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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll offer hands-on training to help you discover these resources and implement them in your LMS. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS Learning Media resources.

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 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Choose Your Own APPventure
This creative lesson design allows students to have more control over their learning by choosing apps that pique their interest and play to their strong suits. Each Choose Your Own APPventure lesson will take students from research/brainstorming to organizing their ideas to a final project. Teachers will be shown rubrics to be able to assess each final project, no matter the presentation tool used.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Dimick

Brittany Dimick

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a school technology specialist with Granite. I have a Master's degree and ESL, Math and Instructional Technology endorsements. I keep busy by taking care of the dog, three cats, three gold fish, two kids and a husband.
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

School Technology Specialist, Educational Technology
Dani is a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District and has a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She loves integrating technology in education and using social media in a classroom setting. Dani's family consists of her husband (also an educator... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Driving Students to Write, With Google Drive
Presentation Site
Google Drive makes collaborative writing activities and group research projects easy and fun for 5th Graders. In this session participants will learn how a 5th Grade Class at Midvalley Elementary used a lab of Google Chromebooks to enhance their writing activities with Google Docs, and Google Slideshows.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Michael Hakkarinen, Educational Technology Teacher Specialist with the Canyons School District. This summer I transferred to the Canyons School District from Frederick County, Maryland, where I was a Technology Resource Teacher for 7 years and instructor of Instructional Technology... Read More →
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPad Fundamentals
This presentation will introduce participants to the iPad. Learn setup, settings, gestures, app mangagement, and finding apps using UEN's Apps 4 EDU. This presentation will give participants the base level knowledge needed to start using the iPad effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Learning with TED Talks & TED-Ed - Ideas Worth Spreading
Presentation Site
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, & Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. TED talks are riveting talks by remarkable people and are free to the world. This session is designed to introduce participants to the wide variety of resources available on the TED website and how to use them in the classroom. During this session, participants will:
- Create a TEDEd flipped lesson in order to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Participants will use the TED.Ed platform to choose video resources and then add discussion prompts, short answers, quiz questions, and further research links to create an interactive flipped lesson.
- Curate curriculum content from TED playlists to provide real-world examples. Using TED talks, participants will find real-world examples which provide meaning to required core curriculum.
- Explore mobile app alternatives to incorporate digital tools to promote student learning. Participants will investigate a variety of TED mobile apps that can be utilized on a wide range of devices.

Speakers
avatar for Shauna Jensen

Shauna Jensen

Presenter, Granite School District
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Advances in Classroom Interactive Solutions
Presentation Site
Overview and interactive demonstrations of new classroom,conference room and faculty training room touch sensitive display technologies. From simple low cost whiteboard add-ons, ultra short-throw projector interactive solutions to advance touch sensitive LED displays, this session will provide a comparison and opportunity to try out and experience the various technologies and compare the typical costs for each solution

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →
avatar for Mike Burton

Mike Burton

Computer Science Teacher/Technology Instructional Coach, Park City School District
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Ted

TV Specialists, Inc.
Ted Bollinger has been involved with AV presentation technology for over 30 years and is the VP of TV Specialists, Inc. which has just been awarded the new state of Utah "Integrated Classroom" contract for Utah.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Embeddable Tools for Your Teacher Webpage
Presentation Site
The Internet is full of wonderful tools, gadgets, learning objects, and widgets that teachers can import onto their own teacher webpages. Come see some of the better examples of this embeddable content, and customize your own teacher website while you watch! (The examples shown will work on my.uen, Weebly, Blogger, etc., but NOT on Google Sites.)

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 →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the... Read More →
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Janae Hunt

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


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Google Drive and the iPad
Using Google Drive to organize, access and assess student work is a great way to make writing fun for the kids and it makes life easier for the teacher, too!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

2nd grade Teacher, Davis Elementary, Uintah County School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

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.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching Social Studies
Presentation Site
Do you want a tech tip, trick, or tool to enhance your teaching of Social Studies? This presentation will introduce you to a variety of such tips, tricks, and tools, such as online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, government, geography, and culture. This session will be most beneficial for 5th – 12th grade teachers and will have a primary focus on U.S. History/Geography and World History/Geography, although all Social Studies teachers can benefit from the ideas and resources presented.

You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, and be given strategies for using them frequently in your lessons. In addition, you will be shown how to access lesson plans, teaching materials, and activities available for teachers and students, from a variety of other sites. Two such sites include Colonial Williamsburg (U.S. History), and the Goethe Institute (the geography, history, economy, and culture of Germany). Ideas on incorporating resources and materials into your Social Studies classes from these sites will be shared. The presenters will also identify professional learning and study opportunities available for you, as teachers, which will enhance and enrich both your learning, and that of your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

21st Century Classroom: Enriched Learning
Presentation Site
From top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →
avatar for Brock Stuart

Brock Stuart

Business Development Manager, GENCOMM
Brock Stuart is a Business Development Manager for GENCOMM. While Mr. Stuart the newest of the GENCOMM team, he brings a rich skill set of business development and management. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BYU), Mr. Stuart has forged leadership experience which encompasses... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Going Google
Presentation Site
Come take a look at some of the best tips and tricks for Going Google.  In this session we’ll delve into a variety of the Google Apps for Education and provide practical applications for some of your favorite tools.  You’ll learn how to create your own custom search engine for research projects.  You’ll discover how to edit video in YouTube.  You’ll tap into  Google apps for your mobile device and explore ways to integrate them into your classroom.  All this and a few surprises too!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 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 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

10:40am PDT

The Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
The flipped classroom changes the classroom from a teacher centered, lecture driven classroom to a discussion driven, work session with individual student needs being the focus. Lessons then become a springboard to deeper discussion, investigations, and activities. Come see how I use it in my classroom and why my team and our students love it.

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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Designing High-Impact Courses for Blended Environments Using OERs
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to create instructional learning outcomes and align assessments to those learning outcomes for a "mini course" of their choosing. We will then discuss methods for finding, evaluating, and incorporating open educational resources into curriculum that would support student learning in a blended or flipped classroom environment.

The goal of this workshop is to help teachers improve course quality by ensuring alignment among course components and incorporating engaging resources that help students see the relevance of content they are learning.

