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Thursday, April 2
 

10:15am

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2528 David James

10:15am

Creating Techie Kiddos in the Classroom
Integrating technology into all aspects of instruction makes learning FUN! Participants will learn numerous ways to integrate technology into the classroom daily. This session will include apps, websites, and demos that you can begin using with your students right away. BYOD if you would like to actively participate in the apps section of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Delia Bayna

Delia Bayna

7th/8th Integrated Science, Davis School District
Delia has been an educator for ten years with a passion in science and technology integration. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a STEM Endorsement from Weber State University. Her primary focus... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Differentiation through Spelling City
Spellingcity.com makes differentiation for spelling and vocabulary easy and fun. Enter your spelling lists, or choose from thousands already entered. Go paperless by using their online tests, games, and fun activities. We will explore both the free version and premium activities offered on the SpellingCity app and website. www.spellingcity.com

Speakers
avatar for Dave Horan

Dave Horan

Elected Board Member, UCET
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.
avatar for William Shumaker

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.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Diversified Learners K-2
Getting diversified learners in the same classroom who are on different levels provides quite a feat for the classroom teacher to address and use a wide variety of teaching pedagogy. Technology can help us through preparation to help students meet high expectations and do well on a higher level, even though they are performing on a lower level. This is where creativity and innovation come into play as educators. We will review apps that will allow for these differences and websites. We will have iPads pre-loaded with Apps for you to preview. bugbrained.com/hanouts/ucte.html

Speakers
BM

Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Embracing the Hybrid Cloud: An Interactive Presentation on “The Journey to 1:1 and 24/7 Access”
Are you trying to embrace the Cloud? Are you racking your brain trying to remember all of your passwords for every curriculum resource that you use? Do you want to ditch all of those flash drives and get real-time access to all of your files on any device even when you’re not at school? There is a solution to simplify the goal of using any technology resource to make a real impact on teaching and learning.

In this interactive session we’ll share experiences of school district on the transition to the cloud, best practices in BYOD and 1:1 initiatives, and steps they took towards success.
classlink.com

Speakers
avatar for Shalon Thomas

Shalon Thomas

Director, Instructional Technology, ClassLink
Shalon Thomas is an accomplished business leader with over 15 years of progressive experience in education technology curriculum integration and business development. She is currently the Director of Instructional Technology with ClassLink where she brings a depth of experience in... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →

Board
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2503 McNelt

10:15am

Focus on Learning
JAMF Software's Casper Focus allows teachers to have complete control over their classroom. Come and see how with Casper MDM and Casper Focus you can
- Regain Instructional Time
- Conduct Secure Testing
- Improve Classroom Transitions
This semi-hands on opportunity will show how through using the right tools you can help your classrooms become the interactive engaging learning environments you have always envisioned.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

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

Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2603 Howell

10:15am

Keep Your Canvas Clean
Files, pictures, links, and many more digital resources can be uploaded and shared through Canvas - but how do you keep it all organized? In this session you will learn how to make your Canvas content pages visually attractive, create modules to give your course easy navigation, and also learn to organize your files for easy access by both you and your students. http://michael-uen.weebly.com/keepcanvasclean.html

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make Information Beautiful
Help your students make information beautiful by including infographics, posters, and brochures into class assignments. Piktochart, Canva, and LucidPress/LucidChart make creativity possible and simple.

Speakers
avatar for Janae Hunt

Janae Hunt

4th Grade Teacher, Canyons School District
Janae Hunt is an Education Technology Specialist in Canyons School District.
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Library Media Specialist, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Reinventing Writing
Nine tools have changed writing, learning, and living forever. Learn about these tools and the teaching strategies that you need to know to improve writing in your classroom now. You can't reinvent your classroom without reinventing how you write. This spotlight is a practical session is based upon the book, Reinventing Writing pubishing on June 5, 2014 updated to include new tools and exciting best practices not included in the book.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

See & Play! Preschool to 2nd grade/Preescolar a segundo grado . Ver y Escuchar!
Preschool Pioneer grows every year - just like its audience. Come see some of the new and exciting developments UEN has made to the Preschool Pioneer Library. Dive deep into the many resources available to teachers, students, and families. Bilingual Ed, Spanish teachers, parents, administrators, Preschool & K-2 educators, will enjoy learning how to create high quality and engaging classroom ideas for the early learners including for "flipped" ideas. Wait! There's more - we'll also explore Escuela Preescolar Pioneer Biblioteca en linea de Utah! uen.org

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cohne

Lisa Cohne

Community Partnership Manager, Utah Education Network
Lisa Cohne, MSW - has been an an educator and leader for community partnerships and engagements for almost 15 years with the Utah Education Network.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
rom top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
avatar for Ingolf de Jong

Ingolf de Jong

President and CEO, GENCOMM
Ingolf is the CEO/President of General Communications, Inc. and has over 38 years of experience in the building technology industry. His expertise is working with clients to find creative technology solutions that allow them to be more efficient within their working environment. Some... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2605 Fletcher

12:00pm

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom
Global collaboration is an essential part of a good education. You can get there one step at a time and find a network of teachers just like you to support and encourage you along the way. Learn how to integrate global collaboration into your classroom one step at a time from a teacher who has created more than 20 projects spanning 18 countries.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2528 David James

12:00pm

Beyond Google: Getting the Most out of Google with Add-ons
Google is great, but add-ons make it better! Add-ons extend the functionality of Google Apps for Education by allowing teachers and students to collaborate, communicate, provide meaningful feedback and assess learning like never before! As an added bonus, learn about a few web tools that use your Google Apps for Education account to login.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Jones

Maria Jones

Library Media Specialist, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones is a Piktochart Ambassador and loves creating infographics, handouts, posters, and documents with this amazing website!


