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Thursday, April 2
 

10:15am

8 Steps to Change -- How Go What Is To What You Want
Change is how anything new happens. To move from what you have to what you want, you have to take the proper steps to make those changes. This session is designed for anyone who has to change how they train and use new and upcoming technologies to implement them successfully. Learn the 8 steps that will lead to a change that will last after it has been achieved. Avoid the pitfalls that many changes run into by attending this session and put yourself and your organizations on the path to new ideas that will become reality. www.mylesofsuccess.com

Speakers
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Myles Miller

CEO & Founder, SUCCESSHQ
Myles Miller is an accomplished two-time best selling author, radio talk show host and the CEO & Founder of seven companies. Several of these companies are training and development companies that are working internationally around the world to make companies and individuals more successful... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Bringing district curriculum and textbooks to life via the cloud
This session will explore Kno for Classroom from Intel. A cloud based interactive textbook platform offering over 70+ major publishers that runs cross-platform on Win7, Win8, Android, IOS, and web. Allows you to ingest and integrate your own district content and curriculum. Annotate and add notes, flashcards and other resources. This is an hour lecture series, however will include demonstration and attendees encouraged to download the "KNO" app from respective store and follow along. http://www.kno.com

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Building Better Rubrics: Tips and Tools
Many teachers are asked to use rubrics or are shown rubrics as an example of “best practices” without having the opportunity to learn about the theoretical foundations rubrics should be built upon. Teachers and students often run into trouble with rubrics because of common problems, such as:
confusing language
overly dense elements
redundant elements
no distinction between formative and summative rubrics
unclear relationship to the assignment or course
insufficient support or feedback

In this session, we will discuss tips for writing clear assignment and assessment prompts and less ambiguous, more understandable rubrics. We will also cover the difference between formative feedback (assignments) and summative assessments and how rubrics should be used differently for different types of student work. Finally, we will share various online and offline tools you can use for developing rubrics and providing feedback to students. http://funwithidet.wordpress.com/rubrics

Speakers
avatar for Stefani Jones

Stefani Jones

Manager of Instructional Design Quality, Southern New Hampshire University
Stefani Jones is the Manager of Instructional Design Quality for Southern New Hampshire University eLearning, where one of her responsibilities is providing training on rubric development for other Instructional Designers. She previously worked as an Instructional Designer and Assessment... Read More →
avatar for Alison Keddington

Alison Keddington

6th Grade Teacher, Canyons School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Classroom Collaboration in 1-on-1/BYOD Age
With the rising BYOD trend and 1-on-1 policy implementation in US, more and more mobile devices (tablets/laptops/etc.) are available in K-12 schools and university campuses. Schools are looking for wireless presentation solutions for their classrooms to share students’ screens. Can teachers do better than just “sharing” screens? This presentation describes several industrial trends that could impact classrooms.
(1) Screen cast
(2) Collaboration
(3) Remote conferencing
(4) Multi-site presentation

Speakers
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Lin Botao

Director, Delta Products Corp.
1) Conducted multiple training sessions for K-12 teachers in California and Texas 2) Worked with educators for the last 3 years, with unique insight in using technology in 1-to-1/BYOD era


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2525 Walker

10:15am

Evernote Digital Portfolios
Learn how to set up and utilize an Evernote Digital Portfolio to collect artifacts of student learning that will follow the student throughout the entire K-12 experience. https://www.evernote.com/l/AXUE5Xcqu7hJ-oiM43h0n7b0bEMml-MO_Io

Speakers
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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Howe

Tyler Howe

Presenter, Granite School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Fads vs. Trends in Educational Technology
Is the latest initiative in your school system simply a fad, or is it really a trend that will have a lasting impact on teaching and technology? Often school officials don't recognize the difference, or recognize the limitations and challenges of adopting fads.

This session will discuss some of the trends/fads and offer an opportunity to hear perspectives on such issues as BYOD, MOOCs, "freemium" tools, adaptive learning, new classroom designs and other topics.

Speakers
avatar for Elliott Levine

Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

FileWave 101: Managing OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
National Director (Stephen Mirante) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Kansas and throughout the Country manage their devices. For over 22 Years, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired 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 a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration. Technology Infrastructure - focus on the technology, resources, and policies necessary to build the technology 1:1 Strategies & Implementation, BYOD/BYOT www.filewave.com

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Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2529 Price

10:15am

Four Apps and an iPad
Students using the iPad for creating, collaborating, and consuming takes management and planning. I will share how my students use Google Drive, Screencasting(Explain Everything, Doceri, Educreations), iMovie and iBooks apps each day. I will also discuss iPad management and a few other apps we use in our classroom. It's not about how many apps you have, it's about how you use them.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

G-Force (GAFE and Genius Hour, and maybe Gameification
using the latest Google Applications For Education to implement Genius Hour and other project-based learning projects has opened the door to a world of opportunities for my third-grade students. Looking into Gamification, programming and other strategies and methods along with a plethora of Web 2.0 tools allows for a Grrrreat learning environment. I would like to share what my students have been able to accomplish utilizing some of these tools while working towards a 21st Century classroom. http://fisherflip.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Fisher

Ronald Fisher

Teacher, Century Elementary
I am a regular education teacher with 13+ years of experience trying to make a difference within my third-grade classroom using the available technology and allowing students to take the stage as they empower their own learning.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

KnowledgePoint: Digital Education Solutions
Join Baker & Taylor School Sales Account Manager and Digital Specialist, Ricky Fitzpatrick, as he tours the innovative and award-winning aspects of the company’s suite of Digital Education solutions, KnowledgePoint.

