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Friday, April 3


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?


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


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 →

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


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

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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


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.

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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


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


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


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/

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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
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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 →

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


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.


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 →

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


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.

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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


UCET and CenturyLink Grant Recipients
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Rick Gaisford

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