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Thursday, March 17
 

7:00am

Board Room
This is a place for UCET Board Members to catch their breath between activities.

Board
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 7:00am - 4:45pm
Union 2-Common Room

7:30am

Registration
Registration Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials. Don't forget to print your badge before arriving.

Board
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, 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 teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


7:30am

Presenter/Vendor Lounge
Presenter/Vendor Lounge A gathering spot for presenters and vendors.

Speakers
Board
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Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I have been in education for 8 years. I taught 4th grade in rural Utah and now I provide technology training to 9 rural school districts.
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Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Thursday March 17, 2016 7:30am - 4:00pm
Union 3-Parlor B 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

7:30am

TCC
TCC A gathering spot for technology directors.

Board
avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


7:30am

Ask Me
Ask Me Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


7:30am

First Aid Assistance
First Aid Assistance Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Board
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, 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 teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


7:30am

TechMadness Activities
Conference Activities

At #ucet16 we will have a variety of activities to help you test new skills, meet new friends, and renew friendships past. Of course, there will be lots of prizes available! More information about these activities will be posted soon!

#ucet16 Twitter Prizes – Tweet about your Tech Madness experiences at #ucet16. Conference attendees who post to Twitter and Instagram using our conference hashtag will be eligible for random prize drawings throughout the conference.

Kahoot! Challenge – Test your knowlege of Teachnology, Sports, and UCET trivia in our Kahoot! challenge. Be sure to bring your computer or mobile device to the auditorium for our UCET Kahoot game on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 am.

Player Trading Cards – Come collect them all and build your Professional Learning Network (PLN). Cards will be given out at the Opening Session. Fill them out and turn them in to the Advocacy Booth to be entered into our drawing.

Playground App Bracket – Do you have an app you love? Come tell us about it and get it on the bracket and get some great ideas of some apps you can use in your classroom.

Tech Madness Prize Drawings – Join us for the closing sessions as we wrap up each day and give out goodies. Amazing prizes have been provided by UCET, vendors, and the University of Utah. The final grand prize from the vendor punch card will be selected in the final minutes of the conference.

 

Board
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 7:30am - 4:45pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

8:00am

Student Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Student Lounge Hey, undergraduate and graduate students! Need a place to get snacks, relax, and network during the conference? The UCET board is hosting a student lounge, where you can go to do just that. The lounge will also be visited by some amazing teachers and principals throughout the day (check the schedule), who will answer your questions about the use of technology in Utah schools and what you need to do to be prepared.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University and the Higher Education liaison for the UCET board. 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 brain development. She is the program coordinator for the UVU master's program in educational technology.


8:30am

Opening Session
Opening Session Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


9:00am

Our Winning Defied All Logic
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Winning Defied All Logic Twice Thurl Bailey's teams have come from far behind to win national championships. As educators, you can do the same. No matter what the obstacles are, or what the 'experts' say, you can learn tested principles about accomplishing goals, persevering, and defying the odds.

Speakers

9:00am

CETL - Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Planning
CETL - Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Planning This session is for those involved in the CETL certification process. It will cover the Leadership, Vision, and Strategic Planning portions of the CETL exam which comprises 30% of the exam

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Drones in Today's Educational Market
Drones in Today's Educational Market Come get a close-up view of today's consumer drones. Silverhawk Aerial Imaging is pleased to be taking part in this year's UCET conference. Silverhawk will be showcasing aerial drone technology and its far reaching effects in today's industrial, educational, and commercial market's. Come test your skills on our computer based drone simulator.

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Lego League Robot Games
Lego League Robot Games Legos and robots? Experience First Lego League for yourself. Build a robot, make a short program, then watch your robot perform autonomously. Come and discover the excitement that thousands of students across the state are experiencing in First Lego League. Get information on how to start a team or tips on how to make your team better. Stop by and play with Lego robotics!

Speakers
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Michelle Reed

Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Making iPad Games and Interactives
Making iPad Games and Interactives Come explore a couple of iPad apps that make it easy and fun to create iPad games and other interactive activities: PixelPress Floors and TinyTap.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Bentley

Robert Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations, mashups, comics, zooming presentations, infographics, and much more. Rob also teaches courses that help teachers learn the basics of computer usage. Previously... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Meet the Student Reporting Lab Students
Meet the Student Reporting Lab Students For the past two years Judge Memorial students have been a part of the Student Reporting Labs network of PBS NewsHour. The program engages young people in news and current affairs to ensure that the youth voice is a part of the conversation around critical issues facing the nation. Their work is featured on studentreportinglabs.com

A team of students will present some of their work and help UCET attendees consider ways to incorporate documentary in the curriculum. They are also interested in interviewing educators about the growing teacher shortage in Utah. Please consider doing a brief interview with the students.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan

English & media teacher, Judge Memorial High School
Judge Memorial English teacher and media adviser. Helping to develop youthvoices.net since 2005. Teacher consultant with the National Writing Project and KQED Education. Google Certified Innovator. EPET PhD candidate at Michigan State University. Participates in Teachers Teaching Teachers webcast, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. MST.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Teacher Lounge and Charging Station
Need a place to chill and reflect on all the learning you've done? What about a place to charge all of your devices? Stop by the Teacher Lounge and Charging Station to juice up your brain and devices and learn a little in the playground while you're at it!

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

UCET Playground - 3D Printing with the J. Willard Marriott Library
3D Printing at the J. Willard Marriott Library Professional Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will demonstrate 3D printing and scanning resources available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Speakers
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Thomas Ferrill

Assistant Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

UEN Photobooth
UEN Photobooth Come take a picture in the UEN Photobooth and share to social media to show all you're learning and what to learn about STEM in Education.

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Virtual Reality in the Classroom and Arduino Projects
Virtual Reality in the Classroom and Arduino Projects Students will demonstrate Google Cardboard, a inexpensive 3D Virtual Reality experience made possible with cardboard, special lenses and phone apps. Students have compiled a list of apps arranged by specific topics that can be accessed via a QR Code. Devices are available for purchase and include student-made assembly instructions and video.

Students will share their knowledge of Arduino and other projects completed in Jordan High School's Maker Collective.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Introduction to Adobe InDesign
Limited Capacity full

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Adobe InDesign CC 2014 or later required
PC or Mac
A mouse is HIGHLY recommended Adobe InDesign is the industry standard for page design and layout. Learn how to create print resources for your classroom, school, district, or your community with a level of freedom and creativity not available in any word processing program. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Remy

Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
OSH 238 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Vendor Punch Card
A limited quantity of Vendor Punch Cards will be available at Registration. You may also print your own via email. Limit 1 per attendee. Please return your completed card to the box at Registration. The drawing will be held on Friday, March 18, at 4:15 p.m. during the Closing Session.

Board
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.



10:15am

From Dipping a Toe to Swimming in the Deep End
From Dipping a Toe to Swimming in the Deep End A brief presentation and Q&A session with the vice principal of a 1:1 middle school. This session will introduce the SAMR model for integrating technology, and encourage future and current teachers to "swim" at their level in order to be successful.

Speakers

10:15am

Thurl Bailey Meet N' Greet
Thurl Bailey Meet N' Greet Meet Thurl Bailey at the playground to say hello, chat, get autogrpahs, take photos, purchase books and CDs, and have some basketball fun.

Speakers

Thursday March 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:15am

CETL - Ethics & Policies, Instructional Focus & PD
CETL - Ethics & Policies, Instructional Focus & PD This session is for those involved in the CETL certification process. It will cover the Ethic & Policies, Instructional Focus & Professional Development portions of the CETL exam which comprises 22% of the exam

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Dumont

Kelly Dumont

Elementary EdTech Team Lead, Canyons School District
Kelly Dumont is Elementary EdTech Team Lead for Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. He has worked in that capacity for the last 8 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 and students learn to use technology more effectively in the classroom. He blogs and podcasts at theeducationalmac.com. He is a Past-President of UCET (Utah... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Minecraft in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Minecraft in the Classroom Gaming in the classroom, why not? I will show you how I have utilized Minecraft in my classroom to facilitate and reinforce learning objectives. Minecraft can be used in the classroom through a variety of grade levels and subjects. My students have enjoyed taking the knowledge they have gained through reading and listening by showing me what they have learned through virtual assessments, projects, and activities.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Pfister

Allison Pfister

Teacher, Quest Academy Charter
I have been a classroom teacher for 15 years and have taught a variety of elementary grades. Technology in the classroom is my favorite way to connect my students to what they have been learning and I use a variety of apps and programs to help my students learn and grow scholastically.


10:30am

A few Clicks to make a nice Flick
A few Clicks to make a nice Flick Participants will use various FREE multimedia tools and resources with Chromebooks or within the Chrome browser that will engage students with interactive lessons and allow students to create online based quality multimedia products. Explore apps like Stupeflix, Screencastify, Movenotes, and more! You will create your own movie that incorporates text, audio, video and imagery to tell your story. Student examples will be presented and tips and tricks shared from a language classroom experience. Others apps like, Google slides, Socrative, Padlet, and Today's Meet will be use during the presentation.

Speakers
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lou Brancourt

French Teacher, Taylorsville high school/granite schools district
avatar for Lorraine Wyness

Lorraine Wyness

Library Media Ed Tech Specialist, Taylorsville High School
I have been in education for 23 years and started teaching ESL and history in NY state at the middle school level. Since 1999 I have been in the Granite SD and was the Alternative Language Program lead teacher at Granite HS for 7 years. It is during that time that I discovered technology was the engagement tool for my ELL students who had never used a computer before. We created movies on apple iBooks and recorded audio projects to improve... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Formative Assessment made FUN!
Formative Assessment made FUN! Join us for a fun, interactive, and engaging hour of technology based assessments. The hour presentation will include multiple websites, Kahoot!, Formative, Quizizz,and Quizalize.

https://sites.google.com/a/granitesd.org/ucet-assessment-2016/


Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Baggett

Rebecca Baggett

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
avatar for Kris Fox

Kris Fox

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Krystal Plott

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Fun Classroom Projects Using Adobe Slate
Fun Classroom Projects Using Adobe Slate Teachers will learn how to create a multi-media presentation using images and text in a fun, visual way. Teachers will learn how to facilitate students in creating a professional story using any device (but Smartphones) that can be easily shared to readers.

Speakers
avatar for Jeri Bankhead

Jeri Bankhead

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
Jeri Bankhead is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah. She has 19 years of classroom experience as an Elementary teacher, and 9 years experience as a school level technology specialist. Jeri feels it is important to get information and tools into teachers' hands that can make an impact on students empowering them to be a contributing part of a digital world. Twitter: @jeribankhead P.J. Giles... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Game-Changing Student Trackers Using Google Sheets and Google Classroom
Game-Changing Student Trackers Using Google Sheets and Google Classroom I ran into a big problem a few years ago. I wanted to find - or create - a tracker that would hand my students real control over their progress in my mastery learning classroom. This tracker needed to accomplish three important things: 1) allow students to see their progress in relation to our standards at any given time, 2) allow me to quickly and precisely see where all my students were individually and as a group, and 3) protect my students' information. Our student information system couldn't do these things the way that my students and I needed it to, and there were no apps or LMSs that could do them either.

A little research, a lot of collaboration, and a few months of trial and error later, I found my answer. Come learn how to use Google Sheets and Google Classroom together to unlock the potential of mastery learning and empower your students like never before. You will build a super-powered tracker that will transform your students into the tenacious problem solvers that the 21st century demands. Be forewarned: this may forever alter the dynamics of your classroom...

Speakers
avatar for Jared Chandler

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.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 236 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Letting Data Drive the Engagement
Letting Data Drive the Engagement Educators want data to drive their instruction, but test after test can become a bore to our students. Learn how programs like Quizziz, Socrative, Kahoot, and more can increase student engagement while still collecting much needed data. In this session participants will get to see all the tools from both the student and teacher perspective; learn how to search for ready made quizzes; examine data; and look at collaborative tools for use by both teachers and students.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Herring

Chelsea Herring

5th Grade Teacher, Wasatch County School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 232 University of Utah

10:30am

Putting Fun into Formative Assessment
Putting Fun into Formative Assessment When incorporated into classroom practice, formative assessment provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are still happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process. It also guides teachers in making decisions about future instruction. In this session, we'll present four online tools teachers can use to make formative assessment easy and fun: Plickers, Flippity, Kahoot, and Socrative.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Curran

Jeff Curran

Library-Media at Granite Park JHS, Granite School District
Helping students enjoy reading and technology.
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Stephanie Mondragon

LMETS - Valley Jr. High, Granite School District
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Jennifer Peirce

LMETS - Kearns High School, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 133 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

#GoOpen
#GoOpen An introduction to Open Education Resources for Utah Teachers. Several web locations of free resources will be highlighted, and ongoing OER projects will be featured, including the U.S. Department of Education's GoOpen initiative and the work of the K-12 Collaborative. Participants will be encouraged to share their own resources as well.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Alan Griffin is currently the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. A veteran educator of 40 years, he has extensive experience in technology applications and support.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

10 Tech Tools to Challenge Gender Stereotypes
10 Tech Tools to Challenge Gender Stereotypes Boys and girls learn differently, but what they learn is the same. With so many tech tools to choose from can the classroom teacher use technology to inspire all students without perpetuating gender stereotypes? In this presentation we will provide an overview of brain research surrounding the myths and stereotypes of how boys and girls learn, and then share a variety of tech tools that address the needs of all students to inspire learning and creativity without perpetuating the same gender stereotypes. Audience members will participate throughout the activity using social media and instructional technology tools.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Trainer, UEN
Michael Hakkarinen specializes in helping teachers engage students in the classroom with technology such as Mac Tools, Google Apps for Educators, iPads and more. He earned a Bachelor’s in English from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master’s in Elementary Education at Mount Saint Mary’s University, where he also taught Instructional Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was a Technology Resource Teacher in... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Zey

Michelle Zey

EdTech, Canyons District
A former English teacher, Michelle Zey is currently an Educational Technology Specialist working with Alta High School and Albion Middle School in the Canyons District. Michelle enjoys short walks on the beach, rock climbing, ice cream eating and has a very cute dog named Toby. You'd probably like him. He does tricks.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Annotating iMovie
Annotating iMovie Prepare to amaze yourself with your iMovie editing skills after this fun, interactive, student led presentation. During this one hour presentation you will become an expert at editing and annotating clips in imovie. Learn how to add arrows, shapes or even pizzas over any iMovie clip. Learn other unique tips and hidden features in imovie.

Speakers
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Julia Henry

Student Tech Leader, GenYes
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Kylah Schindler

Student Tech Leader, GenYES


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Can you hear me now? Personalizing the feedback experience.
Can you hear me now? Personalizing the feedback experience. We leave feedback for our students, but do they read it or even understand it? Moreover, do they use that feedback to revise the work they've submitted? What if the feedback was an actual conversation? According to the Journal of Educational Psychology, the maximum depth of learning occurs with explanatory feedback versus correct answer feedback (Butler, Godbole & Marsh, 2012). In this study, the learning students attained was measured in three areas: recognition, recall, and application. Results demonstrated that correct answer and explanatory feedback both provided the recall level of learning among students. However, explanation feedback enabled learners to better comprehend the concepts, and facilitate deeper comprehension by being able to apply the knowledge to new contexts. This session will review ways to use technology tools to facilitate a digital conversation with students, focused on quick and efficient ways to provide personalized explanatory feedback via audio.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Christensen

Scott Christensen

Instructional Coach/ELA Teacher, Canyons School District
"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - Patton | | Let's find ways to make technology a tool that makes instruction more effective and efficient at helping our teachers to come to know what their students know, and at helping our students to find success.
avatar for Athena Nadeau

Athena Nadeau

Instructional Coach, Canyons School District
This quote from Albert Einstein always sticks with me, "creativity is intelligence having fun." Being creative is an integral part of being human and it plays a large part in my teaching and my own life. I think integrating technology into the classroom allows educators and their students to be creative and think outside the box. Let's work together to use technology in tandem with the human experience!



Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Classcraft: The Educational Tool of the Future
Classcraft: The Educational Tool of the Future Full Orientation of Classcraft.com*:
Teacher Tools, Student/Parent Accounts, Game Dashboard, Random Events, Interactive Classroom Content (online forum), Quests, Wheel of Destiny, Gradebook, Book of Laments, Messaging, and Analytics.

Classcrafting Behavior and Academics:
Customize Classcraft to fit your classroom. Utilize its versatility to lessen your regular busywork, while at the same time improving student behavior and academics.

"Living" Classcraft:
The Classcraft Team actively develops innovative improvements on a regular basis, introducing new, interactive tools and resources every school year. In addition, a dedicated worldwide team of volunteer Ambassador teachers participates in this online community, training and troubleshooting wherever the need arises.

*Classcraft is a free online, educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. By using many of the conventions traditionally found in games today, students can level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Terron James

Terron James

Secondary Teacher & Author, Excelsior Academy & Jolly Fish Press
Born in the wrong age, Terron James continually fantasizes of shining steel, majestic stone architecture, thundering cavalry rushes, and opportunities to prove his honor. Under the direction of his queen, Terron labors diligently in his kingdom, striving to prepare an inheritance worthy of his four heirs. | | When he finally graduated from the University of Utah with his English BA, Terron had become besties with most of the English department... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 130 University of Utah

10:30am

Coding in the Middle School
Coding in the Middle School Come and learn about new opportunities to teach coding in the middle school. New courses are available for the coming year:
- Creative Coding
- Information Communications Technologies (ICT)
Curriculum resources:
- Google's CS First Clubs - cs-first.com
- Microsoft's Creative Coding through Games & Apps - https://mva.microsoft.com/en-us/training-courses/creative-coding-through-games-and-apps-12533?l=H9LnvClPB_4904668934
- Code.org's CS in Middle School Math & Science
- Code.org's Middle School CS Discovery - code.org/educate/csd

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Easy, Engaging, Effective Education
Easy, Engaging, Effective Education In our session we will cover three different tools that teachers can use in their classrooms to engage their students in a fun and interactive way. The tools are easy to use and learn yet still access student learning. We will be covering EdPuzzle, Quizizz, and Movenote, all free links or applications.

Speakers
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Susan Booth

LMETS, Granite School District
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Sarah Eyring

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Stephanie Seely

LMETS, Granite Connection High School


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

9 Ideas for using UtahFutures
9 Ideas for using UtahFutures UtahFutures is the premier college and career readiness website for Utah students and adults. Nine ideas for using UtahFutures in your classroom will be shared, as well as lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for getting started.

Speakers
avatar for Jennie LaFortune

Jennie LaFortune

Content Specialist, UtahFutures/UEN
UtahFutures is the premier college and career readiness website for Utah students and adults. Nine ideas for using UtahFutures in your classroom will be shared, as well as lesson plans, tutorials and other resources for getting started.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Canvas: Make Teaching and Learning Easier
Canvas: Make Teaching and Learning Easier Join us in this fast paced session to see how Canvas can make teaching and learning easier. We’ll show you all the things you will love about using Canvas! No equipment necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Instructure
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for Instructure as a Solutions Engineer.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Get Personal with Data! Ed Tech that Differentiates Instruction
Explore ways computer-adaptive assessments and instruction work together to provide formative data that guides educational decision-making. Plus, learn how your schools can benefit with funding from the Early Intervention Program (HB 513). As a USOE-approved K-3 reading software program, Istation's comprehensive assessments and instruction for classroom and home use is available for schools that apply for state-funding by April 29.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 234 University of Utah

10:30am

How to Make your MAKER groups!
How to Make your MAKER groups! Interested in delving into MAKER groups but your not sure how to approach student management? Find out how to plan out your student teams and creative options for precision partnering. Your MAKER groups can be fun for students AND teachers!

Speakers
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Lynn Smargis

6th Grade Science, Canyons School District
Executive Functioning Skills, how to BYOD in your classroom, using technology effectively in your classroom, academic coaching and training, effective classroom management & practices, Proficiency Learning, AVID, technology training, blended classroom, curriculum development and assessment writing.


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading
i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading Funding is once again available for Reading intervention software and applications are due April 29. Don’t miss your chance to sign up. Come learn about the program and how i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE, can help your students and teachers. i-Ready is aligned with the Utah Core Standards and has shown strong correlation (.82 - .85) to the SAGE test. Independent research shows students who used i-Ready for just 45 minutes per week score 44% higher than their peers not using the program. The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources while students engage in explicit instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 137 University of Utah

10:30am

iOS 9.3 - What it means to IT, Instructional and who will benefit
Getting ready of for iOS 9.3 but don’t know where to start?

JAMF Software will lead a discussion telling you what we know about the move to IOS 9.3, what you should know to prepare and the great benefits which will come to your organization from this terrific education update of iOS from Apple. 

From mass updates, to DEP enabled use of Configurator 2, come to this session to learn how to efficiently move your fleet of devices to iOS 9.3, and learn about the supporting technologies that can help your deployments once the devices leave IT’s hands.

Speakers
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Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 204

10:30am

Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform. Technical Account Manager (Jason Sagil) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Utah and throughout the Country manage their devices. Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired and often a requirement. We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

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Jason Sagil

Sr. Technical Account Manager, FileWave
Jason has an extensive background in deployment, integration, security and management within both single and cross-platform environments. He’s consulted and helped integrate technology into new emerging businesses, SMB, enterprise and educational institutions throughout the US and overseas. Currently Jason is focused on providing a Unified Endpoint Management solution to Technology teams within the US and parts of Canada. He's actively... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 138 University of Utah

10:30am

The Cloud-Enabled Network: High-availability networking from campus to cloud
As schools move to the cloud to solve their data management and access challenges, they face a critical need for solutions that can help them bridge the gap between their existing systems and their vision of the future.

Enter the cloud-enabled campus—a powerful conduit between the school network edge and the cloud. Providing a common, unified network that supports a diverse set of devices, applications, people and things, the cloud-enabled campus delivers highly available access to resources in the cloud, data center, or WAN—with reliability and scalability to serve your school's network now and into the future.

Join Tek-Hut and Juniper Networks for a presentation on building a next-generation network that seamlessly connects devices, applications and people in campus environments.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 107

10:30am

Transform your Writing Instruction from Good to Great with Google Tools.
Transform your Writing Instruction from Good to Great with Google Tools. Bring your writing instruction into the 21st Century, using Google tools to encourage student collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Leave this session with strategies and lesson plans to implement in your own classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
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Brandi Gollinger

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
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Davina Sauthoff

Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District



Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Why One Access Point Per Classroom is Wrong
Why One Access Point Per Classroom is Wrong During recent times, some wireless vendors have taken to approach to promote one access point per classroom as a wireless design to support 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device initiatives. Either mislead by aggressive marketing campaigns or the need to increase revenue, this proposal as a "one solution fits all" is plain wrong. If a proper design yields one AP per classroom, so the network will perform better than if you simply install one AP per classroom as your starting point. This session will address methods for proper design that will create wireless networks that simply "work".

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Ferney Munoz

Network Admin, Canyons School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Getting Started with Google Classroom Classroom is Google's version of an LMS (Learning Management System) that is designed to work incredibly well with teachers and schools who are using the Google Apps for Education platform (free Gmail for schools). It has many features similar to Canvas, but it is entirely free to use. If you are in a district who is using Google Tools and you are using Google Docs to collect student work, Classroom is what you need. Join me to learn the basics and to see how to take control of your digital student work.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


10:50am

Cut the Cords
Limited Capacity filling up

Cut the Cords We will show you how to present from any HDMI device in your classroom to an HDMI projector "wirelessly." This will allow you to present from any location in your classroom. You can easily project another students HDMI computer to the projector without any software.

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Toni Blattman

LMETS, Granite School District
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Keith Smedberg

LMETS, Granite School District


11:15am

Thursday Lunch
Thursday Lunch Today's options include: Salads

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PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 11:15am - 1:00pm
Union 2-Corridor 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Quizziz
Limited Capacity filling up

Quizziz Quizizz is a fun, entertainment-based, interactive way for a teacher to quiz, pre-test, and review what your students have learned in class, similar to Kahoot with a few more options. Using any device with a web browsing application, you can create a quiz in a variety of formats (including a homework assignment), or play any public quiz! Once students are finished collect valuable data to drive your instruction.

Speakers
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Ben Hale

Student Technology Leader, GenYES
avatar for Ben Peters

Ben Peters

Student Technology Leader, GenYES


12:00pm

Digital Games and Applications: Engage Students to Build Essential Writing Skills
Digital games and applications can be powerful tools to engage students and improve their critical thinking skills within both face-to-face and blended courses. These courseware applications also have tremendous potential to make education more effective, accessible, and affordable to community college students. This session will highlight some of the latest tools currently available to support student success within developmental and first-year English courses. Among these tools, several incorporate game-based learning modalities. According to the 2014-2019 Global Edugame Market Report published by Ambient Insight, the use of game-based courseware within higher education is projected to grow significantly over the next few years. Professor Goldberg will present a number of games that challenge students to review, practice, and demonstrate higher-order critical thinking skills.

Speakers
avatar for David James Clarke IV

David James Clarke IV

Vice President, Learning Solutions, Toolwire
Toolwire’s game-based simulations and virtual desktop labs prepare learners with the “soft” and “hard” skills needed for student success and workplace readiness. Our offerings deliver capabilities to ensure fidelity and outcomes required from H.B. 277. Specifically, Toolwire’s learning tools align with the following key curriculum areas published by the Utah State Office of Education: | •Career and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Awesome Assessments Activities: Socrative and Kahoot!
Awesome Assessments Activities: Socrative and Kahoot! Tired of the same old assessment options? Guess what, your students are too! This session will focus on two game-based learning platforms which are exciting, engaging, and fun tools that can be used for assessing your students: Socrative and Kahoot! No more need to buy clickers or expensive software. Programs are free, and students simply use any device to respond to questions, providing teachers with near instant feedback. Come play, and then learn how to create your own Socrative and Kahoot! game.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Harrison

Brandon Harrison

Regional Technology Trainer, CUES
Hi, y'all! I'm the Regional Trainer for CUES. Previously, I taught junior high school in the Murray City School District for 12 years. Before then I worked with the Youth in Custody program for 3 years teaching in an alternative high school and acting as a mentor for those kids in the program. I enjoy teaching and learning!


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom
Bringing Computer Science into the Classroom In this session teachers will be introduced to computer science and the importance of bringing it into the classroom through hands-on experiences appropriate for the elementary classroom. This session offers an introduction to simple coding and programming for any educator and does not require a Computer Science background. The session will cover topics such as coding using a variety of programs and app like Code.org and Scratch. This session will also cover programming using devices like Makey Makeys and Spheros.

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. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 236 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Concept Maps & Graphic Organizers in the Digital Age
Concept Maps & Graphic Organizers in the Digital Age You love using concept maps and graphic organizers to support literacy instruction, but is there an easy way to incorporate them using technology that doesn't require a lot of fuss? Do you love using Google Drive, but have not yet explored the many uses of Google Drawings? Are you expected to use 1:1 technology on a regular basis? If your answer is "yes" to any of these questions, then come to this session to learn how to easily create digital concept maps and graphic organizers for your students using Google Drawings!

Speakers
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Gina Shelley

Assistant Professor, Weber State University
Gina Shelley works for a university that has both a traditional campus and an online presence. She has Doctorate in Teacher Education and Technology and is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education’s Teacher Education Department and teaches the Educational Technology courses to both pre-service elementary and secondary teachers as well as graduate courses in educational technology. She has given workshop trainings on technology... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 133 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Core Writing for Struggling Students
Core Writing for Struggling Students Students with disabilities or English language learners often struggle to produce writing that meets core standards. Explore and understand core requirements then use various apps that help students reach their potential in writing.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Bates

Brenda Bates

Special Education Academic Support Coach, Salt Lake City School District
If we use good models, students can do it! I have been a special educator for 33 years working in both elementary and middle schools. I have been a special education academic support coach for 8 years and have worked extensively to help teachers access core standards in their classrooms. Wow, that makes me sound boring.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

The Armchair Martian: Using Mars 3D Data in the Classroom
The Armchair Martian: Using Mars 3D Data in the Classroom The movie “The Martian” and the success of Mars orbiters and rovers have ignited renewed interest in the Red Planet. Data collected by these probes is freely available online. This session will show how to access that data and use low cost or open source tools to create 3D models of Mars, the Moon, and Mercury. Your students can explore the Solar System from the comfort of their own armchairs!

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

The Magic of Google Forms
Google Forms aren’t tricky at all! Review Google Forms basics, explore the new version of Forms, discuss a variety of classroom integration ideas, and pull the rabbit out of the hat with some amazing add-ons.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 232 University of Utah

12:00pm

Adobe Acrobat Tricks
Adobe Acrobat Tricks Powerful uses of Adobe Acrobat including portfolio creation, ebook publication, editing, annotation, fillable online forms, creating mobile ready files, combining files, file conversion. A wide variety of tasks will be addressed, with opportunities for hands on practice. Come and see how to use Acrobat to generate materials with a common format for universal accessibility.


Speakers
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Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Alan Griffin is currently the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Office of Education. A veteran educator of 40 years, he has extensive experience in technology applications and support.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Assess the Best...Review the Rest
Assess the Best...Review the Rest Have you used Plickers? Do you Kahoot? Have you scanned a QR Code? During this presentation, participants will learn a few quick formative assessments and reviewing methods to do with 1 device in the class or up to a classroom full of devices. Students feel like they are “playing a game” not reviewing or being assessed.

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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and iPads for Elementary Video News Programs.
avatar for Melody Watson

Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 iPad classroom and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years, presenting IPads in the 1:1 Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and IPads for Elementary Video News Programs.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Common Tools for Meeting Diverse Learning Needs
Common Tools for Meeting Diverse Learning Needs One of the most powerful benefits of modern technologies is that it makes learning more accessible for all students. Tools such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text generators, as well as easy-to-use websites and Chrome extensions, can provide tremendous benefits to not only our students with special learning needs, but all learners. But it may seem like there are so many tools out there that you don't know where to start. In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to explore a few common tools that help students with a variety of needs. While the particular focus is on language arts, these tools can be applied for tasks across all disciplines and age groups.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University and the Higher Education liaison for the UCET board. 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 brain development. She is the program coordinator for the UVU master's program in educational technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 130 University of Utah

12:00pm

Flatten the Walls of your Classroom with Skype and Google+
Flatten the Walls of your Classroom with Skype and Google+ Have you ever wanted to take your class on a tour of the world? With Skype and Google+, you can do just that! Learn how to flatten the walls of your classroom by using Mystery Skype, Mystery Hangouts, virtual field trips, and more. These activities allow your students to connect with other students from around the world while improving their writing skills, deductive reasoning, problem solving, and knowledge of the world outside the four walls of their classroom.