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Communication Planning: Using Technology in Research, Implementation and Evaluation
Is communication planning something you have to do or get to do? This session will present real world examples of technology-aided research, planning, implementation and evaluation. Participants will explore how the process can strengthen relationships, reduce stress and increase job satisfaction. You’ll leave the session with a stress-busting template to guide you in tackling any project from a one-off event to a district-wide initiative. Interactive activities will include a self-assessment quiz and an animated puzzle. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to fully participate. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Rich Finlinson

Rich Finlinson

Presenter, Rich Finlinson


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

FileWave 'IN-DEPTH': Engineering Walk Through on How to Manage All OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices
The Utah FileWave Engineer will take you through an "IN-DEPTH" look of how the FileWave Interfcae makes managing all types of devices seamless and easy for all to use.  Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desited 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 to having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy!  Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.  Also introducting Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2529 Price

12:00pm

Five Unique Uses for eMedia
Videos can be powerful teaching resources -- come learn how! We will learn five unique uses for video using the resources available in eMedia. UEN’s eMedia allows Utah educators to search, preview and download educational videos, PDF's, music, podcasts (and more!) for FREE! We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this incredible resource! http://www.uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Google Classroom- What's Worked for Us
Google Classroom is here and has changed the game. It's an amazing tool that simple and powerful. Chromebooks are more productive classroom tools, thanks to Google Classroom. Learn how to share document templates with a class, offer feedback for students and groups of students, hold online discussions, and grade assignments. http://katiedewey.weebly.com/google-classroom.html

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... Read More →
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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Keyboarding Online – Real Skills. Break Hunting and Pecking Habits!
Keyboarding Online: Cutting edge web-based keyboarding programs. Discuss common problems teaching keyboarding and share solutions using the latest in web-based technology. Ability to teach keyboarding on the iPad, tablets, or Chromebooks. Individualize instruction to slow or fast learners. Track student progress online. No software or plug-ins to install! Unique features that break hunting and pecking habits! Free keyboarding posters! Free 60-Day Trial! http://www.keyboardingonline.com/

Speakers
avatar for Keyboarding Online

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

No, I Didn't read the Book, but I Saw the Movie
Intimidated by video technology? Don't think you can afford the fancy equipment to do high quality video? Don't have the training needed to create videos? This workshop is for you!

Learn how to create video on a dime. This workshop, designed for PC users will demonstrate interactively video production techniques with easy to use, inexpensive tools such as Screencast-O-Matic, Windows Moviemaker, Audacity, and You Tube.

Video is used to capture attention and create high interest among students. It can be used for lesson introduction, skill demonstration, developmental instruction, humor injection, dramatic effect, or in hundreds of other ways. Come explore some options that can lace your teaching with excitement. http://my.uen.org/5279

Speakers
avatar for Alan Griffin

Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Alan Griffin is the Curriculum Content Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education. He has gathered a collection of collections of OER for the past several years and has organized the annual Utah OER Collective. He is in his 44th year as an educator.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Secondary setting
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/20% time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in the secondary setting. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

QR Codes in the Classroom and other Great Ideas
With students being born and raised with technology at their fingertips, it is an ever increasing need as teachers to keep up with their skills and interests. Yet with the everyday pressures of SAGE and Common Core instruction we often find technology wasting away on the shelf. Well dust off those iPads/iPods and join us while I show you ways to create fun education activities using QR Codes, that will provide you with hours of learning with very little effort on your part. my.uen.org/230078

Speakers
avatar for Shanna Bingham

Shanna Bingham

Teacher, Granite School District
I have been teaching Kindergarten for the last five years. I am always searching ways to bring technology into the lower grades. I have found that my Kindergarten students can do amazing things with technology when given the chance. Now I delight in sharing what I have learned and... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Speaking Their Language: Information Literacy via Videos and Google-like Tools
If students can watch short videos and type search terms into Google, they can learn to find, evaluate, and use information successfully. That’s because ProQuest’s new product Research Companion serves up information literacy principles and examples in the way students prefer without sacrificing rigor. With dozens of brief instructional videos and tools that combine with simplicity of Google with the richness of library resources, ProQuest Research Companion addresses the real-life questions students commonly have when tasked with research and writing projects—questions like How do I choose a topic?, How do I evaluate sources?, and How do I write a thesis statement? Come ready to discuss your challenges and successes in taking students through these questions and learn about the ways in which Research Companion might help. You will leave the session with month-long access to the entire product and a link to an open-access video introduction to Wikipedia.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ligairi

Rachel Ligairi

Editor, ProQuest
I'm an editor and former writing instructor who works on ProQuest Research Companion, a new information literacy product. I also contribute to CultureGrams, which all UT teachers and students have access to through Pioneer library. I'm passionate about writing, cultural education... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Student Engagement in Blended and Online Courses
This sessions will cover ideas, practices, and strategies for designing engaging content and learning activities for blended and online courses. Participants will leave with practical ideas and will also create or begin to create some learning objects for use in their own classrooms. We will focus on Canvas as the platform for delivering online and blended learning content, but any LMS will work with these ideas.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

50 Ways to Improve Your Classroom with Technology
Join award winning edublogger Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, for a high energy presentation with 50 ways to improve your classroom NOW with Technology.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2528 David James

1:15pm

Canvas in The Classroom: The BEST way for implementation!
My goal with this class is to teach all teachers, no matter the content level how they can implement Canvas in their class. I will teach them what I am doing that is successful in class, as well as showing and telling how others are also using it. I will walk through how to post an assignment or a quiz on Canvas and how easy it is to really set up a class on Canvas. I will also focus on how SpeedGrader helps with the grading process and how it isn’t as hard as it may seem. My objective for this course is to ease the complication and worry of Canvas, show all teachers that it can be used on a wide range of curriculum levels, and for teachers of all grades. www.instructure.com

Speakers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →
avatar for Kesha Prince

Kesha Prince

Teacher, Canyons School District
Currently teaching in a Middle School within the Canyons School District. My license is an Elementary Education license K-6, I also have my technology endorsement. I am currently teaching social studies, but I have also taught English Language Arts. Within the short time I have been... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Classroom Chaos or Technology Triumph?
Teachers lose an average of 5-9 hours a week dealing with minor misbehavior. That is time that could be used to maximize learning deploying and using technology in the classroom. It doesn’t have to be that way! Imagine how much more instruction would be accomplished with those hours available. Positive, appropriate, productive classroom behavior can be taught systematically. It’s worth the time and effort to show students, teachers, and administrators a better way to interact in the classroom. Learn strategies for effective classroom management that will end the student-teacher power struggles, improve academic performance, and greatly reduce the need for discipline referrals. Forget the gimmicks. Forget the paperwork overload for teachers and administrators. Discover a way to have a positive productive classroom. Take back your teaching time.