KnowledgePoint brings together the industry's best and most reliable library and education platforms. It connects teachers with students. It enables all the important aspects of education to work together, creating new learning experiences.

Through its powerful suite of solutions, KnowledgePoint allows schools to have multiple repositories of eBooks to supply to classrooms, libraries and reading rooms simultaneously. And through integrated state-of-the-art assessment tools, it increases student and teacher performance, promoting academic achievement across the board. With intuitive searching, purchasing and allocation systems, KnowledgePoint is an educator’s most valuable instructional tool and a student’s best source for an enhanced learning experience. TBA

Speakers
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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 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

May I Join You Inside that eBook? …
“May I Join You Inside that eBook ? … Or, a Tale of Teacher-Student Collaborative eReading and Why It Works!” Adoption of ebooks and other digital resources is steadily becoming ubiquitous throughout Utah schools. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn 7 tools that will allow teachers to literally join and converse with students in the very pages of their ebooks. Attendees will learn how to provide personalized lesson-messaging, scaffolding & individual probes to progress students toward stronger understanding and greater independence …. all within the pages of their e-books!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Irace

Amy Irace

Academic Consultant, Follett School Solutions
Amy Irace is a national Academic Consultant in the areas of Reading & Language Arts. Having taught at both elementary & secondary levels—she has worked as a K-5 Reading Specialist, Middle School Reading/Language Arts instructor, and High School Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2502 Durham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
Speakers
HG

Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2527 Haag

10:15am

Top 10 Things You Need to Know about SMARTBoards
Whether you just got your SMARTBoard, or you have had it for years, this session will help you get more out of your SMARTBoard. Learn the top 10 strategies to be able to use your SMARTboard quickly and effectively in your classroom. Learn fast strategies to make interactive activities in less than 5 minutes. http://www.chariotgroup.com/UCET2015

Speakers
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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.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2606 Edwards 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Why Advocacy Matters: Your role in shaping political policy
Education and politics are, for good or bad, intimately linked to each other. So much of education is dictated by political climate and leaders that it is important for all educators to have a voice in the system. Casting a vote on election day is an important piece, but isn't enough to help shape policy. That's where political advocacy comes in. Come learn about the importance of becoming involved and find out about UCET's new Advocacy Plan and how you can participate.

Speakers
avatar for Charice Carroll

Charice Carroll

Distance Education Specialist, Utah Education & Telehealth Network
Charice has worked with Interactive Videoconferencing in Utah for over 28 years, the last 22 with Utah Education Network. She has a B.S. in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology from Western Governors University.


Thursday April 2, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Data Driven Instruction
. Learn to use data to drive instruction. See how teachers are using data from apps and other sources to differentiate instruction for each child. Using this approach has proven to increase student test scores and common core learning outcomes. This class will appeal to teachers K-6. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

Speakers
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Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Digital Worksheets
Get rid of paper worksheets! This session will help you learn how to transition from paper and pencil to having the student submit worksheets through Canvas digitally. Learn to create interactive PDF worksheets. Have students watch Powerpoint presentations and fill in digital worksheets to be graded in speedgrader. Using speedgrader with these assignments will help shorten your grading time. Students can work from anywhere and still submit assignments. Go digital! To be determined

Speakers
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Lynda Lane

Teacher Technology Trainer, Wasatch School District
I am a teacher technology trainer at Wasatch School District I have a Masters' in Education with a specialty of integrating technology into the classroom. I have presented many subjects including information for this session to schools in my district.


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Elementary ePortfolios
Cut down on the paperwork everyday by helping students demonstrate learning on an ePortfolio. Learn how to personalize student learning, become a global classroom, and address safety concerns. This course will help you create ePortfolios for students that allows you to track student progress all year in a creative way. missfricker.weebly.com

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Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

NEMA SB40: Technology for Campus Safety
This course will help dissect NEMA SB40 into understandable terms and actions districts and schools can take to "manage the when" of emergency situations. We will examine how technology can assist in the crisis plan and how multiple platforms can be used to best get the word out when every second counts.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published SB 40-2008 Communications Systems for Life Safety in Schools. This standard covers the application, installation, location, performance, and maintenance of school communications systems and their components. It establishes minimum required levels of performance, extent of redundancy, and quality of installation.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

12:00pm

Overcoming the hurdles for successful 1:1
Project RED research confirms that nearly 99% of 1:1 programs don't meet recommended key performance indicators, suggesting a less than successful adoption. An overview into the past, the present and the future of HP’s vision for education, as well as “lessons learned” from successful and less-than-successful 1:1 programs across the globe as they attempt to measure the outcomes from their efforts and investments. You'll learn the six primary hurdles for successful adoption, as well as common mistakes made by K-12 officials.


Speakers
avatar for Elliott Levine

Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Personalized Learning Roadmap
Pearsonalized Learning Roadmap: to give participants a deeper understanding of how technology can be used for proper application and differentiating personalized instruction. We'll cover the how, what, and why of the new instructinal world within K-12 personalized learning framework. A roadmap for digital conversion will also be discussed.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

12:00pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
Speakers
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Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

12:00pm

The World Is Our Bandroom
Our music ensemble classrooms have become filled with unanticipated technological Innovations and a completely new type of student. We are now challenged with deciding which tools are worth investing in and what priority these advances have among our limited resources and rehearsal time.