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment... Read More →
avatar for Angie Napper

Angie Napper

Academic Services Analyst, Western Governors University
Angie Napper and Stefani Anderson both have years of background in curriculum and assessment design. Both have worked at Western Governors University (WGU) for about 7 years. Angie has master's degrees in Art History and Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design, and Stefani... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Digital Showcase
Presentation Site
Transitioning from paper to digital can be daunting. Come and see how Mountain Heights Academy students benefit from digital resources, then create their own digital projects that can then be used in the course. Specific examples will come from Social Studies, Foods, Financial Literacy and Spanish, with links to other resources in all subject areas.

Speakers
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Lindsey Fairbanks

Spanish Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
avatar for Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones

Online FACS Teacher, Mountain Heights Academy
I teach at an online school where I interact with students mainly through emails, instant messaging and video chats. All of my content is presented to my students in weekly topics in a variety of ways with videos, presentations, interactive websites and games. Despite not being in... Read More →
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Jennifer Klein

Social Studies Department Chair, Mountain Heights Academy
Jennifer Klein is a graduate of Utah State University where she majored in Social Studies Composite Education and minored in History and Geography. She has a passion for learning and education and is excited to be a part of Mountain Heights Academy. Jennifer has a deep love for traveling... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever
Presentation Site
Students will demonstrate projects they have created throughout the year, along with discussing their funnest experiences and learning methods. They will also be discussing different strategies and techniques for introducing iPads in the classroom and what can be done to limit the stress and confusion of having to learn a "new" way of learning.

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Podcast Power!
Presentation Site
Sprucewood Elementary students describe the power of weekly student-created podcasts for communicating with students, faculty, parents, and community.

Speakers
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Julie Simmons

Teacher, Sprucewood Elementary
Julie Simmons is a fifth grade teacher at Sprucewood Elementary where she has been teaching for over 30 years. Julie has bravely been working on using more technology in the classroom. Julie has been learning a lot from her students this year as she had led them in creating weekly... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

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 →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:55am PDT

Share with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Let students just click to get to websites. Symbaloo webmixes are sharable, visual, and spacial. Lists of text are not as easy.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:55am - 11:10am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am PDT

How to get an iPad video to Google Drive or Drop Box
Presentation Site
iPad Retina display is amazing! 2040 x 1536 resolution with 326 pixels per inch is a beautiful thing! However, it creates REALLY large files that can be difficult to share.

This presentation shows two apps that will allow you to "shrink" the file size and then post to either Google Drive or Drop Box.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.


Thursday April 3, 2014 11:10am - 11:25am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

3 Student iPad Projects
These three projects will get your students excited about learning! Explore how to assess your students’ understanding while watching a video from UEN's eMedia in real time using Socrative, create a dynamic timeline with ReadWriteThink’s Timeline, and bridge the physical and virtual world with QR Codes.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Five Free Apps for Engaging Lessons and Increased Productivity
Presentation Site
Did you recently get an iPad but you still aren't sure how to use it for instruction? You are not alone. In this session you will learn about 5 easy to use, FREE apps that you can learn with just a few minutes of practice to transform the way you create and share content with your students. This class is ideal for teachers who have one iPad, but all of the information can be adapted for student use in classrooms with iPad carts or 1-to-1 programs.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
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Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

Teacher - Willow Springs Elementary, Canyons School District
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and am always looking for apps and programs that thoroughly engage my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Podcasting - Assessment tool
Presentation Site
Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Dr. Dweeb Returns
Presentation Site
Put a little creativity into your technical professional development. Dr. Dweeb will show you how to make simple video lessons to provide technical instruction to your teachers and staff. Use your phone with your laptop to create entertaining lessons to simplify instruction with computer applications.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Exploring the Geometry of Piles of Salt
Presentation Site
Participants will pour salt on varies shapes and make conjectures regarding the ridge-lines of the piles of salt. Then the conjectures will be verified or rejected based on geometric properties. Using technology, participants will be shown how to construct models of the salt piles using dynamic 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry software.

Speakers
TJ

Troy Jones

Math Teacher, Westlake High School/Math for America
I have presented on this topic at the Park City Mathematics Institute, the University of Utah Math Teacher's Circle, and the Utah Council of Teachers of Mathematics Fall Conference. I have done other presentations using dynamic geometry software at several National Council of Teachers... Read More →
MU

Marissa Utterberg

Math Teaching Fellow, Math for America


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 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

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 136 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

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is an Educational Technology Coach in Canyons School District. She has been working in Educational Technology since 2012. She is graduating from the University of Utah in May with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License. She recently defended... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pohl

Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engage Students Through Digital Signage
Presentation Site
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. Whether using a laptop plugged into a display or a dedicated content player, we will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Berry

Rebekah Berry

Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Rebekah Berry is the Marketing Manager for GENCOMM. Ms. Berry specializes addressing both the practical and creative aspects of Marketing. After nearly a decade of managing international business for Dyno Nobel, Ms. Berry returned to school for Bachelor of Science in Marketing (University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Ogden School District
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Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Inside the HP Personalized Learning Project
Would you like to double the rate of learning for all students? The key is true personalization of learning. Unfortunately in many cases “personalized learning” has become a meaningless tag line with no real results.
This session provides a behind the scenes look at the research-based HP Personalized Learning Project. The Project implemented multiple personalization strategies including a novel statistically-based personalized learning engine. The lessons learned will be useful to anyone that is truly interested in dramatic improvements in student achievement.

Speakers
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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 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

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.
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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

Doctopus helps distribution of Google Docs to Students
Doctopus is a great tool that allows teachers to distribute Google docs, spreadsheets and presentations with ease. The assignment can be non-editable, editable, grouped by student, or individual. The teacher can customize the assignment name and view students documents with a click. A most have tool for any teacher using GoogleDocs!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

Teacher - Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City School District
I have taught in a variety of setting throughout the past 17 years. I began my career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse setting on the Navajo Reservation. I spent four years teaching in the Phoenix and Tucson area where I began focusing my professional development on incorporating... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
Presentation Site
Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Information, Data, Problem Solving, Analysis for Students with ArcGIS Online
Presentation Site
BYOD and learn about ArcGIS Online Subscriptions already available to Utah K-12 through the Esri K-12 Statewide License! Learn about classroom resources, careers in Geospatial Technologies, and join the community of Utah teachers who are introducing their students to the technology identified by the US Department of Labor as one of the emerging technologies needed by all citizens and the 21st Century workforce.

