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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

21st Century Classroom: Enriched Learning
Presentation Site
From top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →
avatar for Brock Stuart

Brock Stuart

Business Development Manager, GENCOMM
Brock Stuart is a Business Development Manager for GENCOMM. While Mr. Stuart the newest of the GENCOMM team, he brings a rich skill set of business development and management. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (BYU), Mr. Stuart has forged leadership experience which encompasses... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

a Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, Simulation Is Worth 1,000,000
Online mathematics and science simulations can help bridge the knowing-doing gap that occurs when districts implement the common core and NGSS. These simulations are based on research-proven instructional strategies that help students of all levels develop conceptual understanding in mathematics and science. In classrooms that resemble mathematics and science laboratories, students manipulate key variables, generate and test hypothesis, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation. As a result, they become able to think and reason at the top tears of Blooms Taxonomy. Even students who struggle with abstract concepts are able to “see” a concrete representation and make the transition from concrete to abstract thinking and reasoning successfully. Teachers can supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts.

Speakers
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Tom O'Brien

National Content Specialist, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 17 years. He is responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at state, national conferences and working directly with teachers and students to improve teaching and learning... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

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


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

10:40am PDT

Going Google
Presentation Site
Come take a look at some of the best tips and tricks for Going Google.  In this session we’ll delve into a variety of the Google Apps for Education and provide practical applications for some of your favorite tools.  You’ll learn how to create your own custom search engine for research projects.  You’ll discover how to edit video in YouTube.  You’ll tap into  Google apps for your mobile device and explore ways to integrate them into your classroom.  All this and a few surprises too!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Learn How to Integrate Coding in an Elementary Classroom
Presentation Site
Learn how to integrate coding in an elementary classroom. There will be lots of resources and examples to help you as a teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... 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 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

The Flipped Classroom: Why I Love It, How I Do It
The flipped classroom changes the classroom from a teacher centered, lecture driven classroom to a discussion driven, work session with individual student needs being the focus. Lessons then become a springboard to deeper discussion, investigations, and activities. Come see how I use it in my classroom and why my team and our students love it.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Accessibility Literacy software for Chromebooks, Macs, PCs. Cloud or Desktop
Presentation Site
Make Google Apps for Education accessible for those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or English Language Learners.
Read&Write for Google offers unprecedented access for Google Docs, PDFs, ePbus, Bookshare and Kes files within Google Drive on PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks including Web-simplifier.
See supports such as:
Read Aloud with dual-color highlighting, Word Prediction, Translator, Web Simplify, Screenmasking, Highlights and Collect Highlights, Annotations, Navigational tools, Homophone and Phonetic Spell Checker.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Molaskey

Beth Molaskey

Territory Sales Director, TextHelp - Read&Write Gold
Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engage Students Through Digital Signage
Presentation Site
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. Whether using a laptop plugged into a display or a dedicated content player, we will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rebekah Berry

Rebekah Berry

Marketing Manager, GENCOMM
Rebekah Berry is the Marketing Manager for GENCOMM. Ms. Berry specializes addressing both the practical and creative aspects of Marketing. After nearly a decade of managing international business for Dyno Nobel, Ms. Berry returned to school for Bachelor of Science in Marketing (University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Ogden School District
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Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Inside the HP Personalized Learning Project
Would you like to double the rate of learning for all students? The key is true personalization of learning. Unfortunately in many cases “personalized learning” has become a meaningless tag line with no real results.
This session provides a behind the scenes look at the research-based HP Personalized Learning Project. The Project implemented multiple personalization strategies including a novel statistically-based personalized learning engine. The lessons learned will be useful to anyone that is truly interested in dramatic improvements in student achievement.

Speakers
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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Microsoft Certified Educator
Presentation Site
The Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification validates that educators have the global educator technology literacy competencies needed to provide a rich, custom learning experience for students. Through a single exam, MCE demonstrates that educators have achieved technology literacy competency in six content areas, mapped to the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, Technology Literacy:
•Education policy
•Curriculum and assessment
•Pedagogy
•ICT/technology tools
•Organization and administration
•Professional development
MCE certification is ideal for educators-in-training, faculty of teacher training colleges, and in-service educators. Microsoft offers a comprehensive e-learning curriculum, Teaching with Technology, to help educators prepare for this rigorous exam.
Free online training and test vouchers are available to teachers in Utah.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
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Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
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Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
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Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Thursday April 3, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

Mitchell Pratt Ph.D.

