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Thursday, April 2


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.

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


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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2528 David James


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

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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 →
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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


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.


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


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

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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


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

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Erika Bradshaw

Teacher, Mount Jordan Middle School
Erika Bradshaw is an 8th year educator at Mount Jordan Middle School. She has worked in elementary and middle school and is in her second year of fully integrating a fully flipped classroom in a low socio-economic school in Sandy, Ut. She has a Master's in Elementary Education and... Read More →

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


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/

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Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, Utah Education Network
For the past 13 years Rob Bentley has been a technology integration instructor and course designer for the Utah Education Network. Rob has a Bachelors degree in Spanish education with an English minor, and a Masters degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Rob is... Read More →

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


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.


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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2603 Howell


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


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


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


Joell Wilkins

STS, 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


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

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


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

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Carl Lyman

CSTA Utah Past President, Utah Coding & CSTA Utah
A teacher of 30+ years from grades 2-12 and adults with most of the time as a computer teacher on a secondary level. A UCET presenter since 1982. A specialist at USBE for 10 years over Computer Science and Information Technology education. A creator of curriculum for teaching coding... Read More →
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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


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

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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


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/

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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


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

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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