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Thursday, April 3
 

1:00pm PDT

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

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.


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

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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 School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

2:00pm PDT

TRA: A new Resource for Teachers
Presentation Site
Now you can get reviews on educational apps from, by, for teachers on the TRA website. Teachers Rate Apps is a place you can go to review apps that are offered for free from app developers. Each month an iPad mini will be given away to teachers who review apps on the site. Only teachers will be allowed to review the apps on this site. You will know the subject, grade level, and common core standard of each app to help you make intelligent decisions for app purchases.

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.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107