lead for the Smart Skies project. Rebecca has conducted over 70 in-person teacher workshops featuring Smart Skies and other NASA education content at conferences nationwide. Most recent presentations... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District
avatar for Tony Leavitt

Tony Leavitt

Education Specialist, NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, NASA Ames Research Center


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pohl

Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

The Power of Twitter for Professional Development
Presentation Site
Twitter has become a great way for teachers to connect, share ideas, ask questions, learn new things, etc... There is world wide network of teachers out there that are connecting and sharing. This session will help you get started on twitter. You will learn why twitter is considered by many as the best resource available for teachers and administrators alike. You will be tweeting and connecting by the time the session is over.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Teacher, West Point Jr High
Davis School District Technology teacher of the year 2013 | Presented at the Davis Technology conference 2013


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the top choice of school districts wanting to build world class management solutions to match their world class learning environments. Filewave is easy to learn... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Transforming Today’s Learning Environment through BYOD and Mobile Video Applications
Video-based learning increases retention by 400% according to the Visual Teaching Alliance.

According to Gartner, mobile video software client users grew 340% between 2010 and 2012. It is expected that mobile video users will grow from 429 million to 2.4B in 2016. How are we as educators leveraging this phenomenon?

As the use of live interactive video increases in education - with students and teachers/administrators all connecting - we are increasingly seeing students and teachers issuing devices or promoting use of student own technology devices. In fact, some say that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. How are we, as educators, capitalizing on student or faculty owned mobile devices to radically change the learning environment?

In this interactive session, the presenters will provide an overview of desktop and mobile video applications and how they are being used in the collaborative classroom:
• Students become engaged in a “hate to miss” learning environment where they use various devices and software to collaborate, work on projects, participate in problem-based learning whether physically on campus, at a remote site or while traveling.
• Faculty meet face-to-face remotely with one or many pulling in subject matter experts from content providers or businesses. Learn how we can leverage desktop or mobile devices while incorporating other tools in their arsenals such as interactive whiteboards.
• Learn about different education institutions as they share best practices in flexible distance learning and collaboration.

Speakers
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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with a host of educational groups and is currently the Board Chair for USDLA.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Using Adobe Connect in the Classroom
Presentation Site
Adobe Connect is a great webinar/web conferencing tool. In this session learn about best practices for conducting a webinar. Connect can also be a great tool for bringing guest speakers into the classroom or even sharing student presentations with parents or other classes.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Cool Tools for Science
Presentation Site
Websites for science. The interactive and the interesting. My favorite dozen iPad apps for science

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Adam McMickell

Adam McMickell

District Assessment and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ogden School District
Adam McMickell is the Instructional Technology and Assessment Coordinator for Ogden School District and a Google Apps for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator.
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Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Flip Your Class with Canvas
Leverage multimedia content, built in assessment and online assignment submission tools to flip your class using Canvas. In this session, participants will see how to make a short video lecture to upload to Canvas, how to build an assessment to hold students accountable for the content and create an assignment to take learning to the next level in class. Participants should check with their school administration to see if Canvas has been licensed for use in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She has 15 years of experience teaching junior high and high school and is endorsed in Educational... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

How to be a Video Ninja
Presentation Site
Video is a powerful resource in the classroom. Especially in the hands of a skilled teacher. It can engage students in the conversation, and give them a different prospective on a topic that can only be topped by being there first hand.

I would like to share some tricks about collecting video, viewing them in the classroom, and storage and distribution. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. I’ll show you how to download a video from Youtube, convert different formats of video to fit your needs, and pull that perfect segment from your favorite DVD. I call these skills "Ninja" skills. It is a secret practice shared by a few teachers, and handed down for the betterment of classrooms. I will share as many as time permits, so you too can be a Video Ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Microsoft IT Academy and Certiport Testing - It is not just for CTE!
Presentation Site
Come and learn about the benefits for all classrooms in the high school through the Microsoft IT Academy. Learn about the benefits of industry level testing through Certiport that can be apart of this program for yourself as a teacher and for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Cluff

Andrea Cluff

Teacher, Fremont High School
Andrea has been teaching for nine years and has taught many of the business and marketing courses and serves on the Business and Marketing Advisory Board.
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Mike Maddock

National Director Enterprise Accounts, Certiport


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Reflex – A Technology Solution for Math Fact Fluency
Can online games help students become better mathematicians? Evidence has shown that a program using the allure of challenging and exciting games can engage students in learning and motivate them to persevere. Programs that specifically adapt to individual student needs and deliver an optimized learning experience are particularly beneficial, with the rich data for teachers and administrators to monitor and support student progress. Learn more about this exciting new technology and how it’s helping students to gain essential math skills.

