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Friday, April 3


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.


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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Rick Gaisford

Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable. He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders. He truly loves teaching an learning. And to top it off, his personality... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


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.

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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 →

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


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!

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Elyse Mingl

Educator, Canyons School District
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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


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.

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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


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.

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Kirsten Butcher

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Kirsten Butcher is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Educational Technology at the University of Utah. She teaches technology integration courses for pre-service teachers, as well as graduate courses on advanced instructional design and human computer interaction... Read More →

Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2410 Teuscher 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096


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.

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Karl Buchanan

Tech/STEM Specialist, Wasatch School District

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


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.


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2609 Tingey 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 →

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


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

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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


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.


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


Real-time Progress Monitoring to Drive 1:1 Learning

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