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


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

1:00pm PDT

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
Presentation Site
This session will provide an overview of the recent myON books pilot and partnership with USOE and UEN, including data and feedback from Utah school districts. There will also be a demonstration of myON reader, which includes personalization of the reading environment, comprehension quizzes, Lexile benchmarks, data and progress monitoring dashboard, reports, and more. Please join us to learn more about this powerful digital resource for your teachers, students, and families.

Speakers
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Dave McMullen

Account Manager, myON
Have worked with school districts in the northwest for 17 years helping to integrate technology into classrooms and help improve student achievement. Most of this experience is in the area of literacy, although it includes significant cross-over into other content areas (especially... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

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


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

1:00pm PDT

Using Digital Resources to Boost Literacy Skills and Engage Readers

Digital eBooks and educational databases are changing the landscape in and outside the classroom. Kids no longer want to read flat pages in a book or on a computer, but kids get excited when they can use technology to queue-up their favorite genre in fiction and non-fiction. Learn how to customize instruction to the medium you are using, whether it is for individual learning, large group and even at home while supporting common core standards.


Learning Outcomes:
Capstone Interactive eBooks are built on the same principles that make print libraries successful - content that spans the curriculum and covers the spectrum of reader interest and ability. All while being accessible through each schools existing digital cataloging system. This session will show educators how to link digital products into their instructional practices while aligning the information to Common Core. Using eBooks or databases will encourage the instruction of perspectives, text analysis, instruction & practice and reading across the curriculum. We will talk about the benefits of digital accessibility and show methods used by educators to incorporate our products into the classroom including lesson plans and activities. Let’s discover how Digital products with mobile accessibility from school and home, encourages reading and research for beginning, at level, and striving readers. Each attendee will receive a 60 day trial for Capstone’s Interactive eBooks and PebbleGo research and reading databases.

Speakers
avatar for Anderson Jeremy

Anderson Jeremy

Direct Sales Consultant, Capstone
Jeremy Anderson - Capstone Direct Sales Consultant for Digital and Library


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

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


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

2:00pm PDT

APPS CAN HAVE AN IMPACT
Presentation Site
As a reading expert and teacher for 30 years, I want to share with you the success we have had with apps in the classroom and school. Apps have proven to be impacting our test scores favorably. This session will demonstrate how apps are achieving extensive growth with traditional students, special education and below grade level students. Join us to see how your elementary-age students can benefit from Reading and Math Apps based on the common core.

Speakers
avatar for Bev Miner

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.
avatar for Misty Rocha

Misty Rocha

Elementary Math Coach, Wasatch School District


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Kelli Babbitt

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


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

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Tom Greaves

CEO, Greaves Group
Thomas W. Greaves CEO The Greaves Group, LLC Thomas Greaves is recognized as a visionary in the conceptualization, design, engineering, and marketing of 1:1 technologies for schools. He has been involved in hundreds of large scale technology projects and 1:1 initiatives at the district... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Candace Davis

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

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Read Books with Your Ears
Presentation Site
Do your Audiobooks show up as Music? Getting your books on CD (compact Disk) to iTunes and your iPod is really easy. I have a recipe to make the process even better. We'll join the tracks to one file per disk, import to iTunes, then make it an audiobook and add album art so you can visually keep track of your book in your library. We can even make you iPod remember were you left off. 