Speakers
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Thom Obrien

Senior Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
Thom O'Brien has a MaED in Instructional Mathematics, he has presented at many state wide NCTM conferences, and at the national level, he has been with ExploreLearning for over 10 years and is their lead educational specialist. He was also a seventh grade mathematics teacher in Colorado for 10 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

American Fork High School Student Showcase
Student work from 10-12 students at American Fork High School

Speakers
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Wendy Frazier-Snyder

American Fork High School, American Fork High School
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Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Favorite iPad Apps
You have an iPad - now what?! This student showcase will highlight favorite teacher and student apps for a variety of subjects and projects. Join my students from Hillsdale Elementary as they walk you through some of their all-time favorites.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lookinland

Kelly Lookinland

Teacher - 6th Grade, Hillsdale Elementary
Kelly Lookinland - 6th Grade Educator


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

STEM-ulating Curriculum
This year was the first time I ran 4 Lego League teams in my classroom. I also taught the students how to make videos using Movie Maker. We will be sharing videos that the students made during the year from all different aspects of our curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Patti White

Patti White

Teacher, Morningside Elementary
Patti White began teaching for Granite School District in 1981.  After graduating from the University of Utah with a BS in Elementary Education, she received her gifted endorsement, and then her Masters of Education from Utah State University. For the last twelve years she has been teaching in a sixth-grade gifted classroom at Morningside Elementary in Millcreek. She has presented science and gifted strategies at numerous conferences and has... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Creating Movie Trailers Using iMovie
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
In this workshop participants will create movie trailers using iMovie. Participants will have the opportunity to create a movie trailer about the UCET conference and enter it into the UCET movie trailer contest. Winners of this contest will win either paid registration to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, or paid registration to UCET 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity full

Photoshop is a powerful tool that can be used for many classroom applications. Come and learn the basics of this versatile program. This course is designed for the very beginner with little or no previous experience with Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Remy

Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:55am

TED-ED in the Classroom
Presentation Site
Learn about using TED Talks in the classroom with TED-Ed “flipped” classroom lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:55am - 11:10am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:00am

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:15pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am

LucidChart for Diagramming, Mind Maps, and Graphic Organizers
Presentation Site
Come get a sneak peak at LucidChart software, a professional-level tool for creating flowcharts, diagrams, mind maps, graphic organizer, and more. Lucid Software, a Utah company, has made LucidChart available to Utah teachers and students free of charge!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 11:10am - 11:25am
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Tech in Fitness
Presentation Site
In this session come see some of the latest apps and gadgets to help you and your students improve your fitness levels. Learn about different tools to track your progress, improve your skills, and test your ability.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

eReaders: Interactivity Beyond the Page
Presentation Site
Learn about strategies and techniques for going beyond the page with eReaders. The focus will be on Amazon's Kindle Fire but all eReaders and tablets are welcome. Some strategies for getting readers to more fully engage with texts as well as how to go beyond reading. Learn techniques for using your eReader to take notes, listen to audio books, and use it as an interactive audience response system by using: Class Dojo, Socrative, and InfuseLearning.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Jorgensen

Mitchell Jorgensen

Education Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Mitchell is currently a Science Teacher at Willowcreek Middleschool. Mitchell is a 15 year veteran of Science, Engineering and Technology education and has presented on similar topics at UCET, UACTE, ISTE and UMLA. Mitchell is a longtime advocate of doing good things with technology. Mitchell is a 10 year classroom veteran and was an instructor for UEN for 5 years where he taught a variety of courses on blending face to face and online... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Hour of Code
Presentation Site
Learn how to integrate STEM into your curriculum through The Hour of Code. Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming through a program called Blockly.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