Speakers
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Maggie Tanner

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Maggie Tanner is a School Technology Specialist in Granite School District. She graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Elementary Education and an MEd in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She loves teaching students to learn about, connect with, and contribute to the world around them through technology. In her free time, Maggie loves to read, run, sing, bake and travel.
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Kareena Steed Vance

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a school technology specialist for Granite School District. The district is pushing for 1:1 chromebooks in the classroom. I am constantly learning and teaching about Google in the classroom. I have my masters in Instructional Design and Education Technology from the University of Utah. Not only am I interested in implementing technology in the classroom, but I seek opportunities to learn and practice instructional design.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Forming Your Opinions on Plickers
Forming Your Opinions on Plickers Learn how one teacher utilizes Plickers in her classroom to do quick formative assessments! Focus more on Teaching and not on setting up! This awesome technology is free and allows you to know which students need help and which don't with a quick scan of the room with one cell phone! Unlike clickers, Plickers make it so students don't need devices! Using Plickers you can make informative decisions about your students understanding! Come learn how to use Plickers and start the process of signing up your class!

Speakers
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Megan Jenkins

5th Grade Teacher, Provo School Distirct
Megan was born and raised in the great state of Kentucky, go Wildcats! She attended BYU and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Elementary Education. Her desire to teach came from many influential people during her school years. Megan started teaching 5th grade and has fallen in love with STEM and all of those crazy 10 and 11 year olds! In her 1:1 classroom students are completely engaged and use technology to further their learning. She loves... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Google Education Supports for All Students with Read&Write for Google Chrome
Google Education Supports for All Students with Read&Write for Google Chrome In this session, attendees will learn how Read&Write for Google Chrome gives students and educators a wide variety of free and premium literacy supports such as text to speech technology, speech-to-text, instant OCR-reader, voice notes, visual/talking dictionaries, PDF annotations, highlighting tools and more!

This powerful GAFE extension with over 3 million users worldwide is built into the address bar within Chrome and can be used while viewing webpages or within Google Docs. Bring your laptop and join in!

Texthelp, the makers of Read&Write for Google Chrome, is an official Google for Education Partner, and every day we work with K-12 educators that have adopted Google Apps for Education in their school districts to optimize literacy results using GAFE in the classroom.

Speakers
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William Lewis

Texthelp
William Lewis is a Customer Relations Manager for Texthelp working out of their US headquarters in Massachusetts. He has spent the past two years consulting with schools on the West Coast, Midwest, and Canada to identify and achieve literacy objectives with Read&Write for Google Chrome.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Primary Sources Aren't Just For Social Studies Anymore
Primary Sources Aren't Just For Social Studies Anymore In this session, appropriate for 4th-12th grades, you will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, such as the Library of Congress, with its already prepared primary source sets for all content subject areas. You will also be introduced to the Teaching With Primary Sources TPS Teachers Network, which is an online social media hub for teachers wanting to share resources, teaching ideas, and inquiry strategies for use across the curriculum.

Time permitting, other online sites and resources will also be highlighted which integrate the use of primary sources in critical thinking skills in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary/Alpine School District
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator for the Summer Teacher Institute there. She also is a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Teachers Network Mentor, and serves as the Utah Geographic Alliance... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost
An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost Remember “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”? How about “An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost!”? (Hint: It’s not fantasy. ) Key things to consider beyond features when choosing and implementing a learning or instructional management system for online or blended learning. (We’ll also cover Wonderland, rabbit holes, and where to “hide” your assessments!) This session will feature a brief tour of the Engrade LMS and the McGraw-Hill Education approach to connecting the disaggregated dots of digital education. Presented by McGraw-Hill Education's Charlie Watson a 20 year veteran of educational technology applications. Appropriate for CTOs, Directors of Instructional Technology, decision-making administrators, or other technology leads in the position of influencing district-wide enterprise systems.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 138 University of Utah

12:00pm

Customize, Energize & Glamorize Canvas with LTI’s
LTIs are tools - like Khan Academy, Quizlet, and SlideShare - that exist outside of Canvas but integrate with it so you can pull content right into Canvas. Join us in this session to see how to add LTIs that will help you engage your students with awesome digital learning experiences.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Fill in gaps with adaptive software
Fill in gaps with adaptive software Every student has different skill gaps. Whether for intervention or enhancement it is ideal to have students focused on what they don’t know. In this session we will go over an adaptive software program for Language Arts and Math. MindPlay (language arts) and Ascend Math are two of the few intervention programs to provide a truly individualized study plan for each student. Both companies meet their students at their actual level of mastery – identifying skill gaps and tailoring instruction to focus on the most-needed content.

Ascend Math and MindPlay create a personalized prescriptive study plan for each student focused on individual need, whether that’s filling gaps quickly or building an accelerated course of study. In this way, teachers can address multiple levels of intervention within a single classroom and each student receives a rich, differentiated learning experience. Consequently, students are able to grow two or more grade levels in a semester or less.

Neither Ascend Math nor MindPlay are designed to take the place of a teacher, but rather to free up the teacher’s time to work one-on-one or in a small group setting. Conducting student data-talks and letting the students know what learning outcomes will come from using these programs is an important part of the curriculum.

We hope you will join us during the session.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 234 University of Utah

12:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program
i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program Does your School or District have students struggling with Math? Come learn how you can receive licenses through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development) free of charge. Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program. In Year 1 of the STEM Grant, i-Ready provided the highest impact on student growth of any program used in the State. Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is being used with more than 40,000 students across Utah for both Math and Reading. i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 137 University of Utah

12:00pm

Leveraging Public Cloud for Next Generation Disaster Recovery
OneCloud Software has developed a revolutionary Disaster Recovery (DR) solution that leverages the Public Cloud (AWS) making DR possible for organizations who otherwise face prohibitive expenses and inflexible DR options. OneCloud’s presentation will include a review of this ground-breaking software solution, in addition to a review of our comprehensive planning tool that allows organizations to model DR scenarios to determine requirements (bandwidth from production site to AWS site, for example) and associated costs (including AWS infrastructure and OneCloud software licensing). 


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 204

12:00pm

UCET Advocacy Update
UCET Advocacy Update The legislative session has just ended...so what happened? Come see what information is most applicable to Utah's education community. See what activities UCET has been involved with and find out how you can help and share your story of education greatness! Also, check out a few ISTE options.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

UEN presents Genius Hour
UEN presents Genius Hour Inquiry is the seed of learning. Genius Hour is a fantastic way for you to allow students to use their natural curiosity to learn more about a topic of their choice. There are many great resources available for free to teachers and students to help you get started and successfully implement Genius Hour at your school. If you have been searching for a way to engage your students then look no further than Genius Hour. It will change what you thought was possible in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

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.
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

myON (H2): USOE K-3 grant, & UEN discount for upper grades
myON (H2): USOE K-3 grant, & UEN discount for upper grades Participants will learn about the latest myON features and how schools are using this literacy platform to supplement classroom activities, and support students wherever they are with their reading skills. Utah customers will participate in the discussion to highlight their implementations. Attendees will receive a free trial login so they can explore after the session.

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 social studies, science, and math).


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Building a Culture That Thrives in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a Culture That Thrives in the 21st Century Classroom You can put as much technology as you want in the classroom, but it doesn't mean change will happen. If your teachers, students, and parents are not bought in, then your initiative will not succeed. Learn how to effectively change culture, overcome common technology barriers, and create a sustainable 1:web model.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


12:00pm

Drones in Today's Educational Market
Drones in Today's Educational Market Come get a close-up view of today's consumer drones. Silverhawk Aerial Imaging is pleased to be taking part in this year's UCET conference. Silverhawk will be showcasing aerial drone technology and its far reaching effects in today's industrial, educational, and commercial market's. Come test your skills on our computer based drone simulator.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Fun with Makey Makey's
Fun with Makey Makey's Participants will explore computer programming using Makey Makey's, an invention kit. Participants can create music, play games, and create their own codes and inputs.

Speakers
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Katie Hill

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I have been working with students in my current Ed Tech capacity for 3 years in the Canyons School District. Prior to accepting this position I taught for 7 years including 7th grade science, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.
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Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Little Bits
Little Bits Participants will explore using KORG's Little Bits to discuss how maker space type technologies can be used in the classroom/school setting.

Speakers
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Alex Rowe

Educational Technology Specialist, SLC School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Teacher Lounge and Charging Station
Need a place to chill and reflect on all the learning you've done? What about a place to charge all of your devices? Stop by the Teacher Lounge and Charging Station to juice up your brain and devices and learn a little in the playground while you're at it!

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Tiny Robots, Big Possibilites
Tiny Robots, Big Possibilites Learn how to teach students problem solving and decision making skills by controlling tiny robots with colored markers and/or blockly coding--create a whole new world of play!

Speakers
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Brandi Gollinger

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Past UCET presenter, Granite School District School Technology Specialists, Granite School District TILT Trainer, Certified eMINTS Trainer
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Shannon Ririe

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Jayanne Unander

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Educational Technology makes me happy! I have a passion for augmented reality apps and books. I'm facilitator for an after school coding club where we include programming ozobots. I'm a former UCET President from back in the days of stringing the longest blue ethernet cables to classrooms so that presenters would have Internet access! Learning new tech tools keeps me smiling!



Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

UCET Playground - 3D Printing with the J. Willard Marriott Library
3D Printing at the J. Willard Marriott Library Professional Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will demonstrate 3D printing and scanning resources available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

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Thomas Ferrill

Assistant Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

UEN Photobooth
UEN Photobooth Come take a picture in the UEN Photobooth and share to social media to show all you're learning and what to learn about STEM in Education.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Using Osmo Devices in the Classroom
Using Osmo Devices in the Classroom Osmo is a unique gaming accessory for the iPad that comes with activities that will change the way your child plays and learns.

Speakers
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Stephanie Evans

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Andy Misco

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Dave Taylor

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Get Inspired with ActivInspire
Limited Capacity seats available

Get Inspired with ActivInspire In this 2 hour workshop, participants will be introduced 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

Teacher, Deerfield Elementary, Alpine School District
When Christine participated in Alpine District's eMINTS program a few years ago, her favorite tools to learn were the Promethean ActivBoard and ActivInspire software. She works to create and share interactive lessons that are both simple for teachers to create, and improve student engagement. Christine has presented at UCET previously on this topic, and has conducted many school-wide trainings as well.


Thursday March 17, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
OSH 238 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:20pm

Learning Made Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Made Fun
Kahoot is a fun and interactive way to teach kids subjects in school. Kids don't want to sit and take notes to prepare for a test. They can use kahoot to prepare for a test. They can have fun while learning. It is easy to use so kids can make an account and make their own kahoots. The teacher can see feedback of the question the kids didn't get right and teach accordingly. You can make three different types of quizzes. You can make a quiz, a discussion, or a survey. All of those names are pretty explanatory. You can have four questions for kahoot and you can make as many of them as you want right or wrong. As you can see kahoot is a fun way to teach, learn, and inform people. Although, there are some little secrets in kahoot. You will just have to wait and find out.

Speakers
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Ben Hale

Student Technology Leader, GenYES
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Ben Peters

Student Technology Leader, GenYES


12:40pm

NearPod Navigation
Limited Capacity seats available

NearPod Navigation Learn how to use and navigate your way through NearPod, an interactive presentation app. This will give you a creative way to have students actively in-gauged in your daily lessons. NearPod can either be self paced or teacher lead. Throughout the process teachers receive formative data that helps them guide their instruction. As a student using this program, I feel that it helps me be more engaged. After this presentation you will be excited to go and show your students this fun new way to learn.

Speakers
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Julia Henry

Student Tech Leader, GenYes
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Kylah Schindler

Student Tech Leader, GenYES


1:15pm

Explain Everything: How students can take over the classroom and become the experts.
Limited Capacity full

Explain Everything: How students can take over the classroom and become the experts. This session is to illustrate the usefulness of the app Explain Everything in your classroom. This app is great for beginners but also offers tools and features for advanced learners. Explain Everything presentation are easy to share using many platforms including youtube. With this tool students can master any content when they have the opportunity to become the teacher/presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Harris

Suzanne Harris

Teacher, Canyons School District


1:15pm

Class Dojo - the Ultimate Classroom Motivator!
Class Dojo - the Ultimate Classroom Motivator! Looking for a way to motivate your kids to finish their starters in less than 5 minutes? Would you like a user friendly, easy to implement positive rewards program in your classroom? Check out Class Dojo! The fun & easy way to motivate your students to do well in class (cute Dojo avatars included!)

Speakers
avatar for Lynn Smargis

Lynn Smargis

6th Grade Science, Canyons School District
Executive Functioning Skills, how to BYOD in your classroom, using technology effectively in your classroom, academic coaching and training, effective classroom management & practices, Proficiency Learning, AVID, technology training, blended classroom, curriculum development and assessment writing.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Creating Games & Apps Using Studio.Code.org
Creating Games & Apps Using Studio.Code.org Come learn how you can take advantage of Code.org's creative applications to create games and apps that can be shared and run on any platform. The session will introduce students to computer science concepts in a way that they are the creators. It is designed to get students excited about “coding” as they explore computational thinking, collaboration, coding, problem solving, and computing ethics through a variety of projects.

Speakers
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Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.
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Brett Zabel

Instructional Coach, Wasatch High School
I have been a part of education for 17 years working as a Business, Marketing, and Information Technology teacher, an Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal, all in Wasatch School District. There couldn't be a better industry in the world to work in than education!


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Elevate, Elaborate...Educreate!
Elevate, Elaborate...Educreate! Are you using iPads with your students and are not sure what to try next? Need a new way for your students to present their knowledge? Have you tried Educreations? This iPad app allows students (and teachers) to create “lessons” in a video-like format. Discover the basics of how to use this app that include pictures/drawings, text, and voice overs. See example of lessons and create one of your own! Be sure to have the Educreations app downloaded to your iPad before coming to uncover the possibilities that await you!

Speakers
avatar for Nicholle George

Nicholle George

5th grade teacher, UCSD#1


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 236 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Playing nice: Google Apps and the iPad
Playing nice: Google Apps and the iPad Get the best of both the Google and Apple worlds with Google Apps on your iPad or iPhone! Participants in this BYOD session will explore many updated apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, including apps for productivity, Google Drive, social media, exploration, multimedia, and photography. Free apps to download before the workshops: Calendar, Drive, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Google Earth, YouTube, and Google Photo

Speakers
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Pam Turley

Technology Curriculum Specialist, Nebo School District
I have enjoyed working with teachers the past 9 years in Nebo School District as a Technology Curriculum Specialist, after teaching 2nd and 6th grades. I am also a UCET Board Member, adjunct UVU Faculty, and a Google Certified Trainer. Proud Grandma of 26!


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 232 University of Utah

1:15pm

So You Bought a 3D Printer: Now What?
So You Bought a 3D Printer: Now What? 3D printers are all the rage these days. But they become really big, expensive paperweights unless you have a purpose and a plan for using them, as well as the willingness to experiment in order to get consistent quality. This session will demonstrate the 3D modeling-to-printing workflow and how to overcome common problems that occur. We'll begin by building a 3D model using Sculptris and Make Human, both free 3D modeling programs. We'll then convert the model into STL format, use open source ReplicatorG software to generate the layers (g-code) for printing, then print it out. Along the way, we'll discuss ways to use 3D modeling and printing to STEAM up your regular curricula.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Active Watching with Adobe Connect
Active Watching with Adobe Connect Bring video presentations to life and avoid the passive nature of showing videos in the classroom. Allow students and teachers to actively participate and interact with each other while watching a video without the dangers of sleep deprived individuals falling victim to the afternoon classroom nap.