Speakers
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Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

Speakers
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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

BYOD: A Cautionary Tale
Presentation Site
With Bring You Own Device (BYOD) initiatives around almost every corner, this cautionary tale invites educators and their administrators to think carefully about the desired outcomes and possible risks before "Jumping In" to the deep end of BYOD in their schools.

This presentation will extend the "Six Basic Apps" ideas introduced at the Canyon School District TEDx event by inviting participants to join a dialog about apps that can enhance the average classroom without needing internet access/bandwidth to do so.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Spendlove

Cody Spendlove

Ed Tech Director, Alpine School District
BEST Pedagogical Practice you have seen during COVID 2020-21 school year and why you think Teachers/Schools SHOULD KEEP Doing it AFTER the pandemic.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
Presentation Site
Learn and discover a new generation of wireless collaboration technology- NovoConnect allows for multiple devices IOS, Android, and Windows devices to be wirelessly connected (up to 64 devices) and share with up to four devices at a time using your existing projector or flat panel display. Understand comparisons with other more expensive and complex solutions and how they differ. Wireless collaboration with cross-platform connectivity is the next level of communication for idea development, teaching, and sharing.

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District/Apple
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... 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 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 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

1:00pm PDT

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
Presentation Site
The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum... Read More →
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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 FREE LucidChart Software for Graphic Organizers, Diagrams, and Interactives
Presentation Site
Do you use mind maps, Venn diagrams, flow charts, or graphic organizers in your classes? Lucid Software, a Utah company, has offered their LucidChart diagramming software to Utah teachers and students for FREE! Come learn how to use this excellent teaching and learning tool, and find out how to take advantage of Lucid's free offer.

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 →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

What is the Flipped Classroom All About?
Presentation Site
Have you heard of a flipped classroom model, but aren't sure what it is all about? Are you interested in learning more about this innovative instructional method that gives you more time to create in class while still delivering the required course content? This session will provide you with opportunities learn what a flipped classroom looks like through hands on examples and projects.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Education Specialist, Canyons School District,
Education Technology Specialist, Ceramics and Sculpture Teacher, Artist, Web Designer. I Am Still Learning. Co-founder http://flipinutah.org .


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 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
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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

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

1:00pm PDT

3 Student Projects in iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
iMovie a fun, easy and powerful movie making and multimedia tool. Learn three "do-able” projects for students and teachers.
In this session we will create a movie trailer, music video, and a narrated slide show. In addition see how all the new features can help best tell your story.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Edmodo-Social Networking as a Classroom LearningTool
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Social networking and online classrooms have become part of our students' present academic reality and will continue to be important platforms for them to interact and learn. Edmodo provides a safe platform for teachers and students to learn netiquette, develop socially, and do their school work. Teachers can monitor the online environment, deliver assignments to students, collect and grade student work, and create a collaborative virtual classroom. This workshop will give you the tools you need and the hands on experience to get started using this valuable resource. You will experience, in real time, the nuts and bolts of creating, joining, and running a web based classroom.

Kent Thompson has used edmodo.com in his classroom for the past two years. He will share his experiences and successes along with tips and tactics to get the most out of edmodo. Come and try out edmodo for yourself. If you are looking for an interactive social networking activity or an online classroom, you should take a look at this great solution. Students stay engaged and involved, communication and collaboration are enhanced, and it is a fun way to flip the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson

Teacher, Salt Lake School District
Dr. Kent W. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has been teaching with technology for the past 15 years in middle school, community college, and university settings. For the past two years he has been using edmodo in the classroom... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:30pm PDT

Mapping Your World
Presentation Site
The world is changing and digital mapping can help your students find their way. In this session, learn how you and your students can use ArcGIS Online in your classroom to enhance and engage spatial thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills through a software subscription that is already available to Utah teachers through UEN.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:30pm - 1:50pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Aurasma: Create Augmented Reality Projects
Presentation Site
This workshop will demonstrate how to create student projects using the augmented reality app Aurasma. Using Aurasma, students can create Auras that share experiences by unlocking a link to a website, play video, or a 3D animation simulation. The presentation will showcase a published class project created by 3rd grade students at Cottonwood Elementary using Aurasma and iPads. Get the Aurasma app made for iOS and Android devices at either the App Store or Google Play.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

5 Minutes of Creativity
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and work on daily. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada and worked for 24 years for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK, Canada as a classroom teacher and technology consultant. He specializes in the use of technology in the classroom and holds a Masters of Education... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Turn Those Boring Writing Samples into Epic Productions
Presentation Site
Using simple iPad apps, learn how to take student writing samples and turn them into screencasts, video productions, and music videos. Teachers will learn new writing topics interesting to their secondary students and turn them into dynamic productions. Apps to use include, but not limited to ComicLife, Doodlecast, iMovie, PDF Notes, Notemaster, Pages, and Google Drive

Speakers
avatar for Dallin Miller

Dallin Miller

Library Media Specialist, Northwest Middle School, SLCSD
I've been teaching with technology for most of my teaching career. Right now I have a cart of iPads that I use for my 7-8 grade writing classes. My goal is to create a paperless/PC-less classroom using only iPads and apps that fit my students.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

UEN's NROC Resources for Teachers
The USOE has purchased rights to NROC for all Utah teachers. This session introduces what NROC resources are available to Utah teachers and students, the playlist and other functions of HippoCampus and explores possibilities for using NROC content in your classroom. As a Utah teacher you have access to over 4,000 learning objects from screened collections at HippoCampus site, an advertisement-free site. Instructional materials will be mapped to the Utah State Standards for Mathematics. Another benefit is the ability to import modules and courses into Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Twitchell

Ron Twitchell

Director of Instruction, Provo City School District
I currently serve as the director of instruction and mathematics in Provo City School District. I have presented assessment professional development for teachers in my district.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

What About Chromebooks? Using these Mobile Devices Successfully with Students.
In this session, we’ll discuss several ways to use Chromebooks with students in a collaborative and creative classroom experience. Student examples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Darren Draper

Darren Draper

Director of Education Technology, Canyons School District
Director of Education Technology in the growing Canyons School District in Sandy, UT, USA. Husband, dad, leader, teacher, learner, presenter, tech-lover, tech-hater. Sometimes gets distracte
avatar for PJ Giles

PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She served as a Board Member of UCET for 5 years. In a world... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower... Read More →
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

EdTech Coach, Canyons School District
Danae Huizenga is an Elementary Education Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She has been in education for 11 years beginning her career as a third grade teacher. Danae loves providing professional development to teachers and sharing her love of educational technology with... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Worm

Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

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 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 136 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.
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Laura Hunter

Director, UEN


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

2:00pm PDT

UEN Cheese Science Goes Geeky and Cross Curriculum
Presentation Site
UEN Cheese Science has taken a fun food loved by all and created a STEM connection, gathered loads of fantastic resources and made them available for teachers. Geography, Engineering, Education, Careers and Science stands for GEECS. Join UEN Cheese Science GEECS and learn more about adding this fun resource to your classroom.