4th Grade Teacher, Freedom Elementary, Alpine School District
STEM enthusiast who loves project based learning and flipping my classroom. I'm on the UCET (Utah Coalition for Educational Technology) board and love being a connected educator. Guest moderator for #utedchat and #4thchat. I also love the Jazz, RSL, and BYU sports.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. | | A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah State University was in Gifted and Talented Education.  I am also endorsed in Educational Technology and ESL.  I have taught multiple years in... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Yost Clark

Alicia Yost Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Twitter for Educators
Presentation Site
This hands-on session will give you some strategies to connect with educators around the world to share some ideas and strategies that will improve teaching and learning in any area.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Activities for iPads in Elementary School
Presentation Site
Come share ideas and learn about resources for iPad activities in grades 3-5. Led by fellow teachers and graduate students in the Instructional Design and Educational Technology Masters program at the University of Utah, we will share an interactive website aimed at helping teachers integrate iPads into their daily routine through examples and best practices.

Speakers
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Ray Balhorn

University of Utah
avatar for Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Teacher, Rowland Hall
MEd, Instructional Design and educational technology. University of Utah. | | I teach Computer Science, Technology, Environmental Science and Design at Rowland Hall Middle and Upper Schools. | Talk to me about science teaching, coding, computer science, design and photography teaching 6-12. I'm also a fan of fly fishing and backpacking. When I'm plugged in, I'm REALLY plugged in, when I'm not, I'm NOT. | Find me on twitter... Read More →
avatar for Jana Tullis

Jana Tullis

2nd Grade Teacher, Park City School District
I am a 2nd grade dual language immersion (English) teacher in the Park City School District. This is my 7th year of teaching 2nd grade and I love finding new ways to integrate technology into my classroom. Wixie is one of my favorites!


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 107 Band 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Timpanogos Intermediate School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 5-6 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 25 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has been a technology specialist in elementary schools in Florida and now Utah. As part of the district’s... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Teaching Channel
Presentation Site
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. In this session learn how to set up your account, save videos, follow other educators and share the resources you find.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

The American Bridge Project - A Collaboration with NASA
This session details how through a collaboration with NASA, Ron Fortunato, a US McAuliffe Educator is able to provide students with real world opportunities working in collaboration with NASA to build a better safety system for small aircraft, predict earthquakes and many other amazing STEM related projects. Come and learn about this exciting collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Public Sector Business Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell Black is the Educational Business Development Manager for UT. Engages with districts to help understand how to integrate technology into the classroom and make effective use that drive student achievement out outcomes. Darrell has worked for Intel for 18yrs and comes with many years of experience.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Flip your Classroom
Interested in flipping your classroom? Want to know what it means? Come find out how to flip your classroom and find new opportunities to teach your students math in a different way.

Speakers
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Don Busenbark

Teacher, Union High School
I have presented recently at the UCTM in November on the flipped classroom. I have presented numerous times at UCTM, NCTM regional and national conferences, and I have presented at UCET. I currently have taught for over 20 years and have been using the internet and video for the past 5 years. I have two masters' degrees and I am working on my doctorate in mathematics education.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, iMovie, iBooks, and Screencasting apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Managing Personalized Blended Learning in a Traditional Classroom
Presentation Site
Theories sound great! But the difficult part can be putting these ideas into practice. This is especially true of the latest trends in educational technology like Blended and Personalized Learning. In this session, we will look at a few practical ways to create and assign customized learning activities in response to specific student data. We will talk about how to create simple videos and interactive assignments with a few different tools, how to easily decide which students need which activities, and how to efficiently share these assignments with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Davey

Ian Davey

Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is an Instructional Tech Specialist in the Ogden School District. He has experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own classrooms. Google tools were a huge part of his classroom from Docs and Drive all the way to Classroom and Sites. Ian now works with the teachers and leaders in Ogden to help them better use Google Apps. Ian is also a Google Certified Educator.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification | Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available. Discover new offerings including Intel Mobile Learning and Blended Learning . Also, discover details about the UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm

Designing High-Impact Courses for Blended Environments Using OERs
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to create instructional learning outcomes and align assessments to those learning outcomes for a "mini course" of their choosing. We will then discuss methods for finding, evaluating, and incorporating open educational resources into curriculum that would support student learning in a blended or flipped classroom environment.

