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Thursday, April 2

12:00pm MDT

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.

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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 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm MDT

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 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Room 2528 David James

12:00pm MDT

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.

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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 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm MDT

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

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Rich Finlinson

Booth 52, UEN

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

12:00pm MDT

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.


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

12:00pm MDT

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

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Katie Garrett

Digital Media Manager, Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett is the digital media services manager at the Utah Education Network. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in instructional technology. At UEN Katie is responsible for various statewide digital media initiatives... Read More →

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

12:00pm MDT

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

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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 →
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Katie Hill

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

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

12:00pm MDT

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/

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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 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm MDT

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

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Alan Griffin

Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
I have organized the OER Collective for the past 3 years

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

12:00pm MDT

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

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Jared Fawson

Professional Learning Specialist, UEN
I am a technology integration specialist for the Utah Education Network. I am ISTE certified and currently teaching the ISTE certification course.
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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 MDT
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm MDT

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

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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 MDT
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm MDT

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.

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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 MDT
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
  Interactive Lecture, Session 2

12:00pm MDT

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.

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Jared Ward

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

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
Friday, April 3

10:15am MDT

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


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 MDT
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096