The Willowcreek Middle School Band Program has been piloting new innovations involving technology and the music ensemble rehearsal. This session will present the Willowcreek Model and share innovative practices and tools that will help us connect with this new generation of digital learners. https://sites.google.com/site/netflixgeneration/home/ucet

Speakers
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David Faires

Band Director, Willowcreek Middle School
Dave Faires is the band director at Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi, UT. He is originally from Concord, CA. As a student, he has studied Music Education and Trumpet Performance at Ricks College, Brigham Young University and The American Band College. He is currently finishing a... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Use Technology to Share What is Right
Tell your story and establish your brand by using technology to share what is right about your school and classroom. Participants will learn from teachers and administrators how to use technology to get the positive word out and establish a positive reputation. Examples from social media, school websites, school news broadcasts, and parent involvement will be demonstrated. You will come away with practical, easy to use ways of helping your school community know the great things that are happening in your school and classroom.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Apps with an Impact
Want to get your whole class reading at grade level? Have you tried The 8 Great Word Patterns app from Bugbrained?
Apps can have a real impact on reading scores .The impact of Bugbrained apps has proven to be highly measurable. This session will review the research on how the apps are achieving phenomenal reading growth among Special Ed students, Title I students, below grade level students, as well as regular students.
bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

Speakers
BM

Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Choosing the Right Student Device for 1:1
As you know, there are many choices for student devices in the market today, From low-cost devices like the HP Stream running Win8, to Android tablets and Chromebooks. The good news is you now have many device options and form factors available. The bad news is you have many options available and lots of decisions to be made to get the right device that will support the instructional needs/requirements, and deliver improvements in student engagement and outcomes.

Come participate in a presentation and interactive dialog around the plethora of device options, pros and cons and things to consider. An Education Technology Cheet Sheet will be provided. This handy “cheat sheet” lists the common challenges faced by teachers, students, administrators and district IT directors along with possible device and digital resource solutions. http://www.intel.com/education/k12

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Black

Darrell Black

Senior Public Sector Territory Manager, Intel Corporation
Darrell has been with Intel Corporation since 1997 and brings more than 30 years of field sales, channel sales and technical experience in the computer and networking industry. Has held various District and Regional field sales management positions at Intel.Now responsible for... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2525 Walker

1:15pm

Engage Students and Parents Through Digital Signage
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. We will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

1:15pm

Fads vs. Trends in Educational Technology
Is the latest initiative in your school system simply a fad, or is it really a trend that will have a lasting impact on teaching and technology? Often school officials don't recognize the difference, or recognize the limitations and challenges of adopting fads.

This session will discuss some of the trends/fads and offer an opportunity to hear perspectives on such issues as BYOD, MOOCs, "freemium" tools, adaptive learning, new classroom designs and other topics.

Speakers
avatar for Elliott Levine

Elliott Levine

Chief Academic Officer, Hewlett Packard – Americas
A former K-12 district administrator, Elliott Levine is HP's senior education strategist for North America. Elliott and his team collaborates with educational institutions across the Americas on comprehensive educational technology initiatives that foster 21st century skills, as well... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2507 Overy 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Grant Writing--Tips for Making Your Technology Dreams Come True
Is there some piece of technology that would greatly enhance your classroom instruction and your students' ability to learn and understand? We will discuss writing grants that can fund your dreams. The session will focus on the following: 1) Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks, 2) Writing and Rewriting for Success, and 3) Readily Available Sources for Grants.
If you have never written a grant, this session is for you. If you have been successful in writing grants, please come and share your tips for success and help others find success. https://sites.google.com/site/mrshelleyclassroom/ucet2015

Speakers
avatar for Royce Shelley

Royce Shelley

Mathematics Department Chair, Canyons School District
Royce S. Shelley is currently Mathematics Department Chair at Corner Canyon High School in Canyons School District. Royce is happily using his ChromeBook Lab of 34 computers, SmartBoard, Elmo Document Camera, and Scientific Calculator Lab. All of the above have been funded through... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
Speakers
HG

Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2527 Haag

1:15pm

Wireless: The good the bad and the ugly.
Ever wonder the magic behind wireless? Want to know how to troubleshoot, fix and maintain a wireless network? Come learn all about wireless. Whether you know nothing about wireless or know a lot, this class is for you. You'll learn all about how Wifi works, how to make it behave, how to prepare for 1-to-1 classrooms. Learn about all the industry standards, tools, tips and tricks. Even if you're a teacher come learn how Wifi works and how to help your Tech Support make it better.

Speakers
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Jonathan Smith

Network Engineer, Provo City School District
I have worked for Provo City School District for 8 years, I'm the Network Engineer. I have lots of networking, programming (iOS apps, web, many more) and electronics background I'm currently going to UVU for Computer Science. I have my Network+. Security+, CCNA and CWNA certifications... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Diversified Learners 3-5 Grade
Getting diversified learners in the same classroom who are on different levels provides quite a feat for the classroom teacher to address and use a wide variety of teaching pedagogy. Technology can help us through preparation to help students meet high expectations and do well on a higher level even though they are performing on a lower level. This is where creativity and innovation come into play as educators. We will review apps that will allow for these differences and websites. We will have iPads pre-loaded with Apps for you to preview. bugbrained.com/handouts/ucet.html

Speakers
BM

Bev Miner

Vice-President, BugbrainED
Beverly Miner is the Vice-President of Bugbrained, LLC and app developer. This is her 3rd year presenting at UCET. She is celebrating her 33rd year in education as a literacy specialist at Vineyard Elementary, Alpine School District. She received her Master of Education at Utah State... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Enabling the Flipped/Blended Classroom through Digital Media Systems
Digital Media creates opportunity for change and to relieve time pressures on both staff and students alike, whilst also creating revenue opportunities and ensuring exceptional facilities for all.