Speakers
CA

Clayton Andersen

National Trainer--Leadership and Performance Coach, Center for Teacher Effectiveness
National Trainer, Classroom Management International Leadership and Performance Coach BS Mechanical Engineering MS Aeronautical Engineering Former Adjunct Professor Father of Six girls who learned in the public school environment Champion of education and educators


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Do You Symbaloo?
This free visual and spacial bookmarking tool lets you post the links that you use with your students in a "web mix" with "tiles" that make it easy for students to follow and find. Avoid posting lists of text and hoping the students hit the right links. Learn how to post your web mix into your web page (I will be using my.uen.org as my example) Find resources for your class and search for collections made by other teachers. http://my.uen.org/myuen/54692

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Hales

Calvin Hales

teacher 3rd grade, Duchesne School District
I have presented at UCET and URSA a number of times. I worked as a UEN Regional trainer for eight years. Now back in the classroom, I am in my 36 th year of teaching with only 8 more to go!


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Flip, Don't Flop - Tech in a Flipped Classroom
Learn best practices to bring a flipped classroom to life for you and your students. How to set up a learning management system for student success, resources for video presentations, student accountability, rewards and consequences to promote student participation, and parent cooperation. Explore apps and websites that help you fully integrate the use of technology into your flipped or blended classroom whether you have 1:1, BYOD, or computer labs. http://erikabradshawportfolio.weebly.com/ucet-2015.html

Speakers
avatar for Erika Bradshaw

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

FREE Student Response Systems: Overview & Best Practices
Clicker systems are popular, but expensive, tools for encouraging all students to engage with classroom content. Recently several excellent AND FREE clicker alternatives have been developed and made available online. In this session we’ll take a look at the best of the available student response systems and discuss best practices for integrating them in your classroom. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob 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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Imaging is Dead...Long Live Policies!
Are you still imaging your Macs? Come and learn about the power of policies how to simplify your life.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

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

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2603 Howell

1:15pm

Join the QR Code Revolution!
Since 2010, the use of QR codes, worldwide, has risen over 4500%! QR codes are exploding, evolving and revolutionizing the way we experience digital media. They’re being used to connect us to everything from website links and YouTube promos, to greater classroom engagement and library patron interaction. If you aren’t utilizing the humble yet powerful QR Code in your learning environment (what?!), then you’re short-cutting yourself, and disengaging with an alarming (and growing) percentage of users. Join Digital Content & Training Specialist and Mobile Computing Expert Ricky Fitzpatrick, as he shares simple, free, and effective methods for implementing the QR code right away, into nearly every facet of your classroom and library process. Bring your mobile devices, and let the revolution begin! TBA

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Ricky Fitzpatrick

School Sales Account Manager, Western US, Baker & Taylor
Ricky Fitzpatrick is a ten-year veteran with Baker & Taylor, and one of the founding members of their Digital Support & Training division, helping lay the foundation for Baker & Taylor’s present-day eBook Circulation and Curriculum services. He currently manages all aspects of Sales... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Keyboarding Skills: Necessary in the Digital Age
Keyboarding skills in the 21st century are necessary to increase employment opportunities and improve productivity. The NBEA states “Keyboarding is now one of the fundamental life skills for today’s technological age; thus, it is important for all students.” Topics highlighted are: 1) Why teach keyboarding? 2) Will the keyboard become obsolete? 3) When should keyboarding be taught? 4) How do I motivate keyboarding students? Help students overcome hunting and pecking! www.KeyboardingOnline.com

Speakers
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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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Plickers: The low-tech clickers!
This session will explore how to use Plickers to check for understanding in a fun, interactive way. It's an easy way to have an individual student-response system without individual devices for students. Plickers is a GREEN activity that requires use of paper for the first time only. Come play with us! https://www.dropbox.com/s/rl9jdoiszxa7hub/plickers%20quick%20reference.pdf?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5qdt3s96oxjsoj/plickers.pptx?dl=0

Speakers
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Joell Wilkins

STS - Farnsworth Elementary, 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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Project Based Learning: Using Genius Hour in Elementary
Allowing students to study and research their interests is the basis of personalized learning. Genius hour is the method many teachers throughout the world are implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Genius Hour is giving students time each day/week to study the topic of their choice. Genius Hour/20% time has gained a lot of attention in the past few years. In this session we will discuss strategies to use PBL (project based learning) in an elementary setting. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →
avatar for Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan

Instructional Technology Trainer, Utah Education Network
Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with expertise in using social media in the classroom. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Instructional Design and Educational Psychology from the University of Utah, where she is currently an Adjunct Instructor... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

School Coding Clubs
Google with their CS First program (csfirst.net) has developed an series of themes each with 8 different lessons that can be used as part of a school coding club. The themes and lessons are designed to attract girls, minorities, and even boys to come and learn coding using Scratch. Come find how you could get a coding club started at your school. Also find out other resources that you can use. goo.gl/HdzcCg and csfirst.net

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, carl.lyman@outlook.com
@CarlLyman
avatar for Brett Zabel

Brett Zabel

District Assessment Specialist, Wasatch County School District
Brett Zabel has been with Wasatch School District for more than twenty years. He has spent time in the classroom as a Business, Marketing, and IT teacher, as an Assistant Principal, as an Instructional Coach, and as a District Technology Specialist. He is currently a District Specialist... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Taking the Pain Out Of Password Management
In this session I will start you down the road to login and password nirvana by introducing you to a few tools that will help you create, track and remember your passwords for you! These tools will create complex passwords and save them so that you will only need to remember ONE more password for the rest of your life. Bring your logins and passwords that have been jotted down on the note pads in your desk and sticky notes from under your keyboard so that we can get them secure! http://sedcclint.com/?p=1614

