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Friday, April 4

12:00pm PDT

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

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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.

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Stefani Jones

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

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

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

1:00pm PDT

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

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Jethro Jones

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

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

1:00pm PDT

Collaborative 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.


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
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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 →

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
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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!

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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 →

Janae Hunt

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

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

1:00pm PDT

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


Elaine Shuck

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

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

1:00pm PDT

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

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Craig Pritchard

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

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.

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Mike Belcher

Dir EdTech Innovation, HP
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.

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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
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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.


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 Andersen

Board Member, UCET
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!

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Leslie Lewis

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

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

1:00pm PDT

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

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Erik Bayles

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

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

1:00pm PDT

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!

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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