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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

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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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 →


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

12:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm PDT

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... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 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

12:00pm PDT

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

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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 Andrew Andersen

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

1:00pm PDT

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

McGraw-Hill Education

Utah Sales Representative, McGraw Hill
16 years training teachers and 5 years helping teachers with a secondary blended learning experiences
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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 PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107