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 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 221 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

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Read Books with Your Ears
Presentation Site
Do your Audiobooks show up as Music? Getting your books on CD (compact Disk) to iTunes and your iPod is really easy. I have a recipe to make the process even better. We'll join the tracks to one file per disk, import to iTunes, then make it an audiobook and add album art so you can visually keep track of your book in your library. We can even make you iPod remember were you left off. 

You'll use this skill many times and enjoy more books while doing other things.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Size Matters: Best Display For Your Space
Presentation Site
Today, every school has multiple displays. The question is, are you using them correctly? We will reveal the secret to making sure your content can be seen by everyone in the room. This class will unlock the science and math behind screen size needed for specific spaces. It will also teach attendees how lighting, ambient light, shades, and other factors can affect the images shown. Finally, we will help you navigate the choices between LCD Displays and Projector/Screens. Whether planning for an auditorium or a small classroom, the truth (about displays) is out there.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:15pm PDT

Move me with Moovly
Presentation Site
Moovly is a fantastic new web 2.0 tool that allows teachers and students to quickly create a video presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Thompson

Sam Thompson

Technology Instructional Coach, Park City School District
Technology Instructional Coach, PCSD. Love all things ed tech. Obsessed with cars and all things outdoors.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm PDT

Connect Students with Content Using NearPod
Participants will learn how to implement an interactive lesson using a variety of devices and the free app Nearpod by participating in a short lesson about severe weather and tropical cyclones.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Ed Tech, Canyons School District
Michael Hakkarinen, Educational Technology Teacher Specialist with the Canyons School District. This summer I transferred to the Canyons School District from Frederick County, Maryland, where I was a Technology Resource Teacher for 7 years and instructor of Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

NearPod
Presentation Site
Nearpod adresses so many of the issues associated with student engagement and whole class instruction. If your school has an iPod cart or a set of Chromebooks or laptops and you aren't sure how you can utilize it with your students, Nearpod is a great solution. Easily import Powerpoints and PDFs and insert fun, interactive activities that offer an opportunity to respond, receive feedback, and share responses with the class. I will be showcasing some of these great features as I take you through a Nearpod presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Cut the Clutter
Presentation Site
So many online resources...so little time! How do you find the best resources (tested, tried and true)? Graphite™! Learn how to keep up on the best instructional technology resources for your students and classroom in a fraction of the time it typically takes to research web resources, test them and begin implementation. "Graphite™ is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from their active community of teachers."-from the website.

Speakers
avatar for Summer Marshall

Summer Marshall

Teacher - Ecker Hill Middle School, Park City School District
I have taught in a variety of setting throughout the past 17 years. I began my career teaching in a one-room schoolhouse setting on the Navajo Reservation. I spent four years teaching in the Phoenix and Tucson area where I began focusing my professional development on incorporating... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

iPad 101
Presentation Site
Have you ever wondered what you iPad could really do? Come explore and learn what is hidden in the settings of your iPad. Most of us have been using an iPad, but we don’t know what it is capable of do for us. We will explore how to change settings that so the iPad is personal and more productive for you. Did you know that your iPad will read to you, or be used by people you can’t read or see? Learn how to change setting and increase the productivity of your iPad.

Speakers
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Brian Blake

Nebo School District, Nebo School District
Payson, UT


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

iPads In the 1:1 Elementary Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum
Presentation Site
During this presentation, participants will see how six elementary school classroom teachers used classroom iPad labs to replace learning activities that were previously done on paper, allow students to access information that was previously out of their reach, and provide opportunities to design and produce innovative and creative digital products. Bring your iPad and see how to use apps like Educreations, Doceri, Edmodo, TapIt, and Google Drive to engage students and enhance curriculum in a digital classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
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Vanessa Black

Grade 3 Teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District
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Melody Watson

Teacher - Willow Springs Elementary, Canyons School District
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and am always looking for apps and programs that thoroughly engage my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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.
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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

Advances in Classroom Interactive Solutions
Presentation Site
Overview and interactive demonstrations of new classroom,conference room and faculty training room touch sensitive display technologies. From simple low cost whiteboard add-ons, ultra short-throw projector interactive solutions to advance touch sensitive LED displays, this session will provide a comparison and opportunity to try out and experience the various technologies and compare the typical costs for each solution

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →
avatar for Mike Burton

Mike Burton

Computer Science Teacher/Technology Instructional Coach, Park City School District
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Ted

TV Specialists, Inc.
Ted Bollinger has been involved with AV presentation technology for over 30 years and is the VP of TV Specialists, Inc. which has just been awarded the new state of Utah "Integrated Classroom" contract for Utah.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 145 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

10:40am PDT

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

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

10:40am PDT

NASA Smart Skies: DRT Math in Air Traffic Control
Presentation Site
Imagine 40,000 commercial flights per day soaring across United States airspace. Now that’s a pretty hefty real-world distance-rate-time problem! In this session you will learn how to use the context of air traffic control to transform your students’ ability to make sense of and solve distance-rate-time problems using basic middle school math. We will first use an engaging online simulator to model spacing conflicts between two to five airplanes. Then we will use sample material from the paper-and-pencil workbooks to learn how to apply proportional reasoning to solve each problem with strategic route and speed changes. By the end of the session, you will be able to help students mentally detect, analyze, and resolve air traffic conflicts and then communicate a solution that meets both time and spacing requirements. Products featured in this workshop will include the online air traffic control simulator, print-based workbooks, and supporting videos and animations. Participants will also be introduced to Sector 33, a learning enrichment mobile app that challenges students to apply what they have learned in a more game-like setting using their personal smartphone or tablet. All materials demonstrated in this session are free and readily available on the NASA Smart Skies website.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Smart Skies Project Lead, NASA
Rebecca Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a teaching credential for K-8 education. She has supported the NASA Office of Education at Ames Research Center in northern California for eleven years and currently serves as Lead for the Smart Skies project. Rebecca... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Jackson

Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District
avatar for Tony Leavitt

Tony Leavitt

Education Specialist, NASA Aerospace Education Services Project, NASA Ames Research Center


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

TECHNOcabulary
Presentation Site
Join us for a sampling of three of our favorite websites/apps for changing up your vocabulary instruction and increasing student engagement. In this session, we will be exploring Haiku Deck, Vocabulary Spelling City and Quizlet in both the app and website form. Examples will range from elementary to secondary use, so teachers of all grades/ subjects are welcome. Plan on improving your TECHNOcabulary with us!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Pohl

Michelle Pohl

Educational Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Department
Educational Technology Specialist with Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Transforming Today’s Learning Environment through BYOD and Mobile Video Applications
Video-based learning increases retention by 400% according to the Visual Teaching Alliance.

According to Gartner, mobile video software client users grew 340% between 2010 and 2012. It is expected that mobile video users will grow from 429 million to 2.4B in 2016. How are we as educators leveraging this phenomenon?

As the use of live interactive video increases in education - with students and teachers/administrators all connecting - we are increasingly seeing students and teachers issuing devices or promoting use of student own technology devices. In fact, some say that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. How are we, as educators, capitalizing on student or faculty owned mobile devices to radically change the learning environment?

In this interactive session, the presenters will provide an overview of desktop and mobile video applications and how they are being used in the collaborative classroom:
• Students become engaged in a “hate to miss” learning environment where they use various devices and software to collaborate, work on projects, participate in problem-based learning whether physically on campus, at a remote site or while traveling.
• Faculty meet face-to-face remotely with one or many pulling in subject matter experts from content providers or businesses. Learn how we can leverage desktop or mobile devices while incorporating other tools in their arsenals such as interactive whiteboards.
• Learn about different education institutions as they share best practices in flexible distance learning and collaboration.

Speakers
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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Using Adobe Connect in the Classroom
Presentation Site
Adobe Connect is a great webinar/web conferencing tool. In this session learn about best practices for conducting a webinar. Connect can also be a great tool for bringing guest speakers into the classroom or even sharing student presentations with parents or other classes.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Cool Tools for Science
Presentation Site
Websites for science. The interactive and the interesting. My favorite dozen iPad apps for science

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
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Student Achievement

Ogden School District
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Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Flip Your Class with Canvas
Leverage multimedia content, built in assessment and online assignment submission tools to flip your class using Canvas. In this session, participants will see how to make a short video lecture to upload to Canvas, how to build an assessment to hold students accountable for the content and create an assignment to take learning to the next level in class. Participants should check with their school administration to see if Canvas has been licensed for use in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

How to be a Video Ninja
Presentation Site
Video is a powerful resource in the classroom. Especially in the hands of a skilled teacher. It can engage students in the conversation, and give them a different prospective on a topic that can only be topped by being there first hand.

I would like to share some tricks about collecting video, viewing them in the classroom, and storage and distribution. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. I’ll show you how to download a video from Youtube, convert different formats of video to fit your needs, and pull that perfect segment from your favorite DVD. I call these skills "Ninja" skills. It is a secret practice shared by a few teachers, and handed down for the betterment of classrooms. I will share as many as time permits, so you too can be a Video Ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

American Fork High School Student Showcase
Student work from 10-12 students at American Fork High School

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Frazier-Snyder

Wendy Frazier-Snyder

Teacher Librarian, Cedar Valley High School
Frazier-Snyder is a high-school Teacher Librarian in the Alpine School District. Her background includes 25 years of classroom teaching (English and then Photography/Media) and recently transitioned into the art of being a Librarian. She also spent several years as a photojournalist... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
North Auditorium Wall 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

10:40am PDT

Creating Movie Trailers Using iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
In this workshop participants will create movie trailers using iMovie. Participants will have the opportunity to create a movie trailer about the UCET conference and enter it into the UCET movie trailer contest. Winners of this contest will win either paid registration to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, or paid registration to UCET 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Photoshop is a powerful tool that can be used for many classroom applications. Come and learn the basics of this versatile program. This course is designed for the very beginner with little or no previous experience with Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Remy

Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:55am PDT

TED-ED in the Classroom
Presentation Site
Learn about using TED Talks in the classroom with TED-Ed “flipped” classroom lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Rachelann Murphy

Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:55am - 11:10am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

11:10am PDT

LucidChart for Diagramming, Mind Maps, and Graphic Organizers
Presentation Site
Come get a sneak peak at LucidChart software, a professional-level tool for creating flowcharts, diagrams, mind maps, graphic organizer, and more. Lucid Software, a Utah company, has made LucidChart available to Utah teachers and students free of charge!

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 11:10am - 11:25am PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Tech in Fitness
Presentation Site
In this session come see some of the latest apps and gadgets to help you and your students improve your fitness levels. Learn about different tools to track your progress, improve your skills, and test your ability.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
Presentation Site
ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 237 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

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

Language Arts with Symbaloo
Presentation Site
Make a collection of language arts resources and tools. Use Symbaloo to send students to websites. A click is better than typing a huge URL correctly. Picture links are better than a list of URLS. Instant updating is better than revising and resending. Embedding in the website you already have is better than starting over. My favorite dozen Language Arts iPad apps.

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Nearpod: Making Note Taking FUN!
Presentation Site
"This is fun!" "We should do this more often." "This is my favorite activity I've done all year!" These are just a few of the extremely positive comments I got from my seventh grades students after using Nearpod for the first time in my classroom and the funny thing is, we were just taking notes. Nearpod transforms note taking into an interactive, engaging activity that all of my students love and benefit from.

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Clark

Alicia Clark

Science 7, Eastmont Middle School
I am an outdoor enthusiast and love to be active. I am also very passionate about educating young minds. I've taught both in Utah and in Mexico. I've been teaching for almost 7 years.


