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Thursday, April 3
 

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

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

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 213 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

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
For the past 13 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

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

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

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

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

RSS in a Post Google Reader World
Presentation Site
Do you check multiple websites a day to keep up with the latest educational trends, music/movies news, funny comics, or just to check on family members' blogs? If you answered yes to any of the above, STOP right now! There is an easier way using RSS and having the websites tell you when they have any updates. With the recent closure of Google Reader there have been a number of newer and better RSS readers available. Come find out about some of the best both free and paid and find out how to put the Internet to work for you!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 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

10:55am 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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

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


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

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

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is a Secondary Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She was an Elementary Technology Coach for Canyons School District from 2012-2019. She is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License from the University... 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

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
Presentation Site
If you've ever asked your students to gather and display information or data, this is the class for you! Infographics are graphic displays of information or data. The class will focus on free infographic tools (easel.ly and piktochart.com) to create these visual masterpieces.

Speakers
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Janae Hunt

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

Maria Jones

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 3rd year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration 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

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.

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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

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

12:30pm 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 - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →
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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

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

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.

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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
WASO Keynote Fall 2019 was similar. URSA Summer 2019 was partially the same slide deck, but before the data on the extent of the Google/Facebook filters was included


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

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

Rolling out a successful learning environment - preparing for a 1-1
Over the past 4 years North Davis Junior High has transformed itself from one of the lowest performing Junior Highs in Davis School District to one of the highest. Come and learn how a combination of pedagogical changes has prepared North Davis Students for increased achievement and prepared teachers for a one to one initiative with iPads.

Speakers
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Ryan Hansen

Director, Davis School District
Dr. Ryan C. Hansen has 20 years of experience in public education. He was a finalist for the UASSP Principal of the Year in 2013 because of 1,100 amazing students and 55 outstanding teachers at North Davis Junior High. He is the father of four wonderful children and the proud husband... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 233 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

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
For the past 13 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

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

You Can be the Teacher AND the Class Clown!
There is such a thing as having a well-managed class, which can progress academically, AND be fun! Learn how to “juggle” these important aspects of a successful classroom with ideas, tips, and stories from former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clown turned educator, Valerie Hall (aka Daisy the Clown).
By incorporating several classroom management programs including CHAMPS, classroom cheers, raps, songs, unique motivators, and humor, Valerie Hall has made her classrooms blossom into a welcoming environment that students love to go to.
With Valerie’s techniques, she has been able to increase academic scores, while decreasing referrals at Title One schools, see a growth rate of 80% in parent participation at those same Title One schools, and decrease negative behaviors in her current ABS (Academic Behavior Support) Classroom by 60% since the beginning of the school year through January.
Be prepared to participate in this fun professional development opportunity, by learning and shouting cheers, dancing, singing, and maybe even by donning a clown nose.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Velez-Hall

Valerie Velez-Hall

Teacher, Canyons School District - South Park Academy
Valerie Hall is a professional entertainer who has owned an entertainment company since 2000. She toured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a professional clown after graduating from RBBB Clown College (yes there used to be one!) Valerie has her Bachelors degree in... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 219 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

Is ADDIE My Granddaughter or an Instructional Design Solution?
Presentation Site
Some of you won’t remember the old days. Back then many teachers, who had been teaching for a time, had their curricula in their heads, the worksheets for the year run off and organized in folders in their file cabinets and life was good. They walked in their classrooms in the morning, told the kids to open their books to page 125 and do the worksheet they pulled from their very organized file cabinets.

Well, the old days are over. We even have a relatively new field of specialization in Education called Instructional Design. So, let’s think about that for a minute. At the core of all instruction is design. Designing relevant instruction is key to successful training and/or educational outcomes. While “lesson planning” may be in the DNA of most teachers, do they really understand Instructional Design? Are all teachers Instructional Designers? Are all Instructional Designers teachers? What exactly is the process? And who is ADDIE anyway?

This session will look at the steps of effective and efficient instructional design. The steps of the process will be introduced with specific details that will assist with the design of instruction. And, you will find out who ADDIE is.

