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Thursday, April 3
 

10:40am PDT

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

Presentation Site
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.

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

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 →
avatar for Angie Napper

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 →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 219 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

3 Student Projects in iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
iMovie a fun, easy and powerful movie making and multimedia tool. Learn three "do-able” projects for students and teachers.
In this session we will create a movie trailer, music video, and a narrated slide show. In addition see how all the new features can help best tell your story.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stack

Tim Stack

Education Specialist, UEN
iPad: Teaching and Presenting Learn about apps, software and accessories that make it possible to use youriPad as a teaching and presentation tool.  Share your screen, move“untethered” around the room and control it all from your iPad. Tim Stack provides the expertise behind... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Edmodo-Social Networking as a Classroom LearningTool
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Social networking and online classrooms have become part of our students' present academic reality and will continue to be important platforms for them to interact and learn. Edmodo provides a safe platform for teachers and students to learn netiquette, develop socially, and do their school work. Teachers can monitor the online environment, deliver assignments to students, collect and grade student work, and create a collaborative virtual classroom. This workshop will give you the tools you need and the hands on experience to get started using this valuable resource. You will experience, in real time, the nuts and bolts of creating, joining, and running a web based classroom.

Kent Thompson has used edmodo.com in his classroom for the past two years. He will share his experiences and successes along with tips and tactics to get the most out of edmodo. Come and try out edmodo for yourself. If you are looking for an interactive social networking activity or an online classroom, you should take a look at this great solution. Students stay engaged and involved, communication and collaboration are enhanced, and it is a fun way to flip the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson

Teacher, Salt Lake School District
Dr. Kent W. Thompson holds a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology. He has been teaching with technology for the past 15 years in middle school, community college, and university settings. For the past two years he has been using edmodo in the classroom... Read More →


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

iBooks Made Easy
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Wow your students with interactive, multi-media iBooks that can be read on their iPads with content that you create! Don't rely on publishers to tell you what to teach. You can compile photos, videos, 3D objects, slides and even open source text to create your own iBook that can be targeted to your curriculum at your students’ level.

Interactive textbooks are the next big trend in education allowing students reading on a tablet to engage with your content like never before. Already, publishing companies are pushing e-textbooks out to market but they may or may not address the themes you hope to cover. With iBooks author, you are in control of exactly what information your students see. And don’t be afraid, beautiful iBooks can be created quickly and easily with the help of a vast array of open source sites like universities and fellow teachers.

iBooks author (on Mac computers) allows you to:
-Layout beautiful, professional iBooks from a range of templates.
-Make your iBook come alive with photos, videos, animations, 3D objects, and quizzes.
-Use text and content from a variety of open source sites including UC schools, University of Michigan and countless others.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Waters

Christian Waters

Director of Technology Integration, Rowland Hall
I have presented at UCET every year for the last 5 years and have attended many UACTE and UCET presentations as well as national conferences.


Thursday April 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
 
Friday, April 4
 

10:40am PDT

Creating Movie Trailers Using iMovie
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
In this workshop participants will create movie trailers using iMovie. Participants will have the opportunity to create a movie trailer about the UCET conference and enter it into the UCET movie trailer contest. Winners of this contest will win either paid registration to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, or paid registration to UCET 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Cole

Camille Cole

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Camille Cole attended the University of Utah where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in History, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Camille has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Math and ESL... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

10:40am PDT

Introduction to Photoshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Photoshop is a powerful tool that can be used for many classroom applications. Come and learn the basics of this versatile program. This course is designed for the very beginner with little or no previous experience with Photoshop.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Remy

Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Friday April 4, 2014 10:40am - 12:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

12:00pm PDT

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

Presentation Site
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.

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

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 →
avatar for Angie Napper

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

Advanced Photoshop - Masks and Channels
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will provide advanced techniques using channels and masks to do things like accurately move a person from a background, adjust luminance and color information, and more. People taking this workshop should have a good comfort level using Photoshop, and want to learn some of the more advanced features this powerful tool offers.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith

Director of Technology Integration, Utah State University
Nathan Smith, is Director of Technology Integration for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, where he teaches this course and Photoshop & Graphic Des... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 243 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
In this 2 hour workshop, Christine Ferrin and Ryan Wells will introduce participants to several tricks of the trade in ActivInspire to make your Promethean ActivBoard more interactive and student-oriented. We will use object hiding, labeling, actions, layering, and more in creating interactive flipcharts for your classroom.

In addition to creating your own flipchart pages, participants will leave with example pages and instructions. You will get the most out of the workshop if you bring some content or lesson plan material. Bring your laptop with the latest version of ActivInspire installed. This workshop is for teachers who are already familiar with ActivInspire and want to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ferrin

Christine Ferrin

Innovative Learning Coach, Alpine School District
RW

Ryan Wells

TSA - Teacher on Special Assignment, Orchard Elementary


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 135 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Getting Started with Prezi
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
This workshop will introduce first-time users to the online presentation software Prezi. Prezi is a powerful online-based presenter that uses motion to navigate through presentations rather than traditional slide format. The workshop will cover the basics of Prezi tools, adding multimedia, creating interesting transitions, enhancing templates, and options of sharing and presenting finished Prezi presentations.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Wilson

Nathan Wilson

Technology Integration Specialist, SESC
I am a Technology Integration Specialist for the Southeast Education Service Center serving Carbon, Emery, Grand, and San Juan school districts. I received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design and a Masters degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 211 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Make Your Own (Very Basic) iPad Apps, Games, and Interactives
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation Site
Mobile devices and apps have exploded in popularity in the last few years. During the first hour of this workshop, come learn how to use a free online tool to make your own simple classroom app. In the second hour we'll focus on creating (non-profit) games and other interactives for the iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Adobe Product Manager, UEN
For the past 14 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 234 Mac Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

1:00pm PDT

Media Arts in the Classroom: Filmmaking & Digital StoryTelling
Limited Capacity seats available

Come discover how to harness the transformative potential of filmmaking and digital storytelling to improve teaching practice and increase student engagement. This introductory workshop will show educators how to design breakthrough media arts experiences that reignite a young person’s passion for learning. As part of the workshop, instructors from Salt Lake City’s SHIFT organization will share digital storytelling tips, resources, and compelling films produced by students of teachers who have participated in SHIFT/Adobe Youth Voices training workshops. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how to start the filmmaking process in the classroom, lending to positive learning behaviors and opportunities for students to acquire, apply, and build upon their core content knowledge.

In addition to the workshop, participating educators will receive a free SHIFT curriculum guide and gain access to Adobe Youth Voices extensive online instructional resources.

Speakers
avatar for Montgomery Suzi

Montgomery Suzi

Program Director, SHIFT
Suzi Montgomery is an educator with over a decade of experience. For seven years she served as the Executive Director of Higher Ground Learning, a creative tutoring and mentoring center focused on customized learning models. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology from the University... Read More →


Friday April 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Room 249 PC Lab 5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107