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Thursday, April 2


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


Myles Miller

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


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

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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


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

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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 →
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Alison Keddington

Teacher, Canyons School District

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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 →
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Tyler Howe

Presenter, Granite School District

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


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.

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Elliott Levine

Distinguished Technologist and Director of Education, HP, HP Inc.
Named the Inaugural EdTech 100 Top Global Influencers by EdTech Digest

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


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


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


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.

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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


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

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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


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.

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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

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


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


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


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!

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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


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

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


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


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


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.

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Charice Carroll

Distance Learning Specialist, Utah Education 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