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Twitter for Educators
Presentation Site
This hands-on session will give you some strategies to connect with educators around the world to share some ideas and strategies that will improve teaching and learning in any area.

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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Activities for iPads in Elementary School
Presentation Site
Come share ideas and learn about resources for iPad activities in grades 3-5. Led by fellow teachers and graduate students in the Instructional Design and Educational Technology Masters program at the University of Utah, we will share an interactive website aimed at helping teachers integrate iPads into their daily routine through examples and best practices.

Speakers
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Ray Balhorn

University of Utah
avatar for Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

Computer Science Educator, UCET board member., Rowland Hall
Many previous presentations including Arduino, Processing, and other CS related presentations.
avatar for Jana Tullis

Jana Tullis

2nd Grade Teacher, Park City School District
I am a 2nd grade dual language immersion (English) teacher in the Park City School District. This is my 7th year of teaching 2nd grade and I love finding new ways to integrate technology into my classroom. Wixie is one of my favorites!


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 107 Band 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Hoards of Collaboration Tools
Presentation Site
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools to promote collaboration among students. Collaboration has become a skill set necessary for every grade level. Benefits of collaborative activities include improved communication skills, new insights from team members, as well as valuable feedback strategies. This session will explore several different tools which promote  fun and easy collaboration for students and teachers. We will demonstrate how this can be done within a classroom or among classrooms located elsewhere. Participants will leave with simple project ideas which can be implemented immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Wasatch County School District/Apple
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... 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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 221 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

12:00pm PDT

Keeping it on the Cloud
Presentation Site
Come and learn how to modernize your file storage and transfer using a cloud based system. Never leave a file at school that you needed to bring home to work on. Put the usb drives away and free yourself. We will talk about the best way to organize and store your files in the cloud so that they are everywhere you are. We will also discuss how to share with colleges, administrators and students through your email or website.

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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Re'Form' your Form, with Flubaroo
Presentation Site
Have you heard about education reform? Have you heard about form re“form”? In this presentation, you will learn about the later. NOT the ladder you climb, but second question you read.

Throughout this one-hour interactive presentation, participants will learn how to re“form” their Google Forms using a tool called Flubaroo.

Google Forms are a very valuable tool in education. Many School Districts are currently getting on the Google bandwagon by creating accounts for their students and educators, which makes using Google Forms a practical decision. This simple tool can be in a plethora of ways.

Educators can create quizzes using Google Forms. After the students have taken the quiz, Forms can be quickly graded using the add-on Flubaroo. Flubaroo takes about 3 minutes to set up, which saves hours of grading. Flubaroo averages the question results, gives a score and average per student, and will even email the results.

Google Forms are also a great way to interact, communicate, and receive feedback from others. Educators can create forms, email them out, and review the responses. Principals, coaches, and teachers can use Google Forms to collect data from staff members, teachers, parents, and students.

Join us for a fun-filled hour of interactive hands-on learning. Come and see how Google Forms can re“form” your life!

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District, Evidence Based Learning, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialist for Canyons School District.
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Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is an Educational Technology Coach in Canyons School District. She has been working in Educational Technology since 2012. She is graduating from the University of Utah in May with an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License. She recently defended... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

The American Bridge Project - A Collaboration with NASA
This session details how through a collaboration with NASA, Ron Fortunato, a US McAuliffe Educator is able to provide students with real world opportunities working in collaboration with NASA to build a better safety system for small aircraft, predict earthquakes and many other amazing STEM related projects. Come and learn about this exciting collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Using Multimedia in Math Instruction
Presentation Site
UEN has partnered with organizations to bring you multimedia resources that engage a variety of learning styles and help close proficiency gaps. We'll give a quick overview of the resources available. In this session we'll focus on secondary math resources from NROC Math and PBS LearningMedia resources.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →
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Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Flip your Classroom
Interested in flipping your classroom? Want to know what it means? Come find out how to flip your classroom and find new opportunities to teach your students math in a different way.

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Don Busenbark

Lecturer, Union High School
I have presented recently at the UCTM in November on the flipped classroom. I have presented numerous times at UCTM, NCTM regional and national conferences, and I have presented at UCET. I currently have taught for over 20 years and have been using the internet and video for the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, iMovie, iBooks, and Screencasting apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

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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 →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 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.

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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

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

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Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Designing High-Impact Courses for Blended Environments Using OERs
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This hands-on workshop will give participants an opportunity to create instructional learning outcomes and align assessments to those learning outcomes for a "mini course" of their choosing. We will then discuss methods for finding, evaluating, and incorporating open educational resources into curriculum that would support student learning in a blended or flipped classroom environment.

The goal of this workshop is to help teachers improve course quality by ensuring alignment among course components and incorporating engaging resources that help students see the relevance of content they are learning.

Speakers
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Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment... Read More →
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Angie Napper

Academic Services Analyst, Western Governors University
Angie Napper and Stefani Anderson both have years of background in curriculum and assessment design. Both have worked at Western Governors University (WGU) for about 7 years. Angie has master's degrees in Art History and Education, with an emphasis in Instructional Design, and Stefani... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:15pm PDT

Purpose Games
Presentation Site
Purpose games is a great way for teachers to create and use games that help students learn. Teachers can create or use already created maps, charts, anatomy, quizzes, or really anything you are teaching in a game format. For example if you are studying the United States you could have your students go online and play a game that tests their knowledge of the political and physical geography of the US. You could have your students focus on a specific region, or topic like capitals. Teachers can set up tournaments that allow students to play on another and determine a class champion

Speakers
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Jared Fawson

Teacher, West Point Jr High
Davis School District Technology teacher of the year 2013 Presented at the Davis Technology conference 2013


Friday April 4, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:30pm PDT

HootSuite for Social Media Management
Feeling overwhelmed with the need to post to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Wordpress and others? Know you want to post a certain topic on a certain day but are not sure you'll have the time to do it then? Use Hootsuite to manage multiple social networks and schedule messages and tweets. We'll quickly create an account, add up to 5 social profiles and schedule a few messages and tweets.

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Tricia Jackson

Online Learning Administrator, Park City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
No one can pretend to know the BEST iOS apps out there for Project Based Learning (PBL) and education in general. There are simply too many options - 375,000+ iPad apps at last count!

