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Thursday, April 2


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.

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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 a Secondary Educational Technology Coach for Canyons School District. She was an Elementary Technology Coach for Canyons School District from 2012-2019. She is currently working on her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy with Administrative License from the University... Read More →

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


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.

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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


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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2528 David James


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.

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Lewis Young

Assistant Principal, Brookhaven Elementary School
I have presented at multiple times in the past. I've presented on Blended Learning, Deep Learning, Digital Literature Circles, and many other things. I am currently serving as the Assistant Principal at Brookhaven Elementary in Alpine School District, Eagle Mountain Utah. I have... Read More →

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


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.

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Carolyn Daly

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


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


Catherine Bates

Teacher Librarian, BRIGHTON HIGH SCH
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


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

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


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.



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

Computer Science Teacher/Technology Instructional Coach, Park City School District


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


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

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


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/

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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


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.

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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 →

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