You'll use this skill many times and enjoy more books while doing other things.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Size Matters: Best Display For Your Space
Presentation Site
Today, every school has multiple displays. The question is, are you using them correctly? We will reveal the secret to making sure your content can be seen by everyone in the room. This class will unlock the science and math behind screen size needed for specific spaces. It will also teach attendees how lighting, ambient light, shades, and other factors can affect the images shown. Finally, we will help you navigate the choices between LCD Displays and Projector/Screens. Whether planning for an auditorium or a small classroom, the truth (about displays) is out there.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Gramse

Brandon Gramse

Vice President, Engineering & Technology, GENCOMM
Brandon Gramse is an Engineer for General Communications. Mr. Gramse specializes in the design and commissioning of professional building technology solutions for the public and private sector, including Corporate, K-12 Education, Institutions of Higher Learning, Entertainment Venues... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Thursday April 3, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
Presentation Site
Are you excited to use your new iPad in your classroom, but have not had the chance to go through the over 375,000+ different iPad apps in the App Store? Join me for this session where I’ll highlight 60 of my favorite iOS apps for productivity, core education, general education, as well as some apps that are just plain edu-tainment. Hold on to your hats - it’s going to be a fun ride!

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Canvas Open Q&A Session
Presentation Site
Want to know how to create a course? Do you have questions about quizzes in Canvas? Do you need some ideas for early learners, or more advanced options to bring textbooks into your course? No matter how little or big your question, our Canvas experts can get you answers.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Cool Tools for Science
Presentation Site
Websites for science. The interactive and the interesting. My favorite dozen iPad apps for science

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

CUES Technology Training Specialist, CUES
Since 2006 I have been the trainer at CUES - working with teachers, administrators and support staff on technology skills and internet training. A native Utahn, I graduated from BYU with a major in Elementary Education and Language Arts as my specialty.  My Masters degree at Utah... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Engaging Students in a Google Apps Classroom
Presentation Site
Teaching online or in a blended learning environment can be an overwhelming organizational challenge. We will demonstrate how we used Google Apps in an online Secondary Math II class to engage our students in a paperless environment and to create a classroom folder structure that managed assignments, assessments, and other collaborative interactions.
We will also discuss many of the lessons we learned (including mistakes to avoid) during the planning, set-up, and engagement phases.

Speakers
avatar for Student Achievement

Student Achievement

Ogden School District
NO

Natalie Ormond

Teacher, Ben Lomond High School


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Flip Your Class with Canvas
Leverage multimedia content, built in assessment and online assignment submission tools to flip your class using Canvas. In this session, participants will see how to make a short video lecture to upload to Canvas, how to build an assessment to hold students accountable for the content and create an assignment to take learning to the next level in class. Participants should check with their school administration to see if Canvas has been licensed for use in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Technology Integration Specialist, UEN
Mindy Hintze is passionate about empowering students and teachers with educational technology and helping them develop 21st Century Skills. Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Secondary Education from Southern Utah University and has completed the coursework for a Master... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

How to be a Video Ninja
Presentation Site
Video is a powerful resource in the classroom. Especially in the hands of a skilled teacher. It can engage students in the conversation, and give them a different prospective on a topic that can only be topped by being there first hand.

I would like to share some tricks about collecting video, viewing them in the classroom, and storage and distribution. There are video resources all around us, from Youtube to DVDs. I’ll show you how to download a video from Youtube, convert different formats of video to fit your needs, and pull that perfect segment from your favorite DVD. I call these skills "Ninja" skills. It is a secret practice shared by a few teachers, and handed down for the betterment of classrooms. I will share as many as time permits, so you too can be a Video Ninja!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Canyons School District
Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District Robert is currently serving as UCET Past President, and working as a Canyons Educational Technology Team Lead. Formerly a clssroom teacher and Technology Integration Specialist for the NUES region. | Robert loves working with... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 109 Choral 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Microsoft IT Academy and Certiport Testing - It is not just for CTE!
Presentation Site
Come and learn about the benefits for all classrooms in the high school through the Microsoft IT Academy. Learn about the benefits of industry level testing through Certiport that can be apart of this program for yourself as a teacher and for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Jones

Andrea Jones

Teacher, Fremont High School
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Mike Maddock

National Director Enterprise Accounts, Certiport


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Reflex – A Technology Solution for Math Fact Fluency
Can online games help students become better mathematicians? Evidence has shown that a program using the allure of challenging and exciting games can engage students in learning and motivate them to persevere. Programs that specifically adapt to individual student needs and deliver an optimized learning experience are particularly beneficial, with the rich data for teachers and administrators to monitor and support student progress. Learn more about this exciting new technology and how it’s helping students to gain essential math skills.