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Technology Tools for the “tough” kids in your classroom
“Tough” kids. We all have them, and though we try not to use labels, you know exactly which kids I’m talking about when I say “tough”. I have a classroom full of the “toughest” kids in my district, grades K-3, and I have to tell you, they’re the best kids. They offer the greatest challenge to us as teachers, and therefore the greatest reward. The secret: when you find something that works for them, ALL of your students will benefit! So, come explore with me some tools that I have found that work wonders with and for my students. We’ll discuss GoNoodle, Class Dojo, TenMarks, QR codes, and using Excel or Google Sheets to track that wonderful data you have. https://missherring.wordpress.com/technology-tools-for-the-tough-kids-in-your-class/

Speakers
avatar for Mallory Herring

Mallory Herring

K-3 Behavior Teacher, Amelia Earhart Elementary, Provo School District
I have taught in Utah for the last 8 years, in Wasatch and Provo School Districts. I began my career as a general education teacher, and now hold a Special Education license and am pursuing a Masters of Education Degree from SUU. I currently teach Provo School District’s K-3 behavior... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Worth 1,000 words: Visual strategies for school-home communication
At your last parent-teacher conferences, how many involved parents still asked you, “So...how is he doing?” when they sat down to talk to you? As teachers, we know how students are doing in our classes, and unfortunately, we’re often the only ones who know. Come learn about innovations in business intelligence and analytics that can bridge this communication gap. In this session, we’ll also review tools for creating ad-hoc visual reports. Then, we’ll get creative and design our dream data dashboards so parents aren’t just involved, they’re “in the know.” edubrooke.com/visual_strategies

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Anderson

Brooke Anderson

Instructor, University of Utah
Brooke Anderson, a classroom teacher for thirteen years, is currently Masters student in Information Systems at the U with a special focus on applied Data Science. Her focus is on how student data is collected, stored, retrieved, and analyzed. She is currently working on improving... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

We Haiku, Do You?
Are you ready to increase student learning and engagement in writing? Then Haiku Deck is for you! Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool available on the web and as an app for iOS devices. Their philosophy is to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun! We will show you how to use this fantastic tool for creating and publishing student writing and presentations. We will be focusing on different writing genres including poetry, opinion writing, informational, 6 word stories, vocabulary practice, and more. We will also focus on how this can be used for content integration. This tool would be appropriate for teachers grades K-12 in all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

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... Read More →
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Chandra Martz

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently an Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. This is her 11th year in Education. She taught 5th grade for 4 years, and this is her 7th year in Educational Technology. She served on the UCET Board from 2015-2017, and is currently in her 1st... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Apps and Tools for Assessment
New apps and online tools offer fun, engaging, and effective methods for integrating assessment into your classroom. This session will cover a set of useful apps (e.g., Plickers) and online tools (e.g., Google forms) that can be used for assessment in the classroom. Session will include hand-on development and testing so that you can experience each tool in action and see how it (realistically) can work in a classroom environment.

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2528 David James

3:00pm

Blended Learning, Reform Based Math, and Beyond
As I tried to implement flipped instruction, I identified areas where flipped instruction conflicted with what I believe math instruction should be, inquiry in nature. This presentation shows how I came to a solution and implemented online math discussions in a fourth grade classroom. I found students participated in conversations that had deep mathematical thinking, and demonstrated understanding far better than traditional homework.

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Young

Lewis Young

Assistant Principal, Brookhaven Elementary
I have six years experience teaching, and three years experience with 1:1 or 2:1 instruction. I hold an MA from BYU in Teacher Education with an emphasis in STEM education. I'm also finishing up my admin license this spring. I frequently participate in #utedchat on Wednesday nights... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Creativity in the Cloud - Multimedia Authoring Across Devices
As we help students move from information consumption to content production, how do you find solutions that are easy to learn, easy to manage, and publish student work for authentic learning and powerful assessments?
The objective of this presentation is to introduce educators to open-device options of Wixie, a comprehensive cloud-based solution for writing, creating, assessing, and sharing.
Wixie allows students to combine many of the best features of popular Web 2.0 tools to extend learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. Wixie’s powerful authoring component, combined with a learning management system that is accessible to a wide range of integration abilities, and student saving and sharing make creating, sharing, and assessing online an integral part of the learning process, all on a wide range of devices!
Participants in this session will:
• Gain a clear sense of the benefits of creating and constructing knowledge on a variety of devices, but in the same tool.
• Explore examples of how Wixie has been used in the classroom to engage students in content, to provide additional opportunities for practice as well as extension, and to foster creativity, innovation, and higher-order thinking skills.
• Learn how the tools and administrative functions in Wixie provide an easy way for educators to assess student learning in an open device network.
• Leave with a better understanding of how to implement, assess, and support student-centered authoring.
www.tech4learning.com/wixie

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Daly

Carolyn Daly

Tech4Learning
Carolyn Daly has been working for an educational technology company in San Diego, called Tech4Learning for over 20 years. She has conducted hundreds of presentations at local and state-wide conferences and writes articles for the online Creative Educator magazine. Before working for... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Elevate Your Teaching With Primary Sources
Although primary sources are important in social studies classes, they can also be used effectively in other content areas to help students develop critical thinking skills. This class will showcase a variety of resources for finding primary sources and suggest ways to elevate your teaching using primary sources and technology. http://librarypresentations.wikispaces.com/Elevate+Your+Teaching+With+Primary+Sources

Speakers
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Catherine Bates

Teacher Librarian, Canyons School District
Catherine Bates--Teacher Librarian at Brighton High, MEd in Instructional Technology from Utah State University Marianne Bates--Teacher Librarian at Albion Middle School, MEd in Instructional Technology from Utah State University. (Parts of this presentation will be presented at... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Getting Started with Google Classroom
Classroom is Google’s new 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. http://sedcclint.com/?p=1502

Speakers
avatar for Clint Stephens

Clint Stephens

Educational Technology Specialist, Southwest Educational Development Center
During his twelve years teaching secondary Science, Regional Technology Integration Specialist Clint Stephens was awarded the Utah Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award in addition to several technology innovation grants & awards. Currently, Clint is a Level 1 & 2 Certified... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Interactive Classroom Technologies
As interactive classroom technologies continue to evolve, it can be difficult to determine which technology is best for your application. Come take a look at what exciting new options are offered to better assist in communicating, and collaborating with your students.

