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Thursday, April 2


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.

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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


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.

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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


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

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Dave Horan

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

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

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


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


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


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.

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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


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!

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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 →

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Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC

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


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.


Matthew Bentley

Coffee. Computers. Cars. Clover. Kellie. Well, they couldn't all begin with C could they?

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


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

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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


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.

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Janae Hunt

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

Librarian, Corner Canyon High School
Maria Jones made the switch to Librarian after being an Educational Technology Specialist for 5 years. She is in her 3rd year as the librarian at Corner Canyon High School where she finds fun and creative ways to blend the two jobs.

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


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.

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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


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

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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


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.

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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 →
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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


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

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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