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Friday, April 3


It's Okay To Scratch, Jr.
Have you been intimidated to try the original Scratch software? Is it too challenging even for you? Try Scratch Jr.! In this session, you will learn the in's and out's of the Scratch Jr. App designed for beginner coding students.

Learning these basic steps of coding will allow your students to excel at programming. scratchjr.org

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Dave Horan

Captain America, UCET Board
Dave is a UCET elected board member, Innovative Learning Coach with Alpine School District, and a Utah Teacher Fellow with Hope Street Group. He was the 2018 UCET Outstanding Young Educator, has his STEM endorsement, and can often be found on Twitter @downrightdave.
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William Shumaker

Asst. Principal, Freedom 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.

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Jaxi the Robot. Learn to Program with a Game.
Jaxi the Robot teaches kids to code through a very innovative game. As the world grows in greater and greater need for programmers, institutions are challenged to teach the next generation of programmers. Jaxi is the best introduction to this important skill set. Come see Jaxi, and learn to code! jaxitherobot.com


Adam Dunn

Sr. Software Engineer, MallCoaster, LLC
Adam Dunn - Currently the Engineer at a major Silicon Valley startup that provides tools to code mobile apps. He leads the development of their training site. He is the founder of Jaxi the Robot, winner of the 2014 Utah Game Wars Concept to Company competition (http://www.concepttocompany.org/gaming14... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


QR Codes for the Classroom
We see QR codes in marketing everywhere! Discover the ease of creating a QR code and the many applications which you can use them in your classroom to enhance learning and project assessments. Bring your mobile device and a QR app. lynnelizabethshumate.weebly.com

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Lynn Smargis

Granite School District
Lynn is a tech junkie, educator and technology coach with over 10 years of experience. She is currently working in Granite School District. Lynn is a multiple grant recipient, receiving five technology grants in the past two years. Lynn's love for sharing ed tech knowledge and integrating... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Take it to the Bank
Do you love the efficiency of Canvas Quizzes? Are you ready to take it to the next level?

You’ll think it’s magic when the bank pays you back! Let Canvas question banks work for


This course will show you how to create question banks in Canvas that will allow you to

give each student a different version of your test while still maintaining test-reliability. It

will also allow students to re-take a different version of the test when they are ready to

demonstrate mastery.

Using Canvas Question Banks will help you eliminate some common integrity issues

between students during exams (Houston, 1983), as well as provide a seamless way for you

to re-test for mastery (Decker, 1976) without re-creating the test.


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Using Technology to Drive Literacy and Instruction and Reach All Learners
From iPads to cellphones, from laptops to video games, technology is an integral part of our students’ lives. They are immersed in a technical world that has shaped their educational and literacy experiences both in and out of the classroom. For many teachers, technology is a fun addition to a lesson, but takes a backseat to learning objectives; this session will show teachers how to use technology to drive a lesson without losing focus on literacy learning. The promise of technology integrated instruction brings to life key supports of our most struggling students, students with special needs, as well as English Language Learners. So, in this session teachers experience literacy as the opening for accessing and using interactive technology while differentiating instruction and increasing student engagement.

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Jennifer Boyle

Dir., Technology in Teaching and Learning, Benchmark Education Company
Passionate to support all students as they pursue their dreams, college and career readiness. With 15 years of classroom teaching in the US and abroad, and 15 years of educational consulting, my strong interests in language and literacy acquisition and technology-enhanced instruction... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096