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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

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

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

10:40am PDT

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

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 →


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

12:00pm PDT

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

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 →


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

1:00pm PDT

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

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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

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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Tom O'Brien

National Content Specialist, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 17 years. He is responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at state, national conferences and working directly with teachers and students to improve teaching and learning... Read More →


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

10:40am PDT

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 PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

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... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Board Member, UCET
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
avatar for William Shumaker

William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom 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 PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

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

1:00pm PDT

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
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Ryan Wells

TSA - Teacher on Special Assignment, Orchard Elementary


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

2:00pm PDT

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

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 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107