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Faculty, Walden University
Dr. Mitch Pratt began teaching almost forty years ago and yes, that may be longer than some of you have been alive. Being an old timer has not slowed down his interest in educational technology. He began his ed tech journey in 1984. He saw, he touched, and he used a Macintosh computer... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Managing and Supporting iPads in the Classroom with iOS 7
Presentation Site
The management and deployment of large numbers of iPads has been a true headache in the past. With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple has made this Herculean task much more manageable.

Join me today and we’ll discuss the new tools iOS 7 has made available to you handle the initial setup and user profile management of your iOS devices. We’ll also cover syncing of iOS devices - including the set up of wireless networks & email - even turning off the App Store and iTunes for purchases. We will tackle the Volume Purchasing Program that Apple has in place that will not only help you manage the purchase and distribution of apps, but could also save some money by buying apps in bulk at a 50% discount.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration 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 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iBooks Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Wow your students with interactive, multi-media iBooks that can be read on their iPads with content that you create! Don't rely on publishers to tell you what to teach. You can compile photos, videos, 3D objects, slides and even open source text to create your own iBook that can be targeted to your curriculum at your students’ level.

Interactive textbooks are the next big trend in education allowing students reading on a tablet to engage with your content like never before. Already, publishing companies are pushing e-textbooks out to market but they may or may not address the themes you hope to cover. With iBooks author, you are in control of exactly what information your students see. And don’t be afraid, beautiful iBooks can be created quickly and easily with the help of a vast array of open source sites like universities and fellow teachers.

iBooks author (on Mac computers) allows you to:
-Layout beautiful, professional iBooks from a range of templates.
-Make your iBook come alive with photos, videos, animations, 3D objects, and quizzes.
-Use text and content from a variety of open source sites including UC schools, University of Michigan and countless others.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Waters

Christian Waters

Director of Technology Integration, Rowland Hall
I have presented at UCET every year for the last 5 years and have attended many UACTE and UCET presentations as well as national conferences.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:15pm PDT

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available, how to earn credit at no cost and many options for “just in time” training and resources to help busy teachers keep up! Also, discover details about the UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:15pm - 1:30pm 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, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... 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

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Jethro Jones

Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Evernote: Notes forevever
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Evernote allows is an amazing tool for teachers, principals and students. Learn some strategies for using Evernote to keep track of all your important daily information. With a robust cross platform structure Evernote becomes the only place you need to take notes. Want to ditch the handouts, with Evernote you can snap a photo and keep the handout forever and even make it searchable. Then publish your notes for others to use, or keep them as private and secure as you want.

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 →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 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 - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →
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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

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

Apple TV
Now they gave me this little black box. What does it do and how does it help me? These questions will be answered along with others as you are shown what an Apple TV is and how to use it. Learn new things like how to block movie posters from showing up, how to hide unwanted channels and set your Apple TV to automatically update. Come bring your questions and see what this little black box can do for you.

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Documenting Behavior Management Effectively
Presentation Site
Learn how to utilize excel for a daily behavior-tracking system that will change the way you do behavior management. This tracker is used to keep track of students’ daily behavior data. Whether it’s a clip chart, card-pull chart, or any other color-coded behavior-tracking system, this file has everything you need to track classroom behavior with ease! Each day you take approximately three minutes to write the first letter of the color that the child ended on that day. At the end of the month you will have a printout of each of your students’ behaviors for that month that they can take home for to show their parents (it also includes an option for parents to sign and return the note.) The spreadsheet will also give you a summary with percentages, for the whole year, which is helpful for students with behavior IEP's or in need of data-based behavior tracking. This class will primarily focus on how to use a pre-designed layout; however, you will also be able to learn ways to create a behavior track that will work best for you and your class!