Whether there is a need to catalog, archive and stream digital video content, record and deliver live lecture footage, improve internal communications or enable access to content anywhere and anytime, this can be achieved very simply using digital media solutions.

In this session we will discuss technology that helps to enable the flipped or blended classroom as well as support the traditional learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

3:00pm

FERPA Frenzy: What is--and isn’t--happening with student data
This year, over 100 bills about student data privacy were introduced in legislative sessions around the country. #FixFERPA is trending on Twitter and an ever-growing number of parents are asking, “Exactly -what is happening to my child’s data?” Do you know enough to answer those questions? Make sure you do! Come and make sense of buzzwords like Big Data, CEDS, SLDS, and interoperability. Learn the basics of data quality and what you can do to inform yourself and parents. Best of all, leave knowing a bit more about the careful work being done in the state of UT to gain insight from data and improve education systems. www.edubrooke.com/ferpa

Speakers
avatar for Brooke Anderson

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Managing Shadow IT
Shadow IT is here to stay, and users will find a way to employ the technology they need to get work done. Stop wasting time trying to control things you can’t and start implementing solutions that allow users to be their most productive selves.

Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Mastering the Chaos: iPads In The Classroom
Integrating technology in the classroom can be a daunting task, even for the most savy. Learn how to avoid some of the pitfalls of using iPads in the classroom and more importantly how to create the most amazing memorable learning experience ever. Dive deeper into Bloom’s Taxonomy by redefining assessment. At the conclusion of this session participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how to integrate iPads into their classroom, have an arsenal of tried and true apps at their disposal for immediate integration, and have an idea or two on ways to dive deeper into student understanding and knowledge.
www.hansenstech.com/ucet/2015

Speakers
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Kyle Hansen

5th Grade Teacher, American Leadership Academy
Previous Presentations UCET 2012 -- Overcoming the iPad Integration Conundrum UCET 2014 -- 1:1 iPads -- Now What? iPads in the Classroom -- The Best Learning Experience Ever (Showcase) 5th year teacher 1:1 iPad integrated classroom Master’s Degree in Learning and Technology Background... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Personalized Learning Roadmap
Pearsonalized Learning Roadmap: to give participants a deeper understanding of how technology can be used for proper application and differentiating personalized instruction. We'll cover the how, what, and why of the new instructinal world within K-12 personalized learning framework. A roadmap for digital conversion will also be discussed.

Speakers

Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

3:00pm

Planning an Edcamp
#Edcamp phenomena is sweeping the nation and Utah has not been left behind. This past October Utah had it's first ever #edcamput. Come see what it took to plan. Come and learn from us, about our successes, and what we would change.

Speakers
avatar for Jared Covili

Jared Covili

Board Member, UCET
Jared Covili has been a trainer at Utah Education Network (UEN) for 13 years. He specializes in teaching strategies for classroom integration of technology such as Google Apps for Education, geospatial learning, social media strategies, and digital devices. Previously, Jared was a... Read More →
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Robin Farnsworth

3rd Grade Teacher, Granite School District
All presenters have presented professional development trainings for teachers and others in education field. We have not presented formally on this topic, but have shared our findings and passions about the topic in many smaller business settings in order to get sponsors and update... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Howe

Tyler Howe

Presenter, Granite School District


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
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Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

3:00pm

World Language Resources from UEN and More
UEN provides several resources and tools that are perfect for the world language classroom and for bilingual families. Resources like CultureGrams, eMedia, Preschool Pioneer in Spanish, EBSCO, Adobe Connect, and the Gale Reference Collection bring powerful resources within reach. In this session we’ll review those resources as well as other excellent world language resources. http://www.uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Rob Bentley

Rob Bentley

Senior Technical Trainer, UEN
Rob specializes in multimedia projects and resources for the classroom. He focuses on how teachers can effectively use video, images, and other media to teach their students, and also how to get students creating exciting media of their own such as educational computer games, animations... Read More →


Thursday April 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Media Lab 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096
 
Friday, April 3
 

10:15am

Blended Learning for STEM Through Coding and Game Design
Come and see how Blended Learning can take your classrooms into the 21st century by harnessing the power of Coding and Video Game Design. Presenters will show how teachers with no background in coding can use Computer Science in grades 4 – 12 as a way of guiding students to think logically and to develop problem-solving strategies. Before coding an educational game students are taught to identify a challenge, imagine a solution, experiment with it and refine it. Demonstrating the use of the Globaloria content will show how coding and video game design can be used to enhance all classes and subjects using a blended learning model. Presentation will include first hand experience by an educator who has both used, and trained many teachers in the use of coding and video game design as a classroom enhancement tool that increases engagement and gives students real world skills for the 21st century.