We will explore a unique use of Adobe Connect (a resource every teacher in Utah has access to) as a means to help students and teachers connect to educational videos while watching - without the need to pause and discuss.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Fernley

Troy Fernley

Technology Teacher, North Star Academy
I started my teaching career as an English teacher in 1998. From day one I was intrigued by the use of technology in education and have gravitated towards using technology to further my instruction. My interest in technology tools led me to abandoned my English roots (that's way too much paperwork anyway) and morph into a technology teacher. | | I now teach Business Web Design, Computer Technology, Keyboarding, and College and Career Awareness... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Assessment Tools to Energize your PLC
Assessment Tools to Energize your PLC Implementing RTI in your instructional teams can be time-consuming and stress. The right tools that help you focus on what matters in less time. In this session, we'll explore how MasteryConnect, Socrative, and UTIPS can make instructional decision making easier for your PLC.

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John Truesdell

Teacher, Alpine School District
Classroom teacher for nearly 20 years.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Easy Save Digital Resources: Pearltrees
Easy Save Digital Resources: Pearltrees Do you ever see an article, infographic, or Youtube video and think it might be really useful to reference in the future? Well you don't have to write the link on a piece of paper and lose it anymore. Pearltree is a simple way to organize, store and share digital information. Save that cool Youtube video for easy access with just two clicks!

Speakers
avatar for Josh Stott

Josh Stott

Teacher, Canyons School District
Twitter @StottTeach


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 133 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Get Going with Canvas
Get Going with Canvas In this session hear about tried and true strategies to get started with Canvas or to jump start things for next year. We'll talk about how important setting a vision, having measurable goals, and using data is and how to get people hooked on using Canvas!

Speakers
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Mindy Hintze

Product Engagement Specialist, Canvas LMS by Instructure
Mindy Hintze is a Product Engagement Specialist for Instructure - the company that makes Canvas. Mindy has 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher and administrator. She was a Technology Integration Specialist with the Utah Education Network for three and half years delivering teacher professional development courses and sessions online and in-person. She was the lead Canvas trainer and helped many schools implement and adopt... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

How to Increase your Googliness
How to Increase your Googliness During "How to Increase Your Googliness" (Special UCET 2016 Teacher Edition), participants will engage in an interactive journey through Google's suite of productivity tools and compete against their peers in a series of performance challenges that will both hone their skills and brighten their moods.

This workshop will include activities using the following Google Apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawings, Sites, and Classroom.

Speakers
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Ian Davey

Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Ian Davey is an Instructional Tech Specialist in the Ogden School District. He has experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own classrooms. Google tools were a huge part of his classroom from Docs and Drive all the way to Classroom and Sites. Ian now works with the teachers and leaders in Ogden to help them better use Google Apps. Ian is also a Google Certified Educator.
avatar for Jeanie Elder

Jeanie Elder

Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Jeanie is an Instructional Technology Specialist for Ogden School District and is also a Google Certified Educator.
avatar for Adam McMickell

Adam McMickell

District Assessment and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ogden School District
Adam McMickell is the Instructional Technology and Assessment Coordinator for Ogden School District and a Google Apps for Education Certified Innovator, Trainer, and Administrator.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Overcoming the Top 10 barriers to Technology Adoption
Overcoming the Top 10 barriers to Technology Adoption There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Union 2-Den 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Refreshing the ISTE Standards for Students
Refreshing the ISTE Standards for Students Student empowerment and self-reliance have emerged as a strong theme in the new draft standards. With technology in the hands of students and as learning becomes differentiated and more personalized, students have to build skills and competencies that enable them to capitalize on the opportunities that are afforded them via technology. Join us for this refresh session and provide feedback to ISTE as well as help define the standards that will transform learning.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Video in Your Classroom
Video in Your Classroom Video has become an integral part of our lives in everything from social media to flipped classrooms. More and more teachers are using video to teach classes, share lectures, collaborate with colleagues, “visit” far-away destinations, and communicate ideas with students. In this high-tech presentation, the UEN IVC group will share the latest technologies available for incorporating video into every classroom through Instructional Video Conferencing (IVC), lecture capture, and new video-based collaboration technologies Acano Conferencing and WebEx. Some great new tools and a few cool gadgets will be shared that can open a new and innovative chapter in education.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, UEN/UCET
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for 25 years, the last 18 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.
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Kimberly Davis

Distance Learning Specialist, Utah Education Network
Kimberly Davis has worked in Distance Education since 2008 focusing on the use of Instructional Video Conferencing (IVC). She joined the UEN Technical Services team in April 2014, and can help with anything related to IVC scheduling, training, or implementation. Kim has a B.S. in English, Technical Writing and an M.S. in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, both from USU.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

zSpace | Collaborative Virtual Reality for K-12 STEAM Education
zSpace | Collaborative Virtual Reality for K-12 STEAM Education zSpace is a leading-edge technology provider that delivers the ultimate virtual reality learning experience with its flagship product, zSpace®. Focused on STEM education, zSpace is engaging, collaborative and has been used by hundreds of thousands of students. The zSpace interface is intuitive, accessible and easy to use, unlocking the power of virtual reality through improving student outcomes. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. and awarded “Best New Product” by Tech and Learning Magazine. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://edu.zspace.com.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 234 University of Utah

1:15pm

CSM -- A New Approach to Personalized Learning
CSM -- A New Approach to Personalized Learning CSM is a self-paced online course that uses new personalized learning methods to not only teach math and literacy, but to simultaneously build student success skills and traits like problem-solving, the ability to learn independently, attention-to-detail, persistence, self-reliance, intrinsic motivation and aspects of self-efficacy. CSM accomplishes this by monitoring and responding to specific issues in these skills and traits.

In this talk, you will learn: CSM’s different and important real-world math and literacy skills, how CSM personalizes instruction across both skills and traits; the benefits of mastery-based over competency-based instruction; how to build student self-efficacy through educational technology; and the operational differences between teaching skills and transforming students. You will see a new approach to blended learning built on longer, more strategic interactions with students, driven by real-time student data presented in an innovative coaching interface. And you will learn how CSM implementation is flexible, inexpensive and easy, assisted with multiple ways to access free, meaningful professional development.

CSM addresses practical college- and career-readiness – having a “can-do” attitude supported by the skills and personal traits that are important for success in anything you do. CSM provides an authentic environment for students to practice their learning, and then partners with teachers to provide appropriate feedback (including a profusion of positive feedback). Note that the same CSM course that your students will take is also used by managers in large corporations.

This talk will be interesting to experts in educational technology, but requires no background in adaptive or blended learning. Extensive question-and-answer time will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Hartman

Jessica Hartman

Lead Coach, CSMlearn
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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 130 University of Utah

1:15pm

Driving Students to Love Learning, with Chromebooks
Driving Students to Love Learning, with Chromebooks Chromebooks have allowed classrooms to finally realize the 1:1 dream. but what are you supposed to do with them? Join two teachers in a 5th grade setting that are using Chromebooks to motivate and engage students. Topics will include using the learning management system Edmodo for morning writes, assessing for mastery, and gamification. Also, they discuss Quizlet, Utah Compose, SAGE testing, Keyboarding, Google Drive/Docs/Forms, presentations with Haiku Deck, classroom blogs. Finally, they will discuss how easy it is to collaborate with these new tools!

Speakers
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Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

General Q/A for Apple Deployments
Come ask questions, explore JAMF, meet other JAMF using schools and create relationships which will enhance your ability to manage your fleet of Apple Macintosh and IOS devices in your school district. Whether you are a JAMF user or not, you are invited to come, learn and be a part of our great JAMF Nation.

Come to this general Q/A session, where you have the floor - bring your questions, and we’ll dive in!

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 204

1:15pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading
i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading Funding is once again available for Reading intervention software and applications are due April 29. Don’t miss your chance to sign up. Come learn about the program and how i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE, can help your students and teachers. i-Ready is aligned with the Utah Core Standards and has shown strong correlation (.82 - .85) to the SAGE test. Independent research shows students who used i-Ready for just 45 minutes per week score 44% higher than their peers not using the program. The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources while students engage in explicit instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 137 University of Utah

1:15pm

Imagine Learning: Whats New and the Cloud!
Imagine Learning: Whats New and the Cloud! Come learn what is new in Imagine Learning. We have added over 400 new activities, Lexile Testing and test prep activities. We will be sharing these new items with you and how access is going to change. All Utah schools will be moving to the Cloud this summer, come see what that will offer you and your students.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 138 University of Utah

1:15pm

Keyboarding Online - Real Skills. Prevent Hunting and Pecking!
Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Prevent Hunting and Pecking! Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge cloud based keyboarding instruction. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to utilize iPads, tablets, or Chromebooks to teach keyboarding. Individualize standards to slow or fast learners. Track student progress online with detailed reports for the instructor. Track keyboarding success at different schools using District Manager. See how much effort and time students spend on their keyboarding lessons. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial!

Speakers
KO

Keyboarding Online

CTO, Keyboarding Online
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. See how to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student's progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Re-Integrating the classroom using STEM Pedagogy
Re-Integrating the classroom using STEM Pedagogy STEM has become one of the hottest topics in education today. It is much more than the subjects contained in the acronym! STEM pedagogy has the power to engage students in truly meaningful fully-integrated lessons that interweave and connect every subject area. This session will focus on the insights gained by working with real-world STEM companies to understand the skills that are vital to their success. These skills are then infused into a classroom integration model that can help students better understand why it is important for them to learn each skill, concept, and topic covered in their classes.

Speakers
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Jared Ferguson

Provo School District, Provo School District
Scipio
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Jennifer Remy

STEM Coordinator, Provo City School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Resources to improve student research
Resources to improve student research In this session we will be using Utah's Online Library, specifically the Gale Reference Collection. Teachers will be shown the many different parts of the collection and be given the tools to help them begin using this with their students. Gale recently added Google integration which allows students to save articles and their notes in their Google Drive. If you have been looking for the a resource your students can use to research that is academic, vetted, and great for research then this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

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.


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Singing: Your Way to Review and Learn
Singing: Your Way to Review and Learn Do you sing in the shower or in your car? Now you can orchestrate your musical creations! Often we fail to include music creation in our lessons. Music is such a strong way to enhance learning and student involvement. Any teacher can add a musical component to the classroom using SongSmith. Come learn how your students can create a song with a full orchestral accompaniment as they review any subject you have taught simply by singing a simple melody into a computer. Using SongSmith, teachers have a way to have students review lesson material repeatedly as they create a song, review the song, polish the song, and share the song—and they love it! Have your students create review songs about the weather, Math facts, the history of Greece, Spelling, or any topic you teach! Come discover a free tool for teachers and their students from Microsoft. This program will have your students totally involved in repeated lesson topic review in any subject as they create a musical masterpiece! Watch your students blossom into the budding musicians they really are.

Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Skype for Business in Education: Communicate & Collaborate
Join Tek-Hut as we discuss the road map for moving your school or district from a limited voice-only PBX system to an online professional meeting, collaboration, and digital voice solution. The Tek-Hut team has helped multiple districts across the Intermountain West transition to Skype for Business. Learn how you can make this cost-saving migration as E-Rate funds for voice services disappear.

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Nate Bondelid

CEO, Tek-Hut, Inc.
We are a certified telecommunications provider, and a leading provider of E-Rate eligible educational services we deliver solutions to meet your needs. We are your partner in technology & education.
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Jeff Jolley

Account Executive, Tek-Hut, Inc.
We work with many leading manufacturers including Juniper Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Aerohive Networks, Mimio, S2 Security, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others to deliver tailored solutions that work to K-12 schools and districts. Jeff Jolley, your dedicated account executive, is a former IT Director for one of the largest public school districts in Idaho. He has first-hand experience moving a district from outdated technology to enterprise-class... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 107

1:15pm

CETL - Team Building/Staffing, Stake Holder Focus, Information Technology
CETL - Team Building/Staffing, Stake Holder Focus, Information Technology This session is for those involved in the CETL certification process. It will cover the Team Building/Staffing, Stake Holder Focus, and Information Technology portions of the CETL exam which comprises 27% of the exam.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

1:15pm

Classroom in the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

Making the most of the digital classroom just got easier. With the Cloud students can connect with teachers, educators can connect with colleagues, and opportunities for meaningful collaboration can grow exponentially. This session will provide practical classroom examples for implementing Cloud-based tools and give teachers tips they can use right away. Come get your head in the Cloud!

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Jared Covili

Technical Trainer, Sr., UEN
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 Language Arts teacher at the secondary level. He received a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the... Read More →


1:35pm

What-the-GAMI?!? Tellagami!!!
Limited Capacity seats available

What-the-GAMI?!? Tellagami!!! Tellagami is an iPad app that allows you to create short, engaging presentations using your very own avatar/gami. You'll learn how to not only create your own presentations, but how to empower your students to produce their own Tellagamis to demonstrate their knowledge.

Speakers
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Rebekah Ames

Third Grade Teacher, Canyons School District


1:55pm

Fluency Tutor for Google
Limited Capacity full

Fluency Tutor for Google Fluency Tutorâ„¢ for Google helps busy teachers bring struggling readers up to speed. Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor for Google makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need extra support. I will showcase how I have used it in my classroom and how important it has become in interventions and in my instruction in the 21st Century.

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Ronald Fisher

Teacher, Century Elementary
I am a regular education teacher with 13+ years of experience trying to make a difference within my third-grade classroom using the available technology and allowing students to take the stage as they empower their own learning.


2:00pm

Awesome Ozobots and Non-Verbal Programming
Awesome Ozobots and Non-Verbal Programming Participants will experience programming Ozobot mini-robots and programming activities for elementary students which do not require technology in the student's hand. We will explore the use of logic for younger students as early as kindergarten, up to 5th or 6th graders.

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Cherie Anderson

District Technology Specialist and Team Leader, Granite School District
I passionately believe in good teaching and it's power to change lives. And I passionately hope that all teachers can have access to, and training with the technology tools that can support them and their students
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Karen Tinsley

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Joell Wilkins

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Joell Wilkins has worked as a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District for the last three years. Before that, she taught elementary school for 19 years. She is a teacher trainer in Granite School District's Educational Technology Endorsement Program. She has a Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning. She loves technology when it works, enjoys reading, and plays English Handbells.


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling Come see our 2nd grade movies. Including book trailers, country culture interviews and stop motion videos. Talk to students and see how our 2nd grade class can cover curriculum and have fun doing it.

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Kelly Griffin

Teacher, Canyons School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Drones in Today's Educational Market
Drones in Today's Educational Market Come get a close-up view of today's consumer drones. Silverhawk Aerial Imaging is pleased to be taking part in this year's UCET conference. Silverhawk will be showcasing aerial drone technology and its far reaching effects in today's industrial, educational, and commercial market's. Come test your skills on our computer based drone simulator.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Little Bits
Little Bits Participants will explore using KORG's Little Bits to discuss how maker space type technologies can be used in the classroom/school setting.

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Alex Rowe

Educational Technology Specialist, SLC School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Sphero
Sphero Have you been dying to find out what those little rolling robots are all about? Come play with Sphero on our playground and find out what it can do! Use coding skills and math to complete fun Sphero challenges. Beginners to advanced learners are all welcome.

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Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Teacher Lounge and Charging Station
Need a place to chill and reflect on all the learning you've done? What about a place to charge all of your devices? Stop by the Teacher Lounge and Charging Station to juice up your brain and devices and learn a little in the playground while you're at it!