Speakers
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Kelli Babbitt

Teacher, Elk Run Elementary
Kelli is the creator of the Excel Behavior Program being presented. She is fluent in excel functions. Kelli has presented at school faculty meetings on various programs she creates.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

How highly effective leaders produce highly effective 1:1 Implementations
Presentation Site
Most large technology initiatives start out with high hopes and expectations. Regrettably few projects live up to their advance billing. How does this happen? What can be done to improve the odds of success?
Project RED is a national study of over 1000 schools correlating 136 factors in 22 categories to eleven measures of academic success. The study identifies the critical success factors for highly effective educational technology implementations. Leadership is at the top of the list. Learn what it takes to reliably realize 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 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 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

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 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

2:15pm 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
 
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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

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


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP, Inc
Mike is HP's Director of EdTech Innovation, where he leads strategy and new technology preparedness for HP's K12 and Higher Education Markets. With over two decades of EdTech experience in building and managing Education solutions, He is a regular speaker and strategist on topics... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The Power of Twitter for Professional Development
Presentation Site
Twitter has become a great way for teachers to connect, share ideas, ask questions, learn new things, etc... There is world wide network of teachers out there that are connecting and sharing. This session will help you get started on twitter. You will learn why twitter is considered by many as the best resource available for teachers and administrators alike. You will be tweeting and connecting by the time the session is over.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 203 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
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Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration 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

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
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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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 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
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Camille Cole

Ed Tech 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

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

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
For the past 13 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

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
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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

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... 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
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Benjamin Smith

Computer Science Teacher, Rowland Hall
Many previous presentations including Arduino, Processing, and other CS related presentations.
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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

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

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is a Secondary Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She was an Elementary Technology Coach for Canyons School District from 2012-2019. She is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License from the University... 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

Teaching Channel
Presentation Site
Teaching Channel is a video showcase -- on the Internet and TV -- of innovative and effective teaching practices in America's schools. In this session learn how to set up your account, save videos, follow other educators and share the resources you find.

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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 225 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

Education in Transition- Learning in the 21st Century
Darrell Black will discuss the challenge of 21st-century reform from the perspective of the workforce and students. Understand why corporations are interested in 21st century education. Reflect on the challenges and opportunities of making learning more personalized. Get a peek at key technology trends not yet adopted.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Managing Personalized Blended Learning in a Traditional Classroom
Presentation Site
Theories sound great! But the difficult part can be putting these ideas into practice. This is especially true of the latest trends in educational technology like Blended and Personalized Learning. In this session, we will look at a few practical ways to create and assign customized learning activities in response to specific student data. We will talk about how to create simple videos and interactive assignments with a few different tools, how to easily decide which students need which activities, and how to efficiently share these assignments with your students.

Speakers
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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

Mountain States Networking - BYOD With Cisco Cloud Networking
User-owned devices have exploded onto networks everywhere, with new iPads, Androids, and smartphones connecting every day. It’s imperative to keep network access secure and apply device-specific policies without opening security holes or causing an undue support burden.
Cisco Cloud Networking Group's built-in support for BYOD makes it easier than ever to securely support user-owned iPads, tablets, smartphones, and laptops – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations.

Speakers
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Candace Davis

CNG PRODUCT SALES SPECIALIST, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Candace Davis has a CMNA certification Craig Rees has 2 CCIE certifications
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Craig Rees

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

UEN Professional Development - Opportunities for Any Schedule!
Presentation Site
Learn about the variety of technology-related professional development courses available. Discover new offerings including Intel Mobile Learning and Blended Learning . Also, discover details about the UEN-USOE partnership for subject-based professional development which now includes English Language Arts, Financial Literacy, Fine Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

Associate Director - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 207 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,


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
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 →
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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

12:30pm 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.

Speakers
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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.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration 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!

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Gollinger

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

60 Tech Tools for Busy Administrators
Presentation Site
This session will dive into the best tools for administrators to make life easier. We will look at apps, web sites, podcasts, and more.

Speakers
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Jethro Jones

Principal, Tanana Middle School, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, AK
Jethro Jones is the Principal of Tanana Middle School, and host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. While growing up, Jethro attended five elementary schools, a middle... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 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 →


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

1:00pm PDT

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
Presentation Site
With the passage of SB 64, there will be new accountability standards and evaluation procedures for principals and teachers. The Utah Education Association has developed a short professional development course and toolkit to help educators with evaluations. This session will address teaching standards, evaluation, and demonstrate a way to document evidence that ties to the standards.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Nedreberg

Tom Nedreberg

Vice President, Utah Education Association
I'm the Vice President of the UEA and will be presenting about the UEA's Educator Taking the Lead project which is about teachers managing their evaluations with their principals using a technology toolkit designed by UEA. My qualifications: Technology Director - Tintic School District... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 207 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

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 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!