Speakers
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Adam DeLaRosa

Senior Classroom Support Specialist, Globaloria
Ron Fortune has spent the last 30 years designing, building, and implementing technology solutions for classrooms and schools. During the last two years, Ron has focused on developing, implementing and writing grants for STEM content for students in 6 - 12th grades. Due to the shortage... Read More →

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avatar for Rick Gaisford

Rick Gaisford

Technology Specialist, USBE
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 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Discussion as a Learning Strategy
This session will give a few simple ideas on how to use discussion to help students think deeper and show evidence for their learning. We will discuss questions to ask, setting up discussion guidelines, and how to incorporate talk and argument in any subject.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Andersen

Glen Andersen

Staff Developer/Teacher, Red Mountain Elementary
Glen has taught elementary school for about 20 years in Southern Utah. He has used a variety of technology in his classroom from a single computer to netbooks to 1:1 iPads. Finding and implementing new ideas that will help students learn and be successful is his second passion. His... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Little Theater 114 Bradshaw 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Driving a Chromebook Classroom
Chromebooks have allowed classrooms to finally realize the 1:1 dream. but what are you supposed to do with them? Join two teachers in a 5th grade setting that are using Chromebooks to motivate and engage students. Topics will include using the learning management system Edmodo for morning writes, assessing for mastery, and gamification. Also, they discuss Quizlet, Utah Compose, SAGE testing, Keyboarding, Google Drive/Docs/Forms, presentations with Haiku Deck, classroom blogs. Finally, they will discuss how easy it is to collaborate with these new tools!

Speakers
avatar for Elyse Mingl

Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
avatar for Douglas Rolley

Douglas Rolley

Ed Tech Specialist, Canyons School District
I'm an Education Technology Specialist with Canyons School District. I love learning and using new technologies for the classroom and sharing with teachers.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2404 Plummer 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Emergency Sub Plans, Centers, and Blogging Oh My!
Learn how to use existing UEN tools for new things to make your classroom life easier and more productive. Using UEN’s Lesson Plan tool to create emergency (or
not so emergent) sub plans. UEN Interactives for center activities to support in class learning. My.UEN’s blogging portlet for student blogging and teacher reflection.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Sloan

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 →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Flipped Classrooms: Designing and Implementing
Interested in flipping your classroom but unsure how to get started? This session will discuss strategies and techniques for designing and impelmenting a flipped classroom. Topics will include choosing and organizing content, ensuring student engagement, and developing meaningful assessments. We will discuss common mistakes and challenges, as well as best practices to ensure high-quality instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Butcher

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 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

From an Hour of Coding to Daily Coding
Learn how Wasatch County School District achieved 1:1 computing and now seeks to scale the teaching of coding to its students. Presenters will briefly highlight select innovative technology projects in the district and then provide a deep dive in the teaching of semester long coding to large number of students. The coding approach uses a project based design model. Students learn the fundamentals of game design and design thinking while learning how to code. Students learn real-world design and engineering processes. Presenters will highlight examples of activities used in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Buchanan

Karl Buchanan

Wasatch County School District


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Make Math Fact Fluency a Reality in your Classroom
How are math facts mastered? Which methods promote automaticity across a broad range of students? What if we could solve the problem of math fact fluency in just 10 minutes a day? Come find out the answers to these questions. Learn how to optimize classroom instruction and practice through empirically-validated methods that are effective, efficient, and fun. The presenter will discuss the sophisticated interactive online system used by these students to learn new facts, which enables large-scale data tracking within interactive content via methods originally developed under National Science Foundation grants. Based on this data, the presenter will describe how to move students to full fluency, with particular emphasis on basic principles that are efficient as well as effective. The session will be of interest to any educator with an interest in math fact fluency and empirically-verified methods for its development.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2609 Tingey 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

May I Join You Inside that eBook?...
“May I Join You Inside that eBook ? … Or, a Tale of Teacher-Student Collaborative eReading and Why It Works!” Adoption of ebooks and other digital resources is steadily becoming ubiquitous throughout Utah schools. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn 7 tools that will allow teachers to literally join and converse with students in the very pages of their ebooks. Attendees will learn how to provide personalized lesson-messaging, scaffolding & individual probes to progress students toward stronger understanding and greater independence …. all within the pages of their e-books!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Irace

Amy Irace

Academic Consultant, Follett School Solutions
Amy Irace is a national Academic Consultant in the areas of Reading & Language Arts. Having taught at both elementary & secondary levels—she has worked as a K-5 Reading Specialist, Middle School Reading/Language Arts instructor, and High School Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Minimizing Wireless LAN Troubleshooting
In this session you’ll receive the detailed steps and processes used by industry professionals to minimize and sometimes eliminate the majority of issues that may cause Wi-Fi trouble tickets on your wireless LAN. We’ll cover tips, techniques, and the tools used to keep your Wi-Fi running as smoothly as possible.

These field-proven plans can be taken home and applied right away to help minimize your end-user complaints and down time associated with some basic Wi-Fi issues. Come and join with us to learn how you can have Wi-Fi that just works! http://wlanpros.com

Speakers
avatar for Keith Parsons

Keith Parsons

Managing Director, WLAN PROS
WLAN Pros was founded by Keith Parsons.Keith has a passion to help build and encourage a strong and growing community of WLAN professionals who excel in their chosen field. Keith is a teacher at heart and loves connecting with other WLAN Pros from all over the world.He’s been at... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

10:15am

Personalized Learning Roadmap
Pearsonalized Learning Roadmap: to give participants a deeper understanding of how technology can be used for proper application and differentiating personalized instruction. We'll cover the how, what, and why of the new instructinal world within K-12 personalized learning framework. A roadmap for digital conversion will also be discussed.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2525 Walker

10:15am

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
Speakers
HG

Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2527 Haag

12:00pm

Creating a positive digital footprint: Netsafe Best Practices
Teaching students to be productive and positive digital citizens is an important aspect of educational technology. Netsafe is a resource at UEN that allows administrators, teachers, parents, students to learn how to properly and safely navigate the world wide web. In this session we will discuss how to create a positive digital footprint using the resources available at Netsafe and UEN. uen.org/ucet