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

UCET Playground - 3D Printing with the J. Willard Marriott Library
3D Printing at the J. Willard Marriott Library Professional Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will demonstrate 3D printing and scanning resources available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

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Thomas Ferrill

Assistant Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

UEN Photobooth
UEN Photobooth Come take a picture in the UEN Photobooth and share to social media to show all you're learning and what to learn about STEM in Education.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:00pm

Nearpod- THE Tool for Blended Learning and 1:1
Limited Capacity full

Nearpod- THE Tool for Blended Learning and 1:1 Make those devices work for you. Create engaging presentations with Nearpod that can be controlled from your computer, iPad, and your iPhone! Students have opportunities to respond, travel the world, and participate with the content in ways never before possible. In this session we will build a presentation, integrate with other amazing tech tools, and discuss best practices. Nearpod can be embedded almost anywhere and can be delivered all together in real time or asynchronously at the students' own pace. Come learn how!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I have been working with students in my current Ed Tech capacity for 3 years in the Canyons School District. Prior to accepting this position I taught for 7 years including 7th grade science, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.



Thursday March 17, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 238 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

2:30pm

CETL - Communication, Business, and Data Systems
CETL - Communication, Business, and Data Systems This session is for those involved in the CETL certification process. It will cover the Communication, Business, and Data Systems portions of the CETL exam which comprises 30% of the exam

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Thursday March 17, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Math Prodigy
Limited Capacity seats available

Math Prodigy Looking to gamify math? Then look no further. This amazing free website is a fun wizards duel. Behind the scene the teacher selects which common core concepts the students are working on and gets valuable data back.

Speakers
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Brittany Dimick

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am a school technology specialist with Granite. I have a Master's degree and ESL, Math and Instructional Technology endorsements. I keep busy by taking care of the dog, three cats, three gold fish, two kids and a husband.


3:00pm

Bringing the World Into Your Classroom with Virtual Fieldtrips
This course will be interactive, exploring different web-based applications that can bring the world into your classroom and enhance curriculum instruction. Find ways to visit historical sites, retrace the steps of explorers, and investigate scientific findings, all without leaving the classroom, and all with technology. 

Bring your own device to experience webpage applications such as Google Street Treks, Maps, Museums, Skype, Google Cardboard, and more. 

Our website is: http://classvirtualfieldtrips.weebly.com/​ 

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Adam Brough

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Samantha Mitchell

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Samantha Mitchell taught 5 years teaching in an eMINTS classroom and currently is a STS in Granite School District. She has her technology endorsement, gifted endorsement, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from the U of U. She is passionate about educational technology, and finding new tools to use in the classroom!
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William Walden

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 133 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Code.org's AppLab
Code.org's AppLab Learn how to use Code.org's AppLab programming environment to create apps that can be shared. AppLab is a tool that can be used to teach coding with a JavaScript like language. We will build a couple of apps in the session. A informational app as part of a middle school science class and a math calculation from a middle school math problem. https://code.org/educate/applab

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Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Driving Instruction with Google Classroom
Driving Instruction with Google Classroom Do you want to learn an easy and time saving way to assign assignments and collect work from students? Do you have a Google Apps for Education account? Then Google Classroom is for you! You will learn how to set-up a Google Classroom and create, assign, and grade assignments, as well as communicate with your students. You will also be introduced to several sites and apps that integrate well with Google Classroom.

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Kristen Johnson

School Technology Specialist Team Lead, Granite School District
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Jaime Woolley

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I have 5 years experience as a School Technology Specialist working in the Educational Technology department of Granite School District. I teach teachers the latest applications to enhance the core curriculum and present students with the most up-to-date digital tools to create a fascinating learning environment in which they can learn. I was a classroom teacher for 14 years with Granite School District when I received my Masters in Educational... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

It's Okay to Scratch Jr.
It's Okay to Scratch Jr. Come and explore the Scratch Jr. application. If you have tried Scratch in your classroom and feel it is too advanced for your students, then come and see the Scratch Jr. application that is easier for students to understand and grasp.

Speakers
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William Shumaker

Partnership Coordinator, Aspen Elementary
I have been teaching scratch to students for the past 4 years. | I do weeklong summer courses through UVU for Scratch. | I presented on Scratch last year which is more complicated than Scratch Jr. | This is a basic Scratch program which can be learned a bit quicker.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

QR Codes for the Classroom
QR Codes for the Classroom When you utilize QR codes, the possibilities are only limited by the number of ideas you can come up with! Find out how to create free QR codes for fun activities.

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avatar for Lynn Smargis

Lynn Smargis

6th Grade Science, Canyons School District
Executive Functioning Skills, how to BYOD in your classroom, using technology effectively in your classroom, academic coaching and training, effective classroom management & practices, Proficiency Learning, AVID, technology training, blended classroom, curriculum development and assessment writing.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Becoming a Key Influencer with Social Media
Becoming a Key Influencer with Social Media Geared for those who want to learn more, this workshop presents an exciting and engaging introduction to the wide world of social media. In this workshop we will examine the role of social media in our society and the ways in which students are using it in their daily lives. Attendees will get started on Twitter, Blogging, and Pinterest. We then progress to a hands-on session where attendees learn to apply social media tools in the educational environment.

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Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Den 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Book Creation on the Web
Book Creation on the Web Explore amazing websites where students may create their own online books. We will showcase the different features of each and you can see what will work for you and your students.Easy and free to use. Shareable and downloadable,

Speakers
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Misty Butterfield

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Canvas Technical Set Up Made Easy
Canvas Technical Set Up Made Easy This session is NOT for teachers. It is for intended for schools or districts that have not yet implemented Canvas in their school or district and want to be super-awesome and prepared and knowledgable on how to roll out Canvas.

We will cover both technical setup and best practices for getting your teachers up and running. We will also have plenty of time for Q&A.

Speakers
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Mike Cowen

Implementation Consultant, Instructure


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Creative Cuties Can Code!
Creative Cuties Can Code! So we did Hour of Code, now what? Creativity coupled with coding and cute kids can lead to amazing activities and incredible learning opportunities. This session will provide you with several ideas to approaching coding in elementary school classrooms.

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Sharon Moore

Teacher Extraordinaire, Salt Lake City School District
Sharon Moore - I have been in education for 20+ years. I have taught everything from preschool to higher education. Additionally, I have served in administration in the private section. I am currently teaching fourth grade at Whittier Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District. I have a flipped, 1:1 classroom. We code, we search, we write, we play, we create, we try.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Minimal Devices? Innovative Small Group Use
Minimal Devices? Innovative Small Group Use Do you have minimal devices in your elementary classroom? In this session, we will present fun and engaging tools and apps that students can use independently during small group practice centers using just a few devices. Activities will include math and language arts practice for independent or partner work Nearpod, Quizlet, Spelling City, and more!

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Lindsi Coughran

Teacher, Canyons School District
Lindsi Sullivan is a second grade teacher for Canyons School District. She has a Technology Endorsement and Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent the past three years as a District Technology Specialist. She has an additional 7 years of teaching experience in the lower elementary classroom setting. She loves teaching and helping teachers incorporate technology into their classroom instruction. This is her fourth time presenting at... Read More →
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Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 130 University of Utah

3:00pm

Pictures are Worth Thousands of Words, Simulations are Worth Millions!
Pictures are Worth Thousands of Words, Simulations are Worth Millions! Science and math topics come to life, and student depth of understanding soars when using online simulations to introduce, develop and expand conceptual understanding. In classrooms that resemble mathematics and science laboratories, students manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation. Come experiment with seasons, genetics, density, gravity, fractions, functions, slope and more. Simulate them!

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 232 University of Utah

3:00pm

Blended Learning that Works! Resources for School and Home
Learn how to integrate blended learning solutions that drive reading intervention, instruction, and enrichment. From developing to established readers, students grow with flexible educational resources that blend teacher-led lessons and computer-adaptive instruction. Plus, find out how your schools can benefit with funding from the Early Intervention Program (HB 513). As a USOE-approved K-3 reading software program, Istation's comprehensive assessments and instruction for classroom and home use is available for schools that apply for state-funding by April 29.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 234 University of Utah

3:00pm

Construction Zone Ahead: Building a Successful Online Program
Construction Zone Ahead: Building a Successful Online Program If you've been tasked with creating and/or managing an online or blended learning program, you likely have questions and are looking for resources. Drawing upon the nearly 20-year experience of the country's first state-wide, Internet-based public high school, this session will help you ask the right questions and create a blueprint for action. Topics will include: staffing your program, generating enthusiasm from both internal and external stakeholders, infrastructure, courseware and monitoring and evaluating performance.

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Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Fee Fi Fo Flip: Learn about Early Childhood Flipped Classroom Ideas
Fee Fi Fo Flip: Learn about Early Childhood Flipped Classroom Ideas UEN has Early Childhood resources online and ready to go for every early childhood learning environment. Find out ways to encourage educational screen time at home and in the classroom. A wide range of curriculum topics for young learners will be discussed in addition to finding out more about early childhood professional development opportunities with UEN.

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Lisa Cohne

UEN, UEN
I have worked for UEN for 9 years and am the Preschool Pioneer project manager, I have presented this materiel at UCET and SUECON and many other conferences numerous times over the last 6 or 7 years. Every year as the content changes and grows I love sharing ways teachers and students can engage and grow.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program
i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program Does your School or District have students struggling with Math? Come learn how you can receive licenses through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development) free of charge. Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program. In Year 1 of the STEM Grant, i-Ready provided the highest impact on student growth of any program used in the State. Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is being used with more than 40,000 students across Utah for both Math and Reading. i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.

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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 137 University of Utah

3:00pm

Leveraging Public Cloud for Next Generation Disaster Recovery
OneCloud Software has developed a revolutionary Disaster Recovery (DR) solution that leverages the Public Cloud (AWS) making DR possible for organizations who otherwise face prohibitive expenses and inflexible DR options. OneCloud’s presentation will include a review of this ground-breaking software solution, in addition to a review of our comprehensive planning tool that allows organizations to model DR scenarios to determine requirements (bandwidth from production site to AWS site, for example) and associated costs (including AWS infrastructure and OneCloud software licensing). 


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 204

3:00pm

Mastering the Chaos: iPads In The Classroom
Mastering the Chaos: iPads In The Classroom Integrating technology in the classroom can be a daunting task, even for the most savy. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls of using iPads in the classroom and more importantly how to create the most amazing memorable learning experience ever. Dive deeper into Bloom's Taxonomy by redefining assessment. At the conclusion of this session participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to integrate iPads into their classroom, have an arsenal of tried and true apps at their disposal for immediate integration, and have an idea or two on ways to dive deeper into student understanding and knowledge.

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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher, American Leadership Academy
Previous Presentations | UCET 2012 -- Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum | UCET 2014 -- 1:1 iPads -- Now What? | iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever (Showcase) | | | 5th year teacher | 1:1 iPad integrated classroom | Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology | Background in Web Design and IT


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

MuseScore: A Subalius or Finale Want-to-be
MuseScore: A Subalius or Finale Want-to-be Sometimes in our classrooms we are so overloaded with pressures to teach Language Arts and Math that we fail to teach music. There just doesn't seem to be time for the arts in our schedule. Perhaps you do not feel qualified to teach music theory and composition. Any teacher can help students explore the mechanics of music by letting them explore and create sheet music using this powerful open source program. Students with no musical experience will discover what music notation is all about, and advanced music students will love this program because it give them an easy way to notate their musical compositions. The program is powerful and very complete. With a little time, any teacher could create accompaniments for songs they wish to sing in their classroom—even if they don't play a musical instrument. Sheet music can be printed or played, and yes, there is a method for entering scanned sheet music into the program although this process is not very trustworthy yet. Transpose your music, print out individual parts for instruments from your conductor's score. Export MP3 files of your music, or link to a MIDI device to enter or play your music. This is a great program at a perfect price—Free—for music exploration.

Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Project Base Learning for Every Grade Level
Project Base Learning for Every Grade Level In this session you will learn how to conduct Project Base Learning for any grade level. You will observe many projects that have completed from our classrooms. Project Base Learning can help with differentiation with your students. Students can truly show their abilities and creativity. We will have rubrics, templates, and technology resources ready for you to use with your students. Come learn about this powerful method of teaching and you'll be amazed at what your students will produce!
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Jayson Marchant

Washington County School District
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Melody Thieme

Teacher, Washington County School District
Teaching Technology in the Classroom!


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Staymobile is transforming the way schools manage, maintain, and repair their technology
We listened. We hear you. We're here for you. With over 350,000 devices under service in K-12, Staymobile shares how to best protect your investment in technology, maximize uptime of each device, and free up YOUR time.



Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Three Apps for the Classroom
Three Apps for the Classroom Students that use devices for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how we use Google Drive, Screencasting (Explain Everything, Doceri, Educreations), and Learning Management System apps each day to make management and planning easier. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use the ones you have.

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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 first passion is spending time with his wife and three kids…and their technology.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

3:00pm

Utah's On Demand Ed-Tech Ecosystem
Which edtech works best for Utah’s students, educators and budget? This question guides the LearnTrials team -- led by Karl Rectanus, a former teacher and administrator -- to build the only research-based education technology management system designed by, with and for educators to differentiate products (across the largest 4,000+ library of edtech products), streamline procurement and help Utah districts analyze which edtech is best for their students and their budgets in moments, not months.

Since launching less than 18 months ago, the LearnTrials on-demand edtech ecosystem is already trusted by thousands of educators in 24 states (including Utah!), small/medium/Top 20 districts, statewide systems and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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Karl Rectanus

Co-Founder & CEO, Lea(R)n
Former teacher and administrator, now working with educators and their schools and districts to improve edtech purchasing, outcomes and capacity across the US.


Thursday March 17, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
OSH 138 University of Utah

3:00pm

Ignite!
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Susan Anderson

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


3:20pm

Mastering Math with EdReady Utah
Limited Capacity seats available

Mastering Math with EdReady Utah Come learn about this free resource available to Utah teachers. Utah mathematics teachers can use EdReady Utah to help their students in grades 7-12 learn math skills and concepts. Teachers can see real-time reports that show how their students are doing. As students meet or exceed their target scores, teachers can direct them toward additional steps they may take on their journey to academic and personal success.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.


3:40pm

Problem-based Teaching and Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Problem-based Teaching and Learning Problem based learning (PBL) is an instructional method a tool to afford learners opportunity to practice and acquire problem solving skills needed in the world of work in the 21st century. Implementing a PBL method, learners' addressing a self-selected problem scenario is very significant process. One of the main defining characteristics of PBL, which distinguishes it from some other instructional methods, is that the problem is identified by the learners at the start learning activities. Traditionally, a problem scenario is presented by the facilitator. This can be non-motivational for the learner to connect with the motive behind it.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Herbold

Katy Herbold

Associate Professor, Southern Utah University
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Tony Pellegrini

Associate Professor, Southern Utah University
Tony Pellegrini possesses and earned doctorate in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from UNLV. He Possesses and Administrative/Supervisory License with and Educational Technology Endorsement from the Utah State Office of Education. He presents annually at SUECON in St. George and is a member of their conference planning board.


4:15pm

UCET Prize Giveaway
UCET Prize Giveaway Conference Activities - Join us for the closing sessions as we wrap up each day and give out goodies. Amazing prizes have been provided by UCET and vendors. The final grand prize from the vendor punch card will be selected in the final minutes of the conference.

Board
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


 
Friday, March 18
 

7:00am

Board Room
This is a place for UCET Board Members to catch their breath between activities.

Board
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Union 2-Common Room

7:30am

Registration
Registration Pre-registration and on-site registration. Pick up your conference materials. Don't forget to print your badge before arriving.