The goal of this workshop is to help teachers improve course quality by ensuring alignment among course components and incorporating engaging resources that help students see the relevance of content they are learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment Developer at Western Governors University. She has a Masters of Education in Instructional Design & Educational Technology from the University of Utah. She... Read More →
avatar for Angie Napper

Angie Napper

Academic Services Analyst, Western Governors University
Angie Napper and Stefani Anderson both have years of background in curriculum and assessment design. Both have worked at Western Governors University (WGU) for about 7 years. Angie has master's degrees in Art History and Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design, and Stefani has a master's degree in Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Angie is also a certified Higher Education Teaching... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm

Purpose Games
Presentation Site
Purpose games is a great way for teachers to create and use games that help students learn. Teachers can create or use already created maps, charts, anatomy, quizzes, or really anything you are teaching in a game format. For example if you are studying the United States you could have your students go online and play a game that tests their knowledge of the political and physical geography of the US. You could have your students focus on a specific region, or topic like capitals. Teachers can set up tournaments that allow students to play on another and determine a class champion

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Teacher, West Point Jr High
Davis School District Technology teacher of the year 2013 | Presented at the Davis Technology conference 2013


Friday April 4, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 4, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:30pm

HootSuite for Social Media Management
Feeling overwhelmed with the need to post to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wordpress and others? Know you want to post a certain topic on a certain day but are not sure you'll have the time to do it then? Use Hootsuite to manage multiple social networks and schedule messages and tweets. We'll quickly create an account, add up to 5 social profiles and schedule a few messages and tweets.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
No one can pretend to know the BEST iOS apps out there for Project Based Learning (PBL) and education in general. There are simply too many options - 375,000+ iPad apps at last count!

Today I will focus on apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

I’ll introduce you to a few of my favorite apps for educators for productivity, as well as show you some great places to search for the best apps out there that have been recommended by educators, for educators, as well as learn from the successes and failures of some of the 1-to-1 initiatives. We’ll then take some time to share our favorite apps for the different subject areas out there.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

App-smash!
Presentation Site
Join us for a SMASHING good time! App-smashing is the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project. In this session we will engage you in a variety of amazing App-smashing antics!

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Gollinger

Brandi Gollinger

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
avatar for Kristen Johnson

Kristen Johnson

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
avatar for Jayanne Unander

Jayanne Unander

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Educational Technology makes me happy! I have a passion for augmented reality apps and books. I'm facilitator for an after school coding club where we include programming ozobots. I'm a former UCET President from back in the days of stringing the longest blue ethernet cables to classrooms so that presenters would have Internet access! Learning new tech tools keeps me smiling!


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Assistant Principal, Copperview Elementary
Jethro Jones has presented at UCET many times before. A former UCET board member, Jethro now serves as an assistant principal at Copperview elementary. Using many of these great tools has made his life easier, and helped his school be more effective and enjoyable for kids and teachers.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
Presentation Site
Learn and discover a new generation of wireless collaboration technology- NovoConnect allows for multiple devices IOS, Android, and Windows devices to be wirelessly connected (up to 64 devices) and share with up to four devices at a time using your existing projector or flat panel display. Understand comparisons with other more expensive and complex solutions and how they differ. Wireless collaboration with cross-platform connectivity is the next level of communication for idea development, teaching, and sharing.

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales representative with over 16 years of experience. Products shown are part of the recently awarded State of Utah "Interactive Classroom" contract and include all... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District, Vice President - Utah Education Association, Presenter an many UCET conferences in the past 20 years about a variety of subjects.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the classroom without too much musical ability. This year I'm focused on student engagement and am working with teachers to see the iPad for the great learning tool it... Read More →
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Grant Funding and Best Practices in Video-Enabled Learning Spaces
Students and, yes, even faculty expect sophisticated communications anytime, anywhere. They use visual collaboration tools in- and outside of the classroom in new and exciting ways. Indeed, how we teach and how students learn is being transformed. This session focuses on noteworthy technology trends and cool new capabilities. The potential impact of those trends will suggest what may become the next generation of best practices in our teaching. All of this, in turn, helps to suggest our technology needs and, from that, our goals. Ultimately, deployment will depend on dollars – lots of them! – so we will highlight potential grant programs and funding sources that are aimed at technology opportunities.
Come ready to listen and share as participants engage in an interactive and open discussion in key areas:
• Global trends – Explore how the latest collaboration innovations apply to learning spaces.
• Best practices – Learn how others are harnessing technology in their teaching and learning.
• Impediments – Share your challenges and explore possible solutions with us.
• The “How-To’s” of alternative funding
• Relevant grant programs
• Tips and tricks for finding and securing grant funding