This session will give you a brief overview of interactivity solutions that you can integrate directly into the classroom from low cost whiteboard add-ons, to ultra-short throw interactive projectors, and even all-in-one interactive flat panel displays.

Come see how these technologies compare to one another, what benefits each solution offers you, and even get a hands on demonstration with the newest technologies in interactivity.

Speakers
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Brent

TV Specialists, Inc.
Brent Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has over 25 years of experience with AV technology and represents over 8 different interactive technology solutions. Ted Bollinger is the vice president of TV Specialists and has over 30 years of AV display experience. Mike Bollinger is a sales... Read More →
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Mike Burton

Instructional Technology Coach, Park City School District
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Dalton

Dalton Parker with TV Specialists, Inc. has many years of experience with all facets of AV technology and integration. Representing dozens of manufacturers in Interactivity, Display Technology, Switching, Streaming, Production, and Control.


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Introducing EdReady Utah: Get ready for college and career!
Did you know that half of recent high school graduates are not ready for college math? EdReady Utah allows students assess their readiness for college math, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. Students can use EdReady to study for the ACT or AccuPlacer and refresh their math skills prior to starting college. Teachers can guide personalize a learning path for their students and receive real-time reports of how their student is performing. Come learn how to get started with this FREE resource. www.uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garrett

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... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Revolutionary Math Intervention
Successful math intervention at middle schools has been difficult to achieve. Learn how many educators are revolutionizing their instructional practices and student engagement through the implementation of MATH 180. http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/math180/

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bales

Janet Bales

Director for Math Partnerships, Scholastic
Janet Bales has been professionally involved in education for 25 years. After a number of years in elementary and middle school classrooms, she enjoyed working directly with teachers, schools and school districts as an instructional consultant. Currently, Janet’s position allows... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
 
Friday, April 3
 

10:15am

10 Strategies for iPads and/or Chromebooks and SMARTboards
Start getting the results everyone wants out of their 21st Century Classroom! iPads are great. Chromebooks are great. SMARTBoards are great. Put them all together and you have an innovative learning environment rich with possibilities! Come and learn some strategies to help you integrate your technology to get the students more engaged even during whole class lessons. Doesn't matter if you have iPads or Chromebooks or both! The strategies will work with both. The strategies will also work with any curriculum or subject matter. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015

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Bob Jackman

Education Consultant, The Chariot Gruop
Bob Jackman is an expert on Smart Technologies and classroom integration of technology. He has presented at UCET for the last 7 years, as well as at SUECON. He does professional development all around the state on these topics.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Assigning, Collecting, and Returning Work Paperlessly with Google Tools
Google Apps for Education offer teachers all the tools they need to assign, collect, grade, and return work to their students in the cloud. No paper necessary. In this session, we will walk through an effective workflow teachers can use to assign meaningful work to students, collect it in an organized manner, and give effective feedback quickly with Google Tools. http://professionallyproofed.com/ucet

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Jeff Winget

Teacher, UHS
For the last 6-7 years, I have used Google Apps for Education in my classroom. During that time, I have experimented with many different ways of managing day-to-day classroom workflow using those tools, and I have found many useful ways of doing things that enhance the learning environment... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2528 David James

10:15am

Creating Effective Science Videos Using Free Technologies
Recent research has identified specific skill sets that teachers need to effectively teach with digital tools in science disciplines. This technological pedagogical content knowledge is necessary for creating digital learning opportunities in a 21st century classroom. This session will begin with a lecture on frameworks for utilizing effective multimedia and video technology in science curriculum, present example instructional activities for teacher- and student-created videos, and then finish with a hands-on demonstration of three free video creation tools: Stupeflix, VideoStar, and WeVideo. https://sites.google.com/site/lisaferrara/home/presentations

Speakers
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Lisa Ferrara

Research Assistant, MIND Lab, University of Utah
Lisa is a researcher at the University of Utah College of Education multimedia and instructional design lab who conducts learning research in STEM topics. Lisa also teaches technology integration courses in the Educational Psychology department.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Everything You Need to Know About #UTedchat & Twitter Chats
Twitter has become a very popular tool for educators to use when trying to improve their teaching skills because it allows you to connect with other teachers all over the world. Getting involved with different Twitter chats is another way teachers can increase their knowledge and have fun learning. #UTedChat is a weekly Twitter chat that focuses on Utah teachers and helps us connect with one another so we can learn from teachers in our own state dealing with some of the same questions and issues we face. As fun as and informative as these Twitter chats can be, they can also be downright difficult to figure out how to follow along AND add to the conversation. Come learn how to effectively participate in these chats by learning about different technology tools that can help this process along. We will cover a multitude of different tools that will make following along as well as contributing a snap! We will look at both free and paid versions of tools allowing everyone the opportunity to learn and grow with #UTedChat each week as well as the many other Twitter chats available!