Today I will focus on apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

I’ll introduce you to a few of my favorite apps for educators for productivity, as well as show you some great places to search for the best apps out there that have been recommended by educators, for educators, as well as learn from the successes and failures of some of the 1-to-1 initiatives. We’ll then take some time to share our favorite apps for the different subject areas out there.

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Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

App-smash!
Presentation Site
Join us for a SMASHING good time! App-smashing is the process of using multiple apps in conjunction with one another to complete a final task or project. In this session we will engage you in a variety of amazing App-smashing antics!

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Brandi Gollinger

STS, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
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Kristen Johnson

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
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Jayanne Unander

Presenter, Granite School District
Educational Technology makes me happy! I have a passion for augmented reality apps and books. I'm facilitator for an after school coding club where we include programming ozobots. I'm a former UCET President from back in the days of stringing the longest blue ethernet cables to classrooms... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
Presentation Site
Learn and discover a new generation of wireless collaboration technology- NovoConnect allows for multiple devices IOS, Android, and Windows devices to be wirelessly connected (up to 64 devices) and share with up to four devices at a time using your existing projector or flat panel display. Understand comparisons with other more expensive and complex solutions and how they differ. Wireless collaboration with cross-platform connectivity is the next level of communication for idea development, teaching, and sharing.

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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Explaining Everything about the Morris Cooke Apps
Presentation Site
We will be exploring the incredible and powerful apps Explain Everything, Final Argument, Explain a Website, Stick Around, and Photo Puppet. These are the apps from the Morris Cooke Development Company. We will be exploring ways for teachers to develop content for a Blended Learning approach and ways students can create engaging projects to synthesize and demonstrate their learning. These apps work together very well and create projects (interactive presentations and activities) that are easy to develop, export and upload to websites or a Learning Management System (LMS). These apps give us a great ways to use our iPads to teach any grade level or content area!

Speakers
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Katie Dewey

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
I am an Ed Tech with Canyons School District. I work with teachers in a Middle School and Elementary School to use technology in their classrooms effectively. Last year at UCET I presented Garageband on the iOS and how students can collaborate and teachers can bring music into the... Read More →
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Janae Hunt

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 206 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Grant Funding and Best Practices in Video-Enabled Learning Spaces
Students and, yes, even faculty expect sophisticated communications anytime, anywhere. They use visual collaboration tools in- and outside of the classroom in new and exciting ways. Indeed, how we teach and how students learn is being transformed. This session focuses on noteworthy technology trends and cool new capabilities. The potential impact of those trends will suggest what may become the next generation of best practices in our teaching. All of this, in turn, helps to suggest our technology needs and, from that, our goals. Ultimately, deployment will depend on dollars – lots of them! – so we will highlight potential grant programs and funding sources that are aimed at technology opportunities.
Come ready to listen and share as participants engage in an interactive and open discussion in key areas:
• Global trends – Explore how the latest collaboration innovations apply to learning spaces.
• Best practices – Learn how others are harnessing technology in their teaching and learning.
• Impediments – Share your challenges and explore possible solutions with us.
• The “How-To’s” of alternative funding
• Relevant grant programs
• Tips and tricks for finding and securing grant funding

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Elaine Shuck

USDLA Chair, Board of Directors, United States Distance Learning Association
Her work has garnered major awards from the International Society for Technology in Education and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). An authority on social and connective media, collaborative learning, and best practices in distance learning, Elaine works with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

i-Ready Math Diagnostic & Instruction: State-approved for 6-8 Math
The Utah State Legislature has provided $8.5 million for the STEM Action Center to purchase supplemental math soft-ware for Utah classrooms. i-Ready was again recommended as a support program for your students. Come learn how your school can apply to use i-Ready Math with any student in grade 6, 7 or 8. i-Ready starts with a stand-alone Common Core assessment which drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized instructional recommendations and online lessons. With new, independent research showing i-Ready can successfully predict performance on the new Common Core-based assessments, there is no program more powerful than i-Ready!

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

1:00pm PDT

Layar for Education - Augmented Reality is here!
Presentation Site
Learn to bring digital projects to life with one of the newest technologies of the 21st century - Augmented Reality. A technology holding a ton of promising and possibility for education. Participants will learn what Augmented Reality is and how it can be used in the classroom with the Layar app and the web based creation tool. Participants will even have time to create a Layar of their very own.

Speakers
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Shannon Hart

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
I have just been placed in the position of reading coordinator at Mt. Jordan Middle School. I am currently working on my Master's degree and the LEAD program. I will finish at the end of 2014- 2015 school year.
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Rachelann Murphy

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
RachelAnn Murphy is an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District. Rachel is currently offering a MOOC titled, "30 Days of TED" with over 800 participants world wide. The course is co-taught by Shauna Jensen, an elementary principal (and former Educational... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC 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
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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

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
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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

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.

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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

Using Technology to Implement Common Core Shifts
Presentation Site
Are you a teacher librarian who wants to an active participant in implementing the new Utah Common Core? This session will discuss how librarians can work with teachers using the Common Core standards and make six instructional “shifts” that connect the library to the classroom; it will also show ways to incorporate these shifts in school libraries using technology.

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Marianne F. Bates

Teacher Librarian, Albion Middle School
I am the teacher librarian at Albion Middle School in Sandy, Utah. I have worked in the library at Albion Middle School since 2000, and I have a MEd in Instructional Technology/School Library Media Administration from USU. School libraries are my passion.
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Joanne F. Christensen

Teacher Librarian, Weber School District
I have been the teacher librarian at Weber High School for the last 9 years. I spent 2 1/2 years before that as the teacher librarian at C. H. Taylor Elementary in Ogden. School libraries are the greatest!


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Beyond YouTube: Video Resources for Teachers
YouTube is a terrific source for videos, but there are so many other educational resources available! Come experience some entertaining video memes that I enjoy sharing with teachers, as well as some awesome video resources that you and your students can put to use!

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Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

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Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 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
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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 →
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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

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 237 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.

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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

1:00pm PDT

20-20-20: Alternatives to Clickers
Presentation Site
Give your Clickers a break with the 20-20-20 experience for student engagement! This hour long session focuses on three student assessment and engagement tools in 20 minute segments. You will learn about eClicker, Nearpod, and Infuse Learning. These tools allow students opportunities to respond, increases student engagement, and provide teachers with the data to drive instructional decision making. Each of these tools are simple, quick and effective for classroom use. These tools range from app enabled to internet based devices. Join this trio of fun for an unforgettable 20-20-20 experience!