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

1:00pm PDT

It's about the 'Why'! Vison and Outcomes through 1:1 Learning
Join Mike Belcher, HP"s Education Strategist, in an open discussion based on Best Practices for effective 1:1 Learning Programs from across the US. This discussion will focus on the unique vision from several successful School Districts and how they aligned their District plans to achieve on that vision.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP, Inc
Mike is HP's Director of EdTech Innovation, where he leads strategy and new technology preparedness for HP's K12 and Higher Education Markets. With over two decades of EdTech experience in building and managing Education solutions, He is a regular speaker and strategist on topics... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 238 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

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 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

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

Speakers
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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

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, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon and Emery school districts. I have worked in education for 19 years, 12 years as an instructor at the College of Eastern Utah and 7 years with SESC. I received a Bachelors degree in... 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

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
For the past 13 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

1:15pm 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
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Justin Brooksy

Associate Director - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →
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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

10 Ways to Use Google Drive
Presentation Site
This class caters to beginners. As a class or as a school, or even as a district, Google Drive can make your life SO MUCH easier.

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Claudia Empey

5th grade teacher, WCSD
I love reading about educational research. I love implementing teaching strategies that have been identified as best practice while also best engaging my students. I especially LOVE seeing my students as they "get" a new concept. Seeing my students succeed is the very best reward... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Blog as Portfolio
Presentation Site
George will show how to develop a blog as a portfolio to help showcase staff and student work.

Speakers
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George Couros

George Couros is a leading keynote speaker on innovative leadership, teaching, and learning in the education sector. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator to school and district administrator. He is also is the author of the bestselling... Read More →


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

2:00pm PDT

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
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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

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
Presentation Site
Whether you are a techie teacher or a techno-novice, there are a number of online tools available to help you increase your productivity and perfect your computer skills.
This session will cover five main technology areas: storage solutions, password management, bookmarking, information gathering and information sharing. Each of the five areas include multiple options to help allow for both flexibility of choice and availability of assortment.
The different areas contain multiple tools, including; online flash drives, applications to help you remember your different passwords, the ability to save your Internet bookmarks to multiple web browsers and computers, sharing your bookmarks with others, RSS feeds, blogs, wikis, Twitter, and URL shorteners.
Each of the areas contain both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to use the products regardless of funding and finances.

Speakers
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Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 107 Band 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

Making the Move to Online Curriculum using Canvas
Presentation Site
Come learn how to use the Canvas LMS, which is free for K-12 educators. We will cover how to create your own course, populate it with assignments, quizzes, information pages, learning modules, and more. Attach rubrics to standards and objectives and see where your students are at. If a student misses class, wants to turn in assignments from home, or review what you covered in class, they can do all that and more through Canvas.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Andrews

Chris Andrews

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
Presentation Site
If you've ever asked your students to gather and display information or data, this is the class for you! Infographics are graphic displays of information or data. The class will focus on free infographic tools (easel.ly and piktochart.com) to create these visual masterpieces.

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Janae Hunt

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

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 3rd year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.


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

2:00pm PDT

Apple Configurator Basics
So you have ben given iPads. Now what? This class will help you understand one of the management iPad management tools called Apple Configurator that you may better utilize the iPads in your school and classroom. we will cover the basics of setup and management to get you started customizing the iPads to best meet your needs and that of your students.

Speakers
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David Johansen

Instructional Support Tech, Jordan School District
David Johansen is an Instructional Support Tech with he Jordan School district in West Jordan Utah. He has spent the last 3 years helping to implement a 1 to 1 program with iPads to 6 elementary schools in the District. He has worked with Apple products for the past 9 years band currently... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 215 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.

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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

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
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
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Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration 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

Tablet, Chromebook or PC – finding the right options
Darrell Black will discuss new technologies and Intel based platforms coming to the educational marketplace. Are there any differences in Chromebooks? What is an SoC? Is Atom a good or bad choice for a student device? Tablets or PC's? What is a 2-in-1? Get a peek and see some interesting technologies coming to a device near you… soon. Come prepared to ask questions and see some fun and exciting demo's.

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 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