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Thursday, April 3

12:00pm PDT

Collaborative Classrooms: Breaking the Communication Barriers
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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.


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
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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.

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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
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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, Troy Jones
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 →

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
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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.

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Katie Garrett

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

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

12:00pm PDT

Got Code? What's Next After the Hour of Code?
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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).

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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!

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Craig Pritchard

Sales, 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
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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.

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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 →

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
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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!

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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

Instructional Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently an instructional coach for Canyons Online K-12 in Canyons School District, and has graciously accepted a position in ISD to be a Digital Teaching and Learning Specialist starting next school year. She has been supporting Educational Technology since 2012... 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
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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.

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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

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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!

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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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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
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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.


Janae Hunt

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

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

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