Board
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, 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 teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


7:30am

UCET 2016 President and Board Election
UCET 2016 President and Board Election The UCET President Elect position and four elected board member positions will need to be filled this year due to term limitations. To fill these positions, elections will be conducted on Friday, March 18, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Information about how to access the ballot will be sent via email to each UCET member. The election results will be announced in the closing session of the UCET conference on Friday, March 18, 2016. Results will also be sent to UCET members via email and will be posted to this web site. To find out more about what the UCET board does, visit About and Board. All candidates should complete the Google Form – https://goo.gl/mrkUfb which includes a short bio and answer to the question, "I would like to serve on the UCET board because…." Submission deadline is Thursday, February 11, 2016.

7:30am

Presenter/Vendor Lounge
Presenter/Vendor Lounge A gathering spot for presenters and vendors.

Speakers
Board
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Andrew Clark

Regional Technology Trainer, NUES
I have been in education for 8 years. I taught 4th grade in rural Utah and now I provide technology training to 9 rural school districts.
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Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


7:30am

Ask Me
Ask Me Look for UCET volunteers. They will be able to direct you to your session, to the closest restroom, food, and the vendor area. If a volunteer does not know the answer, they will get a UCET board member to help you.

Speakers
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District/UCET
Chandra Martz is currently serving on the board for UCET and is an Educational Technology Specialists for Canyons School District. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Technology Endorsement, and loves to help teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms. This is her 5th year presenting at UCET.


7:30am

First Aid Assistance
First Aid Assistance Feeling sick? Got hurt? We can't administer any medication, but we have band aids, bandages, sitting area, and will do our best to get you the medical help you need. If it is an emergency, please dial 911.

Board
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

Ed Tech, 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 teachers and helping them find new enthuiasm for teaching while incoperating technolgy into their classroom.


7:30am

TechMadness Activities
Conference Activities -

At #ucet16 we will have a variety of activities to help you test new skills, meet new friends, and renew friendships past. Of course, there will be lots of prizes available! More information about these activities will be posted soon!

#ucet16 Twitter Prizes – Tweet about your Tech Madness experiences at #ucet16. Conference attendees who post to Twitter and Instagram using our conference hashtag will be eligible for random prize drawings throughout the conference.

Kahoot! Challenge – Test your knowlege of Teachnology, Sports, and UCET trivia in our Kahoot! challenge. Be sure to bring your computer or mobile device to the auditorium for our UCET Kahoot game on Friday, April 3 at 8:30 am.

Player Trading Cards – Come collect them all and build your Professional Learning Network (PLN). Cards will be given out at the Opening Session. Fill them out and turn them in to the Advocacy Booth to be entered into our drawing.

Playground App Bracket – Do you have an app you love? Come tell us about it and get it on the bracket and get some great ideas of some apps you can use in your classroom.

Tech Madness Prize Drawings – Join us for the closing sessions as we wrap up each day and give out goodies. Amazing prizes have been provided by UCET, vendors, and the University of Utah. The final grand prize from the vendor punch card will be selected in the final minutes of the conference.


Board
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.


8:00am

Student Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Student Lounge Hey, undergraduate and graduate students! Need a place to get snacks, relax, and network during the conference? The UCET board is hosting a student lounge, where you can go to do just that. The lounge will also be visited by some amazing teachers and principals throughout the day (check the schedule), who will answer your questions about the use of technology in Utah schools and what you need to do to be prepared.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Cox

Suzy Cox

Associate Professor, Utah Valley University
Suzy Cox is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Utah Valley University and the Higher Education liaison for the UCET board. 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 brain development. She is the program coordinator for the UVU master's program in educational technology.


8:30am

Opening Session
Opening Session Welcome to UCET. Opening remarks by UCET President. General information about conference sessions, SUU credit, recertification points, etc. UCET awards recipients honored.

Board
avatar for Kathryn Blunt

Kathryn Blunt

Educational Technology Specialist/President, Canyons School District/UCET
Katie Blunt is UCET's Past President. She has been an Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District since 2009. Before that, she taught sixth grade for eight years. Katie has teaching endorsements in Educational Technology, Multimedia, Keyboarding, and ESL. Katie was named UCET's very first Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2011. Katie received her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University... Read More →


9:00am

Today’s Modern Learning Environment: More Than a New Coat of Paint
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s kids have one foot in yesterday’s values and one foot in tomorrow’s realities. Our responsibility as education leaders is NOT to find a secure balance across that chasm, but to create opportunities for them to take a smart leap into tomorrow with yesterday’s values ingrained! But it’s no small task to make that shift. What are your schools doing differently today to get students ready for their tomorrow? Are you making real changes or are you just repainting the same old house a different color?

Speakers
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Ginger Lewman

Keynote Speaker, Education Consultant, STEAMmaker, ESSDACK
I work with educators who want to move their schools toward more authentic learning to engage their students and avoid costly mistakes in the process. | | Ginger is an education consultant with ESSDACK, a non-profit educational service center in Hutchinson, Kansas. She specializes in Project Based Learning, Technology Integration, Gifted and High-Ability Learners, and Creativity. As the Director of Turning Point Learning Center’s f2f Program... Read More →


10:00am

Apps for Education
Apps for Education My students will share their favorite apps to use on their iPads in the classroom. These apps will cover most subjects for the elementary age and have varying degrees of differentiation within them. Come explore apps that will engage and excite your students.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Lookinland

Kelly Lookinland

Teacher - 6th Grade, Hillsdale Elementary
Kelly Lookinland - 6th Grade Educator



Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Fun Hands on Activities in Space Science and 3D Printing
Fun Hands on Activities in Space Science and 3D Printing Come see what these middle school students have been doing.
They sent a balloon with sensors to 110k feet. They are designing and printing their own 3D creations. Stop by and get hands on experience with connecting cool sensors to a micro-controller, and designing a 3D object. The students will be your mentors.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Reeve

Kevin Reeve

Co-Founder, Cache Makers - USU
I am a Maker | I love to help kids find their passion | I am the co-founder of Cache Makers, a 4-H Club and Maker Space for Youth | Amateur Radio Operator - N7RXE


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Jam Out in Garageband
Jam Out in Garageband We'll be working with Garageband in iOS and will be collaborating on a potentially monster jam sesh.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hill

Katie Hill

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I have been working with students in my current Ed Tech capacity for 3 years in the Canyons School District. Prior to accepting this position I taught for 7 years including 7th grade science, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and later a Master's in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum.
avatar for Danae Huizenga

Danae Huizenga

Owner-Instructer, Twisted Yoga
Danae Reff is an Elementary Educational Technology Specialist for the Canyons School District. She has been in education for 8 years. She is also a certified yoga instructor and owns Twisted Yoga.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Little Bits
Little Bits Participants will explore using KORG's Little Bits to discuss how maker space type technologies can be used in the classroom/school setting.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Rowe

Alex Rowe

Educational Technology Specialist, SLC School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Shelley Explorers Student Showcase
Shelley Explorers Student Showcase Shelley students will show a few of the things that they have been doing during 6th grade and at an after school STEM club. A few of the projects they will be showing are Mars Student Image Project, using math simulators, creating documentary videos for social studies, coding games and web pages, and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Engles

Brandon Engles

6th Grade Teacher, Shelley Elementary


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Teacher Lounge and Charging Station
Need a place to chill and reflect on all the learning you've done? What about a place to charge all of your devices? Stop by the Teacher Lounge and Charging Station to juice up your brain and devices and learn a little in the playground while you're at it!

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

UCET Playground - 3D Printing with the J. Willard Marriott Library
3D Printing at the J. Willard Marriott Library Professional Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will demonstrate 3D printing and scanning resources available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

Speakers
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Thomas Ferrill

Assistant Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

UEN Photobooth
UEN Photobooth Come take a picture in the UEN Photobooth and share to social media to show all you're learning and what to learn about STEM in Education.

Speakers

Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Using SAGE Writing Data with Utah Compose
Limited Capacity full

Using SAGE Writing Data with Utah Compose SAGE Summative writing scores are available to every teacher. Have you ever evaluated your student writing scores in order to make instructional decisions? This hands-on workshop is for you. You will learn how your student writing scores offer valuable data you can use to create valuable formative writing lessons using Utah Compose. During the workshop you will delve into both SAGE Summative and Utah Compose to discover how using data will promote writing literacy in your classroom. You will leave with multiple best practice writing strategies that will assist you and your students throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Rathke

Kim Rathke

Formative Assessment Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Kim is a Nationally-Board Certified teacher and an author who taught ELA and Journalism for seventeen years in the Davis School District prior to working for the USBE as the formative assessment specialist and Assessment for Achievement co-project manager.
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Jared Wright

Educational Specialist Math, Utah State Board of Education


Friday March 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
OSH 238 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:00am

Vendor Punch Card
A limited quantity of Vendor Punch Cards will be available at Registration. You may also print your own via email. Limit 1 per attendee. Please return your completed card to the box at Registration. The drawing will be held on Friday, March 18, at 4:15 p.m. during the Closing Session.

Board
avatar for Justin Andersen

Justin Andersen

Junior High Teacher - Blogger, Northwest Middle School
Educator, and Technology Geek trying to find the perfect blend of classroom and technology. Presenter at UCET 2013 Classroom Teacher with experience using this technology.



10:15am

Technology Supported PLCs
Technology Supported PLCs A brief presentation and Q&A session with the principal of West Lake STEM Junior High. This session will discuss how teachers can use technology to enhance their PLCs and help them work more effectively, with the goal of better helping our students succeed.

Speakers

10:30am

Keyboard Challenge
Limited Capacity seats available

Keyboard Challenge Jump start your elementary keyboarding program by offering a Keyboarding Challenge. Watch your students increase their keyboarding skill as they work toward becoming their school or district keyboard champ. Details for planning and promotion, student selection, awards, event format including computer lab setup will be discussed. Walk away from this session with enough information to start planning your own Challenge.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Handy

Holly Handy

CTE/Curriculum Supervisor, Davis School District
Farmington, UT


10:30am

Classcraft: Making It Work For You
Classcraft: Making It Work For You This is a Q&A workshop course meant to strengthen your mastery of Classcraft*, so please come as prepared as possible. Before entering this course, you should already have your teacher account set up, classrooms built, and an explored knowledge of Classcraft. Be prepared to ask questions and offer solutions to fellow educators.

In addition to your own sharing, expect intermittent instructional moments and advanced techniques and ideas from the Classcraft Ambassador.

*Classcraft is a free online, educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. By using many of the conventions traditionally found in games today, students can level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced throughout the school year.

Speakers
avatar for Terron James

Terron James

Secondary Teacher & Author, Excelsior Academy & Jolly Fish Press
Born in the wrong age, Terron James continually fantasizes of shining steel, majestic stone architecture, thundering cavalry rushes, and opportunities to prove his honor. Under the direction of his queen, Terron labors diligently in his kingdom, striving to prepare an inheritance worthy of his four heirs. | | When he finally graduated from the University of Utah with his English BA, Terron had become besties with most of the English department... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 232 University of Utah

10:30am

Create, Collaborate & Share with Adobe Voice and Slate!
Create, Collaborate & Share with Adobe Voice and Slate! Learn how your students can create dynamic, engaging presentations that demonstrate their understanding and connect to an authentic audience!  Turn your students into moviemakers and storytellers with Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate.  These powerful technology tools are completely free and perfect schools with access to iPads or Chromebooks. In this session we’ll talk about how these digital storytelling tools can be used across the content areas with students of all ages. Monica will share her favorite one-day lessons and multi-day activities that help students create a piece of work that demonstrates their understanding. See examples of rigorous tasks, student creations, and ways to use these tools in your classroom. This hands-on presentation will give you a chance to make-and-take a finished product back to your students!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator, EdTech Blogger, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) settings, she used iPads one to one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous local and national conferences in addition to Apple... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Film making for beginners
Film making for beginners This is a class for teachers that want to learn video creation and how to integrate it into their classroom. That includes teachers that want to create their own videos for a flipped classroom or those that want to teach their students so they can make their own videos. This is for beginners who haven't had much practice with the tool and we will be focusing our efforts on using iMovie iOS for the iPad. We will create a short video while learning all of basic tools that iMovie has to offer. We will also discuss some ideas on how to use this in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

CyberCorps Leader, Logan City School District
A 4th grade teacher from Logan,UT. I'm currently in my sixth year of teaching and have recently obtained my Master's Degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from USU. I love theater, digital media, and anything with the Property Brothers or Stephen Colbert. I enjoy making movies with my "free" time and creating songs for my class. My class has been recognized all over the country for the videos we produce together and have won... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 236 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Secret Word in MS Office Word
Secret Word in MS Office Word Have you ever wished that your computer could be your personal proof reader? Well, it can. Let your computer read the documents you create as you follow along to make text corrections. Why not let your computer do the typing. Learn how to use speech recognition. Dictate to your computer and have it type what you say. See how settings can be changed so that you enter Word and begin your work more quickly. Learn how to locate the tools you use most often in one location so that you can access those commands with one click. After reviewing a document and marking highlights, wouldn't it be nice to be able to select all the highlighted text and paste it into a new document? Learn how to do that will only a few clicks. Often, especially with lesson plans, it would be nice to have the audio and video files referred to in the document attached to the document so that they can be quickly played when viewing the document. Learn how to embed audio and video in a word document. See how quickly you can insert the complete text of a second document into another document without copying and pasting or retyping. See how you can quickly add the date into a document without typing (or having to check the calendar to see what the date is.) Do you want to insert information found on the internet into your computer as an image? Learn how to quickly capture any information on your screen and insert it into MS Office. Would you like to show your students a live keyboard as you work with a projector in front of your class? A live interactive keyboard is only a setting away. Come discover how you can make simple changes that will help you work quickly and efficiently with Microsoft Office.

Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Advancing Critical Thinking: Online Inquiry with NHMU Objects
Advancing Critical Thinking: Online Inquiry with NHMU Objects Critical thinking is required in nearly every area of the core curriculum! Learn about a free, online resource for inquiry-based learning that makes use of authentic paleontology objects from the Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU). Activities include observation, analysis, research, hypothesis testing, and argumentation. Tools include 3D virtual models, videos from an NHMU scientist, and an educational game! Intended for advanced elementary and middle school students.

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 for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →
avatar for Madlyn Runburg

Madlyn Runburg

Director of Education Initiatives, Natural History Museum of Utah
Madlyn has worked in K-12 education for more than 20 years with a passion for work that supports critical thinking. As a graduate of both the University of Texas in Austin and Northern Arizona University, she worked as a K-6 classroom teacher and reading specialist focused on early literacy development before moving into informal learning institutions that provide education programs for K-12 students and teachers. She is especially interested... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Blend and Flip Learning with Blendspace
Blend and Flip Learning with Blendspace Thinking of blending and or flipping learning in your classroom? Come learn about how Blendspace can assist you in this process. Use Blendspace to create quick online lessons with a variety of digital content and gather informative data before students come to class and participate in instruction and in-person activities.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hanks

Angela Hanks

Education Technology Specialist, Canyons School District


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 130 University of Utah

10:30am

Minecraft in Education
Minecraft in Education Do your students love to play video games? Are you looking for new ways to engage them in your lessons? Minecrat is a great way for students to have fun and to demonstrate their knowledge. Participants will learn to use Minedraft EDU to engage students in academic subjects. Minecraft can be used to build a virtual landscape of Rome, test gravity and physics with special mods, create a sound wave, or play math games while learning cooperative skills. In this session you'll learn about the special features of Minecraft EDU and how to use it in your classroom.

