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Thursday, April 3
 

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Katie Dewey

Katie Dewey

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

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


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

10:40am PDT

Geocaching: Mixing Tech and Curriculum
Presentation Site
Geocaching is a worldwide recreational activity enjoyed by GPS users. It involves a GPS user hiding a "cache" and posting the exact coordinates so other GPS users can come on a "scavenger hunt" to find it. There are caches of all kinds for all ages and are usually placed in interesting locations in your area that you may not know about.
The concept of the game can be easily adapted as an engaging way to have students discover concepts and information in any curriculum. With a little work you’ve integrated technology, a little exercise, and whatever topic you want to explore, giving multiple ways to learn subject matter.
Use a ‘Multi-Stage Cache’ to test the comprehension of your students from the story your class just read; or perhaps you could have your students cooperatively solve a math puzzle to find the hidden container; or even peruse the ‘EarthCaches’ on Geocaching.com - caches from around the world based on various geology and earth sciences.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ailshie

Brian Ailshie

2nd Grade Teacher, Wasatch County School District
I have taught as a technology teacher for ten years, and then switched to a 2nd grade classroom. This will be my 4th year teaching 2nd grade.


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Meanea

Kristin Meanea

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


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

10:40am PDT

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


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

10:40am PDT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

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


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

10:40am PDT

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 233 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

12:00pm PDT

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

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Troy Jones

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

Math Teaching Fellow, Math for America


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives... Read More →


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

12:00pm PDT

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

STEM: Roots to Branches Resources for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Presentation Site
Learn about resources available to support and sustain effective STEM instruction in your schools and classrooms. See what the STEM Action Center has been doing to make effective instruction in Science Technology, Engineering and Math achievable for all teachers and all students. Learn about what will be coming up in the future with STEM education in Utah.

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 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 225 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

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

Michelle Pohl

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional/Tech Coach, Timpanogos Middle School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Assessment Specialist, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Mark Besendorfer

Mark Besendorfer

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

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

Teacher, Canyons District


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

1:00pm PDT

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.

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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

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

Speakers

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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

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

Danae Huizenga

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

Dustin Worm

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 233 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

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

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

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 →
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Mike Burton

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

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


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 145 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Five Things You Didn't Know About eMedia
Presentation Site
Think you know everything you need to about eMedia? Many already know that eMedia offers a large collection of educational videos free for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners. However, in this session you'll learn five things you didn't know about eMedia that will help you create engaging media-rich lessons and courses. Bring your device for a hands-on learning experience.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives... Read More →


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

10:40am PDT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

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

Tricia Jackson

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

Tony Leavitt

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

Lindsi Coughran

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

Michelle Pohl

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


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

10:40am PDT

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

The simple to use tool to help you manage all of your computers and devices
Presentation Site
Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

Speakers
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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
BM

Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 233 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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Ray Balhorn

University of Utah
avatar for Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith

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

Jana Tullis

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional/Tech Coach, Timpanogos Middle School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Assessment Specialist, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Justin Andrew Andersen

Justin Andrew Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


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

12:00pm PDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Sierra Eastmond

Sierra Eastmond

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

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


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers

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

12:00pm PDT

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 →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 219 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
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 →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
Presentation Site
School Districts around the nation have engaged in the most revolutionizing changes ever, including higher levels of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, encompassed with newly established standards of proficiency and rigorous emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Educational design fostering peer collaboration have become a mantra in architectural circles. Yet, all these conceptual shifts hinge on the ability of educators to interface successfully with these new spaces, technologies and pedagogies.
This session follows the rationale, challenges and technology developments leading to the design of a tool to address the communication dynamics between student groups and facilitators in a Collaborative Classroom Design.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 115 Career Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

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Brent

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


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

1:00pm PDT

Educators taking the Lead - Evaluation
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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.

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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

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

Speakers
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Katie Dewey

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

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

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Elaine Shuck

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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
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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

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

Speakers
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Shannon Hart

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

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 241 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Moving to Mastery in the World of High Stakes Testing
Presentation Site
In this session we will discuss the challenges teachers face as a result of the increasing pressures associated with the use of high stakes testing data and will provide a clear alternative - formative assessment. The goal is to utilize technology to get the right data immediately in the hands of teachers.

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Trenton Goble

CLO and Co-founder, Mastery Connect
Trenton was a teacher and administrator in Utah Public Schools for 17 years before founding Mastery Connect in 2012. He serves as Chief Academic Officer and still brings his passion from the classroom to the work he does helping teachers and students.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

QR Codes and Augmented Reality
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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.

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Justin Andrew Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 213 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Leslie Lewis

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


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 242 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Teaching with Digital Storytelling
The presentation will instruct teachers how to use Digital Storytelling in their classrooms to teach empathy and perspective taking. The session will discuss technologies and strategies for using this method in the classroom.

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Erik Bayles

Teacher - Pleasant Grove HS, Alpine School District
I worked with Dr. Suzy Cox at Utah Valley University to develop a curriculum to teach empathy through Digital Storytelling. I have been able to apply this in my psychology classes with great results. Through this work I was able to earn my Masters Degree in Curriculum Design.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 204 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Marianne F. Bates

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

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Lindsi Coughran

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

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

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


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

2:00pm PDT

6 Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Be Using
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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

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

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lewis

Leslie Lewis

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Filewave: Innovation in Management for 1 to 1, BYOD or traditional IT rollouts
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Filewave is used to manage both large scale one to one, BYOD and traditional IT environments. Come and learn why Filewave is the choice of large scale one to one's, BYOD and large corporations to manage their IT infrastructures.

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Brad Caldwell

Western Area Manager, Filewave
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Ben Miles

Engineer, Filewave
Ben Miles came to Filewave from Shoreline School District in Shoreline Washington. Ben's vast experience at rolling out one to one initiatives using both laptops and mobile devices makes him one of the foremost management experts in the country. Come and find out why Filewave is the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 233 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction: USOE-approved intervention for K-3 Reading
Don’t miss out on your chance to have State-funded software to help with Reading in grades K-3. This State-funded program is still available to schools for the next four years. Come learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE. Thousands of licenses have been implemented in Districts across Utah to help identify student needs down to the sub-skill level and provide targeted online instruction. Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use reports which provide personalized instructional recommendations, creating a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 136 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Mark Besendorfer

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

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

Teacher, Canyons District


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Chris Andrews

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


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

2:00pm PDT

TRA: A new Resource for Teachers
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Now you can get reviews on educational apps from, by, for teachers on the TRA website. Teachers Rate Apps is a place you can go to review apps that are offered for free from app developers. Each month an iPad mini will be given away to teachers who review apps on the site. Only teachers will be allowed to review the apps on this site. You will know the subject, grade level, and common core standard of each app to help you make intelligent decisions for app purchases.

Speakers
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Bev Miner

Vice President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner, M.Ed, Reading, 32 years as a teacher, presently Reading Specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine District and vice-president of BugbrainED, an educational app development company. I think tablets will change the way we teach, and kids learn.


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Visualize Information and Data with Infographics
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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