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
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... Read More →

Board
avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2503 McNelt

10:15am

Investigating Technology
Trying to decide which is the best technology for your classroom or school? In this highly interactive session, we will compare the advantages and limitations for using various technologies, including: iPads, Android tablets, Chrome books, Kindles, computers, and laptops. Bring your experience with any of these devices to share with your colleagues. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

NASA Smart Skies: Modeling DRT Math through Air Traffic Control
Imagine 40,000 commercial flights per day soaring across US airspace. Talk about a large-scale, real-world distance-rate-time problem! Yet air traffic controllers deftly handle this problem every day through focus, quick decision-making, and mathematics. In this session you will learn how to use the context of air traffic control to transform your students’ ability to make sense of and solve distance-rate-time problems using basic middle school math. We will first use an engaging online simulator to model spacing conflicts between two to five airplanes. Then we will use sample material from the paper-and-pencil workbooks to learn how to apply proportional reasoning to solve each problem with strategic route and speed changes. By the end of the session, you will be able to help students mentally detect, analyze, and resolve air traffic conflicts and then communicate a solution that meets both time and spacing requirements. Products featured in this workshop will include the Sector 33 air traffic control simulator, print-based workbooks, and supporting videos and animations. All materials demonstrated in this session are free and readily available on the NASA Smart Skies website. (The simulator is available as both a web app and iOS app.) http://smartskies.nasa.gov

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Smart Skies Project Lead, NASA
Rebecca Green holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a teaching credential for K-8 education. She has supported the NASA Office of Education at Ames Research Center in northern California for eleven years and currently serves as Lead for the Smart Skies project. Rebecca... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Simple Steps for Blended Classrooms
Online presenting doesn't happen by accident. It is intentional and even audience members are a vital part of this learning ecosystem. There are a whole new set of challenges where you cannot see the faces of those you are talking to. Learn from this teacher who has connected thousands of students and presented online for hundreds of hours about how to make online presenting work for you and the skills you MUST teach students so they can master how to do this as well.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
rom top-tier universities to the US Department of Education, it has been proven that technology in the classroom improves learning & retention, and even raises test scores. This session will focus on technology's role in today's classroom and how it can be used to elevate the level of education we provide students. From very simple fixes such as ensuring a teacher's voice can be clearly heard by all students, to the more complex solution of student response systems, we will provide examples of technology in the educational setting. Additionally, this session will introduce the latest concepts and ideas to create a better integrated classroom.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
avatar for Ingolf de Jong

Ingolf de Jong

President and CEO, GENCOMM
Ingolf is the CEO/President of General Communications, Inc. and has over 38 years of experience in the building technology industry. His expertise is working with clients to find creative technology solutions that allow them to be more efficient within their working environment. Some... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2605 Fletcher

10:15am

Using online resources in your classes, tips on using the Gale Reference Collection
The Gale Reference Collection is new to the UEN website. It contains a lot of great material and resources for teachers in many different subject areas: Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. The collection spans all ages K-12 and allows students access to easily research and learn more about topics ranging from opposing viewpoints, global issues, biographies, current events, and many more. Don't let the title keep you away, this a great resource for you and your students. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Adding Spatial Superpowers to Your Students List of Skills
Do your students have superpowers that will carry them far in their life? Join us for this introduction to using ArcGIS online as a technology to enhance problem solving, analytical thinking, statistical analysis, and communication (story telling) activities to your classroom.
We’ll explore lessons available, mobile service learning opportunities, and how GIS technology is used in society. You’ll be introduced to the GIS power users in Utah as well as existing educators using GIS in the classroom.
Esri’s ArcGIS Online subscriptions are available free of charge to any K-12 school or home school in the US. BYOD or simply attend this presentation. What is YOUR Superpower?
edcommunity.esri.com

Speakers
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Esther Worker

Esri Education Manager, Esri
Esther Worker is a member of the Esri Education Team which focuses on spatial literacy, STEM and STEAM Skills and the integration of GIS technology. John Schaefer, CEO of SLC based Children's Media Workshop, helps transforms classrooms into 21st Century learning communities and... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2528 David James

12:00pm

Being Brave Enough to Try!
Whether you are gracefully diving into the technology pool in your classroom or you've been traumatically pushed into the enormous digital sea, we could all use a little hand-holding, a good pep talk, or maybe even a life preserver thrown our way. As a digital immigrant, teaching technology natives can seem incredibly daunting. The last thing any teacher wants is to feel like the dumbest one in the room. We all want to succeed in our quest to integrate. But, honestly, it can be hard to muster up the courage to even test the technology waters. Come share in my journey of learning to swim in these often shark infested waters. Armed with nothing but desire, I jumped feet first, and guess what? I'm still afloat. Come see what my classroom is like and see the difference technology has made in my teaching. I have gone from no devices to 1:1. I have Flipped my instruction. I have tried numerous gizmos and gadgets, apps and attitudes. There are things I like and things I don't and so many things I still want to try. I am in no way a Michael Phelps of Technology (more of a Dory really). I am, however, Brave Enough To Try! msmooreelp4.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Moore

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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Canvas: Portrait of a 'Flipped' Classroom
The concept of students reading, learning, and exploring ideas prior to attending the class lecture time is nothing new. The "flipped classroom" is all the rage in the education circles today, but does it work to improve educational outcomes? This session will demonstrate the use of Canvas as a medium for creating a learning environment wherein students preview content, meet pre-lecture objectives, formulate understanding of material, and provides feedback to the instructor before they come to the scheduled class. The presenter will demonstrate features of Canvas that instructors may use to begin teaching students, assessing understanding, and interpreting student needs before regular class.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Brereton

Dean Brereton

Assistant Professor/MSN, RN-BC, Snow College
Dean Brereton, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Snow College. He has taught Canvas courses in hybrid and wholly online environments. He taught a introduction to Canvas previously at UCET.


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Digital Grit: Tech Tools to Transform Your Teaching
This fast paced, interactive showcase of easy-to-implement tech tools shows how to leverage technology in your online or blended classroom and build your students’ ‘digital grit’. The US Department of Education has identified grit, tenacity, and perseverance as the critical factors for student success in the 21st century. This session will demo specific tech tools that can help you support and develop these characteristics in your classroom.
Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_1EXJC2zv02c21La2WvItSHV7vQEaHb8ZMgnVn3Rh7Q/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
EA

Emily Andersen

Assistant Director, Mountain Heights Academy
Emily Andersen has worked secondary education for 10 ten years as an English and History teacher, administrator, curriculum developer and in a multitude of settings--public, private and charter. Emily was awarded a ISKME fellowship in 2012 and an Association of American Educators... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Inexpensive, Efficient, Formative Data Gathering with Plickers
Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices. Become one of the 40,000 teachers who have taken advantage of this revolutionary technology tool. https://www.plickers.com/

Speakers
avatar for Adrienne Buck

Adrienne Buck

Teacher, Canyon School District
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Master of Education Educational Technology 11 years classroom teaching experience 2 months experience with Plickers
avatar for Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon

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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Prep for Large Scale Student Deployment
Are you really ready for your one to one. In this session come and learn the steps that it takes to roll out a large scale student deployment. JAMF software has been involved in many large scale deployments. Matt Bentley will tell you the hows, whys and the gotchas to be successful.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

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

Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2603 Howell

12:00pm

Technology Smackdown
Enjoy a smackdown of the top tools. Learn about some cool new tools and share your own. Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher will share her top tools while the audience joins in with some smacking' good apps and tools of your own.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

What is all the fuss about computer science?
Come learn about the 21st century digital literacy skills that every student should be using in all of their classes. Computer science isn't just about programming or coding, it is so much more.

