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Thursday, April 2


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.


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


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

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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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2609 Tingey 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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2525 Walker


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™ 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 →

Paul Harris

Executive, TriplePlay

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


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


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

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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


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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2524 Kabwers 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 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 2527 Haag


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.


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