Speakers
avatar for Jared Fawson

Jared Fawson

Trainer, UEN
Jared Fawson is a senior technology trainer at the Utah Education Network. Jared teaches, guides, consults, and helps educators of any level effectively use technology in the classroom. Creating meaningful and engaging professional learning experiences that can be applied directly... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2408 Hunt Launtzen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Creating iBooks for Social Studies
In a period of approximately 11 weeks, students enrolled in two elementary education methods courses agreed to publish an iBook integrating the Utah State Core standards for Language Arts, Social Studies, and the Ten Themes of Social Studies published by the National Council for the Social Studies. The First Edition of the book we created is a culmination of a significant amount of effort put forth by a group of individuals willing to take a journey into the unknown.  The result is a collection of lesson plans, links, and resources aligned with the ten social studies themes endorsed by the National Council of Social Studies (NCSS). Videos, photographs, lessons, and websites were gathered by senior education students at Southern Utah University (under the direction of Dr. Brian C. Ludlow) and organized to align with the Utah State Core and NCSS standards. Each resource is directly correlated with grade-specific standards. The book contains 229 pages of well-organized material and serves as a tremendous free resource for any elementary school teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ludlow

Brian Ludlow

Southern Utah University
Brian C. Ludlow has a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University with double emphasis in literacy and psychometrics. His specific areas of course instruction include foundations of American education, instructional design, program evaluation, student assessment and NCLB legislation... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Don’t Imagine… It’s All-Possible with Gizmos
• Imagine the students in your mathematics classrooms actively discussing mathematical themes!
• Creating and discussion position papers to support their understanding of math!
• Demonstrating a depth of understanding regarding patterns and functions, fractions, number, geometry and algebra that allow them to SOAR through assessments!
ExploreLearning Gizmos are the world’s largest collection of online simulations for Mathematics and Science in all grades. Not only does the collection cover all major math topics, but as they are inquiry-based simulations the classroom teacher can easily address the topics of the Common Core State Standards. The collection is also correlated to the Common Core State Standards providing an easy entry point for the teacher to begin creating exciting, engaging mathematics lessons. Come spend some time with ExploreLearning and begin to Imagine the Possibilities as we demonstrate how easily teachers can improve their instruction and engage students and parents of all ability levels and over all major mathematic topics.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2119 - 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Echo Smartpen- A Tool For Teachers
The Echo Smartpen from Livescribe has been used as an assistive technology tool for students with disabilities for several year. The real beauty of this pen though is that it is a time-saving tool for teachers. Every student benefits when a teacher uses this tool! Melinda will demonstrate different ways this tool can be used in the classroom. http://my.uen..org/71745

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Fatani

Melinda Fatani

Resource Teacher/ Department Chair, Jordan School District
Melinda Fatani has worked in education for 20 years. She has worked with Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, and Non-Traditional Schools. She has a Masters Degree in Curriculum Design & Implementation as well as her Administration License. Melinda has served as part of the Jordan... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2032 Topham 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

12:00pm

Elevated Learning with Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms
Adobe Connect is a web-based conferencing application that is available through my.uen to all Utah Public K-12 educators. Adobe Connect Breakout Rooms will increase student participation and learning. In this over-the-shoulder you will learn how to set up multiple breakouts, create layouts that correspond with breakouts and how to save student breakout work. uen.org/ucet/

Speakers
avatar for Justin Brooksby

Justin Brooksby

Associate Director, Utah Education Network
Justin manages the professional development department at UEN. His expertise is in instructional design, technology integration, learning strategies, and process improvement. He began his career as a network designer for Cisco Systems in 2000. Justin started working at the University... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2406 Escossio 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

FileWave 101: Managing OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.
National Director (Stephen Mirante) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist Districts across Kansas and throughout the Country manage their devices. For over 22 Years, FileWave has understood in most all organization, multi-platform support is highly desired 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 a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration. Technology Infrastructure - focus on the technology, resources, and policies necessary to build the technology 1:1 Strategies & Implementation, BYOD/BYOT www.filewave.com

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2529 Price

12:00pm

Free Textbook Project for Science Grades 3-12
Over the past few years the science department at USOE has brought teachers together to develop OERs for science taught in grades 3-12. These core curriculum focused books are free to download and use, adapt, edit, etc. Come learn the advantages of OERs and what makes these specific books better than the publisher's textbooks or many other OER books. http://bit.ly/1zWcGJK

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Poulsen

Tracy Poulsen

Science OER Lead Developer and Trainer, USOE
I have been developing OERs for use in my classroom for six years as part of an original partnership between Nebo School District and BYU. Three years ago I started working with the state science specialist on the development of the state OER project and have been a part of the team... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2402 Jorgensen 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Hybrid Classrooms: How to Reach More Students with Less Space
In this session we will discuss technology that allows online collaboration with students that are not physically in the classroom. How teachers can use video conferencing technology to stream lectures live, record them for later use, or enable absent students to watch what they missed in class. Options for collaboration with other classrooms and students will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for GENCOMM

GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

12:00pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Information and Communication Technologies: Literacy at the Speed of Light
MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach™ (MVRC™) was Developed by Judith Bliss, a brilliant mathematician who struggled to learn to read. MVRC is an innovative Information and Communication Technology that can pinpoint specific reading deficiencies, target intervention, and align instruction to teach all students to read.

