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Friday, April 3


An Enabled Student is a Responsible Student
Come and learn how using JAMF's Self Service can help your students be more enabled and responsible for their own devices, learning and software.


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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2603 Howell


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


Canvas Does Math?
Canvas (the LMS of choice for many districts) and mathematics are not known for playing well together. In this interactive session, teachers will learn the basics for using MyOpenMath as a Canvas App for allowing Mathematics oriented subjects to build great assessments and assignments. Participants can request their own MyOpenMath account to provide greater access to the learning provided here.


Linda Walter

Teacher, Payson High School
This is the first presentation that I have made on this particular topic. I have taught Chemistry and Physics for 30 years and am teaching Math for the first time in many years at this time. Canvas has been challenging, especially for mathematics and AP Physics. My Open Math has bridged... Read More →

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


Code.org's K-5 Elementary Training
Code.org has created training and curriculum to introduce problem solving, computational thinking, and coding to elementary students. Code.org has also developed some professional development to train K-5 elementary teachers to implement the curriculum into their classes. Come learn how you can take your students "Beyond the Hour of Code." code.org/k5

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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 →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


CyberSpeak for Educators
Social media and computer use are important and big parts of education today. This session will help educators avoid technology pitfalls that put their careers in jeopardy.


Tom Nedreberg

Tom is the Technology Director in the Tintic School District and the Vice President of the Utah Education Association. He has been the Technology Director for 16 years and has seen the potential uses and misuses of technology in the classroom.

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Elevate Professional Learning with Teaching Channel
Video promotes teacher learning by expanding one’s images of teaching and gives teachers the ability to analyze one’s practice. In this session we will focus on the theory of professional learning and how video can improve teaching practice. uen.org/ucet/

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Justin Brooksby

Associate Director - Professional Development, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. This year he will be presenting on VR in Education using Adobe. Justin is interested in conversations about Canvas, Ed Tech Endorsement, ISTE Certification, Technology Leadership and other UEN Professional Development... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Hoards of Collaboration Tools 2.0: Augmented
Ok, maybe not hoards, but several really useful, quality tools which promote collaboration among students and colleagues. This WAS a face to face, stand and deliver 50 minute presentation until it was asked to be done for a conference as a one-dimensional, hang on the wall poster. Part one of this session will be an overview of the original presentation. In part two, participants will learn how free tools like Aurasma Studio can be used to create interactive, augmented reality presentations, book trailers, even scavenger hunts. http://my.uen.org/myuen/85995/4

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Jamie Hagan

Instructional/Tech Coach, Timpanogos Middle School
Jamie Hagan is a technology instructional coach currently working with 6-8 students and faculty in Heber City, Utah. She has taught for 29 years. She began teaching 4th and 5th grade students for 7 years in Orlando, Florida, then obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Technology... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Solving the Case of the Mystery Skype Classroom
Get ready to load up the Mystery Machine and put on your Sherlock dectective hat because it's time to solve the case of the Mystery Skype Classroom! Do you want to find ways to help your students learn more about other states or counties here in Utah? How about connecting with different classrooms across the U.S. or world? How can you do all these things with a shrinking or non-existent field trip budget? Come find out and learn how Mystery Skype can help you make learning fun again!

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Derek Larson

EdTech Director, SEDC

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2503 McNelt


Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Teaching U.S. History/Government/Civics
Do you want a tech tip, trick, or tool to enhance your teaching of Social Studies? This presentation will introduce you to a variety of such tips, tricks, and tools, such as online interactive history games, web sites, and other technology tools that will engage your students in history, government, civics, and geography. This session will be most beneficial for 5th – 12th grade teachers of U.S. Social Studies and will have a primary focus on History and Geography, although all Social Studies teachers can benefit from the ideas and resources presented.

You will learn how to access “Primary Sources” from online sites, including the Library of Congress, and be given strategies for using them frequently in your lessons. In addition, you will be shown how to access lesson plans, teaching materials, and activities available for teachers and students, from a variety of other sites. One such site is Colonial Williamsburg, where you will find a wealth of well-prepared resources available to support the teaching of U.S. History. Ideas on incorporating these resources and materials into your Social Studies classes will also be shared during this session.

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Ruth King

Teacher, Cedar Ridge Elementary
Ruth King, a 5th grade teacher in Alpine School District. She was presented the National Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year award for 2011. Ruth is a Master Teacher Ambassador for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, and serves as a Peer Facilitator... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Using Learning Theory to Write Better Questions
New technologies make it easy to pose questions for students as formative assessments and learning activities. But how do we ensure that these questions measure what we intend and support meaningful student learning. In this session, learning theories related to question development will be discussed and participants will practice writing questions targeted to different levels of knowledge representation. Implications for learning and transfer will be discussed.

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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 →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


What’s New in Pioneer Library: Powerful New EBSCO Tools
UEN recently added several powerful new resources in Pioneer Library, which is free for Utah teachers and students. Very few educators are aware of these new resources because they are buried deep inside the Pioneer website, and they were added with little fanfare. Come learn about these wonderful educational resources, including NoveList, Biography / History / Science / Literary References Centers, and much more. 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 →

Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


Why I Flipped
learn·er /lərnər/: noun 1. a person who is learning a subject or skill.
“All learners are diverse and readiness levels differ from student to student”

read·i·ness /ˈredēnəs/: noun 1. the state of being fully prepared for something.
“There are varying levels of learner readiness in the classroom, students do not learn at the same rate”

rate /rāt/: noun 1. a measure, quantity, or frequency, typically one measured against some other quantity or measure.
“Pedagogy can be differentiated for learners by their individual readiness or rate of learning”

dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion /difəˌren(t)SHēˈāSH(ə)n/: noun 1. development from the one to the many, the simple to the complex, or the homogeneous to the heterogeneous
“Instruction can be differentiated for learner readiness or rate utilizing the flipped classroom method”

flip·ed /flipped/ class·room /klasˌro͞om,ˈklasˌro͝om/: adjective 1. Pedagogy that is normally occurs in the classroom is now taking place outside of the classroom.
“The flipped classroom differentiates for readiness or rate of all learners in the classroom.

The flipped classroom is changing the way traditional education is taught. In this session you will learn why flipping your classroom may be a way to differentiate for learner readiness in your classroom. You will also learn strategies and techniques you can use so that you can effectively flip and manage your classroom. I flipped and so can you.

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Jason Crowton

Curriculum Dept, Alpine School District
Jason Crowton Fifth Grade Teacher, Mount Mahogany Elementary - Utah County 
Since I started teaching, technology integration in my classroom has been my main focus. Technology has opened new doors that has changed how I teach, lead, and learn. My goal as a teacher is to break the... Read More →

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