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Thursday, April 3

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.


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
Friday, April 4

10:40am PDT

60 Apps in 60 Minutes - iPads for Education & Productivity Around the Clock
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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!

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Clint Stephens

Past President, UCET
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
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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.


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
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Websites for science. The interactive and the interesting. My favorite dozen iPad apps for science

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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
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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.

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Student Achievement

Ogden School District

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.

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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
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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!

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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!
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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.

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Andrea Jones

Teacher, Fremont High School

Mike Maddock

Director NOAM Sales, Certiport, a Pearson VUE business

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

10:40am PDT

TestWizard 1:1 Student Assessments
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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.


Rhosemarie Cabanban

Office Manager, Eduware, Inc.

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 →

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

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