Speakers
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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with a host of educational groups and is currently the Board Chair for USDLA.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Education Chief Innovation Officer, HP, Inc.
Mike Belcher is currently the Americas Education Chief Innovation Officer at HP and based in Austin Texas. Mike began his career at HP in 2007 as the Education Solutions Manager for the Americas Region helping develop, build and bring to market several key solutions including education services, software and partner- driven products around Personalized Learning.Mike has dedicated his career to helping schools leverage technology to... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Layar for Education - Augmented Reality is here!
Presentation Site
Learn to bring digital projects to life with one of the newest technologies of the 21st century - Augmented Reality. A technology holding a ton of promising and possibility for education. Participants will learn what Augmented Reality is and how it can be used in the classroom with the Layar app and the web based creation tool. Participants will even have time to create a Layar of their very own.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hart

Shannon Hart

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I have just been placed in the position of reading coordinator at Mt. Jordan Middle School. I am currently working on my Master's degree and the LEAD program. I will finish at the end of 2014- 2015 school year.
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational Technology Specialist) in the Granite School District. Both Rachel and Shauna's careers have included the design of many online and blended learning courses.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Moving to Mastery in the World of High Stakes Testing
Presentation Site
In this session we will discuss the challenges teachers face as a result of the increasing pressures associated with the use of high stakes testing data and will provide a clear alternative - formative assessment. The goal is to utilize technology to get the right data immediately in the hands of teachers.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

QR Codes and Augmented Reality
Presentation Site
This class will take you through the process of creating and using QR codes and augmented reality browsers to bring your classroom alive. Go beyond the physical materials in your room and use any device to insert and view pictures, videos, or anything else to supplement or reteach! Participants will receive materials that will help them walk through the process and implement them in their own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Secret Code I
Presentation Site
We interact with them every day and everywhere. We get annoyed when they aren't fast enough and frantic when they don't work. We order our Pizza and our clothing on them, pay our bills, reserve library books and make medical appointments. They can tuck into our pockets and sit on our laps. They are frequently found in bed with our spouses. And yet, many of us have no idea how they work.
The key is in the secret code! Participants in this class will investigate and crack this secret code. As you progress, you will compose and exchange cryptic messages with your fellow cryptologists.
Finally, the clandestine location of a boundless treasure will be revealed. You and your fellows will have the key to a location where a treasure trove of coding adventures can be found. The wealth is so vast you will be able to share with your family, your students and other teachers. Don’t Miss Out! Secret Decoder Key included!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Educational Technology Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included on the Hour Of Code website and introduce it to teachers at the conference, then they can access those resources and learn it and teach it as well. This is a great... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Teaching with Digital Storytelling
The presentation will instruct teachers how to use Digital Storytelling in their classrooms to teach empathy and perspective taking. The session will discuss technologies and strategies for using this method in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Erik Bayles

Erik Bayles

Teacher, Pleasant Grove High School
I worked with Dr. Suzy Cox at Utah Valley University to develop a curriculum to teach empathy through Digital Storytelling. I have been able to apply this in my psychology classes with great results. Through this work I was able to earn my Masters Degree in Curriculum Design.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Using Technology to Implement Common Core Shifts
Presentation Site
Are you a teacher librarian who wants to an active participant in implementing the new Utah Common Core? This session will discuss how librarians can work with teachers using the Common Core standards and make six instructional “shifts” that connect the library to the classroom; it will also show ways to incorporate these shifts in school libraries using technology.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne F. Bates

Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
avatar for Joanne F. Christensen

Joanne F. Christensen

Teacher Librarian, Weber School District
I have been the teacher librarian at Weber High School for the last 9 years. I spent 2 1/2 years before that as the teacher librarian at C. H. Taylor Elementary in Ogden. School libraries are the greatest!


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Beyond YouTube: Video Resources for Teachers
YouTube is a terrific source for videos, but there are so many other educational resources available! Come experience some entertaining video memes that I enjoy sharing with teachers, as well as some awesome video resources that you and your students can put to use!

