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Thursday, April 3
 

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 Assessment Specialist, 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

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

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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

PhD Candidate, Indiana University
I am a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University working with Dr. Daniel Hickey. My research interests include teacher and student assessment practices, assessment literacy, participatory approaches to teaching and learning in technology-rich environments... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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
JH

Janae Hunt

4th Grade DLI Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 4th year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm 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

12:30pm PDT

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
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
LH

Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


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

1:00pm PDT

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
DM

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... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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 Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
LH

Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

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 Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


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

10:40am PDT

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

Manager, Digital Media Services, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett manages the Digital Media Services at the Utah Education Network. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism and a M.Ed. from the University of Utah in Instructional Design and Education Technology. Katie is responsible for various... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

1:00pm PDT

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 HS, Alpine School District
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 PDT
Room 204 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 Assessment Specialist, 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

1:15pm PDT

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 Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director Instructional Services, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. Ask me about professional development opportunities with UEN.
LH

Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Learner, Speaker, Author, Couros Innovations LTD.
George Couros is a worldwide leader in the area of innovative teaching, learning, and leading, and has a focus on innovation as a human endeavor. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. In his 20... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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

PhD Candidate, Indiana University
I am a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University working with Dr. Daniel Hickey. My research interests include teacher and student assessment practices, assessment literacy, participatory approaches to teaching and learning in technology-rich environments... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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
JH

Janae Hunt

4th Grade DLI Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 4th year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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
DM

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... Read More →


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