Speakers
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Michael Ritchie

Michael Ritchie, MBS is a Certified Trainer in Adaptive & Intuitive Technologies. He has in class experience as a professor pro tem and understands both the challenges of the classroom dynamic, technology benefits and limitations, and is certified as a MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2515 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

Make Your Canvas Course Pinteresting
Pinterest and Canvas users, join us to see how you can leverage Pinterest to make your course super Pinteresting! Learn to embed images and gifs you curate in Pinterest.

Speakers

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

12:00pm

Managing IT with LANDESK Management Suite
So much is changing—users’ expectations, IT responsibilities, an invasion of mobile devices, more Macs, increased software audits, and the growing demand for self-service. You need reliable systems management software that integrates with multiple IT solutions, boosts IT and user productivity, and delivers a fast ROI.

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2610 Liao/Throup 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

12:00pm

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
Speakers
HG

Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

12:00pm

Playing Nice - Google Apps and the iPad
Get the best of both the Google and Apple worlds with Google Apps on your iPad or iPhone!  Participants in this BYOD session will explore many new apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, including apps for productivity, Google Drive, social media, exploration, multimedia, and photography.

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avatar for Pam Turley

Pam Turley

Technology Specialist, Nebo School District
@pamturley55


Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2526

12:00pm

Programming and SPED
How to differentiate a programming class and still cover the standards, while using the technology to prepare students for actual jobs.

Speakers

Friday April 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 2501 Burr 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

1:1 Device Overview for Schools and Districts
In the world of 1:1 devices, not all are created equal. In this session we will try to help you understand some of the insights and strategies into evaluating devices from a school point-of-view. Learn about the wide variety of devices that are available in the marketplace. See all the different platforms. See how choosing devices is a process and that the process must be synchronized with budgets, timelines, services and market. Fads or fancy, we will try to cut through the device clutter and help guide you through some of the pitfalls that come with selecting 1:1 devices for your schools. http://www.wasatch.edu/onedevice

Speakers
avatar for Karl Buchanan

Karl Buchanan

Wasatch County School District


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2403 Anderson 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Digital Storytelling: Pathways to testimony and primary sources
Develop digital, media and information literacy skills and an ability to apply them effectively. Participants will build a toolkit of resources for teaching digital storytelling. Create an innovative learning environment for your students. http://iwitness.usc.edu/SFI/, http://youthvoices.adobe.com/, teachertraveltips.weebly.com

Speakers
avatar for Merinda Davis

Merinda Davis

Clinical Faculty Associate, Teacher, BYU, Lakeridge Jr. High School, Alpine School District
Merinda Davis teaches social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. She teaches geography through the lens of sustainability and was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow. Recently, Merinda was given the privilege as one of twenty-four international educators... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Engage Students and Parents Through Digital Signage
The use of Digital Signage has grown exponentially in school campuses across the globe. In comparison to traditional signs & banners, Digital Signage is increasingly viewed as a more cost-effective means of communicating & engaging with students, parents and faculty. This session is intended to demonstrate the various applications and benefits of Digital Signage in an educational setting. Additionally, we will demonstrate the advantages of having control and immediate access to your digital content. This session will explain why you do not need to be a graphic designer or creative genius; but rather simply need to understand the best practices of digital content creation. We will teach the basic guidelines for creating the most effective digital content to truly engage your audience.

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GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

1:15pm

Google Apps Demo SLAM!
Join us for an action-packed hour of pure Google Apps excitement! Three Google Educators will vie to become the Demo Slam champion by presenting five Slams* each (15 total). Participants will watch, learn, discuss, and ultimately judge which Demo Slam will be crowned king for 2015!

*A Slam is a two-minute demonstration of the capacities of our favorite tools. All Slams will focus on using Google Apps to positively impact productivity, instruction, and student learning. http://goo.gl/uRSKS5

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Jerrad Barczyszyn

Technology Integration Specialist, Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program
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Ian Davey

Online & Blended Learning Specialist, daveyi@ogdensd.org
Ian Davey is an Online & Blended Learning Specialist in the Ogden School District. He has classroom experience teaching with technology and now works to help others integrate tech into their own instructional practices. Ian has experience designing district-wide professional development... Read More →
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Adam McMickell

K-12 Instructional Technology Specialist, Ogden School District
Adam McMickell is a K-12 instructional Technology Teacher Specialist and oversees all instructional technology professional development for Ogden School District. He is a Google Education Trainer, Google Certified Teacher, Google Certified Administrator, and Microsoft Certified E... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2034 Givens 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

i-Ready: K-8 Mathematics Instruction Program
Research shows that students using i-Ready Math instruction score 65% higher than their peers not using the program.  Wouldn’t you love to have access to this software for your students (free of charge)?  Come learn how you can get licenses for your school through the STEM Action Center (part of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development).   Built from scratch to meet the rigor and complexity of the Utah Core Standards, i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction are being used with more than 20,000 students across Utah.  i-Ready identifies student needs down to the sub-skill level and provides targeted, individualized online instruction.  Teachers and administrators love the robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional recommendations which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level. 

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Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Open Digital Badges: Achievement Based Learning in k12
Badges are for more than just Boy Scouts! Digital Badges can help engage students in learning as well as document and display student skills and accomplishments. This fast-paced session will highlight a teacher's experience with badging and mastery based learning.. Leveraging the Mozilla Open Badge platform, Mountain Heights Academy has piloted 5 courses built to identify and validate specific skills needed for student mastery. This session explores their process for badge system design and the impact and implications of open digital badges in the classroom. http://goo.gl/gQiEQ0

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Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2028 Seltz 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Personalized Learning Roadmap
Pearsonalized Learning Roadmap: to give participants a deeper understanding of how technology can be used for proper application and differentiating personalized instruction. We'll cover the how, what, and why of the new instructinal world within K-12 personalized learning framework. A roadmap for digital conversion will also be discussed.

