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Thursday, April 3

1:00pm PDT

BYOD: A Cautionary Tale
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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.

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Cody Spendlove

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

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

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative Information Sharing with Wireless Technology
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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.



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
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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.

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Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Wasatch School District
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 31 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 →
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Brett Zabel

District Admin, Wasatch 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.

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Craig Pritchard

Sales, i-Ready Partner
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
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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.

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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 →

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 →

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.


Dr. Ryan Hansen

District Administrator, 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 4 wonderful children. In 2001 he received... 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.

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Lisa Cohne

Program Manager, Utah Education Network
Connecting with educators and sharing UEN's educational resources for 17 years.

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
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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.

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Rob Bentley

UEN Product Manager & Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network - UEN
Rob taught Language Arts and Spanish for 6 years. For the last 15 years, he's been teaching teachers how to integrate technology effectively into their curriculum. During his time at UEN, he's presented at URSA, UELMA, UCET, ISTE, FETC, UFLA, and the CTE conferences many times.

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
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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.


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?
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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.

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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.

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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

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