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Ideas to Integrate Coding in MS Math and Science
Presentation Site
Come and get ideas on how to integrate coding with your middle school math and science classes. Also coding ideas for any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Using Adaptive Technology to Create the Ultimate Differentiated Math Class
Presentation Site
This presentation addresses a familiar challenge – how to teach to a diverse group of students with varied math abilities while preparing for 21st century learning. I will demonstrate an online math program that, backed by research, uses unprecedented technology and AI to accurately assess each student’s math level and then deliver personalized instruction on what a student is ready to learn. Special focus will be placed on the program’s innovative features and learning tools, and how they can be used effectively to support a teacher’s instruction toward meeting classroom goals. In sharing my extensive experience in helping teachers implement this program for all student groups, teachers will learn strategies on how to achieve math success with their students in various contexts, from RtI to Gifted.

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education - Greg Duce

McGraw-Hill Education - Greg Duce

McGraw-Hill Education, McGraw Hill
I have been with McGraw-Hill Education for 13 years as the Utah Secondary Sales Representative. I am excited about all of our progress digitally towards personalized adaptive learning.
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Ray Ramos

Senior K-12 Implementation and Professional Development Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Ray is the Senior Implementation and Professional Specialist and has a excellent command of ALEKS and all of its strengths and how to use the ALEKS program with every student


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

CANCELLED: Flipping for Technology
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
We've been hearing about the Flipped Classroom for a while now, but it seems overwhelming, and there are definitely some challenges. Teaching flipped computer technology classes for over a year has taught me a thing or two about what works and what doesn't when using this new pedagogical model. In this session, I will share my experiences flipping classes at the high school and college levels. Tips will include how to structure resources, how to introduce the model to students and use it with them on a daily basis, and what you do during class time. I will also focus on answering your questions about how to make this model work for you. Time permitting, we can also explore some of the tools that can be used to flip your class.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Suzy Cox

Dr. Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. She has been teaching technology integration and educational psychology courses for over ten years and has presented all over the country on topics ranging from technology tutorials to adolescent brain development. She is the program coordinator for the UVU master's program in educational technology.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith is the director of technology integration for the college of education and human services Utah State University. He is an adjunct instructor for the department of instructional technology learning sciences. He teaches beginning and advanced Photoshop in graphic design at Utah State University. He is an artist, photographer, and educational technologist. He has been in education for over 35 years. You can view his online gallery at... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity filling up

Presentation Site
In this 2 hour workshop, Christine Ferrin and Ryan Wells will introduce participants to several tricks of the trade in ActivInspire to make your Promethean ActivBoard more interactive and student-oriented. We will use object hiding, labeling, actions, layering, and more in creating interactive flipcharts for your classroom.

In addition to creating your own flipchart pages, participants will leave with example pages and instructions. You will get the most out of the workshop if you bring some content or lesson plan material. Bring your laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed. This workshop is for teachers who are already familiar with ActivInspire and want to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ferrin

Christine Ferrin

5th Grade Teacher, Deerfield Elementary
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Ryan Wells

TSA - Teacher on Special Assignment, Orchard Elementary


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 135 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Getting Started with Prezi
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
This workshop will introduce first-time users to the online presentation software Prezi. Prezi is a powerful online-based presenter that uses motion to navigate through presentations rather than traditional slide format. The workshop will cover the basics of Prezi tools, adding multimedia, creating interesting transitions, enhancing templates, and options of sharing and presenting finished Prezi presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 16 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 4 years with SESC. I received my Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and my Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Make Your Own (Very Basic) iPad Apps, Games, and Interactives
Limited Capacity full

Presentation Site
Mobile devices and apps have exploded in popularity in the last few years. During the first hour of this workshop, come learn how to use a free online tool to make your own simple classroom app. In the second hour we'll focus on creating (non-profit) games and other interactives for the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity full

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University of Alberta and a Masters in French Literature and Teaching from the University of Utah. Her work in journalism and the documentary arts ties her diverse... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:15pm

What's New With Pioneer: Utah's Online Library
Presentation Site
Come learn about what's new with Pioneer Library including a brief overview of NoodleTools, a web-based research tool for any age student doing research, Digital Science Online and the videos, images, animations, and worksheets available, and eMedia, a digital video repository that has almost 400 video titles such as Bill Nye the science guy. If we have time, other new features will be covered as well.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Friday April 4, 2014 1:15pm - 1:30pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm

ReadWriteThink: Timeline app
See how to use the awesome ReadWriteThink Timeline app to have your students create amazing timelines on the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. She has 15 years of experience teaching junior high and high school and is endorsed in Educational... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm

Certiport Exam
Limited Capacity seats available

Certiport is offering designated times in which you can sit for a Certification Exam during UCET – for free! There is limited space at 15 seats per time slot listed below so it will be a first come first serve basis on availability.  