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Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2525 Walker

1:15pm

Project Based Learning Activities on the iPad
No one can pretend to know the BEST iOS apps out there for Project Based Learning (PBL) and education in general. There are simply too many options - 500,000+ iPad apps at last count!

Today I will focus on apps that will allow any educator (as well as their students!) to use the iPad to create media rich projects, screencasts of mini-lessons, and full-blown movies without the need for any additional hardware beyond what the iPad has built in.

I’ll introduce you to a few of my favorite apps for educators for productivity, as well as show you some great places to search for the best apps out there that have been recommended by educators, for educators, as well as learn from the successes and failures of some of the 1-to-1 initiatives. We’ll then take some time to share our favorite apps for the different subject areas out there. http://sedcclint.com/?p=1181

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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 →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Choir Room 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning
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Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2527 Haag

1:15pm

Tech Tools for Communication and Collaboration
Tips and tricks for using online tools to communicate and collaborate with students, parents and other teachers. Ideas for organizing information on a class website, using Google Docs and KidBlog for authentic student writing, as well as ideas for using Google Appointment Slots and Forms. bit.ly/UCETEvans2015

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LeAnn Andrews

Teacher, Brookside Elementary


Friday April 3, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2125 Ball 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

1:15pm

You're told you should implement computer science but where do you fit it in?
In this session you will hear about different strategies used in schools nationwide on how they are implementing computer science from elementary through high school.

What is needed to start a program and keep it sustainable. How do you get teacher, school and district buy in and where to go for resources.

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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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2607 Sidwell 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

Chromebooks in Education
Chromebooks are becoming a popular solution for student computing devices. They are low-cost, simple to manage and maintain, and integrate perfectly with Gmail, Google Docs and the other amazing tools that Google provides to schools for free.

If you have, are, or about to get Chromebooks in your school or classroom, join me today to learn more! We will discuss what they are (and are not), how they work, and how you can take advantage of the incredible power these little laptops have. I’ll show you a few must-have and FREE Chromebook web ‘apps’ that have almost as much power and capability as other equivalent expensive Mac/PC desktop/laptop programs. http://sedcclint.com/?p=1238

Speakers
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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 →


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

3:00pm

Elevate and Engage Your Struggling Student Readers
Elevate your struggling readers with personalized learning to increase their comprehesion and retention of learning. Using technology to increase the impact of classroom technology for your diverse student learners.

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Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2525 Walker

3:00pm

Enabling the Flipped/Blended Classroom through Digital Media Systems
Digital Media creates opportunity for change and to relieve time pressures on both staff and students alike, whilst also creating revenue opportunities and ensuring exceptional facilities for all.

Whether there is a need to catalog, archive and stream digital video content, record and deliver live lecture footage, improve internal communications or enable access to content anywhere and anytime, this can be achieved very simply using digital media solutions.

In this session we will discuss technology that helps to enable the flipped or blended classroom as well as support the traditional learning environment.

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GENCOMM

GENCOMM
GENCOMM™ helps organizations solve real problems with unique technology solutions. We provide functional meeting spaces, collaboration opportunities, internal and external branding/messaging platforms, building management tools, exciting work environments, and real ROI-driven audio... Read More →
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Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2605 Fletcher

3:00pm

i-Ready: USOE-approved Intervention Program for K-3 Reading
Did you miss your chance to submit for State-provided K/1 Intervention licenses?  Get ahead of the curve this year and learn about i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction, the highest rated software program approved by USOE.  Students using i-Ready instruction score 44% higher than their peers not using the program.  The Diagnostic assessment drills down to the sub-skill level and provides individualized online instruction and targeted teacher resources.  Teachers and administrators rave about our robust, easy-to-use suite of reports which provide additional personalized instructional resources which can be used in a blended environment to help move students to grade level.

Board
avatar for Craig Pritchard

Craig Pritchard

Presenter, Curriculum Associates
Craig Pritchard is the Western Regional Manager for Curriculum Associates. He has worked with Districts across the Mountain West for more than 10 years helping implement assessment, technology and blended learning programs


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

3:00pm

McGraw Hill Education Presents - Thrive: An Interactive 1:1 Program
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Heleyna Graham

Business Development Manager, McGraw Hill
Heleyna Graham is the current McGraw-Hill Education Business Development Manager, focusing on District Digital Conversion. Previously, Heleyna provided training and support to the District Account Management, serving a multitude of school districts across the nation. Additionally... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2527 Haag

3:00pm

The Future is Now: Creating a 21st Century Interactive Classroom
Transform your classroom into an interactive project and standards based learning environment. Learn about 21st Century skills that will prepare students to be active participants in the changing world. Gain tools to revolutionize and globalize your classroom in order make connections to create an innovative curriculum. teachertraveltips.weebly.com

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Merinda Davis

Clinical Faculty Associate, Teacher, BYU, Lakeridge Jr. High School, Alpine School District
Merinda Davis teaches social studies at Lakeridge Jr. High School in Orem, Utah. She teaches geography through the lens of sustainability and was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow. Recently, Merinda was given the privilege as one of twenty-four international educators... Read More →


Friday April 3, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 2401 Samples 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096