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Erika Bradshaw

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
Erika Bradshaw is an 8th year educator at Mount Jordan Middle School. She has worked in elementary and middle school and is in her second year of fully integrating a fully flipped classroom in a low socio-economic school in Sandy, Ut. She has a Master's in Elementary Education and holds endorsements for ESL, Education Technology, and Level IV Math. She has presented technology based PD at her own school and for a district level Ed Tech... Read More →
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Kristi Kimble

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Solve SAGE with Smarter Solving
Solve SAGE with Smarter Solving Smarter Solving, developed by the Research-based non-profit company Reasoning Mind, was created by reverse engineering Next Gen assessments like SAGE. The program for grades 3 - 5 teaches all the math content from the Utah Core Standards through a problem solving curriculum and in the same way that students will be assessed. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the program and engage their students in a free trial.

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Kevin Judd

Reasoning Mind


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Teaching Computer Science in Utah
Teaching Computer Science in Utah Come learn what it takes to teach Coding/Computer Science in Utah. We will look at courses for K-5 teachers, middle school teachers, and high school teachers. Courses, training, and endorsements for each course will be explained. Workshops and other learning opportunities will be introduced. If you are interested in adding a Computer Science endorsement be sure to come.

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Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer
Former CTE Specialist for Information Technology Education. Carl is a teacher of 30+ years. He taught business computer and IT classes at the Delta Tech Center for 23 years.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Technology Tools to Transform Learning
Technology Tools to Transform Learning Come explore strategies and resources that can engage students, develop and support their love of learning, and help them face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Leave this session not only with digital resources for your students and teachers, but also tools that will help assess and measure the successful use of technology in the classroom.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Using Ipads for K-3
Using Ipads for K-3 Yes! Technology is for everyone, even the very young! Come learn some tips and tricks for using an ipad lab with kids from K-3. Get some ideas for great apps, organization, small group, whole group, and how to get started. This class will be for teachers who want to use ipads in primary grades. Bring an iPad if you want to follow along, but not required.

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Michele Law

Sprucewood Elementary 2nd Grade Team Leader, Canyons School District
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade iPads


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Using Utah Compose in the Classroom
Using Utah Compose in the Classroom Come learn ways to use Utah Compose effectively in the classroom. This presentation will help you become familiar with all of the tools and resources, which are available to your students, and to you, the teacher. The presenter will provide time for questions and answers at the end of the session.

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Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary/Alpine School District
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator for the Summer Teacher Institute there. She also is a Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Teachers Network Mentor, and serves as the Utah Geographic Alliance... Read More →
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Elizabeth Price

Sr. Project Manager, Measurement Incorporated
As a lifelong educator, I am passionate about continuing to make a difference in the classroom. I'm happy to be in a position as an educational trainer and project manager that allows me to still make a difference by providing opportunities to teachers/districts/students to improve their writing through Utah Compose. I've seen such improvement through the use of our program, that I still feel what I do matters. What am I passionate about... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Blended Learning that Works! Resources for School and Home
Learn how to integrate blended learning solutions that drive reading intervention, instruction, and enrichment. From developing to established readers, students grow with flexible educational resources that blend teacher-led lessons and computer-adaptive instruction. Plus, find out how your schools can benefit with funding from the Early Intervention Program (HB 513). As a USOE-approved K-3 reading software program, Istation's comprehensive assessments and instruction for classroom and home use is available for schools that apply for state-funding by April 29.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 234 University of Utah

10:30am

Canvas: Make Teaching and Learning Easier
Canvas: Make Teaching and Learning Easier Join us in this fast paced session to see how Canvas can make teaching and learning easier. We’ll show you all the things you will love about using Canvas! No equipment necessary.

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Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Instructure
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for Instructure as a Solutions Engineer.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

CSM -- A New Approach to Personalized Learning
CSM -- A New Approach to Personalized Learning CSM is a self-paced online course that uses new personalized learning methods to not only teach math and literacy, but to simultaneously build student success skills and traits like problem-solving, the ability to learn independently, attention-to-detail, persistence, self-reliance, intrinsic motivation and aspects of self-efficacy. CSM accomplishes this by monitoring and responding to specific issues in these skills and traits.

In this talk, you will learn: CSM’s different and important real-world math and literacy skills, how CSM personalizes instruction across both skills and traits; the benefits of mastery-based over competency-based instruction; how to build student self-efficacy through educational technology; and the operational differences between teaching skills and transforming students. You will see a new approach to blended learning built on longer, more strategic interactions with students, driven by real-time student data presented in an innovative coaching interface. And you will learn how CSM implementation is flexible, inexpensive and easy, assisted with multiple ways to access free, meaningful professional development.

CSM addresses practical college- and career-readiness – having a “can-do” attitude supported by the skills and personal traits that are important for success in anything you do. CSM provides an authentic environment for students to practice their learning, and then partners with teachers to provide appropriate feedback (including a profusion of positive feedback). Note that the same CSM course that your students will take is also used by managers in large corporations.

This talk will be interesting to experts in educational technology, but requires no background in adaptive or blended learning. Extensive question-and-answer time will be provided.

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Jessica Hartman

Lead Coach, CSMlearn
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Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 138 University of Utah

10:30am

EdReady and NROC Math as Supplementary Materials
EdReady and NROC Math as Supplementary Materials The Utah Education Network has teamed up with USOE and the STEM Action Center to bring supplementary math materials to Utah teachers. Students can use EdReady to check math mastery, plan for college and career opportunities. and prepare for the AccuPlacer or ACT. We'll review these high-quality multimedia resources and demonstrate how teachers can customize this platform for use in math labs and individual study.

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Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives including: digital content repositories, accessible online video and media production for the Utah Women and Education/Leadership projects. Katie is married to a... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 133 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Effects of a Statewide Scale-up of Mathematics Education Technology
Effects of a Statewide Scale-up of Mathematics Education Technology Education technology can support mathematics teachers in effectively teaching many students with varying levels of mathematical skills and motivation in their classrooms. However, despite the recognized benefits, many teachers still do not use technology frequently for their teaching and struggle with successful integration of technology into their instruction. Through funding from the state legislature, over 200,000 K-12 students were given access to 11 mathematics educational technology products. We assessed student outcomes on the state SAGE assessment and surveyed teachers to understand the implementation successes and challenges. For several of the programs, students using the product at the recommended level showed greater proficiency on the state assessment than similar students in the state. In general, teachers were highly satisfied with the adaptive product features that provide individualized instruction and feedback as well as engage students. A majority of the teachers were not yet optimizing the value of these programs by using the real time monitoring data to inform their instruction. These findings have implications for work in schools and districts around personalized learning technology integration.

Speakers
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Clarence Ames

Utah State University
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Louis Nadelson

Utah State University
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Sue Redington

Utah STEM Action Center


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program
i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction program Does your School or District have students struggling with Math? Come learn how you can receive licenses through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development) free of charge. Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program. In Year 1 of the STEM Grant, i-Ready provided the highest impact on student growth of any program used in the State. Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction is being used with more than 40,000 students across Utah for both Math and Reading. i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.

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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 137 University of Utah

10:30am

Social Media in the Classroom-Seriously!
Social Media in the Classroom-Seriously! Learn how to safely implement social media in the classroom to increase student mastery and community engagement. Create a learning environment where students are excited to show what they did at school today and involve parents like never before!

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Ashley Lennox

Teacher, Canyons School District
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Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Stay Calm, It's Only Copyright
Stay Calm, It's Only Copyright This session will be an overview on Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons. Participants will understand the basics so they may apply the new found knowledge to multimedia projects in the classroom. An introduction to royalty free assets on the UEN website will be explained if time warrants.

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Susan Cohen

Public Relations Associate, UEN
Susan Cohen has worked in the media industry for more than 30 years as a photojournalist, editor and manager. She is an award-winning photographer who has been published in newspapers and magazines such as Time, Newsweek and USA Today. | | For the past six years, Susan has been an adjunct instructor at Salt Lake Community College, teaching in the Visual Arts and Communication Departments. Her class repertoire includes Multimedia... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Technologies to adopt in the upcoming year
Come to this session to catch up on the released technologies from the past few years. If you’re a bit rusty on iOS or OS X, come on in and see what’s changed over the years

We’ll cover the brief overview of the changes brought to us in iOS 9, and OS X 10.11, and discuss how these changes can benefit your deployments - topics covered will include Device Based VPP, DEP, Autonomous Single App Mode, Supervision mode and of course, discuss the implications of the upcoming iOS 9.3

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Matthew Bentley

SYSTEMS ENGINEER, JAMF Software
Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. | | Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 204

10:30am

The Cloud-Enabled Network: High-availability networking from campus to cloud
As schools move to the cloud to solve their data management and access challenges, they face a critical need for solutions that can help them bridge the gap between their existing systems and their vision of the future.

Enter the cloud-enabled campus—a powerful conduit between the school network edge and the cloud. Providing a common, unified network that supports a diverse set of devices, applications, people and things, the cloud-enabled campus delivers highly available access to resources in the cloud, data center, or WAN—with reliability and scalability to serve your school's network now and into the future.

Join Tek-Hut and Juniper Networks for a presentation on building a next-generation network that seamlessly connects devices, applications and people in campus environments.

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Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 107

10:30am

UEN Professional Development Opportunities
UEN Professional Development Opportunities UEN offers free professional development to all educators in the state of Utah. In this session we will share the many different options we offer. We will also discuss the new, 100% online and affordable Educational Technology Endorsement. Learn how to get a head start on a Master's Degree from SUU or University of Utah by taking UEN courses.

Speakers
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Justin Brooksby

Professional Development Manager, UEN
Justin manages the professional development department at Utah Education Network. He is passionate about using technology as a learning tool. Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Education degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah.


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

CenturyLink Grant Winners Panel Presentation
Limited Capacity seats available

CenturyLink Grant Winners Panel Presentation CenturyLink Teachers and Technology grant winners will present on their experiences with technology funded through CenturyLink.Grant resources and tips for writing successful grants will also be shared. This will be a panel discussion.

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Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday March 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

10:30am

Building a Culture That Thrives in the 21st Century Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Building a Culture That Thrives in the 21st Century Classroom You can put as much technology as you want in the classroom, but it doesn't mean change will happen. If your teachers, students, and parents are not bought in, then your initiative will not succeed. Learn how to effectively change culture, overcome common technology barriers, and create a sustainable 1:web model.

Speakers
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Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


10:50am

Digital Badges: New Opportunities in Professional Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital Badges: New Opportunities in Professional Development Traditional routes to teacher re-licensure have largely been based around activities that require sizeable amounts of seat time. These activities, though useful, do not always lead to the development of new competencies. Additionally, these re-licensure opportunities are limited by what activities are provided rather than by what skills teachers want to develop. Forming a consortium, professors at Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, and BYU are coming together with leaders from the U.S. Department of Education and AECT (Association for Education Communications and Technology) to implement badges — digital micro-credentials that provide evidence of competency in technology skills. Once earned, the credential can be displayed on a professional website or resume (such as the professional online network LinkedIn). The widespread use of badges for professional development would give recognition for teacher work, provide an extensive support structure for teachers seeking re-licensure, and aid individual teachers to develop desired competencies.

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Tadd Farmer

MS student, Brigham Young University
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Emily Pulham

PhD Student, Brigham Young University
I'm interested in school innovation (through online and blended learning) and educational philosophy. You can also talk to me about quality online discussion tools and pedagogy, as well as music education.



11:10am

Using Google Drive in the Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Using Google Drive in the Classroom Using Google Drive in the classroom gives teachers a place to store documents and share assignments with other teachers and students. Drive gives teachers a way to minimize paper in the classroom and manage assignments, assessments, and activities.

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11:15am

Friday Lunch
Friday Lunch Today's options include: Sandwiches To Go

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PJ Giles

Educational Technology Specialist, Canyons School District
P.J. Giles is currently an Educational Technology Specialist in the Canyons School District in Sandy, UT. She has presented in previous ISTE, UCET, and UATT conferences about various digital tools and Web 2.0 resources. She currently serves as a Board Member of UCET. In a world when technology is constantly changing, she feels it is important to empower teachers with skills and tools that will help them feel confident as they integrate technology... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 11:15am - 1:00pm
Union 2-Corridor 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Google Cardboard
Limited Capacity full

Google Cardboard Take your students on a field trip around the world. Exciting virtual reality experiences engage students by allowing students to immerse themselves into new places and situations. Writing, History, Current Events and all other subjects will never be the same

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Thomas Phipps

Educational Technology SPecialist, Granite School District
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Ross Pope

Education Specialist, Granite School District
I am as School Technology Specialist in the Granite School District. I enjoy working with computers and teaching others about them. The iPad is a great teaching tool. I want to help others know how to teach with it and not just a game machine.
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Kathleen Riebe

Educational Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Avid outdoor adventurer and fanatic knowledge seeker.


12:00pm

Augmented Reality in an Elementary Classroom
Augmented Reality in an Elementary Classroom Augmented Reality? What's that? This is the technology that will allow your classroom to come ALIVE! All it takes is one iPad or iPod. Motivate students to make and record short videos that are triggered by images you select. Using the Aurasma app, the student's video will "overlay" and attach itself to the selected image as it plays. Breathe new life into tired writing assignments, word walls, and bulletin boards! During this session, we'll walk you through the steps to create your first "aura" and get you on your way to take this back to your classroom.

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Ashley Lennox

Teacher, Canyons School District
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Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
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Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 233 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Coding Music
Coding Music Learn how to use Ruby to program music with Sonic Pi. No experience necessary! This is a fabulous way to teach programming to students because it is fun, creative and gives students immediate feedback that they can hear. If you have completed the hour of code and are ready for the next step, this is the workshop for you. If you are a 6th - 12th teacher that wants to incorporate programming into their curriculum, this is the workshop for you. Even if you are an advanced technology teacher, this is a workshop for you.

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Kelly Henderson

CTE Teacher, Park City High School


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 235 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Google Classroom in the Secondary English Class
Google Classroom in the Secondary English Class With so many learning platforms out there to choose from, teachers can get overwhelmed and end up using a platform that doesn't work as well for them as it could. Google Classroom is free for districts with Google Apps for Education, is constantly changing and growing, and is extremely simple to use. Especially for teacher who already use Google Drive for student writing, the transition is seamless. In this session, we will join a Google Class from a student's perspective as well as create one from a teacher perspective.

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Maddy Bragg

English Teacher, Nebo School District
Obsessed with Chromebooks and Google Apps in the Classroom.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 237 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Sphero SPRK Program
Sphero SPRK Program Learning should be fun! "Sphero will inspire a love of robotics, coding, and STEM principles... all through play."

Engage in an actual Sphero SPRK lesson to see how it can be used in the classroom!

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Jason Crowton

5th Grade Teacher, Alpine School District
Jason Crowton Fifth Grade Teacher, Mount Mahogany Elementary - Utah County 
Since I started teaching, technology integration in my classroom has been my main focus. Technology has opened new doors that has changed how I teach, lead, and learn. My goal as a teacher is to break the barriers of traditional teaching methods in order to enable my students to take responsibility of their own learning. Facilitating this process has enabled my students... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 236 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Adding More Randomization to MyOpenMath questions
Adding More Randomization to MyOpenMath questions MOM (myopenmath) is an incredibly powerful LMS to create questions on that an instructor can use or even embed into more popular LMS's like Canvas/Backboard. I will be showing how to add randomization into all levels of the question: text of the question, numbers in the question, and even graphics in the question.

As a side note to whoever is reviewing this I am also willing to do this as an interactive lecture if you wish. I am also willing to run a beginner course on how to use the LMS/embed the assignments into Canvas. You decide.

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Chris Bronson

Teacher, Nebo School District
Chris graduated from BYU in Physics Teaching in 2008. He taught Physics with Technology, Robotics and AP Physics from 2008-present at Spanish Fork High School.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 132 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Embedding Effective Questions in Videos
Embedding Effective Questions in Videos Want to use video in the classroom but need to be sure that students are actively engaged in deep thinking?! In this session, we will examine how to use learning theory and new online tools to create effective questions and meaningful assessments for video-based learning.

