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Thursday, April 3
 

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


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

1:00pm PDT

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 Velez-Hall

Valerie Velez-Hall

Teacher, Canyons School District - South Park Academy
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... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

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

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


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

10:40am PDT

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... 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 PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


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

1:00pm PDT

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

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Admin, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107