In this session we will talk about problem solving, critical thinking, logic, algorithms, communication and collaboration and how to engage students so they can apply these skills in real world applications.

If you are using these skills in your class already, please bring ideas or resources to share.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Nicole Reitz-Larsen

Educator, West High School
Nicole Reitz-Larsen is a secondary classroom teacher with 15+ years teaching experience. She has taught everything from AP/IB Computer Science, to German, Multimedia and Business related courses. She loves working with students and is passionate about equity in education and providing... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

UCET and CenturyLink Grant Recipients
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avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Technology Specialist, USBE
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2503 McNelt

1:15pm

We Haiku, Do You?
Are you ready to increase student learning and engagement in writing? Then Haiku Deck is for you! Haiku Deck is a free presentation tool available on the web and as an app for iOS devices. Their philosophy is to make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun! We will show you how to use this fantastic tool for creating and publishing student writing and presentations. We will be focusing on different writing genres including poetry, opinion writing, informational, 6 word stories, vocabulary practice, and more. We will also focus on how this can be used for content integration. This tool would be appropriate for teachers grades K-12 in all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsi Coughran

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... Read More →
avatar for Chandra Martz

Chandra Martz

Ed Tech Coach, Canyons School District
Chandra Martz is currently an Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. This is her 11th year in Education. She taught 5th grade for 4 years, and this is her 7th year in Educational Technology. She served on the UCET Board from 2015-2017, and is currently in her 1st... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2528 David James

1:15pm

Augmenting Reality in a 5th Grade Classroom
Augmented Reality? What's that? Sounds interesting? 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.

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Mingl

Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
avatar for Douglas Rolley

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 April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

FileWave 'IN-DEPTH': Engineering Walk Through on How to Manage All OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android Devices
The Utah FileWave Engineer will take you through an "IN-DEPTH" look of how the FileWave Interfcae makes managing all types of devices seamless and easy for all to use.  Since 1992, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desited 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 to having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy!  Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.  Also introducting Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2529 Price

1:15pm

How to Succeed with Class Badges Without Really Trying
Looking to gamify Canvas courses? Want to award badges to students who complete learning objectives? This interactive session will help you climb the ladder from simple window-washer to big-time Canvas Badges expert. You will learn about incentives for learning to enhance student outcomes and ideas to engage students.

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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Social PD & Networking
In this session, participants will explore using a blog, Twitter and other forms of social media to blend professional development (PD) with independent learning and the building of a professional learning network (PLN). Come connect with us and have time for account set-up, examples, tips and tricks for getting the most out of your time online! http://csdedtech.blogspot.com

Speakers
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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Technology Provided for Learning - CultureGrams, SIRS, eLibrary, from ProQuest
Join us for a high level look at current multi-media content, standards correlations, critical thinking, reading, and writing tools provided today in ProQuest’s major K-12 informational resources. We will provide updates on the popular ProQuest CultureGrams resource, available through Utah’s PIONEER online library, as well as key elements found in other highly regarded ProQuest K-12 resources: SIRS and eLibrary. Temporary access to all resources (SIRS, eLibrary, and CultureGrams) will be provided if you desire to use the resources later during the month (CultureGrams access is already available to all Utah schools via Utah’s PIONEER online library).

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Cutler

Jeff Cutler

Training and Consulting Partner, ProQuest
Training and Consulting Partner with ProQuest for K-12, public libraries, and community colleges over western U.S. for 21 years. Ask me about any ProQuest resource.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Utah Compose: Using the Tool to Improve Student Writing
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will learn how to use Utah Compose to best teach and improve writing. Utah Compose, as many teachers have learned, is merely a tool to help English/Language Arts teachers. However, if used correctly, Utah Compose can be a valuable tool to teach students where their writing most needs improving. This session will include generating reports using Utah Compose and working with actual essays from Utah Compose. The work done with them will involve teaching students how to read their own report as well as incorporating essay corrections pages to teach students how to improve their writing. Mini-lessons on those topics will also be available if time allows.

Speakers
EN

Elinda Nedreberg

Language Arts Teacher, Davis School District
Elinda Nedreberg has been teaching English/Language Arts in the Davis School District for eight years. She enjoys incorporating technology in her instruction, and does so as much as budgets and time allow.


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

An Enabled Student is a Responsible Student
Come and learn how using JAMF's Self Service can help your students be more enabled and responsible for their own devices, learning and software.

Speakers
MB

Matthew Bentley

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

Brad Caldwell

Brad Caldwell is a father to 4 children in Utah schools and a supporter of a successful implementations of Apple technology in the classroom. With 20+ years working with Utah educators and now with JAMF he helps districts, schools and teachers effectively implement technology in the... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2603 Howell

3:00pm

Audit-grade EdTech Analytics: How Does Your School Measure Up?
Would you be shocked to learn that at one 1:1 school, administrators discovered 10% of students never used their school-issued laptops? The school sure was. They didn't even know about their critical usage gap until they started tracking their digital resources. What's even more shocking is the vast majority of schools have no system in place to track the usage of their edtech assets. You wouldn't drive a car without a speedometer - why would you spend millions on laptops and other edtech devices without a way to measure their effectiveness? Join the president and CEO of LabStats, Stephen Loosli, as he walks you through case studies of how analytics from EduTrends have helped district technology leaders create the most equitable and efficient edtech ecosystems they can.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Loosli

Stephen Loosli

President & CEO, LabStats
Stephen Loosli is the president and CEO of LabStats - makers of the cloud-based LabStats Online and EduTrends digital resources planning tools for higher ed and K-12, respectively. Boasting more than a decade of experience in edtech analytics, LabStats' products have been the technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2528 David James

3:00pm

Canvas Does Math?
Canvas (the LMS of choice for many districts) and mathematics are not known for playing well together. In this interactive session, teachers will learn the basics for using MyOpenMath as a Canvas App for allowing Mathematics oriented subjects to build great assessments and assignments. Participants can request their own MyOpenMath account to provide greater access to the learning provided here.

