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Thursday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ignite! LIMITED

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Tell Your Story! by Georgia Omer - If you don't tell your own story, someone else will! Do you use connect with other educators who share your passions, concerns, and triumphs? Do you share the vast wealth of knowledge you have with others? Do you seek out folks who can share insights with you? If not...Twitter is your answer!

Being Batman by John Kelly - I never set out to be a super hero, but that's what I've become, at least to my students. Thanks to a silly idea for the school rules video at our first assembly of the year a bond was built between an administrator and the student body. Learn how a $5 mask and iMovie have built me up to be the caped crusader, and how this in turn has positively influenced the culture of the school.

STEAMroll Your Students! by Sheryl DeGering, Courtney Thomas, - Where does an overworked, underfunded, stressed out, "gotta teach the test stuff" teacher find time to tinker with her class? While there is no recipe to make all the challenges go away, there might be an idea or two to bring the joy of discovery into your classroom and ignite the passions of your students. Is it possible to ignite a zeal for learning through tinkering? Stay tuned!

The Question I Keep Hearing by Jamie Hagan - This five minute Ignite session will provide multiple strategies that promotes the infusion of technology into the curriculum.

Lively Leadership by Josie Chesley - If you were to google leadership you would get over 701,000,000 results. Why is this? When given a leadership role, you have two choices. You can identify a problem and the harm that is caused, or you can identify a problem and how great things will be when you fix it. The people who choose to identify the good are much more likely to be a more successful and efficient leader. Josie Chesley is a 7th grader from Park City, who focuses on seeing only the most fabulous parts of the world. Her goal is to help people become more positive, particularly when in a leading position. Josie uses her creativity to fix tech problems in her school. One day, people will walk up to their problems with their brightest smile. Why? 701,000,000 results, that's why.

Engaging Learners through Student-Generated H.O.T. Questions by Daniel Potter - In an extensive search to pinpoint exactly what companies and colleges sought in today's graduates, Tony Wagner reported, “I interviewed a wide variety of executives from Apple to the U.S. military and the most frequent response I got about skills was the ability to ask good questions. However, how can we help our students develop this crucial skill? This session will highlight an easy to implement activity that leads students through the process of developing (and pursuing) their own higher order thinking (HOT) questions. When given this opportunity, students will engage with content and inquiry methods in exciting and meaningful ways, building the skills and creative thinking today's society demand.

Gamifying Professional Development by Susan Anderson, Jared Chandler, - PD sometimes sucks. Instead of delivering a sucky PD on Google Apps, we gamified ours. Learn how to use a gamified, mastery-based approach - combined with ongoing needs-based instruction - to make your PD fun, engaging, and targeted to each staff member's needs. Our approach focuses on Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, Classroom, Mail, and Calendar.

Filling the Blank Canvas - Our Experience Adopting an LMS by Bo Maciejko, Julie Anzelmo, - When our school made the move to Canvas LMS, our intent was to provide students with the ability to access their course content anytime, anywhere. But we quickly found the benefits don't start and end with the students! Eliminating stacks of paper, having grades automatically import into the SIS, putting digital resources all in one place, convenient grading tools, enhancing content with multimedia, and being part of an online community of educators came with the territory. Come hear about our experience initiating an LMS in our school.

My Favorite Student by Jared Fawson - I decided to set a goal for each person in my class to become my favorite student. I came up with an actual plan and followed it as best I could throughout the year. In the end my classroom culture transformed into what I always hoped it would, students achieved more than they ever had before and I became the teacher I always hoped I could be.

Speakers
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Susan Anderson

Science Teacher and Tech Coach, Uinta County School District #1
My top priority as a teacher is the success of my students. Through technology, I teach high school students needed skills for their next journey. My classes focus on questioning skills, writing skills, and study management skills. My motivation is decreasing the national college drop out rate.
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Julie Anzelmo

Library Technology Teacher, Salt Lake City School District
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Jared Chandler

Teacher/Tech Coach, Uinta County School District #1
I'm a high school English teacher and blended learning lead. My passion is using a combination of blended learning, a mastery-based approach, and Google tools to help students soar.
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Josie Chesley

Student Technology Leader, GenYES
I am a one a kind 7th grader at Ecker Hill Middle School. I love chocolate and my favorite word is fabtastical (fabulous-fantastic- magical). What makes makes me feel fabtastical is the arts, learning, family, the outdoors, helping others, and technology. When I am not at school, I live at the theatre. The people who make my world go round are the grown-ups in my life, and anyone who has ever had a thought, because that is what sparks... Read More →
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Sheryl DeGering

Reg Ed. Teacher, South Summit Elementary School
I am a "regular joe" teacher who has worked or volunteered in the public school system for a total of 25 years. A 4th grade classroom in the mountains has been my work "home" for the past 8 years.
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Jared Fawson

Tech Trainer, UEN
Jared is a technology instructor at the Utah Education Network. Jared has 8 years experience teaching at-risk students and 7 as a Geography teacher and student government advisor.
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Jamie Hagan

Instructional Coach, Timpanogos Intermediate School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 5-6 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 25 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the University of Central Florida. Since then, she has been a technology specialist in elementary schools in Florida and now Utah. As part of the district’s... Read More →
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John Z. Kelly

Administrator, Salt Lake City School District
A former elementary classroom teacher, then district educational technology specialist, John is currently an assistant principal at North Star Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. Sometimes he pretends to be Batman.
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Bo Maciejko

Teacher, Salt Lake City School District
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Georgia Omer

Curriculum Specialist/Skyward, Alpine School District
I am first and foremost a Mom, wife, and lover of baseball; Chicago Cubs specifically. In spare time I love riding my motorcycle and laying on warm beaches. This is my 29th year in Education. I truly believe all children can learn and become contributing members of society. I have great hope for students as they connect with the world.
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Daniel Potter

English Teacher/Instructional Coach, Westlake High School
I teach English at Westlake High on B Days and serve as an ELA instructional coach for new teachers throughout Alpine School District on A Days. I love engaging and empowering students and teachers and look forward to collaborating with people with the same passion!
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Courtney Thomas

South Summit Elementary School


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