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Friday, March 18 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm

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A Creative Innovation by Merry Joseph - Despite 70% of our planet being composed of water; nearly 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. The presence of contaminants such as heavy metals and microbiological organisms in water has contributed significantly to the increase in mortality rates in many developing countries. In light of these challenges, various techniques have been derived. This project searches for a cost effective and efficacious mechanism for filtering contaminants. Merging terra-cotta filtration and flocculation, this project examines the functionality of a novel terra-cotta filtration system in removing both heavy metals, specifically Arsenate and microbiological organisms from brackish water. These samples are treated with various flocculants such as Aluminum and Iron Sulfate to remove arsenate, and E.coli. Ultimately, this project shows that terra-cotta filtration with flocculants is a viable mechanism for providing clean drinking water and alleviating one aspect of Earth's water crisis and that all of us should start caring about preserving this vital resource on both the local and global levels.

Use PowerPoint to Spark Learning by Jaci Keetch - Have you wondered how to making learning more fun and engaging for your students? I have found a way that has worked in my class using Power Point with root words and prefixes.

Creativity Rising by Kelly Dumont - There sure are a lot of changes happening in education today, mandated this and have to do that. One of the most important things that may be getting lost in this era is the chance for teachers and students to exercise creativity. This presentation will suggest ways to keep creativity rising to the top of what happens in the classroom, despite everything else that is being imposed upon teachers and students.

What Makes You Come Alive? by Valeria Rodriguez - What is in a name? A question once asked by a love stricken Capulet and a question that we often ask ourselves usually as we lie in bed pondering about our existence, our minds reaching toward the deepest and darkest parts of our conscience. You can tell I've thought about this regularly. My name is, I guess you could say, unique. Well unique to the region of my residence. My name is Valeria Rodriguez. I am a Hispanic girl who is convinced that a few letters put together to make certain noises in certain languages does not and cannot really represent something as intricate and complex as a human being. It cannot define how I live or those moments when I feel most alive and most importantly, how I learn.

When School Mirrors Society, and Why It Doesn't by Darren Draper - We've been indoctrinated to believe that our schools are complex microcosms of the society in which we live - mirrors, if you will, of both goodness and indecency. And yet, there are times when nothing could be further from the truth.

What Do We Need Teacher For Anyway? by Brett Zabel - An Ignite presentation on the value of a teacher in a technology filled world.

Is a 3D print worth 1000 words? by Kirsten Butcher - In a world where new technologies constantly appear, what technologies hold real promise for meaningful learning? What do we know about how virtual models and simulated environments impact learners? This Ignite! session will examine when and how new visual models and innovative simulation technologies may change the future of classroom learning!

Future Ready! Connect, Collaborate and Lead by Rachel Thompson - Future ready has to be more than a buzzword. It has to represent the deeper learning and the survival skills that our students need to be successful in any path they choose. By bringing together the very best of experience, technology, and powerful instructional practices, we can create learning environments that address the competencies necessary to be successful in our rapidly changing world. The objective of this Ignite session is to inspire, encourage, and challenge.

Everyone Needs a Coach by Amanda Porter - What is that one "thing" you have wanted to integrate to change your teaching practice, but you can't find the time or it is a little intimidating? You need an instructional coach. Come learn how coaching can help take your classroom practice to next level digitally or instructionally. Everyone needs a coach!

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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 →
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Darren Draper

Director of Education Technology, Canyons School District
Director of Education Technology in the growing Canyons School District in Sandy, UT, USA. Husband, dad, leader, teacher, learner, presenter, tech-lover, tech-hater. Sometimes gets distracte
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Kelly Dumont

Instructional Designer, Ensign College
Kelly Dumont is a former Education Technology Specialist for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He worked in that capacity for 10 years. Previously he he worked as a Curriculum Technology Specialist and taught 5th and 6th grade in Jordan School District. His job is to help teachers... Read More →
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Merry Joseph

Student, TEDx Speaker
Merry Joseph is a remarkable Utah high school student with a creative mind for solving third world issues. Using knowledge of chemistry and design, Merry has created a simple and cost-effective solution for clean water that can benefit people all over the world.

Jaci Keetch

Instructional Coach, Rich School District
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Amanda Porter

TEACHER, Wasatch County School District
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Valeria Rodriguez

Presenter/ Speaker, TEDx
Aspiring business student and social activist with a passion for education, public speaking and the outdoors. Currently working as a marketing intern for local designer company anne b designs, patient care specialist at US MRI, and space host at Impact Hub.
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Rachel Thompson

Secondary Curriculum Specialist, Alpine School District
I'm passionate about learning and discovering ways that technology can support effective instruction. I'm driven to find ways of transforming practice in ways that make learning relevant for our students & that helps them develop the skills they'll need to succeed. Topics that are... Read More →
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Brett Zabel

District Admin, 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 March 18, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm MDT
Union 2-Ballroom Center & East
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