Speakers
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Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower... Read More →
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Danae Huizenga

EdTech Coach, Canyons School District
Danae Huizenga is an Elementary Education Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She has been in education for 11 years beginning her career as a third grade teacher. Danae loves providing professional development to teachers and sharing her love of educational technology with... Read More →
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Dustin Worm

Teacher/ IT Specialists, Canyons School District
Educational Technology Specialists- Canyons School District


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

CANCELLED: Flipping for Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
We've been hearing about the Flipped Classroom for a while now, but it seems overwhelming, and there are definitely some challenges. Teaching flipped computer technology classes for over a year has taught me a thing or two about what works and what doesn't when using this new pedagogical model. In this session, I will share my experiences flipping classes at the high school and college levels. Tips will include how to structure resources, how to introduce the model to students and use it with them on a daily basis, and what you do during class time. I will also focus on answering your questions about how to make this model work for you. Time permitting, we can also explore some of the tools that can be used to flip your class.

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Dr. Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. She has been teaching technology integration and educational psychology courses for over ten years and has presented all over the country on topics ranging from technology tutorials to adolescent... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
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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 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 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
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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

1:00pm PDT

Getting Started with Prezi
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will introduce first-time users to the online presentation software Prezi. Prezi is a powerful online-based presenter that uses motion to navigate through presentations rather than traditional slide format. The workshop will cover the basics of Prezi tools, adding multimedia, creating interesting transitions, enhancing templates, and options of sharing and presenting finished Prezi presentations.

Speakers
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Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, Southeast Education Service Center
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 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
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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

1:00pm PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
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Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 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.
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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

1:30pm PDT

ReadWriteThink: Timeline app
See how to use the awesome ReadWriteThink Timeline app to have your students create amazing timelines on the iPad.

Speakers
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Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

iMovie Trailers on the iPad
Presentation Site
Stop by and learn how students can create movie trailer style video projects with the iMovie app on an iPad.

Speakers
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Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Clickers: BYOD with ClickerSchool
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ClickerSchool is online formative assessment at its best with games and polls using clickers, smartphones, laptops, or tablets. In this presentation we’ll provide an overview on how you can gain immediate insight into students’ strengths and weaknesses by bringing your own device (BYOD). We’ll begin by introducing you to ClickerSchool, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. After a brief introduction we’ll proceed into a series of interactive activities, inviting session participants to use their smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage in a small selection of our subject library. ClickerSchool blends BYOD and hardware clickers seamlessly and Eduware will be providing hardware clickers for participants without devices. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Electronic Portfolios with Three Ring
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Managing evidence of student growth doesn't have to be a three-ring circus anymore, thanks to Three Ring! Digitize your students’ work as you capture, organize, share, and authentically assess student artifacts with this exceptional free tool. Using a website and mobile iOS or Android apps, Three Ring instantly captures photos and video and uploads most file types. This digital locker can then be securely shared with students and parents, thus creating an electronic portfolio. Comments and feedback can be shared between parents, student, and teacher. Participants will create free accounts, learn management basics, practice capturing photos and video, and see how Three Ring is used in a real classroom. We’re not clowning around when we say this is EASY and EXCITING!

Speakers
avatar for Ginny Sivak

Ginny Sivak

1st Grade Teacher, Nebo, Riverview Elementary School
Ginny Sivak teaches first grade at Riverview Elementary School in Nebo School District. She is using the Three Ring app with her class this year. Not only does she love the ease and instant gratification of documenting student progress, but she received great positive feedback from... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Podcasting - Assessment tool
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Walk out of this session with a podcast of your own, from start to finish. Learn the tools and tricks needed to teach students how to create an audio podcast. Once they have this tool in their tool box use it as an assessment tool across disciplines. Used with a rubric, podcasting is a great way to assess understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goddard

Emily Goddard

CTE Instructor, Maria Montessori Academy
Business Education Endorsement CTE Introduction Instructor


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Coding 4 Zombies
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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

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

2:00pm PDT

iPads for Elementary Video News Program
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The Willow Springs Elementary 4th and 5th grade students are creating a weekly news program entirely created with iPads. In this session you will learn how they have set up their student program, assigned students specific jobs and roles, then capture video and produce their show using the iPads, iMovie, Green Screens, and YouTube.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

Teacher, Canyons School District
Abbie Drage, Mark Bessendorfer, Brittney Draut, and Melody Watson (Willow Springs Elementary Teachers Grades 4-5) have spent the last year working with a team of 26 students, working in two crews of 13 to produce a video news program that is shared with the school community every... Read More →
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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum... Read More →
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Brittney Draut

Teacher, Canyons District


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Making the Move to Online Curriculum using Canvas
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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

TRA: A new Resource for Teachers
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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
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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

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
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EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
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Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
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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
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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

2:00pm PDT

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
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Today I will share a few of my favorite apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Innovation Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Innovation Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

UCET 2013 Grant Winners
The four 2013 Ucet Grant Winners will be reporting on their grant projects that were funded, as follows:
Aaron Pratt - The LASER Cool Classroom
Stephanie Billings - News Show Podcast Project
LeeAnne Walker - Digital Storytelling with iPads - Technology Meets the Pen
Joanne Christensen - Tablets for Teachers: Increasing Teacher Motivation

Speakers
avatar for Rick Cline

Rick Cline

Instructional Technologist
Dr. Rick Cline is an Instructional Technologist. He currently works part-time as the Treasurer for the Utah Coalition for Educational Technology and the Executive Director of the Utah Educational Library Media Association. Dr. Cline loves to teach teachers on how to use technology... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:15pm PDT

Hidden features of Google
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Come and learn some of the hidden features of Google Drive. Learn how to turn spreadsheets into interactive forms. Discover some great ways to organize and share files. Explore scripts to expand the power of your Drive. All this and more in only 20 minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:30pm PDT

Creative Cloud: Photoshop
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Adobe's suite of creative tools has moved to the cloud - the Creative Cloud. WIth many districts getting licenses to use the Adobe Creative Cloud learn some of the great features and find out how to maximize these tools. Discover resources for learning new tips and tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
GYM - Vendor Area 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107