Speakers
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Tom O'Brien

National Content Specialist, ExploreLearning
Thom O’Brien has been with ExploreLearning for over 17 years. He is responsible for delivering high quality professional development sessions, presenting content discussions at state, national conferences and working directly with teachers and students to improve teaching and learning... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:30am PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Choosing Apps for Optimal Learning
Presentation Site
Increased use of touch screen devices (e.g., iPads) in educational technology has resulted in hundreds of available apps for the classroom. However, apps tagged as 'educational' in the marketplace are not created equally; some apps fail to make use of interactions or feedback conducive to learning. This seminar will provide attendees with methods for evaluating educational apps to support constructive learning in the classroom, focusing on finding interactions that promote deep cognitive processes. Feel free to bring your own device(s) and explore app demos along with us.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Ferrara

Lisa Ferrara

Higher Ed, University of Utah, Department of Educational Psychology


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 217 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

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


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

12:00pm PDT

Flip your Classroom
Interested in flipping your classroom? Want to know what it means? Come find out how to flip your classroom and find new opportunities to teach your students math in a different way.

Speakers
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Don Busenbark

Lecturer, Union High School
I have presented recently at the UCTM in November on the flipped classroom. I have presented numerous times at UCTM, NCTM regional and national conferences, and I have presented at UCET. I currently have taught for over 20 years and have been using the internet and video for the... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 203 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, iMovie, iBooks, and Screencasting apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 205 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ian Davey

Ian Davey

Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is a Digital Teaching & Learning Specialist in Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian also has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Candace Davis

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

Networking Systems Engineer, Mountain States Networking


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

12:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksy

Justin Brooksy

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


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 207 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

You have Canvas, now what?
Presentation Site
Are some of your teachers using your LMS (learning management system) as a glorified file cabinet or a static website? This session will focus on strategies to drive adoption and increase use of your LMS. The session is geared toward LMS admins, but there will be plenty of tips and tricks for teachers as well.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Colclough

Patrick Colclough

Account Relationship Manager, Instructure Canvas,


Friday April 4, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

1:1 iPads -- Now What?
Presentation Site
Being given the opportunity to teach in a 1:1 environment can be a blessing and a curse. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls along with several tried and true apps that make life in the 1:1 classroom an amazing learning experience. At the completion of this session you will grasp a better understanding of how to manage the classroom, as well as several apps and ideas that will make teaching and learning fun.

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher / Webmaster, American Leadership Academy
Kyle Hansen 4th year teaching Background in IT support and Web development Masters Degree in Learning and Technology 1:1 iPad Classroom Instructor
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Grant Hansen

Principal, South Sanpete School District


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 221 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Beyond YouTube: Video Resources for Teachers
YouTube is a terrific source for videos, but there are so many other educational resources available! Come experience some entertaining video memes that I enjoy sharing with teachers, as well as some awesome video resources that you and your students can put to use!

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Canvas by Instructure, an LMS and Beyond
Presentation Site
Come learn how the design and features of the Canvas learning platform make teaching more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. This presentation and Q&A session will address migration, third-party integrations, SIS integrations, mobility, ePortfolios, outcomes and more.

Speakers

Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Ideas to Integrate Coding in MS Math and Science
Presentation Site
Come and get ideas on how to integrate coding with your middle school math and science classes. Also coding ideas for any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... 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 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
Presentation Site
TestWizard consolidates the process of creating and distributing classroom content, allowing users to create, assign, and print classroom material anytime, anywhere, and with any browser. We’ll begin by introducing participants to TestWizard, covering the features and process of acquiring an account. First we’ll go over how to create your own questions using our database of over 180,000 questions. Then users will see how to assign tests, quizzes, and homework for your students to take online. Lastly, we’ll show you how to integrate your content with offline learning, covering our wide range of options for printing exams. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions throughout and will have a chance to provide feedback at the end of the session.

Speakers
RC

Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.
FM

Fatima Mirza

Sales and Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.
A graduate of Stony Brook University, I am passionate about the future of education and particularly how public education contends with the rapidly changing technologies that are meant to facilitate the learning process. It is in this spirit that I work at Eduware, building bridges... Read More →
TV

Timothy Vallier

Media Marketing Specialist, Eduware, Inc.