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LW

Linda Walter

Teacher, Payson High School
This is the first presentation that I have made on this particular topic. I have taught Chemistry and Physics for 30 years and am teaching Math for the first time in many years at this time. Canvas has been challenging, especially for mathematics and AP Physics. My Open Math has bridged... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Code.org's K-5 Elementary Training
Code.org has created training and curriculum to introduce problem solving, computational thinking, and coding to elementary students. Code.org has also developed some professional development to train K-5 elementary teachers to implement the curriculum into their classes. Come learn how you can take your students "Beyond the Hour of Code." code.org/k5

Speakers
avatar for Carl Lyman

Carl Lyman

Coding Trainer, carl.lyman@outlook.com
@CarlLyman


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

CyberSpeak for Educators
Social media and computer use are important and big parts of education today. This session will help educators avoid technology pitfalls that put their careers in jeopardy.

Speakers
TN

Tom Nedreberg

Tom is the Technology Director in the Tintic School District and the Vice President of the Utah Education Association. He has been the Technology Director for 16 years and has seen the potential uses and misuses of technology in the classroom.


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Elevate Professional Learning with Teaching Channel
Video promotes teacher learning by expanding one’s images of teaching and gives teachers the ability to analyze one’s practice. In this session we will focus on the theory of professional learning and how video can improve teaching practice. uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Associate Director, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. His expertise is in instructional design, technology integration, learning strategies, and process improvement. He began his career as a network designer for Cisco Systems in 2000. Justin started working at the University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Hoards of Collaboration Tools 2.0: Augmented
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools which promote collaboration among students and colleagues. This WAS a face to face, stand and deliver 50 minute presentation until it was asked to be done for a conference as a one-dimensional, hang on the wall poster. Part one of this session will be an overview of the original presentation. In part two, participants will learn how free tools like Aurasma Studio can be used to create interactive, augmented reality presentations, book trailers, even scavenger hunts. http://my.uen.org/myuen/85995/4

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hagan

Jamie Hagan

Instructional/Tech Coach, Timpanogos Middle School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Solving the Case of the Mystery Skype Classroom
Get ready to load up the Mystery Machine and put on your Sherlock dectective hat because it's time to solve the case of the Mystery Skype Classroom! Do you want to find ways to help your students learn more about other states or counties here in Utah? How about connecting with different classrooms across the U.S. or world? How can you do all these things with a shrinking or non-existent field trip budget? Come find out and learn how Mystery Skype can help you make learning fun again!

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avatar for Derek Larson

Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2503 McNelt

3:00pm

Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching U.S. History/Government/Civics
Do you want a tech tip, trick, or tool to enhance your teaching of Social Studies? This presentation will introduce you to a variety of such tips, tricks, and tools, such as online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, government, civics, and geography. This session will be most beneficial for 5th – 12th grade teachers of U.S. Social Studies and will have a primary focus on History and Geography, although all Social Studies teachers can benefit from the ideas and resources presented.

You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, and be given strategies for using them frequently in your lessons. In addition, you will be shown how to access lesson plans, teaching materials, and activities available for teachers and students, from a variety of other sites. One such site is Colonial Williamsburg, where you will find a wealth of well-prepared resources available to support the teaching of U.S. History. Ideas on incorporating these resources and materials into your Social Studies classes will also be shared during this session.
http://yourtechnologypassporttoteachingsocialstudies.wikispaces.com/

Speakers
avatar for Ruth King

Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Using Learning Theory to Write Better Questions
New technologies make it easy to pose questions for students as formative assessments and learning activities. But how do we ensure that these questions measure what we intend and support meaningful student learning. In this session, learning theories related to question development will be discussed and participants will practice writing questions targeted to different levels of knowledge representation. Implications for learning and transfer will be discussed.

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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

What’s New in Pioneer Library: Powerful New EBSCO Tools
UEN recently added several powerful new resources in Pioneer Library, which is free for Utah teachers and students. Very few educators are aware of these new resources because they are buried deep inside the Pioneer website, and they were added with little fanfare. Come learn about these wonderful educational resources, including NoveList, Biography / History / Science / Literary References Centers, and much more. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob 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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Why I Flipped
learn·er /lərnər/: noun 1. a person who is learning a subject or skill.
“All learners are diverse and readiness levels differ from student to student”

read·i·ness /ˈredēnəs/: noun 1. the state of being fully prepared for something.
“There are varying levels of learner readiness in the classroom, students do not learn at the same rate”

rate /rāt/: noun 1. a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure.
“Pedagogy can be differentiated for learners by their individual readiness or rate of learning”

dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion /difəˌren(t)SHēˈāSH(ə)n/: noun 1. development from the one to the many, the simple to the complex, or the homogeneous to the heterogeneous
“Instruction can be differentiated for learner readiness or rate utilizing the flipped classroom method”

flip·ed /flipped/ class·room /klasˌro͞om,ˈklasˌro͝om/: adjective 1. Pedagogy that is normally occurs in the classroom is now taking place outside of the classroom.
“The flipped classroom differentiates for readiness or rate of all learners in the classroom.

The flipped classroom is changing the way traditional education is taught. In this session you will learn why flipping your classroom may be a way to differentiate for learner readiness in your classroom. You will also learn strategies and techniques you can use so that you can effectively flip and manage your classroom. I flipped and so can you.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Crowton

Jason Crowton

Innovative Learning Coach, 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... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096