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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 for the Instructional Design and Educational Technology master's program. Her research focuses on how visual information and visual interactions in multimedia and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 103 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Get Going with Canvas
Get Going with Canvas In this session hear about tried and true strategies to get started with Canvas or to jump start things for next year. We'll talk about how important setting a vision, having measurable goals, and using data is and how to get people hooked on using Canvas!

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Mindy Hintze

Product Engagement Specialist, Canvas LMS by Instructure
Mindy Hintze is a Product Engagement Specialist for Instructure - the company that makes Canvas. Mindy has 20 years of experience in public education as a teacher and administrator. She was a Technology Integration Specialist with the Utah Education Network for three and half years delivering teacher professional development courses and sessions online and in-person. She was the lead Canvas trainer and helped many schools implement and adopt... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 136 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Google Education Supports for All Students with Read&Write for Google Chrome
Google Education Supports for All Students with Read&Write for Google Chrome In this session, attendees will learn how Read&Write for Google Chrome gives students and educators a wide variety of free and premium literacy supports such as text to speech technology, speech-to-text, instant OCR-reader, voice notes, visual/talking dictionaries, PDF annotations, highlighting tools and more!

This powerful GAFE extension with over 3 million users worldwide is built into the address bar within Chrome and can be used while viewing webpages or within Google Docs. Bring your laptop and join in!

Texthelp, the makers of Read&Write for Google Chrome, is an official Google for Education Partner, and every day we work with K-12 educators that have adopted Google Apps for Education in their school districts to optimize literacy results using GAFE in the classroom.

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William Lewis

Texthelp
William Lewis is a Customer Relations Manager for Texthelp working out of their US headquarters in Massachusetts. He has spent the past two years consulting with schools on the West Coast, Midwest, and Canada to identify and achieve literacy objectives with Read&Write for Google Chrome.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 231 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Having fun while Assessing
Having fun while Assessing Give yourself a break by attending this hour of fun where you will test drive seven different tools for online quizzes. You will be the student, experiencing what your students would experience while using each of these platforms: Kahoot, Quizziz, Nearpod, Socrative, Plickers, Quizalize, and Formative. This session will enable you to choose which platform will serve your students best; and resources will be provided so that you can easily gain mastery in the platform(s) you want to use in the classroom.

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James Ballif

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
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Aaron Kammerman

School Technology Specialist, Granite School District
Family, a good burrito, BYU Sports, and dark chocolate are all of prime importance in my life. Secondary hobbies include fishing, gardening (though you couldn't tell by looking at my yard), volleyball, and board game creation.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 130 University of Utah

12:00pm

New Uses for UEN Tools
New Uses for UEN Tools Learn how to use existing UEN tools for new things to make your classroom life easier and more productive. A refresher on Pioneer Library and it's new tools. Using UEN's Lesson Plan tool to create emergency (or not so emergent) sub plans. UEN Interactives for center activities to support in class learning. My.UEN's blogging portlet for student blogging and teacher reflection.

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Dani Sloan

Tech Trainer, UEN
Dani Sloan is is a technology integration instructor at the Utah Education Network. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Union 2-Theater 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Overcoming the Top 10 barriers to Technology Adoption
Overcoming the Top 10 barriers to Technology Adoption There have been many consistent challenges that schools face as they move towards a 1:1 or BYOD environment. It takes more than just putting tablets in the classroom to create a successful learning environment. You have to build the right infrastructure, create a solid vision, and most importantly, create the right culture. In this session, we will discuss best practices and how to overcome some of the biggest barriers in your mobile deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Union 2-Den 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Super Savvy Symbaloo
Super Savvy Symbaloo Join us for a super, savvy Symbaloo session! How's THAT for alliteration! Three seasoned, super teacher techies will lead you down the rabbit hole to an exciting plethora of spotlighted, spectacular sites that you can easily organize onto your own smashingly awesome Symbaloo Webmix!

Bring your Mac, Chromebook, iPad, PC, or other device! It's ALL good because Symbaloo is so versatile and device friendly. Nothing to buy, rent, or steal. The only thing you will need to do is create a free account! Easy, right?

Why should you join our super Symbaloo session? You will learn about and leave with a fabulous array of resources that you can use with your very next teaching moment.

Speakers
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Sheri Harris

School Technology Specialist (STS), Granite School District
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Pam Moeai

Technology Specialist, Granite School District
I am currently a School Technology Specialist for Granite School District in Salt Lake City, Utah. I have also been fortunate to be involved with the Adult Learning Program for the past four years. I am passionate about creating opportunities for my students to experience success in a safe and friendly environment and look forward to gaining some fresh insights and skill sets during this conference.
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Amber Palmer

Technology Specialist, Granite School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 131 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Using iPads to Practice, Show & Tell
Using iPads to Practice, Show & Tell During this presentation, participants will learn about apps and programs to do with 1 device in the class or up to a classroom full of devices. These methods will have students practice what they know, show what they know and tell (or test) what they know. We have found these methods thoroughly engages our students.

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Abbie Drage

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
Melody and Abbie are 4th grade teachers at Willow Springs Elementary in 1:1 iPad classrooms and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages their students. They both presented at UCET last year, presenting iPads in the 1:1 Classroom- Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and iPads for Elementary Video News Programs.
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Melody Watson

4th grade teacher, Willow Springs Elementary
I am a 4th grade teacher at Willow Springs Elementary in a 1:1 iPad classroom and have found these apps and programs thoroughly engages my students. I have presented at UCET in previous years, presenting IPads in the 1:1 Classroom - Teaching Above and Beyond the Curriculum and IPads for Elementary Video News Programs.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 113 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

zSpace | Collaborative Virtual Reality for K-12 STEAM Education
zSpace | Collaborative Virtual Reality for K-12 STEAM Education zSpace is a leading-edge technology provider that delivers the ultimate virtual reality learning experience with its flagship product, zSpace®. Focused on STEM education, zSpace is engaging, collaborative and has been used by hundreds of thousands of students. The zSpace interface is intuitive, accessible and easy to use, unlocking the power of virtual reality through improving student outcomes. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc. and awarded “Best New Product” by Tech and Learning Magazine. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit http://edu.zspace.com.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 234 University of Utah

12:00pm

An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost
An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost Remember “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”? How about “An LMS, a Turtle, and a Fencepost!”? (Hint: It’s not fantasy. ) Key things to consider beyond features when choosing and implementing a learning or instructional management system for online or blended learning. (We’ll also cover Wonderland, rabbit holes, and where to “hide” your assessments!) This session will feature a brief tour of the Engrade LMS and the McGraw-Hill Education approach to connecting the disaggregated dots of digital education. Presented by McGraw-Hill Education's Charlie Watson a 20 year veteran of educational technology applications. Appropriate for CTOs, Directors of Instructional Technology, decision-making administrators, or other technology leads in the position of influencing district-wide enterprise systems.

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Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 232 University of Utah

12:00pm

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Principles of Effective Multimedia Design
Avoiding Death by PowerPoint: Principles of Effective Multimedia Design We've all endured a terrible PowerPoint presentation. Based on the science of learning, this session will teach the principles for creating presentations that are engaging, interesting, and effective. This is not a session about how to use the tools of the PowerPoint software. It is a session about the principles of effective multimedia presenting that apply to any platform: PowerPoint, Google Slides, Prezi, Rocket Slides, or even handouts, flyers, or books. Come and learn how to craft engaging presentations that enhance learning.

Speakers
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David Rockwood

Teacher, Payson High School
Teach Psychology, Sport Psychology, Philosophy, and World Religions at Payson High School. | Coach Cross-Country and Track & Field. | Teach Psychology at Utah Valley University. | Doctoral student at the University of Utah. | Served a 2 year mission in the Dominican Republic for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsPublished author, check out my book at www.SportPsychSchool.com


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 106 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

CCGA, the solution to your Introduction to Programming problems
CCGA, the solution to your Introduction to Programming problems This is a 1 hour introduction to the Creative Coding through Games and Apps curriculum. At the end of the hour, teachers will have the confidence and access to the resources they need to begin implementing computer coding into their classes and at their school. Benefits of CCGA:

Scalable - Can be taught in 2, 6, 9, 12, or 18 weeks

Platform and hardware independent - works on tablets, laptops, or desktops. iOS, Linux, Android or Windows

Turn Key curriculum - Assessments, daily lesson plans, video tutorials, curriculum map, and more all included.

It is 100% free, no upsell...free

Speakers
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Chad Asay

Teacher, Apline School District
Chad has 19 years of teaching experience at all levels of secondary schools. I have taught Math, Computer Programming, and a host of other computer science courses.


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 102 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading
i-Ready: USOE-approved intervention program for K-3 Reading Funding is once again available for Reading intervention software and applications are due April 29. Don’t miss your chance to sign up. Come learn about the program and how i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE, can help your students and teachers. i-Ready is aligned with the Utah Core Standards and has shown strong correlation (.82 - .85) to the SAGE test. Independent research shows students who used i-Ready for just 45 minutes per week score 44% higher than their peers not using the program. The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources while students engage in explicit instruction provided through our interactive web-based learning platform.


Speakers
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Craig Pritchard

Educational Consultant, Curriculum Associates


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 137 University of Utah

12:00pm

Lexia Reading Core5 - Personalized Literacy Instruction for Students of All Abilities
Lexia provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on fundamental reading skills for students of all abilities, and delivers norm-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test. This research-proven, technology-based approach accelerates reading skills development, predicts students' year-end performance and provides teachers data-driven action plans to help differentiate instruction.

This presentation will cover the depth of skills covered in Lexia Reading Core5®. The presentation will also review the program’s embedded scaffolding structure as well as the detailed data it provides allowing for more time efficient and targeted data-driven instruction.

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Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 204

12:00pm

Positive Behavior Interventions and Data Tracking by Color My Day
Positive Behavior Interventions and Data Tracking by Color My Day
Color My Day is a digital clip chart that matches the behavior system most teachers are already using in their class. This system simplifies the process of collecting the data and putting it in easy to read graphs and charts for decision making. This system can be used on an individual class basis or on a school wide level. This thoughtful program designed by teachers meets the requirements of a successful PBIS model such as; defined behavioral expectation, a reward system for appropriate behavior, progress monitoring, and a structured system for predictability found here https://www.pbis.org/research . We invite you to contact us to receive more information about the Color My Day behavior management app. This system integrates technology and the practices of PBIS to document school wide data in a complete system. Watch a video of how it works at https://youtu.be/L4IrMJpInOk

Speakers
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Kristin Bentley

PBS Digital Innovator 2016, Color My Day
Founder of Color My Day(TM) positive behavior management software and school wide system. She is passionate about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and the use of technology in the classroom. Kristin was just selected by PBS to be a Utah local Digital Innovator for the 2016-17 school year. Kristin received her Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Utah and has a Masters in Education and has been working in Title One... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 134 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform. Technical Account Manager (Jason Sagil) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Utah and throughout the Country manage their devices. Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired and often a requirement. We allow IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of the technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

Speakers
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Jason Sagil

Sr. Technical Account Manager, FileWave
Jason has an extensive background in deployment, integration, security and management within both single and cross-platform environments. He’s consulted and helped integrate technology into new emerging businesses, SMB, enterprise and educational institutions throughout the US and overseas. Currently Jason is focused on providing a Unified Endpoint Management solution to Technology teams within the US and parts of Canada. He's actively... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 138 University of Utah

12:00pm

So You Have a 3D Printer, Now What?
So You Have a 3D Printer, Now What? 3D printing can be interwoven with STEM/STEAM either as in class activities or after school/extracurricular groups. I will identify the concepts that go along with different math and science core standards as well as showcase some useful, free software and web resources. I will also have a project printing on our school's 3D printer.

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Robert Thomas

Math/Science Teacher, Piute High School


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 111 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

myON (H2): USOE K-3 grant, & UEN discount for upper grades
myON (H2): USOE K-3 grant, & UEN discount for upper grades Participants will learn about the latest myON features and how schools are using this literacy platform to supplement classroom activities, and support students wherever they are with their reading skills. Utah customers will participate in the discussion to highlight their implementations. Attendees will receive a free trial login so they can explore after the session.

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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 social studies, science, and math).


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
OSH 135 260 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Going Beyond Google Docs with Creative Chromebook Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

Going Beyond Google Docs with Creative Chromebook Apps Google Docs & Drive provide classrooms with an amazing tool for productivity and basic word processing and presentations, but what if you want your students to dig deeper and be more creative? If it's "Just a Chromebook," what sorts of projects and products can your students create with web-based apps? Surprisingly, quite a bit. This session we will take a look at apps that students can use to edit photos, create artwork from scratch, as well as make eBooks, concept maps, video screencasts and even full blown movies! We will also take a look at a few apps that can get your students to the different Depth Of Knowledge (DOK) Levels.

Speakers
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Clint Stephens

EdTech Integration Specialist, SEDC
Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens brings twelve years classroom experience to SEDC. Clint was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award by his peers and also won several technology innovation grants & awards. He has taught secondary science in Escalante, Hurricane and Salt Lake City, and has been helping teachers in the SEDC region for almost 10 years.


12:00pm

Cardboard Playground
You're invited to join Ginger as she opens a space where we can open our minds and get the learning on us! All levels of experience are welcome as we go into the playgound, shoulder to shoulder and build for fun and learning!

Speakers
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Ginger Lewman

Keynote Speaker, Education Consultant, STEAMmaker, ESSDACK
I work with educators who want to move their schools toward more authentic learning to engage their students and avoid costly mistakes in the process. | | Ginger is an education consultant with ESSDACK, a non-profit educational service center in Hutchinson, Kansas. She specializes in Project Based Learning, Technology Integration, Gifted and High-Ability Learners, and Creativity. As the Director of Turning Point Learning Center’s f2f Program... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Fun Hands on Activities in Space Science and 3D Printing
Fun Hands on Activities in Space Science and 3D Printing Come see what these middle school students have been doing.
They sent a balloon with sensors to 110k feet. They are designing and printing their own 3D creations. Stop by and get hands on experience with connecting cool sensors to a micro-controller, and designing a 3D object. The students will be your mentors.

Speakers
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Kevin Reeve

Co-Founder, Cache Makers - USU
I am a Maker | I love to help kids find their passion | I am the co-founder of Cache Makers, a 4-H Club and Maker Space for Youth | Amateur Radio Operator - N7RXE


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Little Bits
Little Bits Participants will explore using KORG's Little Bits to discuss how maker space type technologies can be used in the classroom/school setting.

Speakers
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Alex Rowe

Educational Technology Specialist, SLC School District


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Spheros
Spheros This playground session allows participants to explore Spheros and see what they are all about. Participants can try programming the spheros through various apps, and leave with ideas on how they can incorporate them into their curriculum.

Speakers
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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. | Camille has worked as an Educational Technology Specialist with the Canyons School District since July 2009. As an Educational Technology Specialist she works... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

Teacher Lounge and Charging Station
Need a place to chill and reflect on all the learning you've done? What about a place to charge all of your devices? Stop by the Teacher Lounge and Charging Station to juice up your brain and devices and learn a little in the playground while you're at it!

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Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

12:00pm

UCET Playground - 3D Printing with the J. Willard Marriott Library
3D Printing at the J. Willard Marriott Library Professional Staff from the J. Willard Marriott Library will demonstrate 3D printing and scanning resources available to all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

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Thomas Ferrill

Assistant Head of Creativity & Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library


Friday March 18, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Union 2-Saltair 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112