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 237 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Using Adaptive Technology to Create the Ultimate Differentiated Math Class
Presentation Site
This presentation addresses a familiar challenge – how to teach to a diverse group of students with varied math abilities while preparing for 21st century learning. I will demonstrate an online math program that, backed by research, uses unprecedented technology and AI to accurately assess each student’s math level and then deliver personalized instruction on what a student is ready to learn. Special focus will be placed on the program’s innovative features and learning tools, and how they can be used effectively to support a teacher’s instruction toward meeting classroom goals. In sharing my extensive experience in helping teachers implement this program for all student groups, teachers will learn strategies on how to achieve math success with their students in various contexts, from RtI to Gifted.

Speakers
avatar for McGraw-Hill Education

McGraw-Hill Education

Booth 103, McGraw Hill
16 years training teachers and 5 years helping teachers with a secondary blended learning experiences
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Ray Ramos

Senior K-12 Implementation and Professional Development Specialist, McGraw-Hill Education
Ray is the Senior Implementation and Professional Specialist and has a excellent command of ALEKS and all of its strengths and how to use the ALEKS program with every student


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
Room 240 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

CANCELLED: Flipping for Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
We've been hearing about the Flipped Classroom for a while now, but it seems overwhelming, and there are definitely some challenges. Teaching flipped computer technology classes for over a year has taught me a thing or two about what works and what doesn't when using this new pedagogical model. In this session, I will share my experiences flipping classes at the high school and college levels. Tips will include how to structure resources, how to introduce the model to students and use it with them on a daily basis, and what you do during class time. I will also focus on answering your questions about how to make this model work for you. Time permitting, we can also explore some of the tools that can be used to flip your class.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Suzy Cox

Dr. Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. She has been teaching technology integration and educational psychology courses for over ten years and has presented all over the country on topics ranging from technology tutorials to adolescent... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for David Johansen

David Johansen

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


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 215 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

EagleEyes Eye Controlled Mouse Replacement
Presentation Site
EagleEyes is an eye controlled mouse replacement system developed at Boston College. We will present on how this device can be used for assessment, learning, communication, recreation and as a focus training tool. EagleEyes is used in over a dozen school in Utah and 180 homes and schools nation wide. It has been in use since 1994 at Boston college and publicly available since 2006.
EagleEyes is generally used by individuals with limited dexterity, tactile disorders, or are completely paralyzed.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Loeffler

Andrew Loeffler

Director of Operations, The Opportunity Foundation of America
Andrew Loeffler is the Director of Operations for The Opportunity Foundation of America, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that is the sole manufacturer, distributor and trainer of the EagleEyes technology from Boston College. Andrew has experience as an educator as a Chief Flight Instructor and... Read More →
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Ron Williams

Director of Education and Training, The Opportunity Foundation of America - The EagleEyes Project


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 201 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

LTI Should Be A State Standard
Presentation Site
Canvas believes in open standards that allows great tools to work together. Come learn about Canvas and LTI. We’ll show you some great tools to plug into Canvas and how LTI adoption can help to create a better student learning experience.

Speakers
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Steve Helland

Solutions Engineer, Canvas by Instructure
Employee of Canvas by Instructure


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 223 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

myON Enhanced Digital Books - Students Will READ More!
Presentation Site
This session will provide an overview of the recent myON books pilot and partnership with USOE and UEN, including data and feedback from Utah school districts. There will also be a demonstration of myON reader, which includes personalization of the reading environment, comprehension quizzes, Lexile benchmarks, data and progress monitoring dashboard, reports, and more. Please join us to learn more about this powerful digital resource for your teachers, students, and families.

Speakers
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Dave McMullen

Account Manager, myON
Have worked with school districts in the northwest for 17 years helping to integrate technology into classrooms and help improve student achievement. Most of this experience is in the area of literacy, although it includes significant cross-over into other content areas (especially... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 253 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
Presentation Site
Today I will share a few of my favorite apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 105 Little Theater 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

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


Friday April 4, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 238 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107