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Programming & Robotics [clear filter]
Thursday, April 3
 

12:00pm PDT

Got Code? What's Next After the Hour of Code?
Presentation Site
Did you get a chance to participate in the Hour of Code during CSedweek in December? Code.org put on a world wide event to get students excited about Computer Science and coding. In just one week they had over 17 million people learn to code and over 585 million lines of code written by students.

Do you want to get in on the 21st century skill that will get all of your students interested and motivated to think critically, problem solve and learn to create, not just consume?

Then you need to come learn about the Free resources code.org is offering to teachers to help them get on their way to teaching their students about Computer Science, throught incentives for teachers (free resources and up to $1,000 in donations at Donorschoose), for students (fun interactive lessons and activities and $10 gift cards for online resources).

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, West High School
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

Programming with Scratch
Presentation Site
Explore the world of programming with Scratch. Learn how to engage and motivate students to program their own educational resources.

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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Got Code? What's Next After the Hour of Code?
Presentation Site
Did you get a chance to participate in the Hour of Code during CSedweek in December? Code.org put on a world wide event to get students excited about Computer Science and coding. In just one week they had over 17 million people learn to code and over 585 million lines of code written by students.

Do you want to get in on the 21st century skill that will get all of your students interested and motivated to think critically, problem solve and learn to create, not just consume?

Then you need to come learn about the Free resources code.org is offering to teachers to help them get on their way to teaching their students about Computer Science, throught incentives for teachers (free resources and up to $1,000 in donations at Donorschoose), for students (fun interactive lessons and activities and $10 gift cards for online resources).

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, West High School
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 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

1:00pm PDT

Secret Code I
Presentation Site
We interact with them every day and everywhere. We get annoyed when they aren't fast enough and frantic when they don't work. We order our Pizza and our clothing on them, pay our bills, reserve library books and make medical appointments. They can tuck into our pockets and sit on our laps. They are frequently found in bed with our spouses. And yet, many of us have no idea how they work.
The key is in the secret code! Participants in this class will investigate and crack this secret code. As you progress, you will compose and exchange cryptic messages with your fellow cryptologists.
Finally, the clandestine location of a boundless treasure will be revealed. You and your fellows will have the key to a location where a treasure trove of coding adventures can be found. The wealth is so vast you will be able to share with your family, your students and other teachers. Don’t Miss Out! Secret Decoder Key included!

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Digital Media Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 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

1:00pm PDT

Make Your Own (Very Basic) iPad Apps, Games, and Interactives
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Mobile devices and apps have exploded in popularity in the last few years. During the first hour of this workshop, come learn how to use a free online tool to make your own simple classroom app. In the second hour we'll focus on creating (non-profit) games and other interactives for the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Coding 4 Zombies
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered why Zombies walk the way they do? Well, somebody has to teach these walking dead to avoid hazards and walk with the dignity every Zombie desires. After all, their fashion sense and personal hygiene are beyond help.
Then there are the birds! They are angry. The birds are intent on pursuing those evil piggies. You can help. With a little work, you’ll teach those birds to avoid the TNT and get their birdie babies back home. All it takes is following and giving instructions. As teachers, you are already expert at that.
This class will introduce coding and the Hour Of Code. The Hour Of Code Website features brief statements from people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the inventors of Zynga and DropBox. Lesson plans, interactive coding games, and support materials are free, fun and educational. Coding teaches people to pause and think.
Take a break and challenge yourself to get those Zombies safely home! Certificates of Zombification will be awarded to all participants.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

Digital Media Specialist, Salt Lake City School District
My qualifications and experience are as a technology facilitator for the Salt Lake City School District. I have no training in code other than what I have been learning on my own through Hour of Code.org. But that is the point. If I can learn it from the activities and lessons included... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107