To take advantage of this great opportunity to become certified:


  1. Please email your preferred day/time (from the list below) to lori.troy@pearson.com

  2. Include the subject line UCET Testing Event

  3. Indicate which exam you would like to take



Lori Troy will send you a follow up e-mail on time confirmation. If you have questions, please email lori.troy@pearson.com

Thank you and we look forward to you earning your certification – available exams in:



Thursday, April 3

8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Friday, April 4
8:00 - 9:15
11:00 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:45
2:45 - 4:00

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Curtin

Andrea Curtin

Executive Secretary, USBE


Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room 216 Library PC Lab 5441 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

iMovie Trailers on the iPad
Presentation Site
Stop by and learn how students can create movie trailer style video projects with the iMovie app on an iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting  | Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use your | iPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move | “untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind the professional development web academy. He trains teachers throughout the state in the areas of technical skills and technical integration... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

10 Ways to Use Google Drive
Presentation Site
This class caters to beginners. As a class or as a school, or even as a district, Google Drive can make your life SO MUCH easier.

Speakers
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Claudia Empey

5th grade teacher, WCSD
I love reading about educational research. I love implementing teaching strategies that have been identified as best practice while also best engaging my students. I especially LOVE seeing my students as they "get" a new concept. Seeing my students succeed is the very best reward of all.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Blog as Portfolio
Presentation Site
George will show how to develop a blog as a portfolio to help showcase staff and student work.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant
My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges for teachers and programmers, school administrators and designers.
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
Presentation Site
Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from parents about it.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Podcasting - Assessment tool
Presentation Site
Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
Presentation Site
Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online tools available to help you increase your productivity and perfect your computer skills.
This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of the five areas include multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of choice and availability of assortment.
The different areas contain multiple tools, including; online flash drives, applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and computers, sharing your bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners.
Each of the areas contain both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Derek Larson (lars3eb)

Educational Technology Director, Southwest Educational Development Center
J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades at Little Valley Elementary for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Southern Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis in technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 107 Band 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Coding 4 Zombies
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered why Zombies walk the way they do? Well, somebody has to teach these walking dead to avoid hazards and walk with the dignity every Zombie desires. After all, their fashion sense and personal hygiene are beyond help.
Then there are the birds! They are angry. The birds are intent on pursuing those evil piggies. You can help. With a little work, you’ll teach those birds to avoid the TNT and get their birdie babies back home. All it takes is following and giving instructions. As teachers, you are already expert at that.
This class will introduce coding and the Hour Of Code. The Hour Of Code Website features brief statements from people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the inventors of Zynga and DropBox. Lesson plans, interactive coding games, and support materials are free, fun and educational. Coding teaches people to pause and think.
Take a break and challenge yourself to get those Zombies safely home! Certificates of Zombification will be awarded to all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Educational Technology Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included on the Hour Of Code website and introduce it to teachers at the conference, then they can access those resources and learn it and teach it as well. This is a great... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the top choice of school districts wanting to build world class management solutions to match their world class learning environments. Filewave is easy to learn... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
Presentation Site
The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every week on YouTube, school website, and Facebook.
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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and iPads for Elementary Video News Programs.
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm

Making the Move to Online Curriculum using Canvas
Presentation Site
Come learn how to use the Canvas LMS, which is free for K-12 educators. We will cover how to create your own course, populate it with assignments, quizzes, information pages, learning modules, and more. Attach rubrics to standards and objectives and see where your students are at. If a student misses class, wants to turn in assignments from home, or review what you covered in class, they can do all that and more through Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews

Salem Hills High School, Salem Hills High School
Spanish Fork, UT


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107